Post by Dani Post by Su Zanadu
No! I don't mean everyday things that we
know we have to/are supposed to do.
I know you didn't mean that. Neither did I.
I mean having a *clean slate* to work
towards changing something *major*
that we know we should stop but it's
hard. Like smoking cigarettes for
instance.. or starting an exercise regime
and cutting out the fatty foods we eat -
that type of thing.
Right. And I think if you want or need to quit smoking you should not
wait until the new year to do it.
Well it isn't as if I *planned* to wait until the end of the year,
it's just something that I've contemplated for a long time now
and something that I want to stop (you've been there you know
how hard it is) - but I figured a brand new year, a birthday, so a new
age.. a clean slate. It's not like all year I thought: "gee, I really
should quit smoking; but I think I'll wait 'till January 1st!"
Resolutions are more-so having a clean slate..."okay brand new year,
maybe I can start it off right."
Post by Su Zanadu
New Year's resolutions are just a tradition for some as it is for my
family to have blackeyed peas and greens on January 1st. *That* one we
Now I remember you saying that you
know you should be doing more
important things than hanging around
this group so much (don't worry. I'm an
addict too .. :) Something like that - like
cutting back on your internet time and
doing those things that you said were
Well that wasn't exactly what I said but the meaning behind it was that
I know I am just wasting time when I post in the ng. It just isn't very
productive but then neither is watching Tv or going to the movies. I'm
not too concerned as you can see....here I am! :)
Yeah.. excuses excuses.. we addicts are in *denial*! (jest kiddin')
I really do enjoy posting here. I've never been involved in an
internet group before - I feel like I know so many of you guys (do you
feel that way too?) And it does get addicting; like watching a sitcom
or soap-opera where you just *have* to see what the characters in the
show will do next - except this time, we're *part* of the show! .. :)
Wouldn't it be a trip if we all met in person? I mean, we've had
these images of the people behind the posts for years.. I wonder how
close our images would be to the real thing? We could have an apn
get-together .. hehe. I'd do it just 'cause I'm craazzy like that,
don't know how many others would though.
Post by Su Zanadu
I'm not ready to yet disclose my
resolution because I'm still trying to
build up the will power.
Don't feel obligated to disclose it here. If it is something you really
feel strongly about then just do it at your own pace in private. Who
needs the added pressure? And then if you do succeed, you can tell
everybody of your accomplishment.
Alright it's smoking!!! Smoking yucky ol' nasty cigarettes. I have
to frankly admit that I love the damned things. I started at *13*,
imagine that...11 years I've been doing it. But, and I'm very proud
of this - I only had 7 cigarettes today.. so I'm starting.. and I'll
tell ya, I don't like the way I feel physically, and it was quite the
feat to only have 7. I'm honestly afraid of getting sick from these
things though. When you're younger you never think about stuff like
that - you never think you'll get sick; or you think you'll get sick
when you're in your 60's or something...ahhhh.. youth. But now I'm
25, that's only 5 years away from 30! I'm getting up there now.
This is gonna be a toughie.
(sorry for the ramble)
I was 27. I was a pack-and-a-half to 2-packs-a-day smoker. It was the
Still occasionally get a craving, but it gets easier in time. It helps too