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TOPIC:   How Long Have You Kept Your Quit? 


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LAUROBNAT
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since 9/17/09 and loving it!!!!
so glad to be free!

It was difficult in the beginning but tough it out........ each day gets better.

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TODAY IS YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW!


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TOMNJERI
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Everyone seems to be doing fineand congratulations to all of you. I'm on Chantix and struggling. I seem to be OK for a few days and then I get a terrible urge to smoke. What do I do? I don't want to eat and I lose my temper easily. I'm a very easy going person, but lately, I'm edgy all the time. HELP!!!


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61 days now



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TOMNJERI
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So far three weeks.


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28 days and counting Cold turkey



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May 17th will be 5 months!!!



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KCDEEE
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Hello kcdee!
Your Quit Date is: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 12:00:00 PM
Test Time Smoke-Free: 790 days, 17 hours, 18 minutes and 38 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7907
Lifetime Saved: 2 months, 9 hours
Money Saved: $1,384.25

Have loved every minute of it......After the 1st week or so make a game out of it....See how many days you can go...then before you know it.
Your a NON-SMOKERemoticon

WW..................5/2006
SP Member......2/20/07
LifeTime WW 3/7/07
Stop Smoking..3/12/08

Dee, Your friend from Ks.


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REGAN49
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5/11/10 3:41 A

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Final count down towards 5 months!!!



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KCDEEE
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You have more free time during the week-ends.....Take a walk....drink water..brush your teeth...As I said in my previous post...Change the way your doing things..New ways don't include smoking the old ways did..emoticon

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KCDEEE
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2 years and 2 months.....Have not looked back once..The absolutely best thing I have ever done...Smoked for 53 years and quit in one night...I was tired of it...tired of the smell in my hair, clothes and house.......
You can do this...Stay away from people that smoke..Change your habits....Keep your teeth brushed...It all works..

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Stop Smoking..3/12/08

Dee, Your friend from Ks.


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IRIE_KEY
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5/7/10 9:45 P

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Since 4/6/2010

It's not what I did, but what I do next that sets the course for success.


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REGAN49
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5/7/10 2:26 A

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emoticon WORKING ON 5 MONTHS!!!



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ZABEZABE
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4/29/10 1:18 P

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Definitely! Let me know if it works for you!


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SSCHULTZ59
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4/28/10 9:24 A

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I am still struggling.. so i will try the book.. i can go 5 days easy.. it is the weekends that are doing me in. i need to evaluate why.. i have more stress during the week... frustration....


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I started smoking when I was 11, and just quit a little over 6 months ago, I'm 25 so that means I smoked for over half my life! This may sound really silly, but a friend of mine whom was also a heavy smoker quit and suggested I do it the same way as him, which was to read a book. The book is called "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" and I have to say, it really did work for me. I will never light up again! I'd recommend it to anyone, and if you don't want to spend the money, rent it from the library like I did (I actually rented an audio book version and listened to it at work, but I'm sure the old fashioned was would work just as well)


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NANCY-BE
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4/19/10 12:19 P

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With the help of Champix, which is miraculous, my hubby and I both kicked a 35-year+ habit for 7 months. Then, stupidly, during a stressful family time, we both lit up because........what harm could one smoke do? That one led to two, two led to four, and now four has led to about 6-8 smokes a day again. As wonderful and easy as the Champix made our quits, we both started having strong cravings around the 6 month mark, so those of you who are going through this now, do not give into it, or, like us, you'll be back to Square One again. Don't throw away what you've already accomplished because you'll be very disappointed in yourself. It's the stupidest thing I've ever done. Happily, we're ready to quit again, have set the date, and now know more of what to expect. Good luck to us all! It can be done.

Edited by: NANCY-BE at: 4/19/2010 (12:20)

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SSCHULTZ59
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4/19/10 9:54 A

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starting over again today.. i do great during the week.. cant hold myself together on the weekend. emoticon


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TOMNJERI
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4/14/10 3:16 P

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In my 7th week!

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4/14/10 1:28 A

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emoticon 4 months!!!



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TOMNJERI
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4/13/10 4:02 P

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Going strong. Just got my last Chantix refill. The proof will be when I stop medication.

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REGAN49
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emoticon Heading towards 4 months!!!



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GRAMMIE1959
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today is 28 days!emoticon

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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REGAN49
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emoticon Working towards 4 months!



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TOMNJERI
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3/19/10 6:53 A

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I'm into my 5th week!


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emoticon 3 months!!!



