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lithan44May 19, 2017 @ 6:31 AM
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Good morning!  How are you feeling this morning with the cravings? Keep telling yourself that they will pass.  Having a cigarette won't help the cravings.  They will temporarily silence but only for a few minutes.  You absolutely are the Boss of these cravings!  

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/14/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 2470
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 24,700
Amount Saved: $12,350.00
Life Gained:
Days: 269 Hrs: 12 Mins: 3 Seconds: 24

Strength

TreepeoMay 18, 2017 @ 9:18 PM
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Hi TomF1,
 
Yes, you are in the thick of the time for cravings.  Wait 10 minutes, then another 10 minutes, and so on until you are through it. Try distracting yourself.  Blast the music.  You got through it before, and you can do it again.  Tell yourself this is the last time you will do this to yourself.  Keep fighting, and you will succeed.  You can do this! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 141
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,525
Amount Saved: $423.00
Life Gained:
Days: 19 Hrs: 9 Mins: 59 Seconds: 34

TreepeoMay 18, 2017 @ 9:18 PM
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Hi TomF1,
 
Yes, you are in the thick of the time for cravings.  Wait 10 minutes, then another 10 minutes, and so on until you are through it. Try distracting yourself.  Blast the music.  You got through it before, and you can do it again.  Tell yourself this is the last time you will do this to yourself.  Keep fighting, and you will succeed.  You can do this! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 141
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,525
Amount Saved: $423.00
Life Gained:
Days: 19 Hrs: 9 Mins: 59 Seconds: 34

JeyanMay 18, 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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Hi Tom: I felt the same way when I quit for the first time 4 years ago. It'a trial and error. The more and more you try your body and mind will learn to cope better with all that experience. Never quit trying!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 214
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,140
Amount Saved: $1,284.00
Life Gained:
Days: 31 Hrs: 12 Mins: 45 Seconds: 30

Sarah, Quit CoachMay 18, 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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Hi TomF1 - Congrats on day 3! You've got this! Cravings are a regular part of the quit process, and often peak around day 3 or 4. I see you had some great strategies you've used in the past to get through this part of the week (gym, crank up the music, etc). Continue to add to the list of distractions as you get through each individual one, and remember cravings can be intense, but are often brief. All the best! Sarah
TomF1May 18, 2017 @ 9:34 AM
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I'm still stopped. But craving. I can get through cravings. But they keep Coming!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 75
Amount Saved: $36.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 15 Mins: 56 Seconds: 21

Just For Today

Nadia, Quit CoachMay 15, 2017 @ 3:19 PM
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Hi TomF1,

Like everyone is saying, slips are a normal part of the quit process. You did very well, you didn't continue smoking, instead you decided to stay smoke free. Each slip is an important lesson and it's helpful to think about what we learned and also plan ahead for next time.

Keep up the good work and enjoy your smoke free day everyone!


Nadia, Quit Coach
JeyanMay 15, 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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Hi TomF1, great to see that you're finally determined to kick this habit out of your life. Relapses always happen with every quit. Never stop quitting!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 211
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,110
Amount Saved: $1,266.00
Life Gained:
Days: 31 Hrs: 2 Mins: 15 Seconds: 4

TreepeoMay 15, 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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Hi TomF1,
 
Yeah, stuff like this happens.  During the first month of my quit, I avoided the back of our building like the plague, because that is where we all go to smoke.  If I had joined my friends as usual, I probably would have given in and started smoking, too.  Now, I can stand with them and am not really even be tempted, but getting to that point takes time.
 
The important thing is that you haven't given up, and that you threw that pack out.  You know the saying.  If at first you don't succeed, try and try again.  You'll get there. Have faith.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 137
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,425
Amount Saved: $411.00
Life Gained:
Days: 18 Hrs: 22 Mins: 37 Seconds: 16

TomF1May 15, 2017 @ 2:01 AM
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Well, I ran into a bunch of smokers and had a few smokes. First I stole one, then I asked someone if I could bum one. Then, pissed off at myself, I bought a pack on the way home. I just flushed them. I'm starting again. Sore Throat is worse, Headache.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/15/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 7 Seconds: 16

Just For Today

Emily, Quit CoachMay 12, 2017 @ 8:08 PM
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Hi TomF1,

Congrats on being smoke free for 1 week! 

Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. Hope you have a great evening celebrating with some great music.

