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6/23/09 3:34 P

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Hi my name is Joe, and I am 24 and been smoking for about 10 years (I 'quit' like 4 times for 6 months or more) but this time is the time to end all times, I started to quit when I signed up for this site and haven't had one since and don't want one, cravings only really hit when I see someone else smoking..lol but that is slowly going away as well just for the fact that it is starting to smell gross instead of good again :) so good luck to you all and if you need anything just message me or something. (the thing that realy helped was for a while before I quit I couldn't afford them, so I only did the dirty deed of mooching on like the 3 days of the weekend then had to quit again and after months of that when I didn't have any I didn't think about, just do what I always do when I am at home, it became a smaller and smaller deal until I just didn't want to do it any more, I am shooting high this time and hopefully things work better this time.)

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6/23/09 12:39 P

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Hi everyone, I am 47 and have smoked for 34 yrs. I despise, the weakness in me. I want to quit so bad, never have tried, scared too. Maybe I will find what I need here.
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6/22/09 10:32 A

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Hi to the new members,

emoticon on deciding to quit, you just made a choice to live!!! The people on the team are very supportive and caring. I have found in my last 66 days of not smoking that the posts I read assure me I'm not alone and neither are you. emoticon

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6/22/09 10:23 A

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Hello everyone! How cool is this I have found a stop smoking team on spark. My name is Carol, I am 42 and quit smoking for the 2nd time in my life on June 5 2009!! The first day I spent the whole morning crying the ugly cry for a reason I am still unclear of, but I made it through the first day and everyday I think about having a cigarette less and less. Good luck to all of you in the process of quieting and Way to go to all of you that have!!
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6/21/09 2:16 P

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I've tried every pill, patch, gum... yeah right. the only times i was able to stay quit was when i was pregnant (again someone put ahead of myself) but after was right back to them... now that i have grandchildren i want to be around, i have a new hope.. please keep the push on me!! my job is a stress factory, thats where i end up cracking.

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6/20/09 12:05 P

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Hi everyone,

I quit smoking 20 days ago with the help of Chantix and lot of determination and family support. I "quit" about a hundred times before I actually quit, and I know it'll be an ongoing challenge. Even though I still think about smoking once in a while, it's not a struggle anymore. I've taken up jogging, and I'm proud to say I am very committed to getting fit. My lungs felt better within days of quitting. It was amazing how fast they seemed to start healing after 11 years of smoking a pack a day. I've saved about $140 already (smokes are expensive in Wisconsin!).

I hope anyone out there thinking about quitting will take that step and stick with it. It's the best thing I've ever done for myself, and I'm so glad I did it!

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MARCYPA2000 Posts: 1
6/19/09 12:05 A

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Hi Jen,
My heart goes out to you because I've also tried several times to stop smoking. Zyban worked beautifully and I quit smoking for 2 years. Then something happened that really upset me and I reached for that old cigarette.
That was three years ago. However in March I had some major dental work done and was unable to smoke. This happened right around the time that they raised the tax on cigarettes. I couldn't afford to pay $5.00 a pack and decided this was a good time to stop. I haven't had a cigarette since March 12, 2009. And I'll tell you the two things that I've done to help me stay cigarette free. When I want a cigarette, I have a Werthers Original candy and before you know it, the urge for that cig. goes away.
I also treat myself to a new top or a new pair of shoes and remind myself that if I were still smoking, I wouldn't have the money to buy these things.
I really hope things work out for you. I noticed you have a beautiful family. I'm sure you're little ones want their mommy to be able to tell them she loves them with her beautiful loving voice.
Good Luck Jen I'll be pulling for you.

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6/17/09 2:58 P

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Hello all!

My name is Heather. I started smoking around the beginning of 2007 when I was 19. Both of my parents, my brother and his girlfriend all smoked. It's a little fuzzy exactly how I went from the lone crusader against smoking to one of the ranks, but I did. I remember how disappointed everyone was in me. I was (unknowingly at the time) suffering through the painful last months of a relationship that should have ended much sooner, and I felt like I needed something, anything.

