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14Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 113 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 113 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1130
Total savings: $1,330.00

Profile image fagoff5 days ago

those savings are pretty good mind you ive spent all that and a bit more on doing up my old HQ but at least I can see where I spent it and its starting to look pretty good too.

Profile image Nickers765 days ago

Fantastic Fagoff be proud!! Like you said its nicer to see what you get for your money :-)

Profile image Axl2312615 days ago

Still one day ahead of me I see. Lol. What colour are you painting car?

Profile image clarence the cat4 days ago

Well done!! Love to see a pic of your HQ when its painted.

Profile image Nana224 days ago

Good on you fagoff. It's great that you have a project to get into, and much better to be spending your money on doing up your HQ than just setting fire to it (the money, not the car!)

Profile image Ladylene3 days ago

Lost of 1's and 3's in those stats :) Nice numbers Fagoff :)

13Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 112 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 112 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1120
Total savings: $1,330.00

Profile image fagoff5 days ago

check out this site to calculate how much is safe to drink and drive,thought it mite be helpful especially over xmas. www.alcoholhelpcenter.net/Program/BAC_Standalone.aspx

Profile image Nana225 days ago

Nice to see the numbers still ticking over fagoff. Enjoy your evening.

Profile image sunray4 days ago

Hi fagoff, congratulations on your awesome stats. Well done. ⭐

12Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 111 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 111 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1110
Total savings: $1,295.00
feeling a bit blah today been wanting to get out and finish painting my car for couple of weeks but weather is no good on my days off ,was hoping to have it done by xmas so we could take it to Dunedin at xmas, sigh. at least nope eh.

Profile image Axl23126112 December, 2014

Yeah, I hate it when you have days off the weather is usually #$&@. At least you're smokefree mate☺

Profile image Nana2212 December, 2014

It's just not right aye fagoff, when you work and are being so good with not smoking, you'd think the weather could at least co-operate on your days off! As you say, at least NOPE. Your numbers are looking mighty fine today. What is your emergency? LOL

Profile image Bruce C12 December, 2014

Great stats. Fire, ambulance, police or quit-line :)

Profile image Nickers766 days ago

Hope that the weather starts being a little more co-operative with your days off!!!! Great stats Fagoff :-) Definitely NOPE :-)

10Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 109 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 109 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1090
Total savings: $1,295.00

Profile image flower10 December, 2014

there is no stopping you now way to go

Profile image fagoff10 December, 2014

I believe one of the hallmarks of addiction is the perceived inability to cope with strong emotions. This has always been me ,I would want to get away from strong unpleasant emotions .Used to be alcohol, sometimes fantasy and always with smoking.
At work last night I had a really difficult situation to deal with,I managed the situation ok, but it really shook me up and afterwards I noticed my head and emotions were all over the place, it really upset me . Never considered picking up a unowot , but I did notice I wanted to get away into fantasy land and woke up this morning still a bit like that so eventually realized what I was doing and decided to stop doing that and asked HP for help to let it go and stay in the now.I am feeling much better now.I must be getting better I think . It is more than possible to cope with whatever life throws at us without having to pick up a unowot. I know from hard experience that I would feel much worse today if I had picked up a smoke. NOPE,NOPE ,NOPE. (-:

Profile image Axl23126110 December, 2014

Hi fagoff. Since I've given up smoking emotions are more intense for some reason. In some way it's probably a good thing. Hang in there mate☺

Profile image sunray10 December, 2014

Good on you not turning back to your old ways fagoff that's determination to stay smokefree. Be proud and I hope your day gets better sending you a ((hug)). NOPE is awesome. Congratulations on your brilliant stats. ⭐

Profile image hippychik8710 December, 2014

Hi fagoff, I know exactly how you feel as I have dealt with the same stuff. I would always run away from it somehow and not deal with whatever I was going thru. I read "I'm OK, You're OK" and although I don't agree with everything in the book, it helped me understand where my extreme emotions came from. I'm currently reading "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle which is about how to stay calm and reach inner peace. It has helped me so much and got me into a strong mindset for my quit. I'm not even halfway through and have already started noticing changes in myself. I highly recommend both of these books for emotional strength and understanding. You're doing great already, just thought I'd let you know how I am dealing with similar issues :)

Profile image thin-barbie10 December, 2014

Wahoo fagoff! !!

Profile image Nana2210 December, 2014

This is such a learning experience aye fagoff?. Like you, i have in the past used many things to mask the unpleasantness in my life, and smoking is the last one to go. It can be very scarey at times having to deal with the emotions without the crutch. You are doing it and i am so proud of you. The more we cope without a crutch, the easier it gets. You are doing brilliantly my friend.

Profile image fagoff10 December, 2014

Thanx guys . Last night one of my colleagues supported me through the difficult situation and the txtd me this am to see if I was ok. I bought her a large coffee just the way she likes it and gave her a big hug and thank you .
Makes me think of some more benefits to not smoking that I never imagined.
I am
calmer, more tolerant ,patient, more acceptance of lifes issues, more empathic,more emotionaly aware ( doesn't always seem so good but it is ) more self determination in all areas especially with unowots.
The list keeps growing, good eh.

