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Re: 300 Days Quit
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2018, 03:35:59 PM »
Wow,

300 days ...

Congratulations Chris, you are such a BAQ!  300 days is quite an achievement and serves as an inspiration for many of us "youngsters" in our quite as we continue to push through this fog and quit. 

I too want to thank you for your encouragement in my quit and I am still awaiting that smoked salmon ;)

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Much love brother, you are a pillar in my quit and are doing this thing the right way.

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Re: 300 Days Quit
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2018, 02:26:09 PM »
Wow,

300 days ...

Congratulations Chris, you are such a BAQ!  300 days is quite an achievement and serves as an inspiration for many of us "youngsters" in our quite as we continue to push through this fog and quit. 

I too want to thank you for your encouragement in my quit and I am still awaiting that smoked salmon ;)

Aumegrad - 114

Much love brother, you are a pillar in my quit and are doing this thing the right way.

Not stepping back.

Not getting complacent.

Paying it forward.

You are a badass even though you screw Caribou.
Be humble... grow everyday.

I fear I will always be chasing the vortex like a drug. None will be as special as my first hit.

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Re: 300 Days Quit
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2018, 02:24:04 PM »
Wow,

300 days ...

Congratulations Chris, you are such a BAQ!  300 days is quite an achievement and serves as an inspiration for many of us "youngsters" in our quit as we continue to push through this fog and suck. 

I too want to thank you for your encouragement in my quit and I am still awaiting that smoked salmon ;)

Aumegrad - 114
« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 02:46:32 PM by Aumegrad »
Who is Aumegrad ???? ...

What were his thoughts at 100 days ???? ... [url=http://forum.killthecan.org/index.php?topic=722.0]HoF


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300 Days Quit
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2018, 01:56:06 PM »
Wow,

300 days.  I never thought I would go 3 days without dip much less 300.  For all those that have supported and helped me along the way, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. 

Okay, time to get back to the business of quitting.  The nic bitch isn't going to keep herself away.

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Day 273
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2018, 12:44:10 PM »
Today is 273 days nicotine free - exactly 39 weeks.  It is also 10 months which is the longest time I have been nicotine free in my entire adult life.  The only other time I attempted to quit was 18 years and 10 months ago.  I made it nine months and succumbed to the advances of the bitch called nicotine.

I did not have KTC in 2000, I do have KTC today which is why I am 10 months into this quit.  Everyday I post my promise early to not use nicotine for the day.  Most days, I pledge support for other quitters in other months that I have come to know or helped get started on their quit journeys.  Most days I look through the Intros to see if their is anyone their who needs help getting started.  Everyday, I receive texts from other quitters giving support to me.

Most days this is enough, other days it seems too much but then their are days where I feel I haven't given enough of myself back to the process.  That is when I start writing.  I just hope that some of my words resonate with some of the people reading them.

Okay,  say you take 10 people from all walks of life and you put them in a small room together.  They have one goal to achieve (the goal is irrelevant), at first they will all be a little shy as they exchange pleasantries and attempt to get to know each other a little bit.  As time moves on and they begin the process of working towards their goal, you will see that some of the people will break off into smaller groups of people that they associate with better.  Time continues and the goal has not yet been achieved, so now the frustration begins to set in on some and eventually they explode at one or more of the others in the room.  Some of the people are better equipped mentally and are able to diffuse the hot heads and get everyone back on track to achieving their goal.   

This is kind of how it is here except now you throw in the fact that we are all typing on a keyboard and talking to people we will, for the most part, never meet face to face.  Our goal is one in the same, stay nicotine free for the day.  When one of us fails to achieve that goal, it affects us all even though some of us would never admit it.  Case in point, I do not know Cap70, I've never talked to him, typed to him, texted him, nothing.  His actions should not have affected me one iota, but because, as someone else mentioned earlier, all of our quits are intertwined, I was affected because it affected others that I do know and care about.

I will not, however, let his or anyone else's actions determine the direction of my quit.  My goal remains the same as it should for all of us.  No one in here is immune to the affects of our addiction.  Any one of us can succumb to nicotine at any time.  It will be much easier to resist if you have and use your KTC arsenal.  Get those digits, build your network and USE it.  It does you no good to have all those numbers if you don't use them.  Had someone else used his arsenal, he would still be nicotine free today.

Well, I am sure that the above is nonsensical and gibberish but hey, It's just my thoughts of the day.  Thank you to all of the people that have shown me support in my quit, I hope I have been able to reciprocate. 

