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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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After decades upon decades of slavery to the damned Cancer Sticks it only stands to reason that it's bound to take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT as difficult as quitting smoking is it's also very Doable and totally worth it so if you're struggling hang on tight and don't let go of the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE! If anyone asked me if quitting smoking was easy? I'll be saying HELL NO!!!! BUT if I was asked if quitting smoking was worth it? I'll be saying HELL YES!!!! with a humongous smile on my face because 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......

I thought I'd share this bottom pin   it made me smile.

We all have our own issues in our lives whether it's our health or the health of someone we love or a hundred other things that's going on that we may not have control over BUT thankfully when it comes to our quits we do have control over choosing to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What or make the choice to relapse! UGH! Sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance is key to to living a life of Freedom I'm heading for 9 yrs of sobriety on the 14th of February it took an alcohol induced heart attack and ulcers to brighten up and I celebrated 5 years of Smokefree living on the 14th of July and it took finding out that I have mild copd before I finally wised up and quit smoking I decided I wanted to be around for my family and friends BUT especially my grandchildren and I want the best quality of life that I can possibly have so for me alcohol and cigarettes are not an option N.M.W! What keeps me Free is never ever wanting to see another Day ONE Ever BUT boy oh boy I still smile at each and every Day WON which is pure Freedom all of US here at Ex can and will be living a life of Freedom ONE precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second as long as we all stick with our precious quits then there's absolutely NO way any of US will FAIL ......

After 40 years of slavery to the damned Cancer Sticks of smoking roughly 30 a day with at least a half dozen half assed failed attempts at trying to quit, I know now that I wasn't ready otherwise one of those attempts would have stuck anyway I finally wised up and bit the bullet and took back my life from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison and am living a life of Freedom it's definetly the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the GIFT of LIFE! If anyone asked me if quitting smoking was easy? I'd  be saying HELL NO!!!! BUT if I was asked if quitting smoking was worth it? I'd be saying HELL YES!!!! PLUS  I'll be saying it with a gigantic SMILE on my face and that SMILE will be from ear to ear. I know how difficult it is to get through those early days and weeks PLUS I know that it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT as long as a person is willing determined and totally committed to succeed then there's no way they can FAIL as long as they stick with N.O.P.E they will be living a life of Freedom  and LIFE is way better without the crutch of cigarettes once you get to that good place in your quit then you realize just 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 precious quit journey because LIFE really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand.

It takes time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it once we get to that good place in our quit where we realize how much better life is as an EX smoker non smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what we call it as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W because as long as we all stick with our precious quits we will be reaping the benefits of Smokefree living...... It most definetly takes time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free and besides anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking is absolutely the best decision that any of us will ever make in our lifetime it's definetly the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE and our lives literally depends on us to stick with our quits N.M.W......

Life just isn't fair at times awlful things Will happen BUT if we've quit smoking THEN we must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W because Life is going to happen whether we smoke or not and choosing Not Will guarantee us a lifetime of Freedom because relapsing isn't an option anymore our lives literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance! 

Brrrrrrrr it's a chilly morning BUT thankfully there's no frost BUT yikes for 38 °F geesh it's only the middle of August oh well there's nothing I can do about it PLUS it's going to get into the low 70s by this afternoon and I really like that PLUS I've got Mason for the day and overnight PLUS thankfully I don't smoke anymore and relapsing isn't an option anymore because Sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance is key to to living a life of Freedom besides  life will happen good and bad whether we smoke or Not so we  must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W - No Matter What is happening in our lives we have a choice to relapse or NOT being Smokefree is definitely the wisest decision that any 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 !

Brrrrrrr we've got a chance of frost tonight ugh BUT surely NOT BUT we'll probably cover everything in the garden just in case it's much better to be prepared than lose all of the hard work that was put into it! Kinda like our quits we garden for Winter we pressure cook carrots, yellow and green beans, and some turnip we freeze alot of the vegetables as well we dry our own onions and keep them throughout the Winter we just used the last of them just in time for this years we also plant enough potatoes for the Winter so protecting our garden is vital for our Winter stock our quits is vital to our health and quality of living being prepared for unforseen circumstances is EXtremely important 

Life happens whether we smoke or not and in order to remain Smokefree we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W - No Matter What I remember very vividly in my early days and weeks of my quit how I felt like screaming and tearing my hair out and at times I felt like ripping someone's face off anyone's face it really didn't matter who's face! No one wanted to be around me even my grown children because they all knew that I wasn't fit to be around and they also knew that I had a half dozen failed attempts under my belt and I know they thought that I'd be back smoking BUT I made it through and so can everyone because with the right Mindset we can do just about anything we put our minds to my grandchildren were and still are a huge incentive to live a Smokefree Life, I also remember back to back cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep that seemed never ending at times and almost overpowering notice that I said almost! I wanted this quit and I was going to succeed and as Dale says keep them away from your face and the only way out is through plus as he says I don't do that anymore and I told myself that over and over and over again shaking my head at the same time yelling at times I'm sure   it all works when applied on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way you can FAIL .......

