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  1. Praying for you, my precious sister! Your on my Prayer list too! take care MLS...
  2. Rodeo timer on 21 Feb 2013 said: I too keep posting after 6 years quit - 2,356 days as of today. I post for several reasons. I recognize that I am still an adict, and it reminds me that there can never be "just one"...I live in a world where dipping is still accepted (the Army National Guard). I am still an addict, and when some stupid fool walks in my office with a dip in, or has a can when we are out in the field, I still get the occasional craving...at those times, I remember my promise to all here at QS, and more importantly to myself "NO TOBACCO TODAY" and I will worry about tomorrow tomorrow! It also helps to remind me that for today, I have made my choice, and once again, it is "NO TOBACCO TODAY". I also keep posting because "paying it forward" helps me to stay quit and keep myself honest as well...so if any of you ever need a hand, or someone to vent to, or an old timer's view, just ask...
  3. +1 Couldn't agree more. Was quit for several years (5+) and walked away from the site. Here I am, day 2. Gotta committ to quit everyday or one day you just might walk through the door of slavery again. Btw, KA had a huge impact on my first quit. I agree. I'm on day 2,366 (approaching 6.5 years) and still posting. It takes just a moment and serves to remind me that I'm just one dip away from full-blown slavery again. If for no other reason, continuing to post may inspire others to continue one crave, one hour, one day at a time back to FREEDOM! Rodeo timer on 21 Feb 2013 said: I too keep posting after 6 years quit - 2, 355 days as of today. It doesn't take long, and it helps me to remind myself that there can never be "just one"...I live in a world where dipping is still accepted (the Army National Guard) and I can walk down the hall and find Copenhagen...I also keep posting because "paying it forward" helps me to stay quit and keep myself honest as well...so if any of you ever need a hand, or someone to vent to, or an old timer's view, just ask...
  4. +1 Couldn't agree more. Was quit for several years (5+) and walked away from the site. Here I am, day 2. Gotta committ to quit everyday or one day you just might walk through the door of slavery again. Btw, KA had a huge impact on my first quit. I agree. I'm on day 2,366 (approaching 6.5 years) and still posting. It takes just a moment and serves to remind me that I'm just one dip away from full-blown slavery again. If for no other reason, continuing to post may inspire others to continue one crave, one hour, one day at a time back to FREEDOM! I too keep posting after 6 years quit - 2, 355 days as of today. It doesn't take long, and it helps me to remind myself that there can never be "just one"...I live in a world where dipping is still accepted (the Army National Guard) and I can walk down the hall and find Copenhagen...I also keep posting because "paying it forward" helps me to stay quit and keep myself honest as well...so if any of you ever need a hand, or someone to vent to, or an old timer's view, just ask...
  5. here's one that worked for me for the oral part - by a can of altoids mints (round metal can, sound familiar?) then keep it filled with your favorite sugar free hard candy and carry it where you used to carry that "other" can... Rodeo Timer
  6. Hmm, yeah.. But i'm sure there's got to be veteran quitters such as yourself that just don't do roll call any more aren't there? I'm guessing here 2 or 3 years down the road when the time comes i'll probably come to a day where I don't post any more, but it'l be possibly weekly or such. but who knows.. Guess that's a long road ahead. lol I look at it a different way. I owe my quit to this site. I could not have done this on my own, like many here. It took the support of a lot of guys on this site for me to get this far. Even today, I use the accountability. Am I going to cave if I quit posting? Who knows. But that's not the reason I post like I do - I want to give back to this site. I want to pay it forward to the newer quitters, and to some vets that may have a struggle. I quit for myself. I post for myself and everyone that needs the support. I also look at it in a different way as well...with over 4 years quit, some of you may ask why I still post...I am one of the vets who has a continuous struggle - I live in a world where dipping is accepted, that of the Wyoming Army National Guard. I just have to walk up the hall and I can find Copenhagen, and any fellow soldier will gladly help out, it's part of the brotherhood. So I joined another brotherhood (with sisters too) - that of quitsmokeless. I use the accountability, to both the new quitters and the vets alike. I could not have gotten as far as I have without each and everyone of you...you all have made it possible for me to get to the point where it is a decision, I quit for myself, and I post roll as often as possible, because it is a promise to myself, (most importantly) and it is my way of letting all of you know that for today, my decision is No Tobacco Today, and we will worry about tomorrow tomorrow!
