by eddie d (Bronze)
06 Dec 2002, 06:40
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: Help again, sorry.
Replies: 28
Views: 300

Help again, sorry.

<r>Thank you all! I've been very stressed with work lately and I think what happened was that I always faced heavy work loads like this before with my "friend" the cigarette and this is the first time since I quit that I've had this much work in. It set off a trigger and I was caught by surprise by ...
by eddie d (Bronze)
14 Nov 2002, 12:21
Forum:
Topic: This is just SO undignified - warning - not for the feint-hearted
Replies: 25
Views: 0

This is just SO undignified - warning - not for the feint-hearted

<r>Goes (ha ha pun intended! <IMG height="19" src="http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emsmileo.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emsmileo.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG> Why is it so easy to laugh about these things w...
by eddie d (Bronze)
10 Nov 2002, 18:58
Forum:
Topic: Have you noticed some of these "lost" long-term quits?
Replies: 162
Views: 0

Have you noticed some of these "lost" long-term quits?

<r>My mom smokes. She quit in August 2000 and stayed quit for exactly one year then started smoking again :-( She claims she's going to quit again but so far she hasn't. I don't know what it was about that magical "one year mark" but it got her! I have a feeling she felt she had made it a year and "...
by eddie d (Bronze)
10 Nov 2002, 18:58
Forum: Relapse Prevention
Topic: Have you noticed some of these "lost" long-term quits?
Replies: 102
Views: 13.4K

Have you noticed some of these "lost" long-term quits?

<r>My mom smokes. She quit in August 2000 and stayed quit for exactly one year then started smoking again :-( She claims she's going to quit again but so far she hasn't. I don't know what it was about that magical "one year mark" but it got her! I have a feeling she felt she had made it a year and "...
by eddie d (Bronze)
31 Oct 2002, 06:09
Forum:
Topic: WhyQuit's Use Continues Setting Records
Replies: 16
Views: 0

WhyQuit's Use Continues Setting Records

Hmmm, that' sinteresting. I would think around mid-November there would be a surge due to the Cancer Society's "Great American Smokeout". That IS in November right?
by eddie d (Bronze)
28 Oct 2002, 00:19
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: Help again, sorry.
Replies: 28
Views: 300

Help again, sorry.

<r>Well, today is a little better. Actually, after I posted this message I went to bed and running through my head was that picture of the one cigarette as opposed to that huge ugly handful! So, my education here is definitely working. Also, it's good to know it will get better even though it's hard...
by eddie d (Bronze)
27 Oct 2002, 15:10
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: Help again, sorry.
Replies: 28
Views: 300

Help again, sorry.

<r>I know I just survived a crisis 2 days ago and shouldn't be feeling this again so soon but I am! It sems the physical need for a cigarette is coming back again. I really feel like days 1 is here again! And I'm at the 2 week mark now dern it! I've searched but can't fingd any definite point where ...
by eddie d (Bronze)
26 Oct 2002, 16:21
Forum:
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 21
Views: 0

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>Now approaching 2 weeks! <IMG height="19" src="http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emsmiled.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emsmiled.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <HR>[hr]</HR> <CENTER><s>[center]</s> <e>[/...
by eddie d (Bronze)
26 Oct 2002, 16:21
Forum: Glory Week
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>Now approaching 2 weeks! <IMG height="19" src="http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emsmiled.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emsmiled.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <HR>[hr]</HR> <CENTER><s>[center]</s> <e>[/...
by eddie d (Bronze)
25 Oct 2002, 06:32
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: Today is bad
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Today is bad

<r>Well today turned out GREAT! Even was able to chuckle at a couple of the craves and they went away moping with their tail between their legs! <IMG height="19" src="http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emteeth.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://sc.communiti...
by eddie d (Bronze)
24 Oct 2002, 16:19
Forum:
Topic: Today is bad
Replies: 16
Views: 0

Today is bad

<r>Hi, yes I'm still kicking! No I didn't smoke! That's the ONLY thing about yesterday that went right. Hanging in there, trying to read but those are things I have read already just really didn't expect such a strong urge/craving to come again after this many days. I ate and then got sleepy then we...
by eddie d (Bronze)
24 Oct 2002, 16:19
Forum: Help Me - SOS
Topic: Today is bad
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Today is bad

<r>Hi, yes I'm still kicking! No I didn't smoke! That's the ONLY thing about yesterday that went right. Hanging in there, trying to read but those are things I have read already just really didn't expect such a strong urge/craving to come again after this many days. I ate and then got sleepy then we...
by eddie d (Bronze)
23 Oct 2002, 13:39
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>Oh, hey I'm QUITE happy with my quit meter. Here's an update <IMG height="19" src="http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emteeth.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emteeth.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <CENTER><...
by eddie d (Bronze)
23 Oct 2002, 13:39
Forum:
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 21
Views: 0

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>Oh, hey I'm QUITE happy with my quit meter. Here's an update <IMG height="19" src="http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emteeth.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby/img/emoticons/emteeth.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <CENTER><...
by eddie d (Bronze)
22 Oct 2002, 17:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 980
Views: 24.6K

Where are you from?

