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I can comfortably drink without wanting a smoke as long as I have my lozonges on hand im fine
Good evening to you all… and YAY it’s the weekend!
I have now been smoke free for 278 days.
The savings I have made have been used in travelling to Melbourne to help out my sister and her family as they, and the rest of our extended family and friends, have travelled on the devastating journey of her brain tumour over the last seven months. Sadly, my beautiful sister passed away on 12 February. I have appreciated all of your kind words during this time.
My sister was my biggest supporter in giving up smoking. I know that her not being here now is no excuse to start smoking again. Smoking won’t make me feel better, or take away the pain and sorrow. I have joked to a couple of people that she would send a lightning bolt down on me if I had a smoke!
All of us have so much stress in our lives…. From the small annoying ones, to the serious and heart-breaking ones. And we all have made the decision to be healthier by stopping smoking. We need to keep in mind every day, hour, and minute, that we are strong people who know that we want to be smoke free. We know that giving in and having a smoke will only add to the stresses.
Even at this far along on my quit, I still think about it. But it really is more the remembrance of the relaxing part about ‘going outside for a smoke’.
The biggest thing that reminds me every day, of why I will not have one, is smelling the breath of someone at work who has just had a smoke. Forget that the smell of someone having a smoke right by you is nice (yes, as ex-smokers, it really is!)…. You just have to get a whiff of their breath when they talk to you, and it’s just so awful. I would be embarrassed for someone else to think my breath smelt like that.
So remember to go outside and have a sit down out on the deck. Don’t forget to regularly take big, deep breaths – we do forget to do that once we aren’t sucking that killer smoke down.
And know that each time you move past a craving you are giving yourself the gift of life. And that definitely deserves a reward! Gym membership, books, nail polish, shoes, travel… all the treats that are maybe more possible for us now.
Jelly Kelly 500 today
Smokefree days: 494 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7410
Total savings: $5,187.00
You have always been 6 days ahead of me. Today is my day 494.
494 plus 6 = 500.
Well done & congratulations.
Stats Update: 194 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 194 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1386
Total savings: $1,176.00
Less than a week now to the two hundy!! Booyah!
hmm cravings are bad feel like im gna end up buying some hpe it passes soon
Day 4 and everything going according to plan although I've been a bit grumpy and a little intolerant of people today! I'm looking after the kids and the wife's gone off horseriding for a break.Kids think i'm a bit grumpy too lol but at least another day without a smoke :-)
Stats Update: 15 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 15 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 450
Total savings: $337.50
Stats Update: 43 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 43 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 86
Grams NOT smoked: 246
Total savings: $358.00
i don't like this time of day, week. At this very moment i feel like a nice cold one. but i don't feel strong enough to control my urges. So i need to not go there. had a great week at course. i go back to work on Sunday. will be full on for me for the next few months.
Enjoy your smokefree weekend everyone :)
D Day tommorow.Bring it on!
Got my NRT card today,purchased patches and lozenges ,All phsyced up ,wear a patch tonight and tommorrow "No more smokes" Been smoking for 38 yrs..tried giving uip before but I know it's real this time,I just feel it ,it's the expense that gets me! I've brought fruit juice and healthy fruit to replace morning (Trigger coffee) ,,,Wish me luck. I enjoy reading the other blogs on here too,very motivational.