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23Oct2014 By steppa  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Still together

Cigmund and I are still very much a couple - I have one with a blue hat and one with a red hat.

It used to be I'd never leave the house without the demon now I never leave the house without cigmund and lozenges

Profile image Nana225 minutes ago

So pleased to hear that steppa. I always thought the two of you were well suited. Thanks for the update. LOL

23Oct2014 By Steve-  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 58 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 58 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1450
Total savings: $1,461.60

Haven't been on for a while as this are getting easier, have been slightly tempted at times but always remembering the last time I gave up, I had one puff and then before I new it I was doing 25 a day again! Not this time N.O.P.E. is the only way to quit for good, one puff and back you go. Bloody well enjoying the massive pay rise I have given myself $175.00 per week, really don't know how I did it....Keep smoke free everybody!

Profile image Nana2230 minutes ago

Congratulations on making it past the 1/2 hundy Steve. 58 days of smokefreedom is fantastic! Keep up the great work.

Profile image Elevtheria23 minutes ago

Well done Steve! 58 days is great :)

23Oct2014 By Sky Maiden  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 6 and nicotine dulled emotions

I went through some stuff yesterday, I wont bore you with the little details, but it goes like this:

I am on a board, and I realized that I was being misused. Normally, I would have a smoke. I was outraged.

This time, I couldn't medicate myself with nicotine.

So, I quit. I was really worried that I'm over reacting, because of nicotine withdrawal.

But after a lot of thought, and talking to hubby, I saw that I was actually completely justified.

So, what I USED to do, is let situations like this happen, and I would self medicate with a cigarette. Hubby calls it 'self harm".

I am grateful that I realized this, it seems like such a revelation.

Profile image Elevtheria54 minutes ago

Well done dear. With quitting we all found that our outlook changed a lot. It's one of the surprise benefits of quitting. Have a fantastic day :) xx

Profile image Nana2231 minutes ago

Good for you Sky Maiden. If you are unhappy about something and it's in your power to change it for the better, then that's what you do. Elevtheria is right, our outlook on a lot of things changes when we quit, and we feel more confident about other changes in our lives. Keep up the great work.

23Oct2014 By Bronny  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 688 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 688 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4816
Total savings: $3,856.00

Getting so excited for my wedding now as it's only 6 weeks away! Also we finished paying off our honeymoon cruise, which cost $3100, so I guess I know exactly where my quit savings have gone :) So happy to be able to say I spent it on something so lovely!

Profile image DragonLips1 hour ago

Aww congrats Bronny. Exciting! Awesome stats you have there too :)

Profile image PokuruGirl1 hour ago

Good stuff Bronny! I remember how hard you fought at the beginning so it's nice to see you "cruising" along now! Let us know how your Big Day went.

Profile image Nana2235 minutes ago

688 days is brilliant Bronny and what an amazing alternative for that money than watching it go up in smoke. Congratulations.

23Oct2014 By Elevtheria  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

What a fantastic start to the day :)

Busy day ahead... but we get shouted lunch at work (roast ham & chicken) due to a fantastic first quarter - woohoo!

Went to BP near work (I used to go there all the time when I still smoked and still was with my ex... haven't been there for a long time) to get a drink for my son and thought, oh, well... will get a coffee for me. Well, the coffee was free (every 6th coffee is free with the coffee card) as it was the 6th coffee, which was nice AND the guy (who was still the same guy as back then) looked at me and said "you look so happy! Anything special going on? " WOW!!! that made my day... just replied "nope, just feeling wonderful". HUGE SMILE :D

Made my day... more smiles hehehe

Have a fantastic day all! Hang in there - it's soooo worth it! Love & hugs xxx

Profile image DragonLips1 hour ago

That's cool. You must be looking less stressed than before and you've probably got more colour too after kicking the smokes (and the ex!). He's probably noticed because he hasn't seen you for a while. Happy Days!

Profile image Nana2238 minutes ago

How nice that he remembered you and thought to comment on how happy you look. A comment like that can set you up very nicely for the whole day. I'm so pleased you feel good Elevtheria, you so deserve it. You have a fantastic, happy, smiley day. xx

Profile image Nana2237 minutes ago

Oohh - and i might come for lunch at your work. Sounds sooo yum.

