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OceanNov 06, 2017 @ 4:15 PM
Posts: 1182
Joined: Jan 26, 2010 (5:34 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Educator
Hobbies: Family, Reading, Music, Outdoors
Thanks for these links Buttingout!  I just read the Illustrated Allan Carr AGAIN, after a year or two.  This is one is better than his old book which was so sexist and non-relatable of our modern roles.  Keep on rocking!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: -26
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -650
Amount Saved: $-395.20
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -287066

By the yard it's hard...by the inch it's a cinch!

IslaaNov 03, 2017 @ 10:52 PM
Posts: 326
Joined: Oct 14, 2015 (10:37 AM)
You're doing fantastic Vix1976. So proud of you.  Just remember it's one day at a time and  NOPE (not one puff ever) 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/5/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 822
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 16,440
Amount Saved: $6,987.00
Life Gained:
Days: 114 Hrs: 12 Mins: 28 Seconds: 34

Vix1976Nov 03, 2017 @ 8:40 PM
Posts: 302
Joined: Aug 16, 2017 (5:52 PM)
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Wow look at both of you and your numbers, so jealous of them but I’ll get there one day!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 52
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 780
Amount Saved: $561.60
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 19 Mins: 32 Seconds: 40

IslaaNov 03, 2017 @ 12:28 PM
Posts: 326
Joined: Oct 14, 2015 (10:37 AM)
Thank you so much Jim.  You and Alan Carr had a huge impact on my smoke free journey and  were my life savers when I first started out. Thank you for that e mail and LINK. It became my constant go to  and saving grace when the cravings felt  unbearable.  Proud to say,  I've been smoke free for over 2 years. 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/5/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 821
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 16,420
Amount Saved: $6,978.50
Life Gained:
Days: 114 Hrs: 11 Mins: 1 Seconds: 41

buttingout2014Nov 02, 2017 @ 10:51 PM
Posts: 1325
Joined: Feb 03, 2014 (10:19 AM)

Age: 46
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: PC Technician
Hobbies: Staying Healthy!
Hello all!!!
...Seems like there's never time anymore, but I just popped-in, and stumbled across this post, noticing a request for my links.
 
Please help yourself to all the resources that I've made available:
Online Resources: http://tinyurl.com/quit2014
 
Share the link with everyone - I want to see EVERYONE quit!!
Will be back again when I can, hope everyone KEEPS THE QUIT!!! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/27/2014
Smoke-Free Days: 1376
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 34,400
Amount Saved: $15,136.00
Life Gained:
Days: 214 Hrs: 5 Mins: 26 Seconds: 17

Online Resources: http://tinyurl.com/quit2014

donna67Feb 10, 2017 @ 1:10 PM
Posts: 12
Joined: Jan 05, 2017 (12:08 PM)
Thank you to everyone for responding to my post. All of you are absolutely amazing.  I am very happy and proud to be a part of SHO.
 
P.S. I went and bought 2 lbs of cinnamon hearts today lmao 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/13/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 59
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,360
Amount Saved: $619.50
Life Gained:
Days: 9 Hrs: 14 Mins: 18 Seconds: 19

JeyanFeb 10, 2017 @ 9:08 AM
Posts: 511
Joined: Nov 24, 2014 (9:56 AM)

Age: 39
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Working
Hobbies: Walking, Roller skating, yoga, family
welcome to SHO Donna. We can do this easily!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 117
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,170
Amount Saved: $702.00
Life Gained:
Days: 17 Hrs: 6 Mins: 33 Seconds: 0

HaveFaithFeb 09, 2017 @ 10:50 PM
Posts: 108
Joined: Oct 24, 2016 (10:43 AM)
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hi Donna! Welcome to SHO!!! It's a great place to be while going through your quit! I love your positivity. That will get you places on your journey! Congrats on your quit!! You've got this!!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 38
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 684
Amount Saved: $465.12
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 12 Mins: 44 Seconds: 46

donna67Feb 09, 2017 @ 10:36 PM
Posts: 12
Joined: Jan 05, 2017 (12:08 PM)
Yes we all can do this

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/13/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 59
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,360
Amount Saved: $619.50
Life Gained:
Days: 9 Hrs: 11 Mins: 57 Seconds: 50

wimporswimFeb 09, 2017 @ 7:58 PM
Posts: 303
Joined: Jan 03, 2017 (1:02 PM)
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Hi Donna, Thanks for reaching out with a post. There is a ton of support to be had here and I know it has really helped me along. You have a great attitude about your slips in that, as far as I can tell, you are not dwelling on them. The past is the past and we can't change that and today is what matters. Good luck. You can do this! We can do this!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 38
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,140
Amount Saved: $465.12
Life Gained:
Days: 7 Hrs: 15 Mins: 46 Seconds: 55