<r>I am in Richlands, Virginia which is located in Southwest Va. near Tennessee, West Va., Kentucky and North Carolina. A GREAT place to ride my motorcycle (my passion) and breathe clean mountain air which I've been doing a lot of lately <IMG height="19" src="http://sc.communities.msn.com/themes/pby...
by eddie d (Bronze)
21 Oct 2002, 18:02
Forum: Quitting Aids
Topic: NRT and Quit Meters
Replies: 94
Views: 1.1K

NRT and Quit Meters

<r>I am new here and also had to reset my quit meter recently resulting in a loss of a day and a half. Similar to the person above I had used nicotine at the beginning of my quit and so my days without a cigarette are actually 2 days more than my meter now shows. It was tough "losing" those two days...
by eddie d (Bronze)
21 Oct 2002, 18:02
Forum:
Topic: NRT and Quit Meters
Replies: 93
Views: 0

NRT and Quit Meters

<r>I am new here and also had to reset my quit meter recently resulting in a loss of a day and a half. Similar to the person above I had used nicotine at the beginning of my quit and so my days without a cigarette are actually 2 days more than my meter now shows. It was tough "losing" those two days...
by eddie d (Bronze)
21 Oct 2002, 18:02
Forum: Quitting Methods & Nicotine Products
Topic: NRT and Quit Meters
Replies: 38
Views: 6.3K

NRT and Quit Meters

<r>I am new here and also had to reset my quit meter recently resulting in a loss of a day and a half. Similar to the person above I had used nicotine at the beginning of my quit and so my days without a cigarette are actually 2 days more than my meter now shows. It was tough "losing" those two days...
by eddie d (Bronze)
21 Oct 2002, 18:02
Forum:
Topic: NRT and Quit Meters
Replies: 93
Views: 0

NRT and Quit Meters

<r>I am new here and also had to reset my quit meter recently resulting in a loss of a day and a half. Similar to the person above I had used nicotine at the beginning of my quit and so my days without a cigarette are actually 2 days more than my meter now shows. It was tough "losing" those two days...
by eddie d (Bronze)
21 Oct 2002, 12:40
Forum:
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 21
Views: 0

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>Okay, changed my clipboard again, now it reads like this... <br/> <CENTER><s>[center]</s> I quit smoking 1 Week 4 Hours 40 Minutes 14 Seconds ago. <br/> That's 287 cigarettes not smoked and <br/> $38.99 I didn't give the tobacco pushers! <e>[/center]</e></CENTER> <CENTER><s>[center]</s> <e>[/cent...
by eddie d (Bronze)
21 Oct 2002, 12:40
Forum: Glory Week
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>Okay, changed my clipboard again, now it reads like this... <br/> <CENTER><s>[center]</s> I quit smoking 1 Week 4 Hours 40 Minutes 14 Seconds ago. <br/> That's 287 cigarettes not smoked and <br/> $38.99 I didn't give the tobacco pushers! <e>[/center]</e></CENTER> <CENTER><s>[center]</s> <e>[/cent...
by eddie d (Bronze)
21 Oct 2002, 12:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>Fixed my clipboard thingy on my "smoke free stats" program - this is better - now shows my exact time without a smoke...<br/> <CENTER><s>[center]</s>I quit smoking 10/13/2002 at 20:00:00. <br/> That's 1 Week 4 Hours 36 Minutes 4 Seconds without smoking. <br/> 287 cigarettes not smoked and <br/> $...
by eddie d (Bronze)
21 Oct 2002, 12:31
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>Okay, gotta' clear this up. I haven't smoked since October 12th, 1:15am but I did use nicorette gum for a day and a half so Linda told me my quit date needed to be changed to reflect this. SO, I edited my quit date to October 13th, 8pm (edited it on the "quit dates" page here too). So, NOW I have...
by eddie d (Bronze)
19 Oct 2002, 17:06
Forum: Glory Week
Topic: Oh yeah, week 1is over!
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Oh yeah, week 1is over!

<r>And I don't EVER want to live through another week like that! I'm surprisede I have any friends left! Talk about irritable! Man! But really day 4 was a huge relief - I think maybe because I had read about that being the day all nicotine was gone. I really expected the 1 week mark to be easiest of...