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Efram, ModeratorOct 22, 2017 @ 9:25 PM
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Joined: Dec 11, 2012 (3:54 PM)
Hi leagaleagle63,

Welcome, and thanks for joining us! And thank you, Treepeo, for rolling out the welcome wagon! 

Legaleagle, in losing all those pounds, you`ve already shown your ability to make a commitment to change for the better and to follow through. And, with your 5th attempt, you`re also showing that you`re not going to quit quitting until you succeed. Hopefully there are some ``transferable skills`` that you learned while losing weight which can help you to quit smoking for good! 

Please keep us posted on your progress. 

Regards,
Efram

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TreepeoOct 21, 2017 @ 11:44 PM
Posts: 768
Joined: Dec 27, 2016 (2:00 AM)
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
Hi legaleagle63,
 
I'm glad to hear you are going to try quitting again.  I think you learn something each time you try to quit.  I know it's hard as hell.  Most of us have smoked all our lives, so it's not just a physical addiction, but is also an integral part of our lifestyle.  Quitting forces us to make changes to our routines.  And I think it's more difficult to change as we get older, because we tend to get stuck in our ways.
 
Having said that, it IS possible to quit successfully.  Try reading the materials on this site.  There is some really good information here that will help you plan for your quit, and will give you some strategies for coping with cravings.  Drink lots of water, and do things to distract yourself.  Just take it one day at a time.  You CAN quit, legaleagle63.  Believe in yourself.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 297
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,425
Amount Saved: $891.00
Life Gained:
Days: 40 Hrs: 21 Mins: 41 Seconds: 47

legaleagle63Oct 21, 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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Joined: Sep 15, 2017 (12:43 PM)
Heĺlo. I am new and today is day 1. I'm 63 and lost 70 lbs on a popular weight loss program. My coworker is 56 and lost 70 lbs as well. I would highly recommend it. So now I am quitting smoking. 5th attempt. This addiction for me is stronger than food. Been smoking since i was 14. Congrats to all who are smokefre.
Smobered UpOct 11, 2017 @ 8:47 PM
Posts: 1574
Joined: Jul 03, 2010 (6:38 AM)

Age: 71
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: retired
Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
Hi GiniR,
I sent you a private message....
 
Smobered Up.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 362
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,050
Amount Saved: $4,072.50
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 22 Mins: 36 Seconds: 28

The buck stops HERE!

GiniROct 11, 2017 @ 4:53 PM
Posts: 192
Joined: Jan 02, 2015 (2:52 PM)
Age: 73
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: retired
Hobbies: Scrapbooking & anything that keeps my mind off a smoke!!!
Ok, I am with you ladies that are trying to lose weight. I gained many pounds when I quit and having a really hard time getting back down to what I was. I'm in TO as well? Do believe Fall is coming now!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/14/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 1001
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 10,010
Amount Saved: $3,603.60
Life Gained:
Days: 128 Hrs: 5 Mins: 44 Seconds: 40

Smobered UpOct 05, 2017 @ 10:03 PM
Posts: 1574
Joined: Jul 03, 2010 (6:38 AM)

Age: 71
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: retired
Hobbies: Cottage in the summer, Florida in the winter, Photography, NOT SMOKING ☺
Hi Treepeo...
Sorry for the late response...
Good on ya for 1.4.................I'm jealous.
 
 I sent you a private message......
 
Smobered.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 356
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,900
Amount Saved: $4,005.00
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 4 Mins: 53 Seconds: 17

The buck stops HERE!

Marianne, Quit CoachOct 02, 2017 @ 3:43 PM
Posts: 1950
Joined: Jul 08, 2006 (9:52 AM)
Hello Treepeo,

Your doing amazing- being active and losing weight in the process.  I don't blame you at all, moving in the humidity is challenging.  Hopefully, nice fall walks will be pleasurable for you and a wonderful distraction as you view the beautiful changes of nature.  

Marianne

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TreepeoOct 01, 2017 @ 12:49 PM
Posts: 768
Joined: Dec 27, 2016 (2:00 AM)
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
Hi smoberedup
 
I am technologicallly challenged, so even though I tried, I couldn't get into our ongoing stream
 
Anyways, I thought I had totally blown it, because I didn't even walk like I normally do.  I don't want to make excuses, but I live in Toronto, and it was so hot and humid that I couldn't even sleep at night, let alone get through the day at work.  But somehow, I lost 1.4 pounds.  Total fluke.
 
I am super aware that losing some weight is my new goal, but just like when I tried to quit smoking,this is going to be a pretty daunting task.  So glad I have you on my side so we can do it together. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 276
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,900
Amount Saved: $828.00
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 2 Mins: 7 Seconds: 14