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# Smoking, oh its so much fun to quit.

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27 Aug 2007, 10:09
I just realized that I just passed the six month mark....

I haven't smoked for 6 months, 16 hours and 6 minutes, saving 3,632.58 cigarettes and $1,380.38. YAY! GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 03 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 398 [0], given: 14 ### Show Tags 27 Aug 2007, 10:30 CONGRATS rhyme! good for you! Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5238 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 378 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 27 Aug 2007, 14:55 rhyme wrote: I just realized that I just passed the six month mark.... I haven't smoked for 6 months, 16 hours and 6 minutes, saving 3,632.58 cigarettes and$1,380.38.

YAY!

Good on you Rhyme! You've already saved enough for a new Lenovo Thinkpad, not to mention a couple extra years of the good life.
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27 Aug 2007, 15:26
GMATT73 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
I just realized that I just passed the six month mark....

I haven't smoked for 6 months, 16 hours and 6 minutes, saving 3,632.58 cigarettes and $1,380.38. YAY! Good on you Rhyme! You've already saved enough for a new Lenovo Thinkpad, not to mention a couple extra years of the good life. HAHAH... Funny you should mention a Lenovo.. I almost convinced myself to buy one today precisely based on the above logic. Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5238 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 378 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 27 Aug 2007, 15:30 rhyme wrote: GMATT73 wrote: rhyme wrote: I just realized that I just passed the six month mark.... I haven't smoked for 6 months, 16 hours and 6 minutes, saving 3,632.58 cigarettes and$1,380.38.

YAY!

Good on you Rhyme! You've already saved enough for a new Lenovo Thinkpad, not to mention a couple extra years of the good life.

HAHAH... Funny you should mention a Lenovo.. I almost convinced myself to buy one today precisely based on the above logic.

So why didn't you get it?

Hey, I'm pricing 325i right now for when my wife arrives later in the quarter. I think I can fenaggle an 04' with 40K and a clean (cerified one owner) carfax for $20K. Overpriced?? Manager Joined: 20 Aug 2007 Posts: 195 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 27 Aug 2007, 15:32 Personally I avoid the European cars due to reliability issues and high maintenance costs, but that's me. GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 314 Kudos [?]: 2040 [0], given: 7 ### Show Tags 27 Aug 2007, 15:37 GMATT73 wrote: rhyme wrote: GMATT73 wrote: rhyme wrote: I just realized that I just passed the six month mark.... I haven't smoked for 6 months, 16 hours and 6 minutes, saving 3,632.58 cigarettes and$1,380.38.

YAY!

Good on you Rhyme! You've already saved enough for a new Lenovo Thinkpad, not to mention a couple extra years of the good life.

HAHAH... Funny you should mention a Lenovo.. I almost convinced myself to buy one today precisely based on the above logic.

So why didn't you get it?

Hey, I'm pricing 325i right now for when my wife arrives later in the quarter. I think I can fenaggle an 04' with 40K and a clean (cerified one owner) carfax for $20K. Overpriced?? Cause im on a student budget... unlike you apparently! 325i eh??? I remember looking at 04 325xi's, and finding them around 23-27... so certainly a 325i at 20k sounds like a decent deal http://carmax.com/dyn/factsheet/factsheet.aspx?id=9 http://carmax.com/dyn/factsheet/factsheet.aspx?id=83 im not an expert in car prices though.... very student budget friendly car. hah Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5238 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 378 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 27 Aug 2007, 16:24 rhyme wrote: GMATT73 wrote: rhyme wrote: GMATT73 wrote: rhyme wrote: I just realized that I just passed the six month mark.... I haven't smoked for 6 months, 16 hours and 6 minutes, saving 3,632.58 cigarettes and$1,380.38.

YAY!

Good on you Rhyme! You've already saved enough for a new Lenovo Thinkpad, not to mention a couple extra years of the good life.

HAHAH... Funny you should mention a Lenovo.. I almost convinced myself to buy one today precisely based on the above logic.

So why didn't you get it?

