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    Wishing all that travel on this wonderful train past and present.. Xmas greetings.. And a Happy prosperous 2018.... Thank you for a year of support, friendship,and alot of laughs... Love the Scouser !!!!
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    Airing of Grievances
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    OK.... take some deep breaths.... take many deep breaths and put your brain into gear before you put your gob into action! You know you can do it.... you did it before and you can keep on doing it..... Go find whatever you need to help you through this.... Kiss the dog, kick the OH, rant at the kids, but DON'T PUT A CIGGIE IN YOUR GOB AND SET LIGHT TO IT!!!!! KEEP THAT QUIT..... YOU WORKED HARD FOR IT... YOU DESERVE TO KEEP IT INTACT! Remember how much your mom hated you smoking the evil weed. Remember how it did for your dad.... JUST STOP IT NOW! CHOOSE LIFE.... choose YOU.
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    Merry Christmas Quit Train!!
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    I will come hear for support and just reading how other people cope gives you that help you need and it helps to no that you are not alone on this journey and ever one is so different but it’s good to talk it keeps you going on this quit train that everyone is on
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    Hi hope you well still going not had one yet felt very off for a few days but I tell myself I don’t smoke eny more and I need to do this for me and my family wishing you a happy xsmas and all the best for 2018 and I keep saying I can do this and good luck to all that have just started this hard train ride ????
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone on this train!
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    In this life I'm a woman. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months.... I could deal with that. Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid.... I could deal with that too..... When you're a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) whilst you're sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that. If you're a momma bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line... you swat them too. I could deal with that. If you're a bear, you mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat. YUP... gonna be a bear!
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    I could go on and on about being a pig but ........................ I'll spare everyone
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    Hi Jannet and welcome to our family I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds to me like your mother was lucky to have you there to make decisions for her that she could not at the time. And, I'm sure she would be very proud to know you are taking on this challenge to improve you own life! This is without question the best decision you could possibly make for YOU going forward. Rest assured, we are all here to support you as you find your way to freedom. Please feel free to come here and ask anything you want or just vent if that's what you feel like. We know exactly what you are going through as you quit smoking and we are here to support you in your journey. Understanding why you chose to smoke again and having a plan to avoid that happening again will be a key to your success going forward. This addiction we all share is a monster and will attack us at our weakest moments trying to draw us back into it's deadly clutches. Fight it Jannet! Fight it will all you have! Education about this addiction and your unwavering commitment are what is needed to find your freedom. NOPE is the only thing you need to do each and every day (Not One Puff Ever). Participating with other quitters is an important element in our quits I believe so please hang around and get to know us
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    The train ride might be hard at times Virginia but we are all taking the same journey and, our common destination is FREEDOM! I have found it really helps to communicate with other quitters. Others can be supportive to you but only another quitter really understands exactly what you are going through
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    Remember to read, read, read everything on this site you can. Look for the pinned threads at the top of the Quit Smoking Discussions page! Watch as many of the Joel videos as you can too. There's an entire library available to you here on a separate page. Education about this addiction + personal commitment + support from other quitters = success It is really very simple - just never take another puff ..... ever! This may not seem easy to do at first but once you understand and truly believe that smoking does nothing good for you, it becomes much easier. Focus on the positive things that come your way once you quit. There are all kinds of good things that start to happen the moment you stop smoking.
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    If there is a next time, please post an SOS before you smoke, not after!!
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    Albert, good for you to jump right back on the train. I’m sorry you’ll have to go through the tough parts of quitting again but that’s the consequence. You can do this, Albert! You must really want to- you could have just disappeared... but you didn’t. Now KTQ!!!
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    Well done on stopping again. Remember how you are feeling now. You will only feel that way again, if you choose to. Smoking is a choice. Choose not to smoke. Keep on keeping' on.
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    remember the lethargy the ugly coughs and the stains on your teeth running out of breath climbing two flights of stairs the self loathing the indifference and the numbness the dependence and the compulsion the frustration and the aggression the shame of doing it despite being fully aware of all of this and more And then remember the energy The pride in dealing with your problems The hope The strong will to live long and do things that matter to you The freedom Take a minute (or three ?) Think about this. It may seem irrelevant right now, but you'll see the point again in an hour, a day, or a week. Remember how bad that feels. You know both paths. You are strong enough. Make a choice you won't regret. (Remember how bad that feels?)
