by topend aussie
10 May 2016, 06:32
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Finally admitting I was a smoker gave me the strength to know I had to stop.
Replies: 87
Views: 6.5K

<t>I used to get the dreams too, I'd wake up frustrated with myself and annoyed, i wanted to quit in my dreams as well as  my waking life! Well I havent had a dream of smoking for  year or two now and i can honestly say I don't get urges anymore or even think about having a smoke....Some habits die ...
by topend aussie
28 Sep 2015, 13:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>So I've got this awful flu at the moment, so bad I had to take a day off work. The thing is, I mentioned to a mate that I haven't been this sick since I'd quit smoking. I used to always be sick at work always have some cold or flu and be on drugs for hiatus hernia ect...Now? Well two and half yea...
by topend aussie
02 Sep 2015, 07:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My name is Robert and I am a nicotine addict.
Replies: 71
Views: 5.1K

Well done!
Just keep comming here and reading up when you need / want to, but specially, be proud of what you have done so far, because you should be, Its a fantastic achievement!
 
by topend aussie
17 Jun 2015, 08:14
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Frank's Quit Journal
Replies: 109
Views: 9.0K

<t>keep it up Frank! I've got two smokers in my office now, stressing out and ducking out every 10 mins to puff away....it isn't helping them get thier work done...and they don't look any less stressed then when they went out! Made me come on in here to look round, you should be very proud; congradu...
by topend aussie
22 Apr 2015, 07:59
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

TWO YEARS NOW!

<t>and it most certainly does not seem like a year since I got gold...I simply no-longer want to smoke, there are urges, I think there are anyways...? Not really worth mentioning as I honestly can't remember having one recently....It is nice to remember the anaversary and look back on quitting with ...
by topend aussie
21 Dec 2014, 22:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>My wife has quit....She's been 1 month off them, I never nagged her about it, I never applied pressure and I didn't preach about it (well not often...) I think if I had, she may have dug her heels in ....or maybe not...but that doesn't matter....what matters is I think she means it this time, her...
by topend aussie
27 Jan 2014, 08:14
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>Wow, just sitting here and saw my quit counter....I used to click on that every day just to see where I was at, and I havent looked at it for weeks....now nearly 10months nicotine free and still wishing I had quit earlier..but .oh well it is what it is......I just dont think about lighting up any...
by topend aussie
27 Jan 2014, 07:59
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My 3rd...but final quit!!
Replies: 152
Views: 9.0K

Congradulations Mary! Keep a seat free in the gold room for me, I'm on my way too!
by topend aussie
09 Oct 2013, 11:27
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<r>Six months as of today!<br/> <IMG src="forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1782.gif"><s>[img]</s>forum_data/forums.ff/ffn/ffn/smilies/1782.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> Big bushfires near us toady, in the car with a workmate (who also quit 7 weeks ago) and we're looking for some way to light...
by topend aussie
25 Aug 2013, 07:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: How much are cigs where you live?
Replies: 156
Views: 3.3K

wow...so cheap in the USA...
they cost ~ $18 a pack in Australia, and with a recent jump in taxes on them, they will be over $23 a pack in a few years time.
by topend aussie
16 Aug 2013, 11:49
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: M's Journal
Replies: 18
Views: 1.3K

<t>M,Welcome! It's good to see you here!<br/> Just as you, I had quit in the past and on taking it up again thought oh it was easy last time, i'll just quit again...If I had only been to this site back then....I also have a DW who still smokes and I haven't pushed her or spoken much about my quittin...
by topend aussie
12 Aug 2013, 23:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>Hi Judy! Good on you in taking a big step towards a better and longer life! It makes me very happy to see others quitting as well and getting on with life!<br/> Thanks Mary for your constant support also, people like you have really helped.<br/> <br/> Joel and those responsible for whyquit:  ther...
by topend aussie
12 Aug 2013, 01:54
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>4 months now! lol still getting the smoking nightmares, but not common,<br/> I can smell things...<br/> I can smell the bush, I can smell dinner cooking, I can smell perfume / deoderant in a room after someone has left,<br/> The sense of smell came back pretty quickly after I quit, but it just se...
by topend aussie
12 Aug 2013, 01:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Quitters Most Likely to Use "Cold Turkey" Strategy
Replies: 17
Views: 2.2K

Paraphrasing from the Video;

"Unfortunately the advice was that there's no magic bullet.....
they quit cold turkey."

