by BJC
21 Mar 2010, 06:41
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Got the Gold!
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Got the Gold!

<r><IMG src="forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1768.gif"><s>[img]</s>forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1768.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG> On Mar. 6, 2010 I celebrated one year of freedom from nicotine! I'm so proud and have never regretted my decision!  Folks, it happened one moment, one hour and one...
by BJC
08 Jul 2009, 05:46
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Things have changed!
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Things have changed!

<t>It's been a while since my last visit to the site. I decided to check on "Deborahs Stage 4 Battle" the other day - to learn that she had passed on. Her story was instrumental in helping to break through my denial in the beginning. I'm grateful Deborah shared her story with us. I'm very sorry to h...
by BJC
23 Apr 2009, 04:34
Forum: Questions
Topic: Absenteeism affecting progress?
Replies: 3
Views: 1.1K

Thank you so much, RobinS 614. I will read all of the articles which you referred to. The tid-bits of info. you included in your answer were helpful. Something for me to ponder upon, until I get the time to read more. A big, sincere thank you for your time!
by BJC
22 Apr 2009, 05:21
Forum: Questions
Topic: Absenteeism affecting progress?
Replies: 3
Views: 1.1K

Absenteeism affecting progress?

<r>BJC - Free and Healing for One Month, Sixteen Days, 16 Hours and 2 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 6 Days and 14 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1907 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $286.57. Hi, everyone. I've been absent for a little while. Life has been demanding, la...
by BJC
12 Apr 2009, 01:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Lulu's Journal
Replies: 29
Views: 1.3K

<r>Hi Lulu and welcome to Freedom. In the 1st few days of my quit I really stressed over knowing I would eventually get angry and what if I reached for a cigarette. In the meantime, I came up with alternative things to do when I actually got angry. You know what? The worrying over the matter was wor...
by BJC
06 Apr 2009, 05:21
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I'm Green!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 259

I'm Green!!!

<r><IMG height="19" src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/clock.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/clock.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG> I'm very happy for this day. My family is proud of me I've been free and Healing for One Month, 16 Hours and 13 Minutes. ...
by BJC
05 Apr 2009, 07:09
Forum: Fixation
Topic: Tired and a bit depressed
Replies: 7
Views: 1.5K

<r>Hi Natasha and welcome to Freedom. The evenings were particularly hard for me too. Each day should improve, though. In no time, as the cravings diminish, you'll be able to trullly relax. In the meantime, there's plenty of reading on this site and whyquit to help you relax. - reading that pertains...
by BJC
05 Apr 2009, 06:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My First Post
Replies: 14
Views: 412

<r>Hi kann and welcome to Freedom! I have been quit for almost a month now. In my experience, the eating thing leveled off after a couple of weeks. I, too, was beginning to be a little worried. After all the excitement settles, you will be able to concentrate more on eating habits. Your quit resembl...
by BJC
05 Apr 2009, 06:30
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I made it
Replies: 11
Views: 448

<r>Sashi, welcome to freedom! When you go into work on Monday: Be proud!!! You learned the hard way, that you can <U><s>[u]</s>never<e>[/u]</e></U> take another puff. You're at the right place to remain quit. You've really got it going on. Hang in there.<IMG src="http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/u...
by BJC
03 Apr 2009, 04:01
Forum: Planning
Topic: Even you can do it & here's why
Replies: 7
Views: 2.3K

Quitting is sooo much easier than I had imagined it to be!
by BJC
03 Apr 2009, 03:53
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: New to Freedom
Replies: 8
Views: 370

<r>Hi debgame and welcome to "Freedom"! It sounds as though your intuition is kicking in to tell you, You've got it right this time. Education is key, as you are learning. You've already made it through the critical first three days! Now take that momentum and go with it, girl. The site is packed fu...
by BJC
03 Apr 2009, 03:35
Forum: Quitting Methods & Nicotine Products
Topic: Why physician training focuses on pharmacology
Replies: 3
Views: 1.2K

