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Sticking with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance works when applied on a daily basis, I know how difficult it can be at times BUT I also know that it's very Doable definetly not easy by any stretch of the imagination at times BUT definetly Doable and so very worth it to be Free so hang tough because there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic once you get through those Roller Coaster ups and downs and get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the smokes so if you're struggling with remaining 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 stick with the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE.....

I honestly never thought I'd ever quit smoking let alone be a Happy Quitter but finding out that I have mild copd made me realize that I'm not invincible so I found this site and with the help of this community I'm heading for four years in a couple of weeks it's definetly not easy by any stretch of the imagination in those early weeks BUT boy oh boy it's so Doable and worth it to be Free so hang tough because there's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic BUT everyone has to 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 as an Ex Smoker, if you asked me if quitting smoking was easy ? I'd have to be honest and say HELL NO!!!!! BUT if you asked me if quitting smoking was worth it?  I'll be saying HELL YES!!!!!! 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 look after yourself and we're all here to help you in any way we can chin up and stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option - Anymore. ...

It's a humid morning with light rain my almost 15 year old Samantha Digger Jane Hartley says there's thunder in the air she's pacing and panting so I imagine there's a thunderstorm on the way but that's alright I don't have to go anywhere today so I can be here  for my Sam to keep her as calm as possible so she doesn't destroy the house.  if you're having a rough patch please let us know by blogging Help so we'll be able to help you through it ,chin up and keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF - Days of Freedom as difficult as quitting can be it's absolutely Doable and so very worth it to be Free so hang on tight and don't let go of the best gift that you'll ever give yourself which is the gift of LIFE! Deep breaths and know that you can and will be successful, believe it.......

Wowser guess what day it is?  It's definetly another Day to be WON whether you're on day one or day 10 or 100, 1000 or whatever as long as you 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 then you are FREE ! We are FREE! Living a life of Freedom is worth all of the withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the smokes because getting to that good place in your quit is one Heck of a AHA moment YAY and YAY again for Smokefree living and yay for each and every Day WON! 

When it comes to stacking up our precious DOF - Days Of Freedom I prefer to say another Day WON because it looks so much better than another Day ONE   don't you think? Another day ONE! or another Day WON! I guess it really doesn't matter as long as we keep stacking them up because that's the only thing that matters, my beautiful daughter Mandy's birthday is today she's the big 40 which is the new 30  I have an appointment first thing this morning then this afternoon Mandy, Mason and I are getting together for awhile and hopefully in the next few days the three of us are getting away for an overnighter together for her birthday I can't wait to get away with them. Mandy smokes but for me to relapse isn't even a blimp on my Radar because I have the right Mindset and I'm never going to backwards into the slavery of the nicotine poison ever again I live by N.O.P.E and vigilance while enjoying my Freedom, Lord willing Mandy and her man will decide to quit smoking and join the ranks of being an Ex Smoker as well but it's their choice.....

Kicking the horrid nicotine poison to the curb and burying it six feet under and pouring a truck load of cement over the top to keep it there will give us a life of Freedom from the clutches of the cancer sticks and it's up to us to nurture and protect our quits because our they're  firmly in our grasp and it's up to continue stacking up those precious Days of Freedom I always want to remember and - N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget  - Ugh on another Day ONE - BUT YAY for each and every Day WON! Quitting smoking is a choice and remaining quit is also a choice, I'm always pushing N.O.P.E and vigilance because I don't want any of us to become complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE! If we don't look after ourselves and our quits no one else can do it for us and I know that I love reaping the benefits of being an Ex Smoker and being able to enjoy the grandchildren without having to waste our quality time together to go outside every half hour BUT thankfully as Dale says and I'll say it with a huge smile I don't do that anymore .  we had our oldest grandson Adam overnight Friday and Mason overnight last night he's still sleeping......

Life is going to happen whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke during stress and anxiety or whatever the situation or emotions sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance is a must in order to EXperience the Freedom of reaping the benefits of being an Ex Smoker everyone of our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit and it's up to us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE!  Our quits are firmly in our grasp and I think it's awesome to be able to look in the mirror and smile and say yay for another Day WON ....

