by QuitterInReno
22 Oct 2011, 20:00
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My First Taste of Freedom
Replies: 66
Views: 2.5K

<r>Thanks for the great quote Deborah.  I have downloaded that chapter -- there is so much material on WhyQuit, I run into things every time I am on the site that I haven't read!<br/> <br/> Even though I feel very strong in my resolve to NTAP, any and all encouragement is still welcome. <IMG src="ht...
by QuitterInReno
19 Oct 2011, 03:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I want my life back, starting Oct 14/11
Replies: 14
Views: 654

<r>Hi PCTHP,<br/> <br/> Good for you for joining here and getting on the road to freedom! You've made it through the first few critical days... now keep pushing and you will make it all the way.  As simple as it sounds, it really does boil down to just Never Take Another Puff.  I did it by just keep...
by QuitterInReno
18 Oct 2011, 05:30
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My First Taste of Freedom
Replies: 66
Views: 2.5K

<r>Hi Deborah,<br/> <br/> I don't see your thread in the Green section yet... so I will post here and be the first to congratulate you on your 30 DAYS!  Eee-haw!  That is so awesome!  <br/> <br/> And I like your comment: I can now sit through long discussions, movies, drives, etc. without being dist...
by QuitterInReno
18 Oct 2011, 05:20
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I'm not going to smoke today
Replies: 111
Views: 6.3K

Hi Alan,

Phew!  Glad you made it through that cup of coffee and wrote about it, so I will be more alert to triggers popping up like that -- out of the blue it seems! 

Regards,
Jennifer - One Month, Five Days nicotine free
by QuitterInReno
18 Oct 2011, 02:25
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A chronicle of DFG
Replies: 62
Views: 1.4K

<r>Hi DFG,<br/> <br/> Awesome on getting through 2 weeks!  That is a great milestone because now the nicotine is out of your body and you should never have physical cravings again!  As long as you Never Take Another Puff, that is. <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif"><s>[img title=...
by QuitterInReno
16 Oct 2011, 15:56
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My new life without nicotine.
Replies: 146
Views: 8.3K

<t>Hi Jo,<br/> <br/> I'm so glad that you have decided to quit and join us here on the website.  The first few days can definitely be a trick while the nicotine is leaving your system.  In the beginning I came here a lot for inspiration during those times -- and it does get better!  Just stick with ...
by QuitterInReno
16 Oct 2011, 15:41
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Dtrains Journal
Replies: 130
Views: 4.4K

<r>Dtrain,<br/> <br/> You have come such a long way from your first post! <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif"><s>[img title="Teeth"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG>  That is so awesome -- on Day 19 already!  Be proud - you are doing great!<br/> <b...
by QuitterInReno
16 Oct 2011, 15:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I quit 5ever
Replies: 30
Views: 1.1K

<t>Awesome Hman in your decision to quit smoking and join us here!  I am so glad you have educated yourself with the wisdom of this website... that is the way you will guarantee success for yourself.  That and to always remember Never Take Another Puff.<br/> <br/> Regards,<br/> Jennifer - One Month,...
by QuitterInReno
16 Oct 2011, 00:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I'm not going to smoke today
Replies: 111
Views: 6.3K

<r>Dear Alan,<br/> <br/> That is so awesome that you are at the 3 month mark!  <br/> <br/> I am on this board because I lost a 13+ year quit after just one puff in the summer of 2010.  But I wanted to let you know that during those 13 years of not smoking (which were following about 15 years of smok...
by QuitterInReno
14 Oct 2011, 00:15
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A chronicle of DFG
Replies: 62
Views: 1.4K

Re: A chronicle of DFG

<r>Hi DFG,<br/> <br/> Happy Birthday!  You have given yourself the best possible birthday present: making it to the 10 day mark Nicotine Free!  That is really awesome, and by Never Taking Another Puff you are succeeding in making the items on your list happen. <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedo...
by QuitterInReno
14 Oct 2011, 00:05
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: MyQuit ~ Coleen's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 1.1K

<t>Hi Coleen,<br/> <br/> I am so happy that you have joined us!  Congratulations on getting to Day 5!  It gets better over time -- just remember to Never Take Another Puff and you will make it!!!  <br/> <br/> Early on in my quit, I found it inspirational and soothing to just come to the Freedom and ...
by QuitterInReno
13 Oct 2011, 16:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Desperate Addicts Parade: Have You Ever...
Replies: 331
Views: 21.2K

<t>Have you ever been at work and found partially smoked cigarettes in an ashtray with lipstick stains on them and smoked them?  And you don't wear lipstick?  I have, I'm an addict.<br/> <br/> Have you ever worked for the American Cancer Society, but would go on little breaks and walk around the blo...
by QuitterInReno
12 Oct 2011, 05:51
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Karen's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 3.9K