Maybe he should have said, there is a magic bullet and it's free, it's called cold turkey!

 
by topend aussie
12 Jul 2013, 20:57
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>3 months  on now, wife and son went to visit family last week, all alone in the house, kept wanting to have a smoke!<br/> this simply made me angry with myself...Even had another nightmare..., the one where I'm smokeing.<br/> never in danger of actually smoking, so it's all good... Funny that whe...
by topend aussie
07 Jul 2013, 06:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

Earlier I'd mentioned an associate that quit about the same time as me, well, he has lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away on Friday.
What a nasty disease, gone inside of 3 months from diagnosis.
Never ever ever take another puff.
 
by topend aussie
01 Jun 2013, 06:12
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My 3rd...but final quit!!
Replies: 152
Views: 9.0K

<t>Apologies Joel, et.al, My fault. I see exactly what you are saying and why, I'd best state here that my little spot of bother has nothing to do with my quit and indeed, I didn't even think about a smoke while it was going on...<br/> I was trying to sympathize and should have thought more carefull...
by topend aussie
30 May 2013, 22:23
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My 3rd...but final quit!!
Replies: 152
Views: 9.0K

<t>Mary, 4 months, 2 weeks, that's over 1/3rd of a year! I really am sorry to hear that you have had a bad weekend, they seem to be going around at the moment!<br/> You say you haven't written in your journal for a while, maybe not, but you've  written in mine, it's appreciated!<br/> Hope you feel b...
by topend aussie
30 May 2013, 04:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: New here...
Replies: 25
Views: 1.4K

<r><B><s>[b]</s>Kelly, <e>[/b]</e></B><br/> <br/> It really helped me to come here and read and watch in the early days of my quit and to know that there are other people going through what I was going through, and / or who understand the importance of NTAP<br/> The support from others also helped m...
by topend aussie
14 May 2013, 05:38
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>Thanks Gail, Mardan, Jeffery and of course Joel, your posts really do help and are appreciated!<br/> Today I'm frustrated and annoyed...Frustrated that I re-started after my last quit and annoyed at myself for the same.<br/> <br/> Went to the dentist yesterday as 3 days into my quit had bad tooth...
by topend aussie
09 May 2013, 02:01
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>well now, seems that as of today, it's1 month done and dusted!<br/>  <br/> I occasionally think about having a smoke, the dreams hit me bad at night, but I think that's because my wife smokes and she has one just before getting into bed, the smell must set me off. I had a very conflicting moment ...
by topend aussie
24 Apr 2013, 04:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Journal to the other side, how I finally decided to stop collecting ashtrays and start collecting moments
Replies: 96
Views: 4.0K

Great to read your stories, I've just made 15 days now and committed as ever! I know what you mean about habits,
I still walk outside when I get a call at work.....I used to do this to smoke, now instead I enjoy the fresh air!
by topend aussie
21 Apr 2013, 13:38
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<r><B><s>[b]</s>You may allow complacency to fill the void left by your old addiction...<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> <br/> This is EXACTLY how I failed at my last quit<B><s>[b]</s>, <e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Knowing this, I will not fail that way this time.<br/> <br/> Pete; Addicted, but not enslaved.<br/>  </r>
by topend aussie
21 Apr 2013, 04:56
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>12 days now, the cravings are actually all but gone, in their place are ill defined sort of urges, easy to ignore. I haven't really been thinking much about smoking or not smoking as the case may be,<br/> I've just been enjoying life. Out fishing and fooling around in my shed ect ect<br/> I Watch...
by topend aussie
16 Apr 2013, 01:51
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Pete's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 5.1K

<t>Annoying! lots of little cravings today, no danger at all of giving in, just wish they would go away!<br/> Thanks for your post Mary, no Nicotine today for sure!<br/> I'm annoyed at them today, I don't feel deprived, I feel cross that I'm craving one.<br/> It's just strengthening my resolve to ne...