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11-20-2012 01:49 AM

I bought a pack of Marlboro and stashed in my freezer because I know the stress will get to me at least a few times before I can say I’m clean free. My objective is to never finish that pack of smokes. I’ve been averaging a pack a day since I was 12… over 41 yeas ago. I think it’s time.

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.


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#1 posted 11-20-2012 01:51 AM

Smokes are really tough! You are in my thoughts! Good luck! Maybe this quote will help:—“Ted – The best things in life are not free… they require patience, commitment and devotion.”

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 01:53 AM

Prayers are with you. It’s the right thing to do. But it’s one of the hardest you’ll ever do.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 01:56 AM

You can do it Ted ,go man go

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 01:58 AM

Good luck. Putting your habit on ice. I like that.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 01:58 AM

Thanks guys.. I’m hoping the anticipation is all in my head.

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 02:03 AM

Don, I just took a peek at your website. Cool work on the hand planes! :)

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 02:09 AM

We all have our addictions :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 02:28 AM

I’m not a smoker but I have heard a lot of good things about this book helping smokers kick the habit. Good luck to you. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/easy-way-to-stop-smoking-allen-carr/1100625699?ean=9781402771637

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 02:31 AM

Ted,

Been there.
I was ok if I kept busy and stayed clear of my smoker friends for a while.
Also had to stop going to the pub for a beer.
It’s a tough road ahead, but it is so worth it.
You can do it.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#10 posted 11-20-2012 02:33 AM

We’ll do it together Ted. I’m 3 months smoke free. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it…...

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#11 posted 11-20-2012 02:49 AM

Marty.. that’s awesome! I have no doubt it will be worth it. Let’s turn that 3 months into 3 years.

Mike, I’m lucky in that I don’t go to pubs and most of my friends don’t smoke.

Randy, thanks for the suggestion but I’ll just throw it on the bookshelf and never get around to reading it. I know myself that well ;)

Yes Don, we all do…. Maybe that’s what I need is to find a better addiction.

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#12 posted 11-20-2012 02:50 AM

Stay busy Ted, you can do it.

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#13 posted 11-20-2012 02:52 AM

How about we chase women? I’ll chase them your way and you can chase them back…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 11-20-2012 02:52 AM

you can do it and may the force be with you.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#15 posted 11-20-2012 03:03 AM

I was a three pack a day smoker for 32 years.(thanks to Uncle Sam and Vietnam) Smoke free since April 15,1999. When wifey and I got married I promised her I would quit but not to bug me about it. She didn’t and I did!
Make up your mind that’s what you want and you will succeed. Good luck.

-- Life is good.

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