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Joined: March 13th, 2007, 8:42 pm

April 6th, 2012, 3:28 am #1

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
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Joined: October 22nd, 2011, 2:58 am

April 6th, 2012, 4:50 am #2

A couple of weeks smoking does NOT erase over 5 years quit! You broke so many habits in those YEARS...you CAN be back in your quit if you just go back to One Day At A Time. Don't give up on yourself; don't give up on life; don't risk a painful miserable disease-laden end.
So sad for you,
Linda
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Joined: April 28th, 2007, 12:45 pm

April 6th, 2012, 11:21 am #3

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
as of late and it caused you to loose your quit. I pray things will turn around for you very soon.

Stay close to BV (((L Linda))), maybe it will inspire you to quit again. As (((Linda))) said in her post; a couple weeks does not negate 5+ years; and yes, you've broken a lot of triggers.

I wish you peace of mind (((L Linda))).


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Joined: May 4th, 2001, 7:41 pm

April 6th, 2012, 11:24 am #4

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
YOU are the one in charge of writing your history. This could be a crazy, stupid 2 week blip that you learned from, or this can be the end--it's all up to you. I can understand your position, as I have been there (somewhere around the 5 year mark, actually). Here is what I learned: I will hate myself EVERY day as a smoker. As a non-smoker I will INTERMITTENTLY experience a craving or a fleeting uncomfortable twinge. For me the choice is obvious.

Be kind to yourself, and know that you deserve freedom. Sending positive vibes your way.


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Joined: July 27th, 2005, 12:36 am

April 6th, 2012, 1:45 pm #5

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
First of all, hugs. I agree with your comment about a 5 year quit and a 1 month quit. I say that because my 11 year quit could be just as easily ripped away from me. Yes, It does get easier but it is always lurking. I can also understand you not knowing when you'll quit again. I understand that because if I were to light up I would go right to buying a carton not just a single pack. I am not a single puff type of person.
Sorry for those reading this that maybe don't understand. My comment is probably not what we like to read here. I have always liked the truth about smoking and quitting. I am not smoking today. Will I smoke next month? I hope not but I'm an addict. An exsmoker. I can never say never. I know Linda undertands this. Hugs, my heart goes out to you for the issues you are going through in your life.

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Joined: August 31st, 2003, 2:45 am

April 6th, 2012, 1:51 pm #6

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
You know we have all failed at quits before... one day to many years (myself included)

The only mistake you can make now is saying to yourself, Oh well, I am smoking. No point in trying to quit-I failed so I will just keep smoking. I DID THAT and it made it so hard to start quitting. Start back today, start NOW. You know smoking doesn't help change anything. We love you - come back and start quitting!
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Joined: June 12th, 2011, 5:16 am

April 6th, 2012, 5:39 pm #7

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
Great lesson for me as well. Although I didn`t relapse time away from BV could have been a relapse for me. Sorry you lost your last quit n hope you grow a new one! Kathybchickenquitter
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Joined: July 31st, 2007, 12:00 am

April 7th, 2012, 10:20 pm #8

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
Linda, I love you!!! I hope you decide to start choosing you again real soon. Each moment is a new chance to choose again.

You have helped me so much over the years, you know that?

I'll be waiting here for you when you are ready to come back.

xo

Your friend,
-Maria

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Joined: January 10th, 2007, 7:55 am

April 8th, 2012, 1:46 pm #9

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
OMG

Thought 1
Smack you

Thought 2
You are kidding - right

thought 3
Smack you again

Thought 4
Knock some sense into you

Thought 5
Hug you and let you know that I wish I could make things better

Thought 6
Re affirm my quit and vow to never let go

LLL. - I will never judge
Just know that you are a great member of BV - and that you will want to come back, and we will be here for you

And I also promise - I will never really hit you either



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Quitting replaces the tar and smoke to make room for a life of light and hope.
Smoking was no friend of mine. A friend would never hurt me like smoking did.
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Your worst day quitting is better than your best day smoking.
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Joined: July 17th, 2007, 3:11 am

April 9th, 2012, 2:08 am #10

I gave up 5 year and 20 day quit. Here is my list of excuses. I quit coming to BV. I probably came as close has I could to a nervous break as possible without actually losing my mind. My life is out of control and I used that as an excuse to smoke again.

A few things I learned from this failure. It is as easy to lose a quit at five years as it is at 1 month. It does get easier but its is always lurking behind the scenes. I have been smoking a couple of weeks and I am addicted already, will I quit anytime soon...I don't think so.

For those of you who supported me I am sorry I let you down. For those of you I came down for starting smoking again...forgive me.

Guard your quits with your life because you life might be what you are saving.

Lurking Linda
Thank you for posting this, I'm sure it wasn't easy. And it not only helps the newbies, but it helps someone like myself as well to remember never to take this journey for granted. To be vigilant...we are all really only that one puff away...myself included.

I have been down this road before myself, I understand how easy it is to lose this fight.

I just want to say this to you, you will want to quit again, you know that feeling of freedom. I swore up and down once I lost my 1 1/2 year quit, I was never, ever, ever quitting again. I am such a liar!!! You will want to quit again too, you will!!! Please find your way back soon...there are so many people here waiting to welcome you.

I'm sorry for what you went through (((Linda)))...(((hugs))) to you






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