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28Jul2016 By espri  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 565 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 565 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 11300
Total savings: $12,430.00

28Jul2016 By Lwray  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 14 days smokefree

Pleased to hit the 2 week mark today 😃 Feeling good and nicodemon is behaving himself and staying away from me at the moment. Always on the lookout for the sneaky weasel though!

Smokefree days: 14 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 42
Grams NOT smoked: 60
Total savings: $143.70

Profile image smokefreemep3 hours ago

Keep your guard up Lwray. Your doing brilliant on 2 weeks ☺

Profile image Nana223 hours ago

2 weeks smokefree and you're doing great Lwray.
Stay strong and drown him in water if he turns up. This is your time!

28Jul2016 By Sexymwahz  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Hip Hip hooray - 550 Smokefree days

Kia Ora Whanau

Amazing how the time flies... Arohamai for my absence of late..Just going through alot lately.. and yes even though Quitline has always been the forefront of my mind.. I honestly just have really not got the time...

Since last Thursday.. Mum went into hospital for her high blood pressure and heart palpitations.. On Saturday docs said it was pneumonia that caused it.. They have been running all sorts of tests and giving mum all sorts of medication, Im just glad that the worst is almost over and hoping that she will come home soon and her temp and everything stays at the "normal" scale..
I was having a conversation with her yesterday, in regards to her smoking habit - it so amazes mwah that she can hold off while being in hospital (her last hikaretti being on Thursday) Im hoping she kicks the 40 year habit to the curb and can be discharged today..

On the positives: Yesterday Sweety turned 15 - She went to the mall with her friends after kura, and I picked her up from the mall after I finished mahi and then took her up to the hospital to visit Mum and met up with Princess whom had taken the train straight to the hospital.. we had Subway for dinner (her choice) and then she cut her triple choco cake..

Today - Wairua Taonga (phatty gal) turns 6 - (shez been counting the days since 28th of June) I will be taking her bike shopping tonight plus dinner of her choice and then yummy cake...

I absolutely love my mahi
I love my 550 smokefree days - Celebrations... mmm reward time is deff on the list..
I love my quitline whanau - because of your continuous support and aroha that inspired mwah through my journey.. I am able to stand on my maunga today..

~mw(")h~

Profile image Bub448 hours ago

love hearing from you and loving your days its an honor to follow in your footsteps.

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Wahoo congrats on a fantastic 550 days! Sounds like you are keeping busy as usual 😍 Hope your mum recovers quickly and makes that great decision to join the smoke free community 😊

Profile image clarence the cat5 hours ago

Glad your Mum is on recovery road. Hopefully one day, she will see that there is life without smokes. No one can make a person become SMOKEFREE. It has to be their own decision. You are such a busy generous person. You must be a shining light for all those around you. Stay strong.

Profile image clarence the cat5 hours ago

Forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS on you 550 days SMOKEFREE. An awesome result.

Profile image smokefreemep4 hours ago

Morena my beautiful friend. Arohamai ki a Mama, nga mihi nui kia tino piki te ora ki a koe. Aroha. You are strong, beautiful with a good heart, a role model to say the lest. Congratulations on your happiness, your mahi and your 550 days of smoke freedom. Kia kaha e hoa, Me nga whakaaro, inoi aroha atu 😙

Profile image Nana223 hours ago

Huge congrats on your 550 days of smokefreedom Sexy!
I'm glad your Mum is improving and it would be awesome for her to quit - but we all know it has to be their own choice.
Wow lots of birthdays to celebrate too! Happy Birthdat to those becoming another year older.
Your happiness shines out of your blog Sexy - that's what you get for being such an awesome, strong, determined Wahine.

28Jul2016 By Dellz  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 14 smokefree 💪 💪 💪

It's been 2 weeks since my last ciggy and I'm still sick with the flu. I have a persistent cough, especially at night. The causes me to wake up taking me awhile to get back to sleep due to the continuous fits of coughing. I'm not sure whether this is because I'm sick or if it's from quitting smoking or maybe a mixture of the two, so I'm off to the doctors today to check it out. On a positive note all this coughing is making me more determined not to smoke!

Profile image Bub448 hours ago

sounds as though a bit of both have you tried raising your pillow maybe a tripillow loving your stats 2weeks smokefreedom go you

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Congrats on your awesome 14 days of smoke freedom. Sounds like a trip to the dr is a good plan. Take care 😀

Profile image Nana223 hours ago

Great job on 2 weeks smokefree Dellz. Good idea to see the doctor.
He/she will be massively pleased that you have quit!
Hope you feel better soon.

28Jul2016 By JohnnyRED  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 304 days smokefree

I decided to pick 28 days off and make my quit date the same day as my mum's birthday. The reason why I'm here on this earth.

Smokefree days: 304 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7600
Grams NOT smoked: 1738
Pipes NOT smoked: 174
Cigars NOT smoked: 652
Total savings: $16,344.00

Profile image Bub448 hours ago

Naw we cant do without our Mums

Profile image nanaturtle5 hours ago

Im Massively Proud of You JOHNNYRED.
Your Efforts are to be Highly Commended
You have a Great day - xo 👍🚭🎂

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

Good for you. Keep doing what you are doing and you will succeed 😀

Profile image clarence the cat5 hours ago

Wonderful effort JohnnyRed. Your first Breathday is looming up. Well done.

