Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2019, 07:46 PM   #1
kumathebear
Pope & Young
 
kumathebear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: DFW area
Hunt In: Anywhere and when I can!
Wink Life Style Change...

After more than 40 years of smoking I've made it 3 weeks without. Did it cold turkey after being sick and figured it was time.

I've also restricted my "happy hour's" to weekend only and on the 3rd week of that as well. Already saved some $$ not buying on the GS, lol!!

I have raised a lot of HELL for many years, worked hard and lived hard but want to do my best to live as long as my health will afford, so doing my best to kick the habits and enjoy my family for years to come, God willing.

Can't guarantee I'll stay "smoke free" but dam sure going to keep the mindset to stay clean.

Just wanted to share...my kid's and wife are amazed...so far, and I'm doing my best to keep them amazed!
kumathebear is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 07:48 PM   #2
Fishndude
Pope & Young
 
Fishndude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, Texas
Hunt In: Mason, Ellis and Dimmit counties
Default

Atta boy.
Fishndude is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 07:50 PM   #3
Johnny Dangerr
Pope & Young
 
Johnny Dangerr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Killing Stuff These Days
Default

Go Don Go...........
Johnny Dangerr is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 08:09 PM   #4
ATI
Ten Point
 
ATI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Wylie, TEXAS
Hunt In: TEXAS
Default

Keep it up. Good for you.
ATI is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 08:15 PM   #5
Electrican
Pope & Young
 
Electrican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Burleson TX
Hunt In: For a place
Default

Keep it up!
Electrican is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 08:25 PM   #6
Oldblue
Six Point
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Default

A couple months after having my first child, I quit cold turkey. I'm glad I did and haven't looked back since. Keep it up, it will get easier.
Oldblue is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 08:50 PM   #7
louieagarcia
Pope & Young
 
louieagarcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Kingwood, Tx
Hunt In: Planet Earth
Default

Keep it up! Good work
louieagarcia is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 08:55 PM   #8
kae006
Ten Point
 
kae006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nebraska
Hunt In: Colorado, Wyoming
Default

Congrats, keep up the streak! Out of curiosity, why would you consider going back, self control?
kae006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 09:02 PM   #9
sailor
Pope & Young
 
sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Texas
Hunt In: Texas
Default

don't give up...…
If I can do it... So can you....
sailor is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 09:16 PM   #10
kumathebear
Pope & Young
 
kumathebear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: DFW area
Hunt In: Anywhere and when I can!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kae006 View Post
Congrats, keep up the streak! Out of curiosity, why would you consider going back, self control?
The comment I made was based on my past life work experiences and the demons that "sometimes" still haunt me? Not going into detail, but what I experienced in a world most never have to deal with.

I know this is vague, but it is a part of me that never goes away and I've realized never will. Some call it PTSD, I don't call it that as I feel that's a "catch all" definition and not a reason to "not self control for some?"

Just specific to me, but obviously NOT a done deal as the desire could creep up anytime to ease the pain and memories...yep, a crutch. I hope not but I know I'm vulnerable and the battle still rages on even as age progresses.

A valid question and I hope this helps you understand.....
kumathebear is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 09:22 PM   #11
Leon County Slayer
Associate Sponsor
 
Leon County Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Camo (Leon County) - Knifemaker<><
Default

Keep em amazed!
Leon County Slayer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 09:29 PM   #12
bobby314
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Humble, TX
Default

Go for you man, stay strong.
bobby314 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 09:35 PM   #13
wow
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sheridan
Hunt In: Colorado, Lavaca, and any where im invited
Default

Good deal. I quit 20 years ago cold turkey. Then quit drinking a year or so later.
I feel for you about the demons. I just call mine ghosts. They are always there then suddenly pop out.
I get cravings at the oddest times like 3 am or in the shower.
I still take it 1 day at a time.
GOOD LUCK an PRAYERS.
wow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 09:44 PM   #14
boy wonder
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brock
Hunt In: The river
Default

Good for you and your family, keep at it!
boy wonder is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 09:53 PM   #15
12RingKing
Pope & Young
 
12RingKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lake Jackson
Hunt In: The Grocery Store...
Default

I quit cold turkey too. It was tough and I still get occasional cravings and it’s been 8 years or so.

