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Apr 04, 2018 (09:02 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Good bump Timbo 

The habit of despair is worse than despair itself

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Mar 31, 2018 (01:28 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Timbo it's like the red pill and blue pill in matrix movie SO in my humble opinion you and me also millions of people around the world choose truth pill reality and quit just quit believing that reailty better than slavery....on the other handthere is people chose the other pill and live and you can see them every where around the world puffing in our faces and we now feeling sorry for them.I use the site for years till got the courage to swallow reality pill by the helping of many people who do what I was afraid to do ....after 6 years now since reality pill believe me I wish I was take it earlier than that and quit but everything happens for a reason maybe it I do it earlier or if my quit was breeze 1 I was go back to smoke after awhile. The juice:I am happy to take the wonderful pill of reality .

Gorilla quitter, here come King Kong.

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Mar 29, 2018 (06:11 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Bump up for new quitters. Be sure and start at the beginning. 
 
Life most definitely does get better after you quit smoking. I think quitting was the hardest thing that I've ever did. Nicotine had such a control on my life. Thinking back now after 1610 days of freedom, what a fool I was. I only wish that I would have quit a long time ago. There is absolutely nothing good about smoking, nothing at all. I just hope that I quit before something bad happens to me if you know what I mean. The feeling I got when I realized that I had BEAT that darn NicoDemon was so over powering....I still grin when I think about it. Life is good, not smoking is GREAT! 
Stay strong.
 
Not One Puff Ever
 

Tim

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Jan 27, 2008 (03:45 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Yes, it does get better, and it is so worth it. I woke up this morning and thought how it had been a long time since I felt dirty down depressed. Sure, there are ups and downs, but not like it was for so many years. When I committed to being a nonsmoker I committed to life again. Glad I did  Smile

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My Quit Date: 3/22/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 311
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 12,440
Amount Saved: $2,114.80
Life Gained:
Days: 43 Hrs: 22 Mins: 24 Seconds: 54

Yippee! I'm a Non Smoker!!!

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Danielle - Bilingual Health Educator
Apr 01, 2007 (02:24 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Thanks for the bump!

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Bump for newbies.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/5/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 27
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 675
Amount Saved: $284.85
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 6 Mins: 18 Seconds: 23

Smoking is not an Option!

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New,

Is your quit meter on your computer the SSC quit meter or is it from like Silkquit or something like that?  If it's not the SSC downloadable quit meter, then it could be that they use a different system to calculate life gained.  What is different?  Is it life gained?  Money saved?  or something else?  I know for me, on my silkquit meter that I have downloaded, one of the questions was how much did you pay for a pack of ____?  Well, on my quit meter here, I put that I paid 3.20 a day, but in actuality, I smoked 30 cigarettes a day and a pack of 20 was 3.20, so when I put in to the silkquit meter that I paid 3.20 for a pack of 20 cigarettes, I ended up saving WAY more money than on the quit meter here (so I changed it on here once I realized the difference).  Could that be your problem?  If you let me know exactly what is different, I can try to help you figure out where the problem is.

Crave the Quit!

Pam

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/17/2005
Smoke-Free Days: 647
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 16,175
Amount Saved: $2672.11
Life Gained:
Days: 46 Hrs: 1 Mins: 20 Seconds: 7

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just going to add that at the bottom of my response, it had my stats, but they don't match the stats that show on my icon in my system try.  Anyone know why this is???

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/12/2003
Smoke-Free Days: 1414
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 103,222
Amount Saved: $12726
Life Gained:
Days: 137 Hrs: 13 Mins: 53 Seconds: 45

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Congrats on almost 2 months!  Hug yourself.  No, really, do it.  You deserve it.  Just reach right around and give yourself a big pat on the back.
I smoked for 24 years, the last 2 years I smoked 3 to 4 packs a day.
My status: smoke free 3 years,318 days
I have saved myself $13,384 and have not smoked 104630 ciggies

And yes, I feel better.  I no longer have to look for jobs that accept smokers (so many don't these days).  I no longer have to stand outside in pouring rain in 30 degree F weather up to my ankles in slush just to "enjoy" that little bit of nicotene that I truly believed I needed just to get through the next couple of hours.  I no longer have friends and relatives (especially kids)crinkle up their noses and turn away from the nicotene stench that permeated my entire being.  And do you know how bad the kitty litterboxes had to be before I could smell them??? GAG.  Now I can smell, unfortunately this also means I can smell RIGHT when the kitties go.  But I am sure my house is cleaner and MUCH fresher now than it ever had been.  But I no longer feel like an outcast.

