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30Nov2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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. (-:

30Nov2015 By Dadoftwo  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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.

Profile image smokefreemep5 hours ago

Hi Dad 😈 ill bring the steak for a bbq. Good quality aged scotch fillet steaks for the bbq.. with a few Heineken light beers yummm

Profile image clarence the cat4 hours ago

So exciting!! It will be a great party.

Profile image jenstar4 hours ago

I'll be there with bells on!

30Nov2015 By Waffer  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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.

Profile image Dadoftwo5 hours ago

Well done and it's so great to hear how far you have come.
Amazing ro think you didn't have a craving or the urge to smoke. Still make sure you are careful tho:)
Yes. A month in and look how much you have saved. I remember looking at my account thinking "bugger all I have is $30, oh well that's enough for a packet of ciggies" ... my god!!
Imagine how much you will save after a year. Open up an account and put in $30 a week. Still less than what you were spending but you will be amazed at the growing account!!

30Nov2015 By NanaB  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 3

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.

Profile image Bub447 hours ago

Hi Nana doing great on day 3 thats the way change your routine and enforce the 4ds i gave up the wine with my quit felt it was too much of a trigger for me great that you take your patch off at night that way no vivid dreams...yep not going for a fags our new way of living...keepup the great work :)

Profile image GaGa. 687 hours ago

Well done NanaB on getting to day three. Stay positive and strong:)

30Nov2015 By Nana22  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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)))

Profile image Paulie8 hours ago

Great support good on you Nana22..

Profile image GaGa. 688 hours ago

I also wondered where's Clarebear and GTMI ?

Profile image Nana228 hours ago

Clarebear was heading up to Her sis (kiwikid) who has a very sick daughter.
GTMI....i did leave a message for her awhile ago, but never heard.

Profile image GaGa. 688 hours ago

Thanks for the update - I remember kiwikids blog now you mention it:)

Profile image Bub447 hours ago

Hey Nana nice shout out...we do hear from the three of them on the Quittery i too have left messages for my dear friend you i never hear

Profile image clarence the cat6 hours ago

You're such a caring lady Nana22. Like you I hope those people are OK.

Profile image Dadoftwo5 hours ago

Nana22 you have a wonderful heart and it's nice to know tou care for these people so much!!

30Nov2015 By Nosmo King  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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 have everything to gain.

Profile image Bear10 hours ago

Good on you Nosmo King. Me 2 60 days. Smoking is the one regret I have in life..:)

Profile image Nana2210 hours ago

Congrats on 60 days smokefree Nosmo King! So good to hear you're feeling so much better. You're right....every single day smokefree is precious!
I know when i first started smoking - everyone did it, and not so much was known about how bad for us it was. By the time i did know i was a fully fledged addict. Like you, i am so very happy to now be free.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Nosmo King. Your determination and strength is inspiring.

Profile image This time please10 hours ago

It's funny isn't it how easily we slip into that non-smoker attitude to smoking and smokers, I find myself looking down on people smoking in public and look to see what they will do with their buts. I also get annoyed when their smoke goes on me when we're waiting to cross the road, of even worse, eating. I didn't realise so many people smoked; where were they when I was hiding in town having a sneaky smoke.

Profile image clarence the cat6 hours ago

Good on you Nosmo King. So glad you have your COPD under control. That is such a plus. Awesome work!!

30Nov2015 By Leetleet  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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

Profile image Nana2210 hours ago

Great news Leetleet. Sounds like you are settling into your quit nicely.
Well done and congrats on your awesome 209 days of smokefreedom.

Profile image This time please10 hours ago

Well done Leet, you really sound like you're on top of things, good work.

Profile image Bub449 hours ago

Nice you know I'm liking those 209 days

Profile image Dadoftwo5 hours ago

Yahoo double Leet!! You rocking it. Fabulous stats well done you!!

30Nov2015 By yas01  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

239 days today

Hi all
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

Profile image Dadoftwo13 hours ago

Hi yas!
Good on you being so busy. Busy is good don't forget!!
Love seeing your amazing stats adding up. Well done!!

Profile image smokefreemep13 hours ago

Hi Yas. So nice to hear from you xx busy is always good but make sure you take care and give yourself time too. Your doing amazing yas. I know what you mean when you say "I know this is it" even when iv had a really hard day i still know " this is it". Its a great feeling isnt it yas? Take care xx

Profile image clarence the cat11 hours ago

Good to hear from you Yas. Busy is good. Hope the family is all good too.

Profile image Nana2210 hours ago

Lovely to hear from you Yas and i'm so happy you're doing so well.
I think it's going to get busier now for everyone as Xmas gets closer.
This is it Yas. You have a fabulous 239 days that says so!

30Nov2015 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1133 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 1133 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 16995
Total savings: $14,365.00

Profile image jellykelly15 hours ago

In answer to a question on previous post - where has all the money gone? Mostly food :) We do have more in the bank, we dont have much debt at all, in fact credit cards are paid in full, all bills paid in time and I dont have any stress over xmas. I took my mother to Australia for a week. So no big savings account but we were in debt before we quit and stresses way more about money. Mostly it has gone on my belly :)

Profile image Nana2214 hours ago

Wow those are such impressive stats jellykelly! Yep i don't have an awful lot of my savings actually saved either, but i've sure had a ball spending!
Thanks for popping in to share and inspire with your wonderful achievement.

Profile image Elevtheria13 hours ago

so good to see you jellykelly :) Congrats on your stats - very inspirational :) x

Profile image smokefreemep13 hours ago

Your amazing jellykelly. Inspirational...

Profile image nanaturtle12 hours ago

This will be a great Xmas for you jellykelly. Most people find money stress at this time of year. Sit back , BIG sigh of relief & Enjoy your Freedoms-you Deserve :-) ★

Profile image clarence the cat11 hours ago

Good for you JK. Isn't it great to feel the financial freedom because those expensive little blighters are out of our lives. Awesome stats!!

Profile image Kathry7 hours ago

Wonderful stats ... Well done. Great to hear from you and see you are doing so well.

30Nov2015 By Maxineh  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

All Good

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


Profile image Nana2214 hours ago

20 days smokefree is fantastic Maxine! And 3 whole weeks tomorrow! You've gotta be happy with that. Congratulations.
Hope you get rid of that cold soon....but muck is better out than in eh. A real cleansing!
Have a great time at your work Xmas party, but be careful as well. Maybe put some plans in place of what you'll do if you get tempted.
You're doing so very well. Let nothing come between you and your smokefreedom!
Enjoy the rest of your day.

Profile image smokefreemep13 hours ago

Hi max congratulations on 20 days. Ooo i love xmas parties.. i always overeat and over drink though lol

Profile image Bub449 hours ago

It's not about over eating or drinking that counts your Smokefree and that stands out the most well done 20days awesome