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January 28th, 2009, 11:24 pm #76

I noticed some of the posts on this recovery board have not been viewed by any member since we moved our site. This post had no views yet. Now it is possible that new members are reading the materials at www.whyquit.com which is great. There are however numerous articles that we had at the old MSN board and now also at this new site that are not at the www.whyquit.com website. I will try to pop a few up a day for new members, but I do encourage people first joining to to through the boards that we have set up here and read through the articles. The more you read and understand, the more prepared you will be when encountering awkward times such as finding a pack or other kinds of unexpected triggers to stick to your personal commitment to never take another puff. Joel
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Gymguy
Gymguy

January 22nd, 2010, 1:23 pm #77

Joel:

Almost a year since someone's been to this post, and it was exactly what I needed to read today. Many thanks to you and John for your skillful and caring work. I am free three weeks, and believe I will NTAP...

Best, Gymguy
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jennsosweet34
jennsosweet34

January 28th, 2010, 11:14 pm #78

I am so thankful that this jumped right out at me... I was beginning to feel complacent and free and loving it!  I have been very much at peace and finding myself again in the last couple of days... Dealing with my emotions and the ups and downs of  a normal life, without nicotine and cigarettes.  I don't ever ever want to take these feelings of comfort and serenity for granted!  I don't ever want to forget how it felt being a smoker and in the grips of addiction.  I don't ever want to forget what the first 3days were like without nicotine.  Thank you for this site Joel!

Jen is now - I have been quit for 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 hours, 5 minutes and 15 seconds (15 days). I have saved $75.43 by not smoking 301 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 1 hour and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 1/13/2010 16:10
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expansion78
expansion78

January 31st, 2010, 7:03 pm #79

Thank you for this article.  It just woke me up....again.  I was starting to have those kinds of 'just one' thoughts but I know from a previous lost quit that if I didn't do something to change and stop it, I would soon be smoking again.  This was the first article I found, and it was just what I needed to hear right now. Thank You!

Missy
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Johnnie
Johnnie

August 26th, 2010, 3:15 pm #80

Well, this is one thread I'll definitely be coming back to. Thanks. The black Quit Log I carry has become my constant companion--and I couldn't agree with you more that, ultimately, most failures come down to failure of the memory. My log is filled with not words, but images and charts and visual prompts to help me embed in my brain the vivid memory of everything I felt that led me to that last cigarette.
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RogerDonaldson
RogerDonaldson

July 5th, 2011, 6:09 pm #81

Thanks, John, for this post, and all its great, inspiring information!  I haven't ingested any nicotine of any kind since Nov 10, 2009, and I've been doing very well in terms of not even thinking about smoking all that much.  Today, though, the desire to smoke hit me like a ton of bricks.  It's very strange, and most unexpected.  But reading your article has made me take a moment to reflect.  No way will I smoke a cigarettte today.  Quitting smoking is like a battle that pops up every once in a while even almost two years after quitting....  I never want to smoke again.  But that desire is still there sometimes, waiting to hit me like a ton of bricks.  I just have to take care of my quit, and never take another puff. 
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