None or All. Why I choose none Parade

BirkyGOLD
BirkyGOLD

February 11th, 2003, 3:19 am #21

I choose none because I still remember how I felt smoking all of them. I keep my quitting list very close at hand. I haven't needed it lately. I don't want to wheeze, gag, or smell. It really is getting that easy to never take another puff.
Birky 11wks+
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Jordan(Silver)
Jordan(Silver)

February 11th, 2003, 5:59 am #22

I can smoke all or I can smoke none.
I choose to smoke none because now I see that I was'nt fully living my life. An addiction like that won't let you. A still smokeing addict would'nt understand what I'm saying, but I know that you all do. Without nicotine I feel more alive, more aware and more confident,
just more here and living in the moment. Not from fix to fix to fix to fix....etc.

Gena (bronze) 5 months and 6 days free
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marty (gold)
marty (gold)

February 11th, 2003, 6:10 am #23

I choose none because ...

... I have discovered a truly wonderful new world, full of joys that I never knew existed, and I never want to give that up again

... I have discovered a new me, different and better than I was before, and I never want to go back to being the old me.

I choose none because ...

... the choice is so obvious, so easy.

Marty

NOT A PUFF for two years, two months, one week, four days : 14439 cigarettes not smoked saving £4,692.73 : 7 weeks, 1 day added to my life
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Blade Gold
Blade Gold

February 11th, 2003, 6:18 am #24

I know this is really long, but this list is part of the one that I originally wrote down on the day I quit. I think it applies to this parade.

The reasons why I quit are very simple: I'm selfish and very scared. I started thinking about all of the little things that we take for granted everyday and I just couldn't bear to contribute the absence of those things any longer. Think of all that you would miss by dying or by being so physically crippled that you couldn't enjoy anything. Sometimes I labor for breath now and think to myself, what's it going to be like in 20 years? I dearly hope that I haven't caused too much permanent damage to myself but I know what's done is done. All I can do is enjoy my life one breath at a time and remember that we only get to do this once so try to love every minute of it. Following are just some of the things that I tell myself I'm giving up if I keep smoking.

Late night walks with my wife and dogs (usually cussing at the dogs)
The hugs that I wish would go on forever
The lost games of kings and the foot rub that follows

The hysterical licking that I get every day when I walk in the door

Movie day

Curling up by the fire with my wife and drinking hot chocolate

Reading books in the bathtub until I look like a living prune

Laughing so hard that my stomach hurts the next day

Sharing a private joke with my wife in a group of people

Looking at any situation and knowing that my wife is probably thinking the same thing as me

People watching

Rubbing my cat until he claws the **** out of me

Chasing my wife like a madman around the house

Las Vegas

Mountains

Cold mornings snuggled up in bed with my wife

Calling in to work to stay at home with my wife

Window shopping

The feel of a dog sleeping next to you

Being able to run

Knowing that there is a slight chance of becoming buff one day

Butterfly kisses

Finger writing on my back

Head rubs

My wife's corny jokes

Vacations

Renaissance festivals

Magic tricks

Working with my wife out in the garage

Playing poker

Going to the theatre to see a good movie

Staying in hotel rooms with my wife

Hearing my wife giggle uncontrollably when she's really tired

Hearing a really good piece of gossip

Rolling in soft grass on a warm spring day

Being amazed by a squirrel running on my fence

Going to the zoo with the only woman that appreciates it as much as me

Getting new gadgets

As seen on TV stuff

Starbucks coffee

Ice cream and milk

Peanut butter cookies

My wife babying me when I'm sick

Afternoon naps on a cold day

Hearing my wife sing to our pets

The chance of winning the lottery

Lighting storms

The sound of thunder

Spending all day with my wife walking around and making fun of people

Devlin (120lbs german shepard) rolling on his back like a little puppy

Kuma (my dog) running laps

Home cooked meals

Room service

Swords and knives

Christmas morning

Birthday week

Dreaming

New cars and trucks

Hot tubs

Giggling

The chance of being on Modern Masters one day

Meeting an alien

Actually seeing bigfoot

Skiing

Cold wet dog noses waking you up

Seeing the slight grin on my wife's face when someone calls a cougar a cheetah at the zoo

