by ccathy247
08 Dec 2016, 23:54
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: 3 years vs. 3 days
Replies: 122
Views: 20.8K

always a revelent post...the lido deck

<t>To me this was a classic post and motivated me so much. When I finally reached the Lido deck, I changed my avatar to a golden skiff!! <br/> Life has thrown me a difficult curve and I return to this post to help "pull me up". <br/> Maybe it is because of my east coast maritime roots and "the rope"...
by ccathy247
06 Dec 2016, 03:30
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: On the Briny Ocean Tossed
Replies: 100
Views: 8.7K

<t>Hello,<br/> . <br/> It's so long since I have been here that I don't rember how to navigate. That's a good thing! :-] Over seven years, now. Yeah me!! Joel and all the people I met here and all the posts I read made it doable.<br/> <br/> I need help, please. I am trying to find a post which I bel...
by ccathy247
03 Mar 2014, 22:09
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Nursing journal
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Welcome

<r>I enjoyed reading your post and wanted to add my encouragement. With the exception of the first week, I also prefer the text to the videos. Those first few were like sitting in my new buddy Joel's house and having a conversation. <br/> <br/> I never liked the idea of addict before I became educat...
by ccathy247
09 Jan 2014, 02:41
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My 5th year Smokefree!
Replies: 11
Views: 1.1K

Congrats on your five years

<t>It's been a long time since I have seen your avatar. i forgot my five years is also coming up this spring. I remember how much time i spent reading here those first few months. Time well spent! We didn't see ourselves posting five years later but I do now see us posting in 5 and 10 years!<br/> <b...
by ccathy247
20 May 2013, 14:47
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: On the Briny Ocean Tossed
Replies: 100
Views: 8.7K

Glad for my Journal

<t>I don't post to my journal often but I am glad it is still here. This year for my fourth anniversary I was in beautiful British Columbia visiting my daughter and her expanding family. New grandson. Yeah!<br/> <br/> One of my granddaughters actually asked me when my anniversary was coming.  I give...
by ccathy247
05 Mar 2013, 17:34
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Kay's Journal
Replies: 146
Views: 6.9K

<t>Thanks Joel.  I was trying to find the article about the "director" who tells you when to medicate with nicotine as you encounter triggers. I leave the house and I turn left and I light up. I found it very good to help me understand triggers and to believe that it is possible to extinguish them. ...
by ccathy247
05 Mar 2013, 17:00
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Kay's Journal
Replies: 146
Views: 6.9K

All the education you need is here

<t>Hi Kay,<br/> <br/> One of the things that really surprised about my nicotine addiction was that soon after I quit I actually became calmer in nature. I don't remember exactly how it goes but basically stress causes your nicotine levels to decrease faster thereby putting you into nicotine withdraw...
by ccathy247
23 Feb 2013, 02:01
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....
Replies: 172
Views: 10.3K

5 Wow

<r>Five Years.....now that has a nice sound to it!    <br/> <br/> I am also a Flu Buddy to you. Interestingly I have only been sick once since and that was last year. I can get the start of a cold but it never seems to amount to anything. :-)<br/> <br/> Keep on posting!   <IMG src="http://www.whyqui...
by ccathy247
23 Feb 2013, 01:51
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Celebrating 2 years today!
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Congratulations on two years!

I really liked reading:
 Then I got it and I quit for good. I became educated to the point of no return. I am truly free and eternally grateful.

So true!
by ccathy247
26 Jan 2013, 04:33
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Kenneth's quit journal.
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Welcome

<r>Hi Kenneth,<br/> <br/> You are at the right place. Most of us say that it is the education on nicotine addiction that we got from this website that makes the difference for us.<br/> <br/> Continue to use the name of the drug to which you are addicted - nicotine - and read, read, read and read som...
by ccathy247
24 Oct 2012, 18:27
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Time to Strut those Stats!
Replies: 31
Views: 1.9K

<t>Yeah! <br/> First off I had to find my quit counter but couldn't remember what it was called. I did a search for "counter" and found it.  <br/> <br/> An interesting fact is that today I actually had a thought of nicotine (don't remember when I had my last one). We were having a conversation of  a...
by ccathy247
06 Aug 2012, 05:43
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Maybe ....just maybe :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1.0K

<r>Hi,<br/> <br/> You're doing great. <br/> You wrote:<br/>                    <COLOR color="RGB(204, 255, 0)"><s>[color=RGB(204, 255, 0)]</s> If truth be told I am still terrified I am going to fail. <e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/> <br/> Keep reading. What you read in month one may very well give you ...
by ccathy247
10 Jul 2012, 20:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: After almost 30 years..free for 24 days!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1.3K

