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Treepeo Sep 26, 2017 (08:29 PM)  


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Hi Newoportunity,
 
You were such a heavy smoker, and even though it was really hard, you managed to quit.  I am so happy for you!  You were in so much trouble with your breathing that thank goodness you were able to quit.  Now, you have the chance to live a much better life.
 
I give you a lot of credit, Newoportunity, because you worked really hard and stayed strong.  You should be really proud of yourself! 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 272
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,800
Amount Saved: $816.00
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 10 Mins: 39 Seconds: 27

Newoportunity Sep 26, 2017 (07:05 PM)  


Joined: Jun 08, 2015
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Hi Everybody
 
Is not hard for me to remember why I had to quit.  With 30 percent of briefing capacity DAMAGE DUE TO SMOKING, my legs did not have power, I was coiffing like a motorcycle, my clothes have hole on it.......
 
Since then I have to make a choice or else, I thank everybody here to be for me and encourage me to quit and keep the quit!
Been totally honest I was really Bad! So I know that is not easy if you don't try to quit!
 
One day at the time!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 841
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 50,460
Amount Saved: $22,707.00
Life Gained:
Days: 135 Hrs: 13 Mins: 27 Seconds: 29

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

Treepeo Sep 26, 2017 (06:00 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
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Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Doyle,
 
Hey, it happens.  We're human, after all, and this is one heck of an addiction to beat.  But you can do it, and you WILL do it.  Each time you slip, you learn something.  This is a journey and there's a lot of new stuff to figure out.  Hang in there, and good for you for trying again.  Never quit trying to quit, and one day it will stick. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 271
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,775
Amount Saved: $813.00
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 10 Mins: 18 Seconds: 55

Paul, Quit Coach Sep 26, 2017 (04:18 PM)  


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Hi everyone. Thanks for sharing Doyle,


Vix1976 speaks wisely. Let's hope that you are able to get back on track and see this as a blip on the screen and not anything more than that.

We're glad you called us, and that this morning started out well. Good planning on your part in saying you will call us ahead of lighting up, should those feeling come back. As time goes on, you will continue to develop other strategies that you might not have tried yet. The desire should eventually turn into a distant memory, just something that used to be part of your life. Your new smoke free life will hopefully be fuller, richer, and filled with freedom and opportunities that might not have come around had you not made this change.

Good luck with working out the details of your Champix program.

One day, one craving at a time everyone.

Paul


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Vix1976 Sep 26, 2017 (11:33 AM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Good plan to get back on track and get help. Don't let a slip turn into full on smoking again. You can do this Doyle. Be strong!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 195
Amount Saved: $140.40
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 6 Mins: 18 Seconds: 33

Doyle Sep 26, 2017 (07:42 AM)  


Joined: Mar 25, 2016
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hobbies: Hiking, Reading
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I smoked a couple of cigarettes yesterday.  They tasted aweful and were disgusting.  I can't understand why I let myself do it.  I called the helpline after, but from now on, I will really try to call BEFORE I smoke.  I talked to my pharmacist and he is going to let me know if we can go ahead and do another 3 months of Champix.  I have a month left but am panicking.  I feel good this morning - went for a nice walk and cigarettes are far from my thoughts.  Have a great day everyone!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/25/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 20
Amount Saved: $8.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 3 Mins: 23 Seconds: 17

Vix1976 Sep 24, 2017 (05:38 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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Good stuff Doyle. Keep up the good work!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 11
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 165
Amount Saved: $118.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 2 Mins: 25 Seconds: 53

Treepeo Sep 24, 2017 (01:09 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Doyle,
 
That's the spirit!  For sure you can do this.  Have faith.  I always say, A little bit of pain for a lifetime of gain. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 269
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,725
Amount Saved: $807.00
Life Gained:
Days: 37 Hrs: 3 Mins: 2 Seconds: 26

Sophia, Quit Coach Sep 24, 2017 (09:46 AM)  


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Kudos to you Doyle on your positive fresh new start, enjoy the smoke free summer climate day! Sophia, Quit Coach

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Doyle Sep 24, 2017 (08:19 AM)  


