View Full Version : Someone congratulate me, please!!!!

03-20-2003, 11:10 PM
After smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes a day, for fifteen years, it is now official ....


WOW! I've tried a LOT of times and never been able to do it before, but this time I can officially say .... "I am a NON-smoker!"

Whoooo Hooooooo!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D

03-20-2003, 11:11 PM

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

03-20-2003, 11:16 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! You made the BEST decision for yourself and your family! Good job!

I bet this will motivate Anna some more! :p

03-20-2003, 11:17 PM

03-20-2003, 11:21 PM

03-20-2003, 11:23 PM
WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!

Maybe you can help Anna along. She's doing great but I'm sure encouragement helps!! :)

03-21-2003, 01:08 AM


Way to go, we are PROUD of you!

03-21-2003, 01:38 AM
2 more official non smokers on PT. Good job!! Keep up the good work. I'll share Anna's cheer with you too!!

03-21-2003, 04:25 AM
That's great! Super congratulations to you :)

03-21-2003, 06:32 AM
Ya!!! Congratulations! :) That is wonderful:) :)


03-21-2003, 07:38 AM
When did all of this happen? Did you just quit? I'm really very, very happy for you...CONGRATULATIONS!
I'm glad to see someone else beside me is trying to do the right thing for theirself:D :Dhttp://w1.501.telia.com/~u50108667/ko.gif http://w1.501.telia.com/~u50108667/pinkelephant.gif http://w1.501.telia.com/~u50108667/pochacco.gif I'm doing a happy dance for you!

03-21-2003, 10:05 AM
WOW!!! Congrats!!!

03-21-2003, 10:31 AM

That is fantastic!! You won't believe how much better you'll feel soon. I'm really proud of you.

:D :D

03-21-2003, 11:39 AM
That is wonderful news!!!

03-21-2003, 11:42 AM
Way to go Twisterdog!!! I smoked years ago. I wasn't a heavy smoker, maybe about a pack a week, so it wasn't too difficult to quit.



03-21-2003, 12:17 PM
Good for you! We are behind you all the way. Don't be afraid to ask for help and know that we are all here for you :D

03-21-2003, 03:11 PM
congrats!! That is so hard to do and you did it :D great job :)

03-21-2003, 03:13 PM
We're rooting for you! How long has it been? I bet you smell better to your doggies already!

03-21-2003, 03:41 PM
That is great news! I've been there so I know just how hard it is but the rewards are so worth it. Soon you will breathe better, your sense of smell will improve, your clothes will smell better, and most importantly - you'll live longer:D :D which means you'll be able to blabber more on PetTalk.


03-21-2003, 03:53 PM
Congratulations!!! Its a wonderful accomplishment!!

03-21-2003, 03:59 PM
Way to go! I'm so happy for you, congrats!:D

03-21-2003, 04:04 PM
This is wonderful news! I congratulate you on your exhibition of willpower!!!

03-21-2003, 06:54 PM
Congratulations! I think it is such a positive thing, and you ONLY reap benefits from it!! You never hear someone say, "Man, I am so sorry I quit smoking"!!!!

03-21-2003, 07:29 PM
Add my name to the growing list of Pet Talkers who are overjoyed at this news. Yes, you get my enthusiastic congratulations. I always think that if you can't do it for yourself, do it for the dogs in your life. They need their Mommy! Who would be there for them if something were to happen to you?
Two Pet Talkers have signed up for the *I want to be healthy* Club ....who is next????? You know who you are!!!!!!!

03-21-2003, 07:34 PM

03-21-2003, 10:46 PM
GREAT!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :) :D ;) :p :cool:

03-21-2003, 11:48 PM
Thanks, everyone!!!! :D :D

When did all of this happen? Did you just quit?

LOL ..... "just quit" ... that cracks me up. Everyone who has ever smoked and quit or tried to quit knows there is NO such thing as "just quitting." Did you know nicotine is reported to be more addictive than heroin? I believe it!

Anyway ... is what I did: I have tried to quit "cold turkey" many times in the past and just couldn't do it. So this time I decided to cut WAY back before stopping altogether. So I started out going an hour between cigarettes. I did that for two days. Then I went an hour and a half between cigarettes, for two days, etc. I got to four hours and a half hours between cigarettes, and was miserable. So I finished off the pack I had, and quit. I smoked the last cigarette at 10:00 pm Monday, March 17. So ... four days now. I bought some Nicorette gum, but I didn't use it. I think cutting down to only four or five cigarettes a day before totally quitting really helped.

And, I've been staying really busy and running around, and also staying away from things I used to always smoke while doing. If you noticed I hadn't posted much over the last three weeks or so, that is why ... it's really hard to be on the computer and not smoke. Same with reading. But it's getting better. Today was much better than the last three days, I hardly thought of smoking at all today.

Anna, if you really want to quit, you CAN do it, but it has to be when YOU are ready to quit for YOU. You can't quit because someone else wants you to, you have to want it for YOU. I have never been able to quit before, and I have tried many, many times. But this time I just decided to do it for ME, and I did. :D

Some people can do it with no help when they are truly ready, for some people the Patch works, for some Nicorette, for some Zyban. I would not hesitate to try any and/or all of these things to help you if you need it. Anna, feel free to PM me if you want to.

03-22-2003, 12:28 AM
You and Anna are doing soo goood!!!

03-22-2003, 06:04 AM
How long has it been now?? I admire what you're doing so much!! My sort of brother-in-law is a recovering alcoholic/drug user and he said that no drug is more addictive than nicotine. He still smokes, but has quit all of the other drugs including alcohol, and says that the others were easy, but cigarettes seem to be impossible to kick, so, consider yourself an exceptionally strong person!!

Way to go!! Keep up the good work!!!

03-22-2003, 06:06 AM
Awesome!Im so glad that you did this because when you quit smoking,your heart is already improving!:D

03-22-2003, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by Twisterdog
LOL ..... "just quit" ... that cracks me up.

this time I just decided to do it for ME, and I did. :D

Ok, maybe that was the wrong way to word it:p
I'm glad to hear your doing so well! Looks like neither one of us has had a cig for the last 5 days, Yeah for us!
And deciding to do it for yourself, that's exactly what I did! I never told Mark or anyone else (except for you all) that I was going to do it. I just felt it was time:D
Same goes for me, if you ever want to talk or anything, I'm here!
Good luck to you agian, and I personally think all the support I'm getting from here, really makes it easier:D Thanks guys!

Dakota's Mommy
03-24-2003, 03:45 PM
Wow, Congrats! So glad to hear that you're doing this for yourself! Keep up the good work! I'm so proud of you for making this step forward in your life!