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16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hey! Wait a minute!

[size=4][color=Red]WAY TO GO, SILVER!!!!!!!![/color] [color=Navy]4 MONTHS ROCKS SOLID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/color][/size] Happy 1/3 year quit, Silver. Thanks for being here! :) Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,751 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 59 [B]Seconds:[/B] 13
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
ANOTHER MAJOR CELEBRATION

Fantastic accomplishment, MD, simply fantastic! :) You have always been a tremendous inspiration to us all. Well done! Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,751 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 58 [B]Seconds:[/B] 38
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I'm 50 Today!

Congratulations on 50 awesome days, Taildragger!! Fantastic!! Halfway to the beach. :) Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,751 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 58 [B]Seconds:[/B] 11
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
cravings

Hi, talullahmay. Congratulations on 9 days quit! Getting through hell week is an [u]awesome[/u] accomplishment. :) The anger you're feeling is quite normal. So are the feelings of self pity. In the past the nicotine stimulated the reward centers in your brain. Now that you've quit you are in a "reward deficit" condition. Some people respond with depression, some with anger. You need to reward yourself often during the first month. It actually will help speed the healing process along, sort of like excercising helps rebuild damaged muscles (no, I'm not calling you a muscle-head ;)). Rewards don't have to cost anything, they just have to make you happy. So go out there and reward yourself, talullahmay. You've earned it. Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,751 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 56 [B]Seconds:[/B] 44
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Eight Months of Success

[size=4][color=Red]CONGRATULATIONS, JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/color] [color=Purple]8 MONTHS IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/color] [color=Blue]2/3 OF A YEAR DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/color][/size] We're all so proud of you. :) Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,751 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 57 [B]Seconds:[/B] 37
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Cig and NRT free - how many seconds a day do you still want a cigarette?

1. Completely nicotine free for ... I forget, see my meter. 2. Never craving. Just an occasional fleeting (negative) thought when I see or smell a smoker. 3. Again, only when I see or smell one. Not actually true, come to think of it. Sometimes when I'm doing something I wouldn't have done when I smoked(i.e., running), I will realize it and momentarily revel in my new life. :) 4. See #1. I'm to the point now where I'm no longer a quitter, I am a non-smoker. There is a difference, subtle for sure, but a definite difference. In the beginning you are consumed by your quit. As time goes on and you get more practice at avoiding and handling craves it becomes more and more a subconcious and reflexive act. Eventually, some day, you will suddenly realize you haven't thought of smoking for some time. You will wonder when the last time was and will not be able to remember. That's a great feeling, a feeling of true freedom. :) I'm not big on statistical information. Statistics can be manipulated, misquoted, and misunderstood so easily. I've seen far too many "negative" statistics about quitting that this site has proven false. When someone quotes "only 30% of quitters succeed", don't listen. Come here and see real success. Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,751 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 55 [B]Seconds:[/B] 6
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Update

Well, I'm just floored, Infinite! This year is getting off to a great start after all. :) Just reread your post about the Copenhagen lady's visit. This was the guy that left a dip on your desk?!? LOL! Maybe he was always a bit closer to the edge than it appeared and Ol' Nic was fighting harder to keep him. Whatever, it's great he's heading in the right direction. It's great when a quit is contagious. Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,750 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 43 [B]Seconds:[/B] 17
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hi, new today, smoker for 40 yrs.Help

Hi, Mickey. Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking and welcome to the SSC. Like you, I'd had a bit of a medical scare that started me to think about quitting. And, like you, finding this site was the thing that pushed me off the fence and into my quit. Stay close to the site, Micky. Read much and post often. Let us know how you're doing and how we can help. Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,750 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 44 [B]Seconds:[/B] 18
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Day 1

Hi, TootsieRoll. Congratulations on your quit and welcome to the SSC. You didn't say how long you've made it before, but it really doesn't matter. We've got a lot of folks here who've made multiple attempts in the past. Just consider them practice runs. Practice makes perfect. ;) Stay close, Tootsie. Let us know how you're doing and how we can help. You can do this. Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,750 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 45 [B]Seconds:[/B] 5
16 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Very disapointed in myself

You've gotten fabulous advice, Stephanie. Nothing I can add except to emphasize that you have not failed. You fell off the horse and it hurt. Now you're back on the horse. [i]"I am still an non-smoker and will continue to be."[/i] That says it all, Stephanie. You [u]are[/u] a quitter! :) Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,750 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $900.6 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 44 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 45 [B]Seconds:[/B] 57