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Stats Update: 425 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 425 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3643
Total savings: $5,183.00
There were 15comments on my last post over the 12week cup, everyone would agree that they like working towards something, Gavin had good ideas over achieving bronze, silver and gold cups earned over 12, 26 and 52 weeks, all the comments are definetly worth a read, can you please let us know the verdict, it looks to me like the bloggers vote the cup🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
The countdown to my quit date...
Well, I'm counting down till my official quit date, set for this Friday (1st July) and to be honest I'm both excited to begin but also nervous(?) as to be honest smoking has been a big part of my life over the last few years, with many FAILED attempts under my belt. But for many reasons I need to succeed this time round (health, personal and financial) and are going to do everything i can to make sure i do.
I have been preparing myself as much as possible over the last few days and are going to sit down and read some of the other blogs on here tonight so i can gets some more tips and ideas.
I'm looking forward to sharing my journey with everyone on here so thanking everyone in advance for the support xx
Day 1 of none smoking.
My normal morning routine has changed, normally its get up sort the kids and have a coffee and a ciggy before taking the two older children to school. This morning it was, breakfast, school drop off, feed the horses and back home to get almost everything done by 11AM just to keep myself busy.
Things were going perfectly fine until my youngest decided he didn't want his afternoon sleep, despite being up since 6 am and it was border lining on midday. I had tried everything, we had played games and gone for a walk. Cuddles and story times and still nothing. Of course this beginning to stress me out and no matter what I tried he wouldn't stop crying. In these situations I normally just him in a safe and secure environment and shoot out for a five minute puff to calm myself down. Couldn't today as there were no smokes in the house.
I honestly thought I was going to lose my mind. Then he started to quiet down and I felt relieved and actually proud of myself that I had gotten through it with out a smoke.
Though now, I cannot stop eating and I'm onto my fourth feed for the day. This is highly unlike me at all, I eat once a say and that is at dinner and when I come home from at night at 9. However, I feel exhausted. Like I have no energy at all now and all I want is that one drag on a cigarette to perk me back up.
But I can do this, I know I can.
I need to do this.
Stats Update: 50 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 50 days
Grams NOT smoked: 572
Total savings: $960.00
This is my best quit attempt ever. Went into the bush today and was amazed how much easier it was to run around now, even with 10kg of mud caked to each of my boots. Maybe it was just the extra energy from the steak and cheese pie on the way. 😜
Stats Update: 7 days smokefree
I've updated my stats so they are correct. Still going strong, and my first weeks savings are going on a basic obedience course for my fa!milies new dog Zoe, who we got 6 weeks ago. Nd best bit is, its my partners first day today, and my mum (who is the last person to try quitting) is on day 2. My dad quit a few months ago after a heart attack. So it's a family affair.
Smokefree days: 7 days
Grams NOT smoked: 30
Total savings: $50.00
It's been a while since my last post
I haven't posted anything since my first Breathday (which was a few months back).
I wish I had something positive to report but unfortunately life has been a bit turbulent this year. I've had a relapse with the Anxiety and Depression which has resulted in me having to take some time off from uni. I started smoking again in May which has really made me feel bad about myself. I have spoken to somebody from the lifeline who has advised me to seek support. I'm struggling to see that light at the end of the tunnel at the moment, but I do know I still want to be smoke free. I'm not ready to stop smoking right this moment but I will establish a quit date soon. Writing in this forum has helped me immensely in the past, so I will be using it to help keep me accountable.
Stats Update: 675 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 675 days
Grams NOT smoked: 6750
Total savings: $11,126.45
I thought I'd pop in say hello to my "quit family".
I don't visit this site very often now as I feel I no longer need the support to beat the addiction. Simply, I HAVE beaten the addicton.
I urge all new quitters to make full use of this site, especially in the early stages of quitting.
The support from the Quitline staff and you, the fellow blogger is the reason why I'm still smokefree today. For that, I can't thank you enough.
Have a great day everyone😆😆😆
Cigarettes NOT smoked
have made a booking for my 100 day smoke free celebration, its coming up faster than I expected, lets see whos a supporter and who isnt.... got a cold at the moment so dont feel like doing much, must fold some washing today, I am feeling supper good about not smoking thought, yippee