by Oliviadawg
09 Mar 2006, 11:33
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Derrick's 10th day, 1st post
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Derrick's 10th day, 1st post

<t>Welcome, Derrick! Way to go on 10 days ... that's a huge accomplishment! I really identified with your post ... I also grew up in a house w/ smoking and smoked from age 13 to 27. Now we know better! <br/> <br/> Keep reading, reading, reading, and never take another puff one minute at a time ... b...
by Oliviadawg
09 Mar 2006, 11:33
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Derrick's 10th day, 1st post
Replies: 7
Views: 36

Derrick's 10th day, 1st post

<t>Welcome, Derrick! Way to go on 10 days ... that's a huge accomplishment! I really identified with your post ... I also grew up in a house w/ smoking and smoked from age 13 to 27. Now we know better! <br/> <br/> Keep reading, reading, reading, and never take another puff one minute at a time ... b...
by Oliviadawg
26 Feb 2006, 11:36
Forum: General
Topic: The Last Straw that made me quit smoking parade!
Replies: 43
Views: 523

The Last Straw that made me quit smoking parade!

<t>I was walking from work to the corner store to buy cigarettes when I passed an older woman standing outside another building, taking her smoke break through the most horrible sounding nagging dry cough I've ever heard. It was disgusting and frightening and pitiful and I completely identified with...
by Oliviadawg
09 Jan 2006, 12:12
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Week One Glory
Replies: 13
Views: 77

Week One Glory

<t>Hello, Flo! A belated welcome to Freedom and CONGRATULATIONS on your Glory Week! Remember this feeling of pride and accomplishment as you continue on your quit . . . you should be so proud of yourself! Keep on reading and staying firm in your quit ... we are all rooting for you! <br/> <br/> Olivi...
by Oliviadawg
09 Jan 2006, 12:12
Forum: Glory Week
Topic: Week One Glory
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Week One Glory

<t>Hello, Flo! A belated welcome to Freedom and CONGRATULATIONS on your Glory Week! Remember this feeling of pride and accomplishment as you continue on your quit . . . you should be so proud of yourself! Keep on reading and staying firm in your quit ... we are all rooting for you! <br/> <br/> Olivi...
by Oliviadawg
09 Jan 2006, 12:12
Forum:
Topic: Week One Glory
Replies: 12
Views: 0

Week One Glory

<t>Hello, Flo! A belated welcome to Freedom and CONGRATULATIONS on your Glory Week! Remember this feeling of pride and accomplishment as you continue on your quit . . . you should be so proud of yourself! Keep on reading and staying firm in your quit ... we are all rooting for you! <br/> <br/> Olivi...
by Oliviadawg
19 Dec 2005, 11:34
Forum: Planning to Quit
Topic: Our 2006 New Year's quitting message
Replies: 30
Views: 842

Our 2006 New Year's quitting message

<t>Welcome! I am so thrilled you are here ... I really feel like this Web site helped me change my life, and I hope it helps you, too. <br/> <br/> I was in your shoes just a little over a year ago. At the time, I was 27; I had been smoking exactly half of my life and I could not imagine my life with...
by Oliviadawg
19 Dec 2005, 11:34
Forum:
Topic: Our 2006 New Year's quitting message
Replies: 29
Views: 0

Our 2006 New Year's quitting message

<t>Welcome! I am so thrilled you are here ... I really feel like this Web site helped me change my life, and I hope it helps you, too. <br/> <br/> I was in your shoes just a little over a year ago. At the time, I was 27; I had been smoking exactly half of my life and I could not imagine my life with...
by Oliviadawg
19 Dec 2005, 11:34
Forum: Planning
Topic: Our 2011 New Year's Resolution Quitting Message
Replies: 112
Views: 83.5K

Our 2006 New Year's quitting message

<t>Welcome! I am so thrilled you are here ... I really feel like this Web site helped me change my life, and I hope it helps you, too. <br/> <br/> I was in your shoes just a little over a year ago. At the time, I was 27; I had been smoking exactly half of my life and I could not imagine my life with...
by Oliviadawg
31 Oct 2005, 11:35
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: Back to the Basics!
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Back to the Basics!

<t>I was back here a few weeks ago for the first time in a while to celebrate my golden anniversary. I was, and still am, happy and content in my quit, and confident that I will never smoke again. I do want to share a recent experience, though, just to reaffirm my committment to staying smoke free. ...
by Oliviadawg
31 Oct 2005, 11:35
Forum: General
Topic: Back to the Basics!
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Back to the Basics!

<t>I was back here a few weeks ago for the first time in a while to celebrate my golden anniversary. I was, and still am, happy and content in my quit, and confident that I will never smoke again. I do want to share a recent experience, though, just to reaffirm my committment to staying smoke free. ...
by Oliviadawg
13 Oct 2005, 09:28
Forum:
Topic: On Jupiter I'm green ...
Replies: 26
Views: 0

On Jupiter I'm green ...

<r><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><COLOR color="#000000"><s>[color=#000000]</s>And on Earth,<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> Joseph is GOLD!!<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> </SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i> <br/> ...
by Oliviadawg
13 Oct 2005, 09:28
Forum: Milestones
Topic: On Jupiter I'm green ...
Replies: 27
Views: 152

On Jupiter I'm green ...

