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I'll have four years of Smokefree living in July and previous to this quit I was one of those those smokers that half heartedly tried to quit at least a half dozen times and any EXcuse was good enough to relapse, one too many drinks or I gained some weight or I'm stressed I need a smoke or I'm so happy I want a cigarette, I always figured I'd be smoking right up until the day I died but I wasn't serious about quitting and I don't believe I thought I'd ever quit but finding out that I have mild copd that's when I decided to bite the bullet and stopped playing Russian Roulette with my life because I finally realized I wasn't invincible and could die a slow painful death that's most likely smoking related I'm so glad I found this site and educated myself on quitting smoking and remaining quit because there's a wealth of information here to strengthen anyone's resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom.....

We are blessed, so blessed and I'm Extremely Thankful for everything and everyone in my life I sometimes forget throughout the year to be Thankful for the many blessings that I receive but at Christmas and again on Good Friday and Easter I'm reminded of the many blessings that I truly have and by quitting smoking I'm respecting myself enough not to be poisoning myself anymore with the cancer sticks as difficult as quitting can be it's Doable and totally worth it to be Free so hang tough because there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and we must take care of ourselves because no one else can do it for us and our families our health and even our wallets will thank us and Lord willing we'll be able to have many more years of quality of living to enjoy the little things in our lives which I now realize are actually the BIG things in life..... Kicking the nicotine poison to the curb permanently is the wisest decision that anyone of us will ever make in our lifetime and it's the ONE GIFT that keeps on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year and now I'll sign off this blog forawhile and AMEN AND AMEN AGAIN....

No matter what is happening in life we can and must stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option Anymore, our health family and friends but especially our lives needs for us to look after ourselves and kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently and start living a life of Freedom, let's treasure this day that we're fortunate enough to be blessed with.....

I'm wishing each of a Hasslefree, Stressfree but most importantly a Smokefree Day whether you're on day 1 or day 1000 or where I am today which is 1352 precious Smokefree days as long as we stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance then each evening then we'll be smiling and saying YAY for Day WON if you're on Day ONE know there's many more to come and the rest of us should be smiling too for each and every Day WON! Life happens whether we smoke or not and choosing NOT is the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE and with Easter Sunday coming this Sunday makes me even more thankful for everything and everyone in my life and I'm also thankful for this awesome community of EXers and that I'm now living a life of Freedom because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option anymore! 

You can and will get the Umph but you can't and won't get it if you don't stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance 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! It's most likely going to be Extremely difficult in those first few weeks but boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free! 

It's a sunny morning here in the Maritimes but a cold start at 14°F but we might hit 50 degrees today which makes me EXtremely happy but with the change in the season I'm aware that I could get the thought of hummmmm it's a gorgeous mild sunshiny day maybe just ONE cigarette would be OK! Yikes!!!! So I'll be EXtra vigilant and I want everyone reading this to go about your daily routine while remaining vigilant for any unforseen stressers or reward smokes or just aaah it's a beautiful day I'm so thankful for this awesome community of EXers because all the mantras I've learned here works if applied on a daily basis like N.O.P.E  - Not One Puff Ever & N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget  & The Only Way Out Is Through  & Keep Them Away From Your Face  &  S.I.N.A.O  Smoking Is Not An Option &  H.A.L.T  - Hungry Angry Lonely Tired, I'm sure there's many more that I'm missing but if we apply these each and every day then there's absolutely no way that we can FAIL, then each evening we can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON....

Thank you everyone that commented on my grrrrrr blog last night I was going to bake Mason's birthday cake yesterday but by the time we got the new electric range here my head was throbbing so I'll bake it a little later this morning they're coming about 1 o'clock so it's going to be a good day, both my daughter who's Mason's mom and his Dad smoke but not his Gram & Gramp anymore my hubby Mark will have 4 years quit the 25th of April and I will have 4 years the 14th of July, it's a wonderful feeling being an Ex Smoker when they come today Mandy and Jason will be going out to smoke but not us so Mason won't be inside by himself but if we were still smoking I'd imagine he would be. Quitting smoking is definetly difficult to say the least but very Doable and totally worth it to be Free especially on days like today spending quality time with family especially the grandchildren because they have our full attention there's no sneaking outside for us to suck on a cancer stick and smelling like a stinky old ashtray, here's a pic from his birthday excursion with his parents yesterday.

