by Pinball757
04 Sep 2008, 23:56
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Why did I ever start?
Replies: 21
Views: 85

Why did I ever start?

<t>So good to see you here Martha! This is a fantastic place to pick up knowledge and tips, I still come by to read often - but don't usually post much.. There was something in your post that struck a chord with me though - that about being mad at yourself . I shared that feeling for quite a while -...
by Pinball757
04 Sep 2008, 21:50
Forum: Advice 4 Newbies
Topic: Don't GIve Up!
Replies: 9
Views: 1.6K

Don't GIve Up!

<t>One of the many wonderful moments I have experienced since stopping my use of nicotine was when I realized that I truly no longer want a cigarette. It was especially wonderful since I thought that I would always "suffer" as a result of quitting. What an amazing revelation when I realized it was t...
by Pinball757
04 Sep 2008, 21:50
Forum:
Topic: Don't GIve Up!
Replies: 8
Views: 0

Don't GIve Up!

<t>One of the many wonderful moments I have experienced since stopping my use of nicotine was when I realized that I truly no longer want a cigarette. It was especially wonderful since I thought that I would always "suffer" as a result of quitting. What an amazing revelation when I realized it was t...
by Pinball757
02 Sep 2008, 23:59
Forum:
Topic: How LONG? How MUCH? How MANY? - PAarDE!
Replies: 49
Views: 0

How LONG? How MUCH? How MANY? - PAarDE!

Mike - Free and Healing for Two Years, Five Months, Eleven Days, 4 Hours and 59 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 93 Days and 6 Hours, by avoiding the use of 26856 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $6,270.51.
by Pinball757
02 Jun 2008, 22:50
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: One week without cigarettes
Replies: 259
Views: 1.3K

One week without cigarettes

<t>Bravo to you candle!!!! We are all equals in this process, regardless of how long we have been nic-free, and should all be equally proud of ourselves and each other!!! And with myself being at 26 months quit - I am still only a puff away from relapse, just as you. And reading about your great acc...
by Pinball757
24 Dec 2007, 11:46
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 21 months and so grateful for this site
Replies: 2
Views: 44

21 months and so grateful for this site

<t>I have not smoked (or used any other form of nicotine) since March 20, 2006. For the past 8 or 9 months I have rarely even thought about cigarettes, and when I have it is to think how happy I am that I quit (I had smoked for 20 years prev). I've now hit a rough period in life, and today I suddenl...
by Pinball757
24 Dec 2007, 11:46
Forum: General
Topic: 21 months and so grateful for this site
Replies: 2
Views: 18

21 months and so grateful for this site

<t>I have not smoked (or used any other form of nicotine) since March 20, 2006. For the past 8 or 9 months I have rarely even thought about cigarettes, and when I have it is to think how happy I am that I quit (I had smoked for 20 years prev). I've now hit a rough period in life, and today I suddenl...
by Pinball757
21 Sep 2006, 02:08
Forum: General
Topic: Silver
Replies: 13
Views: 50

Silver

<t>I reached a remarkable milestone today (at least from my point of view!) - six months smoke and nicotine free!! I am posting this for two reasons: First, and probably foremost, I am just so happy with what I have accomplished that I just have to shout it out to the world. I don't really think abo...
by Pinball757
06 Jul 2006, 00:38
Forum: General
Topic: The Power of Knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 31

The Power of Knowledge

<t>Awesome post Eric. And I could not agree more - the information I have read on this site has been of infinite value to my quit thus far. <br/> <br/> Mike <br/> Free and Healing for Three Months, Sixteen Days, 5 Hours and 38 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 9 Days and 7 Hours, by avoidi...
by Pinball757
21 Jun 2006, 21:50
Forum: General
Topic: Bronze
Replies: 20
Views: 67

Bronze

<t>Thank you all so much for your kind words! It means so much to feel the support of others who have gone/are going through the same experience. So Thanks Jacqui (I see you are about to turn bronze!), Don (A fellow fan of !!!), Sheila (Looks like you're about to turn silver!), Kristin (thanks for t...
by Pinball757
21 Jun 2006, 21:50
Forum:
Topic: Bronze
Replies: 19
Views: 0

Bronze

<t>Thank you all so much for your kind words! It means so much to feel the support of others who have gone/are going through the same experience. So Thanks Jacqui (I see you are about to turn bronze!), Don (A fellow fan of !!!), Sheila (Looks like you're about to turn silver!), Kristin (thanks for t...
by Pinball757
01 Jun 2006, 02:09
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: World No Tobacco Day Parade
Replies: 17
Views: 110

World No Tobacco Day Parade

<t>Thanks for the parade! This site opened my eyes after over 20 years of smoking. I never thought I could quit - and a lot of the misinformation out there reinforced that idea. But here I read and learned, and that education has led to freedom from nicotine. Read everything, and then decide to NTAP...
by Pinball757
26 May 2006, 21:27
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post for me
Replies: 16
Views: 100

First Post for me

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by Pinball757
19 May 2006, 02:08
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Kristin's First Post!
Replies: 104
Views: 348

Kristin's First Post!