Now it's over 2.5 years later, I'm happily married, and we've both committed ourselves to quitting smoking this Saturday June 20th, 2009. I am excited, I am done having a sore throat (what is with these new non-smoking cigarettes?!). I am done with the ashtray taste in my mouth, the horrible smell on my hands, my clothes and my hair, the hundreds of wasted dollars, the shortness of breath, I am just DONE with cigarettes!!

I am very nervous about gaining weight during this process, (I quit in January this year for over two months... and gained nearly 15lbs!) Has anyone successfully quit without weight gain? Thanks all, I'm looking forward to getting to having a like-minded support group as we go through this. FOR THE LAST TIME!!!

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6/11/09 5:11 P

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That is great to hear. Congrats to you!!! I think I will be more ready to quit after I get through with getting use to cutting down on all the food that I am soooo missing.

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6/11/09 3:50 P

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I was 15 when i started and am 27 now. I quit last year right after thanksgiving. I woke up one day really sick and looked at my cigarettes and said I dont need these anymore. I through them away, went to walgreens and bought me the patch. It took 2 months to complete the patch program but i did and have never looked back. My whole life runs without smoking now. Im beyond the craving stage and the learning to cope stage. I just live now and dont think about it ever.

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6/10/09 7:13 P

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My biggest problem is when I am at home. Especially when I am sitting on the computer. I usually chain smoke then.

When I am at work, I can go for hours without a cigarette and it doesn't even bother me. I don't understand why I can't do that at home.

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I can understand that one... for me I bought gum LOTS N LOTS of gum... and everytime i normally would put a cig into my mouth I put a stick of gum instead


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6/8/09 1:37 P

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Yeah, they are expensive. I said that I would never pay this much for a pack ($8.25), but I do. And some times I smoke well over a pack in one day. I said that i would quit every time they went up, but as soon as I start running low...I am running to the store to get more (in a state of panic).

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6/7/09 12:26 P

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Hi Everyone

My name is Deby... I am 51 years old...
I Quit Smoking last year March 13,2008 was my last day... I LOVE(d) smoking ... BUT I went on strike refusing to pay $50 bucks for a carton of cigs... I was smoking 1 and half packs a day... (noting here that if they ever get back to under $25 bucks I just might start right back up, and since that is unlikely I will probably remain an ex-smoker)

I was weighing in at 190 lbs then gained 25 after I quit...and Last Aug. 2008 I weighed in at 215 lbs. and said no more.......
I started Spark People Feb. 5 2009 weighing in at 192 pounds....
I would love to see the 130's again its been over 20 years ....

I have a ONEderful Hubby and 3 grown sons.
My middle son has blessed me with grandkids.
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6/6/09 9:14 A

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Hi my name is Debbie. I am 51 and have been smoking for way to many years.

I know that my smoking is one of my biggest problems as I not only smoke way too much, am over weight and have asthma. I really think that if I could quit smoking I would be able to breathe better, which would give me more energy to do things and I could lose weight faster. I do have to admit that I do enjoy smoking, but still want to quit due to the problems that it has brought on.

I quit once for about 3 months, then went right back to it. And of course just like a lot of people, I smoke just as much if not more. I have no strength when it comes to this.

At this point I don't know what to do, as I just can not control this!

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Hi everyone. I'm Denise, a 33 year old mom of one, step-mom of two and grandma to one. I have been smoking off and on since I was 14. The longest I ever quit was for 5 years after my son was born. This time I am quiting with the help of Chantix (my husband is still smoking so I knew I would need help). June 1 was my quit date and I feel wonderful. I noticed yesterday that my throat is sore and this morning my sinuses are draining. I'm happy to feel my body repairing itself in 4 days. My goal is to be in the best shape of my life both internally and externally.

Best of luck to everyone!!!