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TOMNJERI
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3/17/10 7:50 A

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Fourth week and still going strong. Feel much better and I'm sleeping better. I'm following program and exercising, but haven't lost any weight. As a matter of fact I gained two! Help!!!emoticon


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DEBBIEK60
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Keep up the great work! It will slowly get easier, even when it doesn't seem like it ever will.

DebbieK


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TOMNJERI
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Finished the third week. It's going good, even thogh every once in awhile I want to smoke. Trying to keep busy with the treadmill and walking around the block and that helps a lot. emoticon


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emoticon working towards 3 months!!



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TOMNJERI
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It's been two weeks now. I am on Chantix and seems to be working. I did smoke some the first week, but the second week went very well.


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I just joined the team today but I have been smoke free for 2 years now. I wish everyone well in their struggle to stop smoking. You can do it.

"I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."


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REGAN49
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emoticon 2 months and 1 week!!



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TOMNJERI
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Have been on Chantix for 1 week. Everything is going as planned.


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2/18/10 2:28 A

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emoticon 2 months and 4 days!!!emoticon



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DEBBIEK60
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Keep it up. You are well past the toughest part, but I think it is even easier after a year because then you have passed each major annual occasion.

Now for the secret of losing the post weight...

DebbieK


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REGAN49
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emoticon 2 months!!!!



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emoticon ONE DAY TO THE 2 MONTH MARK!!



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Charagirl....you are such an inspiration to me! I am currently lugging 213 lbs. on a 5'2" frame and have been officially 100% smoke free for 5 months now....ANY tips you can give me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


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Greetings fr. another new 'Spark'! I gave up a 38 year habit with the help of the gum in Oct. 2009....
I know I can NEVER touch a cigarette or it's all over, but it doesn't bother me to be around smokers...still feel sorry for myself and get depressed for some reason....REALLY depressed that I have gained almost 20 pounds in 5 months...help!!


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REGAN49
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emoticon Getting closer to the 2 month mark!!!



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REGAN49
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emoticon Getting close to the 2 month mark!!



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DHOLLOWAY60
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8 years 8 months.

WOULD LOVE TO GET DOWN TO 130 POUNDS


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DEBBIEK60
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1 year and 8 days. the premiums on group insurance just went down. :)

DebbieK


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Day 8 and 8.5 hrs



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TOMNJERI
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1/17/10 7:49 A

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Not long. I just started AGAIN, two days ago.


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REGAN49
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emoticon 30 DAYS!!!!



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DEBBIEK60
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Keep it up everyone. Here's to a great 2010. It gets easier I promise, especially after 1 month, though I am not yet at the stage where I never feel like having one. Others tell me that too will come, in time. I do know from everyone that we can't have even a puff because then not only do we lose the official quit, but the craving starts all over again.

DebbieK


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Hi there. My name is Shelena and I am new to the group. I have a long way to go. I have only been 3 days but I feel really good so far!

I have changed my life for the good and long term is for the better!


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REGAN49
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emoticon 28 days and going strong!!



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Jan 24, 2009
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LAUROBNAT
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I have not smoked since 9/17/09!! :)
I really can't believe it!! - Thank God!
I am still keeping my guard up and going through holiday season was an endurance test but I feel more powerful - like there is nothing I cant do now!!

TODAY IS YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW!


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REGAN49
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emoticonemoticon 20 DAYS!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!



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You've been free of cigarettes for 248 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes & 17 seconds(April 26, 2009)

You have not smoked 3,728 cigarettes since then, and you have saved a total of $792.36.


~~Christine~~
Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time - Mark Twain

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Goal #2 - 175(24%)
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Quit Smoking Calculator
You've been free of cigarettes for 1 days, 20 hours, 51 minutes & 9 seconds

You have not smoked 168 cigarettes since then, and you have saved a total of $18.51.



Edited by: MAGDALINI-EL at: 12/30/2009 (06:56)

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emoticon 19 DAYS!!!!!emoticon



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emoticon 18 days!!! Starting to get a little easier!! (Not much)



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MAGDALINI-EL
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day 1 again


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emoticon 17 DAYS!!! HANGING TOUGH!!



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KCDEEE
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Funny you should ask.....This is what I received this morning....

Your Quit Date is: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 12:00:00 PM
Test Time Smoke-Free: 609 days, 18 hours, 50 minutes and 55 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 6098
Lifetime Saved: 1 month, 16 days, 13 hours
Money Saved: $1,067.50

How I quit..A friend told me that she couldn't go on a trip because of the Oxygen she had to use for breathing....I knew that wasn't going to be me...I stopped that night...I only smoked about 1/2 package a day but still I had problems breathing..

