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rosebud Nov 15, 2017 (10:37 PM)  


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Absolutely TSD1973. Way to go!!! You got this. Rosebud

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/16/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 701
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 14,020
Amount Saved: $5,748.20
Life Gained:
Days: 97 Hrs: 16 Mins: 3 Seconds: 29

PeterMac Nov 15, 2017 (08:06 PM)  


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way to go   TSD1973  .  

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 34
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 850
Amount Saved: $265.20
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 12 Mins: 5 Seconds: 54

Nadia, Quit Coach Nov 10, 2017 (10:20 PM)  


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It’s great to see everyone chiming in to support you and give words of encouragement to TSD1973.

This is really what Smokers Helpline is about... everyone sharing their own experiences and helping one another to be smoke free. 
Congratulations for being smoke free for 10 days and remember, we are all cheering for you!

Keep up the good work everyone! 
Nadia, Quit Coach

Newoportunity Nov 10, 2017 (04:17 PM)  


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Tsd1973
 
Nope, The Nicorrette quit mist, is good for me, it really control my addiction, it help me to stay smoke free for long, I still use it maybe 5 times a day. Most of the time I fight with the crave.
 
Also, I get rid of the urge of smoke after Lunch with some health snack Carrots! and eating a bit more healthy.
 
When I use the spray is like a I feel a hand in my Mouse and body for a about 30 seconds, then is automatic I can continue doing everything or nothing Normally.
 
One think must be sure: I want to quit for all in the world, when I discovered how addicted I was, my live change, when I realize the relationship with my smoking habit was making me very ill, I said: well I must made I decision or else!
 
I guess is all depend How much did use to smoke?
However, you manage to stay free for 10 day's is incredible, hang on the rest is easy, you past 1 week already, you have some experience is all about How to prepare you are at the moment of the crave.
 
I use to smoke 3 packs a day, that was insane. I can not hide that sometimes I feel to go and by a pack, but not when I notice that I have that feeling I fast change of though.
 
All the best, be strong


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 886
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 53,160
Amount Saved: $23,922.00
Life Gained:
Days: 142 Hrs: 19 Mins: 3 Seconds: 17

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

TSD1973 Nov 10, 2017 (09:02 AM)  


Joined: Oct 03, 2017
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Hi Newpoortunity, I did buy the spray to use for strong cravings but I’ve only used it twice....though I’ve felt the need many times. Unfortunately I just can’t stand the taste or burning sensation and it gives me instant heartburn. Did you find that as well? Congrats on how far you’ve made it smoke free 😊

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/31/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 10
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 100
Amount Saved: $67.50
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 0 Mins: 43 Seconds: 1

TSD1973 Nov 10, 2017 (08:55 AM)  


Joined: Oct 03, 2017
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Thanks everyone for your kind words and words of encouragement. It really helps me stay motivated. Had another few rough days as I ended up catching my kids flu but I made it though without running to the store for cigarettes. Today is day 10 smoke free. Have a great weekend everyone....can’t wait to see my counter reach as high number as some of yours and see others climb as well. We’ve got this 😊

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/31/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 10
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 100
Amount Saved: $67.50
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 0 Mins: 42 Seconds: 22

Vix1976 Nov 09, 2017 (10:01 AM)  


Joined: Aug 16, 2017
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Country: Canada
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Yay way to go tad1973!!!! You’re through hell week and talking back to that nasty nicodemon! We’ve all had those thought of thinking we can’t be happy without it or wanting to run to the store. Good job talking yourself down! Be proud and celebrate.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 57
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 855
Amount Saved: $615.60
Life Gained:
Days: 5 Hrs: 7 Mins: 58 Seconds: 35

Mud Man Nov 09, 2017 (01:05 AM)  


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Occupation: Retired from CN Rail
Hobbies: Riding My Harley
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"Congratulations TSD1973" One Week Done and easier days ahead Mud Man

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/9/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 731
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 21,930
Amount Saved: $11,403.60
Life Gained:
Days: 136 Hrs: 5 Mins: 7 Seconds: 58

Your Friendly Neighborhood  MUD MAN

Newoportunity Nov 08, 2017 (07:27 PM)  


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Welcome to helpline and Congratulations in your week smoke free, I hope you rest a bit after so much trouble, you manage 1 week free.
 
Just remember Not even a puff! ever.  Slowly Nic. Demon will be Less powerful.
Every day smoke free your body and mind start to clear up, it takes same time.
One day at the time, was for me the best defense, and some help of the spray for the cravings.
 
