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8/25/13 9:18 A

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Congratulations on making the choice! I know how scary it feels. I am at day 116 being free. I can assure you, being on this side of the addiction, is total FREEDOM! You will love it! Don't worry about any potential weight gain - that is better than continuing to smoke. I don't think I will ever start again, because I never want to have to go through the quitting process again.

You can do this! Stay strong! Don't beat yourself up over the small things. Use a quit metre - very helpful. Have a plan for what you will do when the cravings strike.



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8/11/13 3:59 P

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This is the first day of your life! You will succeed if you never take another puff. I quit, cold turkey, after smoking for 52 years. Was it difficult...yes. Ad it will always be difficult, but it does get easier with time. Fewer craves will come and when I have them, I close my eyes and thank God that he allowed me to become an ex smoker. I knew when I quit I would gain weight but would not worry for several months.
Now I'm working on my weight..started atkins last week and have already lost four pounds.
So there is hope and you can do it. Smoking solves nothing so stop it now and never go back. (I am 70 and have COPD)

Good luck and stay positive no matter what happens!

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8/3/13 3:53 P

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Good for YOU.

It feels SO MUCH BETTER on the other side of the nicotine addiction.

Be kind to yourself! It matters!

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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7/28/13 8:44 P

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Hi!!! Congratulations for stepping out of your comfort zone!! Takes a lot of courage (at least it did for me)
Good luck to you on your journey to Feeling better,smelling better and liking yourself better than the smokes!!
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7/28/13 11:34 A

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Welcome to the team! Congrats on quitting. This is a hard road to take, but soo worth it.

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7/27/13 10:42 P

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Hi, This is my quit day. I am using the patch but wanted to use Chantix, however my insurance doesn't cover it and I don't have $200 a month to get it. So the patch directions say to find a support group. Which I thought nooo, I don't need one. See I am pretty quiet and shy and don't say much till I get to observe and know people. So last night I told my son that tomorrow I am quitting, he is happy. However I wish I didn't and I had just surprised him some time down the road when I had finally done it. I am worried I will fail and disappoint him, he so wants me to quit. I also want to. I am not doing it for him but for myself. Lately I can't stand the smell on me or even in the air around me. The last couple of years I have slowly made positive changes in my life. Starting in January it was weight loss, and using Spark People. So this evening I am having a rough time, I have done great all day, stayed busy and just had some fun and rewarded myself for starting on the road to quitting. Right now I am feeling worried about how all this is going to work. Am I going to do it, can I do it, will I gain back the 25lbs I have worked hard to loss and the whole am I going to get sick doing this.

So because of all of that I am going out of my comfort zone again today, and posting on a Team page. The darn directions where right I do need support. So here I am. As I know that my God will see me through this I know he gives me the ability to choose also. And I really don't want to choose to go back. I don't like to fail at anything, but I am also aware that I may and I may have to start over. As you can see this is all new, when pregnant it wasn't hard to quit, it literally made me sick to smoke which is how I found out I was prego. But this time its a choice I am making to continue on the positive changes in my life.

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