Stats Update: 245 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 245 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2450
Total savings: $3,280.00
Also 8 calendar months today as well .Pretty pleased about that .Back in chch for weekend .Having friends over for a bit of a sendoff ,though we still havnt found a permanent place to live in thames yet. Bit of a significant weekend for me as Monday will be 25 years since I last had a drink too. Very stoked about that. I guess we can do anything if we really put our minds and whole self to it. Hope you all have a great Anzac weekend.
Stats Update: 240 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 240 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2400
Total savings: $3,200.00
another 5 days bite the dust.pleased about that.job is better feel like I'm getting the hang of it .I it is difficult to feel positive about my living situation still stuck in a sleep out ,there are very few rentals available in thames and we haven't had much luck finding a house that we like enough to buy.just took wife to airport , don't know when we can be up here together for any length of time and miss our dog and cat too.it gets tiring trying to stay positive ,hopefully something will turn up soon.
Stats Update: 235 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 235 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2350
Total savings: $3,160.00
another 5 days bite the dust.I'm definitely feeling a lot more positive and happier than I was 5 days ago. I know it's not all been about quitting ,but then again smoking was always about my whole life so I'm having too make changes in all areas. Smoking was always my way of coping with anything ,so in quitting I'm having to learn how to cope without uno wot , nearly said my trusty friend but that was never true they were never my friend. I still like the smell of people smoking but gag at the after smell on people.just grateful that's not me now.
Yep had a good day today .I decided over weekend the next two weeks are make or break as far as this new jobs concerned.I've been asking the acting manager for help and not much action,just getting more frustrated and anxious trying to figure it out for myself,but no good.I decided to be more proactive and find help myself. Had a good session with a comp systems lady today and actually learnt some good stuff. also been practise handing it over ,not letting the small stuff bug me so much.even managed to negotiate a better time sharing arrangement with a colleague. did a good turn today was out walking at lunchtime and found a wallet with over $500 in it I took it too cops shop and later the owner rang me and was very grateful she got me some yum chocolate and a wednesday lotto ticket .feels good to be alive today and of course still nope nope nope.☺
Stats Update: 230 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 230 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2300
Total savings: $3,080.00
another 5 days bite the dust .glad to be smoke free. Has been tuff week though I have coped fairly well mostly.this morning was especially tuff ,I wound up getting a bit over stressed mid morning felt like chucking it all in really struggled to concentrate .feeling exhausted now mentally and emotionally really glad I'm finished for the week now. My vapor (ecig) has saved my bacon this last week or so ,if I didn't have it I know I would have picked up a unowot. Had the thought a few times but just vaped away instead and kept repeating nope nope nope. I will get up again and knock the ba#@%&d off next week odaat ,the job that is but for now gona switch brain off and try to enjoy the weekend. My rant for the week.
Where are you guzigirl haven't seen you in a while ,hope your doing OK.
another good day
its strange how much different things can seem just by changing my perspective.last week I was beginning to think I've made a huge mistake changing jobs and towns. I DI'd have some really difficult problems to cope with last week, they were becoming insurmountable, then I realized I was too focused on the problem and that's all I could see. I also realized I couldn't carry on like that.this week I've been reminding myself that yes I am faulty ,have a lot to learn and it will take a while to become competent at my job. There are things in my life that I'd prefer were different. But more importantly there is so much in my life that's great.was driving back from paeroa today and I thought wow this is awesome .I love working with people the way I do and bonus they pay me for this. I am feeling better to the chest infection seems to be getting better.I get drive the coolest car around my trusty holden And my beloved is coming up for the weekend,woo-hoo, wink wink. Well I can dream eh I have some challenging stuff to deal with but I can do that one thing at a time.and best of all I am over 7 months u no wot free. Life is pretty darn good.thanx for your support
Today was pretty good I coped with everything and just kept reminding myself keep it simple ,do your best and bugger the rest. (- . I'm doing OK .I am a wee way from being competent at the administration organizational part of my job but I'm doing OK. Might sound silly to others but I was getting pretty stressed out which caused me to do even less well then the negative thinking was starting r to drag me even further down.that's something I can't afford as it wouldn't be long before u no wots become a viable option again.thank for your support it really helps.I don't blog every day but I usually come on for a nosey.
Had a great weekend in chch with my wife ( best m8) was reminded that if I focus on what's not rite in life then guess what I'll only see.and it also robs me of peace and contentment .so had a bit of a boot up the backside in a nice way. There is also so much good that's happening in my life that I can forget sometimes. I'm going to have a good week and deal with the challenges one at a time and not stay focused on them. History tells me I always overcome difficulties and I don't have to do it alone either .it's great be able to ramble on here at times and I do appreciate your thought's too.
I have noticed I seem to be more prone to anxiety as I've gotten older ,l dont like it but I have to accept it and find better ways of coping with it.
I used to get away by myself when I felt it coming on and light up a u nowot.
That's not an option now . I must remember to practice deep breathing instead and talking helps too. Slept better last night and I feel better physically as well. Just gotta keep it simple and stay in the day .I can do that.hope you all have a great smoke free week.
Stats Update: 225 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 225 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2250
Total savings: $3,000.00
Glad to be smokefree .But over getting chest infections ,this time its probably not as bad as a few months ago but still annoying and keeps hanging on coughing up goobies short breathed and no energy ,im trying to avoid antibiotics this time as its not good having them too much, using cough lozenges ,musinex and inhallor to help breath.Dr and health pros all say it might take 12 months too come rite ,I hope it does it certainly affects all areas of my life and it does get me a bit down at times .
I don't really have serious cravings these days I sort of figure it would be like picking up a loaded gun. I do feel like ive got a lot on my plate to cope with this and new job,town ,etc so I have to take it a day at a time .Celebrate the good times and hang in there through the other times.
I am certainly earning my stripes as far as this quit goes.I know it is worth it, just wish it was a bit easier at times.