  7. For all of you new folks - something that really helps with the mental battle: go to the main page of our site, www.quitsmokeless.org. On the left you will see a column entitled articles. The one you are looking for is called "contract to give up". Print it and carry it with you always. The idea is that you have to read and sign it before you can purchase any tobacco. Mine is still in my wallet, wrinkled, worn, and unsigned! Have a great day of freedom! Rodeo Timer
  8. So here I am on day 1,565, and yes, I am still quit...I had almost made a serious mistake, and I almost fell into the trap that gets a lot of the vets I think...I hate Copenhagen, and UST, and all the crap that they use to get people hooked on their cans of death... I was cruising along, 4+ years quit, and I let things start getting in the way of posting and checking on all of my brothers and sisters here at QSSN...and then it happened, a small voice in my head said "go ahead, have just one, it won't hurt, you have been quit for this long, and you can even be a ninja and use those pouches UST says are for "the times you have to be descreet"... Well, instead of caving, I logged on to QS, and noticed that we have a new group of quitters that all have about 3 days quit, and maybe they could use my help and that got me to thinking about days 1 - 3, and how I had to embrace the suck, and how much it really sucked, and how I had often posted about learning from it so you don't have to repeat it...and then I remembered something that a good friend of mine once said about paying it forward, so I sent a couple of PM's, hopefully they helped...and then I found that the O man had come looking for me, because I hadn't posted in a while... The bottom line to this little rant is the accountability found here truly is amazing, and I remembered that I have recieved so much from this site that hopefully I can give some of it back...if I can help one person stay quit, than it will have been a good day... So, if you need a hand, send me a pm, if you need a phone number, let me know and you can have mine...and I 'll see you all tomorrow, I post roll in the December 06 HOF Group... Take care, and stay quit... Rodeo Timer
  9. Way to Go, Bigmoe! Congratulations, Bigmoe! What an achievement. Congratulations Bigmoe! and another huge milestone is down...Who's the wild man now?
  10. I'm onboard. Lead the way, FV! Rodeo Timer - I'm in as well, see ya tomorrow!
  11. Larry, Today marks 1,503 days of freedom for me, and I will tell you that I do not feel that I am "done for good". I will always be an addict to that horrible stuff known as Copenhagen. I will never be able to have "just one". I will always have to keep my guard up, I will always have to remain vigilant. I will always be a quitter... As to the rest of your question, how do I make it stick? I use all of the tools that I have learned here at QS...while I am not on the boards as much as I used to be, I still need the accountability, and I still need each and every one of the quitters here on QS, from the newbs to the vets, I have learned so much, and I still try and "Pay it Forward" as FranPro called it, so I am still hanging around, and yes, I still post roll in Dec 06 (most mornings anyways...). I still carry my copy of the "contract to give up" wrinkled, worn, and unsigned in my wallet. I still carry my HOF Coin, given to me by my wife, and engraved with my quit date. Do I still have cravings? Yes, I do, but I have gotten to the point where it is more of a want than a need, and I can say no to "I want" ( I hope that makes sense). It has come to the point where it is a decision for me, as you know, I am in the Army National Guard full time, and all I have to do is walk down the hall and I can find Copenhagen...I simply choose not to...I make that choice today, and I will worry about tomorrow tomorrow... Take care, and if I can help, give me a call or send a pm, Rodeo Timer
  12. #6 go to the main page of the site - www.quitsmokeless.org. On the left side you will see a column called articles. The one you are looking for is called "contract to give up" by a veteran quitter named hope. Print the article and carry it with you always. You must read and sign the contract before you can cave.
