by Ilona
16 Jan 2009, 09:59
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Bronze
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Bronze

Congratulations!

This is the best milestone! It gets exponentially easier from this point on...

Ilona
by Ilona
13 Jan 2009, 01:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Four years ago I found my Freedom
Replies: 32
Views: 445

Four years ago I found my Freedom

<r>Hi JoeJ Free <br/> <br/> Congratulations on four wonderful years; it seems like such a long time from where I sit. I am still at the "former addict taking a few timid steps into Freedom" stage. I am not running around free... yet. It must feel <I><s>[i]</s>so good<e>[/i]</e></I> to live one's lif...
by Ilona
13 Jan 2009, 01:18
Forum:
Topic: Four years ago I found my Freedom
Replies: 10
Views: 0

Four years ago I found my Freedom

<r>Hi JoeJ Free <br/> <br/> Congratulations on four wonderful years; it seems like such a long time from where I sit. I am still at the "former addict taking a few timid steps into Freedom" stage. I am not running around free... yet. It must feel <I><s>[i]</s>so good<e>[/i]</e></I> to live one's lif...
by Ilona
13 Jan 2009, 01:18
Forum: Milestones
Topic: Four years ago I found my Freedom
Replies: 31
Views: 1.9K

Four years ago I found my Freedom

<r>Hi JoeJ Free <br/> <br/> Congratulations on four wonderful years; it seems like such a long time from where I sit. I am still at the "former addict taking a few timid steps into Freedom" stage. I am not running around free... yet. It must feel <I><s>[i]</s>so good<e>[/i]</e></I> to live one's lif...
by Ilona
04 Jan 2009, 09:29
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Lisa's Journey
Replies: 154
Views: 907

Lisa's Journey

<r>Hi Lisa <br/> <br/> Always nice to hear from you. Your life sure has its challenges! I am so sorry to hear about your mom's poor health, and about your son's marital problems. But you sure are a fine example for your grandkids<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoti...
by Ilona
04 Jan 2009, 09:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Lisa's Journey
Replies: 154
Views: 752

Lisa's Journey

<r>Hi Lisa <br/> <br/> Always nice to hear from you. Your life sure has its challenges! I am so sorry to hear about your mom's poor health, and about your son's marital problems. But you sure are a fine example for your grandkids<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoti...
by Ilona
04 Jan 2009, 09:22
Forum:
Topic: 2 years
Replies: 32
Views: 0

2 years

<r>Gump! <br/> <br/> I am just checking in after time spent up North, checkin on on my favorite web site... and <br/> <br/> <SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s>Wow!<e>[/size]</e></SIZE> <br/> 2 years for Gump, hurray! <br/> <br/> You have been a wonderful support and source of inspiration to me and ot...
by Ilona
04 Jan 2009, 09:22
Forum: General
Topic: 2 years
Replies: 25
Views: 2.5K

2 years

<r>Gump! <br/> <br/> I am just checking in after time spent up North, checkin on on my favorite web site... and <br/> <br/> <SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s>Wow!<e>[/size]</e></SIZE> <br/> 2 years for Gump, hurray! <br/> <br/> You have been a wonderful support and source of inspiration to me and ot...
by Ilona
04 Jan 2009, 09:16
Forum:
Topic: Caroline's First Post
Replies: 120
Views: 0

Caroline's First Post

<r>Hi Caroline! <br/> <br/> Congrats for getting through another tough trigger! Yes you can! <br/> <br/> I hear you on the unexpected trigger, and the sweet hubby checking-in because he notices something's amiss (sometimes before we do<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img...
by Ilona
04 Jan 2009, 09:16
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Caroline's First Post
Replies: 121
Views: 433

Caroline's First Post

<r>Hi Caroline! <br/> <br/> Congrats for getting through another tough trigger! Yes you can! <br/> <br/> I hear you on the unexpected trigger, and the sweet hubby checking-in because he notices something's amiss (sometimes before we do<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img...
by Ilona
04 Jan 2009, 09:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Caroline's First Post
Replies: 121
Views: 985

Caroline's First Post

<r>Hi Caroline! <br/> <br/> Congrats for getting through another tough trigger! Yes you can! <br/> <br/> I hear you on the unexpected trigger, and the sweet hubby checking-in because he notices something's amiss (sometimes before we do<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img...
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:57
Forum:
Topic: SILVER HAS ARRIVED
Replies: 13
Views: 0

SILVER HAS ARRIVED

<r>Hi Theresa <br/> <br/> Wow, I'm glad this came back up to the top. Sorry I missed your Silvering; you're almost half-way through your 7th month! <br/> <br/> Congratulations Theresa; it's smooooth sailing from here.<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoticons/emhot.g...
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:57
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: SILVER HAS ARRIVED
Replies: 14
Views: 287

