by vonstev
20 Nov 2004, 03:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I'm Bronze
Replies: 16
Views: 57

I'm Bronze

<t>Yay, Vicki! <br/> <br/> Welcome to the Bronze club! <br/> <br/> I'm so glad you didn't turn to nicotine when you were struggling through some tough times. I don't think a cigarette would have made anything better, even for a second. Just the realization that you'd have to quit all over again most...
by vonstev
20 Nov 2004, 03:28
Forum: Milestones
Topic: I'm Bronze
Replies: 16
Views: 58

I'm Bronze

<t>Yay, Vicki! <br/> <br/> Welcome to the Bronze club! <br/> <br/> I'm so glad you didn't turn to nicotine when you were struggling through some tough times. I don't think a cigarette would have made anything better, even for a second. Just the realization that you'd have to quit all over again most...
by vonstev
18 Nov 2004, 00:47
Forum: Reasons to Quit
Topic: The Closet Smoker
Replies: 117
Views: 1.4K

The Closet Smoker

<t>As one former closet smoker to another, congratulations! <br/> <br/> Don't you just feel like the biggest weight has been lifted off your shoulders? <br/> <br/> I think closet smokers have a slightly different quit experience than open smokers. On the one hand, it can be difficult because we may ...
by vonstev
18 Nov 2004, 00:47
Forum:
Topic: The Closet Smoker
Replies: 116
Views: 0

The Closet Smoker

<t>As one former closet smoker to another, congratulations! <br/> <br/> Don't you just feel like the biggest weight has been lifted off your shoulders? <br/> <br/> I think closet smokers have a slightly different quit experience than open smokers. On the one hand, it can be difficult because we may ...
by vonstev
18 Nov 2004, 00:47
Forum: Rationalizations
Topic: The Closet Smoker
Replies: 38
Views: 17.3K

The Closet Smoker

<t>As one former closet smoker to another, congratulations! <br/> <br/> Don't you just feel like the biggest weight has been lifted off your shoulders? <br/> <br/> I think closet smokers have a slightly different quit experience than open smokers. On the one hand, it can be difficult because we may ...
by vonstev
18 Nov 2004, 00:47
Forum:
Topic: The Closet Smoker
Replies: 116
Views: 0

The Closet Smoker

<t>As one former closet smoker to another, congratulations! <br/> <br/> Don't you just feel like the biggest weight has been lifted off your shoulders? <br/> <br/> I think closet smokers have a slightly different quit experience than open smokers. On the one hand, it can be difficult because we may ...
by vonstev
17 Nov 2004, 04:30
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I am GOLD today!
Replies: 16
Views: 64

I am GOLD today!

Congratulations Andi!!!

Gold is such a big, big, BIG deal!

I'm sure you've been reflecting a bit on your past year, and I hope you're beaming with pride.

It's so inspiring to hear of your accomplishment.

steve
99days
by vonstev
17 Nov 2004, 04:30
Forum: Milestones
Topic: I am GOLD today!
Replies: 16
Views: 73

I am GOLD today!

Congratulations Andi!!!

Gold is such a big, big, BIG deal!

I'm sure you've been reflecting a bit on your past year, and I hope you're beaming with pride.

It's so inspiring to hear of your accomplishment.

steve
99days
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 15:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I've made it through Glory week!
Replies: 9
Views: 53

I've made it through Glory week!

<t>Welcome, Jamie, and congratulations! <br/> <br/> You're off and running, now. I'll repeat what other have said and say read, read, read. It really works. <br/> <br/> Every day nicotine free is a big milestone, so remember to pat yourself on the back plenty as you travel down this road to freedom....
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 15:37
Forum:
Topic: I've made it through Glory week!
Replies: 8
Views: 0

I've made it through Glory week!

<t>Welcome, Jamie, and congratulations! <br/> <br/> You're off and running, now. I'll repeat what other have said and say read, read, read. It really works. <br/> <br/> Every day nicotine free is a big milestone, so remember to pat yourself on the back plenty as you travel down this road to freedom....
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 15:37
Forum: Glory Week
Topic: I've made it through Glory week!
Replies: 9
Views: 242

I've made it through Glory week!

<t>Welcome, Jamie, and congratulations! <br/> <br/> You're off and running, now. I'll repeat what other have said and say read, read, read. It really works. <br/> <br/> Every day nicotine free is a big milestone, so remember to pat yourself on the back plenty as you travel down this road to freedom....
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 15:16
Forum: Milestones
Topic: two Green to know better
Replies: 21
Views: 79

two Green to know better

Congratulations, DeWitt!

I do DeClare! Two months ago you DeCided to DeNounce cigarettes forever. You were DeTermined and DeDicated, and you wouldn't be DeNied. Now food tastes more DeLicious and you smell DeLightful.

You DeMan!

steve
98days
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 15:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: two Green to know better
Replies: 21
Views: 82

two Green to know better

Congratulations, DeWitt!

I do DeClare! Two months ago you DeCided to DeNounce cigarettes forever. You were DeTermined and DeDicated, and you wouldn't be DeNied. Now food tastes more DeLicious and you smell DeLightful.

