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CONGRATULATIONS BonnieBee.quit.2.8.15 on your fantastic fabulous awesome beautiful glorious wonderful humongous ginormous magnificent amazing spectacular splendiferous stupendous 4 precious Smokefree years and counting WTG my friend and Fellow Exer and most definetly EXtended family XO YAY for Smokefree living and YAY each and every Day WON ......

As long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance on a daily basis then there's absolutely no way we can Fail in our precious quits besides Relapsing isn't an option anyway because having to go backwards to that horrid DAY ONE would totally suck big time BUT I still smile at each and every Day WON because I'm finally living a life of Freedom which I never thought in a million years that I'd ever quit smoking BUT thankfully circumstances caused ME to rethink that twisted thinking I'm so thankful for this awesome community for the help I received to get to where I am today which is well over four and a half years of Smokefree living I say YAY for each and every Day WON for each and everyone of us here at Ex whether you're on day one or day ten or one hundred or one thousand it really doesn't matter where you are in your quit as long as you are stacking up those precious DOF so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON....... 

Choosing to remain Smokefree N.M.W - ( No Matter What ) can be EXtremely difficult in the early days and weeks of your quit especially if you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep BUT if you stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance and keep your mind as well as your hands occupied and if you can please come here so we can help you through it as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it......

My grandson Mason got off the bus here yesterday which brightened my day up plus the temps made it up to 46 degrees which felt like a heatwave it was great to get outside for awhile we're back into the colder temps this morning BUT that's A OK because we're on a downhill slide toward Spring so let's never let the weather or anything else that's happening in LIFE screw up a perfectly beautiful quit as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance and keep the yuckies (cigarettes) away from our face then there's no way we can FAIL in living a life of Freedom BUT I have no concerns about relapsing and neither should anyone as long as we 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 the gift of LIFE...... 

Here's George our buddy our pal our friend the Hump Day Camel that enjoys popping in each Wednesday to say hello and to start the day off on a positive note.......

Keep choosing to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance which guarantees you a Smokefree Life don't let the ups and downs of LIFE screw up your precious quit journey instead 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! Living life on life's terms without the crutch of cigarettes is extremely difficult BUT absolutely DOABLE our lives are worth so much more than the damned Cancer Sticks I remember my early days and weeks of my quit and having cravings so bad that they seemed never ending BUT thankfully I knew that I could come here for support which I always got I'm so thankful for this awesome community I'm still enjoying my Day's WON which I have to check now to see where I'm at and I'm proud to say I have 1,667 glorious Days WON!  and counting  I smoked roughly 30 smokes a day for 40 years BUT with willingness determination and commitment along with perservence I am living a life of Freedom and so can you believe it deep breaths, chin up and know that we're all here to help you in any way we can......

Once we decide to join the ranks of being an EXer then we must choose to stick with our quits N.M.W  - No Matter What is happening in life because life is going happen good or bad whether we smoke or not and choosing Not to Smoke is the best decision that any of us make in our lifetime and it's definetly the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE because our lives literally depends on us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance which guarantees us a life of Freedom and choosing life over the Smokes is totally worth it to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without worrying about where to sneak off to suck on a cancer stick as Dale says keep them away from your face and the only way out is through ......

The Sun has some power now  plus the days are lengthening out  and since I don't smoke anymore I'm not standing outside in these frigid temps trying to suck on a cancer stick  I'm so thankful that there's LIFE after Cigarettes if you're struggling with remaining quit please know that you can and will get through the roller coaster ups and downs of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep to get to that point where you realize how much better life is as an EXer BUT it's going to take time to get that good place in your quit so keep moving forward and stacking up your precious DOF -Days of Freedom so each evening you can say YAY for each and every Day WON ..... 

Actually I can think of two good things off the top of my head I haven't seen mosquitos in months plus we're not standing outside in these frigid temperatures freezing our butts off or our fingers, I always found it difficult to wear gloves when smoking because it interfered with holding the cigarette plus I didn't want to take a chance on burning the gloves so I chose to freeze my fingers instead WOW what a powerful addiction smoking really is BUT thankfully as difficult as quitting can be with the right Mindset it's absolutely DOABLE and by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance then there's no way you can FAIL There's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic 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......

George the Hump Day Camel isn't impressed with the never ending frigid temps and the back to back storms BUT that's life if you're in the deep freeze be safe and be prepared with a safety kit with a blanket, a candle and other things to keep you safe from frostbite or worse in case you get stranded in your Vehicle just like our quits being prepared for the unexpected can and will keep our quits in tact so preparation is key in so many areas of our lives.....

