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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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I have an appointment 2 hrs away in the morning and have to be out of here before 8 o'clock there's lots of road construction going on so I'm giving myself an extra half hour in case of delays so I'll check in when I get back sometime ln the afternoon, it's great to be Smokefree because it's wonderful to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a cancer stick if you're in a rough patch please take a deep breath and know that we're all here to help you in any way we can stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because if you do that then there's absolutely no way you can FAIL..... And the longer you're quit the easier it will get then you'll realize just how much better life is as an Ex Smoker,  life really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand.....

I used to do thousands of things over the years that I don't do anymore alot of them are because my body parts won't allow it without reminding me with excruciating pain so I don't do those things anymore I used to drink I was a functioning alcoholic so I thought BUT for health reasons I don't do that anymore now I'm a Happy recovering alcoholic and the same goes for smoking my health family and friends BUT especially my life are so much more important than the damned Cancer Sticks  I'm so happy that I wised up and don't do that anymore, thanks for that phrase Dale that's one of my favorites along with keep them away from your face and the only way out is through! I say boy oh boy it's so worth it so hang on tight and don't let go of the best GIFTthat any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE...

I credit this community of awesome people for helping me through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where I realized that I was going to succeed, I listened when I was told to read everything I could about this horrid addiction ,I blogged whenever I was having a horrendous crave, I commented on blogs and I made it through to that good place in my quit where I realized that there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic so if you're struggling hang on tight and don't let go of the best gift that you will ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE as difficult as quitting can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free hang tough so you can get to that good place in your quit, once you stop and think about how many decades you smoked then it only stands to reason that it's bound to take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it ....

Each and every day can and will be Smokefree as long as we stick to our quit and the longer we're quit the easier it will get and the better life is without the crutch of cigarettes if you're struggling and not sure whether you believe me or not then please stick with your quit and prove it to yourself BUT you must give it three months actually make it four because after decades and decades of smoking it's going to take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free so hang tough and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance.....

I remember my early days and weeks of quitting smoking and I pray that I'll always remember and N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget because I never ever want to go back to Day ONE again BUT Each and every Day WON is awesome BUT when I was in the middle of horrendous craves or in a brain fog and maybe laughing one minute and blatting like a baby the next at times it seemed almost overpowering notice that I said almost because getting through those rough patches was absolutely Doable although at the time it sure didn't feel like it BUT after smoking for 40 years at roughly 30 smokes a day once I stopped and thought about it then it made perfect sense that it was going to take time to get through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where I would realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes, if you're struggling with remaining quit please know that you can and will get to that good place in your quit but you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list of things to do for your health family and friends but especially your life which is depending on you to quit and stay quit.... the bottom pic is two of my grandchildren and definetly a major incentive to be around to enjoy LIFE on LIFE'S Terms as an Ex Smoker I'm smiling because I'm a Happy Quitter plus Life is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand .....

Quitting smoking Is the wisest decision that anyone of us will ever make in our lifetime and it's definetly the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE because the older we get the more we should realize that life is short and we should be doing everything in our power to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us I know for me finding this awesome community was totally paramount in the success of my quit by coming here and reading and learning about this horrid addiction and learning the mantras and having everyone come on line and help talk me through the horrendous craves and just knowing everyone was and is here for support, there's definetly Life after Cigarettes......

Whether we smoke or quit or be quit for a few days, weeks, months or years then relapse because of complacency, stress, alcohol consumption or whatever the situation is a choice that's why I like to push these Mantras that I've learned right here and I'm sure there's lots more but here's a few and as long as we live by them then there's no way we can FAIL .... N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance - S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option - N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget - those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because another Day ONE would totally suck big time but another Day WON is awesome, keep them away from your face and the only way out is through, looking after ourselves is also key - H.A.L.T  - Hungry Angry Lonely Tired -- our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit 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 as difficult as quitting can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free ..... Remain Smokefree N.M.W. -  No Matter What .... I say that LIFE is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand BUT you must believe it and stick with your quit and get through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes, it definitely takes time to get to that good place in your quit BUT when you do you'll be so glad that you stuck with it and be living a life of Freedom .....

We all know that things happen in the blink of an eye good or bad we really don't know if there's going to be a tomorrow for our loved ones or for ourselves or our neighbor down the road so looking after ourselves is so important and  quitting smoking and sticking with it no matter what is happening in life is key to a lifetime of Freedom, yesterday morning around 8 o'clock I turned my TV on and was busy in the kitchen when I heard multiple casualties on Brookeside Drive in Fredericton so I went in the living room thinking I must have heard wrong so I turned on my tablet and put FB on which I've put pretty much all of the news channels on my timeline and sure enough at that time it was actively still happening, four people dead two police officers and two civilians and we still don't know this morning how many other victims are injured in the hospital these things like this just don't happen in my little neck of the woods this is where I go when I want to go to a bigger shopping mall and where I go when I need to see a specialist, I was just in Fredericton a few wks ago at the hospital getting a bone scan done, yesterday the hospital said not to go unless it was an emergency because of the shooting victims I still can't believe it! The shooter is alive but also injured I'm dumbfounded by it all anyway I'm not smoking over it as stressed out as I am because I don't smoke anymore Fredericton is the Capital of New Brunswick it's a quiet city actually New Brunswick is pretty quiet BUT unfortunately things happen that's totally out of our control BUT whether we smoke orNOT is completely in our control and if we've been quit for awhile whether we relapse or NOT is also completely in our control and choosing NOT to Smoke during stress and anxiety or whatever the situation or emotion is a choice and we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option and once we've been quit for awhile I hope we always remember and N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget those early days of quitting smoking because another Day ONE would totally suck big time but another Day WON is awesome because life is short and we all need to live life on life's terms and it's absolutely Doable, we don't need the Damned  Cancer Sticks to enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in life because living LIFE on LIFE'S Terms is absolutely DOABLE .....

