by gavula
13 Apr 2006, 02:32
Forum: General
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 56

Hi Everyone

<t>Hi Peter! Congratulations on making it through the first (almost) two weeks!! You're well on your way. <br/> <br/> I've been quit for over a year, and honestly, I haven't had a craving for ... oh... probably over 6 months. Once I hit the one year mark things just seemed so natural. I almost never...
by gavula
30 Mar 2006, 06:18
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: My first days...
Replies: 26
Views: 133

My first days...

<t>Hey Zavibear, <br/> <br/> Congratulations on your quit! I'm so proud of you!! Welcome! How exciting to finally be free. <br/> <br/> Read read read. I'm sure that's not news to you. Dig around for some of the articles on depression and emotions. I was a mess when I quit. Lots of crying- lots of em...
by gavula
23 Feb 2006, 04:57
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: my quit
Replies: 17
Views: 73

my quit

Terakr,

Welcome, and thank you so much for sharing your story. It was beautiful. What bitter sweet memories you have.

Congratulations on your sucessful quit. We're always here for you, whenever you need us.

Anna
1 year, 2 months, 1 day quit
by gavula
23 Feb 2006, 04:57
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: my quit
Replies: 17
Views: 72

my quit

Terakr,

Welcome, and thank you so much for sharing your story. It was beautiful. What bitter sweet memories you have.

Congratulations on your sucessful quit. We're always here for you, whenever you need us.

Anna
1 year, 2 months, 1 day quit
by gavula
23 Feb 2006, 01:22
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Gina's First Post
Replies: 23
Views: 89

Gina's First Post

<t>Take a look at all the people and all the posts here at Freedom. We're all here as proof that it DOES get better. <br/> <br/> It got better for me <br/> <br/> It got better for all those around you and me on this board. <br/> <br/> It'll get better for you, too!! <br/> <br/> Anna <br/> 1 year, 2 ...
by gavula
22 Feb 2006, 07:08
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Gina's First Post
Replies: 23
Views: 89

Gina's First Post

<t>Gina, <br/> <br/> You sound just like I did. I actually sat under my desk at work and cried. I told a coworker to make sure I stayed under there until I didn't want a cigarette anymore. <br/> <br/> I also tried to keep busy- watching movies, taking walks, going shopping, doing things I always wan...
by gavula
22 Feb 2006, 07:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Seventh Gold for .....
Replies: 24
Views: 89

Seventh Gold for .....

<t>JoAnne, <br/> We've spoken before, and I'll say it again. If it wasn't for our chance meeting at the White Hen, I think I would still be smoking. <br/> <br/> Thank you for handing me the business card. <br/> <br/> Thank you for helping me save my own life. <br/> <br/> Anna <br/> 1 year 2 months b...
by gavula
22 Feb 2006, 06:56
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: First Post
Replies: 15
Views: 48

First Post

1. The Smell

On my "why I quit" list, this is number one.

It's stayed that way for ....

Anna
1 year, 2 months breathing freely
by gavula
16 Feb 2006, 01:23
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Oh Man, was I an addict...
Replies: 13
Views: 67

Oh Man, was I an addict...

<t>Stacie, <br/> <br/> Congratulations!! Welcome to Freedom. <br/> <br/> Wow, 6 hours is a LONG time... <br/> <br/> I love driving too- and long road trips were terrible triggers. Nothing else to do! But last time, I bought a book on tape. It's almost impossible to hear the words if the window is op...
by gavula
19 Jan 2006, 06:26
Forum:
Topic: Tips & Tricks - How to Quickly Link Threads
Replies: 332
Views: 0

Tips & Tricks - How to Quickly Link Threads

Okay- if I attach the link as a file... it appears at the bottom of my reply. It looks different than other links... but is it as effective?

I'm using Safari on a Mac with OSX. Could this be my problem?

See, look down there...

Anna
by gavula
18 Jan 2006, 04:32
Forum: Addiction
Topic: I have to smoke because of all my stress
Replies: 196
Views: 1.4K

I have to smoke because of all my stress

For Everyone who's STRESSED today. Especially FoolishWorkinj .

Hang in there!

