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I hope everyone had a decent nights sleep and will enjoy this wonderful day that we are fortunate enough to be blessed with and of course a smoke free day, whether you are on day one or day 1001, living a life free from the dreaded nicotine poison is definitely the healthier lifestyle since we all know smoking kills and quitting can save us from dying a slow painful death so let's N.E.F - Never Ever Forget the early days and wks of our quits because there's no reason on the face of this earth that's good enough to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so let's keep moving forward because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option - as long as we apply N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever - then we'll can enjoy going anywhere, anytime whenever and wherever and however without worrying about where to find a corner somewhere outside to suck on a killer cancer stick so as the saying goes keep them away from your face because quitting smoking is definitely doable and absolutely worth all of the withdrawals and mood swings to get to that good place in your quit, when you are getting ready for bed tonight you can smile and say another day WON! 

Marilyn 656 DOF 

Wow tomorrow is the last day of April, another month bites the dust!!!! - I really hope the month of May slows down a little and Mother Nature will allow Spring to arrive before Summer comes, it seems winter drags on but the other seasons speed right on by us but that's just the way it is so let's enjoy each and every day no matter the weather or anything else that's happening in our lives as Ex smokers because our health, family and even our wallets will thank us for taking back our lives from the dreaded nicotine poison. There's definitely life after cigarettes and it's super fantastic but if you don't want to believe me, stick with your quit and you can prove it for yourself but you must be fair and give it at least 3 months, 4 would be perfect to prove how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes. Most of us smoked for decades so it only stands to reason that it's going to take some time to relearn different ways of handling situations without smoking, as long as you are willing, determined and totally committed to succeed then you can and will be successful in your precious quit. I am so thankful that after 40 yrs of being a slave to cigarettes that I found out that I have copd because that scared me into realizing that I wasn't invincible that if I didn't brighten up I was probably going to end up on oxygen 7 / 24 or even worse, die a horrible death that's most likely smoking related. I never thought I could quit but here I am 655 days of freedom and counting, hang on tight to your quit - N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever will give you a beautiful smoke free life because - S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option - N.E.F - Never Ever Forget your day one because every day we get through without a cigarette is another day WON and life is Grand without a cigarette in hand.  

Marilyn 

Another cold morning at 22 degrees but the sun is shining and thankfully has a lot of Power because we're probably not going reach 40 today but temps are going to warm up over the weekend which is super great and nothing is worth smoking over, not a blessed thing because if we screwed up our quits, we would still be dealing with the EXcuse of why we relapsed in the first place. So whether you are on day one or day 101 or day 500, or like me 654 days of freedom, let's continue to remain vigilant each and every day, so we can smile at the end of the day and say yay another day WON, so if you haven't quit smoking yet hang around and read everything you can about quitting smoking and remaining quit it's difficult to say the least but it's absolutely doable and definitely worth it, it's going to take some time because most of us smoked for decades so it stands to reason that it's going to take some time but once you do get to that good place you will never want to go back to the slavery of cigarettes. 

Marilyn 

I wish everyone a wonderful day, let's continue on stacking up our precious days of smoke free living and if you are reading this and haven't quit yet now is the time. Quitting is difficult to say the least but it's absolutely doable, once we get a few months under our belts let's N.E.F - Never Ever Forget those first few weeks of our quits because there's no reason on the face of this earth that's good enough to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so as long as we apply N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever then we can say no thanks because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option - so when we are getting ready for bed this evening we can smile and know that yay another day WON.  

Marilyn 653 DOF and counting 

Stick with NO because saying NO and sticking to it will give you a beautiful smoke free life - N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever works but you must apply it and live it because at the end of each day you can smile and say another day WON, quitting is difficult to say the least but it's so very doable but you must be willing, determined and totally committed and you can and will be successful. 

Marilyn 652 DOF 

I am so thankful that my husband Mark is celebrating 2 yrs of smoke free living today after 43 yrs of smoking and on the 14th of July as long as I don't become lazy and complacent in my quit but remain vigilant and guard it with my life I plan on  getting out to a nice restaurant and celebrate the freedom of finally wising up after 40 yrs of slavery to smoking. Mark and I were talking this morning before he went to work that life happens good or bad and it's a wonderful feeling to not have to reach for a sickening cigarette but deal with lifes ups and downs without the crutch is the normal for us now and has been for quite some time and it's great, the passing thought happens once in awhile and it's like I don't think so and continue on, stick with your quit and you will realize how much better life is. 

