Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 101 to 121 of 121
  1. #101
    Senior Member lsberrios1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    My Bikes
    '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert
    Posts
    2,103
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Update: Still off the smokes!
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

  2. #102
    Administrator CbadRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    On the bridge with Picard
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
    Posts
    5,836
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Update: Still off the smokes!
    Yay!
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
    Forum Guidelines *click here*

  3. #103
    Senior Member lsberrios1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    My Bikes
    '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert
    Posts
    2,103
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have to say I am impressed I kept my word... I was kind of joking or just giving it a try and it ended up with me not smoking. I still think I'll go back. Just not yet As long as I keep thinking that way one day after another I think I'll be good.
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

  4. #104
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My niece is celebrating her two year anniversary of quitting today. She said she opened a box of clothes that she had in storage for three years and threw them right into the garbage they stank so bad.

  5. #105
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Chicagoland area
    My Bikes
    1995 Specialized design Full Force
    Posts
    80
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^Yuck.

    Way to go lsberrios. Can't say the same for myself, but the throat infection I'm just getting over has got me thinking...

  6. #106
    Animated Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    That's a joke, ah say, that's a joke, son
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,982
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    I have to say I am impressed I kept my word... I was kind of joking or just giving it a try and it ended up with me not smoking. I still think I'll go back. Just not yet As long as I keep thinking that way one day after another I think I'll be good.
    DO NOT think that! Do not let the evil tobacco companies win!
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

  7. #107
    Administrator CbadRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    On the bridge with Picard
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
    Posts
    5,836
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    ^Yuck.

    Way to go lsberrios. Can't say the same for myself, but the throat infection I'm just getting over has got me thinking...
    November is the Great American Smokeout. Time to get a plan in place.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
    Forum Guidelines *click here*

  8. #108
    Senior Member lsberrios1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    My Bikes
    '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert
    Posts
    2,103
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Update: Still off the smokes since Sept 22 of 2013. I have to admit, smoked like 4 cigars during the holidays but haven't smoked one since. Dropped more weight too. I think I started this thread @ 180+/-, now down to 162 this morning ! Don't think about smoking unless there is somebody smoking in front of me.
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

  9. #109
    Cool Beans MangoPumpkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Lancaster County, PA
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Cadent
    Posts
    165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Update: Still off the smokes since Sept 22 of 2013. I have to admit, smoked like 4 cigars during the holidays but haven't smoked one since. Dropped more weight too. I think I started this thread @ 180+/-, now down to 162 this morning ! Don't think about smoking unless there is somebody smoking in front of me.
    Oh my goodness! Congrats!!!! You are the awesome!
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

  10. #110
    Senior Member lsberrios1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    My Bikes
    '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert
    Posts
    2,103
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Oh my goodness! Congrats!!!! You are the awesome!
    Thanks Mango! How have you been? Everything good in 2014?!
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

  11. #111
    Cool Beans MangoPumpkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Lancaster County, PA
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Cadent
    Posts
    165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Thanks Mango! How have you been? Everything good in 2014?!
    Everything is great! Probably going to be buying a house, getting married, and hopefully changing jobs this year. Looking forward to it. Thanks for asking!

    Not to change the subject but have you seen the commercials for anti-smoking with the lady and the trach? Oh my word, if that wasn't a ploy to stop smoking I don't know what is! I can't even eat when it comes on.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

  12. #112
    Senior Member lsberrios1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    My Bikes
    '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert
    Posts
    2,103
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Everything is great! Probably going to be buying a house, getting married, and hopefully changing jobs this year. Looking forward to it. Thanks for asking!

    Not to change the subject but have you seen the commercials for anti-smoking with the lady and the trach? Oh my word, if that wasn't a ploy to stop smoking I don't know what is! I can't even eat when it comes on.
    Wow! Congrats on all of those milestones, way to go Seems like it's gonna be a big year for you. Best wishes.

