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10Oct2015 By Newnip  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1628 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 1628 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 29304
Total savings: $26,979.00

Go me! Feeling good. No longer get pangs or miss it. Not sure what made me come here tonight just suddenly thought I'd see how much money I've saved. Can't believe I would've spent that much, can't imagine how I would've afforded it - wish I'd actually saved that money - imagine the holiday I could have!!!

9Oct2015 By franfree  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1099 days smokefree

Woohoo 3 years was on the 5th great I missed my quit anniversary
Smokefree days: 1099 days
Grams NOT smoked: 15700
Total savings: $21,038.00

Profile image Bub448 hours ago

Seeing those stats made logging on again on a friday night worthwhile...thanks for sharing

Profile image AXL8 hours ago

Stunning stats! Congratulations on 3 years smokefree!☺

Profile image Megs618 hours ago

Outstanding stats,thanks for sharing and congratulations on 3 years.

Profile image Shewa7 hours ago

Good to see you. Hope life is treating you kindly. Nice stats ;-)

Profile image Pop's6 hours ago

Woohoo indeed.


Profile image Hollie6 hours ago


Congratulations on a wonderful achievement.

Profile image kezz5 hours ago

Great achievement, reaching 3 years. Congratulations.

Profile image Debin4 hours ago

Wow good job :)

9Oct2015 By smokefreemep  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 175 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 175 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1750
Total savings: $2,590.10

Hi Quit Fam

25 weeks smoke free today. 7 more days will be 6 months (182 days)... quite proud of that :)

I finished work a bit early, been hauling timber on an older T880 Heavy Hauler Kenworth today, then went to the doctors and proud to tell her that Im nearly 6 months smoke free. She was so impressed that I got a stoptober badge, a smokefree toothbrush, a sticker and a rubber braclet lol.

Its so nice to see all the new quitters on here, kia tupato in your quit.. stand up and own it, take responsibility and pride in your quit, do it your way and be blimin proud!!!

Sending out love and strength to everyone.. also thinking of you GTMI.. hope your ok havent heard from you in a while. God bless n take care xx

Profile image Megs6112 hours ago

Wow 25 wks and almost 6 months,you so should be proud,that's awesome!lol with the doctor giving you stoptober things,New toothbrush would be good tho,lol.Love reading your blogs and so appreciate you supporting me in my quit journey,love and strength to you too x

Profile image Nana2212 hours ago

Hey SFM....a great blog and amazing stats from you. 175 days is totally awesome! You should be really proud - and you know how proud i am of you. How cool you got all those goodies from your doctor!
I've been wondering about GTMI too. Hoping she's okay and is just busy with kids over the holidays. You have a great weekend SFM and look forward to your 6 months.
GTMI... been thinking of you.
Love & hugs xx

Profile image GaGa. 6811 hours ago

Hey SFM 175 totally awesome smokefree days that's fantastic.Also many thanks for the support and encouragement you give to so many of us as we journey thru our quits.Enjoy the weekend Take care ok x

Profile image AXL10 hours ago

Hi SFM. I'm so proud of you Niece. You're nailing this quit. Congratulations on 25 weeks smokefree. How's Hot Cop? When is the wedding and I hope I'm invited lol☺

Profile image smokefreemep9 hours ago

Hey thanks guys.. your all so wonderful. Hey uncle AXL.. H.C is very good thank you for asking, hes been so wonderful to me and my family. Hes been looking after Gran checking up and running her around and looking after sons partner she hasnt been well with her pregnancy and sons still frolicking around on the other side of the world without any care in the world lol. She better start training that son of mine lol.. shes only got a few weeks of school and she be finished, shes 17. H.C been taking on a lot of my responsibilities cos iv been working long hours! We are going for a long engagement but yep.. open invitation my great idea.. Married on top of Mauao by Darth Vader then a low cost pub feed and drinks after :)

Profile image AXL8 hours ago

Sounds perfect Niece! Looking forward to it☺

Profile image yas018 hours ago

Woo Hoo, look at you!!!
Great stats, great blog xx

Profile image kezz5 hours ago

Congratulations on 6 months. Very cool.

9Oct2015 By FightingMyHabbit!  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

day 9! double digits soon yay!

Beautiful day in Auckland today! And so far I'm on day nine but it is my second day off the gum and not craving a smoke..on day one I was thinking to myself I can do this bearing in mind after being a heavy smoker for soooo long that it was going to be hard! Now I'm sitting at day 9 happy and feel some what relieved that I'm getting through the hard days and just going to do grocerys and not having to wait on someone to go and get a pack of 30grams with papers and filters and not having to re buy lighters because either another smoker pockets it or I loose them πŸ˜‚ ! I can really see myself now making this long term goal a reality and you awsome bloggers keep up the amazing work, the support from you all and my family and husband makes this journey alot easier!

