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6May2016 By Qween_Kaaye17  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

First Smokefree Day

Hey yall x

Hope all is doing good :) alright, so this is my first time on here so please help me out LOL ... Anywaaaaaays ......

As of tomorrow 7/05/2016 it will be my First Smokefree Day :) I am pretty excited & sorta scared at the same time :( I know I shouldn't be ...So wish me luck everyone :)

Profile image Heatherb4 hours ago

Welcome
Great decision you've made to quit and it's OK to be scared, I was too but it doesn't last long.
Blog on here each day for heaps of support and even just reading others blogs is helpful and encouraging.
Remember the 4 D's are delay, deep breathing, do something else and drink water.
NOPE not one puff ever and ODAAT one day at a time.
Stay strong and be determined you can do this.

6May2016 By Butt-kicker  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

(R4) Day 15 winding down.

Not so sleepy today.
And found a heap of yarn amd crochet hooks. Spent time sorting them out, and "Yes" I remember how to crochet. First job a loop scarf. No, back up...first job a pullover for a friend's new bub. Then my scarf.

No cravings, no grumps, no tears... All good
(Wish my QL Stats were)

6May2016 By Sissy100  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Sissy 100

Hi day eight for me now doing ok but need to watch what I am eating so that's my focus over next week

6May2016 By Aquilina  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Thank goodness Day. 3 is over

What an aboslute shocker of a day! Worse it was purely the fault of the nictoine monster. Fred would just not drop dead! Instead he kept popping up urging me to just chill and have that smoke.

The surprising thing for me is this was also my first no drama day. My kid was back to his lovely self, work was stress free and had plenty of time to run errands. Yet for most of the day "Fred" was nagging me, so lots of internal arguing as I tried to stop Freds nagging from becoming my actions. Proud to say, with a few prayers, distraction and positive affirmation I stayed strong.

I can do this!

Oh and reading the book, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, has helped heaps too. Love you Allen Carr 😍

Profile image D.A.L9 hours ago

Day 3 has got to be one of the worst days, well done for getting through it πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Julia C8 hours ago

There's these things called the "Icky threes" when you quit, 3rd day, 3rd week, 3rd month (and probably someone has claimed 3rd hour and 3rd year)

Now you've survived day 3 you'll have a chance to recover until week 3. In each case you have a relatively easy time and then a really tough time.

Stay strong.

6May2016 By Julia C  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 608 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 608 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 18240
Total savings: $16,355.20

Back to the real figures.

I am strong,
I am invincible,
I am smoke free

6May2016 By nanaturtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

1576 Real days of Pride & Grit determination

I AM Strong
Enjoy your weekend all πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Lwray10 hours ago

Good for you! Hope you have a great weekend too 😍

Profile image Julia C10 hours ago

Yes you are strong. Enjoy,

6May2016 By nanaturtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Sending a BIG Heads-up,

To those whose 'Stat numbers' have 'changed' for the worse :(
Many of us 'thrive' on these+ I, for one, almost feel 'ripped off '. It has made me Question my constant return to Quitline blogs?
After 4+ years-Why am I still here?
And Why does this feel so unsettling?

I guess this site is exclusive (a couple on naanaas last week thought it would be Funny to try take the mickey out of US-boy did they get slaughtered!! Then Abolished!! Good job!!)
Some say these are 'Only numbers'
I say for some, they are Crutches. The very things that remind us to Be Proud & Stay strong.
So for those, like Me, who are actually having a wee mental struggle
Stay strong, Be Proud - VERY Proud
This exclusive journey is Our road travelled+
is Ours alone xo
For our ♀ Female producers
Happy Mothers day
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Profile image GTMI11 hours ago

Great Blog Nanaturtle, have a great weekend 😊

Profile image Heatherb11 hours ago

I agree, Great Blog, Thank you for returning everyday to comment nanaturtle, you are a great inspiration to many of us relatively new people and I'm sure your comments help many quitters everyday.

Happy Mothers Day to all the ladies on Quitline.
Stay Strong Everyone
NOPE and ODAAT

Profile image Lwray10 hours ago

I hope this doesn't stop you from coming back, you would be truely missed. Its people like you who give me the inspiration and strength to keep trying πŸ’•

Profile image Julia C10 hours ago

I know what you are saying. When I saw that I'd lost a few days I went "WHAT?????", then "Oh, OK. ha ha"

Stay strong & ignore trivia like losing a few days when you know your truth.

Julz

Profile image Gavin8 hours ago

Totally understand where you're coming from. Am wondering though who funds QL and by how much? Seems to me it's staffed by volunteers quite a bit, but I could be wrong. The point I am trying to make though is that QL is not "big business" turning a big profit, therefore, I can't see them employing Top Shelf IT people (sorry QL, don't mean to offend). If you have ever seen lines and lines of computer coding, it's easy to see how mistakes happen. One small change here can alter a whole lotta stuff over there. I am sure they understand how much we rely on our numbers as most of them seem to be quitters as well. I'm positive they are doing their best to get us back on track.

Just as an aside, I went and changed my date back manually today and it worked fine.

Profile image Julia C8 hours ago

Hi Gavin,

Early reports today were that people couldn't edit their start dates. it looks like we can now.