Marilyn 651 DOF and counting 

My husband will have 2 yrs in tommorrow since quitting smoking and that got us talking about our health scares, he had two chest xrays and a cat scan which showed mild emphysema and by the time he saw his doctor for the results , he already had a month in. I continued to smoke because I had chest xrays a few months earlier and they were fine but luckily a specialist that was giving me results of a biopsy on my thyroid which was fine decided to listen to my lungs and set up with a spirometry test which showed mild Copd which shocked the crap out of me because I didn't know the difference between the two, anyway my health is 100 % more important than the cancer sticks 650 precious smoke free days and counting. Quitting smoking is doable. As long as we N.E.F - Never Ever Forget the early days of our quits and make sure to apply N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option, I am thankful that my husband and I value our health enough that we are fortunate enough to be EXers and the best part of it is that we're happy being free, if you haven't quit smoking yet now is the time or if you are struggling hang tough and stay close to this site because you can and will succeed but if you don't believe me quit and remain quit for at least 3 months or 4 for sure and prove for yourselves how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes. 

Marilyn 650 splendiferous DOF and counting 

I hope everyone will enjoy a day that we are fortunate enough to be blessed with and I also wish anyone starting their quit or getting ready to quit smoking to have faith in yourself, believe you can get through the day ,keeping your mind as well as your hands occupied and tonight when you're getting ready for bed, you can smile and say another day WON. Quitting smoking is definitely difficult to say the least but it's absolutely doable and a life of freedom is in your grasp, hang on tight because victory is right around the corner but you must get through the roller coaster ups and downs first , so keep moving forward because life without the crutch of cigarettes is 100 % worth it and as always let's remember to protect our precious quits with our lives because our lives depends on remaining smoke free. 

Marilyn 649 DOF and counting 

Wow, this month is nearing the end too I'm really hoping for the summer months to slow down so that we can enjoy it for us folks that lives in the snow belt regions, winters seem to drag on and on and the other seasons are gone before we can really enjoy them so let's enjoy our quits and continue to move forward because that's where the freedom is, we have nothing to go backwards for as far as smoking goes. Life began for me after my quit and I am so very thankful that I finally wised up and realized that I could quit and with the help of this site and all of you showing me ways to remain quit and I read everything that was suggested to me to help strenghten my resolve to remain quit, I started smoking the odd cigarette when I was 14 by the time I was 15, I was probably smoking 10 + a day, when I got married for the first time at 16, I was smoking 30 a day and thank goodness after 40 yrs of slavery to the dreaded nicotine poison I found out that I have copd and that was enough to scare the crap out of me and I decided to take back my life which I found out was really difficult but very doable. Life is way too short to knowingly keep on smoking when we all know smoking kills and quitting can save us from dying a slow painful death that's most likely smoking related. Quitting smoking is absolutely doable and definitely worth all of the withdrawals and cravings to finally start living a life of freedom. 

Marilyn 648 DOF and counting 

We may reach 70 degrees today here in the Maritimes, whoo Hoo, yay and yay again, no housework for me today because the great outdoors will be calling my name after it warms up some, it's 33 right now but the sun makes it fee alot nicer. I suppose I could vacuum and dust maybe , I think not, ha, ha. The house work can wait because it will still be there when I get around to it.  Remember let's be EXtra vigilant in our precious quits with the changes in the weather we may get thoughts and memories of smoking so let's keep that tucked away in the back of our minds while enjoying the freedom that quitting gives us, because as long as we apply N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever to our lives and know that S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option then we'll have a wonderful smoke free life because I will N.E.F - Never Ever Forget the first few weeks of my quit, I love being able to go anywhere, anytime whenever, wherever, however and not have to worry about where I can sneak off to suck ona killer cancer stick, iit's a great feeling, quitting smoking is absolutely doable and absolutely worth it. 

Marilyn 647 DOF 

I am sooooooo tired but I thought I'd let you know that I saw the specialist today and I guess sometime over the summer I will get the colonoscopy to see what's going on inside where the CT scan with the dye showed the diverticulosis pouches and the itis on the outside. Anyway his bedside manner in my opinion sucks , I did have stuff written down but never thought to ask questions because I was visiting 4 different people at the hospital before my appointment and they were all in different wings of the hospital, oh well the meds he gave me to take 3 times a day to settle the spasms under the left rib seems to be working and he did say if I had problems to make an appointment. I have googled diets which I am trying to follow and when I see my family doctor on the 6th of May I will talk to him. Smoking never crossed my mind and that's probably because I don't smoke anymore and I am so thankful for that. Tommorow is supposed to be gorgeous with temps reaching high the high 60's and maybe even 70 so I will be outside tommorow as much as possible. 

