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29Jun2016 By Gavin  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Attention All Bloggers

Please be advised that this is a hi-jacking/Mutiny.

You are all forcibly requested to surrender your QL handles and adjourn n to The Quittery on Facebook, where you receive instant support and feedback.

Free gold cups will be awarded to the first 10 admissions (after a qualifying period of course)

ODAAT.

Profile image jakethemuss37 minutes ago

It a great page with great support

Profile image Bub4430 minutes ago

Here here Gavin and Jake it's simply the best better than all the rest aye

Profile image Elevtheria28 minutes ago

Fantastic support and a heap of fun too 😊

Profile image GTMI22 minutes ago

You guys are awesome πŸ‘

Profile image flower17 minutes ago

one for all and all for one that is how it is works gold cups at time stated ,fun and hi jinks for the taking.

29Jun2016 By jakethemuss  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 425 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 425 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3643
Total savings: $5,183.00

Profile image GTMI45 minutes ago

I love your gold cup Jake xxx

Profile image Bub4429 minutes ago

Me too i polish mine every day do you :)

Profile image Gavin4 minutes ago

lolol

Profile image Gavin3 minutes ago

How did you get the gold cup Jakey?

29Jun2016 By GTMI  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

QUITLINE

There were 15comments on my last post over the 12week cup, everyone would agree that they like working towards something, Gavin had good ideas over achieving bronze, silver and gold cups earned over 12, 26 and 52 weeks, all the comments are definetly worth a read, can you please let us know the verdict, it looks to me like the bloggers vote the cupπŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

Thanks GTMIπŸ€“

Profile image Gavin1 hour ago

Amen!

Profile image Gavin1 hour ago

I refuse to pay any more subscription fees until this is sorted!

Profile image GTMI1 hour ago

Hahaha Gavin

Profile image jakethemuss1 hour ago

Quitline now I belive GTMI has the support
Of the bloggers here. I to belive that a gold silver bronze
Cup would be the way to go. I was excited when I got my gold
Cup give the bloggers something to work towards

Profile image Bub4444 minutes ago

Come on quitline give these dedicated quitters their cups

Profile image Elevtheria30 minutes ago

I totally agree. 12 weeks is a huge step for the quitters. Please bring back the cup.

29Jun2016 By JoPaterson1981  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

The countdown to my quit date...

Well, I'm counting down till my official quit date, set for this Friday (1st July) and to be honest I'm both excited to begin but also nervous(?) as to be honest smoking has been a big part of my life over the last few years, with many FAILED attempts under my belt. But for many reasons I need to succeed this time round (health, personal and financial) and are going to do everything i can to make sure i do.
I have been preparing myself as much as possible over the last few days and are going to sit down and read some of the other blogs on here tonight so i can gets some more tips and ideas.
I'm looking forward to sharing my journey with everyone on here so thanking everyone in advance for the support xx

Profile image Bub442 hours ago

its natural to feel a little nervous and lost too letting go ...well done on preparation all the sensible reason for quitting...are you using NRT i could not have quit without patches after smoking for 43years....reading the blogs and posting helps a few of us belong to the quittery page on facebook a huge success here for me to stay quit...i wish you well and look forward to your next blog.

29Jun2016 By HorseGirlNZ  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 1 of none smoking.

My normal morning routine has changed, normally its get up sort the kids and have a coffee and a ciggy before taking the two older children to school. This morning it was, breakfast, school drop off, feed the horses and back home to get almost everything done by 11AM just to keep myself busy.

Things were going perfectly fine until my youngest decided he didn't want his afternoon sleep, despite being up since 6 am and it was border lining on midday. I had tried everything, we had played games and gone for a walk. Cuddles and story times and still nothing. Of course this beginning to stress me out and no matter what I tried he wouldn't stop crying. In these situations I normally just him in a safe and secure environment and shoot out for a five minute puff to calm myself down. Couldn't today as there were no smokes in the house.

I honestly thought I was going to lose my mind. Then he started to quiet down and I felt relieved and actually proud of myself that I had gotten through it with out a smoke.

Though now, I cannot stop eating and I'm onto my fourth feed for the day. This is highly unlike me at all, I eat once a say and that is at dinner and when I come home from at night at 9. However, I feel exhausted. Like I have no energy at all now and all I want is that one drag on a cigarette to perk me back up.

But I can do this, I know I can.
I need to do this.

Profile image Crystal4 hours ago

Stay strong and don't give in, the craving will pass just as it did earlier. Find something to distract yourself. You've done amazingly well so far, keep it up.

Profile image Gee Gee2 hours ago

Congrats to you. It sure is hard to find an alternative to smoking all our troubles away. But please know it does get easier and the eating is worth being smoke free. Keep on going!!!! You can do this

Profile image Bub441 hour ago

take a trip to the $2 shop and buy yourself a stress ball it sure helps...big pat on the bach...you didn't have a puff it would not help the situation only add to it and you knew this...grab a sipper bottle of water and sip on it it does get easier i promise...i could not of quit with patches and lozenges after 43yrs ot smoking it can be done...theres a whole new smokefree life out there.....i look forward to your next blogs :)

29Jun2016 By Crystal  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 50 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 50 days
Grams NOT smoked: 572
Total savings: $960.00

This is my best quit attempt ever. Went into the bush today and was amazed how much easier it was to run around now, even with 10kg of mud caked to each of my boots. Maybe it was just the extra energy from the steak and cheese pie on the way. 😜

Profile image GaGa. 684 hours ago

Great work Crystal - 50 days is awesome :)

Profile image Nana223 hours ago

Fantastic effort making the 1/2 Hundy Crystal. A new PB for you......and another PB each and every smokefree day!
Well done you!