Anna
1+year
by gavula
18 Jan 2006, 04:29
Forum: Craves - Thoughts
Topic: Repost of "Bad Days"
Replies: 145
Views: 1.3K

Repost of "Bad Days"

For FoolishWorkinj
by gavula
18 Jan 2006, 04:27
Forum:
Topic: when something bad happens and you don't smoke
Replies: 8
Views: 0

when something bad happens and you don't smoke

That's so wonderful! Breath deep. Stay fresh and clean. Smell your hands. Read & post here. Triggers will happen all the time.

What a great step you've taken for your self and your health.

Anna
1+year
by gavula
18 Jan 2006, 04:27
Forum: Prevent Relapse
Topic: when something bad happens and you don't smoke
Replies: 9
Views: 383

when something bad happens and you don't smoke

That's so wonderful! Breath deep. Stay fresh and clean. Smell your hands. Read & post here. Triggers will happen all the time.

What a great step you've taken for your self and your health.

Anna
1+year
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:42
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: 1st post
Replies: 53
Views: 286

1st post

<t>Hey Dave, <br/> <br/> Welcome to Freedom! One day at a time is exactly the way to go. Once you turn "green" it's great to get to Silver! It is really exciting to finally be taking clean breaths of air- to start healing your body. <br/> <br/> Keep reading here. Keep posting. And know that if crave...
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:39
Forum: General
Topic: My battle - a day in the life of a dipper
Replies: 143
Views: 811

My battle - a day in the life of a dipper

Thank you for sharing that. I don't think I'd thought about the differences in nicotine delivery systems. Congratulations on sticking to your quit!

Anna
1+ years of Freedom
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:39
Forum:
Topic: My battle - a day in the life of a dipper
Replies: 142
Views: 0

My battle - a day in the life of a dipper

Thank you for sharing that. I don't think I'd thought about the differences in nicotine delivery systems. Congratulations on sticking to your quit!

Anna
1+ years of Freedom
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:39
Forum:
Topic: My battle - a day in the life of a dipper
Replies: 142
Views: 0

My battle - a day in the life of a dipper

Thank you for sharing that. I don't think I'd thought about the differences in nicotine delivery systems. Congratulations on sticking to your quit!

Anna
1+ years of Freedom
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:39
Forum: Dependency
Topic: My battle - a day in the life of a dipper
Replies: 141
Views: 2.4K

My battle - a day in the life of a dipper

Thank you for sharing that. I don't think I'd thought about the differences in nicotine delivery systems. Congratulations on sticking to your quit!

Anna
1+ years of Freedom
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:39
Forum:
Topic: My battle - a day in the life of a dipper
Replies: 142
Views: 0

My battle - a day in the life of a dipper

Thank you for sharing that. I don't think I'd thought about the differences in nicotine delivery systems. Congratulations on sticking to your quit!

Anna
1+ years of Freedom
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:39
Forum:
Topic: My battle - a day in the life of a dipper
Replies: 142
Views: 0

My battle - a day in the life of a dipper

Thank you for sharing that. I don't think I'd thought about the differences in nicotine delivery systems. Congratulations on sticking to your quit!

Anna
1+ years of Freedom
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:19
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: 7 days!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 41

7 days!!!!

<t>Hey Melissa- <br/> I'm so happy for you. The calmness and peace does indeed stick around more and more every day. Keep reminding yourself of how hard it was to quit- and how much better you feel now. <br/> <br/> And when/if hard times happen, know that the library of information is always here- w...
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:16
Forum: Glory Week
Topic: My Celebration
Replies: 13
Views: 279

My Celebration

<t>Hey Sandy, <br/> <br/> Welcome to Freedom! Your enthusiasm is evident. It is really exciting to finally be taking clean breaths of air- to start healing your body. <br/> <br/> Keep reading here. Keep posting. And know that if craves and hard times happen, the library will always be here, and we w...
by gavula
14 Jan 2006, 00:14
Forum:
Topic: First Post - (if I'm doing this right)
Replies: 115
Views: 0

First Post - (if I'm doing this right)

<t>Welcome to Freedom- welcome to a life without nicotine. <br/> <br/> Way to go Susan!! 11 days is a long time- your body is already healing! Keep reading here, keep posting to let us know how you're doing. <br/> <br/> Things may get hard, but keep coming back! <br/> <br/> Anna <br/> 1+ year of FRE...