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21Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 59 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 59 days
Grams NOT smoked: 590
Total savings: $700.00

Profile image fagoff2 hours ago

Just keep plugging on another day another dolla. (-:

Profile image Nickers761 hour ago

For sure! :-) have a great day!!!

Profile image Nana221 hour ago

Good morning fagoff. I guess a lot of it is more about just maintaining our smokefreedom now - well done on having 59 days to maintain.

Profile image Ladylene52 minutes ago

Hi Fagoff ... Yep .. ODAAT is how they add up .. seems slow sometimes but slow and steady wins the race as the tortoise found out. Well done .. have an awesome smoke-free day :)

Profile image aimee751 minutes ago

You are doing so well fagoff :-)

Profile image Maanu1 minute ago

Nice work fagoff almost two months now (-8

19Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 57 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 57 days
Grams NOT smoked: 570
Total savings: $665.00

Profile image fagoff1 day ago

Still keep trucking on .grey old day here am hoping to go for a ride on the bike will have to wrap up a bit .No cravings don't even hardly think about unowot for a while now.

Profile image Axl2312611 day ago

You're still one day ahead of me! Lol. Well done mate☺

Profile image Nana221 day ago

No cravings is good fagoff. Pretty grey day here today as well, but there's more to enjoy than just the weather. 57 smokefree days for instance!. Hope you get out for a ride.

Profile image aimee71 day ago

Happy 57 days fagoff! Going great!! Enjoy your bike ride :-)

18Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 56 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 56 days
Grams NOT smoked: 560
Total savings: $665.00

Profile image fagoff2 days ago

Went for a wee ride with my beloved over the hill to Little river yesterday and had tea at Govners Bay pub had a great ride and enjoyed ourselves immensely.Its great to be alive and smokefree .Yes im doing it .never believed I could just shows what a liar nicodemon is eh.

Profile image aimee72 days ago

Well done fagoff 56 days that's truely amazing!

Profile image fagoff2 days ago

I had a bit of phone confrontation last nite with someone difficult and tho it did affect me and I had a busy head for couple of hours I didn't even consider unowot ,that must be pretty good progress ,eh just remembered that now more proof that smoking actually caused me anxiety it didn't ever fix it .Its such a Liar .

Profile image Axl2312612 days ago

Hey mate. Well done on 8 weeks! You're too strong to let nicodemon get to you☺

Profile image Nana222 days ago

Yay fagoff. 8 weeks today is the bomb!. You have come such a long way and i'm so proud of you. No way is old nic getting you now. You know how to get rid of him. Sounds like you had an awesome day yesterday. There'll be so many more to look forward to as a non smoker.

Profile image Bruce C2 days ago

+1 On surviving the phone convo. That's got to be a trigger from hell.

17Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 55 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 55 days
Grams NOT smoked: 550
Total savings: $665.00

Profile image fagoff4 days ago

Still going ok ,no real probs to speak of. Met with a mate yesterday who still smokes,Two months ago we were both saying weve got to knock off this smoking lark.we talked about the benefits of quitting ,he has before, for short periods but I noticed he is sort of closed up to the possibility of him deciding to quit. His mother recently passed on from smoking related issues and had to walk around with an oxygen bottle she still smoked till the end too, shame cause she was a lovely Maori lady very spiritual.Ive noticed this a lot with other smoking friends they seem closed up about quitting .They all ask me how im going ,I sometimes think they expect me to fail.
I guess I have been something of a serial quitter,since before 2010.Ive realised I cant give them what ive achieved much as id love to .

Profile image Elevtheria4 days ago

Well, Mr Serial-quitter ... I think you're doing great this time. Maybe they are just asking because they admire you and if you lead they might follow you. Well done on the 55 days :) x

Profile image fagoff4 days ago

O I also made it back to the top of my hill yesterday, had a couple of breath stops .I am noticing that my fitness is getting much better hardly even feel stiff anywhere today.I still get puffed after a stiff bit of hill walking but I also seem to recover much quicker now so that's encouraging. I usually do it at a pretty good pace though yesterday I slowed down a bit so the wife could keep up with me.Ive always set pretty high standards for myself and usually achieve my goals ,but I am thinking I need to go a bit easier on myself especially with this quit because this is something I have to achieve ,if im going to be around and healthy when im older you know,

Profile image fagoff4 days ago

Off outside to hang the washing now .A blokes work is never finished hehehe.

