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"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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8/2/11 11:11 P

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thanks, just want you to know that the first three days are difficult and then it gets easier and easier. Now if I can just lose the weight i gained.

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Hi there JAKS258, nothing unacceptable in your post at all. I've seen references to that site other places here on Spark and outside of it too. They have GREAT ideas and support there too for our addiction. In the meantime, I'll include you in my prayers that we all can break completely free of those coffin nails.

Blessings! and Welcome!

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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8/2/11 11:52 A

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Still trying to maintain weight after quitting, requitting, and quitting again. These things taste nasty, but seem to help with weight loss. Have gained 10 pounds since I joined spark people, but seem to have stabilized at that. Need to learn to chew gum or something. Don't know if its allowed to recommend another web site, but if it is, whyquit.com is a good one. Please let me know if this is an unacceptable post. thanks

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Welcome KAHLUAKEL, er....Kelly.

Our future is in our own hands. Together, we may actually be successful in kicking this once and for all!

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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8/2/11 3:31 A

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Hi, My name is Kelly. Like Patti, I would love to say I have quit smoking but that is not true. I have been smoking for 30 years and I too am fed up with the addiction. I have this horrible smokers cough, lack of breath, low energy and it's too damn expensive not only on cost but of course my health also. I average around 20 a day and recently received some bad news, I need partial dentures upper and lower because of gum disease due to....guess what? I have a gorgeous 4 y/o son and would dearly love to see his 21st. I have tried hypnotherapy but to no avail. Any support would be greatly appreciated.



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7/31/11 10:37 A

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Back on May 3rd and 4th, I outlined my plan on my blog. The first of two is here:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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nal_individual.asp?blog_id=4207819

Maybe some of these things might help you too.

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

G K Chesterton


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7/31/11 10:08 A

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I really do want to quit and I believe in my heart I have the will power,but as we all know it takes more. I am willing to give it my best if I have the ammunition to get started.Any great ideas? I am at a loss, if it is out there feel I have tried it..but am open for suggestions!
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Dear GA-PATTICAKE

It's in our heads. It's in our hands. It's also in our control....if we can crush the beast.

I'm 52, trying to quit too. I made it 6 days the last time, and plan to try again soon. Are you with me?

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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7/30/11 7:14 P

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My name is Patti. I would love to say I have quit smoking but that is not true. I have been smoking for 40 years and I am fed up with the addiction. I am tired of the smell, the cost,the cough,not being able to breath,no energy..everyone knows all the downfalls.
I have tried the patches, the pills,the gum,prescriptions,hypnosis,all of it and nothing has stopped the nicotine from taking control.
I hope and pray this team has some ideas that will work. At 61 I need to get my life back.

Thanks.

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7/25/11 12:22 P

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Hello everyone, I quit 2-2-2010 after smoking for 35 plus years. I quit on a whim, cold turkey and have maintained my quit through the quitnet.com. I still have my days where I would love just one but I know that one would lead me back to a pack a day. My quit mantras have been NOPE and One day at a time..........

I gained 30 pounds since I quit and I now focused on getting back to my prequit weight.

I know and will never forget the hard work and determination it takes in the beginning of a quit, which is a good motivator for me in keeping the quit. If anyone is in need of support or encouragement on this quitting journey I am available for just that.

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7/23/11 11:55 P

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Hello everyone. I've started smoking at 16. And, personally its the most stupid thing I've done in my life. It got worst when i was 18, because I was going through a lot. So, i would smoke at least a half pack or more each day. But, last summer i had enough. I started cutting back. Turning it from a half back or more to 3 cigarettes a day. And on october 21,2010, I've officially stopped. And i haven't smoked since!

