by Mardan59
16 Jan 2017, 16:07
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Wow! 4 years
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Wow! 4 years

<t>Hi all, I wish all here on Freedom well and I support you all in your quits!!! Today is MLK day, 4 years ago today I joined Freedom and quit nicotine for good! Was it tough?...yes! Was it worth it? Absolutely! There is no better support group out there. I quit simply by reading and following the ...
by Mardan59
20 Jan 2016, 19:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My 3rd...but final quit!!
Replies: 152
Views: 9.0K

<t>Hi All,<br/> <br/> Tomorrow January 21st marks my 3rd year quit from this disgusting addiction!  It's hard to believe how fast time has gone by!  I know if you have just recently quit, time has all but stopped for you and you are most likely consumed by thoughts about your quit.  I can honestly s...
by Mardan59
20 Jan 2015, 00:44
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My 3rd...but final quit!!
Replies: 152
Views: 9.0K

2nd Year of Freedom!

<t>Hi all! I know, I haven't been around in a long time! Today, MLK day two years ago was my final hit of nicotine! I haven't looked back, I'm pretty certain I haven't thought about nicotine 9-10 months....the last time I posted....LOL. I only thought about it because I posted, it wasn't because I h...
by Mardan59
16 Sep 2014, 13:34
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My 3rd...but final quit!!
Replies: 152
Views: 9.0K

<t>Hi All,<br/> <br/> It's been some time  since I've checked in here at Freedom.  Mostly because I haven't had ANY thoughts of smoking for some months now. This is the freedom I remember from my last quit....no thoughts, no wants, no regrets. Living life as life should be lived, feeling comfortable...
by Mardan59
15 Aug 2014, 14:47
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Jacqui's Journal
Replies: 61
Views: 3.1K

<r>Hi Jacqui<IMG height="15" src="http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/wavehello.gif" width="25"><s>[img title="Wavehello" width="25" height="15"]</s>http://www.whyquit.com/freedom/em/wavehello.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> Congratulations on your quit!!  Take this journey on step at a time, there ...
by Mardan59
15 Aug 2014, 12:38
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Four Years of Thank You's
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Congratulations Sarah on four years of freedom!!

NTAP

Mary
01/21/13
by Mardan59
15 Aug 2014, 12:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Jerry's Journal
Replies: 79
Views: 3.7K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s> <IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubBronze/bc29.jpg"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubBronze/bc29.jpg<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> Congrats Jerry!<br/> awesome milestone.<br/> It continually gets easier!<br/> <br/> Mary<br/> Free since 0...
by Mardan59
25 Jul 2014, 13:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post & My Journal
Replies: 219
Views: 13.0K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s> <IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubBronze/bc21.jpg"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubBronze/bc21.jpg<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> Congratulation Christy!!<br/> Bronze is a great achievement!<br/> Just keep doing what you're doing ...
by Mardan59
16 Jul 2014, 12:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Video: "You mean you haven't had a single puff?"
Replies: 9
Views: 914

<t>Great video Joel!  I never want to forget the anxiety and angst I went through to get where I am today!  I love talking to those here early in their quit, because I remember what it meant to me to have a long term quitter comment on what I had posted.  I remember the lift it would give me, hope o...
by Mardan59
16 Jul 2014, 12:31
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: SONTISTO FREEDOM JOURNAL
Replies: 32
Views: 2.8K

<r>Hi Sontisto,<br/> <br/> Welcome to Freedom!  I am so glad you came upon this site.   The education about addiction we receive here is vital to take our lives back from this addiction.<br/> Keep reading and learning, keep watching Joel's videos and follow all his recommended links.  If you are hav...
by Mardan59
14 Jul 2014, 12:44
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Getting there 1 day at a time.
Replies: 139
Views: 9.1K

<t>Hi Jezza,<br/> <br/> I am glad you made that diary.  I know our journal here should serve that purpose also, but I know in my journal here, I tended to avoid writing when I was having a real hard time.  I didn't want to be viewed as a wimp or a baby here.  I know now, I would not have been, but r...
by Mardan59
11 Jul 2014, 13:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Lee's quit
Replies: 28
Views: 1.5K

<r>Hi Leemo,<br/> <br/> Yeah,  some of those urges come in fast and furious.  If you're not, start making time a couple times a week and do some reading or re-reading here at Freedom or watch some videos.  It will really help to re-inforce your quit when those big urges strike.  I like to think of t...
by Mardan59
11 Jul 2014, 13:05
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My Journey
Replies: 81
Views: 4.5K