Profile image Maanu10 December, 2014

Congratulations fagoff you are/have conquered a terrible addiction and you are becoming a healthier stronger and wiser person for it. It sure is a great feeling to real you ate ftee and can cope without the filthy unowots

8Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 107 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 107 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1070
Total savings: $1,260.00

Profile image fagoff8 December, 2014

Allgood (-:

Profile image Axl2312618 December, 2014

Allgood. Allgreat I say. Well done mate☺

Profile image Nana228 December, 2014

Doing great fagoff and it is most definitely all good. :-)

Profile image aimee78 December, 2014

Going great buddy :) cute dog in pic too :)

Profile image Calmwaters8 December, 2014

Ditto what Axl said :)

Profile image cigsuck8 December, 2014

Definetly more than all good... well done

7Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 106 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 106 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1060
Total savings: $1,260.00

Profile image fagoff7 December, 2014

Still plodding on ,nothing much too report,no majors happening thank goodness.

Profile image Axl2312617 December, 2014

Hi fagoff. Plodding along? You're going along in leaps and bounds mate☺

Profile image Nana227 December, 2014

Great to hear fagoff. Plodding on quietly - no dramas is all good definitely!

Profile image clarence the cat7 December, 2014

Plodding along is good. Look at your achievements. Well done!!

Profile image Wedford7 December, 2014

I'm jelalous

Profile image sunray7 December, 2014

Awesome fagoff you are doing great. Have a fantastic day. ⭐

Profile image Bruce C7 December, 2014

Let's hope it stays that way, one uneventful (viz smoking) after another, forever.

Profile image aimee77 December, 2014

This is all great news! Well done fagoff
:-)

Profile image Calmwaters7 December, 2014

Well done Fagoff!

4Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 103 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 103 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1030
Total savings: $1,225.00

Profile image fagoff4 December, 2014

Feeling pretty stoked I bought a new compressor and spray gun set up as my quiting treat and started painting my hq holden today im really rapt with the finish I achieved with my new set up,its a different kind of set up a HVLP spray gun which was a bit of a risk as its quite different from what I had before but I did plenty of research online first so I felt confident it would be better than what I had. I guess many of you are going wth is he talking about. Feels great to have something really good to share with you.when ive finished the car ill show you in my profile pic. And whats even better I didn't feel like having a unowot to celebrate told yous instead. (-:

Profile image Axl2312614 December, 2014

That's great news mate. The Hq was my first car I ever owned. 202 engine, column shift, bench seats, chrome bumpers. They don't build cars like that anymore eh. It's great that you've bought something with the money saved from not smoking☺

Profile image Calmwaters4 December, 2014

Cool, can't wait to see the finished result, enjoy!!

Profile image Granny Oakley4 December, 2014

You are doing so good. Looking forward to seeing the car finished. I had a Valliant VG once. Really liked it.

Profile image hippychik874 December, 2014

Omg u guys I'm soooo jealous! I've wanted a Kingswood since I was like 17.. can't wait to see the finished product fagoff! Is it a 202 or 308? So jelly! Settled for a Calias for now until my kids are big enough not to trash it lol

Profile image Mumsy594 December, 2014

Super stats, happy painting

Profile image Nana224 December, 2014

Go for it fagoff. I'm happy for you.

Profile image Bruce C4 December, 2014

Good puppy. Niced puppy. No more smoksies for you. Kingswoods are OK, but my heart belongs in the 186 special.

Profile image fagoff5 December, 2014

Its an HQ Belmont with a 186 motor

1Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Bit emotional

Yes I do feel a bit teary really not sure why. 100 days ago I really didn't believe I could remain smokefree and be ok with that, but I really am and there are so many benefits to being smokefree I just decided that's enuff no more smokes and it felt different from countless other attempts . I cant say its been easy it hasn't but somehow something has kept me going through all the ups and downs ive had . My desire to really find out what life can be like smokefree has kept growing a day at a time. I have also been prepared to use whatever help I can get along the way especially this blogsite and nrt. Maybe I was ready this time I don't know .I do know I love being smokefree, I hated feeling like I was chained to cigarettes and really believed I would never be free of them, I think the best benefit is not having to live with that constant inner battle of knowing Im killing myself with every smoke but not knowing how to stop. Its wonderfully peaceful in my head most of the time now,that alone makes it worthwhile.

Profile image cjtwo1 December, 2014

Congratulations inspirational blog have a great day :-)

Profile image Axl2312611 December, 2014

Hi fagoff. I have a feeling that you'll never put a cigarette to your lips ever again. Good on you mate. You deserve to bask in the glory☺

Profile image Nickers761 December, 2014

Congratulations again Fagoff! You have every right to be emotional today, you have come so far and to reach this milestone is just fantastic!

Profile image Nana221 December, 2014

You're bound to feel a bit emotional fagoff, to get that hundy is huge. For a deep thinker such as your fine self, i would have been surprised if you hadn't felt emotional. Celebrate this achievement.

Profile image aimee71 December, 2014

You are awesome!

Profile image Bruce C1 December, 2014

I never really expected this to be my sticky quit either and for similar reasons so I understand what you are saying.

