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1Nov2014 By Lulu20  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

DAY 51

H there all well wrote out this massive blog yesterday, and it wouldnt publish it kept telling me that it wouldnt publish due to some language being inappropriate???? i dont use nasty language so dont know where it was couldnt find any at all oooh well never mind, But one thing i would like to say that was on my blog i would like to thank everyone off you for your support, and incouraging words, when everything looked so grey those words of insperation shone alot of light to the day, anyway no time to sit here and rest as you all know i am a very busy lady, hehehehe off to the vege markets and then the gym, and dont really know from there but i am sure i will find something have a great smokefree day my quit family big hugs to you all, as we all conquer this journey together,:)

Profile image Nana226 minutes ago

I hope you had a very happy 1/2 hundy day yesterday Lulu and congratulations on your 51 days today. You have done so well and can feel very proud of yourself as i am proud of you. Have a lovely day Lulu.

Profile image Thunderbirds are go54 seconds ago

Congrats on your half hundy Lulu. Marvelous achievement - get yourself a treat :)

1Nov2014 By Thunderbirds are go  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

*** Loud Applause ***

As CW, JR, and Maanu begin their journey to freedom.

Profile image Thunderbirds are go56 minutes ago

One step at a time guys and we'll be cheering you on :)

Profile image Nana2220 minutes ago

Today is the first day of the rest of your lives. Give it heaps guys.

Profile image Lulu2011 minutes ago

Congratulations on starting this journey again, dont worry about the word again it ha nothing to do with it, you all a willing to succeed in this,it dosnt matter how many times a baby tries to walk but in the end thy shall learn/succeed, and that goes to us as adults, never give up because one day we will all have the glory, if it was an easy journey there would be no smokers at all the tobacco companys would be broke,

31Oct2014 By Nelehb  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 3 nearly over

Ooh today has been hard. Nearly caved in a few times. Have rolled a smoke and it's currently getting squashed in my pocket.
One positive thing about today is that I got a lot of housework done. It took my mind of wanting to eat and also kept cravings away so double bonus!!!

Profile image Thunderbirds are go52 minutes ago

Yep, those early days are hard but you are doing it. Feel proud of each and every one of those days and remember it wont always be this hard. If you get sick of housework, get out some comedies to watch :)

Profile image Nana2210 minutes ago

Day 3 is often one of the most difficult so you have done really well to get through it. Keep going and pushing through these first days and soon it will start to get a bit easier. You are doing very well.

31Oct2014 By steppa  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Pushing buttons

I've had another day where people seem to know exactly which buttons to push to wind me up, stress me out and push me to the edge.

I can proudly say that i didn't cave but crikey I came close

The Halloween thingy went really well and the kids rocked it. There will be a few wet beds in my town tonight I think

On another note - I have pimples/rash around my chin. It's a bit sore but not overly so - anyone else have this problem after quitting?

Enjoy the weekend everyone - I off looking at gardens with my bestie
ODAAT

Profile image Axl2312612 hours ago

Hi Steppa. I'm glad that the Halloween party went well. The rash on your chin may be stress related. Mind you, I'm not a doctor. You did great not caving in. It's just not worth it, is it☺

Profile image Nana2217 minutes ago

You may have gone to the edge steppa, but you didn't go over it, and that's what matters. Well done on staying strong. Enjoy your garden wanderings.

31Oct2014 By Umesh  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

oh I have survived 7 weeks

Hi team my second blog and I'm happy that I have not had a single puff since 09/09/2014. 9am.
I feel great food is tasty now and my smell is back.
Also did the stopoctober was a good motivation that kept me smoke free very good public challenge good on the team who organized that.
I'm trying not to think about smoking so haven't had any alcohol for more than 2 months just wondering how Xmas session will be for me.

Profile image Elevtheria9 hours ago

Well done Umesh:) fantastic achievement

Profile image Wendles8 hours ago

Awesome Umesh your doing great. Keep it up. I hear you about xmas that was my failing the only other time I tried to give up. After going 6 months smoke free I lost the plot over the xmas holidays. its taken me 12 years to get the courage up to try again. I will have my fingers crossed for you and myself lol.

Profile image Axl2312612 hours ago

Well done Umesh! I haven't had a problem with having a few beers, even in the early days of my quit. If I have a craving while drinking I just stop drinking! You're doing really well☺

Profile image Thunderbirds are go44 minutes ago

Stopping drinking for a while was a must for me too., then I was very careful not to drink too much. Stay focused on the prize over the hols.
Isn't it wonderful how we can smell the flowers now? I was fascinated to learn that even daffodils have a perfume. Congrats on your half hundy Umesh :)

Profile image Nana2215 minutes ago

Well done Umesh. 7 weeks is fantastic.Keep uo the great work.

31Oct2014 By Supermom  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 250 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 250 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 5000
Total savings: $5,000.00

Happy Hallowe'en, quit family. Haven't posted much, been very busy with family, but still read the blogs every night!

Keep on keeping on, it's so worth it being smokefree. Each day without ciggies, the journey becomes easier. Stay true to NOPE and ODAAT.

Have a wonderful weekend and remember that you are awesome. xo

Profile image Arria9 hours ago

Cool picture there Supermom and awesome looking stats. You are trailblazing the way for me, can't catch you up but will keep following your example! Stay strong awesome woman and mom :)

Profile image Umesh9 hours ago

Keep it up

Profile image Elevtheria9 hours ago

Hello lovely :) was actually thinking of you today. Very busy too. We should go for a coffee when the weather opens up a bit. Love xxx

Profile image Axl2312612 hours ago

Well done Supermom. 250 days is awesome!☺

Profile image Thunderbirds are go1 hour ago

You have a fabulous 250 quit days to show just how awesome you are too. Looking good there Supermom :)

Profile image Nana2213 minutes ago

250 days smokefree is very impressive. Congratulations Supermom.

