Stats Update: 464 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 464 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4640
Total savings: $6,200.00
Ive often heard it said ,If you really want to learn something well, then teach it to others.
If your like me and you need to analyse everything especially about the future, then realise that by staying focused on what you don't have or what you havnt achieved yet, you miss out on enjoying what you do have and what you have achieved so far. I seem to keep slipping into this kind of thinking and as a result I miss out on feeling grateful and contented with my life. For me I need to stay in today and be grateful for every moment, I have come a long way ,made great progress ,which to me is astounding especially the not smoking bit. Prior to August 2015 I truly believed I could not quit smoking, I was resigned to probably dying a horrible death from smoking, my health was really bad ,hospital trips ,ambulance trips, pneumonia, struggling to breath etc,etc,,you get the picture eh. Today my health is much improved. I still cant do much strenuous exercise, which frustrates me at times, I was always fit, active and healthy. So ive had to slow rite down and life has had to change a lot. This seems to take a while to get used too, but I need to remember to live in the moment and remain consciously grateful. I don't know what tomorrow will bring but actually that doesn't matter, as long as I keep doing the rite things today, tomorrow will take care of itself. There hopefully now ive learned the lesson. (-:
Countdown is on
Only 9 more days till my breathday, I want you all to come, please feel free to bring your dancing shoes (includes tap) and Jake you can bring your bike!
There will be soft drink water as well as nice ice cold beer. Followed by Champers and pinot grie for those whom would prefer.
Yahoo! Being smokefree sure is great! I absolutely love it!!
Happy Monday all, hope it was a great one for you all.
Stats Update: 30 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 30 days
Grams NOT smoked: 228
Total savings: $360.00
I am starting to notice the financial gains of not smoking although I am not saving it per say I notice I have more money left over at the end of the week which I never had before.
The cravings have been a pain over the last couple of days but I keep saying NOPE and keep telling myself it will get better.
I spent the day with my sister yesterday who is a heavy smoker. I thought I would struggle being around her, but I sat outside chatting with her while she smoked and I chewed on my gum. I didn't even feel like a smoke
when I was with her. I have to keep telling myself that just because I don't smoke does not mean I can't sit outside and enjoy the warm weather like I used to. Only difference is I'm not smoking while doing it.
I have found that it is when I'm at home that I struggle a lot and I think this is because I used to smoke when I was bored so I have been trying to keep myself busy, I have been doing a lot of reading.
I hope everyone else is doing well with there quit.
Still going OK, the weekend passed really fast and was occupied with the 'grandie' who by the was is gorgeous but I am biased. This morning I was a bit nervous getting ready for work home alone as would have loved a ciggie and a cuppa - but went out for a 20min walk instead came home shower and off to work had my cuppa at work. I read the advice on other blogs about changing the routine and it worked. I don't smoke at work so work was OK. Getting home after a flat out day though I thought glass of wine and a ciggie on the deck, but its glass of wine and a quick blog instead. Still wearing a patch only during the day I take them off at night. Its a funny feeling, I actually feel quite relaxed not having to worry about "going out for a fag" . Bring on Day 4, I know the cravings will get worse so am thinking the DDDD.
Singing Lady and Gavin
Are you guys okay. Haven't seen you for a while. If you have fallen over...please don't give up on quitting. I've been there many times. Get up again, brush yourselves off and make another start. You can give yourselves the best Xmas gift ever!
If you are okay.....sorry for hounding you.
Would be nice to hear from you both, wherever you're at.
Thinking of you both and sending you big support hugs.
(((Singing Lady))) and (((Gavin)))
Every Smoke Free Day is a Milestone!
60 days on and NOPE and yes, I've become "One of those non smokers". I think you have to really as its a mind over matter game you play at times. Yes I've had the "I miss a good fag now and then" thoughts, but when I get within a whiff of a smoker the stench is horrible now and given what its done to me already there just is no turning back. Health wise I have the COPD under control now and have been feeling excellent for the past two weeks and that is going to continue. If we consider ourselves as intelligent people, why on earth did/do we smoke then I often ask myself.
So stick at it fellow Non Smokers...you have everything to gain.
Stats Update: 209 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 209 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4180
Total savings: $3,762.00
209 days smokefree and 21 days off the e cigs. not having any patches and just having about five 1mg lozenges a day, things are looking real good now
239 days today
Sorry I haven't been on for a while.
Busy time of year, busy at work, home.
I might not blog but I do think of u all.
My journey is ticking along no problems.
This is the most days ever ive had
I know this is it.
Hope everyone is doing ok, take care all xx
Stats Update: 1133 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 1133 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 16995
Total savings: $14,365.00
Well day 20 today, still have a cold but well worth it, better than smoking & I thank you all for your positive comments, only three weeks of work so looking forward to the break, we are having our Christmas party this Friday so hopefully it will be a beautiful fine day.
Have a wonderful day