by bear (Golden)
28 Oct 2000, 12:22
Forum:
Topic: Take the "Smoker's Test" !!
Replies: 4
Views: 0

Take the "Smoker's Test" !!

<t>Hi Zep, <br/> You did say take this quiz with your old pre-quit mind set? I did - got a D. I guess if I could really revert to that thinking I would have scored even worse. I mean, when you are an addict in denial there is no way to ace this quiz, you're a loser every time.Keep up the good work. ...
by bear (Golden)
28 Oct 2000, 12:22
Forum: Planning
Topic: Take the "Smoker's Test" !!
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Take the "Smoker's Test" !!

<t>Hi Zep, <br/> You did say take this quiz with your old pre-quit mind set? I did - got a D. I guess if I could really revert to that thinking I would have scored even worse. I mean, when you are an addict in denial there is no way to ace this quiz, you're a loser every time.Keep up the good work. ...
by bear (Golden)
04 Oct 2000, 12:06
Forum: Planning
Topic: need to break drown denial
Replies: 12
Views: 450

need to break drown denial

<r>Hi Nancy,<br/> <CENTER><s>[center]</s><COLOR color="RED"><s>[color=RED]</s><SIZE size="180"><s>[size=180]</s><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s><SIZE size="120"><s>[size=120]</s>QUIT NOW<e>[/size]</e></SIZE></FONT></SIZE><e>[/co...
by bear (Golden)
04 Oct 2000, 12:06
Forum: Planning to Quit
Topic: need to break drown denial
Replies: 12
Views: 129

need to break drown denial

<r>Hi Nancy,<br/> <CENTER><s>[center]</s><COLOR color="RED"><s>[color=RED]</s><SIZE size="180"><s>[size=180]</s><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s><SIZE size="120"><s>[size=120]</s>QUIT NOW<e>[/size]</e></SIZE></FONT></SIZE><e>[/co...
by bear (Golden)
03 Oct 2000, 08:18
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: screams, laughter, tears and fears
Replies: 31
Views: 417

screams, laughter, tears and fears

<t>Hi Linda,<br/> <br/> You may call yourself grumpy and I'm sure you may have been early on but you are now wise ol' Mrs. S.<br/> <br/> I have to say that I have not posted lately partly due to my situation which has been incredibly stressful and has gone on for several weeks now with more and more...
by bear (Golden)
28 Sep 2000, 08:50
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: My changed Life
Replies: 25
Views: 498

My changed Life

<t>Rosewitha,<br/> <br/> I know exactly what you are talking about. There is a difference in us all. We no longer can bury our emotions by smoking them away. Some days when I was feeling really anxious or stressed I would go from less than a pack a day to over two packs. If my wife and I had an argu...
by bear (Golden)
28 Sep 2000, 08:50
Forum:
Topic: My changed Life
Replies: 24
Views: 0

My changed Life

<t>Rosewitha,<br/> <br/> I know exactly what you are talking about. There is a difference in us all. We no longer can bury our emotions by smoking them away. Some days when I was feeling really anxious or stressed I would go from less than a pack a day to over two packs. If my wife and I had an argu...
by bear (Golden)
26 Sep 2000, 13:59
Forum:
Topic: 'Twas the night before reaching bronze...
Replies: 16
Views: 0

'Twas the night before reaching bronze...

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s><COLOR color="#008000"><s>[color=#008000]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK]</s>CONGRATULATIONS</FONT></SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size][/font]</i><e>[/center]</e></CENTER> <FONT font="VERDANA, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF...
by bear (Golden)
26 Sep 2000, 13:59
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: 'Twas the night before reaching bronze...
Replies: 17
Views: 221

'Twas the night before reaching bronze...