Hearing a baby laugh

Getting excited over TV shows

Chinese rice

My wife

Being able to enjoy retirement

Cashews

Taking a really hot shower on a real cold morning

Tai Chi outfits

Falling asleep on the couch

Waking up at 5am and realizing that it's Sunday and not Monday

Daydreaming

Living in Oregon some day

Parrots

Playing monopoly for hours

And the list grows every day…
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SurrenderGold
SurrenderGold

February 11th, 2003, 6:31 am #25

Great Parade OBob. I choose none simply because I no longer wish to be a slave to nicotine. Sheila
Two months, two weeks, four days, 21 hours, 33 minutes and 20 seconds. 1118 cigarettes not smoked, saving $195.75. Life saved: 3 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes.
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February 11th, 2003, 7:03 am #26

I choose to smoke none because smoking all is like killing myself.
Sal
Four weeks, one day, 16 hours, 5 minutes and 37 seconds.
593 cigarettes not smoked, saving $103.85.
Life saved: 2 days, 1 hour, 25 minutes.
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Ceasefire
Ceasefire

February 11th, 2003, 7:24 am #27

I choose NONE! And have since January 1st this year because I realized that despite all my excuses for smoking, cigarettes were killing me, and I had let the demon have control for a very long time....and I finally decided I was stronger than the stupid tobacco and chemicals that I was sucking down my throat hundreds of times a day.
I have been Quit for: 1 Month 1 Week 2 Days (that's 40 days!!!) 16 Hours 12 Minutes. I have NOT smoked 1627 cigarettes so far.
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A Golden Snip
A Golden Snip

February 11th, 2003, 7:55 am #28

I can smoke none or I can smoke all of them. I choose to smoke none because I feel and smell so good, clean and alot healthier, thanks Freedom.

Snip
Three months, one week, three days, 19 hours, 55 minutes and 30 seconds. 2159 cigarettes not smoked, saving $884.29. Life saved: 1 week, 11 hours, 55 minutes.
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Culiel1
Culiel1

February 11th, 2003, 8:48 am #29

I choose to smoke none because there's nothing like this life, this time, this earth. And I only have this once. I don't want to live a shortened life, enslaved.

That's what I was--a slave to nicotine. By choosing none, I'm free.

Cheers,

RT

Free for one month & one week.
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Toast (GOLD )
Toast (GOLD )

February 11th, 2003, 8:57 am #30

Now that's what I call a List, Blade! I bet your wife is as happy to be married to you as you are to her.

All or None, you ask OBob?
That's easy! NONE!

I can smoke none or I can smoke all of them.
I choose to smoke none because... I discovered I could choose!

I've already had all I wanted, then all I thought I had to have, then all that falling nicotine levels mandated I take until I decided to decide for myself. And I've decided no more, none, nada.

Melissa
1 Year 8 Months 2 Weeks 4 Days Free
12577 Less
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OBob Gold
OBob Gold

April 1st, 2003, 6:11 pm #31

I can smoke none or I can smoke all of them. I choose to smoke none because... I never want to go back to being a slave to a poisonous substance.

Bob
Time not smoked: 1 Year 2 Months 3 Weeks 5 Days 21 Hours 11 Minutes 10 Seconds
Smokes not toked: 5410
Cash not spent: $1,352.65
Life, self-esteem, smell, taste, health, happiness saved: Priceless
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Golddabler1
Golddabler1

April 1st, 2003, 6:47 pm #32

I,m singing a song from the late 60,s or early 70,s called All or nothing.
Cheers obob
Rickdabler 3 weeks 2 days 7 hrs 40mins.happily nicotine free.
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Christine06516
Christine06516

April 1st, 2003, 7:40 pm #33

I definitely choose NONE because.......I never want to put my body through the trials of nicotine withdrawal again, not for 1 day, not for 1 hour, not for 1 second, and that can only be accomplished by......never taking another puff (did you think that was a trick question??).

Christine
I have chosen not to smoke for 2 Weeks 3 Days 6 Hours 9 Minutes 32 Seconds. Cigarettes not smoked: 345. Money saved: $69.03.
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SOC Silver
SOC Silver

April 2nd, 2003, 9:26 am #34

I choose none because it wasn't easy to find the man of my dreams.
And I don't want to be the reason that our happiness ends.

