4 Pages V   1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> I Quit!
skennington
post Sep 12 2009, 05:11 PM
Post #1


Learning Roadie - Never Give Up - Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.461
Joined: 25-November 07
From: Charlotte,NC USA
Member No.: 3.374



Smoking that is and it's killing me at the moment so I'm doing something else by writing this to get my mind off of it.. laugh.gif Just had lunch and anyone who smokes knows how that "after meal" smoke is. wink.gif

I've been using sunflower seeds to curve my cravings and it has helped. I wanted to do this on my on without any prescription help and I'm determined to make it. smile.gif

After smoking for near 20 years now, I feel it's time and I certainly don't ever want my kids to start. I slowly backed myself off over the last week until yesterday...

9-11-09 completely quit and for good! (9-11) For Courage
\Wish Me Luck/

Steve


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dark_dude
post Sep 12 2009, 05:13 PM
Post #2


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 109
Joined: 15-July 09
From: London
Member No.: 7.403



Be strong man! You can do it.


--------------------
*Ibanez 2550E Prestige
*LTD EC-1000
*Squier bullet
----
*Roland Cube 30W
----
*Line 6 Pod Studio GX
My Practice Agenda
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Eat-Sleep-andJam
post Sep 12 2009, 05:14 PM
Post #3


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.412
Joined: 23-February 07
From: New york
Member No.: 1.243



Awesome Skenny, Wish you the best of luck !

I had problems with that for awhile. And I am only ( 16!)


Anyways, once I finally quit, you do feel like your one step ahead of the game.

The game being all the people still smoking! And you might want to also try Gum!

I wish you all luck in the world !


-John


--------------------
Join Me On the Lyrics Board !


"Find something worth dying for...



...And live for it"
-The Uncreator
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jafomatic
post Sep 12 2009, 05:15 PM
Post #4


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.049
Joined: 6-May 09
From: Austin, TX
Member No.: 7.145



I'm in almost the exact same boat, 20 (or 21 now?) years of smoking and I've been desperately wanting the courage and willpower to quit for the last ... I dunno, like 5 years or more. I'm so tired of doing it.

Maybe I'll join you in quitting today, but I'm not doing it without patches. I totally lose my mind when I've tried it without those at least.



--------------------
::jafomatic


http://jafomatic.net/tunes/ <-- Here lies the master collection of my collaboration and other improvisation recordings.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Rated Htr
post Sep 12 2009, 05:18 PM
Post #5


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.095
Joined: 15-October 07
From: Leiria, Portugal
Member No.: 3.056



Strong my brave friend, it will happen eventually smile.gif


--------------------
Currently Practicing

Rhythm: Finnish Power Metal III: Nightwish
Legato: Ben's Land Of Legato
Alternate Picking: Alternate Picking Workout #5
Chords: Chord Melody Technique

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Staffy
post Sep 12 2009, 05:23 PM
Post #6


Learning Tone Master
Group Icon

Group: MVC
Posts: 2.294
Joined: 18-June 09
From: Genarp, Sweden
Member No.: 7.291



Good luck!!!! It can be done! I have quitted everything else: whiskey, women, late nights - you name it, but smoking is the last outpost of sin (except for coffee) that I have. I dont dare to quit, cause then I'm probobly going to be a even more worse nutcake than I already am..... hmmm, but maybe if I'm starting with women again.....


--------------------


Guitars: Ibanez AM-200, Ibanez GB-10, Fender Stratocaster Classic Player, Warmouth Custom Built, Suhr Classic Strat, Gibson Les Paul Standard 2003, Ibanez steel-string
Amps: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Marshall JMP 2103, AER 60
Effects: BOSS DD-20, Danelectro Trans. Overdrive, TC-Electronics G-Major, Dunlop Wah-wah, Original SansAmp, BOSS DD-2
Music by Staffy can be found at: Staffay at MySpace
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
skennington
post Sep 12 2009, 05:24 PM
Post #7


Learning Roadie - Never Give Up - Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.461
Joined: 25-November 07
From: Charlotte,NC USA
Member No.: 3.374



Thanks guys! @ Jafo, do it man, I know we will feel better and not to mention, save a helluva lot of money! biggrin.gif

Ciggs are $5.00/pack here in North Carolina.

