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Let's enjoy this beautiful Sunday everyone and needless to say a smoke free one of course. 

Marilyn 

I hope everyone is going to have a fantastic smoke free day, I'm on my 139 DOF AND enjoying my life without cigarettes. It's very cold at 2 degrees oh well it's December coming right up, I better get going I'm going to have both grandsons and my step grand daughter over for the day.  for the last 3 years the kids decorate the tree for me . I definitely look forward to it and I hope that the grand kids do as well. Enjoy the day everyone.

Marilyn 

I hope all of my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and lots of good food and great company at your dinner table .We are so blessed and have so much to be thankful for I really hope that everyone has a relaxing peaceful holliday weekend as well. I pray that everyones quit is strong N.O.P.E be careful, stay committed  think of the rewards of keeping your quit, your health, money in your pocket the satisfaction of being able to say that I don't smoke anymore. I am on day 138. what a great feeling to tell someone that I haven't seen for a couple of months that oh I quit smoking over 4 and a half months ago. I better start a fire soon it's chilly in here but it's only 3 degrees outside  brrrrrrr have a great day my friends. 

Marilyn 

This Canadian girl is wishing all of my American friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day and wk end. Safe travels to each one of you, it's a winter wonderland here. School is canceled, most everything is. Oh well it's almost December. Again I pray that each one of you have the best Thanksgiving possible,enjoy the turkey and all the wonderful fixings and of course my favorite  dessert, pumpkin pie and whipped cream yummy. 

Marilyn 

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age is obvious

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 26, 2014

Dah,I just remembered it's my birthday  and I'm told that 55 is considered a senior in some circles well guess what I am 55 and I haven't smoked for 136 amazing days. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We enjoyed our Canadian Thanksgiving back in October, have a wonderful smoke free Holliday. 

Marilyn 

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Pre Thanksgiving

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 26, 2014

I want to wish all of my American friends safe travels on this pre Thanksgiving .I know depending where you are and where you are going there could be some travel issues with the weather. I pray for safety for each and every one of you and needless to say have a wonderful smoke free Holliday weekend.

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A mild morning

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 25, 2014

A beautiful mild 50 degree morning, wow these temps are really easy on my wood pile but I know the temps are dropping tonight and another Noreaster is coming through tomorrow night. I hope and pray that everyone reading this will have a wonderful smoke free day stay strong and determined because each one of us is stronger than the addiction and the cravings even though we think we're not . We most definitely are stronger and can kick the nicodemons butt into the ocean or dig a huge hole and bury it. Take your life back, live a life without cigarettes. Today I have 135 precious days of freedom, all I can say after smoking for almost 40 yearsI am so happy I've finally taken my life back and I can enjoy each day and not have to freeze my rear end off  standing outside trying to smoke. Thank goodness I am smoke free now. Enjoy the day everyone. 

I hope everyone will remain vigilant today with your quits, I know that I wil because I have a choice and I choose life over a smoke related illness or a Doctor telling me that I have only so long to live. Be smart and kick the nicodemon to the curb and live a life without cigarettes, I've only got 134 days without the poison but I love this life. Stay strong and smoke free today I should say that if you slip get right back to quitting again and once you figure out why you slipped you can find a different way to work with your quit. Stay strong. 

Marilyn

I like to try at least to keep Sundays as the one day a week to relax and enjoy life without pushing to get stuff done. 133 days of smoke free living makes me happy, enjoy this Sunday everyone. 

Marilyn

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A quick HELLO

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 22, 2014

My husband and I are heading off to get some running around done and maybe have lunch out. Tommorow is busy and Monday he's gone for the week so today we'll celebrate his and my birthday and his 7 months of being smoke free yay for us. Hopefully it will warm up a bit it's only 7 degrees outside brrrrrrr .Enjoy your day everyone 132 wonderful smoke free days for me. 

Marilyn

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Hello everyone

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 21, 2014

I'm so glad that it's Friday the hubby will be home for the wk end and off again Monday which is his birthday. Tuesday he'll have 7 months smoke free, wow how time flies. Wednesday is my birthday another year older at least this year I can say that I don't smoke anymore, what a great feeling being able to say that. I am so happy that I met Dales 130 day challenge yesterday and came out on the other side. Now today I will stay vigilant every single day of my life and use all the tools I've learned on this site so that I never get lazy and complacent and fall by the wayside and slip up and put one of those cancer sticks to my face. Yak, gross I will make sure that never happens, don't forget to stay vigilant everyone, I know we will all help each other. I believe the KEY is to come right here for support when you first feel shaky, that's what I did and will continue to do if I feel out of sorts. Have a great smoke free day. 