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s><COLOR color="#008000"><s>[color=#008000]</s><SIZE size="160"><s>[size=160]</s><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK]</s>CONGRATULATIONS</FONT></SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size][/font]</i><e>[/center]</e></CENTER> <FONT font="VERDANA, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF...
by bear (Golden)
21 Sep 2000, 07:17
Forum: Planning to Quit
Topic: Strange feelings
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Strange feelings

<r><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="VERDANA, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=VERDANA, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>Barbara!</FONT><e>[/size]</e></SIZE><i>[/font]</i><br/> <br/> <SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="VERDANA, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=VERDANA, GENEV...
by bear (Golden)
15 Sep 2000, 08:18
Forum:
Topic: newbie
Replies: 31
Views: 0

newbie

<t>Hi Melissa,<br/> <br/> Whenever I felt a lot of stress or anger or anxiety I would light up and get my nic-fix to help me settle down a bit. A lot of what helps you get that relaxing feeling with a cig is actually the action of smoking it; deep breaths. Try a little yoga type breathing exercise w...
by bear (Golden)
01 Sep 2000, 09:44
Forum: My New Life ...
Topic: What should I call myself?
Replies: 84
Views: 600

What should I call myself?

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by bear (Golden)
26 Aug 2000, 20:53
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: How much are cigs where you live?
Replies: 156
Views: 3.3K

How much are cigs where you live?

<t>My brand was Marlboro Medium and here in the piedmont of North Carolina I was paying $3.25 a pack. I always bought single packs. I think for years and years each time I would think that may be my last pack. Sheesh! When I started I could get my smokes out of a vending machine for $.25 a pack (196...
by bear (Golden)
26 Aug 2000, 20:53
Forum:
Topic: How much are cigs where you live?
Replies: 141
Views: 0

How much are cigs where you live?

<t>My brand was Marlboro Medium and here in the piedmont of North Carolina I was paying $3.25 a pack. I always bought single packs. I think for years and years each time I would think that may be my last pack. Sheesh! When I started I could get my smokes out of a vending machine for $.25 a pack (196...
by bear (Golden)
26 Aug 2000, 13:29
Forum:
Topic: I quit
Replies: 26
Views: 0

I quit

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by bear (Golden)
26 Aug 2000, 13:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I quit
Replies: 27
Views: 1.2K

I quit

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by bear (Golden)
25 Aug 2000, 09:58
Forum:
Topic: Which brand did you smoke?
Replies: 17
Views: 0

Which brand did you smoke?

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by bear (Golden)
25 Aug 2000, 09:58
Forum:
Topic: Which brand did you smoke?
Replies: 17
Views: 0

Which brand did you smoke?

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by bear (Golden)
23 Aug 2000, 08:06
Forum: Welcome to Freedom from Nicotine
Topic: Freedom's History, Policy & Staff
Replies: 97
Views: 8.9K

Freedom's History, Policy & Staff

Just had to bring this back. Too important for anyone here to miss!

Still enjoying my honey! Barry

Two weeks, two days, 19 hours, 59 minutes and 48 seconds. 302 cigarettes not smoked, saving $49.24. Life saved: 1 day, 1 hour, 10 minutes.
And proud of it!
by bear (Golden)
23 Aug 2000, 08:06
Forum:
Topic: Freedom's History, Policy & Staff
Replies: 104
Views: 0

Freedom's History, Policy & Staff

Just had to bring this back. Too important for anyone here to miss!

Still enjoying my honey! Barry

Two weeks, two days, 19 hours, 59 minutes and 48 seconds. 302 cigarettes not smoked, saving $49.24. Life saved: 1 day, 1 hour, 10 minutes.
And proud of it!
by bear (Golden)
11 Aug 2000, 07:08
Forum: Getting Around
Topic: Freedom's History, Policy & Staff
Replies: 105
Views: 3.0K

Freedom's History, Policy & Staff

<r><FONT font="VERDANA, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=VERDANA, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>This needs to go to the top. I can't say how appreaciative I feel of people like all of you who can care enough to tough it out and take so much of your time and energy to help others. Thanks for helpi...
by bear (Golden)
06 Aug 2000, 23:44
Forum:
Topic: WelcomeTo All New Members : )
Replies: 34
Views: 0

WelcomeTo All New Members : )

<t>I also found this group from a link posted on the msn home page - quite possibly the most important link that has appeared there especially as far as us nicheads are concerned. I've been a smoker for about 34 years.I have tried to quit several times without any long term success. Kudos to this gr...