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> Do everything you can to use the correct word...Nicotine.<br/> <br/> It makes it a lot less desirable!<br/> <br/> Here are some of my favourites. <br/> <br/> It is a chemical that alters brain chemistry.<br/> <br/> I'd rather be an ex-smoker who occasionally  thinks about a cigaret...
by ccathy247
10 Jul 2012, 19:50
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Quiting for Good Becoming a Joelogist
Replies: 20
Views: 909

<t>Hi Loopiiii, <br/> <br/> I love your name!  <br/> <br/> You are doing a great job!<br/> <br/> Remember that relapse is a part of smoking. <br/> <br/> It was only when I understood that I had a physical addiction to a drug called nicotine that I entered my comfort zone.<br/> <br/> It might sound s...
by ccathy247
10 Jul 2012, 19:25
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First week - mixed emotions!
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Welcome

<r>Hi,<br/> <br/> Rest assured you are at the right place and doing the right thing.  There is a wealth of information here for you. <br/> <br/> You no longer have nicotine in your system and you know it is possible to go a full day, a full week without nicotine. <br/> <br/> Soon it will be a full m...
by ccathy247
10 Jul 2012, 16:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hi everyone.
Replies: 59
Views: 2.6K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s><COLOR color="#000066"><s>[color=#000066]</s><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s><FONT font="TAHOMA"><s>[font=TAHOMA]</s>Quitting isn't a problem, it's a solution to a problem. <br/> <br/> </FONT></SIZE><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><i>[/size][/font]</i><LEFT><s>[left]</s>I like tha...
by ccathy247
10 Jul 2012, 16:00
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hi everyone.
Replies: 59
Views: 2.6K

Welcome Tobin

<r>The first thing I got from your post is that you have started your journey on the right foot. <br/> <br/> The following comes from <URL url="http://whyquit.com/joel/Joel_03_35_QuitDates.html"><s>[url=http://whyquit.com/joel/Joel_03_35_QuitDates.html]</s>http://whyquit.com/joel/Joel_03_35_QuitDate...
by ccathy247
30 Jun 2012, 20:42
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 2 years of Freedom
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Congrats on your two year anniversary!

Was there once a cigarette ad that went something like
"everything goes better with a ....."

Here at Freedom we know that everything goes better with never taking another puff!

Well Done!
by ccathy247
19 Jun 2012, 17:12
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: DANIEL'S FIRST POST
Replies: 413
Views: 23.2K

<r>     He shoots, he scores!     <br/>     The bananas go wild!!!<br/> <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif"><s>[img title="Banana"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif"><s>[img title="Banana"]</s...
by ccathy247
11 May 2012, 02:55
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Favorite Links and Images Parade
Replies: 9
Views: 1.1K

Three years vs 3 days

<r>One of my favourites is Three Years vs 3 Days<br/> <br/> It's a large part of the reason I chose my avatar of a sailboat on my Gold Anniversary.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/12812"><s>[url=http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/12812]</s><COLOR color="#000066"><s>[color=#000066]</s>T...
by ccathy247
20 Apr 2012, 23:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: my new quit, the only one that counts
Replies: 45
Views: 2.4K

<r>Hey, I hereby grant you the honour of being called.....DB......Dancing Banana<br/> <br/> Remember you have the power to make everyday Christmas.<br/> <br/> Yesterday is gone, tomorrow yet to arrive so that leaves today! <br/> <br/> Celebrate yourself and your life's decision to arrest your nicoti...
by ccathy247
16 Apr 2012, 18:40
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Kathy's first post
Replies: 99
Views: 2.2K

Congrats on six years!!!!!!
by ccathy247
16 Apr 2012, 18:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: What a Journey
Replies: 55
Views: 3.0K

<r>Congratulations! <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif"><s>[img title="Banana"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif"><s>[img title="Banana"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif<e>[/im...
by ccathy247
16 Apr 2012, 18:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Katharine Quit
Replies: 65
Views: 3.0K

Welcome

<r><SIZE size="100"><s>[size=100]</s>Hello and Welcome,<br/> <br/> I'm not shouting.LOL The text size won't change for me. I just celebrated 3 years last Tuesday. <br/> <br/> I did tons of reading the first few months and that really helped me to understand that I became addicted to a drug when I wa...
by ccathy247
11 Feb 2012, 21:52
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Four Years is a Wonderful Thing
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Congrats

<t>It's strange how the quits go. It took truly understanding that I was simply addicted to a chemical named nicotine and that was it. I suppose excellent advise would be keep talking to ex-smokers and/or reading the archives here at whyquit. When you find your "quit switch" the little dim light soo...