by ThePanster
02 Aug 2017, 15:15
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Amanda's First Post
Replies: 145
Views: 7.5K

Eight years and 187 days ago....

<r><COLOR color="#808080"><s>[color=#808080]</s><FONT font="HELVETICA NEUE, HELVETICA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF"><s>[font=HELVETICA NEUE, HELVETICA, ARIAL, SANS-SERIF]</s><COLOR color="RGB(245,248,250)"><s>[color=RGB(245,248,250)]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s>I successfully quit smoking! Cold Turke...
by ThePanster
19 Feb 2015, 04:48
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Six Year Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Thanks, friends! You made me smile big! So nice to see your names and read your words. To those just starting, you can do it. Really. It gets SO good. Love to all. Joel -- you rock. Bless you.
by ThePanster
18 Feb 2015, 02:05
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
Replies: 803
Views: 142.9K

<t>Six years of freedom my friends, and how often do I want or crave a cigarette? Almost never -- for real. I rarely even think of it. Maybe once a year, and in that split second, I am filled with gratitude for what learned here, not the least of which was to embrace the crave and use it to remember...
by ThePanster
18 Feb 2015, 01:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Six Year Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Six Year Hello

<t>Six years of Freedom as of January 27. I think of you all often, and am so grateful for the education and encouragement I found here. Newbies-- you CAN. You really can. It gets better every minute, every hour, every day. I rarely think of smoking now, but when I do, I embrace my freedom and rejoi...
by ThePanster
23 Jan 2012, 21:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Amanda's First Post
Replies: 145
Views: 7.5K

Triple Gold is Just a few days away....WOW!

<r>I found my old posts/journal, and I see that somehow last year, I missed celebrating Double Gold with all of you! Shame on me. Triple Gold is next Thursday, January 27.  I've been looking forward to it for weeks.  I probably forgot last year because while quitting IS a massive milestone, smoking ...
by ThePanster
24 Jan 2011, 18:31
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Double Gold THANK YOU!
Replies: 7
Views: 707

<r>Thank you for helping me celebrate, Joe J. ! <br/> <br/> The class went very well.  A lot of them were on the patch, unfortunately.  I directed them here, though, and hopefully they'll get more information about why Cold Turkey is the way to go. <E>:)</E> <br/> <br/> I would love to hold regular ...
by ThePanster
24 Jan 2011, 16:00
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Double Gold THANK YOU!
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Double Gold THANK YOU!

<t>Hello dear friends!!<br/> <br/> I hope you are all well--I know you are better for sticking to your quit!  My double gold anniversary is this Thursday, January 27th.  I'm writing today, though, because after a long time away from this forum I came back this morning looking for information that mi...
by ThePanster
28 Jan 2010, 02:52
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Amanda's First Post
Replies: 145
Views: 7.5K

I'm GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<t>I'm here! I'm GOLD today!!!!! I am so excited!  I haven't been around the forum for a long time---just been out in life enjoying my freedom--but I never forget. I think of it often and always fondly--this is the place that made the difference for me.<br/> <br/> I am a nicotine addict, and as of t...
by ThePanster
28 Jan 2010, 02:47
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Gold!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1.2K

Gold!!

I made it!! I'm GOLD!! xoxo
Amanda
by ThePanster
29 Jul 2009, 20:11
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Amanda's First Post
Replies: 145
Views: 7.5K

You guys are all so incredible!

Love, love, love,
Amanda

PS: Quitting smoking sparked the beginning of a journey of complete healing for me six months ago. EVERYTHING in my life is better and getting better still!
by ThePanster
28 Jul 2009, 02:21
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Amanda's First Post
Replies: 145
Views: 7.5K

<r>I just had to get a look at these gorgeous stats: <br/> <br/> <B><s>[b]</s>I have been free for 6 Months and 49 minutes (181 days).<e>[/b]</e></B> I have saved $481.99 by not smoking 2,715 cigarettes. (Wow! That's a lot of smokes.) I have saved 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 hours and 45 minutes of my life....
by ThePanster
28 Jul 2009, 02:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: The Panster is a Silver Girl!
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Thanks, you guys! Suzie, you can plan a party for me any day! :)

Thank you for your encouragement all along, cutie!

xoxo
by ThePanster
27 Jul 2009, 16:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Whew! I finally made it here
Replies: 196
Views: 6.1K

Hey, Oldbie!