Proud to quit with you all today.

Chris

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Captain's Log
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 06:46:34 PM »
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It has been 251 days since my day 1.  I keep finding new ways to keep my quit fresh and in the forefront so I do not get complacent.  There is a lot of complacency going around lately and I don't want to catch it.

I have a new friend in the form of Peter Gibbons from September '18 group.  He lives in Anchorage where I work so it is easy for us to meet up for some brotherhood and a beer.  Yesterday was his HOF so he and his wife and my wife and I all went to dinner together to celebrate.  It was a great time, especially when Athan texted me right on cue as we were talking about him.   Sent him a picture of the four of us at Benihanas.  I think he was a little jealous.

I have to tell you, my quit is so much stronger now that there is actually someone within driving distance of me that is facing the same challenges as me.  I know I can call him or him me and we can get together to figure out our quit problems together.  If you have the chance of meeting fellow quitters face to face, I highly encourage it.  You and they will be all the better for it.

Don't get complacent.  Get as many digits as you can and use them when you need to.  I am so sick of these guys caving and they didn't even look at their damn phones that had their life lines right in them.  All they had to do open the damn phone up and pick number to call and they would likely still be in their original group racking up the quit days instead, they punch the rest of us in the face by caving and not keeping their word and come in and post day 1.

Anyway, I have to actually get back to work.  PM me if you want my digits.  I am always happy to oblige.  My group of brothers always needs more.

Proud to quit with each and every one of you every damn day.

Chris
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 11:40:11 AM by chris2alaska »
If you want my digits, just ask and they will be yours, but I expect yours in return.

Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
Brian Dive

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
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You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
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Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
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Tribute to the Vets
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 11:43:06 AM »
 31 Aug 2018, 08:49 #33

To All Those That Have Come Before

A Tribute To The Veterans

In my relatively short existence on KTC I have had many ups, downs, ins, outs, any number of different moods and feelings just as all of you have. Through it all though there have always been people there in the background that have experienced everything that we as young quitters were and are going through. Those men and women that have been quitting for their lives for multiple years and have stuck with this program not only for themselves, but to be here in times of need by all of us that are just starting out. Yes, I am talking about the Veterans. People with multiple hundreds and thousands of days quit.

They have been here and experienced everything we are going through. They stay because, 1) If they left, they may end up letting the nic bitch back in, and 2) they truly want to help others be successful in their quits.

Every single person on this site has one thing in common, we are all addicts of nicotine. For some, it is so much harder to quit than for others. The anger and frustrations of a new quitter can be extremely intense. I have watched as veterans have been able to calmly talk to some of these quitters and really, just be there for them. I personally do not have that kind of patience and might have told you to go F' Off, but no, not those Veterans.

Sometimes people will have disagreements, It happens all the time on this site. I've seen, on countless occasions, that its the Veterans that have been able to quell the situation.

I was surfing through some of the older groups. I noticed that there were several groups that had been closed because there were no more members of those groups here in KTC. I thought how sad it was that they were gone but also how fortunate that we are that they even existed because without those groups, our groups would never have existed.

I think a lot of us take for granted how important the Veterans are to our own quits. A lot of the information that we have read about on this site came from those very same people. People that are still roaming the halls of KTC to this very day. Guys and Girls that care enough about others to want to be here and run this site that we all owe our lives to.

TO YOU, OUR VETERANS, I SALUTE AND THANK YOU ALL
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 11:39:46 AM by chris2alaska »
If you want my digits, just ask and they will be yours, but I expect yours in return.

Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
Brian Dive

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
Roy T. Bennett

You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
wastepanel

Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
chris2alaska

There are no dumb questions, just dumb people who ask questions.
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New Quitter Welcome
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 11:41:20 AM »
Welcome to KTC (insert name here)

You have made the best decision of your life in quitting nicotine.  This is your first and only quit.  Any stoppage prior is just that, a stoppage or break.  Here at KTC we quit One Day at a Time (ODAAT).  We do that by posting our promise on roll every morning that we will not use nicotine in any form for the day.  The process is simple:

1. Wake Up
2. Piss
3. Post your Promise
4. Keep Your Word
5. Repeat Daily

Simple but hard.  The first few weeks are going to suck.  You need to embrace that suck and realize that you are fighting for your life.  Treat your quit with the importance that it merits.  How important is your life to you, to your spouse, to your children?  Make your quit about you and for you and you will more than likely succeed.  I promise you it will get better.

