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post #71 of 4791 Old 06-20-2013, 02:10 AM
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Stick with it Thunderspark, I never ever ever thought that I could quit, but I did I kicked a 35 year pack a day habit into touch but on Feb 9th 2008 I did just that, and my trusty Quit Keeper kept me on the straight and narrow for the first few weeks, that and Nicorrete Gum, and hiding all sharp knives I must boot up my old lap top tomorrow and get the stats off of it.

Thunderspark, you are now officially a non smoker, all you have to do is not start a bad habit. I just kept telling myself that there is no such thing as one smoke for me, so when temptation hit it was a case of saying to myself "Well you know you can't smoke just one, so if you want to smoke it go ahead, but just remember you are talking a pack a day, because there is no ONE"

That and the fact that since I quit I have never had a coughing fit bad enough to make me pee myself.......that alone is the best reason for quitting
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post #72 of 4791 Old 06-20-2013, 02:45 AM
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Stick with it Thunderspark, I never ever ever thought that I could quit, but I did I kicked a 35 year pack a day habit into touch but on Feb 9th 2008 I did just that, and my trusty Quit Keeper kept me on the straight and narrow for the first few weeks, that and Nicorrete Gum, and hiding all sharp knives I must boot up my old lap top tomorrow and get the stats off of it.

Thunderspark, you are now officially a non smoker, all you have to do is not start a bad habit. I just kept telling myself that there is no such thing as one smoke for me, so when temptation hit it was a case of saying to myself "Well you know you can't smoke just one, so if you want to smoke it go ahead, but just remember you are talking a pack a day, because there is no ONE"

That and the fact that since I quit I have never had a coughing fit bad enough to make me pee myself.......that alone is the best reason for quitting
Thanks for sharing that last bit of information And I after 15 years or so never feel like a smoke but, also know, 1 means 2 means 3 means a packet and back to 70 plus a day. No thanks I like my freedom. Freedom from having to make sure I always had enough smokes, always making sure I had matches to light the **** things, Freedom from having my life controlled by a smoke or a match. Its a great feeling. Those that have never given up don't know that feeling.

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post #73 of 4791 Old 06-20-2013, 03:05 AM
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I didn't know you'd had a fall. I can totally relate, having come off 17hh Z about 10 days ago. It was scary and the ground was so hard, but I landed flat on my back so more surface are hitting at the same time, so less pain overall. So, I'm ok, but my confidence is shaken. We are tough ol birds!
I am glad you are not injured but I know that some of the " pain" isn't on the surface.
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post #74 of 4791 Old 06-25-2013, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Talk up over 50 people, the over 40 has 10,000 posts, we have some catching up to do


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post #75 of 4791 Old 06-25-2013, 11:54 PM
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Yes I can forecast a cold front by my knees. Or a thunderstorm the same way.
I always thought my grandmother could tell by the stars or something. Now I know she let the pain in her joints tell her.
The 50's are good and yes now that the kids have graduated college I do have more expendable income.
All those investments are now paying off as well.
I tried to retire 2 times in the past. Once in my late 30's and again in the 40's. I don't know that I ever will retire.
I also decided a couple of years ago to live the life of a gentleman farmer.
Part of my can sing both parts of the Green Acres song and relate to both of them. The old farm has always been special to me but I did enjoy living in a high rise apartment in downtown Dallas. I also can't bring myself to sell it.
I also can't believe all the old hippies now work for the establishment.
We did get to see all the cool bands though but now all the music sounds the same to me.
I don't even know what or who is on TV, the movies or who won a grammy. I am very comfortable with that. LOL
So officailly count me in. I was waiting for Faceman but the conversation is too good not to join in. Shalom Donald
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post #76 of 4791 Old 06-26-2013, 12:09 AM
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That's alright, db. I don't even know who plays in the Super Bowl, let alone care. In fact, I usually don't know what Sunday it is played, until someone mentions it in church.

... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)
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post #77 of 4791 Old 06-26-2013, 12:15 AM
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I share the same apathy bsms.
Now that I look back and realize that I spent a lot of energy and money trying to impress people that really did not matter. Funny thing is deep down I knew at the time I was wasting my energy and money. LOL Shalom
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post #78 of 4791 Old 06-26-2013, 12:19 AM
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I am hoping Faceman joins, but can we kind of make a simple, in-house agreement to not discuss politics here? I am asking , not as a mod, but 'cause I'd love to just chat with the other "mature" members as people who have a lot more in common than not. And if we bring up politics, we'll get all focused on the different islands we are standing on.
So, may I offer up this totally voluntary pledge to eschew discussion of politics?
Or is that too much of me being a bleeding heart peace maker?
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post #79 of 4791 Old 06-26-2013, 12:31 AM
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Notice how everyone here is being friendly. Even those of us who disagree on other threads. Grey hair and good conversation are two things that go well together.
Geritol, epsom salts, ben gay, and alleve ought to keep the conversation going well . No need to bring up such boring topics like politics. LOL Shalom
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post #80 of 4791 Old 06-26-2013, 12:35 AM
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I pledge to stay away from politics, as long as everyone else does.

I could of sworn that DB had Genitals and Epsom salts as his topics......TG I was wrong.
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