Stats Update: 536 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 536 days
Grams NOT smoked: 5360
Total savings: $7,160.00
Yep. nice savings ,mind you I just spend it on other stuff ,but at least its good stuff .(-:
Stats Update: 528 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 528 days
Grams NOT smoked: 5280
Total savings: $7,040.00
Stats Update: 520 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 520 days
Grams NOT smoked: 5200
Total savings: $6,960.00
Still NOPING along,ODAT. (-:
Stats Update: 512 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 512 days
Grams NOT smoked: 5120
Total savings: $6,840.00
Still NOPE .Im enjoying the warm summer days. Have had my kids up to stay for the last week ,we had a great time.
Stats Update: 500 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 500 days
Grams NOT smoked: 5000
Total savings: $6,680.00
I don't really think much about how long ive been off unowots these days .However I am still very glad to be off the dreaded unowots. (-:
If your just starting your quit then just stick at it one day at a time. Find what works best for you then click the repeat button every morning, simple as that really. It doesn't matter how many attempts it takes either as long as we get back on the wagon. I lost count of how many times I tried, yet here I am .
Once a person has become addicted to a substance ,their brain has become permanently wired to think that the substance of choice ,tobacco will make us feel better, especially when difficulties come along. Eventually after we have quit it becomes sidelined and sort of deactivated. We learn that we can cope with whatever life gives us without the drug.
However it only takes one puff of tobacco to reactivate the old wiring again. When we slip up we have a short time frame to get back on the wagon again but need to be very vigilant and determined to stay stopped. It took most of us many years to become hooked, it logically makes sense that its going to take sometime ( maybe years) to become truly free of this addiction. As long as we are not smoking and ingesting the thousands of known cancer causing chemicals ,what does it matter if we still use some form of NRT .I know the purists think like this, but the facts show that many people do fall off the wagon sometimes years after quitting tobacco, often with deadly results. I believe its better to take the long view. I do not wish to ever pick up a cigarette ever again. Some people seem to have been able to totally remove all forms of nicotine from their lives ,thats great ,good for you. However many people do need to continue with NRT ,be proud of the fact that you aren't smoking and slowly killing yourself. You have achieved a great accomplishment, you will now live longer and experience improved health. We are not all the same thank goodness. You are a precious and wonderful human being however you manage to break free of this terrible addiction.
And it does get easier and better I hardly ever think about smoking any more and do feel much stronger and more confident in my ability to stay stopped. However occasionally my crazy brain can still occasionally tell me just one puff would be nice. I aim too be totally nicotine free one day but im not in any hurry ,why should I be I have a wonderful life and mostly reasonable health and God willing ill be around for a long while yet. Happy tobacco free New Year all.
Stats Update: 496 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 496 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4960
Total savings: $6,640.00
My second New years day unowot free. Its a good feeling .Never believed I could stay off the dreaded unowots but here I am.If todays your first day then stick with it ,One day at a time .And Make NOPE your mantra. You will get all the support you need right here.. Happy New Year.
I just found out recently that my sister whos not even fifty yet has that awful COPD disease. She is in and out of hospitals and it doesn't seem like she will last much longer. It makes me sad for her ,but grateful that I still have reasonable health ,especially since I abused my poor old bod with booze and drugs years ago,and have only recently managed to get off the dreaded unowots. Life is definitely not fair ,but I realised some time ago that no matter what cards im dealt its up too me how I play them. I can feel sorry for myself and moan about it and stay stuck or choose to see whats good about what I do have and make the most of whatever opportunities I do notice. Todays going to be a good day ( I decided) lets see what I can make of it.
The irony of the story is my sister never smoked in her life or drank much either.
Stats Update: 493 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 493 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4930
Total savings: $6,600.00
Still nope ,enjoying summer. only 7 days till 500 .wow howd that happen.(-:
Stats Update: 484 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 484 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4840
Total savings: $6,480.00
still nope. im enjoying the summer here in the coromandel.
health both physical and mental are much improved .Been doing more walking for fitness lately,we have some nice hill walks here just minutes from home.