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  1. G’day NOPE .....Not One Puff Ever.... (replace Ever with Min Hour Day as required!)
    8 points
  2. Honestly I don't know Cristobal, I've not chatted with him or seen any of his post. However, according to the calendar, Cristobal is 8 years smoke free today. That is an awesome achievement and an inspiration to all newbies. So let's celebrate this anniversary, Congratulations Cristobal!
    5 points
  3. Huge Congratulations to you both ....8years is Inspirational....
    5 points
  4. Congratulations Cristobal and to your wife as well
    5 points
  5. Congratulations on 8 years smoke free, Cristobal. Thanks for all the support that you have given fellow quitters over the years.
    5 points
  6. Maybe you are waiting for an epiphany or for something to happen in order to jump start your quit. If nothing's going on to really motivate you, take Boo's advice and quit cuz it's the right thing to do. Boo is right. Do it cuz it's the right thing to do. You'll thank yourself for it some day in the future.
    5 points
  7. I haven't Jillar, I'll send her a PM now.
    4 points
  8. I've been wondering about her too @JohnQ. Have you tried sending her a pm to check on her?
    4 points
  9. Does anyone know what's happening with Michelle @idontsmoke ? She used to be very active however she hasn't visited Quittrain for about a month now I think. Hope she's ok.
    4 points
  10. Because in your mind, you are not ready to accept the reality of the consecequences of your addiction. Unfortunately, many of us chose to ignore the reality of what smoking was doing and smoked for way to many years. We are now experiencing the consequences of our addiction. I smoked for 42 years thinking the benefits outwayed the consequences. The older I became, the fear, shame and health issues all became too real. The only thing the members of this forum want, is the opportunity to save another person from the consequences of smoking. Stick around and get to know us. There is wonderful friendship and lots of help here!
    4 points
  11. Not one puff for Thursday...
    3 points
  12. So sorry to see this Margee, I thought you fit in fine. Hope you decide to try again.
    3 points
  13. @Margeetx, Anyone and everyone can fit in on this Quittrain. Hope you decide to jump back on the train some day, there's always a seat here for you.
    3 points
  14. Hello Matthew, First of all, there's not just 1, there are hundreds of meaningful reasons to quit smoking, and every smoker knows them, I'm sure you do too. But all smokers choose to ignore those reasons so that they can continue smoking. I quit and failed many, many times in the past 40 years. The willpower slowly faded away and the many great reasons got replaced by pathetic excuses as the "cravings" get stronger and stronger. The reason you're having a hard time quitting smoking is not that you're lacking willpower or you don't have a good meaningful reason to quit. The reason for failing is the lack of understanding what smoking is all about. It's not just a bad habit, as Doreen already indicated: it's an addiction People don't smoke because they enjoy it, people smoke because they're addicted to Nicotine and they need to feed the addiction, period. For me personally, educated myself is the reason for my successful quit so far. Once I learned about the addiction, I was able to overcome all the cravings (physically and mentally) without relying on "willpower". My only advice is educate yourself about the Nicotine addiction, there are many great materials on this site in the static posts as well as links to other great resources. The understanding about this nasty addiction will enable you to quit much easier than relying on "willpower". Start with the post on "How Nicotine works", then slowly go through all the other materials, the more you read, the better understanding you have, the easier it is to quit. Welcome to Quittrain, hope you stay and enjoy the ride.
    3 points
  15. Welcome Margee! Hope your first quit days have gone off smoothly. Congrats on taking your health back into your own hands! You know that stopping smoking will do you so much good and reduce your risk profile for all the terrible diseases....so yay!!! And you already know you can do it. Yes, do watch the Joel Spitzer videos to arm yourself with information that will help you stay the course during the beginning days. It's like having your own counselor on recording. Browse the forum. Read as much as you can to stay informed. There are some awesome tobacco documentaries to blow your mind and deepen your resolve to make it through the first days. And games to keep you occupied if you are bored or having a crave. Best of luck on your new quit journey! You got this! We are here to support you.
    3 points
  16. Wow!!...There is a first time for everything ..!!!! Matthew... You came here asking for help .... Help comes in many ways ....some give hard facts ...thier experience,s.... Some come along and slap you with a feather.... It doesn't matter as long as you get help in your Nicotine Addiction .... If you don't need my help ..that's ok ....take what you need , and leave the rest .
    3 points
  17. Perhaps the simple answer is you're just not ready to quit yet. I'm guessing that not many people are successful at quitting if they can't find the motivation to do so. Hope you find that answer soon.
    3 points
  18. I am here too , Covid 19 has made life dull .. I am always looking for vaccine news these days
    3 points
  19. We're under there I just made you say "underwear"!!
    3 points
  20. @reciprocity It looks beautiful. I can't believe it is still warm up there. I bet she is a real beauty (your daughter - not the boat)!
    2 points
  21. Congrats, @Cristóbal! Eight years quit!!! Hope you are celebrating this extraordinary achievement! KTQ!!
    2 points
  22. Helping the kids haul the boat out of the water for the season. it was so nice out, we couldn't resist going for one last rip on Lake Ontario, just off of Niagara On The Lake! Can't believe my daughter was doing the driving! @Boo take heed; I can remember changing her diapers and reading her bedtime stories and even playing doll-house with her. It happens fast so, relish the moments! Glad I still have a few more to come!
    2 points
  23. Congratulations, this is an epic quit.
    2 points
  24. I like Johnny5. It always cracks a smile for me whenever I see that fist pump baby, especially whenever he makes a serious post.
    2 points
  25. G’day NOPE .....Not One Puff Ever.... (replace Ever with Min Hour Day as required!)
    2 points
  26. And who knows, maybe you'll be presented with an opportunity that is contingent on not smoking. Then you'll be so glad you did it "just because"...for you.
    2 points
  27. Welcome aboard Bope, Congratulations on your quit. I don't understand why people would want to vape. The vape is a mist which is moisture. Water and moisture are not meant to be in your lungs at all. Are you looking to vape because you need the nicotine or need to feel like your still smoking. If you're doing it for the latter then you're just giving in to the junkie mentality. You have to commit and keep the faith. Things will get better just believe in the process
    2 points
  28. I think willpower and motivation are overrated. Much of the time you see what the right thing to do is and you just do it. Quitting smoking is the right thing to do...just do it. Commitment, a relentless commitment, is what you need to stop smoking. With a firm commitment, it doesn't matter if you're riding high or just punching the clock and putting in the work. Commitment will carry you through any and all challenges. Commitment is a firm foundation you can build on. Motivation is unreliable and fleeting.
    2 points
  29. Changing your routines is a big thing when it comes to conquering cravings. This will help by getting your mind off of smoking because it will be processing things in a whole new order without cigarettes. You can beat the nicotine monster just like we all have. It's a little uncomfortable at first by the rewards are so worth in the long run. You got this and we will be here to help support you along the way.
    2 points
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