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7 Days Smoke Free

Hello everyone. I am celebrating my first week smoke free today. I never would have thought that I could do this, I couldn't get through 1 hour without a smoke. Now, I consider my self a non-smoker. And it feels wonderful. To anyone thinking of doing this, or just starting out, it is worth it. It may not always seem this way, but when you start to feel better physically, and emotionally, you understand. It's our RIGHT to take care of our bodies and not letting this addiction rule us is a great affirmation to being in charge of our lives. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 7 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 185 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $57.75 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 12 [B]Mins:[/B] 43 [B]Seconds:[/B] 47
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
New - well not really

There is only a smoker's logic in that. But that is normal too. We are all going through the same feelings of guilt, shame, anger, etc.....even if what brought us to this spot was different. But we can do it together. Some of my reason's for quitting........... So that I am not responsible for killing the people I love. So that my daughter's can see that we ARE able to do anything we put our hearts and minds too. To DO what I believe, not just SAY it. We can all see this addiction is killing us and the people we love and we can beat it. Stay strong and know that we are all here for you. No one is alone in this. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 7 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 186 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $57.75 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 12 [B]Mins:[/B] 46 [B]Seconds:[/B] 34
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
7 Days Smoke Free

Thanks. No NRT's or meds now. I used the patch for 2 days and had convinced myself that it wasn't working, so starting Day 3 I didn't put on a new one. (Why bother? It's not working. LOL) Everyone says this is mind over matter, I guess they are right. Now I'm completely smoke free and loving it. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 7 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 186 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $57.75 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 12 [B]Mins:[/B] 46 [B]Seconds:[/B] 47
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
When the family wont help

There is so much truth and help in this run of posts it's amazing. The world is so much smaller than we all sometimes think it is. Stubborness is definatly a strong suit in the fight to quit. I know thats what has helped me. Once I got through Day 1, every day has been easier because each day is one I don't want to repeat :) I never want to go through this again. I never will go through this again. And anyway, I love how this quit has made me feel on the inside, and that is what matters the most. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 7 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 188 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $57.75 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 12 [B]Mins:[/B] 48 [B]Seconds:[/B] 50
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
7 Days Smoke Free

[color=Green]Thank you so much everyone. Today was actually a really hard day. I actually thought I was going to quit quitting. But I held on and made it through and another day is almost done :)Having the posts here really helped me to get through. I guess everyone needs some encourgement now and then. I think that I just panicked that everyone I tell in my hometown seems to have re-started smoking. Most of them like to let me know that it happened around this time of their quit. I know they don't mean to be making me crazy, after all it's up to me to do this so it shouldn't matter what they say, or how they did or didn't do when they quit. Or maybe hearing "What's wrong, you've got this beat now". Well, I sure didn't feel as though I had beaten it earlier today. I know inside that I can do this, sometimes it's hard to remember why I think I can do this. Then, I just sit back and think, "It was important enough to me to work [b]this[/b] hard for [b]this[/b] long, so whether I think I know now, my reasons obviously are important to [b]me[/b]." [/color] [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 8 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 221 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $66 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B] 6 [B]Seconds:[/B] 57
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
It's a very tough morning

Hey Terry, Good for you. You are able to realize this may be harder thoday than usual and are taking steps to keep being a non-smoker. I am so proud of you. Maybe you could try painting. I find it really helps to keep my mind of this, and you can alternate between sitting ans standing while you paint. Or maybe some puzzles you can work on when you do sit to relax. Always remember your mints, or gum, or whatever you may be using to keep your gums busy. As long as something is in your mouth, you won't be thinking of lighting up. And when you do get moving around, write a post and check often. Take it from me, on a hard day, nothing helps more than remembering you have friends out here pushing for you to beat this. This is a wopnderful support group and should help you to go far.Let us know how you are feeling. Tara [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 9 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 234 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $74.25 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 16 [B]Mins:[/B] 1 [B]Seconds:[/B] 41
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Who are the Febuary 07 Quitters?

i think thats a great idea. In fact, I have been so close to just giving in that maybe this will help me to push harder. I would love to know and to keep in contact with those who quit this month. Tara [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 9 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 233 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $74.25 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B] 57 [B]Seconds:[/B] 35
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Who are the Febuary 07 Quitters?

niks 2/18/2007 Whynot 2/15/2007 brakit 2/21/2007 kygirl613 2/5/2007 janie 2/19/2007 Nurse29 2/22/2007 CallMeMomMom 2/14/2007 Tutti 2/18/2007 rtchick 2/15/2007 peterpan 2/18/2007 mitri 2/4/2007 Tired 2/15/2007 Changing 2/24/2007 pepper 2/24/2007 Here's the up to date list. Looking good! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 12 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 306 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $99 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 20 [B]Mins:[/B] 58 [B]Seconds:[/B] 13
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I think there may still be a world out there...

Not a big milestone for me today, not really. 11 Days witout a smoke. Well, I suppose that really is sometheing, eh? But even better then that, so far, this morning.....NO CRAVINGS! I mean, sure, I have still thought about having a smoke. But I don't want one. I really don't want it. And I don't have to say that in some convincing tone so that I can maybe someday start to believe. I say that in COMPLETE belief in what I am feeling....After 11 full days of being smoke free, I really DON'T want even one puff. Things are beginning to become clearer. I feel better, I eat better, I think better, and I am an overall happier, healthier person. I have suffered depression all my life and was so worried that this would simply pull me back into a hopeless pit of nothingless (believe me, I have been there, done that) But instead, it has opened up a whole new life for me. I am not starting to believe that I can accomplish this goal, I am finally realizing what has been inside of me all along....Of course I can do this. Why not? This is what I want. This is what I am willing to work for. And, DARN it, I AM WORTH IT. I deserve to be happy. I deserve to be healthy. I deserve whiter teeth, more cash to spend, better and healthier lungs, a longer life, happier, smoke-free memories. You name it, I DESERVE IT!! Keep going guys. You can do this, we can all do this. After all, we want it, RIGHT? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 11 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 284 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $90.75 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 19 [B]Mins:[/B] 28 [B]Seconds:[/B] 19
15 years ago 0 249 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Question from my daughter

Thats exactly what i was looking for. Thanks a bunch guys. She gave me a quit gift yesterday, a ring and keychain she made from a rock tumbling kit. It's wonderful to see how proud she is. Thank you again. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 11 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 292 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $90.75 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 19 [B]Mins:[/B] 58 [B]Seconds:[/B] 26