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31Jul2016 By Dellz  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Round 2 DAY 1 πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

I'm so disappointed with myself. On Friday night I had a drink and ended up smoking again. I actually lasted most of the night without a smoke it was towards the end I caved. I haven't had a smoke since then so I'm going to try again. I've decided if I give up smoking I may have to give up drinking its just too tempting to light up a cigarette under the influence of alcohol.

Profile image JohnnyRED3 hours ago

Me too, I'm OK with a few drinks but if I get plastered and there's always that temptation to go overboard. I've certainly had enough of that devil. Cheers.
P.S. My new buzz is working out and training. And feeling good I might add.

Profile image GaGa. 683 hours ago

I could have never stopped smoking if I had kept drinking.Most of us on here stop drinking until we feel well established in our quit.Well done starting round 2 - go hard you know what to do and jump on the blogs if you need to.🚭

31Jul2016 By motor  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Counting your Ants.

Not one to say never but I very strongly doubt I'd ever have another cigarette.
It's not a focus.
I don't give it attention because it's not part of my life.
It's not even a thing.
Keep going. You'll get there.
Watch me weird out for a bit but this made me think when I read it the other day.
A line of ants....from a distance looks like a solid black line. If you get closer you notice it's all little individuals.
Each little moment you aren't smoking builds towards you being a non-smoker. Don't try and draw the solid line immediately. Just do one ant at a time.
One of the most destructive things I was told early on when I stopped thinking a cigarette was a piece of punctuation in my life was this...a friend who was further down the quit path than me said she could so, so easily just pick up another cigarette and start smoking. She'd said wanting a cigarette never went away.
It does.
1,501 days with thousands of ant moments in each day tell me it does go away.
Happy anting.

Profile image Lwray2 hours ago

Wow, congrats on your very impressive 1501 days! That's awesome! I love your ants story! Very true πŸ˜ƒ

31Jul2016 By Big_John  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

1 WEEK TODAY!!!

Yay! 1 week smoke free today. I started smoking when I was 15. Smoked for 10 years and then finally had enough and in 2010 I quit for 6 years until april this year when I foolishly started social smoking. Before I knew it, I was fully hooked and was smoking even when I wasn't drinking. I have learnt my lesson. Once you stop, don't start! even when with friends drinking say NO!!
So here I am 6 years on and quitting again.

Profile image nanaturtle6 hours ago

Stay strong Big_John. This is Proof to NEVER let Your guard down!! You know the benefits & how to achieve NOPE works πŸ˜ƒ1week down alreadyπŸ‘
Stay strong

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Welcome Big_john. Congrats on getting your first week under your belt! You have done this before so you can definitely do it again! Distraction and keeping busy are the keys to success. Looking forward to following your journey πŸ˜€

Profile image Nana225 hours ago

Well done BJ on having that first week done and dusted.
Thanks for sharing too. It is an important reminder to us all that not one puff ever is so worth sticking to.
Keep going strong. You've made a great start.

31Jul2016 By JohnnyRED  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 307 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 307 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7675
Grams NOT smoked: 1755
Pipes NOT smoked: 176
Cigars NOT smoked: 658
Total savings: $16,534.00

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jVO8sUrs-Pw

"Wake Me Up When September Ends"

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends

Like my father's come to pass
Seven years has gone so fast
Wake me up when September ends

Here comes the rain again
Falling from the stars
Drenched in my pain again
Becoming who we are

As my memory rests
But never forgets what I lost
Wake me up when September ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends

Ring out the bells again
Like we did when spring began
Wake me up when September ends

Here comes the rain again
Falling from the stars
Drenched in my pain again
Becoming who we are

As my memory rests
But never forgets what I lost
Wake me up when September ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends

Like my father's come to pass
Twenty years has gone so fast
Wake me up when September ends
Wake me up when September ends
Wake me up

Profile image smokefreemep14 hours ago

Hi JR.. I like that song.. and im liking your stats too.

Profile image Sexymwahz10 hours ago

Congrats on your inspiring statz loving those figures stacking up nicely.. Have a great smoke free Sunday Johnny Red.. ~mw(",)h~

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Great stuff JR! πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Nana225 hours ago

It is a lovely song Johnny.
Your 307 days of smokefreedom is looking great.
Keep strong.....keep quit.

