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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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Choosing to quit smoking was and is the best decision that any of us will make in our lives, I just realized that our friend and fellow Exer Pops splendiforous entrance into the 6 % club, his ginormous 1 year milestone landed on a Hump Day, wowser, isn't that Great? Be sure to enjoy your evening Ken because you deserve to celebrate your special day. Life really does get easier and easier as time goes on, so if any of you are having a rough patch this morning please get busy doing something anything because you can and will get through it so don't throw your hands up in the air and give up instead stand firm and keep stacking up those precious smoke free days because there's definitely life after cigarettes ask anyone of us Exers that has stuck to our quits and have made it through the roller coaster ups and downs and are now in a good place in our quits ask us how we like our smoke free lives Now! And I know that for me I can tell you that life is grand without a cigarette in hand but you must stick with your quit to reap the benefits of an Ex Smoker!

Quitting smoking is definitely difficult but very Doable and Remaining Quit is also very Doable, believing in yourself, being willing, being determined and being totally committed to live a Smoke Free Life will give you a life of Freedom but we all have to go through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and mood swings first then and only then can we start reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker after decades upon decades of smoking it only stands to reason that it's going to take some time to relearn different ways of dealing with life's issues without the crutch of cigarettes but its worth it all to be able to go anywhere, anytime, whenever, wherever and however without wondering where to sneak off to suck on a disgusting cancer stick, you can quit smoking, believe in yourself, it's time to bite the bullet and stop playing Russian Roulette with your life because your life is literally depending on you to start living a life of Freedom......

The older we get the more we realize that we need to take better care of ourselves by eating healthier, exercising more, less alcohol if you drink but smoking should be at the top of that list because smoking can and does cause so many health issues which causes a slow painful death most of us probably know family and or friends with smoking related illnesses and have been to a few funerals which smoking could've played a part in the death. I know for me that my health was the main reason that I decided to quit smoking and Remain quit and this site was a huge help to get me through those roller coaster ups and downs to get to that good place in my quit which turned me into a Very Happy Quitter,there's definitely life after cigarettes so reach out and grab it and don't let go of the best gift that you'll ever give yourself, it's yours for the taking but you must stick with your quit and keep stacking up those splendiforous Smoke free days, quitting smoking is difficult to say the least but it's absolutely Doable but anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list. It's way past time to bite the bullet and stop playing Russian Roulette with your life, believe in yourself, be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful one precious smoke free day at a time. 

We can do just about anything we put our minds to including quitting smoking and Remaining Quit because 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, so always say yes I can not I think I can especially when it comes to your quit and get through the horrendous cravings that you might be going through, don't throw your hands up in the air and give in, instead hold your head up high and get busy with something, anything at all during the craving because believe it or not it's going to take some time but it's going to get easier but with decades upon decades of smoking it only stands to reason that relearning life without the crutch of cigarettes takes time but you can do it one precious smoke free day at a time or if need one minute or even one second at a time but you must stick with your quit because life is super fantastic but hey if you don't believe me then you must stick with your quit and prove it for yourself but you have to stick with it for at least 3 months actually give it 4 months then you should be smiling and reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker because life really is grand without a cigarette in hand but unfortunately you must go through the ups and downs of the roller coaster ride 1st but it's so worth it all to be FREE! 

I wish each of you a great day, I'm sure everyone in Virginia Beach is enjoying their wk end together yay for them and yay for all of us Exers, I notice there's quite a few new folks coming on site either just new in their quit or setting a quit date  we welcome you please read everything you can about quitting smoking and Remaining Quit because there's a wealth of information here to strengthen your resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom because there's definitely life after cigarettes but you must believe in yourself and know that you can and will be successful one precious smoke free day at a time, be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful. N. O. P. E. -  Not One Puff Ever - Not One Puff Ever  - will give you a beautiful smoke free life because - S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option. Quitting smoking is definitely difficult to say the least but it's absolutely Doable and and definitely worth it to be FREE,  be sure to look after yourself  - H.A L.T.  - Hunger, Anger, Lonely, Tired  .

Marilyn 

Thinking great thoughts for our traveling Exers and wishing wonderful weather for you so take lots of pics for us please & thank you.  Wishing all of us a hasslefree, stressfree but most importantly a smokefree day, be sure to protect your quit with your life because your life is literally depending on you to quit smoking and Remain quit, it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination but I know it's doable because I did it after 40 yrs of slavery to the disgusting Cancer Sticks and smoking roughly 30 cigs a day, I remember only too well the first days & wks of my quit and it certainly was challenging and at times almost overpowering notice I said almost but thankfully I made it through with the help from the awesome people here that talked me through the rough patches ,chin up and keep plowing forward stacking up those precious smoke free days because none of us Exers want another Day ONE not when we can keep having Days WON! N.O.P.E really works when applied on a daily basis.......

Quitting smoking is definitely difficult to say the least but it's Doable and absolutely worth it to be able to go anywhere, anytime, whenever, wherever and however without the crutch of cigarettes, believe in yourself, be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful one precious smoke free day at a time, I smoked for 40 yrs and never thought in a million years that I could ever quit but here I am in less than 2 months I'll be celebrating 3 yrs of smoke free living there's many people here that's smoked for 50 yrs or more that's reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker, if we want something bad enough then we go after it and we don't stop until we get it! Then we need to nurture it and protect it that's how I treat my quit because it's the best gift that I or anyone of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! The older we get the more vital it is to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom and start living a healthier lifestyle by reaping the benefits of an Exer!

