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10/28/09 3:33 P

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Hello everyone! I'm Leslie and I would love to quit once and for all. I'm like so many of you, I've smoked on and off through the years. I just want rid of this habit. Quitting stuff should be easy, lol! I know this won't be. I'm ready!

Brandi-There is nothing like a bad case of bronchitis to knock you back to your senses. I'm recovering from it as well. A few winters in a row I had pneumonia.That's worse for me.

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10/28/09 2:08 A

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Hi im brandi, i recently smoked what i decided would be my last cigarette. getting bronchitis really was the final reason to stop its good to have a support system like this

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10/28/09 1:17 A

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Hi everyone. I admit I am a smoker and trying to be an ex-smoker, and gain anymore weight in the process. I am sure glad that this team was created and look forward to everyone's success as well as my own.

:-)) Sandy
CONSISTENCY IS KEY, WATER IS ESSENTIAL!

You only fail if you quit trying.

I can be brave when learning or trying something new
I shall be bold by pushing myself to the next level
I can be fierce by being determined in setting my goals and reaching them
I shall give a full 100% of me and feel FABULOUS about the woman I am


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10/27/09 6:05 A

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Well, I haven't had a cig since Sunday early evening. I have known for years that I need to quit. I want to be able to run and no smell; I hate picking up butts outside. and am generally disgusted that I started in the first place.

I bought the Alan Carr book 'The Easy Way to Quit Smoking for Women'. A male friend quit for a year after reading the generic version, but he started again and is quiting again, so I am going to try.

Unfortunately the majoring of my friends smoke, and DH and I are very social people. Thank goodness DH doesn't smoke.

I will need all your help ! I am not a heavy smoker. A pack of 25 can last me 3 days, if I am not socializing.

NOTHING tastes as good as thin feels - Nothing changes if nothing changes


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MISSSHAWN01's Photo MISSSHAWN01 Posts: 181
10/26/09 5:18 A

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Hello! I'm Shawn...

I've smoked off and on since I was 18, I'm now 34 (almost 35). My goal is to be well away from smoking by my birthday, and hopefully a few more pounds lighter!

I've learned that I'm an emotional smoker. I smoke when life gets hard. Then I keep smoking because I'm bored or think it will help me stay awake (I work nights). I know that this is all in my head and just an excuse to not have to go through the pain and suffering of quitting (and failing) again.

However, I've realized that if I want a healthy lifestyle, I have to go through a lot of changes, and giving up smoking is just one of them.

I read a post that made me really want to quit on Friday. Then I realized that my longest two nights of the week are Saturday and Sunday nights (12 hour shifts with nothing to do but sit in front of a computer). I'm wondering now if I should hold off until Wednesday morning after I get off work.

Suggestions?

Thanks!
Miss Shawn

:) Shawn

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10/23/09 12:26 P

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Hi I have smoked since I was thirteen. I am quitting cold turkey. My quit day is today

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LITTLESTAR48's Photo LITTLESTAR48 Posts: 35
10/22/09 4:58 P

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I quit October 4th..Still going:)

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LOSETHELUMPS's Photo LOSETHELUMPS Posts: 173
10/21/09 8:31 A

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Good Morning! my name is Rebecca and Ive been on and off Spark People for a while now. I ave been a smoker for 15 years and have attempted to quit a ton. My Quit date is November 3rd Ill be using chantix and actualy using it corecly this time and i will not waiver! Im glad to be a part of this team.

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BEAJAE's Photo BEAJAE Posts: 145
10/16/09 3:58 P

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Hi! My name is Betty but, everone who knows me calls me BJ (Betty Jane). I'm 71 years old and quit smoking almost 4 years ago after 53 years. Yes, 53!!! MY husband stopped at the same time after 52 years. We had both tried seriously to quit about 6 times during our 6 year marriage. The time that worked we used Chantix.

My husband took it for one week and quit and never looked back. He didn't gain any weight and never had a big problem with it.

I started out on Chantix, but by the end of the first week I was tired from having many bad dreams. I stopped taking it when I was driving home and thought that driving the car into the river would be a good idea. Then I realized that it was very shallow there and it wouldn't be very exciting. Then I realized what I was thinking and went straight home!!!!! So be careful!!

The next day, I tried patches but they gave me severe red patches every place on my body where I had put them. After a week, I tried the nicotine mints, but they didn't dissolve fast for me and I got dizzy. So I stopped those after 2 days.

And guess what? I didn't want to smoke anymore!!! I gained 30 pounds overnite and I have had maybe 6 days when I wanted a cigarette since then, BUT, the thought of the horrible smell of cigarettes coming from me and my clothing is too much! If you all knew how you smelled, you'd quit right away! If I had known, I would have!

