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  • Another Newbie's Story
    Reading some stuff today and just remembering what an important, life changing decision it was to quit. It was the hardest addiction I have ever had to break, but I was not alone. I am so incredibly thankful for this site, it's members, and the people who administrate it. My thoughts about cigarette...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    May 21st, 2014, 1:36 pm
  • Getting there 1 day at a time.
    You're doing great, Jezza. Seems like you're out of the woods and having more days of ease than of struggle. Just keep at it, it gets better and better and you will notice more and more benefit of not smoking. By the time you're not having triggers anymore, you will be so incredibly grateful. Krissy...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by KathyKoyn
    December 12th, 2017, 6:35 pm
  • First Post & My Journal
    Christy, you are doing SO awesome. I still remember the days when I would be sick as a dog, coughing like crazy, and still smoking. Aren't we thankful those days are behind us!! Keep it up, girl, it gets better and better and you will be more and more thankful. During those beginning stages, where y...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by KathyKoyn
    November 8th, 2016, 8:55 pm
  • Another Newbie's Story
    Thanks so much for your message Hwc.  :-)  Congratulations on your 90 pound weight loss, that is huge!!  I love that you did it so healthily, too.  Exercise and slow, steady weight loss are definitely the way to go to insure it will not only come off, but it will stay off.  Oh, I think quitting smok...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Mardan59
    May 21st, 2014, 1:36 pm
  • Another Newbie's Story
    Wow, it's been such a long time since I have been on here, but I have a friend who is quitting smoking and I am seeing her posts on Facebook. How difficult it is, but how WORTH it. made me want to come back here and "blog" about something.... You know, I started struggling with my weight and food ch...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Mardan59
    May 21st, 2014, 1:36 pm
  • Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
    The answer, in short, is EXTREMELY rarely. For the most part, I want a cigarette 0 seconds a day for months and months at a time. But, I DO reflect often on how glad I am that I do not smoke anymore. I am SO grateful that I am no longer a slave to that awful habit. I feel better, look better, smell ...
    by Krissy Posted in Encouragement/Support
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    Last post by legend018
    August 17th, 2015, 12:17 am
  • Smoking dream
    The night before last (meant to write about this yesterday but just didn't get the chance) I dreamed of cigarrettes.  I don't remember much specifically, but I had relapsed and it had led to another or maybe a couple others I was still in the stages where I was telling myself that I wasn't "really a...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Mardan59
    May 21st, 2014, 1:36 pm
  • Another Newbie's Story
    Hey everyone, I made it to gold today. http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif  I am so stinkin happy.  I want to have a party and celebrate...maybe get my teeth cleaned.  Hurraaaaaaaay!!!! Krissy
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Mardan59
    May 21st, 2014, 1:36 pm
  • My burden fell with a THUMP!
    Hey Terri, I just read through your quit journey and wanted to say hi. http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/wavehello.gif   Congrats on doing so well and being so strong in your quit.  I really related to your first posts when you were feeling anxious, depressed, angry, whatever.  My emotions went abso...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Mommiana
    November 5th, 2014, 5:21 pm
  • Another Newbie's Story
    I thought that my relapse was from a public ashtray, but I realized it actually happened before that, at this friend's house.  Smoking one always leads to more, no matter how slowly or quickly it progresses.  NTAP!!! Krissy
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Mardan59
    May 21st, 2014, 1:36 pm
  • A New Era For Me
    Hey Jeff!! http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/wavehello.gif Congratulations, you are doing so good.  Way to be able to face your triggers and stand strong--it's awesome that you can golf and and still remain nicotine free.  It does get easier and easier and you start to feel better and better, right?...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by schmaltz
    January 9th, 2018, 9:16 am
  • Reflecting...
