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Sweetcaroline
09-02-2009, 07:34 PM
I'm so excited to say... I haven't smoked in 90 days... :spin: :dancer:


Onederchic
09-02-2009, 07:45 PM
YAY!!! :hug::hug:

luvja
09-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Good for you :) I'm quitting as soon as I finish my last carton, so within a month! I'm nervous.


Pita09
09-02-2009, 08:41 PM
Fantastic!!! :cp:

I had that nasty habit for 23 years and quit almost 4 years ago. Best thing I ever did in my life.

Onederchic
09-02-2009, 08:44 PM
Good for you Pita!! I quit...well, it is in my signature but I smoked 2 packs daily for 21 years and I am sooooo happy I no longer smoke :D

fjcinzion
09-02-2009, 08:52 PM
This is GREAT news!!! Congratulations!!! :bravo:

EZMONEY
09-02-2009, 09:21 PM
OUTSTANDING!

SWEET-C just this week-end I mentioned to Angie that I forgot all about my non-smoking anniversary on AUGUST 9th or 10th....doesn't really matter. I was talking to her in the hallway and we were looking at pictures on the wall.....she said I can't believe it has been 12 years since our first 5K together...I said HEY! that means 12 years no-smoking :carrot: We can't remember if I quit the day before I did my first 5K (I am pretty sure I did) or that day...not a biggie....

my point.....

one day you will STOP counting the days....

and that will be a good thing!

SO DODGER BLUE PROUD OF YOU! ;)

Jokan
09-02-2009, 09:26 PM
June 12th was my one year anniversary!!!!!:) BTW, me quitting lead to my hubby, my two best friends and their hubbies to quit smoking. Now, my besties sister is entertaining the idea. I' loving the trickle down effect!!

Onederchic
09-02-2009, 09:30 PM
June 12th was my one year anniversary!!!!!:) BTW, me quitting lead to my hubby, my two best friends and their hubbies to quit smoking. Now, my besties sister is entertaining the idea. I' loving the trickle down effect!!


I wish my quitting effected my bf. It didn't. He still smokes but he goes outside now, which makes it so I don't have to smell the stinky things but it's still no better for him :(

Jacque9999
09-02-2009, 09:38 PM
How did everyone do it? I'm planning to quit but not till after my vacay in December.....been thinking about it for a few months. I did quit once before after my dad died...but picked it up again. I don't know how my BF will be...he's worse then me but says we can quit together.

Sweetcaroline
09-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Thanks everyone... I am proud of myself...
I smoked a pack a day for 35+ years.... I used the patch and I have to say it really wasn't that bad... I had 4 or 5 times when I felt weak, but reached out for help and got through it...
Don't be afraid guys... I'll admit I did gain a few pounds 3-4, but that could have been from anything... and worth it... so worth it... I'm in the middle of some medical stuff lately and I just LOVE answering NO, when they ask me if I smoke... lol...
I was spending about $60 a month on cigs... that extra money is coming in very handy...
In my opinion, if you decide to try patches, buy the original NicoDerm brand, the Walgreens or other generic were just not the same to me.. and they were only a few dollars more.

Jacque... can I suggest just doing it for you... not waiting for your BF or the perfect date... just pick a day and try... There will always be people around you who smoke, or overeat... if we wait for them to 'heal' themselves we may never reach our goals... See if he'll agree to no smoking in the house or car and go from there... GOOD LUCK... now go set a date... {grin} BTW... I'm the worst reformed smoker ever.... LOL

Jacque9999
09-02-2009, 09:52 PM
Jacque... can I suggest just doing it for you... not waiting for your BF or the perfect date... just pick a day and try... There will always be people around you who smoke, or overeat... if we wait for them to 'heal' themselves we may never reach our goals... See if he'll agree to no smoking in the house or car and go from there... GOOD LUCK... now go set a date... {grin} BTW... I'm the worst reformed smoker ever.... LOL
I've been smoking for 34 years (except for during pregnancy and a few other months here and there). I know when I do it this time it will be for ME. My BF says he's on board to quit too, but we really only see each other every other week (when we don't have our kids), so I have no idea if he will stick it out when he's not around me. I know that if he doesn't, I will be tempted when we are together...but I will deal with that when the time comes. I lost 30 lbs for ME, and I plan on quitting smoking for ME as well.

Onederchic
09-02-2009, 09:59 PM
How did everyone do it? I'm planning to quit but not till after my vacay in December.....been thinking about it for a few months. I did quit once before after my dad died...but picked it up again. I don't know how my BF will be...he's worse then me but says we can quit together.

Here's a post I made on my quitting smoking if you want to check it out

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/2885060-post21.html


Hugs
Michelle

Sweetcaroline
09-02-2009, 10:26 PM
Sorry if I sound preachy Jacque9999, I was just trying to help... my apologies...

EZMONEY
09-02-2009, 10:33 PM
JACQUE ~ I smoked from the time I was 16 until I was 43....27 years of 2 packs plus a day.

