Skip navigation
All People > Marilyn.H.July.14.14. > Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog
1 2 3 Previous Next

Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

1,137 posts

I never realized that 40 yrs of smoking played havoc with my emotions until I quit , hummmmm that's because I buried most of them by smoking whether I was happy, sad, stressed, angry, perplexed or whatever but stress and anxiety were the worst for me and it wasn't until I had some time in with my quit that realized I had to figure out how to deal with these feelings without the crutch of cigarettes. It definitely takes awhile because every waking moment was circled around a smoke right? I know that the phone was the hardest because I'd take the cordless outside and yap on the phone with the  cancer sticks, I switched cars before quitting but I knew I was going to and the used car we bought  was never smoked in so thankfully I had that habit under control before my day 1, this site taught me soooooooo much about this horrid addiction and by reading everything I could before my quit date it gave me the strength and the resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom but I did it and everyone must do it one precious smoke free day at a time getting out of the fog and actually being able to have thoughts and emotions without the crutch is pretty nice and I'm never going back into the fog because I enjoy being free way too much and each evening knowing that another Day WON is under my belt makes me smile. and N.O. P. E.  - Not One Puff Ever  - is giving me this great smoke free life along with vigilance to stay free because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking is not an option! 

Marilyn 

The 1st few days and wks of quitting smoking wasn't easy for any of us Exers, I sure know for me that it wasn't!  N.E.F.  -Never Ever Forget  -   this is one of the mantras that I learned here and it's definitely a good one because once we get through the hair pulling ups and downs of the roller coaster ride life is still going to have ups and downs  but we can and will relearn different ways of dealing with life's issues without the crutch of smoking so hang tough, I still get thoughts every so often that I think hummmmm surely just one won't hurt, thankfully because of this site and everything I've read here plus my half dozen failed attempts at quitting I know better and I really love my life as an Ex Smoker so for me and for every Exer vigilance is key to living a life of Freedom! yay for each DAY THAT IS WON! 

Marilyn 

We had a pretty easy winter this year up until February and now, Mother Nature is in a snit and doesn't want to spread Spring to everyone but hopefully we'll get some Spring before Summer comes.  but seriously though this snow should melt off later on today once the temps rises and I believe tomorrows supposed to be gorgeous and besides smoking won't change the weather or anything in life other than totally screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so protect your quit with your life and I promise that I will too because our lives literally depends on us remaining smoke free, there's things in this world that we have no control over but we do have control over our quits and we have that choice whether we smoke or not so please choose not! 

If & when you hit a horrendous craving and you're ready to give up that's the time to take a deep breath and remember why you are quitting smoking in the first place, stick with your commitment to yourself, believe in yourself, be willing, determined and totally committed to hang onto the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE! Quitting smoking is definitely difficult to say the least and at times the cravings and ups and downs of mood swings can feel almost overpowering notice I said almost, quitting smoking won't kill you but continuing to smoke knowing that it just might kill you is definitely reason enough to stick with your quit hang on tight and keep plowing forward because it's going to take some time but it's absolutely Doable and and soooooooo very worth it all to be FREE! 

This is April 20th and yikes look what I woke up to but I won't smoke over it and this won't last long! I'll stick with N.O.P.E  because I love my Freedom and tossing my quit away isn't an option so let's enjoy another Smoke free Day! Stick with your quits and protect it and nurture it because your lives all of our lives literally depends on us to remain quit!!!!

Happy Hump Day everyone! I was thinking of words that rhyme with stink this morning and this silly little ditty is what  my warped mind came up with  when you have strong urges and are considering throwing your hard earned quit away - STOP & THINK & READ THE RECOMMENDED LINKS PROVIDED HERE SO YOU WON'T STINK & AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU CAN LOOK YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR & WINK BECAUSE YOU MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER DAY WON! I'M A STRANGE ONE  that's for sure but I want everyone reading this that's either on the fence about quitting smoking or anyone that may be struggling to know that you can and will be successful in quitting but unfortunately you must go through the ups and downs of withdrawals and mood swings first but it's so worth it to be able to go anywhere, anytime, whenever, wherever and however without the crutch of smoking so don't throw your hands up in the air and give up instead continue to move forward and get through the rough patches and come out the other side smiling because if you want to be FREE then you must  hang on tight, hang tough, stick with your quit and keep stacking up those precious smoke free days. 

Marilyn 

If you are on the fence about quitting smoking and are waiting for the right time to take back your life, I don't believe that they'll ever be a the right time because life's going to continue to happen whether it's good or bad and continuing to slowly kill yourself isn't a good idea at all so maybe start reading here again and get that positive attitude back, chin up and know in the bottom of your heart that you can quit smoking, believe it and bite the bullet, quit playing Russian Roulette with your life because there's definitely life after cigarettes and we're all here for each and everyone of you who's wants to be free from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison, you must want it more than anything on the face of this earth so reach out and grab it, don't let go because Freedom is yours for the taking so hang on tight and get through the roller coaster ups and downs and come out the other side reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker! 

