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Accountability time

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I'm posting this to force myself to commit to it lol.

Starting today, I'm going to begin tapering off on my smoking until I quit again. I know myself, and cold turkey will end in a homicide charge and a cheesecake for dinner. Right now, I'm smoking a pack a day. I'll slowly taper off till I get down to 2 or 3 a day, then quit.

Last time I quit was in 2002, a month before my mom passed. I made it through her funeral without lighting up again. I actually made it 4 months past the funeral. Then I was an idiot and smoked one of my sister's cigarettes when I went to Texas to visit her...and it all went to crap from there. lol

I know stopping will slow down my metabolism a bit, but this journey isn't something that will be complete any time soon, so now's the time. They stopped selling the cigarettes I normally buy, and the new ones are just way too harsh, so I wake up in the middle of the night with a burning chest and a bad cough. Enough is enough!

I'll take it slowly, so I don't eat everything in sight. But I decided this morning that it starts NOW.

Wish me luck! lol
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    Stay focused, you'll be able to do it!
    1793 days ago
    Good luck Amy! emoticon
    1793 days ago
    You can follow this Amy. Use the diamond chat to keep you accountable and post how you have been doing. emoticon
    1795 days ago
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    You know your body. Good luck to you!
    1795 days ago
    Great plan! emoticon
    1795 days ago
    I'm proud of you for quitting Amy, no matter how you do it. You are a strong woman and I know you can do this. Keep trying until it happens. Best of luck. You go girl!

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    1795 days ago
    What a happy choice to make. Sending lots of good thoughts your way!
    1796 days ago
    emoticon You got this! Good luck! Btw I am going on 9 years in September being smoke-free.
    1796 days ago
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    You can do it! I was a nearly three pack a day smoker for too many years to count. I didn't quit cold turkey, but I would hold out until I just had to have one, then I'd have just enough to get me past the craving. I pictured myself a non-smoker, even though I was still smoking. I would ride in the car with my windows all the way up (no cracked window to let the smoke escape)...and I'd feel sorry for those poor souls passing me with their windows cracked, slaves to the cigarettes held between their fingers. It was a mind game, but it helped me quit over time. Good luck with it. You can do anything you set your mind to! :)
    1796 days ago
    What I did (and no, I'm not quite there yet) is I went from full flavor to light to ultra lights. Then I started taking a few puffs at a time. Currently I am at about half a pack a day with ultra light 100's. I've always smoked 100's because the filter is longer and i don't burn my fingers. Some days I might smoke 8 and some days up to 11. It's such a hard habit to break. I wish you tons of luck!!!
    1796 days ago
    Good luck!!!

    My grandmother smoked from the time she was 15 to 50... then she quit (on about her 20th attempt to do so). I was so proud of her being able to do that.
    She gained a bit of weight at first (she was already overweight), but, then she committed to a new lifestyle and got to her lowest weight since high school by age 55.
    Amazing woman, just implementing a lot of changes one by one until she got where she wanted to be.
    1796 days ago
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