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Posted by smorgy8513 Jan 23, 2017

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Chronological Elder's List

How to add quit date, add counter

http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/blog/read/8043975/show-your-pride-in-your-quit#blogcomments

 

The info screen says I've been a member since 2009.  I came on the site then but didn't stay, didn't quit.    I've thought so many times about quitting, done a few quits with the longest being 9 months.   Blamed that relapse on my sister because she broke her hip (the addictive brain/reasoning doesn't work well).  This time I feel different about quitting.   It doesn't feel like I'm giving up something, it feels like I'm getting something.

August 5, 2013.  That is the day of my forever quit. 

About me?   Well, I'm old enough that I am going to semi-retire (work 2 days per week) starting in October, 2013.   I have 2 grown sons.  I have 2 older sisters.  I have 2 cats.  I'm passionate about my work, love mystery books (Patterson, Kellerman, etc.) that I "read" via audio books when I'm in the car.  Oh, I also am LOVING  my Ipad and have now become addicted to Candy Crush Saga and a few other games.   At some point I may have to find a support site for that but it is helping me get through my addiction to nicotine.

I give all the glory for my work, any successes I may have to God and prayer.  I have alot of people praying for me right now and that is where I feel the strength.  I also am finding strength, information and support from this site.  I hope I can offer some of that to others when I get past the newbie stage.

9/4/13    30 days today!!    When I started this I knew I "wanted" to "try" to quit.  I had such a big fear of failure (again).  I said that in one of my first blogs and was promptly told that fear would be my failure.    I took that to heart.

I also was told that in being afraid to tell people I was quitting I was leaving the door open to failing.    I took that to heart.   I started telling people I had quit and even posted to my Facebook wall when I had 1 week smoke free.

I've learned so much since I've been coming here each morning (and sometimes at night).     Words:    choose, not try-----decision----not giving anything up, but gaining---I'm worth so much more than a cigarette.     These are only a few of the pearls of wisdom that I've taken to heart.

So many great people.    I won't even begin to name them as I couldn't.     I learn something each and every time I come on here.   

I'm learning about myself too.    I teach clients everyday that feelings are feelings and ok to have, but I've always fought that concept myself.   I heard when I was little "what have you got to cry about?" so I learned not to cry.   If anger was shown it meant going back and shutting the door 10 times quietly or maybe getting the wrath of my parent.    So, I learned not to cry, not to feel anger.     I'm  learning now that I have those feelings and that smoking pushed them aside and down.   They are there.  They are real.    Now I'm trying to learn how to show and express them instead of going off by myself for a smoke.

I have supporters.   A woman in my building asks each time she sees me what day I'm on, tells me she is praying for me and gives me a hug.    Pastor at church asks me most Sundays and gives me a hug as he tells me he's proud of me.    Both my older sisters told me this last week that they are proud of me (and I don't smell anymore).    And more.     But the biggest pride is what I feel in myself.     With each day I wake up I can say "Today is day ____" and I feel proud.    Not the kind of pride like I could never fail.   That is a realization and why I need to be aware and conscious each moment.    But I don't minimize that I have worked on doing this and that is a source of pride.

No, smoking doesn't solve anything.   There is still stress, life goes on.   And today I am proof that I can go on without the crutch of a cigarette!

Four weeks, one day, 23 hours, 56 minutes and 49 seconds. 449 cigarettes not smoked, saving $154.11. Life saved: 1 day, 13 hours, 25 minutes.

9/17/13   Had a really tough day yesterday.   The craves hit me from the right, then hit me from the left, then smashed right down on my head.   And I don't know why.   There was no particular stress, there was no major conflict, there was no one blowing smoke in my face.   They just attacked.    I talked to myself, I distracted, I prayed and I came online and posted.   And I got tons of support and encouragement via responses, PM and message board.  It made me feel good that people cared and showed me that the EX is there when we need it.   Ultimately it is up to me to "keep em away from your face" but I know that when I reach out someone will be there.   So, if anyone is reading this I hope you remember what you have in you and what you have around you.    Just sayin'.

