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I am so proud of everyone on this team that is pulling together for the Lord! God bless you all and keep those bodies healthy!
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Thank you so much Dorothy. You know, I miss talking with you. Are you doing ok?

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Congrats on quitting smoking, I too quit but mine was over 25 years ago and I too still remember it. Yes it is hard but If you can get through the first month it does get easier.

Dorothy

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Thanks so much Teresa, I have had two successful days. I have given myself to God totally to do His Will for me. I know that my body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit and I don't want to go against it anymore. It is harder for me to get off of this smoking than it was for me to quit cocaine too. As long as I have prayers from people like you I know that I can eventually do this. Thanks, Pam

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I've been sick for a couple of weeks and am just now getting caught up with my emails. Pam, I smoked for 26 years and lost track of how many times I "quit"!! It was actually harder for more to quit smoking cigarettes than it was to quit smoking crack!! Don't beat yourself up because you slip, the important thing is to not completely give up. Remember...I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. I will keep you in prayer and if you need me, you know how to reach me. emoticon

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3/25/08 8:44 P

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Will be praying for you Pam.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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3/25/08 4:44 A

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Thank you Melissa. I appreciate your support. You mean alot to us and we feel very good about this. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. You are in ours. We are both crazy about you. I love you girl. Pam

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

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3/24/08 4:06 A

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YAY!! I am so proud of you both Pammy and Doug!
You will both do well partnering together! It will be very hard, and you will get cranky at times from the nicotine withdrawl, BUT you will survive this! I know when I quit smoking, I chewed a lot of gum to keep my mouth busy. And you will need to keep your hands busy, too.
I think the hardest part of quitting is the usual after-meal smoke and frequent "smoke breaks" you get in the habit of doing! You know when you start to crave the most, so prepare yourself ahead mentally to fill those times with healthy, new habits.

Just think of how much healthier your family, budget, body, mind and everything will be! I am so excited for you!!!
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emoticon That is good news that both of you are quitting!!

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Doug has decided to quit after today. We aren't buying anymore. We will save about 5000.00 a year. I am going to have the carpets cleaned first and curtains then see about new furniture. Or either spend more on my son and bills at first. I am looking forward to this.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

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3/23/08 2:53 A

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You can do this Pam!
I like the point of the financial aspect, though. When my Hubby and I were smoking, it was about $2,000.00 a year. WOW!! You could really take a nice vacation or fix up your place! Hey, on second thought, why not mention this to Doug?! Hee... hee!
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3/22/08 6:57 P

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Thank you Mimawelizabeth

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3/22/08 6:29 P

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It's not "failure" Pammy! Two steps forward, one step back - it's not that different from trying to eat healthily. If everyone is eating cheesecake around me, it would be SO HARD not to gobble up some myself - BUT, if I STOP before I've eaten the whole thing, then I'm back on track and doing better than I was before I even tried to stop.
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3/22/08 6:22 P

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Thank you guys. I feel like I have failed though. I have smoked some today. I am starting all over. I know that I can get through this. One of my smoker friends came over and with both Doug and her smoking it took me. I will start now. No more smoking.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

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3/22/08 6:11 P

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Once your home is smoke-free, you could plan and look forward to a thorough redo/cleaning to make the transition complete. If you save up the money you would have spent on cigarettes, that could give you a slush fund to work with.

After a few months without smoking, everything will smell and taste so much better to you! Maybe if food tastes a lot better, less will be more satisfying? I don't know about that - are there any ex-smokers out there who can relate?

My former in-laws smoked for 40 years in their home before they finally quit - her first, and then him two years later. At first they had the carpets, furniture and curtains professionally cleaned, but it wasn't enough. In order to get the house truly clean, they had to replace everything. It was worth it for them though, because it gave them even more motivation not to start back up.

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3/22/08 5:40 P

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Pammy! I feel for you, Honey!
I smoked for 8 years at one time in my life, and it was so hard to give them up!
I will be praying for you!

Also, this might help you, get rid of all smoking paraphenilia. Ash trays, lighters, etc. You can't get rid of Doug, though! LOL We will have to get on him next!!
The first 2 weeks are miserable. After the 1st month you will be doing much better, I promise. HUGS!
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Thank you so much

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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One of the amazing aspects of stopping smoking is that your lungs have the ability to actually HEAL themselves! I've read that after fifteen years smoke-free, ex-smokers and non-smokers have the same health risks.
I know 15 years feels like a long time, but your risks drop drastically after just a few months! This is the biggest step you can take to being healthier - not just for you, but for your son too! Congratulations on making this commitment~

Best wishes on your progress, I'll be praying for you too. Also, I'll be praying that your husband will join in this goal as well, to make your home completely smoke-free.

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Thanks Abby, I really think that quitting smoking is my answer to better health.

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Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

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I'm there for you. My prayers are with you.

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Thank you Twana, I felt that you did. I include you in my night time prayer too. You mean alot to me girl. Pam

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Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

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Pam I certainly will pray for you! I pray for you and your family every night!

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I know and thank you Cheryl.

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Pam you know your in my prayers!!!! emoticon emoticon

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I am using a helper, it's called nicotrol, a sinus spray. It helps some but mostly people like you all help. Thank ya'll very much.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

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I will pray for you

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Pam! That's great! I will be praying for you...are you using a helper like Nicorette or the patch? I tried last year to quit but with a house full of other smokers, I was soon giving in. I want to try to quit again...congratulations on your decision and let us know how you are doing!
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Glad to hear that you quit smoking. I will pray that you will be successful. Take care.

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Sending prayers your way pammy.
I am a smoker myself and I know how hard
it is to try to lay them down for good.

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I have quit smoking as of yesterday. It is very hard. I have smoked for 22 years. My husband still smokes, he smokes outside. I am asking for your support and prayers to help me through these next few days. Thank you, Pam

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

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