Thinking of quitting?... BUT ....

John (Gold)
John (Gold)

September 27th, 2004, 8:49 pm #26

If you quit for just one hour celebrate!
If you meet, greet and defeat that first challenge celebrate!
No subconscious crave episode will be longer than three
minutes but time distortion can make the minutes feel like hours.
Keep a clock handy in order to keep honest perspective!
We're with you in spirit!
Just one rule, no nicotine for these moments!
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Ouija7
Ouija7

October 20th, 2004, 12:19 am #27

Current Smoker,

Marty said, "I quit 15 months ago, and the attention I have to give to my quit right now is less than I give to being careful when I cross the road. It's a no-brainer almost, the fact of not smoking is just a natural and comfortable part of my life. And it's been pretty much at that level for 9 months." It is the same for me and the same for most of us who have quit long term.

The message here at Freedom is clear- Quit smoking cold turkey, be patient, be vigilant, and comfort will come. So if you're currently smoking stop procrastinating and start healing. Life on our side of the fence is wonderful. Or more accurately, Life on your side of the fence isn't so wonderful. Being comfortable without cigarettes is actually a normal state of being.

Ouija7 (Gold) - 375 days free but always just one puff away from 2 packs a day.
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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

January 5th, 2005, 6:11 am #28

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Starshinegrl Gold
Starshinegrl Gold

July 28th, 2005, 5:19 pm #29

I feel depressed - SO WHAT ?
Bad days


Are you still thinking about it?

You can do it, too! Just in case you think you need some tips - have you seen these?
WhyQuit's Quit Smoking Tips Just go for it!

Gitte
244 days and a bit
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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

August 30th, 2005, 9:12 am #30

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Starshinegrl Gold
Starshinegrl Gold

October 3rd, 2005, 6:18 pm #31

Still thinking about it?
Gitte
311 days and a bit
(still surprised at how all these days add up much faster than she thought they would ... )
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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

November 5th, 2005, 10:30 pm #32

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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

January 21st, 2006, 1:50 am #33

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Starshinegrl Gold
Starshinegrl Gold

March 9th, 2006, 5:52 pm #34

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FoolishWorkinj
FoolishWorkinj

March 10th, 2006, 12:32 am #36

Thanks for bringing this post back, Gitte. I have told several smokers about whyquit.com and some have quit already, thanks to the amazing information at this site. Best, J.
Quit for two calendar months and healing still.
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Starshinegrl Gold
Starshinegrl Gold

May 8th, 2006, 5:29 pm #37

still thinking about it???
How about ...
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Starshinegrl Gold
Starshinegrl Gold

June 16th, 2006, 7:42 pm #38

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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

December 8th, 2006, 4:49 am #39

Quitting is not easy; it's not something you just do and get it over quickly, like going to the dentist; it's not something that you just try on a whim. But it's also not as difficult as you think it is, and it is absolutely not a prescription for a future life of self-denial and mental agony. If only you could see life through my eyes now .....
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Darbyflier
Darbyflier

December 8th, 2006, 2:54 pm #40

Marty thank you for this post and all you other golds - this perspective is just what I need in my 7 day only quit. It is a great motivation. Regardless of the time distortion and cigs on the brain, I love not smoking and this group and my quit is such a great gift and investment. I read this post and dream of the returns when I am gold too. Thanks!
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

December 29th, 2006, 10:07 am #41

Your 2007 New Year's Quit Smoking Resolution
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

February 27th, 2007, 8:28 am #42

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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

July 12th, 2007, 7:25 pm #43

From: Starshinegrl-Gold Sent: 7/28/2005 4:19 AM
I feel depressed - SO WHAT ?
Bad days


Are you still thinking about it?

You can do it, too! Just in case you think you need some tips - have you seen these?
WhyQuit's Quit Smoking Tips Just go for it!

Gitte
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

July 10th, 2008, 4:48 am #44

(reposting the end of Marty's brilliant post)
......Quitting is not easy; it's not something you just do and get it over quickly, like going to the dentist; it's not something that you just try on a whim. But it's also not as difficult as you think it is, and it is absolutely not a prescription for a future life of self-denial and mental agony.
If only you could see life through my eyes now .....

Joe J free 3 and a half years
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

November 25th, 2008, 6:49 am #45

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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

January 6th, 2009, 1:18 am #46

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