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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 09:58 AM
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Fifty days. No smokes.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:01 AM
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1. Man if you made it through the Pats game without a cigarette...
You've really really kicked the habit... ;) Congrats... :toast:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:08 AM
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2. outstanding!
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VioletLake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:09 AM
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3. Congratulations. How are you feeling in addition to bouncy? nt
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:38 AM
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4. WOOHOO!!!
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How about giving us that in dollars-and-cents savings?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:46 AM
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5. What are you doing with all that extra money
:shrug:

I can't imagine being a smoker in Boston is cheap.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 11:54 AM
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8. When I quit smoking
with the extra money I bought a car!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 11:58 AM
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9. OMG were you smoking a carton a day?
that's alot of smoking!
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 12:17 PM
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12. No, I was spending $230 a month on cigarettes as I was buying them by the pack.
I bought a nice used car with payments equaling $230. Not hard to spend that much on cigarettes per month.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 12:17 PM
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11. 50 days x $8.29 = $414.50
Just went food-shopping.

:)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 12:26 PM
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13. Screw food shopping - buy yourself something fabulous neato
Edited on Wed Jan-19-11 12:26 PM by LynneSin
:D

I'm assuming the wife is still smoking about the same amount? How's her progress going along?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 12:32 PM
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14. How's this for nuts...
My wife and I smoking a pack a day = $8.29 x 2, which = $16.58 a day.

$16.58 a day x 365 days = $6,051.70 a year.

Vegas, baby.

Vegas.

:)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 12:35 PM
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15. OMG that was just for one pack???!!!
I figured you were doing 2 packs of the el-cheapos.

:scared:

I don't smoke but the cost alone would be a strong reason to give up the habit.

Have fun in Vegas!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 01:16 PM
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17. Holy crap! It costs that much to smoke?!
:wow:
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:49 AM
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6. Good for you! nt
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 11:52 AM
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7. Now, THAT'S something to celebrate, my dear Will!
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 12:12 PM
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10. way to go!
congrats :thumbsup:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 01:03 PM
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16. "Error: You can't recommend threads from this forum"
x(

Congrats!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 01:16 PM
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18. ...
:thumbsup:
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 01:19 PM
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19. Sounds like the title to a blues song.
Congrats!
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 01:56 PM
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20. Having any urges?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 03:30 PM
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22. Daily. Sometimes hourly.


They work.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 02:10 PM
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21. Congrats.
I quit last month.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 03:37 PM
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23. Really neat, huh?
They say the extra money isn't the main motivator...
well maybe not days 1 through 45...but Hell Yes moving on.....
:bounce:

Tikki

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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 03:44 PM
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24. Awesome!
Congrats!
:toast: :bounce: :hi:
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 04:38 PM
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25. So proud of you WilliamPitt....
the hardest thing I ever did was quit smoking.....5.5 years for me. 50 days what an accomplishment!!! :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 07:05 PM
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26. Thanks, man! Leaves more for me!
IloveitIloveitIloveitIloveit!

Bake
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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 09:26 PM
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27. congrats
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 09:29 PM
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28. Wow good for you
How?

I am targeting Ground Hog Day this time and I think I will try the lozenge approach - the patch was making me itch like crazy
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LNM Donating Member (538 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 09:57 PM
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29. Good job, Will. Past counting hours.
Next up, counting weeks. Doesn't it feel great? Food should be tasting better now.
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:14 PM
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30. when you stop thinking about smoking you've succeeded.
I'm glad you've gone 50 days. that's a real accomplishment.

here's my smoking history:

I stopped smoking on 7/24/82 after smoking at least one pack of 100 mm Larks per day for about 16 years. I tried to quit a lot of times from the time I started smoking. When I finally stopped I remember thinking the second day, "gee, yesterday I didn't even think about smoking." I also stopped smoking pot around the same time.

I don't know how I managed to quit. I mean at the time I was in a working band, playing clubs and bars. Most of my friends and I were doing all of the other substances associated with being in a working band. I managed to go to bars and even do some coke with out firing up a smoke. If I can do it any one can do it.

If I knew how I did it I'd show everyone.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:16 PM
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31. Right on!
You're doing it! WTG!
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