12 days is great. A lot of people can't get through the first 3 days. Congratulations. Good luck not turning back now that you're this far. As far as the "grouchy" thing goes, everybody gets to have their grouchy moments for one reason or another - and everyone else usually completely understands because they've had their own moments at one time or another.
Been there, and I will completely forgive you for being an ass in advance. Im going on 5 years now of not smoking and I will tell you now that it was SO hard, if I started smoking again for some ridiculous reason, I wouldn't quit again. Does that sound discouraging? What I mean to say is that I understand how hard it is on a body and brain to quit, so I will put up with your sh*t in the meantime (ps, the patch worked for me) oh yeah and candy...lots and lots of candy
[Sigh...] Well, if you are an ass, and I don't think you are, please make sure you're a sweet ass.
As Brenda said, bloody well done, ryan. Your body will thank you and reward you, particularly as you age. I know. Although I don't always miss my youth, I do miss the ability of my body to rebound and recover more quickly.
Mark Knowles is on the same road Ryan. He's a bit ahead of you though. Perhaps you should drop him a line and grizzle with him. I know he's not found it easy - but he's sticking with his choice to give up - which I applaud.
I thought this thread is an attempt to get you banned again . Seriously, if this is what quitting smoking can do for you, I think I won't quit yet. People might wonder why I suddenly become a b*tch (j/k).
Uhhhmmm, seriously seriously, I don't know why you said you're an *ss Ryan. I haven't seen any indication (so far) that you're one.
For what its worth, I dont really know how it affects expectations..... but I grew up with not a lot in a rough deprived area, and have since achieved a lot - including paying my way through uni and gaining a first class degree. I grew up in a single parent family, as an only child, with little money, but with grandparents who did have a lot of money; but whom also started with nothing and died owning a big house. I idolised those two, and still do, and they managed to make lots of money and be very happy.
They were the hardest working people I have ever known. Thery retired at 55, and lived for 6 months a year in Southern Spain. They had a large family, 26 grandchildren, 8 children....... and they were very happy. I would be lying if I said that I didnt aspire to the same.
I do put a lot of focus on pension funds, share portfolios, and do aspire to acquire some international real estate. Apologies if that is a bad thing?
It is not a bad thing Ryan, because money is a necessity, you are really one talented guy...... you are sooooo hurting though and it goes against you..... You are self motivated, and exceptionally honest. Would you not like to teach, you should be out mixing more,,,,,,,, you must be stifled sitting at home at the computer, Do you still miss your grandpartents.....
HAPPY NEW HOME...... ARE YOU MOVING FAR AWAY FROM WHERE YOU ARE....... NOBODY SAID IT WAS WRONG TO BE FINANCIALLY SECURE,
I value you as a friend and fellow hubber, and really hope you get what you truly deserve, if i can help in any way .... how can i?????? you have everything at your finger tips don't you????
i so knew you were an only child, either that or the youngest.
You are a very good judge of character Brenda.... Yeah you are right, I'm not too happy..... not really sure why, I am living away from my home right now. But thats probably something I need to work out with myself, and then with my girlfriend - before I can talk about that on a public forum Thanks for your concern though.
private lives can be complex, as far as hub pages, you are the best writer, i have seen on here, i read a lot...... Yep maybe you need to look at what is eating away at you, and do something about it. Father figure, etc etc..... everyone said that to me for years, and last year was the first time i had to go to counselling for myself, and i really wished i had done it years ago..... i think i missed out on a lot of my potential because i had issues..... any way let us not get too deep, enjoy your day
Only kids sure have the best in one way, and yet all the ones I know have to be totally top achievers, and I guess that I too am like this, so what does that mean, my mum picked up some ladies only Kid. hhaha Sortta wanted to give me back, apparently I was a handful. I don't know if you would miss Brothers and Sisters if you had none, I have a whole bucnch of Brothers and no Sisters, so can identify. Brenda is a shrewd lady and one of my favs, shes got me figured.
Well im sure all the other negatives have played there part, but the teeth were the 'realisation'.
I have always been proud of the fact that I have never needed a filing, and that I have always had straight teeth (apart from a gap in the front).
In the past year or so I have been getting black stains on them, and they have started to become crooked. Then I started looking at everyones teeth.... I kept looking at smokers teeth, and non smokers teeth.... and then it made me notice the wrinkles too....
Long term heavy smokers often experience changes in their appearance, and as shallow as it sounds.... and it is pretty shallow.... I just dont want to have black and yellow teeth and wrinkles.
And that motivation, although not anywhere near as important as my internal health, is the thing that is driving me on. Apologies for the essay, its doing me a bit of good explaining.
Well you know about one already of course. But he did concede that he has another which his uses 'occassionally'..... I have been keeping an eye out ever since. Redneckman is a friendly troll. BadCo only ever has friendly second logins. Bingo.
Not the greatest logic, but if I had to take a punt... that would be my bet
I understand your reasons for wanting to quit. I stopped smoking sometime ago, can't remember when. The best thing I ever did was stop counting the days, hours, seconds since I had quit and to focus on getting through those 3 minute cravings. I have fallen off the wagon many times on the way but because I'm not counting the days it's not such a big personal failure and I climb back on again. Just reading these posts makes me want a cigarette so writing this reply has distracted me. Good luck with your giving up and your counting. Now where did I hide that secret stash of fags........
Ryan just read your interview...... you are flying well done, and getting the recognition you deserve. How did your move go...... and are you still off the cigs. If you managed to go a day without them when you are moving house well done, if not don't be hard on yourself.....
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