by Joyce
27 Oct 2000, 06:07
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: The best thing about my new life is ... ?
Replies: 237
Views: 4.0K

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

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by Joyce
27 Oct 2000, 06:07
Forum:
Topic: The best thing about my new life is ... ?
Replies: 237
Views: 0

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

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by Joyce
20 Oct 2000, 06:45
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: Help.I'm losing my fight.
Replies: 21
Views: 348

Help.I'm losing my fight.

<r><SIZE size="140"><s>[size=140]</s>Monique - you are being a real winner, not a loser. I find that water in any form helps me the most - even now if I get a thought about you know what, I drink some water - I like the kick of Perrier (expensive, but cheaper than cigs). Also showers help a lot. I t...
by Joyce
20 Oct 2000, 06:45
Forum:
Topic: Help.I'm losing my fight.
Replies: 20
Views: 0

Help.I'm losing my fight.

<r><SIZE size="140"><s>[size=140]</s>Monique - you are being a real winner, not a loser. I find that water in any form helps me the most - even now if I get a thought about you know what, I drink some water - I like the kick of Perrier (expensive, but cheaper than cigs). Also showers help a lot. I t...
by Joyce
14 Oct 2000, 00:08
Forum: Advice 4 Newbies
Topic: “Take it ONE DAY AT A TIME”
Replies: 253
Views: 1.3K

“Take it ONE DAY AT A TIME”

<t>Joel - Thinking of "One day at a time" is critical in order to succeed with this journey. However, sometimes a day is just too long for me so then I just start thinking, "I'm going to just get through the next 15 minutes and then worry about the next 15 after that." Then I go to thinking in terms...
by Joyce
14 Oct 2000, 00:08
Forum:
Topic: “Take it ONE DAY AT A TIME”
Replies: 252
Views: 0

“Take it ONE DAY AT A TIME”

<t>Joel - Thinking of "One day at a time" is critical in order to succeed with this journey. However, sometimes a day is just too long for me so then I just start thinking, "I'm going to just get through the next 15 minutes and then worry about the next 15 after that." Then I go to thinking in terms...
by Joyce
12 Oct 2000, 06:42
Forum:
Topic: Today is the Day!
Replies: 12
Views: 0

Today is the Day!

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by Joyce
07 Oct 2000, 05:02
Forum: Emotions
Topic: How Would You Deal With the Following Situations?
Replies: 17
Views: 10.8K

How Would You Deal With the Following Situations?

<r><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>Of course we would never "help" our children in a difficult situation by giving them any kind of drug - funny that we were so willing to do it to ourselves. And I would be lying if I said that ...
by Joyce
07 Oct 2000, 05:02
Forum: Emotional Loss
Topic: How Would You Deal With the Following Situations?
Replies: 182
Views: 2.4K

How Would You Deal With the Following Situations?

<r><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>Of course we would never "help" our children in a difficult situation by giving them any kind of drug - funny that we were so willing to do it to ourselves. And I would be lying if I said that ...
by Joyce
07 Oct 2000, 05:02
Forum:
Topic: How Would You Deal With the Following Situations?
Replies: 181
Views: 0

How Would You Deal With the Following Situations?

<r><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>Of course we would never "help" our children in a difficult situation by giving them any kind of drug - funny that we were so willing to do it to ourselves. And I would be lying if I said that ...
by Joyce
04 Oct 2000, 03:18
Forum: Milestones
Topic: JOY!!!!! A special celebration for a special lady
Replies: 15
Views: 182

JOY!!!!! A special celebration for a special lady

<r><COLOR color="FUCHSIA"><s>[color=FUCHSIA]</s><SIZE size="120"><s>[size=120]</s>JOY - what a special day 4 months is - I think that means you're a permanent ex-smoker - I know I would be if and when I make it that far. Thanks for all your great messages here - you make days cheerier and easier for...
by Joyce
04 Oct 2000, 03:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: JOY!!!!! A special celebration for a special lady
Replies: 15
Views: 297

JOY!!!!! A special celebration for a special lady

<r><COLOR color="FUCHSIA"><s>[color=FUCHSIA]</s><SIZE size="120"><s>[size=120]</s>JOY - what a special day 4 months is - I think that means you're a permanent ex-smoker - I know I would be if and when I make it that far. Thanks for all your great messages here - you make days cheerier and easier for...
by Joyce
29 Sep 2000, 04:51
Forum:
Topic: Reasons People Want to Quit Smoking
Replies: 67
Views: 0

