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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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I'm so glad that quitting smoking is Doable it's definetly not easy in those early weeks by any stretch of the imagination BUT thankfully it's DOABLE! I'm so glad that I found this site and made the best choice that I'll probably ever make in my lifetime and thankfully everyone can make that choice to quit and stay quit because our lives literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W.......Life can and will continue to happen good or bad whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke is the gift of LIFE......

I found the word splendiferous this morning   I thought that was pretty cool since I use it quite often in describing our quits because I consider each and every Day WON pretty darned splendiferous. ....

Life really does happen good and bad whether we smoke or not, thankfully we have a choice to relapse or stick with our precious quits so let's  always say YAY for Smokefree living and YAY for each and every Day WON! Stacking up our DOF is the gift of LIFE and it's so much better than screwing up a perfectly beautiful quit and having to go back to another Day ONE!!! PLUS our lives literally depends on us to stick with our quits N.M.W and thankfully it's DOABLE and so very worth it to be Free and besides 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 our health family and friends BUT especially our lives.........

I've been in a funk lately BUT don't we all get that way once in awhile?   BUT even being in this funk there's one thing I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will always remain Smokefree N.M.W because I love living a life of Freedom and I have no desire whatsoever to screw up my perfectly beautiful quit PLUS by being on guard for any unforseen circumstances is where N.O.P.E AND vigilance comes in handy none of us ever has to relapse because we don't do that anymore we just don't smoke anymore we really don't do that anymore we are EXers and it's super fantastic BUT if you haven't reached that good place in your quit yet then you must keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF  - Days Of Freedom because you will reach that point where you realize how much better life is without the Smokes BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance N.M.W  - No Matter What ......... then there's absolutely no way you can FAIL......

I'll be 60 in November and I find myself mauling over my life even though I can't go backwards and change anything BUT I sure as HELL have control over my present circumstances and I have control over my precious quit I have the choice to relapse or to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance so I'm definitely choosing to stick with my my quit journey N.M.W and ONE glorious month from tomorrow I'll be celebrating 5 splendiferous Smokefree years and I did it ONE precious Smokefree Day at a time there were definetly days in those early weeks that I did it ONE second at a time BUT I made it through with commitment and perseverance and so can everyone because with the right Mindset we can do just about anything we put our minds to and quitting smoking is absolutely Doable and totally worth it ..... we have no control over tomorrow BUT today is our's which is a GIFT we need to treasure.....

It doesn't matter where we are in our quit journey all that matters is that we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because we always need to 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 the gift of LIFE which our lives literally depends on us to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What! I do remember how difficult it was & that's why I push vigilance pretty much on a daily basis because if we stick with N.O.P.E then there's no way any of us will FAIL......LIFE can and will kick us in the teeth at times and sometimes it'll catch us totally off guard that's why when it comes to quitting smoking we need to be ready to face the issues Smokefree because we don't do that anymore we can and will get through whatever LIFE throws at us without the damned Cancer Sticks..... PLUS the longer you're quit the easier it will get and then you'll realize for yourself just how much better life is without the Smokes....

I'm really frustrated lately with so many things over the last several weeks and last night my daughter Mandy, Mason's Mom told me that her bank account was broken into it's a debit card with her line of credit attached to it, they got $7.500 before the red flag went up with her bank they tried to break into Mason's account as well which is set up for his education geesh LIFE happens!!!! And she as HELL can't afford that and is struggling as it is to make ends meet!!!! I pray this can get straightened out I'm picking my 15 year old grandson Adam up this morning he's done school now and I'll pick Mason up at of the end of the driveway this afternoon with the car since I saw a big black bear sauntering up the driveway this morning and turn into the woods right behind where I park my car WOW that really woke ME UP!!! Please stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because LIFE is going to happen whether we smoke or not I definitely choose my quit over the damned Cancer Sticks, I find that I can handle things much better without the crutch of cigarettes BUT in those early days and weeks of quitting smoking it was much more difficult BUT DOABLE the longer you're quit the easier it will get and it's so worth everything to be Smokefree......

when I found this site back in June of 2014 I was looking for help to quit smoking and there was something about this community that kept my attention so I read everything I could find about this horrid addiction I set up a quit date but I wasn't ready so I reset it for the 14th of July and promised myself the night before that N.M.W - No Matter What that I would never pick up another cigarette I don't break promises even to myself then for some reason once I started my quit I totally forgot about this site until my 18th day when I was having horrendous cravings back to back and they seemed never ending, I was ready to tear my hair out or rip someone's face off it didn't matter who's face! UGH I was ready to drive to the store and buy a carton of cigarettes SCREW just the pk BUT thankfully I remembered this site and got on line and commented on something I believe it was moody_9-18-13 that suggested that I write a blog and say a little about myself so I did  up to that point I was hiding in the shadows and hadn't let myself be known thankfully we can choose to stick with our precious quits it's not always easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it . The only way to be Smokefree is by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance because it works when applied on a daily basis if you do that then there's absolutely no way you can FAIL,  it's definitely going to take time to relearn life without the crutch of cigarettes BUT boy oh boy it's so 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 you call it as long as you stick with your quit journey ....... 

