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Old Wed, May-29-02, 12:03
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Plan: PPLP (Intervention) Dilettante
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Location: Victoria, BC Canada
Talking 3 plus months!!!

Woooo-hoooo!!!!!

May 25th marked 3 months as a non-smoker, and 5 weeks competely nicotine free. (I was on the patch)

I had lunch out with my dad and my sweetie to celebrate and it was wonderful!!!

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Old Sun, Oct-20-02, 21:43
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 194/184/140
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Progress: 19%
Location: Kansas
Default Great smoke out

Thrilled to death or I should say life, I have been smoke free for over 2 1/2 months on atkins and doing well, I did back slide a bit but back on track now. You all are wonderful for the encouragement and the site is very helpful.
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Old Fri, Oct-25-02, 23:14
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 148/147/125 Female 5' 8
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Progress: 4%
Location: scottsdale AZ
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Last cig on june 7 1998
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Old Mon, Oct-28-02, 17:09
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Plan: yo-yo
Stats: 230/190/175 Male 5'10"
BF:no clue
Progress: 73%
Location: Richmond VA
Default TV-free, Smoke-free, Sugar-free, Booze-free

Lordy...that sounds boring!!

But 4 years ago, I sold the TV. Don't miss it. Found my brain instead. 9 months ago quit smoking after numerous attempts with patches, gum, Wellbutrin...this time cold turkey with prayer. Never looked back. Gained 50 lbs. THEN found Atkins 3 weeks ago...already lost 20 lbs. This is a WOL for me. And Sunday morning I quit booze. Free at last. Amazed at how "imprisoned" I was by these addictions.

I'm 45, feel better than I have ever felt in my life, and intend to get the most out of every remaining day my Creator gives me.

Immediate goal: IronMan in a year.

Wish I could have done this when I was 20. Didn't. But I is doin it now. LOVE the 40's...the "now or never" decade!

LOL.

Love and blessings,
Mark
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Old Sat, Nov-02-02, 19:34
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Plan: calp/cad
Stats: 165/151/140
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Progress: 56%
Location: Ontario
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44 yrs old ..quit 7 months ago cold tukey. I gained about 15 lbs and now I seem to have an obsession about food. I'm now trying to give this up to the Lord.I didn't quit smoking to now be obsessed about something else.I work out 5 days a week, 3 days of resistence training and 5-4 days cardio. I am healthier now than I was in my early 20's. I just need to get a handle on this food thing.It must be that compulsive behaviour thing. I'm great at being very good in this WOE but when I'm bad,I'm very very bad.The only good thing is I can get right back at it the following day.
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Old Sun, Nov-03-02, 08:47
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 173/148/150 Male 5' 7"
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Progress: 109%
Location: Florida
Default The craving is back...

I haven't had a cigarette in a few years but I did smoke cigars until June 25th., 2002.

I thought cigars were different, they were... they were worse. They were like smoking a giant cigarette and yes I did inhale.

I quit cold turkey on my wedding anniversary, June 25th. I haven't had the craving for a few months now but my old enemy, nicotine, is knocking on the door again. I know if I have one then I will be right back where I started. I don't know if I could stop again and I certainly don't want to go through the withdrawl period even if I could.

I just wanted to share my situation with some of you who may have experienced something similar. I'm hoping the renewed craving stops soon. This addiction just doesn't want to die. I love being a non smoker. Good luck to everyone. Dan
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Old Sun, Nov-03-02, 10:14
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Plan: AHP&FP
Stats: 197/125/137 Female 5' 6"
BF:42%/22%/21%
Progress: 120%
Location: Dallas, Texas
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29 months now and still going strong

Dan, there were times when I wanted a cig, but after the 2 year mark those cravings have pretty much ceased. Even when I am around people that are smoking my body has no desire to have one. In fact they smell rather foul at this point. It's more of a revolt reaction.

Even after I drink a cup of coffee, no desire either. So I think I can safely say at this point I am passed the returning point Hang in there, the longer you go without the less it has a hold on you.
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Old Mon, Nov-04-02, 06:02
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 173/148/150 Male 5' 7"
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Progress: 109%
Location: Florida
Default agonycat...

Thanks, cat. Dan
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Old Mon, Nov-18-02, 11:59
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Plan: IF with semi low carb
Stats: 201/192/147 Female 66 inches
BF:44/44/25
Progress: 17%
Location: Northern Virginia
Default Two weeks...

smoke free...three days alchohol free...not caffeine free yet...not carb free yet...

One poison at a time, please.


Good luck, Jeff (McRumi) on the IronMan goal!!


to everyone who is smoke free!
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Old Mon, Dec-02-02, 14:57
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Plan: IF with semi low carb
Stats: 201/192/147 Female 66 inches
BF:44/44/25
Progress: 17%
Location: Northern Virginia
Default Four weeks! Woohoo!!!

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Old Sat, Dec-07-02, 05:29
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Plan: Atkins (OWL)
Stats: 183/153/140 Female 5'8"
BF:
Progress: 70%
Location: South Dakota
Talking Noticing

Hi Bambi,

Don't feel bad that your kids haven't noticed that you aren't smoking. People tend to notice things that annoy them. Your boys are breathing clean air. That is a normal thing. Just tell them that you have quit, and they will give you big hugs! I speak from experience. When I quit the same thing happened. I expected everyone I knew to notice right away. The only people who noticed were people who still smoked. Then I just started telling people, my kids, friends, family, etc... You won't believe how supportive they can be.

Just tell them!
Chickadee

Congratulations on quitting! It is one hard thing to do!
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Old Thu, Dec-12-02, 16:33
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Plan: South Beach
Stats: 170/139/130 Female 65 inches
BF:
Progress: 78%
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Hi everyone!
Tomorrow evening will be my quit time. Before you congratulate me, be aware that it was me who started this topic 10 months ago. Gee, I certainly have spent a lot of time without an accomplishment.
Anyway, I am having surgery on 1/10 and absolutely, positively have to quit 4 weeks before it. I still don't know if I am ready for it, but I have to be - there is no other option.
Anyone have any success stories they would like to share?
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Old Fri, Dec-13-02, 13:29
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 226/226/189
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Progress: 0%
Location: Florence Tx
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I haven't had a cig. for about 5 or 6 years I didn't write the day down. Good luck Atriana.

Fred
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Old Fri, Dec-13-02, 20:39
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Plan: South Beach
Stats: 170/139/130 Female 65 inches
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Progress: 78%
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Thanks Fred!
I smoked my last cigarette this evening - it wasn't even all that memorable. Somehow, I thought it would somehow be more special - it wasn't. Maybe that is a good sign.
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Old Sat, Dec-14-02, 07:14
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Plan: atkins
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Location: Florence Tx
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Just renenber Atriana if you don't smoke the first one you won't ever start smoking again.

Fred
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