posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 12:38 PM
Show me you can do it my friend; be my inspiration!
You realize now that you're on a 'quitting mode', everything you associated with ciggies is going to have to change. Not to scare ya bud; sure you
already know that full well.
For me personally, I do these things with smokies:
1. Drink coffee/tea/beer
2. Talk on phone
3. After meals
4. Long car rides/cranking radio
5. Work on Computer
Someone once told me: For EVERY bad habit you give up, one must replace that habit with something 'positive'. In other words, we are constantly
moving our hands back and forth to our mouths to smoke, we must replace smokes with something positive.
This is what happens when we condition ourselves with that kind of action, and unfortuneatly, the first thing people replace that action with is food.
Hence packing on the pounds, after quitting smoking.
Ciggies are extremely high up on the list of 'addictive' chemicals et al. I've read/heard somewhere, that they are addictive than heroin (I
mentioned this to make emphasis only; I'm aware of the TOC's)
There is a certain natural chemical (endophamines?) that help us to calm down/relax. When we started smoking initially, this natural chemical was
slowly being replaced by one found in ciggies, and this is why we seemingly calm down after a haul on a smoke.
Upon smoking cessation, the body's chemical balance is way of kilter, and will take a bit of time to naturally 'kick back in'.
I can't tell YOU, that you'll be ok in a week, 2 weeks, a month, etc. This is YOUR body that you're working with now. It's going to take TIME,
my friend. There's ALOT of toxin buildup from years of smoking.
Try the patch, try gum, try EVERYTHING you can get your claws on to QUIT. The idea is to NOT GIVE UP.
BE the name you chose as a member...SEMPER FORTIS