Looking back on my smoking days and thinking about my half dozen failed attempts at quitting smoking makes me realize that they were half assed attempts otherwise one of them would've stuck BUT they didn't because I didn't have the right Mindset and I was probably looking for an EXcuse to relapse because I didn't believe enough in myself that I could actually succeed and obviously I just wasn't ready to commit BUT then after 40 yrs of smoking at least 30 smokes a day and having a Dr set up a breathing test and it showing mild copd was enough for me to find this site and get serious about taking back my life from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison it wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT thankfully it was DOABLE for me and it's DOABLE for everyone, SERIAL QUITTING CAN BECOME A PATTERN BUT THANKFULLY THAT PATTERN CAN BE BROKEN WITH COMMITTMENT AND PERSERVERE WE CAN AND WILL BE LIVING A LIFE OF FREEDOM ...... IS IT EASY IN THOSE EARLY DAYS AND WEEKS? HELL NO!!!! BUT IS IT WORTH IT ? HELL YES !!!!! ANYTHING IN THIS LIFE WORTH HAVING TAKES TIME AND EFFORT AND QUITTING SMOKING  DEFINITELY SHOULD BE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST FOR OUR HEALTH, FAMILIES AND OUR LIVES WHICH IS LITERALLY COUNTING ON US TO STICK WITH OUR QUITS N.M.W  - NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!

In order to EXperience the Freedom of living a Smokefree Life then you must stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever N.M.W - No Matter What because as horrendous as the cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep are in those early days and weeks it's also very Doable and totally worth it, I'm one of those people that never thought in a million years that I'd ever quit smoking I remember joking about being buried with a Cigarette in my mouth BUT thankfully I wised up after finding out that I have mild copd that's when I realized that I wasn't invincible and my desire to live a Heather lifestyle was much stronger than continuing to slowly kill myself all of our lives literally depends on us to bite the bullet and to quit smoking and with commitment and perservence it's absolutely Doable ........ I remember getting so stressed out in my early weeks at my younger sister that I threw my cordless phone after hanging up on her luckily I didn't break it I was fuming mad and could've ripped her face off  or anyone's face it really didn't matter who's BUT I came here instead and blogged about it which settled me down   and everyone's face is intact  my quit was and is and will continue to be my # 1 priority because throwing my hands up in the air and screwing up a perfectly beautiful quit because of a situation that's going to happen whether I smoke or NOT so choosing NOT to relapse is the gift of LIFE  Vigilance is key to a life of Freedom for each and everyone here at Ex........FREEDOM ROCKS.......

Today is another Day to be WON hummm or maybe it's DAY ONE or maybe you're on the fence contemplating quitting and starting your DAY ONE you can do it it's DOABLE and so very worth it to be Free and besides 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 and living a Smokefree Life is absolutely wonderful BUT first you must go through all of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the smokes and once you get there then you'll be so glad you stuck with your quit journey because Life is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand so chin up and keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON! N.O.P.E and vigilance works when applied on a daily basis. ...

I forget at times just how much I have to be be thankful for BUT then I'm reminded especially on a day like today!!!!!

It was 33 degrees first thing this morning yikes but it's supposed to get into the low to mid 60s this afternoon with showers and some rain tomorrow I wish I could send some of this rain and dampness to Western Canada to help with the wild fires anyway I need to get moving so our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George and I want to wish you a super fantastic day Smokefree of course........ LIFE can be difficult at times that's for sure BUT that's when N.O.P.E AND VIGILANCE COMES IN BECAUSE RELAPSING ISN'T AN OPTION N.M.W........

If you're reading this and are on the fence about quitting smoking or if you're struggling with remaining quit please know that you can and will be successful one precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second at a time BUT you must believe it and you must be willing determined and totally committed to go through all of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is as an EXer, I'm headed for 5 precious Smokefree years in July and there's many folks here with way more years of Freedom and there's many here with less years and many here with days, weeks and months and maybe there's some here on DAY ONE that will turn into DAY WON with many more to come as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it because our lives literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What! Everyone has the choice to quit or NOT and for Me after smoking at least 30 smokes a day for 40 years I chose to quit after finding out that I have mild copd that's when I realized that I wasn't invincible and decided to bite the bullet and took back my life because I didn't want a Dr to tell me to go home and get my affairs in order that I waited too long there's nothing that can be done all because I wouldn't quit the damned Cancer Sticks, it wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT it was DOABLE our lives deserves for us to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us....... 

 With willingness determination committment and perseverance we can and will succeed in living a life of Freedom because as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's also absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a damned Cancer Stick plus 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 our health family and friends BUT especially our lives which literally depends on us to stick with our quits N.M.W . - No Matter What.....

As long as we all stick with N.O.P.E. - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way we can FAIL there's always going to be something that can deter us BUT with commitment and perseverance we will make it through without the crutch of cigarettes LIFE will happen whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke is the gift of LIFE and sticking with our quits N.M.W. is Doable and totally worth it.......