Congratulations on making the magic 100.

Profile image Calmwaters1 December, 2014

Congrats on the big one hundred!!

Profile image Yorkshire Lass1 December, 2014

Congratulations Fagoff. 100 Club is a massive achievement. Be very proud!!!

Profile image SusyQ1 December, 2014

Awesome work on your 100 days fagoff. You own every slinger one of them. Well done!

1Dec2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 100 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 100 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1000
Total savings: $1,190.00

Profile image suemack1 December, 2014

Wooohooo! Welcome to the Hundy Club xoxoxox

Profile image fagoff1 December, 2014

A few firsts today first of December and Summer yay and first day as a newly minted member of Hundy club double yay.Didnt think that would be me 100 days ago cant believe I havnt had even one tiny wee puff of a cigarete. Have thought about it a few times but NOPE . Off too work now talk to yous l8r . (-:

Profile image Axl2312611 December, 2014

You bloody beaut! Well done mate. You can probably hear me cheering from Nelson. You've deserved this mate. Save a seat for me, I'll be there tomorrow☺

Profile image sunray1 December, 2014

Cheering you from the far north too fagoff ... Congratulations and welcome to the hundy club ...Woohoo well done ...Have a great day. Be super proud of yourself!!! ☺⭐

Profile image Bruce C1 December, 2014

Fantastic. Round numbers are wonderful. Well done one earning your first century of many

Profile image aimee71 December, 2014

A massive congrats fagoff!! This is a super acheivement. A wish you a very happy hundy day :)

Profile image flower1 December, 2014

Fantastic 100 way to go it is all plain sailing now

Profile image Nana221 December, 2014

YAY! Welcome to the Hundy Club fagoff ! we have been waiting for you and now the party can begin. I am so proud of you and the commitment you have shown to yourself and to your smokefree journey. Love & hugs to you.

Profile image Nickers761 December, 2014

YAY!!!!!! Fantastic effort Fagoff 100!!!! WHOOP WHOOP Keep up the great work :-)

Profile image Saffron1 December, 2014

Congratulations, fagoff and welcome the Hundy Club! Enjoy celebrating ☺

Profile image Janet G1 December, 2014

Woohoooo :) Congratulations fagoff :) well done!!!

Profile image Darren1 December, 2014

Wow that is so awesome, great stats, I'm jealous

Profile image DJfree1 December, 2014

Way to go, awesomely well done

Profile image clarence the cat1 December, 2014

Hooray!! You made it. Three cheers for you!! On to the next 100. Congratulations.

Profile image Elevtheria1 December, 2014

Welcome to the hundy club fagoff! Well done :) x

Profile image fagoff1 December, 2014

Thanx guys I really appreciate the kind words. (-:

Profile image Dididi1 December, 2014

welcome to the hundy club, you are now officially a member, party time!!!!

Profile image Calmwaters1 December, 2014

We'll done and congrats!!!!

Profile image Emmy girl1 December, 2014

Congratulations on your first smokefree hundy.. welcome to the hundy club! Yaaaaaay :-)

Profile image Ladylene1 December, 2014

Wahoo Fagoff .. Welcome to the Hundy Club .. you rock! Lady hands Fagoff a nice cold drink :) I hope you can hear me over all the cheering :) lol

Profile image Arria1 December, 2014

Congrats on reaching the Hundy Club there Fagoff :) Awesome achievement

30Nov2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 99 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 99 days
Grams NOT smoked: 990
Total savings: $1,155.00

Profile image Bruce C30 November, 2014

Amazingly well done. 100 tomorrow.

Profile image suemack30 November, 2014

Nearly there!

Profile image clarence the cat30 November, 2014

One more day . Amazing.

Profile image fagoff30 November, 2014

Yes looking forward to that.didnt sleep so good last night had dreadful reflux all night which made me cough ,mite of over done the curry for tea but it wwas so yum..Am still very snotty cant seem to get rid of this darn cold .But otherwise im a box of fluffy ducks really.Lovely day here mite go for wee ride over to lil river.

Profile image Nana2230 November, 2014

1 more sleep! If you are anything like me you won't get much sleep tonight on Hundy Club Eve! Are you sure it's a cold you have and not a hayfever, allergy type thing? Enjoy this last day of the double digits fagoff.

Profile image Axl23126130 November, 2014

You're doing it mate. 1 more sleep till the hundy club. I'm still one day behind you and I'm determined that I always will be, for both our sakes. Enjoy your Sunday fagoff and prepare to celebrate tomorrow☺

Profile image aimee730 November, 2014

Exciting!!! Well done fagoff.

Profile image Elevtheria30 November, 2014

How exiting! Hope you're ready to celebrate :D xxx

Profile image missu30 November, 2014

Fantastic stats. Did you try a wee bit of baking soda??

Profile image Ladylene30 November, 2014

Ooh ooh .. magnesium for that reflux Fagoff. I got off all my meds using mag. Take a pinch of epsom salts (magnesium sulphate from the supermarket) in a glass of water at night .. I did that for 3 weeks then slowly weaned off my meds. Hey presto .. 4 years later and no meds, no reflux :) One more sleep .. wahoo