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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    60 days since my last cigarette

    It's cycling related - I can ride longer, breathe deeper, and flirt with more confidence at coeds on their bikes.

    I quit smoking March 14, 2012. Tomorrow I start my third smoke free month. I've saved over $335 on cigarettes I haven't purchased, and I would have smoked over 1,200 cigarettes in that time. Makes my head spin thinking about that.

    If you're smoking, quit. That's my "tip 'o the day."
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    Are you going to buy Mrs. Jones a nice present with the money that you saved?

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    Now I know why you started drinking.
    Keep at it - it is such a hard thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    It's cycling related - I can ride longer, breathe deeper, and flirt with more confidence at coeds on their bikes.

    I quit smoking March 14, 2012. Tomorrow I start my third smoke free month. I've saved over $335 on cigarettes I haven't purchased, and I would have smoked over 1,200 cigarettes in that time. Makes my head spin thinking about that.

    If you're smoking, quit. That's my "tip 'o the day."
    $335 in two months? Let's see, that buys a lot of bike gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    I've saved over $335 on cigarettes I haven't purchased, and I would have smoked over 1,200 cigarettes in that time.
    Wow. Congrats on the accomplishment! I've never smoked, so I have no real knowledge of how hard it is to quit. I know it is a tough addiction to quit, however. Keep up the good work. As previously suggested, that's a lot of cash you can now spend on fun bike stuff! (Also addicting, but some addictions are good ones to have.)
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    Do be careful as you probably already discovered, food tastes so much more intense and tastes better than when you smoked. Easy to gain pounds after quitting--this is not from personal experience, but from anecdotes friends have told me. I did smoke as a early teen, but almost nothing. One pack would last a whole week, but stopped soon after and never smoked cigarettes again.

    I bet you feel that it's so much easier to breathe.

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    Congrats! 60 days since the last cigarette!?
    Now 60+ years since my last cigarette.
    Not only ca$h $aving$, but your health will be better too!

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    i see n+1 in the near future...

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    Way to go Digital Gee!!! Hope you can keep it up

    Wife and I quit back in 1978. She did the one step at a time filters, I cold turkeyed out of 3 packs a day to none the next. Lot easier back then, firmly convinced there are way more chemicals in them nowadays.
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    Well Done !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    It's cycling related - I can ride longer, breathe deeper, and flirt with more confidence at coeds on their bikes.

    I quit smoking March 14, 2012. Tomorrow I start my third smoke free month. I've saved over $335 on cigarettes I haven't purchased, and I would have smoked over 1,200 cigarettes in that time. Makes my head spin thinking about that.

    If you're smoking, quit. That's my "tip 'o the day."
    You, and the people that love you are so lucky. I also quit after a 38 year habit. I reacquainted myself with cycling, and now tour. I can do a fully loaded 100 mile day. Yet, would rather do the 60 miles so I have more time to smell roses. I have choices in life again. Congrats and enjoy.
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    Congratulations D Gee! Better health, and you probably smell better too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teachme View Post
    Congratulations D Gee! Better health, and you probably smell better too!
    Smelling good is almost as important as Lookin' Good.

    Don't let your guard down, DG.
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    Way. To. Go.

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    Yes! 28 years since my last butt. Hardest thing I've ever done. Enjoy the freedom!

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    March 15 1988. I had smoked for 13 years. Can you believe that when I quit, everyone was complaining about a buck and a half a pack?

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    This is a quite amazing rundown on the impacts of nicotine withdrawal. Actually an amazing drug as far as weight loss and blood sugar control is concerned, too bad it is so addictive.

    http://whyquit.com/whyquit/a_symptoms.html

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    Congrat-ufriggin-lations!!!

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    Congrats, getting away from cigarettes is the hardest thing I have ever done. Pretty soon you won't notice breathing at all, that's the way it's supposed to be!

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    Well done Gee!! Glad you have kept up with the quitting of the coffin nails.

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    Congrats on quitting smoking. You'll enjoy your time with Mrs. Jones even more, now that you won't get out of breath on your rides. I quit cold-turkey 43 years ago after being a two pack a day smoker. Hard to quit, very ... worth it, absolutely!
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    Keep up the VERY good work.
    At $167.50 per month, that's $2010 per year(+/-), not chump change. That's some nice upgrades, or an addition to your stable.
    After 80 or so years of history of proof that smoking is so bad, I find it stunning that anybody would smoke at all.
    Keep doing what your doing.

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    Good job. Now the hard part, staying quit. I can't tell you how many times I "quit" smoking before I finally stopped. I am coming up in 8 years now.

    Don't take that first puff!
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    Wow! I can't believe what people pay for suicide sticks nowadays. I quit in '79, soon after the first time I saw cigs selling for $1 a pack in machines. I was paying about 75 cents a pack in cartons and it seemed like a fortune.

    Congratulations! Keep it up.
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