Congratulations to Pedal-Pusher and to all of us..
emoticonemoticonemoticon

WW..................5/2006
SP Member......2/20/07
LifeTime WW 3/7/07
Stop Smoking..3/12/08

Dee, Your friend from Ks.


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I have been smoke free 2106 days and still think of myself as a 'recovering' smoker. I honestly never thought I would do it, but the doctors gave me a choice to quit smoking or quit breathing........AND STILL I HAD TO THINK ABOUT IT!

Linda ~ Pennsylvania

"Last is just the slowest winner."-C Hr Boyd

“The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” John Bingham

"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug." P Neal

"Only those who will risk going to far can possibly find out how far they can go." T. S. Elliot

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You're doing great. I've been quit 43 days and I am trying to watch what I eat and exercise, but like you, my quit is number 1. That's a great thing you're doing, looking out for your quit and making it number 1.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt



No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

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I am at 45 days!!
I had a couple of bad days but got through them smoke free by the grace of God.
My hubby took me out to a really nice dinner
on day 30. He is really proud of me. Maybe I'll treat myself to a facial for 60 days!
I am really striving to create a healthy lifestyle and hoping to lose weight while doing so without making it my main focus - ya know with out losing myself in the process.

TODAY IS YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW!


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emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticonPlace

Your great....good job....7 months now...8 months tomorrow.....Keep it up
dee

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Congratulations, you deserve applause. Great job at keeping your quit, keep up the good work.emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

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Nov,5 @ 11 am it will be 7 months! Yahoo!!!
It hasnt been easy lately have been thinking
about the little suckers lots. But will persevere
and keep my quit on.emoticonemoticon


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emoticonemoticonemoticon..congratulations now you can stop and smell the flowers and actually smell them.....Everything is getting better... You go...Your the Best....I'm excited for you ...Now you can tell everyone I don't smoke emoticon and very soon it will be 2 months then 6 and before long it will be 1 year....Great Job

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FREEBIRD1018
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1 month smoke free todayemoticon

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

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emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon Great Job.....You get the blue ribbon for starting......You can do this....just tell your self you don't smoke any longer.....
Congratulations....Your Awesome.....

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Today was day 1

It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, so NOPE
and on to tomorrowemoticon

Gini



If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up!



Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most !


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Congratulations.......Isn't it wonderful......
Very Proud of you and for you.....emoticonemoticonemoticon

and now it is so good to have all the emoticon
and emoticon

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That's great "268th day of being smoke free." It is hard, very hard but when you do it you feel so good. I quit in July of 2008 after smoking for about 25 years give or take a few. I remember talking to a pharmacy tech at the hospital while buying my last set of quit smoking patches and telling her that I had quit and she said don't you love being able to breath now....? and I just sat there and thought:

YES I CAN

AND YES I DO REALLY LOVE BEING ABLE TO BREATH NOW.

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As for me in my house we will worship the Lord.


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Today at 8:30am was my 268th day of being smoke free after smoking for 17 years.....over HALF MY LIFE! I am only 30, been smoking since I was 13 (stupid, I know) and just quit cold turkey on January 2nd, 2009 @ 8:30am.

Remember, it's not stopping smoking that is difficult, it's not starting back up that is the challenge!

Some things I have learned :

-Cravings come and go, but as long as you can keep a ciggy out of your fingers, the craving will pass

-When I smoked, my clothes, my car and my breath smelled like poo-poo....and dirt....TRUE STORY!

-Apples and pb&j taste so much better now that I am quit!

-I am not as angry as I was when I was smoking

-I CAN BREATHE!!!!!

"It is better to be hated for whom you are, than loved for whom you are not."
"You cannot change the way people act, you can only change the way YOU react."
"It's not about the destination, but more about the journey getting there!"


