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17Sep2014 By Genzo  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs


the first step is done. My Expression of Interest is selected, so not discarded from the beginning. the first step toward residency is i have to wait immigration for the documents request...hope it is quick...

today i went to run under an heavy rain in auck, that finished almost at the same time i finished to run...well, what doesn't kill you...bothers you right ahahah ^^

have a good day and finger crossed for my EOI result!!!!

p.s. 97 days, -3 to hundy club!!!

Profile image Cheekyhua30 minutes ago

Hey Genzo awesome to be nearing the hundy club wooohoo awesome stats :)

17Sep2014 By Chebil  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Excited about giving up (this time)!

After several failed attempts to give up smoking I am actually ready and prepared this time and stick to it. A friend showed me this website which looked really neat, got my script today for champix, planned a stop date and signed up for the October stop smoking month. So it is all go - bring it on!

Profile image Bruce C59 minutes ago

Welcome Chebil. Champix works well for many of us, hopefully it will for you as well. Good Luck.

Profile image not4life43 minutes ago

Well done on your step towards a smokefree life Chebil. Looking foward to your posts of progress:)

Profile image Cheekyhua31 minutes ago

Awesome Chebil, one of the best decisions to make in your life :) Stoptober wooohoooo

17Sep2014 By Hannab349  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 2

today is my day 2 of giving it up . finding i really want a smoke and nearly give in and go by a pack by 2pm .i have found that not smoking things taste alot different and my smell is different . even going into shops and someone inline is a smoker i can smell it on them and its horrible , makes me think did i really use to smell like that , needing alot of support

Profile image Axl2312611 hour ago

Hi Hanna, have you got nrt from quit line?
Visit this site often. You will get a lot of support here
Good luck☺

Profile image Genzo1 hour ago

blog instead of smoking, it helps!

Profile image not4life29 minutes ago

Yes visiting this site helps lots.
Here are a few tips.
Look for other things to do. Start hobbies. 3Ds helps. And ODAAT one day at a time. Keep focused on the bigger picture. And when stressful moments eg. work, personal life happen have a plan of attack for those moments eg. Walk it off, 3Ds etc. Good luck Hanna & stay strong!

Profile image Cheekyhua27 minutes ago

I agree the longer you stay quit the more you smell, taste, breathe and save hehehe :)

17Sep2014 By franfree  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Hi all

My new season starts this weekend. The truck is a similair colour as it was just a spruce up. Am looking forward to travelling agin now and getting out and about.Its been a long winter break. Thank goodness I dont smoke anymore as I would be really broke :)

Profile image Shewa1 hour ago

Best wishes for a lovely summer, with lots of clean air ;-)

17Sep2014 By Bruce C  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Pride cometh before a fall

I thought I was doing so well for the last few days until lunch today. We had an irregular gettogether at Sals Pizza for people I used to work with.

Sitting outside after finishing eating I suddenly desperately wanted a fag. I have no idea where it came from or why it was so strong.

If I'd had access to them at that point I would have lit up. I did resist walking up the road and buying some, but only just. I was already on my feet when the party broke up.

Right now I feel one hell of a lot less cocky than I have recently.

"Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold." - Thomas Jefferson

Profile image Axl2312611 hour ago

Hey Bruce, at least you didn't give in to temptation. Keep it up mate. You're doing well.

Profile image Cheekyhua1 hour ago

I agree with Axl, you didn't give In on this one so congrats with that :)

Profile image Bruce C1 hour ago

Thanks. You're right that I didn't light up. The trouble is that in my mind I did give in. If I'd had a cigarette or been able to get one then and there I would have lit up.

Profile image Bruce C1 hour ago

I've slightly edited the post for clarity on the above points.

Profile image Genzo1 hour ago

that is why ODAAT is a very true mantra....sometime you have to fight even minute for minute, especially at the beninning of your trip...stay strong, smoke doesn t helps at all...

Profile image not4life24 minutes ago

Yes, at least you didnt give in. Whew for that one! Dont beat yourself up but stay on your guard. We are only human, perfect in our imperfections. Stay strong & stay smokefree.

17Sep2014 By Axl231261  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

day 24

Another great day.
1 lozenge today and that was when I got up this morning. Plus the patch of course.
Sat at the smoko table with 5 workmates at lunch time. They were all smoking. Now I know how smokers offend non-smokers. They stank.
It makes me more determined than ever not to be a smoker ever again.
Still thinking of you, Nana22. Be strong, you are my hero.

Profile image Elevtheria2 hours ago

Well done Axl :) yep, isn't it amazing how we realise now how much smoking stinks! Glad I don't stink anymore - bet you are too :)

Profile image Bruce C1 hour ago

Luckily for me I've never had much of a sense of smell. Smokers smell pretty neutral to me.

Congrats on getting to day 24.

Profile image not4life22 minutes ago

Awesome stuff Axel. Congrats your doing well!

Profile image Cheekyhua18 minutes ago

Hey Axl 2 more sleeps before I reunite with the delish-shish custard square *mouth waters* I will purchase a selection and cut them up nice and small that way I won't feel so bad eating them all, they were bite sized to begin with hahahahaha

17Sep2014 By hell1971  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Popped in to say hi, whoop whoop high fives everyone

936 days
NOT smoked
Money saved

Well that says it all, not sure where the 14k is but feeling like smoking is a distant memory, if in doubt just carry on it does get better!