Marilyn 

The nights are cold but the days are beautiful at 56 degrees and by Friday we may reach 70 or so again and that's super wonderful but with the mild temps and being outside and getting projects on the go could get our addictive minds working in overdrive so let's be sure to be EXtra vigilant and give our heads a shake and smile and say no way no how will we ruin a perfectly beautiful quit to suck on a killer cancer stick. We all have control over whether we relapse or not but we must be on guard for any unexpected stressers that could cause us to God forbid possibly screw up but as long as we apply N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever because we all know S.I.N.A.O -Smoking is not an option because relapsing most likely would shorten our lifes with smoking related illnesses, plus as long as we N.E.F - Never Ever Forget the early days of our quits we should be able to go bed at night and smile because we are Exers and made it through another day WON, stick with your quit because moving forward is definitely the right direction to go. 

Marilyn 646 DOF and counting 

I am still tired but I'm still on my first coffee so I will get woke up soon, Masons still asleep but he mentioned to me last night that he made plans for us today by the way he just turned seven the end of March. He wants to check the mail in case there's a parcel for him, he wants to go visit my friend which is my older sister in law, he really likes her plus he wants a pk of bubble gum, I love his age he's so easy to please right now and for me since quitting smoking, I can give him all of the love and attention he deserves without screwing up our time together sucking on a disgusting cancer stick. I push vigilance quite often and sometimes I think maybe I shouldn't push it quite as much and then I see longtime quitters that's relapsed and it breaks my heart. Enjoying the freedom that quitting gives us is absolutely wonderful but it really does only take a split second to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit and I want us to remain on guard and protect our hard earned freedom, quitting smoking is doable and remaining quit is also doable but we must always remain vigilant while enjoying our lives as Exers .

Marilyn 645 DOF and counting 

Good evening friends and fellow Exers, I hope each of you had a good day and are enjoying another day WON from the dreaded nicotine poison and when you wake in the morning be ready to embrace the day and believe that you will get through another precious day of freedom because you can and you will as long as you are willing, determined and totally committed you can and will succeed in your fabulous ongoing fantastic quit. N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever will give you a beautiful smoke free life and it's super splendiferous. I am very tired so I'm going to lay down with my youngest grandson Mason and shut the TV off so we can both fall asleep, no school again tommorrow so Mason and I will have a wonderful day together. I probably won't get a chance to answer comments on my blog this afternoon but thank you for your comments, I really appreciate it and I appreciate each and everyone of you. 

Marilyn 

I might have been able to get on site this morning eventually but after trying for 10 minutes around 8 : 30 Atlantic time, I had things to do and a dentist appointment to get to but here I am. My youngest grandson Mason should be here soon to spend the night and the day tommorrow there's no school, PD days I believe, anyway my friends and fellow Exers let's remember to be vigilant and protect our precious quits while enjoying our freedom from the horrid cancer sticks. 

Marilyn 644 DOF and counting 

It's another Sunny morning at 33 but it's supposed to get up to 60 degrees this afternoon, yay, now that makes me very happy, let's continue counting our precious days of freedom from the horrid cancer sticks. With the change in season we could get thoughts of smoking , as long as we realize that we're never going to put them anywhere near our face then we'll be ok. I stress vigilance alot and being on guard for any unexpected stressers or thoughts on just one, it's for me too because I know that it only takes a split second to make the biggest mistake of my life and take one and think only one won't hurt. This site has taught me to N.E.F - Never Ever Forget the first few weeks of my quit and believe me when I say that I Never Ever Will Forget, thanks to all of you I got my life back and I love being able to go anywhere, anytime whenever and however without the crutch of cigarettes, so have FAITH in yourself, BELIEVE in yourself because QUITTING SMOKING is very DOABLE, after 40 yrs of being in the clutches of the NICOTINE POISON, I'm FREE and if a person is willing to go through whatever cravings, withdrawals and mood swings to be able to say at the end of each day another day WON because Smoking Kills and quitting can save us from dying a slow painful death that's most likely smoking related so let's remember to protect our precious quits with our lives because our lives depends on it. 