Try, Try! It will happen for you! Be careful of medications and nicotine products as they can be dangerous. YOU CAN DO IT!! IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, TRY, TRY AGAIN. IF I CAN DO IT - YOU CAN!!

Edited by: BEAJAE at: 10/16/2009 (16:00)
Betty - Menominee, MI

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted. - David Bly

If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. - Johnny Carson

And in the end, it is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years. Abe lincoln


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10/15/09 4:19 P

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Hello, my name is Dianna. I want to quit smoking and am building a support network for my quit date which is November 13th. I have been smoking since I was about 18 years old. I hate it. I am looking into Chantix and if anyone has any advice about it or experience with it I would appreciate it.

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GWYNETHT Posts: 1
10/15/09 9:45 A

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Hello My name is Gwyneth. I am 38 and have been smoking since I was 16. In my quest to get healthy I joined Spark almost two weks ago and tomorrow is my quit smoking date. I am aprehensive but willing to work hard at tit. Does anyone have any pointers or advice as I go into this?

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SLIMMINIT2DAY's Photo SLIMMINIT2DAY Posts: 78
10/15/09 9:39 A

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Hey all. Im here on SP to help me along my journey to lose weight and start a healthier life. I am also an independant personal fitness coach with Beachbody. (see my website below) I love what I do. I love being able to help others achieve their goals and the motivation there is amazing. Anyways, I am a stay at home mom of 3 lil ones, ages 5, 3, and 1. I have started/quit smoking numerous times over the years and this time I think is the last! I have been smoke free since the 4th this month. One helpful thing that I believe played a big role in that is I had my gall bladder removed on the 6th. lol...I know smoking can increase infection chances so I did not want to smoke, nor did I even feel like getting up, getting my jacket, hat, gloves on (i live in ND) to go outside to have a cig. So yep...I am doing good with the cravings also, havent really had any big ones. Well, time for me to go and get my son off to school.

Good luck everyone!

~Tasha~

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"Open bags means saddlebags." ~Chalene Johnson

"Showing you pity doesn't do you any favors."~Jillian Michaels

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STARPHIRE's Photo STARPHIRE Posts: 5
10/10/09 11:27 A

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I've recently been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (with a side of Panic). Looking back, this is a disorder I've had since childhood. I'm currently being treated with medication and cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been helpful. However, I know that my current lifestyle is not conducive to a the state of mind I hope to achieve. I am hopeful that some lifestyle changes, one of which is quitting smoking, will strengthen both my body and my mind and provide a natural buffer against my chronic anxiety.

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FEMSHEPARD Posts: 95
10/9/09 2:11 P

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Welcome Josh! I'm sure with the resources and support on this site, you'll be able to quit for good. emoticon

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
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REDZONE1 Posts: 8
10/9/09 12:42 P

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Hi all! My name is Josue, but EVERYONE just calls me Josh. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and say that I look forward to creating new friendships via this support group and especially look forward to a smoke free life.

I've been smoking since high school, and in the last 3 years i've quit on and off. I'm slowly making progress but the weekends kill me considering i have many friends and relatives who have no plans whatsoever to quit.

Anyway, thats that and i'm happy to be on board.

FEMSHEPARD Posts: 95
10/8/09 7:00 A

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Good luck Kelly. You'll be amazed at how much this SparkTeam can help you stay smokefree. When you go through withdrawal or are having horrible cravings, come to this page and reach out...or read articles. It has helped me.

Once again, good luck and hang in there! You'll do it this time!

-Donna

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
-Carl Jung


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RAVENSTAR25 Posts: 91
10/8/09 12:14 A

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Okay My turn to introduce myself. I'm kelly. I'm 26 and have been smoking for the last 16 years... yea... i know that's bad.

I have tried quitting in the past but for one reason or another picked them back up again. I want to quit... but it seems as thought I get a few days into in and I just stop quitting...

I started today... it's my first day back on the bus... hopefully this time it will be a long ride and not just a short trip.

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FEMSHEPARD Posts: 95
10/7/09 8:26 A

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Hi all,

I stopped smoking on Sept. 19th and my confidence grows everyday. Last night, I was really struggling with wanting a cigarette, but I told myself to just drive straight home without stopping at the gas station. Somehow, I got home and once I was in the house, I went online and read articles on this site. It really helped me. Now, this morning, I woke up proud that I had made it through another day.