Posting Roll is done in groups according to your Day 1.  Your quit group is (insert URL for quit group for this quitter).  Click the link and it will take you right to it. Follow the instructions at the top of the page to post roll. After you post Roll, start to get to know your fellow quitters in your group as they will be the ones going through the same suck as you at the same time.  Exchange phone numbers with them and some of the vets using the "My Messages" tab at the top or the envelope icon if you are on mobile.  Don't post your private information on the open forum.  Post your accomplishments and your challenges. You never know when something that has happened to you will help someone else along the way.  Posting about it also gives the Vets a chance to respond to you with, perhaps, some much needed advice or encouragement for you to make through that next minute, hour, or day.

A word of caution, if anyone says, "hey, let's start a Groupme (or any other alternate social media site other than this one) for our group so we can communicate easier with each other."  Please politely decline such an offer as it does not help anyone but yourselves.  Groupme's and the like serve a purpose, later on in your quit.  For at least the first hundred days, it is much more beneficial for you and everyone in your group to keep all communication in the forum and via phone calls and text messages.  Here is where you have the much needed advice from the Vets that have already lived through what you are going through.  None of us are going to be in any group's Groupme so none of us are going to know what it is you are going through or how to help you if we can.

My digits are always a available for the asking, but I expect your in return.  Accountability is a two-way street.

Let's kick nicotine's ass live our lives free from the shackles that we have been chained to.

Proud to quit with you today.

chris2alaska
« Last Edit: December 16, 2020, 01:09:58 PM by chris2alaska »
If you want my digits, just ask and they will be yours, but I expect yours in return.

Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
Brian Dive

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
Roy T. Bennett

You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
wastepanel

Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
chris2alaska

There are no dumb questions, just dumb people who ask questions.
Klark

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HOF - 04/27/2018;   2nd FLOOR - 08/05/2018;   3rd FLOOR - 11/13/2018;   1 YEAR - 01/18/2019;   4th Floor - 02/21/2019;   5th Floor - 06/01/2019;   6th Floor - 09/09/2019;   7th Floor - 12/18/2019;   2 YEARS - 01/18/2020;    8th Floor - 03/27/2020;   9th Floor - 07/05/2020;    Comma Club - 10/13/2020;   3 Years - 01/18/2021;    11th Floor - 01/21/2021;   12th Floor - 05/01/2021;    13th Floor - 08/09/2021;    14th Floor - 11/17/2021;    4 Years - 01/18/2022;    15th Floor - 02/25/2022;     16th Floor - 06/05/2022;    17th Floor - 09/13/2022;     18th Floor - 12/22/2022;     5 Years - 01/18/2023;    19th Floor - 04/01/2023;     2K Double Dangle - 07/10/2023;     21st Floor - 10/18/2023;      6 Years - 01/18/2024;     22nd Floor - 01/26/2024

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Are You Ready to Quit - My HOF Speech
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 11:39:29 AM »
 14 May 2018, 11:55 #22


Are You Ready to Quit?


Hi Everyone,

My name is Chris, I chewed smokeless tobacco since I was 19 years old, so for 31 years. I started because a really hot chick wanted to try it so I said I would try it with her. I have not seen that girl in 31 years, but I had a daily reminder of her as I crammed some more of that crap into my lip.

I was up to three cans a day and putting in half the can at a time when I decided to quit.

I did have one stoppage in the year 2000 for about nine months, but I caved and went back to it like I had never stopped. It took me a really long time to decide that I was ready to quit. Sure, my wife and son wanted me to quit long before I ever did, but I was not ready. If you are not quitting for yourself first, you will fail. You have to want that quit more than anything. It finally hit me in January of this year that I was finally ready. That is when I found the KTC website. I have no idea what caused me to click on the link, I just know when I did and started reading the information contained inside it clicked and made complete sense for me.

The last 100 days has been different for me than most of my brothers and sister in April ’18. I have yet to experience “The Fog”. I never experienced the hazy, mindset they all spoke about. I did have some cravings that hit pretty hard but for the most part, I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 100 days of freedom from nicotine.

Now the hard part is going to start. There are some bad days ahead for all of us based on the information contained in the “what to expect” section. We will be fighting more cravings and we will need to lean on all of our quit brothers to get through it.

