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30Aug2016 By Bryxo  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

havent even reached my quit day yet!

Hi all, I'm on day 9 of champix and my quit day isn't for another 5 days, yet today I have only had half a cigarette! How amazing is that? I've had no side effects from champix as of yet, feeling very positive and just wanted to share !

30Aug2016 By Nana22  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

I'm Smoking!

If you were to be anywhere near me right now, you would see and smell smoke - but don't's all coming out of my ears!!
Thanks to a certain family member, i have had people turn up on the doorstep after hearing i have a cancerous tumour - and they seem baffled to see i'm not quite on deaths door yet!! I'm soo furious at the family member who couldn't keep her trap shut! Now i think some of them think i'm telling porkies - so i've had to educate them that a cancer diagnosis doesn't necessarily mean a death sentence! I'm so angry about being put in that position.
Also hubby has a broken foot due to a work injury and for the last week has been pretty much helpless as they could only put a 1/2 cast on to allow for swelling so it's been important for him not to put any weight at all on it, to try and avoid surgery. - Hence it's been full on around here. Back to the hospital tomorrow and hopefully it can have a full cast. My word he's the worst patient ever....and there have been a few terse words between us! Love him to bits though - just need to increase the training for a while until he realizes i am always right! LOL.
Seriously - it has all been very stressful and there have been moments when i really thought about smoking - but that would just complicate things further - so i don't go there!
Anyways as you can see from my spirit feels a little out of sorts at the moment....but i have my sense of humour in tact. Humour and my potty mouth will see me through. I may be a little bent....but not broken.

Hope you're all having a good day and doing what needs to be done to have a wonderful smokefree life.
We are all fabulous and strong.
Stay Quitsafe,
Love & hugs to all.

Profile image Murphy500045 minutes ago

Oh nana22 that's frustrating for you on both counts, we all know how exhausting male patients can be !!!
Well done on resisting the urge to smoke - you should be very proud
Keep strong and keep your spirits up, fingers crossed for a full cast tomorrow πŸ˜„

Profile image smokefreemep29 minutes ago

Nana you have heaps on your plate.. bit like mine at dinner time lol.. if you ever need a hand, someone to boss around, pick up groceries, drive you around.. id be happy to help you (((nana))) xx sending you a mass amount of love πŸ’• sorry to hear all this.. blimin families eh? Im glad to hear you still have your humour nana, dont lose that.. we have to have a smile and laugh.. keeps us alive :) love you lots nana xxπŸ’ž

30Aug2016 By Blondene  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 518 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 518 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4440
Total savings: $6,808.00

Well I feel a lot better about my last blog quite freeing talking about problems. I'm good with not smoking. my health isn't 100 percent. I'm feeling fatigued it's frustrating. I have to make appointments with my doctor to talk to my psych and by the time I get a referral my moods change. so sick of being bipolar its tiring I'm on meds so I can't go off the walls but would like to be in the middle of the poles not either side of it. I thought it was my iron levels but they are all good it feels like ive been hit by a bus. my eyes are sore too which is weird unless I'm sleeping with my eyes open ... lol. Anyway I refuse to give into my moods and I've got a healthy lifestyle now I don't smoke or drink. I'm going to try and phone the 0800 number to see if they will help more otherwise it's another doctor's visit hmph.

Profile image Nana221 hour ago

Hang in there Blondene. I so understand the frustration you feel, and the way it can get you down. Are you sure you're NOT sleeping with your eyes open? lol
I hope you feel better hun. One thing you can ALWAYS feel good about is being smokefree. 518 days is awesome!
Take care hun and come and vent whenever you need. I've just had a bleat as well.
Do you think there's something in the water? lol
Big nana hugs to you Chick. (((Blondene))) xx

Profile image smokefreemep16 minutes ago

Hang in there blondene, you really do fantastic with not smoking. It is hard.. i understand your frustration.. my neph took his life, due to the mood changes you speak of. He was bi polar, phsycotic, a manic depressive @ 16yrs old. He said the same as you.. its tiring! Dont you give in blondene, you are a beautiful and amazing young woman with piles of potential. Im so proud of you girl.. your AMAZING XXπŸ’•

30Aug2016 By Murphy5000  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 50 days smokefree loving these numbers πŸ˜„

Smokefree days: 50 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1000
Total savings: $1,225.00

Profile image GaGa. 681 hour ago

Awesome stats - keep up the good work :)

Profile image Blondene1 hour ago

love your digits way to go!!😊

Profile image Nana221 hour ago

One word for you Murphy.......FABULOUS!!!
Celebrate your victory.

