Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Help me to stop smoking!

In the wonderful film, Nottinghill, Bella, who sits in a wheel chair, says that she had to give up smoking -Her favorite thing.
I love to smoke and at the same time I hate it too.
I've got a million reasons to stop; I know them all by heart, but that doesn't change the fact that a cigarette together with a good cup of coffee is my favorite thing and I don't know how I'll live without it.
But I'm going to try.
If you've stopped smoking and have any good advice - leave me a note, back me up, give me some support -cause I'm going to need it!
Thanks for reading.


Hootin'Anni said...

I can say with all honesty, I wish you luck!!

I've stopped....stopped for 3 years---cold turkey, and then went in for a beer with hubby and the room was filled with smokers...I lit up!! And have been ever since.

I tellya L B ---for me, the best way was cold turkey. I've tried the patch, and smoked with it on. And it gave me scary side effects...worse than with smoking.

If not anything...think of the money you could save by not smoking...why before you know it, a savings enough to buy a ticket to TEXAS!!!!! *smile*

I'm encouraging you with all my might!!!! SUCCEED!!!

Waspgoddess said...

It's hard, I know... I've been there. I tried stopping many times over the years, sometimes going for more than 1 year without one, feeling like now I've cracked it... only to start again, just like Annie says, for some very mundane reason or other.

I don't know if this will help you, but what eventually did it for me was vanity. I have two much older sisters (14 and 17 years older than me), one is a smoker the other one isn't. The one who isn't has amazing skin and looks pretty damn good for her age, whereas the one who smokes has, well, her skin is dry, much more wrinkled, more sagging. She looks her age. And I thought I know what I want to look like when I'm in my 50s.

When I made the decision I just quit, it was easy. And I know I will never smoke again.

I wish you all the best. Remember you will FEEL so much better if you stick with it.

Melli said...

LB -- you know I quit smoking 14 years ago -- cold turkey -- and I've never taken another puff since! You CAN do this! I had smoked 3 packs a day for 20 years before I quit! My husband LAUGHED at me when I told him I was quitting. (that was probably enough right there to insure that I would succeed! lol!) I KNOW what you are going through! And honestly... when I quit cigarettes I quit coffee too -- for several years - just BECAUSE the two went hand in hand -- but I was not then, nor am I now, addicted to COFFEE -- I can drink it all day every day -- and then NOT drink it for months without any problem. Coffee is a "flavor" to me - not caffeine. BUT... you can DO this! Keep yourself VERY busy for the next few weeks! And when you do have idle time, find something for your hands and mouth to be doing! I crocheted a huuuuuuuge bedspread for my daughter while I was quitting. And I sucked on hard candies for two weeks straight! If you can get past the two week mark it does get a little easier. But you still have to be STRONG! But you ARE a strong person - and you do NOT have to let a stupid cigarette run YOUR life! Your the winner! (not the cigarette!)