Stats Update: 365 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 365 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3650
Total savings: $4,880.00
Wow I made it. Prior to starting this quit I really didn't believe I was capable of not smoking, I have been making serious attempts since before 2010. I tried cold turkey usually lasted about half a day. Hypnotism ,lit up as I walked out the door. patches,gum and lozenges, I sometimes lasted nearly a day.Champix I managed 3 months with two or three slipups in between. When the big shakes started in Chch I eventually caved in again. Tried champix again and it seemed to have no positive affect apart from feeling stuffed up in the head. tried zyban and much the same as champix. Christmas 2013 I got pnieumonia ,went to hospital and was very sick. I did stop mostly for about three days.Then I managed to stick to 3 a day for a few days ,then bam ,full on again. July /August last year I started getting the same symptoms I had the prior Christmas and I just couldn't face the prospect of going back to hospital and struggling to breath again ,that was a scary time .I decided on the Saturday night ,this is it ive had enough,no more smokes.I wasn't sure how I was going to do it but I had my old ecig still in the cupboard from a previous attempt so sunday morning I got it out and somehow that's been enough.Eventually after doing lots of research, I got onto a US website and bought a much betther ecig and good quality ejuice to go in the ecig. A lot of what you buy in NZ is not very good especially the liquid that goes in the ecigs.
I decided that as I smoked for 40 years I should take my time with this quit business. So I havnt really thought about quiting the ecig yet .Now that ive got a year up off the dreaded unowots ,I might start looking at the ecig too in the near future.
Stats Update: 360 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 360 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3600
Total savings: $4,800.00
Getting close to the big one year now. seems pretty amazing .
Still NOPE just keep putting one foot in front of the otherPretty simple really. Find what works and keep doing it. That way theres nothing to forget and it becomes automatic.Hope you all going good .
Stats Update: 356 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 356 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3560
Total savings: $4,760.00
Still NOPE getting close to a whole year off the unowots, hard to believe at times really. I just keep it simple .Seems to work.
Stats Update: 351 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 351 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3510
Total savings: $4,680.00
Still NOPE, having a good weekend ,busy painting the new house.
Work has been much better lately.Ive been focussing on the positive and just getting on with life,feels good. Getting close to a year now .Pretty stoked about that.(-:
Stats Update: 345 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 345 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3450
Total savings: $4,600.00
Still NOPE. Coping with life a lot better lately and feeling more positive.
Im pleased and surprised that even when the going has been tuff ,picking up a unowot hasn't been an option.I guess its true that it does get easier.
Occasionally when I see someone smoking I think for a second ,one of those would be nice ,but its just a thought that I have control over.
Hope every ones going good.I don't blog so much now ,though I still come on for a nosy every other day.Havnt seen much of axl for a while hope your doing well mate. .Not long till our first year off unowots eh.Good to see a few familiar faces and new ones on here too
Stats Update: 339 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 339 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3390
Total savings: $4,520.00
Lifes been a bit tuffer going lately, anxiety levels off the scale a couple of times ,really had to practice ODAAT,there does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel so that's reassuring, and on the good side I havnt picked up a smoke so that's pretty amazing for me. Less than one month to go till its a whole year off the unowots. Still NOPE NOPE NOPE. (-:
Stats Update: 331 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 331 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3310
Total savings: $4,440.00
still nope ,been a bit up and down today and grumpy ,would be the same if I was smoking so no point smoking eh ,id have even more reason to feel crappy then .That's life ,the good and the not so good.non smokers have it ,so why should I expect to be different. still can laugh so not all bad news.
Stats Update: 327 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 327 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3270
Total savings: $4,360.00
Still NOPE.I havnt been on for a while as we havnt had internet access at our new place till now. weve started renovating our house ,it certainly needs it but nothing we cant handle and it will be so nice to have it all new looking and clean .Im back at work slowly getting back into the swing of things.Some days are not so enjoyable then others are good .So gotta take it a day at a time. Was thinking today wow its nearly a year since I last had a puff or a ciggarete, that still amazes me as it took so long to get there. My health is way better but still not 100 % .I am grateful that life is so much better as a result of not smoking.It hasn't been easy but it has been worth it.Hope you all are doing ok.Remember the answer to nicodemons temptations is always NOPE. (-:
Stats Update: 322 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 322 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3220
Total savings: $4,320.00
Still NOPE.moved into our new place ,no furniture till truck arrives Monday hopefully,and back to work again. finding it difficult to get back into things really. feel quite lazy ,maybe jetlag ?.It will be good to begin to get back into a normalish lifestyle again.life has been pretty unormal for a few months now.hope eveyones going good. cold at nigfht but lovely and sunny now.
Stats Update: 315 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 315 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3150
Total savings: $4,200.00
Still NOPE. Taking a while to get back to normal, had a good normal sleep Thursday night then woke up today at 2 am ,gonna be a long day.
I don't have to pick up a smoke today that's a good thing.
Hope you all have a good day.