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A part of me died today

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CanadianCowboysFan, May 1, 2009.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Here Staff Member

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    Nobody likes quitters.;)

    Congrats on quitting. I think I will be giving it a go sometime this year.
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    lol, that's funny, I used to be all about blondes too

    guess it's a juvenille thing

    congrats man, I haven't been a heavy smoker in quite some time, but I do tend to binge on cigarettes at parties/when drunk (mostly bumming them off of everyone...multiple times)

    I'm trying to completely stop that
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    That's probably why I never started. I have never been a drinker or partier.
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    October 1st, 2001 was the last time I smoked. I gained 25lbs in about 2 months time after I had quit. Of course, I was a skinny rail at only 155lbs when I had quit. I smoked for over 15 years, and I don't think I will ever be able to take a full breath of air ever again. :(
  5. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Anyone got any Claudia Schiffer pictures then and now? I wonder how she has aged.
  6. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    In NYC that's more dangerous than smoking :laugh2:
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I find Dallas smog to be several times worse than NYC.

    Though, there isn't much worse than the BO from some of those people that ride the subway! :puke:
  9. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Seriously? That sucks. I only smoked for 12 years, but I feel like I have a brand new pair of lungs already. I haven't hacked anything up in months (used to be a morning ritual), and I've started running and exercising again. Now its my knees holding me back rather than my inability to breathe.

    It's good that you quit anyway....you might not ever be able to prove it, but I bet you've added years to your life.
  10. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I don't live in Dallas so it doesn't bother me. :D
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Too bad it's the crappy ones at the end instead of when you could enjoy them. :laugh2:
  12. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Lmao....I've always pictured myself going out in my own way. I plan on fishing as much as possible when and if I ever get to retire....and one of those times, when I think I've had enough....I'm just going to throw myself over the side of my boat and take a wet nap. Let the fish get their revenge...
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Yes, I've done a lot of stuff it my life that I'm happy about, but quiting smoking was far in away the best thing I've ever done.

    The odd things about is this. I used to get sick about once every two years, though it took six plus months to get the chest congestion to go away afterwards. Now, I get sick 2-3 times a year, but the chest congestion only last about three months. (better, but still longer than it should take)

    Within a month after I quit, I got a lung infection. It was extremely painful and felt like my lungs were collapsing. I couldn't move. I was stuck in the bed for about four straight days. The doctor said that it probably occurred because my lungs were in shock because there weren't being blasted with smoke anymore.

    It took me about 10 years before I was able to successfully kick the habit. Anyway, as I said. It was be far the best thing I ever did, and I seriously doubt that will ever change.
  14. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    damn, I was a mild smoker compared to you guys
  15. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Sounds familiar.

    I used to get sick like clockwork anytime there was a seasonal change, spent months out of every year feeling like crap. My experience quitting wasn't as bad as yours, but it did get worse before it got better.

    I haven't been sick since I quit. Not even a cold.
  16. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Did you gain any weight immediately following?
  17. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    I smoked a pack a day when I wasn't drinking. Two packs when I was. That was the hardest part about quitting... the habits. Smoking when I had a beer in my hands was ritual....as it was when I got in my car...and after I ate. It was pretty disgusting. I have a lot of friends that still smoke, and they smell like **** to me now. I have to distance myself from them when they're zogging.
  18. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    I started to. Not much, 10 lbs or so, but I've been exercising a ton recently, and I'm actually lighter now than I have been in years. I weighed 215 or so 6 months ago. I'm at 190 now.

    My old man smoked until he was about 40. He still had a sixpack gut....he quit smoking, and he blew up. Gained about 30lbs.
  19. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Me too!

    I had this poster on my wall.

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  20. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    She is Beautiful.

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