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#101 gregoir

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

3 weeks no smokey

#102 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

If this storm didn't make you fall off the wagon, I think you're good. Congrats!! :)

#103 gregoir

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Last night was the first time I had some drinks alone since quitting. Not ready to do that again for a bit. It sucked when I tried to go to bed for some odd reason. Drinking alone isn't a good thing anyway so another good thing to cut down on.

#104 u.s.blues

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

right on greg.

#105 gregoir

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

So it's been over a month. I think I am in really good shape. I was amazed at how much energy I had a UM the other night. I stood up in the GA area the ENTIRE time. A miracle in Maine :lol:

#106 In A Silent Way

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

HOW YOU FEEEEEEEELIN''?!!11!

#107 Wende

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

You coming out this weekend? We'll be there Friday...raging for sure. I can't effing wait!!!! Oh boy oh boy.

#108 gregoir

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:29 PM

You coming out this weekend? We'll be there Friday...raging for sure. I can't effing wait!!!! Oh boy oh boy.


Nope it's too pricey. Bummed a lot of friends are coming and my buddy has been up from Boston all week setting up the art installations.

#109 TEO

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Tips, tricks, mindset, pointers?

#110 gregoir

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

Bam Bam Bam No smokey Boom boom boom :pimp:

#111 hoagie

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

Its pure will of mind.

Dont fuck up now.

#112 gregoir

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

Tips, tricks, mindset, pointers?


Honestly you just have to do it and want to do it. I didn't want to spend money anymore and I had a couple of scares with strange things that turned out to not be cancer over the last two years. Figured I had gotten lucky enough times.

#113 u.s.blues

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

awesome. it gets easier and easier!

#114 gregoir

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

2 months. I am still waiting for the I feel healthier part :dunno:

#115 JBetty

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

That part comes when you stop boofing bath salts.

#116 Wende

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Wait until Spring Greg. You'll notice a huge difference. It's a super shitty time of year right now and you're still cleaning out.

#117 gregoir

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

Oh and what the hell do non smokers do at shows when everyone goes out at setbreak to smoke? Most of my friends smoke and this usually is the hardest time for me.

#118 Jwheelz

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

depending on the venue, I might :pimp: or I wander around in the venue and talk to random folks/people I know if I know them, or I sit and chat with people around my area who aren't going outside to smoke

#119 Wende

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

I usually just go out and smoke with them. :lol:
But that is NOT very good advice.

#120 gregoir

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

I have been going out to :pimp: but I do that so rarely these days it turns my into a whacko. So can't really do that too much :lol:

#121 Jwheelz

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

you could do what I see all the younger folks doing these days and stare at your smartphone and update Facebook and neither look at or talk to any actual humans around you :lol:

#122 u.s.blues

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

Oh and what the hell do non smokers do at shows when everyone goes out at setbreak to smoke? Most of my friends smoke and this usually is the hardest time for me.


order drinks while the line is short...

#123 tiedyesky

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

How goes the battle? My son just hit 7 weeks...he's quite the pain in the ass now, LOL!

#124 Royal

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

That part comes when you stop boofing bath salts.


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congrats Gregoir!

#125 tyedyedee

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

i was wondering how you were doing the other day
great job!
and for me, i coughed up gross shit for a good 6 months before i felt like i had my lungs "back"
ymmv

and ditto on the 'get a beverage while the line is short' vote to do at shows at cig break time :lol:

have you computed how much money you have saved yet? lets see, 2 months at, say, what - 3 packs a week? i just googled how much cigs are in ny :eek:
times that by $12 a pack...you have saved just under 400 bux...holy crap! your budget should be loosening up some already, no? thats quite a few nights out at good music :dance:

just sayin
keep it up! :clapping:

#126 gregoir

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

boom boom bam now lets make it through the Holidays and New Years run :dance:

#127 nikkiblue

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

Gregoir, how ya doing with this??  <3 



#128 gregoir

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:25 AM

still not smoking :dance:  made it through new years run with flying colors:jamguy:  it sucks not smoking cigarettes at phish way more then it sucks not smoking cigarettes at Disco Biscuits.  :pimp:



#129 nancykind

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

:lol:    you're doing awesome everywhere though, so congrats!!   :jam:



#130 Tabbooma

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

Very cool...  :)



#131 hoagie

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

2 months. I am still waiting for the I feel healthier part http://www.gathering...ilies/dunno.gif



Month 3 you'll be home free.

