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Offline smiller1207

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2018, 09:08:32 AM »
Just wanted to give a shout out to all the guys who have been texting me and calling me over the past 12 days. Quitting this time feels different because of this site and my determination to stop dipping after 34 years. I don't who created this site but I believe it is saving my life and countless others. The stories and the posts on this site (the good and the bad) give me strength and determination to maintain my quit everyday. I'm still very early in the process but I know I will maintain my quit this time. I start off everyday reading the "Contract" and I promise I am never going to have to sign that damn thing! I want to help all the new (and old!) quitters out there so if any body wants my digits, just pm and I'll be happy to provide them and whoever needs to talk or text just has to dial them at any time. Everybody have a great weekend and today, I quit with all of you.

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #65 on: November 08, 2018, 03:52:00 PM »
Hey guys-

My name is Aaron and I am new to the forums. Just wanted to get some of my feelings out there.

To start, tonight at 11pm will mark 1 week since I had my last dip. This is by far the longest I have gone without one in 7 or 8 years. I am only 25 years old, but been doing a can a day or more since I  was 18. I think the most difficult thing for me is that I play a lot of xbox with my buddies, and they all chew when we're playing (and so did I until a week ago).

My body has been trying so hard to tell me things like "You've made it almost a week, you can easily stop, so having one dip tonight isnt gonna hurt". But I am REFUSING to give in. I am done letting this poison control me and this is my first attempt at stopping where I actually want to quit. This has made it easier, but my habits like xbox certainly haven't. I have been exercising more the last week and trying to eat healthier, and it all helps to some extent.
Another big problem I am having is that I am prescribed adderall, and when I take it to do schoolwork it gives me TERRIBLE anxiety sometimes. Dipping always helped with this, but I have resorted to chewing sunflower seeds.

I realize I am just rambling, but I find comfort and strength in knowing that other people out there are going through the same struggles as me. Remember, it is far too late to ever prevent yourself from starting to dip, but the absolutely best time to never dip again is RIGHT NOW. I never want to have to tell my children that I am gonna die because I let dip control my life. I took control back a week ago tonight and its mine from here on out.

Thank you all for providing me such a great, supportive community.


Hey Aaron,

Nice job posting roll.  You almost got it in the right spot.  But, hey, as long as you are on there, that's what's important.  I sent you a PM with my digits. 

Quitting for a week on your own is bad ass.  Now you have the brotherhood and accountability behind you so that will make it all that much more strong.

Just a thought, you should move your post here over into the Intros section.

Proud to quit with you bro.
So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.?
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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.?
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My Intro minus everyone else's comments or responses

My HOF Speech

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #64 on: November 08, 2018, 12:16:38 PM »
Hey guys-

My name is Aaron and I am new to the forums. Just wanted to get some of my feelings out there.

To start, tonight at 11pm will mark 1 week since I had my last dip. This is by far the longest I have gone without one in 7 or 8 years. I am only 25 years old, but been doing a can a day or more since I  was 18. I think the most difficult thing for me is that I play a lot of xbox with my buddies, and they all chew when we're playing (and so did I until a week ago).

My body has been trying so hard to tell me things like "You've made it almost a week, you can easily stop, so having one dip tonight isnt gonna hurt". But I am REFUSING to give in. I am done letting this poison control me and this is my first attempt at stopping where I actually want to quit. This has made it easier, but my habits like xbox certainly haven't. I have been exercising more the last week and trying to eat healthier, and it all helps to some extent.
Another big problem I am having is that I am prescribed adderall, and when I take it to do schoolwork it gives me TERRIBLE anxiety sometimes. Dipping always helped with this, but I have resorted to chewing sunflower seeds.

I realize I am just rambling, but I find comfort and strength in knowing that other people out there are going through the same struggles as me. Remember, it is far too late to ever prevent yourself from starting to dip, but the absolutely best time to never dip again is RIGHT NOW. I never want to have to tell my children that I am gonna die because I let dip control my life. I took control back a week ago tonight and its mine from here on out.

Thank you all for providing me such a great, supportive community.

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Re: Trigger Days
« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2018, 09:58:58 PM »
You guys are spot on. I try changing up habits and using gum before the normal dip action would occur. DO something physical like pushups or a walk instead of the dip. Before long you have a new normal. I also try hard not to think about what I am giving up  -  dip, but what am I getting- gums feel better, breath, etc. for me it is important to identify the positives I am gaining.