<r>Hi Mikkipal,<br/> <br/> 8 months complete is awesome!  You made it this far by understanding the law of addiction.  Soon thoughts of even one puff will just not be there anymore...when you reach that point you've really found freedom.  Keep reading, educating yourself, re-read articles you've rea...
by Mardan59
07 Jul 2014, 14:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Mary D's Journal
Replies: 77
Views: 3.9K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s> <IMG height="444" src="http://sl.glitter-graphics.net/pub/856/856379fl05uiz5ac.gif" width="446"><s>[img width="446" height="444"]</s>http://sl.glitter-graphics.net/pub/856/856379fl05uiz5ac.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> Congratulations Mary<br/> on going Bronze!!<br/> This is...
by Mardan59
07 Jul 2014, 14:22
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Jerry's Journal
Replies: 79
Views: 3.7K

<r>Hi CMJ,<br/> <br/> Congratulations on two months!  You are doing great!  I can't really add anything to what Cindy wrote so eloquently.  The shift <B><s>[b]</s><I><s>[i]</s>will<e>[/i]</e></I><e>[/b]</e></B> happen and one day you will realize that persistent nagging little voice that had been ch...
by Mardan59
07 Jul 2014, 14:08
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 5th Day In Quit Journal Begins
Replies: 47
Views: 3.2K

Congrats Mellow,

4 months is awesome!  Keep up with your education, don't allow complacency to creep in.  Only one will start the whole process over.
NTAP and remember 1=ALL.

Mary
Free since 01-21-13
by Mardan59
07 Jul 2014, 12:12
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Everything I did with a cig, I can do WITHOUT a cig!
Replies: 227
Views: 13.7K

Hi Renee and congrats on 5 years of Freedom!!!  You probably won't read this until next year, but we all appreciate hearing words of encouragement from those who are successful long term quitters.  Keep it up!  NTAP

Mary
Free and nearing 18 months nicotine free!!
by Mardan59
01 Jul 2014, 12:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post & My Journal
Replies: 219
Views: 13.0K

<r>Hi Christy,<br/> <br/> Glad you're back home!  I hope this trip was more pleasant with less triggers than you had anticipated.  You are learning how to JUST live life...relax and enjoy it.  Keep putting one foot in front of the other and before you know it , you will arrive at your destination......
by Mardan59
01 Jul 2014, 12:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Lee's quit
Replies: 28
Views: 1.5K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s> <IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGreen/ag31.gif"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGreen/ag31.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> Congratulations on going green Leemo!!<br/> Keep doing what you're doing<br/> but never forget that<br...
by Mardan59
30 Jun 2014, 12:40
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Getting there 1 day at a time.
Replies: 139
Views: 9.1K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s> <IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubSilver/s17.jpg"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubSilver/s17.jpg<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> Congratulations Jezza!<br/> One day, one moment, one step at a time, you're walking toward freedom.<br...
by Mardan59
26 Jun 2014, 12:33
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: JSG Freedom Journal
Replies: 123
Views: 6.7K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s> <br/> <IMG height="187" src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGold/g85.gif" width="168"><s>[img width="168" height="187"]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGold/g85.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> Hi James,<br/> <br/> Wow!!  Congratulations on top...
by Mardan59
26 Jun 2014, 12:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Jerry's Journal
Replies: 79
Views: 3.7K

<t>Hi CMJ,<br/> <br/> You're doing great!  I remember exactly what you are going through...I remember time seemed to creep by.  It will pass, keep doing what you are doing, reading, educating yourself.  Time will gradually seem to start speeding up, before you know it, life will again start flying b...
by Mardan59
24 Jun 2014, 13:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Happy to be here
Replies: 157
Views: 11.6K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s><IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/Comfort/c30.jpg"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/Comfort/c30.jpg<e>[/img]</e></IMG>on the lido deck!!<br/> <br/> My friend....You have arrived!!<br/> Congratulations on going gold!!!, Im so happy for you ...
by Mardan59
23 Jun 2014, 12:56
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post & My Journal
Replies: 219
Views: 13.0K

<r><CENTER><s>[center]</s> <IMG src="http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGreen/g10.jpg"><s>[img]</s>http://whyquit.com/freedom/ImageLibrary/ClubGreen/g10.jpg<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> Congratulations Christy!!<br/> You're doing awesome!<br/> Just relax and enjoy your visit and time away from w...
by Mardan59
20 Jun 2014, 19:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First Post & My Journal
Replies: 219
Views: 13.0K

<t>Hi Christy,<br/> <br/> These are simply triggers because this is the first time you have done this since you quit smoking.  I don't think this is going to ruin your trip, will you have some triggers, most likely.  If you have enjoyed your visits with your in-laws in the past with the exception of...