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JeyanOct 30, 2017 @ 12:50 PM
Posts: 511
Joined: Nov 24, 2014 (9:56 AM)

Age: 39
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Working
Hobbies: Walking, Roller skating, yoga, family
Congrants doingitforme. Great decision to quit!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 379
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,790
Amount Saved: $2,274.00
Life Gained:
Days: 55 Hrs: 18 Mins: 36 Seconds: 32

Vix1976Oct 29, 2017 @ 8:54 PM
Posts: 302
Joined: Aug 16, 2017 (5:52 PM)
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Great job doingitforme! It’s hard but gets easier and so worth it. Kick up the fight!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 47
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 705
Amount Saved: $507.60
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 8 Mins: 27 Seconds: 41

doingitformeOct 29, 2017 @ 7:46 PM
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 27, 2017 (5:29 PM)

Age: 46
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Building Maintenance
Day three of the New me. Urges to give in were pretty strong today but I managed to fight them off. This was the first weekend without the habit so I knew coming into it that it was going to be difficult. I ended up doing a lot of things that used to be triggers for the smoking...long drive on Saturday, outside work today...but I pushed through them all and remained smoke free. Made plenty of use of my NRTs.
Anyways, just wanted to let you all know that I am hanging in there and while there are many curves in the road ahead of me, I am sure that I will be able to make it the distance this time.
Night all and thanks. 
Vix1976Oct 28, 2017 @ 11:27 AM
Posts: 302
Joined: Aug 16, 2017 (5:52 PM)
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hi doingitforme, Like others have said we’ve all tried and failed, the important thing is you’re back and committed to yourself and your quit! There is lots of positivity here and we’re all willing to help if we can. Wishing you all the best in. Your quit!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 45
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 675
Amount Saved: $486.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 5 Mins: 21 Seconds: 59

NewoportunityOct 28, 2017 @ 9:02 AM
Posts: 1212
Joined: Jun 08, 2015 (5:13 PM)

Age: 47
Gender: Male
 
Welcome back.
 
Look you are not the first one to Fail and relapse, I quit long time ago for about 2 years and then was a going back and fort, until I get tired that I was doing it again. Start from 0 again and again. 
 
The secret is  to be prepare, identity why you are doing it and how cab you replace that moment to get rid of of that urge.
 
I had to quit or else. had 30 percent of Breathing Capacity Damage for smoking, my legs had no power,and paying everywhere. Couldn't stop coiffing etc.
 
I am free of this Demon Addiction 
 
Is all about to learn how to leave with out it, is possible, just don't do it.
 
Good luck, you can do it!
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 873
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 52,380
Amount Saved: $23,571.00
Life Gained:
Days: 140 Hrs: 15 Mins: 29 Seconds: 31

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

OceanOct 27, 2017 @ 11:42 PM
Posts: 1182
Joined: Jan 26, 2010 (5:34 PM)

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Educator
Hobbies: Family, Reading, Music, Outdoors
Hello Doingitforme,
 
We should have a little party for everyone who fell off the horse and was afraid to get back on.  I'm just back after multiple relapses, so you're not alone.  Wishing you courage on the start of this permanent (learned our lesson), quit.
 
Congratulations,
Ocean 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/30/2017
Smoke-Free Days: -1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -25
Amount Saved: $-14.76
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -9672

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

TreepeoOct 27, 2017 @ 11:33 PM
Posts: 768
Joined: Dec 27, 2016 (2:00 AM)
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
Hi doingitforme,
 
It's nice to meet you.  I am glad that you are making another attempt to quit smoking.
 
You know, when you're young, you think you're gonna live forever.  You don't really think about the consequences of your actions.  But as you get older, the body starts to rebel, and you realize, hey, life is precious.  And I'm blowing it big time by smoking.
 
You quit once before, so you know you have what it takes to quit again.  And I am really happy to hear that you are finding the NRTs helpful.
 
You might want to try reading some of the things on this site, because there is some really helpful information here.  And feel free to post as often as you like.  We are all in this together, and together we are going to succeed in staying smoke free for the rest of our lives. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 303
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,575
Amount Saved: $909.00
Life Gained:
Days: 41 Hrs: 17 Mins: 29 Seconds: 35

Sarah, Quit CoachOct 27, 2017 @ 8:41 PM
Posts: 247
Joined: Jan 22, 2015 (1:16 PM)
Hello doingitforme, and a sincere CONGRATS on day #1 of your quit, or as you put it, your "run for freedom!" 
You have a really solid plan in place: prep work, support and nicotine products - all really great tools as you acheive success as a non-smoker. 
The feedback on the inhaler is often that people really like mimicking the hand-to-mouth motion of smoking, all while giving you nicotine to help with cravings & withdrawl.
Sounds like you have some very important reasons to quit & stay quit, and you are highly confident too. We are here for you every step of the way! Remember, if you want to chat with a quit coach, you can call the Smokers Helpline (we are open 7 days a week) at 1-877-513-5333.
Take care!

Sarah
doingitformeOct 27, 2017 @ 6:53 PM
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 27, 2017 (5:29 PM)

Age: 46
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Building Maintenance
Hi everyone. I am back again. 
I quit 5 years ago and managed to make that last for 10 months before I had a relapse and fell back onto my old ways. Now, after 5 long years and countless dollars and nails later, I am making another run for freedom.
A little about me; I started smoking when I was 15. I have been smoking for the past 31 years, sometimes more, sometimes less. I have tried quitting many times, sometimes lasting for a couple of days to the last time being a record for me of 10 months. Recently, after a trip to the doctor for bloodwork results,  he informed me that I really needed to quit smoking. And it wasn't the typical doctor speech, he was dead serious this time. Now don't get too concerned, I was not diagnosed with anything bad, but bad cholesterol levels were on the way up and good was going down. He explained to me that because of my smoking and my age(46), my liver is not able to process things the way it used when I was a bunch younger. Overall, I am in pretty decent shape considering the way I have lived a large portion of my life. Blood pressure is good, eat fairly healthy, in overall good health...other than the cholesterol. So here I am. 
Today is the first day of the new me...feel like I have said that before...The last cigarette I had was Thursday October 26, 2017 at 1830. I have been on the Step 2 patch since Wednesday morning and supplementing that with the inhaler. The cravings have not been too bad since yesterday, probably because I am using the NRT as my nurse recommended.I am finding that the inhaler is very handy to replace the old hand to mouth motion that is so entrenched in my smoking. I began cutting back on the smokes on Tuesday after I saw my cessation specialist. Where I would normally have anywhere from 16-20 a day, went down to 8 on Tuesday, 5 on Wednesday and 8 on Thursday. BIG change for me. But the NRTs are helping.
Anyways, just wanted to say hi to everyone and I am looking forward to hearing from others out here and to give support to anyone that I can. I know there is a long road ahead for me and this time I am going to make it stick.