I know Hump Day is designed for the Monday to Friday working folks like my husband, he's the one who reminds me each wk and wowser two wks from today is the 31st of May already. I took Mason to school this morning so he could have an extra 10 minutes to get ready and enjoy breakfast without being rushed. I'm Wishing all of us Exers a super splendiforous, hasslefree, stressfree but most importantly smokefree Hump Day and by chance there's anybody reading this that hasn't quit smoking yet, maybe it's time to take back your life from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison and join the ranks of being an Exer because whether you believe it or not there's definitely life after cigarettes and it's super fantastic but unfortunately you must go through whatever cravings and whatever else first to get to that good place in your quit but you must remember that anything in life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list along with remaining quit! I could've snuggled right in with Samantha Digger Jane Hartley and Mason this morning!  

My daughter is doing some work for her Father, my Ex husband so Mason is getting off the bus this week and probably next wk as well. I never saw him last week other than on Mother's day and he was missing me, so today he asked if he could spend the night please, please, please so of course Gram said yes as long as it was alright with my daughter so he's all bathed up having a snack and then he'll get his teeth brushed and off to bed, I always lay down with him but tonight I just might fall asleep with him. I'll get him up and ready for school and hubby will take him before he goes to work but life is soooooooo much better without the crutch of smoking so if you're struggling, chin up and know that you can and will be successful one precious smoke free day at a time and remember anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking and Remaining Quit should be at the top of the list, it's definitely difficult to say the least but boy oh boy it's absolutely Doable and and so very worth it all to be FREE! Wishing each of you my friends and fellow Exers a decent nights sleep tonight Zzzzzzzzzzzzz's.

Marilyn

I've been really busy last wk and wasn't on site too much and so far this wk I'm just plain tired and can't think of anything to say EXcept, if you're reading this and haven't quit smoking yet, now is the time to bite the bullet and stop playing Russian Roulette with your life and if you are struggling to maintain your quit, Chin up, hang tough, keep your mind as well as your hands occupied, read everything you can about quitting smoking and Remaining Quit, blog Help because we're all here to help you through the rough patches so stick with your quit and keep stacking up those precious smoke free days, I remember those hair pulling roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and mood swings, there were days that I wanted to throw my hands up in the air and buy a carton of cigarettes instead of just a pk but thankfully I'd get on site there was always someone here to help me through, plus I promised myself that I'd never pick up another cigarette as long as I live and I don't break promises to anyone including myself. Let's take a moment this morning to send up good thoughts and prayers for our friends and fellow Exers in this community that are hurting for whatever reason, I want to ask for strength and healing for each person here that's going through health issues or any issue, I don't know the problems but God does and I'd like to pray for peace of mind for them as well, Amen and Amen again. 

Marilyn 

I feel like I've been on a three wk drunk and smoked a half dozen cartons of cigarettes but thankfully I don't do either anymore, Dad is finally in his new apartment now, I'll probably help him sort things out and help him unpack but not today, I'm taking a ME day which I find important to stay grounded and by destressing and relaxing keeps me focused on the good things in life. We must always take care of ourselves especially since we're Ex Smokers I find it even more important to protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! - H. A. L. T.  Hunger, Anger, Lonely, Tired  - it's not always easy but we must do our best to take the best care of ourselves as we can because our quits are depending on us to remain quit! One precious smoke free day at a time will give us a beautiful smoke free life! 

I'm Wishing each of you my friends and fellow Exers a hasslefree, stressfree but most importantly a smokefree day, for many of us Mother's day is bitter sweet because our Mom's have passed on its been over 5 yrs for me but special occasions of course brings back memories some good and some bad .I'm planning on church today even though I'd rather stay home and stay in my pj's because I want to be there for my mother in law after church visit her for a few minutes then hook up with my Dad, brother and younger sister at Mom's gravesite to put new flowers on and then come home and relax, at some point my daughter, her man and Mason will pop in for a short visit. I always buy Mandy a little gift and a card too for Mother's day, my son and his fiance will drop in too. Well hubby just cooked me breakfast so I better go eat,  remember to protect your quit no matter what is happening because life happens whether we smoke or not so even if you're having a rough patch hang on tight and keep moving forward stacking up those precious smoke free days, the rough patch will pass so don't toss the best gift that that you'll ever give yourself away hang on tight to it and choose life. I remember those hair pulling days but you can get through them and start living a life of Freedom! 

I've done everything there is to do for my Dad and his move, I stayed into the early evening last night while a load of the bigger stuff was taken to the apartment by a nephew and great nephew, they'll finish moving him today and tomorrow a neice and her husband can help him unpack. Yesterday was tough, everything I said or did was wrong according to Dad but then he'd realize that I was right but he wouldn't admit it but he's exhausted I know am and every part of me is hurting because I tried to do the heavy stuff so my 80 yr old Dad wouldn't have to but the sad part is we didn't have to rush because he doesn't actually have to be out until the 19th but it's alright, thankfully smoking isn't even a blimp on my radar or I'd be smoking my brains out but then I'd be horking up a lung or maybe both so I'm Extremely happy to be an Exer. My nephew was smoking yesterday in between loading Dad's half ton but no urge for me which is great, be sure to protect your quit with your life because your life is literally depending on it , stay away from the yackies  (cigarettes) get through the rough patches and reap the benefits of an Ex Smoker.  

I still smile when I check my quit stat and realize how far I've come since July 14th 2014 but I honestly don't know if I'd still be quit if I hadn't let myself be known on the 18th day of my quit but thankfully I did and you helped me through, if you are struggling please don't throw your hands up in the air and quit! Instead stand tall, chin up and if need be get on site and blog HELP and someone will get you through the rough patch, hang on tight to the best gift that you or anyone of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! I'm going to check out some blogs and comments while I finish my coffee then I'm heading back to my Dad's .