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  I want you to know that I got really ill the other day and my fiance told me to go take a puff or two so I would calm down! You had posted the not one puff ever on my page and I kept those words in my head and still do and I want you to know that because of those words........I DID NOT TAKE ONE PUFF :)

Nope!Take it to heart!

 

Update: August 1 2014   Four years now - I'm so happy! i Appreciate the folks who remember me on a regular basis. Thank you!

Update: August 1 2013  Still smoke free and loving it!

Update: August 1 2012    Another year under my belt!  During the past year I dedicated my time to helping out with the Freedom Train in a big way. I was a conductor as well as the person who worked behind the scenes to track Newcomers.  I was blessed to learn more about and become good freinds with my team members and to also help cheer those celebrating special milestones  - urging them to continue with their forever quits!  Having said that - stick with it and the rewards will just keep coming your way! 

Update: August 1 2011    I celebrated my 1 year anniversary today! The memory of this day and everyone's kind words and congratulations will be with me for the rest of my life. So much so that I've pasted the 2 blogs at the bottom of the links here on this page. Remember that you and you alone are the one that determines your success. Stay focused and keep you eye on the prize. Protect your quit at all times. Once you have quit remember N.O.P.E. (Not one puff ever) Best wishes to all newcomers. Stay close and let us help you!

 

HI!  I've smoked on and off  (mostly on) for 30+ years. Like so many, I've had my share of adversity so there was always far too much stress to make other quit attempts successful. Or so I thought!   So after reading  and reading some more I quit on August 1 2010 and havent had one puff since!

 

 Education and attitude made all the diference this time around. I AM an Ex smoker now and very proud of it! I have learned that smoking actually causes more stress.  I have never been been so calm!  It's amazing to realize just how much time that nasty addiction takes from everyday life. Not to mention if you are one of the most unfortunate who contracts a life threatening disease. I pray everyday that I quit in time. 

 

I do feel wonderful tho, in fact better than I have in so many years I cannot not even count them.  I love and apppreciate the sense of community here. Whether I'm reading, commenting or receiving advice I know that I will never, ever smoke again.  I wish all those that are being true to themselves and their quit much success.  Come with an open mind - do the work by learning everything you can about your addiction. Listed below are the sites I used to help, other than this one of course!  WE CAN DO THIS!  

Links to help you learn about the nicotine addiction and help with your quit. Updated 6/20/12:

http://thepreppersite.com/uploads/Allen_Carr-Easy_Way_To_Stop_Smoking.pdf

http://quitsmokingonline.com/

http://whyquit.com/books.html

http://www.whyquit.com/joel/dayzero.htm

http://www.whyquit.com

http://www.whyquit.com/whyquit/A_FreeRelapseInsurance.html

 

These are some interesting blogs that may help you as you move forward in your quit!

http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/blog/read/4633489/its-so-crazy

http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/blog/bex_user_266116/read/3579954/things-to-do-instead-of-smoking

http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/blog/bex_user_146944/read/3713933/the-world-is-new-again-repost-by-request

My one year Freedom train ride! (8/1/11

http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/blog/bex_user_189751/read/3867410/the-freedom-train-it-is-maggies-one-year-anniversary?annoff=75

http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/blog/bex_user_266116/read/3867695/my-1-year-blog-wow-so-many-words

A wonderful birthday party (1/24/12) for me to remember always!

http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/blog/read/4778195/you-are-invited-to-maggies-birthday-party

 

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My quit date: August 1, 2010  Made up my mind and NEVER went there again. Used some life lines tho and thank God for them.  Love my life!


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knowledge isn't just power, it's a quitting aid that really works!


Hey OLD friends and NEW!  I just realized that I've passed the 1600 day marker for my quit. I happened to see  a commercial this morning about the changes a body goes through from the moment a person stops smoking.  Counting my blessings I came here to check on things. It is so wonderful to see all the new quitters and the other older quitters still being strong and committed to their quits.  

Some of you may remember that I almost lost my eyesight a few years ago because I was on this site pretty much 18 hours each day.  I've jus.  t had my eye sight restored and I am very grateful.  Honestly, I would do it all again just to be where I am today. Well, I probably wouldn't  have strained my eyes so badly :-)

Hang in, keep your hearts and eyes on the prize and bless you all!

No big words of wisdom here. Just wasnted to let you know that you are all on my mind and that I pray right along with you for your continued success

Hope you have a great weekend!.

No big words of wisdom here. Just wasnted to let you know that you are all on my mind and that I pray right along with you for your continued success

Hope you have a great weekend!.

No big words of wisdom here. Just wasnted to let you know that you are all on my mind and that I pray right along with you for your continued success

Hope you have a great weekend!.

I'm having trouble with intermittant thoughts of "wanting" to smoke especially when I am searching for graphics for the Freedom train blog with pics of actual cigarettes in them.  I'm fooling my mind into wanting to go buy a pack.  With almost 1040 days with out a smoke I am surprised that my resolve feels fleeting.  I've been here long enough to watch this happen to folks with new quits and even a few with days like mine.  The ones with days like mine just seem to disappear from the site.  I don't want to do that but I do need to protect myself. 

Honestly I've had similar feelings for a while now. I'm appealing to the long timers who have seen it all or others who have had this same experience that overcame the feelings and kept going. 

I will appreciate your candour. thank you very much!

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days!More, it you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Linda♥  via Maggie

A quick note to let you all know that I've been feeling pretty darn good for about a week now.  Mostly due to the power of prayer (thanks guys).  Of course some things require modern medicine to really do the trick so that helped as well. Just wanted you to know. Now I am going to bed!

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All the best to you Nancy!

Good morning/afternoon fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking!  Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

  
   

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free!  We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration!  Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

   

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days!  More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

   

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

   

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

   

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!   Maggie ♥  

   

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Hi guys!  I want to thank everyone who offered support and prayer, especailly since so few of you knew what was going on.  

I am now finally getting better  and was very sick for several weeks with no improvement in sighI.  

Soon after Linda's blog and call for prayers I began to show signs improvement. Much to my amazement the infected site began to show signs o the f decreased swelling and I actually able to lie back on my couch and lie flat on my bed. The awful pain was still there but I had faith it would continue to improve.  So here it is Friday evening.  the orginal infected area has reduced in size by half and I can lie on my back in bed!  Bless the Lord!

So thank you, thank you, thank you all. Special Love and thanks to Linda.  Just wanted you to know!

Good morning/afternoon fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking!  Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

  
   

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free!  We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration!  Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

   

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days!  More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

   

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

   

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

   

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!   Maggie ♥  

   

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Good morning/afternoon fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking!  Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

  

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

  

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days!  More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

  

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

  

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

  

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!   Maggie ♥  

  

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