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  •  Lol...the fantasy of "just one..." GDbot (3+ / 0-)
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    Vacationland, flumptytail, anodnhajo

    warned me about that. I had that fantasy too. It was a nice one. But luckily I know myself well, and you know yourself well.

    I didn't really want to quit, either. I stopped in at GUS months ago, and everybody was so kind. But then, since I was too cowardly to admit that I was putting off quitting, I avoided GUS until right before I actually quit. Lol. I'm not a wimpy person at all, but...admitting that I had had the Tabex for MONTHS and was avoiding quitting seemed idiotic.

    "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

    by BadKitties on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 10:24:31 PM PDT

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    •  It's not's normal. (3+ / 0-)
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      People typically go through a certain progression of stages ("stages of change" a.k.a. the transtheoretical model/TTM) during their decision to undergo behavioral change, like quitting.

      It's just that they happen a little differently for everyone, in terms of the time it takes, or how long we spend at a particular stage; sometimes we don't consciously realize we're experiencing them at all. We all approach it our own way, but most of us experience the same sequence of changes in our mindset...though it's not at all unusual to backtrack or get "stuck" at a particular stage.

      "The truth can't hurt you, it's just like the dark. It scares you witless but in time you see things clear and stark." - Elvis Costello

      by Vacationland on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 11:32:01 PM PDT

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