Unfortunately, there are several of our brothers who do not realize that 100 days is not the end, it is only the beginning. As I said before, I chewed for 31 years, which is over 11,300 days. I’m at 100 days. When I get to 11,300 days of quit, only then will I say that I “might” be cured.

There are so many people in this forum that have helped me, several that I consider close friends and would be at their doorstep if they called and said they needed me there. I would like to specifically thank a few of those individuals:

MNxEngineer – the first person to support me when I came to this forum.

Skolvikings – What can I say, you sir are the epitome of quit. In the dictionary under the word “Quit” is a picture of you.

Athan – Quit possibly my best friend.

69Franx – Has supported me on roll almost every day since I got here

Samrs – What would I do without your daily jokes?

JGromo, Morgan, Mack213, CritRocket, BrianG, Doofus, Batdad, and more.

All of you guys have had some part in supporting my quit, I only hope I have also supported you when you needed it.

It is my honor and privilege to know all of you and to especially quit with all of on a daily basis.

Now then, all of those guys up there have one thing in common, they are all addicts just like me. If you are reading this and wondering if you should quit dipping, the answer is most definitely YES. But only you can decide that for yourself. No one else can make the decision for you. Do not let anyone make the decision for you either. All that will happen, is you will end up pissed off at them and posting a day one again because you caved. You caved because YOU were not ready to quit and YOU did not make the decision to quit.

Now some of the benefits of quitting are as follows:

•   Less of a chance that you will get cancer.
•   Clean teeth and gums.
•   A mouth worth kissing.
•   A happier life with your family.
•   A longer life with your family.
•   More money in your bank account (I am saving over $500 every month. I booked a two week cruise for my family and me for next February)
•   Way less stress going to the dentist.
•   No more spitters to hide.
•   No more accidentally spilling said spitter all over your car floor.

The list is endless, but these are some of highlights.

This is what I know, I joined this forum because I was ready to quit. Making my promise to abstain from nicotine every MORNING (not half way through the day or 10 minutes until midnight) along with the Accountability and Brotherhood is irreplaceable as a means of quitting. As long as you are true to your word, you can quit nicotine too.

I will be here long after my 100 days has come and gone because if I am not, I will end up like most that leave and have to come back to post day 1 again. I REFUSE!!!

I will be here posting roll every day because that is how my quit is going to continue.

You see, nicotine is a conniving little bitch. She will wait and wait and wait until you think you have mastery over her. She will lull you into thinking that you have won, you are the man or woman and you cannot be harmed by her ever again. BAM!!!! She has you. Next thing you know, you are packing your lip with a big ole shit turd. Nicotine has all the time in the world. It is not going anywhere anytime soon. We, on the other hand only have a short time on this earth. Do you want spend it feeding your addiction or enjoying your life with family and friends??

The choice is yours. I sincerely hope you make the correct one.

Please feel free to PM me if you want my digits. It would be my honor to help support you in your quit. What better way for me to thank all those that have come before me than to help someone else control their addiction One Day at a Time.

Sincerely,

Chris aka chris2alaska
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 11:38:37 AM by chris2alaska »
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Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
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Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
Roy T. Bennett

You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
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Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
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There are no dumb questions, just dumb people who ask questions.
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Athan's Poem
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 11:38:08 AM »
This is a post from Athan

 26 Apr 2018, 12:20 #21

Chris2alaska
“The head nurse spoke up
and she said leave this one alone
She could tell right away
that he was bad to the bone…”

Have you heard of Chris2alaska, of the stories old men tell?
Then lend me your ear, for I tell it well.
He hails from up yonder, with the cold Eskimo
Where the snow’s miles deep and the Northern lights glow.
The wolf and the fox, the bear in her den
Won’t venture outside when he’s round the bend.
He’s eight feed tall and four hundred pounds,
and it’s said his wangdoodle still drags the ground.
A man among men, born a true warrior
but my brother Chris had a chink in his armor.
A harmless vice started so long ago
Was now thirty years of smokeless tobacco.
THREE cans of the weed for his daily consumption
But deep inside did burn his compunction
Chis was a slave, the nic bitches whore.
Of this I assure you, he wanted no more.
He confronted that bitch, he’d an axe to grind
Truth be told the man’s scary (he takes moose from behind!)
He fought his battle and emerged victorious,
One day at a time his story grew glorious.
He didn’t rest on his laurels, not one to sit idle
He got a wagon, and a moose with a bridle.
And he roamed the halls of this here KTC
Looking for quitters like just you and me
And lo he found me stumbling around
In a nic induced stupor like some silly ass clown
Oh the bitch had me, firm in her grasp
Cloaked in anxiety, lock and hasp
But Chris wouldn’t have it, no he climbed down
And grabbed this here addict and flung off her crown
He offered his hand and helped me stand up
I learned to taste freedom from the abstinence cup
So I tell his story, regale it with cheer
For had he not done so I wouldn’t be here

Thank-you Chris. Saved my life.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 11:38:10 AM by chris2alaska »
If you want my digits, just ask and they will be yours, but I expect yours in return.

Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
Brian Dive

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
Roy T. Bennett

You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
wastepanel

Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
chris2alaska

There are no dumb questions, just dumb people who ask questions.
Klark

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Almost HOF
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 11:37:06 AM »
 09 Apr 2018, 21:13 #18
Well here it is day 82, coming up on HOF. Several of my April brothers have already boarded the train. I’m worried though, the last time I checked, there were no railroad tracks all the way to Alaska. How is the HOF train going to pick me up? Maybe I can catch a plane and parachute down to the train somewhere in the lower 48.

Anyway, my quit is strong mainly due to all of the brothers that I have accumulated over the last two and a half months. Also, volunteering to help with SSOA and fixing jacked rolls puts a smile on my face. I have made some very strong friendships with guys that I have never met face to face, yet. I hope that one day I can get them all up here for some fishing and or hunting or even golf. Yeah, that’s right bitches, I got golf here too. We actually have two really nice courses and a few mediocre ones. So if y’all want to come up and play golf, there’s that too.

The most important thing I’m saying is, make those connections with people. You never know where they will lead you and they will help your quit in more ways than you can imagine.

I changed positions in the company I work for. I used to be the Assistant Service Manager, now I am the Special Projects Manager. ? Yay

I’ve been trying to support some of the new July guys. They are starting out to be a great bunch of quitters. There is already a lot of drama though with a retread or two. Just chill guys, wake up, piss, post roll. That’s it, if you can help someone else in the process, all the better.

I know for a fact that your quit will be that much stronger by helping a fellow quitter or ten with their quits.

Well, I just wanted to give myself an update, it’s been a while. If this helps someone else, then it was well worth my time, if no one reads it, then it was still worth it because it helped me.

I am very proud to quit with everyone in KTC. Thanks for taking the time to read my gibberish. Have a great, nicotine free day.

As my awesome friend Athan says, “Love ya, bye”
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 11:37:53 AM by chris2alaska »
If you want my digits, just ask and they will be yours, but I expect yours in return.

Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
Brian Dive

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
Roy T. Bennett

You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
wastepanel

Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
chris2alaska

There are no dumb questions, just dumb people who ask questions.
Klark

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The Nicotine Bitch
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 11:35:51 AM »
 22 Feb 2018, 07:49 #12
The Nicotine Bitch:

She is very cunning and very powerful and she is a murderer. She has many ways of entering our lives. Those that are smart never let her in to begin with. Those that have had the misfortune of letting her in either succumb to her advances whole heartedly and spend the rest of their lives in her servitude or they finally come out of the darkness and into the light and see her for what she really is.

The latter is what all of us are. We have seen the light of freedom from her grasp. Everyday we promise not to give into her constant barrage of advances to try to get us back. She is, as I said, very cunning. She will bide her time, waiting for just the right moment to pounce.

She has ALL the time in world. WE DON'T!!

That is why we have to remain vigilante in our quit to keep her at bay so we can enjoy what little remaining time we do have left on this earth.

One day, I will enjoy meeting some of you, my brothers and sisters, joined in our common fight against that murderous, conniving whore. Until then, I salute, admire, and respect you all for keeping up the good fight.

I Quit with You All Today
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 11:36:53 AM by chris2alaska »
If you want my digits, just ask and they will be yours, but I expect yours in return.

Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
Brian Dive

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
Roy T. Bennett

You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
wastepanel

Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
chris2alaska

There are no dumb questions, just dumb people who ask questions.
Klark

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"Promise"
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 11:35:13 AM »
 16 Feb 2018, 07:43 #10
Well,

It is day 29.

Everyday is little easier. Everyday is only possible because of my promise I make each and every morning to myself and to you, my quit brothers and sisters.

I know full well, that if I did not have this forum that makes me accountable to not only myself, but everyone else in it, I would still be chewing today.

