Stats Update: 246 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 246 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 2460
Grams NOT smoked: 352
Total savings: $4,089.00
8 weeks smokefree last sunday, 1 day no lozenges(as i was only having one anyway) , cold turkey now. Wish me luck
Stats Update: 1068 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 1068 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 14952
Total savings: $12,579.00
1 Whole Month!!
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 :)
Stats Update: 53 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 53 days
Grams NOT smoked: 341
Total savings: $610.80
Getting there one day at a time
Phew today is day 23.
Last cigarette was the 1st of May my nieces 7th birthday.
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.
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.
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
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 “sleep 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 “brain barrier” to get you into a deep sleep.
Hope this helps.
Stats Update: 14 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 14 days
Grams NOT smoked: 160
Total savings: $320.00
Feeling pretty stoked people!
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