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Marilyn.H.July.14.14. Blog

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If you haven't kicked the nicotine poison into never never land NOW is the time to take back your life, it's going to most likely be EXtremely difficult in the first few weeks BUT with commitment and perseverance you will succeed in living a life of Freedom PLUS your life AND all our lives are worth so much more than the damned Cancer Sticks! 

I really enjoy the Freedom of living a Smokefree Life it's a wonderful feeling being able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without wondering where to sneak off to suck on a damned Cancer Stick WHEW it really is great so if you're struggling and are in the throes of horrendous cravings and moodswings and lack of sleep you MUST hang on tight and keep moving forward because the only way out is through! You can do this quit believe it deep breaths and believe in yourself because we believe in you and we're rooting you on it's absolutely worth it once you get to that good place in your quit where you realize how much better life is as an EX Smoker Non Smoker or EXer it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you keep moving forward because each and every Day WON is a GIFT OF LIFE .☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Mason Gramp and I relaxed watching movies last evening Gramp and I didn't have to sneak outside for a puff because thankfully we don't do that anymore, I slept in until 8:40 this morning wow actually Mason woke me up to tell me that he woke up before me......

life is a rollercoaster of ups and downs for everyone whether a person has ever smoked in their lifetime or not and for people that are still smoking that hasn't stopped YET and for us EXers! Believe it or not we can handle life so much easier now because we've learned over time to live LIFE on LIFE'S Terms without the cancer sticks anyway I'm trying to take it easy, Mark went after a cord of drywood for a good price so he decided buy it instead of trying to cut it Mason is still sleeping and I am sipping coffee there's so much happening right now I'm trying to take it easy as long as I don't move to fast I'm not too light headed anyway I'll be a good girl I promise  I say YES to Smokefree living because LIFE is so much better without the yuckies  (cigarettes ) We can and MUST stick with our precious quits because our lives literally depends on us to do so!

 

I picked Mason up after school yesterday although I'm still not feeling all that great Mason is very therapeutic for me he can always make me smile, he's coming for the weekend which will be good for me we can relax and do things together like play a few games of crib and in the evening we'll get Gramp and the three of us can watch a movie Mason likes to pamper me at times so I'll probably let him he may only be 11 but being an only child he's very mature in so many ways. 

I'm going to fake feeling better until I make it kinda like in the early stages of my quit I would fake that I was doing great until one day I realized that I wasn't faking it anymore that I really made it through to that good place in my quit  and so can anyone as long as you keep moving forward stacking up those precious DOF~ Days Of Freedom ~ so each evening you can say YAY for another Day WON......

LIFE really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand and LIFE is so much better when I have the grandchildren around Adam is 16 and Emma just turned 18 they love us BUT we don't see much of them anymore so we'll hang on tight to Mason as long as we can Smokefree of course because Gramp and I don't do that anymore!

This is Mason and Emma about a year ago I think Emma was raised by her Mother so her and Mason mostly seen each other on the weekends and holidays.

Adam and Mason last Christmas I think Adam lives with his Mom but thankfully I kept a relationship with her it wasn't easy at times when Adam was little but I'm persistent......

My daughter Mason far left she's Masons Mom my sons fiance Heidi, my son Alfred he's Adam's Dad and Mason's Dad Jason this pic was taken a couple of months ago, Mandy and Jason picked Mason's name by taking Ma from Mandys name, Son from Jason's name I thought that was kinda neat sorry for rambling and for my reminiscing! Please stay focused and stick with N.O.P.E~Not One Puff Ever~and vigilance N.M.W~No Matter What~because there's no other way to remain Smokefree.....

This pic was taken last November Mark's birthday is 2 days before mine so the kids had a little birthday doo for us Mark is 2 years older than I am the big 62....

I'm so glad to be living a life of Freedom lets always remember and N.E.F ~ Never Ever Forget that ~ with Vigilance we'll never ever see another Day ONE BUT we'll continue to reap the benefits with each and every Day WON......

If we plan on living a Smokefree Life and living the best quality of LIFE possible then we must choose to stick with our precious quits N.M.W ~ No Matter What! Life is way too short to knowingly continue to slowly kill ourselves ~ N.O.P.E ~ Not One Puff Ever ~ works when applied on a daily basis because there's absolutely no way any of us will FAIL it's definetly not easy in those early weeks by any stretch of the imagination BUT anything in this life worth having takes time and effort and quitting smoking and remaining quit should be top priority because breathing is essential to living.....

I'm taking another Me day so I'm only doing what's necessary I am picking Mason up after school though he always brightens up my day the school prefers the children to be picked up intsead of bussing if at all possible because of Covid so that's what we're doing.....

It's hard to believe that two weeks from today is the last day of September BUT YEP it is time really does fly by, well Spring Summer and Fall does Winter not so much! BUT that's LIFE which is going to happen whether we smoke or not, Mark took the day off yesterday so we could get more wood cut off our property he already had a couple of poplar down so while he was sawing and splitting I was filling the bucket on the super M tractor and he'd take it to the basement and rank it after several loads we decided to take a break anyway I still don't know what happened I sat down and everything went black and I got really dizzy and my hands were clammy and then I felt nauseous anyway my sister in law had borrowed my blood pressure monitor so I got her to bring it back plus we were supposed to go visit our mother in law together which wasn't happening it was 154/88 then after a few minutes it was 147/106 so Mark got the car and I got sick before we ever left the driveway and again in the hospital parking lot ugh of course Mark couldn't stay in with me because of Covid anyway after 2 blood tests my heart is good which is wonderful whatever they did other than my bloodpressure running high was good after 6 hrs the ER Dr told me to make an appointment with my Dr. and I got to come home grrrrrr what a long day poor Mark didn't get alot done ugh but I'm so glad that he was home. My rambling has a point because after 6 hrs in the hospital and being poked and prodded and still not knowing what happened was and still is very frustrating BUT I'm EXtremely proud to be an EXer otherwise I'd have been chainsmoking as soon as I left the hospital parking lot and most likely would have felt even worse than I already did! We all need to make that choice to live LIFE on LIFE'S Terms without the disgusting smokes and the best part is we can because with commitment and perseverance it's absolutely Doable Vigilance is key to remaining Smokefree and besides relapsing isn't an option anymore RIGHT!!!

