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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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I wrote this around a year ago on one of my posts D.E.B.S - Decide  Educate Believe Succeed and Deena-A.-Yenni whom I really miss told me how much she liked the saying I've been thinking about her quite a bit lately along with others that haven't been around for awhile life gets hectic at times BUT we must remain vigilant whether we're on day one or day one thousand and one or two thousand it really doesn't matter where we are in our quits N.O.P.E and vigilance are KEY we must always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget - just how horrendous it was in those early days and weeks OUR LIVES deserve the very BEST GIFT that any of us will ever give ourselves which is our QUITS because it only takes a split second to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit BUT with Vigilance we can smile each evening at another Day WON....

Wow there's only one more Hump Day in November yikes anyway Our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George and I want to wish each of you reading this a Stressfree hasslefree BUT most importantly a Smokefree Day, life happens whether we smoke or not so as long as we stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W then we'll continue to reap the benefits of Smokefree living and if you're struggling with remaining quit please know that the longer you're quit the easier it will get BUT first you must go through the roller coaster ups and downs and into that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes it does take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free and we're all here to help you in any way we can....

We all have our problems in our lives whether it's our health or the health of someone we love or the car or a major appliance breaks down life is going to happen good or bad whether we smoke or not the good thing is smoking doesn't need to be part of the equation to whatever the issue is because we don't do that anymore PLUS relapsing would just make things so much worse!!! I much prefer another Day WON to another Day ONE which would totally suck big time so let's always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget how horrendous it was in those early days and weeks of quitting smoking we must stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What.......

Once we quit smoking we must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What - we must not let LIFE kick us in the teeth and and allow ourselves to relapse because relapsing shouldn't be an option anymore NOT when our lives literally depends on us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE  Life is going to happen whether we smoke or not so choosing to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance IS the KEY to a Smokefree Life......Going back to to that horrid DAY ONE isn't happening BUT I'll take each and every Day WON because Freedom Rocks big time......

I smiled when I read this quote above me plus it's true. 

Anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking was definitely one of the most difficult  things that I've ever done BUT also the most rewarding although I didn't realize that until after I'd made it through the roller coaster ups and downs of moodswings and lack of sleep BUT with commitment and perseverance I made it into that good place in my quit where I realized how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes thankfully as long as you are willing determined and committed to succeed then with perservence along with N.O.P.E and vigilance you will be successful in living a Smokefree Life.....

Once we decide to bite the bullet and take back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison then we must choose to 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 way any of us will FAIL our lives deserves for us to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us.....

I'm running late this morning I had routine bloodwork first thing this morning ugh on fasting but I did it then I've been busy either on the phone or on messanger sorry I'm late, my daughter Mandy posted these pictures to me last night on FB of her and Mason and the Alf on the shelf they were having a blast   you can see it on their faces,  Mason put the Alf on a shelf in their bathroom to keep an eye on his Mom while she had a bath Lol as you can tell it doesn't take much to make me smile and to make me happy like Mason getting off the bus here today and spending the night and I still smile 1,951 days or so after quitting smoking because I can enjoy LIFE on LIFE'S Terms without the yuckies (cigarettes) there's definitely LIFE after Cigarettes and it's up to us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE it's not easy in those early weeks by any stretch of the imagination BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free and with commitment and perseverance you will make it through 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 you call it as long as you keep moving forward stacking up those precious Days Of Freedom so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON.....N.O.P.E. - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance works when applied on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way any of will FAIL....in order to EXperience the Freedom of livinga Smokefree Life we must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What so we can continue living a life of Freedom.... We must 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 another Day WON is pure freedom and screwing up a perfectly beautiful quit would be devastating to say the least.....


Life really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand so chin up if you're struggling with your quit journey know that the longer you're quit the easier it will get BUT first you must go through the roller coaster ups and downs before things get easier...

If we want to live a Smokefree Life then we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W.....

Our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George and I want to wish you a super fantastic day, I'm taking today as my Me Day and I'm going relax and enjoy a little downtime life can get quite complicated BUT we can put on the brakes and take a break even if it's just for a couple of minutes so we can take a few deep breaths and allow ourselves to regain control over whatever is happening let's H.A.L.T - Hungry Angry Lonely Tired,  this slogan is from A.A  BUT it works in every situation in life AND we must 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 another Day WON is pure freedom sticking with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W. - No Matter What IS the KEY to a Smokefree Life because it works when applied on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way any of will FAIL! If we're   on day one or day one thousand or two thousand it really doesn't matter where we are in our quits as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E then we'll continue to reap the benefits of Smokefree living......I've been overwrought for the last several weeks plus I was sick with a cold bug for awhile so over the last while I've found myself thinking of a smoke plus a drink YIKES I've got 1,948 in my quit or something like that and nearly 9 years of sobriety so I MUST make sure I'm vigilant because I know it only takes a split second to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit and I'm keeping my sobriety and my smobriety because my life depends on it all of our lives depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W....

I'm also thankful that we didn't get a snowstorm in October this year that our first storm held off until last night and I bet all of the children and teachers are thankful for today being a storm day YAY for a five day weekend since there was no school on Friday there's always something to be thankful for BUT somedays we have to look a little harder I'm also EXtremely thankful for this awesome community of awesome folks that helped me through some horrid rough patches and into this good place in my quit because I know that LIFE is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand so chin up if you're struggling with remaining quit please keep plowing forward because it really 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 BUT it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free and we're all here to help you in any way we can.....

Thank you to all Veterans.......

No Matter where we live we should never take our Freedom for granted.....

We must continue nurturing and protecting our quits so we can enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in LIFE......life is so much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes BUT it does take time to get through the roller coaster ups and downs of moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that good place boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free......

If we want to live a Smokefree Life then we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W......

I'm so happy that I stuck with my quit even though there were times that I wanted to scream and most likely did plus I know at times I'd be laughing one moment and the next minute I'd be blatting like a baby plus I just didn't feel comfortable in my own skin I felt like tearing my hair out or ripping someone's face off anyone's face it really didn't matter whos face this is all true! I had some horrid rough patches that at times seemed never ending BUT with commitment and perseverance and the help of this community I made it through and so can everyone because with the right Mindset we can do just about anything we put our minds to and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list of things to do for our health family and friends BUT especially our lives which literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W because it works when applied on a daily basis and there's no way any of us can FAIL....

I'm soooooo ready for a ME DAY hopefully by Tuesday I'll be able to have one BUT at least I'm Smokefree which has made these last several weeks much easier to handle because I don't get antsy in the middle of doing things thinking I need a cigarette   thankfully smoking isn't even a blimp on my Radar anymore Iife really 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 get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes......

Keep moving forward stacking up those precious Days Of Freedom so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON as difficult as quitting smoking is in those early days and weeks it's also very Doable and totally worth it to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without wondering where to sneak off to have a drag, once you quit smoking and you get that urge to sneak off for a puff you can give your head a shake and tell yourself that you don't do that anymore and continue on with whatever you were doing..... If you're still on the fence about quitting smoking now is the time to take back your life and we're all here to help you in any way we can.....