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Let's Celebrate You!

Posted by ShawnP Champion Mar 30, 2017

 We have a blog that is posted daily under Celebrations & Events called Freedom Train.  

"If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to celebrate the milestones and successes of those in our community. There are no tickets. The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to breathe free. We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees; bring all your "EXtra baggage" and we will help you sort it out."

You can sign up here. What's your EX Quit Date? 

ShawnP

Prayers for Naples and Tommy

Posted by ShawnP Champion Mar 7, 2017

Tommy (pir8fan) has been keeping me updated on the Forest fire in Naples. It's not far away from him. Currently he is getting the ashes from it and they have now closed a highway just 2 miles away.  Let's hope and pray that they get this fire fully under control and put out. May God put a hedge of protection around them. 

ShawnP

Welcome to our Community

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jan 28, 2017

You have found a great community. We are like one big family here. There is a great deal of information to quit on our site. I am including some info to help you get started on your quit.

 

  1. Celebrations & Events, we have the daily pledge. You can take the hand of someone to pledge that you will not smoke that day. Then we have the Freedom Train where you can join us to celebrate milestones. Be sure to read the blog, it has detailed information about the train especially, how to sign up.
  2. We have many groups here.Best of EX, is a compilation of some of the best blogs that are very informative, uplifting etc. Positive Affirmations and Support, also has positive support there. Laughter is the Best Medicine, well the name says it all. LOL Be sure to check them out!

  3. Videos to prepare to quit smoking http://whyquit.com/joel/dayzero.htm

      Smoking lessons for the First day of your quit     

     http://whyquit.com/joel/dayone.h

 

  4. Ebooks- free downloadable links


      Allen Carr's Book..Easy Way to Stop Smoking (free downloadable ebook)
      http://media.wix.com/ugd/74fa87_2010cc5496521431188f905b7234a829.pdf

 

     Freedom from Nicotine
     The Journey Home
     by John R. Polito

     http://whyquit.com/ffn.pdf

 

    Never Take Another Puff
    By Joel Spitzer

    http://whyquit.com/NTAP_large_print_212_pages.pdf

 

5. Links to blogs and websites

    How To Quit
    http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/smokelesstobaccoandhowtoquit/guide-to-quitting-smokeless-tobacco-how-to-quit

   Help For Cravings And Tough Situations

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/quitting-smoking-help-for-cravings-and-tough-situations

 

   Full Index of Lessons (10-1hr )

http://www.quitsmokingonline.com/course-intro/

 

   Lifelines! The keys to a successful quit!

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/pir8fan-blog/2013/07/25/lifelines-the-keys-to-a-successful-quit

 

   Things To Do Instead Of Smoke

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/aztec-blog/2012/10/16/things-to-do-instead-of-smoke

 

   Preparing For Your Quit

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/SkyGirl-blog/2013/05/06/preparing-for-your-quit

 

  Goodbye Letter To Cigarettes
https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/aztec-blog/2012/07/18/i-hope-you-all-write-your-goodbye-letter-to-cigarettes-and-post-it-here-heres-mine

 

  Dear Friends & Family: Here's What To Expect From Me While I Quit...
https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/SkyGirl-blog/2013/11/06/dear-friends-family-heres-what-to-expect-from-me-while-i-quit

 

  Why Willpower Can Never Work

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Thomas3.20.2010-blog/2013/12/10/why-willpower-can-never-work

 

  Putting A Stop To Smoky Thinking

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/ShawnP-blog/2012/10/20/putting-a-stop-to-smoky-thinking

 

  Foods that could help you quit and ones to stay away from

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/ShawnP-blog/2013/06/24/attention-newbies-read-this-first

 

 Law of Addiction

http://whyquit.com/joel/Joel_04_02_law_of_addiction.html

 

 No Mans Land- Days 30-130

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007-blog/2011/05/24/no-mans-land-days-30-to130-approximate

 

What's After No Mans Land

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007-blog/2013/12/05/the-two-sets-of-seasons

 

The Version Of Us

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Storm_3.1.14-blog/2014/07/18/the-version-of-us

 

Quit Kit

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Christine_Aka_Legend-blog/2014/08/22/quit-kit

 

( some of these links are found in Best of Ex group)

