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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:23 am 
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Good job, Trainer!!! Just becoming aware of how much you smoke will help you in cutting down.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:42 am 
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Us addicts love instant gratification. I believe thats what you told me @rom. Smoking is as much of a habit as it is an addiction. I would wean down, vs stopping cold turkey. We're kindof lucky in a way because we're experts at quiting chemicals. We know how, but we want it right away right?? This is a marathon, not a sprint, as BF said . Wrk on changing your thought patterns each cigarette you cut down. I'm just being honeat. I'm sure you could handle cold turkey, but your a recovering addict like all of us. We stress quick, and look for that dopamine when we're down. Once again, you seem like you have enough will to do it, just be smart about the best routine! Gl bro


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:30 pm 
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Okay Romeo, all kidding aside, what's the average weight gain from quitting?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:36 pm 
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As of now, I've lost about 5lbs, but then again, I hit the gym most every day, I do cardio most every day and I'm very careful with portion sizes when I eat. I eat mostly what I want, but just limit my portions.

If I wanted to, I could balloon up, but I don't, so I'm not gonna!!!

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So, nuff about keeping your girlish figure...uh..I mean...sexy bod......(LOL)
What about the cigs today Romeo? 16? 15?

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Coming in at 16 today. Shooting for the same tomorrow or maybe one or two less. We'll see how the day goes.

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Where I live, a pack of cigs cost 10.50! Imagine the money I am gonna be saving!!!!!!!!


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MojoMan, thank you so much for that post. I know I have to change my thought patterns as I cut back and truthfully, cutting back to where I am has been easy, but now I know I have to change my thought patterns and I'm being lazy. I have to get my butt in gear and get working at this.

Trainer, cig's are $4.20 a pack here.

BF, today is looking like 17.

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CRAP, ended up at 18 yesterday.

No more excuses, I'm hitting 15 today!!!

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Hey Romeo, easy does it! Have you figured out how you went from 16 to 18? Was it stress related? Or did you just forget to pay attention? I don't think you have to "punish yourself" by dropping way down to 15...how about 17...or 16? Read your signature DS!
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Have you figured out how you went from 16 to 18?


Yup, I figured it out.....I smoked 2 more cig's and that put me at 18. (16 + 2 = 18)

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Romeo wrote:
ButterFLYING! wrote:
Have you figured out how you went from 16 to 18?


Yup, I figured it out.....I smoked 2 more cig's and that put me at 18. (16 + 2 = 18)

Hey, if you are not ready to face reality and REALLY figure out why you smoked MORE than 16, that is up to you...smoke on bro!! (lol- jk!!! Don't smoke on--smoke less!)

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I'm on track for a piece of cake 16 today. Going to push for my first 15 day, though. Truth be told, I won't even have to push too hard for 15.

I'm actually pretty stunned at how little trouble I've had getting down here. Once I hit 14, that will be half of what I smoked on a daily basis for years. Wow!!

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EXCELLENT news Romeo! :-) Keep that up & you'll be finished with cigs in no time! :-) & breathing like a new man. I've seen friends and family who've quit smoking cigarettes and before quitting, they'd get to the top of some stairs and be wheezing and snorting and grunting like a damn fish out of water, gasping for breath! they don't now, but i still do


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Honestly, my plan isn't to quit altogether. I would be ecstatic to get well below 10 cig's a day, maybe 6 or 7 and hang there for a good while. I'm not ruling out quitting completely, it's just not my goal right now.

Are you trying to cut down your cig's at all, Lizzie?

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without consciously trying, just being so busy, I've actually cut down. there's no smoking in any of the baseball practice or ballparks, and not much time at work to grab a cigarette, then home to cook, clean, and sleep, and start over the next morning! now that baseball season is over, I'm hoping I'll keep it down, but like you,I don't actually want to quit, but cutting back would save money at almost seven bucks a pack some places! I didn't even really realize i'd been smoking so much less, but I was buying 2 packs a day and an usually breaking into second pack in the evening, but hadn't been opening the second pack of the day for several weeks now, and realized at the end of the week I still had some moolah in my wallet!Lol thing is,I still like smoking, (bad,I know) so just cutting back some is ok for me


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Romeo wrote:
Honestly, my plan isn't to quit altogether.

Hmmmm.....letting 'fear' creep in Romeo? Perhaps you should change the title to your thread.

Turn away from the fear baby and choose to love yourself please. You can do this. One day at a time, a slow taper, take the time you need, but keep making progress. Please please re-assess your "plan".
This thought helped with my anxiety when I was tapering Suboxone, maybe? it will help you:
My choices were to either stay "forever" on subs, or if I tapered, no matter HOW slowly, I would "someday" be sub free. I did not pressure myself to say exactly "when" that would be, I just crept forward, day by day, knowing "logically" that "someday" I'd be at zero. It worked. 15 days sub free bee-awtch.
You are stronger than you think!
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PS. Maybe "someday" when you are "nicotine free" you might get a matching 'infinity' for your other gun! :D

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Seeing as my goal right from the start was to only cut down on my cig's, could one of you fine mod's please change the title of this thread to "Cutting Back Cig's." Thanks!!

If I do get to the point where I completely quit, we can change the title back to what it is now.

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Romeo wrote:
Seeing as my goal right from the start was to only cut down on my cig's, could one of you fine mod's please change the title of this thread to "Cutting Back Cig's." Thanks!!

If I do get to the point where I completely quit, we can change the title back to what it is now.


Pffft. Weak weak weak......
...........and here I thought you were a "bad ass"??? Maybe instead of getting another infinity tatoo you should have the first one removed.


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Hey Romeo! Did the big bad butterfly chase you off your own thread?! (lol)

Come out, come out, wherever you are! Update please! :D

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