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World Smokefree Day

Hi Quitbloggers!
World Smokefree Day is coming up on Tuesday 31 May with the theme of "It's about whanau." We'd like to share your thoughts, stories and words of wisdom on quitting on our Facebook page. So we'd like you to post on what quitting means to you and your whanau - and what one piece of advice you would give to anyone who is wanting to quit. Select the tag World Smokefree Day and we'll share as many of these as we can on our Facebook page in the lead-up to World Smokefree Day.
Cheers
Mitchell
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24May2016 By Fee.Posts  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 246 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 246 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 2460
Grams NOT smoked: 352
Total savings: $4,089.00

24May2016 By donosti  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

lozenges

8 weeks smokefree last sunday, 1 day no lozenges(as i was only having one anyway) , cold turkey now. Wish me luck

Profile image GTMI50 minutes ago

You will be just fine, well done on your 8weeks πŸ€“

24May2016 By tootsy  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1068 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 1068 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 14952
Total savings: $12,579.00

Profile image GTMI49 minutes ago

Great stats Tootsy, thanks for sharing πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

24May2016 By Aimzee  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

1 Whole Month!!

Smokefree days
28 days
Cigarettes
NOT smoked
336
Money saved
$378.00

Wow I cannot honestly believe I made a month - some days were better than others. The blogs and support on here has made all the difference - thank you. Going to get a pedicure and take my son and his bff out for dinner tomorrow night :)

Profile image GaGa. 683 hours ago

You have done a great job getting through 28 smokefree days Aimzee.Keep thinking positive thoughts and know you can do this :)

Profile image Crystal3 hours ago

Great well earned rewards! ENJOY

Profile image Yorkshire Lass2 hours ago

Lovely treats to celebrate this awesome milestone. Well done!!

Profile image GTMI48 minutes ago

Great stuff, 1month is a great achievement, enjoy your dinner out tomorrow night πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

24May2016 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 53 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 53 days
Grams NOT smoked: 341
Total savings: $610.80

Profile image Julia C4 hours ago

One Day At A Time is real. You are living it, doing it. Stay strong.

Profile image GTMI46 minutes ago

Brilliant stats debrusselinz πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

24May2016 By 1dayatatime  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Getting there one day at a time

Phew today is day 23.
Last cigarette was the 1st of May my nieces 7th birthday.
Feeling great.
Haven't used lozenges gum or patches just cold turkey perseverance and snapping my thoughts back in line with the new pathway..
Other than the finances senses and skin differences it's awesome when your nieces and nephews comment on how they don't see you outside with everyone else anymore and they're genuinely happy that your not like rest.

Profile image GaGa. 687 hours ago

Wow - you should be very pleased with all you are achieving.Well done on 23 awesome smokefree days - keep positive and know you really can do this 😊

Profile image Lwray6 hours ago

That's awesome. You are doing great 😍

Profile image GTMI42 minutes ago

Isn't it great that children notice you not smoking, your going really well, give yourself a big pat on the back 😍

24May2016 By Butt-kicker  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Almost "blew" it last night...

After a couple of snipes from hubby, and me in tears, I eventually let him see me crying and when he asked what I was crying for (and not in a sympathetic tone) I told him.
"I hate that whenever I forget something you've told me, you put me down or snap at me. I don't like it that my brain is f*cked up after all the outages I had when I was sick. I would like it if you could keep that in mind, and not snap at me when my memory lets me down."

Wow. He apologized.

Not a half-hour later he snapped at me again. He had to go out to buy something from the mall. I'm sorry to admit this, but I grabbed my credit card and walked to the dairy.
I was in two minds - half wanted the shop to be open, the other half was hoping I was too late. They were just closing. The boy there saw me and waited.
"I thought you'd quit?"
"Not tonight, I haven't"
He sold me a pack, and I stood outside and lit up.
Halfway through the second drag, I was still there. He came out and asked if I was alright.
"Yes, I think so. But I don't really want this," and I tossed the fag into the puddle in the gutter.
He took back the pack! I asked him not to keep it for me, but to privately sell it at reduced price. As I walked away, he called after me...
"I'll pray for you tonight."

WOW! I cried "happy years" as I walked home.

