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  1. #1
    Sep 2006
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    SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Back in October '07 I started a topic for the Great Treasure Net Smoke Out which started on the 1st of November 2007. It was an opportunity for a bunch of us to get together and quit smoking, and support each other.


    Anyways... I'm a few days late in posting, but have now reached 6 months as an ex-smoker!

    I'm pretty excited about it, and struggle all the time with staying stopped because I really miss it and enjoyed it... but am much better off without it! I feel better, Nicky's recipies taste beter, I smell better, and - there was this girl I was trying to impress who is impressed! It's a win-win!

    Here are my statistics:

    Smoke Free: 6 months / 2 days / 11 hours / 27 minutes
    Money Saved: $830.15
    Not Smoked: 3,689 ciggys
    Life earned back: 1 week / 5 days / 19 hours / 25 minutes

    I'm not sure how the rest of my friends who tried to quit have done, but I've made it this far! I encourage everyone who wants to stop tobacco to keep trying... it'll happen eventually!

    I sure do miss it though...

  2. #2
    R.I.P all the worms i killed digging my loot.

    Apr 2008
    Auburn Hills MI
    MY ACE 250 JUST GOT HERE 5/07/08, also used a fisher 1220-x

    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    GREAT!!! I'm happy you could quit and all the money you saved you could buy better detecting stuff. Also you have more time to detect with that extra year.

    SEMPER FI :sunny
    SEMPER FI!!!

    Click on the banner!!!

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    Apr 2007
    God's lap
    X-terra 70 ACE 250
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    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Congrats!! That is quite a feat and you have every reason to celebrate!

  4. #4
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Congrats, and welcome to the clean air club.

  5. #5
    Jan 2005
    Great Falls, Montana
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    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Congratulations on not being a butthead anymore, Jim!! I know I'm impressed!

    Keep up the amazing willpower and, hopefully soon, you won't miss it anymore. 8)

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  6. #6
    Aug 2007
    EXCAL 2, SOV. GT
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    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    big time CONGRATS JIM...
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor  in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

  7. #7
    Oct 2006
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    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Congrats Jim...... You wont end up like this guy
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  8. #8
    Dec 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Whites GMT, Whites M6, Vibra-Probe 570, Ace 250, Bounty Hunter 202, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Whites MXT, 2 Bullseye11
    2 times

    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Congrats Jim, and Gibbsium!!!!
    ...Wait a minute....just slow down.... you're gonna miss this....you're gonna want this back.....

  9. #9

    Sep 2006
    White's M6 & Prizm III
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    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Jim...CONGRATS!!!!!!...I am impressed...you;re a better ( and smarter!) man than I am...I haven;t been stubborn or willing enough to give the nasty rotten things up as of yet...GREAT JOB!!!!
    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    Oct 2006
    New Zealand
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    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Congrat's Jim.
    I would just like to thank You and the rest of the contributors to that post, for that post. For me, the time was right and it needed to be done. I passed my six months 'smoke free ' on the 3rd and I reckon I've saved NZ$1691.73 - or thereabouts - about US$1350 , so far.
    In another 6 months, I can expect to save another $1,000 a year on my insurance, as a non-smoker.
    Then total savings on a full year should be at least $4,000

    What I have found significant is the new FREEDOM from not smoking.
    I mean for example,

    I don't need to plan my day around getting my fixes.
    I can go anywhere without having to suss out -where can I smoke? legally AND without offending anyone else, especially my family.
    I can take my wife 5,500 kms around our South Island just this March, on our Triumph Trophy, without stopping once for a cigarette

    I always enjoyed my smoking, I wouldn't mind one right now
    I always rolled my own so it was almost part ceremony, but then so are Funerals and I'm going to avoid attending mine, as long as possible.

    Cheers to all, Mike

  11. #11

    Dec 2006
    West Virginia
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    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    I quit in 1991 . Smoked heavy for years . It is hard & takes time but I'm ( LIVING ) proof it can be
    done . Believe it or not , eventually , you'll find them downright disgusting . I had been wanting to quit
    for quite some time but the straw that broke the camels back for me was going hiking with my father-in-
    law who has about 20 years on me . He took off up the side of a hill & it wasn't long before I was losing
    my breath . I was to hard headed or ashamed to stop till he did & by the time he stopped I must have been blue & he wasn't even breathing hard . It was probably 15 minutes before I could breath normally again .
    He did'nt say anything but he patiently waited until I could see straight again . I made up my mind right then & there I was done smoking . I've never once regretted quiting .

  12. #12
    Looking for that ONE find.

    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
    73 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    WTG Jim

  13. #13
    Sep 2006
    28 times
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    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbsium
    Still not smoking here, but I still want one every once and awhile.
    Quote Originally Posted by trikikiwi
    For me, the time was right and it needed to be done. I passed my six months 'smoke free ' on the 3rd and I reckon I've saved NZ$1691.73 - or thereabouts - about US$1350 , so far.
    Way to go Gibbsium and Mike!

    Thanks everyone... you encouraging remarks have helped me a great deal.

  14. #14
    Nov 2005
    North Central Tennessee
    53 times

    Re: SMOKE FREE - 6 Months!

    Jim, GOOD for YOU!!!

    I have no statistics to quote, other than my Dad, who smoked 3 packs of Pall Mall a day, for 35 years, quit after about (actually, during ) a two week stay in Intensive Care due to a heart attack, in 1991. He lived another 15 years. How many did he 'earn' by quitting? No way to tell, but he lived to be 70, and that's a lot longer than normal for his side of the family.

    I don't want to make this about him, as this is your thread, but I just am trying to point out that by quitting as young as you are, you have added decades to your life expectancy, I'm sure.

    Congrats to you and all the 'quitters' out there!!


  15. #15

    Apr 2006
    4 times

    Keep it up! It's a useless expensive hobby. The $$ saved can allow you........

    ..........to buy some new detecting equipment someday...........see ya mark


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