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Day 6 quit, no turning back
Topic Started: Dec 17 2013, 01:29 PM (12,632 Views)
Steakbomb18
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I'm newly registered with the site, but have been reading some very inspiring stories since my second day. These stories of success have given me the strength to work through the fog and stay quit since 12/12/13. Very grateful to know there are others on the same journey as I and to those who have traveled that road or are traveling that road, I'm going to stay on that road with you.
HOF: 3/21/2014
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Steakbomb18
Dec 17, 2013, 11:29 am
I'm newly registered with the site, but have been reading some very inspiring stories since my second day. These stories of success have given me the strength to work through the fog and stay quit since 12/12/13. Very grateful to know there are others on the same journey as I and to those who have traveled that road or are traveling that road, I'm going to stay on that road with you.

Steak, welcome to KTC, are you posting roll? Posting roll in our promise and it's the cost of admission here. This should be your primary focus in your quit.

The brotherhood and the desire to quit is what makes us work.

Hit the welcome center, pinkish link up top. Read up, tells you what you need to do it and why.

Glad you're here, and I can promise it's worth it. You just need to dig deep and find the testicular fortitude to do it.

I will quit with you every damn day.

KK
No Fight, It's just one can right? I can come back and quit with you again right? Evil_Won
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Steakbomb18
Dec 17, 2013, 11:29 am
I'm newly registered with the site, but have been reading some very inspiring stories since my second day. These stories of success have given me the strength to work through the fog and stay quit since 12/12/13. Very grateful to know there are others on the same journey as I and to those who have traveled that road or are traveling that road, I'm going to stay on that road with you.

Go read pre hof march 2014 and figure out how to post roll and do so. Welcome aboard buddy. Great decision. I quit with you
Quit~December - 2 - 2013
1st Floor~March - 11 - 2014
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Dec 17, 2013, 11:39 am
Steakbomb18
Dec 17, 2013, 11:29 am
I'm newly registered with the site, but have been reading some very inspiring stories since my second day.  These stories of success have given me the strength to work through the fog and stay quit since 12/12/13.  Very grateful to know there are others on the same journey as I and to those who have traveled that road or are traveling that road, I'm going to stay on that road with you.

Go read pre hof march 2014 and figure out how to post roll and do so. Welcome aboard buddy. Great decision. I quit with you

Roll call posted. Thanks fellas, let's do this.
HOF: 3/21/2014
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Welcome to March quitters Steakbomb!
As a newbie there are only a couple things I have figured out for sure.
1. Post roll EVERYDAY
2. Don't put any nicotine into your body that day
3. Repeat... each new day.

4. Read and Learn....There are so many long quit people still involved daily on this site. I spend a lot of time reading their introduction threads to learn from them. It is a HUGE help for me. (Knowing that it can be done and we aren't alone in doing this.)

Glad to be quit with you today. Message me if you need anything.
ODAAT....Learn It.....Know It.....Live It
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Steakbomb18
Dec 17, 2013, 11:29 am
I'm newly registered with the site, but have been reading some very inspiring stories since my second day. These stories of success have given me the strength to work through the fog and stay quit since 12/12/13. Very grateful to know there are others on the same journey as I and to those who have traveled that road or are traveling that road, I'm going to stay on that road with you.

I quit the same day. What ever you go through, I am too.
Accept the challenges so you can feel the exhilaration of Victory - George S Patton -----Quit Date 12/12/13
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Right there with you guys also....Day 5 for me, I feel yalls pain LOL
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Dec 17, 2013, 6:53 pm
Right there with you guys also....Day 5 for me, I feel yalls pain LOL

Hell yea brothers!!! I quit with y'all today!! And ass to mouth this nic bitch buddies!!!
KTC BROTHER HOOD!!...nuff said!!!
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Dec 17, 2013, 4:15 pm
Steakbomb18
Dec 17, 2013, 11:29 am
I'm newly registered with the site, but have been reading some very inspiring stories since my second day.  These stories of success have given me the strength to work through the fog and stay quit since 12/12/13.  Very grateful to know there are others on the same journey as I and to those who have traveled that road or are traveling that road, I'm going to stay on that road with you.

I quit the same day. What ever you go through, I am too.

Steak! Nice to meet you, I sent a P.M. regarding your post on drews intro, I'll take all the help I can get!
1/27/14 -Nicotine 6 Alcohol 12-

"You're human, the highest (sometimes debatable) form of creation... Tobacco is a weed. Um... You win."-AppleJack

http://whyquit.com/whyquit/linksaaddiction.html
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Thanks to USMCray for reincarnating the Steakbomb thread and the outreach. When I first posted on this site on Day 6, I was naïve to the meaning of an introduction, and having read and posted since that day, I realize that I fell short in giving my fellow quit brothers a real introduction. So here goes.