Marilyn 643 DOF and counting 

It's almost 9:30, wow I am slacking as far as getting my blog done this morning but the beds are made, a load of laundry is on and with hubbys help with stirring, a batch of bread is on as well. I sat out on my swing for a few minutes with my coffee and even though the temp was only 31, it felt much warmer in the sun. Sipping my coffee and thinking back to this time last year really is amazing to me, last year the thoughts of having just one cigarette crossed my mind so many times and luckily thanks to everyone here, I knew no way no how would I put one of those cancer sticks anywhere near my face and this year the memory of smoking came to me and the first thing that popped into my head is I'm so happy that I don't smoke anymore, yay for us Exers. Come on you people in the background, it's time to take back your life and for those struggling, don't give up, keep hanging on because it's going to get easier and easier so please don't give up, hang tough and find out for yourselves that I'm telling you the truth that there's definitely life after cigarettes and it's super fantastic once you get to that good place, when you get through today and are getting ready to go to bed, smile because you WON another day of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison. Quitting smoking is absolutely doable but you must believe in yourself and know that your health, family and even your wallet will be thankful that you are an EX SMOKER. 

Marilyn 643 DOF or something like that. ☺

I was thinking about how fortunate I am that in three months I will have 2 yrs in but I will not take my quit for granted because I know it only takes a split second to screw it up by not thinking, so I will always remember to be on guard and protect it with everything in me. I sometimes take it for granted and I then I look back and remember the first few cigarettes I smoked in the mornings outside with my coffee coughing my fool head off thinking one of these times I might hork up a lung or maybe both, choking so hard that I had tears in my eyes and still sucking on that cigarette, doesn't that sound familiar??? - thank the good Lord that I wised, thank the good Lord that you wised up, that we all wised up. I know there's a few of you my friends and fellow Exers that's struggling right now, you can keep moving forward, there's nothing back there but memories but your future can and will be so much better without the crutch of cigarettes. Life as an Exer really does get easier as time goes on but it definitely does take time, keep your mind as well as your hands occupied and stay close to this site because we're all here for you, keep adding on your awesome days of freedom and at the end of each day you can smile and say another day WON. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Marilyn 641 DOF 

Mar

Whether we have a day in, a wk, a month, a yr or 2, 5 or even 10 yrs or more it's so worth celebrating because we've rid ourselves of the horrid cancer sticks. If you happen to be in the first few weeks or even months of your quit, hang tough and know that life is going to be so much better without the crutch of smoking, I am still in awe that I quit and that I'm one of those happy quitters that I used to shake my head at and think SO WHAT!!!!! - but now that I am on my 21st month of smoke free living, it's like wow I did it and I am so proud and thankful to be able to say that I am an Ex smoker but I know that we all must remain steadfast in our quits and guard it with our lives because our lives depends on remaining smoke free. N.O.P.E - works, all we have to do is live by it because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option and I always want to remember this mantra N.E.F - Never Ever Forget because I never ever want to go back to day one, instead I want to go to bed at night and smile and say yay, another day WON, whoo Hoo, come on my fellow Exers let's celebrate our freedom. Let's be sure to head over to the FREEDOM TRAIN once it gets to the station because our lives are grand without that cigarette in hand, the sunshine is making me happy but please be EXtra cautious with our quits because this nice weather might get us thinking about the yakies but do what I do and give your head a shake and say with pride that I don't smoke anymore. 

Marilyn 640 DOF and counting 

Tommorrow will be 21 months since I quit smoking , wow is all I can think of this morning because I never thought in a million years that I could quit smoking let alone stay quit and best of all be smiling and enjoying this new found freedom. I want everyone that's hiding in the shadows reading this and anyone else that may be strugglin, that quitting smoking is so very doable but you must have faith in yourself, be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful. I found out in the beginning of June/ 14 that I have copd which scared the crap out of me and that was enough for me to realize that I wanted to do everything in my power to enjoy my life without ending up on an oxygen machine or worse end up with cancer knowing that it's probably smoking related so if you haven't quit yet now is the time or if you have and are going through a rough patch, know that it's going to get easier most of us smoked for 40 yrs or more so it stands to reason that it's going to take some time to relearn life without the crutch of cigarettes and our health, family and even our wallets will thank us for us. N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever will give you a beautiful smoke free life and at the end of each day you can say another day WON. 

