Stats Update: 290 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 290 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 8700
Total savings: $6,641.00
Good to hear from you Suzy Q.
Good to see M-dog is still being loyal to smokefree. Must admit it has been very hard the last couple of weeks. Been tempted a couple of times. Not going there though. Health is more important
1 more day until quit time
I just wanted to do this as I have tried twice before and lasted 13 weeks, I now have to go through it all again. I am feeling extremely anxious right now which I don't remember having last time. Is any one else due to give up and feeling like this? my quit date is Tuesday and I have managed to cut down to 7 smokes for last 2 days. I would just like to add one more thing these blogs are amazing and I am sure they will help me on my journey to quit for good. I have been a smoker for 45 years :-(
The first of the month ^_^. Day 31
Its a new month yaaaaaay! What does that mean? it means that we must make the most of it. I intend on enjoying my last month of holiday by staying positive. I'm excited to return to uni, I have missed the environment despite how stressful it can become. Nevertheless, I am ready.
My sleep hygiene hasn't been the greatest. I often find myself up late hours of the night. It's so hard for me to fall asleep because I tend to come alive at night. I thought it was the anxiety before, but I'm dealing with that, so its something else. I have done my research so I shall bring that up with my doctor next time I see him. In all honesty, I'm not too good at "relaxing" myself so I definitely need to work on that.
I also realized that my bed is another factor as well. Last night I slept on another bed and I had the most amazing and undisturbed sleep. It's very rare for me to experience an undisturbed sleep. I just wanted to keep sleeping!
Tips on relaxing and good sleep hygiene?
Do you have a biomag?
I was thinking about investing into one but it is quite pricy so I'd love to hear your thoughts if you use one yourself. Or if you have any other suggestions, I'd love to hear those too :-)
Happy smokefree February everybody! ! x
Had a bored moment. So got creative..
Worth every hard moment
I just had to blog today, hopefully it can inspire someone either starting out, or struggling on their smokefree journey or with side effects such as weight gain.
On April Fools Day last year I gave up smoking after 25 years either addicted to ciggs, or cigars. After sone stress at work I was already well overweight. Giving up meant that I put on even more weight, but for thr first 50 days I concentrated on giving up.
On my 50th smokefree day, I started at the gym. I lost 35kgs over the next 6 months. I completed a bike race. Then today, I completed my first ever triathlon. 1.5k swim. 40k bike. 10k run.
There is no way I could have done that when smoking and overweight. So, I am living proof that it can be done.
Keep trying, stay motivated, and keep focused on the end goal and you will get there.
Ok as some of you know I make windchimes & things out of drift wood.
Wanting to do something different in a chime.
Any thoughts or ideas?
What would you guys like in a chime?
I love using driftwood, shells, coloured & wood beads.
Got bells teeny tiny, medium (silver) today, along with more alpha square beads (so I can do peoples names & words)
Stats Update: 901 days smokefree
“Are you still smoking?” I turned towards the voice coming from the bench next to me, where I sat people-watching and enjoying a rest before I continued my walk.
“No, I haven’t smoked for almost two-and-half years.” I replied. The man who had spoken (and was smoking!) went on to say that he used to see me every day sitting there with a cigarette and expressed his amazement at how long ago that must have been. Then he reached into his pocket and pulled out a packet and offered me one, saying, “Go on, have one. Go on!”
I can honestly say I wasn’t tempted in the slightest. There was a tinge of annoyance that he’d be so thoughtless about trying, but later I felt grateful. The experience made me realise that the occasional yearning for one has at last dwindled away. There was no residual part saying, “One puff won’t hurt.” There was no hint of desire whatsoever.
Quitting smoking was very traumatic and difficult for me and I thought I’d feel the loss for ever on some level, always on the alert for those moments of longing to hit, but that little episode reinforced that my non-smoking thoughts are overcoming my addict thoughts!
Being stubborn really can be helpful sometimes :)
It's wonderful seeing so many new people here - welcome.
I don't comment as much as I used to, mainly because my computer system is old and slow and often refuses to work, but I do read everyone's blogs.
Stay strong and determined everyone.
Smokefree days: 901 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4505
Total savings: $5,460.00
4 weeks done
Cruising along nicely ever day gets a little easier,28 days do pleased that my wallet is a little fuller and I don't stink of an ash tray anymore,skin is looking more vibrant and shiny,more time in my day for me.Energy levels are getting better and I can do a deep breathe no wez anymore,oh and hubby tells me my snoring has stopped crazy a!!! So all up all positive still have moments of stress but r learning to cope as a non smoke,hope everyones having an awesome SMOKEFREE weekend!!!
Finding it a little hard to concentrate on anything today! Sleep
Is hard & I'm finding that I wake 3 or 4 times a night. Think it's the Zyban.
Also vivid (but not bizarre) dreams.
Stats Update: 19 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 19 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 380
Total savings: $189.00
Very sad day, woken to the news my dear dear Auntie has been killed in a car accident last night. I'm spending time with family and won't be on here much, but I' m sending loads and loads of cyber support and strength to you all. Love CW xx