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02 August 2008

At 4:30pm the last smoke was smoked. Hold on tight.
Good luck jon! I will send good thoughts your and pips way!
posted by LunaticFringe 02 August | 15:51
I am sending good thoughts your way from Stynx's apartment, which is very close, so they should reach you shortly.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 02 August | 15:59
You can do it. And you'll feel much better.
posted by theora55 02 August | 16:10
Hey, where are you posting from, hon? Are you here in the apartment and I don't know it? *checks under sofa*

I mentioned your resolve to the cute, chubby, hungover-from-her-birthday-pub-crawl, bodega girl and she said she's gonna refuse to sell to you. And you know that's the only place to get cigarettes in the city, so you're outta luck. ; )

Love you.
posted by Pips 02 August | 16:27
Stock up on Pocky!
posted by bunnyfire 02 August | 17:01
And celery sticks!
posted by scody 02 August | 17:53
It's 7pm. How's it going?

I'm cheering you on with season 3 of Northern Exposure.
posted by chewatadistance 02 August | 18:07
good on ya!!

Eat a lot of sugar. In crunchy forms. Like toffee and peanut brittle.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur 02 August | 18:25
Ooo... Northern Exposure. I love that show, chewy. Jon bought me Seasons 1 and 2 for my birthday.
posted by Pips 02 August | 18:40
I'm back home, and holding steady, although whenever I leave a building, I notice my hand fluttering towards my shirt pocket whenever I leave a building (seriously) and I having images of myself smoking, but I've got a can of Ranch Flavor Cashews, a box of White Cheddar Cheez-It's, a pound of peanut butter M&M's, and a lot of beer, so I should be OK. and big and fat. which is OK, I need to beef up.
posted by jonmc 02 August | 18:49
Twizzlers are awesome. Long, skinny, and chewy.

Pistachios also help, because they're so fingery-fidgety.

Having stuff to do with your hands is important. Even though I haven't smoked for six years, I fidget all the time - smoking was just a convenient way to direct the urge to fidget. So make sure you have a lot of little doodads, pens, pencils, snacks that are fun to open/unwrap, Silly Putty, whatever.

I having images of myself smoking

Me too, even after years, but they are not serious. Just a habit of the synapses. They don't have any power after a while.

big and fat. which is OK,

Absolutely. I gained about 20 pounds after my quit - but took it off by the time a year had elapsed. It's a lot easier to lose weight (if you need to) than to quit smoking. The thing is, even if you get fatter, you're still way ahead of the game in the health department. Use this an excuse to explore and indulge new snack food horizons!

posted by Miko 02 August | 19:35
Yesterday was four weeks since I've bought a pack, and I've only bummed a couple here and there at parties since then. Good luck to can be done.
posted by Twiggy 02 August | 20:17
good luck, dude. if you succeed at this, i may actually have to quit one day.

by the way, that was me who said hi to you the other day at the store, when you were like, "huh???"
posted by brina 02 August | 21:30
White Cheddar Cheez-It's

Oh, they are DA BOMB.


And here's an extra incentive for you...all those people who voted for Jesse Helms all those years?

They grow tobacco. Think of them if you are tempted to light up.

(I hate to hate on conservatives, but I am wanting to help you as much as I can. I figgure that would help.)
posted by bunnyfire 02 August | 21:50
Way to go! Good luck and lots of strength to you.
posted by arse_hat 02 August | 22:08
Hey, I missed this earlier.

Cheering over here too.
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