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Old 03-09-2007, 06:31 AM   #1
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Cat Is Out of the Bag

Ok, so I haven't told anyone in work that I quit. I just figured 'who cares'?! Anyway, one of the guys started 6 mos. after me. On his interview, smoking came up and he's one of those 'reformed' smokers! We get along fine with the occasional 'anti smoking' comment.

We've had a recent rash of fires in my city and this work guy has been out this week at a seminar but we spoke yesterday on the phone and he asked about the most recnet fire and I was telling him I had driven by it this a.m. (Thursday) and swear I could still smell the 'fire' on me.

Okay, so now it's Fri. -- he's back in. He comes over this a.m. and the first words out of his mouth are You Smell Like Smoke! I almost lost it "YOU'RE FULL OF ****; I HAVEN'T SMOKED IN ALMOST A MONTH!!! Wow, was my blood boiling! Hee, he was talking about the HOUSE FIRE smoke. Geesh did I feel like a dummy! But we both had a good laugh out of it!

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:38 AM   #2
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Re: Cat Is Out of the Bag

LOLOL

Paula - I ended up confessing to my co-workers and some of my friends. It was weird, but it was something I felt I needed to do. I needed to explain some behavior changes - tired, spacey, emotional....but I also wanted to be accountable to more people. And maybe to have more support. They were ALL suprised that I smoked, and would have never guessed it of me. It felt good to get rid of the guilt of keeping secrets from people I care about. ( I only work with 2 other people).

Keep up the GREAT work! Is it getting warmer in Boston?
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:05 AM   #3
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Re: Cat Is Out of the Bag

Hi Deb,

For work, I donít know, I guess I just didnít feel it necessary. In the past week or so, I have come clean with other family & friends though. Now that I feel confident in my quit. I hate failing so for a while for me it was like the more people I tell the more I will have to tell when ďI fall off the wagonĒ. I donít feel like Iíll be falling anymore. Youíre right about the accountability and that is why I made sure my boyfriend and parents knew what date I was starting, etc. so there would be no easy way out!

Itís still very cold here. It was 6 this a.m. but is supposed to be warming up later and the w/e looks to be in high 40ís/low 50ís and warmer next week (thatís what theyíre saying which means about 10% chance). Hee, have you made the trip down yet? I suppose itís colder in ME so even if you came down during one of our frigid days youíre probably used to it!

Stay warm & smoke free and have a great w/e!

 
Old 03-09-2007, 09:14 AM   #4
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Hi Paula,
My trip is planned for the end of the month, so it should be much nicer!
ANOTHER treat to myself
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:40 AM   #5
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Deb,

Oh yes it should be much nicer by then. So far the first 1/2 of the adage "in like a lion, out like a lamb" is holding true; let's hope the 2nd half stands up!

Have a great w/e!

 
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LOLOL

Paula - I ended up confessing to my co-workers and some of my friends. It was weird, but it was something I felt I needed to do. I needed to explain some behavior changes - tired, spacey, emotional....but I also wanted to be accountable to more people. And maybe to have more support. They were ALL suprised that I smoked, and would have never guessed it of me. It felt good to get rid of the guilt of keeping secrets from people I care about. ( I only work with 2 other people).

Keep up the GREAT work! Is it getting warmer in Boston?
deb
You never know Deb, they might all be secret smokers and you jusr don't know it. I mean, who dares admit it these days

 
Old 03-09-2007, 01:12 PM   #7
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That's what my co-worker said. It's certainly nothing to be proud of, but I can appreciate how addictive it is.

I had lunch with an ex co-worker. She just started chantix! So we had a chat about that ...... I told her to check out the boards, hope she does.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:21 PM   #8
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Paula,
That is so funny!!
Guess that was the guilt talking, huh?

Memaw

 
Old 03-10-2007, 06:50 AM   #9
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Paula,
That is so funny!!
Guess that was the guilt talking, huh?

Memaw
Hee! I don't know what it was but my bf/father got the hugest laugh out of it. My father made me recreate it this a.m. to show my mother!

I'm off on a Day trip with 4 friends (only 1 knows I've quit). I'm dying to see if the others notice.

Have a great we.

P.S. Congratulations to your granddaughter!

 
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