9/24/13     Today I am 50!!!   Days free that is.    When I started this back on day 1 I never would have thought I could get to 50 days!   But it's here and I'm not stopping now!  I've learned so much.  And I was so surprised that I didn't wind up curled in the fetal position my first few days, it was not as hard as I thought it would be.    I used the ecig with the Chantix at the beginning and when I had gone a whole day without the ecig I figured I would see if I could go 2 days.   Then it was 3, etc. etc.   Now it has been 2.5 weeks since I used it.    This week I've started cutting Chantix dose in half, only taking it in morning.    No noticeable difference.    Next week I'll cut it to 1/2 pill.      I'm happy.     Now I've got my eyes set on the 2 month marker.

10/5/13   2 months!!!  Feel good about this.   Want to share something I've been remembering lately:

A number of years ago God gave me a picture of what the healing journey looks like.  I’d like to share that with you today.
When we begin our journey we feel alone.  The path and everything around us seems dark and fearful.  We step timidly, uncertain of where or how to go.  We can see nothing around us.  Then we hear a voice ahead of us saying “look out for that hole”, “don’t trip on that big rock in front of you”.   We get a little more confidence to follow the directions of the unseen guide ahead of us.  
A ways down this path it seems to get a bit brighter or at least less dim.  In addition to the unseen, but encouraging, voice ahead of us we can make out figures walking alongside of us on this road.  We can’t touch them, we don’t really know them.   But they are giving occasional words of encouragement, “come on, we can do this”, “just follow the directions from ahead”, “I won’t give up if you don’t”.
Farther down the path it is brighter.   We can see the dips in the road, we can see obstructions and avoid them.   We feel more confidence.  And when we glance behind us we can see those who are struggling in their walk.  So we encourage “look out for that hole”, “don’t trip on that big rock in front of you”.
How long each stage of this journey takes varies for each of us.  But if we keep on the path we will make it to the next point towards healing.
This is The EX.  If we listen to those who have gone before and give encouragement to those who walk alongside we will not be alone and as fearful of where we are going.   When we have the EX-perience we will be able to help those that are coming after us.

  11/13/13      100 days!!!   Triple Digit Club!!!  I really did not think I would make it to this day…of course I wanted to, but didn’t think I could.    I just went back and read what I’ve written on my profile page so far and then went back and read the first month of my journey.  I can read the “want to”, but unfortunately I know that woman who was writing those blogs and she did not have the confidence in herself or this process.    So, I set little goals….1 week!!! 30 days!!  2 months!!!   And then….and then….dare I????? Could I?????    OK, let’s chance it….let’s get to TDC and see how we feel!       Now I’m there!    And how do I feel?     I could list all the positive adjectives in the dictionary and it wouldn’t be enough!    I feel “powerful” today.   But I also feel grateful…for all the people on this site who have supported, encouraged, pushed and prodded me.    (In reading some of my early blogs most of the people are still close by, but it makes me sad to see that some are no longer around.)  I feel cautious…because I know that with my addiction I am only a tiny, baby-step away from smoking again if I don’t keep my guard up and my head on straight.   I feel convicted to reach out and help when I can, to offer that support, information and (yes, if needed) tough love.     And I feel committed to go farther along this road, to continue to learn, grow and expand the person that God intended me to be.      So, my next goal will be……6 months!    I will celebrate 6 months on February 5, 2014….and I’m hoping the reward I will give to myself will be attending the Orlando trip!          Big ((((hugs)))))) and love to all my EX family here……couldn’t have done it without you!    

  Three months, one week, 20 hours, 55 minutes and 6 seconds. 1498 cigarettes not smoked, saving $513.30. Life saved: 5 days, 4 hours, 50 minutes.
   
 
   12/13/13
 
   I knew I wanted to quit.    But I knew I had tried several times and failed and didn’t want that to happen again.   So, I re-found this site (had come here before but wasn’t ready to commit).     “This time---this time I’ll do it right” is what I told myself.    So, I listened to what the people who had some time said in their blogs.   I listened to those that sounded confident (NOT COCKY) and followed their advice.    “Don’t use negative words”, “Believe in yourself”, “Want this more than you want anything else today”, “Keep them away from your face”.     
 
   I got through Hell Week with no scars, Heck Week had a couple of rougher days than Hell Week but made it through that too.     Then, oh no……the dreaded NO MANS LAND!     Now I began to fear.   “You won’t have the same Atta Girls that you had at the beginning” (true), “You may feel confident and secure in your quit but craves will blindside you” (true), “Stay alert, awake and on guard” (true), “You’ll get through it”.  I HAVE!!!    I am at the end of NML.
 
   I know that I still have to watch what I’m doing, I know I can’t take my smoke free days for granted, I know that some days I’m more fragile than others.    I read and LISTENED to Giulia’s blog yesterday.  Quit Maintenance.    She is 1 of the Elders that I believe and believe in.    I would like to list everyone here that has “been there” for me but that would be impossible.     I have met and connected with many people here and made some good friends.     
 
   Look, there are some of my friends waiting for me just over the line….I see their hands stretched out to pull me into the light!!!
 
   My next goal:     On 2/5/14 I will have 6 months smoke free!!!!    On 2/7/14 I will get on the big bird and fly to Orlando where I will get to meet some of you, put a face with a name, get hugs and also (Tommy promised) some Krispy Kremes!
 
   I couldn’t have done this without so many of you!
 
   Love you,     Sharon     130 days of Freedom!
 
    
 
   2/5/14      I just keep saying to myself "I can't believe that I made it to 6 months!"  And I really can't.    I've quit for short times before but not this long.   When I first came on here I said that I had quit once for 9 months....well, after I got thinking about that I realized that I LIED....sorry, didn't mean to not be totally honest.    I thought it had been that long but then when I looked back and started figuring what was going on in my life at that time I realized that I hadn't gone 9 months, maybe 2 or 3.   It just felt like 9 months because I think I was doing some white knuckle approach to this.
 
   This time I am informed.    I learned a lot about addiction before I actually quit....and then I come here to the EX every single day and pledge that I will not smoke for that day, I read the information that is posted from some of our local experts (Thomas and Dale to just name a couple) and I learn.....and it is working!
 
   So, my advice to newbies and those who are not yet as far as I am:   learn about this, make a daily commitment to stay "clean" and in your journey of learning and staying clean....reach out to others.    Oh, get yourself in a firmer place than you were in your first few months....but then give  back.......pay it forward......collateral kindness......loving your neighbor on the EX!
 
   And remember to keep (or develop) your sense of humor.....that will get you through those tough days.  
 
   I've met some great people here that I consider to be true friends......
  
    nurture those friendships as well.
  
    OK, onward family......my next goal is 9 months (5-5-14)!     I hope everyone that celebrates with me today will be here to celebrate that day as well!
  
     
  
    8/5/14      One Year Quit!
  
     
 
 
  
    Good morning.     In my (blankity blank) number of years living on this earth there are some things that I never believed would come out of my mouth.     Now, I can’t tell you them because then they would be coming out of my mouth!        But there is one that I can share that I never, ever thought I would say:
  
     
  
    I’ve been smoke free for 1 whole year!!!!!     That is 365 Days!     It is 12 months!    Or 8,760 hours!     Well, you get it!       1 whole year!!!!!
  
     
  
    How did I do it?
  
     
  
    I wish I could give some wise advice that all the newbies could read, take it and become smoke free from that moment on.    But I can’t
  
     
  
    There are a number of things that helped me to get here.
  
     
  
    First, sick and tired of being sick and tired!       Then, getting some education about what addiction to nicotine meant.       Then, finding this site (actually re-finding it, I joined in 2009 but didn’t do anything) and getting involved.        
  
     
  
    I would like to repeat that………GETTING INVOLVED!!!!
  
     
  
    I decided to succeed I would need to READ/BLOG/LISTEN to the Elders and the Wise Ones.    That is the same advice I always give.
  
     
  
    And I have been on the Daily Pledge page each and every day to promise that I will not smoke for that day!      I don’t lie!
  
     
  
    Blogging…….it works!
  
     
  
    Reading…….necessary!
  
     
  
    Listening…….required!
  
     
  
    So, I give thanks to each and every one of you who have read and commented on my blogs.   I am grateful for those of you who have blogged and shared your victories and struggles and let me comment on them.
  
     
  
    And I want to say I Love You to those of you who have taken me into your hearts, offered me encouragement and given me comfort during the painful times.   I won’t even begin to name names as I couldn’t get them all on here.      You know who you are……
  
     
  
    I know I could not have done this without each and every one of you!
  
