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No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- Good Grief!

September 17, 2014

We do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit, give or take a couple of weeks. This community has chosen to put a big, bright spotlight on NML – we’ve chased away the shadows, taken away the mystery, and put a lot of effort into bringing people in NML together. Because we understand that quitting isn’t over in a month.

Everyone who goes through NML blazes a trail for those that follow.... Read full post

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Just One!

September 17, 2014

 

Even brief exposure to tobacco smoke causes immediate harm to the body, damaging cells and inflaming tissue in ways that can lead to serious illness and death, according to the U.S. Surgeon General's report on tobacco, released in December 2010.

 Every exposure to tobacco, from occasional smoking or secondhand smoke, can damage DNA in ways that lead to cancer.

PLUS!

“Low levels of smoke exposure, including exposures to secondhand tobacco smoke, lead to a... Read full post

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FREEDOM TRAIN!!!!

September 17, 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... Read full post

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2000 Days!

September 16, 2014

Not a puff since March of 2009.

I can say with certainty that I will never smoke again.

Loving the freedom.

You can do this.

If I can do it, so can you!

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It isn't enough to think someone who is quitting around the same time as you is going to be your biggest help

September 16, 2014

Whining to each other about what you are going through isn't going to keep you  quit.

Getting strength from someone who has no more stength than yourself  isn't going to keep you quit.

Drawing on the experience of someone who has the same or less experience than you isn't going to keep your quit.

Watching someone with the same quit date as you smoke and leave the site without saying anything to you isn't going to keep your quit.

This is why we stick... Read full post

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Are You White Knuckling your Quit?

September 16, 2014

You don't have to! In fact, it probably won't work over the long run!

Yes, the first 2 or 3 weeks it takes all you have to get through that next day, hour, even minute but after that you have to learn to LET GO of the Addictive Voice in your head and keep your FOCUS on the things you Value in your New Normal! 

YOU create this New Normal and it can be anything you wish it to be! But clinging to your smoker's past will be of no help at all! LET GO!

Become means change... Read full post

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Relapse - the Lesson Learned

September 16, 2014

One of two things happens following relapse. Either the user will think they have gotten away with using and, as a result, with the passage of time a "false sense of confidence" will have them using again, or they'll quickly find themselves back using nicotine at their old level of daily intake, or higher.

 

Although it sounds strange, as Joel notes, the lucky ones are those who quickly find themselves once again fully hooked.

 

Why?... Read full post

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Did You Know If You Break The Process Of Quitting Into Percentages That

September 16, 2014

1. Nicotine is 10% of the quitting process?

2. That unlearning the habit/psycological addiction is what makes people smoke after they've quit and is the other 90%?

While you are still a smoker, nicotine is what creates the physical need to have another.

Once you stop using it, nicotine is out of your body in 72 hours.

So why is quitting so hard once the nicotine is out of your body?

The answer is number 2.

Take the 130 day challenge from your last puff and you are... Read full post

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Re-posted by request!

September 15, 2014

This blog is over 4 years old! Much has changed! My faithful canine companion Max went to the Rainbow Bridge more that two years ago! Spencer came to live with me just over a year ago! They both have played an important role in my attitude about life, and have taught me unconditional love! I found couple of important messages in a few pennies! I hope that some of you will find something to help you here!

11 badges

Penny for your thoughts!!

April 5,... Read full post

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The Power of Choice!

September 15, 2014

We didn't get addicted with the first cigarette that we smoked so which one was it? The 100th, the 237th? Who knows - at some point we crossed the line and forfeited our right to choose to smoke or not to smoke - it became an addict's necessity.

That's why the quit has everything to do with reclaiming my choice. Did I choose to smoke that last cigarette or was I compelled to feed my addiction? Obviously, I had NO CHOICE AT ALL! I DID make a choice on March 20th that I would not... Read full post

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