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Man v Fags: Week 3

Sorry all :o

DAY 18

I haven't posted an update for a few days. My laptop basically

died...probably from passive smoking :eek: Good news: my boss

bought me a new laptop: my boss is awesome :D

So any updates I've made since the weekend have been mostly

aimed in the 'General' forum, trying to guess cryptic songs. I just

can't write much using my phone.

Therefore, please accept my apologies for not supporting your

quits this week as much as I'd wanted to...although I HAVE been

following them all...and you're ALL doing GREAT!!

:) GO EVERYONE :)

Its funny. I'm a total newbie. Not only to quitting, but to this forum...

...and yet I feel like I've made so many friends here already!

I can't think of any other forum where like-minded folks would

embrace and readily commit to helping new members so

willingly.

And it rubs off, doesn't it? I mean...

...my quit dramatically improved as soon as I stopped thinking

about "me me me me" and started caring about how YOUR quits

were going!

I've only been a member here for about 20 days, but I see a bunch

of new members joining every day who would KILL to be where

'I am' now. If that's YOU, my message is:

I'm not superhuman -- Far from it. I'm just determined.

I have no willpower -- So I use whatever means I have at my

disposal to stay quit. For me, that's NRT and you guys.

Yes, I have the odd craving -- Although much fewer than in the

first few days. I just try to keep myself busy and ride them out.

It’s not easy -- Overcoming drug addiction never is. Don't beat

yourself up about it. Because it does get EASIER.

If I can do this -- Believe me...YOU can do this!

I'm not promising to stay quit FOREVER, and I wouldn't necessarily

recommend you do either. Forever seems a long way ahead.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

Try to convince yourself to stay quit TODAY...and promise to repeat

that statement tomorrow.

Enoughski. I'm starting to sound like Billy Graham, and no-one likes

a smart-a-r-s-e :eek:

Laters,

Steve

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So glad you're doing so well!!

And what an inspiring post for newbies!!

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Well done Steve, you really are an inspiration. Your positivity and determination comes through in every post, thank you :):)

Stay strong

Margie

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Shucks :o I'm genuinely touched by your kind words, all.

"Believe you can and you're halfway there"

-–Theodore Roosevelt

Steve

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Oh, and if you want some REAL inspiration, here you go...

...and put your wallet back in your pocket, 'cos this one's on me:

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:D

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Hey there Steve, good to hear from you and you talk a LOT of sense. I haven't been a forum/twitter kinda person before, but came here in desperation, and boy has it helped :)

Knowing there are others out there struggling through the days (it is not easy otherwise we'd all have been non-smokers years ago:rolleyes:) well I've found that a big help.

OK this bit may be me, me, me, but I've found today -day 17 - difficult and I don't know why. What keeps me going is that I'm not alone in this. We, as a group, need to know that some of us are having bad times, some great achievements.

I don't know any of you but I know your names and what you post, and each in our own way (with a little help from our friends) can do this.

Love everyone xx:)

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I just know you "get" this quitting lark Steve. Not only are you going to reach the Penthouse in true style but you're going to chivvy and encourage quite a few along with you :D

Honestly, it seems like you've been here a lot longer than 3 weeks, it's really good to have you here

And, your posts are good to read for new and long term members alike so thank you

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Steve, you lied.

'I'm not superhuman'

You ARE a super human :):):):):)

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I just know you "get" this quitting lark Steve. Not only are you going to reach the Penthouse in true style but you're going to chivvy and encourage quite a few along with you :D

Honestly, it seems like you've been here a lot longer than 3 weeks, it's really good to have you here

And, your posts are good to read for new and long term members alike so thank you

He's amazing - totally got the whole quitting thing and always happy to help everyone along the way!!

It's lovely to have helpful people aboard :D

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Steve, you lied.

'I'm not superhuman'

You ARE a super human :):):):):)

You obviously haven't seen me in tights, lol :eek:

Honestly I have NO willpower whatsoever. None.

If it wasn't for the help and encouragement of you folks I would've caved ages ago. Your stories, your strength...all of you inspire me to stay quit today.

Tomorrow will take care of itself.

Best wishes, and thanks a million :)

Steve

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Hi Steve

Well done - awesome!

I'm finding it really quite hard and.let's be honest, have got to week 3 by the skin of my teeth!

Support from others like you helps me, tho not yet in a place to really offer much back I'm hoping my time to shine will come.

Keep posting and sharing, it's really appreciated

Mina

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