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13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
New here

Hey everyone - My name is Terry and I am starting my journey to become a non-smoker.  I have been on the site for sometime and I've been working hard on getting myself set for this journey packing so to speak.  I have kept a smoking diary for a couple of weeks now and I was very surprised to find out what my triggers are and I know I can beat them.
 
My quit date is June 28, 2009, I will be starting Chantix on June 14/09.  I have to tell you I am both excited and scared but I am ready to quit.  I am so tired of it dictating my life.
 
While I have been preparing myself I found that one thing kept coming up - what do you do when I'm not smoking?  I have been smoking for 30 years now so it is such a big part of my daily routine and I found the hardest thing to do what figure out what I will do with the time I will have....strange.
 
I know that this site will help, it has already help me prepare and I love reading the posts, they really inspire me and I know that when I have those moments of doubt that I can turn to this site for some words of wisdom and a swift kick to the butt to keep me going.
 
Cheers
Terry
 

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Just Quit

Welcome Kennedy - as you can see I am not to far along in my quit but it is going really well and it will for you too.  Don't be scared you are to weak if you were you wouldn't be where you are right now.  You just have to remember to say N.O.P.E. when you have a craving and remember why you are quitting and the craving will pass very quickly.  I actually speak out loud sometimes and I have a drink of cold water and before I know it it has passed.
 
Good Luck with you quit
 
Later
Terry


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 10
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: $90.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 4 Mins: 52 Seconds: 6

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I Vow To Stay Quit Today

HaPpY Birthday Brenda - have a wonderful smoke free day.
 
Wishing you all the best
Terry


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 16
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 288
Amount Saved: $144.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 19 Mins: 45 Seconds: 38

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Two weeks already

Hey everyone - Well I've made it 2 weeks, I can't tell you how proud I am of myself and how lucky I feel for being able to experience smoke free days at last.  I have to say that I am having moments but I am finding them passing very quickly and that I can push past them sometimes without even thinking. 
 
Last week I joined a cardio Kickboxing class just so I can keep busy and hopefully get in shape and frankly I'm loving it, it is five days a week and on the other two days my husband and I go for a bike ride or a very long walk. 
 
So far I am doing fine but I am always on guard cause I know that little green demon can be waiting for me around the corner ready to pounce in moments of weakness.  Keeping busy is the key for me but sometimes I am finding I just need to rest for 1/2 hour, I get so tired but I have read in some posts that this is normal.
 
I visit the site everyday and I thank God because this site does works, it gets me through the my toughest time and that is eight and nine at night.....weird.  So even though I don't post all the time I am here.......just lurking.
 
Have a great smoke free Tuesday
Terry
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 16
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 288
Amount Saved: $144.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 19 Mins: 48 Seconds: 0

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Kennedy- 10 days

Yeah You!! it feels great doesn't it, great work you must be very proud of yourself and you should be.
 
Happy smokeless Tuesday
Terry


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 16
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 288
Amount Saved: $144.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 21 Mins: 31 Seconds: 23

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
21 days

Wow 21 days that is fantastic and moving is very stressful or at least I think it is, enjoy your smoke free  smelling home and again congrats on you 21 days.  Keep the QUIT
 
Terry


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 16
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 288
Amount Saved: $144.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 21 Mins: 31 Seconds: 45

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
What?s your favorite quit method?

Well I tried the patch and it worked for about 18 months and cold turkey which didn't go well for me but I think I know why, this quit I used Champix/Chantix and I read the Allen Carr Book.  Knowledge is power the more I learned about what this addiction the more I understood what I needed to do to make this work and that I really wanted to quit more then I wanted to smoke.

I do believe that the very first step is to want to quit and after that is to prepare for your quit. Either reading Allen Carr's book or attending seminar or just keeping a smoking dairy where you write down when you have a smoke and what were you doing or why you wanted the cigarette, that opened my eyes and help me see what my tiggers would be and help me devise a plan to overcome those cravings and tiggers.
 
So far this is my favorite quit, I am feeling great about what I am doing, I don't feel the cravings as bad because I DO NOT WANT TO SMOKE  N.O.P.E.  and I am taking it one moment a time.

Good Luck to everyone and Keep the Quit

Terry


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 26
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 468
Amount Saved: $234.00
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 0 Mins: 12 Seconds: 31

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
My Journey..

Very well put SpaceCas, you are starting out on the right foot and you seem to be very committed.  You can do this, we are here for you but you already know that don't you?
 
Good Luck and stay strong
 
Terry


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 31
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 558
Amount Saved: $279.00
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 12 Mins: 20 Seconds: 55

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
My Journey..

Very well put SpaceCas, you are starting out on the right foot and you seem to be very committed.  You can do this, we are here for you but you already know that don't you?
 
Good Luck and stay strong
 
Terry


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 31
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 558
Amount Saved: $279.00
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 12 Mins: 20 Seconds: 56

13 years ago 0 terden 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Mister Ed's Stats List

Hey Mister Ed could you please add me to your list.
 
Quit Date is June 28, 2009
 
Thanks
Terry


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/28/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 38
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 684
Amount Saved: $342.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 7 Mins: 7 Seconds: 43