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Posted by meWisconsin Sep 23, 2018

They never seem to end. 4 years and 8 days into my quit and a nightmare about smoking appears out of nowhere. It was so real that I could actually taste and smell the cigarette. When I woke this morning I rushed to the bathroom to brush my teeth. It was that bad. Even after all this time people we have to remain vigilant. I'm headed out the door shortly for my morning walk so I can get some fresh air into my lungs and try to forget that horrible dream. Everyone have a fantastic Sunday.



364 days to 5 years

Posted by meWisconsin Sep 14, 2018

Yup today is my 4 year anniversary of being free from cigarettes. Couldn't have made it without the help of everyone here at EX. Looking forward to many more years of being smoke free and enjoying the friendships I have made here at EX.



I'm still here

Posted by meWisconsin Sep 8, 2018

I've been absent for a couple of months but that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking of everyone. There has been some pain in my life lately that I am finally starting to get over. I don't want to bore everyone with the details but suffice to say "I did not smoke over it."

Looking forward to my 4 year anniversary next week. I will be checking in more often in the future. 



A very sad day

Posted by meWisconsin Jul 11, 2018

My beloved Jackson has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Massive heart failure is what the vet told me. He was only 9 years old. I quess God needed a Golden Retreiver at his side. 



Summer time

Posted by meWisconsin Jun 21, 2018

Nothing says summer like a nice comfy chair and a glass of lemonade(vodka optional). Welcome to summer everyone.

Terry 1376 DOF


Flag Day

Posted by meWisconsin Jun 14, 2018

Fly them high and fly them proud today.

Terry  1369 DOF


Roadtrip to Delaware

Posted by meWisconsin May 5, 2018

Leaving in the morning for a drive to Delaware to see an old Navy buddy. Years ago this 1000 mile trip would have been a 3 PACKER  but now it will be smoke free. Can't wait to get started. Not sure what we are going to do but how much trouble could two 70 something old salts get into.

Hope everyone is enjoying their smoke free lifestyle, I know I sure am. I don't get on here as much as I used to but I still think about everyone. Will let you all know how the trip went when I get back.

Terry 1329 DOF 



Posted by meWisconsin Jan 13, 2018

Finished the week with a bang yesterday. Had a colonoscopy in the morning. Only 1 tiny polyp was found and removed so I'm back to being a perfect A hole as my wife says. Last colonoscopy 5 years ago I had 4 polyps so not sure if quitting smoking had anything to do with the number change but I'm happy with the results.

Hope everyone will have a fantastic smoke free weekend.

Terry 1217 DOF  


I like winter but

Posted by meWisconsin Jan 7, 2018

13 straight days of below zero temps is enough already. This coming week it will be in the hight 30's or maybe even 40. That will seem like swimming pool weather compared to this last 2 weeks.

Enjoyed ice fishing with my grandson at the lake house during his Christmas vacation. It was cold but still managed to catch some fish.


It was great not having to worry about having enough cigarettes or something to lite them with. Every year gets better.

Hope everyone is warm and comfortable this winter.

Terry 1211 DOF



Posted by meWisconsin Dec 27, 2017

That's how many days since my last cigarette. I couldn't have done it without the help of the elders who were here and helped me through the first few weeks. Again I thank you all.

Terry  1200DOF 

Leaving tomorrow for northern Wisconsin for another deer hunt. This will be my 4th deer hunt as a nonsmoker. The 1st one was a little tough as I was only smokefree for about 60 days but I made it through ok. Each year has gotten easier. Now I just watch the younger guys smoke and feel sorry for them. I try to suggest ways to help them break the habit but everyone has to make it their decision to quit.

On a happier note I hope everyone here at EX is doing well in their quits. I haven't been here much lately but I think of you all everyday. I will check in when I get back from the great north woods.

P.S.-------Dale keep Ima Deer in her pen.

Terry 1158 DOF 


1 is a lonely number

Posted by meWisconsin Sep 29, 2017

Day 1--Not as bad as I thought it would be

Day 11--Bad but working my way thru it

Day 111--Trying to get thru NML without getting tripped up by Ole Nic

Day 1111--Happy and life is so good that I have to sit on both hands to keep from waving at everyone

So for me 1 is no longer a lonely number. Everyone have a fantastic Friday.

Terry 1111 DOF


3 Wonderful years

Posted by meWisconsin Sep 14, 2017

Sept 14, 2014 I made a decision that has changed my life. I decided I would become an exsmoker. That same day I found this EX site. All the information that was available was amazing. But I have to say the biggest reason I stayed with my quit was the people on this site who are there to help at any time of the day or night. It was not easy in the beginning but it got easier as time went on. I can't remember how many times in a day I would say "I don't do that anymore". Sometimes I whispered it and sometimes I shouted it out loud but it really helped. 

To all the elders who were here when I joined and helped me along the way I say "Thank you." And a special thank you to all the wonderful people on this site who I have had the privilege of getting to know during the last 3 years. 

Thank you everyone.



September 1st

Posted by meWisconsin Sep 1, 2017

Just wanted to give a shout out to everyone here at EX. September is one of my favorite months. Hope everyone will have a fantastic smoke free Labor Day weekend.

Terry 14 more days to 3 years smoke free.


August 25th-----41degrees

Posted by meWisconsin Aug 25, 2017

41 degrees at the lake this morning. For this time of year that is ridiculous but it is nothing to smoke over. Hope everyone's Friday will be smoke free and fantastic. Later.