Joined: Mar 25, 2016
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hobbies: Hiking, Reading
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I am starting fresh and am positive in my quit.  I am not using any gum or lozenges and will wait for all nicotine to leave my system.  I've quit other things before and know that my Higher Power will help me with cigarettes.  I have regular chewing gum for now, but haven't craved yet.  I am trying to keep myself busy and am going for nice walk whenever I can.  The weather is so nice, it's finally summer!  So far so good.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/22/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 40
Amount Saved: $16.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 5 Mins: 43 Seconds: 28

Treepeo Sep 21, 2017 (10:52 PM)  


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Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Doyle,
 
I understand exactly what you are saying, because I was the same way for years.  I was really, really afraid of the pain and discomfort I would experience when I quit.  And in fact, the second last time I tried to quit, I didn't quite make it 2 days before I gave in.  But then I immediately thought, I have to try again this week, and I have to be willing to tough it out and go through whatever I have to do to make it stick.
 
Quitting really is a daunting thing to do.  It's never easy, not for anyone.  We just have to be prepared to tough it out, and do whatever we have to do to stay smoke free.  
 
At the end of my first month, I cried on and off one day, and couldn't go to work.  The next day, I was still crying.  I knew that if I gave in and had a smoke, I would stop crying and I could go back to work.  But that is not what I wanted for myself.   I wanted to be a non-smoker.   So I stayed smoke free, and I cried again that day, and lost another day of work.  But you know what?  After the waterworks on those two days, I was finally free.  It's like my body suddenly realized that I was not going to give in, and it stopped giving me so much grief.  I turned a corner, and every day got better and better.
 
Do whatever you need to do to stay strong, Doyle.  You can do this, you really can.  Believe in yourself. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 267
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,675
Amount Saved: $801.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 18 Mins: 28 Seconds: 2

Vix1976 Sep 21, 2017 (02:41 PM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
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That's how I was feeling earlier this week too Doyle. And it's so easy to give in and can be so hard to fight. But you CAN do this, be stubborn and get mad when that nicodemon starts talking. All he says is lies and nothing he says really justifies that smoke. And you're right a cigarette won't make anything better. It will cause guilt and more anxiety! Wishing you stregth to get through Doyle. Feel free to email me and vent or whatever you need, I'm here for ya!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 120
Amount Saved: $86.40
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 19 Mins: 29 Seconds: 45

Doyle Sep 21, 2017 (12:56 PM)  


Joined: Mar 25, 2016
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hobbies: Hiking, Reading
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I don't know how to explain it, but when I am struggling, it's like I start questioning my motivation and quit.  This morning, I am extremely anxious.  I know what needs to be done (to relieve this struggle), but it's like I'm paralyzed and don't take action.  I will definitely start carrying my list with me, that should help.  I will also make myself go for a walk.  Leaving my apartment seems impossible with this anxiety, but I must tell myself that a cigarette will change nothing and that my brain is just trying to work things out without the habit of smoking.  I'll also try calling the phone line.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/19/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 40
Amount Saved: $16.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 6 Mins: 9 Seconds: 43

Treepeo Sep 20, 2017 (08:32 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
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Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi Lillian,
 
You raise a very valid point.  It can be hard to stay motivated at times.  So I absolutely agree with you.  It is very important for us to remember why we wanted to quit, and what benefits we have experienced since quitting.  During my times of struggle, and there have been many, I thought long and hard about my reasons for quitting, and about all of the positive things that happened since I quit.  And it really made a difference in my attitude and motivation. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 266
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,650
Amount Saved: $798.00
Life Gained:
Days: 36 Hrs: 14 Mins: 50 Seconds: 34

Lillian, Quit Coach Sep 20, 2017 (11:59 AM)  


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Hello Members! Once you start a quit, it can become tough to keep it going. The routine and habit, stress, other smokers are all triggers to overcome and can be overwhelming. If you have not already done so, write down your reasons for quitting and carry it around with you. If you are feeling tempted, look at the list to help renew your commitment to staying smoke free. Hopefully it will include some of the things you like about being a non-smoker!! It might also be helpful to share some of those motivators with the community too. One minute at a time, you can do it, Lillian

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