by Ann
16 Sep 2005, 00:45
Forum: Symptoms
Topic: What was withdrawal really like?
Replies: 38
Views: 2.7K

What was withdrawal really like?

<t>I thought it would be easy. It wasn't. It was difficult. I experienced the symptoms you can read about in "what to expect the first week." Headache, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and cravings. Those lasted three days. After a week, the physical symptoms were mostly gone. After a month, they...
by Ann
16 Sep 2005, 00:45
Forum:
Topic: What was withdrawal really like?
Replies: 36
Views: 0

What was withdrawal really like?

<t>I thought it would be easy. It wasn't. It was difficult. I experienced the symptoms you can read about in "what to expect the first week." Headache, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and cravings. Those lasted three days. After a week, the physical symptoms were mostly gone. After a month, they...
by Ann
16 Sep 2005, 00:45
Forum: Navigating Withdrawal
Topic: What was withdrawal really like?
Replies: 39
Views: 9.2K

What was withdrawal really like?

<t>I thought it would be easy. It wasn't. It was difficult. I experienced the symptoms you can read about in "what to expect the first week." Headache, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and cravings. Those lasted three days. After a week, the physical symptoms were mostly gone. After a month, they...
by Ann
15 Sep 2005, 00:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: GOLD
Replies: 22
Views: 381

GOLD

Way to go, DeWitt!!

I remember long ago when you were having a bit of a tough time and you wrote "I wanna be goooollld!!" and now you are!!!!!!!!!

It's been a great year, buddy!!

Congratulations.
Ann
by Ann
15 Sep 2005, 00:29
Forum: Milestones
Topic: GOLD
Replies: 22
Views: 158

GOLD

Way to go, DeWitt!!

I remember long ago when you were having a bit of a tough time and you wrote "I wanna be goooollld!!" and now you are!!!!!!!!!

It's been a great year, buddy!!

Congratulations.
Ann
by Ann
13 Sep 2005, 07:42
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: the golden gateway
Replies: 27
Views: 152

the golden gateway

<t>Great job!! <br/> <br/> It's good to be gold!! I hope you do something wonderful for yourself. <br/> <br/> Ann <br/> <br/> I have been nicotine free for 1Y 7h 42m 14s (365 days). I have saved $1,598.26 by not smoking 9,133 cigarettes. I have saved 1M 1D 17h 5m of my life. My Quit Date: 9/12/2004<...
by Ann
13 Sep 2005, 07:42
Forum: Milestones
Topic: the golden gateway
Replies: 27
Views: 88

the golden gateway

<t>Great job!! <br/> <br/> It's good to be gold!! I hope you do something wonderful for yourself. <br/> <br/> Ann <br/> <br/> I have been nicotine free for 1Y 7h 42m 14s (365 days). I have saved $1,598.26 by not smoking 9,133 cigarettes. I have saved 1M 1D 17h 5m of my life. My Quit Date: 9/12/2004<...
by Ann
01 Jun 2005, 00:57
Forum: Relapse Prevention
Topic: Even if comets were coming...
Replies: 14
Views: 1.2K

Even if comets were coming...

<t>Hey, all. <br/> <br/> It's been a while since I've posted here but I'm glad I read this. I was thinking the other day how grateful I am to be free of the smoke, the expense, the smell, the embarrassment, the shame, and the withdrawal. There are SO many more benefits to quitting than just the (adm...
by Ann
01 Jun 2005, 00:57
Forum:
Topic: Even if comets were coming...
Replies: 12
Views: 0

Even if comets were coming...

<t>Hey, all. <br/> <br/> It's been a while since I've posted here but I'm glad I read this. I was thinking the other day how grateful I am to be free of the smoke, the expense, the smell, the embarrassment, the shame, and the withdrawal. There are SO many more benefits to quitting than just the (adm...
by Ann
01 Jun 2005, 00:57
Forum: Prevent Relapse
Topic: Even if comets were coming...
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Even if comets were coming...

<t>Hey, all. <br/> <br/> It's been a while since I've posted here but I'm glad I read this. I was thinking the other day how grateful I am to be free of the smoke, the expense, the smell, the embarrassment, the shame, and the withdrawal. There are SO many more benefits to quitting than just the (adm...
by Ann
01 Jun 2005, 00:51
Forum: Milestones
Topic: Three years!
Replies: 25
Views: 175

Three years!

Three shimmering gold stars for you!!

Congrats.

Ann
8+ months
by Ann
01 Jun 2005, 00:51
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Three years!
Replies: 25
Views: 108

Three years!

Three shimmering gold stars for you!!