Profile image Bub441 hour ago

wonderfully wonder ful effort welcome to the half a hundy club...its such a buzz to have that extra energy...go you!!

29Jun2016 By Harlequin26  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 7 days smokefree

I've updated my stats so they are correct. Still going strong, and my first weeks savings are going on a basic obedience course for my fa!milies new dog Zoe, who we got 6 weeks ago. Nd best bit is, its my partners first day today, and my mum (who is the last person to try quitting) is on day 2. My dad quit a few months ago after a heart attack. So it's a family affair.

Smokefree days: 7 days
Grams NOT smoked: 30
Total savings: $50.00

Profile image Nana224 hours ago

Congratulations on your week smokefree Harlequin.
The family that quits together.....lives longer together.
Great use of your savings too.! And maybe just a little something just for you?!

Profile image GaGa. 684 hours ago

Well done on one week smokefree.Thats great that your partner and your mum have jumped on the quit wagon with you.It is indeed a family affair 🚭

Profile image Bub441 hour ago

awesome and more so having a family affair of quitters

29Jun2016 By jordy91  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

It's been a while since my last post

Hey everyone.
I haven't posted anything since my first Breathday (which was a few months back).
I wish I had something positive to report but unfortunately life has been a bit turbulent this year. I've had a relapse with the Anxiety and Depression which has resulted in me having to take some time off from uni. I started smoking again in May which has really made me feel bad about myself. I have spoken to somebody from the lifeline who has advised me to seek support. I'm struggling to see that light at the end of the tunnel at the moment, but I do know I still want to be smoke free. I'm not ready to stop smoking right this moment but I will establish a quit date soon. Writing in this forum has helped me immensely in the past, so I will be using it to help keep me accountable.

Profile image Nana224 hours ago

Hi jordy. I have wondered how you were getting on. I'm sorry it's been so tough for you recently. But you know what? You can be tough too. Good on you for not just accepting that you're smoking again - and for coming back to get back on track. You might be having a horrible time right now - but you will work your way through it - and you don't have to do it on your own.
Don't leave it too long to quit again hun. Don't let smoking become normal again.
Here to support you all the way.
Take care and stay in touch.

Profile image Bub442 hours ago

Jordy i too have wondered how you have been doing thankyou for your touching comment on my blog...im glad you posted with honesty and courage life can be damn hard at times please remember...my quote about ones "bum"...hey we have a facebook page on the quittery its a great group where alot of us quitters are on it its more easy to comment and get nofifications straight away...Jakethemuss started it...have a look...please stay warm safe and keep in touch..xx

29Jun2016 By AXL  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 675 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 675 days
Grams NOT smoked: 6750
Total savings: $11,126.45

I thought I'd pop in say hello to my "quit family".

I don't visit this site very often now as I feel I no longer need the support to beat the addiction. Simply, I HAVE beaten the addicton.

I urge all new quitters to make full use of this site, especially in the early stages of quitting.

The support from the Quitline staff and you, the fellow blogger is the reason why I'm still smokefree today. For that, I can't thank you enough.

Have a great day everyoneπŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

Profile image Gavin8 hours ago

Howdy AXL, good to see ya, doing very nicely with your quit too. Good stuff.

Profile image nanaturtle7 hours ago

Long time AXL Great to see You are still strong in Your Quit πŸ‘
Heaps of newbies in the Blogs+ Your encouragement WILL help immensely. Recently considering a Shout out to You & Our SFMp, having a difficult time of late.
Always good to see a blog from a Legend!
Take care AXL &
Stay strong 🌟

Profile image Hollie7 hours ago

Well done on 675 days, that's a great achievement but it's because of all the oysters I sent you from Dunedin. !!!

Profile image Nana226 hours ago

Hello yourself quit buddy! Very awesome numbers to show us today....but then i've never doubted those numbers would continue to climb since your very first day.
You're right about this site......makes a huge difference - and it's great encouragement and motivation for our newbies when oldies can post such amazing stats.
Carry on my friend.
Stay safe and happy.
Love & Hugs xx

Profile image JohnnyRED5 hours ago

Hi axl, you're a bloody legend m8. ;)

Profile image jordy915 hours ago

Its good to see your name again Axl. I haven't been on the blogs for a while now, but I'm so happy to see your stats. I admire your strength throughout your quit and I just want to tell you I'm very proud of you mate. Keep on keeping on. Jordy

Profile image Ladylene2 hours ago

Hey Axl .. well done .. some beauty looking numbers there :)

Profile image Bub441 hour ago

hi AXL wonderful to hear from you and by joves look at those numbers a true legend...takecare my friend :)

Profile image GTMI1 hour ago

Nice to see you Axl, your stats are fabulous, take care of yourself 😊

29Jun2016 By rockabilly.princess  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

getting there

44 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked
308
Money saved
$345.60
have made a booking for my 100 day smoke free celebration, its coming up faster than I expected, lets see whos a supporter and who isnt.... got a cold at the moment so dont feel like doing much, must fold some washing today, I am feeling supper good about not smoking thought, yippee

Profile image Nana226 hours ago

You are getting there RP. And doing it very well!
Well done on your 44 days smokefree!
Take care of yourself, and i hope you feel better soon. You will get better more quickly than if you were smoking that's for sure.

Profile image Bub441 hour ago

nice numbers there a little reward is calling and please take care of that cold