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.
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.
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.
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.
Just wanted everyone to know I'm still around and doing great. Between home and the lake house I've been pretty busy this summer keeping up with maintenance and grass cutting. With all the rain seems like I'm cutting grass every 4 days. A real pain but nothing to smoke over. I try to pop in every couple of days to see what's new. A lot of new folks on the site.
Hope everyone's life is going smooth in their quit. Enjoy yourselves. You deserve it. Also thanks for being here for me when I needed you.
Really enjoy seeing all the pictures from VA Beach. Everyone looks so incredibly happy in every picture. But then again everyone is an ex smoker so they should be happy. Hope everyone made it home safe and sound. Really liked reading about Jennifer's trip home.
I was in northern Wisconsin on a fishing trip that was planned already last fall so I couldn't make it to VA Beach. Maybe next year. Everyone enjoy today.
I'm sorry for not being here lately to congratulate and offer support to those on their quit journey. Seems I've been in a real funk for the last few weeks. The death of a childhood friend and the death of a Vietnam buddy from the Navy seems to have me doing a lot of thinking about my own immortality. I will work through it somehow. At least I'm not smoking over it.
On a happier note, I will be 70 years old this Thursday and my health is still very good. Who'd have thought after all those years of smoking. I guess I'm one of the luckier ones.
Anyway I promise to be more active on the site and try to help anyone needing help. Have a wonderful Monday everyone.