23Oct2014 By Brian Wang  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 100 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 100 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1000
Total savings: $950.00

Here I am !
“ Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1000” scares me a little when I think of how many I have smoked in the past 10 years.

Profile image Sky Maiden1 hour ago

Great stats!

At least you werent on a pack (or two!) a day.

Profile image DragonLips1 hour ago

Congratulations on reaching the Hundy Club Brian! well done :)

Profile image Bronny1 hour ago

Awesome, well done on making it to your breathday!

Profile image Elevtheria53 minutes ago

Welcome to the hundy club! Great stuff :)

Profile image Nana2241 minutes ago

Congratulations on making it to the esteemed Hundy Club Brian. That's a great achievement.

23Oct2014 By shaunie  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

yay day 3

wow have made it to day 3 bring on one week feeling great and not many cravings oh and have saved 60.00 this week glad I didn't burn it away like we norm do

Profile image Sky Maiden1 hour ago

Great start!

Profile image steppa1 hour ago

Go you - well done

Profile image Bronny1 hour ago

$60 that you don't usually have - you should treat yourself to something nice :)

Profile image Nana2242 minutes ago

Fantastic going Shaunie. Stay strong and stubborn today and before too long you'll be feeling so much better. With the money saved you'll soon have enough for a lovely treat for the family. You can do this. IF you finding it getting too tough, don't smoke - come and blog it out. Someone will be here to give support. You can do this, you are stronger than you think.

23Oct2014 By Jodi Z  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 4

Here we are at day 4 and when i quit 2.5 years ago i vividley remember this day as being a shocker... and looks like today is going to be the same. I've found the journey surprisingly easy thus far but i didn't sleep well last night and i've found myself craving really hard this morning. I've cancelled all my plans and am going to bunker in at home and keep my head down.... WAY too grumpy to be around other Today is going to be about taking it one minute at a time. :-) I'm way too stubborn to give in now but it's going to be a hard battle. :-)

Profile image Sky Maiden1 hour ago

Hang in there! Good call, stay home, have a bath, watch videos. You are fighting for your life!!

Profile image steppa1 hour ago

Go Jodie Z - we got this. I was a bit like that yesterday - crank the stereo and rage around the house - great for stress relief. Doing awesome - keep up the good work

Profile image Nana2246 minutes ago

That's the way Jodi. Hunker down and do whatever you need to to stay smokefree. Movie, read, crossword, sleep. Anything that will keep your quit safe. Stay strong and remember Nope & oddat.

23Oct2014 By steppa  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Changes are afoot

Morning quit family - hope that everyone is having a wonderful smokefree day.

I have a horrible raspy feeling on the back of my chest today - must be a bit of clearing going on. The significant other took great pleasure in patting (can't think of another word for it) my back to loosen it.

Things is definitely changing - 3 1/2 days in and doing pretty good.

Looking forward to the long weekend and a music concert to boot - whoop whoop

Have a wonderful smokefree day everyone - ODAAT

Profile image Sky Maiden1 hour ago

Yep, I got that too. Poort lungs are working to clean us out! Sounds like you have a great weekend planned :)

Profile image Nana2249 minutes ago

Well done steppa, you're doing great. Won't be long and you'll be posting your first week. You will enjoy the concert and have plenty of energy to dance the night away. I don't want to pry (well yes i do actually) but you haven't mentioned Cigmund for awhile. Have you broken up with him? Do tell. I was a little bit in love with him!

23Oct2014 By AMC47  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 500 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 500 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 6500
Total savings: $5,915.00

I never thought I would get passed day 1 and now 499 days on from that first day still smoke free and loving it. Not easy but day by day and you too will get there.

Hope everyone has a happy smoke free day

Profile image steppa2 hours ago

500 wow - congratulations

Profile image Timtam2 hours ago

Can't wait to get there

Profile image Sky Maiden1 hour ago

I'm soooo jealous right now!! Well done!!

Profile image DragonLips1 hour ago

Cool, a half millenium!

Profile image Nana2257 minutes ago

Massive congratulations to you AMC47. 500 days smokefree is an absolutely sterling achievement!