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6/4/09 9:54 A

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Hi everyone. I'm Denise, a 33 year old mom of one, step-mom of two and grandma to one. I have been smoking off and on since I was 14. The longest I ever quit was for 5 years after my son was born. This time I am quiting with the help of Chantix (my husband is still smoking so I knew I would need help). June 1 was my quit date and I feel wonderful. I noticed yesterday that my throat is sore and this morning my sinuses are draining. I'm happy to feel my body repairing itself in 4 days. My goal is to be in the best shape of my life both internally and externally.

Best of luck to everyone!!!

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SABRACHADDOCK Posts: 10
6/3/09 11:32 A

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Hello all! my name is Sabra and I'm 22yrs old. I've been smoking since I was 12yrs old. I have stopped twice, both times I was pregnant, just had a really hard time sticking with it after my kids were born. I didn't realize or pay attention I guess, till I quit that all lf my friends ever single on smoked then...
Many have quit over the last few years but some still do, including my husband which is proving to interfere with my quitting.
I have not bought cigs in 3 weeks, but have not successfuling quit yet either do to the fact that they are still in the house and when ever I get stressed or nervous (in social situations, when ppl come over) I still somke about one cig a day and I've been craving sweets like crazy anyone else get this...
any ideas or suggestions on haw to get through this...my daddy smoked for 40 yrs and quit cold turkey a few years ago....but I'm just having the hardest time. If he can do it I should be able too!

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6/2/09 10:40 P

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What's up everyone, my name is Kristi. I am 25 and have been smoking since 15 yrs old. I recently set a personal goal to get in the best shape ever but have realized it's not going to go as planned unless I quit smoking. I can't run because I get short of breath. My goal is to quit smoking and be able to run again this year.

I have 14 cigs left in my pack as of right now and I am going to tell myself that I am strong enough to leave this pack sitting on my desk and never pick up another cigarette again.

I feel used and weak. I always tell myself I will quit and I fail easily. Quit dates come and go- hell I can't even cut back! I am 25 and I don't want to lay on a deathbed some day thinking about what could have been so simple.

I am starting to believe the only way to quit is to stop smoking. It's possible. You just don't pick them up anymore. So that's my plan. I know I will most likely cry, I know I will probably get headaches and all kinds of withdrawls, stress- you name it. But NONE of that will kill me......smoking, however, will.

If anyone wants to friend me to motivate eachother, please feel free. I am just now starting to be active on sparkpeople and could use all of the encouragement I can get! Good luck to everyone on their journey and wish me luck on mine!

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6/2/09 9:59 P

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Hi I'm Ashley, I joined a couple of weeks ago, but am still smoking. I'm proud to say that after buying a new pack this afternoon, I just threw them in the garbage and can't wait to pledge my first n.o.p.e. tomorrow!

As of 8/31/2010 @ 9:51 PM:
I have been quit for 1 Year, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 minutes and 59 seconds (455 days). I have saved $2,388.81 by not smoking 6,825 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 hours and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 6/2/2009 9:30 PM
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6/1/09 9:02 P

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Hi, I am Jackie. I have quit for different amounts of time over the years but have gone back. I am ready to embark on a healthy living adventure, so these suckers have got to go. I haven't set a quit date yet but will soon.I have been eating well and I starting exercising over a month ago, I am on my way...Baby steps...

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5/31/09 4:24 P

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1 1/2 yrs without a smoke and dont crave them

i am makeing blankets to donate to the homeless shelter because everybody needs a little love and kindness.


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5/30/09 7:19 P

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Hello there - My name is Candace Kent... I live in Maryland. I have been smoke free for six days cold turkey. I have had a bit of a cough / cold for this time which has made it a bit easier. I wish everyone much success! We can do this... =)

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5/30/09 10:39 A

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Hi all,

I have been on Champix for 3 weeks now and have just completed my first cig free day. (Was supposed to be last week but I just couldn't get my head around it) So far so good missing the habit more than anything. Good luck all and remember to take it one day at a time.

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5/29/09 4:53 A

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Hi everyone, my name is Becky. I actually quit 75 days ago but here recently i've been struggling more with it again. I'm here in hopes that I can get some support as well as provide some since i've made it this far.