Profile image Julia C17 minutes ago

Glad you're back on track. Stay strong.

30Jul2016 By IMAMUM  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Quit smoking by accident.....

Yes i know that is a crazy title !! but it is actually true, I have been sick with the flu for over a week and because I get asthma when Im sick I generally dont smoke (they dont go well together) any way it had been 6 days without a cigarette so I thought I might just carry on and see if I can actually give up. I have smoked for 20 years it started of socially but the past 4 years have been way more than that. So its finally time to get serious. 9 days today without smoking I can feel the temptation starting to creep in but Im going to put up a tough fight.

Profile image JohnnyRED16 hours ago

Hang tuff, don't puff!

Profile image smokefreemep14 hours ago

Hang in there the benefits of being a non smoker are endless

Profile image Sexymwahz10 hours ago

I love your ahuatanga and whakaro of this whole perspective and taking up the challenge to continue to row your Waka.. You are an amazing, inspiring mum..
Kia Kaha, kia maia, kia manawatoa
~mw(",)h~

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Well done, that's great! You can do this. You have got through the first toughest week. Find some distraction strategies for the times when you get cravings and you will succeed. Your kids will be so proud of you πŸ€—

30Jul2016 By Rydz  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 204 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 204 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4080
Total savings: $4,756.00

Profile image smokefreemep14 hours ago

Massive stats Rydz, welcome to the 2 hundy club πŸ’•

Profile image Sexymwahz10 hours ago

Reap the rewards and treat yourself.. As you manifest in your awesome achievements..
Kia Kaha, kia maia, kia manawatoa
~mw(",)h~

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Fantastic! Big congrats to you for your 200+ days! You are doing fabulously πŸ€—

Profile image Nana225 hours ago

A belated welcome to the 2 Hundy Club Rydz - and congratulations on a fantastic achievement.

30Jul2016 By rockabilly.princess  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

well it was my birthday yesterday

turned 30 yesterday.... went out with hubbys work for mid winter do.... first time where I havnt hung out with the smokers, and to be honest I had alot of fun. went outside once to get some not so fresh air, could smell the smoke on people coming back in.... that used to be me
I celebrated with a couple of cocktails which was fab... 75 days and counting :)

Profile image JohnnyRED16 hours ago

Hey happy birthday my 30th I was diagnosed diabetic and I didn't know what that meant and I aye my cake anyway. Hope you had a lovely day anyway.

Profile image smokefreemep14 hours ago

Happy Birthday RP 🍹🍹 cheers

Profile image Sexymwahz10 hours ago

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to
Rockabilly Princess
Happy birthday to you

Such a beautiful gift to celebrate your 30th birthday with Smokefreedom.
~mw(",)h~

Profile image nanaturtle6 hours ago

Yup that USED to be You! Happy birthday & much Pride to You!
Well done πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Happy birthday and big congrats going out to you for your awesome 75 days! Wahoo, you are doing great πŸ€—πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸ’ŒπŸ›

Profile image Nana225 hours ago

A belated Happy Birthday to you RP......and congrats on 75 days smokefree.
You are now 3/4 of the way to the esteemed Hundy Club!
Keep on keeping on.

30Jul2016 By nanaturtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

As per Request

It had to happen. Setting in Determination, praying to the Weather gods for a Lousy day + making Hubby wear his Shirt in the cold!??
Wellington Pride on Display-no Smoking at half time!!
Go the Mighty Hurricanes - Whipping like butter to cream!!! πŸ’“

Profile image smokefreemep22 hours ago

Gosh nanaturtle.. im praying $500 worth at the TAB on Hurricanes ekkk.. Got a good dosr on the Lions too (half time is for eating treats)

Profile image nanaturtle7 hours ago

Bring on the Final! πŸ’πŸ’“πŸ’– our Hurricanes!!! 🌟

Profile image nanaturtle7 hours ago

Your shout SFMp!! πŸ‘ well done!!!

Profile image Nana225 hours ago

They have repaid you well for your awesome loyalty nanaturtle.

30Jul2016 By Yibbie  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Sweet as

On to 7mg patches now, but have no more lozenges. So I'm just going to use mints . It's been a long long time since I had a smoke. Really proud.

