by chasnfireflies
16 Jan 2011, 00:09
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: nic,s kwitt journey to freedom
Replies: 35
Views: 1.8K

Keep going Nickwitt you're doing great! It's good that you are seeing that the bad phases don't last and it was nothing a cigarette would have made better or easier. Keep going in your resolve to NTAP! - Kerry (free from nicotine since 2/10/09)
by chasnfireflies
16 Jan 2011, 00:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 7.7K

Hi Schmaltz! You are doing great!! Just keep doing what you're doing and read read read. One day at a time. All you have to do to keep your freedom is agree to NTAP :) -Kerry (free from nicotine since 2/10/09)
by chasnfireflies
15 Jan 2011, 19:11
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: "How Old Were You?" Parade - Week of January 10th 2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3.0K

I became free when I was 37 years old and healthier today because of it! :)
by chasnfireflies
15 Jan 2011, 18:38
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 43.5K

<t>Welcome Neal and congratulations on your new found freedom! I understand what you mean by continuing to smoke even though you lost your dad to a smoking related illness. I cared for my grandmother in Hospice care in her home as she died of lung cancer from smoking all of her adult life. I think b...
by chasnfireflies
15 Jan 2011, 18:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A New Era For Me
Replies: 361
Views: 16.4K

<t>Hi Jeff and congrats on staying free for one whole week! That is awesome. I was reading about the last quit you gave up and it reminded me of the day I gave up a 4 year quit (it was long before I knew about whyquit) I had just had a really bad day and my husband was outside in the garage smoking ...
by chasnfireflies
15 Jan 2011, 17:44
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post - I am a non-smoker!! - (my journal)
Replies: 8
Views: 2.0K

<r>Welcome MSE and congratulations on your new found freedom! Keep reading your way through the cravings. Those pesky psychological triggers. For me having a cigarette was like the punctuation mark on the end of my activities like cleaning or eating. Eventually I found that other things took the pla...
by chasnfireflies
15 Jan 2011, 17:25
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Coup d'état – 4th January 2011
Replies: 58
Views: 3.4K

<t>Congratulations on your newly found freedom! I can understand the concept of missing the ritual of smoking. When I first quit, I would wander from room to room a little lost. I wasn't sure what to do with all the extra time I gained now that I wasn't spending it feeding my addiction. After a whil...
by chasnfireflies
08 Jan 2011, 23:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First journal
Replies: 92
Views: 3.3K

<t>I'm still here. Smoke free. It's been a long time since I have visited the forum. My life has been so insanely busy. Hubby and daughter are still smokers but I have remained free. I get so discouraged sometimes, like I have found nothing to take the place of that crutch. I was given some very hea...
by chasnfireflies
10 Feb 2010, 12:43
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First journal
Replies: 92
Views: 3.3K

<t>I am so proud of myself today. I finally went Gold. It feels so good! It's strange, I can't say as I haven't been tempted to just give in and smoke "one cigarette" along the way because I missed having that "vice" but thanks to all the reading I have done here at whyquit, I was able to talk mysel...
by chasnfireflies
17 Jun 2009, 19:48
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First journal
Replies: 92
Views: 3.3K

<t>I'm still around. Not on whyquit as much these days. I still have my days when a craving catches me off guard, but at this point it's different than when I first quit. Hubby still smokes and so does my daughter and all her friends. I encourage anyone who will listen to visit this website. I just ...
by chasnfireflies
10 Apr 2009, 12:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First journal
Replies: 92
Views: 3.3K

<t>Last night my 6 year old son and I were playing. He has this thing about taking my fingers and trying to bite them playfully. Last night he grabbed my hand and says "smells like peaches" <br/> Then he sniffed again and says "smells like not smoking". Even after all this time he is noticing that m...
by chasnfireflies
07 Apr 2009, 18:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Koop's Journal
Replies: 177
Views: 8.7K

<t>Congrats Koop! It's great you don't have the cravings anymore but be careful not to let your guard down too much ;) Those cravings are sneaky! ~Kerry - I have now stopped smoking for 1 month, 3 weeks, 7 hours, 54 minutes, 4 seconds. That translates into 1,408 cigarettes NOT smoked, for a savings ...
by chasnfireflies
07 Apr 2009, 18:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My 1st Post
Replies: 9
Views: 403