Emily 

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wimporswimMay 12, 2017 @ 6:38 PM
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Way to go TomF1 - In my first month I really liked turning up, and singing along (loud) to Humble Pie's "30 days in the hole". I got the idea from GotTo to challenge my addiction to "bring it on" and that was my way of doing it. Congrats on making it through week 1!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 129
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,870
Amount Saved: $1,578.96
Life Gained:
Days: 26 Hrs: 3 Mins: 47 Seconds: 28

TomF1May 12, 2017 @ 4:29 PM
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Thank you all for your support. It helps knowing others got through it before me. Saw the doctor, yup I got a sore Throat and a pulled upper back muscle. And I'm still pacing, I keep forgetting I was Supposed to be doing something, ummm, what was it, work maybe? Just noticed, once I get through today/tonite, it'll be a whole week. Or ahole week. Now I remember they used to call it Hell week. Maybe I'll play some AC/DC to celebrate.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 6
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 150
Amount Saved: $72.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 6 Mins: 38 Seconds: 19

Just For Today

manderson4May 12, 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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TomF1, I didnt care much for the nicotine gum, I used the lozenges for the longest time then I tied the nicorette inhaler and it worked best for me with the patches.  Each person is different and you have to find what works best for you.  I hope your neck and throat are feeling better soon.  I hope it wont distract you from your quit.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 26
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,950
Amount Saved: $1,429.94
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 8 Mins: 13 Seconds: 25

One Down One to Go

TreepeoMay 11, 2017 @ 9:33 PM
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Yikes TomF1,
 
I hope your neck gets better soon.  There is nothing worse than hearing that Crack and then feeling the pain come on.  So frustrating.
 
I know it's hard, but hold onto your quit.  Remember that the first few weeks are the hardest, so you are in the thick of it.  But you are doing it, which is great.  And you can keep it up.  If you have to pace, fine.  Go for a walk, play a game, read a book, or curl up and go to sleep.  Whatever will get you though it. It will get easier with time.
 
It's lousy that we have to suffer at the beginning of our quits.  But I told myself, what's a month of pain as compared to a lifetime of gain?  And that is my mantra.  Get through the first month and you are more likely to stay smoke free for life.
 
Feel better, and keep in touch.  You truly are stronger than you think you are, and you can do whatever you set your mind to. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 134
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,350
Amount Saved: $402.00
Life Gained:
Days: 18 Hrs: 10 Mins: 54 Seconds: 10

TomF1May 11, 2017 @ 1:19 PM
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Working on day 6, i'm having a hard Time believing, but its working. Nope. Struggling, caught myself pacing in circles. I gave up on the nic gum, so first day with no nrt. Sore neck, musta damaged something and now I go a sore Throat too. I'm off to the doctor.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 125
Amount Saved: $60.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 1 Mins: 34 Seconds: 41

Just For Today

TomF1May 09, 2017 @ 6:57 PM
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Thank you Paul, yes still not smoking. I hurt my neck today. Lots of tension. All I did was stand up, stretch and I got a big CRACK in my neck, felt it all the way down my spine. Been getting worse since then, sore and stiff neck. Advil helps a bit. Hope it gets better. Hope everyone else is having a good smoke free day.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 75
Amount Saved: $36.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 17 Mins: 41 Seconds: 14

Just For Today

Paul, Quit CoachMay 09, 2017 @ 6:49 PM
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Hi TomF1,

Good to see that you're still quit and that you're letting your friends know. That extra support is nice to have. Hopefully your energy level during your workouts comes back soon, maybe even today. The first week is often extra tiring, as I'm sure you've experienced before.

Let's all get through the rest of today and celebrate another victorious smoke free day.

Keep the quit everyone.
Paul

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TomF1May 09, 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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Working my way through day 4 :) I just told a couple friends. People who knew I'd quit 100's of times. They said Congrats, keep going. My workout was really hard last night, like something had sapped all the energy out of me. Too much food. Gotta stay away from sweets and deserts.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 75
Amount Saved: $36.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 16 Mins: 17 Seconds: 24

Just For Today

JeyanMay 09, 2017 @ 9:05 AM
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Wow TomF1. 3 days already!! Good for you!! Keep it up!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 205
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,050
Amount Saved: $1,230.00
Life Gained:
Days: 30 Hrs: 4 Mins: 37 Seconds: 58

NewoportunityMay 09, 2017 @ 7:12 AM
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Hi tomF1
 
Congrats in your 3 Smoke free days, you did it! Every day it will be easy as soon you remember what you want.
Keep Strong Focus in your Quit, drink a lot water when you miss it, it helps a lot.
Try to start thinking as a Non Smoker.
 