Profile image Nana221 day ago

That's a great step forward in your quit Yibbie!
You must be coming up to 9 weeks smokefree soon? How very cool!
Always stay aware though. Sometimes nicodemon likes to sideswipe you just when you least expect it.
You've done extremely well. Keep it going.

Profile image clarence the cat1 day ago

Congratulations. I was sure you could do this. Well done!!

Profile image Bub4420 hours ago

those patches are so small aye look how far you have come excellent as for gum make sure its sugarfree...never ever let your guard down :)

Profile image smokefreemep14 hours ago

Well done yibbie your doing great

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Good going Yibbie! You've got this πŸ€—

29Jul2016 By Nana22  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

TGIF !

Hi everyone. I have to say i'm pleased to see the end of this week. It's been a pretty hectic one for me.
I have had some health concerns recently and this week has been a whirlwind of various tests. My doctor called me in the day after the ultrasound to tell me that i'm carrying around something extra in my bladder, and i'm now waiting for a specialist appointment. At first they thought it was stones....but it appears not.
As some of you know i've had to change my lifestyle somewhat due to pre-diabetes - and to be honest i've had real problems keeping to a healthy weight. The doctor has now prescribed a protein supplement (horrible!) as in her words she wants to "fatten me up a bit" in preparation for possible surgery.
For now we only know that it could possibly be cancer......but it could possibly be something else. We won't know until after seeing the specialist and further investigation. So starts the waiting!
I was shocked to start with, but i'm not really worried now. I know all the right steps are being taken and we just work through them one at a time.

Anyway just wanted to let you know should i disappear for a while, (probably long overdue anyway) and i apologize if this is all too much information about my bladder! LOL
Oooh and do you know what the silver lining is? Being able to say "Not for the last 2 years" when asked if i smoke.
That feels real good. And now that it's the weekend i know nobody will be poking, prodding, and asking me to pee on demand! lol

I hope you all have a great smokefree weekend and stay strong in your resolve to keep quit.

Remember:
We are all fabulous and strong,
Stay Quitsafe.
Love & hugs to all xx

Profile image Julia C2 days ago

Best wishes & good luck with the tests. I've got my fingers crossed for you.

Profile image Lizzy1 day ago

You are most definitely fabulous and strong Nana22! I hope the specialist doesn't keep you waiting too long and that the outcome of these investigations is a good one for you. After only 4 weeks of belonging to this family it isn't difficult to see that you are loved by all here. Take good care of yourself and keep in that 'zen' frame of mind, you are one special lady! Sending love, strength and positive vibes just for you X

Profile image GaGa. 681 day ago

Its so much better to go into these tests and whatever else as a non smoker.Im sending you my very very best wishes and like Julia I'll cross my fingers as well πŸ’•

Profile image Murphy50001 day ago

Well said Lizzy
Keep strong nana22 and good thoughts coming your way β˜€οΈ

Profile image Saffron1 day ago

(((((Nana22))))) I'm very sorry to hear this and I hope you don't disappear! The waiting for results can be stressful, but it's good to know that all the right steps are being taken. Sending you positive vibes and please know you're in my thoughts and prayers. Take gentle care of yourself and keep us up to date when possible please xox Love & hugs xox

Profile image Blondene1 day ago

Wishing you all the best and thank you for all your wonderful comments on my blog much appreciated xxx thinking of you stay strong xxx

Profile image nanaturtle1 day ago

Hey-you remember those 'humming vibes' you sent me recently? I smuggled a few back out of there & put them in the Warmer drawer for safe keeping. Well, they've gone mutant& multiplied!!
So-here πŸ’¨-:-:-:-:- Have a few back at You 😘
Thank You too-I believe You could be the Supporter of the Year Nana22. πŸ‘
Your absence will be noted-& We will ALL be wishing You Well.
Take care - beautiful Nana ((((squishy Nana hugs))))) 4U πŸ’œ XO

Profile image smokefreemep1 day ago

I just prayed for you nana. I love you very much, I think your a very good and lovely person. Thank you for your love n support, you have always been so nice and loving to me and many others. Thinking of you xx 😚

Profile image smokefreemep1 day ago

@nanaturtle.. been waiting for you to do a rugby blog? Lol..