Marilyn.H.July.14.14.

Sleep well  

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Aug 11, 2019

Whether you are still smoking or contemplating quitting smoking or hopefully you're already quit and stacking up your precious Days of Freedom or maybe you're struggling with remaining quit thankfully with willingness determination and commitment along with perservence you can and will live a life of Freedom BUT first you must take as many deep breaths as you need and believe you will be successful it's all about making a choice please make the CHOICE NOT to Smoke because taking back your life from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison is the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE...... I got tired of playing Russian Roulette with my life with a half dozen half assed attempts at quitting after 40 yrs of slavery to the damned Cancer Sticks when I found out that I have mild copd was enough for me to find this site on line and read everything that I could about this horrid addiction there's so much here to strengthen anyone's resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free.......Make the choice to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W because it works when applied on a daily basis  there's absolutely no way you can FAIL 

when you stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever - will give us a lifetime of Freedom.....

 

If you're reading this and are on the fence about quitting smoking or if you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep please know that with commitment and perseverance you can and will be successful one precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second at a time please believe it and take as many deep breaths as you need to and know that we're all here to help you in any way we can and read everything you can because there's a wealth of information right here on this site to strengthen your resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it so set up a quit date if you haven't already or if you're struggling keep moving forward because the longer you're quit the easier it will get BUT first you must get through the roller coaster ups and downs in order to get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes.......

In order to EXperience the Freedom of a Smokefree Life we must make the choice to quit and stay quit N.M.W. and make the choice to Relapse or NOT choosing to stick with your quit so you can reap the benefits is truly the gift of LIFE because we all know Smoking Kills and it kills slowly it doesn't matter who you are or where you live smoking kills! As difficult as quitting smoking can be it's much better than a Dr telling you to go home and get your affairs in order that there's nothing that can be done all because you wouldn't quit the damned Cancer Sticks that thought stuck with me during those early weeks when I was having horrendous cravings back to back and they seemed never ending at times BUT I knew that I was going to get through those horrid rough patches and into this good in my quit because of all the reading that I did right here on this site it wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT it was DOABLE plus I wanted and still want the best quality of life that I can have so I can enjoy my family and friends I want to make great memories with the grandchildren that hopefully will be treasured long after I'm gone.......Keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON which is pure Freedom.....

Stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W. - No Matter What so you can live a life of Freedom......

I'm quite weary this morning but that's A OK because I wouldn't change a thing about yesterday Mandy, Mason and I found this lake we've been wanting to got to YAY for Google Maps  the water was beautiful Mandy brought a dingy so the three of had a wonderful time floating around Mason also swam for a couple of hours then we galavanted all over and enjoyed eating out at our favorite restaurant, I never got home until 11 o'clock which is late for me BUT I so enjoy living a Smokefree Life because it's a wonderful feeling being able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a damned Cancer Stick! Poor Mandy when Mason decided he wanted to swim he got out of the dingy so Mandy went to light a Cigarette and dropped her lighter in the lake so she paddled back to shore and had to walk a fair distance back to the car in hopes to find another lighter which she did BUT I don't have to worry about that because I don't do that anymore and it's super fantastic because LIFE really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand......

Wow my Dad just called me and told me about an acquaintance of mine who died in his sleep last night he was 65 years old and had lung cancer the last time I saw him was a few weeks ago and he still smoked! 

I'm heading out on a day trip with my daughter Mandy and Mason tomorrow morning BUT I'll check in sometime in the evening, quitting smoking and sticking with it is the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance then we'll continue to reap the benefits of Freedom which is Super Fantastic once you get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes.......

I've been very busy this morning I just put 13 loaves of white bread in the pans and I'm about ready to put 2 loaves of brown bread in pans along with a dozen rolls  I'm a glutten for punishment BUT it's a good day to get it done I've got potato salad and beans made so the brown bread will go good with that, it's a Civic holiday today so Mark stirred the white bread for me which is a great help I've got really bad osteoarthritis pretty much everywhere severe in my neck lower back and hands especially the thumbs so I really like to bake white bread when he's home we don't buy store bought bread at all. I tease our 10 year old grandson Mason once in awhile and tell him I'm going to start buying bread  if looks could kill ha ha ha, anyway I'm here and definitely Smokefree so this evening let's all of us here at Ex say YAY for another Day WON or maybe it's DAY ONE so you can say YAY for DAY WON with many more to come as difficult as quitting smoking can be thankfully it's also very Doable and totally worth it to be Free...... Anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking is the gift of LIFE which our lives literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W......