Shellda Feb 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Posts: 29
Joined: Jan 18, 2017 (8:26 AM)
Sorry folks.. I'm 24 days not 28!
Shellda Feb 09, 2017 @ 6:57 PM
Posts: 29
Joined: Jan 18, 2017 (8:26 AM)
Hi Donna!! Welcome!! It is probably the most difficult journey to take! I'm 28 days and the "wants " ( so beautifully put Treepeo!) are the hardest to beat! It is amazing how smoking habits are established and probably the saddest to break. I loved to have a smoke! I look in the mirror every night and say "way to go! Another day down! " This is absolutely the best support ever! This is my first quit after 19 years and I'm motivated to be my only quit!! It was so hard to hide the habit...I work in an environment that would do judge!! You can do this! We are all behind you!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 24
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 168
Amount Saved: $87.36
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 13 Mins: 42 Seconds: 33

donna67Feb 09, 2017 @ 3:29 PM
Posts: 12
Joined: Jan 05, 2017 (12:08 PM)
I am wondering does anyone have the links from buttingout2014. 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/13/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 58
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,320
Amount Saved: $609.00
Life Gained:
Days: 9 Hrs: 10 Mins: 49 Seconds: 16

Marianne, Quit CoachFeb 09, 2017 @ 12:48 PM
Posts: 1950
Joined: Jul 08, 2006 (9:52 AM)
Hello Donna,
 
Echoing the comments of the others with a big Welcome!  Great to hear you are visiting often and now positing.  Frequenting the community really does build confidence with the positive encouragement and momentum the members have fostered with each other.  Caring about one another- support in the challenges and glory in the victories. 
 
Happy to journey with you along your path. 
 
Best wishes and looking forward to hearing more from you. 
 
Marianne

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

donna67Feb 09, 2017 @ 12:41 PM
Posts: 12
Joined: Jan 05, 2017 (12:08 PM)
Thank you very much. Bought 2 cases of water today to help. I totally hate tap water lol. When I wanted a smoke when I got up I had Nicorette gum instead.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/13/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 58
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,320
Amount Saved: $609.00
Life Gained:
Days: 9 Hrs: 10 Mins: 22 Seconds: 25

MotherJoeFeb 09, 2017 @ 10:57 AM
Posts: 1498
Joined: Mar 07, 2016 (4:42 PM)

Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: retired
Hobbies: knitting, walking
Hi Donna and Welcome!! .. I see you have 58 smoke free days already!! and  2320 cigs not smoked!! WTG!!! ... check in here every day, that's what I did, and yeah, I read every post on here as well as other web sites on quitting, good luck to you!! .. Mother

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/22/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 384
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,600
Amount Saved: $2,304.00
Life Gained:
Days: 52 Hrs: 22 Mins: 47 Seconds: 39

Run to Quit

TreepeoFeb 09, 2017 @ 8:53 AM
Posts: 768
Joined: Dec 27, 2016 (2:00 AM)
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
Hi Donna,
 
Welcome to SHO.  So glad you decided to join our group.  You will get lots of support and inspiration from everyone here.
 
It sounds like you are doing great.  You may have slipped a bit, but you have not given up, and that is what is really important.  If you are determined to quit, you will eventually succeed.
 
I cannot afford to slip, because if I do, I know I will go right back to smoking like I used to.  Fortunately, after the first month, things got a bit easier for me.  I still have cravings, but not nearly as often and not as strong.  What I get more of is "wants".  That is, I was used to smoking at certain times, and now my brain sometimes tells me that that is what I want to do.  When that happens, I try to stop and recognize what is happening, and then I talk to myself in my head and reiterate why I quit in the first place.  I have come too far to go back to the way things were.  I cannot have even one puff or I will be lost. 
 
When you get those urges, try to think about all of the reasons you wanted to quit, and how great it is to be smoke-free.  If that doesn't work, try to distract yourself by doing something you enjoy.  The feeling will pass, and then you will feel so good about yourself for resisting.
 
Good luck, Donna, and don't give up.  You can do this!!! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 42
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,050
Amount Saved: $126.00
Life Gained:
Days: 5 Hrs: 20 Mins: 39 Seconds: 50

donna67Feb 09, 2017 @ 12:41 AM
Posts: 12
Joined: Jan 05, 2017 (12:08 PM)
Hello my name is Donna and I have been reading the posts from other members sinceDecember 2016. I quit smoking December 13th 2016. I have had a couple of slips along the way but I am confident that I can quit. I am hoping to get new friends here and the support that I need to keep my quit.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/13/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 58
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,320
Amount Saved: $609.00
Life Gained:
Days: 9 Hrs: 8 Mins: 26 Seconds: 47