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Argh!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I woke up this morning, slightly hungover and remembered what my bank balance is. So decided to REALLY cut down on the smoking (I'm not even going to bother trying to quit <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> ).

I only had one today, which is the least in a while, but that was at 1pm and now, 9 hours later, I'm starting to crave.

Normally I'd eat a lot to overcome the cravings, which is fine at home, but at college I can't afford that either. So I thought if I charted out my progress here, it might make me try harder to succeed. I willlast the rest of today without another one, and then tomorrow will be the real test, with work in the morning and college in the evening.

Watch this space...

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stay strong <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> the first few days are the worst as i'm sure you know <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> i guess cutting right down does you alot of good, even if you fail to give up all together <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's worth quitting altogether in the long run. I stopped smoking about four weeks ago when I found out my mothers got lung cancer. I only crave one, when I start drinking or just after I've eaten.

    If you smoke you've got a 1 in 4 chance of getting lung cancer, and 90% of people wityh lung cancer are smokers. Not good figures really is it? <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    be Strong and just stick at it, giving smoking up is 1 of the hardest things to do
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not going to try and quit completely until after my exams, because I don't think it would help my studies at this point.

    I survived this morninging without (almost 24 hours now) and I was at work which would usually mean I'd have had a couple. Quite easy so far. I'm allowing myself one for college this afternoon...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Two today, one at college and one after, but I was doing something stressful. Its starting to get harder...

    I will be, for a while, posting regular updates. While this may be boring, it helps me keep things in perspective. Expect tomorrow to be a blackspot, with a long day at college.
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