<r>Dear Karen,<br/> <br/> I'm so glad that your head didn't blow up!  <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif"><s>[img title="Teeth"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG>  And look where you are in your quit, you are doing SO great!  Keep going and you will...
by QuitterInReno
12 Oct 2011, 05:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Dtrains Journal
Replies: 130
Views: 4.4K

<r>Hi Joel,<br/> <br/> Thanks for the links.  You hit the nail right on the head about "learning how to do things as an ex-smoker" -- that has been the big trick for me; the lesser trick was getting through the triggers.  In any case, I am keeping my NTAP resolve. Beer was just a strong trigger for ...
by QuitterInReno
12 Oct 2011, 04:57
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A chronicle of DFG
Replies: 62
Views: 1.4K

<r>Dear DFG,<br/> <br/> I wouldn't have posted again, but you mentioned your weekend activities.  For me, and maybe this isn't the case for you, it would have been very difficult so soon into my quit to hang out with smoker-buddies. <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/sad.gif"><s>[img title=...
by QuitterInReno
12 Oct 2011, 04:48
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: MissLiner's Journal
Replies: 82
Views: 3.6K

<r>Dear MissLiner,<br/> <br/> Lol... that was a priceless analogy.  I'm going to try to relate that to not smoking, but I will probably end up just relating it to old ex-boyfriends in general. <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif"><s>[img title="Teeth"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/fre...
by QuitterInReno
12 Oct 2011, 04:33
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Sarah52's Quit Journal
Replies: 302
Views: 16.7K

Dear Sarah,

You are an inspiration for all of us newbies.  Thanks for leading the way.

Regards,
Jennifer ***DAY 29***
by QuitterInReno
12 Oct 2011, 03:41
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Dtrains Journal
Replies: 130
Views: 4.4K

<r>Hi Dtrain,<br/> <br/> Two weeks and you're going strong!  That is so great!  I wanted to comment on your comment about the boredom... I see some links put up by Joel on your thread here but wanted to just give my take.  About 10 days into my quit I did suffer from boredom because I didn't want to...
by QuitterInReno
11 Oct 2011, 04:39
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Here I come...
Replies: 8
Views: 904

<r>Hi nuovaG,<br/> <br/> Thanks for keeping us apprised of your status!  I am so glad that you are continuing on without nicotine, and it sounds like you are not only able to survive some of life's triggers but also are becoming more healthy, and not just from not smoking!  <IMG src="http://www.whyq...
by QuitterInReno
11 Oct 2011, 00:44
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My First Taste of Freedom
Replies: 66
Views: 2.5K

<r>Hi Deborah,<br/> <br/> I am so glad to see that you are on board with your quit and well on your way to green like me. <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif"><s>[img title="Teeth"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG>  It was a cruel trick we played ma...
by QuitterInReno
10 Oct 2011, 23:44
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Karen's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 3.9K

Re: Today is a hard one...

<r>Hi Karen,<br/> <br/> I'm really glad you made it through your lunchtime crave... because you did that, I know you CAN make it through the evening!  When we go through this, many times it seems like a cig would be so great, but we know down deep it will be horrible.  The craves will go away, and y...
by QuitterInReno
09 Oct 2011, 05:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: proof of the rule
Replies: 51
Views: 1.4K

<r>Hi China,<br/> <br/> So glad you are here!  Congratulations on your 2 weeks-ish of freedom from nicotine. <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif"><s>[img title="Teeth"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG>  I liked your story - wonder if the stranger lo...
by QuitterInReno
09 Oct 2011, 05:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Christine's Journal
Replies: 74
Views: 3.8K

<r>Dear Christine,<br/> <br/> I was saddened too, by Neal's passing.  I just saw his entire post this a.m. for the first time, and was shocked.  I am very sorry for Neal, and wish it didn't turn out that way for him, and hope that others will find their way to this site and live long and healthy liv...
by QuitterInReno
08 Oct 2011, 22:05
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Coral's Journal
Replies: 39
Views: 1.8K

<r>Hi Coral,<br/> <br/> Congratulations on your quit -- so glad to see that you've joined us!  What a great thing you are doing for yourself.  I too, like some of the others, have a similar story to yours.  The difference for me, this time, is that I've got all of the valuable information on this we...
by QuitterInReno
07 Oct 2011, 15:54
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: MissLiner's Journal
Replies: 82
Views: 3.6K

<r>Dear MissLiner,<br/> <br/> Great for getting to Day 13!  It is quite an adventure we're on, isn't it?  For me, "Never Take Another Puff" is the only possible rational route, and I think that is true for you also. <IMG src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/teeth.gif"><s>[img title="Teeth"]</s>htt...