For everyone who has just quit and still struggling, just take it one day at a time and tell yourself that you are stronger than the cravings.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
-Carl Jung


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FEMSHEPARD Posts: 95
10/7/09 8:23 A

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I've found that sleep is your friend when you are at the beginning stages of smoke cessation. Instead of staying up late, take a relaxing bath and try to wind down so you can sleep.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
-Carl Jung


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CD2547246 Posts: 94
10/6/09 11:53 P

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I don't think I have ever posted here, but I have been battling with myself to quit smoking for a long time. I finally put them down today, smoked the last one about 3 hours ago. I just don't want to gain anymore weight! I was doing pretty good, though a little anxious just thinking about not smoking anymore, now my 13 year old daughter is sitting in the kitchen at almost midnight finishing a paper for school that is taking her forever. I just want to go to bed so I can stop craving a cigarette!

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10/6/09 1:07 P

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I am Debbie and I have been smoke free since March 23rd. I have put on about 10 pounds since, and I am working on that here right now. I am trying to find something to do when I am at home reading, or relaxing and would normally light up and now I put food in my mouth. I am very proud of my not smoking. This is the longest I have ever gotten since I started smoking in 1975, but it's also the most I have weighed in my life.

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DONTQUITAGAIN's Photo DONTQUITAGAIN Posts: 18
10/6/09 11:08 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Traci and I want to quit smoking! I also want to lose weight. So how do I put the two together? Everytime that I have tried to quit before I start eating everything I can get my hands on and I lose control of my temper.
I want to quit and I want to be healthy, but sometimes I don't think that it is healthy for me or my family to quit! I have a very short temper and I eat constantly!
I know that all of the effects of quitting are temporary, but I can not seem to make it thru the challenge.
Any ideas or suggestions? All will be appreciated.

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10/6/09 10:43 A

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Hello!! My name is Kim Kowal, Im 41 and I'm a quitter and a loser, lol. I just quit smoking 8 days ago and am determined to get back on track and lose this weight. My doctor put me on the patch and it has helped. Still have some cravings from time to time though. I look forward to getting to know you all.

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If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it you can become it. William Arthur Ward



It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end. Ursala LeGuin



Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius


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DL_WATTS's Photo DL_WATTS Posts: 23
10/5/09 10:27 A

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Hello! My name is Debra Watts. I am 28 years old. My husband and I quit smoking on Sept 20th. So far we have done ALOT better than I thought, although we did slip and we have had a couple cigarettes since. We are back on track now though and more determined than ever to stay quit. I have been using exercise to calm my nerves and so far its working well!

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JDOKE62 Posts: 26
10/4/09 5:14 P

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Hello I'm new to Sparks it's important to me to achieve a healthy lifestyle while I am still in good enough shape too benefit from it. So a major goal for me is to quit smoking. In the past two weeks I've gone from a pack a day to a half a pack a day. I guess it's one step at a time.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.


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SARAHLYNN1285's Photo SARAHLYNN1285 Posts: 4
9/30/09 10:10 A

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Hello! Ive been wanting to quit for a long time. Well I just found out that my state is raising the ciggarette tax 2 dollars! That brings te cost to $8 and change, that was enough for me to stop. I chew alot of gum and anytime I feel like im going to go crazy I remind myself that I want and need to do this.

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JERIWADE's Photo JERIWADE Posts: 249
9/29/09 8:25 A

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Hello all...I'm back after having slipped hard and started smoking again. Why is this so hard?? Yesterday I tore up my last 2 packs of cigarettes, threw them in the garbage, said a prayer turning this over to God & then slept the rest of the day. Yep quit cold turkey this time and am actually doing fine except for the wanting to sleep constantly. Hoping that passes quickly. Also want to munch...what are some healthy snacks other than carrots? I have them but hate them. LOL
Okay...didn't mean to write a book. Say some prayers for me. Taking this one minute & one prayer at a time.

Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
~ Psalm 25:5, NLT


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9/25/09 11:31 A

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Hi all. I'm Helen and I quit on May 22. I tried so many times before and it never worked. This time it worked. I know I'll never have another cigarette again. The difference this time was I set a quit date about 6 weeks prior. During the 6 weeks I prepared in every way I could think of. My doctor put me on the patch. Because I had smoked so much for so long, 30+ years, 2 packs a day in the end,
she had me on each step for 4 weeks. I did gain a few extra pounds, but so what. I'm dealing with the weight now. That's how I found Sparkpeople. Well good luck to all and never quit quitting.

