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Happy New Year! Who's quitting?

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New Year New YOU

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Goals for the New Year

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15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Why ? Why is it hard to stop smoking? Why do you want to smoke another cigarette?

Phoenix This is a great discussion, thanks. Great question why do we want a cigarette. There is no healthy reason why we should want. Fact is we become addicted to a drug. We also (many of us, not all, rembering we are all individual) have grown up as smokers. Many have gone from childhood to adulthood and extended adulthood as smokers, we know no other way. There is no easy or diffucult in this. I am I know working to reformat, remap and remake all new connections. The world is all new and there is a part of me that says you re old enough you should know and I simply do not. The most importat thing for me is commitmet and constancy. One step at a time. This reformating thing is huge for me and when I started this quit I had no idea that there would be so much to relearn about my life. This is where my emotions kick in and then I am into a whole new space. For me the hardest and the most simple part is how I keep my word to myself. How do I deconstruct 36 years of programming and reconstruct in minutes, days. I don't think it is possible and the whole quit ends up being a proces rather than a turn the switch on or off. This process I hope will go on for my all my life. Rather than choosing that next cigarette I consciously choose constant renewal This is the only way I will be new, fresh and full of life. Thanks [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 693 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B] 44 [B]Seconds:[/B] 20
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
ONE YEAR TODAY

Welcome New You! ;p Jemma Awesome. One whole year congratulations! Inspiration moves! Thanks Phillip ;p ;p ;p [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 694 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B] 45 [B]Seconds:[/B] 24
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Junkie Thinking - A Survival Guide...

Thanks Peter Good Post! I like naming it for what it is, that Junkie Thinking. And I also like thinking, asking myself isthis wht I really want with my life, (I take this one step further and ask myself is wht I am doing righ now gettin mecloser to or farther away from what I want.) By the time that thought process has happened the junkiwe thought has usually disappeared and the imageof what I actually want is more vivid. Thanks [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 695 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B] 58 [B]Seconds:[/B] 58
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Forgotten what it is like to quit?

Fish This just went into my peronal all time favorites. I don't want to forget these things because I always want to be proud of the transformation." WOW The journey is the destination! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 695 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B] 59 [B]Seconds:[/B] 55
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
One man's opinion on "the quit meter"

Just to get in my two bits. Each quitter is individual. Each person has their own reasons for quitting just as each person has their own reasons fo starting to smoke in the first place. Each person will have their way of "doing it". There really is not righ and no wrong here, only quit or not quit. There are some that are on patches or inhalers or gum, there are hard candy, soft candy, spearmint mentos, the whole gammut. They all (many of them, well some of them) filter through this site. There are those that try, there are those that do, there are those that pray and those that wish. The most important thing for me is that I stop smoking. Me, not them, not that group over there. We each tread in very dangerous territory if we compare, attach, depend on anothers quit to maintain our own. The common ground that binds us togeter is that we all want to stop smoking. I say that we need to extend a hand to those that are struggling, those that are finding their way. It is not my place to judge them on whether they are quit for a day a week a year. It is not my place to judge them if they stumble, (slip) fall. My hand is out to anyone who can actually get past the stumble and get back up and get back on the quit wagon. There are very few that actually do this and the fact that those quitters who fall off totally dissappear saddens me because they are the ones that will be lost to any variety of lung, coronary, or vascular disease. Doesn't matter to me what someone elses quit meter says, it matters to me what mine says. Doesn't matter to me that someone has been secretly smoking and they come back and say help me stop, I will extend my hand. I can not drive past an accident on the road and not check to see if I can help. This is one of the beautiful aspects of this site is that there are a lot of people of good intention a lot of people willing to extend a hand. Like I said in an earlier post today. Every word, every letter typed, every moment spent on this site is energy that is going into a quit. Standing strong together. Life happens here. Phillip [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 695 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
THE SLIPPING GAME CONT'D

Duffis Thanks Looking for the grey. Phillip [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 695 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 15 [B]Mins:[/B] 57 [B]Seconds:[/B] 32
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
THE SLIPPING GAME CONT'D

Bob Your bathroom must look very smart. And I am just across the lake there has been little but an overwhelming grey for days here. And it's the stuff in he middle that I like the corned beef in the rueben and the cherries in the pie. Rob47 Withoutyour imagery today I probably would be as grey as the sky. Thanks for the conversation and the humour. I am off to swim and clear another bit of guck off my lungs. Stay Strong Stay Quit Phillip :eg: [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 697 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 16 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 24
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
One man's opinion on "the quit meter"

Bob I posted this on a Duffis thread and I thought that you might pick it up here. Your bathroom must look very smart. And I am just across the lake there has been little but an overwhelming grey for days here. And it's the stuff in he middle that I like the corned beef in the rueben and the cherries in the pie. Rob47 Withoutyour imagery today I probably would be as grey as the sky. Thanks for the conversation and the humour. I am off to swim and clear another bit of guck off my lungs. Stay Strong Stay Quit Phillip Evil Grin :eg: [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 697 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 16 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 48
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
One man's opinion on "the quit meter"

Absolutely with you gal! The life that happens here is enriching and no smoking, no bit of tobacco smoldering in paper can come near matching the life that goes on here. Love the life! Thanks Bob for bringing this forward! You and your image of slipping has me laughing my &s% off no matter where I see it. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 696 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 16 [B]Mins:[/B] 11 [B]Seconds:[/B] 30
15 years ago 0 Riverdale Man 2614 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
STop IT

Hello No Congratulatios on arriving here in the Stop Smoking Centre. There are amazing and wonderful tools for helping with your quit. To the left you will see the Program Tools and above the Community. Read the support group as well as the hall of fame and the celebratons. There is a lot to be inspired by here and a lot of life here. Stay strong. You can do it. Attitude, determination, perceverance! Phillip :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/17/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 34 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 696 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $255 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 16 [B]Mins:[/B] 12 [B]Seconds:[/B] 16