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Not smoking, again?

Postby pootman » Thu May 10, 2007 11:30 am

Just curious, how's Mike faring with his Virtualboy and his non-smoking? It's been nearly two months now, has he gone blind?

It'll be three weeks on Saturday for me, I feel a lot fitter already, but I'm as ratty as a really big rat (from quitting smoking, not playing Virtualboy, obviously).

Cold turkey needs pickled beetroot and mayonnaise.
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RE: Not smoking, again?

Postby Rhakios » Thu May 10, 2007 11:59 am

He might tell us when he gets back from holiday. Then again...
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RE: Not smoking, again?

Postby shifty_ben » Mon May 14, 2007 9:02 am

It'll be three weeks on Saturday for me, I feel a lot fitter already, but I'm as ratty as a really big rat (from quitting smoking, not playing Virtualboy, obviously).

Cold turkey needs pickled beetroot and mayonnaise.


My temper has stayed much the same, I've just found that my appettite has quadrupled! There have been a couple of moments of weakness I have to admit, but thankfully none of them have led me back to full time smoking.
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RE: Not smoking, again?

Postby M-Saunders » Mon May 14, 2007 9:03 am

*hands tremble across keyboard*

Anyone got a spare tab?

I'm doing OK thanks. Still long for a tab sometimes and it's horribly tempting at the pub, but soon that problem will be gone! On the upside it seems to have made me better at pool and snooker...

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Postby Nigel » Mon May 14, 2007 11:48 am

shifty_ben wrote: I've just found that my appettite has quadrupled!


That happened to me as well... and after 13 years my appetite is still bigger than before I gave up smoking. And I'm still trying to shift the weight I put on back then :(
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RE: Re: RE: Not smoking, again?

Postby pootman » Mon May 14, 2007 8:59 pm

I seem to be drinking more when i drink, though I think i'm okay for not eating more. I got my mountain bike out (and there are some pretty big mountains behind my house) so i'm usually too tired to walk to the fridge.
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Postby shifty_ben » Mon May 14, 2007 9:14 pm

I've been exercising quite hard as well, mainly swimming as living in a town centre in the middle of Suffolk does not give to much alternative. I've also noticed that I've needed to take vitamin supplements though that could just be related to my poor diet (it's not that bad honestly)
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Postby chrisporter4444 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:08 pm

its sooooo hard - i stopped 2 weeks ago and ive been running an swimmin loads, but i always want a cigi....is there anything else that can get that insane feeling you have away???
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:58 pm

chrisporter4444 wrote:.is there anything else that can get that insane feeling you have away???


Cocaine? Heroin?
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:04 pm

you could always smoke a crack pipe i believe they are refreshing and exhilerating at the same time :D
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Postby pootman » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:06 pm

Here we are, another month passed, and i actually feel quite good physically and mentally.
I still miss it, and i refer to myself as an occasional smoker because i'd hate to be pigeon-holed with the rabid anti-smokers.
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:29 pm

pootman wrote: i refer to myself as an occasional smoker because i'd hate to be pigeon-holed with the rabid anti-smokers.


More like, you're hoping to get a better pension ;)
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Postby shifty_ben » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:30 am

Just out of interest, what do people think of the EU's latest proposition regarding smoking? For thse who don't know it will stop smoking in Parks (OK there's kids there I can appreciate that one a little) walking down the street, outside the office. In fact it will ban smoking everywhere but at home.

And another question out of interest, how many of you have kids that smoke, but will find themselves unable to in October? I ID'd someone recently, and upon checking the date of his ID found that he wasn't old enough, and won't be until October, by which time he will be too young again!

EDIT: I failed in my attempt to give up, it wasn't chemical cravings that beat me, it was a realization that I actually quite enjoy smoking, especially the time that Rolling gives me to think. I am proud to smoke, because it means I am doing something that I enjoy, rather than trying to repress the part of me that just wants to sit back and enjoy a nice smoke.
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Postby pootman » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:13 am

shifty_ben wrote:I actually quite enjoy smoking, especially the time that Rolling gives me to think. I am proud to smoke, because it means I am doing something that I enjoy, rather than trying to repress the part of me that just wants to sit back and enjoy a nice smoke.


So did I, I'm going to take the moral high ground though, because I'm doing it for my kids (not that I ever smoked around them anyway).

That said, and please don't take this personally, damn you to hell and back.
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Postby ollie » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:20 am

shifty_ben wrote:Just out of interest, what do people think of the EU's latest proposition regarding smoking? For thse who don't know it will stop smoking in Parks (OK there's kids there I can appreciate that one a little) walking down the street, outside the office. In fact it will ban smoking everywhere but at home.


It is starting to get like that in Australia too. My wife smokes and I did for about 20 years but gave up about 8 years ago. I went from 50+ full strength smokes a day (Winnie Reds for Aussies who can remember Hoges before Dundee fame) to zero on a Monday and haven't felt like picking up the habit again. Though giving up definitely adds plenty of weight to the frame - there's a reason the penguin has a big belly :lol: .

If governments were serious about people giving up they would just ban them outright, but they are addicted to the tax from tobacco and alcohol so there's Buckley's of that happening.

I do wish Mike and all others giving up the habit all the best of luck!
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