Some days your the hammer and some days your the nail.
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9/24/09 12:56 P

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Hi, you are taking the first step by seeking advice...way to go....I used quitnet.com and sparkpeople plus I went to doctor and got on chantix (but only took it two weeks) First I started by setting a quit date of Aug 31st one month ahead of time and started looking for support online, told all of my friend and family what was going to happen and I started cutting back each day little by little ( I will say my last day I smoked a bunch)and made a long list of the reasons why I wanted to quit and carried it with me and looked at it often...These are just a few steps that I took....everyone has their own way and they MUST BE READY! Nothing and no one can make you quit, but you--PLAN IT AND STICK TO THE PLAN AND YOU WILL SUCCEED!! quitnet.com emoticon

My new MANTRA

I might not be someone’s first choice… but I am a great choice!

I may not be rich… but I am valuable!

I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not, because I’m good at being me!

I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in the past, but I am proud of who I am today!

I may not be perfect, but I don’t need to be!

Take me as I am,
... or watch me as I walk away!!!


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9/23/09 10:54 P

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Hey all. I've been smoking for 3 years and I really want to quit. I stopped smoking for 8 months, and I don't really know how I got started back up. I smoke usually 1 - 3 cigarettes a day, and more on party nights. I want my skin, hair, brain, body, well....i want everything to be healthier. I'm nervous about quitting , and I'm not really sure how to do it. If anyone knows of some good websites, or some helpful tips, what worked for them etc. , please send me a message.
Thanks!

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9/23/09 3:09 P

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Way to go Kristarae!!! You are on the road, dont give in anymore.NOPE!..it will just revitalize all the old smoker memories...your a non-smoker now...enjoy the perks. Your clothes wont smell, hair, house, car, etc...depending on where you live you wont have to go outside to smoke! Continue the list of reasons why you dont want that habit anymore and stick too it!!!!
Is it too much to ask a stranger for a easy favor?
Thank you-Shirlee Riegger

My new MANTRA

I might not be someone’s first choice… but I am a great choice!

I may not be rich… but I am valuable!

I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not, because I’m good at being me!

I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in the past, but I am proud of who I am today!

I may not be perfect, but I don’t need to be!

Take me as I am,
... or watch me as I walk away!!!


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Hi all. I quit smoking over a year ago, but ever 6 months or so I would cheat and smoke for a couple of weeks, then it was "just" on cocktail night, then "just" in the evening and cocktail night, then "just" in the evening, on cocktail night, and over the weekend. Silly! What we were doing was feeding this nicotine addiction and just stretching it out over longer periods of time. So after hovering on this page and reading your different posts, checking out quitnow.com and doing some research we have decided to vow NOPE! (hubby and I that is). It's been 60 hours since my last cigarette. 12 more and the nicotine will be out of my blood. Then the mind game begins, mind over matter. I didn't loose this weight with a magic pill, so I am not quitting smoking with a magic pill. For cigarettes to stay out of my life forever I have to do this without any cruches, just sheer willpower and the support of family, friends and sparkers a like. Good luck with all of your journeys. Hope it sticks this time.

Man chooses his path but the Lord directs his steps



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Wow, Ivy! Cold turkey? I'm impressed! You rock!!!

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Hello all! I'm Crystal from Florida, mom of two wonderful kids, an 11 year old girl and a 9 year old boy. I was a smoker for 8 years this time (I smoked as a teen and quit when I got preggers at 20, then started back up when I divorced at 24), after a few failed attempts over the years I finally truly quit smoking on 7-9-09, cold turkey. The first month REALLY stunk, but I got through it and I'm feeling a bit better. However, quitting smoking did contribute to some weight gain which is part of the reason I'm back on spark people.

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Hi, all. I quit smoking for what seems like the thousandth time 9/20/09. I know I can stick with it when I have some support. I've been on SparkPeople for almost two months. I didn't feel ready to quit smoking at the same time I was starting a weight loss program. I've tried that every January 1st for as long as I can remember; the only thing I recall is that it has never worked. I'm ten pounds closer to my goal now, and I decided to stop smoking. Each day has been hard, especially when trying to eat healthy, too. I've had fast food twice in the past three days, something I had gotten really good at avoiding while on SparkPeople. I'm trying to keep healthy snacks within reach, but broccoli is not satisfying my nicotine cravings... (Not that Taco Bell does, either...) I just keep reminding myself that it will get easier, and that for today, I will not smoke.

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9/22/09 3:01 P

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Hello my name is Shirlee and as of today 9/22 I have been smoke free for 23 days! OMG I will never smoke again, because I never want to go through this and that again!! It is such a relief to be rid of the ball and chain. Anyway,I am a mother of three, a 17 year old and twin 12 year olds-they are really proud and somewhat still in disbelief, but here I be--smokefree on day 23...yippee..for me!!

My new MANTRA

I might not be someone’s first choice… but I am a great choice!

