HEY! Calling all Quitters

Pam_SewsAlotDecember 30, 2004

Is anyone gonna give up the ole smokes for their resolution this year? I did last year. And I'm proud to say I am a quitter now. It will be one year on Jan. 7. I was shocked when I checked on my silkquit meter. I have saved $2,174.00(however, I can't figure out where it is.) And I have "not" smoked 10,740 cigaretts. WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!

Pam.

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hailie419

Congratulations Pam, you should be very proud!!!! I am on day 12 of no cigs...........reason is I had a Heart attack 12 days ago at the age of 48, that was more than enough to make me quit!!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2004 at 8:01PM
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Pam_SewsAlot

Oh Wendy77, You just hang in there kid-O. I sure hope you are doing okay. You have so much to look forward to. And believe me, it is so much better not having to be dependent on a cig.

Keep us posted on how you're doing, or if ya just need to vent...I drop in here daily, so give me a hollar!!

Pam.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2004 at 9:36PM
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perk2

Hi Pam, I was just thinking about you the other day and knew you should be 1 year smoke free. Congratulations !!!!
I knew you could do it. March 16 will be 2 years for me. Keep up the good work and I am glad to hear that it is your anniversary. Pam

    Bookmark   January 8, 2005 at 9:15AM
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perk2

You can do it Wendy. Both of us Pam's did it. It's hard but be positive and you will feel so much better. Congratulations on your decision to be a "former" smoker.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2005 at 9:18AM
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hailie419

Thanks Pam"s, I am still smoke-free.............kinda hard, but I have to do it!!!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2005 at 5:09PM
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Pam_SewsAlot

Hi Pam!!

I remember thinking back a year ago when you said it was almost a year for your not smoking. I thought Oh Man, I want it to be a year for me. It seemed so far away. But guess what?? I MADE IT! And it feels so good. I feel better now than I have ever felt. I eat right, drink lot's of water everyday, exercise daily, I have even walked the Wabash Heritage Trail, walked a 3.5 mile Hunger Hike, and have been in many walk-a-thon's.

Wendy77 it is kinda hard at first, but believe me it really does get better. Just one day at a time. Before you know it it will be a year for you too.

Pam.(in Indiana)

    Bookmark   January 9, 2005 at 9:33PM
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Millie_36

I've been on these forums for some time and just found this particular one...wondered why there wasn't a Health forum. some times you just have to get bored enough to go poking around. LOL

I'm a "quitter" too...as of July 1973...how's that for dating oneself? "One-day-at-a-time" can really add up. I quit for about three reasons at the time.

1. That was about when the Surgeon General announced the "proven" link between smoking and lung cancer.

2. My 18 year old son was starting and I wanted to challenge him to a "bet your mom can quit sooner than you" contest. It did work, but took maybe 5 years for him.

3. My DH's youngest brother dropped dead at 44 in his front yard.

It wasn't until after that I discovered how bad cigarette smoke smelled and that food could taste much better. My DH quit in 1958...neither of us found it particularly hard to do. I would like to say that I believe it is much harder for some than for others, and I have no explanation for that. No matter how hard you think it is...go for it. Time does catch up with us...don't ask me where the last 25 years went... I am in shock thinking about it.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2005 at 7:57PM
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aka_peggy

I didn't see this thread till after I posted a message on the "smoking" thread on this page.

I too am a proud "quitter" 18 days today. I quit Jan 1. Congrats to you too for kicking the habit as well. It's a hard habit to break. Just seeing how happy my family and friends are that I quit, will keep me going.

Here is a link that might be useful: Smoking

    Bookmark   January 18, 2005 at 11:18PM
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