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Old 10-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #53866
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So Sion, is Dora exploring again? ;)
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:50 PM   #53867
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Chantix worked for the smoking. Anyone that met me knew what a chain smoker I was. 2-3 packs a day. As far as weight loss, I cut out fast food and junk food. I eat an apple for breakfast, subway sub for lunch and apples instead of chips, and dinner is a salad and a small helping of whatever the family had for dinner. I also started back in April to walk at least a mile every day and then it went to running. Now I run 2-3 times a week but walk every day. I admit that the plateau has come with me cheating a lot lately and not taking it as serious as I was. Long way to go still.




Thanks, and same to you. You have been very supportive in the Chantix and what to expect. Herewego has been a great motivator as well as others. Thank you all for the best last 12 months I have had in over 10 years!
Wow! I didn't realize you were dropping weight also. That's a pretty tough combo I hear. Usually its the other way around. Nice work
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:14 PM   #53868
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So Sion, is Dora exploring again? ;)

not yet...got everything back together yesterday but she wouldnt start...doesnt appear to be getting gas into the cylinder, but is getting into the intake ports...got tired of working on her about that time and relaxed the rest of the eveing...

havent even gone out to the garage today...watched the Steelers thump Washington instead

I'll get back after it tomorrow
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:35 PM   #53869
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Chantix worked for the smoking. Anyone that met me knew what a chain smoker I was. 2-3 packs a day.
+1 on the Chantix

I was a 2-pack/day smoker and it worked like a charm - just as advertised. Chantix takes care of the physical additions, but you still need to overcome the mental habits of being used to always having something in your hand/mouth. I dealt with that by keeping a click on/off pen and LifeSaver breath mints handy for when such urges struck (some people use suckers to address both habits with one solution). After the first month or so of not smoking the urges faded away and it's been smooth sailing since.


And whatever you do - if you do quit, DO NOT....EVER....kiss a smoker again. It tastes like licking the bottom of the nastiest, funkiest ashtray you could ever imagine. Talk about an instant mood killer!
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #53870
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So a question for our two chantix users and successful quitters. Are you still on Chantix and if not how long did you take it for?

I'm a bit on the demon you know over the demon you don't know fence but would like to quit.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:29 PM   #53871
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Anyone west of Columbus interested in operating a plow truck for me? Territory from West Mansfield on the northwest to 23 on the east and around Hilliard on the South. I'll provide a truck to leave at your house and will pay hourly.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #53872
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So a question for our two chantix users and successful quitters. Are you still on Chantix and if not how long did you take it for?

I'm a bit on the demon you know over the demon you don't know fence but would like to quit.
I took it for 9 weeks. First week was just working up to the full dose before you actually quit smoking, then 4 weeks on the full dose. I was doing good at this point and wasn't having any major urges to smoke, so I switched to a half dose for the next 4 weeks just to be safe and then I was done with it.

Doc told me the usage length varies from person to person and most "feel" they can safely get off it after the first month, but those who stay on it for 2 or more months are 75% more likely to not start smoking again within a year. Yes it's expensive, but it's well worth paying for the extra month or two just to make sure quitting sticks and it's still less than a carton a week smoking habit.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #53873
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I took it for 9 weeks. First week was just working up to the full dose before you actually quit smoking, then 4 weeks on the full dose. I was doing good at this point and wasn't having any major urges to smoke, so I switched to a half dose for the next 4 weeks just to be safe and then I was done with it.

Doc told me the usage length varies from person to person and most "feel" they can safely get off it after the first month, but those who stay on it for 2 or more months are 75% more likely to not start smoking again within a year. Yes it's expensive, but it's well worth paying for the extra month or two just to make sure quitting sticks and it's still less than a carton a week smoking habit.
Thanks, one more question. Was there withdraw issues from the Chantix?
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #53874
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That shock looks to have a really small range of preload adjustment.
Indeed. Factory had it set right in the middle of that range. I screwed the collars down as far as they'll go, but I'm thinking I'll need a stiffer spring.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:45 PM   #53875
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Cheap spring compressor can be made from two pieces of 3/8 or 1/2" threaded rod and a couple heavy duty exhaust flanges from the auto parts store. Just have to take the shock with you to find a flange that will slip over the end but still catch the plates/collar to compress the spring. Looks like this...



Just tighten each nut a few turns at a time to keep them even as you compress/release.
Flanges purchased .... Challenge accepted.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #53876
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Thanks, one more question. Was there withdraw issues from the Chantix?
Cripes, I'd hate to see you in some kind of Chantix induced rage.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #53877
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Cripes, I'd hate to see you in some kind of Chantix induced rage.
Me too! I don't think an of you have ever seen me mad. (No I don't turn green but it's never pretty. )
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #53878
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Thanks, one more question. Was there withdraw issues from the Chantix?
I didn't experience any withdraw symptoms - at least nothing that was noticeable. Then again, now that you mention it...that is about the time that third eye started to emerge in the center of my forehead.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #53879
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I didn't experience any withdraw symptoms - at least nothing that was noticeable. Then again, now that you mention it...that is about the time that third eye started to emerge in the center of my forehead.
Ohhh, third eye you say?

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #53880
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Wow! I didn't realize you were dropping weight also. That's a pretty tough combo I hear. Usually its the other way around. Nice work
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