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Anniversary

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jon, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I smoked a pack a day for over 14 years. 2 years ago today, I quit. Even though I subsequently gained almost 50 pounds, it was the best thing I've ever done for myself.
     
  2. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Congratulations Jon. I quite back in August of 2000.
     
  3. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Congrats, Jon!! Nonsmokers rule! And if you gained 50 pounds, you must have been a scrawny rail when you were smoking.
     
  4. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Nice man. Good on ya.
     
  5. piggy30

    piggy30 Free?

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    Congratulations!
     
  6. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    WAY TO GO !!
     
  7. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Show off.

    How much money have you saved?
     
  8. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Congrats to you. I was never a hooked smoker, but saw so many in my family struggle with quitting. A big hurrah for you! You should do something to celebrate.
     
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    Gordon Member

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    Well done Quitters! Keep it up! Don't go back! More money for fun things...
    /Gordon
     
  10. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    I'm a quitter too. It's hard, but definately worth it. Good going Jon :clap:
     
  11. Rita-mo

    Rita-mo Just One More Please

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    Congrats Jon, on your 2 year anniversary! :clap: It's been 7 years for me, haven't saved any money, cause I spend it on orchids!
     
  12. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Congratulations Jon! Two year is great...I only have 8 months down but goin' strong!
     
  13. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Jon, I don't think I would recognize you. Met back in late January 2008 at WOC. Show us a photo.
     
  14. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Congrats Jon...I too am a quitter :D I smoked 2+ packs a day for 18+ years and I quit cold turkey 2 1/2 years ago. I also gained a lot of weight, about 60 pounds to be exact, but since have lost that now as well :)
     
  15. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Tom, how in the world did you lose the weight?
     
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    vmijct Clif

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    Good job. Keep up the good work.
     
  17. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    My two year quit anniversary is in a couple of weeks. I agree that it is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I gained about 25 pounds.
    I've saved well over $4000. I had smoked close to two packs a day for over 30 years. God! I can't believe how stupid that sounds now...
     
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    I admire everyone who has quit and stayed quit. It's a toughy drug, that nicotine.
    Kudos to you all.
     
  19. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    congrats!
    i'm almost at ten months!

    it ain't easy...
     
  20. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Thanks everyone. I don't get sick as often, I don't get as sick when I do come down with something, I can smell things that I haven't smelled in 15 years, food has more taste, and I don't get fidgety as easily.

    I used to weigh in at a burly 180. I went up to 230, but I'm around 220 now. :cool:

    $4/pack, 365 days/year, 2 years, plus 10% because I smoked more sometimes, = ~$3200.

    I think I'm going to hit a strip club.

    I look about the same as I did last year, Clark. I had already packed on the 50 lbs.

    Seriously, huh?

    No. It isn't. Especially when I have a few beers, and I've been known to have quite a few...