<r><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><COLOR color="#000000"><s>[color=#000000]</s>And on Earth,<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> Joseph is GOLD!!<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> </SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i> <br/> ...
by Oliviadawg
13 Oct 2005, 09:28
Forum:
Topic: On Jupiter I'm green ...
Replies: 26
Views: 0

On Jupiter I'm green ...

<r><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><COLOR color="#000000"><s>[color=#000000]</s>And on Earth,<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> Joseph is GOLD!!<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> </SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i> <br/> ...
by Oliviadawg
13 Oct 2005, 09:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: On Jupiter I'm green ...
Replies: 27
Views: 109

On Jupiter I'm green ...

<r><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><COLOR color="#000000"><s>[color=#000000]</s>And on Earth,<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> Joseph is GOLD!!<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> </SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i> <br/> ...
by Oliviadawg
13 Oct 2005, 09:28
Forum: Milestones
Topic: On Jupiter I'm green ...
Replies: 27
Views: 142

On Jupiter I'm green ...

<r><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s><COLOR color="#FFFF00"><s>[color=#FFFF00]</s><COLOR color="#000000"><s>[color=#000000]</s>And on Earth,<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> Joseph is GOLD!!<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> </SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i> <br/> ...
by Oliviadawg
13 Oct 2005, 09:22
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Six Months & Silver!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 102

Six Months & Silver!!!

<r><COLOR color="#CCCCFF"><s>[color=#CCCCFF]</s><SIZE size="180"><s>[size=180]</s><COLOR color="#CCCCCC"><s>[color=#CCCCCC]</s>HOORAY, CHRISTY!<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> </SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i> <br/> <COLOR color="#000000"><s>[color=#000000]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s>Loo...
by Oliviadawg
13 Oct 2005, 09:22
Forum: Milestones
Topic: Six Months & Silver!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 148

Six Months & Silver!!!

<r><COLOR color="#CCCCFF"><s>[color=#CCCCFF]</s><SIZE size="180"><s>[size=180]</s><COLOR color="#CCCCCC"><s>[color=#CCCCCC]</s>HOORAY, CHRISTY!<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> </SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i> <br/> <COLOR color="#000000"><s>[color=#000000]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s>Loo...
by Oliviadawg
12 Aug 2005, 07:33
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: VISITORS PARADE!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 223

VISITORS PARADE!!!

<t>Great parade! Welcome, visitors! <br/> <br/> Before I quit (almost 10 months ago), I had such a hard time picturing my life without cigarettes. I was scared, scared, scared of the withdrawals, and I couldn't imagine myself as a nonsmoker. <br/> <br/> Now, 10 months out, I have a hard time imagini...
by Oliviadawg
12 Aug 2005, 00:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: what a different life!
Replies: 6
Views: 29

what a different life!

<t>Hello, Pindan Pearl, my anniversary buddy! Great to hear from you! <br/> <br/> I hope you had a fabulous time at the races ... I'm sure it was a lot more fun without dragging that nasty junkie along with you. She used to tag along everywhere I went, too, and I don't miss her a bit. <br/> <br/> Ta...
by Oliviadawg
12 Aug 2005, 00:06
Forum:
Topic: what a different life!
Replies: 5
Views: 0

what a different life!

<t>Hello, Pindan Pearl, my anniversary buddy! Great to hear from you! <br/> <br/> I hope you had a fabulous time at the races ... I'm sure it was a lot more fun without dragging that nasty junkie along with you. She used to tag along everywhere I went, too, and I don't miss her a bit. <br/> <br/> Ta...
by Oliviadawg
12 Aug 2005, 00:06
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: what a different life!
Replies: 6
Views: 259

what a different life!

<t>Hello, Pindan Pearl, my anniversary buddy! Great to hear from you! <br/> <br/> I hope you had a fabulous time at the races ... I'm sure it was a lot more fun without dragging that nasty junkie along with you. She used to tag along everywhere I went, too, and I don't miss her a bit. <br/> <br/> Ta...
by Oliviadawg
19 Jul 2005, 11:39
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Monday's Most AMAZING .... PARADE
Replies: 21
Views: 146

Monday's Most AMAZING .... PARADE

<t>So many amazing things ... how do you count? <br/> <br/> One that comes to mind: As a smoker, I thought that every stress that popped up made me "need" a cigarette to get through. <br/> <br/> Since my quit, I've learned that I'm strong enough to deal with anything that comes my way with no junkie...
by Oliviadawg
28 May 2005, 11:50
Forum: General
Topic: The Last Straw that made me quit smoking parade!
Replies: 43
Views: 523

The Last Straw that made me quit smoking parade!

<t>Interesting parade. I was getting to the point where I knew I really needed to do something -- I wasn't enjoying smoking at all and felt awful when I smoked -- but there were two different things that pushed me to start researching quitting smoking on the Web (which got me here to Freedom, which ...
by Oliviadawg
18 May 2005, 21:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: first post
Replies: 45
Views: 173

first post

P.S. "My Cigarette, My Friend?" that Linda recommended is the best. I also printed it out and kept it in my billfold for awhile -- I really recommend it!