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bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:20 PM

THREE MONTHS AND THREE DAYS

Without a puff!!! My arm hurts from patting myself. Still "Want one" out of the blue, but so far so good. Go on with my bad self, yea?

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:22 PM

Awesome, Bear! Good on you!

headylamar
Headylamar  (Level: 150.7 - Posts: 740)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:29 PM

Congratulations!!! Good on ya!!

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:32 PM

Beth, that is awesome! Hopefully you will encourage some fellow Sploofusers to do the same. Good for you!

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6049)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:37 PM

Congratulations, Beth! You may have inspired me to quit. I had never thought I wanted to quit or even that I possibly could as I always thought I had bad nerves, and could never do without them. After I saw your other post, I thought to myself, I might could do that if I made up my mind to do it. I completely shocked myself for even considering quitting. I have never told anyone I quit, just when I smoked my last one. The last one I smoked was December 9th, going on 3 months, after smoking my entire life. It definitely isn't easy. It's something you have to do on your own, because no one can make you do it if it isn't your idea. I have gone without any assistance from anything such as pills, patch or anything, mostly cold turkey. I keep them laying around though because I know it's my choice, and that way is easier for me, although it may not be for someone else. I'm sure everyone has their own method which works best for them. I wish you the best Beth and thanks for whatever inspiration I may have gotten from you.

These are for you and me!



Marilyn...

headylamar
Headylamar  (Level: 150.7 - Posts: 740)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:41 PM

Many congrats to you too Marilyn!! Your secret's out now, so enjoy all the praise you so richly deserve!

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6049)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:44 PM

Thank you!

Marilyn...

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:48 PM

Marilyn, that's SO wonderful! Congratulations! I'm overjoyed for you and your family! (sniff)

oogie54
Oogie54  (Level: 201.2 - Posts: 1120)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:50 PM

That is so awesome, congrats to you both for being quitters

bigdavy
Bigdavy  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 529)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 11:54 PM

I'm proud of you both! TREMENDOUS accomplishment! Clap clap clap!

- bigdavy

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4185)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 12:03 AM

Congratulations to Beth and Marilyn! That's wonderful! I'm really happy for both of you.

-- Geri

virtus
Virtus  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 2457)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 12:36 AM

Beth and Marilyn, there are so many sploofusers cheering you on. Congratulations!! Blessings, Anne

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.1 - Posts: 7560)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 12:47 AM

Wow- two inspiring stories!
Congrats to Beth and Marilyn for staying committed to this difficult undertaking.
[A peppermint pattie is not a bad replacement or reward]

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 12:50 AM

Way to go, Marilyn! If things get tough let us know so we can encourage and support you! Well done, both of you!

scrabq
Scrabq  (Level: 76.7 - Posts: 167)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 2:34 AM

You've both done very well and I wish you continued success. Not having ever smoked myself, I do not understand the craving, but I have other vices which I need to address. Your example will be my shining star.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5314)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 2:37 AM

It just proves that you never know who is observing you and what an impact you may make on others.

Congratulations to both of you. I'm sure there will be at least one Sploofus member who will read your posts and decide that if the two of you can do it, then they can also.

Your stories are an inspiration to many, not just smokers.


collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.7 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 4:34 AM

Congratulations, Beth

and

Congratulations, Marilyn



slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 6:53 AM

Every day I spend at least an hour with patients begging them, threatening them, joking with them or trying whatever technique I know that will get them to quit. A couple weeks ago I had a young lady (age 52) who had a heart attack. I had been pleading with her to quit for years, knowing her family history of heart problems, but no luck - she went out and shoveled some snow and had "the big one". She did survive it, had 2 stents and is now on a boatload of medications. Throughout her 10 days in the hospital she had no cigarettes and I thought she had it beat. I patted her on the back a thousand times before she left the hospital. Guess what she did as soon as she got home - she lit up - and is back smoking just as much as she did before her heart attack. I wonder how soon until the next one?
Anyway - I now have two more inspirational stories that I will definitely share with my patients. Congratulations Beth and Marilyn - your quitting is a great achievement (and I hope it helps others to quit, too)

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 7:15 AM

THIS IS AWESOME!

You've added years to your life and I just know you feel better as well. It's such a hard habit to quit, I know the willpower you had to exert not to pick up a smoke and light it up.

I love that Beth helped to inspire Marilyn too. Great Stuff!

Congratulations Beth and Marilyn!!!!


1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 8:20 AM

Oh, wow, I am so very proud of both of you. That is fabulous. Just think of all the money you are saving also.....it is horrible what they cost nowadays. So, my heartiest congratulations to you both....job well done.

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 219.7 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 8:42 AM

Wtg Beth & Marilyn

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 9:22 AM

My greatest admiration, respect, and applause to you both. I've seen so many try to quit and not make it that I realize even more what an accomplishment this is.

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 9:48 AM

Beth & Marilyn , I applaud both of you. I quit 13 years ago ,then went back. I am now 11 months free of smoking. The temptation is always there. My Grandchildren are my reason for not smoking . Also when I hear stories Slicko's. Keep up the good work.

Cathy

resolsufoolps
Resolsufoolps  (Level: 20.7 - Posts: 95)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 10:27 AM

Congratulations! This is great news!


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