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Cruddy
03-10-2006, 14:46:41
I have successfully managed to go without a cigarette for 24 hours.

Now all I have to do is stop the distraction behaviour - screaming, wanking and shaving.

Any ideas?

King_Ghidra
03-10-2006, 14:48:52
eat

Cruddy
03-10-2006, 14:49:51
I have no available solids to eat BUT I have a large supply of homemade chicken soup.

JM^3
03-10-2006, 14:51:51
read a series.. generally (if it is a long one) a series will put me out for over a day, I think that the Wheel of Time (when it was 7 books) once put me out for almost a week (would have been 1/2 a week, but I had to go to school, and my mom made me go to sleep)

JM

Funko
03-10-2006, 14:52:33
I don't understand why you need to stop the wanking?

Cruddy
03-10-2006, 14:55:50
My wrists have swelled to 3 times their normal size due to overuse.

JM, that's not a bad plan. I'm ploughing through "The IRA" by Tim Pat Coogan. It's like an ongoing series of road accidents - you know it's all going to end tragically but you have to keep readng.

JM^3
03-10-2006, 14:57:06
I have had my eyes ache from masturbation, but never my wrists swell.

JM

Chris
03-10-2006, 14:57:15
Smack yourself over and over again.

It won't help you but it will give us a laugh.

Cruddy
03-10-2006, 15:12:21
So instead of beating off just beat myself up?

* Thinks about it

Couldn't I just repeatedly slash your face with a razor instead?

devilmunchkin
03-10-2006, 15:33:46
do you have little candies you can suck on?

Scabrous Birdseed
03-10-2006, 15:35:02
I think the reason you're screaming is that you're wanking and shaving at the same time. Never a good idea.

Chris
03-10-2006, 15:36:45
Originally posted by Cruddy
So instead of beating off just beat myself up?

* Thinks about it

Couldn't I just repeatedly slash your face with a razor instead? No.

JM^3
03-10-2006, 15:40:58
I ahve a freind who likes the Patch. Another wholikes the gum.

JM

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-10-2006, 18:42:26
Google lots of images of tumours.

Japher
03-10-2006, 19:17:32
I quit with the patch

12 year, pack/day habit... haven't smoked in 2 years

just twirl a pen or a coin in your fingers, it helps

Venom
03-10-2006, 20:05:40
Quitting is for quitters. Let your habit kill you, like a real man.

Oerdin
03-10-2006, 21:18:48
Originally posted by Cruddy
I have successfully managed to go without a cigarette for 24 hours.

Now all I have to do is stop the distraction behaviour - screaming, wanking and shaving.

Any ideas?

I finally quit about a week ago. I had started the quiting process a month ago but I relapsed for a week after two weeks off and now I think it is done for good. It's amazing how much clearer my lungs feel now that I have stopped poisoning them.

mr_G
04-10-2006, 07:34:52
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
do you have little candies you can suck on? is that an offer?

mr_G
04-10-2006, 07:38:20
Originally posted by Japher
I quit with the patch

12 year, pack/day habit... haven't smoked in 2 years

just twirl a pen or a coin in your fingers, it helps after my dad died of lungcancer i stopped smoking.
cold turkey, took me 5 days to get over the nicotine tralalala
and 30 days to fill in the blanks.
stopped for 2 years and then there was a pub some beers and a hot chick with a cigarette.......
Now i'm back smoking 1-2 packs a day WOOOOO

alsieboo
04-10-2006, 10:54:08
I've cut down lately, I'm on king size now, instead of superkings :p Am taking it steady for a coulpe of weeks though, mainly because I can't afford to go buying any more fags, but still. Aaah, if only I could roll and didn't mind the taste of rollies.

Cruddy
04-10-2006, 19:03:36
Alsieboo, when you can roll one handed inside your pocket while talking on a bus...

... you'll know you've smoked enough. Quit now, you could buy a fucking YACHT with the money you save.

Then you could sail to wherever the hell you wanted. Even Holland.

Oerdin
04-10-2006, 19:15:31
I found cold turkey to be pretty easy until I was around a bunch of other people who were smoking. Then all of the sudden my mind went "I want, I want, I want, I want..."