If you fall, just get back up on the horse!
12RingKing is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 10:11 PM   #16
Burnadell
Pope & Young
 
Burnadell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: White Oak
Hunt In: Bee County
Default

Good on ya! Keep at it.
Burnadell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 10:15 PM   #17
valhalla696
Nubbin' Buck
 
valhalla696's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Default

I need to do the same, great job.
valhalla696 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 10:17 PM   #18
Swampa
Pope & Young
 
Swampa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Coleman
Default

Great job so far!!!! Stay strong


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Swampa is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 10:20 PM   #19
cbarnes
Six Point
 
cbarnes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Baird, Texas
Hunt In: Callahan County
Default

Good job, keep it up!
cbarnes is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 10:35 PM   #20
txrevolution
Six Point
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Default

I promised my wife I'd quit smoking if we got pregnant. Quit when she was about 6 months in. Our daughter is almost 10 now and I've never touched em since the day I sat them down. Keep focused. You can do it. I honestly do not miss it and only regret not doing it sooner.
txrevolution is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-15-2019, 10:39 PM   #21
gneimeth
Ten Point
 
gneimeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Round Rock, TX
Hunt In: Rosanky and Big Lake
Default

Hell to da YES!
gneimeth is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 08:35 AM   #22
Crazy Horse
Pope & Young
 
Crazy Horse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Hunt In: Lavaca County
Default

keep at it...
Crazy Horse is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 08:42 AM   #23
K. Lane
Ten Point
 
K. Lane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Dirty Bay
Hunt In: Kendall County Texas
Default

AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!
Keep it up and stay strong..you can make it brother man!!

Prayers for strength and will power
K. Lane is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 08:55 AM   #24
cashcropper
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Default

Congrats to you Sir. Sometimes you need a reason or purpose to quit. I dipped snuff for 30 years before I stopped. My reason was that my craving was stronger than my self control and that angered me that I was that weak. I put it down,prayed on it and never went back. Be strong, you got this.
cashcropper is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 09:01 AM   #25
tps7742
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Hunt In: East tx
Default

Congratulations and hope it continues. Do it for the Family if no one else.
tps7742 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 02:47 PM   #26
stickemhard3
Ten Point
 
stickemhard3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Waverly
Hunt In: Mont. County and Anderson County
Default

Congrats!! Keep it up. I’ve lost a grandmother and most recently a grandfather from smoking. Grandpa was in great health minus the COPD. Got pneumonia and his lungs couldn’t handle the stress and quit on him.
stickemhard3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 03:16 PM   #27
Acameron52
Ten Point
 
Acameron52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Lewisville
Hunt In: Coleman & Loving
Default

You can do it. You’ve done the hardest part in just deciding to quit.
Acameron52 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 03:51 PM   #28
joeperot
Four Point
 
joeperot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: haskell
Default

keep right frame of mind and don't give in.
joeperot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 03:54 PM   #29
texashunter
Ten Point
 
texashunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Harker Heights,TX
Hunt In: Bell Co, San Saba Co
Default

Good luck
texashunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 06:16 PM   #30
Uncle Saggy
Pope & Young
 
Uncle Saggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Default

Good for you!!!! This coming Thursday will be 3 weeks for me..... I did the same thing, enough was enough and threw a pack in the trash. Iíve had 2 smokes since then..... I got it beat, but **** itís tough
Uncle Saggy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 06:25 PM   #31
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones and San Saba Counties and Missouri
Default

Way to go! May God strengthen you in your quest for better health.

Gary
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 06:51 PM   #32
d1rich1
Ten Point
 
d1rich1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Was Midland- Now Charlotte NC
Default

You got this!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
d1rich1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 07:17 PM   #33
kumathebear
Pope & Young
 
kumathebear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: DFW area
Hunt In: Anywhere and when I can!
Default

Thanks all...by the way, my wife is a smoker so the added pressure, BUT...has not been a problem so far. Actually it's helped her cut down as she is sympathetic to my cause.

And NO...I don't give her any BS as I know it's a personal decision and you quit when you are ready or not.

Appreciate all the comments and prayers, staying strong and determined!
kumathebear is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 07:21 PM   #34
kumathebear
Pope & Young
 
kumathebear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: DFW area
Hunt In: Anywhere and when I can!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Saggy View Post
Good for you!!!! This coming Thursday will be 3 weeks for me..... I did the same thing, enough was enough and threw a pack in the trash. Iíve had 2 smokes since then..... I got it beat, but **** itís tough
Hang in there Brother! I was just joking with my wife today about only her still smoking? With me not buying smokes it's $60/week saved and it's going towards guns, ammo, hunting, whatever, lol.

She never gives me any gripes about our hunting costs so just another benefit when you smoke as much as I "did" everyday.
kumathebear is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 07:52 PM   #35
Huntingfool
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Default

Sir - I congratulate you for your efforts and trying to better yourself.

There are two things only that will keep you on the right path - faith and family.

