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Offline Keith0617

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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #662 on: August 04, 2022, 10:33:57 AM »
I’m not sure how you add a “like”, but I have to agree the old site was much preferred to Discord.

I'm posting both here and on Discord.  I remember when I quit that some folks had trouble posting in a forum.  They just weren't that into computers.  I'm sure these days younger quitters just want to use apps on their phones.  For me this whole thing became real around day 19 when someone I shared my digits with actually called me - I picked up and we talked for over an hour.  Hiding behind a screen is ok I guess but talking to people and getting out to meet them will multiply your quit mojo 1000 times.    8)
Amen brother - the forums are just a medium. Talking to a brother has helped me navigate a lot more than just overcoming addiction. IQWYT
So true. The brother/sisterhood has been huge in my quit. I don’t want to let anyone down. It is also a hell of a lot easier to quit as part of a group than as an individual. Probably why we all failed on our own.
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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #661 on: August 04, 2022, 01:53:21 AM »
I’m not sure how you add a “like”, but I have to agree the old site was much preferred to Discord.

I'm posting both here and on Discord.  I remember when I quit that some folks had trouble posting in a forum.  They just weren't that into computers.  I'm sure these days younger quitters just want to use apps on their phones.  For me this whole thing became real around day 19 when someone I shared my digits with actually called me - I picked up and we talked for over an hour.  Hiding behind a screen is ok I guess but talking to people and getting out to meet them will multiply your quit mojo 1000 times.    8)
Amen brother - the forums are just a medium. Talking to a brother has helped me navigate a lot more than just overcoming addiction. IQWYT
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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #660 on: August 01, 2022, 11:07:08 PM »
I’m not sure how you add a “like”, but I have to agree the old site was much preferred to Discord.

I'm posting both here and on Discord.  I remember when I quit that some folks had trouble posting in a forum.  They just weren't that into computers.  I'm sure these days younger quitters just want to use apps on their phones.  For me this whole thing became real around day 19 when someone I shared my digits with actually called me - I picked up and we talked for over an hour.  Hiding behind a screen is ok I guess but talking to people and getting out to meet them will multiply your quit mojo 1000 times.    8)

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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #659 on: August 01, 2022, 06:20:26 PM »
I’m not sure how you add a “like”, but I have to agree the old site was much preferred to Discord.

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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #658 on: July 31, 2022, 11:31:40 AM »
Whoa.

Well over a year on this thread.
That makes me sad... a little. At almost 3,400 days I don't really need this thread but... others do. The noobs and the lurkers. When I first quit, without threads like this or, say, my friend worktowin's, I would have been lost and this shit would have been WAY harder. In fact, had KTC been then, what it is right now... I would have failed. This place was ALIVE! It was unique. We all needed that. Hell, we still need that. Yeah, it was bulky and a little clunky, but you earned that shit by buying into this community.

Now?
Discord was/is a stupid move.
It got sold well.
The party line was written, handed out, and then vomited on all of us.

There's an old adage that is SO true, yet so many people STILL try to buck its truth to justify stupid shit... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
It's obviously too late to roll back so take this as a grumpy old man's "Sunday morning sitting on my ass drinking coffee and musing out loud" post.

Quit on all you awesome people.
I'm obviously going down with this ship and I know there are others that feel that way too... cheers to you all!

AJ... 3,393 days QLF


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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #657 on: July 12, 2021, 09:08:20 AM »
3,000 days quit!!!
Well... 8 days ago, really. I was on vacay when the 3rd dangle dropped.

I'm lazy that way.

That number is crazy as hell to me! It was an absolute pipe dream when I first quit and the thought of it was almost anxiety inducing. I don't have much to type today other than this: Follow. The. Program.

The struggle of "one day at a time" becomes, at some point, something you don't have to work at anymore. The beginning of your quit is permeated by an optimistic "hope" to one day post up these big ol' numbers. Now? I fully expect to hit the next big milestone. Another 100 days... another year... the next comma. I am absolutely going to crush it. I owned this road to freedom the SECOND I typed "AppleJack... day 1".

Rock on and QLF.
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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #656 on: July 12, 2021, 08:47:55 AM »
3,000 days quit!!!
Well... 8 days ago, really. I was on vacay when the 3rd dangle dropped.

I'm lazy that way.

That number is crazy as hell to me! It was an absolute pipe dream when I first quit and the thought of it was almost anxiety inducing. I don't have much to type today other than this: Follow. The. Program.

The struggle of "one day at a time" becomes, at some point, something you don't have to work at anymore. The beginning of your quit is permeated by an optimistic "hope" to one day post up these big ol' numbers. Now? I fully expect to hit the next big milestone. Another 100 days... another year... the next comma. I am absolutely going to crush it. I owned this road to freedom the SECOND I typed "AppleJack... day 1".

