by NoNic4Neal
16 Jun 2011, 16:28
Forum: Dependency's Costs
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 18.3K

Medical Problems setting in from Months 4-5

<r><SIZE size="140"><s>[size=140]</s>I got hit with some shocking news between the 4th and 5th month of my quit.  The good news is that I have remained, and will remain nicotine free.  5/24 - During a routine Doctor's visit I mentioned a swollen lymph node on my neck.  I had an ultrasound performed ...
by NoNic4Neal
16 Jun 2011, 16:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 43.4K

Medical Problems setting in from Months 4-5

<r><SIZE size="140"><s>[size=140]</s>I got hit with some shocking news between the 4th and 5th month of my quit.  The good news is that I have remained, and will remain nicotine free.  5/24 - During a routine Doctor's visit I mentioned a swollen lymph node on my neck.  I had an ultrasound performed ...
by NoNic4Neal
10 May 2011, 18:13
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: New Me
Replies: 10
Views: 927

<t>Davi,<br/> Great job on the two weeks, that is an awesome accomplishment. Keep all the nicotine on the outside and things will get much better and easier. Each smoking trigger you defeat will make you stronger. Your health, pride, and self confidence will soar. One challenge, one hour, or one day...
by NoNic4Neal
09 May 2011, 17:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Hello and thank you!
Replies: 75
Views: 2.9K

Congratulations on your four months. I too stopped living all the lies on 1/9/11. It feels great and is getting better all the time. I'll look forward to sharing a SILVER celebtation in a couple of months. One day at a time we can do this. YQB Neal
by NoNic4Neal
09 May 2011, 16:46
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: End of day 12 and struggling
Replies: 25
Views: 1.5K

<t>Therese,<br/> I just wanted to congratulate you and tell you that it does really get better. Everyone's quit is different, but before you know it you will rarely think about smoking. Take it one challange, one hour, or one day at a time. Each temptation that you defeat will make you stronger. You...
by NoNic4Neal
09 May 2011, 16:28
Forum: Dependency's Costs
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 18.3K

<t>After over four decades of being a slave to nicotine, today I reach four months of Freedom. With spring and summer upon us I still occasionally have smoking thoughts as I encounter situations for the first time as a non-smoker. These thoughts literally only last one or two seconds, as I quickly r...
by NoNic4Neal
09 May 2011, 16:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 43.4K

<t>After over four decades of being a slave to nicotine, today I reach four months of Freedom. With spring and summer upon us I still occasionally have smoking thoughts as I encounter situations for the first time as a non-smoker. These thoughts literally only last one or two seconds, as I quickly r...
by NoNic4Neal
02 May 2011, 21:06
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 43.4K

<t>I'm one week short of 4 months. Time has been flying, it seems like I turned bronze yesterday. Each day has been uneventful on my journey to Freedom. I still come on the site often, but not as much as I used to. I noticed on my quit meter that I have saved $560 so far. I'm getting paid to feel go...
by NoNic4Neal
02 May 2011, 21:06
Forum: Dependency's Costs
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 18.3K

<t>I'm one week short of 4 months. Time has been flying, it seems like I turned bronze yesterday. Each day has been uneventful on my journey to Freedom. I still come on the site often, but not as much as I used to. I noticed on my quit meter that I have saved $560 so far. I'm getting paid to feel go...
by NoNic4Neal
02 May 2011, 17:48
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First and Last Quit
Replies: 247
Views: 12.6K

<t>Laura,<br/> Congatulations on Bronze! I was reading the post about your friend, and I knew the outcome right away. Do you know why? Because that was me, and I recognized the junky thinking. Luckily we know better what even one puff will lead to. I've made that mistake enough in my past. The most ...
by NoNic4Neal
25 Apr 2011, 16:51
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My first post (day 6 and counting!)
Replies: 12
Views: 937

<t>Jill,<br/> Congratulations on the gift you have given yourself. It is an amazing adventure, and it gets better each day. Just keep all nicotine on the outside. I also quit several times in the past. Keep reading and watching the videos, knowledge is power. You have a great quit going, make it the...
by NoNic4Neal
25 Apr 2011, 16:32
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Day 28
Replies: 3
Views: 473

It won't always be like this, it does get much better. Your body and mind is healing with each and everyday. Keep all nicotine on the outside, and celebrate each day of freedom. Read the articles and watch Joel's videos. Welcome to the group. Be strong and you won't be beat. YQB Neal
by NoNic4Neal
22 Apr 2011, 18:43
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: New member, old addiction, new life!
Replies: 23
Views: 2.2K

