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Machiavelli
Nov 24, 2016 (06:31 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Dec 12, 2012 (05:25 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hello all you new Butt-kickers!!!
 
      I just found this thread and thought it may be helpful!!!  I hope that many will read or re-read this thread, think about it and add your own 2 cents to the conversation!  
 
      I expect that this time of year may be especially hard on some of you new quitters!  Just remember, that you CAN do this, even with all of the holiday triggers that may arise!  There's always lots going on this time of year and the Forums may get even slower than they are now.  There will still be plenty of folks here to drop you a line of encouragement, so just remember to reach out, rant or ask for help if you need a hand!  I'll try to find some good threads to bump forward for information and motivation, so stick close and remember to live by N.O.P.E. every day!
 
     Happy Holidays!
 
            Jim

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Jan 19, 2011 (04:46 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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AWESOME IDEAS!
 
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Lainey
Jan 19, 2011 (04:09 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Heres a thread with the basics for all you newbies!

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ILoveMyLungs
Jan 05, 2008 (02:20 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Ciao Amicos!
This thread is great - it's so refreshing to go back to the basics, and it gets more meaningful and helpful each time i go back and read it all.
Grazie for the thread!

have a smoke free day full of joy, all!


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My Quit Date: 11/22/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 44
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Days: 4 Hrs: 13 Mins: 51 Seconds: 47

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Jan 04, 2008 (11:47 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Great information here for new quitters and those thinking about quitting.

Boxerfan

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/28/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 282
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 5,640
Amount Saved: $1,410.00
Life Gained:
Days: 25 Hrs: 5 Mins: 45 Seconds: 23

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mrlucky
Oct 30, 2007 (12:47 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Yes a lot of stress and anxiety I guess. I think it's getting easier when I smell ciggs(they still appeal to me) and see folks smoking. I don't want what they have, a monkey hangin' on. One drag is all it tkes to wake him up. all the best

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My Quit Date: 10/2/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 28
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 476
Amount Saved: $112.00
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Days: 5 Hrs: 5 Mins: 22 Seconds: 50

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kaitilina
Oct 29, 2007 (01:29 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Mr Lucky,

Hang in there, I'm also on chantix and around the same quit time as you.  Think about the reason you are craving, are you bored, do you have stress in your life, have you forgotten your reasons for quitting.  Identify the reason for the crave and then you have to realize you ARE STRONGER than the crave!!  Don't give in now, Chantix is a wonderful tool to help us quit smoking, but you have to also stay strong!

Kaiti

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My Quit Date: 9/25/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 34
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 680
Amount Saved: $187.00
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Days: 3 Hrs: 2 Mins: 53 Seconds: 2

Stress is NOT a reason to smoke!!!!!

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mrlucky
Oct 29, 2007 (12:07 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Yes, a break doesn't not have to mean smoke. Slowly, I'm starting to get that into my head. Had some strong craving (but short lived) over the weekend and got through it. I think it's importan to get through tough cravings without caving in and think it will make us stronger.

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My Quit Date: 10/2/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 27
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Amount Saved: $108.00
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Days: 5 Hrs: 0 Mins: 51 Seconds: 54

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Lainey
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Well, I have always been an emotional one, and cried easily. That did not change, but I found that I had to re-learn how to feel my emotions and learn how to let them go. I really have noticed how much smoking drowned emotions before, how when I was upset, I smoked more and it drowned the emotions.
What I have learned being a non smoker, is the emotions are still there, but if I recognize them and feel them and then let them go, I am far better off. The other thing I have notice is that emotions feel far more intense now, and that is not a bad thing at all! Smile

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My Quit Date: 3/5/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 238
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 5,950
Amount Saved: $2,510.90
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Days: 29 Hrs: 1 Mins: 54 Seconds: 19

Smoking is not an Option!

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Oct 29, 2007 (06:52 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hello quit buddies!!!  I haven't cried yet, but have problems watching movies that have sad moments.  I've always recognized the sadness in the moment until it passes to another moment in the film but now my eyes begin to pool up.  This is not a typical response for me.  The experience of emotional withdrawal or the emotional toll of quitting was and sometimes still is baffling to me.  The emotional aspects influenced by quitting are invisible to me until they hit me unaware.  At the very least your emotional tolerance is lower allowing your system to overload sooner or easier.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 3/15/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 228
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 4,560
Amount Saved: $957.60
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 18 Mins: 7 Seconds: 42

Smooth sailing...

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OMG, yes , aloha, I'm not a crier either.  But I remember one time about 45-50 days quit.  I was so frustrated at work, and I just burst into tears.  Didn't even have a minute's warning to get to the washroom like a self-respecting tough broad would.

Maybe it's because I'm not used to it but I don't cry pretty.  When I do, it's heaving sobs, red nose, and snot & tears all over the freakin' place.

Anyway, my friend in the next office, who knows I don't cry, says in this incredulous tone, " Are you CRYING???"

Between sobs, I managed to get out, "Yes, I am but the important thing is what I'm NOT doing, I'm NOT smoking!"

Bless his non-smoking heart, he said, "Alright then", & has never brought it up again.

So, yeah, expect to cry, expect to have emotional things & new feelings take you by surprise.  Embrace it, learn to feel it all, it's part of living free & it's part of who you are supposed to be.

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My Quit Date: 5/13/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 169
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Amount Saved: $1,859.00
Life Gained:
Days: 16 Hrs: 21 Mins: 47 Seconds: 55

WOOHOO!!!!!

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Oct 28, 2007 (10:14 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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i've been missing you, too, cat, but i figured you were busy with school. Nice to catch up with you today  Smile

I'm wondering if there is ANYONE who hasn't had at least one crying jag during this quitting process. Even those of us who don't cry very often, seem to be overcome at some point. It can be scary, but it does pass.

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My Quit Date: 3/22/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 220
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Days: 30 Hrs: 18 Mins: 35 Seconds: 32

Yippee! I'm a Non Smoker!!!

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Oct 28, 2007 (08:01 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Expect to feel very tired.  For me, the exhaustion lasted for about a month.  So, make sure you get plenty of rest early on.

Boxerfan

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My Quit Date: 3/28/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 214
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Days: 18 Hrs: 17 Mins: 2 Seconds: 32

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YEAH Aloha!!!

I'm on that right now! been there the last month and am still doing it!!! With all the stress of life sometimes I get these wishings for smoking... when I'm sad, bored, stressed out... So I've been learning new ways to cope with the things life has...

There are lot of non smokers that deal with the same feelings and situations WITHOUT smoking so it IS possible to do it! I simply have to learn it all again! Smile

usually these are the only things that trigger thos thoughts of smoking... sometimes they're easy to ignore other it's a bit harder you just have to be prepared to wait a bit a think of it in a clear way so you can really understand about what's going on... I think...

kisses U all! Smile   (been missing posting and beeing a bit more active!...)

Cat



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My Quit Date: 8/6/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 83
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,660
Amount Saved: €249.00
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Days: 6 Hrs: 1 Mins: 13 Seconds: 0

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