6 D's (when you get a craving, urge, thought)

DELAY
DISTRACT
DIAL A FRIEND
DEEP BREATHE
DO EXERCISE
DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT

 

24 Things to Remember Each Day As It Passes

1. Your presence is a present to the world.
2. You're unique; one of a kind.
3. Your life can be what you want it to be.
4. Take the days just one at a time.
5. Count your blessings, not your troubles.
6. You'll make it through whatever comes along.
7. Within you are so many answers.
8. Understand, have courage, be strong.
9. Don't put limits on yourself.
10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
12. Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.
13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
15. Don't take things too seriously.
16. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
17. Remember that a little love goes a long way.
18. Remember that a lot goes forever.
19. Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
20. Life's treasures are people -- together.
21. Realize that nothing is ever too late.
22. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
23. Have health and hope and happiness.
24. Take the time to wish upon a star.

 

ShawnP

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Posted by ShawnP Champion Jan 23, 2017

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Good morning, fellow EXer's!

 

The Freedom Cruise is at sea, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking. Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!

*******************************************************

Today's Celebrations:

  BonnieBee.quit.2.8.15- 700 Days

 

*******************************************************

 

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, those of your friends, and show pride in your quit: 2 days, 200 days or 2000 days, or  more if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our freedom. Post food and music - IT IS PARTY TIME! This cruise is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking.

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE BOAT"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!    -Shawn

 

 

What is the Freedom Train? More  here

If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to celebrate the milestones and successes of those in our community. There are no tickets. The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to breathe free. We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees; bring all your "EXtra baggage" and we will help you sort it out.

 

How do I count my days? 

Your quit info is here

From time to time we have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate every day of their freedom, here on the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed. For example, Tommy quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 he had reached 365 days. However, he had not completed a year until 01/01/2011.

 

Where can I sign up?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

*******************************************************

Daily Freedom Train Conductors



Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday:Shawn

ShawnP

Freedom Train 1/7/2017

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jan 7, 2017

Good morning, fellow EXer's!

 

The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking. Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!

*******************************************************

Today's Celebrations:


nikki- 600 Days

Luvbug4- 500 Days

 

*******************************************************

 

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, those of your friends, and show pride in your quit: 2 days, 200 days or 2000 days, or  more if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our freedom. Post food and music - IT IS PARTY TIME! This train is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking.

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!    -Shawn

 

What is the Freedom Train? More  here

If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to celebrate the milestones and successes of those in our community. There are no tickets. The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to breathe free. We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees; bring all your "EXtra baggage" and we will help you sort it out.

 

How do I count my days? 

Your quit info is here

From time to time we have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate every day of their freedom, here on the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed. For example, Tommy quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 he had reached 365 days. However, he had not completed a year until 01/01/2011.

 

Where can I sign up?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

*******************************************************

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday:Shawn

ShawnP

What is the Freedom Train?

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jan 4, 2017

It's a blog that we post daily and can be found on the home page for quick access. We post our milestones there. It can be a few hours, 1 day or many years. You can find at the top of the blog, special milestones for that day that we celebrate also. Come aboard and announce your days which can be found here and congratulate others. If you want, you can also post food and music. You are special and we would like to celebrate your freedom with you! It's a party, come join us.

ShawnP

Ex meetup

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jan 4, 2017

Would you like to meet other members from Ex? we are having a meetup on May 19-21,2017 at Virginia beach. All of the details are here   and the group is here. In the group, you can see links to our other trips with pictures. Hope to see you there!

ShawnP

Bonfire is still burning

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jan 1, 2017

You have til tomorrow at midnight to get your unsmoked cigarettes in. We have a total of 1,696,916. Our last bonfire we had a total of 2,260,398. We only have 563, 483 more to beat. I know there is still alot that haven't come yet. If you notice a friend that hasn't stopped by, send them a reminder.

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/ShawnP-blog/2017/01/01/new-years-bonfire-is-now-beginning

ShawnP

Freedom Train 1/1/2017

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jan 1, 2017

Good morning, fellow EXer's!

 

The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking. Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!

*******************************************************

Today's Celebrations:

 

  pir8fan- 7 Years

  angel51859- 6 Years

WLFSRFAMILY 01-31-15- 700 days

  Niebauer7- 300 Days

  MePlus3- 100 Days

 

*******************************************************

 

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, those of your friends, and show pride in your quit: 2 days, 200 days or 2000 days, or  more if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our freedom. Post food and music - IT IS PARTY TIME! This train is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking.

