by rebmiami green
01 Jun 2004, 23:53
Forum: Milestones
Topic: I am silver
Replies: 13
Views: 44

I am silver

<t>Hey everybody, I have been busy, but I thought I would come round and let everyone know that I am silver. <br/> <br/> Thanks again to everyone who hung out with me in the early days. Comfort did come and this is getting easier and easier as time goes on. It is almost effortless, in fact, but I am...
by rebmiami green
01 Jun 2004, 23:53
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I am silver
Replies: 13
Views: 43

I am silver

<t>Hey everybody, I have been busy, but I thought I would come round and let everyone know that I am silver. <br/> <br/> Thanks again to everyone who hung out with me in the early days. Comfort did come and this is getting easier and easier as time goes on. It is almost effortless, in fact, but I am...
by rebmiami green
04 May 2004, 06:10
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: What a Surprise! Monday Parade
Replies: 40
Views: 175

What a Surprise! Monday Parade

<t>Hey everybody, it's me checking in. <br/> <br/> One of my biggest surprises is how little I think about it. <br/> I have a lot of stress in my life, very severe at times, and I think a little inner skeptic doubted that I could make it through repeated or prolonged stress without at least even thi...
by rebmiami green
17 Mar 2004, 06:30
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: bronze
Replies: 13
Views: 58

bronze

Thanks for all the encouraging words.
REB
by rebmiami green
17 Mar 2004, 06:30
Forum: Milestones
Topic: bronze
Replies: 13
Views: 43

bronze

Thanks for all the encouraging words.
REB
by rebmiami green
17 Mar 2004, 06:25
Forum:
Topic: Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
Replies: 827
Views: 0

Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette

At 140+ days,

Some days, no seconds.
Every four to seven days, maybe fifteen seconds,
Easily brushed aside.

REB
by rebmiami green
17 Mar 2004, 06:25
Forum: General
Topic: Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
Replies: 834
Views: 3.8K

Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette

At 140+ days,

Some days, no seconds.
Every four to seven days, maybe fifteen seconds,
Easily brushed aside.

REB
by rebmiami green
17 Mar 2004, 06:25
Forum: Fixation
Topic: Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
Replies: 815
Views: 15.3K

Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette

At 140+ days,

Some days, no seconds.
Every four to seven days, maybe fifteen seconds,
Easily brushed aside.

REB
by rebmiami green
17 Mar 2004, 06:25
Forum:
Topic: Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
Replies: 830
Views: 0

Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette

At 140+ days,

Some days, no seconds.
Every four to seven days, maybe fifteen seconds,
Easily brushed aside.

REB
by rebmiami green
17 Mar 2004, 06:25
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
Replies: 803
Views: 143.1K

Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette

At 140+ days,

Some days, no seconds.
Every four to seven days, maybe fifteen seconds,
Easily brushed aside.

REB
by rebmiami green
17 Mar 2004, 06:25
Forum:
Topic: Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
Replies: 830
Views: 0

Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette

At 140+ days,

Some days, no seconds.
Every four to seven days, maybe fifteen seconds,
Easily brushed aside.

REB
by rebmiami green
24 Feb 2004, 12:10
Forum: Milestones
Topic: bronze
Replies: 13
Views: 43

bronze

<r>Guess who is bronze! I'm waiting.... <br/> <br/> It's me.... I am BRONZE <br/> <br/> Ahem, I have been bronze for a while it seems. <br/> <QUOTE><s>[quote]</s> Edson - Free and Healing for Four Months, Six Days, 7 Hours and 29 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 5 Days and 19 Hours, by av...
by rebmiami green
03 Dec 2003, 00:40
Forum:
Topic: Good news, our members don't relapse anymore...
Replies: 187
Views: 0

Good news, our members don't relapse anymore...

<t>Nothing has hammered home to me the seriousness of really quitting as hard as the relapse policy on this board. It is as if I exchanged places with my addiction. I was behind bars wishing I were free and it was calling the shots. Now I have put it in the cage and I am free. It has probed every sq...
by rebmiami green
03 Dec 2003, 00:40
Forum: Relapse Prevention
Topic: Good news, our members don't relapse anymore...
Replies: 121
Views: 15.4K

Good news, our members don't relapse anymore...

<t>Nothing has hammered home to me the seriousness of really quitting as hard as the relapse policy on this board. It is as if I exchanged places with my addiction. I was behind bars wishing I were free and it was calling the shots. Now I have put it in the cage and I am free. It has probed every sq...
by rebmiami green
02 Dec 2003, 05:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I am not going to smoke today PARADE!
Replies: 137
Views: 4.8K

I am not going to smoke today PARADE!

