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Today is a PD day so my youngest grandson Mason came over last night to spend the night he's still sleeping this morning, he just turned 10 the 25th of March    wowser my husband Mark will have 5 years of Smokefree living on the 25th of April, he smoked for 42 years and like alot of us quit for his health and all of the hacking, coughing, choking and nearly horking up a lung stopped very shortly into his quit I'll have to take him out for Pizza Delight to celebrate his splendiferous milestone and he'll have to take me out on the 14th of July to celebrate my 5 year milestone .   I absolutely love CELEBRATING MILESTONES, f you're reading this and 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 believe it deep breaths and know that we're all here to help you in any way we can, if you asked me if quitting smoking was easy? I'll be saying HELL NO!!!!!! BUT if you were to ask me if quitting smoking was worth it? I'll be saying HELL YES!!!!! Once we stop and think about how many decades upon decades we smoked then it only stands to reason that it's bound to take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free and besides anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking is definitely the best decision that anyone will ever make in our lifetime I consider quitting smoking the gift of LIFE   which keeps on giving day after day week after week month after month and Lord willing year after year, remaining quit is vital to our quality of living because breathing is essential to LIFE our lives count on us to look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us & it's great to be able to enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in life  Mason is up so I'll say good morning to him and get him some breakfast...... Happy Smokefree Friday everyone .......

It was quite the Noreaster yesterday lots of snow and wind in my region Ugh living in the snowbelt can and does suck big time at times especially when it's supposed to be Spring time, this morning it's sunny but the wind is howling BUT hey there's nothing that I can do about the weather I'm just thankful that after 40 yrs of smoking that I finally wised up and I'm not outside freezing my butt and fingers off because I think I need that fix NO WAY NOT ANYMORE BECAUSE I DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE! Thankfully 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 for our health family and friends but especially our lives which literally depends on us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE , I'm so happy that I bit the bullet and took back my life from the clutches of the damned Cancer Sticks if you haven't quit yet Now is the time to join the ranks of being an Ex Smoker OR if you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep please keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON please know that we're all here to help you in any way we can BUT you must LET us know by blogging HELP then we'll be able to help you through it as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it to be Free 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 long as we all stick with N.O.P.E and  N.O.P.E and vigilance then we're guaranteed a life of Freedom......

Once we decide to join the ranks of being an Ex Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what we call it as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E - and vigilance then we're guaranteed a life of Freedom which is the gift of LIFE......

if you haven't reached the that good place in your quit yet where you realize how much better life is as an EXer then please keep moving forward stacking up your precious Days of Freedom - Days Of Freedom - it does take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free.....

I'm so glad that I finally wised up and quit the disgusting yuckies ( cigarettes) I used to think that I'd never quit smoking that I'd probably be buried with a Cigarette in my mouth I don't believe that I really wanted to quit or maybe I just thought I couldn't since I tried several times and failed miserably BUT now I know that they were just half assed attempts at quitting smoking other wise I'd have a decade or so under my belt NOW, we all have our reasons for taking back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison mine was finding out that I have mild copd which made me realize that I'm not invincible that I could end up on oxygen 7/24 or worse smoking kills and it doesn't matter who you are or where you live it's bound to catch up with you through Cancer, copd or something else that's most likely smoking related, I didn't want some Dr telling me to go home and get my affairs in order that there's nothing that can be done all because I waited to long to quit I wasn't going to have my family especially the grandchildren watching me fight for every breath so I  decided my life was worth way more than the damned Cancer Sticks . If you were to ask me if quitting smoking was easy? I'll be saying HELL NO!!!!! BUT if you were to ask me if quitting smoking was worth it? I'll be saying HELL YES!!!!! As difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable!!!!! 

Good Monday morning everyone it's  almost 10:30 Atlantic time, I've been up since 6:30 swilling coffee which isn't kicking in this morning BUT I do have a crockpot of beans on and brown bread rising I'm out of sorts this morning BUT that's A OK that's life and the good thing is I know that life happens whether we smoke or not and I know that I'll get out of this funk much faster since I don't smoke anymore because I know just how much better life is as an EX smoker non smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what I call it as long as I stick with my precious quit journey EACH and everyone here at Ex needs to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance which guarantees us a lifetime of Freedom because relapsing isn't the answer because whatever is going to happen will happen whether we smoke or Not, we must look after ourselves because if we don't nobody else can do it for us and by quitting smoking and sticking with it - N.M.W. - No Matter What will hopefully give us a few EXtra years of a much better quality of living so we can enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in LIFE ......

