by Linnee (Gold)
12 Mar 2001, 03:17
Forum: Advice 4 Newbies
Topic: Have you ever embraced a crave?
Replies: 172
Views: 2.0K

Have you ever embraced a crave?

<r><COLOR color="#666699"><s>[color=#666699]</s><SIZE size="120"><s>[size=120]</s>It has taken me a while to understand that a crave is just a reminder that I am <I><s>[i]</s>not<e>[/i]</e></I> smoking. I will always have the choice to give in to a crave or acknowledge it and wait for it to pass. </...
by Linnee (Gold)
12 Mar 2001, 03:17
Forum: Cue Extinguishment
Topic: Have you ever embraced a crave?
Replies: 63
Views: 29.1K

Have you ever embraced a crave?

<r><COLOR color="#666699"><s>[color=#666699]</s><SIZE size="120"><s>[size=120]</s>It has taken me a while to understand that a crave is just a reminder that I am <I><s>[i]</s>not<e>[/i]</e></I> smoking. I will always have the choice to give in to a crave or acknowledge it and wait for it to pass. </...
by Linnee (Gold)
18 Feb 2001, 11:55
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: We love you, Christiana : ))
Replies: 16
Views: 307

We love you, Christiana : ))

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by Linnee (Gold)
18 Feb 2001, 11:55
Forum:
Topic: We love you, Christiana : ))
Replies: 15
Views: 0

We love you, Christiana : ))

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by Linnee (Gold)
01 Dec 2000, 07:21
Forum: Navigating Withdrawal
Topic: The best thing about my new life is ... ?
Replies: 190
Views: 17.0K

The best thing about my new life is ... ?

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by Linnee (Gold)
01 Dec 2000, 07:21
Forum: Advice 4 Newbies
Topic: The best thing about my new life is ... ?
Replies: 238
Views: 1.4K

The best thing about my new life is ... ?

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by Linnee (Gold)
04 Nov 2000, 12:38
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: How much longer?
Replies: 15
Views: 230

How much longer?

<r><COLOR color="#003399"><s>[color=#003399]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Hi there, Paul. You're perfectly "normal." It really does get easier, honest. Congrats on 13 days! Just take it one day at a time. </FONT><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/font]</i> <br/> <br/> <COLOR col...
by Linnee (Gold)
25 Oct 2000, 06:46
Forum:
Topic: I did not finish my last carton,because I had my last puff!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 0

I did not finish my last carton,because I had my last puff!!!!!

<r><COLOR color="#333399"><s>[color=#333399]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Way to go Joseph! It took a lot of guts to throw away those 6 packs, but you did it! Stay close and keep us posted on your progress.</FONT><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/font]</i> <br/> <br/> <COLOR co...
by Linnee (Gold)
16 Oct 2000, 12:39
Forum:
Topic: I`ve tried everything and still can not QUIT!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 0

I`ve tried everything and still can not QUIT!!!!!!!

<r><COLOR color="#333366"><s>[color=#333366]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s> Joseph, my condolences on the loss of your mother. Nicotine addiction is a powerful one, but it can be overcome. You will find a wealth of information, support, and encouragement here at Freedom. Y...
by Linnee (Gold)
27 Sep 2000, 04:19
Forum:
Topic: 'Twas the night before reaching bronze...
Replies: 16
Views: 0

'Twas the night before reaching bronze...

<r><COLOR color="MAROON"><s>[color=MAROON]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Thanks everyone for your kind words. This has been a wonderful anniversary. What I write in my journal is usually very private stuff, and I never thought about going ...
by Linnee (Gold)
27 Sep 2000, 04:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 'Twas the night before reaching bronze...
Replies: 17
Views: 590

'Twas the night before reaching bronze...

<r><COLOR color="MAROON"><s>[color=MAROON]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Thanks everyone for your kind words. This has been a wonderful anniversary. What I write in my journal is usually very private stuff, and I never thought about going ...
by Linnee (Gold)
26 Sep 2000, 11:53
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 'Twas the night before reaching bronze...
Replies: 17
Views: 590

'Twas the night before reaching bronze...

<r>Today I reached the 13 week milestone, and tomorrow I'll be bronze.I "bumped into" Joel in the chat room tonight, and he asked me to take some excerpts from my journal during the first week of my quit and post them. I hope it's helpful for the Newbies to see thatmany of us experience the same thi...
by Linnee (Gold)
26 Sep 2000, 11:53
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: 'Twas the night before reaching bronze...
Replies: 17
Views: 221

'Twas the night before reaching bronze...