Profile image Elevtheria3 hours ago

Wow! What an inspiration! Thanks :)

Profile image Axl2312613 hours ago

OMG. Amazing stats.

Profile image nga2 hours ago

Like that smoking is a distant memory.

17Sep2014 By Mumsy59  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 220 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 220 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1760
Total savings: $1,625.90

Profile image Mumsy594 hours ago

Pretty numbers, pretty proud of that

Profile image sunray4 hours ago

That's because they are awesome stats to be proud of Mumsy ...Woohoo..rocking!! ☺ ⭐

Profile image Nana224 hours ago

As well you should be. Fantastic work Mumsy and many congratulations to you.

Profile image Elevtheria4 hours ago

Wow! fantastic Mumsy! Well done! :) .... aren't we lucky we don't stink co-worker just came in from her smoke break and her clothes reek! Bliach hehehe

Profile image Genzo2 hours ago

totally right to be proud of this numbers!!!!

Profile image nga2 hours ago

Very pretty numbers indeedツツツ well done Mumsy.

Profile image Calmwaters2 hours ago

well done, very awesome!

Profile image SusyQ29 seconds ago

Nice work Mumsy. They are beautiful numbers. Well done!

17Sep2014 By Nana22  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs


I have had the most awesome couple of weeks actually really enjoying my smokefreedom and today whammo that old nico has been at my side since first light this morning and shows no sign of "going away" anytime soon. This is the hardest time i've had since about 5/6 weeks. I soo want a smoke, but i won't, i can't. This is day 3 on the weaker patches so don't know if it's that or not, although at this stage (8 weeks) it's more than likely just the emotional side of quitting - the head thing. Obviously i need to do some more tidying up in there. I'm not writing this to scare the newer quitters, rather i need to vent,and also this is how it can be - it doesn't just magically come to a sudden end, this quitting thing but is an ongoing journey and we need to be very real about it.For me today to stay quit, it's back to the basics. NOPE, ODAAT, 4d's and much walking and i don't have to like it, i only have to do it. Tomorrow will be a brand new day.

Profile image sunray4 hours ago

Well done Nana for doing just what you are doing and those mantras are sure winners or maybe we are the winners when we use the mantras that sounds better. Sending hugs your way (((Nana))) stay strong and positive you are doing awesome...Be super proud of yourself journey so far, take care of your lovely self xx. ⭐

Profile image sunray4 hours ago

Ment to read * super proud of yourself and of your journey..⭐

Profile image Mumsy594 hours ago

Stay strong Nana, seems like you have been. Bit like being an alcoholic, you can't just have one drink. Would be so much easier if you could have a couple of puffs and back on with your quitting, doesn't work like that. This little episode will be over with soon Kia Kaha

Profile image Firedragon4 hours ago

You sound like a strong person Nana, stay strong through the day like you say tomorrow will be a brand new day and you can do it!

Profile image Elevtheria4 hours ago

Yep Nana... remember... the dreadful 3's... month 3 brings some grief. But, as you will pass, that's the only sure thing. Just stick to your guns and kick that nasty demon in the bum :) (((hugs))) xxx

Profile image Tarns494 hours ago

You are doing such an awesome job on an extremely hard journey ... but you're doing it :) 8 weeks is fantastic. Kia kaha x

Profile image Toffee Pop4 hours ago

You're an inspiration Nana I've read your support to others on here so I know you're strength will get you thru this and we're all here for you too. Stay strong! xx

Profile image Genzo2 hours ago

nana you are doing great...and maybe, just maybe, it is hard even because you change the patches...i had very hard time when i quitted nrt and maybe this is the reason...anyway stay strong and keep close those amazing mantras, you are a champion!

Profile image flower2 hours ago

stay strong nana i know you can do it tomorrow is a new day we are all with you

Profile image Axl2312612 hours ago

Nana. Reading your blog I could feel a tear rolling down my cheek. You have been here for me from my day 1. You have inspired me, encouraged me and made me laugh.
You are too strong to let this get to you.
I, and everyone are here for you

Profile image nga2 hours ago

Your doing all the right things Nanna. And I bet tomorrow going to be a good day.

Profile image Calmwaters2 hours ago

Aw yeah I can empathise with you with this, glad you seem to have an action plan in place that is working for you xo go for it Nana! You are stronger and Wiser than ol nic

Profile image Cheekyhua21 minutes ago

Nana you've been there for many of us, Kia lala e hoa, you got this, the mighty crave that came out of nowhere is an illusion like my ghost smokes hehehe and this too shall pass, when the going gets tough the tough get rough :)

17Sep2014 By Icemaiden  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 84 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 84 days
Grams NOT smoked: 360
Total savings: $492.00

Profile image Nana225 hours ago

Fantastic achievement IM. Huge congratulations on your wonderful 12 WEEKS!

Profile image sunray5 hours ago

Woohoo awesome stats Icemaiden Woohoo congratulations! Well done. ⭐

Profile image Genzo2 hours ago

well done icemaiden!!!!! almost there to the end of the program!!!!

Profile image nga2 hours ago

Way to go Icemaiden. 12 Weeks is wickedツツツ