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Kicked Off Jan 27, 2013 (11:49 PM)  


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Hey Zig,
 
Congrats on getting through Hell week.
 
Heck week was a little easier for me. You're doing great. Keep going and don't look back.
 
Best of Luck.
 
Kicked OFF 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/7/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 20
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 500
Amount Saved: $37.50
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 18 Mins: 4 Seconds: 7

For2itis Jan 27, 2013 (03:09 PM)  


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Congratulations on getting through Hell week Zig! That is the the toughest part of the climb....you've proven you can get past the nicotine withdrawal and that's a huge accomplishment. Be proud, stay strong and committed to what your doing...regularly remind yourself of the reasons why your doing this and the daily benefits you're getting from not smoking. Even though your friends Jaxon and silverlake went silent, it doesnt mean they've given up...maybe they are facing the struggle in a different way...lets hope for their success too. One barometer that i like to use is to find targets that are ahead of me in the process. I know for sure they are successful and that what I'm going through today, they have already accomplished it and beaten whatever challenge was thrown their way. That's a great inspiration regardless of whether they quit a week, a month or years before I did. I use that as a reminder that I want to be there too and I can do it....so can you....keep at it Zig!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 21
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 294
Amount Saved: $117.60
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 11 Mins: 22 Seconds: 3

If Only just one  

Samantha, Bilingual Moderator Jan 27, 2013 (12:03 PM)  


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Congratulations on making it through week 1! Good on you! Be sure to reward yourself and continue to work hard! 


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zig Jan 27, 2013 (11:53 AM)  


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Hi all
 
Well hell week is over!!! As I move in to my second week of being smoke free witch  here at SHO is called Heck week. (Its nice to say week instead of day) Is this week going to be as long as last week? Because they named last week right thats for sure. I guess at the end of next week, I will know wi its called heck week. Last week was a crazy week. I lost two people that we all started the quit on the same day. For two day we were chating back and forth, other people were supporting us it seem great.  But as I am leaning people slip and when they slip there are not in the chat any more. These habit is evil Zig
 
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/20/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 7
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 98
Amount Saved: $44.10
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 5 Mins: 20 Seconds: 32

kitcanquit Jan 26, 2013 (11:16 AM)  


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Way to go Zig you're just about through hell week.  You are doing a great job at fighting those cravings.  It's good that you are posting a lot and keeping us in the loop.  It sure helps to have someone here when you need it.  You are right, next week is heck week but I think you'll do an amazing job at that challenge also.  Keep up the great work.  And remember N.O.P.E.


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/3/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 115
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,875
Amount Saved: $1,380.00
Life Gained:
Days: 14 Hrs: 2 Mins: 5 Seconds: 28

Wavylocks Jan 26, 2013 (09:19 AM)  


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Hi Zig, good for you, you've made it 6 days! Almost through hell week. You're right, there's a lot of 'sneaking around' when we smoked. I would have to go in the garage, or sneak around a corner at work, on and on,,,I didn't want to admit it but I was ashamed that I smoked. I would get this attitude like "so what ,,who cares what they think" but I knew the truth,,,what I was doing was wrong, hurting my body and NOT looking cool anymore. I have been a rebel all my life and these days it's like I am finally 'growing up', learning how to live and deal with stress, good times and bad, without smoking. It's quite the journey but well worth the effort! All the best to you!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 11/1/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 86
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,290
Amount Saved: $619.20
Life Gained:
Days: 10 Hrs: 3 Mins: 7 Seconds: 33

Breathe,,,,

zig Jan 26, 2013 (08:45 AM)  


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Good  Morining SHO
I am heading in to a day 7 and I guess my last day of Hell Week. Well things are getting better I can breath much better. I don"t have this private little life going on that I didn't even know I had. Not that my family, friends or work colleague's didn't know that smoked but 80 cent of my smoking I was buy myself. At home after dinner if we were watching TV I would  sneak out for a smoke, at work on a break I would sneak out for a smoke. At a sporting event with my friends I would sneak out for a smoke. To come back after the smoke and I was out of the loop. I didn't notice this till yesterday and most of all I hate that I have done this to my family. What were they thinking of every time I did this to them. I missed a lot with every smoke.
 I will have a new topic to talk you you all about next week I was informed that next week is HECK WEEK  for me. I know I have to get by  today and I have to take it one step at a time. But I sure hope that I am talking  all to you about Heck Week and  weed less Wednesday and all. Wow this is a long post. I am going to stop and go look at some others out there . Again Thanks for all you support over this week I need it all
   Zig


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/20/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 6
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 84
Amount Saved: $37.80
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 0 Mins: 55 Seconds: 4

go mom go Jan 26, 2013 (08:21 AM)  