It's my mother-in-law's 92nd birthday today we had a big birthday celebration for her yesterday after church it's also my great neice's 13th birthday plus it's 7 years today that we had Mom's funeral, the 23rd was my Mom's birthday, the 26th I was with her when she passed, at the time I was still smoking BUT I had quit drinking BUT it wasn't quite A year since I'd quit and boy oh boy did I want to drink BUT I didn't because I needed to be there for my Dad plus I knew if I relapsed I'd probably never stop again until I was 6 feet under I was a functioning alcoholic and ended up with a very thin stomach lining several months before quitting I'd have a couple of drinks and end up lying on the couch in the fetal position in extreme pain my husband Mark drank as well and would walk by me and ask if I was ok I'd say not really but he'd continue to drink anyway I finally wised up and will have 8 years of sobriety on the 14th of February   Mark still drinks he's been making his own beer for over 20 years but he's finally cutting way back on drinking   because he's starting to feel sluggish. At some point we all must look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us I also had a heart attack right around the time I quit drinking so I figure if I hadn't quit when I did that I might have been buried before my mother the cardiologist told me that the heart attack was most likely a warning and that actually helped me to quit smoking because finding out that I have mild copd got me thinking that I didn't want to end up on oxygen 7/24 and having my family especially the grandchildren watch me fight for every breath. It's amazing to me now that I watched my Mom the last couple of years of her life be on oxygen 7/24 and I continued to Smoke for several years BUT thankfully I wised up and so can everyone because with the right Mindset quitting smoking is absolutely DOABLE - EXtremely difficult BUT definitely DOABLE and so very worth it , smoking is one HELL of an addiction BUT as long as we are willing determined and totally committed to succeed and we stick with our quits no matter what is happening in life then there's no way we can Fail and we will live a life of Freedom so each evening we will say YAY for another Day WON....

It took me 40 years of smoking roughly 30 smokes a day and a half dozen or so half hearted attempts at quitting smoking it wasn't until I found out that I have mild copd that I finally wised up and realized that I wasn't invincible and decided to bite the bullet and quit playing Russian Roulette with my life so I got on line and found this site and I read everything I could find about this horrid addiction and picked a quit date but when it came I wasn't ready so I reset it and then I totally forgot about this site until my 18th day when I was having back to back cravings and wanted to jump in my car and buy a carton of cigarettes instead of just a pk BUT thankfully I remembered this site and I got on line and commented on something up until that point I was hiding in the shadows and hadn't let myself be known but thankfully moody_9-18-13 commented back to me and suggested I write a blog and say a little about myself and so I did and here I am living a life of Freedom as difficult as quitting can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free and besides anything in this life worth having takes time and effort plus we must be willing determined and totally committed to succeed and by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance then then there's just no way can FAIL .....

if anyone asked me if quitting smoking was easy? I'd be saying HELL NO!!!! BUT if I was asked if quitting smoking was worth it? I'll be saying HELL YES!!!! Because it really really is and with the right Mindset it's absolutely Doable, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that those early days are EXtremely difficult there were days for me that the cravings were back to back and seemed never-ending that I wanted to scream or tear my hair out or better yet rip your face off anyone's face it really didn't matter who's face BUT from all of the reading that I did right here on this site I knew that I was going to get through them so I kept mind as well as well as my hhands occupied and kept giving my head several shakes and kept repeating that I don't smoke anymore and I made it through and so can everyone that's in the throes of withdrawals and moodswings and lack of sleep you can and will get to that point where you realize how much better life is as an EXer BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance which guarantees everyone a Smokefree Life.....keep choosing Freedom.....

No Matter how difficult the cravings and moodswings can be at times and even with the lack of sleep that's also part of the quitting process you can and will get through the roller coaster ups and downs of it all BUT you must believe it and take a deep breath and keep your mind as well as your hands occupied and continue to move forward stacking up those precious DOF so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON, I know that it's not easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT it's absolutely Doable and with the right Mindset we can and will be Free.....

I actually slept in until 8 o'clock this morning, schools are cancelled for the second time this week between the snow and the freezing rain the roads are treacherous BUT my hubby Mark made it to work I need to get moving and get something accomplished at least I'm not outside in all kinds of weather nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both because I think I need that fix when in reality I know that I don't need it and I'll never need it again as long as I stick with my quit as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever then there's absolutely no way we can FAIL let's never allow ourselves to become lazy  & complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE because going back to Day ONE again would totally suck big time but another Day WON is totally super fantastic.....

We had a foot of snow Monday with some freezing rain and ice pellets then it switched back to snow Monday night there really wasn't much more of an accumulation but the roads were horrid and the winds were gusting so hard what a trip to my appointment and back home I should have cancelled I hit several areas where the snow drifted into my lane and I was driving into so many whiteouts that I white knuckled the whole drive home. I'll tell you though there's absolutely NO WAY YOU CAN SMOKE WHEN BOTH HANDS ARE GRIPPING THE STEERING WHEEL THAT TIGHT......

My buddy my pal my friend George the Hump Day Camel isn't impressed with Winter either so let's all enjoy a stiff cup of coffee and enjoy this day that we're fortunate enough to be blessed with......