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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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Life certainly can throw a curve ball or two or more when we least EXpect it, thats life but to someone that's considering quitting smoking or for someone who recently quit these curve balls could be cause to relapse which would be absolutely awful and this is why it's pushed here to read and educate yourself on this horrid addiction. It was also suggested to me and to basically everyone here to read everything you can about quitting smoking and Remaining Quit because there's a wealth of information to strengthen your resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom which is the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! I listened and I read blogs, comments on other Exer's pages and I know that when I was going through horrid craves I would go to Dale's page concerning the first 4 months of quitting smoking which always helped strengthen my resolve to keep plowing forward so I'd keep my mind as well as my hands occupied believe me I know that it's not easy but I also know that it's doable and absolutely 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 do this quit one precious smoke free day at a time  don't let the curve balls deter you because there's definitely life after cigarettes and it's yours for the taking but you must stick with your quit....

And vital to our quality of living, I know that it's not easy because I remember only too well how difficult it was and there were times when I felt like throwing my hands up in the air and driving to the store and buy a carton of cigarettes instead of just a pk but I promised myself the night before quitting that I'd never pick up another cigarette as long as I live and I don't break promises to anybody including myself so I'd come online and either write a blog or just read Dale's page concerning the first 4 months of a quit which always strengthened my resolve to keep plowing forward and I knew that it had to get easier and guess what? It did and will for each and everyone quitting but you must stick with your quit  so hang on tight and continue to be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful! Isn't your health, your life and your family worth a few weeks of mood swings and withdrawals? I remember wanting to scream one second and cry or laugh the next and my younger sister got me so stressed out about my 30 day mark that if I could've, I would've reached through the phone and ripped her face off but I threw my phone instead but luckily I didn't break it so I came on line and blogged about it which got me through, if there's a will then there's always a way because life's going to happen good or bad whether we smoke or not and I choose NOT and so can YOU! Our lives are way too short to knowingly continue to slowly kill ourselves and in opinion there's no EXcuse on the face of this earth that's good enough to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so hang tough and keep stacking up those precious smoke free days! Whew sorry if I'm sounding like a broken record but I want everyone to choose life over cigarettes and like everyone I have my struggles and I have my days that nothing seems to go right and I have days of excruciating pain but I won't let anything get in the way of the best gift that I'll give myself which is my precious quit besides I know that relapsing would totally Suck Big Time and I'm never ever, ever going back to Day One but I'll smile at all my Days WON that I have because no matter what is happening in my life I'm living a life of Freedom and I'm reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker and I can breathe now and breathing is vital to living!!!!

I used to think that I would never quit smoking and most of the time I thought I just couldn't and then sometimes I thought I really didn't want to anyway and then I thought that I can't quit because smoking calms my nerves which I now know is total BS because it doesn't help whatsoever and after I had some time under my belt it was like wow I can handle stress, happiness, Anger, being sad or any situation so much better without the cancer sticks, it was one of those AHA moments I'm not really sure when that happened, I think it was around the 3 and a half month mark but wow what a great feeling. We actually can handle any situation so much better because we're not sitting in a cloud of smoke with a cigarette dangling from the mouth with an overflowing gross stinky ashtray scratching the head trying to figure out what to do instead we have a clear head once you get to that good place in the quit that is! So you can actually get around and  do something about issue, there really is Life after cigarettes and it's all positive, I can't think of one  positive thing about smoking because now that I'm smokefree and I have to say it because it's true I'm a Happy Quitter and I'm never going back to the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison which I know will slowly kill me so in my opinion there's nothing but negatives to smoking and all positives to quitting!  so quit smoking if you haven't already and if you are struggling please don't throw your quit away instead embrace it, nurture it and protect it and never ever take it for granted because it's the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE!  Laughter is the best medicine for a crave buster and I learned that right here on this site by several people helping me through an horrendous craving so I watched a lot of comedy TV, movies and YouTube because you can't smoke when you are laughing so hard that your belly hurts, I read a blog last night that reminded me of this, I posted this on their blog and I'm sharing it mine this morning.

 

Since I had to retire from the work force several yrs ago every day is Hump Day just like the wk ends really doesn't mean much anymore but that's A ok with me because I definitely keep busy but I sure miss the paychecks because I'd love to help my husband get the debt down faster but I can only do what I can do but I did quit smoking 1,129  glorious days ago and saved a pile of money by not sucking on the cancer sticks and hopefully I will enjoy a few EXtra years of life! - N.O.P.E  - Not One Puff Ever along with vigilance because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option got me to where I am today and I learned these awesome mantras right here in this community, I have a hard time with H. A. L. T - Hunger, Anger, Lonely, Tired and I think it was Ellen that mentioned the other day that it should have an S added and I think she's right - S - Sad - Looking after ourselves is key to a successful smokefree life......

Since I've quit smoking I've realized just how precious life really is and the older I get the more thankful I am that I finally wised up and took back my life from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison and this community helped me through some pretty tough times and kept me grounded so I could protect the best gift that I'd ever give myself or that any of you will ever give yourselves which is the gift of LIFE! Keep moving forward and stacking up those splendiforous Smoke free days and always remember that anything worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking and Remaining should be at the top of the list of things to do for your health, your family and friends but most importantly your life and my life, all of our lives literally depends on us to stick with our quits isn't our lives worth a few weeks of withdrawals, mood swings and rough patches to be FREE? Then you can start reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker.

