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Flavius Victor

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  1. Roll Call

    For those members of May, June and July 04 (or before) who need a quit group to hang out in.
  2. Roll Call

    People with a quit date of 7/25/2007 - 8/23/2007, this is your Quit Group. This group opens TODAY (7/25/2007)
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    People with a quit date of 9/24/2006 - 10/24/2006, this is your Quit Group.
  4. Roll Call

    Replacement forum for the original one that was lost.
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    People with a quit date of 7/25/2009 - 8/23/2009, this is your Quit Group.
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    People with a quit date of 5/25/2005 - 6/23/2005, this is your quit group.
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    People with a quit date of 8/24/2007 - 9/23/2007, this is your Quit Group. This group opens TODAY (8/24/2007)
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    Monday Roll Call Flav - 4796 While I very much dislike the Patriots, there's little doubt that Tom Brady is the best quarterback in the NFL and Bill Belichek is the best coach in the NFL. Those guys just find ways to win (legal or not). I hope they win the Super Bowl this year and decide to retire, winners.
  9. St Nic-O-Frees Roll Call

    People with a quit date of 08/24/2006 - 9/23/2006, this is your Quit Group.
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    People with a quit date of 9/24/2007 - 10/24/2007, this is your Quit Group. This group opens TODAY (9/24/2007)
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    People with a quit date of 2/22/2009 - 3/23/2009, this is your Quit Group.
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    Roll Call Flav 4783
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    People with a quit date of 9/24/2009 - 10/23/2009, this is your Quit Group.
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    You had me right up until I saw that "TB" stood for Tom Brady, then I threw up a little in my mouth...
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    I was about to comment the same thing doc. that's around 80 lbs in about 7 months; impressive indeed. I'm reading up on that intermittent fasting thing as well as some of the other stuff out there. I tend to research things to death and am often struck with analysis paralysis but I'll set a limit of a week to read up on all that you guys have posted and decide what to do. I'm the one who makes dinner at our house so, I'm going to have to convince the rest of the gang that this is a good thing. My doctor said to just start walking 20 minutes a day; when I told him I was walking 45 minutes a day he laughed and said, you may need to walk faster It's nice to hear when people are actually seeing results. My blood pressure has been borderline (pre) hypertensive for the past three years so my goal for 2018 is to get off the meds.
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    Roll Call Bubba - 5188 Flav - 4783
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    Wednesday Roll Call Flav - 4777 I agree 100% on the what to eat. I've been sticking to that pretty strictly this past year. My only vice is still the beer though. Not that much but still a few every week it seems, mostly one or two when we my wife and I go out to eat. I mainly cook all the meals at home and I stick to fresh vegtables from Sprouts and pork or chicken that I grill. I think my biggest problem is the 1) lack of exercise and 2) portion control. Back when I was working out every day and running 3-5 miles every day, I could eat as much as I wanted. Since having to stop all that, well, my exercise changed but my eating didn't. Got to cut back on the portion control and at least start walking again. I may venture over and see if they weight control thread is still going in the wildcard area.
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    Roll Call Bubba - 5181 Flav - 4776 Happy New Year to everyone. Sorry I haven't been around much. I'd like to say I have a really good excuse but, alas, I've just been a slacker. Youngest daughter finally graduated college (hurray!) but, she and her husband are going through a divorce and the whole child custody thing... so we have that to look forward to. I don't know what it is about kids these days; that makes the 2nd one of mine that's been married and divorced before reaching 25. I think my wife and I warned them both that it would likely turn out this way and not to do it but, kids never listen.. or, at least mine don't. I hate resolutions but I need to get back into a reasonable physical condition. Since my accident and subsequent surgeries over the past two years, I've gotten weaker and just plain feeling old. I know I'm not old, I'm just a few days ahead of bufff in that category and he's not old, so.. Anyway, i'm up to about 285 now, which surprises me, since, I have a mental picture of someone who's close to 300 lbs and that's not me. The last 20 lbs I gained was when I was in the hospital for my last surgery a year ago, came out of the hospital 3 weeks later much weaker, heavier and all sorts of new restrictions. Doc said I'm not supposed to lift anything more that 50lbs EVER AGAIN. What do they know though, I'm guessing he's just playing it safe and hoping I don't rip out that surgical mesh again. Guess I'll start light and work my way up. Been eating much better these last few months but not seeing much of a difference so I figure it's time to work some exercise back into the routine. Been thinking about taking up Tai Chi as it's supposed to be rather low impact and help with gaining movement and flexibility back. Any thoughts on that? Anyway, love you guys like brothers and hope I get to see some of you miscreants sometime this year.
  19. Roll Call