Friday's are my "trigger" days since my school where I teach gets out at noon. That means I have about three hours every afternoon to myself (before the wife gets home). Today is my first Friday that I've quit. Fortunately, I do have a dental cleaning today so that should keep me busy. I'm looking for suggestions on how you guys have successfully handled these "trigger" times. Any help is much appreciated for this new quitter.

Smiller - I'm right there with you fighting the triggers on Day 5. The key for me has been doing everything I can to remove myself from my traditional triggers...driving in the car this morning I made sure I had a nice cup off coffee to take the place of my regular chew. Last night after dinner, I felt like throwing one in and took the dog for a run instead....The key for me will be doing everything I can to change things up.

You could pick up a new hobby. That's 3 hours a week just about guaranteed every week. Take up ju jitsu, learn to dunk, take up gardening, start writing a book, get into art- what ever gets you excited. I've been trying to take advantage of newly gained time with positive replacements. It's one thing to use gum, seeds, jerky, etc. but if you get yourself active you won't even be thinking about it as much an you'll be happier about whatever you've started

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Re: Trigger Days
« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2018, 01:28:53 PM »
You guys are spot on. I try changing up habits and using gum before the normal dip action would occur. DO something physical like pushups or a walk instead of the dip. Before long you have a new normal. I also try hard not to think about what I am giving up  -  dip, but what am I getting- gums feel better, breath, etc. for me it is important to identify the positives I am gaining.

Friday's are my "trigger" days since my school where I teach gets out at noon. That means I have about three hours every afternoon to myself (before the wife gets home). Today is my first Friday that I've quit. Fortunately, I do have a dental cleaning today so that should keep me busy. I'm looking for suggestions on how you guys have successfully handled these "trigger" times. Any help is much appreciated for this new quitter.

Smiller - I'm right there with you fighting the triggers on Day 5. The key for me has been doing everything I can to remove myself from my traditional triggers...driving in the car this morning I made sure I had a nice cup off coffee to take the place of my regular chew. Last night after dinner, I felt like throwing one in and took the dog for a run instead....The key for me will be doing everything I can to change things up.

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Re: Trigger Days
« Reply #61 on: November 02, 2018, 10:32:40 AM »
Friday's are my "trigger" days since my school where I teach gets out at noon. That means I have about three hours every afternoon to myself (before the wife gets home). Today is my first Friday that I've quit. Fortunately, I do have a dental cleaning today so that should keep me busy. I'm looking for suggestions on how you guys have successfully handled these "trigger" times. Any help is much appreciated for this new quitter.

Smiller - I'm right there with you fighting the triggers on Day 5. The key for me has been doing everything I can to remove myself from my traditional triggers...driving in the car this morning I made sure I had a nice cup off coffee to take the place of my regular chew. Last night after dinner, I felt like throwing one in and took the dog for a run instead....The key for me will be doing everything I can to change things up.

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Trigger Days
« Reply #60 on: November 02, 2018, 08:01:01 AM »
Friday's are my "trigger" days since my school where I teach gets out at noon. That means I have about three hours every afternoon to myself (before the wife gets home). Today is my first Friday that I've quit. Fortunately, I do have a dental cleaning today so that should keep me busy. I'm looking for suggestions on how you guys have successfully handled these "trigger" times. Any help is much appreciated for this new quitter.

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Re: I'm out of the November Group
« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2018, 05:18:41 PM »
Good Afternoon,

I caved.  I'm sorry to announce this to my November HOF group.  I'm dealing with 2 addictions (the other is alcohol). I need to focus on just one.  Quitting 2 was too much to handle.  I've been alcohol free for almost as long as i had been without chew - 80+ days - which is no small task given how much i used to consume.  For those who ask, did I reach out?  No.  I did reach out with regard to alcohol.  I do know that community is where it's at with staying off any addictive drug.  I just need to be clear of one before I get back going on the other.  I got a sobriety group here that suits me. 
For those of you hitting your 90 -- keep going!



....my chew quit makes me want to quit alcohol,  feeds off it...

Anyone else out there feel that too?

I drink substantially less than I did before I quit dipping. It wasn't a conscious decision, it just kind of happened.

