by tagsgirl
20 Oct 2014, 23:42
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

<t>Four years and I'm still here and freeeeeee!!!! I figured I'd better let you all know lest anyone thinks I returned to the chains. Never, never, never. I still am happy I don't stink, I don't have that post nasal drip, phlegm in my throat, wasted money or health worries. I have even gone beyond m...
by tagsgirl
03 Jan 2013, 01:42
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

Update

<t>Hello all, I am now two years, three months and twenty plus days since I smoked. I can tell you I never want them, I despise the time and health they took from me and I love being totally free of those burdensome time killers. I had two young girls at work tell me today how they admire me for eat...
by tagsgirl
21 Sep 2012, 22:42
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 2 years!
Replies: 7
Views: 656

congrats!!!!!!!
by tagsgirl
21 Sep 2012, 22:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

<r>thanks for all the love. I am still shaking my head to think i am working on year number three. I had a freak accident last sunday at midnight. I fell down a threshold and caught myself by hanging on to the doorknob i was shutting behind me. unfortunately i left my finger tip in the other room! A...
by tagsgirl
05 Sep 2012, 23:38
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

2 YEARS GOLD!

<r>Hello my fantastic free friends! I am SO very appreciative for the love you spoke to me on my second year anniversary. I was sitting here telling my husband I just got off the phone with my cousin (25 yo) who spent the night in the ED with chest pain that she needs to quit! He said, "hey, isn't t...
by tagsgirl
06 Mar 2012, 16:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 4 Days In
Replies: 86
Views: 3.9K

welcome ALEKS

<t>hI THERE!  I am so glad you have joined the troops. We are old and new in our quits. I dare say I am more comfortable than you but I am HERE because I want you to know I remember how rocky those times were. I had bumps in my path but my resolve was stronger and I kept educating myself on coping a...
by tagsgirl
06 Mar 2012, 16:09
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

Gold with a little silver on top!

<t>I let yesterday go by without congratulating myself! Wow. A year and a half. I bet some folks thought I wouldn't make it. Well I did and I will never again be a victim. Difference this time is I do not have any inkling or desire to ever smoke again. Before I was denying myself something I wanted....
by tagsgirl
17 Jan 2012, 18:56
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hey y'all!
Replies: 48
Views: 2.8K

<t>Amen! If Dad did it you can too! I wish my Dad had when he had his first cath and cardiologist visit. No, he kept on and 7 years later we lost him in bypass surgery. He was 54, the same age as his Dad when he had his first heart attack. His Dad had the second and last at 64. Sad huh? I went on 12...
by tagsgirl
13 Jan 2012, 16:07
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Freedom after 17 years!
Replies: 16
Views: 1.3K

As Welcome LarryJr!

<t>As my friend Joe says, we have been waiting for you! You have made a great decision to quit and even moreso to join this group. You are in good company and will have everything you need (plus your will) to succeed!Read, watch your videos and breathe deep. Let me know if I can help in any way. Bes...
by tagsgirl
13 Jan 2012, 15:55
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: my first day
Replies: 81
Views: 3.1K

Welcome Sinem!

<t>I am so happy for you! It is like winning Gold when you realize you are now in control and are FREE! Heck it's the lottery! Hang in there with this bug, I was sick when I quit, I took it as a blessing since I already felt too bad to smoke and 3 days passed, I figured, heck, my head didn't fall of...
by tagsgirl
09 Jan 2012, 20:21
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I wanted to do this for so long
Replies: 117
Views: 5.4K

Congrats and welcome to the club!

<r>So glad to see you pushing and determined and positive. So many come on here and are fighting with themselves still over CAN I do this. Mindset can affect progress. You have the right attitude and will soar! I am NOT saying it is easy. At least not at first, but it never gets worse than the first...
by tagsgirl
09 Jan 2012, 19:46
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A New Era For Me
Replies: 361
Views: 16.4K

You should add this to your signature, lOl. You are flying high!!!!!
by tagsgirl
09 Jan 2012, 19:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A New Era For Me
Replies: 361
Views: 16.4K

Happy Golden Anniversary!!!!!!



Be VERY proud of your hard earned acheivement! Yay!!!!!
Terri
by tagsgirl
04 Jan 2012, 20:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hi all, so glad i made it here!!
Replies: 106
Views: 4.0K

Calm waters are ahead Stormee!