1 pack a day over a year...365 X 5.00 = $1825.00 ohmy.gif Another great reason to quit! smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Eat-Sleep-andJam
post Sep 12 2009, 05:25 PM
Post #8


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.412
Joined: 23-February 07
From: New york
Member No.: 1.243



QUOTE (Staffy @ Sep 12 2009, 09:23 AM) *
Good luck!!!! It can be done! I have quitted everything else: whiskey, women, late nights - you name it, but smoking is the last outpost of sin (except for coffee) that I have. I dont dare to quit, cause then I'm probobly going to be a even more worse nutcake than I already am..... hmmm, but maybe if I'm starting with women again.....



I see no reason for you quiting women lol


--------------------
Join Me On the Lyrics Board !


"Find something worth dying for...



...And live for it"
-The Uncreator
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MickeM
post Sep 12 2009, 05:30 PM
Post #9


Born of NWOBHM, Moderation Team Leader
*

Group: Members
Posts: 8.562
Joined: 9-January 07
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 1.062



Way to go!! Best of luck to you, when I quit I kept a pack of Marlboro with one single fag left in it at home. That way in case I failed I wouldn't tear myself apart over getting in the car late at night and driving to the store for just one lousy pack of cigarettes since that'd be a huge failure compared to just smoking the last one in the house. Would be easier on my mind I thought smile.gif

Good luck mate! smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Staffy
post Sep 12 2009, 05:32 PM
Post #10


Learning Tone Master
Group Icon

Group: MVC
Posts: 2.294
Joined: 18-June 09
From: Genarp, Sweden
Member No.: 7.291



QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Sep 12 2009, 06:25 PM) *
I see no reason for you quiting women lol


I didn't quit them, they quitted me!!!! tongue.gif


--------------------


Guitars: Ibanez AM-200, Ibanez GB-10, Fender Stratocaster Classic Player, Warmouth Custom Built, Suhr Classic Strat, Gibson Les Paul Standard 2003, Ibanez steel-string
Amps: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Marshall JMP 2103, AER 60
Effects: BOSS DD-20, Danelectro Trans. Overdrive, TC-Electronics G-Major, Dunlop Wah-wah, Original SansAmp, BOSS DD-2
Music by Staffy can be found at: Staffay at MySpace
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jafomatic
post Sep 12 2009, 05:34 PM
Post #11


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.049
Joined: 6-May 09
From: Austin, TX
Member No.: 7.145



QUOTE (MickeM @ Sep 12 2009, 11:30 AM) *
when I quit I kept a pack of Marlboro with one single fag left in it at home.


This is one of the reasons I've been less willing to quit since I moved out of a city and into a suburb; I'm terrified of driving in the state that I get to. I seriously become a rampaging monster if I lose it and there are simply no places that I can walk to from here. It's not just a question of laziness or distance, there's multi-lane highways and no sidewalks or crossable intersections for miles.



--------------------
::jafomatic


http://jafomatic.net/tunes/ <-- Here lies the master collection of my collaboration and other improvisation recordings.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
skennington
post Sep 12 2009, 06:01 PM
Post #12


Learning Roadie - Never Give Up - Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.461
Joined: 25-November 07
From: Charlotte,NC USA
Member No.: 3.374



QUOTE (MickeM @ Sep 12 2009, 12:30 PM) *
when I quit I kept a pack of Marlboro with one single fag left in it at home.