    On the commercial, have not seen it. Maybe we should post it up here so it may help some of those still balancing on the pole of uncertainty?
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

  13. #113
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Middle of the road, NJ
    Posts
    2,197
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My friends father, a 1 1/2 pack a day smoker decided he wanted to quit, so he did. This was back in the days before patches, gum, or e-cigs. He just quit, and that was the end of that. IMHO, you deciding to quit smoking is the most important factor.
    Hang tough, and good luck!
    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

  14. #114
    Senior Member Zedoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Boodling the Mitten
    Posts
    164
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I witnessed only one first cigarette experience. A kid at a high school bus stop suddenly exploded into coughing. He sounded like he was dying. I did not know the cause of his coughing until later when I saw him smoking. In retrospect, pretty funny. Also sad.

  15. #115
    Animated Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    That's a joke, ah say, that's a joke, son
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,982
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Excellent! Those cigars would have got me. I know from experience.

    And losing weight too; now that makes me seriously jealous.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

  16. #116
    Trek 500 Kid Zinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    '83 Trek 970 road --- '86 Trek 500 road
    Posts
    2,462
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    I have to say I am impressed I kept my word... I was kind of joking or just giving it a try and it ended up with me not smoking. I still think I'll go back. Just not yet As long as I keep thinking that way one day after another I think I'll be good.
    I quit at 27 years old after more than 10 years and a couple of previous tries. (I'm 63 now.) I didn't do it by thinking about smoking every day or the "One day at a time" method. I just forgot about it and that's when I started riding a bike. I never considered going back so it just never was an option.

    Anything mental like that's in your capabilities is possible when you put your mind to it.
    "I never lost a race because my bike was too heavy".......George Mount

  17. #117
    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Oakville Ontario
    Posts
    5,091
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quitting smoking is the best thing I ever did for myself. Going on 37 years now. Think I'm just about over that one day at a time part.
    Oh, and I did it cold turkey, once and for ever, never back slid. (Breaking my arm patting myself on the back)
    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


    Rule #12: The correct number of bikes to own is n+1

  18. #118
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NY state
    My Bikes
    See Signature...
    Posts
    1,223
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I quit smoking in Nov 2005. Looked at the cigarette I was smoking one day (last of the pack at that) and asked myself "what the F am I doing?" Quit that day, had one a few months later (really really really bad night at work) and that was it.

    The cravings never go away. At least not for me, I enjoyed smoking, i loved the buzz, and since I only smoked premium (Camel turkish royal, or parliament lights), the taste was good. However, every spring when I'd get back on the bike, my lungs hurt for days afterwards. My lungs rarely hurt anymore unless I get a bad cold And... I rarely get colds since I quit smoking, have not had strep throat, tonsilitis, or anything since quitting. 100x healthier is no joke (except the excess weight).

    Keep up the good work, and think of the money your saving!
    2012 Diamondback Podium 2 - Ready for spring! :D
    1995 Specialized Rockhopper Rigid - SS converted!

  19. #119
    Senior Member lsberrios1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    My Bikes
    '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert
    Posts
    2,103
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Update: Given in to drinks and smoking. Due to my dad being diagnosed with lung cancer 2 weeks back I gave in and have smoked about 5 cigarettes in the past 2 weeks. Trying to stay away from it but the stress is pretty awful. I've also had a few drinks + quit my job. Now I am left on a limb. Keep exercising though although much less. Need to get back on track. Ironic, smoking is relieving the stressed caused by a smoking related cancer...


    Luis
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

  20. #120
    DBA
    DBA is offline
    Guest
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Update: Given in to drinks and smoking. Due to my dad being diagnosed with lung cancer 2 weeks back I gave in and have smoked about 5 cigarettes in the past 2 weeks. Trying to stay away from it but the stress is pretty awful. I've also had a few drinks + quit my job. Now I am left on a limb. Keep exercising though although much less. Need to get back on track. Ironic, smoking is relieving the stressed caused by a smoking related cancer...


    Luis
    dude....really sorry about your dad's dx.
    Take a moment and think about it though....you smoking isn't going to help him, and may put you in his place someday.

  21. #121
    Senior Member lsberrios1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    My Bikes
    '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert
    Posts
    2,103
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DBA View Post
    dude....really sorry about your dad's dx.
    Take a moment and think about it though....you smoking isn't going to help him, and may put you in his place someday.
    Thank you. Totally agree, I havent smoked in a few days now and I am staying away from it. However his lack of wanting to exercise and at least make himself active is somewhat depressing!
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •