hey there quitters :)
Just thought i'd pop my head in and say hello and MERRY XMAS!!!
I have been quit for 5 Months, 5 Days, 1 hour, 19 minutes and 15 seconds (158 days). I have saved $1,003.64 by not smoking 3,161 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 hours and 25 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 12/07/2010 9:00 a.m.
yep over 5 months now! its great!!! occasionally have little moments where i feel like a smoke, but they are more like fleeting thoughts than cravings!
hope everyone is doing well and going strong in their journeys!
and to everyone who is just starting out, stick with it, one day at a time, it gets easier, promise.
love to you all ♥
Good morning all :)
Just popped in to say hi! hope you are all doing well! day 113 for me.... stoked to be smokefree, nothing could make me start again!
Newbies, stick it out, its worth it :)
Shane, Pukeko, just watched the Closeup episode on demand! you guys did fantastically!!!! so cool to be able to put a face to the name!
and pukeko, you ddidnt look fat my friend, you were such a ray of sunshine :)
So yeah hope everyone is doing well and going strong :)
Take care x
3 months for me today!! wowwweeeee!!!!
day 90 and HANGING
i am at day 90 today, but for the last three days i have been craving smokes SOOOOO bad!!! god i want one!!!!!!!!! seriuosly considered buying some on a couple of seperate occasions..... in fact, i could consider going and buying some right now. not stressed (any more than usual), not emotional or anything..... body just screaming out for smokes!!!!!!!!!!! arghHH!!! :(
my dear quitters....
I have been quit for 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 59 minutes and 32 seconds (82 days). I have saved $520.95 by not smoking 1,640 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days, 16 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 12/07/2010 9:00 a.m.
Hello quit family!!!
I have not posted regulary lately but am always on here reading the blogs!! well done to all of you doing so well! its great we have SO many newbies! quitting smoking is hard but I can honestly say I absolutely LOVE being smokefree (most of the time lol).
Thanks heaps to everyones kind words and support in regards to my slip up that I posted about a week ago! Thankfully I havent desired another smoke since then, so it was just a lesson learnt in my journey. By the way guys - it tasted foul! made me feel sick and was just so disgusting! I am certain that that will be my last slip up!
Tonight going out with two other close girlfriends who are big smokers.... first time since quitting 83 days ago. And i really associate drinking with them with smoking!! bit nervous but confident i can do it. thinking i will put a patch on just for a little bit of extra safety!! thankfully ive grown to absolutley despise the smell of it so hopefully i will contine to be revolted by the fags in my drunken state! haha!!
anyway, beaut day here in chch!!
hope everyone has a gorgeous smokefree weekend
i just slipped up again!!!!!!!!! had another smoke. paid $12 for one bloody smoke!
i feel like SUCH a failure :(
i had one because i got a C on an essay that i was really proud of. thought it was worthy of an A and have been excited about getting it back all morning. if i can barely pass this easy, theres not much luck for the rest of the 4 years of university. I have been feeling stressed and unsure of myself but this awful grade just shows that i was right to feel like im not good enough.
the is my SECOND slip up now.... ARGH :( im useless :(
hello friendly quitters!
I havent posted in a while... not sure why really, just been busy I guess fluffing round with this and that. guess the earthquake just threw my routine a bit, but have been jumping on to read all the blogs!! HUGE well done to all of you and your terrific milestones :)
and welcome to all the newbies!! great to have you on board!
I have been quit for 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 hours and 57 seconds (69 days). I have saved $438.67 by not smoking 1,381 cigarettes. I have saved 4 Days, 19 hours and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 12/07/2010 9:00 a.m.
I am going through a wee phase at the moment where I am totally 100% repulsed by cigarettes! its weird.... NEVER thought i'd feel like this, but at the moment i have NO cravings, and the smell and sight of them makes me wanna chuck!! its great, but im thinking it wont last too long so not gonna let my guard down!
I went out partying last night and walking past the smokers was so ferral! i couldnt stand the smell. i was quite pleased with this :)
anyway hope you all are well :)
im back at uni as of tomorrow so hopefully will be back posting more etc!
have a fantastic day!!!! BEAUTIFUL sunny day here in chch (quakesville) LOL
Debz, so pleased to hear from you. I was worried. Pleased you are okay. Don't feel bad about smoking, I have slipped up as well thanks to the earthquake.... I think it would be awfully hard not to! Have had 6 or 7, but am off them again. I guess I am quite lucky as our house is okay and everyone i am close to is okay as well.
Thinking of you Debs :) x
Here in chch we had some more huge aftershocks last night. Very scary and does not make for good sleep. Hope they stop soon :(
Thanks everyone (and quitline) for all your kind words in regards to my slipup yesterday! Its great being able to come here and talk about it.... a lot of my friends would be likely to say 'oh you've ruined it all' or 'I told you you couldnt quit' which only makes you wanna smoke more, right? Anyway, realy appreciate your support :) ♥
I have decided that I am 100% back on the wagon! I think the reason I had one was because I was slightly bored.... with this quake, and uni being shut, my routine is really messed up and i'm a person who NEEDS routine, so I think having it outta wack was most of the problem. Realise I need to be super on guard at the moment, until life settles back to normal.
I also think that I have been glorifying smoking in my head during my quit, which has left me feeling like I am depriving myself. I am going to change that now, and think of smoking for what it really is: a terrible, evil, nasty, fatal addiction that causes a lot of grief and misery.
Minty, your youtube page is a saviour.... I have watched lots of them before, including the 'Thanks Tobacco.....' its very powerful, watched it again and it really makes you lose all desire to smoke.
Think I may get myself some patches, perhaps a lower strength, to just get my confidence back up and help with things until life in chch is a little more stable. Though will try nicorette patches, as I have very bad mental reactions to habitrol for some crazy reason that no doctor or pharmacist has been able to clarify?????.
I am at day 58 today. Can I leave it as that? Or should I take one day off? Kinda feel like a cheat now, y'know?
I still have that packet in my car. Gonna give them to a smoking friend!
Thanks everyone for your support!
NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!!!
I did it. I had a smoke :(
I can't believe it. I don't even know why exactly. Its been in my head all day, and then just before I just got up, and went to the shop, bought a packet and smoked one. It tasted bad, but at the same time, it was great.
I feel terrible, today was day 57.
The worse thing is i'm not sure if i wanna continue my quit. Even at day 57, I can't stop thinking about smokes all the time and how much I want one. I don't wanna be a smoker, but I can't handle being smoke-free either. I feel like my life will just never be as fun as it was.
And the weight gain, I can't handle the weight gain. I'm very particular about my weight and its getting me down.
Not sure what to do now. The pack of now 19 is in my glovebox in the car. Scared that in a few hours I will be venturing back out to the garage for another one.
I just don't know what to do :(
Kinda feel like ringing quitline but don't really wanna talk to anyone over the phone.