The relapse was only one pack though and it was spread out over a week. Not so bad.

Chris
05-10-2006, 00:11:11
I haven't had a cig since 1997.

Don't miss it at all.

Debaser
05-10-2006, 00:43:31
Originally posted by Oerdin
I found cold turkey to be pretty easy until I was around a bunch of other people who were smoking. Then all of the sudden my mind went "I want, I want, I want, I want..."

The relapse was only one pack though and it was spread out over a week. Not so bad.

Haha, so you finally properly quit a week ago, and in that time you've smoked a pack of fags...

I put it to you that you've not really quit at all...

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-10-2006, 01:50:28
I quit when I was 12. True story.

Asher
05-10-2006, 01:52:11
:smoke:

Oerdin
05-10-2006, 02:25:39
Originally posted by Debaser
Haha, so you finally properly quit a week ago, and in that time you've smoked a pack of fags...

I put it to you that you've not really quit at all...

Reread what I wrote. I quit one month ago and went two weeks without a cig. In the third week I had a relapse which consisted of one pack spread over a week. In the last week I have not smoked at all. That means 3 of the last 4 weeks were spent not smoking including the most recent week.

King_Ghidra
05-10-2006, 08:08:11
hmmm....

so if i only spend 15 minutes a day smoking i could say something like 'i've not been smoking for 99% of the day'....

ZERO TOLERANCE Oerdin, you can do it

Funko
05-10-2006, 08:28:13
As someone who was a serial quitter, I think you can only count it from the last time you smoked. So Oerdin gave up for 2 weeks, smoked for a week and has now given up for a week.

I think the first week is by far the hardest anyway so good luck. :beer:

Venom
05-10-2006, 11:50:51
I'm glad I'm addicted to fatty foods.

Kitsuki
05-10-2006, 11:54:02
Originally posted by Funko
As someone who was a serial quitter, I think you can only count it from the last time you smoked. So Oerdin gave up for 2 weeks, smoked for a week and has now given up for a week.

I think the first week is by far the hardest anyway so good luck. :beer:

Have you quit being a serial quitter?

Because quitting is for quitters.

Venom
05-10-2006, 11:55:08
Originally posted by Venom
Quitting is for quitters. Let your habit kill you, like a real man.

Funko
05-10-2006, 12:07:26
I quit starting so I could quit quitting.

alsieboo
05-10-2006, 21:24:50
Originally posted by Cruddy
Alsieboo, when you can roll one handed inside your pocket while talking on a bus...

... you'll know you've smoked enough. Quit now, you could buy a fucking YACHT with the money you save.

Then you could sail to wherever the hell you wanted. Even Holland.


aaaah, thats the stuff of dreams for me

JM^3
05-10-2006, 21:26:35
The Yacht or the rolling one handed in your pocket while talking on the bus?

JM

Chris
06-10-2006, 00:47:51
I say smoke more and die a horrible death filled with suffering.

King_Ghidra
06-10-2006, 08:12:10
It's a compelling argument

Nills Lagerbaak
06-10-2006, 08:37:18
Yeah, anything to get your hands on that morphine!

Funko
06-10-2006, 08:39:57
What's wrong with just robbing a pharmacy?

Nills Lagerbaak
06-10-2006, 08:50:31
Absoutely nothing, that;s a great idea. When's the bust?

MoSe
06-10-2006, 09:09:15
Originally posted by Funko
As someone who was a serial quitter, I think you can only count it from the last time you smoked. So Oerdin gave up for 2 weeks, smoked for a week and has now given up for a week.


I beg to differ.

each individual has different ways to cope and handle his addictions, and even the same individual copes differently with different addictions and that even changes over the years.

While strictly speaking what you say is correct, it depends whether you can keep a minor relapse limited to that, or if it causes the dam to crumble.


Years ago I had 3 distinct non-smoking stints, 8 months long each.
Each time, I could rightfully say that I hadn't been touching one since 8 months. Still, each time one was enough to make me take on again at full stride.