<t>I am not going to smoke or chew or go with girls that do. (Actually the one I am going with, who does not, will be my wife in 12 days!). <br/> <br/> Edson <br/> <br/> Free and Healing for One Month, Fourteen Days and 58 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 23 Hours, by avoiding t...
by rebmiami green
02 Dec 2003, 05:45
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: I am not going to smoke today PARADE!
Replies: 114
Views: 363

I am not going to smoke today PARADE!

<t>I am not going to smoke or chew or go with girls that do. (Actually the one I am going with, who does not, will be my wife in 12 days!). <br/> <br/> Edson <br/> <br/> Free and Healing for One Month, Fourteen Days and 58 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 23 Hours, by avoiding t...
by rebmiami green
02 Dec 2003, 05:35
Forum: Prevent Relapse
Topic: Why we must never take another puff
Replies: 108
Views: 1.5K

Why we must never take another puff

<t>I posted my story above. I used to be a nicotine fiend, but because I have not ingested any nicotine -- for One Month, Fourteen Days and 58 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 23 Hours, by avoiding the use of 573 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $275.11, <br/> <...
by rebmiami green
19 Nov 2003, 06:46
Forum: Milestones
Topic: GREEN TODAY WOOHOO!!
Replies: 12
Views: 53

GREEN TODAY WOOHOO!!

<t>Hello Freedom-ites, <br/> <br/> I made my one calendar month today. What a journey this has been. I am very proud of myself for sticking by my decision to quit. It was hard at times, suprisingly easy at others. I am so glad this site exists. I was tangled up hard in nicotine addiction, and as the...
by rebmiami green
15 Nov 2003, 05:10
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Fabulous Friday Freedom Phrase Parade
Replies: 75
Views: 341

Fabulous Friday Freedom Phrase Parade

<r>Short version: a phrase -- I accepted temporary discomfort in trade to regain a state of permanent comfort. <br/> <br/> Why is that so powerful? I saw it online and it filled my tank with quit fuel. I will explain why at more length. <br/> <br/> When I induced nicotine dependence at age 17, I tra...
by rebmiami green
11 Nov 2003, 04:18
Forum: Milestones
Topic: My Ouija Spelled G-R-E-E-N !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 68

My Ouija Spelled G-R-E-E-N !!!

<r><COLOR color="#66FF00"><s>[color=#66FF00]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Congratulations, Ouija7!<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR> <br/> <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#66FF00"><s>[color=#66FF00]</s>Sounds like you have a good handle on your quit, don't let go!<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B> <br/> <B><s...
by rebmiami green
10 Nov 2003, 22:49
Forum: Cue Extinguishment
Topic: Last Line of Defense (or Trump Card)
Replies: 94
Views: 6.5K

Last Line of Defense (or Trump Card)

<t>I was using this trump card right from the beginning of this quit. <br/> It has to be there, and it doesn't have to be used as a last resort. <br/> If I had a pistol, a rifle, and a cannon, I might fire the cannon at the enemy first. <br/> The trump card is my cannon. <br/> My trump card is -- no...
by rebmiami green
10 Nov 2003, 22:49
Forum:
Topic: Last Line of Defense (or Trump Card)
Replies: 154
Views: 0

Last Line of Defense (or Trump Card)

<t>I was using this trump card right from the beginning of this quit. <br/> It has to be there, and it doesn't have to be used as a last resort. <br/> If I had a pistol, a rifle, and a cannon, I might fire the cannon at the enemy first. <br/> The trump card is my cannon. <br/> My trump card is -- no...
by rebmiami green
10 Nov 2003, 22:36
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Mondays "Trigger-Buster" Parade
Replies: 19
Views: 72

Mondays "Trigger-Buster" Parade

<t>Hey Freedomites! Happy Monday! <br/> <br/> My trigger buster is honesty -- I admit to myself that a situation has sparked an urge to use nicotine. I acknowledge that the urge is there, and I tell it, I don't use nicotine any more. That disarms the trigger. I used to use nicotine to do everything,...
by rebmiami green
06 Nov 2003, 21:59
Forum: Addiction
Topic: The Law of Addiction
Replies: 93
Views: 1.1K

The Law of Addiction

<t>In educating myself, I have had the opportunity to take a good hard look at my addiction and its history. In the first four years of my eighteen year addiction I made about four full fledged nicotine-free no cheating quit attempts. They all failed because I took another puff. After the last one, ...
by rebmiami green
06 Nov 2003, 21:59
Forum:
Topic: The Law of Addiction
Replies: 92
Views: 0

The Law of Addiction

<t>In educating myself, I have had the opportunity to take a good hard look at my addiction and its history. In the first four years of my eighteen year addiction I made about four full fledged nicotine-free no cheating quit attempts. They all failed because I took another puff. After the last one, ...