    Hey everyone, I am happy to say that it has been almost a year since my quit.   http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/smile.gif As I reflect on what a journey it's been, it occurs to me that around this amount of time into a previous quit, I relapsed.  I had quit for almost a year, or maybe even over a ...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Mardan59
    May 21st, 2014, 1:36 pm
  • My Story
    Hey Wendy, Just stopping by to give you some encouragement--normal is coming soon, girl!!  http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/smile.gif   The longer you go, the more natural it feels to be free...it is only a matter of your brain learning a new way of doing things.  Before you know it, you will be go...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Krissy
    January 11th, 2011, 9:15 pm
  • My Freedom
    Whoop whoop!!!  http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif Way to go, Saree, you're doing great!  http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/thumbsup.gif Krissy - Free and Healing for Ten Months, Nine Days, 10 Hours and 18 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 21 Days and 21 Hours, by avoiding the us...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Guest
    February 8th, 2011, 12:57 am
  • My Freedom
    Welcome, Saree!! http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/smile.gif You are almost at one month already, congratulations to you!!  Sounds like you are going really strong...keep up the good work. Krissy - Free and Healing for Ten Months, Four Days, 11 Hours and 17 Minutes, while extending my life expectanc...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Guest
    February 8th, 2011, 12:57 am
  • First Post from Scott
    Hey Scott, Welcome, and way to pursue your freedom!!   http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/clap.gif This decision could very well have saved your life; don't forget that in times of temptation.  Stay strong and stick with it, it gets easier and easier!! Krissy - Free and Healing for Ten Months, Four D...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by sboykin
    February 27th, 2011, 2:38 pm
  • Choices
    Hey DinaJo, Welcome aboard the freedom train!!!  Congratulations on your decision to take back your life.  http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/thumbsup.gif   It sounds like you are not using any of the rationalizations from before, which is great.  The best way to confront this addiction, I think, is ...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by carlos67t
    February 3rd, 2011, 3:44 pm
  • PROUD to be an EX-smoker!!
    Mike, I am so happy for you that you turned GOLD!!!! (I can almost taste it. lol) Thanks for being an inspiration to me and others on here, and for being so real.  You rock, brutha [/size] [/size]. http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif Krissy - Free and Healing for Ten Months, Three Days, 15 ...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by boudoir
    June 22nd, 2017, 3:19 pm
  • This Quit is For Keeps!
    Hey FreeToBeMe, Congratulations on doing as good as ever throughout these holidays.  You have been an inspiration to me throughout my quit.  http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/clap.gif Isn't being a nonsmoker fantastic???!!  We don't have to shiver outside in the cold to get our fix!!  I am so excite...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by nstevens
    February 4th, 2015, 3:43 am
  • I am DONE!!
    Hey Venzwife, Congratulations to you for quitting!! http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/banana.gif   Your sense of freedom will grow more and more as you stick with it, and you can take that to the bank.  I agree completely with what's already been said about your husband who's a smoker; the best way ...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by JohnPolito
    January 6th, 2011, 3:15 pm
  • Thank you Whyquit.com!!!
    Hey Greg, It sure does feel alot better on this side of the fence, doesn't it?  http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/clap.gif Welcome to Freedom, quite literally!!!  Congratulations on your life changing decision--don't look back.  Best of luck to you!! http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/smile.gif Kriss...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Joe J free
    January 10th, 2012, 9:16 pm
  • The One Puff Files
    I absolutely love this thread.  Allowing these "one puff files" and the knowledge from this site to flood back into my mind whenever I have craved has been immensely helpful. I think this particular thread is my favorite, because it reminds me of how vulnerable I will always be.  I can never return ...
    by Krissy Posted in Fixation
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    Last post by engben
    September 21st, 2013, 6:59 pm
  • First Post
    What's up, Doc??!!  Hee hee.  Glad to still see you everywhere, encouraging newbies and giving them hope, just like you did for me. http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/smile.gif   Have a fantastic New Year!! Krissy- Free and Healing for Ten Months, Three Days, 12 Hours and 20 Minutes, while extending ...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Chipits GOLD.FreedomFromTobaccoQuitSmokingNow
    November 23rd, 2017, 6:52 pm
  • Another Newbie's Story
    Hey, everyone. http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/wavehello.gif I just thought I would check in and reflect on these past ten months of being free...what an amazing journey it's been!!  I have learned and grown, and finally acknowledged my addiction for what it truly is.  I have stood strong (thank G...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Mardan59
    May 21st, 2014, 1:36 pm
  • Wake up call
    And the best thing you can do for your children in their lives right now is to give them a healthy mother.  It's never too late to begin to take responsibility for your past and make the steps to rectify it.  You go girl, for having the courage to do it!!!  http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/thumbsup...
    by Krissy Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by FreedomNicotine
    January 27th, 2011, 7:58 pm