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2016

"I blame ME for putting myself in a situation of vulnerability with a new quit.  I killed my quit after drinking also."

I have read statements like this too many times over the years here on the site.  Please don't drink alcohol this weekend and put your quit in jeopardy.  You really don't know how many drinks it will take before your addled brain convinces you that "just one won't hurt."

Don't chance it!

Nancy

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and 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"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! 2 Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! 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 tobacco and smoking!!

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

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!Nancy

We have about 15 inches of snow on the ground with temperatures in the 20's, and 25-50 mph winds.  Snow is expected to continue to accumulate today and tonight until we have about 27 inches.   I cannot IMAGINE going out in this to smoke and am so glad I don't do that anymore. . I can actually remember getting bundled up in storms like this when I smoked - or sticking my head out a window and having snow blow in my face and into my home..    How INSANE was that?  Addiction is a terrible thing!  I didn't want the smoke in my house, but I wanted it in my lungs?????? 

If you have quit - stay that way.   

If you are on the road to recovery, stay committed.  One day at a time.  A lady warm and cozy inside her house wants you to know it's worth all of the disomfort and challenges it takes to be FREE!

Nancy

and thus time for my weekly reminder that drinking alcohol is not a good idea when your #1 priority needs to be your quit.  You don't know the point at which your adled brain might convince you that "just one won't hurt."

Please don't chance it!

Nancy

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Good or Evil?

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jan 18, 2016

I discovered this frost pattern on my bathroom window, and I am trying to decide if it bodes well or evil for my future. 

What say you all?

Nancy

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and 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"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! 2 Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! 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 tobacco and smoking!!

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

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!Nancy

Don't lose your quit over it!

Nancy

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and 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"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! 2 Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! 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 tobacco and smoking!!

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

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!Nancy

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Dopamine

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jan 10, 2016

Dale's blog reminded me  that not only do we need to change our routines - but we also need to find other sources for the hit of dopamine we were getting from a cigarette.

There are LOTS of different ways to get dopamine.  Exercise is probably the best, I think.  Something as simple as a few trips up and down the stairs will work, or a few jumping jacks....anything that gets your heart rate up a bit will do the trick.  When you take a walk, swing your arms!  You can also sing out loud or dance to your favorite music or  eat a bit of chocolate.  I understand just looking at pictures of dessert food releases it .Sex also supplies dopamine (@puff - be careful!).

You are relearning your life as a non-smoker, and substituting new things is part of the process!

Nancy

Somebody pirated this picture and I couldn't let her day go unannounced.

Thanks for all you do!  I hope you enjoy your special day!

Nancy

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and 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"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! 2 Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! 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 tobacco and smoking!!

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

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!Nancy

Youngatheart.7.4.12

The Abyss

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jan 3, 2016

I tried to change my profile picture this morning, and can't get it to publish.  So - I'm an abyss for now!

Nancy