Day 411...

Blog Post created by Tigerladie.freedom.date.6.4.13 on Jul 19, 2014

So I remain quiet, not able to keep up but watching.... I am a little sad because well.... once we give ourselves permission to smoke it makes it easier to give permission again.  Please know this is not a judgement, only a wish for freedom for all who want/choose it.  I live with a smoker and hope everyday that my love, my soon to be wife will choose freedom for herself.  I guess I feel like if my EXample is ineffective to the one I live with who can I really help?   Today I help myself.... please forgive me for stealing from others, but these words have helped me and I hope they can help others....  these and many other


A Smart Turkey 

SkyGirl = Broken Record 

To All Newbies: How to Care for a Newborn Baby Quit 

What To Expect In The First Four Months 

You Can Talk Yourself Out Of Smoking Just As Easily As You Can Talk Yourself Into It! 

All Content 

Smokers wreck other people’s quitting attempts 



Congrats on your first day of freedom!!!


"YOU are worth SO MUCH MORE than a cigarette" xo


A good read to understand nicotine addiction:


Nicotine Addiction 101   


Helpful in the first few days:


Nicotine Withdrawal & Blood Sugar 


Possible Change in Caffeine Tolerances after Cessation 


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The most important thing you can do  is to educate yourself on what nicotine does to your mind and body. To that end, I highly recommend Allen Carr's “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.” This is an easy and entertaining read  He will tell you not to quit until you finish the book - ignore that!!.


The idea is to distract yourself through any craves.  You can take slow, deep breaths, go for a walk, play a computer game, do a crossword, bite into a lemon (*yup, rind and all).   Here is a link to a list of 100 things to do instead of smoke if you need fresh ideas:


101 Things to Do Instead of Smoke 


The conversation in your head CANNOT be:  "I want a cigarette.  No!  But - I WANT a cigarette.  NO!"  Instead, it needs to be "I want a cigarette.  Well, since I have decided not to do that anymore, what shall I do instead for the three minutes this crave will last?"  Then DO it!



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