Marilyn 639 DOF and counting 

It's a dark, dank, dreary, drab, dismal damp rainy day but I say oh well because the rain is washing all the dirty snow away, plus we're supposed to get up to 60 degrees on Sunday whoo Hoo warm sunny temps are coming to the Maritime provinces, whoopee and it's fantastic. I will remember and I hope everyone that's only been quit a couple of years or less like me to be EXtra vigilant with the change in season for any strong thoughts of having just one because we know that's bull crap so let's be EXtra careful not to get sidetracked with the lie of one because one will ruin our perfectly beautiful quit. I believe in my heart and soul that we'll always have to be vigilant but I also believe that the first couple of yrs that we're probably most vulnerable so my friends and fellow Exers let's continue on with our splendiferous life of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison. If anyone is lurking in the background reading this post, come on out and write a blog and let us know you are here because Quitting smoking is absolutely the best decision anyone can make and once you get to that good place in your quit and start reaping the benefits of an Ex smoker, you will never want to go backwards but you will continue stacking up your smoke free days. 

Marilyn 638 DOF and counting. 

None of my message boards will open up so I can't check my messages, everything else is working fine except that. Anyway I just thought I'd share it with you, I hope everyone will enjoy a relaxing evening. 

YAY I GOT INTO MY MESSAGE BOARDS - I don't know what happened but YAY now I can check my messages. I could read them through my emails though but now I'm a happy Exer. 

Like many of us, I tried to quit smoking several times before being successful this time with 637 smoke free days and counting but I believe finding this site was the support that I needed to be successful and to believe in myself. I found this site by fluke in June of 2014 and set up a quit date for July 7th but wasn't ready so I reset the date for the 14th and did alot of reading here but hid in the shadows until I was on my 18th day when I finally commented on someone's post and was asked if I could write a blog and tell them a little bit about myself so I did and I know that everyone here helped strengthen my resolve to remain quit because I was having a rough time but thankfully whenever I felt like I was crawling out of my skin or I was going to rip my hair out I came here and there was always someone to help me through the rough patches. I finally figured out with this quit that I wasn't just going to try to stop smoking but this time I knew in my heart and soul that I was going to do it no matter what, N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever will give us a beautiful forever quit because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option, if we do these two mantras then we have N.E.F - Never Ever Forget is one thing that I never ever want to go through again so I pray that I always remember those first few weeks of roller coaster ups and downs because I never want to go back only forwards because life without the crutch of cigarettes is absolutely wonderful, quitting smoking is so very doable, just be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful and at the end of each day you can smile because you have made it through another day WON and it's a wonderful feeling. 

Marilyn 

I wish everyone a wonderful day today, I hardly ever nap but yesterday I thought why not so I laid down on the couch and two and a half hrs later I got up and I slept half decent last night too. I am taking a prescription that says they can make you drowsy and so far that's true but I have nothing pressing going on anyway. I am realizing that I need to listen to my body because I am the type of person that keeps going even when I'm exhausted and I am beginning to realize that I need to look after me and so I guess I am telling anyone out there that's reading this that it's time to look after you, we must take care of ourselves because if we don't nobody else can. Most of us have quit smoking which was and is the best decision anyone can make for ourselves and remaining vigilant each and every day is vital to our health and well being and exercise and eating healthy is also vital plus for me I must rest when my body tells me to take a break, so do all of you my friends and fellow Exers, let's take EXtra good care of ourselves and let's never, ever take our precious quits for granted or become complacent but always protect it on a daily basis because our lives depends on remaining smoke free. 

Marilyn 636 DOF

Good morning all, , to anyone and everyone that may be beginning your quit or just struggling to get through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and mood swings, please hang tough and go with the flow one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time or if need be one second at a time but you can do it, you are doing it and you will be successful. Quitting smoking is definitely difficult but it's absolutely doable and definitely worth it and at the end of each day you can smile when you're getting ready for bed and say another day WON because life without the crutch of cigarettes will get easier but you must believe in yourself and keep moving forward. N.O.P.E - NOT OnePuff Ever will give you a beautiful smoke free life.......

