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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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With the right Mindset we can do just about anything we put our minds to and quitting smoking is the wisest decision that any of us will ever make in our lifetime it's definetly the best gift that we'll ever give ourselves which is the GIFT OF LIFE and it's also the best gift that we can give to our family and friends and hopefully we'll have a much better quality of living to enjoy the little things in LIFE that's actually the the big things in LIFE because breathing is essential to living....I'm finally getting over this cold bug I don't remember the last time I've been this sick with a full head UGH both my ears ached, my throat hurt from a nasty cough and I felt like a Mack truck ran over my chest which was the most bothersome my chest still hurts but I'm not near as wheezy so that's a good thing I can't imagine lighting up a cancer stick I can't believe I used to back in my smoking days or at least I'd definitely would have gave it a try WHEW thankfully not anymore because I don't do that anymore! NONE OF US NEEDS TO DO THAT ANYMORE BECAUSE WE DON'T SMOKE ANYMORE......

With commitment and perseverance you will make it through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep and you will make it to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the disgusting smokes, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that quitting smoking is the most difficult thing that I've went through BUT after finding this site and reading everything I could find right here it got me thinking that after 40 years of slavery to the damned Cancer Sticks and smoking at least 30 aday that of course it was going to be horrid at times and that it was bound to take time to relearn life without the cigarettes believe me when I say I had many horrendous cravings back to back that seemed never ending there were times that I'd be laughing one moment and the next I'd be blatting like a baby BUT thankfully with N.O.P.E and vigilance and the help of this community I made it and here I am on day 2016 and still counting and smiling at each and every Day WON.   I'm finally beginning to feel a tad better this morning my eyes are watering which is making it hard to see but I am feeling better....

I am still full of a cold bug each day I feel worse than the day before hummm this hit Wednesday my head is full and feels like the top of my head might blow off UGH both my ears ache and my throat and my chest hurt so if I'm no better tomorrow I'll get a hold of my Dr's office I'm thankful that I don't smoke anymore because I'd probably be outside at least trying to suck on a damned Cancer Stick BUT I can't imagine that I could BUT I used to back in my smoking days whew thankfully NOT anymore it's been 2,015  days of Freedom and even though I'm sick I still smile at each and every Day WON because LIFE is so much better as an EX Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what we call it as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W.....we've got more snow grrr church is cancelled I wasn't going to go anyway hummm church was cancelled last Sunday too due to a storm this pic is out of my livingroom window....

Marilyn.H.July.14.14.

Vigilance!

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Jan 18, 2020

We can and must make the choice to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W so we can be around to enjoy LIFE.....

My ten year old grandson Mason gets off the bus here everyday, on Monday he was really sick with a cold bug so I asked my daughter if he could spend the night and miss school Tuesday so I set up the vaporizer in the bedroom along with the infuser and gave him a hot lavender bath after Supper his poor nose was raw he seemed to be feeling better Tuesday I thought he went to school Wednesday but he wasn't on the bus when I walked out to the road yikes so I called my daughter and she said Oops I forgot to call she took him to the Dr's office and got a prescription anyway to make this long story short he's he's feeling much better now BUT I feel like a Mack truck ran over me especially my chest plus my ears ache and my throat hurts plus my head is full UGH BUT YAY for not smoking anymore because no matter how sick I was I'd be outside in all kinds of weather trying to suck on a damned Cancer Stick nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both because I thought I needed that fix WHEW thankfully not anymore because I don't do that anymore none of us need to do that anymore! Our lives deserves for us to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us and living a Smokefree Life is so much better without the crutch of cigarettes, I just remembered my 15 year old grandson Adam is getting off the bus here today this pic was taken just before Christmas.

N.O.P.E. & Vigilance is key to remaining Smokefree even when LIFE kicks us in the teeth we must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W. because whatever is happening will happen whether we smoke or not PLUS relapsing isn't an option anymore NOT when our LIVES literally depends on us to protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE.....living LIFE on LIFE'S Terms is living LIFE to the Fullest and it's definetly the best CHOICE EVER.....

You must stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W in order to EXperience the Freedom of living a Smokefree Life it's EXtremely difficult in those early weeks BUT it's absolutely Doable there's nothing BUT positives in being a non smoker there's nothing BUT negatives in going backwards to the crutch of cigarettes Relapsing isn't an option anymore NOT when our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit because breathing is essential to living! Oops I forgot our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George wants to wish each of you reading this a Stressfree hasslefree BUT most importantly a Smokefree HUMP DAY.....

There's always a plus if we look hard enough here's a pic looking out my livingroom window this morning! It's pretty I guess Spring should arrive by the end of April so I'm looking forward to that plus it's been a pretty good Winter so far which has been great plus I don't need to be outside sucking on a cancer stick nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both because I don't do that anymore and that's a major positive  Life really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand. 

 

D.E.B.S - Decide Educate Believe Succeed and with with commitment and perseverance you will succeed if you asked me if quitting smoking was easy? I'll be saying HELL NO!!!! BUT if You asked me if quitting smoking was worth it? I'm saying HELL YES!!!! It's up to us individually to make the choice to quit and stay quit and the good thing is that as difficult as quitting smoking is it's also very Doable. We can be there for each other through the good and the bad days BUT when it comes right down to brass tacks it's an individuals choice to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W or screw up a perfectly beautiful quit let's always remember and N.E.F Never Ever Forget how horrendous it was in those early days because there's no reason to back to to that horrid DAY ONE BUT we can continue stacking up those precious Days Of Freedom so each evening we can look ourselves in the mirror and say YAY for another Day WON.....

