by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 05:07
Forum: Navigating Withdrawal
Topic: Just one or two
Replies: 21
Views: 7.0K

Just one or two

<t>Thanks, Joel. Your articles on cold-turkey quitting are what made me finally give in and give up without any NRT's. The whole science of going thru withdrawals, made even more intense by cutting down, made so much sense to me. I got down to 6 a day, and it was worse than not smoking at all, becau...
by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 05:07
Forum: Planning to Quit
Topic: Just one or two
Replies: 66
Views: 735

Just one or two

<t>Thanks, Joel. Your articles on cold-turkey quitting are what made me finally give in and give up without any NRT's. The whole science of going thru withdrawals, made even more intense by cutting down, made so much sense to me. I got down to 6 a day, and it was worse than not smoking at all, becau...
by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 05:07
Forum:
Topic: Just one or two
Replies: 65
Views: 0

Just one or two

<t>Thanks, Joel. Your articles on cold-turkey quitting are what made me finally give in and give up without any NRT's. The whole science of going thru withdrawals, made even more intense by cutting down, made so much sense to me. I got down to 6 a day, and it was worse than not smoking at all, becau...
by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 04:58
Forum: Planning
Topic: Because Now it Really Hurts!
Replies: 25
Views: 3.2K

Because Now it Really Hurts!

I wish she were, too...
by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 04:58
Forum: Planning to Quit
Topic: Because Now it Really Hurts!
Replies: 82
Views: 929

Because Now it Really Hurts!

I wish she were, too...
by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 04:58
Forum:
Topic: Because Now it Really Hurts!
Replies: 81
Views: 0

Because Now it Really Hurts!

I wish she were, too...
by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 04:53
Forum: Navigating Withdrawal
Topic: Quitting With A Positive Attitude
Replies: 46
Views: 18.4K

Quitting With A Possitive Attitude

<r><SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</s><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>Thanks for the post, Roger. I read an article in Joel's library about this very same topic when I was quit about three days, and it really made a difference. I l...
by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 04:53
Forum:
Topic: Quitting With A Possitive Attitude
Replies: 71
Views: 0

Quitting With A Possitive Attitude

<r><SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</s><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>Thanks for the post, Roger. I read an article in Joel's library about this very same topic when I was quit about three days, and it really made a difference. I l...
by Roanne
14 Jan 2003, 04:53
Forum: Planning to Quit
Topic: Quitting With A Possitive Attitude
Replies: 72
Views: 1.6K

Quitting With A Possitive Attitude

<r><SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</s><FONT font="ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=ARIAL BLACK, GENEVA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s>Thanks for the post, Roger. I read an article in Joel's library about this very same topic when I was quit about three days, and it really made a difference. I l...
by Roanne
07 Jan 2003, 02:14
Forum: Milestones
Topic: I'm Green!!
Replies: 15
Views: 64

I'm Green!!

<r><COLOR color="#66CC66"><s>[color=#66CC66]</s><FONT font="LUCIDA HANDWRITING, CURSIVE"><s>[font=LUCIDA HANDWRITING, CURSIVE]</s><B><s>[b]</s><IMG height="131" src="http://groups.msn.com/isapi/fetch.dll?action=MyPhotos_GetPubPhoto&PhotoID=nLAAAAHIOig91cH8jglsSCl1lFLJ*gfwSUCzPlLw5aMNNpTOhvkK80st...
by Roanne
07 Jan 2003, 02:14
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I'm Green!!
Replies: 15
Views: 206

I'm Green!!

<r><COLOR color="#66CC66"><s>[color=#66CC66]</s><FONT font="LUCIDA HANDWRITING, CURSIVE"><s>[font=LUCIDA HANDWRITING, CURSIVE]</s><B><s>[b]</s><IMG height="131" src="http://groups.msn.com/isapi/fetch.dll?action=MyPhotos_GetPubPhoto&PhotoID=nLAAAAHIOig91cH8jglsSCl1lFLJ*gfwSUCzPlLw5aMNNpTOhvkK80st...
by Roanne
29 Dec 2002, 02:06
Forum: Milestones
Topic: Silver Bells Are Ringing
Replies: 14
Views: 46

Silver Bells Are Ringing

<t>Congrats on 6 months, Sharon! And additional congrats on rediscovering singing. I, too, used to sing in choirs when I was younger, and a non-smoker. Over the years I gave up hope, too, that I could sing without coughing and wheezing. What a gift to be able to sing an entire Christmas carol withou...
by Roanne
29 Dec 2002, 02:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Silver Bells Are Ringing
Replies: 14
Views: 61

Silver Bells Are Ringing

<t>Congrats on 6 months, Sharon! And additional congrats on rediscovering singing. I, too, used to sing in choirs when I was younger, and a non-smoker. Over the years I gave up hope, too, that I could sing without coughing and wheezing. What a gift to be able to sing an entire Christmas carol withou...
by Roanne
24 Dec 2002, 02:57
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Stats Whatever Parade
Replies: 46
Views: 141

Stats Whatever Parade

<t>Thanks for the Parade, Janet! Congrats to everyone, especially my newbie brothers and sisters like me, Keep Posting and Reading - both have been and are very helpful for me. This will be my first nicotine-free holiday since I was 18 years old. And that was a few decades ago! I am so very grateful...
by Roanne
24 Dec 2002, 02:50
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Just popping by to announce that...
Replies: 9
Views: 42

Just popping by to announce that...

