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rick0
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9/12/2013
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stay strong ,and think how good you feel and the money you save.

Posted in Getting started 03 Dec 2015
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I have been smoking 25 to 30 a day for 42 years.its now been three days with out one,Yes it hard ,but already I feel better,staying away from alcohol helps a lot, I will do this ,if I don't my quality of life want be good.We all deserve to live happy health life's. and in 12 months when I'm still smoke free am going to reward my self with the nearly $10000 I would have saved with a nice Harley lol if I can do it anyone can,good luck to all that quite,or are trying.it realy is mind over matter,and try and change just a few things at a time.

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  • jojie December 05, 2015 | 8:03
    Congratulations rickO, Well done on your quit. Keep going... every time you don't smoke is already a win. Remember the cravings are short live, and you can conquer nicotine addiction. I have been in this sight since last year August 9, 2014 my quit day. I have been a non-smoker for 462 days, save $2,541, and best of all enjoying all the benefits of a non smoker, and in good health. I also quit cold turkey, it was interesting. I like the challenge. Now, I don't think about cigarettes or crave for them. I am very proud of myself. I will not smoke again. I also read Allen Carr's book, very informative. Best wishes!! U can do it!
  • rick0, Central Coast December 06, 2015 | 10:23
    thanks Jojie for those encouraging words.and you should be proud of your self well done :) take care have a great day.
  • Suszan, Northern Sydney December 07, 2015 | 7:00
    Hi rick0! You're about 10 days ahead of me. I am still cutting down, with the help of Zyban therapy, my GP and, of course, all of you.

    You've done, and are doing, really well. I need a role model and I think I've found one. Thanks, rick0!
  • rick0, Central Coast December 07, 2015 | 10:31
    Thank Susan i'm still going smoke free .and I feel so good,now joined a gym .I did try cutting down once didn't work for me .but it will for you .It was hard going cold turkey, this is the second time ,this time its for good.and food taste so much better already.you can do it.Sus,:) good luck and have a great day ")
  • Threds December 07, 2015 | 13:33
    Well done rick0 and I hope you keep working towards that Harley. I am only on day 36 and I worked out I have not spent over $600 already by not smoking. It is amazing how quickly this figure is increasing.
  • jojie December 09, 2015 | 1:24
    Keep us posted!
  • rick0, Central Coast December 09, 2015 | 10:37
    Thanks Threds if is amazing how quick it adds up.it been hard last few days,but hung in there ,didn't beat me still smoke free.have a good day.
  • rick0, Central Coast December 09, 2015 | 10:38
    Hi Jojie still going strong feel great, you have a good day hey take care.

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