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ShawnP

Bonfire Final Count

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jul 6, 2020

I would like to thank everyone who attended the bonfire and also to those that helped out as well. There was a total of 43 of us. Our final count was 2,594,896 unsmoked cigarettes!!! That is 129,744 total packs of cigarettes that we didn't buy and $799,223.04 (national avg $6.16 pk) that tobacco companies didn't profit from us!!!! WOOO HOOOO!

ShawnP

Just wanted to say.....

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jul 4, 2020

Good morning! 

 

The bonfire is continuing til tomorrow night at midnight. Use whatever you need to bring those nasties to the fire, a baggie, trash bag or even a dump truck Please stop by and join in the fun. ALL is welcome here. We are uniting here to celebrate our freedom from this addiction.

 

 

 

 https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/community/celebrations-events/blog/2020/07/03/independence-day-bonfire-is-here

Welcome! The bonfire is now starting. It will continue through Sunday night midnight 11:59 EST. Please stop in whenever you can. For those that aren't familiar with our bonfires, the fuel for the fire is your unsmoked cigarettes. It would be your days quit x how many cigarettes that you USED to smoke. You can find your days quit here... My quit plan   Also, here is a calculator that you can use. Just edit the numbers to yours. You can find other statistics as well. 

 

Our goal tonight is a standard of 1 million. We usually  dbl it. Our highest was 2,895,441. 

 

Feel free to post music, food or funny images. Please note that we do have to abide by "no copyright material". This site provides links to pics  . We are also having costumes. What can be more funnier than trying out different figures, animals etc? haha

Here are links that you can use....

1.  Face in hole

2.  Photo fun maker

3.  photofunny 

 

If you are mobile user, there are apps that you can use as well.

 

In case that you don't know how to post pics or videos, here are the tutorials

 

1.  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/docs/DOC-1062-how-to-put-pictures-in-posts-of-all-kinds-discussions-questions-blogs

 

2.  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/thread/17458-how-to-uploadembed-videos?commentID=115169#comment

 

NOW LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!

(if you don't see a friend here, message them. The more, the merrier!!

 

you can watch and listen here for relaxation.

 

 

ShawnP

Reminder for the bonfire

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jun 26, 2020

Good afternoon. In exactly 1 week, we will have our virtual bonfire. It's been over a year since we last got together for one. I know there are many new people that are the site now and I will be curious to see the final count on July 5th. We have always set a goal of 1 million unsmoked cigarettes and have always at least doubled it if not more. We are independent from nicotine and that is something to celebrate about especially, on the 4th of July weekend.


The fuel for the fire is your number of days quit @My EX Plan | BecomeAnEX multiplied by how many cigarettes you USED to smoke per day. (if you need help, let me know)

 

There will be alot of members at this event! We will have music links for music lovers! We will have food for those of us who like to eat and drink. We will have fun with costumes Ie. face in the hole etc. I will provide links that day that you can use. You are required to have fun, whether you like it or not!!


If for some reason that you cannot make it on any of the days listed, you can message me ShawnP  your numbers and I will make sure that they get tossed into the fire for you.  We will post a Grand total at the end of the event plus the members names and numbers that contributed. Of course there will be running totals during the event as well.

See you there!!!

ShawnP

Mark You Calendars

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jun 12, 2020

We are having a virtual Independence Day bonfire.


I was given off the day before the holiday, so we will be able to run the bonfire for the course of the whole weekend. It will start on Friday, July 3, 2020 and end on Sunday at midnight EST right here on becomeanex.


I will give out a reminder with more details the week before. Smile and have a great day/weekend!

To me this seems like the perfect time to become United.

 

Coronavirus does not care what color your skin is, what your gender is, what your political preference is, or your ethnic background,...it only wants to destroy you....US. Frankly I hate that democrats, Republicans exist as they do..Those of us in America are Americans and should behave as ONE...not split...but then again...thats my thoughts.

 

So let's make  and take a stand together. Theres more to this virus than what is being told, call me crazy, I really don't give a hoot. This virus will get worse before it gets better, you can count on that.

DO we need to panic hoarder? No. Prepared for a few weeks, yes. It's not too much to ask.

 

I'm not totally surprised these days. I have joked along with everyone regarding the folks hoarding TP but in all honesty, its good to find some humor in this situation. 

 

My thoughts are looking at what I , as an individual , can do to help. Thats where I am putting my focus right now. I am going to order food from restaurants that still do delivery to HELP them. I am going to offer to help babysit little ones, due to schools closing and daycares soon to follow. I am going to run errands for some elderly friends who may need meds or food. I am going to do whatever I can to help someone else. What are you willing to do?

Mostly, I am going to pray. To ask God to watch over my loved ones, my friends and all of you and me as well and to give us direction to behave responsibly and direct our paths.

 

WHO will join me?

 

Meanwhile, I am so grateful for this site that we can encourage each other and stay in contact. and share ideas that we can help each other and our country get through this pandemic.

Loads of love to ALL of you. 

~Missy

ADDITIONALLY: With over 3,000 conformed cases of COVID-19 IN USA, and numbers of deaths related.....I think if we ask the families of those who have lost loved ones, they would agree to the precautions now being made. After all, of you're dead...you wont need to go to school or work. IMO,

Yes it is unfortunate and hard of some people, but death....well thats the end. Just my thoughts, take what you need and leave the rest.

ShawnP

Bonfire- Final Count

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jul 8, 2019

The bonfire is now closed. Thanks to all who had contributed.  We had a total of 53 people and our final count was........