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Hi zig
Welcome to SHO and to heck week.
And good for you on comming this far.
Not as bad as hell week, but still some hard work, so keep your gaurd up.
This is the week where your mind can start playing nasty tricks on you , trying to get you to "have just one".  Don't be fooled by that zig, it is often the one smoke that causes people to loose their quit, and this is the week where those thoughts will be strong. Fight back, you have come this far, forge ahead no matter what.
Remember NOPE.
Not. One.Puff.Ever.
Have a great smoke free day, so nice to have you with us!
Best,
GMG
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/30/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 118
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 944
Amount Saved: $377.60
Life Gained:
Days: 14 Hrs: 10 Mins: 31 Seconds: 9

...you just might find, you get what you need...

Mirky Jan 25, 2013 (10:30 PM)  


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Keep it up zig your doing great,it does get easier,and yes week 2 is called heck week.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/6/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 19
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 570
Amount Saved: $205.20
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 1 Mins: 36 Seconds: 56

Your sacrificing nothing

zig Jan 25, 2013 (10:17 PM)  


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Hey All
Just about done day 6, with one day left to hell week. Hope I can make it pass Saturday and in to a new week. And I can give you guys a new topic beside Hell Week . Is there a name for week two? Any how thanks to all out there helping me get this far. Zig


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/20/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 70
Amount Saved: $31.50
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 23 Mins: 12 Seconds: 33

JJ37here Jan 25, 2013 (10:53 AM)  


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I have been smoking for 26years.  It has been part of my life longer than anything else.  I have quit because my Fiancée wanted to quit and I though a) do it together it will be easier for us and b) it would be so mean for me to keep smoking while he is quitting.  Currently I hate everyone!  I have little voices in my head one saying "you have made it another day and it was not that bad keep going!" the other voice says "just take a drag it will not matter" or"smoking was fun...bring it back. It is your only addition and everyone should have once vice." (wishing I drank coffee or tea or something)
Most the time i forget that I quit and it feels like I am just waiting for...well not sure...then i remind myself that I have stopped smoking forever.
I miss it and hope that feeling goes away!  I just try to notice all the good things....
1) my clothes and hair smell like the pretty perfume and soaps I spend money to buy instead of smelling like smoke by 10am.
2) No worries that my breath smell like smoke.
3) No feeling uncomfortable that I stink of smoke to the people around me.
4) I am not freezing my butt off outside in Ontario's -20 weather :)
 
I do not know if I will make it, i just keep thinking one day at a time...and yes I totally feel for anyone that was/is addicted to anything. 
My better half is doing great with his quitting...he make it seem so easy...smiling away all day long!!! He is 2 days ahead of me, proud of him!  But hate him all at the same time hahaha
Weekend is here hope we do not slip up. 
Fingers Crossed I make it through this "Hell Week"
Good luck to all of you....hopefully see you next week for my next phase of this new life i am trying to get :) 
 
 
 

zig Jan 25, 2013 (09:01 AM)  


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Hey all good morining.
 
As I head in to day 6 I hope I can make it thoutgh the weekend. I think I loss my two buddys Jaxson and slivercat. But I am sure all you vetrans are us to people falling off the train or quit.Two day left of HELL WEEK hope I am here on Sunday Zig  


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/20/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 5
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 70
Amount Saved: $31.50
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 21 Mins: 2 Seconds: 45

zig Jan 24, 2013 (10:42 PM)  


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Hey
Looking for Jaxon and slivercat we were all on the same day of the quit. So drop me a line.  Need your support Thanks Zig....


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/20/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 56
Amount Saved: $25.20
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 19 Mins: 21 Seconds: 41

zig Jan 24, 2013 (10:25 PM)  


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Hi all out there.
All most done day 5 it was very very tuff  a few times to day!!!  I am thanking this site again. I was on this site for both my breaks at work and not smoking on my break. How is my buddy jaxson did you make it past weedless Wed, I hope so. Just a few day to go and hell week is over. What do I call next week?Zig


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 1/20/2013
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 56
Amount Saved: $25.20
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 19 Mins: 18 Seconds: 59

Punam Jan 23, 2013 (08:48 PM)  


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Hi to all! Congrats on your decision  to quit smoking. You can do this! The first week is called Hell week for a reason LOL...but it does get easier and the fact that you can always come here for support and understanding will be really helpful. I've sometimes come here just to write my frustrations down, or to cheer myself up, and it truly does work. There are some terrific folks here, and some great tips to read through as well. Keep your quit going!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/23/2012
Smoke-Free Days: 31
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 899
Amount Saved: $348.81
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 10 Mins: 32 Seconds: 4

The only disability in life is a bad attitude

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