• 10 Years!

    I smoked a pack a day for 30 years! Today is my 9 year anniversary! That's 3,285 days without a butt! That's 65,700 butts not smoked! That's $22,595.00 Saved!  Put that in a pipe and smoke it!  If I can do ...
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  • Question

    So how many on here have a Husband, Wife Partner, Significant Other that is still smoking and it doesn't effect your Quit.  Does it bother you or not?  Do Yall talk about it or not? Did they try or say they ...
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  • Had to do turn away a sister

    I can’t go into every detail because it would be 63 years of my sister’s existence.  She has been a problem all that time.  I have stressed for a few nights because she wants to live with me when...
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  • How many times have you quit?

    WARNING:  Some judgement ahead. Don't read this if you don't want my opinions.   I quit three times in my life.  The first time, I was in my early 20s, and I lasted a year before I got cocky and lit a ...
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  • How to Silence Shame

    I have been doing a great deal of thinking about shame and the power it has on influencing our thoughts and how it can sabotage us, when we are trying to make changes.  I once heard shame described as “one ...
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  • “Believe ..."

    “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt   I joined EX after few days of my quit. Means, I was suffering initial days of quitting, cravings, fear, sleepless nights e...
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  • * Thursday's Nearly Impossible Question for 2/20

    * Thursday's Nearly Impossible Question for 2/20   Nearly Impossible Question (*Remember that this is a game meant for fun, so Googling or knowingly posting the correct answer is not how it's done. The answer...
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  • It Speaks For Itself

    A Prayer To Wise-One Above  I can't think of anything I can add to this for those needing this today .... Larry
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  • Are you new here?

    Just signed up because you really want to quit?  Tired of being tired of smoking.  Do you have that cough that just won’t go away? Sick of smelling like a smoke stack.  Tired of burning your hard ...
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  • Taking on Thursday

    A closer look at the Ice Harvest in Aroostook County, Maine.  Crown of Maine Productions too the photo.   It's Thursday, it's cold out and I'm staying in.  Continuing to improve slowly.  At least ...
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  • Coming out of the closet   74/90

    Since I started writing this blog, I have discovered that a number of us we closet smokers.  A far larger number than I would have anticipated.  A closet smoker is not the same thing as the "social smoker".&...
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  • Just like in the movies  75/90

    I think most of us can safely say we did not know what to expect when we started smoking.  Those of us who saw people smoke in our own homes thought it was fairly normal behavior.  Other folks saw TV or movi...
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  • Day 5!  A Humbling Path

    They don't call it Hell week for nuthin'.     Day 5 has been especially tough due to very intense withdrawal pangs- physical/psychological/ BOTH.....I have been sweating so very much.  I have had hot f...
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  • I wonder how the day is going to unfold????

    Good morning EXers.... I hope all of you had a better day than I did.....Heck, I was laying rubber in the parking lot as I was leaving to go home.... It seemed that everyone that I came in contact with, was just goi...
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  • It got worse, and worse, and worse.

          Occasionally, very occasionally you have one of those days where you forget something and things that follow become problems.       I was trying to ge...
  • Happy Birthday to me

    Today I turned 62, on March 1, 2020 I will have been smoke free for one year for the second time in my life. I sure hope this one sticks! Have a blessed day everyone!
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  • And Again

    Yes, and again I say "I'm gonna do this.  Can't tell you when I failed this time, but I know it's been weeks ago.  Tomorrow, the 18th. is my quit date.  I know I need to be here several times a day read...
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  • (: Yep It's Hump Day again :)

    Only one more Hump Day in February then onto March we go I've got to get moving soon and do some shoveling I haven't been outside to measure yet but I'm guessing we got about 5 inches of the white crap overnight but ...
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  • * Wenzday's Nearly Impossible Question 2/19

    * Wenzday's Nearly Impossible Question 2/19 *The Nearly Impossible Question   (*Remember that this is a game meant for fun, so Googling or knowingly posting the correct answer is not how it's done. The answe...
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  • Moving Forward :-)

    Day One, yesterday, went good.  Strong urges around 2:00 p.m., made it through ok.  I was surprised how strong it was and lasted at least 5 terrible minutes.  Today is a new day and I'm planning for a g...
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