Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thursday

Today I want to post about something I should not be posting about. I am going to try to quit smoking tomorrow. And usually I never tell anyone when I try to quit. I try to keep it a secret. But I feel like I may need some support. Three of us are quitting tomorrow. My Aunt Brenda, my friend JB from Atlanta and me. I guess misery loves company!! The last time I quit it was for 4 years! Why oh why did I ever go back to it.


Hopefully I will be smarter this time.I am going to try to drink a lot of water. One time I got hypnotized to stop smoking. The suggestion that I would want more water was made while under hypnosis. I am hoping that will kick back in tomorrow.

So please wish me luck! Im going cold turkey...

Have a great Thursday!

31 comments:

Chana said...

the best of luck my dear friend. God bless and help you in such a hard task. i hope all 3 of you can leave this behind for good so that you may be healthy for a long, long time.

thank you for the encouragement and love you always leave me. i miss you and will be coming more to visit you soon.

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bazza27 said...

If a couple of reprobates like me and wifey can do it, you should have no problem. Reminds me of a saying, "giving up smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times!"

Remiman said...

Catch,
I so proud of you!!! Wahoo.
Good for you.
rel

Tina Dray said...

good for you catch!

i know you can do it!

wishing you lots and lots and lots of luck!!!!!

Blogarita said...

Spouse Guy and I quit smoking by going cold turkey about 5 years ago. I truly think it's the best way to quit.

I think it also helped us to NOT count the days since our last cigarette. In fact, I just had to stop and calculate how many years it's been since we quit.

The first couple of weeks were a little rough, SG was grumpy...LOL! Or was it me? But after that, smooth sailing.

Best of luck to you and your friends!

Ol' Lady said...

Good Luck to all of you...

Bluepaintred said...

right on catch. even if you try to quit 100 times, and fail its better then doing nothing. ( I have 12 days left till my next try at quitting)

Lori's Minute said...

I will get back on my weight watchers as well. Take it one day at a time....just get through the day first.....I will say and extra prayer for you!

EZ said...

Catch
good luck!!!!
I have never smoked ciggs, but I have plenty of nasty habits to work on. You go girl-

smileymamaT said...

Hi there Catch,

Funny story about the bar in the basement. I want to wish you, not "good luck", but "good willpower" with this. When I stopped (I hate to use the word quit, it just reminds me of failure), so anyway when I decided to stop smoking, I actually kept a pack with 1 in it, rolled up in an old sock, in my room, for something like 6 months. The thinking behind it was, if I really need one, I can just go and get it...but until then, I won't smoke TODAY. And I did that for days and weeks and months, that little speech to myself on a daily basis, till I began to forget it was there..and sure enough, I found it much later,and threw the stale little thing out with a smile. You can do this, if you want to.
You sound like you want to.
-T

Tug said...

MUCH LUCK!!!

Christine said...

Up on my Cheerleading soapbox....
"GO CATCH, You can do it!!"
You know, Nana quit about 5 years ago. She had surgery and was hospitalized for a week or so, when she got out, she never lighted another one up. Cold Turkey is the best way to go!

Gingers Mom said...

You go girl! You should be proud of yourself. You can do it. We are all here for you cheering you on. I wonder if I can get hypnotized to stop eating chocolate?

Michelle said...

Good luck to you!! If you start using nicoderm cq I have a bunch of coupons I could mail you - just let me know!

Dr.John said...

I wish you luck and am glad I never started.

Big Pissy said...

Good luck!

My daughter, Little Pissy, is currently on the patch.

She's hating it, but it's working.

Miss 1999 said...

Best wishes sweetie, I know first hand, just how hard it is. DO what you've got to do, but kick that habit *hugs*

Kat said...

I'm so scared for you! Good luck, you have the spunk to pull this off, I believe in you!

gunngirl said...

Much luck! I want to lose weight and excecise...I know you're do better than me.

What about that nicoret(sp?) stuff? Got anything to help you?

Jackie said...

Way to go! You sound like the type of person that can do this - strong! Good luck in your new life as a non smoker.

Cherlee's said...

Way to go!! I'm high fiving you! It took three tries for me and it's been 4 years. It's not an easy task but it's worth it when you do it. I found the only way that worked for me was quiting cold turkey. Whatever you do don't beat yourself up if you have a setback. Just keep trying!! We are all here for yah!

Ginny said...

You can do it! I quit 12 years ago. I think it is best to quit when you want to rather than when you have to. It helps to remember it is your choice to quit! You can do it!!

Mr. Fabulous said...

I KNOW you can do it...

Betty said...

Good luck.

Gary said...

All you have to do to stop is refuse to take that first one. Best of luck. I am pulling for you. Really.

Phats said...

Best of luck!! Smoking is bad habit, and I am sure a hard one to break but you can do it!! :)

Just think of all the extra money you'll save by not having to buy cigs

Nea said...

Hi Catch, good for you........you have my support. I can't think of anything good about smoking......except I guess it gives your hands something to do. tom smoked for 30 years, and he has the heart problems to prove it.......he quit cold turkey, and personally I think it is the only way to do it. He would say, gee I want a cigarette, but he never got one, that was 16 years ago. So you can do it, but he did start drinking lots of stuff with sugar in it, he said having something sweet helped kill the craving, so get yourself some hard suck-on candy....just and idea....??

Kat said...

Its been three days...how are you doing?

amelia said...

Where are you??? How is it going???/

smileymamaT said...

Just checking in to see how "it" is going...this is the worst part, obviously..,hang in there, you've got a lot of people behind you!
-T

Shelli said...

You can do it. You are strong. You don't need luck, you need will, so good will.