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Just found this site, read some post and thought to myself.....this could be the day or maybe it was could this be the day.  Not sure how much this place will help the effort but it sure as hell couldn't hurt and if it does help then it'll (for me) be the equivalent of hitting the lottery.

A little about me....I served in the Marine Corps for just over 20yrs, retired back in 2012.  So pretty much for the past 25yrs I've been smoking a cigarette or had a dip in my mouth.  Not much of a exaggeration, I go through a pack of smokes and a can of Copenhagen about every two days for that many years.  Met my wife, who for reasons unknown to me, is still with me....at my first duty station.  How does that play into this you ask?  I'm 44yrs old and we found out last month she's pregnant with our third child.  A child who's closest sibling will be 15yrs older and who's furthest will be 20yrs older... (lol, let the jokes begin).  Point being, when I retired from the Corps I was 175lbs of twisted steel and sex appeal and now it's more like 10lbs of shut in a 5lb bag.  I'm not getting any younger and between my letting myself go and tobacco usage, who knows how long I'll be around for my wife / children.  Not sure if it's an epifany or some of these great post I've read BUT it's time for me to make a permanent  (and probably more than one) change.  Hoping this place can be one of the tools I use to change life long abuse that I've done to my body.  "One Team, One Fight"  Have a GREAT night and wish me luck on what I'm expecting to be a miserable endeavor.

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10 hours ago, Marine4Life said:

Just found this site, read some post and thought to myself.....this could be the day or maybe it was could this be the day.  Not sure how much this place will help the effort but it sure as hell couldn't hurt and if it does help then it'll (for me) be the equivalent of hitting the lottery.

A little about me....I served in the Marine Corps for just over 20yrs, retired back in 2012.  So pretty much for the past 25yrs I've been smoking a cigarette or had a dip in my mouth.  Not much of a exaggeration, I go through a pack of smokes and a can of Copenhagen about every two days for that many years.  Met my wife, who for reasons unknown to me, is still with me....at my first duty station.  How does that play into this you ask?  I'm 44yrs old and we found out last month she's pregnant with our third child.  A child who's closest sibling will be 15yrs older and who's furthest will be 20yrs older... (lol, let the jokes begin).  Point being, when I retired from the Corps I was 175lbs of twisted steel and sex appeal and now it's more like 10lbs of shut in a 5lb bag.  I'm not getting any younger and between my letting myself go and tobacco usage, who knows how long I'll be around for my wife / children.  Not sure if it's an epifany or some of these great post I've read BUT it's time for me to make a permanent  (and probably more than one) change.  Hoping this place can be one of the tools I use to change life long abuse that I've done to my body.  "One Team, One Fight"  Have a GREAT night and wish me luck on what I'm expecting to be a miserable endeavor.

Welcome brother! Glad that you found this site and us. You'll have to excuse the mess, we are in a bit of a construction phase as we changed formats a few months ago.

 

You are right, in that this site is a tool to help you in your quit. For me, when I found this place it served as proof that yes, I can quit. If all these other people can win, then why can't I do it too? So, get to reading. There is a shit ton of good stuff on here to read. Get up in your group and post up day one. Once you make that post, your word is your bond. Then, hold on for one of the toughest, wildest rides you've ever had. Is it simple? Yes. Is it easy? Helllllllllllllll no.

 

PS. You are gonna need some off site support, so reach out to others through PM's*cough me cough*. Get some digits. Texting outside of the site will save your quit.

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