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I will always be grateful to you for all that you did to help me kick this habit. I hope you are doing well and ready for the Fall season. I love the cooler temps. I tend to have issues with the shorter days and longer nights. It felt really good to post today. I have been gone for a long time. All the best.
Mike, MIke....where are you???? You better get your butt back here at least for our 2 year celebration in March!!! You're like the prodigal brother that just shows up whenever. You are part of our triplet group so you need to check in with us and let us know you're still here.
I so agree Denim that our March group is what was instrumental in pulling me through. Whenever I even thought about relapsing, I thought about you guys. I can't even go back through our forum and read my posts because they will bring back such bad memories. It was horrible those first few months and I NEVER want to relive that. But as for the support, I could never have asked for better quit buddies than YOU, Marilyn, Brian, Tom and our neighboring friends and Mods. Geez, it was incredible. I remember leaving a FB forum because I essentially was going to get kicked out because I posted some kind of mean stuff because they were all annoying me. I don't think I ever did that here, but then again, we had a different class of people here.
I (again) am going to try and get on here to post more regularly because I am so grateful to Marge, Debbie, Sue and all the other long timers that supported us in the beginning. Hugs to you my friend.
Thank you! It’s great to hear about your sister quitting. I wish her success with it. So happy to hear the Grandchildren are great. I’m sure Charlotte is adorable. I can’t believe it’s been seven months already. Amazing. I’m sorry to hear about your youngest son. I hope things get straightened out for him and wish him the best with what he’s having to go through. It’s so wonderful to see you back and posting again. I’m so grateful we rode that roller coaster together too. It’s only a few short months until we’re celebrating two years. So happy for us all. I hope all of our group returns for that second celebration. Wouldn’t that be great?! Hope you had a great weekend. Talk again soon. Hugs
Many congratulations Denim!
Thank you for being such a good support system to all of us on the forum. :)
Thank you so much! It’s great hearing from you anytime. Thank you for your sweet message and look at you, celebrating fourteen months. This is so wonderful! We certainly went through a lot but it was worth it. Can’t believe how far we’ve all come. It’s amazing. We all did it though. It’s so great to get beyond it. How are you enjoying the first part of this season? I hope you’re still out having fun and enjoying the outdoors. I’ve still been trying to get the weight off I put on during it all. I’m wanting to return to my previous weight and thankfully I’m getting a lot closer to that goal. Yay! Few more and I’ll be there. lol. Keep in touch as you can and I hope you have a great week. Hugs.
Denim, your quit story is amazing and super inspiring. Congratulations on over a year and a half and thank you for the support you've given me throughout this past year. You are amazing!
Here I am again tonight! It is therapeutic to get back on this ship that saved us and touch base with others. Things have been quiet today. I am still seeing people hanging out in the rain and cold. The memories of so many years wasted. We cannot go back though so I need to change my thinking. I am sad to say that I have been witnessing addiction to nicotine for 11-13 year olds. I have dealt with 3kids so far. They are vaping. The sad part is they are being punished however they are also suffering nicotine withdrawal. No services available yet for kids this young. It breaks my heart. Just like when we were young, the companies have targeted teenagers with their advertising. Parents seem shocked! I’ll say goodbye for now. Nice to “chat” with you again.
Thanks. It’s wonderful to see your message here and truly means so much to me. Your story is also amazing and inspiring. I’m sure it’ll help so many like us who didn’t succeed the first time they tried to quit. So glad you shared it with others. You are amazing too Blue! Huge congratulations to you too on your big day tomorrow. Can’t wait to celebrate that with you. We’ve supported each other and I’m so glad we have. Thanks. We got through it together. I remember when I joined and you were already here and offered your support. Look at this, we both have made it! I’m looking forward to seeing your beautiful and deserved key. What a roller coaster, but so worth it. I think you’re amazing too and... “YAY, YOU DID IT! GO BLUE!” So happy for you! Hugs.
P.S. Sent you a pm.
I agree, it is sad to see so many children doing that. Unfortunately, so many are. Not to mention the news stories around it. Some of them are horrifying. It’s a ____ shame. It is heartbreaking. I’m glad you were able to intervene with at least three of them though. Maybe it’ll be three more not doing it, we can only hope. Thank you for doing what you do and making a difference, but then I already knew how awesome you are.