Hey, I'm pricing 325i right now for when my wife arrives later in the quarter. I think I can fenaggle an 04' with 40K and a clean (cerified one owner) carfax for $20K. Overpriced?? very student budget friendly car. Agreed! And the previous owner was a non-smoker Manager Joined: 27 Jun 2007 Posts: 241 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 28 Aug 2007, 00:47 Kick arse Rhyme...... Me close on your heels. Mar 23 is when I quit........since then have been off not only ciggies, but booze as well......... The upside is that now I run over 12 kms in a week.........an am kicking arse in squash after eternity Manager Joined: 25 Oct 2006 Posts: 95 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 29 Aug 2007, 21:14 yo whats up guys. sorry i've been away for so long! i quit smoking back at the end of March when we were talking about quitting in our GMAT Club chat room! congrats Rhyme for staying off of the cigs... man, i moved to LA, got married, and will start at Anderson here in a couple weeks! GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 314 Kudos [?]: 2040 [0], given: 7 ### Show Tags 30 Aug 2007, 14:47 WBF wrote: yo whats up guys. sorry i've been away for so long! i quit smoking back at the end of March when we were talking about quitting in our GMAT Club chat room! congrats Rhyme for staying off of the cigs... man, i moved to LA, got married, and will start at Anderson here in a couple weeks! CONGRATS QUIT BUDDY!!! I also quit smoking, got married and will start at Chicago in a week! GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 314 Kudos [?]: 2040 [0], given: 7 Re: Smoking, oh its so much fun to quit. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Jan 2008, 20:58 I haven't smoked for 10 months, 1 week and 2 minutes, saving 6,200.02 cigarettes and$2,480.01 .
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04 Jan 2008, 21:00

how's the lenovo? reviews out there for their service is pretty dismal... so as long as they don't break.
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04 Jan 2008, 23:34
Great job to all of you guys that's quitting smoking.

I've been smoke-free since the summer of 2003. This summer will be 5 years. After the first year or so, it gets a lot easier.

It's a weird mental thing now. When I first quit, I couldn't imagine having a drink without cigs or taking a break at work without a cig.... now I can't imagine smoking at all.

But every once in a while, I'll get the urge to smoke a cig, especially after a few drinks and seeing other people smoke. I tell myself that I already quit and 1 cig will do nothing... and it's so ironic and twisted that this type of thinking is what got me hooked in the first place....what's 1 cig gonna do, right?... HA!

The key point and sad truth I tell myself that may help some of you continue this fight is that we are forever going to be addicted. I don't mean that we are forever going to have withdrawal symptoms or that we will start up again. What I mean is that, all it takes is 1 puff to erase xxxx amount of time we've been off and relapse. Others that are not addicted can have 1 cig today, not think about it for a week and never have the urge to do it again. And we may wrongly assume that we are like those people because it's been xxx amount of years/decades since the last cig, but we are not like them because if we were then we wouldn't have been hooked in the first place.

All it takes is 1 puff to relapse. Stay strong.
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05 Jan 2008, 08:57
So true. Thats precisely how I relapsed a couple years ago, I had quit, though not for 10 months, more like for 4 or 5. One day, I was a little drunk, and I had a cig. Within a week, I was smoking "only at night" when I got home from work. I should have realized that when I started seeing that as the highlight of my day.... Within two weeks I was having one or two at lunch, by the end of the month, I was smoking my regular amount again. I learned my lesson. Never another puff. Honestly, now, I really really don't know how in the world I ever smoked. The smell is so rancid.

A bonus? All Chicago bars and restaurants just went smoke free.
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05 Jan 2008, 11:51
rhyme wrote:
A bonus? All Chicago bars and restaurants just went smoke free.

WOOHOO! Go Chicago!
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04 Feb 2008, 04:16
I haven't smoked for 11 months, 6 days and 7 hours, saving 6,806.17 cigarettes and $2,722.46 . Wow, I'm coming up on a year! Director Joined: 02 Jan 2008 Posts: 597 Location: Detroit, MI Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0 Re: Smoking, oh its so much fun to quit. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Feb 2008, 05:04 Congrats Rhyme! That is really impressive! Director Joined: 11 Sep 2006 Posts: 514 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 0 Re: Smoking, oh its so much fun to quit. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Feb 2008, 06:46 Congrats Rhyme! You could take a nice vacation with all of the$$you've saved on ciggies... _________________ ...there ain't no such thing as a free lunch... GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 314 Kudos [?]: 2040 [0], given: 7 Re: Smoking, oh its so much fun to quit. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Feb 2008, 12:01 I haven't smoked for 11 months, 3 weeks and 3 days, saving 7,172.65 cigarettes and$2,869.06.

We are really getting close now!!
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