<r>Today I reached the 13 week milestone, and tomorrow I'll be bronze.I "bumped into" Joel in the chat room tonight, and he asked me to take some excerpts from my journal during the first week of my quit and post them. I hope it's helpful for the Newbies to see thatmany of us experience the same thi...
by Linnee (Gold)
18 Sep 2000, 10:05
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: need a good swift kick..
Replies: 11
Views: 257

need a good swift kick..

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Hi Michelle and welcome to Freedom. How great that you are quitting now! I suggest that you read all you can about this awful addiction. Joel's library is a great place t...
by Linnee (Gold)
18 Sep 2000, 10:05
Forum:
Topic: need a good swift kick..
Replies: 10
Views: 0

need a good swift kick..

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Hi Michelle and welcome to Freedom. How great that you are quitting now! I suggest that you read all you can about this awful addiction. Joel's library is a great place t...
by Linnee (Gold)
30 Aug 2000, 23:52
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: What should I call myself?
Replies: 84
Views: 601

What should I call myself?

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Suzanne, am I missing something in your post, or are you actually <I><s>[i]</s>choosing<e>[/i]</e></I> to relapse?Picking a relapse date? I must admit that's a new one fo...
by Linnee (Gold)
30 Aug 2000, 23:52
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: What should I call myself?
Replies: 35
Views: 707

What should I call myself?

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Suzanne, am I missing something in your post, or are you actually <I><s>[i]</s>choosing<e>[/i]</e></I> to relapse?Picking a relapse date? I must admit that's a new one fo...
by Linnee (Gold)
27 Aug 2000, 01:32
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: How much are cigs where you live?
Replies: 142
Views: 903

How much are cigs where you live?

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>I, too, remember saying I'd quit when cigarettes cost $1. The last time I bought <COLOR color="RED"><s>[color=RED]</s><COLOR color="#000080"><s>[color=#000080]</s>cigaret...
by Linnee (Gold)
26 Aug 2000, 03:06
Forum: Quitting Aids
Topic: Which brand did you smoke?
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Which brand did you smoke?

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s>1. What brand of cigarettes did you smoke when you quit? <e>[/color]</e></COLOR> <COLOR color="RED"><s>[color=RED]</s>Misty menthol light 120's<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/> <br/> <COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s>2. Why did you pick that particular brand...
by Linnee (Gold)
26 Aug 2000, 03:06
Forum:
Topic: Which brand did you smoke?
Replies: 17
Views: 0

Which brand did you smoke?

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s>1. What brand of cigarettes did you smoke when you quit? <e>[/color]</e></COLOR> <COLOR color="RED"><s>[color=RED]</s>Misty menthol light 120's<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/> <br/> <COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s>2. Why did you pick that particular brand...
by Linnee (Gold)
08 Aug 2000, 04:08
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: fear of success???
Replies: 12
Views: 285

fear of success???

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Thanks for the reminder, Joel. Today makes 6 weeks that I've been smoke and nicotine free. Getting rid of my stash was just what I needed to end the scariest, strongest c...
by Linnee (Gold)
08 Aug 2000, 04:08
Forum:
Topic: fear of success???
Replies: 11
Views: 0

fear of success???

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Thanks for the reminder, Joel. Today makes 6 weeks that I've been smoke and nicotine free. Getting rid of my stash was just what I needed to end the scariest, strongest c...
by Linnee (Gold)
31 Jul 2000, 01:48
Forum: Cue Extinguishment
Topic: Smokefree-I Wish!!
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Smokefree-I Wish!!

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>Hi David. Welcome to Freedom. You said you have the desire to kick this habit, so you've come to the right place! You've received some great advice. Read and post. That's...
by Linnee (Gold)
28 Jul 2000, 06:01
Forum:
Topic: Breaking Links to Our Crave Generator
Replies: 91
Views: 0

Breaking Links to Our Crave Generator

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>I had my first post-quit department meeting and encountered a new trigger today. I used to think that I couldn't wait for the meetings to be over so I could smoke. Actual...
by Linnee (Gold)
28 Jul 2000, 06:01
Forum: Cue Extinguishment
Topic: Breaking Links to Our Crave Generator
Replies: 33
Views: 19.5K

Breaking Links to Our Crave Generator

<r><COLOR color="NAVY"><s>[color=NAVY]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>I had my first post-quit department meeting and encountered a new trigger today. I used to think that I couldn't wait for the meetings to be over so I could smoke. Actual...