Good Job Keep the good work!
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 885
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 53,100
Amount Saved: $23,895.00
Life Gained:
Days: 142 Hrs: 11 Mins: 50 Seconds: 7

EVERY DAY IS A TRY, NEVER GIVE UP

Treepeo Nov 08, 2017 (07:01 PM)  


Joined: Dec 27, 2016
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Hobbies: reading, video games
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Hi TSD1973,
 
Wow, I must say that you impress the heck out of me!  I know how hard it must have been to resist the urge to go and get smokes for yourself.  That was part of your normal routine, and a way to comfort yourself, or reward yourself for coping with the children and their illness so well.  But you are serious about your quit, and you talked yourself out of it.  RIGHT ON, AND GOOD FOR YOU!!! You have guts and determination, and those are qualities that are going to help you to quit for good.  Give yourself a big pat on the back!  You deserve it.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 315
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,875
Amount Saved: $945.00
Life Gained:
Days: 43 Hrs: 8 Mins: 39 Seconds: 2

Ocean Nov 08, 2017 (04:43 PM)  


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Way to go!!!  TSD1973, we can all appreciate where you are and what you've won this week.  They don't call it hell week for nothing.  On top of it you managed a topsy turvy time with sick, needy kids.  Ahhh, I hope they're better and you can breathe a bit easier this week.  When things get tough, and you get through it anyway, you deserve a medal.  So here is my virtual medal for you!  Keep up with that motivation, and you'll sail through the rest of today.
Congratulations!
Ocean 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/3/2017
Smoke-Free Days: -24
Cigarettes Not Smoked: -600
Amount Saved: $-364.80
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 0 Seconds: -263986

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

Sophia, Quit Coach Nov 08, 2017 (03:33 PM)  


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Congratulations TSD1973!

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Jeyan Nov 08, 2017 (12:52 PM)  


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Hobbies: Walking, Roller skating, yoga, family
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TSD1973,Contrats on your 1 week! Great accomplishment!!! Like you said, Cigarettes and the nicotine are very cunning and are very good at drumming up even small issues to look like they are huge to stress us out to a point where we end up lighting one to satisfy the thirst of nicotine monster within. We need to take things lightly, and make sure we are healthy. If we are healthy and addiction free we can do any job and solve any problems in life. Good luck with your quit.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 388
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,880
Amount Saved: $2,328.00
Life Gained:
Days: 57 Hrs: 2 Mins: 29 Seconds: 23

lithan44 Nov 08, 2017 (12:06 PM)  


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That is amazing!!!   Isn't working through your cravings and being one week smoke free a great feeling?   I am so proud of you and your commitment.  It sounds like you are really using your toolbox of quit tips to help you - way to go!  Keep the quit - you absolutely got this!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/14/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 2643
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 26,430
Amount Saved: $13,215.00
Life Gained:
Days: 288 Hrs: 9 Mins: 43 Seconds: 14

Strength

TSD1973 Nov 08, 2017 (09:55 AM)  


Joined: Oct 03, 2017
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Hi there! Well I did it, I have a full week smoke free under my belt and I’m feeling pretty darn proud of myself. The first few days weren’t too dreadful but I’ve struggled the past 3 days. Two of my four children had a horrible 24 hour stomach bug (I got zero sleep those 24 hours) which really tested my will power. Normally I would head out for a quick smoke break in between snuggles and cleaning up vomit to deal with the mental and physical exhaustion of being the sole caregiver to 2 sick kids. There were moments when the urge to go to the store for cigarettes was overwhelming. My mind kept saying “it’s ok....go to the store...the kids are sick....you’re tired and need to cope....you can quit again later”. I decided to talk back to “Mr. Nic” as many of you on here mentioned. I kept repeating the mantra (that I also learned on here) not one puff ever! It worked and is still working. I also kept reminding myself that there are always going to be stressful moments in my life. I need to retrain my body and mind to deal with stress without cigarettes. I reminded myself of the 13 years I had smoke free before my two and a half year relapse. When I started that 13 year journey I couldn’t picture my life without cigarettes, couldn’t picture having a fun life without cigarettes....mostly I couldn’t picture a time where the thought of wanting a cigarette wasn’t constantly in my head. It did happen though. Life went on and one day....about a month into being smoke free....I realized I was happy, having fun and hadn’t thought of a cigarette in over a week. So as I embark on this new journey with the “not one puff ever” rule in my head (so very important because that “just one puff” I had, led to almost 3 years of smoking again) I will remind myself of those 13 years. I will get there....I will get through this rough patch....and I will live life happy and smoke free....without Mr Nic being a constant nagging voice on my shoulder 😊.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/31/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 80
Amount Saved: $54.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 20 Mins: 7 Seconds: 58

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