For members not celebrating an important milestone today...

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

11 Jan 2005, 03:04 #31

Freedom's parades are a great way to celebrate every day lived free of nicotine - no matter where you are in your healing. We're all on the same journey.

Newbies - strut those stats in today's Monday No Maths Parade! Embrace your quit. Evey day is a milestone - especially in your first few weeks!
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Joined: 12 Jan 2009, 19:19

28 Mar 2005, 23:47 #32

Hello Joel,
I have always went where they told me not to.
I have always done what they told me not to.
So I read your don't message.
Until now..........................NTAP
Pawtoo
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

17 Sep 2005, 23:24 #33

We have lots of people celebrating lots of different milestones, which is really great. As this post talks about though, every one reading here who has not smoked in the last 24 hours is working at and accomplishing a life-saving feat.



I've had a few people write me over the past few months saying that at times there just seem to be a lot of people posting celebrating the fact that they have quit smoking and have significant time periods of varying lengths under their belts. I think sometimes the people pointing this out seem to think that at times there are just too many of these posts on the board. I am not sure if it is really possible to have too many of these posts though.



It is important for people who are just thinking about quitting to see that quitting is possible, and more importantly, that long term success is possible. There are lots of people who say they know that they can quit for a day or two, or maybe even weeks or months, but who somehow feel that they don't believe that they can quit for really long term time periods. Our longer term posters show that long term success is really possible.



Also it is important to note that people who write saying they are off for months, a year, or numerous years, are not people who were locked up prisoners somewhere who faced no smoking temptations, problems or difficult circumstances in the time period that they have been quit. Whenever you see a post from a person who simply says that they have been off for some lengthy time period, it is safe to assume that these people have faced many little trials and tribulations of every day life, and that for people who are off really long time periods, they may have even faced some pretty major problems--like job losses, economic set backs, the illness of loved ones, and maybe even the death of family members, and yet, they still have their quits intact.



So when someone writes that they are celebrating a time period without smoking, try to read into the statement more than it says. These people have not only quit smoking for that time period--but they have proven to themselves and to others that they have continued to live their lives during that time period, probably a more healthy, productive and overall more satisfying life because they made and stuck to a personal commitment to never take another puff.



Joel
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

25 Sep 2005, 05:51 #34

For Tony
Every day's a milestone when it's nicotine free
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

30 Jan 2006, 21:21 #35

Celebrate this Moment of Freedom!
If this is your 9th day, 9th week or 9th month of freedom and healing you were equal to every successful long-term quitter on earth in two important regards:
  1. This past hour your body was as free from nicotine as that of any successful quitter
  2. Your now arrested dependency traveled with you too and we all remain just one powerful puff of nicotine away from relapse back to our old level of nicotine intake, or higher.
It does not hurt knowing exactly what it takes to keep your ongoing victory alive and well today. In a strange way, it's very reassuring knowing exactly what it takes to stay on this side of the bars and keep our dependency under arrest on the other.
Still just one key for all of us, a key that will always remain our common bond, no nicotine today, Never Take Another Puff!
Breathe deep, hug hard, live long!
John (Gold x6)
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Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

03 Mar 2006, 23:03 #36

Your healing body recognizes that each day free from nicotine (and 3500+ particles and 500 gases inhaled in every puff) is a milestone!
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

03 Mar 2006, 23:26 #37

Ha ha - got me Joel!
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Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

03 May 2006, 06:41 #38

Celebrate every day of your freedom!
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Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:32

20 Sep 2006, 09:21 #39

This really made me smile.....


I have been quit for 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 hours, 45 minutes and 46 seconds (11 days). I have saved $78.09 by not smoking 223 cigarettes. I have saved 18 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 9/8/2006 5:35 PM
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

20 Sep 2006, 09:26 #40

Made me smile too.........Day 27 and still smiling! :)
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

30 Sep 2006, 07:03 #41

Thanks for the reminder that every day free of nicotine is important
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Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:31

30 Oct 2006, 11:13 #42

Thanks, I needed that!