Let's face it people, "WE" are our own worst enemy. Fortunately, everyone in here that is succeeding with their quit has at least a semblance of morality and honor. Without it, your promise would mean nothing to yourself or your fellow quitters.

Let's take a look at that word, "Promise":

prom·ise.

[ˈpräməs]

NOUN

1.a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen


A Declaration, that is a strong word. Declaration of Independence, perhaps the most monumental use of the word to all of us Americans.

Other synonyms: Pledge, Vow, Guarantee, Oath. These are all very strong words and everyone in here should think about what their promise really means to themselves and then think about what your promise means to your quit brothers and sisters. It is not something to be taken lightly, it is, in fact a life changing moment that you undertake every day when you post roll and Promise, Declare, Pledge, Vow, Guarantee that you will not use nicotine today.

I am so very proud to call all of you my brothers and sisters and I am so proud to be quit with each and everyone of you today.

I PROMISE I will not use nicotine TODAY!!!
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 11:36:25 AM by chris2alaska »
If you want my digits, just ask and they will be yours, but I expect yours in return.

Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
Brian Dive

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
Roy T. Bennett

You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
wastepanel

Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
chris2alaska

There are no dumb questions, just dumb people who ask questions.
Klark

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HOF - 04/27/2018;   2nd FLOOR - 08/05/2018;   3rd FLOOR - 11/13/2018;   1 YEAR - 01/18/2019;   4th Floor - 02/21/2019;   5th Floor - 06/01/2019;   6th Floor - 09/09/2019;   7th Floor - 12/18/2019;   2 YEARS - 01/18/2020;    8th Floor - 03/27/2020;   9th Floor - 07/05/2020;    Comma Club - 10/13/2020;   3 Years - 01/18/2021;    11th Floor - 01/21/2021;   12th Floor - 05/01/2021;    13th Floor - 08/09/2021;    14th Floor - 11/17/2021;    4 Years - 01/18/2022;    15th Floor - 02/25/2022;     16th Floor - 06/05/2022;    17th Floor - 09/13/2022;     18th Floor - 12/22/2022;     5 Years - 01/18/2023;    19th Floor - 04/01/2023;     2K Double Dangle - 07/10/2023;     21st Floor - 10/18/2023;      6 Years - 01/18/2024;     22nd Floor - 01/26/2024

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1st Day Quit
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:30:16 AM »
 19 Jan 2018, 08:18 #1

Hi all,

I'm Chris. I have been dipping for over 30 years now. Today I pledge to be nicotine free. I'll be back tomorrow to make the same the pledge and the next day, and the next, etc.

I finally figured out how to do Roll but I do not know about the "Spreadsheet of Accountability". Can anyone tell me how that gets updated?

If any of you fellow quitters is in the Anchorage area and want to get together for support and socializing, feel free to contact me.




Feb2020

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April 2021
« Last Edit: January 06, 2021, 02:33:12 PM by chris2alaska »
If you want my digits, just ask and they will be yours, but I expect yours in return.

Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results.
Brian Dive

Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
Roy T. Bennett

You need anything, ask.  You feel strong, help.  This quit is for you but we got your back.
wastepanel

Do not let the actions of others determine the direction of YOUR quit.
chris2alaska

There are no dumb questions, just dumb people who ask questions.
Klark

My Intro

My HOF Speech

My Comma Club Speech

HOF - 04/27/2018;   2nd FLOOR - 08/05/2018;   3rd FLOOR - 11/13/2018;   1 YEAR - 01/18/2019;   4th Floor - 02/21/2019;   5th Floor - 06/01/2019;   6th Floor - 09/09/2019;   7th Floor - 12/18/2019;   2 YEARS - 01/18/2020;    8th Floor - 03/27/2020;   9th Floor - 07/05/2020;    Comma Club - 10/13/2020;   3 Years - 01/18/2021;    11th Floor - 01/21/2021;   12th Floor - 05/01/2021;    13th Floor - 08/09/2021;    14th Floor - 11/17/2021;    4 Years - 01/18/2022;    15th Floor - 02/25/2022;     16th Floor - 06/05/2022;    17th Floor - 09/13/2022;     18th Floor - 12/22/2022;     5 Years - 01/18/2023;    19th Floor - 04/01/2023;     2K Double Dangle - 07/10/2023;     21st Floor - 10/18/2023;      6 Years - 01/18/2024;     22nd Floor - 01/26/2024