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I would like to say something about the cravings......forget them.....eat what you know is good for you..and if a craving creeps up on you and you can get rid of it..eat it...but in the form of an apple/banana or something healthy....but most of all..your job at this time is to quit smoking..that is your primary job and goal....after you have conquered that then work on any weight you have gained....One habit at a time is enough for anyone.... emoticonemoticonemoticon emoticon

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Hello kcdee!
Your Quit Date is: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 12:00:00 PM
Test Time Smoke-Free: 548 days, 17 hours, 21 minutes and 40 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 5487
Lifetime Saved: 1 month, 11 days, 21 hours
Money Saved: $960.75


I am so proud of myself I just turned 70 and have been smoking since I was 15.....count it up that is a long time.......Now please, if I can do this after all those years...you can as well.......Don't play with it....just do it....I stopped at 11:00pm one night after having dinner with friends and one tell us she could not travel because of her COPD and having to have Oxygen...Now is that a life? I don't think so and I didn't want any more of the smokes.....I beg you to stop now....Smoke straws instead they cost less and you get tired and people look at you funny LOL....
I know it is hard....but I also know you can do it...
Hugs to all emoticon and I want to see your 18 month posting..
dee

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RESIDENTELLE
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i need to quit badly and i just can't. i will be doing so good then i go out or hang out with people who smoke and i just start again. its so hard. Its making me feel horrible, and i know its bad for me, but i just can't stop.


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Tomorrow will be 7 months, and I can honestly say it is getting easier, but it is still not totally crave free. am up 20 lbs though. Can't say that is making me happy. :)

Edited by: DEBBIEK60 at: 8/26/2009 (21:48)
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I've actually lost count! Which is a first for me... normally every time I quit I can tell you how long its been down to the last minute!

Somewhere inbetween month 1 and month 2 - prob 6 weeks I reckon.

YAY!


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ENJOYABLETYME, i heard that when you quit smoking your body is so used to the hand to mouth motion that your body craves that hand to mouth motion. Oral fixation is the reason people eat when they quit smoking. Some solutions would be try using a pen at work, it gives that same motion. Or chew gum. Chewing gum is working for me, and has worked when i quit in the past. Chewing gum is also the low calorie solution for the problem. It keeps your mouth occupied and your stomach under control until you are trully hungry.
i just quit...again...and i am 2 days in and feeling ok now. my longest streak was 3 days but i fell off the wagon due to 4th of july. i'm staying on the wagon this time, i can't afford not to. But i can feel that it is getting easier every day.



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1286 Days SINCE I quiet and gaining weight every day. I'm up 20lbs now. ): I joined weight watchers today so I hope it helps! ANY SUGGESTIONS????


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4 months and 3 weeks. It actually is getting easier each week, but I still get a craving now only a few times each week, so it is much less. Now to get those nasty 15 pounds back off!!
My only way to overcome the cravings, is just to pass those few minutes and don't keep thinking about wanting it, and deep breathing seems to also help me.

Good luck to you all too!

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i'm on day 3 as of 17 minutes ago.


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Congratulations to everyone. I'm on day 50, never thought I'd make it this far (I never have on any of my thousands of quits before). This quit feels different though and I hope it is. Just being here and trying to live healthier makes me feel like I'm doing something good for me for a change.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt



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CHARAGIRL
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4 weeks today at 11 am Yahoo!!!


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Keep up the great work every body!!!
Just hang on!emoticon



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Thanks Debbie. I'm glad to know it gets easier because I'm really wanting a cigarette right now.

Hope is here-Perfection isn't

God Bless


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Congratulations Donna & Alice. Keep at it, it does get easier. I still get a craving about once every couple of days. a deep breath or two, and it does pass. Sometimes, it's like I am pretending that is smoking... a bit weird, but if it works...

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16 days and still doing OK.

Hope is here-Perfection isn't

God Bless


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8th day and hanging in there.

Hope is here-Perfection isn't

God Bless


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Hi Debbie thank you for your encouraging words i am on day 7 . Back to work tonight which is good as i just spent 2 days stuffing one thing or another in my mouth. I will keep it up and hope that it does get easier.
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Good for you Donna. Do your best to stay at it because it really does get easier, and you've done the toughest part. It's still not without a temptation maybe once a day (11 weeks tomorrow)

Edited by: DEBBIEK60 at: 4/10/2009 (18:02)
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Hi ! New here i have 4 days under my belt. Tonight is my beer night as i have my days off . But better not go there as i can not relapse that first 48 hours was like hell . I cant go through that again.
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Hi Dawn,

Congrats keep it up. I'm on 6.5 weeks, but gained 12 lbs. I can't believe I am eating so much.

Is TDI your car? Just wondering because I drive a Volkswagen Golf TDI (turbo diesel)

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Day 20 smoke-free now.



February goals:
~To continue to be cigarette free!
~To drink 10+ glasses of water a day.
~To work out at least 4 days a week (even if it's just cardio).
~Continue to be accountable for what I'm putting in my mouth.
~Only weigh in on Fridays
~Lose 10lbs this month!


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