~ Sandy Celebrating 2 weeks, 1 days, 17 hrs of Freedom!
267 not smoked, $53.48 not spent. Saving 22 hrs, 15 mins of my life!
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casper700kawa
casper700kawa

April 2nd, 2003, 9:32 am #35

i chose a life of freedom ....Two months, two weeks, five days, 7 hours, 25 minutes and 21 seconds. 2349 cigarettes not smoked, saving $469.85. Life saved: 1 week, 1 day, 3 hours, 45 minutes.
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Ms MonaGolden1
Ms MonaGolden1

April 2nd, 2003, 10:25 am #36

I CAN SMOKE NONE OR ALL - I CHOOSE TO SMOKE NONE...
What a powerful statement. As I approach my Bronze milestone, I am so thankful for being introduced to this ONE=ALL truth. Anytime I think of having a cigarette, I remember that ONE=ALL. So, I have decided that ONE is not worth ALL the negative side effects associated with smoking.
YQS

I have gladly missed ALL for Two mos, four wks, two days, 21 hrs, 28 mins and 35 secs. 2696 cigs not smoked, saving $566.34. Life saved: 1 wk, 2 days, 8 hrs, 40 mins.
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tobi
tobi

April 2nd, 2003, 10:43 am #37

I can smoke all or I can smoke none, I choose none because, because because because because.... because of the wonderful things it does. and blade I think you nailed a bunch of what I would miss. I can't fathum life with out my husband Ben and the twins Giulia and Marina and of course my dog. tobi Thanks for helping me see even more I hadn't thought of. And thanks for the parade Bob. Amy AKA tobi.4w 14h 59m
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

April 2nd, 2003, 11:08 am #38

You sure you didn't forget a few reasons, Blade?
Wonderful list! Great parade Bob.
These reasons truly are the wind beneath our wings!
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madisonsmom(DBLGREEN)
madisonsmom(DBLGREEN)

April 2nd, 2003, 11:42 am #39

I chose none because....

I never want my two year old daughter to remember me as a smoker.
I am pregnant with my second child.
I quit for three years and remember how wonderful it is - I want that life back.
Smoking is just disgusting.


MM

Two weeks, three days, 21 hours, 42 minutes and 55 seconds. 393 cigarettes not smoked, saving $76.81. Life saved: 1 day, 8 hours, 45 minutes.
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OBob Gold
OBob Gold

May 6th, 2003, 10:18 am #40

We know the choice. None or all. On those occassions where choosing none seems to be the more difficult, we need our reasons.

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OBob Gold
OBob Gold

July 17th, 2003, 6:00 pm #41

Why have you chosen none?
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slaverchops
slaverchops

July 17th, 2003, 8:14 pm #42

I have chosen none because i no longer want to be a slave to my nicoteen addiction (i was fed up with not doing anything because i was too busy smoking)
now im FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE thanx to freedom and everyone here (aswell obviously as myself)
strutting my stats 1 month 4 dys 17hrs
yipeee freeeee yqs sally xxx
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ComicForces GOLD
ComicForces GOLD

July 17th, 2003, 8:35 pm #43

I choose to smoke none because I want energy. I want motivation. I want enthusiasm about life. I want to be healthy. I want to feel calm. That's why I choose/have chosen NONE.

Way to go everyone.

ComicForces
4 months 3 weeks 5 days
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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

July 17th, 2003, 11:40 pm #44

Just returned from a mid-morning walk. There I am striding along, moving briskly, arms a-swinging, breathing deeply of the fresh sun-drenched air, feeling great. I glance over as a woman walks out of an office building. Before the door closed behind her she had a cigarette in her mouth and was busy lighting it up.
I thought about how that woman did not feel great. She was not relaxed. She was not enjoying the fresh sun-drenched air. She was desperate for a fix. That used to be me.
I choose none today because living without withdrawal every 20-30 minutes is grand and wondrous!
Parker - choosing freedom every day
13 months
Over 10,000 not smoked
Over $2,300 not spent
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CookiesGold
CookiesGold

July 18th, 2003, 7:52 am #45

I choose none 0 none 0
because I want to live
CookieI have been quit for 9 Months, 4 Days, 20 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds (277 days). I have saved $1,944.95 by not smoking 11,114 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Month, 1 Week, 14 hours and 10 minutes of my life.
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