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    Pioneer Quitters  Thursday June 14, 2018 QUESTION OF THE DAY: Would you tell your kids there’s no Santa or wait for them to figure it out on their own? FoodBuzz -168- I let them figure it out on their own, but it’s a bit rough with a double aha moment; 1) Santa isn’t real and 2) I’ve been lying to them this whole time. Yet I can’t stand to tell them and I let the innocent lie go on for as possible. NDT! Hoggle - 110 - I don't have kids, but if I did, I'd make it clear that Santa is just pretend. Later, I'd explain that Santa is a metaphor for human generosity Dillhole 94 NDT - I can't remember. I think we told them after they suspected something was up when they found Santa on top of there mother under the tree one Christmas eve
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     Sunday June 17, 2018 Quitters: Supporters: RWM -467- I have to caution you not to get too complacent, gentlemen. Don't mean to be preachy, but if you really value your quit, you might want to make coming here a daily habit. Just doing that establishes a minimum level of mind discipline for the coming storm that will test you to the limit. I have some experience and failures in that arena. I have faith in the formula set forth here. All in is exactly what is required. Happy Father's Day. NDT.
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     Sunday , June 17 , 2018 Quitters - sign here: Fredy - 58 NDT , Am a dad who no longer is nicotine addict ..... Proud of that Phil - red - 74 - to you dads - happy Father’s Day . My kids love that I don’t dip any more ODAAT, Ace Supporters RWM -467- Proud of the Hammocks who are willing to come in here today and vow to slay the beast AGAIN today. That's where the ODAAT comes from. One day, one war. Don't worry about tomorrow, except show up to it with the quit intact. Happy Father's Day.
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     Saturday June 16, 2018 Quitters: FoodBuzz -171- So back when my wife and I were dating we went to a Renaissance Festival. They have all sorts of good things to eat. I got a turkey leg and she got sausage on a stick. At that moment in knew I was going to marry her. Supporters: PMFJ - 315 - Nice story. Literally, love at first bite. NMFD!! RWM -466- Haha. The things we are attracted to are probably far from what our significant others think those things are.
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    PMFJ's Quit Group  June 16, 2018  Quitters - PMFJ - Supporters RWM -466- quit another day and singing hallelujah all the way.
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    Report post Posted 6 hours ago Banana Hammocks   Friday, June 15 , 2018 Quitters - sign here: Fredy - 56 , anxiety much less today thank you all .NDT Phil - 76- Put another 3.25 miles on the road this morning. Love waking up early this time of year. It's light out by 5:00am. No excuse not to get out and start moving. (Reposted to get everyone in the pool) red - -72 - Fredy, glad that that too has passed for today. Remain vigilant. ODAAT. Getting to work early so I will hit the weights and elliptical after work. Ace Supporters RWM -465- Lots of ups and downs in the quitting business. But it always trends towards the good. NDT. FoodBuzz -169- Keep that sweat up and the dip out! Quitting with you guys today! PMFJ - 314 - BH Boys! Have a great weekend with the World Cup and some good company. Leave the dip alone. NMFD!! STS- 562: You guys are great. Freeing ourselves from tobacco is so much more than just quitting a disgusting life-endangering habit. It is a complete lifestyle change - FOR THE BETTER. Choice A: I'm energetic, I feel good, I look good, my body feels healthy or Choice B: I am a wimpy pussy slave to a can of ground up leaves, i'm afraid to look in my mouth to see the damage that I am doing to myself, and they my have to cut out half of my tongue in the next couple of years. Please choose A with me. NDT!
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     Friday June 15, 2018 Quitters: FoodBuzz -169- I’ve cum to another day of 69. I’m no princess let the jokes fly! May I remind you of the story of the restaurant called 5 guys? My wife and I were debating on a place to eat for date night and she said “I feel like 5 guys in my mouth”...no joke. Almost as good as the story from the Renaissance Festival that made me want to marry her...saved for another day. OMG or the time I got Oreo Cookied in and elevator when I was in North Carolina! NDT! DWLT - Day 162 continuing on without the chew. Happy Friday all you XDipShitZ! Supporters: RWM -465- We never did hear the story about you getting Oreo Cookied, FB. NDT! PMFJ - 314 - Ha! Enjoy a dip free weekend! NMFD!! STS; 562: What Happens in North Carolina stays in North Carolina!
