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Tell me I'm a hero
5 days without nicotine...

 6:47 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

How to quit smoking

1. Be determined. I decided to stop smoking 3 month ago. I told all my friends about it, and warned them against any "short fuse" reactions, I've had kind of holliday since oktober 1. - the stop day.

2. Change habits. Drink tea instead of coffee, eat what ever you want, drink lots of water, eat chili peppers and chocolate.

3. It is not a matter of when you smoke the next cigarette (you don't), it's a matter of time before the de-poisoning is over.

5 Days without nicotine, still very stressed but improving...

I'm a *** **** ******* hero :)



 11:45 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Goober you are right if your kids see you as a hero for your actions then you infact are a Hero.

But if you are looking for the approval of people who you may have only talked with on the internet, then you get what you can take.

My analogy was pointing out that people have know that smoking was bad for you and yet they still go along with their buddies or whoever has influence to impress them. Now that they are quitting they want a pat on the back.

I do not mean to sound rude so dont take my post that way. It was just meant to point out that people should not seek the title of hero. I know that ulstrup and the other smokers are pointing out that it is truly hard to stop smoking.


 12:38 am on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Get invited to many parties miles? :)



 12:42 am on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

~blows a good-natured raspberry at miles~ I have no kids. I'm still a hero.. I saved my own life.

yes, yes, I could go on about the devaluing of a worthwhile title from uses such as this... but this is foo.. lighten up dude :)


 1:14 am on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

I don't smoke. I've never smoked. No one in my whole extended family smokes, but I'm more than willing to consider everyone who quits a hero. I know how hard it must be to quit, just ask me if I can quit eating chocolate. ;)

So, good for you, all who have quit and all who are trying to or thinking about trying to quit.

Wired Suzanne

 2:41 am on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Quit smoking does not make you a hero. That's only what smokers think! The key is not courage, the key is your attitute towards smoking. Non-smokers do not feel as a hero... Try to think as a non-smoker.
I smoked for 10 years. I quit about three four weeks ago. I don't even remember when exactly. I wanted to quit for 8 years already, had already been trying for two months (smoking less, smoking more, smoking when no one looks)And then I just quit. Got tired of it, got tired of myself.

Anyway Tigger, WELL DONE! Just be carefull in the second week... You will get the feeling: "See I can quit easily, so it doesn't matter if I take one now" That's dangarous! And it's all an illusion! When you didn't smoke for a week, a cigarette will be such a disgusting disappointment.

Try to check Alan Carr's book. I skimmed through that tiny pocket edition. Some good statements!


 4:44 am on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Keep up the good work guys & gals...I'm currently at 1144 days, 5 hours, 13 minutes, 23 seconds...and I only miss it a little...


 4:02 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well done! Keep going guy!

..... Shane


 10:13 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Day 7 is nearly over, things are slowly becomming "normal" without cigarettes - thats improvement!


 4:22 am on Oct 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have been addicted to many things in my life and I have to say smoking was about the most stupid one of them all - what a con that was - you don't even get really high or nothing.

My tip.... (and I'm 5 and bit years off them after smoking Camel for years as well as roll-your-owns etc etc)... I kind of agree that it gets easier after the first few weeks BUT...

I found that the first time I did something for the first time since I quit (eg. long car drive, getting on a chairlift skiing, late night after long dinner, walk in the bush) I really wanted one.

Also, I was told - and I 'reaffirmed' myself of this.... the craving lasts really only for a miniscule instant and then it's just thinking about it... in other words - once you're actually thinking about the cigarette you really don't want it (crave it) anymore....

An added incentive in Australia is that they are now so heavily taxed they cost well over $10 per pack and it's pretty anti-social even in pubs (and totally banned in eating places)!

PS. The weight stabilises but for me it was a good year....


 7:08 am on Oct 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Day 7 is nearly over

Congrats! What you've done is a major, major achievement and you should be extremely proud of yourself. Hang in there. Your body will thank you.

I have just officially joined the ranks of former smokers.

Way to go! *clap* *clap* *clap* Not only do you have a longer life, you'll have a more comfortable life. Take a peek at any nursing textbook and you'll see that "smoking" is one of the predictable precursors for everything awful, from hypertension to heart disease. You guys are improving your chances for a much more comfortable life and lots better health - in the near- and far-term.

All-in-all, I feel better and am prepping to take my first "I quit smoking" vacation.

Great idea! You ought to take your girlfriend to Hawaii this December. I hear it's lovely there in early winter.


 10:41 pm on Oct 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Day 8 is comming to an end. I know there is a long way to go, and the glory of my herotic act will vanish and become everyday, still... So many good people here at WebmasterWorld praising my humble task is a nice thing to remember.

I'm very confident I will succed. Not one.

Thank you!


 10:48 pm on Oct 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Howdy Ulstrup!

You have quit. Now, start thinking that way. You should replace the old behavior with something new. Get a punching bag and hang it up in the cellar. When you feel nostalgic for the day, go there and punch the bag until you are in full wheeze. Take note of how long you could do it. Then, repeat and keep track of the time. Pretty soon you'll build some breath support, longer exercise times and some muscles.



<now, slowly push away from the keyboard....>


 10:46 am on Oct 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

.... So? Day 9 update? :)


 10:26 am on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well I'm well into day 11.

Had my appetite back yesterday, still feeling awfull, struggling to be kind to family and friends, but still going strong - I will not surrender.

Actually tonight will be the ultimate test, Denmark is playing the last soccer match for a place in the European Championship 2004 - events like that usually triggers a 20 pack in less than 2 hours ;)


 10:37 am on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

ulstrup.... I love blogs ;)

I hope the Denmark match is sufficiently exciting so as to keep you away from the smokes.

Watch it at home with friends/family that do not smoke, and preferably hate smokers. Go to a bar with friends to watch it and life could become tough.

Looking forward to the day 12 update :)


 10:47 am on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

~big smile~ way to go Ulstrup.. if you're still going strong after 11 days you really have broken the back of it.

Next thing you'll be starting to be surprised by how long you are going without thinking about smoking. It seems to go from minutes to half a day or more in a blink.


 12:39 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

ulstrup, I wish to both you and Denmark to win!


 3:33 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hey, after almost two weeks it's getting about time to stop thinking, "I'm quitting smoking," and start thinking, "I don't smoke."

:) Way to go!


 4:07 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>start thinking, "I don't smoke."

I like the way you think mivox, as usual. :)



 9:26 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

The soccer match came out with the best possible results: Denmark got the needed draw (1-1 against Bosnia) and I did not smoke. The match was extremely exciting. I have a plastic thing with nicotine "bullits", used more "bullits" in two hours than on a usual day (1 - 10).

From day one I stopped smoking! - I am a non-smoker!, I do not smoke!, I have stopped smoking! Period. Basta. Punktum.

The question is: when does the bad feeling stop.
To start smoking again is not an option.

Thats why I have succeded so far.


 9:43 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

when does the bad feeling stop

Your body adjusts to being a non-smoker after about three weeks. Any cravings you get after that are purely psychological (and don't give in to them - there's no such thing as one cigarette).

Mind you, for a few years after I stopped smoking, I had recurring nightmares about accidentally starting again.


 9:46 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>The question is: when does the bad feeling stop.

On the third day you get hell,
On the third week things get a bit cooler,
On the third month you can say, "I am a non smoker"
On the third year will rarely think about it.

But until then, you are a hero!

Congrats to you and Denmark!


 10:00 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Day 12: 00:01 :)

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