I'm a software developer by day, so I do understand about the complexities, but I also ((think I'll stop there))

Back when it mattered to me about stats & badges etc I got all upset when my start date was wrong and uneditable and I got the 2 months badge a few days late. I had a chat with QL then & it seems they have got someone outside to do their development and at that point they were not able to get changes made.

Looks like they've cleared things up now.

Profile image PSPSP7 hours ago

With respect nanaturtle I think you are over reacting a bit. You have not lost your stats because of some glitch. They are still there. Why feel ripped off?

Gavin you make a good point but let me tell you a bit about quitline. It was operated by public funding. Its financial statements were public-I read them over a few years and they made interesting reading.

No more. The operation of quitline was put out for tender. It has effectively been privatised-still with significant state subsidies but without any public scrutiny and accountability. It is now a business not a sevice. And it shows. The quitline staff are not volunteers (and this is not a judgement of what they do-they do a great job and deserve our support) but part of a business. They are employees.

Julia C-nice comment.

6May2016 By midgettrix  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Blimey! 27 DAYS!

Haven't logged on in a while. Days are getting easier, still bloody tired though. Have been battling some toothache and infection lately. That's got me down a bit, sore face and can't sleep half the time. Clove oils been my best friend.
Didn't think I'd survive this long to be honest, glad I have though. Anyone thinking about doing it, the time flies eventually, I told someone I was on day 18 yesterday and even then I was proud. Can imagine how I feel now!

Profile image nanaturtle12 hours ago

Hey Midgettrix-U should get the tooth sorted. Worst possible infection for your body, and Mind
Good stuff You are remaining Quit-Well done πŸ˜ƒ
Stay strong πŸš­πŸ‘Œ

Profile image GTMI11 hours ago

Were you aware QL stats are a bit out at the moment? Your doing great on 20days 😊

Profile image Lwray10 hours ago

Well done you are doing great πŸ˜€

Profile image Aquilina8 hours ago

What a great achievement. May the days continue to fly by and smoking atay as that stupid thing you did in the past. Stay strong and I hope the tooth is feeling better soon.

Profile image midgettrix7 hours ago

Was aware of the current glitch. Counted the calender myself, and it's 27 days :)

6May2016 By yas01  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

81 days

Hi all
Wow 81 days today!
Got a shock when I logged in and saw my stats were different.
But I have read other blogs and see that there is an issue.

I don't think of smoking anymore, my days just whizz by.
Work, family life and training.

Like last time I quit fitness has taken over and I am doing the muddy good run in September with a friend of mine.
Looking forward to it I might be crazy but should be great fun.

Hope all is well with everyone.
Remember if you are struggling hop on here for support & advise, ring quitline, take a deep breathe, dance, scream (warn others first!), use the 4ds. Anything to get thru.

It seems like the cravings last for ages - they don't in reality.
Don't listen to the demon he lies and will say anything to suck you back into the addition.

Take care all xxx

Profile image Lwray13 hours ago

Sounds like you are doing well Yas. Good on you. Keep it up. I think I'm on day 26 ( my stats say I'm on day 99, I wish!) and don't even think about smoking anymore either. Usually only when I pass someone who has or is smoking and then it's usually an ew yuck thought, not an I wish I had one thought! It's great isn't it πŸ˜€

Profile image GTMI11 hours ago

Doing great Yas 😊

Profile image Julia C10 hours ago

I just went in and changed my start date back to the correct one so it looks like they've fixed the error.

As you say we don't need the stats. We can win on our own terms.

Staying strong

6May2016 By zaza :)  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Start Again

Been a while since I was on here I have just been so busy and stressed ... This year has been absolute sh*t ... just when I thought things were going right a spanner gets thrown into the works and I am stressing out ... I was doing so well being smokefree and now its back to my big addiction (10x worse I must add) so back to the drawing board again with this one ... Everything just seems to be going wrong and it is all out of my control so I have decided I am going to take control on the things I can control and once again it is smoking ....

My new quit date is Monday the 9th May 2016 ... Just one day at a time I know I can do this ...

Profile image Gavin13 hours ago

may?

Profile image Lwray13 hours ago

Good to see you giving it another go. Never give up on giving up and you will surely get there in the end. I've had numerous attempts but this one is my most serious and determined one. We can do this . All the best for the 9th 😍

Profile image GTMI11 hours ago

You can do it, see you on Monday 😊

Profile image Gilly19 hours ago

I certainly know how you feel, life can send us a few curve balls. Good luck trying again.. I too have tried and failed.. Stay positive and strong.. never give up trying in the end it will be worth it :)

Profile image Aquilina8 hours ago

I know the feeling. I stopped for 6 years, then over the past 2 years have let it slowly slip back into my life. This week I made the decision to take my control back. Knowing I have done this once and so I can do this again helps. Time to start reversing that brainwashing I did to convince me I needed a smoke to cope. I didn't then, and I don't now, neither do you.

We can do this! Stay strong and believe!

Profile image Julia C8 hours ago

Glad you are back. Entirely dependent on how much strength you find inside yourself, but I really hope you make it this time. Good luck Monday