I got my hubby Mark to stir my bread for me this morning I got it kneaded down and into the pans, alot of you know I make a big batch every 9 or 10 days we don't buy store bought bread at all anyway 13 loaves and a pan of rolls basically got ruined my 5 yr old electric range that we bought new decided to screw up on the first ovenfull both elements seemed to be working but wasn't throwing much heat grrrrr the last 5 loaves I took to my mother in laws but her oven is different than mine of course but I got them cooked but I'll probably throw the whole batch into the compost, Mark drove to town and bought a brand new electric range just a standard one nothing fancy which suits me just fine. I'll tell you I was stressed and gave myself a major tension headache and if I was still smoking I'd been chainsmoking which wouldn't have helped a cussed thing but certainly would've made my headache a hell of alot worse so I'm very thankful to be at the place in my quit that the last thing I want is a smoke and I've felt this for quite some time, something or someone will stress me out and my first thought is I'm so glad that I don't smoke anymore! 

I smoked for 40 yrs with at least a half dozen failed attempts at quitting and looking back I know that I was only half heartedly trying to quit and when i drank i knew that I'd probably drink one too many so I'd think aaah what the hell and I'd bum a smoke and be back at for another decade or so or I'd gain a few lbs and I'd use that for an EXcuse to relapse and again yrs went by until the scare of being told that I have mild copd that's when I finally figured out that I'm not invincible that I could die a slow painful death that's most likely smoking related so I got looking on line for quit smoking site's and this is the one I decided on. I set up a quit date but I wasn't ready so I reset it and promised myself NO more cigarettes ever and then I forgot about this site until my 18th day when I was ready to buy a cartoon and screw just a pk but whew thankfully I I remembered and got on line and with the help of this community of awesome EXers I'm still here with 1,349 glorious DOF and counting WTG ME and WTG TO each of YOU whether you're on Day 1 or Day 100, Day 1,000 or whatever just stick with your quit so each evening you can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay DAY WON or Days WON or if you're haven't quit yet come and join the ranks of being an Ex Smoker because it's 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 quit and stay quit no matter what is happening in our lives.....

Once you've decided to bite the bullet and take back your life from the clutches of the nicotine poison, it's a great idea to educate yourself on this addiction so please read everything you can about quitting smoking and remaining quit because there's a wealth of information here to strengthen your resolve to kick the cancer sticks to the curb permanently and start living a life of Freedom, go into your quit with the belief that you'll kick nicotine's butt into never, never land is absolutely the right Mindset and believing in yourself is key along with willingness, determination and commitment because with N.O.P.E.- Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance there's no way you can fail . If you were to ask me if quitting smoking was easy? I'd have to be honest and say HELL NO!!!! BUT if you were to ask me if quitting smoking was worth it? I'd  be saying HELL YES!!!! After 30, 40, 50 or more years of smoking it's bound to be Extremely difficult for the few weeks but it's very Doable and totally worth it to be Free so hang tough because there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's your Choice to stick with your quit so each evening you can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON! Please know that it will get easier and easier with time under your belt but first you have to go through the rough patches before you can get to that good place in your quit.....