<t>Hi Stormee,<br/>  I fortunately have a spouse who is a never smoker. I had to look at him for awhile and take notes on how one actually "lives" not smoking. Well for starters, he was a lot calmer. I have found my calmness too. I cannot understand what it is like to quit with a smoker but I know p...
by tagsgirl
04 Jan 2012, 20:32
Forum: Dependency's Costs
Topic: Sisters
Replies: 70
Views: 18.6K

<t>Lovely tribute Prucat. I read Kim's story too, looking at those pictures just breaks my heart to think of the actual pain she endured. Kelly, I hope you know that her story helped me so much. You are generous to share. My sister decided to quit before me. She used Chantix and smoked on another mo...
by tagsgirl
04 Jan 2012, 20:32
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Sisters
Replies: 70
Views: 25.8K

<t>Lovely tribute Prucat. I read Kim's story too, looking at those pictures just breaks my heart to think of the actual pain she endured. Kelly, I hope you know that her story helped me so much. You are generous to share. My sister decided to quit before me. She used Chantix and smoked on another mo...
by tagsgirl
04 Jan 2012, 20:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

Hello 2012!

<r>I simply cannot believe I just started my second calendar year of not smoking! Isn't that a beautiful thing? It feels like a lifetime ago. Wow, I am so much happier and even though the memories of the initial struggle remain and took time to fade, the joy stays! They feeling good and happy and pr...
by tagsgirl
14 Dec 2011, 20:32
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Ben's Quit
Replies: 49
Views: 2.5K

Welcome Ben!

<t>I am a rambling gal myself. At least I was when my quit was all-consuming and I was in the heat for the fight FOR my life. I love this forum and the people who give their time and heart to us.  I, too, finally came to realize that smoking IS life or death. Might be a slow, back seat contributor a...
by tagsgirl
13 Dec 2011, 18:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

Sweet December

<t>I think about Neal and how his story ended. I am so proud of him. I am so thankful for him. I am also thankful he knew freedom if for only a little while. He won. He truly won. My Grandfather was diagnosed in April, 3 years ago and we lost him in 6 months. He suffered the last 4 months terribly. ...
by tagsgirl
21 Nov 2011, 23:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Green today and my story unfolds...
Replies: 108
Views: 5.9K

<r><COLOR color="#CC0099"><s>[color=#CC0099]</s>Thanks for the love Lara! I hope you are making plans, having fun and isn't it cool now that when you meet ppl and the subject comes up, they cannot BELIEVE you used to smoke? It's like, yeah, me either! What the heck was I thinking???? Well, it is an ...
by tagsgirl
21 Nov 2011, 22:57
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Day 32
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Welcome Tiger! THis is IT! You know the rule. Follow it and you will always rule! No nicotine inside. I am proud of you!!!!!!! Welcome to the calm, to deep breaths, to being in control of your time, your life and turning the path of your health. Best wishes on your journey!
Terri
by tagsgirl
21 Nov 2011, 22:55
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Liz is free finally
Replies: 10
Views: 747

<t>I found I continued to feel better, tasted more and find the smoke smell highly offensive. My nose works a little too well! I remember loving smelling so good, even at the end of the day. I NEVER will smell like cigarettes again, at least none that I smoked! I love never having to worry about my ...
by tagsgirl
21 Nov 2011, 22:51
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Emmie's Story
Replies: 16
Views: 1.1K

welcome!

<t>Emmie, I am so proud of you. All you ever needed was the belief that you can be comfortable without them. Read here, immerse yourself in the knowledge and you will not fail if you follow the one rule. No nicotine inside of you. Just don't. Eveytime you deny yourself you become stronger. I am so s...
by tagsgirl
16 Nov 2011, 21:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

Update

<t>Still rolling on without any problems. I am so looking forward to the holidays. I don't seem to mind the cold as much since I don't have to go outside every few hours. Funny how it was such an ordeal to bundle up and stand outside smoking 10 o' clock in January, 20 degrees, but you bet your behin...
by tagsgirl
20 Oct 2011, 12:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post
Replies: 482
Views: 28.5K

Oh my goodness, I missed your anniversary. I have been on here only every few months. You are such an inspiration to so many. We are all eternally thankful for you and your support. God bless you and yours.
Terri
Free for 13 months+