Good luck mate! smile.gif



Thanks Micke and I have done the same thing. I have a pack in the garage with a couple left in it just in case. Seems my mind is more at ease knowing there is a "parachute" their in case I "fall" laugh.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fran
post Sep 12 2009, 06:09 PM
Post #13


Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.890
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 3.338



Good decision Steve, be strong & think of the gear you'll get with the money you'll save too cool.gif


--------------------
Guitars:
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Amp:
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Effects:
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Rated Htr
post Sep 12 2009, 06:17 PM
Post #14


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.095
Joined: 15-October 07
From: Leiria, Portugal
Member No.: 3.056



QUOTE (Fran @ Sep 12 2009, 06:09 PM) *
Good decision Steve, be strong & think of the gear you'll get with the money you'll save too cool.gif


If he was in London, he would get a sweet guitar plus a stack or combo in a short time laugh.gif


--------------------
Currently Practicing

Rhythm: Finnish Power Metal III: Nightwish
Legato: Ben's Land Of Legato
Alternate Picking: Alternate Picking Workout #5
Chords: Chord Melody Technique

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
David Wallimann
post Sep 12 2009, 06:28 PM
Post #15


Instructor
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.565
Joined: 29-March 07
From: Fort Collins, CO
Member No.: 1.439



Man, I know how tough that is!
Be strong man, and don't give up!


--------------------
www.youtube.com/Wallimann
www.davidwallimann.com
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Vasilije Vukmiro...
post Sep 12 2009, 06:42 PM
Post #16


Jazz Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 2.691
Joined: 1-October 08
From: Belgrade
Member No.: 6.012



Stay strong!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
matt r
post Sep 12 2009, 08:58 PM
Post #17


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 15
Joined: 31-December 08
From: New York, United States
Member No.: 6.508



nice man, i havent bought a pack in awhile so im feeling alrgiht, but i want one sooo bad right now.... bad day haha


from what ive heard, the physical addiction only last three days and the rest is mental....if you can learn to meditate or just clear your mind i guarantee you will quit...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
audiopaal
post Sep 12 2009, 10:00 PM
Post #18


Competitions Coordinator - Up the Irons
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 5.447
Joined: 17-February 08
From: Stavanger, Norway
Member No.: 4.276



That's great mate smile.gif
Hopefully you'll never smoke again in your life!

Someday it's my turn to post a thread like this.. just not yet I'm afraid sad.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Berglmir
post Sep 12 2009, 11:15 PM
Post #19


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 384
Joined: 30-December 08
From: Vienna/Austria
Member No.: 6.498



Well all the best of luck to you and everybody else trying to get rid of this addiction.
My story:
I have been smoking pipes only for about 19 years (I started when I was 19!) - thought it looks cooler, smells nicer, tastes better and isn´t so dangerous as fags.
WELL - the first shock came about 2 years ago as friends had to tell me that I started to inhalate the pipesmoke (which is far more stronger than cigarette smoke) - I would not have noticed. sad.gif

I tried to get rid of smoking - but at first I really did not WANT to (really thought I´m giving up one of lifes pleasures), then I started to cut down on the amount of tobacco and also tried do get back to just puffing - to no avail.

Tomorrow it will be exactly one year ago that something strange but wonderful happened:
I just prepared yet another pipe, put in in my mouth, lightened it and took one or two puffs as I realized: it does not taste good anymore! I put the pipe down.....and never have picked up one again since then.
As addicted I really was - I got cured from the NEED in a matter of seconds. I would like to tell you that it was my sheer amount of willpower but that would be a lie - it just happened to me and I´m very grateful for that and my deepest respect to anyone who can pull this of!!

This post has been edited by Berglmir: Sep 12 2009, 11:17 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Andrew Cockburn
post Sep 12 2009, 11:32 PM
Post #20


Moderation Policy Director
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 10.459
Joined: 6-February 07
From: CT, USA
Member No.: 1.167



Luck!




--------------------
Check out my Instructor profile
Live long and prosper ...

My Stuff:

Electric Guitars : Ibanez Jem7v, Line6 Variax 700, Fender Plus Strat with 57/62 Pickups, Line6 Variax 705 Bass
Acoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 Nylon
Effects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBlood
Amps : Epiphone Valve Jnr & Head, Cockburn A.C.1, Cockburn A.C.2, Blackstar Club 50 Head & 4x12 Cab
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

4 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 25th March 2017 - 08:55 AM