by vbede772
14 Sep 2006, 01:26
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Hi, my first post
Replies: 42
Views: 173

Hi, my first post

<t>It's been a long time! I rarely have a thought about smoking now. In fact, I forget I even quit sometimes. My mother-in-law mentioned my quit yesterday and how long it had been and I was lost on exactly how long it had been. <br/> <br/> One year is sneaking up on me! The quit meter I haven't look...
by vbede772
14 Sep 2006, 01:26
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hi, my first post
Replies: 42
Views: 188

Hi, my first post

<t>It's been a long time! I rarely have a thought about smoking now. In fact, I forget I even quit sometimes. My mother-in-law mentioned my quit yesterday and how long it had been and I was lost on exactly how long it had been. <br/> <br/> One year is sneaking up on me! The quit meter I haven't look...
by vbede772
24 Feb 2006, 05:01
Forum: Craves - Thoughts
Topic: Crave episodes: the bigger the better
Replies: 37
Views: 440

Crave episodes: the bigger the better

<t>I had some major fights up until week 6...I nearly told myself I couldn't keep living like that and was about ready to give up. I was tired of fighting. I came here and read and read some more. I decided to give it one more day. I did the same thing the next day and the next. At some unknown time...
by vbede772
24 Feb 2006, 05:01
Forum:
Topic: Crave episodes: the bigger the better
Replies: 36
Views: 0

Crave episodes: the bigger the better

<t>I had some major fights up until week 6...I nearly told myself I couldn't keep living like that and was about ready to give up. I was tired of fighting. I came here and read and read some more. I decided to give it one more day. I did the same thing the next day and the next. At some unknown time...
by vbede772
21 Jan 2006, 04:46
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Waiting for Joel ..... PARADE!!!!!! Nothing to do with a 6th anniversary ;)
Replies: 52
Views: 890

Waiting for Joel ..... PARADE!!!!!! Nothing to do with a 6th anniversary ;)

<t>Joel, <br/> <br/> Thank you so much for all your help, advice, and guidance. You have saved so many lives and changed them forever. You are a true hero. 20 years from now when I am celebrating 20 years and 3 months off nicotine I will still remember the man who helped me through. Words will never...
by vbede772
12 Jan 2006, 04:10
Forum:
Topic: I've 'Just' Decided....to be Gold!
Replies: 55
Views: 0

I've 'Just' Decided....to be Gold!

Congratulations, Joe! You have been a big help to myself and I am sure countless others here.

Jeff, free for 2 months, 26 days.
by vbede772
12 Jan 2006, 04:10
Forum: Milestones
Topic: I've 'Just' Decided....to be Gold!
Replies: 56
Views: 351

I've 'Just' Decided....to be Gold!

Congratulations, Joe! You have been a big help to myself and I am sure countless others here.

Jeff, free for 2 months, 26 days.
by vbede772
12 Jan 2006, 04:10
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I've 'Just' Decided....to be Gold!
Replies: 56
Views: 1.6K

I've 'Just' Decided....to be Gold!

Congratulations, Joe! You have been a big help to myself and I am sure countless others here.

Jeff, free for 2 months, 26 days.
by vbede772
31 Dec 2005, 04:25
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: A Friday "Who found WhyQuit/Freedom by accident, happenstance, or...?..." Parade
Replies: 85
Views: 440

A Friday "Who found WhyQuit/Freedom by accident, happenstance, or...?..." Parade

<t>I found this site the first night I quit. In google I just typed "quitting smoking." I was just messing around really. Whyquit.com was one of the 1st hits that came up and looked interesting. From there I started getting educated and it probably kept me quit by facing the addiction with education...
by vbede772
31 Dec 2005, 04:25
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A Friday "Who found WhyQuit/Freedom by accident, happenstance, or...?..." Parade
Replies: 82
Views: 999

A Friday "Who found WhyQuit/Freedom by accident, happenstance, or...?..." Parade

<t>I found this site the first night I quit. In google I just typed "quitting smoking." I was just messing around really. Whyquit.com was one of the 1st hits that came up and looked interesting. From there I started getting educated and it probably kept me quit by facing the addiction with education...
by vbede772
25 Dec 2005, 22:37
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Oh my! 74 hours and counting! First post!
Replies: 41
Views: 47

Oh my! 74 hours and counting! First post!

<t>Hi Cheryl! Congrats on getting this far. <br/> <br/> I'm not so far off from the first few weeks of a quit so that experience is quite vivid for me still. Believe me---I struggled mightily for the first 3-4 weeks. It really did seem that thoughts about smoking occupied 90% of my day. By week 6 I ...
by vbede772
21 Dec 2005, 13:26
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: This too shall pass.
Replies: 11
Views: 62

This too shall pass.

<t>I can definitely relate to a lot of your post. I have now been quit a little more than two months and still have urges now and then. But, I have noticed they are much less frequent than the first month. For the first 5 or 6 weeks the after meals urge was bad. These urges don't last very long...ma...
by vbede772
16 Nov 2005, 07:10
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Hi, my first post
Replies: 42
Views: 173

Hi, my first post

<t>I'm almost green...23 hrs or so to go! Thanks for noticing! I'm feeling more comfortable every day. Today was the best day yet---on my way home from work I realized I had had maybe 3 thoughts all day about my quit, smoking, other smokers or something related. Not one of those thoughts was a trigg...
by vbede772
13 Nov 2005, 21:02
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Hi, my first post
Replies: 42
Views: 173

Hi, my first post

<t>Thanks for the welcome, Jill. I'll be visiting England and Wales. I want to go to Italy eventually, along with hundreds of other places. Now I actually can go anywhere I want without fear. Freedom is a wonderful feeling. <br/> <br/> Jeff <br/> <br/> 3 weeks, 6 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes, and 7 se...
by vbede772
13 Nov 2005, 21:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hi, my first post
Replies: 42
Views: 188

Hi, my first post

<t>Thanks for the welcome, Jill. I'll be visiting England and Wales. I want to go to Italy eventually, along with hundreds of other places. Now I actually can go anywhere I want without fear. Freedom is a wonderful feeling. <br/> <br/> Jeff <br/> <br/> 3 weeks, 6 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes, and 7 se...
by vbede772
06 Nov 2005, 18:43
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Hi, my first post
Replies: 42
Views: 173

Hi, my first post

<t>Thank you all for the welcome and encouragement. It's so nice to find a group like this. <br/> <br/> Joel's educational articles have been a real eye-opener during this journey. I cannot believe what a difference it makes when you finally understand that you are a drug addict. No more lying to yo...
by vbede772
06 Nov 2005, 18:43
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hi, my first post
Replies: 42
Views: 188

Hi, my first post

<t>Thank you all for the welcome and encouragement. It's so nice to find a group like this. <br/> <br/> Joel's educational articles have been a real eye-opener during this journey. I cannot believe what a difference it makes when you finally understand that you are a drug addict. No more lying to yo...
by vbede772
03 Nov 2005, 19:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hi, my first post
Replies: 42
Views: 188

Hi, my first post

<t>Hi, my name is Jeff and I have now been nicotine free almost 2.5 weeks. <br/> <br/> I quit on a whim. I was sick with a cold and was really going through a lot of pain smoking, so I just stopped smoking. I've wanted to quit for a long time and this seemed to be a good time to do it. I still had 4...