You can do it.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 701
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 42,060
Amount Saved: $18,927.00
Life Gained:
Days: 112 Hrs: 22 Mins: 33 Seconds: 51

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

TomF1May 08, 2017 @ 9:23 PM
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Still not smoking. Almost Through day 3. So many tries I lost count, I haven't made it through day 3 in a long time. Gonna go to the gym, exersize then try to relax, whirlpool, pool, stream room :)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 75
Amount Saved: $36.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 13 Mins: 40 Seconds: 14

Just For Today

Nadia, Quit CoachMay 08, 2017 @ 3:36 PM
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Hello,

Glad to see everyone supporting TomF1. 
TomF1, congrats on making it to Day 3. Remember cravings do go away and you can do this.
Continue to take it One Day at a Time....we are all rooting for you. 

If you need to speak to a quit coach, feel free to call us at 1-877-513-5333.

Have a great rest of the day. 
Nadia, Quit Coach
JeyanMay 08, 2017 @ 2:39 PM
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TomF1, great news!! Keep at it.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 204
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,040
Amount Saved: $1,224.00
Life Gained:
Days: 30 Hrs: 1 Mins: 55 Seconds: 35

NewoportunityMay 08, 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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Hi TomF1
 
 You can do it! Be strong, and as you know the cravings pass...
We are here for you!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 700
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 42,000
Amount Saved: $18,900.00
Life Gained:
Days: 112 Hrs: 19 Mins: 29 Seconds: 39

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

TomF1May 08, 2017 @ 9:12 AM
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I made it through day 2, working on day 3. Back to work, a little confused, struggling with cravings. But I'm not giving in. Hope y'all have a good day 😃

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 50
Amount Saved: $24.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 11 Mins: 23 Seconds: 56

Just For Today

TomF1May 07, 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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Thank you, it has been a journey. I'm just hanging around not smoking 😳

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25
Amount Saved: $12.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 7 Mins: 32 Seconds: 27

Just For Today

manderson4May 07, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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TomF1 glad to see you are back.  Quitting smoking is a journey.  And the only time you fail at this is when you give up trying.  Good Luck with your Journey it can be done.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/16/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 21
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,575
Amount Saved: $1,154.95
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 12 Mins: 33 Seconds: 41

One Down One to Go

TomF1May 07, 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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Thank you MudMan, glad to see you're still here! I didn't sleep well. I'm working on day two. Trying to stay positive 😃

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25
Amount Saved: $12.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 7 Mins: 5 Seconds: 25

Just For Today

Mud ManMay 07, 2017 @ 4:36 AM
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Hey TomF1 its Mud Man 
 
"Welcome Back" This Time Your Going To Succeed.
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/9/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 545
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 16,350
Amount Saved: $8,502.00
Life Gained:
Days: 101 Hrs: 14 Mins: 4 Seconds: 17

Your Friendly Neighborhood MUD MAN

TomF1May 07, 2017 @ 1:03 AM
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Thank you for the welcome. Made it through day 1. I need sleep but don't feel sleepy.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25
Amount Saved: $12.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 5 Mins: 24 Seconds: 44

Just For Today

Jennifer, Quit CoachMay 06, 2017 @ 10:56 PM
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Good Evening TomF1,

We know you'll succeed, it's the members like you that try and try that eventually find success....we're glad to see you here and know that we're here to support you all the way...

All the best,


Jennifer, Moderator

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NewoportunityMay 06, 2017 @ 8:29 PM
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Welcome back TomF1
 
It is never too late to go back at the quit zone. And yes I remember you. You were here back then when I started my journey. I am happy that you are trying again. 
Smoking is not the solution. You can do it, stay strong!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 699
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 41,940
Amount Saved: $18,873.00
Life Gained:
Days: 112 Hrs: 13 Mins: 6 Seconds: 39

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

TomF1May 06, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
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1/2 way thru day 1. So good so far. Alternating nic gum or mints or regular gum. Been a busy day. Don't feel like cooking or eating, maybe I'll take myself out for dinner. For anyone here who remembers me, yes, I've tried a hundred times before. My older brother passed away last fall. His birthday was this week, miss him a lot. When I called my sister, she asked if I'd quit yet. Felt bad, so I'm quit again. I'll check in later :)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 5/6/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: $0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 4 Mins: 11 Seconds: 26

Just For Today