<r><IMG height="19" src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/sad.gif" width="19"><s>[img width="19" height="19"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/sad.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG>Thank you very much for the info! Now, I'm determined and anxious to let my own doctor know: I quit cold turkey! The informati...
by BJC
01 Apr 2009, 03:43
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 1st post
Replies: 8
Views: 574

<r><LEFT><s>[left]</s>Congratulations!. You've made it through the toughest part. I have been quit for almost a month, now, and I still have to pinch myself every now and then.<e>[/left]</e></LEFT> <CENTER><s>[center]</s><IMG height="305" src="http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu227/BJC2009/quote6....
by BJC
27 Mar 2009, 05:55
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Days & Dollars STATS PARADE
Replies: 52
Views: 929

Hey Chris! Congrats on making the best decision of your life, and welcome to the site.
by BJC
27 Mar 2009, 05:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Ouija - Tony's Journal
Replies: 1
Views: 167

AMEN TO THAT!
by BJC
26 Mar 2009, 04:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: SirenSong's 1st post
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Congrats on going green! Every trial you withstand makes you stronger for the next one. Keep up the good work.
by BJC
23 Mar 2009, 05:47
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Halfway to Green.
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Another perk to quitting.

<t>Right, again, Joel. My fiance is watching intently as I quit. At first, he was surprised, then proud and now he's wandering how I was able to do it. I'm happy I'll be able to really help him when he's ready to quit. Oh, I don't fret over the non-believers. I'm just more determined to prove them w...
by BJC
22 Mar 2009, 05:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Halfway to Green.
Replies: 6
Views: 509

What a beautiful rainbow and butterflies! Thank you! Your encouragement definately brightened my day.
by BJC
21 Mar 2009, 07:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: !st choice & never forget jounal
Replies: 92
Views: 1.3K

Celebrate Spring.

<t>SandraJo,Spring will come and go while the smokers smoke and the non-smokers don't! Just ask yourself who you would like to be as Spring approaches. To me, thoughts of Spring invoke an array of sights, sounds and smells! The grass and trees shake off their barren look and begin to turn green. Bir...
by BJC
21 Mar 2009, 06:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Cant live with them, WILL live without them!
Replies: 21
Views: 891

<t>Hi Cliff and welcome! In my experience, after day 6, things got much easier. It seems you begin to get accustomed to the idea that you are truly a non-smoker! Your body will continue to thank you. Your self esteem should improve. Breathing becomes more refreshing and your sense of smell and taste...
by BJC
20 Mar 2009, 03:26
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Halfway to Green.
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Halfway to Green.

<t>I have been quit for 2 Weeks, I have added 1 Day, 12 hours and 25 minutes to my life. I feel like a whole new person. I have more confidence now. I don't have all that guilt weighing me down. I now carry around a much lighter (in comparison) pride of accomplishment. I have had opportunities to sh...
by BJC
19 Mar 2009, 03:38
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 1st week celebration short story
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Keep on Walkin.

I would call that "in your face" temtation! It hasn't happened to me just yet, but when it does, I'll think of your example. Congrats to you on a job well done!!! (13 days smoke free)
by BJC
18 Mar 2009, 03:08
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Better late than never..
Replies: 88
Views: 4.1K

<t>Hi! and it's good to hear from you. I'm new to the site, but I did notice that you had never started a post. Too busy being helpful, I suppose. Pat yourself on the back, please - from me - for your 1st post and for remaining free! <br/> <br/> <br/> I have been quit for 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 hours, I...
by BJC
17 Mar 2009, 04:48
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: Using Attitude to Reduce Anxiety
Replies: 24
Views: 15.7K

Attitude is everything.

Attitude Is Everything!!!
by BJC
17 Mar 2009, 04:43
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
Replies: 803
Views: 143.0K

Compare to how long you have smoked.

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><br/> <br/> <SIZE size="180"><s>[size=180]</s>2 or 3 <br/> manageable craves <br/> per day! <br/> <br/> <e>[/size]</e></SIZE><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s>@ 11 days of freedom.<e>[/size]</e></SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/...