Have a lovely weekend everyone! Make it a productive one while the sun is shining πŸ’™

Profile image Nana2212 hours ago

Well done on 9 days FMH. 1 more sleep to the double digits! You are doing so well....just keep pushing through any hard days as you have been.
I was shocked at how much cheaper my grocery bill was too once i stopped buying smokes with them.
Keep up the fantastic job FMH and have a great smokefree weekend.

Profile image Megs6112 hours ago

Well done on your 9 days,great work,keep up that positive attitude.Love the story of going to the supermarket,brought back memories,lol,worse was when they didn't have your brand or papers,and you're waiting for the person with the key to authorise it,and there's a queue behind you waiting!don't miss that.As for the lighters I'm still finding them in the pockets of jackets I haven't worn for a while,lol.Have a great smokefree wkend :)

Profile image Bub4411 hours ago

Beautiful day in the Waikato yay double digits 2mrw how cool is that

Profile image FightingMyHabbit!11 hours ago

Thanks nana22, wouldn't be able to do it as easy if I didn't have a good support system and having awsome bloggers who know how it is πŸ’™

Hahahahaha yes megs holidng up everyone πŸ˜‚ that will be something I wont miss and all the eyes looking at you like ahhh hurry up!

Bubs44 glad its nice for you in the waitkato! Glad to see some nice weather frequently for a change 😊

Profile image nana597 hours ago

Double digits tomorrow. Was such a buzz for me last week. Here's hoping weekend weather as nice as friday and we can all enjoy this smokefree life

Profile image kezz5 hours ago


9Oct2015 By Twornz  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs


Hi all,

I sometimes run maths numbers to put things into perspective. I recently did one with how much my smoking was costing me over the last 20 years

Today, I was wondering how much *time* we spend having a smoke. So... again, assuming we are doing a pack of 20's a day (if you are buying a pack every day, you were a pack a day smoker).. and it may take around 7 and half minutes to go through one cigarette... and a day is measured at 15 hours (to give you time to sleep)

In a single year:
-- we would have smoked around 7300 cigarettes
-- we would have spent 54,750 minutes having those smokes
-- which translates to around 910 hours of our time would be spent having those smokes in a single year
-- that translates to just about 60 *days* you are standing having a smoke.. (based on 15 hour days)
-- which means, you are spending around 17% of your waking up time smoking..

In my 20 years.. I would have been smoking cigarettes vs doing something else for around 1200 *days*.. which is.. 3.3 years.. enough time to do a degree at University, learn a new language, make 3 babies, etc etc etc :)

I'm now looking forward to spending those 910 hours every year doing something more useful like time with family!


Profile image Nana2214 hours ago

Jingoes Twornz, all those numbers make my head hurt! But good on you working it all out. It definitely puts a whole other perspective on smoking doesn't it? You're so right....there is so much more we can do with our time. It's really quite mind boggling to think how much time we wasted - not to mention money wasted as well.
Good on you for choosing to spend that time with your family instead.

Profile image Bub4411 hours ago

Wow that's worth thinking bout tho i was never any good at maths

Profile image Megs6110 hours ago

Love the numbers!I too like playing with numbers but probably not that complicated lol.

Profile image M-dog9 hours ago

My biggest challenge with your numbers is that with three kids under 8, a stressful full time professional job, ironman training and other life necessities, I can't remember when I last got a 9 hour sleep! I'm lucky if I get 6!

Profile image nana597 hours ago

Love the numbers. Thanks

Profile image kezz4 hours ago


9Oct2015 By Cruise449  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

8 days

Into the 9th day and all ok,put my 1st patch last nite so am on lozenges and patches to cope,does make a difference,my stepdaughter (Amy) is a great help and she is giving up soon,she never smokes when i visit which is appreciated,hope everyone is well and enjoying the new life.

Profile image trouty16 hours ago

nice one

Profile image aroha16 hours ago

What a lovely stepdaughter :) I couldn't even do that for one of my best friends when they were quitting. You're doing great cruise congratulations on day 8!

Profile image Nana2215 hours ago

Doing great on 8th day today Cruise. What a very considerate and supportive stepdaughter you have!
Keep hanging in there Cruise, these tougher times do get better i promise. Keep your water handy and use the 4D's whenever it gets too hairy.
Most of all be proud of what you've achieved already. You are doing really well.

