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kevinski Jan 17, 2013 (11:09 AM)  

Joined: Sep 09, 2012
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Age: 49
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Hobbies: Contemplating my excistence in the Universe and waiting for the mothership to bring me home

                   I am glad to see that you have not given up. I have slipped myself in my quit smoking journey. Remember, a slip is just that, a slip. Don't let it throw you off your objective. Try to move forward, from your slip, as soon as possible. The longer you take to get back into total abstinence, the more likely you are to give up, as it will erode at your inner resolve. Do not focus any time or energy into feeling guilty, about your slip. This is a total waste of your valuable resources, and will also erode, at your inner resolve to remain smoke-free. If you can, try to learn and understand, what happened to cause your slip. The "trigger". So you will be better prepared, to conquer, if you feel a possible slip coming on. When it happened to me, I just considered it to be a small part of my very big, quit smoking journey, I put my face into the wind, squared my shoulder's and never looked back. Stay strong, be vigilant, and most of all, believe. Also, remember N.O.P.E. Not one puff ever. That first puff has been the downfall of many a hard resolve.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/8/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 131
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,965
Amount Saved: $908.81
Life Gained:
Days: 19 Hrs: 9 Mins: 47 Seconds: 59

One day at a time.

Jennifer, Quit Coach Jan 17, 2013 (10:45 AM)  

Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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Good Morning Freedom52,
So glad to see you here getting right back to quitting! Know you're in good company - most people who've successfully quit have a number of bumps on the journey - the important thing is to take whatever you can i.e. what triggered smoking, what might help to avoid slipping, how you can best set up your environment to support your quit.....
Know you have our support and encouragement - you can do this!
Jennifer, Moderator

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team

DaddyB Jan 17, 2013 (10:15 AM)  

Joined: Nov 25, 2012
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Being a Grandpa, Father, and Husband, Music and Computers

Hey Freedom!!
So glad to see you jumping on the wagon again with the rest of us. Like my fellow quitters here at SHO, I'm sure you can win the battle this time. We'll be here for you one minute, hour, day at a time. I'm willing to bet that like most of us, you didn't become addicted after one had to work at it and cough your way through the tough spots...LOL. (Do you remember those days of being so determined to smoke you'd almost cough your lungs up rather than quit trying) Well, here we go again, but in reverse. Now we're going to suffer through a little withdrawl for a while for the big prize...a lifetime of breathing easy.
A quote for you and my SHO friends;
"Life is like a coin, you can spend it on anything you wish, but you can only spend it once" - Unknown
Hang in there my friend!
Daddy B.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/1/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 16
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 400
Amount Saved: $128.00
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 19 Mins: 51 Seconds: 41

Become Non Smoker Jan 17, 2013 (08:07 AM)  

Joined: Sep 19, 2012
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Age: 39
Occupation: Full time non smoker
Hobbies: Not Smoking anymore! :)

Good for you freedom, best of luck this time around!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/16/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 123
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,460
Amount Saved: $885.60
Life Gained:
Days: 16 Hrs: 4 Mins: 25 Seconds: 56

Keep calm, carry on

kas Jan 17, 2013 (07:26 AM)  

Joined: Nov 07, 2012
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Age: 46
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Non-Smoker
Hobbies: Anything Tobacco Free

Dear Freedom52,
Terrific news!  It's nice to have you back.  What method are you using?  Whatever the plan is, SHO will be here for you!  A Big hug to you and Warm Welcome Back!!!
Your Quit Buddy,

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/6/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 72
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 648
Amount Saved: $336.96
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 16 Mins: 35 Seconds: 12

Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain

Sammmy Jan 17, 2013 (07:21 AM)  

Joined: Oct 15, 2012
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Age: 40
Gender: Male
Country: Canada
Occupation: Planning Supervisor
Hobbies: Basketball, Weightlifting & Social Networking..

Freedom, I am sure your observant enough to know what went wrong the first time and know what your supposed to do to conquer the first couple of weeks.  Be kind and patient with yourself and know we are always here for you.  Good Luck and keep us posted!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/15/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 94
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,880
Amount Saved: $752.00
Life Gained:
Days: 12 Hrs: 16 Mins: 32 Seconds: 22

Only the strong survive!

Joshua1980 Jan 17, 2013 (12:36 AM)  

Joined: Oct 14, 2012

hi freedom. i guess we're in the same boat i had a major slip that lasted about 3 days but i still wasn't smoking as much as i was before i quit so i see it as that i made some progress. you might want to pick yourself up and try again. what ever you do don't quit quitting. if you have a bad day upset or stressed out what i would say F it i'm having a smoke but then i ask myself is cigarette worth it? what will a cigarette solve? how does a cigarette help the problem? i'm now going on day 2 without a smoke.
remember keep the quit, and as they say in A.A keep coming back
and don't for get N.O.P.E 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/9/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 144
Amount Saved: $14.40
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 0 Mins: 39 Seconds: 50

Freedom52 Jan 17, 2013 (12:09 AM)  

Joined: Dec 03, 2012
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Country: Canada
Hobbies: Bead jewellery, reading, baking

Good evening everyone,
Tomorrow begins my 'new day' .... again.  Been out of the loop and had a major slip that began a daily amount of cigarettes, smoking again. Not the usual but still 3-4 a day. So, I'm putting my best foot forward, thinking positive and trying to figure out where I went wrong the first time. Not looking forward so much to the 'hell week' again, but hoping that having been through it less than a week ago, that experience will lessen the shock somewhat yikes!  Hope everything is moving along well for everyone this week!


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