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1 Day
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2 Day
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3 Days
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4 Days
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1 Year
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AND BEYYYYOND!
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Back on the wagon.
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Author Topic: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?  (Read 2801 times)

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So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« on: January 06, 2012, 03:22:33 PM »
Figured it'd be fun to track how long we've kept our resolutions for.  Also, never saw/made a poll this big before and I wanted to see if it could be done  :P.  Pretty easy really; vote when/if you fail.  Change your vote if you fail and pick it back up again.  Me?  I've 6 days without fast food so far so here's hoping!

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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 04:52:42 PM »
I have till the end of the month to achieve my resolution.
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:26:06 PM »
I didn't make one.
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 09:13:44 PM »
I didn't make one either. I did however achieve my resolution for last year, which was to make a soufflé.

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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 10:48:36 PM »
Let's see.  My resolutions are (1) to have more sex, and (2) to have no credit card debt by the end of the year.  So far so good :D
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 12:18:33 AM »
Mine is easy, gain weight.  Not lose it.
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 01:58:06 AM »
Thanks for not leaving us abstainers out of the poll, EL. ;)
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 11:33:13 PM »
heres my 1 month check in for quitting smoking... fully cold turkey (no nicotene replacement) since 2 days after xmas. my original observations turned out correct for me.

#1 it is mostly just habits. like I noticed early on, the places/times throughout my day I'd always had a smoke at, I had the urge for a couple weeks. If I just ignored the urge for 5 minutes, the urge was gone.. onto the next.  my lesson = ignore it, it will pass.   

#2 the only real nicotene withdrawal symptom I've experienced is the insomnia. I'd wake up at 2-3am, and toss and turn for an hour, but then wake up at 6am perfectly rested..  strange, but tolerable!

I smoked for 23 yrs, peaking about 5 yrs ago at 3-4 packs a day, but quit smoking indoors when I moved in to my new apartment in 2009, so was down to about 1 pack a day when I quit last month. 


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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 11:34:30 PM »
I'm doing a mile every school day
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 12:57:43 AM »
heres my 1 month check in for quitting smoking... fully cold turkey (no nicotene replacement) since 2 days after xmas. my original observations turned out correct for me.

#1 it is mostly just habits. like I noticed early on, the places/times throughout my day I'd always had a smoke at, I had the urge for a couple weeks. If I just ignored the urge for 5 minutes, the urge was gone.. onto the next.  my lesson = ignore it, it will pass.   

#2 the only real nicotene withdrawal symptom I've experienced is the insomnia. I'd wake up at 2-3am, and toss and turn for an hour, but then wake up at 6am perfectly rested..  strange, but tolerable!

I smoked for 23 yrs, peaking about 5 yrs ago at 3-4 packs a day, but quit smoking indoors when I moved in to my new apartment in 2009, so was down to about 1 pack a day when I quit last month.

Congrats and props for being able to go cold turkey. I never liked ciggies but I do like a cigar now and then. Don't find them to be addicting although the nicotine buzz can be pretty strong. Although I had a Chinese cigarette once and I buzzed for hours on it. Probably had lead and DDT in it. :)
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 01:01:43 AM »
heres my 1 month check in for quitting smoking... fully cold turkey (no nicotene replacement) since 2 days after xmas. my original observations turned out correct for me.

#1 it is mostly just habits. like I noticed early on, the places/times throughout my day I'd always had a smoke at, I had the urge for a couple weeks. If I just ignored the urge for 5 minutes, the urge was gone.. onto the next.  my lesson = ignore it, it will pass.   

#2 the only real nicotene withdrawal symptom I've experienced is the insomnia. I'd wake up at 2-3am, and toss and turn for an hour, but then wake up at 6am perfectly rested..  strange, but tolerable!

I smoked for 23 yrs, peaking about 5 yrs ago at 3-4 packs a day, but quit smoking indoors when I moved in to my new apartment in 2009, so was down to about 1 pack a day when I quit last month.

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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 01:23:22 AM »
heres my 1 month check in for quitting smoking... fully cold turkey (no nicotene replacement) since 2 days after xmas. my original observations turned out correct for me.

#1 it is mostly just habits. like I noticed early on, the places/times throughout my day I'd always had a smoke at, I had the urge for a couple weeks. If I just ignored the urge for 5 minutes, the urge was gone.. onto the next.  my lesson = ignore it, it will pass.   

#2 the only real nicotene withdrawal symptom I've experienced is the insomnia. I'd wake up at 2-3am, and toss and turn for an hour, but then wake up at 6am perfectly rested..  strange, but tolerable!

I smoked for 23 yrs, peaking about 5 yrs ago at 3-4 packs a day, but quit smoking indoors when I moved in to my new apartment in 2009, so was down to about 1 pack a day when I quit last month.

Go go. Fuck that idiot. Id hate for him o be right! There For you have to quite!

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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012, 02:43:05 AM »
So far, no fast food for me :).  Now that's not to say I have been eating super healthy, but it's definitely cut down on the impulse eating.

 
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012, 04:51:47 AM »
i didn't make any  resolutions... but i haven't had a cig since i got my e-cig, and i'm only using that thing once or twice a day. and i actually did some exercise this week. also, congrats kvuo.
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Re: So... How's that New Year's Resolution Thing Going?
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012, 08:40:37 AM »
Does it mean I failed if I haven't even unpacked the treadmill yet?  :-\
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