Profile image GaGa. 683 hours ago

Well done getting back on the quit wagon and being strong enough to carry on.🚭

Profile image Nana223 hours ago

Good stuff Johnny. :-)

27Jul2016 By JohnnyRED  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 300 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 300 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7500
Grams NOT smoked: 1715
Pipes NOT smoked: 172
Cigars NOT smoked: 643
Total savings: $16,166.50

Profile image nanaturtle3 hours ago

👍👍👍 happy 3hundy JR!!
Stay strong 😃

27Jul2016 By Mr Lefty .  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

525 Days Smokefree . 😎

75 Weeks and still hanging in there .
I did a big waffling blog & timed out , so short version .
The wonderful People at the Oncology clinic have got the cancer under control . Its a good Day to Be alive . The stress , anxiety & the sheer hopelessness Ive encountered are now behind Me . Chemo , Radiology Hormone Treatment , There has been Total upheaval and have gone from Palliative care to actually planning a future .
Smokefree , Foot loose & fancy free . Do I want a Smoke ?
NO That is a Complete Sentence . 😜

Profile image Lizzy15 hours ago

You are amazing Mr L to have been going through all this 'stuff' and yet still giving your support to so many here! Congratulations on your 525 days and so happy your prognosis is now all good news! Hope you have lots of wonderful plans for the future :)

Profile image Mr Lefty .15 hours ago

Thank You Lizzy , Some days can only be described as Total Cr-p , but They are now behind Me . Its onto 3 monthly Checkups . Better Yet , My business is wound up Im planning a New adventure . Heaven forbid , if things keep on going like they are , I will even get a job 👀 Watch this Space .😱

Profile image Bub448 hours ago

So can i have this dance now Foot loose and fancy free....wonderfully wonderful its under control..eagerly watching this space..takecare.xxL

Profile image nanaturtle5 hours ago

MWAH!!! So so Happy for You!! XOXO

Profile image Lwray5 hours ago

So happy for you 😃 You have been through so much I'm glad there is light at the end of the tunnel. Huge congrats for your 75 weeks 🎁🎊🎈🎉

Profile image clarence the cat4 hours ago

Looks like its all go for you. Well done Mr L. New doors are opening all round. So happy for you.

Profile image Gavin4 hours ago

that's great news, good stuff.

Profile image Nana223 hours ago

Huge congrats on 75 weeks smokefree Mr Lefty......and fantastic news on the health front.
Now you'll be free to really enjoy the smokefreedom you fought for!
(((Mr Lefty)))

Profile image flower3 hours ago

Mr Lefty I am so happy for you.It has not been ezy for you but here you stand in all your spender good for you.No may be a small word but look what it can do.head up shoulders back as you step into your new life.all the best.

27Jul2016 By smokefreemep  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Genetics?

Hey Quit fam

Im just wondering..

My Mum and I dont get on at the best of times, and tonight.. an argument with my Dad.

I was raised by my Grandparents (Mums side) old schoolers.. beautiful wonderful people. I dont see eye to eye with Mum, we are happy to keep away from each other. I love my Aunties and Uncle (her siblings) they are all really good people.

I dont usually see my Papa.. my Dad and nor do I talk much about him. My oldest brother, my sister who passed away in January this year and myself are full siblings.

Tonight my Dad turned up without asking or warning which doesnt sit well with me. He is a biker.. west Auckland.. no need to say much more. I wont get in to what happened.. lets just say that I said bad stuff and so did he.. it was below the belt to say the least. He said I have his Gene's a lot of what he said was true but some im not sure of? I called him a drop kick (meaning someone who cant reach a goal etc) then he said I would never succeed. He said something about apples falling from the same tree (might be my English) didnt unerstand.. was wondering if I can stay quit? Im doubting myself cos of things he said.. Im really low and feel good for nothing, Im think im grieving and im angry. Im really angry, I feel like im wasting my time trying to not smoke.. trying to be someone better than what I am. So pissed off at everything. Sorry.. blimin negative blog

Profile image smokefreemep17 hours ago

Is quitting smoking .. staying quit.. about will power? Does Genetics have much to do with it? I cant think clearly.

Profile image Mr Lefty .16 hours ago

Hi Sweet P , Don't feel Down , I think You are huge success . Your Quit & life have been action packed , Overseas travel , landing a partner , becoming Mum to Your Sisters Twins , A grandmother , a carer for Your Elders . Heck , Truck driver to Head of a household spanning 5 Generations . Success ?? You , Young Lady are All Class .