Good Sunday morning everyone, you know looking back into my smoking days I don't think that I believed there was a life without cigarettes at least I didn't think there was for me BUT then I never thought I'd ever quit smoking anyway BUT WOW there's definetly Life after Cigarettes so if you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep please keep moving forward and stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom because it's going to get easier and easier with time under your belt BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff and vigilance unfortunately we all had to go through the horrid rough patches to get to that good place in our quits BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it to be Free and besides anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking is definitely worth it to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without the damned Cancer Sticks......

I'm late getting on line this morning but I've got bread rising hummmmm I just glanced at it and it's just about ready to put in the pans BUT I'll get that in a few minutes we've got a few EXers going through some extra rough times in their lives, I don't need to mention them by name because our Lord knows who they are so let's lift them up in prayer let's lift each other up too. I'm so glad that I finally wised up and quit smoking because I can deal with life on life's terms so much better without the crutch of cigarettes, I used to think I had to Smoke during stress and anxiety or happiness or sadness or for any reason whatsoever for that matter BUT the truth is or at least it is for me  I know that I can handle stress or any emotion with a clear head  without the smokes I'm not wasting time in a cloud of smoke chainsmoking getting more stressed because of brain fog and chainsmoking some more trying to figure something out and not getting a blessed thing done, life really is so much easier and better without the damned Cancer Sticks I pray that we all remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget that horrid DAY ONE or 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 .....

I remember the day that I finally wised up and knew that I was going to quit smoking and I also knew that even though I'd only had internet for a few months and was pretty green and definetly not tech savvy I'm still not  BUT I knew that I needed help so I googled HELP for quitting smoking and several communities came up this one was the one I picked I joined the 22nd of June and I read everything I could find about this horrid addiction and I learned that as difficult as quitting smoking can be that it's also Doable I learned all kinds of mantras, I picked a quit date BUT I wasn't ready so I reset it and then I totally forgot about this site until my 18th day when I was going to drive to the store and buy a carton of cigarettes SCREW just the pk BUT then I remembered and I got on line and started reading then I 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 asked me to write a blog and say a little about myself so I did and so many came and helped me through that rough patch and so many others. Our quits are firmly in our grasp 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 ! Smoking Is Not the answer no matter what the situation or emotions may be if you relapse the situation will still be there BUT you'll have screwed up a perfectly beautiful quit so relapsing isn't the way to go please come here and blog HELP and give us the chance to talk you through it, I've rambled on long enough I haven't been on site as much lately life has been hectic BUT I'll still be around rooting for everyone to stick with N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W . Which guarantees you a Smokefree Life our lives literally depends on us to stick with our quits, let's always remember and N.E.F - Never Ever Forget - that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because there's absolutely no way any of us have to go back there N.M.W. - No Matter What  I still smile each evening for each and every Day WON because after 40 years of Slavery and a half dozen half assed failed attempts at quitting of at least 30 cancer sticks a day there's no way that I'm ever going to allow myself to go back to Day ONE again so let's all of us treasure our quits and continue stacking up those precious DOF - Days Of Freedom ........

Our buddy our pal our friend our Hump Day Camel George and I want to wish you the very best that life has to offer so let's be sure to remain vigilant because we don't want to become complacent and lose the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E then we're guaranteed a life of Freedom I still smile at each and every Day WON....

Hummmmm I'm having a brain fart this morning  plus I have another appointment this morning with my 92 year old mother in law it's just a regular check so it's no biggie I'm thinking of our Kathy ( Strudel ) for the surgeons and her surgery to be a complete success and that she'll be A OK and let the healing process can begin we love you sweetie . There's definetly Life after Cigarettes and it's super fantastic BUT if you're in the throes of the horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep THEN you may have a hard time believing ME BUT I'm telling you the truth because as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it PLUS we all know that smoking kills and it kills slowly and it doesn't matter who you are or where you live it's bound to catch up with you at some point SO quitting smoking is definitely worth all of the rough patches that you have to go through to get to that point where you realize just how much better life is as an EXer and hopefully we've all quit in time to enjoy some of the little things in life that's actually the the big things in LIFE! We have the CHOICE to quit and stay quit or throw away the best GIFT that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the Gift of LIFE our quits must be our #1 priority so we can hopefully have the best quality of LIFE possible!!!

I'm running late this morning I've got an appointment in one hour and it's a half hr drive away and I'm still in my jammies but I wanted to say good morning and to please remember that 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 because N.O.P.E - Not One Puff Ever definetly guarantees us a lifetime of Freedom so each evening we can look ourselves in the mirror and say YAY for another Day WON. 

It's Mason's 10th birthday exactly two weeks ago today was Adam's 15th birthday and this past Friday was my son's 36th birthday he's Adam's Dad our granddaughter's birthday isn't until September, anyway keep stacking up your precious Days of Freedom because relapsing isn't the answer EVER.....

