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    Motivation Needed, Help Me Decide!

    So here's the deal; I'm quitting smoking and need some help with motivation. The way I see it, at $5 a pack, I'll be saving $1825 over the course of the next year from what would have otherwise be spent on cigarettes. That means that if I can make it to the 3 month (90 days) mark, I'll be past the "hump", and will consider myself a non smoker. Having done that, I feel I deserve a reward

    So, in 87 days, I'll have $1825 burning a hole in my pocket for something really special Question is what. I'm thinking a nice 1911, or possible one of those bad ass Sig's from the custom shop. What would you get for that $? Make it good, quitting sucks and I need all the motivation I can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
    So here's the deal; I'm quitting smoking and need some help with motivation. . .
    Hey, I quit in 1987.
    I hadn't thought of it that way, but I guess even with the thousands (several) that I've spent on guns since then, I'm still money ahead.

    Pick an "EVENT" to symbolize it marking the very last pack and the very last drag on the very last DAY !

    I threw away half a pack in a garbage can next to Yellowstone Lake after my then wife and I ate lunch.
    Before heading down to the Tetons for a family reunion organized by my "then" Mother-in-Law.
    Why then and there ?

    Because, if I could get through five days with my Mother-in-Law without smoking,
    there was NO crisis at work or home that would cause me to have to regress and start again.

    And, yes, I announced my motivation to the entire extended family including that nice lady.

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    If you succeed, you deserve at least a Wilson Combat 1911.

    I have been continuously rewarding myself, with a series of $500-$1000 guns, since I quit in 2006 (after 35 years). The motivation does help, and since I still have dreams about unfiltered Camels, I have to re-motivate myself often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    If you succeed, you deserve at least a Wilson Combat 1911.

    I have been continuously rewarding myself, with a series of $500-$1000 guns, since I quit in 2006 (after 35 years). The motivation does help, and since I still have dreams about unfiltered Camels, I have to re-motivate myself often.
    Thanks Bisley. If you could do it after 35 years, I know I can. I gotta say though, it's a b*tch! And nicotine gum, that stuff is like chewing a mint flavored ash tray. Urrrrghhhh!

    Anyway, I thought we were supposed to talk guns here

    A Wilson Combat would be nice, but I saw one of these babies at the shop the other day, and man this thing looked nice!

    Sig 226 X-Five 9mm, Adjust. Sights, Competition,19rd Mag

    I'll bet they shoot like a dream.

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    You think that this forum is about guns, exclusively? Ha!

    I, too, gave up smoking after about 35 years, but I didn't bribe myself with a gun. No bribe would've helped me. All I had was sheer willpower, and...
    ...The absolutely most useful motivation of all: SEX!
    When I didn't smoke, I got "French"-kissed more, because I tasted better. And I lasted longer "on the job" without running out of breath, which was a very positive motivation to both me and my partner. My technique improved, because I now had sufficient stamina to spend time exploring the various methods of, er, application.
    The improvement in the erotic part of my life was all of the motivation I needed, to stay off of the weed for good. I recommend the technique to you.

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    Well, Steve, I hadn't really thought about that aspect of it, but now that you mention it....

    It's crazy, I can't think of 1 good reason to smoke, but there thousands of reasons NOT to smoke, yet all my poor little brain wants to do is have a cig.

    Had a good long range session yesterday. That helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    You think that this forum is about guns, exclusively? Ha!

    I, too, gave up smoking after about 35 years, but I didn't bribe myself with a gun. No bribe would've helped me. All I had was sheer willpower, and...
    ...The absolutely most useful motivation of all: SEX!
    When I didn't smoke, I got "French"-kissed more, because I tasted better. And I lasted longer "on the job" without running out of breath, which was a very positive motivation to both me and my partner. My technique improved, because I now had sufficient stamina to spend time exploring the various methods of, er, application.
    The improvement in the erotic part of my life was all of the motivation I needed, to stay off of the weed for good. I recommend the technique to you.
    Now, that's just disgusting. How am I ever going to get that image out of my brain. (Just kidding )

    I did it cold turkey, with no mind tricks at all. I just made up my mind that it was going to hurt, and took the pain. Besides, I promised, and that was a commitment I had never made, on any earlier attempt. I don't make many promises, but I keep the ones I do make.

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    Here's another way to think about it; What is your life worth? I think mine is priceless.

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