<t>Hi Kristen, <br/> <br/> I had to comment - I've had two smoking dreams so far. In the first I smoked, and felt awful about it (both in the dream and when I woke up). A few weeks later I had a second dream, where I almost smoked - but beat back the urge. Hurray for NTAP and sweet dreams! <br/> <br...
by Pinball757
19 May 2006, 00:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Post Parade
Replies: 22
Views: 110

Post Parade

Nothing like a parade!! Thanks NiNi!

Mike - Free and Healing for One Month, Twenty Nine Days, 5 Hours and 6 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 5 Days and 3 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1480 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $326.46.
by Pinball757
03 May 2006, 23:15
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Remaining constant at 4 weeks plus
Replies: 110
Views: 309

Remaining constant at 4 weeks plus

<t>Hi Sue - so glad you didn't relapse. The statement "I just wanted to smoke just to take my mind off it" is interesting to me - the only way I can see that smoking would indeed take your mind off of it is if the smoking led to a condition that was even more painful, seeing as the mind tends to foc...
by Pinball757
28 Apr 2006, 02:26
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: "Good Day Today" Parade
Replies: 24
Views: 273

"Good Day Today" Parade

<t>Thanks for the parade Kristie! <br/> <br/> I think I was initially most fearful of committing to a sucessful quit. I know that sounds weird - but I really was afraid of letting go of all my rationalizations/defense mechanisms. The thought of a life without cigarettes scared me, even though I knew...
by Pinball757
28 Apr 2006, 02:26
Forum: General
Topic: "Good Day Today" Parade
Replies: 24
Views: 212

"Good Day Today" Parade

<t>Thanks for the parade Kristie! <br/> <br/> I think I was initially most fearful of committing to a sucessful quit. I know that sounds weird - but I really was afraid of letting go of all my rationalizations/defense mechanisms. The thought of a life without cigarettes scared me, even though I knew...
by Pinball757
26 Apr 2006, 23:59
Forum: Emotional Loss
Topic: I just turned green, so why am I blue?
Replies: 32
Views: 2.2K

I just turned green, so why am I blue?

<t>This one resonated with me also when I first read it a few days ago. It describes exactly how I feel - I no longer miss cigarettes, but I do feel like I miss being a smoker at times. I was actually thinking about this last night (I admit I run things through my head that I have read at Freedom du...
by Pinball757
26 Apr 2006, 23:59
Forum: Emotions
Topic: I just turned green, so why am I blue?
Replies: 27
Views: 6.5K

I just turned green, so why am I blue?

<t>This one resonated with me also when I first read it a few days ago. It describes exactly how I feel - I no longer miss cigarettes, but I do feel like I miss being a smoker at times. I was actually thinking about this last night (I admit I run things through my head that I have read at Freedom du...
by Pinball757
25 Apr 2006, 03:15
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: What's in a name? Parade
Replies: 88
Views: 580

What's in a name? Parade

<t>Well - I've always loved pinball - back from when I was a wee little (non-smoking) kid. Now I am once again non-smoking - and I still love pinball (70's and 80's vintage - 8 balll deluxe anyone?). The 757 was added because pinball was already taken - just pulled it out of the air. <br/> <br/> Mik...
by Pinball757
20 Apr 2006, 21:21
Forum: General
Topic: A fresh coat of green
Replies: 13
Views: 47

A fresh coat of green

<t>It's my green day! <br/> <br/> And after a month I have a message to my old cigs: I thought I loved you I really did. You made it darned hard at times, but I always hung in there for you. People said you were a murderer, and deep down I believed them, yet I still defended you. I forgave you count...
by Pinball757
14 Apr 2006, 03:09
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Neil's first post and diary
Replies: 25
Views: 84

Neil's first post and diary

<t>Hi Neil and welcome! Congratulations on what you have accomplished so far! There is nothing pathetic about anything you are going through - it should only be a well-deserved source of pride that you have weathered the first week. I only have 24 days so far, but I'm proud of all of 'em! <br/> <br/...
by Pinball757
14 Apr 2006, 03:09
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Neil's first post and diary
Replies: 25
Views: 92

Neil's first post and diary

<t>Hi Neil and welcome! Congratulations on what you have accomplished so far! There is nothing pathetic about anything you are going through - it should only be a well-deserved source of pride that you have weathered the first week. I only have 24 days so far, but I'm proud of all of 'em! <br/> <br/...
by Pinball757
14 Apr 2006, 01:20
Forum: Reasons to Quit
Topic: Should have started a diary a week or two ago
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Should have started a diary a week or two ago

<t>Thank you Sheila and Kay. The words and links you provided already proved of immense value to me. This morning was the type of situation I've dreaded. I had a legal hearing related to a financial matter - I was very nervous beforehand, but really didn't have too much trouble fighting of the urge ...