Congrats.

Ann
8+ months
by Ann
17 Mar 2005, 01:45
Forum: Milestones
Topic: In a word? SILVER!
Replies: 20
Views: 112

In a word? SILVER!

CONGRATULATIONS, DEWITT!!



I thought I had celebrated your silvering with you but I guess I hadn't--you've done great. See you at gold!!



Ann
by Ann
17 Mar 2005, 01:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: In a word? SILVER!
Replies: 20
Views: 115

In a word? SILVER!

CONGRATULATIONS, DEWITT!!



I thought I had celebrated your silvering with you but I guess I hadn't--you've done great. See you at gold!!



Ann
by Ann
14 Mar 2005, 21:47
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: 6 months and silver
Replies: 18
Views: 76

6 months and silver

<t>Well done, Karen--Silver is wonderful and you should feel very proud indeed. I hope you had a nice, sunny day in your garden. It's great to be able to celebrate spring and to really smell the fresh air. <br/> <br/> See you in a few months at gold! <br/> <br/> Ann (silver too)</t>
by Ann
14 Mar 2005, 21:47
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 6 months and silver
Replies: 18
Views: 72

6 months and silver

<t>Well done, Karen--Silver is wonderful and you should feel very proud indeed. I hope you had a nice, sunny day in your garden. It's great to be able to celebrate spring and to really smell the fresh air. <br/> <br/> See you in a few months at gold! <br/> <br/> Ann (silver too)</t>
by Ann
25 Feb 2005, 03:37
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: MILESTONE PARADE!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 113

MILESTONE PARADE!!!

<t>great parade, Tiffany!! <br/> <br/> I don't log on here as often as I should, but my Freedom Family is never too far from my mind. The most important times in my quit-- <br/> <br/> Learning to be me. Happy, sad, angry, or whatever--without the false focus of a cigarette. <br/> <br/> Knowing that ...
by Ann
12 Feb 2005, 05:25
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Nicotine-free To Do List - STATS PARADE
Replies: 28
Views: 98

Nicotine-free To Do List - STATS PARADE

<r>Great idea for a parade, Kay!! It's been another solid week of 14-hour days, so I am definitely looking forward to the weekend . . . AND: <br/> <br/> *I now hire someone to clean my house--I use the money I used to spend on cigarettes--so every Friday, I walk into a clean, smoke-free house and ha...
by Ann
11 Feb 2005, 04:33
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I'm Silver! Let's Celebrate!
Replies: 24
Views: 331

I'm Silver! Let's Celebrate!

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by Ann
11 Feb 2005, 04:33
Forum: Milestones
Topic: I'm Silver! Let's Celebrate!
Replies: 24
Views: 262

I'm Silver! Let's Celebrate!

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by Ann
04 Feb 2005, 03:46
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: Backward thinking
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Backward thinking

<t>Hi, Meesha. <br/> <br/> Very, very belated welcome to you. (I don't hang out here as much as I used to). One thing in your post struck me--you said you may have a cold and you can't believe you would go outside and smoke. Currently, I'm getting over some sort of virus myself--fever, shakes, chest...
by Ann
04 Feb 2005, 03:46
Forum:
Topic: Backward thinking
Replies: 3
Views: 0

Backward thinking

<t>Hi, Meesha. <br/> <br/> Very, very belated welcome to you. (I don't hang out here as much as I used to). One thing in your post struck me--you said you may have a cold and you can't believe you would go outside and smoke. Currently, I'm getting over some sort of virus myself--fever, shakes, chest...
by Ann
28 Jan 2005, 03:59
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Two Weeks & Climbing
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Two Weeks & Climbing

<t>Congratulations, Gloria--you're halfway to Green! Like you, I enjoy achieving one goal and then setting another, and I use that technique for many things--exercise, work, even housework. I have found, though, that FOR ME that technique doesn't do well with quitting. I lie to myself and say "okay,...
by Ann
31 Dec 2004, 00:09
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Who is glad they found Freedom Parade
Replies: 21
Views: 399

Who is glad they found Freedom Parade

<r>Thanks for the parade, Glen. <br/> <br/> Me too, me too!! I'm happy too!! <IMG height="19" src="http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoticons/emteeth.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://sc.groups.msn.com/themes/R9c/pby/img/emoticons/emteeth.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/...
by Ann
19 Dec 2004, 22:14
Forum: Milestones
Topic: I am SILVER!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 41

I am SILVER!!!!!

Congrats, Davez!!!

Silver is wonderful--you must be (and should be)--very proud of yourself. Go for the gold!!

Ann (bronze)