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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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 I certainly wasn't smiling in my early weeks of my quit  if I'm remembering correctly which I'm pretty sure I am  no one came around me not even my kids because they'd been around me in my half dozen or so half assed failed attempts at quitting smoking in the past and knew that I'd most likely be quite b#tchy & not fit to be around    so they stayed away EXcept to drop off the grandchildren because they were my one bright spot in my life & could make me smile no matter how bad the withdrawals and moodswings were    the grandchildren were & and still are & always will be my incentive to live a Smokefree Life because enjoying the little things in life totally rocks and I knew way back in my early weeks of quitting smoking that I'd make it through because of everything that I read here and the mantras I've learned from this community like keep them away from your face and the only way out is through plus N.O.P.E  - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance & S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option, No Matter how difficult it is in those early weeks thankfully quitting smoking and remaining quit is absolutely DOABLE so stick with your quit journey - N.M.W. - No Matter What so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON ...... Once you've reached the point 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 always remember and 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 the gift of LIFE.......

 

Life can and will kick us in the teeth at times and catch us totally off guard that's why when it comes to quitting smoking it's imperative that we're as ready as possible for these curve balls because we know that LIFE happens vigilance guarantees us a Smokefree Life which is the gift of LIFE, My 10 year old grandson Mason came over yesterday afternoon and spent the night both his parents are working today so is my hubby, Mason is still sleeping I'm watching him after school each day which we're both enjoying I have to admit that I get tired BUT it's a good tired, have a great Easter Monday.....

Remember we're all on this quit journey together so if you're in a rough patch blog HELP so we talk you through it. ....

Keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON .....

Crank up the music and breathe in some relaxation or find a comedy on TV or YouTube because laughing and or music are great distractions ......

 

I'm wishing everyone a wonderful Easter no matter what struggles we may be enduring in our lives we are blessed and we must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W. Our lives literally depends on us to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us and by quitting smoking and remaining quit we'll hopefully be around a little longer and hopefully with a much better quality of living so we can enjoy the little things in life that's actually the big things in life which is sooooooo much better than the yuckies ( cigarettes ) if you're struggling with remaining quit deep breaths, chin up and believe in yourself because you can and will get through the roller coaster ups and downs and get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes BUT you must believe it and stick with your quit journey and we're all here to help you in any way we can we are all here rooting for you because we know through EXperience that as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's also very Doable and totally worth it to be Free......

 This bottom pin is for anyone hunting Easter eggs this morning   hubby went to our church for 6 o'clock to help cook Easter breakfast for our community breakfast which starts at 8 I usually just go to the church service that starts at 9:30 on  Easter normally service is at 11 o'clock ....... I'm going to get a few things ready for our Easter dinner before church to make things a little easier for later, huge hugs to each of you this rainy Easter morning .......

Thankfully we can make the choice to live life on life's terms without the crutch of cigarettes and thankfully even though it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT thankfully it's absolutely DOABLE BUT we must be willing determined and totally committed to succeed THEN we will be living a life of Freedom BUT it's an individual's choice to make the committment to perservence through the roller coaster ups and downs into that good place in their quit journey......

 

Choosing to take back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison and choosing to stick with our quits N.M.W isn't easy by any stretch of the imagination in those early days and weeks BUT with commitment and perseverance it's absolutely Doable and boy oh boy it's so worth it to get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the disgusting cancer sticks it's one heck of a good feeling when you finally reach that good place in your quit so as long as you stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance then there's no way you can FAIL and remember if you're struggling please let us know by blogging Help so we'll be able Tory and help you through it, as difficult as quitting smoking can be you can and will be successful one precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second at a time, deep breaths and keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON.....

There's so much to be thankful for especially with Easter being upon us which reminds me of how blessed we are & how much we really do have to be grateful for, so let's be EXtra Vigilant & nurture & protect our precious quits over this long weekend & continue stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom, It's a choice to relapse or not & choosing to stick with N.O.P.E & vigilance is a GIFT that'll keep on giving day after day week after week month after month & Lord willing year after year, our lives literally depends on us to stick with our quits - N.M.W - No Matter What & thankfully it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free......

For anyone hunting Easter eggs come Sunday morning .......

The last couple of weeks or so I've pushed myself to get a few EXtra things done around the house and do some EXtra baking for Mark like brown bread, he's home for lunch pretty much every day I try to fix him good lunches BUT lately I've had to dig really deep to find that Umph BUT I'll get through it because it's just like quitting smoking with the right Mindset I will triumph......

I know that I pretty much repeat myself on a daily basis hummm!  That's kinda like quitting smoking isn't it? Because in order to live a Smokefree Life we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W. - No Matter What & we have to choose to do it on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way any of us will ever Fail PLUS our lives are worth so much more than the damned Cancer Sticks PLUS we're also giving ourselves the gift of LIFE so we can enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in LIFE ...... PLUS none of us Want want to hear of someone telling us that a Dr told them to go home and get their  affairs in order that there's nothing that can be done for them!!!! Our LIVES deserve for us to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us .......

Once we decide to join the ranks of being 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 - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance which guarantees us a Smokefree Life, I do remember how difficult it was in my early days and weeks BUT thankfully it's also Doable PLUS our lives are much more important than the damned Cancer Sticks so Relapsing isn't an option N.M.W. - No Matter What...... keep choosing Freedom......

