[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Congrats,Smoke-free Julie--

  • From: "Julie Morales" <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 00:58:52 -0700

Hi, Kaitlyn. Well, I blew that one and gave in again tonight, so I guess 
I'll just have to try again. I think I was doomed to fail this time, 
unfortunately. We have a lot of things going on around here. We're in the 
process of tearing up our house again to move back to North Carolina where 
we should have never left, so maybe now wasn't the smartest time to try. Oh, 
well. I'm still determined to quit. Maybe not as determined as I thought, 
though. Take care.
Julie Morales
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kaitlyn Hill" <Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 11:24 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Congrats,Smoke-free Julie--

Hi Julie,

Keep with it. There are lots of addictions but I think the smoking is the
hardest. I quit for four years before coming to Portland and got hanging
around smokers and well. I've been trying but Haven't been able to yet. I
live with a smoking and I can't seem to get him to do with me. Maybe I'll
just have to throw him out:) Been thinking about it, LOL :)

Level III Practitioner
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Life is an inside job and light and love is everything:)
-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Julie Morales
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:20 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Congrats,Smoke-free Julie--

Hi, Cindy, and thanks for noticing! *smile* I quit for six weeks when my
grandfather was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. My mother and
stepfather, who both smoke, came to visit...and that was my undoing, but I'm

hoping to kick it for good this time. I quit cold turkey back then. I've
tried to do that again since but can't seem to do it this time. I've tried
several times since then. Now, I'm using the patch. Yes, I know there is a
psychological addiction to nicotine, for sure, and I think that's what I'm
suffering from now more than the physical cravings. When I quit cold turkey,

I'd be tired, really jumpy, just really irritated and itching to do
something...anything, like I had so much pent up energy that I'd blow at any

given minute. I was wound up like a top. It's not that way now with the
patch. I'm not tired and can usually keep my focus. Not keeping my hands
busy is a problem, though, and I know that's definitely the psychological
aspect of it. It's hard to find things I can do that, if I did still smoke,
I couldn't do. I can smoke while I read. I can smoke while I'm on the
computer. I can smoke on walks. The only thing I can think of that I can't
do while smoking is swimming, and our pool closes at 9, so I can't be in the

pool 24/7. *grin* Anyway, thanks again for noticing. Take care.
Julie Morales, 1 day smoke-free!
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:09 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: Congrats,Smoke-free Julie--

Congratulations, Julie, and keep it up. I know how
hard it is to give up smoking.  I gave it up the day I
got married -- it was part of a bargain with my
husband-- and for years, literally, I would dream of
sneaking smokes. I missed it most after meals, and
during work breaks. When watching television,I either
ate popcorn (not as fattening as chips, though I
occasionally ate those, too) and did various kinds of
needlework (in those days one didn't have to watch tv
as carefully as one does now) to keep my hands busy.
Now I still have to keep my hands busy, either by
ironing or rolling metal ball to keep my hands limber.

So keep at it. It stays hard for a wall, but
eventually gets easier. Are you doing it cold turkey
or using a patch or some such thing? My personal
opinion, despite what some experts may say, is that
smoking is a psychological addiction, not a physical
one. I didn't have any physical withdrawal
symptoms--not like headaches when I stopped drinking


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