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2016

You really don't know your tipping point, the place in your mind where you think "just one" would be OK because "no one would know."

Please don't chance it.  Your quit needs to remain your #1 priority.

Nancy

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!

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Today's Celebrations:

You, you, and YOU!

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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!!!!!!

 

Nancy

 

What is the Freedom Train?  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/ShawnP-blog/2016/04/26/what-is-the-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.

 

How do I count my days? Your personal quit count is located on the “My Quit Plan” tab: http://www.becomeanex.org/my-quit-plan.php#

 

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 up for the Freedom Train celebration calendar?

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cr2EkUkm2IxkYfnYf0VsG24xsWKwqLwiqm3GWRy9WkY/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Tommy (Pir8fan) at any time!   - http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/profile/bex_user_

 

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Daily Freedom Train Conductors
 

Sunday:  pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: Shawn

Wednesday: cyn

Thursday: cyn

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Smorgy

I have been gathering quotes from folks' blogs for awhile, and this was one I copied.

“I had a couple glasses of wine and smoked.. It was like I couldn't get it out of my mind. As soon as I had a glass of wine, I was obsessed with the idea of a cigarette. I hate to say it but I didn't put up much of a fight either. “

PLEASE keep your quit your #1 priority this weekend.

Nancy

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!

 

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!!!!!!

 

Nancy

 

What is the Freedom Train?  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/ShawnP-blog/2016/04/26/what-is-the-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.

 

How do I count my days? Your personal quit count is located on the “My Quit Plan” tab: http://www.becomeanex.org/my-quit-plan.php#

 

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 up for the Freedom Train celebration calendar?

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cr2EkUkm2IxkYfnYf0VsG24xsWKwqLwiqm3GWRy9WkY/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Tommy (Pir8fan) at any time!   - http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/profile/bex_user_

 

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Daily Freedom Train Conductors
 

Sunday:  pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: Shawn

Wednesday: cyn

Thursday: cyn

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Smorgy

and lost your quit?

Oh, no...............................................

Don't let this be you!

Nancy

 

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!

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Today's Celebrations:

xsaffron - 100 days -   https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/xsaffron

snow90 - 50 days -    https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/snow90

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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!!!!!!

 

Nancy

 

What is the Freedom Train?  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/ShawnP-blog/2016/04/26/what-is-the-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.

 

How do I count my days? Your personal quit count is located on the “My Quit Plan” tab: http://www.becomeanex.org/my-quit-plan.php#

 

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 up for the Freedom Train celebration calendar?

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cr2EkUkm2IxkYfnYf0VsG24xsWKwqLwiqm3GWRy9WkY/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Tommy (Pir8fan) at any time!   - http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/profile/bex_user_

 

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Daily Freedom Train Conductors
 

Sunday:  pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: Shawn

Wednesday: cyn

Thursday: cyn

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Smorgy

She asked that I ask you to please stop. She is OK - but in a lot of pain from her shoulder.  She is doing things she needs to do to get it under control. 

She is concerned about the BP, too - but is not dizzy, and her blood sats and spirometer readings are fine.

Please do say a prayer for her..

Nancy

smoked when SHE drank!  Don't be like Olivia...don't drink and you won't be tempted!

(for you young'uns - she was a famous Hollywood starlet back in the day)

A Public Service Announcement

It also gives you that hit of dopamine you miss when you quit smoking!

What's not to like?

;-)

The definition of perseverance: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

 

I was thinking of what I might write that would be helpful to others here on the occasion of my 4 year anniversary. The word that kept coming to mind was “perseverance.”

 

In the four years and a half years since I retired, I quit smoking, had two vascular surgeries, surgery to repair a broken hip, surgery to repair a broken shoulder which required an upside down metal shoulder, and a surgical repair of a bowel blockage resulting from scar tissue (including a two week ICU stay and over a month in a nightmare rehab facility).

 

I have been a lap swimmer for years and love it more than most anything. There is something extremely therapeutic about the repetition of the strokes and the feeling of going through the water. During all of the surgeries and rehab stays and rehab work, I kept my eye on the prize. I wanted to swim again, plain and simple. I worked and worked and worked at getting myself back in shape to swim. I kept at it, even when I was really sick of working so hard. They told me I would probably never be able to swim freestyle with the metal shoulder. I rehabbed that thing until I almost couldn't stand to do one more minute on the arm bike – but I persevered. And I can now swim ALL the strokes with no difficulty.

 

The same goes for quitting smoking. I worked at it and kept my eye on the prize: freedom from addiction. I worked at it a day at a time, sometimes even a minute or an hour at a time in the early days. I couldn't walk or swim, so I blogged, and talked to friends, played Angry Birds and ate Hershey Kisses.  Was it easy?  NOPE!  Was it worth it?  YES!  When I was able, I started to walk, not very far at first, but I persevered with that, too. And, here I am with FOUR years of a smoke free life and I can walk for 30 minutes.  I plan to be back to an hour by the Fall.

 

Persevere – even if it is just a minute or an hour at a time. Just persevere, even when it gets tough. You, too, can celebrate a four year smoke free anniversary.

 

I swam 25 minutes of laps yesterday and I fully expect to be back to 45 by summer's end.   I quit smoking four years ago.  Just persevere!

 

Nancy

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!

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Today's Celebrations:

healthy choices - 300 Days   https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/healthychoices

plug 66 - 50 Days  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/plug66

ME -  4 YEARS https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/youngatheart.7.4.12

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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!!!!!!

 

Nancy

 

What is the Freedom Train?  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/ShawnP-blog/2016/04/26/what-is-the-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.

 

How do I count my days? Your personal quit count is located on the “My Quit Plan” tab: http://www.becomeanex.org/my-quit-plan.php#

 

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 up for the Freedom Train celebration calendar?

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cr2EkUkm2IxkYfnYf0VsG24xsWKwqLwiqm3GWRy9WkY/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Tommy (Pir8fan) at any time!   - http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/profile/bex_user_

 

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Daily Freedom Train Conductors
 

Sunday:  pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: Shawn

Wednesday: cyn

Thursday: cyn

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Smorgy

These pigs won't be drinkin' and the only thing smokin' will be the grill!

Follow their example and your quit will remain intact.

Nancy