> Week 20
Week 1 ~ 2 - all good.
From week 3 ~ - my body/mind started to realised that I wasn't joking and started to go on-strike...
From week 4 - weight gain despite exercise frequently.
From week 5 - all the above, plus, depression...
From week 6 - all the above, plus, physically sick (might due to too much exercise?)..
From week 10 - all the above, plus, more sickness (due to cold/flu?). Mood was getting better, and able to sleep better.
From week 13 - Sleep normally, mood stabilized, weight stabilised a bit but still need a lot of control (over food, not cig).
From week ..(can't remember) - All good. Except still need control over the amount of food I put in my mouth.
Craving - On and off sometime during the evening, but not a problem as it only last for no more than 2 mins.
The strongest craving I had was after a 4 hours bike race, my whole body was in pain....I was thinking I want to have not 1 cig, but 2. Not 2, but 2 packs ! Yes, 2 packs ! But as my body was so much in pain, I was unwilling to go out to buy any, also, when I thought of the cost of 2 packs (?!). No way !
Things that help me:
Knowledge is power:
Over these period of time, I did (am still doing) lots of research re healthy eating, food addiction, overeating, obesity in America, food came from factory farming, different kind of diets etc etc. Knowing that cigarettes is not the only things that we need to worry about. There are more things out there that made you sick without you even knowing it.
The quote I love to use: know your enemy.
The more you know them, the more you are able to conquer them.
I would like to give Thanks to the Quitline (and government) that supported me whole-heartedly.
Also thanks for all the kind people and also various universities' who post their studies online, so that whoever keen, can learn and improve their life even at their own home - Seek and you shall find. :)
My 15th day...
This afternoon I really want a fag!! What the heck is that all about?! Yesterday I went to a BBQ, had a few drinks, socialised away all afternoon with only a couple of twinges - but today; today I feel a bit like chewing my arm off!
I'm not doing anything particularly triggering - my worst triggers are on the phone, in the car, after dinner; the usual...
AAAARRRGGGHHH!!!! That's me being all shouty and grumpy about not having a smoke:) I just want to sit out on the deck, have a cuppa and a fag and reflect on life for a bit. It is just that emotional craving, the physical craving is out of the system I think. The emotional demon is the one to beat though isn't it?!
An insidious demon that just creeps up and launches an attack when you least expect it. I think you know when it's going to be hard - your usual triggers, social occasions & stuff that you plan for. It's these sneaky attacks that get me every time!!
Damn you nicodemon - I wont let you beat me!!
92 smokefree days.
I didn't put a patch on this morning. I put one in my pocket before going to work just in case. It's still in my pocket. I've had 4 lozenges, not from cravings but because I was anxious of being patchless. I haven't had any cravings at all today so I am very happy about that. I might see if I can be totally nicotine free tomorrow. I will take a patch and lozenges anyway. I will do for weeks to come. The last thing I want is major cravings without nrt handy.
Have a great smokefree evening everyone☺☺☺
So today is my first day to quit. I have not have one since last night, however the day is not finished. I have had a challenging day and seriously it keeps getting harder by the hour. Really trying my best to think of positive things to make this a success. Getting TEMPTED!
Stats Update: 833 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 833 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 9996
Total savings: $7,500.00
Stats Update: 36 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 36 days
Grams NOT smoked: 515
Total savings: $698.40
Almost a year & the smoke police is still here.
Hello lovely quit family!
Just taking a little break before going though more boxes to unpack, we have missed placed some car keys. There really didn't seem to be that many boxes but there does now lol.
We had a few helpers yesterday which was so appreciated two of which smoke my miss 5 went up and kindly told them there would be no smoking here as my mummy doesn't smoke now, hmmm you need to go on up over there were she can't smell it. Oh dear it's ok now miss 5 mummy wouldn't start again ..yes well you better not it's very bad for you. Lol. Love it.
Hope you all are well and being awesome ... Keep rocking .
The road up to smokefree mountain may be hard at times but it worth every step. Keep with the mantras NOPE & ODAAT using the 4D's and we will win. Have a lovely day. ⭐
Look out Orcland here I come
Smokefree days: 24 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 600
Total savings: $600.00
I'm flying up to Auckland on Thursday on my way to Awanui. My main purpose of going to Orcland is to visit my father whom I have not seen for years. It will be good to see the old fella while he is still alive. I'm not expecting him to die any day soon but people don't live forever and I don't get to Auckland very often so this might be my last chance. Many years ago he got stabbed and lost his spleen (yes they did check down the back of the couch) His doctor told him he had to stop smoking and stop drinking. He stopped smoking lol.
Ladylene said I could stop in for a coffee on my way thru. Yes Ladylene I would love to if only I knew your address. If you would like me to visit e-mail me at Maanu@hotmail.co.nz. That goes for any Orcland quitters that would like me to visit on my way thru.
My quit is going well. cravings are virtually nil even tho I have been very busy and quite stressed. I love not spending 25$ a day on smoking. It enables me to live on a much tighter budget. I love being a lot healthier and having more energy. I am able to power on thru an arduous day I still get tired but it's a tiredness I can cope with not like the crippling lethargy I got when I smoked. Nowadays tiredness just lets me know I am putting in some effort but is mild compared to the sense of achievement and pride I get from a job well done. I could say that is what drives me but to be honest I would not be doing it if not for all the $$$ I am earning lol
Well that's my rambling blog for you all. I hope you have a good day and a good week and a great smoke-free life. Quitting is hard but it's well worth it so keep on keeping on quitters.
Where's this coming from?
I haven't had a puff, but right now I'm feeling so much like having one it's not funny. All the imaginary symptoms are firing across my bow and the indigestion is there as well.
As I typed that a little voice said "You're suffering anyway, might as well just have one". I don't need that voice.
Damned if I can figure out why this has popped up today.
Any and all offers of spare resistance gladly accepted.
Stats Update: 93 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 93 days
Grams NOT smoked: 930
Total savings: $1,085.00