I may not be rich… but I am valuable!

I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not, because I’m good at being me!

I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in the past, but I am proud of who I am today!

I may not be perfect, but I don’t need to be!

Take me as I am,
... or watch me as I walk away!!!


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Hi, I'm Billie. I quit for 2 weeks but started again the other day. My entire social circle smokes and it's been impossible, even though I desperately want to quit for the health and expense. I just rejoined Sparkpeople to try and get support for a healthy lifestyle, and thought this would be a good place to start.

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EMSKI1983's Photo EMSKI1983 Posts: 14
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Hi all,
I quit smoking 8 days ago, then got a cold which kind of helped with the not wanting to light up. I am getting a bit antsy now because i am bored so I figured i would jump on here and see if anyone else: a) got sick when they quit ?
b) got antsy this long after they quit ?
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Hello all-

Some of you may remember me, but I've been absent around here for the past few months.

Long story short: I started smoking again. I could offer excuses, whine and moan about it. It just came down to one less thing to fight during a particularly stressful week. I weakened and bought a pack.

I know I felt great while I wasn't smoking. I didn't wake up in the night with that darned nagging tickle in the back of my throat. I had more energy (especially when I was working out regularly).

Perhaps I let it creep back in by slacking off the message boards here. Maybe the lack of time in my day to exercise changed it. It could be that part of me feels that it's hard to sit down and take a break without calling it a smoke break. I think it was a combination of a lot of things, and I know I need to find solutions and replacements for those things for me to be successful in my quit.

So, first things first: I'm back, and I'm working on setting a quit date. I wish I would have never left. But, I did quit for four months, and I know I can do it again.


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Goal 1: Set a quit date.

Goal 2: Quit smoking again.

Goal 3: Drink 8 glasses of water/day.

Goal 4: Get exercise at least 30 minutes per 3 days a week.


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CRAZY0388's Photo CRAZY0388 Posts: 3
9/11/09 8:46 A

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I just put on the Nicoderm CQ patch last before bed last night! Yay me! I took my first step. Now I just have to keep with it. As much as I want to stop, I have wanted to smoke all morning. So I've kept myself busy all morning! And so far so good!!! I am going to stock up on LOTS of gum today though!!!

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SNOOPYLUVR217 Posts: 1
9/10/09 6:13 P

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Hi! i am a newbie to SPARK and still learning the how to's here..... i want to quit smoking...have made 2 very unsuccessful attempts.....i am hoping to make the third one mean something....

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9/9/09 3:48 P

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Hi all! My name is Heather. I'm 27 years old and have smoking for about 10 years. I quit while I was pregnant with my son (he's 5 now) but found myself smoking again shortly after. Sure didn't help that his dad (my ex-husband) was a smoker. Now, I'm remarried and my husband and I are talking about having our own little ones. emoticon I know that I'm going to have to quit again, but I'd like to start now and be smoke free by the time I get prego. My husband is a smoker (and doesn't want to quit) so it's been hard for me with out the support...That's why I'm here! emoticon Looking forward to meeting you all!


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Hello ALL! I have been smoke free since 8-31-2009.

The best way out is always THROUGH!


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Hi everyone! I'm smoke-free as of 8/4/09

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Hello everyone. I am from wisconsin where I have been trying to quit for two weeks and today i am going smoke free. I pledge to myself to quit. Here I go~ No Smoking No smoking no smoking.

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Hi to all...........I live in Green Bay, WI and have quit smoking more times than I can count.

Have done the pills, gum, hynotized 3 times, used Wellbutrin, Chantix, a few different patches and I still smoke.

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Hi everyone! SparkPeople has really inspired me with my diet goals; so now I am going to see if this can help me with my stop smoking goal. Right now is my quit time. emoticon

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HI, MY QUIT DATE IS THIS COMING UP SUNDAY(9/6/2009) AND LOOKING VERY FORWARD TO IT. I AM GOING TO USE THE PATCH AND GUM. I LOST 5 POUNDS MY FIRST WEEK! emoticon

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Patriciatoby
I gaing 40 lbs in school, I am hoping I dont gain any with quitting smoking too.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.


The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future.


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PATRICIATOBY Posts: 1
8/31/09 7:18 A

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I quit on December 3rd 2008 after 42 years of smoking. occasionally want another one but will not give in. problem is i took up eating instead. have gained 40lbs so now trying to loose that but putting it on was a lot easier. being older i find my metabolism has slowed down. any ideas out there. emoticon
Its well worth quitting though i used medication from my doctor after years of trying it worked so keep trying one day you will quit too. emoticon


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