Rock on and QLF.
Congrats brother! Thanks for leading the way.
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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #655 on: July 11, 2021, 12:23:36 PM »
3,000 days quit!!!
Well... 8 days ago, really. I was on vacay when the 3rd dangle dropped.

I'm lazy that way.

That number is crazy as hell to me! It was an absolute pipe dream when I first quit and the thought of it was almost anxiety inducing. I don't have much to type today other than this: Follow. The. Program.

The struggle of "one day at a time" becomes, at some point, something you don't have to work at anymore. The beginning of your quit is permeated by an optimistic "hope" to one day post up these big ol' numbers. Now? I fully expect to hit the next big milestone. Another 100 days... another year... the next comma. I am absolutely going to crush it. I owned this road to freedom the SECOND I typed "AppleJack... day 1".

Rock on and QLF.
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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #654 on: April 18, 2021, 01:16:38 AM »
Here it is... day 1 of my quit. Been at this for 25 years, 2 cans a day at least. I'm tired, man. Tired of needing, tired of sneaking, tired of knowing my wife thinks just a li'l bit less of me, tired of hoping to be around for my daughter, tired of a ridiculous weed running my life... DONE!!!! Am I terrified? Yup.
8 years ago this morning, I sat and stared at my laptop wondering what to type to get this quit rolling. Well... it wasn’t brilliant but it WAS honest.

Fast forward full circle... I’m sitting in the same chair staring at a screen and wondering what to type.

I got nothin’. Lol

Practice what we preach:
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Post your promise.
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Do it again tomorrow.

It works. Ask me how I know...

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congrats on 8 years Shane! You have a stake in my quitting weather you know it or not and I appreciate you! Thanks for all ya do!

Congrats AJ.  We are lucky to have you!
Congrats brother. Keep leading the way.
Thank you for helping pave that path for all of us. Stay strong my friend.
so very proud of you man.
8 freaking years!! congrats!!
Congrats sir! 8 years is one helluvan achievement. Damn proud to follow in your footsteps

Congrats on 8 years brother!   8)
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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #653 on: April 17, 2021, 11:19:19 PM »
Here it is... day 1 of my quit. Been at this for 25 years, 2 cans a day at least. I'm tired, man. Tired of needing, tired of sneaking, tired of knowing my wife thinks just a li'l bit less of me, tired of hoping to be around for my daughter, tired of a ridiculous weed running my life... DONE!!!! Am I terrified? Yup.
8 years ago this morning, I sat and stared at my laptop wondering what to type to get this quit rolling. Well... it wasn’t brilliant but it WAS honest.

Fast forward full circle... I’m sitting in the same chair staring at a screen and wondering what to type.

I got nothin’. Lol

Practice what we preach:
One day at a time.
Get involved.
Stay involved.
Post your promise.
Keep your word.
Do it again tomorrow.

It works. Ask me how I know...

AJ... 2,923/8 years
(yeah, I quoted myself)
congrats on 8 years Shane! You have a stake in my quitting weather you know it or not and I appreciate you! Thanks for all ya do!

Congrats AJ.  We are lucky to have you!
Congrats brother. Keep leading the way.
Thank you for helping pave that path for all of us. Stay strong my friend.
so very proud of you man.
8 freaking years!! congrats!!
Congrats sir! 8 years is one helluvan achievement. Damn proud to follow in your footsteps

Congrats on 8 years brother!   8)

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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #652 on: April 17, 2021, 09:27:32 PM »
Here it is... day 1 of my quit. Been at this for 25 years, 2 cans a day at least. I'm tired, man. Tired of needing, tired of sneaking, tired of knowing my wife thinks just a li'l bit less of me, tired of hoping to be around for my daughter, tired of a ridiculous weed running my life... DONE!!!! Am I terrified? Yup.
8 years ago this morning, I sat and stared at my laptop wondering what to type to get this quit rolling. Well... it wasn’t brilliant but it WAS honest.

Fast forward full circle... I’m sitting in the same chair staring at a screen and wondering what to type.

I got nothin’. Lol

Practice what we preach:
One day at a time.
Get involved.
Stay involved.
Post your promise.
Keep your word.
Do it again tomorrow.

It works. Ask me how I know...

AJ... 2,923/8 years
(yeah, I quoted myself)
congrats on 8 years Shane! You have a stake in my quitting weather you know it or not and I appreciate you! Thanks for all ya do!

Congrats AJ.  We are lucky to have you!
Congrats brother. Keep leading the way.
Thank you for helping pave that path for all of us. Stay strong my friend.
so very proud of you man.
8 freaking years!! congrats!!
Congrats sir! 8 years is one helluvan achievement. Damn proud to follow in your footsteps
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How long have I been quit?


