Thursday, June 11, 2009

More on smoking.....

Life without cigarettes is not worth living.


There. I. said. it. I still haven't smoked. Garry's friend Pat, commonly known as husband number two, asked Garry why he quit smoking today. Garry could not think of one reason. Number Two called me to let me know this. We've laughed quite a bit about that. We know there are good reasons, but they seem to have escaped us during our withdrawl period. Garry got home, we discussed it, and we're not going to smoke for now. We've decided to give it two months. August first, we'll talk about it again. Actually, I think if we just keep setting dates down the line to discuss it, eventually we won't need them. I think it's the mental part that's getting us. The finality of it all...

Yeah...I've been sewing some. I can't finish anything though. Can't wait to get my Sapphire back.

9 comments:

Amelia said...

I am so proud of you (and of Garry). One reason - money - treat yourself to something special using the money saved from not buying the cigarettes. Even buying them at tribal stores they are so expensive...you know that I know...been there - done that.

Just one step at a time...

Cindy said...

YOU CAN AND WILL DO IT. You just do it day by day or even hour by hour. I like the idea of treating yourself to something special with all the money you save. We're all rooting for you.

Diana said...

My husband, who quit 3 years ago says you the key to success is to "glorify" being a non smoker! That is how he did it. He decided on a date to quit about 4 months before he did it and told everyone he was quitting, all the while smoking like a chimney. I had my doubts but didn't say a word. On D-Day he quit. He never smoked another cigarette and it was hard but he said it was his mental preparation and a positive attitude that gets you through it. When you want a smoke, especially in the first weeks, just say to yourself, "NO!, I don't do that anymore. I am a non smoker now!" Really believe that. I think part of why that works is the glorifying. When we fail it is because we are having a pity party because we are denying ourselves. Try turning around your mental attitude and see how that works for you.
Ok, I know you don't know me and you can tell me to go eat worms now, LOL.
Best of luck to you. You can do this! Be positive!

Jen said...

You totally can do this. You've made it 1-1/2 weeks. The crystal lanyard is on the horizon!!

Sara said...

You can quit, just take it one day at a time!

Suzan said...

I finally quit (for the 3rd and last time!) about 4 years ago. I had to give up coffee in the morning for a couple of weeks (because a cig and coffee went together for me in my mind) and I avoided some smoking members of my family but after the first full month, I was amazed at how much easier it became. You can do it!!!

Trish said...

The biggest reason is so that you never have to hear a doctor tell you that you have six months.... (that's from my hubby, whose father died of lung cancer.) Hang in there....

Gina said...

Keep going, I know you can do it.

I've never smoked so I can't really help you much. One thing a friend of mine did was to put, each week, the money he would have spent on cigarettes in a jar. Whenever he felt like a smoke he would use this money to treat himself. After a few months he had enough to go on vacation for two weeks. Maybe that's the encouragement you need.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Regina said...

Ok, I laughed out loud after reading your first sentence, and I'm at work! Don't give up hon, by August 1st you will wonder why you didn't quit years ago.