Profile image smokefreemep14 minutes ago

Happy half hundy murphy xx your awesome ☺

30Aug2016 By Brian Wang  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

777 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 777 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7770
Total savings: $7,391.00

Lucky 7s, good sign! Let's hope everything goes well :)

Profile image smokefreemep2 hours ago

Hiya brian wang :) the lucky sevens.. a great good luck sign! Well done you are a true inspiration! Yayy xxπŸ’•

Profile image Blondene1 hour ago

Triple 7 wow!!!😊

Profile image Nana2259 minutes ago

Fantastic numbers Brian! You better buy a lotto ticket with all those 'lucky 7's'.
I know there was no luck involved - but lots of determination and hard work!

30Aug2016 By Calmwaters  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Not good

So the weekend didnt exactly go as planned. Was sick as a dog on Sat and ended up beung admitted to hospital for iv antibiotics and have just got home today. My man lost it seeing me so unwell and bought smokes, since we quit together, seeing him smoke, coupled with ne running out of gum and was too much for me and I crumbled.

Obviously I didnt have much with being so unwell and being hooked up to a hospital bed but I had enough that I know its back to day one for me.

I am gutted.

Profile image Julia C4 hours ago

I'm so sorry for you. Stay strong.

Profile image smokefreemep4 hours ago

Kia kaha CW xx

Profile image Blondene1 hour ago

sorry to hear xx stay strong 😊

Profile image Nana2256 minutes ago

I am so gutted FOR you CW. But it's water under the bridge now.....just getting back on track is the best way to get the good feeling back!
(((Calmwaters))) xx

30Aug2016 By Maanu  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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Life goes on. It looks like I'm not moving much but my atoms and molecules are bouncing around like a bunch of crazy ping pong balls.

I was going to try to not write a bog today. Failed !

I tried to quit smoking. SUCCEEDED !!!

Life is getting better so slowly its hard to notice the improvement. Been working hard. I feel old and tired but I reckon I am getting a lot more done and not feeling as old and tired as I did when I was a smoker and saving money a lot faster. Lots to do today so I better rip in to it. So long non-suckers have a good day

Profile image Pop's7 hours ago

Manu. Sorry that i did not thank you yesterday for commenting on my Blog. I had lots on my mind all day.

It`s done Manu, you have got away to a fantastic start. This is it. no turning back.

Comments you made yesterday are very valid. My health is pretty good & i am certain that if i was still smoking i would be coughing up a storm. But i am not & neither will you as we have both realize that smoking is for suckers & that is something we are not.

Not here that often these days, but i am supporting you. Be well Manu, not smoking helps.

Profile image clarence the cat6 hours ago

Well done Maanu.

Profile image smokefreemep4 hours ago

Your doing fantastic Maanu

Profile image Blondene1 hour ago

awesome many lovely to hear from you in always writing out my posts then thinking theyre dumb and deleting them lol

Profile image Nana2253 minutes ago

Haha i know what you mean Maanu! Getting old is NOT for the faint hearted!
In my head i'm a gorgeous 16 year old still. The body......well that's quite a different story! lol.
You're doing fantastic Maanu. Every smokefree day, in every way you are getting better and better.
NOPE and ODAAT every day.

30Aug2016 By Blessed  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

85 days!


I can see the Hundy goal post...and I will get there. I don't miss smoking now. My only issue relating to quitting is that I appear to have lost my sole remaining family member because of my quit. It hurts like hell that she cannot accept this new, healthy me.

I have always been rather harsh about reformed smokers acting holier than thou and I have been determined to not be like that with her. I know I haven't lectured or pontificated. But she simply refuses to accept me or socialise with me now.

Aside from that, quitting has been the best thing I've done for me and my children.

Keep on keeping on folks :)

Profile image smokefreemep9 hours ago

Good on you blessed, your positive attitude is infectious. Well done on 85 days im very proud of you, very happy for you xx have a lovely dayπŸ’ž

Profile image nanaturtle9 hours ago

The adult family member needs to get over itself& Your children are winning! You can be Mighty Proud of this Blessed. Stay strong & keep on keeping on!! πŸ˜ƒ πŸ‘Œ 🚭 🌟

Profile image Blessed9 hours ago

Thanks smokfreemp:) hope you have a great one too :)

Profile image Blessed9 hours ago

Thanks Nana..the hard thing is that it's my mum. The one who was my rock. We watched my dad pass due to smoking. It was not an easy death and even though I didn't stop that day, we both decided we didn't want to go like that. Ever.

After living through his pain, and seeing the prognosis, you can never be in denial about this horrible addiction. I'm 42 now and only have just nailed this. It has taken me my whole life to get it, to realise I'm strong enough, to decide to live for me, to be the best version of me I can be.

Profile image Thyme4me9 hours ago

So pleased for you Blessed you have worked so hard so be very proud...we think you are awesome and I am sure your family member will to... Change takes time for some. Looking forward to your hundy partyπŸ‘πŸ˜€

Profile image Blessed9 hours ago

Thanks Thyme :) it's going to be a big virtual party! With lots of chocolate lol. Next step is to start removing the kilos I've put on. I've gone up nearly a dress size and I'm not enjoying my clothes being tighter...