Believe that the Lord is with you each step of the way and never forget the impact you have on your loved ones - what you do will affect them for the rest of their lives

Prayers to you for continued strength
Huntingfool is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 08:02 PM   #36
TacticalCowboy
Ten Point
 
TacticalCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Snyder
Hunt In: Southern Taylor County, Tom Green County
Default

Sounds like you have the right mindset!! Realizing you don’t HAVE to have it is the first step.
TacticalCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 08:29 PM   #37
kae006
Ten Point
 
kae006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nebraska
Hunt In: Colorado, Wyoming
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kumathebear View Post
The comment I made was based on my past life work experiences and the demons that "sometimes" still haunt me? Not going into detail, but what I experienced in a world most never have to deal with.



I know this is vague, but it is a part of me that never goes away and I've realized never will. Some call it PTSD, I don't call it that as I feel that's a "catch all" definition and not a reason to "not self control for some?"



Just specific to me, but obviously NOT a done deal as the desire could creep up anytime to ease the pain and memories...yep, a crutch. I hope not but I know I'm vulnerable and the battle still rages on even as age progresses.



A valid question and I hope this helps you understand.....


Fair enough, you didnít owe me an explanation, but thanks for taking the time anyways! How have you felt physically since quitting (once the cold passed), do you *feel* better in the mornings, etc?
kae006 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-16-2019, 11:51 PM   #38
Payne346
Eight Point
 
Payne346's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Default

Good luck!
Payne346 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-17-2019, 12:39 AM   #39
Plain Lucky
Ten Point
 
Plain Lucky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Hunt In: North central Tx, Kansas
Default

Keep it up, you can do it!

My dad has smoked his whole life and always been in good health. He used to be an avid quail hunter but stopped about 20 years ago due to lease costs. Fast forward to a couple of years ago, he joined my friends and I on a guided pheasant hunt. He’s in his early 60’s and although he wouldn’t admit it, the walking long distances isn’t near as easy as it should be. I know he loved the hunt but it was disappointing to see his years of smoking holding him back.
Plain Lucky is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-17-2019, 01:47 AM   #40
Robertt
Ten Point
 
Robertt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Portland, Tx
Hunt In: Atascosa County, Tx
Default

Bought a pack when I was 16 years old because the fireworks stand didn't have any punks to light them. Turned 57 this year and can't imagine the money I have wasted all these years. I know I need to quit but the problem is until you want to quit you won't.
Robertt is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-17-2019, 09:06 AM   #41
CabezaBlanca
Ten Point
 
CabezaBlanca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Rock Island, TX
Hunt In: Colorado County
Default

I quit cold turkey also. Tomorrow will be 6 months and 3 weeks smoke free after 35 years. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Keep it up, you got this!
CabezaBlanca is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-17-2019, 10:01 AM   #42
Rubberdown
Ten Point
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Houston
Default

Good stuff man! I’m working to give up sugar and caffeine. I’m shocked how hard that is. I can’t imagine giving up smoking.
Rubberdown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-17-2019, 06:07 PM   #43
rvd
Ten Point
 
rvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Coast
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Good for you and those that love you! Will keep you in my prayers.
rvd is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-17-2019, 06:42 PM   #44
Mudslinger
Pope & Young
 
Mudslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lubbock, TX
Hunt In: Kent Co., Stonewall Co., CO, Limpopo RSA
Default

Congrats and hope you can stay with it!
Mudslinger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-17-2019, 07:59 PM   #45
RascalArms
Pope & Young
 
RascalArms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Forney, TX
Hunt In: Schleicher County
Default

Good for you Kuma...keep it up
RascalArms is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-18-2019, 05:09 PM   #46
quarterback
Pope & Young
 
quarterback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sunnyvale
Hunt In: San Saba
Default

Brother Kuma....just now saw this. I'm very proud of your decision to quit. I swear nicotine is the devil. I got caught up in the snuff habit for way too long and finally went to the doctor for chantix. It helped me quit so don't be afraid to go that route if you have to. Stay strong and remember the cravings only last so long and then they pass. You can do this.
quarterback is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-18-2019, 05:26 PM   #47
CRM_95
Pope & Young
 
CRM_95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: East TX
Hunt In: East TX
Default

Good work!!
CRM_95 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-18-2019, 06:03 PM   #48
quackaholic1
Pope & Young
 
quackaholic1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Magnolia,Tx
Hunt In: Cass county
Default

I used tobacco for over 30 years and quit cold turkey> You can do it, it may not be easy but never give up. If it gets to much just ask the Lord for some help. He will help you.. By the way i quit oer 20 years ago and feel better now than i did then..
quackaholic1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com