I am a news person, I like to know what's happening in the world but I just can't handle the craziness and the hatred that's EXploding and it seems to be more so in the last nine months more than ever or at least that's how it seems to me so I need to back away from the Rhetoric and the hatred of the news in order to protect myself and my quit because I'm all about kindness and helping people so I better take my own advice and I'll start with H. A. L. T.  - Hunger, Anger, Lonely, Tired because anyone of these can really screw up a perfectly beautiful quit and I've got alot going on in my life without adding the news broadcast and the stress of it into my home so I'm taking a break from it and if there's anyone here struggling with protecting your quit and if you can back away from whatever the problem is then do it so you can take a deep breath because our lives literally depends on us to remain quit so we can be around to enjoy life with our family and friends and for me it's the grandchildren that helps to brighten my day and I think my 8 yr old grandson Mason is coming later this morning and maybe he'll be here in time to punch down my bread for me to put in the pans here's a pic of him a few wko, life is way too short to be miserable and relapsing isn't an option so let's do whatever it takes to remain smoke free because Freedom is what counts and every night we need to smile and say YAY for another DAY WON! 

In order to find out how much better life is without the crutch of smoking you must stick with your quit and get through the roller coaster ups to get to that good place in your quit so hang on tight and don't throw your quit away instead embrace it, nurture it and protect it and never ever take it for granted because it's the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! I smoked for 40 yrs and never imagined that I could quit but I did over 3 glorious yrs ago and I'm so glad that I finally wised up and took back my life while I still could! Quitting isn't easy but it's sure worth it to be FREE! Stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because it works! 

But is quitting smoking worth all the withdrawals and mood swings of the roller coaster ups and downs? HELL YES! Once you realize how many decades upon decades upon decades upon decades upon decades that you smoked then  it should make sense why it's so difficult to quit but it's absolutely Doable and definitely 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 and isn't life short enough already without knowingly continuing to smoke? It's time to choose life and once you get through the rough patches and come out the other side smiling, you'll never want to go back but you'll want to keep moving forward reaping the benefits of an Ex Smoker.....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 or one minute or even one second but you must stick with your quit and keep stacking up your DOF 

My husband Mark reminds me each week that it's Hump Day because he works Monday to Friday and Wednesdays at noon means the week is more than half over but for me since I had to retire from work Wednesday is just another day! But every day since quitting smoking is definitely something special because we've taken back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison, we've decided to live a healthier lifestyle and start living a life of Freedom! I remember how difficult it is in the early days and wks of quitting smoking but it's absolutely Doable and definitely worth it so hang on tight and don't let go until you come out the other side smiling because each day you get through is

another Day WON! 

And if you are on your 1st day of your quit then it's the start of many Days WON! N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever - works when applied on a daily basis because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option not an option! Once you stop to think about how our lives literally depends on us remaining smoke free then we must quit for the sake of our health, our lives and the lives of our family and friends because I'm sure that they want us to be around to enjoy life with them so sticking with our quits is key to our Freedom and for me even after 3 yrs, I still enjoy stacking up my precious DOF - Days Of Freedom!

I love life soooooooo much more since quitting smoking and I'm sure Mason is happy that I quit!

With the right mindset we can do just about anything we put our minds to and quitting smoking and Remaining Quit should be at the top of the list! 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 or one minute or even one second at a time but as long as you keep moving forward then each evening you can say YAY for another DAY WON! Stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance and live a life of Freedom! 

The only way to keep our quits is to choose it one precious smoke free day at a time in the early days and wks it's definitely difficult but the more time that we have under our belts the easier it gets but I think it's always a good idea to remain vigilant while going about our daily lives because our lives literally depends on us remaining quit! N. O. P. E. - Not One Puff Ever! Because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option! H. A. L. T.  - Hunger, Anger, Lonely , Tired! We need to take EXtra good care of ourselves so we can protect our precious quit! There really is Life after cigarettes and it's yours for the taking but you must stick with your quit!

Life happens whether we smoke or not so keep choosing stack up those precious smoke days because the more days and weeks you stack up the easier each day will get so chin up and grab on tight and don't let go until you come out the other side smiling because there really is Life after cigarettes and it's super fantastic! 

Quitting Smoking is an individual choice but it's absolutely the right choice for every person out there that hasn't quit yet or who's struggling and wondering if it's worth it and I'm saying YES!  Smoking kills and most likely kills slowly and by quitting smoking and Remaining Quit can and hopefully will give will us a much  healthier lifestyle and quality of life,

choosing to quit should be easy but it took me 40 yrs of slavery and a health scare and tons of reading right here on this site which strengthened my resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and you can too! It's your choice! Choose life over addiction! Is it easy? HELL NO! Is it worth it? HELL YES! Reach out and grab the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! And I'm so glad that I finally wised up and took back my life while I still could and I'm happy that I did!