Marilyn

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Tired but happy

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 20, 2014

I completed the 130 day challenge now it's onwards to my next milestone which for me is 6 months. Of course I will remain vigilant each day because under no circumstance do I want to be complacent and be a dunce and think just one won't hurt. I don't in a million years believe that would happen but I won't take any chances I will enjoy my life to the fullest and always remember the long road to get here . I don't ever want to be back in the first few weeks of my quit no way no how. I am tired I didn't sleep well but I am so happy and will have a wonderful day. I hope everyone reading this blog will have a wonderful day as well. 

Marilyn

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A great sleep

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 19, 2014

Sam and I slept great last night, thank God that the snow is off the roof. Thank you everyone for your concern and advice, I needed to vent and everyone was here to help. I'm going to check out and use your advice Dale for the rain and thunder noices and Junior my husband and I are going to buy a large kennel and try that for the next snowstorm, thank you everyone. Today is 129 precious wonderful smoke free days, have a great day. 

Marilyn

Last March my husband Mark had a Doctors appointment, a complete check up with chest xrays, they needed a second chest xray which concerned us a little, my husband decided he would quit smoking so he started cutting back on smoking. Another week passed and we got a call from that he needed a cat scan now I am worried anyway he had the cat scan and saw the doctor and found out he has the start of emphysema. He was pleased to tell the Dr he had one month in at that point. He quit April 25/14 . I had a check up with chest xrays and they came back great, right on. I went to a specialist about a nodule on my thyroid which the doctor wasn't concerned about he listened to my lungs and didn't like the sound of my lungs and set me up with a breathing test which I had the beginning of July and I flunked it and found out I have copd. I was surprised because my chest xrays were good, I have learned a lot since then. I set my quit date for the 7th of July but I wasn't ready so I reset it for July 14th and the rest is history. I didn't think I had any problems with my lungs I was worried for my husband about 3 wks after my quit is when I noticed I winded easy, I never noticed while I was smoking. I still find that I get out of puff easy after 129 of not smoking but I am not putting anymore poison into my lungs. 1 smoked almost 40 yrs now I choose the rest of my life to be smoke free and maybe live a better quality of life. The time to quit smoking is now, quit smoking for your health .

Marilyn

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Morning

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 18, 2014

How to explain my 11 yr old dog Samantha Digger Jane Hartley and her terror of loud noices of any kind from thunderstorms to heavy snow sliding off the roof like last night. Last January we stayed in a deep freeze for over 3 wks with temps ranging around -10 to -12 super cold and at night the frost coming out of the house would make loud snapping noices because it was so cold. My dog Sam would literally freak out and bark, wine, try to climb the walls she nearly upset my brand new TV I got for Christmas because she tried to climb up the stand. Anyway the vet gave her tranquilizers to calm her down, my husband was on the road most of the time when this was happening and is now too . I didn't think it was too bad last night, boy I was wrong I went to bed at 10:30 and gave Sam a tranquilizer at 11:30 she paced, barked and tried to squeeze into every corner she could which means everything was getting knocked down or over and definitely no sleep until around 3:45am and she started up again just before 7am. My poor Sam and poor me, the tranquilizer didn't work too well. I amggoing to have a very long winter with my Sam that is if I live through it, just joking. Guess what I will not smoke over it I would be a total idiot I have 128 days of freedom from the disgusting poison cigarettes. Enjoy your day everyone, I hope I can sleep tonight the snow is definitely off the roof now. 

Marilyn

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Good evening

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 17, 2014

I was just reading the blogs and thought I would wish everyone a relaxing evening. I'm watching the news which is quite depressing but I do like knowing what's going on in the world. The weather will be on shortly and I think this weather forecast will be more depressing. It's storming again but it is the 3rd week of November what do I expect ????? but I am semi retired I have a choice if it's storming too bad, I don't need to be on the roads so I stay and keep the fire going. Life is good, I have a roof over my head, food in the fridge, freezer and cupboards and lots of wood to keep the fire going, my husband is gone for the week again but he was a sweetheart and split extra kindling and split some of the hardwood smaller for me . I should be able to keep the fire going better this week, I have tendinitis in the ankle and the foot climbing up and down the basement stairs last week was very difficult and my poor foot was swelled twice the size and it really hurt to walk by the time my husband got home Friday but I think this week will be much better. Thanks it felt good to write down how I am feeling, have a great evening. 