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    Pioneer Quitters  Friday June 15, 2018 QUESTION OF THE DAY: No time or physical constraints...what planet would you visit? FoodBuzz -169- Has to be Jupiter! I’d love to see and experience the storms. Also get a true view of what’s under the clouds of the gas Giant. I’d take no tobacco. Hoggle - 111 - Mars, for sure. I'd love to explore the deserts. Boilermaker - 89 - NDT. Tank - Day 110 - The moon. Wait that's not a planet. Ok, Pluto. Wait Pluto's not a planet. I need an easier question Dill hole 95. Phone post. The naked lady planet  SUPPORTERS: ipoppa33- day 1585- NDT! RWM -465- Tatooine...would love to check out that Mos Eisley Cantina.
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    Excited to hit the gym for the 2nd time this week
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    Nice early run Phil
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    Banana Hammocks   Thursday, June 14, 2018 Quitters - sign here: Fredy - 55 NDT , yesterday was different ....all night dreamt of smoking cigarettes woke up multiple times ...... since morning anxiety is like in initial days riding the roller coaster keeping gaurds Phil - 75- Freddy, the dip/tobacco dreams are the worst. They're so vivid and you wake up feeling guilty. Just know that you didn't do anything wrong. You can't control your stupid brain when you sleep red - - Ace Supporters Dillhole 94 - NDT - can you imagine if you could control what you dream about. Alarm went, I went back to sleep. Gonna try to get motivated after work to pump some iron BRB - 2210 - Sounds familiar. Stay quit and this too shall pass.... STS - 561: Fredy I have very vivid and weird dip dreams as well. A lot of the time in my dreams I am smoking a cigar or using leaf chewing tobacco (products I rarely used). I always wake up bummed that I had used tobacco and the super relieved that it was only a dream. I have come to realize that the guilt I feel when I first wake up is a great sign how much I desire in my heart to stay quit. Let's keep these good quits going all day.
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    Banana Hammocks   Thursday, June 14, 2018 Quitters - sign here: Fredy - 55 NDT , yesterday was different ....all night dreamt of smoking cigarettes woke up multiple times ...... since morning anxiety is like in initial days riding the roller coaster keeping gaurds Phil - 75- Freddy, the dip/tobacco dreams are the worst. They're so vivid and you wake up feeling guilty. Just know that you didn't do anything wrong. You can't control your stupid brain when you sleep red - - Ace Supporters Dillhole 94 - NDT - can you imagine if you could control what you dream about. Alarm went, I went back to sleep. Gonna try to get motivated after work to pump some iron BRB - 2210 - Sounds familiar. Stay quit and this too shall pass....
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    If you quit between 04/22/2018 - 05/22/2018, this is your quit group.   To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call   How to post roll call. (updated!)  Get the Contract to Give Up Print it out and carry it in your wallet  Click Here for a room to exchange phone numbers. Accountability is key    Thursday June 14, 2018   Quitters - sign here:  Skins42 - n8wing - Brisket Chaser - Day 36 Bironic -  DBCH -      Supporters - sign here Dillhole 94 - Posting roll is the first thing I do when I get online. Make it a habit. Work can wait. Not dipping and committing daily to not chew is more important. I dipped since I was 15/16 years old. I'm 53. Time is running out. I consider myself lucky not to have cancer. It would only be a matter of time if I stayed dipping. Win the day. Then win the next. It's all about posting early and getting involved on this site.
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    Banana Hammocks   Thursday, June 14, 2018 Quitters - sign here: Fredy - 55 NDT , yesterday was different ....all night dreamt of smoking cigarettes woke up multiple times ...... since morning anxiety is like in initial days riding the roller coaster keeping gaurds Phil - 75- Freddy, the dip/tobacco dreams are the worst. They're so vivid and you wake up feeling guilty. Just know that you didn't do anything wrong. You can't control your stupid brain when you sleep red - - Ace Supporters Dillhole 94 - NDT - can you imagine if you could control what you dream about. Alarm went, I went back to sleep. Gonna try to get motivated after work to pump some iron
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    Pioneer Quitters  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 QUESTION OF THE DAY: What would your perfect room look like? Hoggle - 109 - Full of clutter. Full bookcases. Bric-a-brac everywhere. A little kitchenette over in a corner with a hot plate. a microwave, a small fridge, and a sink SUPPORTERS: STS - 559: It's a shower room about 30 X 30 of Italian marble on the floor and three sides. The fourth side is completely open to the great outdoors and overlooks this incredible mountain scene. The temperature inside the room is perfect, and a warm gentle rain falls from the entire 30 X 30 ceiling. There is the most incredibly comfortable perfectly sanded teak wood chair in the center of the room facing the out door mountain scene. You sit naked in this chair looking out at the mountains while the gentle warm rain falls on you. Soothing music plays in the background as you enjoy the endless draft beverage system. Oh yea. There is no tobacco allowed in this room. One more oh yea - Fuck Dip!!!