Debbie - Free and Healing for Two Months, Fifteen Days, 22 Hours and 13 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 5 Days and 8 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1539 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $347.26.
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

11 Nov 2006, 23:57 #43

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 01:28

09 Jan 2007, 11:00 #44

Okay - CONGRATULATIONS TO ME!!! 13 days = no nicotine.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 01:29

30 Jan 2007, 17:31 #45

Although I have no physical craves (of course!) I am still very much in the emotional stage of my craving. I second what was posted a few about mine....THANKS, I needed that. I brought tears to my eyes to read your first line...and something else I read here recently....(while I wouldn't say pride is *normally* a good thing..in excess at least!) ...it was said that there *should* be a lot of pride in our quits....and I find that this is the thing I'm most proud of recently...at least concerning myself...by a LONG shot. I AM proud...and thanks for making me feel like I'm doing a good job. I think that's a lot of the reason I feel so helped and supported here...the positive reinforcement is just amazing. M.

I have been quit for 1 Week, 20 hours, 46 minutes and 30 seconds (7 days). I have saved $30.27 by not smoking 157 cigarettes. I have saved 13 hours and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 1/22/2007 6:45 AM

My milestone above...
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:51

05 Feb 2007, 01:10 #46

Hi,

I didn't think I was celebrating an important milestone today, or at least not until 6:22 pm EST, which will be seven days for me. But you're right - every day without a puff is a milestone. Let's be honest - for me, sometimes still, every HOUR without a puff is a milestone. It's because of the help and insight of people like you that I've been making it last, even when it's sometimes minute by minute.

Thanks!
Green-Weaver

6 Days, 17 hours and 44 minutes. I have saved $30.23 by not smoking 336 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day and 4 hours of my life. My Quit Date: 1/28/2007 6:22 PM
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Mar 2007, 01:58 #47

Y E A H FOR ALL FREEDOMITES WHO'VE PUT NICOTINE DOWN FOR GOOD, ONE DAY AT A TIME!! THANKS JOEL

VICKI - Free and Healing for Seven Months, Twenty One Days, 20 Hours and 27 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 16 Days and 5 Hours, by avoiding the use of 4677 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $1,062.51.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:06

16 May 2007, 00:18 #48

Thanks for the reminder! I claim victory for today!

Crystal
Free and Healing for Four Days, 10 Hours and 26 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 3 Hours, by avoiding the use of 44 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $6.34.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:30

26 Jun 2007, 16:58 #49

I agree, Joel. Every clean day is worth celebrating.

I felt the need to congratulate myself every day, so I configured my quit counter to celebrate more milestones. Your quit counter will happily celebrate every 20 (or 10, or 5!) cigarettes not smoked. Every 10 (or 5) pounds or dollars saved.

Hurray! Another milestone. And another. And another. Doing great and being proud of it!

Nicoline - Free and Healing for Five Days, 16 Hours and 17 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 9 Hours, by avoiding the use of 114 cancer sticks.
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

14 Jul 2007, 16:56 #50

Thanks, I needed this!
Wow, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would go to bed smoke free one day let alone another day after that! NTAP!

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us". Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lou
3weeks/4 days nicotine free
declined 1043 nicotine feedings
Saved $182.44
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:19

22 Dec 2007, 05:21 #51

i needed this too, and i had forgotten to be proud of myself i did it, i quit !!!!!

I have been quit for 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 hours, 19 minutes and 37 seconds (43 days). I have saved £181.70 by not smoking 825 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 20 hours and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 08/11/2007 10:01
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:23

22 Dec 2007, 11:26 #52

Thank you for the reminder that every day nicotine free is worth celebrating!!!

I needed reinforcement, especially now on the weekend before Christmas.. the triggers are frequent tonight, but will remember to be proud and continue NTAP.

Nicotine Free 44 days.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:20

27 Dec 2007, 15:10 #53

yes...every smoke free day is a big achievement....at least during the initial stage of healing for me. need to feel good about not smoking and see the quit stats details increasing

matnasir- Free and Healing for Seven Days, 5 Hours and 38 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 6 Hours, by avoiding the use of 72 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $30.50.
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:14

15 Mar 2008, 23:11 #54

Thanks, Joel! After yesterday (a rough day) I'm glad I read this! I forgot to congratulate myself for getting through a day of stress without taking that fatal puff. Yay, me!
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:05

23 May 2008, 17:25 #55

Oh! I'll jump at any chance to brag!

Smobriety comes to: 0Y 1M 2W 1D 18H 34Mns € Saved to date: €254.40

And 960 NASTY nicotine sticks not put into these lungs!!!
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