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Farley

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  1. Well put Ohio! Go Bucks tomorrow!
  2. Nice work Euty...keep leading the way!
  3. Thanks for your service to our country! You have taken the right step in quitting by coming to this site. Many of us who were in the same boat as you (i.e. dipping kodiak for 15 or 20 years) did not think we could quit but this site made all the difference in the world. One day at a time is the motto around here. Quitting forever seems like the impossible but just quitting today is not so bad. So in other just do what it takes to make it thru today and worry about tomorrow tomorrow...then repeat. It's not easy but just stick with your March quit bros and you will be alright.
  4. You guys should get over to your March Hall of Fame Quit Group and post roll call each day. It's your promise not to dip today. There are several other people who have quit in the same time period as you and are going through the exact same thing you are. They are all helping each other out and many supporters also post roll in there to help out as well. So if you have not been there yet then u should go check it out.
  5. Yep, Lex, you nailed it. I think that's the biggest fear we all have. When it comes right down to it, dipping is just like sucking your thumb. After you get over the initial horror, rage, psychotic disconnects, etc., of withdrawal, the challenge is learning how to take a dump without dip; how to drive without dip....... Every single one of us can assure you all of the great stuff is just as great without dip. Sometimes it really is even better. One day at a time and you'll get there. Yep, that was my number one fear as well. Well, after I quit the chew I became even cooler than I already was! I'm pretty sure that when I quit drinking, I'm going to rule the world! Same for me...mowing the lawn was huge....seeds helped a lot. Truckerick in charge of the world?.....hmmmm....that would be interesting.....kittens better run for their lives
  6. I disagree. I think some of the people that know best about how great it is are old timers. Trust me, none of them are about to scoff at your three days. No one, Honestly- well, except maybe Truckerick. But that's him. Keep Plugging away! (No clue what that means but yeah!) Hey! I resemble that comment! Just be warned, the full line of Truckerick's Quitting Products awaits those who cave. The "new" self-loathing beat down CD is now on the market. Narrated by Truckerick with a special berating by SteveTheBuilder! (also available on cassette) I will wait for the box set with special bonus footage DVD
  7. First of all, this speech is a little late getting out there. I didn't really consider myself in the hall of fame until I reached a year quit, now here is the HOF speech that I promised: It all began when I was 15 years old, my friend introduced me to Kodiak. It was love at first site. It had my head spinning in more directions then one. We began our life together and we had really great times. Hanging out together playing baseball, working at the golf driving range, hunting, and every night before going to sleep. I was definitely hooked on our relationship. Kodiak became a significant part of my life. In the summers of my college years I did tree work and we were together all day every day. Even in college when I was partying or studying I never left it at home. After college we hung out together at the movies, at work, and during stressful times and also great times as well. We were inseperable. I thought this relationship would last forever. Over time I started to realize that things began to change with our relationship. I was beginning to see past that blindness of love. I started to learn that Kodiak was deceiving me all along. I noticed that my lip and jaw were starting to hurt all the time, my teeth were getting major brown spots on them, dead skin was just peeling right out of my lip, my friends were concerned about my addiction, and also chewing was just not that enjoyable anymore. Kodiak kept telling me to not worry about those things and that we need each other to make it through life. It just kept on telling me that everything was going to be OK. For some reason i just listened to Kodiak and kept pushing on for awhile longer. Then it got to the point where I realized that I had to break up with Kodiak. There was really not room for it in my life anymore. Kodiak did not take it lightly. It kept trying to seduce me by hanging out with some of my friends right in front of me and also whispering sweet nothings into my ear every time I would walk into a convenience store and also when my stress levels shot up I thought I really needed my Kodiak. Well after a couple months of that I decided to give our relationship another shot and I am not sure if I expected things to be different this time around or not. Things quickly went back to the way they were and I put up with it for another couple of years. Finally I decided that I had to get rid of it for good. I broke it off with Kodiak again and this time I was determined. I did however have it in the back of my mind that there were previous break up attempts that started off good and ended with me going back to the can. This time I knew I had to do it and if I did not then I was going down a very destructive path. So I did some research online about coping with a loss like this and I found QSSN. That was probably the best thing that has ever happened to me. As it turns out there are many others that have had similar relationships and were in the same boat as me. The more seasoned veterans keep passing along a formula that works....Quit today and tomorrow we will worry about tomorrow. Well, I have lived by that motto for the last 417 days and things are going well. The amount of support and going through all the turmoil with others just like me (misery loves company) has really been beneficial. Again, I wanted to extend a thanks to all the supporters out there who got me through this and also to the members of the DipENDence Day quit group (July 2008) which there is not many of us left. I feel like I have control of my life again, although the desire to go back to the can still comes around every so often, but it is easier now to kick those feelings to the curb. Keep fighting!!