Some days especially in those early weeks of quitting smoking it CAN seem almost overpowering from moodswings and cravings BUT you must believe that you're going to make it through because you can and will with commitment and perseverance BUT you must believe it and stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W and please know that we're all here to help you in any way we can I absolutely remember my early days and weeks of feeling like I can't do this quit anymore feeling like tearing my hair out or ripping someone's face off anyone's face it really didn't matter who's face but instead of giving up I'd come here and blog and or comment, there was always someone here to help me through plus I would read everything that I could find about this horrid addiction and I read the mantras I've learned from this community like keep them away from your face and the only way out is through and N.O.P.E  - Not One Puff,  S.I.N.A.O  - Smoking Is Not An Option,  there's so many more BUT the bottom line is that as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's also very Doable and totally worth it 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, keep choosing Freedom over the Cancer Sticks because Relapsing isn't the answer.......

It's snowing but it's fairly mild at 33 °F so I'll take it, it's supposed to clear off later on today which sounds good  we only got a couple inches of the white crap instead of the 6 to 8 inches that was predicted Thursday night into yesterday instead we got more rain and it pretty much rained all day yesterday I'm sure it's a slippery mess outside this morning but it's A good day for bread making  it's rising in the bowl already, I'm wishing everyone a hasslefree Stressfree but most importantly Smokefree day because LIFE is going to happen whether we smoke or not whether it's crappie weather or family issues or even death of someone we love! Smoking won't help so we might just as well keep our precious quits N.M.W.- No Matter What - I know for myself I never ever want to go back to Day ONE again I want to be around for my family and friends but especially my grandchildren and I want to have the best quality of LIFE that I can have. I don't want to end up oxygen and having my family especially the grandkids seeing me fight for every breath all because I wouldn't quit the damned Cancer Sticks or God forbid  I allow myself to become lazy and complacent and relapse! Guess what?  I'm NOT going to allow that to happen and neither does anyone as long as we all stick with N.O.P.E. - Not One Puff Ever and Vigilance because our lives and our familie's literally depends on us to nurture and protect the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE so we can be around to enjoy the little things that's actually the the big things in LIFE .....

I'm loving living Smokefree and have been since fairly early in my quit and my motivation to stick with my quit was realizing that I wasn't invincible and so my desire was to be as healthy as I possibly could be and that meant goodbye Cancer Sticks  my grandchildren were my incentive to get through the rough patches and into that good place in my quit and I knew that I was going to get there because of all the reading that I did here on this awesome community and the help I received and I have to say YAY for Smokefree living and YAY for each and  and every Day WON because LIFE really does get easier and easier with time under our belts and it definitely gets better and better without the crutch of cigarettes......

Thankfully as difficult as quitting smoking can be it's also absolutely Doable as long as we're willing determined and committed to succeed and with perservence we 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 we realize how much better life is without the crutch of cigarettes...... my daughter got a new part time job so my youngest grandson Mason will be getting off the bus here, yesterday was her first day so Mason spent the night because today is a PD day he just woke up so I snapped a picture, he'll be 10 years old on Monday wowser it's my son's 36th birthday today he quit smoking 5 years ago in January my husband Mark will have 5 years in April and I'll have have 5 years of Smokefree living on the 14th of July,  I'm so glad that as difficult as quitting smoking can be that it's also Doable...... if someone were to ask me if quitting smoking was easy? I'll be saying HELL NO!!!! BUT if I was asked if quitting smoking was worth it?  I'll be saying HELL YES!!!!!!

It definitely takes time to get to that good place in your quit BUT with commitment and perseverance you will get to that point where you realize just how much better life is as an EX smoker non smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you stick with your quit journey once you stop and think about how many decades upon decades you smoked then it only stands to reason that it's bound to take time to relearn life without the crutch of cigarettes because every blessed thing we did was wrapped around the smokes, talking on the phone, going for a drive that smoke before you eat, the one or two after you eat the quick drag during a commercial if you're watching T.V. ,the one before bed, the five or six in the morning with coffee, those horrid morning smokes are actually the one's that'll always keep me motivated to N.E.F. - that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks because I'm never going to back N.M.W. - No Matter What! - I remember being outside in all kinds of weather coughing and choking nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both because I needed that fix NO WAY NOT ANYMORE NOBODY HAS TO DO THAT ANYMORE AS LONG AS WE ALL STICK WITH N.O.P.E AND VIGILANCE WE WILL BE REAPING THE BENEFITS OF LIVING SMOKEFREE  .......

I smoked for 40 years of at least 30 cigarettes a day and with the help of this community I made it through and so can everyone, there's EXers here that's smoked 50 some years and are living a life of Freedom it's definetly DOABLE and absolutely worth it to be Free and we're all here to help in any way we can ......