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7/21/11 2:03 P

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Well, I COULD say I quit since I haven't had a cigarette since Sunday (it is Friday) but I do that all the time. I know there are some in my purse and I'm thinking about it. The thing is that it is SOOOOO hot outside I don't think I want to deal with it. Crap. Now I want a brownie. Help! :)

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Hello everyone! My name is Nikky and I'm 22. I started smoking when I was in high school, I've never been a heavy smoker, (5-10 a day). I don't smoke all day at work, and I've never really gotten nicotine fits, I think I'm just fond of the physical habit itself. Add a few drinks it seems like a good idea. I quit for 8 months before but then started going out a lot and ended up picking it back up. I had cut down to smoking maybe 1-3 cigarettes a day. Today is my fourth day smoke-free. I just keep telling myself that I really don't want it, hopefully I can keep going. Wish me luck! =)

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7/17/11 12:16 P

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Hello from a newbie!
I was a closet smoker for 20 years. Nobody knew.. Only my husband. I smoked a half a pack a day. I am now 42 years old my girls are ages 7 &9.
I quit smoking on March 25,2011. I had a close friend die of pancreatic cancer leaving her 9 yr old daughter behind. Wow, that could have been me. My life changed. I saw that I was not immortal and i needed to make changes. I wanted to see my children grow up. I quite... cold turkey.. The issue now is I gained 25 lbs!!! I was about 10-15 lbs over weight prior but now I need to lose 35-40!

So, I have been smoke free for 3.5 months. I quit each time I was pregnant only to return when they were infants. WHY OH WHY!!!

I never let my kids see me smoke. EVER. I never wanted them to think it was in any way ok. It's not and it isnt.. So now, I know, If i can quit smoking I can lose this weight. I know I can.

FAIL OFTEN!! It's the way to learn who you really are.


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GREAT NEWS CARLASUE476! Congratulations!

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7/5/11 7:42 P

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I too just joined this site and am looking to get all-around healthy again. I want to lose weight that I have been consistant in gaining for a few years now. I want to be able to run around with my kids without panting. I want to fit into clothes comfortably without feeling fat and ugly. And I truely believe that if I start working hard to work out without quitting smoking, it's like trying to run a marathon with my shoes tied together. :(

I've tried before to "just quit" but it just didn't work well. I need to prepare, set a date and do it. So...here goes. I will quit smoking on July 11, 2011.

I'd love to have you join me and support me through this...I've been smoking for nearly half my life!

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7/2/11 9:07 P

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Hello everyone. I am so glad I found this group.

My name is Heather and I am 32. I have been a smoker for about 17 years. Tomorrow is the official quit day for hubby and I. He quit once before and stuck to it for 5 years. Then 2 years ago we went through some very difficult life changes and he picked it back up. I on the other hand have never managed to go more than 2-3 days.

I am determined to change my life by the end of the year. I have been watching what I eat, working out. But this is the first MAJOR change for me. I feel like none of the rest of it will work if I don't quit smoking. I almost feel like what is the point of losing weight and getting healthy if I am still smoking.

So here goes. I am so glad I found this team. I know I will need the help and encouragement. I am less nervous just knowing I can find that here.

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Hi guys, i'm Gabby and I quit 76 days ago. It was the millionth time I quit and I have been tentative to post because well, I wanted a bit more time behind my quit before I did.

I read Allen Carr's book, had my last cigarette, then never looked back. That book is amazing. I was desperate to quit at that point. I thuoght trying to quit was pointless since I had tried so many times and I was still smoking at least a pack a day!

But, I finally did and it has really helped me to post my days since quit and my dailt NOPE here the entire time.

Good to meet you all!

Gabby

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6/19/11 3:57 P

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Great one, DSRTDRIFTER, and may we all be successful in being smoke free...SOON!

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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6/19/11 7:54 A

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Hi Freeze. I just joined Spark yesterday and I know just what you mean by not wanting to disappoint anyone when you cave in and have another. I am 45 and was an avid non smoker up until 3 years ago when "who knows what" got into me and I started smoking. I've promised my kids that I would quit. I've promised myself that I would quit, and I did......... for about a month and a half and then someone (a smoker) told me that once a smoker always a smoker. I caved. - again. What's worse is that I feel like a hypocrite because I condemned smoking for so long. Now I know what smokers go through. Bravo to you for trying. If you've caved in since this post - well - we love you anyway. emoticon

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LINDA: DON'T GIVE IN! Maybe the lozenges will help now (less expensive). Are you brushing your teeth and using mouthwash with every urge? It that's not helping, get yourself some Good N Plenty candy. Only one piece at a time. You'll see that they don't add up to much on the calorie/fat counts, and the liquorice will help the cravings.

I hope one or both of these help you. When you DO brush your teeth, look that girl in the eye and tell her how proud her Sparkbuddies are of her quitting FOR LIFE!