I never thought I'd ever quit smoking but finding out that I have mild copd was enough to scare the Crap out of me so I got serious about quitting and I found this site and educated myself on this horrid addiction by reading everything I could find, I can tell you through EXperience that there's a wealth of information here to strengthen your resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom permanently and there's always someone here to help you through any rough patches that you may come upon all you have to do is blog Help and wait for a few minutes and they'll be people coming to help talk you through and if you have to Sit On Your Hands while you're waiting then do it  because There's No Way That You Can Smoke If You're sitting on your hands right! I had many days that I thought I was having out of body Experiences or I thought I'd never feel comfortable in my own skin again but thankfully I knew this wouldn't last long because of this awesome community of EXers and all the reading that I did so keep moving forward and stacking up your precious Days of Freedom so each evening you can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON and I've been very happy in my own skin not that long after quitting smoking and the brain fog left too. Please remember that after decades and decades of smoking it's bound to take time to get through the rough patches and to relearn life without the smokes but boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free so hang onto the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE it's absolutely worth all of the discomfort and whatever else we have to go through to get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the cancer sticks....

Wishing everyone a hasslefree, Stressfree but most importantly a Smokefree Day, if you're considering quitting smoking now is the time to start your Day ONE so you can start stacking up your Days WON and if you're having a rough patch please let us know how we can help you maneuver through them because as difficult as quitting smoking can be in the first few weeks it's absolutely Doable, believe in yourself,  be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful 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 your health family and friends but especially your life which is depending on you to kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently and start living a life of Freedom....

It'll be wonderful when Mother Nature gets the message that it's Spring time  but realistically I know that we'll get some nice weather but we'll also get more storms like the noreaster heading in tomorrow evening but by the end of April the snow will be pretty much gone other than in the woods but I'll be waiting patiently for the muddy weather because shortly after that comes the green grass and the flowers, hubby already has his tomato seeds planted and looking great. Just like the weather we all have to plow through the rough patches of our quits and take the good days and the bad days and know that it will get easier and easier with time, I'm definitely reaping the benefits of being an Ex Smoker and you will be too by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option anymore there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE and our lives deserves for us to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and bury it 6 feet under with the water sprinklers on top soaking the ground and the yuckies (cigarettes) underneath! Our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit....

Commitment, determination and perservence you can and will be successful but like all of us, you must go 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 crutch of cigarettes! Is it easy in those first few weeks? HELL NO!!!! BUT is it worth it? HELL YES!!!! if you stop and think about how many decades you smoked then it only stands to reason that you have to get through the rough patches before you get to that good place in your and you will if you stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance, we're all different so I can't say when that will happen all I know is for me around the 90 day Mark a lightbulb came on in my head and I started smiling from ear to ear because I finally figured out that I was one of those Happy Quitters that I've heard about right here in this community and I still am,  kick back and keep stacking up those precious Days of Freedom so each evening you can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON.....

Most of us smoked for 30, 40, 50 or more Years so when you think about it  then it only stands to reason that you have to relearn life without the crutch of cigarettes because every blessed thing we did was wrapped around the smokes so deep breaths and know that you can and will make it through to that point where you realize how much better life is being Free, 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 a choice and as difficult as the first few weeks can be it's Doable and so very worth to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a cancer stick and with N.O.P.E and vigilance then there's no way we can fail, our lives and family and friends literally depends on us to quit and stay quit no matter what!

Our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit no matter what is happening in life so by preparing ourselves before our actual quit date by reading everything we can about this addiction it strengthens our resolve to take back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison and start living a life of Freedom it's not easy getting through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep but it's definitely Doable and so very worth it to be Free so hang onto the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE and each day we get through is another Day WON....

I'm so ready for Spring but I have to admit that looking out my dining room window this morning and seeing this beautiful site was definetly worth snapping a pic to share with all of you, mind you I think it's much more beautiful in December instead of the middle of March but beautiful just the same and being able to to enjoy the beauty as an Ex Smoker is perfect so if you haven't quit smoking yet, now is the time to bite the bullet and take back your life from the clutches of the nicotine poison and if you're having a rough patch please let us know how we can help you to get through it, keep your mind as well as your hands occupied and know that with N.O.P.E and vigilance you can and will succeed because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option anymore there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE but first we all must go through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where we realize just how much better life is without the cancer sticks and it's worth every ounce of discomfort and feeling like you might crawl out of your skin to come out the other side smiling and realising that life really does get better and better as An Exer..... but you must stick with your quit so every evening you can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON.....