The temps made it up to 19 °Celcius yesterday or 66°F and YAY it might even get a little warmer today YAY It's been a very long Winter the first snow came in Oct and pretty much stayed it was either freezing or storming BUT YAY Spring has actually Sprung and the snow and the mixed bag of weather predicted tomorrow is supposed to change over to a heavy rainfall warning by the afternoon which is definitely going to cause some ice jams and flooding BUT hopefully not as bad as last year I'm so glad that I finally wised up and quit smoking because handling life on life's terms is sooooo much easier NOW BUT in those first few weeks and months of my quit I thought WOW! Will I ever get to that point where I realize how much better life is as an EXer? BUT I did somewhere around the third month of my quit that I had my AHA MOMENT!  Everyone is different so that realization will vary from EXer to EXer BUT by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance it'll happen if it hasn't happened already because the longer we're quit the easier it gets FREEDOM ROCKS! YAY FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY WON......

It really does get easier and easier with time under our belts and life definitely gets better and better without the crutch of cigarettes BUT if you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep THEN it's pretty hard to believe that you'll ever get through the roller coaster ups and downs to that point 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 because you can and will get to that good place in your quit, believe it deep breaths and keep moving forward so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON.......I smoked for 40 years of at least 30 smokes a day with a half dozen half assed attempts at quitting smoking I used to think that I'd be buried with a Cigarette in my mouth BUT once I found 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 and thanks to this awesome community and all of the wonderful folks here who helped me to realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes I'm on day 1,734  and still smiling   because I know that with commitment and perseverance that living a Smokefree Life is absolutely Doable and super fantastic.....

It was 27 when I got up BUT it's suppose to get up to at least 50 degrees by this afternoon YAY YAY and YAY again I was outside for awhile yesterday the temp made it to 47 BUT felt much warmer with the Sun's power, Mark's tomato plants are doing pretty good and hopefully within a month will be able to go out to the greenhouse. No Matter the weather or anything else that's happening in our lives we must keep  our quits Front And Center because no matter where we are in our quits we MUST NOT allow ourselves to become complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! I find the change of Seasons especially from Winter to Spring for me at least can get the old smoking receptors  rolling around and working overtime aaah come on just one won't hurt it's a gorgeous sunshiny day, that thought rolled through my brain several times yesterday  I woke up around 4 this morning and for just for a split second I thought I JUST smoked a cigarette!!!!!!!!!  Whew it was a just a horrid Smokemare. All of us that's living a life of Freedom must always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget - that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because none of us has to ever go back  there ever again as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E AND VIGILANCE which guarantees us a Smokefree Life which is definetly the gift of LIFE...... I still smile at each and every Day WON   I plan on remaining vigilant and come July I'll be celebrating  5 stupendous years of Smokefree living.......

I pretty much say the same thing day after day BUT that's because I want everyone to kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently and EXperience the Freedom that comes from living a Smokefree Life, I don't want anyone to struggle for a few days or a few weeks and throw their hands up in the air and relapse because they think they can't handle the cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep BUT as difficult as it can be in those early weeks you can make it through to that good place in your quit BUT unfortunately there's No Shortcut You Must Be Willing To go through all of the roller coaster ups and downs so you can come out the other side smiling & then you'll realize just how much better life is as an EXer & you'll never ever want to go back to to the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison. I want everyone to know that there's life after Cigarettes & it's super fantastic BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option - N.M.W. - No Matter What & keep them away from your face & the only way out is through, I learned these Mantras here & there's so many more BUT the bottom line is in order to live a Smokefree Life you must stick with your quit journey & we're all here to help you in any way we can ...... I don't any of us to become complacent & go back to another Day ONE which would totally suck big time but another Day WON is the gift of LIFE, keep choosing Freedom over the death Sticks....

We had a chilly start to the day at 28 degrees but the sun is shining and we might actually get up to the mid 40s today BUT with the Sun's power it'll feel alot warmer it sure beats this Winter pic I'm posting Lol which is just about what it looked like yesterday  There's always a positive in every negative situation.....

It's been a long Winter with the white crap arriving the end of October and staying  if it wasn't snowing it's been freezing BUT finally Mother Nature is sending Spring to all of us that's still living in a Winter Wonderland YAY for Spring and a Double YAY for being Smokefree let's make it a Triple YAY for each of you on this stupendous quit journey whether you're on day one or day one hundred or one thousand or two thousand it really doesn't matter where you are in your quit as long as you stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance because sticking with N.O.P.E - N.M.W. - No Matter What - guarantees a lifetime of Freedom   our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George says let's do a quadruple YAY for each and every Day WON because LIFE is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand..... if you're not in that good place in your quit yet please keep moving forward because you will get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes I don't know when BUT it's going to happen so hang on tight and don't let go of the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE......

Quitting smoking is worth all of 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 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, in the throes of some horrific back to back craves in my early weeks of my quit I remember thinking to myself and most likely I was talking out loud to myself saying what do you Expect after 40 yrs of slavery to the damned Cancer Sticks? That thought helped me alot because every blessed thing we did was wrapped around the smokes so of course it's going take time to relearn life without the crutch of cigarettes BUT boy oh boy it's 100 % worth it, with commitment and perseverance you will get to that good place in your quit, believe it deep breaths and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because our lives are worth so much more than the damned Cancer Sticks .....