SILVER HAS ARRIVED

<r>Hi Theresa <br/> <br/> Wow, I'm glad this came back up to the top. Sorry I missed your Silvering; you're almost half-way through your 7th month! <br/> <br/> Congratulations Theresa; it's smooooth sailing from here.<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoticons/emhot.g...
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:57
Forum: Milestones
Topic: SILVER HAS ARRIVED
Replies: 14
Views: 1.1K

SILVER HAS ARRIVED

<r>Hi Theresa <br/> <br/> Wow, I'm glad this came back up to the top. Sorry I missed your Silvering; you're almost half-way through your 7th month! <br/> <br/> Congratulations Theresa; it's smooooth sailing from here.<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoticons/emhot.g...
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:57
Forum:
Topic: SILVER HAS ARRIVED
Replies: 13
Views: 5

SILVER HAS ARRIVED

<r>Hi Theresa <br/> <br/> Wow, I'm glad this came back up to the top. Sorry I missed your Silvering; you're almost half-way through your 7th month! <br/> <br/> Congratulations Theresa; it's smooooth sailing from here.<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoticons/emhot.g...
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:53
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Bill's First Post
Replies: 143
Views: 5.1K

Bill's First Post

Hi there Bill

Wow, 11 months already. Yours was one of the first blogs I read when I signed up on this site. Always an inspiration; thank you.

See you at Gold, friend.

Ilona
(9 months)
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:53
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Bill's First Post
Replies: 114
Views: 385

Bill's First Post

Hi there Bill

Wow, 11 months already. Yours was one of the first blogs I read when I signed up on this site. Always an inspiration; thank you.

See you at Gold, friend.

Ilona
(9 months)
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:53
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Bill's First Post
Replies: 113
Views: 6.9K

Bill's First Post

Hi there Bill

Wow, 11 months already. Yours was one of the first blogs I read when I signed up on this site. Always an inspiration; thank you.

See you at Gold, friend.

Ilona
(9 months)
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:50
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 7 Years
Replies: 8
Views: 303

7 Years

<r>Thank you Joy and Cheri for your reflections, and for your generosity in taking the time to share them. Much appreciated!! And ladies: congratulations to you both on successfully maintaining your quits.<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoticons/emcake.gif" width="...
by Ilona
29 Dec 2008, 08:50
Forum:
Topic: 7 Years
Replies: 6
Views: 0

7 Years

<r>Thank you Joy and Cheri for your reflections, and for your generosity in taking the time to share them. Much appreciated!! And ladies: congratulations to you both on successfully maintaining your quits.<IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoticons/emcake.gif" width="...
by Ilona
25 Dec 2008, 11:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 7 Years
Replies: 8
Views: 303

7 Years

<t>Hi Cheri <br/> <br/> Thanks for sharing your 7th year free milestone with us. <br/> <br/> I am trying to imagine what it feels like to be you. I have been free 9 months and have felt that quitting has been so gradually liberating as to require much patience with the process. This in itself was a ...
by Ilona
25 Dec 2008, 11:04
Forum:
Topic: 7 Years
Replies: 7
Views: 0

7 Years

<t>Hi Cheri <br/> <br/> Thanks for sharing your 7th year free milestone with us. <br/> <br/> I am trying to imagine what it feels like to be you. I have been free 9 months and have felt that quitting has been so gradually liberating as to require much patience with the process. This in itself was a ...
by Ilona
23 Dec 2008, 21:55
Forum:
Topic: First post
Replies: 46
Views: 0

First post

<r>Hi Jenn <br/> <br/> Ditto! I am SO happy not to have to stand in the cold smoking. I hardly think of smoking anymore, and have many less triggers with this seasonal change, largely because I am mostly indoors and have no indoor associations to smoking. <br/> <br/> As a parent, I can tell you that...
by Ilona
23 Dec 2008, 21:55
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First post
Replies: 71
Views: 921

First post

<r>Hi Jenn <br/> <br/> Ditto! I am SO happy not to have to stand in the cold smoking. I hardly think of smoking anymore, and have many less triggers with this seasonal change, largely because I am mostly indoors and have no indoor associations to smoking. <br/> <br/> As a parent, I can tell you that...
by Ilona
21 Dec 2008, 10:02
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: First Post
Replies: 70
Views: 732

First Post

<t>Hi Doc <br/> <br/> 66 days. A drop in the bucket. A universe. A small chunk of time that, alas, you could have endured long ago if it meant being free of nicotine forever. As all of us. There comes a time, but why wasn't it sooner? <br/> <br/> You have made it! <br/> <br/> Ilona</t>