With preparation dedication determination perseverance and the willingness to commit to to sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance then there's no way you can FAIL because you've got the right Mindset to be living as an Ex Smoker and it's absolutely the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE....

By sticking with our quits and plowing through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals, moodswings and lack of sleep there's no way we can Fail and we'll be reaping the benefits of being an Ex Smoker, I know that I am sooooooo thankful that I stuck with N.O.P.E and vigilance even though at times in those early weeks all I wanted to do was cry one minute or scream or laugh the next or possibly tear my hair out or rip your face off there were many times when I wanted to jump in my car and buy a cartoon of cigarettes and screw just the pack BUT with perservence and this awesome community of EXers helping me through the rough patches and into that good place in my quit where I realized just how much better life is    I made it through so if you're struggling please know that you can and will make it through too believe it deep breaths and 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 we're all here to help you in any way we can.....

Once you stop to 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 get through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the smokes it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free as long you stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance then there's no way you can FAIL and you will be reaping the benefits of being an Ex Smoker BUT you must give yourself the time needed to get to that point where you'll be so glad that you stuck with your quit.....

Wow June is floating right along tomorrow is the 1st day of Summer and maybe it'll start to feel like it soon  I don't mind Winters zooming by BUT that's the one season that seems to drag on and on which I'm really hoping Summer will this year I'd love to have temps in the low to mid day 70s  BUT I'll take what we get and be thankful for it and enjoy another Smokefree Season  quitting smoking and remaining quit is definetly the wisest decision that anyone of us will ever make in our lifetime by quitting smoking we're giving ourselves the gift of LIFE which I believe is the one gift that'll keep on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year and all we have to do is stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because then there's no way we can Fail and besides Relapsing isn't an option because our Freedom is way more important than going back to the slavery of the yuckies (cigarettes) Never another Day ONE Ever! BUT Each and Every Day WON is awesome because we get to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a cancer stick, we get to reap the benefits of being an Ex Smoker istead of inhaling on one of those death sticks choking, coughing and nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both I never ever want to go back to that, I always want to remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget! 

Living a Smokefree Life is the best decision that anyone of us will ever make in our lifetime it's also the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE which I consider the one gift that'll keep on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year and all we have to do is stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance and keep them away from our face and the only way out is through but boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free so hang tough S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option - Anymore - I love all of these Mantras that I learned here on this site plus if we stick to them then there's  absolutely no way we can Fail....

I had a difficult time believing that I could actually quit smoking let alone not even being sure that I wanted to quit BUT finding out that I have mild copd was the deciding factor in making the choice that I had to so I found this site which educated me on this horrid addiction and set up a quit date BUT I wasn't ready so I reset it and then I actually forgot about it until on my 18th day when I was struggling to the point where I was ready to drive to the store and buy a carton of cigarettes instead of just a pk up until that point I'd been lurking in the shadows and hadn't let myself be known so I got on line and commented on something and so many of you helped me through and reasured me that it was going to get easier and here I am one of those Happy Quitters heading towards my four year milestone in July sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance works when applied on a daily basis as difficult as quitting can be it's absolutely Doable and so very worth it to be Free BUT first you must believe and be willing determined and totally committed to succeed and you can and will be reaping the benefits of being an Ex Smoker.....