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“Those who believe they can do something are probably right – and so are those who believe they can’t.”

“To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting” - EE Cummings, poet


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5/28/09 9:28 P

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Hi,
My name is Pat and my quit day is tomorrow. I have been wanting to quit for a long time but I always chickened out. I have tried the patch and Chantix. I think you just really have to want this bad enough for it to work. I have read everything I can online and I have been preparing and I am ready. I just need support. And that's why I am here. Tomorrow begins my new healthy lifestyle and i am really excited about it.
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5/28/09 4:02 P

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Hi my name is Marie.
I have been trying to cut back and everything else. That hasn't worked for me so far. I would like to go to the doctor and get that pill that helps, but since I can't go yet I don't want to give up trying. I can't really get up and walk around when I want a smoke since I am in a wheelchair. I will be turning to the forums to read tips from others as a distraction. I have not smoked in 5 hours, and it is getting to me. I have a full pack of cigarettes in front of me unopened and my goal is to keep them there unopened.
My husband is a heavy smoker. He has a bad habit of smoking half a cigarette and handing it over to me. I plan to ask him to please only smoke outside because I don't want to be around it.
When I was pregnant I gave up smoking no problems too, but also a dummy I started back later. Sugar-free hard candy helped me then.
What has helped me cut down from how much I did smoke this time was to stop doing anything else while I smoked. I would go to the back room and just smoke, no reading the paper, no talking on the phone, nothing. That makes smoking boring.
I'm just tired of feeling like I have to have one. The rising cost of them doesn't help much right now either. They don't taste good, they don't do anything good for me at all. My mother and step dad are smokers and their vehicles to me smell terrible. I try to think that must be what I smell like to others. I pray I never open that pack and this is it for good!


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5/27/09 7:35 P

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Good Luck. I go to weekly support group meetings. I also wear the patch and use the inhaler. It is hard to do it on your own.

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5/27/09 5:55 P

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Hi my name is Tammy and I am not buying anymore smokes. I believe that I have enough to get me through 3 days or so. I am going to try to slow down say like 8 a day and less in a couple days after that, until they are all gone.
Wish me luck - I have tried many times before and failed so I am hoping I will have the will to quit again and stay away from them.

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Hi I am Maggie. I quit May 10. I have increased my exercise, and have lost 6 pounds since May 10

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5/26/09 10:15 P

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Hi Jen and Pam, good luck with your quits...you can do it! I am preparing myself to quit on June 2. Last week I was more determined than this one...it seems to go in spurts, but I know I have to do it. I think once I get through it for a few days I will get a little confidence under my belt. If you need support or help, just post on this team. It's very supportive and a lot of people have been where you are now. One day this will be in your past and your dreams will be your present.

"In the end, only 3 things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." - Buddhist saying



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5/26/09 12:02 P

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Hello, my name is Jen. I am trying to quit with Chantix and have had 2 cigs since waking 4 hrs ago. I am desperate to quit. I lost my voice last summer for 3-4 months. It was due to GERD rising in my throat and covering my voice box. The ENT told me that if I did not quit smoking I would end up losing my voice box and be pushing a button to talk. That scared me and I quit for a month. Then like an idiot, I started again. Since then, I have had moments when it feels like my voice is getting breaky again and I'm really scared. I HAVE to quit. I don't have a choice anymore. I don't know why it takes me so long to get things through my thick head, but I'm more determined than ever to kick this devastating habit. It robs you of so much and I'm tired of being robbed! I will visit this board everyday and keep myself occupied and pray A LOT to get through this. That is my game plan...oh and I also am trying to lose weight so walking/jogging will be my daily ritual. Thanks for the welcome and I look forward to meeting encouraging people during these difficult days ahead of me. Thanks for listening.

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5/26/09 10:47 A

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Hi my name is Pam , I've been here before as a non smoker but started again and now I'm trying to quit again. I'm on day 4 without a smoke. I also need to work on getting in shape.