    People with a quit date of 12/23/2006 - 1/21/2007, this is your Quit Group.
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    People with a quit date of 12/23/2008 - 1/21/2009, this is your Quit Group.
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    People with a quit date of 06/24/2005 - 7/24/2005, this is your Quit Group.
  22. 2017 Q4 Financial Update

    As 2017 draws to an end, our eyes are cast forward to 2018 and the challenges it brings. As many of you know, the Quit Smokeless Organization is a tax exempt public charity, and, as such, we reply on donations from our members and partners to fund our existence. It is through your generosity that we can continue operate this site and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. That said, we continue to struggle financially as an organization. For the last few years, our expenses have far exceeded our income from donations. I've worked diligently to try and reduce our operating expenses and this year, I was able to reduce our expenses by 25%. However, year after year, our donations still fall short and I'm forced to make up the difference out of my own pocket. Expenses and Income For the first three quarters of 2017, our expenses have totaled $1411 and we expect another $120 in expenses by the end of the year. The graphic below details our expenses. The next graphic is a representation of our income to expense report. As you can see our Expenses exceed our Income by 42% Donations this year were 50% lower than last year. Much of this I attribute to the stability issues surrounding our website and the most recent software upgrade that left many of you scratching your heads. In an effort to keep this valuable resource up and running, I often open up my own wallet and cover the overages. This last graphic shows the breakdown of our donations. It shows what our members and partners have donated vs. my monetary contributions. What does this mean for you? Today, I wrote another check for $120 to cover our expenses for the remainder of the year but, without your help, we won't have the money to pay our expenses come January 2018. With some changes I've made, I've been able to reduce our expenses for next year by nearly 50% so we'll need roughly $800 to continue operating in 2018. That's not a lot but, we need $140 of that before the end of the year to make sure we can pay our bills in January. Help me keep this site operational another year by donating today. I'm not asking you to write a check for $100 or $200 but what about $20? If every member who logged in this week alone donated $20 today, that would be enough to keep us up and running for another year. Don't forget about your company match. Many companies out there today provide some level of matching donations for it's employees. If your employer does that, just contact me and I'll provide you our Tax Exempt ID (EIN) and a copy of our IRS Determination Letter. Or, they can look us up on the IRS website. How do you donate? There are two ways to donate to the Quit Smokeless Organization. Use PayPal - For those of you who want to use PayPal, we offer a convenient donation button on the website (http://www.quitsmokeless.org/donations.php). Just follow the link and click the button. Check - If you wish to pay by check, you can make it payable to the "Quit Smokeless Organization" and mail it to us at the following address P.O. Box 288, Rowlett Texas, 75030 And remember, your donations are tax deductible. If you manage your own company and need some tax deductions this year to lower your taxable income, please keep us in mind. Thank You, Dave Young (Flav), Quit Smokeless Organization
  23. Roll Call

    People with a quit date of 3/24/2010 - 4/23/2010, this is your group.
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    People with a quit date of 1/23/2008 - 2/22/2008, this is your Quit Group.
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    People with a quit date of 5/25/2008 - 6/23/2008, this is your Quit Group.
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