2,429,876!! Just look at that number!! It you take the US average of $5.51 a pack (much higher in other states) x it by 121,493 packs that we DID NOT buy, tobacco companies and state (tax) lost a whopping $669,430.84 from all of us. WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

Thanks to everyone that posted music, food and comments. We did this all together!!! 

Independence Day Bonfire is Now Beginning!!! 

ShawnP

Bonfire Continues

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jul 7, 2019

Good Morning Exer's!!! The bonfire continues til midnight. If you haven't got a chance to stop by, please do. All are welcome!! If you need help with your numbers, message me and i will be glad to help you. 

Welcome! The bonfire is now starting. It will continue through Sunday night midnight 11:59 EST. For those that aren't familiar with our bonfires, the fuel for the fire is your unsmoked cigarettes. It would be your days quit x how many cigarettes that you USED to smoke. You can find your days quit here...My Quit plan   Also, here is a calculator that you can use. Just edit the numbers to yours. You can find other statistics as well. 

 

Our goal tonight is a standard of 1 million. We usually do more. Our highest was 2,895,441 at the beginning of this year.

 

Feel free to post music, food or funny images. Please note that we do have to abide by "no copyright material". This site provides links to pics  . We are also having costumes. What can be more funnier than trying out different figures, animals etc? haha

Here are links that you can use....

1.  https://www.face-in-hole.net/

2.  http://photofunmaker.com/mans-face-effects

3.  Photomontage of Borat with his * banana hammock * green and sunglasses 

 

If you are mobile user, there are apps that you can use as well.

 

In case that you don't know how to post pics or videos, here are the tutorials

 

1.  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/docs/DOC-1062-how-to-put-pictures-in-posts-of-all-kinds-discussions-questions-blogs

 

2.  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/thread/17458-how-to-uploadembed-videos?commentID=115169#comment

 

NOW LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!

(if you don't see a friend here, message them. The more, the merrier!!)

ShawnP

Bonfire Final Count

Posted by ShawnP Champion Feb 25, 2019

 

OUR FINAL COUNT IS:

2,895,441

We have beat our all time high! The previous number was  2,635,592. We beat it by 259,849!!!

Pat yourself on the back. This is the total of 72 of us that chose not to smoke. I would like to thank everybody that contributed, especially the newbies. There is a list at the end of the blog. I would like to especially thank Giulia for helping out with those hilarious face in the hole pics. haha. Also, special thanks to Christine and others that posted food and music as well. We pulled this off TOGETHER!!! 

Here is the link for those that couldn't make it, that would like to have a laugh.

 Winter Bonfire Is Now Beginning 

Welcome! The bonfire is now starting. It will continue through Sunday night midnight 11:59 EST. For those that aren't familiar with our bonfires, the fuel for the fire is your unsmoked cigarettes. It would be your days quit x how many cigarettes that you USED to smoke. You can use this Bonfire Cigarette Calculator to automatically record your numbers to me or you can do it manually. If doing manually, please also include your quit date and how much you had smoked. You can find your days quit here...My EX Plan | BecomeAnEX   Here is a EX Quit Calculator - Google Sheets  if you want to check  other statistics. 

 

Our goal tonight is a standard of 1 million. We usually do more. Our highest has been  2,635,592.

 

Feel free to post music, food or funny images. Please note that we do have to abide by "no copyright material". This site provides links to free pics . We are also having costumes. What can be more funnier than trying out different figures, animals etc? haha

Here are links that you can use....

1. FACEinHOLE - Who do you want to be today? 

2. Man's Face Effects Online 

3. https://www.face-in-hole.net/ 

4. Photomontage of Borat with his * banana hammock * green and sunglasses 

If you are mobile user, there are apps that you can use as well.

 

In case that you don't know how to post pics or videos, here are the tutorials.

How to Insert Pictures in Posts of All Kinds (Discussions, Questions, Blogs) 

How to Upload/Embed Videos

How to Upload/Embed Videos

 

 

NOW LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!

(if you don't see a friend here, message them. The more, the merrier!!)


Today we celebrate these great quitters

Nyima_1.6.13- 2,000 Days

Cimstrong - 500 Days

 

 


 

 

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!  2 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!!!!!!!!!

 

 

What is the Freedom Train?


Today we celebrate these great quitters

 We celebrate you!

 

 


 

 

Hop on the Freedom Train and join this run for freedom! 
Cheer on your friends, shout out your own milestones … IT'S a PARTY!

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!

 

Learn more about the Freedom train and its conductors.

 

If you would like to be recognized, please sign up here.

 

Have a question?

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


Today we celebrate these great quitters

 You!!! yes YOU!!

 

 


 

 

Hop on the Freedom Train and join this run for freedom! 
Cheer on your friends, shout out your own milestones … IT'S a PARTY!

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!

 

Learn more about the Freedom train and its conductors.

 

If you would like to be recognized, please sign up here.

 

Have a question?

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

ShawnP

All Aboard! 6/8/2018

Posted by ShawnP Champion Jun 8, 2018

Today we celebrate these great quitters

 Pops - 50 Days!

Patty-cake - 6 Years!

 

 


 

 

Hop on the Freedom Train and join this run for freedom! 
Cheer on your friends, shout out your own milestones … IT'S a PARTY!

 

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!

 

Learn more about the Freedom train and its conductors.

 

If you would like to be recognized, please sign up here.

 

Have a question?

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