I want everyone to EXperience the Freedom of living a Smokefree Life because I know now that as difficult as it is to quit smoking that it's also doable even though you may not believe me if you're in the middle of a horrid craving I remember when I was in the throes of horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep and having cravings back to back that seemed never ending and I felt like I was crawling out of my own skin or I  was ready to tear my hair out or rip someone's face off anyone's face it really didn't matter who's face!!! YIKES I remember that very vividly I hope that I always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget because I never want myself or anyone to become complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the GIFT of LIFE. It most definetly isn't easy by any stretch of the imagination in those early days and weeks of quitting smoking BUT after 20 30 40 50 or more Years of slavery to the damned Cancer Sticks it only stands to reason that it's bound to take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT it's so very worth it once you get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is as an EX Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what we call it as long as we all stick with our precious quits..... Here's a picture from this morning....

It's a chilly start to the day at-16 °Celcius or 3°F   I'm so glad that I'm not outside freezing my butt and fingers off trying to suck on a yucky cigarette because I don't do that anymore PLUS relapsing isn't an option anymore NOT when my life and your LIFE depends on us to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What.....

I'm one of those people who live in a snowbelt and the last several years Winter has been a real b#tch Mother Nature would start dumping snow the middle of October it would just nicely melt then dump a ft the first of November and keep dumping it so that it's the end of April before it's gone last year was horrid BUT that's A OK because I don't need to be outside freezing my butt and fingers off trying to suck on a damned Cancer Stick BUT I do need to shovel the white crap BUT I don't need to stop for smoke breaks and nearly hork up a lung or possibly even both UGH I can't believe I used to do that BUT thankfully NOT anymore   we're under a Winter storm warning we're right on the line of a ft or more of that white Crap and or ice pellets with freezing rain possibly up to an inch of ice BUT it'll be what it will be at least we've had it fairly good up to now I'm just happy that none of us need to suck on those yuckies (cigarettes) anymore! As long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W plus let's always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because another Day ONE would totally suck big time BUT each and every Day WON DAY WON is a GIFT of LIFE....I'm so thankful that with commitment and perseverance that quitting smoking and remaining quit is DOABLE not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT DOABLE and so worth it....

I believe this picture of my grandson Mason was taken two years ago I believe it was mid February there was lots of shoveling that day BUT no smokebreaks YAY for Smokefree living and YAY for each and every Day WON.....

This picture is from March break just a couple of miles away from where I live my daughter pulled over to take the picture of the snowbank behind me we were on our way back from an overnighter with Mason.....I think this was two years ago too hummm or maybe last year!

We're all here in different stages of our quits and we've probably used different methods for quitting smoking BUT whether we're on day one or day one thousand or two thousand it really doesn't matter as long as we all stick with our precious quits if you are in the throes of horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep please hang on tight and continue to move forward because you can and will EXperience that glorious AHA Moment when you find the UMPH! YAY for each and every Day WON because LIFE really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand so chin up if you're struggling with remaining quit  because it's going to get easier and easier with time under your belt and as Dale says keep them away from your face and the only way out is through.   

It does get easier and easier with time under your belt and it definitely gets better and better without the crutch of cigarettes BUT it does take time to relearn life without the smokes it's definetly not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT if you stop and think about how decades you smoked and how every blessed thing you did was wrapped around the them then it starts to make sense that it's going to time to feel comfortable in your own skin again BUT you will as long as you stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W because it works when applied on a daily basis then there's absolutely no you will FAIL it's not easy BUT it sure is worth it once you get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the Smokes.....

Making the choice to quit smoking is the wisest decision that any of us will ever make in our lifetime and remaining quit is the gift of LIFE so we can enjoy the little things in LIFE that are actually the the big things in LIFE..... 

If I was still a smoker I'm positive that after turning my TV on to catch the morning news and seeing the chaos that's happening plus the plane crash that killed 176 people including 63 Canadians just outside of Iran I hope the black box will give us the truth of what caused the crash!!! I would have been chainsmoking and instead of my normal 30 a day cigarettes today would be at least a 50 smoke day along with a major headache BUT instead I've just got the major headache PLUS relapsing isn't an option anymore it's not even a blimp on my Radar because my life and all of your lives deserves for us to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us and breathing is essential to living and smoking kills and it doesn't matter who we are or where we live it's bound to catch up with us so we must always remember and N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget that horrid DAY ONE because going back just isn't happening!!!!! All of this chaos in the world is going to happen whether we smoke or not so we might just as well stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance and continue to move forward with our precious quits N.M.W - No Matter What........

Our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George wants each of us to take a deep breath or two and focus on having the best day possible Smokefree of course.....

Have you bit the bullet yet ? Are you reclaiming your life ? Are you kicking the nicotine poison to the curb permanently? I hope the answer is YES   I was playing around with words one day quite some time ago trying to come up with a phrase that goes along with quitting smoking > D.E.B.S. - Decide Educate Believe Succeed and Deena-A.-Yenni whom hasn't been around in awhile and is missed commented that she really liked it so I use it fairly often and it's really what we need to do in order to EXperience the Freedom of living a Smokefree Life it's EXtremely difficult to say the least in those early weeks BUT it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free....Anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking is vital to our quality of life because breathing is essential to living!