Marilyn 635 DOF and counting 

I saw the specialist this morning about the diverticulosis disease and having diverticulitis, he didn't seem too concerned and his blah attitude pisses me off. I''ve seen him a couple of times about other things and I don't care for his bedside manner. I told him the pain is there pretty much all of the time and it feels like something is moving around right under the left rib, I told him that I went to the ER on Friday and got a prescription until I saw him and I didn't find that it helped at all,I was just about crying and said I want to know what's causing the pain so something can be done about it. He gave me a prescription to try to stop the spasms with some of the side effects causing dizziness which is one of things I want answers too, I am so frustrated right now, I stopped in to visit my son and cried because I want to feel better and get outside and enjoy life but smoking isn't even a blimp on my radar because I don't smoke anymore and have no desire to ruin my perfectly beautiful forever quit . My quit is 100 % safe and secure because,smoking causes stress which right now I don't need the added stress of nicotine causing more health issues. I really needed to vent because I am disgusted with my family doctor, he did nothing when I saw him last Tuesday but at least this specialist is setting up a colonoscopy which hopefully will find the problem and fix it and he wants me to take these pills he prescribed 3 times a day and then see him in 2 wks to see if they settle the spasms. Thank you my friends and fellow Exers for letting me vent, I just want to feel energetic and happy again,life is way too short to feel miserable all the time but at least I can say with a huge smile that I quit smoking and on July 14th I will be enjoying my 2 yr milestone, thanks for letting me vent..........

There's a lot of things in our lives that we have no control over but when it comes to our quits , we have complete control over whether or not to smoke and we're all here to take back our lives so quitting smoking is definitely the best decision for our health, family and wallets but most of all our quality of life should benefit. So now is the time to quit smoking and remain quit and being vigilant and protecting our quits is absolutely vital , we all have people we've loved and lost to some sort of smoking related illness so I for one do not want to be dragging an oxygen machine around with me so I will keep stacking up my presious days of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison, 634 splendiferous DOF and counting, it's not easy but it's absolutely doable and definitely worth all of the withdrawals and mood swings to possibly add several years to our lives and hopefully a much better quality of living so we can enjoy our family, friends and especially the grandchildren for me because at the end of each day we can smile and say another day WON and that's a wonderful feeling and so worth the roller coaster ride to get to that good place in your quit but you don't have to believe me, stick with your quit and prove it for yourself. 

Marilyn 

I woke up at 7 and looked out a window to a winter wonderland which would be beautiful if it was December but once it warms up some it's going to change over to rain for the rest of the day and throughout tomorrow. Oh well, I wish everyone a wonderful day and if you are just starting your quit or if you are struggling to keep your quit, hang tough, stay close and be willing , determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful in your quit but you have to go through whatever cravings and withdrawals and mood swings but it's worth all of the craziness that we all have to go through to finally be free of the crutch of smoking, hang tough because quitting smoking is absolutely doable and absolutely worth it so read everything you can find here to help you quit and to remain quit and blog as often as you need to because we're all here rooting for you. 

Marilyn 633 DOF and counting 

It's a cold start to the day at 7 brrrrrrr but thankfully it's sunny out we might reach +2 this afternoon but then the snow is coming overnight then switching to rain tomorrow and Friday, possibly up to 2 inches . I hope not but we'll see what happens at least the temps are going to get warmer, we might even reach 50 on Friday but no matter the weather or anything else that's happening in our lives we must remain steadfast in our quits because there's no reason on the face of this earth that's good enough to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit because whatever EXcuse we used to smoke is still there and our precious forever quit is gone and we would have to start all over again, just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach. That's why it's so important to stick close to this site especially if you are new here or struggling, read everything you can here because there's a wealth of information to help you quit and remain quit, I've learned these mantras here and they work as long as you work them. - N.E.F - Never Ever Forget the early days of your quit because if you do that then you won't have to be concerned about this - N.O.P.E - which means Not One Puff Ever, then you can smile because you can say that S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option - life is Grand without a cigarette in hand. 

Marilyn 632 DOF - Days Of Freedom 

I just wrote a short blog post and the only thing that posted was part of the tag line so I will try again. Quitting smoking is absolutely doable and vital to our health, family and wallet but mostly because we all know smoking kills and quitting can save us from dying a slow painful death that's most likely smoking related so let's remember to vigilant and protect our precious quits with our lives because our lives depends on it. I am so thankful that I finally wised up and quit smoking after 40 yrs of poisoning myself, I was that lump of coal and I had to go through the withdrawals and cravings to get to this good place in my quit because I now am the diamond. Keep moving forward in your quits because life really does get easier as time goes on so keep stacking up your days of freedom from the horrid cancer sticks because we all can be diamonds.

