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Coping Response

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 May 10, 2018

Once you quit, you have to learn a whole new way of dealing with stressful situations. My go to response was to go and smoke. Well now that I have four years under my belt, that is NOT an option. My quit is way too important to me to just go and have a smoke. And not only that but I would be a fool to think that I could have a few puffs and be ok. That I wouldn’t pick up smoking again. I know myself, I know I would smoke again. So I had to learn to deal with stress differently. Actually I should say, I’m still learning. I do a lot of deep breathing, meditation and praying now. When your gearing up to quit, MAKE SURE you have alternatives in place to help you deal and cope with any given situation!! I know all of us with a few month to years under our belts can give awesome alternatives to any of you who haven’t quit yet or are in your first days. Don’t be afraid to ask. More importantly don’t let stressful situations prevent you from quitting.  You CAN do this!!! I’m here whenever possible, and there are a multitude of amazing EXers that are ready and willing to help!!! 

Love and Hugs my fellow friends and EXers!!! And remember NOPE, Not One Puff Ever!!! 

Lisa 

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4 Years

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 May 1, 2018

If you would have asked me 4 years ago I f I thought I would have been able to keep my quit this long, I would have said No. But here I am, and let me tell you, It feels amazing!! Quitting for me always seemed like something I wouldn't be able to obtain. I had so many failed attempts, tried so many tools to help and nothing worked for me.Then I had a Cardiologist tell me that I had a hole in my heart that I was originally told my my old cardiologist had gone away. He proceeded to tell me that I would need surgery to close it and that I had NO CHOICE, I had to quit smoking. So I did. I guess when your in the position of not having a choice, you just do it. I know, I know, sure there was another choice, continue to smoke and jeopardize my heart and health even further. NO THANK YOU! I took the route to better health and the rest of my life. I knew I needed help though. I slapped a patch on but that only lasted about 4 days. I also found this amazing website full of amazing people going through the same thing I was. Trust me when I say this place was and is a God send to so many. I haven't been in here in awhile, Life has a way of keeping us from things at times. I want all of you new Exers to know that IT IS POSSIBLE!!! You can quit, you will overcome your addiction!!! You just have to stick to it. Everyday you wake up you have to tell yourself that you will not smoke today under any circumstances. Commit to your quit on a daily basis. Come in here to blog, ask question, read articles or just to talk to help you get your mind off of it. We all care about you. We have all been there. Always know that you are worth your quit!!! Tell yourself YOU CAN and YOU WILL!! HANG IN THERE!! Trust me, it does get easier. Need a friend just message me here!!!

Love & Hugs to you all!!!

Lisa- Celebrating 4 years of being smoke free todayI can and I will

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I’m back

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Feb 8, 2018

Hey everyone sorry I have been mia for awhile. I was so sick! I’m still battling a cough with some congestion but I’m way better then before. I hope everyone is doing good and holding onto their quit!!! I will write more later! Love and hugs 

Lisa 

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Not feeling good

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 29, 2018

Hey everyone. Sorry I have been MIA. I’m a hot mess over here. I spent all day yesterday crying in horrible pain with a severe sinus infection, I am still coughing which kills me because my head hurts so bad. I wish these antibiotics would work already. This is my second round too. I don’t mean to come in here and complain but I can’t help it. My doctor said to let the meds run their course so i am. I hope everyone else is in good health and had a decent nights sleep. I will try to pop in later. 

Love & Hugs 

Lisa

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Hold On To Your Quit

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 25, 2018

As I sit here and look back on all the years I was a smoker, it's hard to remember sometimes. I look at myself in pictures and cannot believe I was a smoker for so many years. The day I quit was one of the best days in my life. I could not have given myself a better gift then the gift of a longer life. I know quitting isn't easy. I will never sugar coat it for anyone. I always want to be honest with anyone who is quitting. I will tell you this, every single craving you fight off, every single irritated and frustrated moment you have will be worth it. Because one day you will be the one sitting back looking at pictures almost 4 years down the road and looking at yourself and thinking how impossible it was that you were once a smoker. Keep your head held high!! You have this!!! You WILL beat the nicobeast !!! I am ALWAYS here for ANYONE needing a friend!!! 

Love and Hugs!

Lisa

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Hello   

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 25, 2018

Good Morning ☀️I am off to the doctor at 10am eastern time. I hope he gives me a stronger antibiotic. I hope everyone had a decent nights sleeps. How is everyone doing with their quit? Remember to always have faith I yourself ok! Be your own cheerleader and always remember we are all here supporting and cheering you on too!! Have a great day and remember N.O.P.E

Love & Hugs

Lisa

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Hello

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 24, 2018

I feel like crud. I started to develop a fever overnight and it’s been bouncing all day. I’m on antibiotics and it’s just not helping. I think I have to call my doctor tomorrow. I know a fever can be normal when you have bronchitis but I would feel better talking with my doctor. So how is everyone else doing?? I hope everyone has had a good day so far.  Love and hugs Lisa 

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Rainy day

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 22, 2018

It’s rainy here this morning. It’s also gloomy. But I Love days like this sometimes. The rain washes away all the muck from the roads and sidewalks and helps all the plants and trees and flowers grow. The gloom is fine too. Gloomy days help us to appreciate the sunny days. I hope everyone is having a good day!!! 

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Checking In

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 21, 2018

hey everyone just checking in. How is everyone doing this evening? This weather is crazy here in Indiana. But loving the milder temps today. I hope you all have had a good day!!! Love and Hugs Lisa

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Hello

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 20, 2018

Hi everyone!!! I hope everyone has had a decent day so far. I have just been relaxing up till now. My hubby and I will be heading out soon to go shopping for groceries. If anyone needs me I’m here off and on. Love and hugs Lisa

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Long day

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 19, 2018

I wanted to pop in and see how everyone was doing tonight. I hope you all had a great day. I think I’m going to turn in early tonight. It has been a long day. Keep your heads up and your eye on the prize, your quit! Love and Hugs everyone!

Lisa

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Good Thursday Morning

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 18, 2018

Good morning to all my fellow exers! I hope you all were able to sleep last night. I slept off and on due to this horrible cough and now headache. I’m calling my doctor here in a few minutes. I just wanted to say that if you woke up feeling frustrated or feeling like you can’t do this, your wrong. You CAN do this! You made it to today and if today is your first quit day, You got this!!! We are all here because we took it one day at a time or even one moment at a time. That’s right, one moment. Because at times that’s how far I could go. We are all here for you!!! You are never alone!! 

I hope you all have a good day, be gentle to yourselves.

Love and Hugs

Lisa

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night time thoughts

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 18, 2018

As i lay here about to fall asleep, I wanted to pop I and say Congratulations to all of us on another day of being smoke free!! Whether it’s day 1,2 or day 522!!! Every day is a commitment to your health! Hold on to your quit, it is the most precious gift you could ever give yourselves!! Good night everyone!!!

Love and Hugs

Lisa

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Checking in

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 17, 2018

Hey all Im just checking in and hoping everyone has had a good day so far. I’m still feeling yucky. So I’m off to lay down and watch some House Hunters International. If anyone needs me, I’m here and will check my messages off and on. Love and Hugs

Lisa

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Good Morning

Posted by LisaAnnIndy74 Jan 17, 2018

Good morning! I hope everyone was able to sleep well or at least sleep for a bit if your having troubles. Remember to tell yourself each day as you wake that today is going to be a good day, No matter what! Remember to claim your quit each day! You are worth it!!! And if you feel like you just can’t, get in here and talk to someone! That’s what we are all here for. To help. Love and hugs!

Lisa