Just wanted to say congrats to you on five months and...wait...what's that coming up behind me??? Is that Doris all decked out in SILVER?? I think so!! Today's my Silver, so yours can't be far behind. Thanks for being such a great QB!

xoxo,
Amanda
by ThePanster
27 Jul 2009, 16:14
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post Horsehead
Replies: 187
Views: 8.3K

Congratulations!

Your posts are always such an inspiration! Congrats on your big milestone, Jeff! Well done, bravo and I wish you many more years of freedom!

Amanda
by ThePanster
27 Jul 2009, 16:09
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Amanda's First Post
Replies: 145
Views: 7.5K

I'm SILVER!!!

<t>WOW!!! <br/> <br/> I am so happy and excited and beyond thrilled with reaching my six month milestone!! <br/> <br/> Newbies: YOU CAN DO THIS, TOO! And it feels so GREAT! Easy? No. Simple? Oh, yes! <br/> <br/> I'm so excited, I barely know what to write.....which is not like me at all!!! <br/> <br...
by ThePanster
27 Jul 2009, 16:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: The Panster is a Silver Girl!
Replies: 11
Views: 346

The Panster is a Silver Girl!

<t>Today, I celebrate SIX MONTHS of FREEDOM from nicotine! <br/> <br/> God Bless Joel & John and all of you oldbies for your words of support, intellegence, and encouragement. And thank you for your committment to this site--your committement helped to make mine so much easier. <br/> <br/> I'm S...
by ThePanster
27 Jul 2009, 16:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Karebear is Silver today!
Replies: 7
Views: 278

You ROCK!

Belated Congrats, my friend!!! Just popped in for my own celebration and saw yours.
EXCELLENT!!

xoxo,
Amanda
by ThePanster
07 Jun 2009, 00:46
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: The Quit According to Lori (Intro and journal)
Replies: 57
Views: 1.6K

Welcome!

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s>Hi Lori-- <br/> <br/> You are right--there are a lot of other people who have quit for longer than you, but not one who's done it better. That's because quitting is quitting, my new quit friend, and you've done that. That is totally worth celebrating and being proud--every ...
by ThePanster
07 Jun 2009, 00:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: GOLD X 6
Replies: 5
Views: 659

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s><IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGold/ga08.gif"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGold/ga08.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGold/ga08.gif"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibr...
by ThePanster
04 Jun 2009, 02:34
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Koop's Journal
Replies: 177
Views: 8.7K

<t>Suzie--Insurance companies charge smokers more money for coverage, so that's why the extra comes out of paychecks. This reminds me that I have to check my own status and get my money! <br/> <br/> Koop--Thanks for the story! You rock, you smoke-free devil you!! <br/> <br/> Amanda <br/> <br/> I hav...
by ThePanster
04 Jun 2009, 02:31
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: DANIEL'S FIRST POST
Replies: 413
Views: 23.2K

It's never too late to Celebrate

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s><IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGreen/ag52.gif"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGreen/ag52.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG> <br/> I missed it by a few days, but am no less happy for you, Dan! Good Going!!! Stick to it, and we'll see you a...
by ThePanster
04 Jun 2009, 02:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My First Post
Replies: 24
Views: 702

They end!

<t>They really do end. It happens at different times for different people, but there's a post that happens to be featured right now in the section of this board called The First 72 Hours, and then go to the Encouragement/Support area. The post is called "Tell a Newbie How Many Seconds a Day you Stil...
by ThePanster
27 May 2009, 17:47
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Amanda's First Post
Replies: 145
Views: 7.5K

Hello Beloveds!

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s><SIZE size="120"><s>[size=120]</s>Well, it's finally here. <COLOR color="#009933"><s>[color=#009933]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Quadruple GREEN!<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR> (yes, I just made that up) I am four months QUIT today! It's time for another Snoopy Dance--grab my ha...
by ThePanster
25 May 2009, 23:32
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: April's Journal
Replies: 34
Views: 1.0K

Welcome!

<t>Hi April-- <br/> <br/> Glad you're here! Keep reading and learning--it's the very best thing you can do. When you find you have extra time on your hands (which seems pretty common those first days among former smokers such as ourselves), come here and read and watch Joel's videos. <br/> <br/> Sti...
by ThePanster
24 May 2009, 15:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My first post!! Nicotine free for 10 days!
Replies: 18
Views: 473

What quitting isn't

<r>Hi Ally! Welcome to Freedom! <br/> <br/> <IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/AnimalsAnimated/ElephantHello.gif"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/AnimalsAnimated/ElephantHello.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG> <br/> <br/> Congratulations on making it through Glory Week and be...