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Hi ya E1

Day 3 Smoke-Free (cold turkey) is coming to an end for hubby and I.

I have a lot of anxiety right now and I just want to run out and buy a pack!

It does not help that I have OCD, ADHD, Panic Disorders, and nervous/stress issues all the time..

It also does not help for the past few years we became 'heavy smokers.'

The withdrawals are kicking my butt right now!

I feel like I want to bust out in tears RIGHT NOW.

Thanks for letting me vent.

I need to go pray...lol

"Everyday is Fresh & New w/No mistakes in it yet."

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Hey all. I quit smoking today.

I've planned this for a while now, and the day is finally here. On one hand, I'm relieved. On the other hand, I'm afraid of failure. On the other, other hand, I really, REALLY want a cigarette. I know this will pass, but I hate this part.

I'm keeping my hands busy and will go to the gym sometime today. I may even treat myself a little - retail therapy is good in moderation. I'm also going to drink water. Lots of it. If I want to smoke, I'll do some deep breathing.

I just read this over, and realize it's not so much an introduction as a game plan. I promise I'm much more human once the cravings pass. In the meantime, thanks in advance for the support found through this team.

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5/21/09 5:19 P

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Hi everyone,

I used to be pretty active on this team from Sept. 2007 until I took vacation last August and started smoking again. Well, its that time again....I'm so sick of smoking and really want to quit again...for good this time. My dad has emphysema and is planning on "trying" to quit. The word "trying" signifies to me that he is not fully prepared to do it. I promised him that I will quit with him so I'm currently doing everything I know to do to get him ready for his quit. He is almost two weeks into Welbutrin (sp?) and has his patches ready and waiting. I've used Nicorette for previous quits and will most likely go that route again. This time, I need to do it right. Last time I never quit chewing the gum. My biggest obstacle is happy hour. I guess I still have a little bit of mental preparation to do myself! Anyway, I will probably lurk for a few days until I know my actual quit date then I'll post it and be looking for support from this team again. It is great knowing this is available. I really need the support.

Thanks,
Angela

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5/21/09 12:50 P

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Hi

My name is Ahmed Hashim
from palestine,but I live in United Arab Emirates
Iam 20 years old
and Iam going to break the habit and quit smoking
all togother one hand against smoking

I want to quit smoking because I want to be healthy and fit, then I will find the first clue for my happiness


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5/20/09 12:17 P

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Hi--

My name is Janice and I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I'm preparing to quit and I really want to make it stick. I'm looking forward to being part of this team!

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5/19/09 10:13 P

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Hey there all!!!
My name is Elysia and I quit smoking about 5 days ago. My mother in law had a heart attack and i (needless to say) freaked. I want to live for as long as i can happy and not in pain. To see what she has to go through makes it hard for me wanting to quit smoking. SO... I AM ON MY JOURNEY!!! I also need to lose 30 lbs in 1 month because the dress i bought does not fit me anymore and i did not even realize it :S So it is my dream wedding dress and i hope that i will be able to make my goal.
Wish me luck LAWL

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Cheers! :)
Elysia

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5/18/09 9:57 P

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Hi everyone. I'm new to this team and to SP. Today is my 1-month anniversary of quitting smoking. It was a health issue that made me decide to quit and to totally change my diet, so I'm battling 2 addictions at one time. I was a long-time (23 years) but light (never more than half a pack a day, and frequently much less) smoker, and I think I'm fortunate that it hasn't been too hard. The dieting is actually harder. But I still have cravings, and I dread encountering a really stressful situation. I'm happy to know that you guys are here if I need you.

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5/18/09 2:38 P

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Hello all! I am a smoker with plans to quit on June 1st. I live with my husband, and my best friend, both of whom are smokers and both of whom have agreed to quit with me. Wish me luck!