     
  
    Thank you…….
  
     
  
   
     One year, 7 hours, 17 minutes and 33 seconds. 5479 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,876.75. Life saved: 2 weeks, 5 days, 35 minutes.
   
      
   
      
   
     8/5/15       2 year Anniversary!
   
    

      In 2009 I came to this site because I was going to quit.     Just signed up …. And left.

    

      In July of 2013 I came here and set my quit date for the very next day…..I got a message back from Admin to delay my quit date until I had read everything and followed the steps.          “Ha” I said to myself…..I don’t need to do that.      But then decided that my way of quitting hadn’t worked for 40+ years so maybe I should try something different.

    

      I learned.      A lot!

    

      I learned that I am an addict.     I learned that I can’t do “a little” smoking….It was going to be stopping totally OR continue and probably die from smoking like my dad.

    

      I have learned so much.    I have met so many fantastic people.

    

      When my 1st year anniversary was coming up I helped to form the “3rd Quarter 2013 Winners Circle”.      There were 24 people on that list!     Heard some of the older Elders say that was one of the biggest groups in a quarter they had seen.    All 24 of us made our 1 year anniversary!    

    

      I just looked and there are still 16 of us that come on here (some more than others) and are still learning and supporting others.      

    

      I’m proud of that number!

    

      And I’m proud of myself……because here it is….my 2 year anniversary!!!

    

      I never thought it would happen.

    

      And do you know why it happened?    Because I came on here and followed a plan:     Read/Blog/Listen to the Elders and the Wise Ones.

    

      I want to thank each and every one of you here on the EX who have helped me reach today.    I appreciate the “atta girl” and the “hang in sweetie” and who can forget the laughing and the “hanging out” down in Orlando.     I missed the Nashville but you can “bet your booty” that I will be in Las Vegas.

    

      Every single one of you can make the 1 year, 2 year, etc….etc…..

    

      My next goal:     THE    QUAD     SQUAD!!!

    

      5/1/16          THE    QUAD       SQUAD!!!!!

   
   
     How many times had I tried to quit smoking?       Gosh, I don’t know.   If I count the 1 day here or 1 day there…….maybe 50 times.     I know I thought about quitting a thousand or more times.      I did quit twice before.     For just a short time.       Then I would start and say “If Mary hadn’t broke her hip I wouldn’t have started…..” or some other stupid thing.        
   
    

      I came to the site in 2009 and signed up.             Period.            Didn’t do any reading, writing or trying.

    

      So, I kept smoking.    Prices going up.      Cough getting worse…..people would actually turn to look at me…..embarrassing!

    

      Decided “enough is enough, there has to be SOME WAY!”      

    

      So, came back to the EX mid July 2013.     I put in the very next day as my quit date and Admin came back and told me to not set the date for right then.    Suggested that I read the information, do the steps, read the blogs and (maybe) write some on my own.        I figured my way hadn’t worked so I would try this.

    

      I read everything and I learned.     I learned that I was an addict.     It wasn’t that I didn’t have enough Will Power (!!!),  heck..I had known that for years.    I didn’t need will power, I needed to believe that if I gave in even ½ inch my addiction would be in full flare!       

    

      I read the blogs, took what I needed and left the rest.     I looked at the people with time under their belt and wisdom in their words……they were called Elders……and I thought “THAT’S WHAT I WANT!!!”     

    

      My quit day came.  August 5, 2013.     I started with baby steps and (look at me) I got through Hell Week, Heck Week, hit my 30 days…..then 90….then….well, you get it.     When I had 1 year I was so proud, my friends celebrated with me. 

    

      I became active over time.       I pledged every single day that I would not smoke that day.     I reached out when I could.      I got to know some of the others and became real friends.    Even met some face to face in Orlando……I’ll never forget Tedy Joy shouting “Smorgy” across the lounge and Tommy having a box of Krispy Kremes for me.

    

      Second Anniversary, still blogging, still pledging, now even conducting the Freedom Train.

    

      THIS IS WHAT GOT ME TO TODAY!!!       KNOWING I’m and addict and that will never change.        KNOWING that I have to be involved and helping when I can.

    

      Here I am:       Quad Squad!       Or as some have called it “Hitting the Comma!”

    

      Thank you…….thank every single one of you for your words, your support, your love.

    

      And guess what…….I’m staying……..I’ll be writing when I hit the Double Quad Squad!

   
  
  
    3rd year Anniversary
  
     
  
   

     From my profile page......day before I quit:

   

     "This time I feel different about quitting.     It doesn't feel like I'm giving up something, it feels like I'm getting something."

   

     Little did I know at that time that I would reach a 3 year anniversary!

   

     I tell everyone that I finally "got" that I was an addict, not that I didn't have enough will power!

   

     Also tell everyone that I owe any success in this to (first) God and then to my EX family.      I've learned so much from so many of you.

   

     I've learned that it is not so important if my family is really supportive or not, my EXfamily "gets" it and teaches, encourages and loves me whether I'm acting silly, sad or sappy!

   

     I thank each and every one of you for your help, your love and for "being there" when I've needed you.....sometimes even when I didn't know I needed you!

   

     Newbies......you'll see the same thing if you give yourself and this site a chance!

   

     OK, just gotta sing......Please join me!

   

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04854XqcfCY

   

     Sharon

  
 

 


Brief Description

Old enough to know better, young enough to want to do it again.


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minnesota


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smorgy8513

I'm still here!

Posted by smorgy8513 Jan 18, 2017

Hi.    Haven't been on here for days and know that some of you have wondered and even worried.

Just wanted to let everybody know I'm ok.      I've had major back pain and have spent days on pain pills and heating pads.

Feeling much better the last couple of days......at least I can walk!

No chemo for 3 months......yippee!        I'm thinking I may check with my old agency about seeing 3-4 clients each week so that I can save money for move in August to Las Cruces.

I'll be back on here more in the next couple of days.       And of course I'll be here to drive the train on Friday,

Take care all!

Shaon

smorgy8513

Yeah to results!!!

Posted by smorgy8513 Jan 13, 2017

Saw my cancer dr yesterday and results look good from scan.       He said about the same as last time, so no new growth.    (I haven't seen it yet to compare with last but I believe him!)

So, I am OFF chemo for 3 months.      I need to watch for any problems and call if concerns.

Otherwise, I go back in 5 weeks and then another 5 weeks for port flush and then in April I will have blood work, scan and see dr again.        Based on how that all looks then he will decide what to do next.

I want to thank you all for thoughts, prayers and love!

I am blessed by each and every one of you!

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smorgy8513

scan today

Posted by smorgy8513 Jan 10, 2017

Having a follow up contrast ct scan this morning.      Then I will see dr on Thursday for results.

If it looks good (no growth or even improvement!) they will give me a 3 month break from chemo.       If not then I will need to continue.

So, again I ask for prayers for good results.

Many are having testing recently.

Hope that this sends a message to those who are starting their quits that this is important for NOW.......don't wait to quit.

Sharon

smorgy8513

Freedom Train 1/6/17

Posted by smorgy8513 Jan 6, 2017

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:         LOOK      AT     THESE      TODAY!!!!!!

mtc              400     DOF        http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/messageboard/bex_user_702324

Summer Rain   2    yrs           http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/messageboard/bex_user_680584/

Nyima             4     yrs           http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/messageboard/bex_user_609445

indngrl              6    yrs           http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/messageboard/bex_user_54424          

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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!!!!!!        Sharon

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What is the Freedom Train? More  here

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 quit info is here

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?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

 

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Shawn

 

Look at these Winners riding today!!!!!

There are a couple that we haven't seen for awhile so I would like all of you to send out a congrats on message board or private message to get them to come and let us know they are doing ok and to RIDE THE TRAIN!

 

I want to give a congrat quote to each of them today:

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Now here is one for all of the rest of you who are celebrating today.......DAY 1 or more!

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Now pick one and write it down.        Read it every hour and take it in as who you are and what you are doing.

 

I need a warm breakfast:

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I'm sick of winter..........Google says that there are 

Spring 2017 Begins In

  

72 Days!!!!!!

  

TOO      LONG

  

Here's what I want it to feel like right now!

  

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OK......let's shout out our name, DOF, what positive quote you are going to say to yourself and (of course) the congrats to each of our Peeps!

  

 

  

My name is Sharon and I have 1250 DOF.         I'm going to use the one about Master of one Wise Skill......teamwork.

