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29Sep2016 By Suri07  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Cessation

First day today after having tried several times before, but determined this time. Really nervous. Decided to use patches, other times have been cold turkey!

29Sep2016 By cath57  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Return to sanity

I am insane to keep choosing wrongly for myself, I am here to say how great I felt not smoking, so I begin day 1 of being smoke free. I already know I will walk water and read. Jumping off this merry go round is going to be tuff. What I know is I can do it, I will fail if I choose to, I will always be one step away from a cigarette Hello to all..

29Sep2016 By gummies  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

day 3 of change

well this is all new first time ever i have been at sea without ciggies been fishing for 17 years this is day 2 of being on the water. traditionally fisherman live on long hours ciggies and coffee part of the traditional diet that and cans of spinach lol it's been interesting how apparent the sub conscious mind works with the addiction normally every task starts with rolling one up and i am feeling a little lost when i've been going about my day. but i am feeling pretty positive about it. to be honest so far it has been no where as bad as i was expecting. i started thinking about quitting earleir on this year and preparing myself mentally for that day then on a random monday afternoon it was like hun i'm going to quit smoking. . i know while out here i'm safe from temptation as i work by myself and there no shops at sea. i can not let my guard down once i hit the dry land . a matter of reminding myself the reasons for quitting #1 it's a crap and disgusting habit #2 i want good health and to be more fit #3 i got better things to spend 7K on each year

Profile image cath571 hour ago

Well done Keep fishing and smiling, it only gets better and as you said, you will get weller.

29Sep2016 By Lwray  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 77 days smokefree

11 whole weeks down! I'm on a roll now and feeling like it is possible for me to stay an ex smoker! Only just over 3 weeks and I will join the hundy club. Wow! Been keeping busy. Have been walking 8-10kms 5 days a week. Haven't had any luck on the job front so I've decided to go back to polytech to get some more skills under my belt. I will be studying to become a baker! It's something I enjoy doing so finding a job and getting paid for it will be a bonus.
Hope you are all doing ok and staying dry today 🤗

Smokefree days: 77 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 231
Grams NOT smoked: 330
Total savings: $709.80

Profile image Nana222 hours ago

Great to see you still going strong Lwray.
Sounds like a great plan to upskill in something that you really like to do. Always a plus to do something you enjoy.
Keep on keeping on.

Profile image cath572 hours ago

Good to see you are here, you have a plan and will win, today, is day 1 for me, start again. I have been reading, a little catch up for my next journey. Part 2.

29Sep2016 By Ralph Munch  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

the wheels are not on at all

bad evening for the munches. it all went very wrong!
to cut a long story short, we got fed up with feeling the inner rage/compulsion and colluded like addicts do.
I'm not sure where to go to from here although I know many have taken a few good cracks to make a success of it.
I was signed off yesterday as have a couple of major surgeries coming up so feel a bit weird about life.
lacking in plans and purpose I guess. we've booked a meal on Saturday as a bit of a summit to sort through a lot of things.
the one good thing we do have is each other and our whanau so small blessings and all that.
I know that nobody can tell me anything I don't know rationally and the stories on here inspire me to dust myself off but also scared of the mental anguish.
is it all about timing? when is the right time?
bah and humbug to the evilness of this drug!

Profile image Nana222 hours ago

An evil drug for sure!
I think you have to make it the right time Ralph. I don't think the right time happens on it's own.....life will always give us an out if we look for it. Or even if we don't.
The mental anguish? don't think it can be avoided at some point or other during the quit.
But.....as gahstly as it is - it is survivable.
Breathe, regroup, return. You can make it time to quit. Your time.

Profile image PSPSP36 minutes ago

PG and I were the master amd mistress of collusion. All it took was a wayward glance and off to the dairy we went.

Stop start is a normal part of quitting. It happens to virtually everyone-except one person I knew who claims she stopped on her first attempt and kept going on and on about it-annoying.

What I am saying in a very inarticulate way is that you and Mrs M are going through an utterly normal process of quitting-so don't stop trying.

The best thing you have in your quit? Each other.

Enjoy your meal. Thats a good plan and purpose-what to have for an entree.

Mental anguish comes in many forms. I have just got to work after 3 hours of having ultra fast installed. 'Nuff said. Although my provider (when I could get through to it-what is it about phone companies who will not answer their phones), after no innernet for a few days, gave me some free pocket WiFi. The only problem was that to activate it I had to go on-line through the internet.

Don't give up Mr & Mrs M.

Profile image yas0122 minutes ago

Mr & Mrs Munch.
This journey isn't easy as you know.
You've been here before you know the score.
You can get thru this I know you can.
I remember your comments on all my old posts when I was struggling.
Stay strong and I'm sure your meal will be lovely

29Sep2016 By Blondene  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 548 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 548 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4698
Total savings: $7,222.00

Hi all I'm still going strong. I'm going to buy a vape for my hubby. I've had a few thoughts like I want a smoke these are just thoughts. I think I've done pretty well I can now stand outside with smokers and it feels normal not smoking that is. Well lots happening we are down to 4 months left of this sentence then we can go out and be normal. I'm back at the gym so jy focus is on getting rid of these extra kilos I picked up. Master 3.5 is awesome he uses the toilet at daycare but not at home so I have some work to put in here.I got my stuff back off my fair weathered friend and now I can just continue on without her. So quitting has been the best thing I've done I'm hoping to resist the vape as I'm nicotine free it's just that little bit of curiosity that might make me have a puff on a vape.

😘😊😊

Profile image Julia C2 hours ago

You're doing well. Don't worry about those thoughts, as long as it's just thoughts.

The important things are that you are staying off the ciggies & hubby is as well.

Stay strong.

Profile image Nana222 hours ago

Fabulous stats Blondene. You have done more than 'pretty well' Chick. You have done.....and continue to do brilliantly.
Can i say......in a very caring way.........leave the vape alone hun. Even if you have the nicotine free one - you have also broken the hand/mouth habit too. I worry if you go there.
Stay curious i reckon.
Stay happy. Stay smokefree.

Profile image yas0126 minutes ago

Wow hooook at those stats.
Well done Chickie

29Sep2016 By CJ Lynx  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

9 Days smokefree

Today I realized I have my foot in the door.
I've done what I thought would be impossible. I haven't had a smoke in 9 days and I feel great. I don't smell that yucky stale smoke smell everywhere I go and I can take a deep breath. My chest is a little sore but its a good kinda sore.

I'm stoked.

Profile image Blondene2 hours ago

You're doing really well ... what I noticed and still live is the fresh taste in your mouth and how my hair smelt yummy keep these little things alive in your mind and keep on being smokefree it really is freedom 😊

Profile image Nana222 hours ago

Fantastic on 9 days smokefree CJ. Hold tight to that determination and positive mindset.

29Sep2016 By Nana22  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update 800 Days

Smokefree Days : 800
Cigarettes NOT Smoked : 16,000
Total Savings : $14,880.00

800 days ago i made the decision to do whatever it took to quit this addiction once and for all. No more faffing about and caving in whenever i thought it was too hard. This had to be it!
800 days out.....i love being smokefree. There are the odd times when i hear that old nicodemon squeal at me to have a smoke - but quitting has taught me just to squeal back! And it doesn't take much to send him on his way.

Progress is happening with hubby's foot and he is now back at work as he can now put some (careful) weight on the foot. Sore by the end of the day - but better after a night's rest.

I have a date for my surgery.....14th of October.

Finally we are moving forward rather than marking time! lol.

Have a great smokefree day all.....and squeal (or scream) as often as needed!
Remember:
We are all fabulous and strong,
Stay quitsafe,
Love & hugs to all.

Profile image Blondene2 hours ago

Wow Nana I love your numbers you can achieve anything you put your mind too. Happy to hear hubby's getting there lots of rest. YOU'RE AWESOME Nana an Inspiration to me 😊

Profile image Lwray2 hours ago

Wahoo! 800days is blooming awesome! Huge congrats to you. Is there a treat in store for you today? I sure hope so because boy do you deserve it! All the best for your upcoming surgery 🤗

29Sep2016 By yas01  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

eeekkk

Morning,
No lozenges so far today.
I had a total of 3 yesterday normally a sheet.

I do believe this is just as hard as I don't have a substitute I'm quitting the substitute.
Lots of different flavoured chewing gums and water.
Ahh I hate this adittiction in its entiretly. But this is the last part of it and it will not beat me!!!!

Profile image CJ Lynx2 hours ago

You got this! Stay strong!

Profile image Blondene2 hours ago

I remember coming off my eciggy and lozenges I had cravings but you're onto it gum water maybe sum healthy crunchy nuts to help with the fidgety restlessness keep the hands busy. GO YAS 😊

Profile image Nana222 hours ago

You can do it Yas. If it gets really tough.....4D's are still a great tool.
The basics will always be there for us to use.

29Sep2016 By Murphy5000  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 80 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 80 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1600
Total savings: $1,960.00

Yay still going strong. Day three today without any NRT decided it was time to quit them as well, so far so good, though I do have my guard up even stronger. Keep going everyone, we can do this. So glad I set up a savings account at the start. Off for some retail therapy with my daughter tomorrow. Only wish the spring weather would arrive 😄😄🌻🌻

Profile image Blondene2 hours ago

I hear you about the spring weather I'm tired of the rain. You definitely deserve a treat enjoy your day you earn the it.😊

Profile image Nana222 hours ago

Awesome going Murphy. You are definitely driving your own bus.
Well done!