I applied SMOKENDERS tips that I learned going through the program but failed to quit.

Bottom line...the only thing that saved me from probably being dead today at 55 was the nicorette gum and the desire to finally quit NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN MY LIFE TO STOP ME ONCE AGAIN FROM QUITTING!

I won't lie....I got addicted to the gum...was on it for a little over a year then switced to the patch for a week-end....then on to Eclipse gum for the next 12 years....

You al;ready know all the answers to your questions....but the only other thing I will say is....

if you quit now....that vacation will be so much more special.....

you see...I was always gonna quit on vacation....after vacation...during vacation....this week-end...next week-end...next month....year....birthday...etc.

When I finally made the choice I made it for that day....and went weakley but bravely into the fog.....

I am alive today!

Clydegirl
09-02-2009, 11:54 PM
Caroline I am so proud of you that is awesome.

dutchgirl
09-03-2009, 12:39 AM
Caroline, that's fantastic!:carrot:

I quit 2 1/2 years ago after 30 years of smoking, and it was the best thing I could have done for myself.
For those who still need/want to quit: What really helped me was using EFT. Google it, it can be very helpful with all sorts of issues.
Also, be mindful of the situations in which you crave a smoke - being aware of what triggers a craving can help to understand and alter behavior.

SunshineCA
09-03-2009, 01:30 AM
http://api.ning.com/files/u4j9g74yO0uG5M9eOFJn3FSbSIEcVOiuVwcmLbKHj0FhUa0ugH X6rBSk1M0kUdj2BOgvvVylGLPOtWIRl08s4JjLSMVZLMDc/Happy90Days.jpg

Jacque9999
09-03-2009, 07:12 AM
Sorry if I sound preachy Jacque9999, I was just trying to help... my apologies...
No worries...I didn't take it as "preachy" at all...I think I just needed to type that so that I know I will be doing it for me....

You al;ready know all the answers to your questions....but the only other thing I will say is....

if you quit now....that vacation will be so much more special.....

you see...I was always gonna quit on vacation....after vacation...during vacation....this week-end...next week-end...next month....year....birthday...etc.

I know you are right...but there are a few reasons why I am waiting:

We are going on a Caribbean Cruise
I will be with my ENTIRE family (taking smoke breaks gets me away for a few minutes)
My BF and I both enjoy drinking so the cigs go hand in hand with that
I know I will need to quit drinking (at least for awhile) when I quit smoking, and I KNOW I will drink on the cruise
And finally...it will have been almost 1 year since my weightloss/healthly lifestyle began...one thing at a time!!!


Onederchic...I went to Amazon and bought the book you read about quitting...who knows, maybe that will get me to quit sooner. :)

Deana
09-03-2009, 08:44 AM
I'm so excited to say... I haven't smoked in 90 days... :spin: :dancer:

That is AWESOME!!! :carrot: I have never smoked but I know SOOOO many people struggling with trying to quit and I respect how tough of a journey it is. To take that on in addition to your weight loss is a phenomenal accomplishment. You've just added 100 years to your life span! :hug:

Onederchic
09-03-2009, 09:14 AM
Onederchic ...I went to Amazon and bought the book you read about quitting...who knows, maybe that will get me to quit sooner. :)


I wish you all the luck in the world with it :hug::hug:

Sis
09-03-2009, 06:12 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I quit when my dd was a few months old. I had quit while I was pregnant but the baby blues hit and I started again but quit after that. My dd is going to be 17 in November so its been a while. I am so glad I quit. I don't miss it. I cant stand to be around it now. I have terrible allergies and being around it makes them worse. So my family get togethers can be hard since a few of them smoke, but I manage. I keep hoping one day they will quit too.

TXJess
09-03-2009, 06:47 PM
I quit three years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my son. So no smoking during nine months pregnancy and one year of breastfeeding really helped.

During the first year it seemed like once a month I'd have such a vivid dream that I smoked I'd wake up and feel so guilty. Those have pretty much stopped now. My husband still smokes though but just started getting serious about quitting. :carrot: The hard part was being around tons of smokers, drinking etc and just wanting the social aspect of it. That too has pretty much passed.

Super congrats on your achievement!!! :congrat:

Sweetcaroline
09-03-2009, 09:33 PM
Thank you everyone...

SunshineCA
09-03-2009, 09:35 PM
You're welcome! ;)

ddc
09-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Woohoo!! Congrats and keep up the good work :)

I always love reading that someone has quit smoking.
I lost my dad to smoking related illness (emphysema,COPD, and a lung mass that they were trying to figure out what it was when he died), 6 yrs ago.
He was 68 and the last 10 yrs of his life, he was on oxygen. It's a miserable life, let me tell ya.
I quit smoking about hmmm, I don't know, over 15 yrs ago. I can't stand to smell or be around smoke now.

So congrats again. I'm proud of you!!!!! :)