  

Congrats to all those riding and celbrating today!

  

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smorgy8513

Freedom Train 12/30/16

Posted by smorgy8513 Dec 30, 2016

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:

MarilynH        900 DOF        https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/marilyn.h.july.14.14.

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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!!!!!!        Sharon

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What is the Freedom Train? More  here

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 quit info is here

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?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

 

Daily Freedom Train Conductors



Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Shawn

 

BIG CONGRATS TO OUR FRIEND MARILYN H ON 900 DAYS OF FREEDOM!!!

This is a lady that puts everything into working her quit and helping others keep theirs.   

Love ya!

Here's a celebration cake for you!

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I thought you would look good in a hat!!!!

Celebrate the blessing that you are.

 

I also want to celebrate all the wonderful WINNERS that we have riding each and every day here.

So many people that work their quits, that give hope and encouragement to others.

I know that I could not have made it to the place I am today without many of you.

Some have moved on........many more have come to join us.

How shall we celebrate today?

Here's what I would like:

sun and warm

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Feeling up to doing a jig

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And having a healthy, hardy breakfast:

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So, tell us 1)     who you are

                 2)     how many days

                 3)     how you will celebrate today

My name is Sharon (Smorgy) and I have 1243 DOF.

I want to feel good and laugh today      (think I'll watch a funny movie)

 

P.S.    Having another test today.......read all about it on Caring Bridge!!!!

 

Love to all!

smorgy8513

Freedom Train 12/23/16

Posted by smorgy8513 Dec 23, 2016

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:

sophia22           50 DOF              https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/sophia-22

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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!!!!!!        Sharon

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What is the Freedom Train? More  here

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 quit info is here

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?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

 

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Shawn

 

It's almost here!!!!         Christmas Day!!!!

sophia, you have a double celebration........your milestone of quitting and looking forward to the Big Fat Guy coming and bringing you presents!

Do you know that he has been shown in so many ways?

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And then we have the special Christmas food:

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What do you do special for Christmas?

It is a tradition that my sons each get a package of 10 pair of socks.        They would always beg to open 1 gift Christmas Eve and I would let them as long as I could pick it out........So,guess what I picked out?        It took them years to catch on to this.

My name is Sharon and I have 1236 DOF

Come and share with us.

 

P. S.     I'm going to write what is going on with cancer in my Caring Bridge site       (Sharon journey 5)      if you care to know.

Have a great day!

smorgy8513

I'm still here!

Posted by smorgy8513 Dec 19, 2016

I've had several people check in with me because they hadn't heard from me.    

I'm here.....just going through the "sleeping all the time" 

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I'm supposed to just allow myself to sleep.

In case I don't get on tomorrow morning.....I'm going in for for an MRI on my brain to rule out any problems.    Dr not expecting them but I'm so dizzy and wobbly all the time he wants to make sure I'm ok.

Every one ready for Christmas?      Not here!!!      Going to storage unit today to get tree, then I can wrap (if I can stay awake).

Blessings of Christmas to all!!!!

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:           Just look in the mirror and you'll see the Winner for today!

 

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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!!!!!!        Sharon

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What is the Freedom Train? More  here

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 quit info is here

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?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

 

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Shawn

 

How do you like the picture of our train today?

Some of us are at places where we may need help to get the train to pick up passengers.        But no one will go "unpicked" today because:

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" 

There will be no one left behind.

Today here in Minnesota we're expecting 7-10 # of snow..........temps with "feels like" of -45 degrees.

So, I'm going out to drive this train and can use all the help and breaks that I can get.

First, what shall we have to warm us up inside?

My mother swore by this......I hated it!

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MUSH!!!!!!

This is what I would have preferred........comfort food:

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Or........here's a tummy warmer:

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Tell us what you eat/drink to warm up............no alcohol though because Nancy would not be happy with us!!!!

 

Also, who can grab a shovel to help if we need it along the way?

Come aboard......shout your numbers.........

Tell what you love or hate about winter.

I HATE that I 'm supposed to be in Las Cruces, NM and this stupid cancer got to me first!!!!!!

So I have a picture of the moutains (Organ) on my fridge!

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Stay warm......and if you live in a warm state FEEL FOR THE REST OF US THIS WEEKEND!!!!

smorgy8513

Freedom Train 12/9/16

Posted by smorgy8513 Dec 9, 2016

Back up again!

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:

Carloprivetara           100 DOF         https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/carloprivitera

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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!!!!!!        Sharon

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What is the Freedom Train? More  here

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 quit info is here

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?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

 

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Shawn

 

Let's give a big hip hip hooray to Carlo entering the Triple Digit club!

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We all deserve one of those for our hard work!

 

Thinking about Christmas and what would we ask this guy for if we had the chance:

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Here's something I would ask for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dec9Jb_Ac4

or

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What are you asking for this year?

Can someone bring breakfast?

I'm out the door!

Sharon 

Internet down.......can't post pics with IPad.....

Will get it up and do later,

Sorry!!!

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:

Koshal             600 DOF           http://community.becomeanex.org/pg/messageboard/bex_user_697069

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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!!!!!!        Sharon

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What is the Freedom Train? More  here

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 quit info is here

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?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

 

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Shawn

 

First, congrats to Koshal with 600 DOF.           I looked and haven't seen a post for quite a while from Koshal so if you know them....please tell them to come and let us know they are still FREE!

We'll send a cake, flowers and balloons to help celebrate

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Hope Koshal celebrates a wonder milestone today.

AND DO DO YOU!!!!!!

What would be the celebration you would choose for your best friend today?

Party?

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Day off work?

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Shopping for YOU?

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Share what you would do.

Because TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY!!!!     

It is your day

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I think I would like to go to a movie.................

something funny so I can laugh.

Let's share today.........be alone......be with 1 good friend......or with the whole site!

 

My name is Sharon and I have 1215 DOF

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:

Storm !!!!        1000 DOF      https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/storm_3.1.14

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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!!!!!!        Sharon

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What is the Freedom Train? More  here

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 quit info is here

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?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

 

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Shawn

 

Look who is riding through the gates of Quad City?        And he is carrying a comma with him!

STORM!!!!!

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Storm has added so much to our site......His knowledge, his humor, his caring and concern for others.

Let's make him

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Congrats Storm........hope you celebrate this is a very special way!!!

 

So, how was Thanksgiving?

Did you eat too much?

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Were there the dysfunctional family interactions?

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Or just lots of love and peacefulness?

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So share your favorite thing (food, story, joke,) of the day!

Mine was when all left and it was quiet again.

Today......rest and eat leftovers!

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My name is Sharon and I have 1208 Days of Freedom!

Come and share!

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:    It's you, me and all who are smoke free!

 

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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!!!!!!        Sharon

Good morning, fellow EXer's!

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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!

se 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.

What is the Freedom Train? More  here

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 quit info is here

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?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to Pir8fan (Tommy) at any time.

 

Daily Freedom Train Conductors

Sunday: Pir8fan

Monday: YoungAtHeart

Tuesday: JACKIE

Wednesday: Jennifer72113

Thursday: Terrie

Friday: Smorgy

Saturday: Shawn

MINNESOTA IS GETTING SNOW.         UP TO A FOOT IN NORTHERN BUT ONLY 1-3 WHERE I LIVE.

Guess it's supposed to get warm tomorrow though and melt.

My son tells me I've got my mind set on being in Las Cruces and so any cold or snow will upset me.

So, let's enjoy the snow while we can?????????

Breakfast::

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Jeff is going to buy me this because I'm giving him a ride to work (it's raining, thunder and lightening right now)

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NOPE, not for me!

Here's what I want!

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How about a joke for the day:

Your mom is so fat: when she sat on a rainbow it started raining Skittles.

Once two blondes and a brunette got stuck in the elevator.
One blonde starts to shout:
- Help!!!
The other one:
- Help!!!
A brunette brings in an advice:
- Girls, shout together, it will be louder.
The blondes shout:
- Together!!! Together!!!...

OK, I have to put this on auto pilot and give the kid a ride........

Come and shout your numbers....

Come and share a breakfast....

Come and share a joke.......

 

I plan on spending the day binge watching tv and playing with my new phone.

What are you doing?
 

smorgy8513

Where is......

Posted by smorgy8513 Nov 16, 2016

Haven't seen Candy on EX or on FB.     Any body know what is going on with her?        Health?       Just staying away?