Profile image Lizzy16 hours ago

No SFM quitting is not about will power, its an addiction and anyway I don't believe for one minute that 'will power ' is genetic. Please don't smoke SFM you know you will regret it tomorrow when you are thinking more clearly. As for the genes we inherit, its our life and experiences that shape those genes/traits (nature & nurture) and you yourself have said that you have been raised by wonderful people. Don't doubt yourself SFM you are so worth this quit, keep doing it for you ... sending love Lizzy x

Profile image PokuruGirl15 hours ago

No matter what he said, you are succeeding, and doing a pretty stellar job of it too, blending families and generations to create your own safe and happy hub. He's probably a bit gobsmacked at how you got to be so wonderful when he's a bit of a plonk and a Deficient Dad. My dad was also a DD but not a bikie, he was a farmer. My "real Dad" is my stepdad. He was there for me through all the tough times. What I'm trying to say in a clumsy way, is that blood doesn't necessarily mean they make the family grade. Family is someone who's got your back, who genuinely cares and who holds a helping hand out in times of need. Look around you, and you will quickly sort out who is truly "family".

Profile image clarence the cat4 hours ago

What ever he said doesn't make you what you are. You are a truly fabulously kind and generous person with tenacity beyond belief. You seem to have the gift of turning negatives into positives which is a wonderful thing to have. Stay as you are and don't be influenced by what others say.

Profile image Nana223 hours ago

Aww gorgeous. Please don't doubt yourself. To be honest i don't think there would be a lot of people who could deal with what you have in recent times.....and still be positive and smiling.
Ignore what your Dad said......he probably has a severe case of envy seeing what your life is like and how amazing you are.
My opinion is that you are the person you make yourself. Nothing to do with genetics.You may have physical similarities to your Parents......but you have made yourself into a totally awesome human being!
You need to keep believing in yourself Hun.
You need to stay smokefree.
You need to know that i think you're an extraordinary woman.
There will always be people who like to create havoc - it is up to us if they succeed.
Believe in yourself and let it all float over your head. It really doesn't matter what your Dad (or your Mum) say or do to try and undermine your confidence. Don't let them!
My final words are.....of course not smoking is NEVER a waste of time.
You WILL remain smokefree - that's a nana order okay?
Sending you lots of big squishy nana hugs.
(((((Gorgeous))))) xx

Profile image nanaturtle3 hours ago

Sweety-Your drop-kick Daddy lacks ambition. And his 'put downs' to You are a verbal expression of His own lackings. He is Jealous of Your attempts to Better Yourself!
Pay no heed to him Hun -those that know&love You (your support crew) Will Back You ALL the way (i will be the leader of that)!!
How dare he-I'm so glad You spoke up!
You're the Best ((((((SFMp))))) Hold Your head UP ⬆xo

Profile image nanaturtle3 hours ago

Im not going to tell You-Dont smoke - i believe you Won't. Good girl 🌟

27Jul2016 By Lizzy  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 27 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 27 days
Total savings: $0.00

This evening four weeks ago I was a smoker ... tomorrow morning my stats will show 28 days or 4 weeks smoke free! Unbelievable after 35+ years chained and unable to set myself free from this horrible addiction. I don't think I will see myself as a non or ex smoker for sometime but I do see myself as a recovering addict who will keep fighting the addiction ODAAT with as much determination as I can muster. Today I have felt some calm again after a week of turbulence! You see for me its a double dose of emotions happening .... quitting and also (close your ears men!) being very menopausal. Not nice to live with .. poor partner has copped lots this past week but he's still alive and has not been murdered and hidden under the floor boards (just for you MrL!) I found myself each day asking 'Is this hormones or is it quitting?' but you know what? It doesn't matter because they will both pass with time. Thank you quit family for your encouragement and kind words, YOU are my secret weapon in this war with Nicodemon actually nicodemon he doesn't deserve a capital letter!
ODAAT & NOPE x

Profile image donosti17 hours ago

not long ago i went to library and got some books out
Allen Carrs 'Easy way to stop smoking'
and one about the womens hot flushes
and mike king 'the nutters club'

that was me
sometimes you just have to roll with the punches

Profile image Mr Lefty .15 hours ago

HiYa Lizzy , No need for Me to block My ears . Zoladex has the same effect on us Men . The hot Flushes , Mmm , emotional roller coaster , I hear You Hun .
In fact I think We all need to be more open about the subjects of Menapause , Prostate Cancer , Breast Cancer , and the challenges of Quitting an addiction such as Smoking.
These issues are Not gender , or race specific . The stress & anxiety one goes through is plain debilitating . Having a support network like this has made all the difference to My Quit , & wish the same success for You , Kind regards ,XX

Profile image Nana223 hours ago

Great blog Lizzy, and congrats on 4 WEEKS SMOKEFREE!
I so agree with you re the not mattering about why the emotions are like they are.
Sometimes the best thing we can do is to accept that this is just how it is right now.....and work around it the best we can. And knowing that it won't always be this way.
Life is a continually changing circle that's for sure.
You have done extremely well and i hope you are justifyably proud!

27Jul2016 By Agent 99  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 200 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 200 days
Grams NOT smoked: 572
Total savings: $1,000.00

Profile image Lizzy19 hours ago

Congratulations Agent 99 Fantastic stats :)

Profile image Nana2218 hours ago

A very Happy 2 Hundy to you Agent 99. A fabulous achievement to be proud of!

Profile image nanaturtle1 hour ago

You're in an Elite club now Agent99!
Congratulations 🎊 😃 👌 🚭 🌟 👍