When i quit and everyone would go out to smoke cigs, i would take a "second-hand smoke break" and just hang but not smoke...in my mind i would say "look at all these people sucking down nasty toxic tarry disgusting cig smoke" in my head...always helps you to remind yourself of just how mornidly disgusting cigarette and tobacco smoke truly is, and how awesome you are for not doing it, while your friends still are. Ymmv

#132 tyedyedee

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

hoagie, thats what worked for me...i made it such a revolting association in my head that to this day, almost 9 years later, i am still completely grossed out by the smell of them :lol:

gregoir, GREAT JOB! :clapping:
have you tallied how much money you have saved? :eek:

#133 gregoir

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

all the money I saved got blown in style at new years run :jamguy:

#134 hoagie

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

all the money I saved got blown in style at new years run :jamguy:

Nice!!

I loved how Bisco had their own screensaver for the stage when tey were taking the breaks. Mesmerizing...

#135 suburbanite84

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

Why didn't anyone tell me how bad I smelled when I was smoking?  People come back inside now and absolutely wreck.(sp?) Wreak like freak?  reak?  It's been a year and a half now and I totally don't notice the money saved. 



#136 suburbanite84

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

Physically I only notice it when I do get winded and think of how much worse it would be if I was still smoking. 



#137 gregoir

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:22 AM

I def notice the money. I would of easily dropped another hundred bucks in NYC if I had been smoking during New Years run.

#138 nikkiblue

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

Nice!  Congrats Gregoir!!!  :D 



#139 hoagie

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

I def notice the money. I would of easily dropped another hundred bucks in NYC if I had been smoking during New Years run.

By this time next year, you wontt notice any money saved...somehow, it will find new ways to leave your wallet :lol:

#140 KittyKindBud

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

....keep up the good work!!!!!!



#141 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

I quit again too, Greg. Since just before Christmas. I'm over it now. But this time I ain't doin' no dabblin' with one here or there. That is nonsense.

 

And alos, after a few weeks of no smokin' they taste like as face.



#142 tyedyedee

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Why didn't anyone tell me how bad I smelled when I was smoking?  People come back inside now and absolutely wreck.(sp?) Wreak like freak?  reak?  It's been a year and a half now and I totally don't notice the money saved. 

 

that is one of my biggest pet peeves

when you try to enter or exit a venue or restaurant, you must dive through the smokers gauntlet cloud of billowing malodorous smoke :bang:

i quit so i didnt have to smell like that anymore! :ravn:

 

all i ask is that they step to a side and keep the door smoke-free...seems common courtesy to me...i mentioned it to the owner of my favorite bar in cambridge since on a summer night, the smoke would just waft into the bar and it was unpleasant enough that i considered not going there anymore...he made a rule that folks couldnt smoke within a few feet of the door and i really appreciated it! :clapping:



#143 gregoir

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

Meh I quit but I am not going to bitch about others smoking outside.



#144 TEO

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

What I will bitch about is the proprietor of a public place not having the right to choose; at no extra fee; if his/her establishment will be smoking or nonsmoking.



#145 gregoir

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

This thread is about my awesome journey of non smoking.  Lets not turn it into an argument over smokers/non smokers rights :)



#146 tyedyedee

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

you are right, gregoir...sorry...and keep it up! :clapping:



#147 TEO

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Well then, all hail gregoir!

 

Hope you feel the physical results of such soon.



#148 KittyKindBud

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

Well then, all hail gregoir!

 

Hope you feel the physical results of such soon.

!!!!!!!



#149 gregoir

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Well then, all hail gregoir!

 

Hope you feel the physical results of such soon.

 

 

I plan on training for a 5K soon and climbing lots of mountains.  :rolling:



#150 TEO

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

:funny1: