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July 14, 1968

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:28 pm
by Mark Llew
50 years ago today I quit smoking cigarettes.

Yay ! ! ! ! !

At the time I quit, I didn't actually know that I was quitting. I was simply trying to see how long I could go without smoking.... trying to set a 'personal best'.

It was tough, but I kept going by keeping tally of how much money I was saving (I was broke at the time), and when it got even tougher I reminded myself what an investment I now had in not smoking (the number of days that I had already gone without a smoke). And when it got tough to the point that I knew I was going to relapse, I imagined being in the doctor's office when I was 45 being told I had lung cancer --- and I knew that if that happened I'd be furious with myself that I had allowed being a wuss to bring me to death's door !

So now it's 50 years later, and smoking is just a distant bad dream.

:amen:

Re: July 14, 1968

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:22 am
by John_Bailey
I on the other hand smoked for 50 years. I quit in 2014, in September not sure what day. Four years later I still dream of smoking. During the dream I get so mad at myself for smoking because I know I'd never be able to quit again. I had been trying to quit since 1970 then in 2014 I found the magic pill.

Re: July 14, 1968

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:52 pm
by Mark Llew
John_Bailey wrote:I on the other hand smoked for 50 years. I quit in 2014, in September not sure what day. Four years later I still dream of smoking. During the dream I get so mad at myself for smoking because I know I'd never be able to quit again. I had been trying to quit since 1970 then in 2014 I found the magic pill.


Double Yay ! ! ! ! !

I'm so glad you quit. :clap:

I know what you mean about dreams. I still occasionally dream that I'm smoking. It's a weird sensation when I wake up -- regret that I 'started' again and annoyance with myself.


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Re: July 14, 1968

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:00 am
by John_Bailey
According to the experts you should live forever, me, for every year I live after i quit i should get another 2.5 years.

I thought I was bad after 4 year still dreaming of smoking. I guess 50 years makes you weirder than me.

Re: July 14, 1968

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm
by Mark Llew
John_Bailey wrote:I guess 50 years makes you weirder than me.


I have a feeling you already thought I was weirder than you !

:hide:

Re: July 14, 1968

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:49 pm
by John_Bailey
Last night I dreamed I was fighting Zombies, how weird is that!

Re: July 14, 1968

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:51 am
by Mark Llew
John_Bailey wrote:Last night I dreamed I was fighting Zombies, how weird is that!


That's not weird at all. I dream about the Glen all the time !


:noooo:

Re: July 14, 1968

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:10 pm
by John_Bailey
Yes; PB and his friends, scary bunch.