Later, and as of now, I had stopped smoking around end 2001 - beginning 2002 (I recall I had quit already for a few months when I had my blood pressure incident in march).
Since then, I had some relapses.
Some minor, some a bit longer.
For instance, when my company assigned me to new duties and moved me to a branch on the other side of Milan in may 2005, I coped with the stress by taking on smoking 5-6 a day for 2-3 months. When I felt settled in again, it was easy to quit again.

2 months ago I had a row with a colleague and to avoid a burst that could have ruined my working environment, I diverted my rage towards smoking, bought a packet, after 2-3 days I was teetotal again.

Technically, you can say that I wasn't smoking from day A to day B, took on again, quit again from day C to day D, took on again, quit again, and so on.

But the significant change is that albeit I can't say "I haven't been smoking at all" in the last 5 years, I feel much more now as "I really am a non-smoker" since, rather than during those 3 earlier 8-months stints.
Because now I feel confident that even a minor occasional relapse can be coped with easily, and doesn't throw me into addiction and habit again.

If only I was able to do that with unhealthy food....
:(

the same is with alcohol.
An alcoholist can't even take a sip, or he won't be able to control his actions anymore.
A normal person can drink a couple liquor shots, or a couple pints, or even get drunk once in a while, without being "slave of the addiction".
Would you define yourself, or me, an alcoholist?
I for instance, have only got 4 or 5 beers since last CG meeting in Rotterdam, where I had no restraints.
The same way, I'm not a tabagist, I really feel as a non-smoker in general, who can afford to indulge in an occasional and sporadic puff now and then, still keeping control

MoSe
06-10-2006, 09:18:55
of course, I know that's something I achieved thru lot of work, and probably only thanks to aging.

all my support to Oerdin in his endeavour

Originally posted by King_Ghidra
ZERO TOLERANCE Oerdin, you can do it

If that's what you need to make it work, I agree with KG.

It's also a very valuable psychological attitude tho, to be able to cope with a slip without overburdening yourself with guilt and losing all your self-confidence at once.

At least that's what my psychologist told me last week about my food addiction
:D

King_Ghidra
06-10-2006, 09:19:40
:lol:

Funko
06-10-2006, 09:21:44
I don't disagree with you long term MoSe, but I think short term you're only fooling yourself if you say you've given up for a month despite having smoked for a week of that.

I also think the "oh, it's easy to give up, I can do it again" attitude was one of the things that made it more likely for me to start again.

JM^3
06-10-2006, 09:21:48
I agree that addiction is a key thing..

Smoking seems to be a common addiction.. also, I know a lot of people who seem to be addicted to it without realising it. And then have a real hard time quiting.

Actually, a lot of pot ehads are addicted to pot without realising it too.. (I Am not addicted, just want have the occasional joint... every few hours)

Jon Miller

MoSe
06-10-2006, 09:27:37
Originally posted by Funko
I don't disagree with you long term MoSe, but I think short term you're only fooling yourself if you say you've given up for a month despite having smoked for a week of that.

yeah, we basically agree
:)

Oedin can say that he's "in the process of quitting" since a month, and smoked last one a week ago
:smoke:

MattHiggs
06-10-2006, 10:29:26
I was smoking about 30 a day when I found out the missus was pregnant. Plus I was smoking 'other' stuff too (not crack!)

I found just going cold turkey was the easiest way to give up and we've both not been smoking now for about 3 years.

Funko
06-10-2006, 10:30:03
Was it heroin? I know it's rough up in Manchester.

MattHiggs
06-10-2006, 10:31:43
I'm not proud :(

Fergus & The Brazen Car
06-10-2006, 10:33:33
Shave your scrotum whilst wanking. This might lead to screaming too.


Then you'll have a trifecta.

Cruddy
06-10-2006, 12:34:07
Thanks for all your support.

I can now manage to pass smokers in the street without drooling and staring.

I can pass discarded dog ends on the ground without compulsively picking them up and lighting them.

And have been in a couple of shops without feeling the need to buy smokables.

I think I'm past the worst of it. Just got to maintain it now.

Chris
06-10-2006, 20:32:16
I was hoping you would continue on to lung cancer.