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    Merry Christmas to my quit train family!!
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    To all my new 2017 friends at Quit Train I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope 2018 delivers good health and happiness to all of us. Take time to relax and enjoy the season with family and friends - enjoy folks!
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    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year Quit Train. Have a great holiday season and may 2018 do right by you.
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    Being a superhero can be rough sometimes
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    This will be my 11th year in a row to miss Christmas because of work. So yes, Happy Festivus for the rest of us
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    Kizzy says NOPE too.... and she ain't no dope
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    You can do this....you just have to want it bad enough...take it one day at a time... Read everything you can here...come here for support...if I can after 52 years ..you can...
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    So sorry to hear you relapsed Albert. You got through that hardest 1st month so you know that you have the ability to quit. You just need to learn from this experience and make sure you don't get complacent again after the hardest part is done. Well done on posting a message to yourself in the pre-respond to your own SOS thread. You can also post up an actual SOS message to others while you read your own message. The key here is not what happened this time but what you learn from the experience and to carry that lesson forward into this quit. You CAN do this Albert. Stick around and let us support you in this journey.
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    Aww sad to read this Albert..but the good news is...you just get rtight back on the train and buckle yourself in... My advice to you is..stay much closer to the board...post more often...post a NOPE daily...this will help make your quit more solid... You know you don't want to be a smelly smoker . Read ,read,read more here...learn by your mistake.... You can do it.....
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    Today makes 5 days no smoking. This is my first time going this long without cheating with at least one. I feel determined and stronger this time. I thank God i have all you guys it really makes a difference????
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    Enjoy that mountain air, Latoya! Nice deep breaths and NOPE!
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    Just under the wire... NOPE!!!
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    Ehem, my apologies for the delay in saying THANK YOU! All you nutty, zany, wonderful people helped me achieve what I once thought was impossible, and I appreciate every one of you. Serious. For all of you new to your quit, I have this... It's simple to quit. Initially, it's not easy, but wanting it is all you really need. I'm not dismissing the anxiety or sleeplessness, etc., because I know it's real. All I'm saying is, if you want it, you'll have it. Dig deep, keep going, and one day, you'll wake up and it'll be 3 years since you lit up. And when someone drops you a note saying Congrats, you too might pause and think 'what'd I do?' because the smoking thing is long gone from your daily radar. I have a special shoutout - Nancy, thank you SO much for being the first to reach out your hand and welcome me to the group. I will be forever grateful for that act of kindness. For the rest of you newbies and old pharts...be well, play nice and Keep the Quit.
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    Great to see you noping OBM! That's the critical requirement to quitting for good - Not One Puff Ever
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    Bold (beauty happened 30 years ago) New Years Eve - go out or stay home?
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    Merry Christmas, everyone! wishing all of you nothing but the best in the years ahead!
