Stats Update: 104 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 104 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1560
Total savings: $1,404.00
Wahoo! Haven't been on here for awhile due to a number of reasons. Hope you are all doing well.
Shaping up to be a good year. I'm feeling confident about staying quit (but not overconfident or complacent) Being quit leads into other life improvements and challenges. It's a little stressful which I find highly stressful but that is just because I used to be a slacker so hard work takes a bit of getting used to. Ten years ago I hardly ever worked and I didnt have kids to take care of. I spent my time smoking and drinking and farting and not doing much of value. That's what my "freinds" were like too. I have left most of them behind which is a little lonely making at times. The calibre of my freinds from those drinking days sure did make solitude a more attractive option. I have a few projects to get on with and I am focusing on them. Once I get a few ducks lined up I reckon I will make freinds with people that are very good freinds instead of putting up with false feathered freinds like I have done in the past. What I have come to realise over the last few days is that my problems are not so bad and my way ahead is clear I just need to stop feeling sorry for myself and knuckle down and get stuff sorted. Now that I have quit smoking I feel a lot more capable of doing that. I have developed will-power, discipline, emotional stability etc etc. These things will help me build a better life. Life is better without the filthy fags and it just keeps getting better and betterer
I so type out this mean as blog as try to post it but its been cut and have to log on again... and its lost forever... sigh.
Stats Update: 17 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 17 days
Grams NOT smoked: 122
Total savings: $200.00
Not a total fail
So I had 7 smokes yesterday and the aim was 8 or less so I'm fairly happy with that.
It would have been 6 but I was talking to a friend on the phone and just automatically light up and smoke and when I'd finished it realised what I had done. Woah that is habit!
I'm not feeling the cravings yet - well by having smokes I'm obviously getting my hit - I am definitely feeling the habit though......I get a bit fidgety at about 10am as it's time for tensies........yesterday I actually went out to the smokers area and didn't have a smoke at 10 but enjoyed being out there.
Stats Update: 7 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 7 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 210
Total savings: $160.30
Shinegirl, Emmygirl and Big Al...and Rothy..& Ryan Hoff-& Heiro
Wow! Tonight I got another amazing contribution to Rothy volume II, from Shinegirl, Emmygirl and Big Al. And what a contribution it was too. You will love it!
The book is progressing well-not long to completion and there is time for anyone else (Maanu?) who wants to contribute.
I have not been commenting much lately-work, busy blah blah blah.
But I always make time to come on here and read the blogs and comments. So many blogs, so much support. What a nice community.
Singling out bloggers is always fraught-I would hate to miss anyone (although Sexymwah managed it-impressive). But Heiro-you do deserve a mention. Just 'cos you do.
And our Californian trucker Ryan. Come back on here and tell us how you are going. I can sense a trucking contribution from you. But first you have to read Rothy volume I. Send me your mailing address (if you want a free copy) to email@example.com and a copy will wing its way to you.
That of course goes for anyone else who wants a free copy (and postage free as well).
Hip hip hooray
Tickets bought, jobs quit- bring on 9/6- Wellington/Auckland/Hong Kong/Doha / Athens/ Argostoli/Koukoumalata..., 55 hors then home for the winter. The village has internet access so will be able to read the blogs as I do everyday. Quitline out reach!!
A much better day today
because all your hugs warmed me up :)
More drama tonight ... I could write a soap opera out of this, or maybe it should be a horror story. Ho hum.
Anyway, daughter's boyfriend rang me and said he'd had enough and could I pick up my daughter. (he's not the only one who's had enough). Thankfully he has her at his place for now. She smashed her car into a house yesterday, thankfully nobody got hurt, she is to appear in court tomorrow and she will, of course, at least lose her licence. Car is a write off. ( the one that dummy here paid for). Not wanting her going back to the dealer's place, I agreed to pick her up on Monday and the boyfriend said he will look after her until then.
I guess she'll be sleeping on my floor, unless she goes to rehab, but I doubt it.
Now . . . what to do? . . . I seem to have lost my confidence lately. Ha ha, better find it quick!
I'm off to Auckland on Friday and will help my son move. Maybe he will have some ideas and I will visit a new friend and a sister in law too.
Oh yes, there WILL be shopping. I need some new work shoes and, shhh, some bigger pants. What a shame my brain isn't growing as fast as my butt.
Love to you all xxx
Guess who's house Im at?
Hmmm? Hmmm? Yes, its one of your favorite Quit family couples.