We are in complete control over whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke is the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE, once I made the decision to quit smoking, I come across this site on line about a month before quitting I read everything I could find which really strengthend my resolve to start living a life of Freedom so I set up a quit date but I wasn't ready so I reset it  then I totally forgot about this site until I was on my 18th day when I was struggling with an never ending crave and my younger sister decided to get on my last nerve while we were on the phone I screamed at her and threw the phone across the room but luckily it didn't break.To make a long story short I remembered this community and got on line and commented on something, up until that point I'd been lurking in the shadows and hadn't let myself be known but thankfully moody_9-18-13 suggested that I write a blog and say a little about myself and so I did and here I am, everyone was here for me through the rough patches and we're all here to help  each and everyone that's struggling to remain Smokefree, we're all on this quit journey together no matter where we are in our quits whether we're on Day WON or Day 100, 1000 we all must stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance in order to EXperience the Freedom of an EXer so each and every Day WON is vital to our health and well-being,

Our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit, quitting smoking is Doable and so very worth it to be Free! 

Quitting smoking is a choice that everyone has to make at some point and I wanted to make it while I was still on this side of the grass or on on this side of the snowbanks if you live in a snowbelt like me but seriously we all know that smoking kills and it doesn't matter who you are or where you live at some point after decades and decades of smoking it's bound to effect a person's health and for me finding out that I have mild copd was enough to scare the Crap out of me and bite the bullet and take back my life after 40 yrs of smoking at least 30 smokes a day! Was it easy? HELL NO!!!!  but was it worth? HELL YES!!!! This awesome community of EXers helped me through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep without ripping anyone's face off or tearing my hair out and most of all is that I never relapsed because I was told to educate myself by reading everything I could find about quitting smoking so I listened which strengthened my resolve to the point where I believed in myself and knew that I was going to succeed no matter what and here I am at 1,338 precious Smokefree days and counting! I stuck with N.O.P.E and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option and as difficult as it can be somedays all I can say is you can succeed believe it and once you get to that good place in your quit you'll realize that life really does get easier and easier with time under your belt and that Freedom Rocks!

I want everyone to live a life of Freedom to bite the bullet and 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 cancer sticks, quitting smoking is a choice and sticking with that choice is imperative even when you're in the throws of horrendous cravings especially then! You can make it through! Believe it, deep breaths and stay close because we're all here to help you through the rough patches, keep your mind as well as your hands occupied which helps, scream, yell do whatever it takes and be sure to tell yourself that you don't smoke anymore and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option, you can do it,  it sure as HELL isn't easy but it sure as HELL is worth it all to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a cancer stick and if you've been quit awhile N.E.F - Never Ever Forget those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because we don't want to be complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! - I consider my quit a Gift that I've given myself and it's a gift that keeps on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year and all we have to do is make the Choice to Quit and Stick with it No Matter What and it does get easier and easier with time under your belt so hang on tight and don't let go until you get to that good place in your quit which is that Aha Moment of pure happiness!  you'll never ever want another Day ONE, I hope you'll be smiling along with Me for each and every Day WON!

Why do people finally decide to bite the bullet and kick the nicotine poison to the curb? I played Russian Roulette with my life by half heartedly trying to quit at least a half dozen times which were failed attempts, I know that I wasn't ready and was looking for any EXcuse to relapse so my last failed attempt was twenty some years ago until this quit, my husband has 2 1/2 months on me he quit because of mild emphysema but I continued to Smoke outside of course we hadn't smoked in the house for over a decade but then I had a breathing test and it showed that I have mild copd so I wised up and threw the yuckies ( cigarettes) away, my health is the reason that I quit and wanting to  be around to enjoy the family especially my grandchildren and I want to have the best quality of living that I can have and that's my incentive to stick with my quit! I say thank you to this  awesome community of EXers who helped get me through the rough patches and showed me that there's definetly Life after Cigarettes  what is your incentive to protect the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE? 

I'm ready for Spring but I have to admit when I looked out the window this morning I thought WOW beautiful and thought I'd snap a pic of my 14 yr old Samantha Digger Jane Hartley in her dog run and share the beauty with you. I'm wishing each of you whether you're thinking about quitting smoking and contemplating on a quit date or you're in the early Days or weeksplease know that you can be successful in quitting and you can be Smokefree but you must believe in yourself and keep moving forward and stacking up your precious Days of Freedom, once you make the choice to quit then you must choose to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance  S.I.N.A.O -  Smoking Is Not An Option because you just don't do that anymore it's not easy in those early weeks by any stretch of the imagination but it's also very Doable and so very worth it to be Free believe it....

I'm noticing more people here getting ready to set a quit date and I'm also noticing more new quitters plus some are struggling to stay quit please know that you can and will be successful one precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second at a time but you must believe it and be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful, stay close because we're all here to help you through any rough patches that you may come upon and please read everything you can about quitting smoking because there's a wealth of information here to strengthen your resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom, quitting is definetly difficult to say the least but very Doable and so very worth it BUT we all must go through 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 without the cancer sticks, if you stop and think about how many decades upon decades upon decades upon decades that you smoked then it only stands to reason that it's bound to take time to relearn life without the smokes but you can and will succeed because 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 to do and by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance then there's no way we can FAIL! It's an awesome feeling to be able to look yourself in the mirror and smile each evening and say yay for another Day WON,  if anyone asked me is quitting smoking easy in the first few weeks? I'd have to be honest and say  HELL NO!!!!  but if you asked me is quitting smoking worth it? I'll be smiling big time and say HELL YES!!!!!  So if you're struggling hang on tight and don't let go because you can get to that good place in your quit believe it and keep stacking up your precious Days of Freedom.....

During the early days and weeks of quitting smoking it's easy to wonder if you're ever going to feel comfortable in your own skin again, I wondered the same thing but I can tell you the answer is yes and if you think about how many decades you smoked then it only stands to reason that it's bound to take time relearn different ways to handle life on life's terms without the crutch of cigarettes but the longer that you're quit the easier it will get, everyone is different in terms of how long that will be but I can tell you that it will happen and it's so worth it so hang on tight and don't let go because you can and will be successful so hang tough so each evening you can say yay for another Day WON.....

I'm so ready for Spring but unfortunately Mother Nature doesn't agree with all of us living in a snowbelt I guess she wants to be up there on her high horse dishing out the yuckie weather, be sure to remember that we don't Smoke over  snow storms or anything else that's happening in life so lets always stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option, we just don't do that anymore  isn't it great each evening to be able to look in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON! I still get Crappy days just like everyone and I've had some doozies in my early days and weeks of quitting smoking, one of the ways I held onto my quit was by saying that there's not an Excuse that's good enough to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so I kept hanging on until I came out the other side smiling and realising that life really does get better and better without the Cancer Sticks so hang tough because there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! 

Once I finally decided to quit smoking and actually made it through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep without ripping anyone's face off during the horrific craves or jumping in my car to buy a carton of cigarettes instead of just a pk, I'll tell you the reason why I didn't do either of those things mind you there were many times in those first few weeks that I'd be laughing one moment and blatting like a baby the next but thankfully with this quit I was determined that I was going to succeed so almost a month before quitting I found this site and educated myself on this crazy addiction and read everything I could about quitting smoking and remaining quit so I set up a quit date but I wasn't ready so I reset it and the night before quitting I promised myself that no matter what is happening in life that I'd never pick up another cigarette and then I totally forgot about this site until on my  18th day when I was soooooo stressed out that I was going to scream and tear all my hair out but whew! then I remembered this site and logged on and commented on something I believe it was moody_9-18-13 that suggested that I write a blog and say a little about myself and so I did and here I am and up until that point I'd been lurking in the shadows and hadn't let myself be known but I'm so glad that I found this awesome community of friends and Fellow Exers because I consider all of you my EXtended family. Quitting smoking is absolutely difficult by any stretch of the imagination but it's also very Doable and so very worth it to be Free and 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 your health family and friends but especially your life! Choose to go through the rough patches and relearn life without the crutch of cigarettes because you can and will Succeed Believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance so each evening you can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON! 