Profile image donosti1 day ago

you have always sent me very positive comments on my blogs, so we would all like to repay you for your wonderful kindness and understanding. Enjoy the weekend without poking and prodding, i hope it is a relaxing one for you. Best wishes and good luck for your upcoming treatment. xx

Profile image Gavin1 day ago

Hiya Nana, sorry to hear the Temple is in need of some repair (that rhymes lol), wouldn't go worrying about possible cancer till they know for sure. The buggers keep pretty tight lipped about diagnosis until they're sure. Good thing is though, it makes any required surgery way easier on the body as a non-smoker. All the best and keep in touch. That's the polite way of saying, keep all us nosey buggers filled in with any bladder goss.

Profile image GTMI1 day ago

So sorry to hear your not well Nana, Please keep us posted when you can, I will miss you very much, love always πŸ’žXxx

Profile image PokuruGirl1 day ago

Hi Nana22. Try not to worry too much about test results - worrying doesn't ever change the outcome. You've such a positive personality, you can pretty much face anything head on and succeed. And, we're all sending good thoughts your way. I think this weekend, you deserve a treat. So push out out the boat and treat yourself to something that makes you feel great!

Profile image Nana221 day ago

Thanks guys. Crikey i hope i haven't sounded too drama queenish. I'm really not worried about it until there's something to worry about - and i feel fine.
For now it's business as usual. Just wanted to explain that i might have to be away from the blogs at some stage soon.

Profile image Arria1 day ago

thinking of you and sending cyber healing vibes your way x... and def take time for yourself, deserved and needed. :)

Profile image Gavin1 day ago

drama queen.....

Profile image Felix1 day ago

Take care beautiful lady and also ODAAT ... whatever the outcome your quit family are here .... Big hugs to you from Felix

Profile image Hollie1 day ago

Nana sorry to be reading that you have been going through a stressful time. Please don't leave us. We are your Quit family and will walk every step of the way with you.

Waiting for results is the worst time, once you have a result then it can be dealt to.

Its great you have a really positive attitude. In the meantime treat yourself to something special.

My late Mum always used to say "never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you" --- very true.

Take care lovely lady.

Bev xxxx

Profile image Heatherb1 day ago

Hi Nana22, enjoy your weekend, rest up and relax as best you can. Like many others in the quit family I am thinking of you and hoping for a positive result from all your tests. You are and always will be an inspiration to us all. xx

Profile image Janet G1 day ago

Love and positive thoughts to you xoxox

Profile image Nana221 day ago

@ GAVIN Hahaha....you should see my crown. It's so shiny and sparkly! You would want one too if you saw it! LOL

Profile image smokefreemep1 day ago

πŸ’žπŸ’žLove you lots nanaπŸ’•πŸ’• Gavin is already a drama queen lol

Profile image clarence the cat1 day ago

Hi Nana22. I read your news with a mixture of dismay and relief. Dismay that this should have happened to you, but relief that the problem has been discovered and being dealt to. I also experienced elation for you in that you can now answer that dreaded question "are you a smoker" with a resounding NO. I will be thinking of you everyday Nana22 and I hope the outcome is all good for you. xx

Profile image Nifty Fifty1 day ago

Hey my friend, positive thoughts are with you at this time . Keep your chin up Lovely , you are going to be just fine !These specialists know their stuff. Keep us updated :)

Much Love

Nifty xoxox

Profile image Mr Lefty .23 hours ago

Hi Dear Nana . Please Don't worry about the tests , and fret about any What ifs'.
The oncology department in our health service is second to none and You are in Very good hands . I appreciate Your shock ,from first hand experience ,and its Your positivity and the same determination You put into Quitting smoking that will pull You through .
Sending to You Good vibes , From a supporter in the " C" arena .
I hear Ya about being so proud to be able to say 2 Years Quit ... Same , & its Your support That I was carrying on My sleeve when I too thought this is too daunting .
Thinking of You Nana , Keep up the good fight Hun , 😘 XX . Mark .

Profile image JohnnyRED16 hours ago

I got my fingers crossed for your diagnosis hopefully the biopsy is benign.

Profile image nanaturtle5 hours ago

Good morning Nana22, enjoy a prod free day, today -thinking of You xo

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

((((((Nana22))))) Sending you lots of love and positive thoughts πŸ’ŒπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸŒΊπŸŒ»πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸŒΉ