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User Topic: 8 Years Today...
Deeply Scared
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Default  Posted: 10:22 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We quit smoking!!

In those 8 years, I have with no exceptions, pulled out $200.00 less cash every week out of our payroll deposits. That's what we were spending on cigarettes each week when we quit.

$200.00 X 52(weeks)= $10,400.00 a year.

$10,400.00 X 8 (years) = $83,200.00.

That's how much money we have saved by not smoking!! We have done some extraordinary things with that money over the years and there is no better feeling than knowing we paid cash AND our health has benefitted from it

I still love the smell of cigarette smoke and will practically sit in our smoking friends lap when they light up but I couldn't be prouder of us

[This message edited by SI Staff at 10:32 AM, August 2nd (Friday)]


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 10:25 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Good job!!!


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Default  Posted: 10:26 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So amazing. Congratulations!!!


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WhiteWolfWinning
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Default  Posted: 10:27 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congratulations! That is truly amazing!
Wolf


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Thank you, Lord, for the lightness of my burdens


Posts: 8233 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: midwest
lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That's wonderful!


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Sometimes it's better to push someone away...not because you stopped loving them but because you can't take the pain anymore.


Posts: 13744 | Registered: Mar 2007 | From: Houston
jo2love
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Default  Posted: 10:47 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congratulations!!!

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Default  Posted: 10:50 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That paid for you new pool last year, right??? Congrats on 8 yrs smoke free....

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boontje
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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That's fantastic! Not only have you saved a ton of $$ , your health has benefited as well. Congrats!!


Me: BS
Dday: June 2011
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― Ernest Hemingway



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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congrats DS!!!!

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Can I have a raise?


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


Posts: 52112 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Big Blue Nation
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Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Speaking as an asthmatic who could never understand how anyone would inhale smoke into a perfectly good set of lungs, I congratulate you both on being 8 years smoke free.

Breathe easy my friends

ETA- @Moo

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 11:01 AM, August 2nd (Friday)]


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
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Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
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Default  Posted: 11:12 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


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AFrayedKnot
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Default  Posted: 11:15 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thank you for the hope and inspiration!!!!


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DD DS
A whole bunch of shit that got a lot worse before it got better.
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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 11:25 AM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ohhhhh, good for you and MH, DS!

I quit in 1976; I don't recall what cigarette prices were at the time, but I calculate I spent about $10/week. Times 52 weeks x 37 years, even at 1976 prices, I've saved over $19,000--and much, much more if I re-calculate using the huge increase.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


Posts: 7202 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
DeadMumWalking
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Default  Posted: 12:09 PM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That is AMAZING, congrats!!!


Me (BS), Him (WH): early 50's
3 DS: teens!!! :)
M: 24 (19 1/2 at Dday), Together 29
Dday: Dec 2008
Limbo-ish, again (after multiple S) -- weighing my options

Posts: 2583 | Registered: Aug 2009 | From: EU
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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Good for you both!! That is really great news.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


Posts: 3415 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Georgia
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Default  Posted: 1:00 PM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How did you do it DS?

I'm looking for options that will not cause me to become homicidal.


I am just your ordinary average everyday sane psycho supergoddess - Liz Phair

Don't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you are still in Hell.

It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits.


Posts: 5380 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Munchkinland
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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks everyone!!! Your support and encouragement is wonderful

imagoodwitch...

We used the Patch and didn't cheat at all. We set a quit date and stuck to it. I can tell you this...we had a few really awful fights the first year. No matter how hard we tried to keep from completely exploding, there were times...well...lets just say the neighbors knew we were fighting


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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Default  Posted: 1:26 PM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Awesome! The cost alone should be incentive! Good for you for spending it on fun.


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Default  Posted: 1:32 PM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Awesome.

I am always astounded at how much cigarettes cost.

Having lost both my parents who were heavy smokers to lung cancer, you've most definitely done the right thing!

AJ's MOM


Fidelity isn't a feeling...it's a choice.

"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
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DS - 31 - Yikes!


Posts: 21048 | Registered: Dec 2007 | From: Been Through Hell...On My Way Back
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Default  Posted: 3:23 PM, August 2nd (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Holy cow that's a ton of money saved!

Congrats on quitting!


Me - 40s
SorryInSac - WH#2 - 40s. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - ??

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs

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