Profile image Nana2248 minutes ago

Congrats on 85 smokefree days Blessed!
Those goalposts you see will be brightly decorated with balloons and ribbons, and all things sparkly in 15 days time!
Be very proud.
I too have lost contact with family members since quitting. Their choice and yep it does hurt - but i have realized it's brought up issues for them more than being a snub.
Give your Mum time. It is a great healer.

30Aug2016 By smokefreemep  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 500 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 500 days
Grams NOT smoked: 5000
Total savings: $10,354.00

Hi quit fam
Really happy, very proud :)


Profile image nanaturtle10 hours ago

I'm Sooo Proud of You SFMp!! πŸ˜œπŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸš­πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I hope the sun shines on You ALL Day& ppl ask Why You're glowing-Go forth & spread the Word xoπŸ’•πŸ˜‡πŸ’– have a Great day xo

Profile image Lwray9 hours ago

Wahoo! Well done SFM! You deserve a big treat today! 500 days is fantastic! πŸ’πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‰βœ¨πŸŽŠπŸ’₯πŸΎπŸ›πŸŒΉπŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Profile image smokefreemep9 hours ago

Haha thanks nanaturtle πŸ’• thanks lwrayπŸ’ž my goodness you guys are up early..

Profile image Thyme4me9 hours ago

Yeeha you ChampπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆwe are so proud of you. You are one of life's treasures SFM enjoy today you deserve itπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Profile image smokefreemep9 hours ago

Lol thankyou (((T4M)))πŸ’•miss bikini

Profile image Hollie8 hours ago

Celebration time today. You are amazing to have remained smokefree during the sorrows you have experienced.

I'm really happy for you and so very proud. I would put on some of those lovely symbols but I don't know how.

You have a great day and hope you are spoilt because you so deserve it.
Huge hug coming from Dunedin.

Profile image Julia C8 hours ago

You have done so well. Half a thousand days. You are one of the quitters I admire so much for continuing.

Stay strong and take care..

Profile image Pop's7 hours ago

I am going to join Hollie & send you a hug as well. A bit cool in Dunedin today, but the hugs are warm & come with much feeling.

Lets hope that your Fiancee does not "rain on your parade" today by falling of the roof.

Congratulations on your huge achievement. You did good my friend, damn good.

Profile image GaGa. 686 hours ago

Congratulations on 500 awesome smokefree days - another great achievement. You are such a support and inspiration to those of us who follow behind you.πŸ’•

Profile image clarence the cat6 hours ago

Woohoo!! Good for you. Hope you have a little celebration to mark this milestone!!

Profile image smokefreemep5 hours ago

Lol hollie.. i was only lucky to have the kids show me how to do the symbol things xx @ pops no disasters today lol just a clean gutter.. thankyou my Dunedin friends xx thank you very much Julia thanks gaga @CTC.. xx thank you, its your big day tomorrow xx see you then xx thanks guys love you all xxπŸ’•

Profile image Brian Wang3 hours ago

WOW , Big congrats to you to reach 500 smokefree days! Well done ! :)

Profile image Saffron3 hours ago

What a wonderful achievement smokefreemep - many congratulations to you and a big welcome to the Five Hundy Club!! Enjoy celebrating ☺β™₯☺

Profile image smokefreemep2 hours ago

Hi Brian Wang, hi Saffie.. thank you both very much xx πŸ’•

Profile image Murphy50002 hours ago

That's awesome SFM you should be very proud I hope you have a special treat in store πŸŽπŸΈπŸ˜„

Profile image Gavin2 hours ago


Profile image Blondene1 hour ago

Yay!! way to go you deserve a treat enjoy these good vibes I'm sending your wayπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜™πŸ’ͺ

Profile image Nana2245 minutes ago

You are right to be proud and happy Gorgeous! I'm also so so proud of you!
You have wonderful stickability no matter what!
Hope you're having a fabulous day of fun and treats!
(((SFM))) xx

30Aug2016 By MaeMae  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 3

Early morning cravings, and as uni work is getting me up early and stayinmg up late boredom has set in. Will be getting my nicotine patches in the morning. Im getting quite restless and jittery but im breathing heaps and drinking water as well as brushing my teeth anytime a big craving hits. Im not sure why but. its helping.

Profile image nanaturtle9 hours ago

Stay strong MaeMae -earliest days need determination, whatever it takes. You're doing Great πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Thyme4me9 hours ago

Hang in there MaeMae you are doing so well. Go for a walk, have a shower distraction is your friend. You got this!!

Profile image smokefreemep9 hours ago

Kia kaha MaeMae, keep busy and use the 4ds, hang in there xx