Once you've decided to bite the bullet and take back your life from the clutches of the nicotine poison then there's no way you can FAIL as long as you are willing determined and totally committed to succeed then you can perservere through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep and you can stay close to this site and blog Help if you're struggling you can read everything you can about quitting smoking and remaining quit because there's a wealth of information here to strengthen your resolve to keep moving forward and stacking up your precious DOF - Days of Freedom & stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance ,there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic so hang on tight and don't let go of the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE which I consider the one gift that'll keep on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year and it's a wonderful feeling to be able to look yourself in the mirror each evening and smile and say yay for another Day WON, I'm one of those those people that smoked at least 30 smokes a day for 40 years and never thought I'd ever quit but finding out that I have mild copd that's when I decided I wanted to be around to to enjoy my family and friends but especially the grandchildren and I wanted and still want the best quality of living I can have so as difficult as those first few weeks were it was Doable and totally worth it to be Free!

Deep breaths, chin up and know that there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic so if you're reading this and you're struggling with remaining quit please know that you can and will be successful, believe it and continue to be willing determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because your life is literally counting on you to quit and stay quit, as difficult as it may be it really is Doable and so very worth it to be Free so hang tough and keep stacking up your precious Days of Freedom so each evening you can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON! Because going back to another DAY ONE would totally suck big time and please remember that anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list of things to do for your health family and friends but especially your LIFE.....  when we achieve the UMPH then we will have that wonderful AHA moment and it's the greatest feeling ever.

Quitting smoking is a choice and it's absolutely the best choice that any of us will make for ourselves and it's definetly the best gift that we'll ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE which I consider the one gift that'll keep on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year and it's up to each individual to make the Choice to quit or Not to quit but hopefully if a person chooses NOT To Quit that they will decide to make the decision to quit before a Dr. tells them that they waited too long  that they should go home and get their affairs in order! As difficult as quitting can be it's much easier than the alternative, quitting now while you still have the choice so you can still have a much better quality of life, that is the reason that I quit so I could have a much better quality of living to enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in life and I'm so glad that I did!

In those first days and weeks of quitting smoking it's EXtremely difficult to say the least I'm sure there's so many times when you feel like throwing your hands up in the air and give up, I know that I felt like ripping my hair out or better yet rip someone's face off and it didn't matter who's face BUT whew thankfully I knew enough about quitting because of this community and the wisdom that was shared with me like some of these Mantras- I Don't Do That Anymore- N.O.P.E- Not One Puff Ever- The Only Way Out Is Through- Keep Them Away From Your Face- S.I.N.A.O-Smoking Is Not An Option -- N.E.F- Never Ever- THIS IS A GREAT ONE FOR WHEN YOU'VE BEEN QUIT FOR AWHILE BECAUSE WE MUST NOT LET OURSELVES BECOME LAZY AND COMPLACENT BECAUSE ANOTHER DAY ONE WOULD TOTALLY SUCK BIG TIME BUT ANOTHER DAY WON IS THE BEST OF THE BEST AND A DOUBLE YAY ACTUALLY LETS SAY TRIPLE YAY FOR CONTINUING TO STACK UP OUR PRECIOUS D.O.F- DAYS OF FREEDOM, as difficult as quitting can be it's ABSOLUTELY DOABLE plus our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit because we all know that smoking kills and it doesn't matter who you are or where you live smoking kills and it kills slowly BUT sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance will guarantee you a Smokefree Life because if you stick with your quit then there's no way you can FAIL.....

I love it too because it's so scrumdiliicious, yum, yum yum, yummy right Nancy  Youngatheart.7.4.12?

I know that for me the older I get and I'm 58 yrs old the more I realize just how short life really is and that we should do everything in our power to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list of things to do so we can have the best quality of living and be around to enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in life with the right Mindset we can do just about anything We put our minds to, I'm one of those those people that used to say that I had no intentions of ever quitting that I'd probably be buried with a Cigarette BUT once I found out that I have mild copd that was the end of that crazy thinking because I decided my life was worth more than the damned Cancer Sticks I believe that I'm day 1,482 or something like that!  Was it easy? HELL NO!!!!! BUT Was it worth it?  HELL YES!!!!!! There's definetly Life after Cigarettes reach out and grab the best gift the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE! As difficult as quitting can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free.......

The early days and weeks of our quits can be almost overpowering notice that I said almost because getting through those rough patches can be difficult to say the least but it's also very Doable and totally worth it so do whatever you have to get through them because you can plus your LIFE literally depends on you to quit and stay quit and boy oh boy it's so worth it to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a cancer stick, there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic so hang on tight and don't let go of the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE.....