  8. I choose to work out on a low-impact eliptical training device. This is done so I can keep my manly figure in check while avoiding the stress caused by that other loathsome activity, running. I do make several trips each evening between my shop and the barn. (a leisurely walk of about 20 feet one way) I purposely keep my beer refrigerator in the barn and snag only one at a time to further enhance my daily workout. Estimated distance walked during the past 359 days....about five miles. Whew! I need another beer just thinking about all that exercise. I guess that 12 ounce curls are included in the shop to barn excercise, you might be on to something here
  9. do you ever run out of ammo?? I hope not, I brought a lot to this war, I knew it would be an intense battle, so I came prepared. If I do run out of ammo, I have some grenades attached to my belt so I'll use them.
  10. You have to decide if your ready to take on that challenge, some have said that waited until they had better control over the Nic addiction. As for losing weight, there are hundreds of things out there, but the truth is, and I am not under control either, that it is just like getting off the tobacco, you must have a lifestyle change. DIET and EXERCISE must change for the better. Now if I can figure out how to better practice what I preach! I was worried about the same thing. First step I took was to plan out my meals and no eating out except for once on weekends. Take that step first and then work some exercise in. Most important part is the diet. I am day 19 and I am shoving so much food in my face that it makes me sick. I just walk around work full all day. I keep telling myself that I will start exercising as soon as I get my quit under control, but I am quickly realizing that I need to start hitting the treadmill immediately. Metabolism comes to a halt when the nicotine leaves the body. So even if we eat normal amounts of food the weight will continue to pile on. Working out is the only answer. Farley- not only will the tread mill help the pounds, it will also help keep you even during this hard time in your life. I took up running early on in my quit- Now, at 217, I have a new addiction- RUNNING. And, it is good for you... It really helps me with the stress of my quit and my life. Enjoy and do not hesitate to join in on the "running" section of "Health and Fitness". We would love to have you stop on by. Enjoy your evening and you "Rock" for being quit of NICOTINE.... Keep it up my brother. JJ1 Thanks, I am going to start hitting the gym next week. I can't take my stomach bulging out anymore. Plus, the stress of week three is killing me so I can't wait to get in some killer stress relieving workouts. I use to be a runner a long time ago, and I can't wait to get that runner's high again. I'll join the running section after I actually start working out, thanks for the invite, and the support.
  11. You have to decide if your ready to take on that challenge, some have said that waited until they had better control over the Nic addiction. As for losing weight, there are hundreds of things out there, but the truth is, and I am not under control either, that it is just like getting off the tobacco, you must have a lifestyle change. DIET and EXERCISE must change for the better. Now if I can figure out how to better practice what I preach! I was worried about the same thing. First step I took was to plan out my meals and no eating out except for once on weekends. Take that step first and then work some exercise in. Most important part is the diet. I am day 19 and I am shoving so much food in my face that it makes me sick. I just walk around work full all day. I keep telling myself that I will start exercising as soon as I get my quit under control, but I am quickly realizing that I need to start hitting the treadmill immediately. Metabolism comes to a halt when the nicotine leaves the body. So even if we eat normal amounts of food the weight will continue to pile on. Working out is the only answer.
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