Originally Posted by A Canuker
Great on your quiting, you CAN do it.
Originally Posted by globetrotter
keep it up
Originally Posted by Thomas
Good luck quitting Acid. You can do this.
Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Normally I don't encourage people to better themselves but quitting smoking is a great idea. You can do it. Try the patch.
Incidentally for those of you who don't smoke the patch rules. Try one.
Originally Posted by imatlas
Acid, if I can do it you can do it! I used the mantra, "I'm stronger than they are!"
Don't get discouraged by the fact that you backslid, it takes a long time to fully kick the craving, but every time you decide not to have a cigarette you're strengthening your willpower.
Originally Posted by in stitches
i have been at this for a while. im finally at a decent place. i have not fully quit, i still have a few a week if i am with someone who smokes, but i have not bought a pack in a long time and no longer have that miserably dependent feeling where i NEED to smoke if have not had one in the past hour or two.
lots of set backs and slip ups, and i still have not fully quit, but i really think i am closer than i have been in quite some time. as atlas said, each time i refrain, it builds up resistance and the urge to smoke becomes less and less.
good luck, acidbro.
thanks guys. I'm trying to cope, and hopefully get this out of my system... I find it hardest not to light a cig when I'm out drinking, or this one time last week I paid my respect to a friend whose dad just died and he quit smoking but he took me aside and asked me to go with him in the smoking area but other than that I think I'm good for now... hopefully I can kick the habit permanently.
Originally Posted by Claghorn
Just found out I owe 11k in taxes to the Korean government. There is an expat tax rate which I'd been paying at, but for some reason they've decided that I owe a lot more.
So...yeah...that sucks. No suits for me this spring.
fucking knew it- north korea's a better place!
Originally Posted by Biscotti
My whole life has been turned upside down.
Originally Posted by Biscotti
It is going to take some time, and I will never be the person who I was just several days ago. I really lost a lot in a short amount of time--I am not going to state the specifics, but I realized I am not invincible, and the manner in which this revelation came to me was horrific. I do not believe that I have cried in years, and I've cried like a g-d damn baby the past two days. I never want to lose my freedom again; I never want to experience what I experienced again. I feel as though I am in a bad dream, and I can not wake up--I haven't slept since Thursday night, and I haven't eaten since Friday--I am tired and hungry, but I can not hold food down, and I can not sleep. I just keep reliving the actions, playing the scenes again and again in my head. I just keep asking--who the fuck am I? Who have I become? In this sense, perhaps what happened will ultimately benefit myself in the long run--that is, the reflections I've been forced to ask upon myself have left me realizing what in life is truly important. I have been selfish--I have been arrogant, and now I am paying for it.
My apologies for the rant, and do not ask for specifics as I will not state them.
whoa. we all make mistakes bro... though not everyone makes mistakes and ends up in the slammer. in any case, what matters is how you bounce back from it. be strong and be good.
I wanted to punch my nuts yesterday. had a hard time starting my car since december and I kept putting off getting a new battery. saturday I was supposed to pass by the shop and get one but I felt lazy and put it off again. sunday morning, 6 am, and my bike and my gear's in the car, turned the engine and it wouldn't start anymore. and somehow the alarm set off while I was trying to turn it again and again and the remote wouldn't work and I practically woke the neighborhood up. fuck procrastination.