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BKP last won the day on October 7 2020

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    California
  • Quit Date
    11.22.2015

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  1. Linguist thoughtlessly swore around kids BDWST
  2. Wednesdays are popular hump days. RMULG
  3. I'm awake, I'm awake!
  4. Sorry about this awful news Linda. I know you can defeat the urge to smoke. You've become so much stronger and more confident over the last few months. Hang in there and honor your friend's situation by keeping your amazing quit.
  5. Just got a hiking permit for Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the U.S. (outside of Alaska). Hoping the weather and avalanche conditions cooperate. I have a feeling there won't be any smokers up there.
  6. The prospect of quitting for the rest of your life can seem like an incredibly formidable undertaking. I suggest you set a less daunting and more achievable goal. When I first quit, my intent was to surpass my previous longest quit of 3 weeks. When I eventually got to that goal I recognized that could keep it going a while longer and reset my sights on 3 months smoke free. Set a target that doesn't seem so grueling. You can then reevaluate once you hit your target. Eventually you'll build up enough time that your quit becomes too valuable to just throw away. "A jou
  7. Jeff That type of attitude is just setting yourself up for failure. You're saying that if you have more quit days this year than last that would be good. You are giving yourself permission to smoke as long as you do better than before. It seems like you stress out because the big picture of never smoking again feels too overwhelming. I felt that anxiety too. Eventually I realized that I had to focus on short-term goals and cast aside the goals that were too consuming. Just get through each day for now and acknowledge that each day is a success. You'll get there if you take
  8. "The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow" - Robert Tew
  9. Yup. 22 miles off the coast of Southern California.
  10. Wow. Most people would be tossing those butts and never looking back after a COPD and lung cancer diagnosis. But it just goes to show how insidious this addiction is. The good news is that once you're able to recognize just how this addiction deceives you into believing you can't quit, you've won half the battle. We build up a wall of excuses that justifies continued smoking. It's time to tear down that lame-ass rationale and believe that you are strong enough to overcome each and every urge that comes your way. As you grow stronger, the addiction eventually grows weaker. The time for act
  11. Did a 4 day backpacking trip with my 20 year old nephew last week on the Trans-Catalina Trail. Very challenging hike with steep up and downs. Amazing scenery.
  12. Belated congrats Mac! One year is such a major accomplishment.
  13. Still on the train and the trail. However, I’m occasionally distracted by the thought of a Captain Morgan on the rocks for some reason.
  14. Jeff All you need to focus on right now is getting through that 24 hours you promised to remain smoke free. It gets overwhelming thinking about going through this day after day. Get through today and when tomorrow comes you can reassess if you want to toss your quit. Quitting often seems like a struggle without an end. All I can say is, there is an end to the daily grind. And once you emerge on the other side you'll appreciate just what an amazing victory you've achieved.
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    Beard

    Mr. Suave. Quita better keep you on a short leash.

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