You DeMan!

steve
98days
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 06:24
Forum: Milestones
Topic: The Brown Mile
Replies: 12
Views: 59

The Brown Mile

<t>Congratulations, Ed, on your Bronze. <br/> <br/> I remember your early posts, in which you eloquently expressed your reasons for quitting. (I also remember mention of a certain poem that will be revealed in another nine months). <br/> <br/> Fantastic job reaching this impressive milestone! <br/> ...
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 06:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: The Brown Mile
Replies: 12
Views: 44

The Brown Mile

<t>Congratulations, Ed, on your Bronze. <br/> <br/> I remember your early posts, in which you eloquently expressed your reasons for quitting. (I also remember mention of a certain poem that will be revealed in another nine months). <br/> <br/> Fantastic job reaching this impressive milestone! <br/> ...
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 05:58
Forum: Milestones
Topic: SILVER....that's right....SILVER!
Replies: 39
Views: 112

SILVER....that's right....SILVER!

<t>Hey Steve, <br/> <br/> Congratulations! You really earned this. You've been so patient waiting for that total comfort to come to you. <br/> <br/> You were an early inspiration for me when you turned Bronze and now you've got me thinking Silver. Thanks for that, and here's wishing you a smooth and...
by vonstev
16 Nov 2004, 05:58
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: SILVER....that's right....SILVER!
Replies: 39
Views: 256

SILVER....that's right....SILVER!

<t>Hey Steve, <br/> <br/> Congratulations! You really earned this. You've been so patient waiting for that total comfort to come to you. <br/> <br/> You were an early inspiration for me when you turned Bronze and now you've got me thinking Silver. Thanks for that, and here's wishing you a smooth and...
by vonstev
13 Nov 2004, 02:23
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: First Post! Who Is She?!
Replies: 73
Views: 339

First Post! Who Is She?!

<t>Hi Katie, <br/> <br/> I loved reading your post. In many ways I felt like I was reliving the first month of my quit. <br/> <br/> Quitting smoking can seem terrifying, overwhelming, impossible. But you educated yourself. And now you know it is possible. You're doing it! <br/> <br/> Those triggers ...
by vonstev
13 Nov 2004, 02:23
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post! Who Is She?!
Replies: 76
Views: 1.0K

First Post! Who Is She?!

<t>Hi Katie, <br/> <br/> I loved reading your post. In many ways I felt like I was reliving the first month of my quit. <br/> <br/> Quitting smoking can seem terrifying, overwhelming, impossible. But you educated yourself. And now you know it is possible. You're doing it! <br/> <br/> Those triggers ...
by vonstev
13 Nov 2004, 02:23
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post! Who Is She?!
Replies: 73
Views: 2.5K

First Post! Who Is She?!

<t>Hi Katie, <br/> <br/> I loved reading your post. In many ways I felt like I was reliving the first month of my quit. <br/> <br/> Quitting smoking can seem terrifying, overwhelming, impossible. But you educated yourself. And now you know it is possible. You're doing it! <br/> <br/> Those triggers ...
by vonstev
11 Nov 2004, 06:42
Forum: Milestones
Topic: YAY...double green
Replies: 13
Views: 41

YAY...double green

<t>Congratulations, Mari! <br/> <br/> Double Green is a really big deal! It's proof that you're in this for the long haul (like forever!). <br/> <br/> You're right, bad days will still be there. But they'll have nothing to do with nicotine or cigarettes, no matter how hard your junkie may try to con...
by vonstev
11 Nov 2004, 06:42
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: YAY...double green
Replies: 13
Views: 42

YAY...double green

<t>Congratulations, Mari! <br/> <br/> Double Green is a really big deal! It's proof that you're in this for the long haul (like forever!). <br/> <br/> You're right, bad days will still be there. But they'll have nothing to do with nicotine or cigarettes, no matter how hard your junkie may try to con...
by vonstev
10 Nov 2004, 01:50
Forum: Milestones
Topic: I Bronzed Overnight!
Replies: 20
Views: 62

I Bronzed Overnight!

<t>You beat me again! You keep doing that. ; ) <br/> <br/> Wow, Agnes, three whole months! And all the while, you've given encouragement and great advice to every newbie that needed it. <br/> <br/> I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. <br/> <br/> Okay, now I'll race you to Silver. Though I have a sneaking suspicio...
by vonstev
10 Nov 2004, 01:50
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I Bronzed Overnight!
Replies: 20
Views: 162

I Bronzed Overnight!

<t>You beat me again! You keep doing that. ; ) <br/> <br/> Wow, Agnes, three whole months! And all the while, you've given encouragement and great advice to every newbie that needed it. <br/> <br/> I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. <br/> <br/> Okay, now I'll race you to Silver. Though I have a sneaking suspicio...
by vonstev
06 Nov 2004, 01:58
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: How much are cigs where you live?
Replies: 142
Views: 903

How much are cigs where you live?

San Francisco. Red state America says we're too liberal, and I have to admit we do spend liberally on cigarettes.

Camel Lights. Always over $5, sometimes $6.

steve
88days