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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Hi Everyone! My name is Linda and I have smoked pretty much for 47 years. I did quit immediately, cold turkey, with each of my pregnancies,but that was many years ago. This time I quit on April 28 for my 59th birthday. I have been having an absolutely terrible time with it! I used the patches up until this week, so for about 5 weeks. But, I could not afford to continue due to my husband's medical bill needs. So, I have been using nothing since Sunday and it has been miserable. I think I will be showing a weight gain this week for the first time since January. I am trying very hard not to cave in to smoking or overeating, but I don't know if I can do both at once. I am very close to returning to smoking at this time.

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6/9/11 6:27 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Carmen I'm 20yrs old and I have been smoking since I was pretty young. I know its horrible! I really want to stop smoking especially because I am so young and do not want to continue on a destructive path of smoking and poor eating habits. High blood pressure runs in my family and my dad still smokes even though he is on high blood pressure medication. So I do not want that to be the future me. So any words of courage are more than welcome as I start my journey

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Hey guys! I'm TaMara, 31, and desperately need/want to quit smoking. I have high blood pressure on top of being over weight so I know I have to quit and quit soon! `I could do this no problem, but my spouse smokes to. It is really hard to quit when you live with someone who wakes up and immediately lights a cigarette! I have never been this kind of person. I actually hate the smell of cigarettes in the morning. The only time I really like to smoke is after I eat, while I'm driving, and when I'm out drinking.

Before you say it, my spouse is not ready to quit. So trying to "do it together" is not an option. It's something I have to do on my own until they're ready to get on board. I want to quit smoking now, but we have a road trip planned with a friend so I'll be trapped in the car with two smokers. Should I just wait until I get back to start? I know that I will want to smoke out of boredom on the long car ride! I'm going to implement some new rules, like no smoking in the house and things like that.

I have come to the decision to quit because I want to be healthy, but I also want to have kids. So I'm trying to eat right, exercise, and now quit smoking. Everyday I feel guilty that I work so hard to eat right and exercise, only to light up after a meal or before bed! I want to start running, but that seems ridiculous if I smoke!!! I just need support.

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Keep trying...cry when you have to...but don't give in. I'm praying for you to BEAT THIS!

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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Hi I'm Tonya, and I quit smoking yesterday. I have been losing weight for 3 1/2 months and doing really well (lost 50 lbs), so I thought- now's the time lets just quit. I'm really feeling it today. I'm so uncomfortable and having to really work at my nutrition goals too for the first time in months. I'm drinking lots of water and trying to remember to breath- this to shall pass.... but right this second its lame.

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6/3/11 8:26 A

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HI everyone! i'm new to Spark and not so new again to the stop smoking thing. I had over 7 months in last time, and put on weight, got stressed and started again last november. i've just quit again after my birthday in May, but holy crap on a cracker it's hard!! i was doing good with the weight loss at first and now it feels like it's coming back on. I'm struggling with not going out and buying smokes (but at 10$ a pack, it's kinda easy not to run right out there) but i keep reminding myself that last time i lit back up the weight didn't 'melt off" in some hollywood made for tv magic miracle!
how do you keep motivated to not smoke and still see the positive when the scales go UP?

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Hi - My name is Teresa and I am smoke-free for 3 months. I am using the patch and well-butrin for a while to get through this. I have put on about 15 pounds, and decided to come back to SparkPeople for the support and focus on taking better care of myself. It's good to be back.

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Hi, I'm Tracy and I am now 5 months smoke free!! I'm 26 and started early in high school so I was a smoker probably 10 years. It used to be just a social thing and then became an every day thing. I never smoked a lot (half a pack a day), but any amount is too much! I used Chantix the first week but stopped after the side effects became a little much. It worked, though, and I haven't had any bad cravings since. I smoked one while on the chantix and it was like smoking a cigarette with a bunch of holes poked in it, and made me a little queasy. Ever since then, I've been completely smoke free!

ETA: Oh yeah, if you have an iphone, get the app Quit&Tell! It shows you how much $ you saved and how many cigs you have NOT smoked. I'm over 1700 in only 5 months!