A very Happy Birthday to you freeneasy ,wishing you a super fantastic evening my friend and fellow Exer, you are celebrating 5 glorious smoke free birthdays and that's totally splendiforous. ☆ 

I hope everyone made it through the Easter weekend with more Days WON and this evening will be adding another on or maybe it's someone's 1st Day WON but whatever day you are on just know that Quitting Smoking so very Doable but also very frustrating and definitely hair pulling at times believe me when I say I had some major cravings in the first few days, wks and even into the first couple of months where one minute I might be laughing and the next I would be blatting like a baby nobody wanted to be around me and never thought I'd actually quit smoking because of so many failed attempts at trying to quit, emphasis on trying because this time I was prepared because of all the reading getting educated on this horrid tobacco addiction and from all of the reading here I learned how to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and how to leave it there forever and I learned that my half dozen failed attempts in the past failed because I wasn't willing, determined or totally committed to go through the rough patches that I was probably looking for an excuse to fail but not this time. This site showed me how to believe in myself and how to be successful one precious smoke free day at a time so chin up,hang on tight, keep moving forward and stacking up those splendiforous DOF!

Let's celebrate this day with the right mindset and let's not let any stress trying to get an Easter meal ready for family and friends or making sure the house is spotless because those things are trivial when it comes to the meaning of Easter Sunday plus we don't need to cause any unnecessary stress to our quits, celebrate this day and this evening we can add another DAY WON to our precious quit because Smoke Free is the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! Happy Easter everyone I need to get a few things done before church which is early this morning, hubby was up and down to the church at 6 am helping to cook a breakfast for our community but I opted to stay home and just go to the church service.  

It was a beautiful day and being an Exer makes it so much better because I'm not polluting the air with the stench of smoke but most importantly I'm not breathing in the nicotine poison anymore and polluting my organs, I can actually enjoy being outside without the crutch. I didn't do much of anything today except relax and watch hubby clean up some of the garden beds from last Fall, we've only got the snowbanks left and they're melting fast. We may get freezing rain by morning rain throughout the day and possibly snow tomorrow night but it won't stay.

Life is full of ups and downs, good times and bad times and life is going to happen whether we smoke or not and I always figured that I just couldn't quit and I wasn't even sure if I really wanted to but when I finally wised up and figured out that I wasn't invincible that I could actually die a slow painful death that's most likely caused by smoking, I think when I found out that I have mild copd that a light bulb came on in my head and thankfully I brightened up and found this site and read everything I could to strengthen my resolve. Quitting smoking is definitely difficult but with the right mindset it's absolutely Doable but you must want it and you need to believe in yourself and be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful one precious smoke free day at a time, is it easy? HELL NO!!! is it worth it? HELL YES!!!   It's within your grasp so grab on and hold on tight and don't let go until you are through the roller coaster ups and downs then you can start reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker. I always push vigilance because once we have the Freedom we don't want to - N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget  - the early days and wks of our quits because once we're Free we know that Life is Grand Without A Cigarette In Hand and another Day ONE would really suck big time but but Another Day WON is totally awesome!

It's a beautiful sunshiny morning at 38 degrees but it's supposed to go up to 50 so I'll take it, hubby helped stir up a batch of bread, I got it all kneaded down and in the bowl I want to get it baked as early as possible so I can get outside, if anyone is reading this and is struggling with your quit please continue reading everything you can here about quitting smoking and Remaining Quit because there's a wealth of information to strengthen your resolve to keep moving forward and stacking up your precious smoke free days, there's going to be tough days whether you smoke or not so get through the rollercoaster ups and downs and come out the other side smiling. Quitting smoking is definitely difficult to say the least but it's absolutely Doable and and quitting definitely won't kill you but continuing to smoke just might so bite the bullet and hang on tight to the most important gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE and remember that anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking and Remaining Quit is at the top of the list so hang on tight because there's absolutely life after cigarettes but you must stick with your quit and relearn different ways of dealing with life's issues without the crutch of smoking! 

Marilyn.H.July.14.14.

Good afternoon!

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Apr 12, 2017

I guess now we'll have a moderator check our blogs before they're published but if it'll keep the Spammers away then go for it! Wishing each and everyone of you who's reading this a stressfree, hasslefree and most importantly a smokefree afternoon and evening, if you are having a rough day take a deep breath and know that you can and will make it through the craves and this evening you can look in the mirror and smile because yay for another day WON! - N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever  - really works when applied on a daily basis. Keep moving forward and stacking up your precious smoke free days because S.I.N.A.O  - Smoking Is Not An Option  - N. E. F.  -  Never Ever Forget  -  the early days and wks of quitting because another day ONE would really suck big time , H. A. L. T.  - Hunger, Anger, lonely, tired  - taking EXtra good care of ourselves helps us to stay strong so we can protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! There's absolutely life after cigarettes but you must stick with your quit so you can get through the rough patches and come out the other side smiling reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker.

Marilyn

Even if you are having horrid craves back to back, stay positive get busy because this is when you hang tough and protect your quit and know that you can and will get through these rough patches do whatever you need to do so this evening you can say another DAY WON, it's not easy when these horrendous cravings come on but they won't kill you but smoking most likely will so hang on tight because each day you get through should start to get easier but unfortunately you must go through the rough patches first but it's worth it all to be able to go anywhere, anytime, whenever, wherever and however without the crutch of smoking, keep moving forward and protect the best gift that you will ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE stay QUIT and before too long you can start reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker.