Stats Update: 40 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 40 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 800
Total savings: $744.00
Just thought I would share my stats. Definitely stacking up now. Still have the bionic nose - ultra sensitive!
Dry July update
For any Dry July people that donated their fundraising to my dear friend with terminal cancer to go toward some spending money at the Ronald Macdonald retreat, here is an extract from his FB post that came through tonight. Thank you once again, we were a great team!!!
It's the last night of our holiday. This week has gone by way too fast. We've done some fun stuff though and had a nice time chilling out together. We check out of the retreat at 10am tomorrow but we are planning on spending a couple more hours in Rotorua before heading back home and back to reality.
Feeling so blessed by the generosity of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and all the companies that support the Rotorua Retreat House by giving vouchers and discounts on their products. We've been swimming, mini-golfing, up the gondola, luging, exploring the geothermal valleys, and getting lost and frustrated inside a maze! It's been fun.
Thank you to everyone who has assisted us in getting to Rotorua this week. We are blessed to have you riding along with us on this journey xx
I have made it to the end of day three :)
I have now made it to then end of day three with no worries :) went on a shopping trip after work with my friend, she smokes and made me go outside with her and the smell of her smoking and then how she smelt afterwards really put me off and made me happy that I didn't smell like that! Treated myself to some skin products and and lovely smelly things from the Body Shop :) proud of myself, I didn't even want to smoke even when my friend kept asking if she could go for one :)
feeling good right now! been listening to rain,wind and hail, and have come to the conclusion that laying on the sofa under a duvet with my puppy is way better than going outside to smoke!!
feeling warm!! :)
Making the decision to quit
Smoking has always been a big part of my life - I started when I was 10 years old... (stupid, I know.) I'm almost 23.
People always say "Oh! You wanted to be cool, right?" No.
I wanted to be like my mother.
At that time, my mum smoked, so I'd always take a couple of hers and go up the road with my older friends.
Anyway. I have always thought it was the right thing to quit, but I find myself making excuses, like:
* My job is too stressful to quit.
* I can't cope with my emotions - I do this for others!
* I've never been without smokes before - I'm scared of what might happen without them.
* Heaps of my friends smoke, I won't be able to cope in social situations with other smokers.
* I enjoy smoking - I don't want to quit.
The decision was made to quit a few weeks ago when I became extremely ill with what appeared to be some sort of flu. I couldn't breathe, I coughed constantly and it was really painful, I wheezed when I breathed, I coughed up phlegm (loads of it), my ears became infected and I have a perforated ear drum. I was in hospital over night and could barely walk!
I'd given up smoking for 13 days (the longest I'd ever been without a smoke - started to quit before I went to hospital because I literally physically could not have a smoke).
But one day I was having a really bad day at the office, and lost it.
Normally I used patches (even though they always gave me a really bad headache) but on this day I hadn't, so I lost my temper... and asked my flatmate for a smoke.
Since then I've cut down heaps although I have been smoking every day.
I really want to quit for my health, my partner's, and his children's health, and of course, my wallet's health.
Hopefully I'll be able to make a real go of it this time. Tomorrow will be my quitting day.. (I've already had 5 cigarettes today.)
Got frustrated at my kid... had a smoke. Is she the reason I smoke? No.
Do I try to reason with myself and blame her actions for me lighting up? Yes. Is that reasonable? No.
Got frustrated at work.... wanted a smoke. Almost did. But i was already wrking out my excuse before having a puff. "If work wasnt so stressful I wouldnt have needed a smoke" Luckily a voice of reason in the form of my work mate managed to distract me.
Smell thesmoke on patner. Blame him for the temptation....
Blame blame blame..... should not be my game.
Stats Update: 101 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 101 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 2020
Grams NOT smoked: 433
Total savings: $1,877.50
Tumeke me WOW 101 whole days still smokefree I am so wrapped how far I have come what ashame I couldn't have saved all the money I use to waste on Ciggys look I would have been rich but not mean't to be maybe in the near future but at this very moment I am so stoked feeling so dam proud :)
Stats Update: 70 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 70 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 840
Total savings: $666.40
Hello everyone!!!!! How are guy family?
these days were busy busy, and i'm really happy about that...the work is going very good, and i'm preparing a lot of things at home for the chef to taste and he likes a lot everything i'm doing...very happy!!!
my wife is a bit worried about money because we have to go back in december ( her best girls marries and we want to be there at all cost...she waited december just for us!) and it will be very expensive...something like 4.000 euros...that means something like 6,500$ and we don't have much more...but now we are both working, and slowly we are increasing the money...so i think that she'll feel better soon enough...
Smoking...smoking is no more part of our life, even if i sometimes have some cravings that i can manage easily enough, we keep going well without it. I'm so proud of ourselves...we are smokefree from 70 and 65 days...next month i'll hit huindy club!!! amazing results...so happy. I breath so well now, my body works far better, my skin is far better, my lungs are far better and my health is a couple of galaxy better ^^ in italy i always got ill every couple of month, nothing happened til now!! wohooo!!!
triathlon...here i have to say that i'm a little slowing down, but i wait next week that i'll do full time so i can arrange well my training table and do the auck tri in april!!!!
i'm so proud of myself being smokefree, something that i tought was impossible and now is reality...it reminds me of coming here...something very difficult, almost impossible, but now is ( almost ) a reality...cannot wait to apply for the visa eheh!
Good smokefree day to everyone, to beginners or veterans!!!! have a good dinner...pizza for me and my wife eheh ^^homemade of course
.. well it all just got to me... and didn't make it past my relapse day... had a smoke... got another half sitting in the ashtray. Was just too stressed.. thought having one would fix it.. no such luck; will reset my stats and start over.. probably tomorrow. FAIL.. big fat FAIL!!!!!!! At least I am not gunna lie about it; and can just move on.. the hundy club never looked so far away as it does right now!
And still growing strong! Thought about having a smoke when I was trying to tune my mum and dad's new tele to free view and can't get channel one or two! Very frustrating! But, I let it go, and yes thought, nicotine, your not going to win, I am! And I did! Yeah!!