Getting old definetly is frustrating at times BUT I'll take it because it sure beats the alternative any day of the week.....

Quitting smoking was EXtremely difficult to say the least BUT it was and still is and always will be the smartest and wisest decision that I or any of us will ever make in our LIFE! The best part is with commitment and perseverance it's absolutely Doable and so very worth it to be able to go anywhere anytime whenever wherever and however without wondering where to sneak off to suck on a damned Cancer Stick our lives deserves for us to stick with N.O.P.E and vigilance N.M.W ~ No Matter What ~ so we can be around with the best quality of LIFE possible to enjoy the little things in LIFE that's actually the the big things in LIFE.....

In order to to live LIFE on LIFE'S Terms without the crutch of cigarettes we must continue to make the choice each day to stick with N.O.P.E~Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W~No Matter What •••••

Once I wised up and realized enough was enough I decided to educate myself by reading everything I could find right here on this site which helped to strengthen my resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb permanently it wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination BUT THEN once I had a little time under my belt I started to believe in myself and kept moving forward and the longer I was quit the easier it got and I knew by sticking with N.O.P.E~Not One Puff Ever and vigilance N.M.W~No Matter What ~ that I was going to succeed in living a life of Freedom! If you're struggling please stay close because we're all here to help you in any way we can LET us know by blogging HELP and let us talk you down because you can and will be successful BUT it's going to take time to relearn life without the smokes BUT boy oh boy it's so worth it....

 

In order to to live LIFE on LIFE'S Terms without the crutch of the yuckies (cigarettes) we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E~and vigilance~N.M.W~No Matter What~Vigilance is Key to remaining Smokefree!

Smoking kills and it doesn't matter who you are or where you live it's bound to catch up with you at some point I am one of those people that figured that I'd never quit smoking let alone stick with it BUT finding out that I have copd was enough for me to realize that I wasn't invincible and my desire to live was much stronger than to knowingly continue to slowly kill myself as difficult AND horrendous as it was in those early days and weeks of quitting smoking I also knew from all of the reading that I did right here on this site that it was and is so Doable  I believe today I have 2,250 splendiferous Smokefree days I'm smiling  because I know that LIFE really is Grand without a Cigarette in Hand..... If you're struggling with remaining quit please know that you can and will be successful one precious Smokefree Day at a time or hour minute or even a second at a time plus we're all here to help you in any way we can and we are rooting you on......

when I found out that I have copd I decided I wasn't going to play Russian Roulette with my life anymore that I didn't want to end up on oxygen 7/24 or die a slow painful death that would be most likely smoking related! I didn't want to be sitting in the Dr's office and have him tell me to go home that I waited to long to quit smoking that there was nothing he could do for me that I should get my affairs in order while I still could UGH!!! Thankfully as difficult as quitting smoking is it's also very Doable and with commitment and perseverance you can and will be living a life of Freedom....

Our buddy our pal our friend our Hump day camel George wishes each of you reading this a Stressfree hasslefree BUT most importantly a Smokefree Day George knows we're living in some scary times BUT in order to keep our quit we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E ~ and vigilance N.M.W  ~ No Matter What ~ THEN there's absolutely no way any of will FAIL ~ Vigilance is KEY to remaining Smokefree.....


Once we've bit the bullet and stopped playing Russian Roulette with our life and have finally wised up and taken back our lives from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison then we must choose to stick with N.O.P.E ~ and vigilance N.M.W ~ No Matter What ~ because vigilance is key to remaining Smokefree ~ I never ever want to take my precious quit for granted I want US ALL to always remember and N.E.F Never Ever Forget that horrid DAY ONE or those early days and weeks of quitting smoking because NONE OF US has to ever go back to the to the damned Cancer STICKS ......Life can and will kick us in the teeth at times BUT relapsing isn't the answer because whatever is happening is going to happen whether we smoke or not so hang on tight to the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE.....

Although we're living in some scary times we must choose to stick with our quits so we can continue living a Smokefree Life ~ Vigilance is key to remaining Smokefree! There's so much happening all around us that we really don't have any control over BUT when it comes to our quits we can and MUST stick with N.O.P.E ~ Not One Puff Ever ~ N.M.W ~ No Matter What ~ smoking wouldn't help one ioda PLUS going back to another Day ONE would totally suck big time we must hang on tight to the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE .....

Happy Labor day everyone in the United States and Happy Labour day Canada.....

My house is going to be filled with the aroma of @ss burning pickles   as Mark calls them  I've got to get moving soon and get them cooking anyway let's CELEBRATE our Freedom from the clutches of the dreaded nicotine poison whether we're in the early stages of our quits or have been quit for months or years every blessed DAY WON is a GIFT OF LIFE I still smile at the end of the each day because I'm free,  I remember only too well that it's no easy feat in those early days and weeks of quitting smoking so I consider our quits something to nurture and protect and definetly CELEBRATE PLUS we must always remember VIGILANCE is KEY TO Remaining SMOKEFREE...........