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Freedom Train 04/27/14

Posted by pir8fan Apr 27, 2014

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! 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!!!!!!!!! Tommy

  

Good morning fellow EXer's!

It is with a sense of sadness that the Freedom Train announces the retirement of one of our special conductors! Marcie. However, it is with great joy that we are also able to announce that we have a new conductor joining us! *(insert drum roll)* ..............................Smorgy!

Sharon (Smorgy) of course needs no intrduction here! we all know her for her wit and wisdom that is on display in these pages everyday! We at the Freedom Train feel both fortunate and honored that she has chosen to join us! We look forward to many more years of celebration of our milestones on the Train! If all goes well Sharon will begin her tenure with us on Monday! Please join me welcoming her!

Also, I would like to EXtend my sincere thanks to Marcie! Several years ago when the Train became more that one person could handle, Marcie was one of the original three that stepped up and kept the Train on the tracks! In those day we tracked everyones quits and announced their milestones. Thanks to Maggie, Marcie and LindaN we were able at one point to track about 2000 quit dates! Eventually the Train became to large for us to continue that, and we now have a more generic form that ask each person to announce their own milestones! At any rate, over the years Marcie has contributed so very much to the operation of the Train, and to her fellow EXer's! Her rest is well earned, and her efforts greatly appreciated! Relax Marcie! You deserve it! Not one hit since the day she quit!

Sharon, here is your hat, and your key to the Train! I hope we enjoy a long ride together! Thank you so very much!       Tommy

  
                                    
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Help Please!

Posted by pir8fan Apr 22, 2014

This person is having trouble navigating the site! If anyone has useful links, please post them on the message board at this link! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/faithnlife

  
   

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! 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!!!!!!!!! Tommy

    

   
  
   
   
   
   
pir8fan

NRT's! Really??

Posted by pir8fan Apr 19, 2014

Let's tell it like it is! I read something everyday about Nicotine Replacement Therapies! That is not what they are! They are Nicotine Continuation Therapies! Because, in truth, they continue to put nicotine into you body! You are still an addict! You just have a different delivery device!

Do not get me wrong! I am 100% in favor of anything a person needs to stop smoking! However, the most important part of staying Smoke Free is breaking the addiction to nicotine! Learning life without smoking is an important step as well! But, as long as you are addicted to nicotine, you are on a very slippery slope that leads right back down to the chains that held you in bondage before!

If you must use these, so-called, NRT's, use them as directed, with a solid plan to break Free of them! Freedom from the cigarettes is Great! But, TOTAL Freedom requires Freedom from the addiction as well! 

Plan your work! Work your plan! Live Free! Smoke Free! Forever!             Tommy

pir8fan

Freedom Train 04/13/14

Posted by pir8fan Apr 13, 2014

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! 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!!!!!!!!! Tommy

  

pir8fan

The Child in You!

Posted by pir8fan Apr 7, 2014

Let the Child in you run Free!

Do not let the Child be hindered by labored breathing!

Do not let the Child be anchored in the quicksand of addiction!

Free the Child of the bondage impossed by bad choices!

Release the Child from the shackles of the nicodemon!

Let the Child in you run Free!

And, laugh at those who would tell you to slow down!

Now run!!

Tommy

pir8fan

Who are We?

Posted by pir8fan Apr 7, 2014

We are EXer's! Every day we have a choice to make. And, as long as we continue to make the right choice every day, we are all in the same boat (or on the same Train if you will)!  We are brothers and sisters in the same epic struggle! And, we are winning!! Never look down on your quit! Your quit is you. It is your character! It is you, displaying your strength to the world! It is something you earn the right to be proud of, every single day! So be proud my friends, because your friends are proud of you!!                 Tommy

As I read the various blogs, I find everyone looking for just a little more than help with kicking a nasty addiction. There are loud screams and soft cries from people with varing levels of desperation. Today I would like to share with you two stories that I have encountered that demonstrate FOCUS and DETERMINATION.

The first is about a lady named Trudy. In 1925 she dreamed of becoming the first woman and only the sixth person to swim the English Channel. She made her plans until the day she set out, in pea soup fog, to make her dream a reality. She swam with all she had, for as long as she could, but finally had to give up. She was pulled aboard a boat, and later discovered she was only 1/4 of a mile from the shore. She realized that she could have made it if she had only known how close she was. Her attempt to live her dream, like many others, was crushed because she could not see how close she was. In 1926 Gertrude Ederle went back on a clear day and became the first woman to swim the English Channel. This time she could see her goal. Her ability to Focus on the shore helped her reach her dream. And she did it almost 2 hours faster than any of the men who preceded her. Keep your Focus! Otherwise, you may never know how close you are to success!

My second story is about a man more well known. His name is Sir Edmund Hillary. He was first man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest! Most know his fame for this accomplishment, but few know it was his second attempt. His first attempt was a failure. But the man was not a quitter. Two months after his failure, while giving a speech at the base of Mt.Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary turned and shook his fist at the mountain and proclaimed " I will get you next time, you are as big as you will ever be, but I am not done growing!" This Determination drove him until he did indeed find success in his next attempt! The rest, as they say, is history.

As you face the daily challenges of you own personal goals, not the least of which is Freedom from the evils of tobacco, remember the lessons of these great champions! Keep your FOCUS!! Never lose your DETERMINATION!! Live FREE!!! Tommy

pir8fan

Freedom Train 04/06/14

Posted by pir8fan Apr 6, 2014

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! 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!!!!!!!!! Tommy

  

pir8fan

Shocking News!!

Posted by pir8fan Apr 1, 2014

Researchers from the EPA, and the CDC are set to release a joint study today that shows tobacco smoke may not be harmful to your health. The study shows that pre 1960's smokers had relatively few health problems. Then Gillette introduced the "Cricket" which is a small butane lighter. The success that they had led to the "Bic" lighter. As more and more people used these devices they inhaled more and more burned butane gas into their systems. That butane gas has led to almost all the health problems associated with smoking. These findings seem to be supported by relatively low cancer rates reported by emerging nations, where matches are the main source of fire!.

The tobacco industry is stunned with one official saying " Heads will roll! How could our researchers have possibly missed this! We could have made billions by just giving away matches!" Calls to the Bic Corporation have not been returned!

Officals at the White House say the president is elated, and has been smoking "pretty much non-stop" since he recieved a copy of the report! His wife is quoted as saying "Thank goodnees! Now we can spend all that money that was going to smoking cessation on the real culprits in this country! The fast food companies! Look out Mr. Ronald McDonald! We are coming after you!". 

Dr Hurt, at the Mayo Clinic said that his work with nicotine replacement therapies will be replaced with real nicotine usage therapies!

I just thought you would want to know. ENJOY YOUR APRIL 1ST!!!

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