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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #651 on: April 17, 2021, 08:25:11 PM »
Here it is... day 1 of my quit. Been at this for 25 years, 2 cans a day at least. I'm tired, man. Tired of needing, tired of sneaking, tired of knowing my wife thinks just a li'l bit less of me, tired of hoping to be around for my daughter, tired of a ridiculous weed running my life... DONE!!!! Am I terrified? Yup.
8 years ago this morning, I sat and stared at my laptop wondering what to type to get this quit rolling. Well... it wasn’t brilliant but it WAS honest.

Fast forward full circle... I’m sitting in the same chair staring at a screen and wondering what to type.

I got nothin’. Lol

Practice what we preach:
One day at a time.
Get involved.
Stay involved.
Post your promise.
Keep your word.
Do it again tomorrow.

It works. Ask me how I know...

AJ... 2,923/8 years
(yeah, I quoted myself)
congrats on 8 years Shane! You have a stake in my quitting weather you know it or not and I appreciate you! Thanks for all ya do!

Congrats AJ.  We are lucky to have you!
Congrats brother. Keep leading the way.
Thank you for helping pave that path for all of us. Stay strong my friend.
so very proud of you man.
8 freaking years!! congrats!!
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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #650 on: April 17, 2021, 02:26:02 PM »
Here it is... day 1 of my quit. Been at this for 25 years, 2 cans a day at least. I'm tired, man. Tired of needing, tired of sneaking, tired of knowing my wife thinks just a li'l bit less of me, tired of hoping to be around for my daughter, tired of a ridiculous weed running my life... DONE!!!! Am I terrified? Yup.
8 years ago this morning, I sat and stared at my laptop wondering what to type to get this quit rolling. Well... it wasn’t brilliant but it WAS honest.

Fast forward full circle... I’m sitting in the same chair staring at a screen and wondering what to type.

I got nothin’. Lol

Practice what we preach:
One day at a time.
Get involved.
Stay involved.
Post your promise.
Keep your word.
Do it again tomorrow.

It works. Ask me how I know...

AJ... 2,923/8 years
(yeah, I quoted myself)
congrats on 8 years Shane! You have a stake in my quitting weather you know it or not and I appreciate you! Thanks for all ya do!

Congrats AJ.  We are lucky to have you!
Congrats brother. Keep leading the way.
Thank you for helping pave that path for all of us. Stay strong my friend.
so very proud of you man.
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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #649 on: April 17, 2021, 02:18:23 PM »
Here it is... day 1 of my quit. Been at this for 25 years, 2 cans a day at least. I'm tired, man. Tired of needing, tired of sneaking, tired of knowing my wife thinks just a li'l bit less of me, tired of hoping to be around for my daughter, tired of a ridiculous weed running my life... DONE!!!! Am I terrified? Yup.
8 years ago this morning, I sat and stared at my laptop wondering what to type to get this quit rolling. Well... it wasn’t brilliant but it WAS honest.

Fast forward full circle... I’m sitting in the same chair staring at a screen and wondering what to type.

I got nothin’. Lol

Practice what we preach:
One day at a time.
Get involved.
Stay involved.
Post your promise.
Keep your word.
Do it again tomorrow.

It works. Ask me how I know...

AJ... 2,923/8 years
(yeah, I quoted myself)
congrats on 8 years Shane! You have a stake in my quitting weather you know it or not and I appreciate you! Thanks for all ya do!

Congrats AJ.  We are lucky to have you!
Congrats brother. Keep leading the way.
Thank you for helping pave that path for all of us. Stay strong my friend.

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Re: Day 1... I quit
« Reply #648 on: April 17, 2021, 02:03:23 PM »
Here it is... day 1 of my quit. Been at this for 25 years, 2 cans a day at least. I'm tired, man. Tired of needing, tired of sneaking, tired of knowing my wife thinks just a li'l bit less of me, tired of hoping to be around for my daughter, tired of a ridiculous weed running my life... DONE!!!! Am I terrified? Yup.
8 years ago this morning, I sat and stared at my laptop wondering what to type to get this quit rolling. Well... it wasn’t brilliant but it WAS honest.

Fast forward full circle... I’m sitting in the same chair staring at a screen and wondering what to type.

I got nothin’. Lol

Practice what we preach:
One day at a time.
Get involved.
Stay involved.
Post your promise.
Keep your word.
Do it again tomorrow.

It works. Ask me how I know...

AJ... 2,923/8 years
(yeah, I quoted myself)
congrats on 8 years Shane! You have a stake in my quitting weather you know it or not and I appreciate you! Thanks for all ya do!

Congrats AJ.  We are lucky to have you!
Congrats brother. Keep leading the way.
Jan19