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    Hi; I'm Hoggle and I'm a nicotine addict. The whole shebang got started back in 1985. I was at the movies with some friends and was offered my first Skoal Bandit. Anyone else on here still remembers the green can with the word BANDITS on the side in pseudo-western lettering? I do. Anway, I took the hook...and got hooked. Such began an addiction that lasted until 100 days ago. Since I didn't have to spit with Bandits, they were the perfect way to hide a dip addiction. I went through a tin a day - I got my Bandits from a skeezy little bodega-type place where no one cared about how old you were. I dipped everywhere - school, the workplace, etc. Total ninja dipper. So, what motivated me to quit? I am now getting into middle age. I plan to retire soon. It's just plain silly for me to continue a juvenile act of rebellion into my retirement. I need to quit. I am amazed that I kept that little tin for so long. I never had health issues; I had freedom issues. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I went out at some ungodly hour in the middle of horrible weather just to get a tin. No More! I got my money and freedom back. I got ME back. For you new people out there, take heart! It CAN be done; I did it. So can you. Firstly, post roll every damn day. There have been many times where that roll post was all that saved me from caving. Secondly, learn how addiction works. The average crave is over and done in three minutes, no shit. Surely you can suck it up and bear it for three minutes, right? Sure you can - we all can! Thirdly, don't ever think you can have 'just one' - NOPE! It's a drug addiction, not a bad habit. There is NEVER just one! As for my future here, I'm going to stick around for as long as the board will have me. I'm also going to go into the new groups and start working with newer quitters, now that I have what it takes to sustain a good quit. I hope you'll join me.
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    12 years ago I went tobacco-free. While I used nicotine gum for another 3 months, this is still an important milestone for me, especially since I was nicotine-free for 44 days before finding this forum.
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    Kicking Back Flashback to February 2010: Went out for a late dinner with my wife. Woke up in the middle of the night because I had to relieve my bladder. Did so quickly because I wanted to get back to sleep before my mind kicked in. After doing so, while walking from the bathroom back to bed, I started to feel dizzy and saw darkness closing around me. Next thing I knew I was on the floor, coming to, while my wife was next to me, yelling my name. My wife said she was calling an ambulance. I told her she didn’t have to do that. I said I was OK, that it was just a freak accident from getting out of bed so fast and trying to force myself to take a leak quickly. She insisted on calling an ambulance and I kept insisting no. We compromised by me promising that I would make an appointment with the doctor come Monday morning. At the doctor’s appointment, while getting checked out, I’m explaining what happened when I passed out. The doctor removes the stethoscope from his ears and asks “Do you smoke?” I said “No” with a little self-righteous pride. The doctor then asks “Do you chew tobacco?” I thought it odd that he pinned down that question so fast. I hemmed and hawed, forcing myself to utter a barely audible “Yes.” The doctor asks “How long have you been chewing tobacco?” I glance at my wife before looking back at the doctor before answering. “Thirty years,” I whisper. I hear my wife gasp with surprise. It was like admitting to an affair that went on behind her back for that long. The doctor then starts to go on in great detail how chewing tobacco is detrimental to the vascular system and how I have an increased likelihood to have a heart attack or stroke, and that it probably had ‘something’ to do with me hitting the deck. The doctor then asks if I want to quit. I look at my wife again. She doesn’t even look back. I say “Yeah…one of these days.” The doctor discusses quitting options, wants to know if I would like to try any of the prescription methods that he runs through. I tell the doctor I would rather quit by going cold turkey. He asked me how I plan on doing that and I said I would commit to looking in to it. The doctor set up an appointment for a month later, when we could see how things have improved after I had quit. I never followed up on that appointment. I blew off my doctor. Flashback to April 2010: After a couple of months of my wife pestering me every other day, I flushed my can. "I have to do this," I thought. After one day I was crawling out of my skin. I was seconds away from leaving work and driving to the nearest C-Store and basking in the glory of a fresh dip after a long crave when I typed ‘quit dip’ into the google search box. I remember reading Bluesman’s ‘Secret of Our Success,’ and dozens of other Hall of Fame speeches. I could relate to every word. Everything written resonated deeply with where I was in life, and with my tobacco addiction. I wanted to have that freedom and ‘success’ that all those HOF writers were describing. I had tried many times and could not make it stick. I knew this addiction was ruining my health. I knew my relationships with loved ones had deteriorated. I knew my professional life stagnated. I knew my social life suffered. I was addicted to smokeless tobacco and I felt deep shame in that. I did not want anyone to know I dipped and went to great lengths to keep it secret. I also set up my life to ensure I had continual unfettered