Profile image Bub4411 hours ago

Your doing great don't forget to take your patch off an hour before bed

Profile image kezz4 hours ago

well done.

9Oct2015 By mumoffour  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

100 days

100 days smokefree congrats to me lol the time has gone by so fast. It is a beautiful sunny day here in mid/Canterbury and im feeling great long may it continue have a great day quit family together we are all doing this hugs to you all off now walking my wee four leggered friend Mopsie.

Profile image trouty17 hours ago

yes big congrats to you

Profile image aroha16 hours ago

Congratulations!!!! The big 100 :-D

Profile image clarence the cat16 hours ago

Well done!!

Profile image jenstar16 hours ago

Well done mumoffour - happy hundy!! Fantastic πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Profile image Nana2215 hours ago

A big welcome to the Hundy Club mumoffour! Congratulations on this massive achievement. Hope you are celebrating coz this is something special to be very proud of.
Well done you!

Profile image Buddy13 hours ago

Welcome to the hundy club - awesome :)

Profile image Bub4411 hours ago

It's my privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the hundy club.. congratulations

Profile image Calmwaters10 hours ago

Congrats and well done!!!

Profile image AXL10 hours ago

Welcome to the hundy club. Big party tonight! Be proud of what you've achieved☺

Profile image M-dog9 hours ago


Profile image smokefreemep7 hours ago

Congratulations mumoffour, welcome to the hundy club.. I have got a prezzie for you so we can go out shopping... Tadaaa.. A baby sitter ☺ His name is AXL lol

Profile image kezz4 hours ago


9Oct2015 By zombie  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1307 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 1307 days
Grams NOT smoked: 7469
Total savings: $8,100.00

Feels so good!

Profile image trouty17 hours ago

awesome. you are a couple of hundy ahead of me. arent we great

Profile image clarence the cat16 hours ago

Hi Zombie. Great stats!!

Profile image nanaturtle15 hours ago

Awesome Zombie-feeling your Pride! Enjoy your day β˜…

Profile image Nana2215 hours ago

Just brilliant Zombie. What is that....3 1/2 years? You must feel so amazing!
Congratulations and thanks for posting your very inspiring stats.

Profile image Bub4411 hours ago


Profile image kezz4 hours ago


9Oct2015 By jenstar  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 96 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 96 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 576
Total savings: $638.00

Not long now! Better start planning the party!!

Profile image trouty17 hours ago

party party party

Profile image Nana2215 hours ago

Sooo exciting Jenstar!. We are preparing the Hundy Club for you right now. Prepare to be dazzled.
Fantastic work. 4 more sleeps!

Profile image GaGa. 6813 hours ago

Not long to go Jenstar.Ive never been to a smokefree party before!!!

Profile image Bub4411 hours ago

Oooo it's so exciting i will be waiting at the door to meet you my friend

Profile image smokefreemep7 hours ago

Hey Jen ☺ im sweeping the entrance... your nearly at the hundy club house .. getting exciting!

Profile image kezz4 hours ago

Well done.

9Oct2015 By Singing Lady  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 67 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 67 days
Grams NOT smoked: 431
Total savings: $570.00

Good morning everybody,

Just yelling out quickly to say I'm still going ! Nearly half a kilo not smoked.....ewwwww.......
Been busy renovating my son's caravan. It's been fun, learned a lot of new skills and completely wore myself out.
But the result is stunning. The boy's over the moon as he should be :P
So, yep, money gone, needing some rest but wow the amount of energy I have when not's all in that caravan now hahaha

have a lovely day everybody :)

Profile image trouty18 hours ago

isnt it great when we can put our energy into other things. i bet the caravan looks fab

Profile image jenstar17 hours ago

Well done SL - sounds like you are on to it with the caravan - well done on your stats too!

Profile image clarence the cat16 hours ago

What an exciting project. Have a wonderful SMOKEFREE day.

Profile image Nana2215 hours ago

Great to see you still going strong Singing Lady and forging ahead with your smokefreedom. Good work on 67 days!
Sounds like you've been really busy with the caravan - and i bet it looks fantastic.
Have a lovely weekend and keep on keeping on!

Profile image Bub4411 hours ago

Always nice to hear from you SL wow 67 days doing up a caravan your a double hero in my eyes

Profile image smokefreemep7 hours ago

Hey SL. Ew @ half kilo lol.. the caravan sounding good too.. congrats on 67 days SL xx

Profile image kezz4 hours ago