Feeling humble and grateful, even now.

Profile image MissyG7 hours ago

WELL DONE, it goes to show that we are stronger than we truly think we are. You are doing amazingly.

Profile image Gavin7 hours ago

awesome BI, that takes HUGE commitment in your position. Good for you. Give yourself a great big girlie slap on the back! lol

Profile image Lwray6 hours ago

Good for you. I'm glad he apologised to you. Good on you for giving the smokes away! Stay strong and you will succeed.

Profile image Julia C4 hours ago

Good on you putting down the packet & walking away. That took strength and tested character. You passed on all fronts.

I hope you never do it again, but if you do, an alternative is to give the packet to homeless people. When I quit I had a packet & 1/2 of Drum that I gave away that way.

Stay strong.

Profile image Yorkshire Lass2 hours ago

Wow BK...That was a close call. And God Bless that guy for saying he`d pray for you. How wonderful. Have a great evening....all smoke-free of course. Take Care.

24May2016 By Butt-kicker  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Trouble sleeping sometimes?

I've mentioned a couple of times how I have decaffeinated coffee made with warm milk if I'm still awake at the wee small hours. Some may not thought it a great idea.

But I found this article...

Readers Digest web article

http://www.rd.com/health/beauty/foods-that-help-you-sleep/

Warm milk alone will help you Fall asleep, if you get straight to bed as/after drinking it.
But it won't help you Stay asleep.

Tryptophene (spelling?) is the substance released from the milk by warming it, and is the sleep inducing natural chemical.
But to cross into the brain’s β€œsleep zone”, the Tryptophene in warm milk needs protein to really work for a full sleep.

The article lists good protein to eat with your warm milk. The added protein allows the Tryptophene to cross a β€œbrain barrier” to get you into a deep sleep.
Hope this helps.

Profile image Julia C4 hours ago

My problem isn't going to sleep, it's waking in the middle of the night & not being able to get back to sleep.

I try to avoid drinking anything starting about 3 hours before I plan on going to bed. That way my system has had its chance to remove extra fluids from my system and I get a longer time before waking.

Your way sounds better.

24May2016 By Crystal  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 14 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 14 days
Grams NOT smoked: 160
Total savings: $320.00
Feeling pretty stoked people!

Profile image GaGa. 688 hours ago

You are doing really well - keep it up and be very proud of what you have achieved :)

Profile image Butt-kicker8 hours ago

Well done, Crystal. 🌺

Profile image GTMI40 minutes ago

2 weeks is fantastic, you have every reason to be stoked 😎

24May2016 By Chris m  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day one

Man day one here we are feeling positive about my decision to stop smoking here we go cold turkey i considered the patches and ect ect but i figure im trying to detox from nicotine there not much point putting it back in your system looking forward to see my saving and being healither has anyone here tryed the champix programme and would you recommend it cheers

Profile image Butt-kicker8 hours ago

Chris, you're right...Cold Turkey is the most difficult way to,stop, but the most effective. Some who use NRT find themselves still hooked on nicotine way after stopping smoking.
I can't offer an opinion on Champix, sorry -- Cold Turkey, me...πŸ¦ƒ

Profile image 1dayatatime7 hours ago

You got this your not a smoker that was the old you..
Today I'm 23 days smoke free no patches gum lozenges just perseverance and changing the way I think and do things..
One step at a time

Profile image Gavin6 hours ago

I used champix after many unsuccessful quits and so far so good after 3 months free. One still needs to WANT to quit no matter how you go about it.

Profile image Mr Lefty .5 hours ago

Hi , Cold Turkey , Its only difficult Because You want to Believe it , on the basis somebody told You . Quitting smoking is Very difficult FullStop .
Only 12.8% of all attempts succeed . (Scientific Fact ) , Cold Turkey is the most effective method . Search Champix / chantix and You will find that it was developed in Britain as an anti Psychotic and banned because of the nasty side effects . So it became an orphan looking for something to cure .
http://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Benefits_Time_Table.html
http://whyquit.com/Tips2007.pdf
Best wishes ,

Profile image GTMI38 minutes ago

All the best Chris, we are here and ready to support 😎😎😎