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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2012, 02:25:23 pm »
Yes, I quit almost four years ago now, I don't even think about it anymore. I always thought to myself why am I putting this rot gut crap in my mouth if it really does nothing for me. I know beer is not good for me either but at least if makes me feel better.  :chugbeer:

Ten cans a week?  :nuts:

That's my vice as well, if you didn't already know it.  I love a good drink or two.  Not to excess, but about once a night or maybe more depending on the mood.  It's strange with alcohol, if I'm down for whatever reason, it does absolutely nothing.  I'm an enigma, I think.

I tried smoking a cigarette when I was a teenager and got nothing out of it.  I've smoked one cigarette in 56 years.  Cigars on the other hand (I didn't inhale) I enjoyed quite a bit, especially Cubans.  But I haven't had one of those in years.
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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2012, 02:45:15 pm »
I had a Cuban once, they are much fun  ;D

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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2012, 02:47:02 pm »
OK... there is something to be said about a good Cuban Partagas robusto and a nice single malt scotch.  8)
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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2012, 02:48:22 pm »
So, come on fellas, who's joining in the quit craze?  Jay?  If Gumbi can do it?
I'm doing fairly good today, only on the third piece of gum, cleaned the house, vacumed, did the wood floors, dishes, heck, I even finally washed my dirt boots, they was caked like a clay pot.  Next up?  The dogs need a bath.

Dag nab it, I need a smoke after that vid Gumbi >:( ;)  Nice body art BTW, I sure wish I could hold a paintbrush to help with the cause.

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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2012, 05:30:06 pm »
Mmmm.... Cuban, I love finger painting too, thanks Gumbi!  :thumbs: :chugbeer:

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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2012, 05:44:36 pm »
So, come on fellas, who's joining in the quit craze?  Jay?  If Gumbi can do it?

Sorry bro, if I scale back on anything it will be the drinking...  :o

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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2012, 09:50:43 am »
Day 9, still off the dip.  Still missing it >:(

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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2012, 09:57:12 am »
Day 9, still off the dip.  Still missing it >:(
Keep it up.  You can do it.
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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2012, 03:54:50 pm »
I was a deployment smoker due to the stress and have kicked it, except a cigar or two per week. I still sneak a smoke every now and then, drinking booze seems to be a trigger for me.   ::)
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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2012, 04:45:02 am »
Good luck Chet!
 
FWIW I've found that in the first couple weeks (at least for me) that doing the patches and the nic gum together seemed to help fight the craving the best. I would always wear the strongest strength patch and then in moments of craving chew the strongest strength nic gum. Doing one or the other never seemed to be enough nic for me, but I do chew quite a bit, odds are if I'm not eating or sleeping I have a chew in, I go through about 10 cans a week... The toughest times for me were always during the morning coffee, after eating, and drinking beer, which are obviously tough things to avoid.  :(
 
I found that having something big as a motivater mentally is the way to go, at least for me. The longest I ever quit was when I bought my Carrera Turbo, I told myself that if I bought it I would quit and I did, everytime I felt weak I'd just go for a drive in that car or even just hang out in the garage with it and that helped me big time mentally. After I sold that car though I somehow stumbled back into it...  :-\
 
I wish ya all the best bro!  :chugbeer:
 
Gumbi chewed for quite some time too and kicked it a while back, he might have some insight on what worked for him.

Holy **** J!?!?! Ten cans a week?    :o      :yikes:     :pukeface:
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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2012, 07:29:56 am »
I have not drank beer for two days now. I told myself I would not drink until my next beer is ready, which should be about 1 1/2 - 2 weeks.

I'm gonna hit the gym everyday til then as well.

Chet, you're inspiring, keep it up  :thumbs:


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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2012, 01:00:02 pm »
I have not drank beer for two days now. I told myself I would not drink until my next beer is ready, which should be about 1 1/2 - 2 weeks.

I'm gonna hit the gym everyday til then as well.

Chet, you're inspiring, keep it up  :thumbs:

All work and no beer will make Gumbi a bit edgy... look out everyone.  :o

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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2012, 05:48:03 pm »

All work and no beer will make Gumbi a bit edgy... look out everyone.  :o
If he can give up beer, certainly you could give up the snuff, less of course you admit to be the lessor/weaker minded Oregonean ;)

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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2012, 05:56:13 pm »
If he can give up beer, certainly you could give up the snuff, less of course you admit to be the lessor/weaker minded Oregonean ;)

 
Yes, I'm weak minded Chet...  :) :-\ :( 

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Re: Given up the 'Cope
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2012, 06:29:05 pm »

Yes, I'm weak minded Chet...  :) :-\ :( 

That isn't how child psychology is supposed to work.  Your 'sposed to loudly proclaim "That aint so, I can quit whenever I want". ;D