access to my dirty secret and was not going to let anything interfere. I was astonished to find that nearly all the quitters here felt the same. In the outside world, everyone treated me like I was some sort of weak freak for not giving up such a filthy habit years before, let alone how I could even start such a disgusting habit in the first place. Reading those HOF speeches on that day in April 2010 gave me a spark of hope that someone could understand how much I loved the stuff, how shameful it was for me, and how hard it was to quit. There was, however, proof here that I could quit. I posted roll call and did so religiously for about 200 days. However, around day 300, I gladly decided to march into the store to buy a can, and then stuff my lip. I continued to do so for another six years. I just buried my head in six feet of denial and ignored everything. Screw everyone and everything, I thought. In retrospect, there were warning signs that I wouldn’t make it that go-around: 1) I was not 100% quitting for myself. I mean, I was…and I wasn’t. I wanted good health. I wanted to improve the quality of my relationships. I wanted freedom from anxiety. I wanted people to pat me on the back. I wanted recognition. I wanted to have the success that comes with quitting—the things everybody else talked about—increased fitness, better health, better relationships, more time for interesting hobbies, and more energy to focus on professional endeavors. When those things did not happen fast enough—or not at all. I figured “What’s the use?” It is clear now that I put conditions on my quit. The conditions became more important than the quit. When the conditions weren’t met, I considered my quit a failure. I set myself up. 2) I wanted the symptoms of quitting to go away on MY timeline. The big thing here is the fog. After six months of being quit, I thought the fog was a permanent thing. I could not focus. I could no longer think a coherent thought. I could no longer write anything longer than a badly written sentence. Depression was another significant symptom that crept into my life for the first time after I quit. I thought the depression was a result of quitting and that it was permanent. I concluded that I would rather be dipping than be depressed. Some medications have benefits that outweigh the drawbacks. I diagnosed myself and wrote my own prescription. Small wonder I chose smokeless tobacco to fill the bill. 3) My activity on this site started to dwindle after about day 200 and became just about non-existent soon thereafter. I quit posting roll call. I quit reaching out, or whenever anyone reached out to me, I ignored them. I wanted to be done with the inconveniences of being accountable. I wanted to be done with the inconveniences of quitting, and I did not want anyone else in my business. I had better things to do. 4) Quitting stopped being my #1 priority, if it ever was. It was more like I was trying to fake it before I made it. Faking it began to feel too untrue. It is easy to go astray, but when you are in the middle of it, you do not even notice---everything seems normal until you turn around in circles, lost, alone, and bewildered, asking yourself “Where the hell am I and how did I get HERE?” This website answers those questions, and offers a path out. The path you choose is up to you. Dip wasn’t going to ever make anything better or solve any of my problems. I erroneously believed dip did for me what I would not or could not do for myself. No wonder I became so attached to it. After an additional six years of dip addiction, I came to realize that smokeless tobacco would never work its magic again. It was an erroneous premise to begin with. Quitting doesn't magically solve all my problems either. Just one of them. The rest is up to me. Fast Forward: March 8, 2017 – Today One year Quit. Here’s how I’ve done it: Don’t dip, no matter what. Post roll call every day. Give my word I will not dip today. Reach out personally to other quitters. Offer support to other quit groups. Ask for help. Don’t dip, no matter what. Repeat. Another important thing I’ve done is this: I have established a separate realm for my quit, beyond my personal life; whereby personal issues have no say in the quit matter. I am first and foremost quit today. Everything else is gravy. When I first arrived here, it was my hope to one day offer one hell of an inspirational story---to say I’ve done a triathlon, lost all the weight I need to take off, built my own company, traveled the world, climbed Mt. Everest, wrote the next great American novel, etc., all because I don’t dip anymore. Because I’ve done none of the above, I considered myself unworthy to say anything on the subject of successful quitting. Nonetheless, I have survived a tough run, and I’ve done so without dip for the past year. As I alluded to above, success doesn’t always revolve around my timeline. Also, I must re-consider my erroneous-egocentric-addict’s mind. Success comes in many different shapes and forms. 100 days... 365 days quit are major accomplishments in and by themselves. I’ll take it. I deserve to be here for those reasons alone. I would like to thank those who have supported me and listened to me whine and complain at times. I would also like to thank those who have left their words of wisdom and trials and tribulations in this space. All I can do is pay your service forward the best I can. Thirdly, I would also like to thank our patron and donors for giving us a place to do what was once impossible. And lastly: thank you, new quitters, for reminding me that dip is still out there kicking ass. Today I’m kicking back.

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