  13. Nothing earth shattering about 9/26 versus today. I'm just tapering and preparing to move to the patch, which I have had success with in the past. I joined this group yesterday, which gave me seven days to mentally prepare for those two weeks of meltdown city that come when you quit. Cold turkey might be a good idea though. How did you quit? I have also tried many times to quit. Usually used nic gum. I got past 3 days a handful of times, even got to a year (in my mind, I snuck a few here and there). I was never prepared to deal with the mental or psychological withdrawal symptoms. The physical part is over after 3 days, but you already know that it is tough much further out than 3 days. You need to get yourself ready for this, but do it "on the job". Don't wait until the 26th. By then, the physical part will already be over. Get your mind ready right now. Get every can that you have, even the spare one under the seat of your car, in your sock drawer, in the bookshelf... yes, the "emergency stash". All of it. One at a time, open each can. Pour the contents into the toilet. Dont just throw the cans away. Rinse the cans out in the sink. Wash your hands. Do this for each can. It will stick in your head. Watch the last granule swirl down the drain. Say something agressive and mean to it as it swirls down. Now, destroy each and every can. Burn them, blow them up, take a hammer or saw and hack em up. Bury them. Do something that will register in your brain as closure. Make it something childish. Laugh like the evil maniacs in the movies. You have just won the first battle. Now - go get something to keep your mouth occupied. Whatever you want, so long as it has no nicotine. You want it out of your system. Sunflower seeds, cotton balls (soaked in mouthwash is good), gum, candy, fake chew... straws and toothpicks work for some folks. You still with me? Good... Go to the December 2010 Hall of Fame group and tell them what you just did. Then post roll call. Click here to read about what roll call is, why we do it, and how to do it correctly. Posting roll call is the promise that you will not chew tobacco today. If you did all the steps I gave you, then today is day 1. You are not promising never to dip again, you are promising not to dip today. Don't deal with tomorrow until it gets here. Just keep it out of your mouth today. Anyone can quit for today!! Also, on your journey, get to know your fellow quitters. Exchange phone numbers. If you know the people you are making the promise to, you are more accountable, and you have better support than if you just come in, post, and leave. Feel free to PM people for help and phone numbers. You gonna do this today? I guarantee you that on the 26th, you will be glad you did!~ Excellent words from a veteran quitter - so what's it gonna be Wharfrat? will we be seeing you post roll in December tomorrow? send a pm if you need help, or a phone number... Rodeo timer
  14. According to the Calendar, 4 years ago yesterday, I was sitting where many of you are, contemplating this road of quitting I was about to jump on, and posting up day 1... What a wild ride it has been...along the way I met some characters, made alot of good friends, and also managed to somehow stay quit....There has been alot written in the hallowed pages of this site as to what to expect from days one to one hundred, the Hall of Fame, that kind of stuff... So What has year 4 been like...for those of you who don't know me, I live in what is known as the Cowboy State, the great state of Wyoming, and I am also in the Military - so I have to live in an environment where smokeless tobacco is the norm, hell, I don't even have to go the C store, I just walk up the hall and I can find Copenhagen. The key is that thanks to God, my wife, martial arts, and this website, I have reached a point where I choose...I choose "no tobacco today" it is a choice I make each and every day...am I still an addict? yes...do I still have moments when I look at the rack of death when I am at the c store and have that "I've been quit for awhile, just one won't hurt" thought? yes...and then I choose to just walk away...what i am trying to tell you is that if I (and many others just like me here at QS) can get to this point, so can you... and that is where this website comes in...keeping me away from "just one" because I know in the depths of my soul that if I have just one more, there will be one after that, and one after that, and then one can, and then 2 cans, and then I will be back where I started, and then I will have to repeat day 1 again...and that is something I simply will not do....a couple other things I do to stay focused is: carry my copy of the contract to give up in my wallet, wrinkled and worn, and still unsigned, and I still have my HOF coin (given to me engraved by my wife)...and I still log in here at QS... anyway, enough rambling from an old fart like me...so for now, I will just say thanks to all of you here at QS, and I'll see you around the boards...I am a member of the HOF class of Dec 06, drop in or send a pm if you need anything, now I need to go post roll in my own group... Rodeo Timer 1,463 days
  15. My two cents: You are just playing with fire by keeping a tin of Griz Mint on your dresser. You need to get rid of all of it, and then go to the main page of this site, "www.quitsmokeless.org". On the left hand side, you will find a column called articles. The one you are looking for is called "Contract to Give up" by a veteran quitter named Hope. Print the article and carry it with you always...you have to read and sign the contract before you can purchase any tobacco. Mine is wrinkled and worn, and still in my wallet unsigned. Stay strong and send a pm if you need help... Rodeo Timer You're probably right. I haven't been home since Friday, but when I get back later today the first thing I'm going to do is open that can and dump it out, probably in the yard so it doesn't stink up the house. I had read the article about the contract, that was my motivation for having the trophy can and a shortened version of the contract taped to it. But it really doesn't make any sense to have chew in the house while I'm trying as hard as I can to quit, does it? Day 5, hanging in there. This site/forum is awesome! At first I thought it would be silly or of no help. But I already realize that it will be what saves me. Good choice! Take this one day at a time, congrats on the 5 days...I will also tell you that this site is what saved me as well...
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