Reasons People Want to Quit Smoking

<t>I think we all quit smoking for a myriad of reasons. The biggest one for me was health - it is scary to think about the consequences of what we are (or were) willingly doing to our bodies. Now that I am quit, another really big reason is the freedom. I love not having to worry about whether or no...
by Joyce
29 Sep 2000, 04:51
Forum: Rationalizations
Topic: Reasons People Want to Quit Smoking
Replies: 46
Views: 2.4K

Reasons People Want to Quit Smoking

<t>I think we all quit smoking for a myriad of reasons. The biggest one for me was health - it is scary to think about the consequences of what we are (or were) willingly doing to our bodies. Now that I am quit, another really big reason is the freedom. I love not having to worry about whether or no...
by Joyce
28 Sep 2000, 00:03
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My changed Life
Replies: 25
Views: 629

My changed Life

<t>Roswitha - we are only a day apart on our quit, so I think I know what you're talking about. I think Robert is right. All of us have some issues buried in us that we were able to supress before with a cig - in a way I considered it my consolation. I know I have less patience right now, but I read...
by Joyce
28 Sep 2000, 00:03
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: My changed Life
Replies: 25
Views: 498

My changed Life

<t>Roswitha - we are only a day apart on our quit, so I think I know what you're talking about. I think Robert is right. All of us have some issues buried in us that we were able to supress before with a cig - in a way I considered it my consolation. I know I have less patience right now, but I read...
by Joyce
20 Sep 2000, 07:13
Forum:
Topic: two weeks free
Replies: 11
Views: 0

two weeks free

<r><HR>[hr]</HR> <COLOR color="MAROON"><s>[color=MAROON]</s><SIZE size="120"><s>[size=120]</s><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>Welcome Trish, and congratulations on making it to two weeks which I consider quite an important step....
by Joyce
20 Sep 2000, 06:41
Forum: Planning
Topic: Strange feelings
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Strange feelings

<r><COLOR color="FUCHSIA"><s>[color=FUCHSIA]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s>Barbara,</SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i><br/> <br/> <COLOR color="#FF00FF"><s>[color=#FF00FF]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s>Bolko has said SO many good,important things in his note to you. There's no...
by Joyce
20 Sep 2000, 06:41
Forum: Planning to Quit
Topic: Strange feelings
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Strange feelings

<r><COLOR color="FUCHSIA"><s>[color=FUCHSIA]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s>Barbara,</SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i><br/> <br/> <COLOR color="#FF00FF"><s>[color=#FF00FF]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s>Bolko has said SO many good,important things in his note to you. There's no...
by Joyce
18 Sep 2000, 03:14
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 4,000 cigarettes!
Replies: 12
Views: 345

4,000 cigarettes!

<r><COLOR color="RED"><s>[color=RED]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s>4,000 - did I hear you right? 4000? - I know someone who is really mad at you!!!!!!!!!</SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i><br/> <br/> <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s> <IMG...
by Joyce
18 Sep 2000, 03:14
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: 4,000 cigarettes!
Replies: 12
Views: 88

4,000 cigarettes!

<r><COLOR color="RED"><s>[color=RED]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s>4,000 - did I hear you right? 4000? - I know someone who is really mad at you!!!!!!!!!</SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size]</i><br/> <br/> <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s> <IMG...
by Joyce
16 Sep 2000, 04:45
Forum:
Topic: Having a crave? Come on in....
Replies: 9
Views: 0

Having a crave? Come on in....

Sad and overwhelming - may I never take another puff.

Three weeks, four days, 14 hours, 51 minutes and 30 seconds. 640 cigarettes not smoked, saving $112.08. Life saved: 2 days, 5 hours, 20 minutes.
by Joyce
16 Sep 2000, 04:45
Forum: Cue Extinguishment
Topic: Having a crave? Come on in....
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Having a crave? Come on in....

Sad and overwhelming - may I never take another puff.

Three weeks, four days, 14 hours, 51 minutes and 30 seconds. 640 cigarettes not smoked, saving $112.08. Life saved: 2 days, 5 hours, 20 minutes.
by Joyce
16 Sep 2000, 04:45
Forum: Craves - Thoughts
Topic: Having a crave? Come on in....
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Having a crave? Come on in....

Sad and overwhelming - may I never take another puff.

Three weeks, four days, 14 hours, 51 minutes and 30 seconds. 640 cigarettes not smoked, saving $112.08. Life saved: 2 days, 5 hours, 20 minutes.
by Joyce
09 Sep 2000, 05:48
Forum: Health - ETS
Topic: For anyone who thinks it is impossible to quit
Replies: 42
Views: 449

For anyone who thinks it is impossible to quit

<t>Joel - As usual you have added some important, if somber, facts to our understanding. First about the doctor's quitting - that part I get. The next part about the recruitment of children to smoking is frightening. What teenager in this day and age can even consider smoking? It certainly can't be ...