Profile image Elevtheria4 days ago

Sounds like you have it all under control dear :) Good to see that a bloke hangs the washing out too :) My ex (he was abusive) wouldn't do "girl work" Hat off to you dear :) Have a fantastic day xx

Profile image Nickers764 days ago

Well done on 55 Days...just goes to show we may not get there first time but we will get there!!! ;-)

Profile image Maanu4 days ago

I always tell people "yeah it was really hard to quit but it was well worth the effort I'm really glad I did it it's easy now I'm saving money and much healthier" I think that is what people need to know if they are thinking about quitting. Congrats on 55 days and regaining your fitness and health.. Isn't a great feeling to walk up a big hill and actually feel good. I'm loving it (-8

Profile image Axl2312614 days ago

You're nailing this quit mate☺

Profile image Nana223 days ago

You are most definitely doing it this time fagoff and doing it brilliantly. 55 days worth of brilliance!. When you've hung the washing out can you get yourself into the kitchen and whip us up some scones please.

Profile image fagoff3 days ago

id be happy to do that nana but you wouldn't be happy to eat them (-: my cooking skills are pretty basic.I decided a long time ago im a better conoiser (appreciater) than cook (-:. although I do a mean poached egg.

Profile image Nana223 days ago

Bet you still make better ones than me. Hubby makes the scones in this family.

Profile image Ladylene3 days ago

Hi Fagoff. Awesome stats :) don't be fooled by their closeness concerning quitting. They are possibly feeling guilty that they have not tried, maybe disappointed in themselves. Funny how we never admitted those things while we were smokers. Rest assured though ... They will be watching you with interest. Yep ... Point out the positives when they ask and wait til they are ready. Well done on making it to the top of the hill :)

Profile image clarence the cat2 days ago

Hey Fagoff, you're doing great! I agree with Ladylene. Some of those "concerned" friends
are a little bit envious of your success. Don't let them weaken your resolve.

16Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 54 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 54 days
Grams NOT smoked: 540
Total savings: $630.00

Profile image fagoff5 days ago

Got a busy day ahead,finally getting to do a few things I havnt been able to for a while. Happy smokefree day all.

Profile image Nickers765 days ago

Happy smoke free day to you too :) Well done!!!!

Profile image Elevtheria5 days ago

Happy smoke-free day to you too :) Getting closer and closer to that first hundy :)

Profile image Nana224 days ago

Back at you fagoff, only 2 sleeps off 8 weeks now. Winning.

Profile image sunray4 days ago

Have a lovely evening fagoff. Congrats on your 54 days smokefreedom. ☺ ⭐

Profile image JohnnyRED4 days ago

I thought when I cut down to ten unowots a day that I was doing great but I'm really glad to see someone give it all up and for 54 days. Inspiration stuff fagoff!

15Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 53 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 53 days
Grams NOT smoked: 530
Total savings: $630.00

Profile image fagoff6 days ago

another smokefree day bites the dust. (-:

Profile image fagoff6 days ago

Got my bike out of storage yesterday,new battery rego and wof looking forward to going for a good ride this weekend,thats something I love doing,yay.

Profile image Genzo6 days ago

yeah, you will love it! be sure to have the right pants...if not your harse will not be happy ahahah ^^

Profile image Axl2312616 days ago

Smokefree days are ticking over nicely, eh☺

Profile image Nana225 days ago

That will keep you out of trouble.

14Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 52 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 52 days
Grams NOT smoked: 520
Total savings: $630.00

Profile image fagoff14 October, 2014

Good to be smokefree. Have been feeling a bit off last couple of days,feeling chesty again and coughing a lot ,hope its not that horrible bug I had before. Im certainly living much more healthily now .eating good food, eating lots of fruit for breakfast having berrova and getting exercise.

Profile image Bruce C14 October, 2014

Fingers crossed for you fagoff

Profile image Nickers7614 October, 2014

Hope you feel better soon!!! Well done on the 52 days!!!! Congrats on your great achievement! :-)

Profile image Maanu6 days ago

Your playing with a full deck now (-8 The coughing is probably your lungs healing after years of smoking. Thank goodness you quit ! That could of developed into a nasty disease if you had kept smoking

Profile image Nana226 days ago

52 days and climbing. I really hope you feel better again soon and that old bug hasn't come calling again.

13Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

stress relief

Thawt this mite help some ,good for anxiety too.
Get away by yourself ,close eyes, breath in deeply then breath in deeper till you feel your diaphragm inflate too .hold for couple of seconds then breath out slowly, when your breathing in focus on any anxiety /stress etc ,then when you breath out let the stress /anxiety go out with your breath .Do this at least five times ,you mite be amazed at the results.

