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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:

jjohns28 -  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/jjohns28

 

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: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday:Shawn

Drinking this weekend is, too.  You really don't know your tipping point:  the point at which your brain becomes clouded enough to convince you that "just one won't hurt."

Keep your quit your #1 priority and don't chance it!

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Betty's Address

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Aug 22, 2016

I have Betty's address (froguelady) if anyone would like to send her a card or note.  Just send me a pm.

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:

djmurray - 600 days - https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/djmurray_12-31-14   

green1611 - 1000 days - https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/green1611

Ladystormy - 100 dayshttps://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/ladystormy

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: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday:  Shawn

Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it.

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2000 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

                               

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We turn to Davao City in the Philippines this year. Augusto was a man with a mission. He boarded a Philippine Air flight to Manila, and donned a ski mask and swim goggles. Then he pulled out a gun and a grenade and announced that he was hijacking the plane. Apparently security is a bit lax at the Davao City airport.

He demanded that the plane return to Davao City, but the pilots convinced him that the aircraft was low on fuel, and they continued on toward Manila. Augusto, undaunted, robbed the passengers of about $25,000 and ordered the pilots to lower the plane to 6,500 feet.

When a lunatic with a gun orders you to descend, you descend. Meanwhile, Augusto strapped a homemade parachute onto his back, and forced the flight attendants to open the door and depressurize the plane.

He probably intended to jump, but the wind was so strong that he had trouble getting out of the plane. Finally one of the flight attendants helpfully pushed him out the door, just as he pulled the pin from the grenade. He threw the pin (oops!) into the cabin, and fell toward the earth carrying the business end of the grenade in his hand.

The impact of Augusto hitting the earth at terminal velocity had little effect on the earth's orbit. All that remained aboveground were Augusto's two hands.

So history repeats itself with a new twist.

1. Don't throw yourself out of a perfectly good airplane.

2. If you feel compelled to violate Lesson 1, at least don't roll your own... parachute, that is.

Guest Writer: Kevin Jones

DarwinAwards.com © 1994 - 2012
Submitted by: Charles Merriam, Clint, Chris Scott, Jose Antonio, A. Rodenas

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Good News

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Aug 18, 2016

The most lethal strokes are diminishing as smoking rates decline!

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/08/18/most-fatal-type-stroke-declining-along-with-smoking-rates.html

We should all take note.

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!

 

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

 

Today's Celebrations:

Dotgirl – 200 days - https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/dotgirl_1-28-16

Ed55 – 100 days - https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/ed55

Scott – 200 days - https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/scott106

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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: Shawn

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Smorgy

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Just Don't

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Aug 12, 2016

Drinking alcohol when you are quitting smoking can be dangerous, too.  Please don't chance it this weekend.

Nancy

(Update:  I must have also gone to the bathroom while I had the key in my hand, because that is where it turned up.  What would probably have been a half pack problem turned out not to be a problem at ALL!!  How sweet!!!)

I went out to water my plants, refresh my birdbath, get my recycle bags out of the garage and back in my car (cleaned out the car for my daughter's luggage), and repot a plant I bought yesterday.......................

Eventually I was ready to unlock my car, and my key was nowhere to be found.  I remember it was in my hand with the watering can when I went out my back door.....and that's the last I remember of it.  It's just a key with a fob attached - so it's not big and easily spotted.

Before I quit, this would have sent me into a fervor of chain smoking and maniacally retracing my footsteps, and smoking and retracing and smoking and retracing..................

Now - I retraced my steps and looked in all the places I might have put them to no avail - and just decided that it will probably turn up - or not.  Amazing the patience you get when your brain receptors are not firing all the time!

Life IS grand when we don't smoke!!!

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!

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

Today's Celebrations:

You, and you and YOU!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td1KAgrYUGA

 

 

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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_

 

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

Daily Freedom Train Conductors
 

Sunday: Shawn

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Smorgy

Youngatheart.7.4.12

Bad Decisions!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Aug 5, 2016

Deciding to climb over this fence, anyway, would be a bad decision.

Deciding to drink alcohol this weekend could be another one.  You really don't know your tipping point (the number of drinks it takes to think "just one won't hurt").

Please don't chance it!

Nancy

From time to time I repost this for those early in their quits.  There seem to be some questions lately, so thought I would repost the link.

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Youngatheart.7.4.12-blog/2014/09/24/a-repost-early-withdrawal-symptoms

Hope the newbies find it helpful!

Nancy

 

Good morning, fellow EXer's!

 

Your conductor can't get to the milestone spreadsheet this morning - so if you are celebrating a milestone, please let me know!  I have included those who posted a celebration blog.

 

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:

Dale  - 3500 Days

Misty@Dawn - 6 YEARS

PennyLane - 100 Days

KMC56 - 100 Days

johio - 3 Years

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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_

 

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

Daily Freedom Train Conductors
 

Sunday: Shawn

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Smorgy