by forza d animo
04 Jan 2011, 05:26
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: "Message to New Quitters" Parade - Week of January 3rd 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1.5K

Desire

<r>One of the most important lessons I have learned after six years of living nicotine free is this, if a person has no desire to quit nicotine, it is very difficult to convince him to put it down.  All of the statistics about foreshortened life expectancy, deteriorating health, wasted money and tim...
by forza d animo
03 Jan 2011, 01:38
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Here we go then!
Replies: 20
Views: 1.2K

<t>In your post above dated 12/30 you wrote "I'm spending a lot of time reading on here; like quitting is almost like learning a new skill and I'll be ok if I study hard enough!!"<br/> <br/> You are right on target my friend.  Learning about your addiction to nicotine is your key to success.  While ...
by forza d animo
08 Nov 2009, 14:08
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Journal for onetwo
Replies: 25
Views: 1.7K

stronger or smarter

<r><URL url="http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/11391"><s>[url=http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/11391]</s>Stronger or Smarter<e>[/url]</e></URL> <br/> Excellent! This is a perfect example of educated cold turkey. When we take advantage of our brain power, when we understand our addiction, we can take positive steps...
by forza d animo
08 Nov 2009, 13:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Graham's Quit Diary
Replies: 59
Views: 3.1K

Craves

<t>Graham, <br/> That is a very powerful entry in your post and a good example of the what can be found on the forum. Thanks for sharing it. <br/> I think you are a little hard on yourself with your interpretation of craves as being selfish - they are part of the healing process. What you might cons...
by forza d animo
27 Oct 2009, 21:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: where is the corner
Replies: 80
Views: 3.6K

Milestones

<r>This is an example of recovery worth noting. Thanks for sharing it with the group Bobcat. The milestones that we mark by a color, that we all look forward to with such anticipation, can sometimes be a disappointment because we expect to feel different on that very day. When the day comes and goes...
by forza d animo
21 Oct 2009, 00:55
Forum: Forum Tips
Topic: How to add links to your post - Long version
Replies: 0
Views: 6.4K

How to add links to your post - Long version

<r><B><s>[b]</s><SIZE size="140"><s>[size=140]</s>Warning! <br/> <e>[/size]</e></SIZE><e>[/b]</e></B>This is the version of how to copy links for masochists. <br/> Unless they do not work it is much easier to follow the steps in <br/> <COLOR color="#23314B"><s>[color=#23314B]</s>How to add links to ...
by forza d animo
21 Oct 2009, 00:53
Forum: Forum Tips
Topic: How to add links to your post - Short version
Replies: 2
Views: 6.4K

How to add links to your post - Short version

<r>No matter which browser you are using or whether you use a PC or MAC these instructions should work. If they do not or you like doing things the hard way then you can follow the example in <COLOR color="#23314B"><s>[color=#23314B]</s>How to add links to your post - Long version<e>[/color]</e></CO...
by forza d animo
03 Oct 2009, 15:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Erinlovely's posts.
Replies: 23
Views: 1.5K

<r>Welcome to the forum Erin. Your story is graphic and accurately describes the fear of quitting vs. the reality. There may be discomfort both mental and physical but it is managable. We are here to help you navigate the days to come but you have done well to find your way here. You have much to le...
by forza d animo
13 Sep 2009, 17:58
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 24 days in a few hours
Replies: 40
Views: 3.4K

"hey, I'm doing this. I'm really doing this."

<r>Yes you are Beachwalker. Yes you are. <br/> Here are a few more links to posts that you might enjoy. Reading is the key to your success and excellent attitude. It is what you know and learn that will continue to make the difference in your recovery. <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://ffn.yuku.com/topic...
by forza d animo
09 Sep 2009, 00:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: This is Apollo 18 and we have cleared the tower.
Replies: 84
Views: 4.8K

Vast oldbie conspiracy ...

<r>Oldbies conspiring behind the scenes ... <br/> <IMG src="http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/f6e261d4d362ecc352bc9f4991a6f067e3c42570.jpg"><s>[img]</s>http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/f6e261d4d362ecc352bc9f4991a6f067e3c42570.jpg<e>[/img]</e></IMG> <br/> <FONT font="TAHOMA"><s>[font=TAHOMA]</s>He's...
by forza d animo
03 Sep 2009, 22:03
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 72 hours and counting...
Replies: 87
Views: 3.8K

As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.

<r>Welcome V, <br/> I am not trying to turn this into a religious discussion but I remember that quote from Proverbs well because it struck me so when I read it so many years ago. "As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness." It is very fitting but unlike a cigarette smoker the...
by forza d animo
30 Jul 2009, 15:31
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I am so glad to be here! Free as of 7/22/09!
Replies: 143
Views: 4.9K

Life is good

<r><IMG src="forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1804.gif"><s>[img]</s>forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1804.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><IMG src="forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1804.gif"><s>[img]</s>forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1804.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG>I'm looking over a four leaf cl...
by forza d animo
20 Jul 2009, 16:26
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Whew! I finally made it here
Replies: 196
Views: 6.1K

That's the spirit.