<r><COLOR color="#66CC00"><s>[color=#66CC00]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Congratulations Your Green-ness! Keep up the good work and I hope to be in your place soon!<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR> <br/> <br/> <COLOR color="#66CC00"><s>[color=#66CC00]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Two weeks, three days, 18 hours, 43 min...
by Roanne
24 Dec 2002, 02:50
Forum: Milestones
Topic: Just popping by to announce that...
Replies: 9
Views: 32

Just popping by to announce that...

<r><COLOR color="#66CC00"><s>[color=#66CC00]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Congratulations Your Green-ness! Keep up the good work and I hope to be in your place soon!<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR> <br/> <br/> <COLOR color="#66CC00"><s>[color=#66CC00]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Two weeks, three days, 18 hours, 43 min...
by Roanne
21 Dec 2002, 07:10
Forum: Rationalizations
Topic: I have to smoke because of all my stress
Replies: 67
Views: 21.3K

I have to smoke because of all my stress

<t>Yes, thanks - that's the one. And in all the years I smoked, I thought it was because I am unable to handle stress, when in actuality it's the chemical that made me unable to handle stress! That was such a "light-bulb moment" for me. <br/> <br/> I had not seen the article called "Tensing up on To...
by Roanne
21 Dec 2002, 07:10
Forum:
Topic: I have to smoke because of all my stress
Replies: 195
Views: 0

I have to smoke because of all my stress

<t>Yes, thanks - that's the one. And in all the years I smoked, I thought it was because I am unable to handle stress, when in actuality it's the chemical that made me unable to handle stress! That was such a "light-bulb moment" for me. <br/> <br/> I had not seen the article called "Tensing up on To...
by Roanne
21 Dec 2002, 07:10
Forum: Addiction
Topic: I have to smoke because of all my stress
Replies: 196
Views: 1.4K

I have to smoke because of all my stress

<t>Yes, thanks - that's the one. And in all the years I smoked, I thought it was because I am unable to handle stress, when in actuality it's the chemical that made me unable to handle stress! That was such a "light-bulb moment" for me. <br/> <br/> I had not seen the article called "Tensing up on To...
by Roanne
21 Dec 2002, 07:10
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I have to smoke because of all my stress
Replies: 69
Views: 17.5K

I have to smoke because of all my stress

<t>Yes, thanks - that's the one. And in all the years I smoked, I thought it was because I am unable to handle stress, when in actuality it's the chemical that made me unable to handle stress! That was such a "light-bulb moment" for me. <br/> <br/> I had not seen the article called "Tensing up on To...
by Roanne
21 Dec 2002, 07:05
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: Stats Whatever Parade
Replies: 46
Views: 141

Stats Whatever Parade

<r><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#990099"><s>[color=#990099]</s><FONT font="LUCIDA HANDWRITING, CURSIVE"><s>[font=LUCIDA HANDWRITING, CURSIVE]</s>What a wonderful Christmas gift, to be smoke and nicotine free. We are having some work done on our home, and the two gentlemen whom we've contracted with ar...
by Roanne
21 Dec 2002, 06:07
Forum:
Topic: Reality Check - Priorities of a Junkie??
Replies: 7
Views: 0

Reality Check - Priorities of a Junkie??

<r>Even more horrifying than this - I used to give homeless people cigarettes, but balked at giving them cash because I thought they'd use it to buy booze. How's that for idiocy? <br/> <br/> Along that same line - I have to say this, since noting the closings some folks on this list use. I do not ch...
by Roanne
21 Dec 2002, 06:07
Forum: Addiction
Topic: Reality Check - Priorities of a Junkie??
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Reality Check - Priorities of a Junkie??

<r>Even more horrifying than this - I used to give homeless people cigarettes, but balked at giving them cash because I thought they'd use it to buy booze. How's that for idiocy? <br/> <br/> Along that same line - I have to say this, since noting the closings some folks on this list use. I do not ch...
by Roanne
13 Dec 2002, 02:00
Forum: Milestones
Topic: Hard to Believe...I'm Bronze!!
Replies: 13
Views: 38

Hard to Believe...I'm Bronze!!

Congrats on the Bronze! Keep up the quit!
by Roanne
13 Dec 2002, 02:00
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hard to Believe...I'm Bronze!!
Replies: 13
Views: 45

Hard to Believe...I'm Bronze!!

Congrats on the Bronze! Keep up the quit!