I'm  still blessed to have my Father and I'm even more blessed because we only live a half hour apart from each other I took him out for lunch on Friday for an early Fathers day, today I'll treat my hubby Mark we've been together since my daughter Mandy, Mason's Mom and Emma's step mom was only 9 yrs old she'll be 40 on the 26th and my son Alfred, Adam's Dad was 6 and is now 35, you sure don't need to be blood to be a a Dad or a Gramp because all it takes is love and Mark is full of love we kept our youngest grandson Mason last night he's 9 he's still sleeping he wanted to spend the night with Gram and Gramp and we are thrilled to have him AND the best part is that we're NOT wasting our time with him by sneaking outside to suck on a cancer stick because we don't do that anymore we really are treasuring our quality time together and making precious memories for him to treasure hopefully long after we're gone, here's a pic of Mark & Mason last night & my Dad &I I at the cemetery on Mother's Day to take flowers to Mom's grave as difficult as quitting was it was the best decision that I've ever made and in those early weeks it's this awesome community that helped me perservere through those rough patches which turned me into a very Happy Quitter if you're struggling just know that it's going to get easier and easier with time under your belt but you must believe it and stick with your quit in order to reap the benefits of being an Ex Smoker. 

Taking back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison certainly is difficult by any stretch of the imagination but boy oh boy it's so worth it so hang on tight and don't let go because you can and will get through the rough patches BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance so you can get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes , 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 our health family and friends but especially our lives which literally depends on us to quit and stay quit and if we don't do it nobody else can do it for us and with the right Mindset we can do just about anything and I consider quitting 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 keep stacking those precious Days of Freedom because living LIFE on LIFE'S Terms really is the gift of LIFE.....

Quitting smoking is a choice and it's the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE and as difficult as quitting can be it's much easier than possibly waiting too long and having a Dr tell you to 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 because I finally figured out that I'm not invincible and found this site after 40 yrs of slavery to the nicotine poison of roughly 30 smokes a day but with the help of this community and by reading everything I could about quitting smoking and by being willing determined and totally committed to get through the rough patches without tearing my hair out or ripping anyone's face off,  I'd read Dale's page concerning the first four months of quitting whenever I was struggling and by blogging and commenting NOW here I am heading towards my four year milestone in less than a month! Quitting smoking is worth all of the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option-Anymore our lives deserves for us to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us.....

Our lives are full of ups and downs and sometimes being upbeat and positive is really difficult BUT if we really stop to  think about it we're blessed and have so much to be thankful for, we've all got things going on in our lives good and bad there's definetly things that's out of our control BUT thankfully our quits are completely in our control so no matter what is happening in life we must always choose to protect our precious quits by choosing to continue to be vigilant and by sticking with N.O.P.E because by doing this then there's no way we can Fail and besides Relapsing isn't an option! I can't imagine going back to Day ONE again! Just the thought of it makes me sick to my stomach BUT I relish each and every Day WON!  Let's always remember and N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because our quits are firmly in our grasp and it's up to us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us has ever or will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE .....

I'm at a loss for words this morning so I'll just say Have a great Hump Day and be sure to keep moving forward and stacking up your precious Days of Freedom because we all know that smoking kills BUT quitting smoking is the gift of LIFE which 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 stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance .....

Sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance guarantees us a Smokefree Life but we must plow forward through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes it's definetly not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT it's so worth it and very Doable it may not feel Doable during the horrendous craves that seems never-ending but it is, do whatever you have to to get through the rough patches because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option-Anymore.....

I have an appointment this morning so I better get going let's treasure the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE Smokefree living is the best decision ever, it's hair pulling at times in the early days and weeks BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free .....

It's another chilly start to the day here in the Maritimes I'll be so glad when the Frost warnings end so we can stop having to cover the tomatoe plants and everything else that's up BUT I won't smoke over the weather or anything else because I don't do that anymore and neither do any of you that's reading this  sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance works plus S.I.N.A.O  - Smoking Is Not An Option - Anymore & as Dale says keep them away from your face   because that certainly works too & I say if you're struggling with rough patches sit on your hands because you can't smoke if you're sitting on your hands just do whatever is necessary to remain Smokefree & again as Dale says the only way out is through & I say boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free so hang tough, it gets easier and easier with time under your belt but first you have to 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 smokes ....