<r>Doris, <br/> Your post is a good example of the positive aspects of nicotine addiction recovery. You are not waiting around for things to change, you are out there making them happen. <IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/CelebrationOther/co35.jpg"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freed...
by forza d animo
20 Jul 2009, 15:03
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Catherines Diary Of freedom.
Replies: 11
Views: 648

What JoeJ said ...

<t>Catherine, <br/> I am quoting Joe J from his response to your post, <br/> "If you believe you are getting rid of something harmful, something that is killing you, something that limits your ability to live your life fully then you are focused on getting free of nicotine dependency." <br/> <br/> T...
by forza d animo
14 Jul 2009, 16:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Balto's journal
Replies: 70
Views: 2.4K

Is it worth it?

<r>It is understandable that you are struggling with the decision that you made because you are a little uncomfortable with this period of readjustment to life without nicotine. Because you have no baseline to work with, it is also perfectly logical that you are questioning what are symptoms of quit...
by forza d animo
14 Jul 2009, 05:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Here I Am, & I Am Free Now!
Replies: 6
Views: 232

<r>Hello Saralynne, <br/> Welcome. Like your mother who preceded you, you have learned that you are capable of breaking the cycle of attempting to maintain a comfortable level of nicotine in your bloodstream by smoking tobacco, an endless task. Once hooked, we eventually recognize that we either fac...
by forza d animo
11 Jul 2009, 01:12
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Joy's Journey...
Replies: 17
Views: 339

"I honestly wish it would just be a year already."

<r>Hello Joy, <br/> Welcome. Each time someone joins the forum, they breathe life into it. If a nicotine addict is willing to go three days without a dose just to become a member of this forum, then we have something that addict needs or wants. There are plenty of other forums out there that have no...
by forza d animo
09 Jul 2009, 02:42
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Exercising is so much easier Parade
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Exersise doesn't happen, you do it.

<t>You may have stopped using nicotine but you will always be addicted. I have been exercising regularly since I quit smoking nearly five years ago. No one can make an argument against it as it promotes mental and physical well being. That does not mean that we have to become Olympic athletes to ben...
by forza d animo
08 Jul 2009, 17:44
Forum: Planning
Topic: Crutches to Quit Smoking
Replies: 64
Views: 18.9K

Ah Ha!

<r><IMG src="forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1795.gif"><s>[img]</s>forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1795.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><IMG src="forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1793.gif"><s>[img]</s>forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1793.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG> <br/> Cathy, <br/> In Massachu...
by forza d animo
06 Jul 2009, 14:59
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: It's been 6 days!!
Replies: 15
Views: 527

The glory is all yours.

<t>Welcome RShue, <br/> The information on this forum and at WhyQuit.com is invaluable but the glory belongs to you. You did the homework and you made the effort so give yourself credit for what you have accomplished. It is no surprise to me that it seems easier to you to have gone cold turkey then ...
by forza d animo
02 Jul 2009, 17:32
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Newbie here with first post.
Replies: 13
Views: 439

Welcome

<r>Whether we are deep in denial or so strongly addicted that logic ceases to have any influence on our decision making process, it takes a house to fall on some of us before we wake up to the realities of inhaling tobacco smoke and nicotine addiction in general. Once we catch a glimpse of that pinp...
by forza d animo
30 Jun 2009, 02:29
Forum: Questions
Topic: I want a BUDDY
Replies: 3
Views: 703

<r><URL url="http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/12760"><s>[url=http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/12760]</s>Buddy Systems<e>[/url]</e></URL> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/11559"><s>[url=http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/11559]</s>Quitting for Others<e>[/url]</e></URL> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://ffn.yuku...
by forza d animo
29 Jun 2009, 16:47
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First post to Journal
Replies: 34
Views: 954

Welcome

Hi LadyD,
In case you are wondering why that lolipop helped, Take a look at this article. Blood sugar changes when quitting.
The more you know, the easier it will be.

Welcome aboard.

Joseph
by forza d animo
24 Jun 2009, 14:38
Forum: Rationalizations
Topic: For President Obama
Replies: 2
Views: 2.4K

For President Obama

<r>Mr. President, <br/> One of the lessons an addict must learn is that there is no such thing as being "95% cured." Limiting your nicotine intake and hiding it from your family my lead to you to believe that you "almost have it beat," but you are using rationalizations that we all used before we ca...
by forza d animo
24 Jun 2009, 03:40
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I didnt mean to quit.....
Replies: 46
Views: 1.5K

<r>Kevin, <br/> I have several comments about your response but before I make them I want to congratulate you once again on making the decision to quit smoking tobacco. You are a non-smoker and a recovering nicotine addict and your attitude towards recovery is excellent. I have no doubt that you wil...