My name is Andy, I’m 38 years old, married for almost 12 years, and have 2 kids. Living the American dream as some would say. I have a good job, pharmacist by trade, but now have moved on to the managed care industry and have an office job. I started dipping in college, mostly Skoal, as Cope and Kodiak, made me dizzy and tore up my lip. I could dip Skoal longer and more frequently, and prior to my quit was pulling 2 full pinches and a refresher per lip at night (my favorite time). At work, I was a ninja dipper, using the upper because I spit less. Empty morning coffee cups made for the ultimate cover-up, most people probably thought I was drinking coffee all day. Yet despite my healthcare background, and despite having counseled many a patient on the benefits of quitting smoking/tobacco, I was the ultimate hypocrite, and continued to feed my own nicotine demon. It wasn’t until this past summer when I had a check-up and had a blood pressure over 140 and cholesterol at 300 (this is despite being in relatively decent shape), that I realized I needed some major lifestyle changes. My wife had been on me for years, but the labs had me nervous. …So I quit the caffeine, opting for the easy road. My BP started to go down, not ideal, but better and I kept feeding the whore. Then about 5 months ago I started experiencing some throat soreness that wouldn’t resolve. I saw an ENT specialist, and the exam was negative, yet I continued to experience soreness in my throat. It was this fear that lead me here. Today, I am 15 days into my quit and couldn’t be happier with my decision to do so. I fight through the cravings using my dip free days as my fuel, the last thing I want to do is to start over on day 1. Whether the tobacco is related to my throat issue or not, I will not continue to let it be a factor (I have a follow-up in 2 weeks with the ENT). Thank you for allowing me to share, thank you for joining me and letting me join you on this journey. If you need anything, just shoot me a note.

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Hi Steak- thanks for the expanded intro. I can sure get behind your quit! I've done a lot of work in health policy while ninja dipping, so I can relate to some of it for sure. Sounds like you have a good start. Keep building your support and accountability network, and logging the quit one day at a time. Today's almost over- but I will be quitting with you tomorrow.
Took my freedom back October 23, 2013.

Here's an article that taught me a lot and made me hate the addiction: Nicotine Addiction 101-- newer quitters check it out-- and vets do it too, to breathe new life into your quit!

24 Quitters I have met: Ihatecope, >Pinched<, T-Cell, grizzlyhasclaws, Canvasback, BaseballPlayer, Cbird65, ERDVM, BradleyGuy, Ted, Zeno, AppleJack, Bronc, Knockout, MookieBlaylock, Rdad, 2mch2lv4, MN_Ben, Natro, Lippizaner, Amquash, ChristopherJ, GDubya, Mogul. Each one was a real honor and continues to fortify my resolve to stay QUIT!
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Steakbomb18
Dec 26, 2013, 9:23 am

  I fight through the cravings using my dip free days as my fuel, the last thing I want to do is to start over on day 1.

Steak,good job on this. I think remembering the pain in the beginning is one of the best tools. Staying quit through each crave is a lot easier than enduring that first day. You totally get it bro!
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The Ninja Dipper.

Today, I can proudly say that I was a Ninja Dipper and I like to think I was a master of it on most days. Conversely, I am not proud of that. There were days my master ninja dipping skills were so refined that my wife could ask me if I had a dip in my mouth, and to prove to her I did not, I would pull down my bottom lip; knowing how well I had concealed a solid pinch in my upper lip. I could have a one on one discussion with my boss discretely taking sips of coffee, when in reality I was spitting right in front of him. To the ignorant bystander, I could have a fatty in my lower right lip, nicely nestled in the atrophied pocket between my cheek and gum. I could dip in public, I could dip on plane, I could dip in front of my wife and have a full conversation. All of these typically non-ideal dipping times were in my arsenal of dipping times because I was a master ninja dipper…well,…usually. There were those occasional days when a co-worker would note the quite conspicuous “piece of food” in my teeth. They probably wondered why a black leaf was perfectly wedged between my two front incisors. There were also those miscues where I’d miss the spit hole and a brown staining drool line would land on my business casual attire. And lastly, there was the occasional spill of said spit receptacle, either onto a couch cushion, carpet or other easily stained surface. So despite my skill as a master, there were days I was merely a beginner.

You see, the Ninja Dipper is shameful, one who knows that what they put in their mouth is not socially acceptable. Although smoking has become less acceptable, people aren’t disgusted by the act, yet most non-dippers are disgusted by the nasty brown spew that we spit in to transparent 20oz. coke bottles. This is why we ninja dipped; because we knew it was gross. We knew our art was pathetic. This is just one of the things in my past, that I’m not proud of, despite how good at it I was most days. But today and as I continue on into the future, I’m glad this is a skill that I’m slowly losing my mastery of. I feel a sense of freedom that I do not have to engage in such behavior in front of those whom I love, respect, or even simply don’t know just because I have an undying need to feed my shameful addiction. The mask is now off, and every damn day I will fight to keep it off.
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LMAO, when you told about showing your wife you didn't have a dip in. I did that also. Over 33 years my wife caught me about 3 times and thought most of the time I was quit but the last 2 years before I quit she knew and stopped asking. I'm so glad I don't have to always be on alert to who might sneak up on me. Another trait of my ninja dipping was eating with a big lip full. Freedom rocks!
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Last night I returned from what ended up being a 4 day business trip, my first trip since quitting. Leading up to this trip, I was experiencing cravings…cravings for the future situation (i.e. alone at the hotel with nothin to do but throw in a fat lippah). And complicating matters, my computer wasn't connecting to the internet. Well, I'm happy to say that I made it, I did not cave. Looking back at the situation I think the key reason I was able to stay strong is that no matter my situation, I was going to make sure I posted roll that day. I figured out how to do it from my phone, but I also had prepared myself with numbers knowing I had a team (worktowin, brettlees, big brother Jack) ready to post that promise for me if I couldn't figure it out.

Posting roll is the most important thing I do every day. I would argue that it's more important than telling my wife and kids that I love them because if I don't stay quit, then how much longer would I be able to say that to them every day? I f'n love posting roll every day and proclaiming my freedom from the can; and I will do everything in my power to get my name on that board for the day. After having been put in a situation where my ability to post was compromised and having taken a little extra effort to make my daily promise, I really can't see why we can't do this every day. Stay strong and stay quit my friends. AND POST ROLL EVERY DAMN DAY!
HOF: 3/21/2014
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