Most of us smoked for 30 40 and even 50 or more years, I smoked for 40 yrs with a half dozen failed attempts before finally getting serious about quitting so I wised up and found this site and educated myself on this horrid addiction by reading everything I could about quitting smoking and remaining quit there's a wealth of information here to strengthen anyone's resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom. Quitting smoking is a choice and it's the wisest choice that anyone of us will ever make in our lifetime, I consider it a gift that keeps on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year but we all have to choose whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke gives us more time to enjoy the simple things in life which actually is the big things in life. I've got my almost 9 yr old grandson Mason here for a couple of days during March break he's still sleeping this morning here's a pic of gramp with him last night with the silly glasses on we're making great memories and the best part of all is that I don't smoke anymore and neither does gramp it's EXtremely important that we never become lazy and complacent  in our quits let's kick back and enjoy our new found Freedom and always stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option anymore we live LIFE on LIFE'S Terms without the crutch of cigarettes, YAY for Smokefree Living.....

Once you've decided it's time to quit smoking it's a great idea to educate yourself on this addiction so read everything you can about quitting smoking and remaining quit because there's a wealth of information here to strengthen your resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom, quitting smoking is absolutely difficult but Doable and so very worth it plus we should have a much better quality of living to enjoy life to the fullest and by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance then there's no way we can fail, here's a pic of the three grandchildren here yesterday celebrating Adam's 14th birthday even though my daughter and her man stepped outside a few times for a smoke this old gram didn't miss a moment with the grandchildren and neither did gramps because we don't do that anymore....

Kicking the nicotine poison to the curb and burying it forever starts with Day ONE and the right Mindset so we can stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance, quitting smoking is definetly difficult to say the least but very Doable and so very worth it once you get past 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 cancer sticks but you must believe it and be willing, determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be successful one precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second at a time, you can do this quit believe it deep breaths and stay close because we're all here to help you through any rough patches that you may come upon and 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 your health family and friends but especially your life!

After smoking for decades it only stands to reason that you have to go through all of the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals, moodswings and lack of sleep but it's all worth it so hang tough because there's all positives to quitting Smoking but nothing but negatives to smoking there's no better gift any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE, I pray that I'll - N.E.F - Never Ever Forget my early days and weeks of quitting smoking because there's no way I want to go back to the cancer sticks and I don't want that for any of you but unfortunately it's a choice that each of us must make it for ourselves and Lord willing before it's too late and a Dr says go home and get your affairs in order that thought crossed my mind when I first found out that I have mild copd that's when I decided to bite the bullet and stopped playing Russian Roulette with my life after 40 yrs of smoking of at least 30 smokes a day,  by reading and educating myself right here on this site it strengthened my resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom, was it easy? HELL NO!!! but was it worth it? HELL YES!!! All of our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit no matter what is happening in life! Quitting smoking is absolutely difficult to say the least but very Doable and so very worth it to be Free so hang on tight because there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic once you get through the rough patches and each evening you can look yourself in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON with many more to come you can do this quit believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance! 

I'm pushing for March to be a good month and looking forward to Spring coming before the end of April but I'm going to enjoy the weather just the same because there's bound to be alot of good days just like quitting smoking because there's good days mixed in with the bad days it's definetly going to keep getting better but when you are struggling with the rough patches take a deep breath and say YES I can instead of I think I can then you'll be able to say yes I did succeed and now I'm an EXer because I persevered and said I could and therefore I did!