31Oct2014 By Hambo  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Taste

200 days off them and every day food I used to enjoy tastes more and more bloody awful. Am I alone, if not has anyone any advice please.
Regards Richard

Profile image Bruce C9 hours ago

Food just tastes different. The smoking both suppressed your ability to taste and gave everything a smoky overlay.

Some things will taste better to you and some worse. Don't worry about it, just find which foods you now like more than you did before.

Profile image Thunderbirds are go9 hours ago

Try spicing it up more and experimenting with new recipes. Focus on any positives you have experienced eg. breathing easier, more cash to spend on treats, not getting sick so much.
Hope you're feeling very proud of your 200 days. This is a great achievement :)

Profile image Umesh9 hours ago

I know just over a month I'm the same they do taste nicer now and the smell as well

Profile image SusyQ8 hours ago

I used to love Licorice tea. Can't stand it anymore. I have never eaten chocolate, and since I quit smoking I crave it. Don't like the taste of Sauvignon blanc anymore either. Can't explain it. Starting enjoying red wine though.

31Oct2014 By Arria  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 200 days smokefree

woohoo!!

Profile image SusyQ10 hours ago

Woohoo all right! Well done chick! 200 smoke free days are ALL yours! I am so pleased for you, good work.

Profile image Nana2210 hours ago

Fantastic Arria and a very Happy Double Hundy to you. I know there will have been a lot of hard work to get there. Congratulations.

Profile image Supermom9 hours ago

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Congratulations, Arria. xo

Profile image Thunderbirds are go9 hours ago

Welcome to the 2 Hundy Club Arria. An achievement like this deserves a big treat :)

Profile image aimee78 hours ago

That's fantastic Arria :-) 200 days is definitely something to be proud of! Thank you for all the support you have given me. I hope you have something special planned for your second hundy :-) have a great night!

Profile image Axl2312611 hour ago

Awesome Arria! 200 days of smokefreedom☺

31Oct2014 By Jodi Z  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Double figures - yay

I forgot to post yesterday.... into double figures - YAY.... day 11 today.... still would LOVE a smoke. The cravings seem to last longer but i am only getting about 3 or 4 a day :-) Still sleeping like absolute crap.... in fact haven't slept so badly in years - don't think i've got to sleep before 2am the past few nights.... yawn. But still smokefree so that's just awesome!!

Profile image Bruce C10 hours ago

I'm 55 days since my last smoke & I was talking tonight at an after-work function to a woman who is 2 years smokefree. We both admit that we'd love a smoke; we know we can't but that doesn't stop us wanting.

Profile image Nana2210 hours ago

Well done Jodi on your 2nd day of your first double digits! Get that?. It means you are doing really well. Things will very slowly start to get better for you and it won't be so all consuming. Stay strong, you can't go back now, you have worked too hard to get where you are. Proud of you.

Profile image Arria10 hours ago

Hey Jodi, well done on double digits! Those first weeks are the hardest, so feel extra proud. Cravings take a while to lessen, but they will, stick at it!!!

Profile image Nickers769 hours ago

Congrats Jodi!!! 11 days is a great stat! Be proud and keep up the great work...things do get better.. im at 31 days and honestly heaps better than at day 11 and each day gets better and better along the way :-) stay strong have a great weekend!

Profile image Thunderbirds are go38 minutes ago

Only 3 or 4 cravings a day is super impressive. It sure is tiring when you first quit but try not to worry too much, just roll with it. Your body (and mind) is healing and it takes a little while to adjust. You're doing very well :)

31Oct2014 By Maanu  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

4 hours left and no smokes

Quitting at midnight so that leaves me 4 hours in which I may smoke but I'm not going to spend 20$ for a pack of smokes just so I can have 1 or 2 smokes before I quit.

So tonight is halloween the door to the otherworld is open. Great night for me to come join you lot in the land of the living 8-)

Feeling a little cheated having been robbed of my last 4 hours of smoking but worse things happen at sea or as they say in pigeon english "it something-nothing"

Had a great day. Got heaps done. I had some peoples working for me. I remembered it is not p.c. to call your workers monkeys no matter how cute they are. One of my workers was a beneficiary who owes me money. He only lasted 3 hours and had to knock off. There is a reason some people are unemployed lol.

Have a happy halloween quitters. I'll be joining you all in the land of the living on the morrow. caio for now

Manu

Profile image Bruce C10 hours ago

Sounds like a good excuse for an early night. Wake up tomorrow smoke free.

Profile image Nana2210 hours ago

Maybe it's okay to call them monkeys if they are monkeys. Buckle up my friend. We are all behind, beside and around you. I'm so proud of you for stepping up.

Profile image Calmwaters10 hours ago

Lol same thing happened to me, I am just searching for dregs lol

Profile image Elevtheria10 hours ago

Waiting for you dear Manu :) xxx

Profile image Arria10 hours ago

Bruce makes a good suggestion, early night and be all ready to kick that nicodemon tomorrow. You know you can do this, you just need to want it badly enough. Make this the one you want badly. Will be cheering you on! Rock on tomorrow.

Profile image Nickers7610 hours ago

We will all be right here tomorrow and any day from there on that you need us ;-) sleep well Manu! Happy Halloween :-)

Profile image DragonLips8 hours ago

Are you paying them peanuts? ;) glad to hear you're joining us back in the land of the living lol