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    Now I have reached Day 15! Actually, I have been thinking less about smoking and not smoking over the past 3 or 4 days, partly because I have been busier than usual, but partly also because I have not really had any strong craves recently. I have noticed some other things though: I must have gained ...
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    Now I have reached Day 15! Actually, I have been thinking less about smoking and not smoking over the past 3 or 4 days, partly because I have been busier than usual, but partly also because I have not really had any strong craves recently. I have noticed some other things though: I must have gained ...
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Aprilangel1951
    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • The Last Straw that made me quit smoking parade!
    Second-to-last straw: I suddenly realized that I was rushing through my dinner to reach my after-dinner nicotine fix. Last straw: Smoking my after-dinner nicotine fix, I realized I didn't get any "ahhh" feeling, and the only reason I could stand the taste was the coffee that I mixed it with (I alway...
    by David20060214 Posted in General
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    May 28th, 2005, 3:30 am
  • First message
    Day 11: No cravings today. This is a busy day, so haven't really thought about smoking or not smoking until now. I don't have access to a computer tomorrow, so my next diary entry will be on Monday. EX-smoker David (free for one week, three + days)
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    Day 11: No cravings today. This is a busy day, so haven't really thought about smoking or not smoking until now. I don't have access to a computer tomorrow, so my next diary entry will be on Monday. EX-smoker David (free for one week, three + days)
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • First message
    ASM: Thanks and you keep on too. Speaking of rehab, isn't it amazing how important education is? That's another thing that Whyquit and Freedom have taught me! If you really understand something, that something becomes much less dangerous than before. Just a random thought. David (1 week and 2+ days)
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    ASM: Thanks and you keep on too. Speaking of rehab, isn't it amazing how important education is? That's another thing that Whyquit and Freedom have taught me! If you really understand something, that something becomes much less dangerous than before. Just a random thought. David (1 week and 2+ days)
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • First message
    JoeJ's "patience" link is so helpful that I want to post most of it here again (it's not easy to find). I think one of the reasons I (we?) was attracted to smoking was the need to always have something to do.......an inability to simply relax and wait. This also relates to the impatience of having ...
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    JoeJ's "patience" link is so helpful that I want to post most of it here again (it's not easy to find). I think one of the reasons I (we?) was attracted to smoking was the need to always have something to do.......an inability to simply relax and wait. This also relates to the impatience of having ...
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Aprilangel1951
    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • First message
    This is Day 10 for me, and below are some observations about how I'm feeling at this point: My productivity is improving, but still falls short of my pre-quit level. This is mainly because I'm thinking too much about smoking, or rather, not smoking. My concentration is better though, and my guesstim...
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    This is Day 10 for me, and below are some observations about how I'm feeling at this point: My productivity is improving, but still falls short of my pre-quit level. This is mainly because I'm thinking too much about smoking, or rather, not smoking. My concentration is better though, and my guesstim...
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Aprilangel1951
    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • How many PUFFs have you NOT had - parade
    I'm a newbie, so for me it's the modest number of 2,300 puffs not taken! David, EX -smoker since February 14, 2006
    by David20060214 Posted in Stats Parade
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    Last post by CarolinaJune
    February 25th, 2006, 5:07 am
  • First message
    Good morning Leonie, Bill, Kat etc. (I'm at GMT+8, so I wake up after most of you have had dinner). This is day 9, and I feel better than ever right now...watched a couple of movies last night, and I didn't think about smoking even once (that's 4 hours!). I got up this morning, had my standard break...
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    Good morning Leonie, Bill, Kat etc. (I'm at GMT+8, so I wake up after most of you have had dinner). This is day 9, and I feel better than ever right now...watched a couple of movies last night, and I didn't think about smoking even once (that's 4 hours!). I got up this morning, had my standard break...
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Aprilangel1951
    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • First message
    Leonie, Thanks for your encouraging post. I'm really looking forward to the day that I can focus in the offfice and enjoy a beer. From your post it seems as if I have to wait another three or four weeks, if I'm similar to you in this respect. Anyway, I have decided to accept temporary discomfort for...
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • First message
    Leonie, Thanks for your encouraging post. I'm really looking forward to the day that I can focus in the offfice and enjoy a beer. From your post it seems as if I have to wait another three or four weeks, if I'm similar to you in this respect. Anyway, I have decided to accept temporary discomfort for...
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    JoeJ, thanks for your post. I have now been nicotine-free for 1 week and about 12 hours! I hope and believe that this coming week will be less challenging and more comfortable. Last night I overcame a challenge that I had set myself. As an active addict, one of my favorite activities was to go to my...
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Aprilangel1951
    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • First message
    JoeJ, thanks for your post. I have now been nicotine-free for 1 week and about 12 hours! I hope and believe that this coming week will be less challenging and more comfortable. Last night I overcame a challenge that I had set myself. As an active addict, one of my favorite activities was to go to my...
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    JoeJ, Linda and Leonie: Thanks for your support and lots of good links. Under "before&after", there was an especially important post about how your concentration eventually improves, after 6 weeks (I think it was) of "low productivity." This reminded me of my main rationalization in the past for not...
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Aprilangel1951
    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • First message
    JoeJ, Linda and Leonie: Thanks for your support and lots of good links. Under "before&after", there was an especially important post about how your concentration eventually improves, after 6 weeks (I think it was) of "low productivity." This reminded me of my main rationalization in the past for not...
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • First message
    Just when I thought I was finally normal again, I got a reminder that I still have a long way to go. I had to explain something I was sayimg, and it just made me go through the roof. It was like: "I can't stand this, having to explain the same thing over again, and then a big crave hit..and it was l...
    by David20060214 Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Aprilangel1951
    February 19th, 2006, 7:51 am
  • First message
    Just when I thought I was finally normal again, I got a reminder that I still have a long way to go. I had to explain something I was sayimg, and it just made me go through the roof. It was like: "I can't stand this, having to explain the same thing over again, and then a big crave hit..and it was l...
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 2nd, 2006, 9:20 am
  • Gina's First Post
    Gina: It does get better. I'm on day 7 and it's immeasureably better than day 3! I was sleepy and listless and constantly hungry on day 3, while now I feel almost normal. Btw, I smoked from age 19 to 40, which is just is about the same as you. keep your quit, David (6+ days)
    by David20060214 Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by terakr
    February 23rd, 2006, 6:30 am