I'm really stunned and totally amazed that I celebrated my first year smokefree yesterday. NO sneaky puffs in that time either!! Was actually a double celebration as I quit smoking on my birthday last year.
Breaking the smoking habit after 40+ years has been really difficult and has certainly had its moments. For me personally, I know that I have to stay quit. There is no way I'm going though this again. I still have to be on guard against the nicodemon but not in the same way as the early days.
Been quite alot of us celebrating milestones recently and still more happening shortly. So to all the newbies, hang in there, it can be done.
This time next year it will be you smokefree.
Thanks everyone for sharing your journey and the helpful advise and great laughs over the past 12 months. Congratulations and hugs to everyone on their journey.
I have been quit for 1 Year, 13 hours, 49 minutes and 12 seconds (365 days). I have saved $2,010.66 by not smoking 3,655 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 5 Days, 16 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 15/05/2010 7:35 p.m.
How have I got this far??? When the days started adding up I became determined not to start smoking again. There is NO way I will be going back to day one again. Actually I'm so tight that I wouldn't waste my money on smokes now.
I've been quit for 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 hours, 49 minutes and 36 seconds (317 days). I have saved $1,746.89 by not smoking 3,176 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 4 Days and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 15/05/2010 7:35 p.m.
Wow - our quit family has increased in size since the New Year. I've been checking out the blogs regularly since May 2010 and have never seen so many newbies. Also some buddies returning to complete their journey. Best of luck to you all. ODAAT
I have been quit for 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 hours, 59 minutes and 9 seconds (260 days). I have saved $1,434.80 by not smoking 2,608 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 hour and 20 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 15/05/2010 7:35 p.m.
Happy New Year
Wow so many newbies to welcome to our quitline family - and a big welcome to you all. Hope you all reach your goal.
I had been smoking for well over 40years and hopefully have managed to beat the demon now. The hardest part for me has been the habit & still have the nicodemon try and remind me occassionally. Now in the news I hear that smokes are going up 10% and am very pleased I don't have to part with the money.
I have been quit for 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 hours, 12 minutes and 10 seconds (231 days). I have saved $1,273.29 by not smoking 2,315 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 1 Day and 55 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 15/05/2010 7:35
A Happy & smokefree New Year to us all☺☺☺
And not a single puff in 186 days.
Has been a real struggle to get this far and have to admit that I'm surprised to have reached this point. That is plesantly surprised. Alot of newbies recently - and a welcome to you all. Doesn't seem that long ago that I was one of the newbies and here I am 186 days later and somehow survived. Please remember to use the 4 D's in the early days as you will really rely on these techniques over the up coming months. The most important one for me has been DELAY.
Do something else
DELAY - DELAY - DELAY
I notice that I've saved over $1000 on smokes. Now I can tell you I have saved considerably more. The money has been saved by not getting the extras while getting smokes. Lollies (for grandkids of course) lotto tickets, bottle wine, magazine etc and of course the extra petrol to make the trip for the smokes.☺
I have been quit for 6 Months, 2 Days, 15 hours, 37 minutes and 53 seconds (186 days). I have saved $1,026.57 by not smoking 1,866 cigarettes. I have saved 6 Days, 11 hours and 30 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 15/05/2010 7:35 p.m.
150 Days - Did it
Well i finally did it!!!!
I've had an emergency supply of five ciggies in the glove compartment in the car and yesterday I finally got rid of them. These ciggies have been there since the day I gave up and I haven't had a single one. There has been a weird sense of security knowing they were there but also knowing it was a 'no go zone'. Must be winning!!!! Although I do admit to a few visits to the glove compartment to have a whiff - not to light up, just smell. Still love the smell of a burning ciggie, which is a worry and really keeps me on guard the whole time.
Congratulations to Steve76 & Pukeko on reaching their 100 day milestone yesterday. Really well done to you both.
Also Mandykoo on reaching 150 days.
For some weird reason tonight has been really difficult for me and the urge to head off to the shops to buy smokes unreal. Absolutely nothing out of the ordinary has happened to trigger this stupid craving and I'm finding it so hard to understand.
I have spent the last hour reading blogs with a lollipop and cup of hot chocy and that has certainly helped to take the edge off. Even learnt that at Day 130, I haven't smoked 1300 fags and saved over $700. Which is real good news as I've just spent some money on the house and it will take 5 years of non-smoking to cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pleased to add that we live in a rural area and I haven't made that trip to town.
Good night and catch you in the morning
Internet news this morning:
Since the tax rises average weekly sales of cigarettes at supermarkets have gone down nearly 14% - more than the 10% increase.
Sales of roll-your-own tobacco have dropped by nearly 18% - less than the price increase of 21%.
Another increase of 10% is planned for 2011 and a further 10% in 2012.
AND WE ARE ALL PART OF THOSE FIGURES.
Belated congratulations on your 100 day anniversary and so very well done. Certainly good to reach these milestones which felt so farrrrrr away at the beginning.
Now the guard stays up and we reach for 150 days.
WOW 1-0-0 days for me today. WOW great feeling.
Congratulations Mandy on your 100 day milestone. Got a bottle of wine and had a glass for you.
Well done to Pukeko & Steve76 on your 50 days.