One thing that helped me when I was quitting was to learn so many new facts about the poisons that are in the cigarettes and the lies the big companies told, and how the companies truly did see the consumers as expendable. ( Link Removed)


Hang in there.  
sharon



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/12/2003
Smoke-Free Days: 1414
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 103,222
Amount Saved: $12726
Life Gained:
Days: 137 Hrs: 13 Mins: 53 Seconds: 26

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ifyouplease,

You asked for stories of people who feel better about themselves?  Well, I am definitely one to tell you that I felt the same way you did... I struggled immensely with the quit... I felt horrible for a long time... I slipped a few times and thought I would NEVER feel like ME again.  And I'm here to tell you that yes, I DEFINITELY feel better.  Not just physically, but I am proud!  I am strong!  I have a sense of confidence that I NEVER even imagined having before.  I now know that I can do ANYTHING that I want to... and since quitting, have done things I just didn't think were possible for me.  I thought that I'd missed out on so many opportunities (like going back to school so I can become a teacher) that I am doing now.  I can't tell you how much more confidence you build after quitting... you'll just have to experience it for yourself.

And I was one who had 3 "slips."  I can't name anyone on this site who has had 3 slips and didn't relapse, and instead went on to have a successful quit.  I just don't know of any at all.  So really, I felt pretty hopeless... but I'm telling you now that it IS possible, no matter how many times you screw up, and it really and truly does feel better to be a non-smoker than it does to be a smoker... inside and out!

Crave the Quit!

Pam

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/17/2005
Smoke-Free Days: 646
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 16,167
Amount Saved: $2667.98
Life Gained:
Days: 46 Hrs: 0 Mins: 44 Seconds: 17

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I have not been quit nearly as long as some who have responded, but I feel like I am 'young' (LOL) enough in my quit to know what you are talking about, and 'old' enough in my quit to know better.....if that makes ANY sense at all...
At 198 days, I am so proud (and amazed) that I have made it this far!!!!  A year ago I would have told you that I could NEVER quit smoking and that I had no desire to quit.  I smokred for 34 years and had worked my way up to 3 packs a day!  I truly, truly, feel so much better physically and spiritually.  Emotionally....I'm still up and down, in all honesty.  Nicodemon still plays a few head games with me on occassion....but they are few and far between as time goes on....
There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
Head towards the light, Carol-Ann! Wink
Keep the quit...it is worth it!!!!

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My Quit Date: 9/8/2006
Smoke-Free Days: 198
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,929
Amount Saved: $1584
Life Gained:
Days: 21 Hrs: 0 Mins: 43 Seconds: 55

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Ifyouplease,

You've gotten some great responses. If you still need a little inspiration, take a tour at the Hall of Fame.

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What an encouraging post, Whynot! Thanks for taking the time to share that!

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My Quit Date: 3/6/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 19
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 486
Amount Saved: $175.75
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 4 Mins: 14 Seconds: 57

Never stop believing.

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Hi Ifyouplease
I have not been quit for long, but I can tell you this. I have always suffered from low self-esteem. Have never though I was worth anything. But since quitting this horrible addiction, I have learned something. I can do this. I can take control of my life, and show those around me that I am able to do this! I feel better that I quit, because I did something, am doing something, that lots of people feel they can not do. And I am succeeding every single day.
Me. No one else. Sure I have help....
you guys, hubby, family....
but I know, and never forget, that this is something only I can do. And that's a great thing to remember. It means, each and every day, that I am not a failure. I have accomplished something.
So good luck...and remember, you have done this yourself, too.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 2/15/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 38
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 960
Amount Saved: $313.5
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 17 Mins: 41 Seconds: 26

T. Churney

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do I feel better about myself???    you just better believe it!  finally "I" am running my life and not listening to that stupid addiction!  No more frantic searching for my smokes....no more panic when I realize I have 2 sickarettes left, live 5 miles out in the country and there is a major blizzard in progress......no more sweating it out at family functions till I can slip away and light up...no more cowering under the glares of non smokers while I huddle alone and try to smoke without breathing OUT.(lol)  
   now when I have been around smokers and smell my clothes I want to retch....I can only shudder and think, dear Lord, thank you for freeing me from this monster.
    Did I think quitting would send me bonkers?  yes  Did I have to fight with all my might?  yes   Did it seem to go on forever at the time??  yes   Did I get super frustrated and sometimes think I would never make it??  yes   Did I run here for support and that last ounce of strength to carry on??  yes   Was I at your exact point and thinking, God, will this never end??  yes
   did I keep my sanity??  YES  is my frustration gone  YES   have I found the freedom??  YES YES    
    was it all worth it???    OH YOU DAMNED BETCHA IT WAS!!!   YES A THOUSAND TIMES!!!
     so continue your struggle...hang on like your life depended on it...cause it does.
            Katy

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/4/2002
Smoke-Free Days: 1906
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 76,250
Amount Saved: $10864.2
Life Gained:
Days: 251 Hrs: 9 Mins: 39 Seconds: 1

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