Marilyn

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A new week

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 17, 2014

A very good morning to everyone, it's a dark dreary morning but that's ok I hope that you had a good weekend and that the coming week will be a good one as well. 127 smoke free days for me. I'm edging closer to the end of NML, sounds very good to me. 

Marilyn

I want to put out a gigantic ( THANK you ) to each and every one on this site for volunteering your time and compassion to try and help us through our quits. I know that for me the first month especially was a total roller coaster and at times I was ready to rip my hair out, all I can say is you talked me through it. All of you especially the elders have the experience through many years and documentation to back up your love and support for all of us and I know that it must break your hearts when someone leaves this site without saying anything because we all are dealing with a mighty addiction here and need to quit smoking so we can live a life that is worth living and being able to breathe, life without cigarettes is for me the only life worth living. 

Marilyn xoxox

My husband is home for the wk end and he'll be off again Monday morning for another week . We are thankful for the fact that he has a job because there's not a lot of work in our region that pays any amount. Anyway he's busy getting stuff done before he has to go and I am busy with the oldest grandson for the day. Life is good especially since I don't smoke anymore 125 wonderful smoke free days, I'm very close to the 130 day milestone I can almost reach out and walk through but I must wait patiently for another 5 days. In the meantime I will enjoy the fact that I don't have to go outside in the cold weather to suck on poison cigarettes and freeze my butt off smoking, ya gotta love that I know that I do, have a super fantastic day everyone. 

Marilyn

A quick HELLO, I hope everyone will have a wonderful day and of course stay strong and smoke free. 124 days of freedom from cigarettes for me it's been difficult to say the least at times but so worth it. I will be vigilant every day of my life because I choose not to be a slave to nicotine, I am a happy quitter and with the grace of God will continue the rest of my life smoke free. 

Marilyn

I Hope that everyone will have a wonderful day,  no matter what life is what we make it. I choose to have a good day even though I am tired of fighting with green wood trying to get the fire going to get my house warm . It will take me a little longer to get the house warmed up but I definitely will get the fire going. I need to be patient at least I am alive so I am pretty happy about that . I Will put on a sweater for a while and enjoy coffee  the meantime. Tommorow is Friday my husband has been away all week working in the Miramichi he'll be home tomorrow and gone again next week, but that's alright . Homemade pizza for my hubby tomorrow night his favorite meal . Please have a wonderful Thursday everyone. 123 smoke free days for me. 

Marilyn

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Choices

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 12, 2014

 Good morning everyone, I'm still pretty early in my quit 122 days to be exact which is good very good but I must be careful not to get too comfortable with my quit and be foolish enough to think just one won't hurt. Surely to God I have enough brains to realize that's total crap, I will stay vigilant each and every day because I never ever ever ever ever want to smoke again. My health and my family mean to much to me to knowingly go back to slowly killing myself we all have a choice to smoke or not smoke. I choose not to smoke on a daily basis, Lord willing I'll have a few extra years to enjoy my life with my family and friends. It really doesn't matter if I have 122 days or1122 days I will remain vigilant, I choose  life without cigarettes. 

Marilyn

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I remember !!!!!

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 11, 2014

Today I believe the most important thing to do is to stop and respect our Veterans and the sacrifices they have made and still are making and will continue to make for us .For our safety and our FREEDOM THANK  YOU remember on this Remembrance Day in Canada and I remember on this Veterans Day in the United States of AMERICA . THANK-YOU. Enjoy this day everyone, we most certainly are blessed. 

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120 DOF !!!!!!!

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 10, 2014

Good morning everyone, I'm hitting another milestone today and I couldn't be more happier if I tried.4 precious months not poisoning myself, you gotta like that. I must get some breakfast for my grandson Mason but I wanted to check in with my fellow EXERS. Have a fantastic day and of course smoke free. 

Marilyn

I hope that everyone has a relaxing peaceful day,  my husband just helped me put on a big batch of bread before Church and the 5 yr old grandson is coming for the day and overnight. There's no school tomorrow and then Remembrance Day Tuesday your Veterans Day, Thank God for our Military they gave us our freedom so we can enjoy the little things in life as well as the big. Please enjoy a smoke free day. 

Marilyn

I'm going shopping with my husband in just a few minutes. I am usually on my tablet first thing in the morning so I didn't want anyone to wonder if I slipped, the hubby was out of town half of this wk and will be gone all of next week so we thought we would spend some quality time together. I'll check out the blogs and stuff later . gotto go have a great smoke free day. 

