by engben
25 Apr 2014, 16:11
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Ben's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 4.9K

<t>Hey Guys....nope still here and still, and will remain, smoke free! I don't count days anymore. I don't even think about when a year is for me. It will come and it will go and I will still be an ex-smoker. I hope all of you do the same. I know it sounds hypocritical but when I get around a smoker...
by engben
08 Feb 2014, 17:43
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Ben's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 4.9K

<t>WOW six months today of no smoking. Nice work, deserving of a pat on the back. Don't get to carried away though, don't forget you smoked for 35 years with maybe 2 or 3 lame attempts mixed in at quitting. Remember it wasn't too long ago, standing next to that smoker, half of your brain was like UG...
by engben
21 Jan 2014, 13:59
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

<t>Congratulations Liza on living a smoke free life. I don't post as much as I used to either. Like you I owe quite a bit to my recovery to this site and the people on it. I just can't keep up with all the posts, so I think the best thing for me to do is post when I can, and try to stay current with...
by engben
10 Jan 2014, 11:45
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Bill's Journal/First Post
Replies: 173
Views: 11.1K

<t>Hi Bill congratulations on 1 year of no smoking. A full year of not having to figure out how to smoke and ride, awesome! All the best for another year of no smoking. For me it's gettig easier. Somtimes I don't even think about it, then it hits me and I wonder wow am I taking this new life for gra...
by engben
09 Jan 2014, 16:33
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A New Era For Me
Replies: 360
Views: 16.4K

Congratulations Jeff on 3 years without! It's people like you that help the newbies like me make it through the early stages of the quit. All the best for an eternity witout answering the call to nicotine, regardless of how faint or infrequent the call may be.

Ben
by engben
09 Jan 2014, 16:27
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Frank's Quit Journal
Replies: 109
Views: 9.0K

<r>Hi Frank...I know what you are saying about going on a vacation and facing all those triggers. For me it was like quitting all over again. I think it makes us stronger going down the road. At least I hope it does <E>:)</E>! Soon you'll you be bronze, and that is awesome. But in reality we know we...
by engben
09 Jan 2014, 16:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Ben's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 4.9K

<t>Hi Frank and welcome back. All the best for a great new year.<br/> <br/> "Patience is the ability to: Sit back and wait for an expected outcome without experiencing anxiety, tension or frustration". Wow I'm not real good at that, at all! I'm good for 3 or 4 minutes though....<br/> <br/> ....."you...
by engben
04 Jan 2014, 13:12
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: You CAN do it!
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Congratulations on 7 years Shane. I'm trying like heck to make it to the Lido deck. My hands have a firm grip on the rope and I'm pulling, one hand over the net, I'll see you top side one day! I can, I have, and I will stay that way!

Ben
149 days since my last fix.
by engben
02 Jan 2014, 19:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: GOLD x 7 + Bronze
Replies: 10
Views: 1.2K

4 months, 3 weeks and some change. 2014 will be my first full year without nicotine in a very long time. I'll do it like everyone else, one day at a time.

I suppose we need a Grand Marshal on this parade.

Ben
by engben
01 Jan 2014, 20:33
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My Journey
Replies: 81
Views: 4.5K

<t>Hi Mikkipal1977,<br/> <br/> Keep up the great work. You're doing fine. 2014 will be our first calendar year without a smoke in a long time. Remember why you quit and think of the many things you like about being an exsmoker. You can be one forever if you just stay committed to your quit. I know i...