I drink way less, both frequency and amount. Drinking was always a huge trigger for me to chew...as I'm sure it is for most. I didn't touch alcohol for the first 30 days of my quit. And heading near 70 days, I've maybe drank 2 times and it's been one beer each time. I like having a couple coldies with the boys, and plan on continuing to do so, but I will not mess up this quit because I want to drink. I will make damn sure I can handle it if/when I do drink more.

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Re: I'm out of the November Group
« Reply #58 on: November 01, 2018, 03:00:25 PM »
Good Afternoon,

I caved.  I'm sorry to announce this to my November HOF group.  I'm dealing with 2 addictions (the other is alcohol). I need to focus on just one.  Quitting 2 was too much to handle.  I've been alcohol free for almost as long as i had been without chew - 80+ days - which is no small task given how much i used to consume.  For those who ask, did I reach out?  No.  I did reach out with regard to alcohol.  I do know that community is where it's at with staying off any addictive drug.  I just need to be clear of one before I get back going on the other.  I got a sobriety group here that suits me. 
For those of you hitting your 90 -- keep going!



....my chew quit makes me want to quit alcohol,  feeds off it...

Anyone else out there feel that too?

I drink substantially less than I did before I quit dipping. It wasn't a conscious decision, it just kind of happened.
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Re: I'm out of the November Group
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2018, 01:21:54 PM »
Good Afternoon,

I caved.  I'm sorry to announce this to my November HOF group.  I'm dealing with 2 addictions (the other is alcohol). I need to focus on just one.  Quitting 2 was too much to handle.  I've been alcohol free for almost as long as i had been without chew - 80+ days - which is no small task given how much i used to consume.  For those who ask, did I reach out?  No.  I did reach out with regard to alcohol.  I do know that community is where it's at with staying off any addictive drug.  I just need to be clear of one before I get back going on the other.  I got a sobriety group here that suits me. 
For those of you hitting your 90 -- keep going!



....my chew quit makes me want to quit alcohol,  feeds off it...

Anyone else out there feel that too?

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I'm out of the November Group
« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2018, 01:05:59 PM »
Good Afternoon,

I caved.  I'm sorry to announce this to my November HOF group.  I'm dealing with 2 addictions (the other is alcohol). I need to focus on just one.  Quitting 2 was too much to handle.  I've been alcohol free for almost as long as i had been without chew - 80+ days - which is no small task given how much i used to consume.  For those who ask, did I reach out?  No.  I did reach out with regard to alcohol.  I do know that community is where it's at with staying off any addictive drug.  I just need to be clear of one before I get back going on the other.  I got a sobriety group here that suits me. 
For those of you hitting your 90 -- keep going!

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2018, 05:43:54 PM »
PM me your digits or give me a call if you want to talk. Here for you brother.


Can't sleep... but not bc of cravings... more about overthinking symptoms, never were this (noticeable?) In past quits


I think when we make that choice of quitting for the last time our mind knows this. The symptoms become more severe because this is for real.

I totally believe this. When I stopped for a month, it was easy. I look back and think, "Why can't my real quit be that easy???" I think the brain knows when it's for good or not.

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2018, 12:12:52 PM »
Had a dip dream last night.   Quit 6+ years and it still snuck in out of nowhere.

Mike

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2018, 08:30:31 PM »
25 days in and thinking of getting a tattoo. I have 2 pieces in mind. Has anyone gotten a tattoo that they would suggest?


https://www.instagram.com/p/BllX1S_AvCh/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

I thought about getting the KTC logo and then below start putting all of my milestone dates, i.e. HOF, 2nd Floor, 3rd Floor, 1 year, etc.
The only bad thing would be if I fucking caved, I'd have to have all those dates changed (NOT GONNA HAPPEN TODAY, because I made my promise).
So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.?
~ Og Mandino ~


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


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


My Intro minus everyone else's comments or responses

My HOF Speech

HOF - 04/27/2018;   2nd FLOOR - 08/05/2018;   3rd FLOOR -

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2018, 08:58:22 AM »
25 days in and thinking of getting a tattoo. I have 2 pieces in mind. Has anyone gotten a tattoo that they would suggest?


https://www.instagram.com/p/BllX1S_AvCh/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
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