Lead me not into temptation, for I can find it myself- Oscar Wilde


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ASHLEY1026 Posts: 26
5/15/09 11:42 P

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Hi! My quit date was March 2, 2009. A little over 2 months and going strong! It feels like forever since I've smoked a cigarette, but everyday that goes by, I'm more proud of myself! Exercise and eating healthier is the way to go when quitting, you're losing something close to you, but also gaining back your health! I've lost 4 lbs since quitting and want to lose about 7 more by June/July!

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5/15/09 12:59 A

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Hello everyone! I just joined but I have been smoke free since the end of January. I don't remember the exact date because I'm afraid if I start counting I'll freak over it and start back to smoking again. I'm just taking one day at a time right now. What initially helped me was my new years resolution to quit smokng in fornt of or around my partner, so not inside, not in the car, not outside next to her or anything. So since we spend a ton of time together that cut my smoking down a ton! The craving still are strong sometimes, but I get through them. Congrats to everyone how has already quit, made a start date, or is working up the will power to quit!

Mix it up to stay motivated!


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I have not smoked for 48 hours now, but I have wanted one all day today. Marie

My first short term goal is to lose 20 pound's.

Alway's remember we are striving for procress not perfection.


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5/12/09 1:48 P

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this is it! I am soooo sick of smoking! :) Tomorrow is my quit day. I'll be picking up the patch later on this afternoon so it will be handy first thing in the morning. I've smoked for a long time (minus the times of my two pregnancies and one 4-year hiatus) so I know it won't be easy. I definitely don't want to gain weight. blech! Anyhow, I know I'll be stopping in here for support. :)

I also told hubby he's quitting when he gets back from being out of town. *eg*

Wish me luck!
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Welcome to the NMS team! You all deserve a round of applause for quitting or trying to quit. This team is so supportive, so come here often! I've been smoke free 39 months on the 14th of May and I NEVER want to smoke again. You all help me to keep my quit...thank you!

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5/11/09 8:14 P

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Hi, my name is Debbie and I am 43 years young. I have been a smoker for three years now and I want to quit smoking. I tried to set a date for May 1, 2009, but it hasn't worked. I am a type 2 Diabetic so I am unsure to whether or not I can use the lozenge's. I can't get the patch without my doctor's approval because I have an enlarged heart (I have this part in the works). I have tried to chew regular gum, but it sticks to my dental work and pulls out the fillings. I tried sugar free candy, but likewise, no good. I was once told to get a hobby to occupy my fingers, so here I am. My computer is my best friend and it keeps me from being bored when I'm not in college.

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5/11/09 8:01 P

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hi everyone! i'm 33 and FINALLY quit smoking 3 weeks ago after 10 years of stupidity. has anyone here used allen carr's book to quit smoking? i cannot believe how incredibly easy it's been to quit after reading his book! i've tried to quit at least 10 times before, but this time it's for real. from the minute i quit i rarely think about smoking, and when i do it's only to be happy that i'm not a smoker anymore. good luck to everyone out there struggling with the monster!!!

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5/11/09 6:02 P

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Heidi- Welcome aboard - I have been using the commit lozenges for the rough spots. I'm starting my 3rd week and so far so good. Of course this last week was a breeze I have had sinusitis and bronchi's. But when you have smoked as long as I have you'll take all the help you can get. My weight lose program has taken a bit of a back seat, I haven't gained any though so things are looking up. Good luck on your endeavor and congratulations.
Best of luck Ruth

P.S. I even tried useing spell check and I still not sure its spelled correct, I had avery bad cold.ha/ha

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5/11/09 2:11 P

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i am so proud of you all. its been two weeks for me too but just keep focused. i love the patch because if i quit cold turkey i am so mean. i have hit my kids and pulled their hair so never went through with it. i always started back up because i was harming my children. then one day i realized that if trying to quit could cause me to hurt my babies then it really was a poison and it was controlling me. my kids know i love them and now i'm doing this for them and they don't have to worry about my anger anymore. i'm such a loving mother usually so if any of you get like that please let me know. because i know i'm a good mom and a good person but i feel like a failure because i can't do it cold turkey without harming my kids. i'm scared about what happens when my patches are all gone...

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