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QuitSTAR

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About QuitSTAR

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  • Birthday 10/08/1965

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    http://mike@5starbuild.com

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  1. QuitSTAR

    ROLL CALL

    April 2012 HOF Class If you quit between 12/24/2011 - 1/21/2012 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 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 Tuesday January 3, 2012 Quitters - sign in here: Supporters - sign in here: QuitSTAR - Day #86 - NDT! It is possible...one day at a time. After 34 years of eating this chit I am pushing 100 days by making my quit a priority in my life. My advice; grit your teeth and get through the first week.
  2. QuitSTAR

    Roll Call

    February 2012 Hall of Fame Class If you quit between 10/25/2011 - 11/22/2011 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 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! Saturday, November 5, 2011 Quitters - sign in here: Troy Flintstone - day 2 Kevin152532- Looks like a great weekend of football and being dip free! Enjoy it! Day 10, double digits! Bazza - day 6 - Here Supporters RI Quitter - Day 52- Choosing to quit today. One day at a time. Welecome Troy! You have joined a great bunch of quitters. Wildcat - 875 - The first weeks sucks bad guys, but it does get better, just quit one day at a time. Good luck! QuitSTAR-27 - nice to see all the early quitters. Keep that chit out I'd your mouth today. Then tomorrow will take care of itself and you can worry about that tomorrow. GO BAMA!
  3. QuitSTAR

    My Story

    Your story is indeed the same as mine and so many others. We're all in this fight together - that's what makes this site so compelling. I am finishing my 26th day of freedom in 34 years and the first week I never want to live through again. For that reason, I stayed quit today and in the morning I plan to pledge to my group to stay quit tomorrow also. I plan on taking the vets advice and do this thing one-day-at-a-time! PM me if you wanna chat or need help.
  4. QuitSTAR

    Roll Call

    February 2012 Hall of Fame Class If you quit between 10/25/2011 - 11/22/2011 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 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, November 3, 2011 Quitters - sign in here: Coach-day2-No dipping today! Kona - day 7 - one week. Spiderman - day 2 <edit: readding Spiderman> Kevin152532- Much easier getting on today, Day 8 or start of week 2, however you want to look at it, going strong, feeling good. Anyone tempted to slip, take a look at some of those cancer pictures! Y2Jimi - SIX days! Don't let up! <edit: I can't count, apparently! it's 6 not 7!> Prof - day 3 - no dip today. Bazza - day 4 - Here. Supporters Doof - 1,237 - Way to go, Coach. Coming back for Day 2 is big. Just keep coming back for every day hereafter, and you win. Buckeye1996 - Day 37 - Come on Kona, Prof, Kevin, Thrasymachus, Spiderman and Coach - you can do it! Private message one of us if you need a #. If any of us can do it, you can do it too! Muddler - 1530 - Take pride in what you are doing. It isn't easy and you are doing it! Rideorange-363-Chew does NOT define you! Remember why you wanted to quit in the first place and why you may have failed so many times before. Make this time different. I'm quitting with you guys today. rodeo timer - 1,875 still along, still alive, still unbroken! keep fighting the good fight and take this quittin thing one day at a time, and we will worry about tomorrow tomorrow! Ed Reno 500ish. Real simple guy's, keep that crap out of your mouths today. I'm hanging with strong constitution men today! NDT! Flash35-D201-NDT! I'm with you guys! Rob123 - 620 - Whatever happens, do whatever you can to post roll every single day. Even if the site is down, find a way!!! Keep on rolling in here. There is no good reason to dip! JimmyVV - 752. Listen to Robbie you guys - he's a quit-vet ! QuitSTAR - 25 - 1 week, 6 days, 3 days or 2 weeks, all we need to do it make sure we don't put that chit in our mouth - one day at a time. NO OTHER OPTIONS!
  5. QuitSTAR

    34 years comes to an end!

    I am on DAY #19 today! The process has been simple - simple but hard. The simplicity is: KEEP IT OUT OF MY MOUTH. The hard is: This process sucks! BUT IT IS WORTHWHILE. I did everything in my initial post (except working out - update below) and added Cranberry Juice (16 oz daily) and I will tell you the first few days were absolute He2L! There is no way around that, so I chose the "Cold Turkey" route and got that poison out of my system as quick as possible...gritted my teeth, held on to a little reality for those first few days and overcame the evil chemical addiction I was supporting for 34 years. I'm glad I did! I didn't feel like doing anything the first few days and after that I had something abnormal happen in my heart, had it checked out and going through more tests currently. The result of all this is that I have proven to myself that the nicotine I have been sucking into my body for all these years has influenced the physiological happenings in my body. My body was no longer functioning the way it was designed, but rather, my bodily systems were reacting to this drug. WOW - how messed up is that! Cells actually grew by adapting to the nicotine level of my body. I am happy I did what I did and am committed 100% to see this thing through for today - and then again for the next day and so on - one day at a time. BTW, I did not chain myself to a padded room, but I did take some time off of work. I am working on beraking all of the habits and the mental challenges that come with this process. This mental side of the process remainssimple but hard! (see above)
  6. Too hard to do more than once - no options!

    1. chuck m

      chuck m

      embrace the suck five star, never forget, hold it tight, then squeeze the life out of it!

    2. HuStle

      HuStle

      you ain't lying man.

    3. chill

      chill

      Well said, 5-Star!

  7. My name is Mike and today is my 46th birthday. Tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of my mothers death from lung cancer. Monday will be the first day of my new life - free from nicotine. I have done this many, many times in the past and know alot about failure in this endeavor. This website will provide peer support from people that understand what I will be going through. I am writing this now so that I can be accountable to this group (as well as my family, that will have to live through the next few days and weeks). This is the toughest battle I have ever faced head on. I have been reading posts, letters and stories on this site for two days now. Funny, how when God wants you to move in a particular direction it is sometimes like getting hit with a ton of bricks. I am prepared to kill this addiction once and for all and at any cost! If I could chain myself in a padded room for 3 days - i would Listed below is the "cold turkey" mechanics and tools I plan to use to get through day's 1-3: Take time off of work (only required calls and activities). Lots of water Ibuprophin around the clock Pray, pray and pray some more Gum, seeds, candy and jerky Brush after meals Join a gym so I can walk, run, lift or whatever I might need to do. (this will be more than the first 3 days) Remind my family that these are temporary outbursts and behaviors for a lifetime of freedom. If you have other ideas, please let me know. It is my time to do this and I'm sick and tired of being a prisoner of this poison. (that's nice to say) Background: Married 23 years with 2 children (13 and 17) Started at 12 years old with leaf tobacco. Hid from teachers and parents. After nicotine poisoning trip to hospital for swallowing too much, I was cleaver enough to convert to Copenhagen snuff. Still swallowing to hide from people (clients, kids friends, meetings etc). I have it in my mouth except when I sleep or eat. I quit for 30 days about 12 years ago (between jobs); 2 days twice and; 1 day about 3-4 times. This does not include the 50 or so times I intended on quitting until after one or two meals. I will plan something very special for my birthday next year to celebrate my first year of freedom in 34 years.
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