by nats
13 Aug 2009, 04:56
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 30 DAYS!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment, I hope to see you at green in 3 weeks!!

Natalie
by nats
12 Aug 2009, 19:20
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Did I REALLY spend that much time smoking?
Replies: 6
Views: 508

<t>Thanks, everybody! Great suggestions, and thank you for the links, Joe J. I guess I was just worried that "boredom" was going to cause me to relapse or something but I'm starting to realize that "boredom" is actually "life" and when I'm not constantly distracted by nicotine I actually have to liv...
by nats
12 Aug 2009, 12:34
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: one week
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Welcome, Shirley!

You are in the right place! Cold turkey is the only way to go and this site has a wealth of information to get you through. Glad you are here and FREE!

Natalie
by nats
12 Aug 2009, 12:32
Forum: Relapse Prevention
Topic: A heart breaking anti-smoking documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 6.6K

Disturbing but real. Thank you for posting.
by nats
11 Aug 2009, 00:23
Forum: Relapse Prevention
Topic: "Maybe I am Different?"
Replies: 3
Views: 4.3K

<t>Great article! I was one of these people who thought I was different. What kept holding me back for years from maintaining a quit was the belief that I could "casually smoke" and have one or two a day still; I almost can't believe I was that dumb but I guess that's how your nicotine craving brain...
by nats
11 Aug 2009, 00:13
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My Journal
Replies: 60
Views: 2.6K

<r>Hi Melissa, <br/> <br/> I can relate to what you said about becoming a basket case after quitting. I posted something similar on another board about this very topic. I really think for most of us, smoking became a coping mechanism that allowed us to sweep sweep sweep things into our subconscious ...
by nats
10 Aug 2009, 16:10
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: No more Russian Roulette for me, thanks
Replies: 421
Views: 19.6K

<t>Katy <br/> <br/> I know just what you mean when you say there is a difference between "couldn't" and wouldn't". When we approach things with deprivation brain (which is right where we all are when we quit smoking) you feel that the nicotine has control of you and you have to fight tooth and nail ...
by nats
09 Aug 2009, 17:25
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hey, what's that smell?
Replies: 8
Views: 1.0K

<t>When I saw this post today I just had to add to it because I am on day 8 and I walked into my sons room today and was like "What is that smell!!". I am smelling more sweet and fresh things.....and some not so sweet and fresh things like my sons room for the first time. Well, getting out the steam...
by nats
09 Aug 2009, 17:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Free and Lov'n it!
Replies: 9
Views: 279

<t>Welcome, visuddha! I felt exactly as you did, really surprised at how really relieved I was to quit and this really helped get through this first week for me. This website is unlike anything I've ever tried before and I would have never thought something like this would help me so much but the in...
by nats
08 Aug 2009, 13:50
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Smoking took away the best parts of me....and I'm meeting myself again daily Parade!!
Replies: 7
Views: 938

<t>Thank you Dixieanne and Kathy! You two are so right. I am just amazed at who I am NOT, without nicotine. <br/> <br/> And Kathy, I totally relate to just having a normal morning when your chest doesn't feel heavy as soon as you wake up and you don't sit on the porch smoking until you feel like you...
by nats
08 Aug 2009, 04:31
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Smoking took away the best parts of me....and I'm meeting myself again daily Parade!!
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Smoking took away the best parts of me....and I'm meeting myself again daily Parade!!

<t>I just have to post under Parades because I feel SO GOOD today. Today marks day seven for me and this is the first day where I am truly seeing the sun come out again. My self-esteem is growing by leaps and bounds- but the thing is I never really thought I had a self-esteem issue. I am outgoing an...
by nats
08 Aug 2009, 00:14
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Time for a new beginning!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Jeff,

Welcome! As a newcomer myself, I can tell you that you will receive the most amazing support here, this is one of the best decisions you've ever made!

Natalie
by nats
07 Aug 2009, 20:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My brain feels frozen and I am scared to death! I quit smoking 5 days ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1.6K

<t>Doc, <br/> <br/> Thank you so much! The support I am receiving here is just invaluable. I am starting to feel the same way now when I see smokers, sorry for them. I was driving home today and saw a women walking down the road smoking and for the first time I really saw how stupid it looks and is....
by nats
07 Aug 2009, 18:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My brain feels frozen and I am scared to death! I quit smoking 5 days ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1.6K

<t>Thank you so much, Dixie and everyone else. You are so right, this site is helping me more than I thought it would. I was SO tempted today with my best friend who smokes and smoking was our 'thing' and it was so weird to not be smoking with her. But I have to say without this site and people like...
by nats
07 Aug 2009, 00:52
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My brain feels frozen and I am scared to death! I quit smoking 5 days ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1.6K

Thanks so much, everyone! I actually am feeling better hour by hour it's pretty amazing!
by nats
06 Aug 2009, 21:59
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My brain feels frozen and I am scared to death! I quit smoking 5 days ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1.6K

My brain feels frozen and I am scared to death! I quit smoking 5 days ago

<t>Hello, everyone. I am so happy to be a part of this support group. I have smoked for about 15 years and have attempted to quit 3 times. This is my fourth but I come into this quitting experience truly understanding that one puff puts you right back at a pack a day. All my close friends smoke and ...