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Quit 595 days ago
Sizzling hot summer has returned 🙃.  I'm a little more moderate in my preferences.  We had plans to go to Nordegg on the weekend, but too toasty to be hiking around!  So nice to have those ever expanding lungs though!
Being cool is hot; smoking is not➰.  Pass it on....
Last reply: July 29 @ 1:09 pm
  • Carolyn
    Quit 5,671 days ago
    July 29 @ 7:26 am
    Good morning all
    Happy Thursday!!!!!  Thanks for the start Tess - I am being cool today as well.
    Up and going for the day - working from home today and out for a bit in the afternoon as I have to go meet a family at a centre. Calvin has his yearly check up and shots this evening - not taking Hobbs. Busy day, No smoking. No time, no interest NO desire to be back dealing with active addiction. I worked hard to get to where I am and never again want to be serving addiction. The white tube of poison will not rule me. I am happy to be free and love life on the Freedom Road. I offer a hand to the next winner who joins me today in kicking ash to the curb.
    Have a great day
    3Y 2M
    Life Saved
    Money Saved
  • AileenA
    Quit 929 days ago
    July 29 @ 8:33 am
    Good Morning All!  Thanks for the start Tess!  I can't believe how quickly the week has gone by...looking forward to the long weekend.  I will join with everyone and pledge to NO Smoking!  Wishing everyone a Terrific Thursday!!!  Stay Cool!!!!
  • m
    Quit 2,580 days ago
    July 29 @ 8:43 am
    Smoking is not cool. Thanks for the start Tess. I took my walk early and will water after this pledge. There are things that can be done daily to encourage health and wealth. Strength and stamina is what I desire. I have no desire for nicotine. Moving is medicine and I have berries to pick. I hope that the next quitter to step up has fantastic success. Addiction is progressive. I am glad that I am free. Worth it.
  • tman55
    Quit 2,710 days ago
    July 29 @ 8:52 am
    Mornin all! Came up lame again yesterday. Quadricep this time. Any suggestions? Ice, heat, Voltaren? Sucks when the ol body lets you down. What doesn’t suck is me  on a cigarette anymore!! That makes me smile!😀
    • Tess
      Quit 595 days ago
      July 29 @ 12:36 pm
      Ice it several times a day for 15 minutes, Advil and tomorrow get stretching :)  To avoid future issues, foam rollers are great for working out kinks (see YouTube)
      • tman55
        Quit 2,710 days ago
        July 29 @ 1:09 pm
        Thx Nurse 👩‍⚕️ Tess!!
  • M
    Quit 3,738 days ago
    July 29 @ 9:46 am
    Oh Tess , thankyou for the start and the smile to my day . I am also grateful for these lungs and how quitting has made them so much happier and me too.
    No smoking here today . Staying cool . 
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