Marilyn

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A quick HELLO

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 7, 2014

I'm hoping that everyone will have a wonderful peaceful and relaxing weekend,  the Last couple of days has been difficult mostly because of a non stop head ache. I believe it's the dry air and low pressure from the storms we've been having, I just wanted everyone to know I'm going into my 118 th day tomorrow and I have no intention on smoking ever again and I hope everyone will stay smoke free because life is so much better.  My car is fixed it was the fuel pump $420.00 dollars later I have my car back ouch on the price but I need my car.I have no intention on smoking over that, besides my car cost enough without spending money on disgusting cigarettes, no way no how. Enjoy the rest of the evening. 

Marilyn

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Hello Friday

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 7, 2014

I'm late getting on this site today, it's almost noon. Anyway it's storming again another Noreaster I don't think it's going to be as bad as last Sunday but it is  what it is. I hope everyone is having a good day today and will have a wonderful smoke free weekend, I know that I will.

Marilyn

The caring on this site after 116 smoke free days still amazes  me, what a crappy day yesterday . I knew enough to come on this site and vent and I would feel better and I did, thank you so very much to each of you.  I want everyone especially the newbies just coming on this site if you feel overwhelmed like I did come here and vent as I did. I really don't believe I would have smoked but being around a smoker yesterday and as stressed as I was a voice in my head was saying just one won't hurt. Thank goodness when he brought me home because my car broke down in his yard it wasn't far to bring me home. I got right on this site and calmeddown, ttoday I will have a great day because I choose it, have a wonderful day everyone. 

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I am cranky

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 5, 2014

It's nice out today but I decided to shovel some of this snow away to give us more room to park thr cars. It's my Dads 78th birthday so he came for a visit, my car quit going into town to check my mail. Hopefully it's just wet from the Noreaster on Sunday and all the rain we're getting now, I haven't moved it since last Friday. My car quit in a driveway the people were home so I used their phone, I mentioned I was a little jumpy that I quit smoking almost 4 months ago. The gentleman said oh don't feel bad that he quit smoking for 12 years and took it back up, I am thinking to myself not me, I pray that I am smart enough never to take it back up, I don't get it but I definitely am having a rotton day but I will not SMOKE OVER IT, thank you I needed to vent. 

Good morning everyone, 14 inches of snow this past Sunday from the Noreaster that went through. Today it's raining , life in the maritimes gotta love it. I hope everyone will have a great smoke free day I'm on my 115th well I guess I should try and get something accomplished today. Stay committed and determined to kick the nicodemon to the curb everyone especially if you're new to this quit. I aim for the light at the end of the tunnel in the first 3 wks it was so dim I could barely see it but each day it kept getting a little brighter and now it's pretty darn bright. This quit keeps getting better and better each day, have a good day everyone. 

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A sunny day

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 4, 2014

Good morning, it's going to be a beautiful sunny day and mild sounds good to me. I hope everyone has a fantastic smoke free day, I'm on my 114th so far so good .I believe commitment and attitude makes the world of difference in quitting smoking or in anything that we put our minds to and I choose a life without cigarettes. Believe me I still have my days like anybody else that's a little rough but I get busy doing whatever because I am winning the fight against the nicodemon forget the battle I'm winning the war, enjoy your day. 

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power outages

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 3, 2014

Over 10,000 without power around my region, over a foot of snow .finally it's done just windy well that Noreaster certainly packed a punch. I still have power and we were plowed out at 5 am so my husband ventured out for work if the roads are too bad he'll come back of course all the schools are canceled. Anyway I don't need to go out so I'll put on a big pot of Chilli and keep the house warm,well today is 113 wonderful smoke free days . Have a great day everyone. 

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November 2nd

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Nov 2, 2014

Good morning everyone, Carleton County NB is looking like winter this fine morning. We are under a winter storm warning 10 inches of snow. 40 mile an hour winds, ice pellets and sleet, Bah Hum bug, it's winter in the maritimes . looking for the positive in this snowstorm it really is pretty the trees are glistening, life is good and on another good note I am on my 112 th smoke free day and I think that's great, let it snow it's going to anyway. Please enjoy this beautiful Sunday relax and watch a movie or something that is enjoyable that's what my husband and I will do this afternoon on this stormy day movie time. 

Marilyn

Fantastic party, thanks for the invite I believe that was the best Halloween party I've ever been to. 3300 hundred cigs at 30 a day for 110 days that I didn't smoke because I don't do that anymore yaaaa. Today is 111 wonderful precious smoke free days. I hope everyone had a great Halloween and stopped into the party, enjoy the rest of the weekend.