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!    -Shawn

 

What is the Freedom Train? More  here

If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to celebrate the milestones and successes of those in our community. There are no tickets. The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to breathe free. We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees; bring all your "EXtra baggage" and we will help you sort it out.

 

How do I count my days? 

Your quit info is here

From time to time we have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate every day of their freedom, here on the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed. For example, Tommy quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 he had reached 365 days. However, he had not completed a year until 01/01/2011.

 

Where can I sign up?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

*******************************************************

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday:Shawn

I will start the blog around 7pm Eastern Time. It will end on Monday Jan 2 at midnight. Feel free to stop in at any time and stay as long as you would like.If you can't make it during the course of these days, please leave your number (details here) with me or a friend. Hope to see you there. Have a safe Happy New Year!!!

ShawnP

Freedom Train 12/31/2016

Posted by ShawnP Champion Dec 31, 2016

Good morning, fellow EXer's!

 

The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking. Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!

*******************************************************

Today's Celebrations:

  nanawendy - 4 Years

 

  djmurray_12-31-14- 2 Years

 

*******************************************************

 

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, those of your friends, and show pride in your quit: 2 days, 200 days or 2000 days, or  more if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our freedom. Post food and music - IT IS PARTY TIME! This train is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking.

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!    -Shawn

 

What is the Freedom Train? More  here

If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to celebrate the milestones and successes of those in our community. There are no tickets. The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to breathe free. We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees; bring all your "EXtra baggage" and we will help you sort it out.

 

How do I count my days? 

Your quit info is here

From time to time we have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate every day of their freedom, here on the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed. For example, Tommy quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 he had reached 365 days. However, he had not completed a year until 01/01/2011.

 

Where can I sign up?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

*******************************************************

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday:Shawn

ShawnP

Freedom Train 12/25/2016

Posted by ShawnP Champion Dec 25, 2016

Good morning, fellow EXer's!

 

The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking. Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!

*******************************************************

Today's Celebrations:

 

james- 7 Yrs.

JACKIE1-25-15- 700 Days

jimmie a littrell- 700 Days

fredb- 100 Days

 

*******************************************************

 

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, those of your friends, and show pride in your quit: 2 days, 200 days or 2000 days, or  more if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our freedom. Post food and music - IT IS PARTY TIME! This train is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking.

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!    -Shawn

 

What is the Freedom Train? More  here

If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to celebrate the milestones and successes of those in our community. There are no tickets. The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to breathe free. We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees; bring all your "EXtra baggage" and we will help you sort it out.

 

How do I count my days? 

Your quit info is here

From time to time we have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate every day of their freedom, here on the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed. For example, Tommy quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 he had reached 365 days. However, he had not completed a year until 01/01/2011.

 

Where can I sign up?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

*******************************************************

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday:Shawn

ShawnP

Freedom Train 12/24/2016

Posted by ShawnP Champion Dec 24, 2016

Good morning, fellow EXer's!

 

The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking. Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!

*******************************************************

Today's Celebrations:

 

  John10fourteen  -800 Days

  JustSharon  - 50 days

 

 

*******************************************************

 

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, those of your friends, and show pride in your quit: 2 days, 200 days or 2000 days, or  more if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our freedom. Post food and music - IT IS PARTY TIME! This train is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking.

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!    -Shawn

 

What is the Freedom Train? More  here

If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to celebrate the milestones and successes of those in our community. There are no tickets. The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to breathe free. We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees; bring all your "EXtra baggage" and we will help you sort it out.

 

How do I count my days? 

Your quit info is here

From time to time we have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate every day of their freedom, here on the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed. For example, Tommy quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 he had reached 365 days. However, he had not completed a year until 01/01/2011.

 

Where can I sign up?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

*******************************************************

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday:Shawn

ShawnP

Quit dates needed for newbies

Posted by ShawnP Champion Dec 20, 2016

Good morning!!

Tomorrow I will be updating the Freedom Train spreadsheet. If you are fairly new to this site and have quit smoking and haven't filled out this form yet, please leave your quit day below in the comments. Thank you and have a great smoke free day!