I consider quitting a gift that keeps on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year BUT we must stick with our quits no matter what because life is going to happen whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke during stress and anxiety or any other emotion can be difficult to say the least especially in the early days and weeks of quitting BUT with perservence plowing through the rough patches is Doable and absolutely worth all of the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes stick with N.O.P.E it works when applied on a daily basis because 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 for our health family and friends but especially our lives......

once we commit to our quits and perservere through the rough patches and get to that good place where we realize just how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes then we can reap the benefits of being an Ex Smoker BUT let's always remain vigilant while enjoying our Freedom because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option - Anymore - our lives literally depends on us to quit and stay quit because if we don't nobody else can do it for us & I for one know that life is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand & I say YAY for Smokefree living and yay for each and every Day WON! Life just keeps gets easier and easier with time under our belts & we all do it one precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second at a time & by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance we are FREE.....

Living a life of Freedom from the clutches of the nicotine poison takes perservence and commitment BUT it's Doable and totally worth it, difficult of course it is, BUT our lives deserves for us to look after ourselves by kicking the nicotine poison to the curb and burying it six feet under and never looking back EXcept to smile each evening and say yay for another Day WON! Hey guess what Day it is?  My daughter dropped Mason off to school and picked me up to go to Tim Hortons for a medium ice cap which was great,  I'd already had three black coffees here! Guess what?  I'm wide awake and ready to start the day......

Marilyn.H.July.14.14.

Complacency

Posted by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Jun 5, 2018

Everyone of us here in this community are either contemplating quitting or on day one or in the early days or weeks of quitting smoking or months or even years BUT we're all here for the same reason to quit smoking and stay quit so we must stick with our quits no matter what, once we get to that good place and we realize just how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes then we must not allow ourselves to become lazy and complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE,  let's kick back and Celebrate our Smokefree lives and live life on life's terms and treasure our precious quits and let's always remember and N.E.F. - Never Ever Forget those early days and weeks! There's nothing BUT positives when it comes to being an Ex Smoker BUT there's nothing BUT negatives by relapsing back into the throws of smoking again! Quitting smoking and remaining quit is so very Doable and totally worth it to be Free from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison so as Dale says keep them away from our face and then we'll be living a life of Freedom and reaping the benefits of being an Ex Smoker.....

I'm going to be a broken record again this morning and push Vigilance because once we've been quit for awhile it's easy to become complacent and take our quits for granted,  it really does only take a split second to screw up a perfectly beautiful quit so let's treasure the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE let's always remember and N.E.F  -  Never Ever Forget those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because another Day ONE would totally suck big time but another Day WON is spectacular! Our lives literally depends on us to remain Smokefree no matter what ......

With the right Mindset we can do just about anything We put our minds to, if anyone asked me if quitting smoking was easy?  I'd have to be honest and say HELL NO!!! BUT if I was asked if quitting smoking was worth? I'll be saying HELL YES!!! Everything 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 our health family and friends but especially our lives which literally depends on us to to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us then our health suffers and our lives are put in jeopardy....

Our lives deserves for us to look after ourselves so we can have the best quality of living and kicking the nicotine poison to the curb is definetly one of the wisest decisions that anyone of us will make for our health and wellbeing, it's a choice that everyone has to make at some point and I wanted to make it while I was still vertical as difficult as quitting can be it's much easier than possibly waiting too long and having a Dr tell you to 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 because I finally figured out that I'm not invincible and found this site and here I am edging closer to four years of Smokefree living if you're struggling please keep moving forward and stacking up your precious Days of Freedom because it's going to get easier and easier with time under your belt believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance because S.I.N.A.O Smoking Is Not An Option Anymore .....

I look at our quits as a gift that we've given ourselves that keeps on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year and it's up to us to nurture and protect it so let's always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because another Day ONE would totally suck big time but another Day WON totally Rocks I still smile each evening for each and every Day WON because after 40 yrs of slavery to the nicotine poison at roughly 30 cigarettes a day I'm Smokefree and am heading towards my four year milestone in July, YAY for Freedom and YAY for this awesome community of wonderful friends and Fellow Exers because we know that S.I.N.A.O  - Smoking Is Not An Option - Anymore - Sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance works when applied on a daily basis....