<r>Welcome to ffn <E>:)</E> I threw away a 4 year quit myself, but this time is different. This time I have knowledge about nicotine addiction. This time I know better thanks to this website. Keep up the great work! ~Kerry - I have now stopped smoking for 1 month, 3 weeks, 7 hours, 54 minutes, 4 sec...
by chasnfireflies
07 Apr 2009, 18:10
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Admitting My Addiction
Replies: 20
Views: 938

<t>Welcome to FFN John. Just think.....if you turned back now you'd have to go back to hiding it again and start this process all over again! It DOES get easier! I very seldom have those weird out of the blue cravings now but it wouldn't surprise me if I DID have one. Nicotine is really crazy like t...
by chasnfireflies
05 Apr 2009, 03:43
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First journal
Replies: 92
Views: 3.3K

<t>I'm still here. I won't make the mistake of throwing a quit away ever again. I am still having some pretty concerning symptoms, but I don't think it's directly related to quitting smoking. I think quitting just sort of upset the balance in a way. I can truly say that if you have health issues tha...
by chasnfireflies
05 Apr 2009, 03:22
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My Journey
Replies: 20
Views: 1.1K

<r>HI there. Boy do you and I have a lot in common. I haven't got much time right this moment, but I just wanted to say that reading your journal hit a lot of nerves. I was also diagnosed with fms, I have a soon to be 16 year old that is now a smoker that I have been working on, my husband is still ...
by chasnfireflies
05 Apr 2009, 02:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I made it
Replies: 11
Views: 448

<r>Welcome to ffn Sashi! I made the same mistake as you did. Without understanding the grip nicotine addiction had on me, I made the mistake of throwing away a four year quit thinking I could be one of those people who could smoke occasionally and put it back down again. WRONG! Neither of us will ev...
by chasnfireflies
05 Apr 2009, 02:39
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My First Post
Replies: 14
Views: 412

<r>Welcome to ffn Kann and congratulations on making such a smart decision to break free of the hold nicotine has on you and your life! Keep on reading. I found it was a great way to kill 3 minutes while I waited for cravings to pass. <E>:)</E> Keep up the great work. ~Kerry -enjoying nicer smelling...
by chasnfireflies
20 Mar 2009, 14:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Cant live with them, WILL live without them!
Replies: 21
Views: 891

<t>Greetings Cliff and congrats on 6 wonderful days of freedom. If your ex figures out how to live a stress free existence, please be sure to let me know her secret! ;) <br/> It's good that you now understand that there IS no good time to do it, you just have to dive in and agree to NTAP! Kerry ~fre...
by chasnfireflies
14 Mar 2009, 16:41
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First journal
Replies: 92
Views: 3.3K

<t>I went out to a night club last night and consumed alcohol for the first time since quitting smoking. I am happy to report that not only did I not have the desire to go back to smoking, but I found myself reluctant to be in such an overwhelming cloud of second hand smoke. It was making my eyes bu...
by chasnfireflies
11 Mar 2009, 13:55
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I MADE IT!
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Welcome to FFN BJC! Sounds like you are doing wonderful. Keep up the great work and remember this happy feeling when and if you hit a tough patch! Take care!~Kerry - celebrating 1 month plus 1 day of prettier smelling hair and clothes!
by chasnfireflies
11 Mar 2009, 13:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: LissaFL First Post
Replies: 15
Views: 357

<t>Welcome Lisa! Congrats on making such a wonderful decision to quit smoking! It really is difficult those first few days to quiet the voices wanting you to give in to that addiction. For me, I just kept telling myself that if I smoke just ONE now.......I'd have to start ALL over again and be miser...
by chasnfireflies
09 Mar 2009, 13:25
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Rach's quit journey
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Hi Rach, I would rather be a slightly overweight non smoker than a skinny smoker. Then again, I can't say that every smoker I know is skinny. ;)
by chasnfireflies
09 Mar 2009, 11:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: SirenSong's 1st post
Replies: 34
Views: 715

<t>I was going through something very similar. I am inclined to anxiety attacks due to having Graves disease so I am no stranger to them. When I was first in my quit, I would have moments of extreme emotional upset over the dumbest things. I was also thinking that perhaps rather than being a nicotin...
by chasnfireflies
08 Mar 2009, 23:22
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Scott"s 1ST Post
Replies: 125
Views: 1.2K

<r>Congrats on double gold! My last quit lasted four years and I made the mistake of thinking I could be one of those folks who could smoke just one and go back to being a non smoker. The difference was that I didn't know that my addiction would lie dormant until I chose to let my guard down. I didn...