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    Stay with us Latoya You will find you are no different than us. We all had to find our way and we all completely understand what you are going through. No one knows about quitting better than a quitter
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    "None of us are as smart as all of us."--Ken Blanchard
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    Quit Train®, a quit smoking support community, was created by former smokers who have a deep desire to help people quit smoking and to help keep those quits intact. This place should be a safe haven to escape the daily grind and focus on protecting our quits. We don't believe that there is a "one size fits all" approach when it comes to quitting smoking. Each of us has our own unique set of circumstances which contributes to how we go about quitting and more importantly, how we keep our quits. This is not an environment where anybody will be judged as we only exist to offer education, support and acceptance. Through education and sharing experiences, we can all help each other to keep this nasty, deadly addiction out of our lives. We all want the same thing; to stay smoke-free and enjoy our lives of living as a non-smoker and all of the health benefits and freedom that it offers. Anybody can quit smoking and anybody can stay that way. It's a matter of finding a good combination of education and support to expose the lies of smoking in a comfortable, come as you are environment. We welcome all with open arms and hope that you can make this your safe haven to take your freedom back and get on with the business of living life as a non-smoker. ------------------------------------- This is a post that Joel used to use quite often at the Freedom From Nicotine Message Board before they implemented their no relapse policy. While it's no longer used at Freedom, it's a very insightful and an excellent message for all of us, especially those who have relapsed and most importantly, mirrors our ideology concerning relapse. A special thanks to Joel for allowing us to use this. I tried freedom once, why bother trying again? Some past participants have shown a certain reluctance to return to Freedom after relapsing back to smoking. Many are embarrassed to come back admitting failure. Others feel they tried Freedom once, and, since they went back to smoking, its techniques must not have worked for them, so why bother trying the same approach again? Still others feel it is an inconvenience and an unnecessary commitment of time and effort considering they "heard it all before." The concept of returning after a relapse may seem embarrassing at first, but, the ex-smoker will probably see quickly he is not alone. Many people have had past quits prior to joining Freedom and understand the fragility of a quit. They will generally understand and accept the presence of repeaters enthusiastically. Relapsers offer a strong confirmation of the concept of addiction to our old members and to all new participants. They often openly share their past experience of how, after initially quitting, they came to a point of complacency which allowed the relapse to occur. They generally reflect back at their non-smoking period as a time where they felt emotionally and physically better, and then openly express the disgust and misery that the relapse brought on. Not only did it cause embarrassment, physical discomfort, and maybe even serious health complications, but also, it was putting them through quitting all over again. Their insights offer a valuable lesson to first time participants not to make the one tragic mistake that could lead them back to smoking and the need for quitting over again--taking a puff on a cigarette. As far as it being an inconvenience, while reading and posting may take a chunk of time out of a smokers life the first few days, in all probability, there is nothing a smoker has to do the week that he or she is stopping that is as important as quitting smoking. Failure to touch base daily with us because of conflicts of time with social or even professional commitments makes about as much sense as a cancer patient skipping life saving chemotherapy treatments for the same events. Missing an entire day because of prior time commitments may jeopardize the quitting process or the long-term maintenance of smoking cessation. This may cost the person his or her life. In the long run, it will probably be viewed as an error in judgment by the patient as well as any significant others who recognize what was put at risk and what was lost in the process. For those who feel that Freedom didn't work, the fact is that the techniques taught here didn't fail, the smoker's implementation did. Only one recurrent theme runs through Freedom: if you don't wish to go back to smoking--NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF! No one ever went back to smoking without disregarding that rule. Relapsing is an automatic admission that the smoker disregarded the basic principal taught at Freedom. As far as feeling that "I've heard it all before," being a relapser is evidence enough that the smoker did not hear it or comprehend it all before, or is the type of person who needs to hear it over and over again in order to keep believing it. Repeaters are people who have trouble initially accepting or keeping the concept of addiction alive. This trait is in all probability the reason why the ex-smoker originally relapsed, or maybe didn't stop at all the first time. He or she reached a point of complacency where it was believed that smoking could be controlled at an acceptable level. Smoking is an all or nothing proposition. The repeater must recognize the reason for the past failure and learn from the experience. Otherwise, he or she will be doomed to repeat it over and over again. If you have gone back to smoking, come in and try again. Once you quit smoking, do everything in your power to stay off. Come in for continued reinforcement and witness the mistakes of other past participants who got complacent. As far as addiction goes, it is much better to learn from others' mistakes than having to attend later due to your own. You just don't know whether you will ever have the strength, desire, or opportunity to quit the next time. In today's society, failing to stay off smoking carries long-term risks which include loss of social status, and respect of others; financial implications which range from supporting an addiction costing hundreds to thousands of dollars per year as well as possibly costing your job and career; and, most significantly, eventual loss of health, and possibly loss of life. Considering all of this, the choice to quit smoking and to stay off is an important one. To keep the ability to stay off smoking you need to always remember to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF! © Joel Spitzer, 2000
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QuitTrain®, a quit smoking support community, was created by former smokers who have a deep desire to help people quit smoking and to help keep those quits intact.  This place should be a safe haven to escape the daily grind and focus on protecting our quits.  We don't believe that there is a "one size fits all" approach when it comes to quitting smoking.  Each of us has our own unique set of circumstances which contributes to how we go about quitting and more importantly, how we keep our quits.

 

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