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Hi all!
Name is Sheila and I've been smoke free for 7 days now. I use Chantix and it's a blessing. I have quit smoking a few times (my longest was 2 years) yep got back into after I lost over 100lbs, which my doctor said might happen since food was no longer my crutch but one day woke up after fighting a upper respirator infection and decided enough was enough. So back to Chantix I went and this time...it feels right.
Good luck to all fighting this battle!

Healthy changes everything!

Just move! No matter how slow you go...
Your still lapping everyone on the couch.


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Good luck Max! I filled the jar (outlined in my plan that I gave you the link for on your page) and it is helping me to realize just how disgusting my cigarettes smell. I'm getting less and less joy out of each cigarette now too. Maybe this little trick will help you too? You're in my prayers!

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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Hi, my name is Max. I am currently in the process of quitting. I suppose I can say that I have quit, but have not quit. I have a lot of trouble personally quitting. I'm trying the nicotine gum to help with cravings. I started on Friday, over the weekend I stayed over at a friend's house and was smoking during that time period rather then using the gum. Today I did smoke. I try to tell myself one day at a time and try not to feel guilty each time I light up.

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Hi everyone,
Im Shelly and I quit smoking on 04-11-11! Yay me:) It hasn't been easy but I am finally starting to feel better. Unfortunatly, food was my back up for cigs and the weight was there in no time. this is on top of the weight I needed to lose before hand. So here's to finding better ways to fill that void! My goals are to actually run a 5k or 10k but not sure when. I have started to train in better eating and exercise. I'm determined to remind my lungs of what clean air feel like!
Thanks, Shelly

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Hi DCDALS! Welcome to the team. Realizing that I wanted to go from 152# to 120# AND quit smoking, I decided to break my journey up into three more manageable chunks. If you have a chance, pop over to my page and go back a few days to the blogs where I outlined my quit smoking plan. Some of these tips might help you too. I have been able to back it down to half a pack a day by counting them out and only allowing that many each day. I'm in (what I am prayerful will be) my final descent. My goal is to be able to do this without a nicotine replacement program. I take no regular medications for anything, but do pop a daily vitamin and an occasional additional iron supplement (to stave off anemia). Being down to less than half a pack of Carltons per day lately should help.

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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5/12/11 3:49 P

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I everyone! My name is Cheryl. I joined SP on monday and am trying to make healthier lifestyle choices. Quitting smoking is one of my goals but I want to move slowly this time as I have failed in the past. I smoke over a pack a day and I set a small goal of smoking less than 15. I have succeeded so far this week so I'm feeling good. I've tried to quit cold turkey in the past and have used the patch, the gum, Chantix and could never do it. I'm going to try it a different way this time and use The Spark philosphy to see if it could work.

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Hi everyone! I just joined this team.

I have officially met my first (of three) goals with my weight at 130#. As promised, I have already posted my plan for goal #2 which is to quit smoking. I have been working the plan already, am up to waiting 45 minutes as outlined on the plan, and picked my quit date.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2010, I WILL BE SMOKE FREE!

If you're interested in seeing my plan, go to my page and review the 2 part blog for prep and implementation. I'm DETERMINED to kick this. I'm up to waiting 45 minutes after waking and/or eating/drinking (anything but water) and down from a pack a day to less than half a pack of Carlton cigarettes.

So, there you have it! Hope my dreams come true here!
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5/10/11 3:56 P

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You can do it!! Stay Busy Busy Busy!!!

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Hi everyone! My name is Alicia. I have been trying to quit for the last 5 yrs but haven't really put in the work. Now that I have had my son (now 2yrs old) and my daughter who is now 1 month old, I have had an easier time. I smoked one the day I came home from the hospital after I had my daughter then I went an entire week without one. I have been in this pattern since march and now I need to get off it. Even if it is only once a week it is still unexceptable. The last cigarette I had was Mothers Day and I actually threw it out after only 2 puffs. Now I am just trying to not smoke anymore no matter what occasion. I really think I can do it I just have to make myself. So now let the fun begin!!!

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5/6/11 10:08 P

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Hang in there you can beat it!!!

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5/6/11 10:06 P

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Hey My name is Jeremy and I am a Smoker. I don't want to be and me and my wife are currently doing a 3 week quit smoking program and we are on day 5....It has been ok thus far but I fear the hardest parts are yet to come. We have tried this program in the past (twice) and I have cheated and not given it the chance it deserves. I have vowed to not cheat this time and my wife has offered a monetary reward if I do and that is helping. So wish me luck and I wish all of you the same that are trying to quit!!!

