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Wowser next Wednesday is the day after CHRISTmas which is Boxing Day with huge after CHRISTmas sales plus it'll be the last Hump Day of 2018 BUT I'm getting ahead of myself let's all of us take a deep breath and remember the true reason for the Season and let's be EXtra Vigilant during this Season so we don't let ourselves become lazy and complacent and lose 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 vital to our quality of LIFE because breathing is essential to LIVING and I'm hoping that each will be around to enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in LIFE! Let's stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance which guarantees us a Smokefree Life & I say YAY for Smokefree living and YAY for each and every Day WON. 

We got a strong 7 inches of snow overnight with gusty winds ugh the winds are still gusting this morning with poor visibility so schools are cancelled throughout the Province the kids are pretty happy, I was shoveling the steps off at 6 am Mark is still plowing our driveway so he can get to work our driveway is way off the road which is great in the Summer BUT a royal pain in the butt in the Winter oh well that's A OK because there's no smoking involved because Life is much easier without a Cigarette in Hand it's definetly easier to breathe when shoveling the mounds of snow, keep sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance because it'll guarantee you a LIFE of Freedom ..... with the right Mindset we can do just about anything we put our minds to and quitting smoking should be at the top of the list of things because our lives literally depends on it.....

 

Happy birthday Daniela-3-11-2016

Sticking with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance works when applied on a daily basis it's definetly not easy by any stretch of the imagination especially in those early days and weeks BUT as long as you are willing determined and totally committed to succeed then you will be successful because as difficult as it might be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it 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 it's vital to our quality of life because breathing is essential to living.....

Thankfully you can live life on life's terms without the crutch of cigarettes, mind you it takes commitment and the belief that you will 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 as an EXer if you're reading this and you're struggling please know that you can and will get to that good place in your quit, deep breaths and know that we're all here to help you in any way we can it will get easier and easier with time under your belt, continue to be willing determined and totally committed to succeed because there's definetly Life after Cigarettes BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance which guarantees us a Smokefree Life. ...

I know Christmas can be and is for alot of people a very difficult Season for a number of reasons so if you're reading this and you're struggling with remaining quit please stay close because we're all here to help you in any way we can, if you need to vent or just want to put your thoughts down please do and please stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because this Season will pass and you'll still have your quit which is the gift of LIFE all of our lives literally depends on us to continue stacking up those precious DOF which guarantees us a Smokefree Life.....

Let's remind ourselves of the reason for the CHRISTmas Season I have to remind myself each year that I can only do what I can do several years ago I used to push myself trying to do everything just right the cleaning the decorating the baking and so on and so on and I used to be so worn out and in alot of pain from arthritis and other issues that I didn't enjoy myself and I didn't even feel like eating Christmas dinner so finally I thought this is ridiculous so over the last few years I just do what I can do and everyone including myself enjoy Christmas so much more and what's even better is I'm doing it all as an Ex Smoker and so is my hubby Mark and maybe just maybe we'll be around a little bit longer to enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in life, don't fret over the little things this Christmas just do what you can and enjoy the Season    I wonder sometimes where I ever found the time to Smoke because there just isn't enough hours in the day to begin with BUT hey I guess it really doesn't matter does it ? Because we don't do that anymore ! Right ?  This picture of Mark and the grandchildren was taken a couple of weeks ago we always give them a early Christmas gift as a Thank you for decorating the tree this is one of the the little things in life that I pray will be a memory for the grandkids to treasure long after Gramp and I are gone......

Another HUMP DAY is here and there's only two more after this one then we'll be into a new year which makes me so thankful that I'm living a Smokefree Life it's a journey we're all in together because it doesn't matter where you are in your quit whether it's day ONE or ONE thousand and ONE or wherever it just doesn't matter because we're all on this quit journey together as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance then we're guaranteed a life of Freedom  Let's always remember and N.E.F that horrid DAY ONE and those early weeks that follows because only Days WON will do for us  our quits are firmly in our grasp and I say YAY for Smokefree living and yay for each and every Day WON.....

Anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking definetly is difficult to say the least in those early weeks BUT it's absolutely worth it even though at times you may feel like giving up BUT DON'T because you can and will get through the rough patches, believe it chin up and keep moving forward and stacking up your precious Days of Freedom so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON quitting smoking is definitely difficult by any stretch of the imagination but boy oh boy it's so worth it so hang on tight because the longer you're quit the easier it will get and once you get to that good place you'll be so glad that you stuck with your quit...... 

It really does take to time to 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 smokes you will get to that good place in your quit, deep breaths, chin up and believe it and know that we're all here to help you in any way we can as difficult as it is in those early weeks it's also very Doable and totally worth it to be Free and besides anything in this life worth having takes time and effort..... I better get going I have an appointment and I need to warm the car up because it's cold outside ....

I'm thankful that I had a breathing test 2 and a half months after my husband Mark quit smoking after 42 years because of a horrible cough that scared him into quitting which a cat scan showed emphysema BUT I continued to Smoke thinking I was just fine we'd both smoked outside Summer or Winter for roughly a dozen years, I smoked for 40 years anyway I saw a specialist about something back in the Spring of 2014, I don't even remember what it was about now but he listened to my lungs and didn't like the sound of them and set up a a breathing test which showed mild copd that's when I realized that I wasn't invincible and found this site and the rest is history. Quitting smoking is absolutely difficult BUT definitely DOABLE I didn't want to end up on oxygen 7/ 24 and fight for every breath and I sure as HELL didn't want to have my family see me struggling to breathe especially the grandchildren so I bit the bullet and took back my life with the help of this community all of our lives literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance which guarantees us a Smokefree Life and it's vital to our quality of LIFE breathing is essential to living and being around to enjoy the little things in life that actually turns out to be the big things in life 100 times better as An Exer. 

I consider quitting smoking the gift of LIFE which is 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 vital to our quality of life because breathing is essential to living so as difficult as quitting can be it's absolutely Doable if 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 to be Free and besides anything in this life worth having takes time, effort and hard you must  be willing, dedicated and with the right Mindset than you'll 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 as an EXer then you'll never want to see another Day ONE only Day's WON for each and everyone of us traveling on this stupendous quit journey YAY for Smokefree living.

I'm stumped on what to say this morning so I'll just say good morning and wish each of you reading this a Stressfree hasslefree but most importantly Smokefree day.....

I've got to pick my mother in law up in a bit for a Dr's appointment it's brrrrrrr outside at -20 °Celcius or -4°F either way it's cold BUT I'm really happy  that I'm not outside freezing my butt off trying to suck on a cancer stick coughing and choking and nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both and nearly freezing my fingers off I found it difficult wearing gloves in case of burning them like duh   but not anymore, quitting smoking is the smartest thing anyone of us will ever do for ourselves and of course sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance is also key to living a Smokefree Life which is the gift of LIFE  it's sooooooooo much better as An EXer BUT if you're struggling and think that I'm full of B.S. please keep plowing forward and stacking up your precious Days of Freedom because the longer you're quit the easier it will get and I believe you will get to that good place in your quit  where you'll realize how much better life is as an Ex Smoker and you'll never want to see another Day ONE ever again ......

I'm thinking about how busy the month of December can be and if we're not careful can cause undue stress which can cause for some sleepless nights, I woke up this morning very weary but I still put on a big batch of bread which is rising now and other than the things that has to be done I'm going to take a deep breath and enjoy LIFE on LIFE'S Terms and I'm going to do the same with Christmas & remember the reason for the Season and do what I can and enjoy it to the fullest as an EXer so let's H.A.L.T. & continue living a life of Freedom on this HUMP DAY and each and every that we're fortunate enough to be blessed with .....

Oh my gosh I almost forgot that my buddy my pal my friend George the Hump Day Camel says good morning  he's off filling up on coffee at the moment. 

Once we've decided to bite the bullet and take back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison then we need to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W. so we can be guaranteed a life of Freedom and enjoy LIFE on LIFE'S Terms without the yuckies (cigarettes)  Life really does happen whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke hopefully will give us several years of a much better quality of living ..... I want all of us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE, the grandchildren came over to decorate the tree last night so I fixed them all meat pizzas for supper and we had thank you gifts after the decorating and before we took them home .  I say a Triple YAY for Smokefree living and YAY for each and every Day WON because it's absolutely wonderful to enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in LIFE.......