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indifferent Back Off The Smokes

Had a relapse. Had an accident.(Broken Femur). Couldn't cycle or do cardio.  Used it as an excuse to go back on the fags. Now I'm 90%  recovered, back cycling loops of Central Park and back at work full time I'm using that as an excuse to kick nicotine out off my life for good this time.. 24 hours off the smokes and feeling strong and determined. Give me strength oh Lord.

happy Nicotine Free Close to Two Years

I am so happy to announce that I've been off the smokes for nearly two years. Thank you Stop Smoking College. I appreciate it. My life is so much better now without cigarettes. 

happy NICOTINE FREE OVER A YEAR AND PROUD OF IT

I made it over a year of nicotine free living.  Including a trip to Ireland where every one and their Mother offer you a cigarette. I'm running faster and my days in general are more productive. Plus the money I'm saving Is a  bonus. Thanks to Stop Smoking College for definitely helping me too start nicotine free.

indifferent Different State More Cravings

In Pa. for the weekend.  Was in a bar last night with ashtrays all  over the place.  Everyone was smoking like chimneys.  It took a lot of  willpower not to succumb to the cravings I did.    Somehow I did it.I   feel like a gold medalist for not letting those butts beat me. I  guess hurdles like that reminds you that it's constantly work in progress.  Like there is no magic button you push that makes you never smoke again.  It's something that you have to constantly work on. You have to keep in the front of your mind  the rewards and benefits of maintaining a nicotine free life. I  also think it's ok to give yourself a pat on the back every once in a while once you've  earned it of course.

happy Life is Fine

 So much easier to twart the cravings the longer your off them.  The cravings I've  had today(2)  I'm so glad I didn't have them when I started to quit first. I  think having  nearly 8 months under my belt  helped me tremendously today.  Long Live Nicotine Free Lives.

happy Don't Fall For The, " Just One Fallacy."

I  firmly believe  that no matter how long you are off the smokes  you are still going to have to deal with cravings. I  read a very helpful article written  Terry Martin.   I've you've been off the smokes a while  you will definitely find this a helpful read.

http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/relapse/qt/justone.htm?nl=1

happy An Educated Quit is a Successful Quit

I subscribe to About.com Smoking Cessation and in my email today I got this little gem that I 'm sure will help anyone who decides to quit. Thanks Terry Martin. It's such a gem I feel compelled to share.


From Terry Martin, your Guide to Smoking Cessation
There is a saying that folks at the About.com Smoking Cessation support forum like to use:

An Educated Quit is a Successful Quit

It is the truth. Knowledge about what to expect gives you the ability to manage the ups and downs of recovery from nicotine addiction more easily. Be patient and apply yourself to the challenge one simple day at a time and you can succeed, just as others have.

Have a grateful week, all.

happy 7 Months Smoke Free and Delighted With Myself

I'm smoke free over 7 months and I'm so delighted with myself. It's amazing one of my toughest weeks in a long time was last week. Like four days out of the week I had aweful cravings. I hung in there thank God and proud to say that I'm still nicotine free. I just thought of the hard time and withdrawals that I went through. I never want to go through that again. I know one fag will bring me right back to where I was before I quit. My resolve is still strong to make my life nicotine free.

indifferent Clearwater Brought Back Cravings

I went to Clearwater Florida with my The Hot Little Redhead and I had a great time. I was feeling great that I was off the smokes a little over three months. I knew I'd be swimming and that I would have fresher lungs than I had the last time I swam, I mean I was positive and still firm with my resolve to quit smoking finally. But at night time when we hit the bar scene some of the bars allowed you to smoke. Those frequent cravings that you have when you quit at the start came rushing back to me. We had a friend that was with us who smokes and I was just glad that he didn't smoke my brand. I came close a couple of times but if it wasn't for The Hot  Little Redhead  who not only supports me a 100% but she gave me the inspiration to remain nicotine free. When I was talking to her about my cravings she said, "Dave you will be so proud of yourself when we fly back to New York that you didn't succumb to the cravings."  And you know what, she was right.

We have to talk about our cravings to somebody. So make sure you share your feelings with someone positive and that you think will give you just that bit of encouragement you need not fail and stay smoke free.

To The Hot Little Redhead thank you  Babe. You helped me more the you can imagine.

Still smoke free.

 

happy My lungs feel fantastic. Looking forward to cycling weather.


happy keeping the faith brothers and sisters


happy Feeling good.


happy Back on The Horse


happy Restarted Quit Smoking Program

Member164 had a relapse and restarted their Quit Smoking Program with The Stop Smoking College.

They aim to kick their 20 a day habit by using the following methods:

  • Willpower only

Their reasons for quitting include:

  • Better health
  • More money
  • To look and smell better
  • To save time
  • To improve their senses of smell and taste
  • To regain control of their life

happy I'm doing so good, I think I deserve just one!

One of the pieces of advise I got that I found really useful was this. When you're off the fags your mind plays tricks on you. You tend to say to yourself that you are doing so well off the cigarettes that you should reward yourself with one lousy cigarette. I mean you mind tells you what harm is it going to do. You feel a sense of entitlement, like you deserve JUST ONE! Not only does that undermine your goal to be nicotine free but it actually reinforces the very habit you are trying to break. So I have to remember that one cigarette that you put in your mouth that you think will do no harm you just might as well go out there and buy a cartoon of cigarettes because that is going to be the end result.

happy My Lungs Are Amazing

I am so happy with by running and cycling since I quit. I can feel the improvements in my lungs.  I've got the Stava App for my phone and I can see the difference in my speed and stamina so much so that it only reinforces my conviction to remain nicotine free.

happy Enrolled on Stop Smoking College's Quit Smoking Program

Member164 enrolled on the free online quit smoking program provided by The Stop Smoking College.

They aim to kick their 20 a day habit by using the following methods:

  • Willpower only

Their reasons for quitting include:

  • Better health
  • More money
  • To look and smell better
  • To save time
  • To improve their senses of smell and taste
  • To regain control of their life