Profile image Maanu14 October, 2014

Deep breathing is an excellent way of dealing with stress and anxiety. far better than smoking and you can do it inside. I had heaps of stress when I started quiting and would often retreat to my room for time out and a few deep breathes. After a while I got even better at destressing and could instantly cool of with some deep breathes on the spot and now I can deal with stuff that used to infuriate me when I smoked and it hardly even riles me nowadays. You are starting to reap the benefits of smokefreedom. It gets even better quit buddy. You will love it

Profile image Axl23126114 October, 2014

Great tip Fagoff. I'll have to try that☺

Profile image Bruce C14 October, 2014

Have you tried breathing in through one nostril & out through the other as part of this? It's a discipline used in some meditation techniques to help focus the mind.

Profile image Nana2214 October, 2014

Great post fagoff. I'm a great believer and practse the deep breathing often. It's very calming.

13Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 51 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 51 days
Grams NOT smoked: 510
Total savings: $595.00
Yay goin good ,nuther foot in front of tuther.

Profile image Nana2213 October, 2014

Yes fagoff, that's the best way to keep moving forward. Have a great day my friend.

Profile image sunray13 October, 2014

Keep moving forward .. you are doing brilliant. Have an awesome day fagoff. ⭐

Profile image Axl23126113 October, 2014

Way to go mate☺

Profile image Meno Babe13 October, 2014

Look at you go fagoff!!!!! You are doing awesomely well :-)

Profile image Bruce C13 October, 2014

Good on you fagoff, but I think I'm noticing a trend, you keep increasing your "days smokefree" so they stay a couple of weeks ahead of mine.

I'll catch you if I have to create a time machine to do it :)

12Oct2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 50 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 50 days
Grams NOT smoked: 500
Total savings: $595.00

Profile image fagoff12 October, 2014

I know ive aready posted today but like many said I wont be back here again ,its only onwards and upwards for me.Today I m a legend,...... in my mind anyway, (-:. have had a great smokefree day,had this yummy mince on toast with poatched egg on top and fries. at a great café on Fitz ave saw my new Gdaughter, and went for a walk up my hill ,halfway anyway and im grateful I could do that. Couldnt even try that 50 days ago.Told my wife too and shes proud of me too ,if I play my cards rite tonite ....who knows , (-:

Profile image Axl23126112 October, 2014

Yes fagoff. You are a legend☺

Profile image aimee712 October, 2014

Haha fagoff that's funny. Glad you had a nice day with yummy food and family that's what life is all about :)

Profile image fagoff12 October, 2014

better get out and mow the lawn now .ive sharpened up my iceblock stick again ,its only about a half inch long now ,my three month reward is a new iceblock stick .so that's sumthing to look forward too (-:

Profile image Nana2212 October, 2014

We'll all know now fagoff. Thanks for that!. lol Glad you've had a good day for this milestone.

Profile image PokuruGirl12 October, 2014

We went to Phil's Place at the Mount Bridge Marina and had some completely awesome tapas, in the sun with a big beer. Fabulous. To compensate, veggie soup for tea!

Congrats on 50 days smokefree. If you can love being smoke free more than the thought of a smoke, you've won the battle.

Profile image Maanu12 October, 2014

When I read your comment about not being back here again I thought you were going to leave us and I thought oh no I will miss him But I looked into it and realised what you meant. Phew (-8

CONGRATULATIONS on 50 days of smoke freedom and all the blessings that come with quitting. Carry on :"Onwards and upwards" as you say. At least now upwards is not a torturous near death experience like it was when we smoked.

Profile image SusyQ12 October, 2014

Whoop whoop on 50 days. It is such a huge achievement, and you are going so well. Congratulations, and nope, you won't be back here again! Glad you celebrated!

Profile image Bruce C12 October, 2014

You can't turn the clock back so you shouldn't be able to go back to smoking.

Of course you are a legend, in 1000 years the survivors of global warming will sit around the sun-warmed night stones telling of fagoff who could put fire to his lips and breathe out smoke, BUT chose not to.

Profile image Nickers7613 October, 2014

WHOOP WHOOP 50 Days fantastic stats!!!! Congrats and make sure you celebrate :)

Profile image Saffron13 October, 2014

Congratulations on half a hundy, fagoff!!

Profile image Darren NOPE13 October, 2014

Nice work good milestone!