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TWEETYKC00
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5/21/13 12:52 P

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Hi there Angela!


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5/21/13 10:30 A

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Hello my name Angela, I 'm 44 and have two adult children and one grandchild eight months old. I'm going to quit 05/27/2013. I'm going to quit cold turkey. I really need to do this for me and my family so I can be around a lot longer and not cut my life short. I deserve to be happy and healthy and strong. I will quit smoking . It does not matter how many times I may need to try. I will not give up trying to quit smoking. emoticon emoticon


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ALAINEBUG
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5/19/13 11:47 A

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I agree with zantonk. Every time I say I'm never going to eat this again, it makes me want to eat as much of it as possible today, and then I always fail.

Just focus on this moment right now. You may screw up, you may not. Don't worry about the future or your past mistakes. Every time you have a craving, for anything, just tell your self that you are choosing to make this decision right now. All of the little good decisions add up, and it gets easier to make better choices.

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive." Howard Thurman


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TWEETYKC00
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5/16/13 12:19 P

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Welcome to the team!


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PASSIONATETIGER
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5/16/13 11:01 A

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Welcome! Cleansing your body of all these toxins is indeed a big deal. There are a LOT of people out here to support and guide you. There are tools and suggestions and principles to learn on how to live nicotine free. You can utilize all of this.

We only breathe deeply when we take a drag off a cigarette, so first thing is to practice "smoking air". We have to train ourselves to take in healthy breaths of fresh air without the poisons. These deep breaths of air will actually take away the craving even though you aren't feeding the craving. A craving passes whether we feed it or not! Remember that.

I get all my support and guidance as a member of nicotine-anonymous.org. As the steps suggest, I do service work in the fellowship as part of my staying clean and practicing my own recovery. I have found that t's a wonderful program for those who want to live a better way of life.

In person meetings are the best, but there are also online meetings and telephone meetings available. You CAN do this. Just remember that when we want to lose a behavior, we need to practice replacement behaviors. It also applies to our thinking. Many of our thoughts are NOT US, but are the addiction itself talking in our head. Learning to separate from those 'beliefs' is a great growth opportunity.

Enjoy your journey of self discovery!


Dale

With grace and self esteem, honor the Passionate Tiger in You. Refresh your personal high regard (daily) in order to live happy, joyous and free.

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ZANTONK
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5/16/13 7:46 A

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It may be helpful to NOT think about quitting forever, as Sat approaches, look forward to that day as an opportunity for your best health... just don't smoke that day.... take one craving at a time and know it will pass without smoking. Stay out of the "big picture" and present with how you feel hour by hour.... Being smoke free is the BEST health move you can make, do what ever it takes because you are worth it! There is such fabulous freedom being smoke free,

It was VERY challenging for me to quit, I was addicted. But every struggle was worth it the freedom I enjoy now..... it will be 6 years this July!!

All is well.


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1LEANNA
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5/15/13 11:20 P

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Hello, I'm 34 years old, have 2 young daughters, work 30 hours a week and I am a full time college student. I have been smoking for 20 years and I am so ready to quit, more and more often I find myself putting it out before I've even smoked half of it. I have set my quit date for Saturday morning and my thought process for that was that I could lock myself away from fellow smokers for 2 days before I have to face the temptation of smoking. When I decided to quit I was so excited however the closer it gets to Saturday the more nervous I get about putting them down forever. It seems crazy because I want to quit so I don't understand why I'm "flipping" out :) To make things more challenging I started working towards a healthier lifestyle on Monday(giving up soda, fast food and sweets and started juicing) so although I want to make all these healthy changes I am so nervous about doing it all at once. I am not backing down but any support or tips you have would be Amazing!
Thanks,
Leanna

Leanna :)


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