<t>Hi Java,<br/> The name of your journal (new,old,new) caught my attention. I wasn't disappointed when I read it. You have a good strong quit starting, and I can guarantee you success in your quit as long as you keep all the nicotine on the outside. Take it one day, one hour, or one challange at a ...
by NoNic4Neal
21 Apr 2011, 14:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Proudest Moment Parade - Week April 17, 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1.9K

I am most proud of the 101 days I have been totally nicotine free. I have quit before, but I could never say I was totally nicotine free, and it feels awesome! I haven't yet had an outstanding occurance so I'm equally proud of each and every day. Neal - Quit all the lies on 1/9/11
by NoNic4Neal
20 Apr 2011, 10:22
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: "Spwing is Spwung" Parade - Week of 4th April 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2.0K

I have a Spwing in my step

Neal - Free and Healing for Three Months, Ten Days, (100 Days) 7 Hours and 21 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 8 Days and 16 Hours, by avoiding the use of 2508 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $503.61.
by NoNic4Neal
19 Apr 2011, 19:33
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Mitch's First Post
Replies: 16
Views: 1.0K

<t>Mitch,<br/> You are definitely in the right place. It sounds like you are doing great. Keep on reading and defeating those triggers. Each time you succeed at facing another situation without smoking it will make you stronger. The poker may be a little tough at first, but continue to tell yourself...
by NoNic4Neal
15 Apr 2011, 20:01
Forum: Dependency's Costs
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 18.3K

Doc,
No worries, your not late, I'm looking forward to celebrating Bronze for the next three months, each and every day. Neal
by NoNic4Neal
15 Apr 2011, 20:01
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 43.4K

Doc,
No worries, your not late, I'm looking forward to celebrating Bronze for the next three months, each and every day. Neal
by NoNic4Neal
14 Apr 2011, 19:47
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Carrie's story
Replies: 101
Views: 5.3K

<t>Hi Carrie,<br/> Your post really brought back some memories. I too started smoking at 11 years old. I do remember both types of the candy cigarettes, but I forgot about them until you brought them up. Unfortunately I smoked for 42 years before finding this site. I really feel like this site is th...
by NoNic4Neal
14 Apr 2011, 19:00
Forum: Dependency's Costs
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 18.3K

Thank you Jeff, Lisa, Craig, Laura, Wendy, Endura, Stella, and Lara. You really made turning bronze a party to remember. Your kind words and thoughts always touch me. Keep it where it belongs, on the outside. YQB Neal - Quit all the lies on 1/9/11.
by NoNic4Neal
14 Apr 2011, 19:00
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 4 Decades Of Lies! (First Post Journal)
Replies: 109
Views: 43.4K

Thank you Jeff, Lisa, Craig, Laura, Wendy, Endura, Stella, and Lara. You really made turning bronze a party to remember. Your kind words and thoughts always touch me. Keep it where it belongs, on the outside. YQB Neal - Quit all the lies on 1/9/11.
by NoNic4Neal
14 Apr 2011, 14:38
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Still addicted, but no longer a junkie.....
Replies: 57
Views: 3.6K

<t>Roy,<br/> Congatulations, I think you are starting to change colors, soon you will be green!! What an awesome accomplishment. I saw a lot of myself in your postings. I too thought I was pretty special in previous quits, and all the time I was on lozenges or dip or E-cigs. I also never considered ...
by NoNic4Neal
13 Apr 2011, 15:39
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: New Member - First Post - Day 10
Replies: 9
Views: 734

<t>M,<br/> Congratulations on your quit, and especially on resisting the temptation around your smoking friends. It will not always be like this, it will get better and better. Just continue to keep the nicotine on the outside and keep reading on this site. An educated quit is the best weapon You ar...
by NoNic4Neal
12 Apr 2011, 18:03
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My burden fell with a THUMP!
Replies: 260
Views: 14.5K

<t>Congatulations on 7 months of freedom, that is so awesome. I recently reached 3 months and I'm feeling healthier and a bit proud. You were one of the first people to stop by my journal and wish me well when I first started on this journey. I'm happy that we're both still getting better and better...
by NoNic4Neal
12 Apr 2011, 17:43
Forum: Cue Extinguishment
Topic: Cigarette Smoke Smell Good? It's not by accident.
Replies: 24
Views: 14.7K

<t>It's like the chemical engineers and big tobacco put their heads together to design the perfect nicotine delivery device, Of course now they will have to go back to the drawing board. The new laws, second-hand smoke information, and the current graphic ads are making smoking more socially unaccep...