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4/17/11 11:57 P

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Hey everyone, I'm Heather- I'm 23 years old. I quit smoking in October of 2009... it wasn't as hard as I thought that it would be, but I didn't know I was still going to be craving them. The cravings aren't as bad as when I first quit though- but stress and everything got me to start taking a few puffs here and there. I started smoking when I was 13 years old. I have nicotene gum on the way in the mail right now- thats how I quit originally- I think the stress of school and everything is pushing my limits but I'm not going to let that be an excuse =-)

I lost my Grandpa to liver cancer that spread to his lungs in May of 2010.. he quit 5 years before he passed away, and ended up with COPD from smoking. He's my inspiration to stay quit.. he told me that quitting smoking was the best thing he has ever done for himself in his whole life, and he has never made a better decision for his own health.. he said he felt free, and that he felt great... before he passed he told me he's glad I made the decision to ' save myself' before it was too late... he died at the age of 65, 1 month before his 66th bday. So my quitting is dedicated to him =-)

If anyone ever wants to talk, or needs ideas on how to help your cravings, I'm here. I went to the dollar store and bought these cinnamon sticks- they're for tea/decor/potpourri, and I'd suck on the end of them.

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4/17/11 3:22 P

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Hi everyone I'm Tracy, I'm trying to quit (I have cut down some, not that thats an excuse) but it is very very hard. I've tried the patch but they just arent strong enuff for me. Just wish I could put them down and walk away never to look back again. Well just wish me luck as I wish everyone luck on there journey and congrat those on theirs.

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4/17/11 3:02 P

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Hi, I'm Zach. I quit smoking 4 weeks ago, the same time as starting a new job. Thankfully, no one smokes at the new jobs, so it is very easy to go the whole day without thinking about stealing a puff here and there.
My biggest issue is when I am with friends that smoke. I have a hard time turning one or two down.
I have been using the patches, and it works great for me 99% of the time. I'm hoping that starting to exercise more will make me not want to smoke, and help with the other 1% of times where I crave one.
Nice to meet everyone!

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4/17/11 9:51 A

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Hey =)
My name is natasha and I just quit smoking yesterday. I reached my weight loss goal a few months ago and now I'm going to try to quit smoking.

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4/6/11 9:01 A

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emoticon ,

My name is Jennifer and I quit smoking 3 days ago and am having a bit of a rough time with cravings. I keep telling myself that "I no longer smoke.". I munch on celery sticks, and get a mint or two. I look forward to looking around and seeing other coping mechanisms that I can use.

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Words of wisdom from Yoda:
Just Do It: “Do or do not... there is no try.”

Be Fearless: “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

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4/4/11 12:26 P

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Hi All,

My name is Amy. I am going to be 43 this month and have been smoking since I was 18. I would love to quit for good. I have an 8 year old that I want to see grow up.

Mark Twain said: "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." Me too.

My husband smokes so this will be difficult. Every pack I get will be THE LAST ONE...until I go get another one.
But...I'm hoping that I CAN make this one THE last one.

Thanks for "listening".

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4/3/11 11:20 A

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Hi,

I cant remember if I introduced myself yet or not, but my name is Tammy and I quit smoking 7 days ago. The first two days were hard but it's been really easy since then. I just don't do it. I did smoke one night when I was at a party, so I know that I don't have much self control when I am drinking. The next day I just quit again. I noticed I feel a lot better now that I quit, I am even happier and have more energy. That is strange because from what I read I am supposed to be feeling the opposite.
Sorry I am rambling lol Just wanted to say hi and introduce my self.

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3/31/11 4:09 P

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Hello I just turned 31 today! I have smoke since 14. But I am addicted and really want to quite. Omg anyone I do not know how to and I have lost most of my weight. So my goal is to become smoke free! HELP!

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3/28/11 11:28 A

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I am 33 and have been smoking since I was 14. For years I have wanted to quit but just did not have the will power to do so. With new health concerns on my plate I need to do this now. I want to prevent any possible new damage to my body and try to reverse some that is already done. Wish me luck!

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