Marilyn 631 DOF and continuing on 

I am home this morning but I had a wonderful time with my sister in law, she treated me to supper at a Ponderosa restaurant in Presque ISLE .we didn't bother going to Houlton but enjoyed a relaxing evening. She's never smoked a cigarette in her life and is so proud of Mark and I for quitting and taking our lives back , it's great to be able to go anywhere, anytime whenever, wherever and do whatever without having to ask to stop somewhere along the way to suck on a killer cigarette, yay for quitting smoking and on the 25th of this month, my husband ( Mark ) bless his soul will be celebrating his two year milestone and in July I will follow him and be celebrating 2 yrs, believe me when I say there's life after cigarettes, quitting is difficult to say the least but it's absolutely doable and definitely worth all the withdrawals and mood swings to get to that good place in your quit, but you don't have to believe me, stick with your quit and you can and will prove for yourselves how much better life is without the crutch of smoking. 

Marilyn 630 DOF and counting 

It's 27 ° F and it's only supposed to get a couple of degrees warmer with strong north west winds but I really don't care. I live less than five minutes from a Canadian, US border but I hardly ever go over across but I'm going over after church today and spending the night at my sister in laws, my hubbys sister, her husband is away in Jacksonville Florida for the wk working for a company called Dixie, they lived there for five years and moved back a yr ago last November, they still live in the States and he works from their home. I believe he builds programs but I'm not really sure other than he is really good at what he does and a couple of times a yr he has to be hands on at Dixie for a week or so, normally my sister in law goes but decided not to this time so I won't be back on site until sometime tomorrow afternoon, so let's be sure and remain vigilant in our precious forever quits N.O.P.E - NOT One Puff Ever will give us a glorious life of freedom from the dreaded nicotine poison. I always like to remember this mantra as well - N.E.F - Never Ever Forget the first few weeks of our quits because I know for me that I never ever want to go back to the early days of my quit, no way no how. I wish everyone a wonderful day and evening and I will be back sometime tommorow afternoon and please remember that S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option so continue to choose a beautiful smoke free life .

Marilyn 629 DOF and counting 

The rain has stopped and our temps have dropped from 58 yesterday afternoon to 34 now but we had heavy rainfall warnings and a few roads have washed out but like anything else in life once we've hit that good place in our quits there's no reason on the face of this earth to relapse into the trap of smoking. I am so thankful that I finally wised up and took my life back 628 spectacular days ago, it sure wasn't easy but once I learned that I have copd that's when I realized my health, family and quality of life was way more important than to continue knowingly slowly killing myself . Quitting smoking is so very doable but you must believe in yourself, be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful and once you reach that good place in your quit, you will never want to relapse and go back to the slavery of cigarettes. 

Marilyn 

I wrote a blog the other day when I finally found out about the pain under my left rib being diverticulitis, anyway my doctor didn't give me anything when I saw him the other day maybe where I'm see the specialist next Friday. I put in a rough night and was having a rough morning with the pain so I went to the hospital and had xrays and blood work done, no blockage yay for that and I was told my blood work was good but was given a prescription to clean out my system yay, I'll be glad when next Friday comes so I can avoid these flare ups and see what he wants me to do. I am going to put my pj's on and try to rest, I never sleep during the day but I might this afternoon so if I don't comment back to you today please don't think anything of it. I am so thankful that I don't smoke anymore and don't need to find a corner somewhere outside to suck on a killer cancer stick because I feel crappy enough without adding any poison to my system, it's amazing that when we did smoke that it wouldn't matter how awful we felt, we would still smoke so let's continue to realize how blessed we are that we don't have that crutch anymore , thankfully we are Exers and we'll keep stacking up our precious days of freedom.

Marilyn 627 DOF  

Quitting smoking is 100 % the smartest decision anyone of us can make, has made and will continue making for the rest of our lives because we know how much better our lives have become since quitting the cancer sticks and that sure isn't an APRIL FOOLS JOKE because we realize that a life without the crutch of cigarettes is the life for us so let's enjoy this first weekend of April, no matter the weather or anything else smoking isn't part of the equation because we don't do that anymore. 

Marilyn 627 DOF and counting