Stats Update: 970 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 970 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 19400
Grams NOT smoked: 6929
Total savings: $15,603.00
Happy New Year fellow bloggers!
WOW! It has been so so long since I last made an appearance on here and my journey has been fraught with sadness, stress, grief and good lord almighty loads of humour! I have yet to read some blogs but just wanted to let everyone starting their journey to know - GOOD ON YOU! THE FIRST STEP MAY BE THE HARDEST BUT YOU'VE MADE IT!!
I see cigarettes have gone up yet again and when I gave it away in 2010 the cost of a 30gm was $20.50 at my local dairy, filters were $1 and papers were $1.50. Now 969 days later they are worth $35.00 a packet.
Ok life since my last blog. I have been through my pantry like pac man in a tornado, I have come to grips with the passing of many young friends and people I have respected, I have celebrated the birth of a niece's baby, another moko and birthdays of numerous other babies. I have stripped, sanded & painted my way round the house and about to take on the complete destruction and restoration of my kitchen & bathroom.
AND VERY PROUD TO SAY I AM STILL SMOKEFREE!
This year my pact is to tackle the weight I have piled on so my target date is my 3rd year smokefree anniversary on Mother's Day. And with that in mind and the few (hundred) kilo's that made friends with my hips I am wanting to lose 50-ish kg's by then. Good luck to me on this journey I tell ya now lol.
They say that those who quit cold turkey are 5 times more likely to start again. While that may be true in some cases BUT there are those rare occasions like mine that are not. I am proud to have gone & survived cold turkey, it's not for all but at the time it was right for me and I couldn't afford Champix as it was not subsidised back then.
To the newbies going through the early stages of quitting...even if you fall off the wagon, climb back on it, be true to yourself, take your time, take small steps and don't be so hard on yourself, you can & will make it through determination, perseverance and support.
Awesomeness to everyone on here and congrats to everyone on here!
It's been a while
Hey fellow quitters
I see my last blog was 11 May last year, and crikey time is flying! I am 751 days & still counting since going cold turkey on Mother's Day 2010. Since then I have celebrated, loved, laughed, cried, cried some more, welcomed another moko, argued, ate, ate some more & crazily enough remained smokefree throughout the whole process.
There are so many inspiring stories of success on here & all the newbies will be able to relate to the many & varied experiences we have endured along the way. My ride was not easy but not ONCE did I buckle & I am testament to everyone that with self-motivation, strength & sheer stubborness I have been able to pull through & become a newer, better me!
Biggest congratulations to EVERYBODY on here...the first step is the best step!
Yes I'm at day 367 and what a ride the last few days have been. I have been so spoilt of late that my head's still spinning. Kids loaded me with goodies and he-man took me away for a nice little "getmymackon" break haha. Now we're home again listening to the rain falling and wind howling.
At the beginning of my journey I had one thing on my mind and that was to tick the 'NO' box (on life insurance papers) that read "have you smoked any substance in the last 12 months". Now my friends I am happy to report that the box shall be ticked tomorrow YAY!
To all the bloggers coming up to their breathe days "tickle tickle" to you all lol. And finally a big WHOOP WHOOP to everyone on here regardless.
Pssst guess what?
I AM FINALLY AT 364 DAYS SMOKEFREE!!!! YAY!!!! I am so stoked I am almost yelling from the rooftop (well from my desk cos i'll probably fall off the roof) but hell it has been a ride like you wouldn't believe.
One year ago on Mother's Day I gave up smoking and sat here writing one of my many blogs detailing my journey for all to read.
And WOW! what a journey it was! But now that's behind me and NOW I have my breathe day tomorrow and the rest of my life to look forward too.
To those that have just joined WELCOME to your new life. Soon enough many more will be joining me and reaching their breathe days and you know we could start something real cool happening.
Quitline - while I haven't had to utilise your services apart from this site, thank you for being there quietly unassuming in the background working diligently to help so many people like me.
Onwards and Upwards friends onwards and upwards!!
Just checking in with my stats as it's been very hectic. 300 days smokefree, 1286 grams of tobacco not smoked and saved $881 approx.
I'm stoked 8-)
Keep safe, have fun and stay healthy ;)
Hey hey Christchurch bloggers
Just read a report that you have been hit by quite a sizeable aftershock and there is damage down that way. My heart goes out to you all and keep your spirits high during this time. The stress will become unbearable yet again but remember you have put so much effort into becoming smokefree so please jump on during your tough times and blog your little hearts out.
Thinking of you all. Keep safe. Stay strong.
Good morning bloggers
is it not another fantastic Friday in this wonderful country of ours? I see there are loads of newbies on here again so welcome aboard! Your fantastic smokefree journey is about to begin and where else can you go for tips, laughter, tears and good sound advice...right here from the people who know and have been there.
Today is day 284 smokefree so I am well on my way to my breathe day (Mother's Day)...so that means loads of prezzies for moi...YAY! I think somehow he-man and the kiddliwinks need hugs and kisses as they are the one's that soldiered on with me even though they look a little worse for wear now lol. WE all hung in there and my insurance man is looking nicer as each smokefree day passes.
Some of you may not be aware that I am ticking the NO box for the question "have you smoked any substances in the last 12 months". I am tickled pink with myself over that one lol.
Okay ranting over EVERYONE have a wonderful day and awesome weekend!
Hey my friends
How is everyone? Congrats to all the newbies on here - you came to the right place to kickstart your health and new life! I have been nicodemon free for 259 days and I am doing REAL good.
For those of you who are going through a bit of a hard time feel free to read my past posts and you will read firsthand my journey on the highway to hell BUT I came out the other end and now I'm on a fantastic voyage and we can all ride that journey together ;-)
I will keep checking in to see how everyone is doing but I know we'll be fine!
STAY STRONG MY FRIENDS
Hey Hey Quitters
I'm back after being away for a while actually a long while lol. I am 249 days STILL smokefree and feeling great. I am counting down now for my breathe day in May AND I get to tick the NO box on the life insurance forms that ask if you have smoked any substances in the last 12 months. CAN'T WAIT!!! I will read other blogs as soon as I finish but wanted to call in and say "gidday".
Recently I was nearly involved in a fatal accident between a truck and van which killed the van driver on impact. It brought home to me that life really is short and we should not take it for granted. So now I spend alot of time with my family and catching up with friends and letting them know I love them. Hubby still refuses to let me do a tandem skydive after the accident down South but there may be hope at some stage.
To any newcomers on here that are reading this "like life it's not easy, but for every minute of every hour of every day that you don't smoke is a minute or hour or day that will make you a stronger and healthier person".
To the goodfellow quitters who are nearing their breathe day you are the inspiration for our new friends to keep on keeping on and your stories will forever be etched in their memories even in their darkest days.
O for Orsum good people. Peace!