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5Mar2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 194 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 194 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1940
Total savings: $2,600.00
Whew my work weeks over, the new jobs good but been very tiring learning lots of new stuff,im off back to chch for the weekend ,will be great to see my wife and all the normal stuff. I still need to find some better accommodation im living in a sleepout basicly and it is very basic. One thing at a time though eh Im coping ok with the change I think, my head hasn't been to bad this week. Apart from Monday I havnt really even thawt about unowots really till now so that's great.Catch you all later . (-:

Profile image Axl2312611 day ago

Glad everything is working out for you mate. 6 more days....☺

Profile image Nana221 day ago

Enjoy your time back in ChCh with your wife fagoff. Glad everything is okay. :-)

Profile image aimee71 day ago

Have a lovely weekend in chch fagoff :)

Profile image clarence the cat16 hours ago

Enjoy your weekend fagoff. You have earned it.

3Mar2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 192 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 192 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1920
Total savings: $2,560.00

Had a few mad moments today after work ,the place im staying at is up a steep (to me ) hill I walked to work and coming home I kept getting puffed and had to keep stopping to get my breath back ,I started thinking whats the point of quiting I was more healthy when I smoked. isn't the mind a b&*^%Y liar sometimes that's not true at all at the end of my smoking career I wouldn't even have tried walking up a hill like this one let alone been able to do it. Smoking has definitely not been good on my health I only hope in time I will recover more of my breathing ability.
Walking around town it amazes me the number of young people I see smoking especially now with all the advertising about the REAL DANGERS OF SMOKING.

Profile image Rose43 days ago

Yes last time I started again because of my silly brain saying I was better off too. (I got really really bad quitters flu for aaaaages!!!) This time I will not as it was harder to quit I do not want to go through the rough patch again. (although I have not had the quitters flu yet this time around) hopefully I got it all out the first time. Woah look at those savings you are doing tremendously well! go you!

Profile image Nana222 days ago

I have days when i get very huffy puffy fagoff - but it's still a very big improvement from where we were eh? It is so sad seeing the young ones smoking - if only we could tell them where it leads......and if only they would listen!
You're doing great fagoff and now only 8 days to go. Keep on keeping on.

2Mar2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 191 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 191 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1910
Total savings: $2,560.00
Whew another hot day , first day at new job lots too try and take in .all the people ive met seem really nice. having an official welcome tomoro from the staff .Ive just come up here on my own and staying in temp accommodation till I find something more suitable so up here on my own which feels a bit strange.so havnt moved all our household yet ,will do that in a month or so. I had a minor mental meltdown last night for a while and didn't sleep to well but still NOPE so that parts good. ..Had a minor panic last night I noticed my car lights weren't working, but I found an electrician this morning and its all fixed now .The last few weeks have gone by in a whirlwind ,hopefully things will slow down now and I can settle down .

Profile image Axl2312614 days ago

Hey fagoff. Once you've been at your new job for a few days things will settle down. All the best for your new life in Coromandel. A beautiful place. Only 9 more days till the double hundy mate☺

Profile image Nana224 days ago

Hi fagoff. It must feel a bit weird being up there on your own, but not for long eh?. Glad you got your lights sorted out qucksmart - one thing you don't need to worry about. I'm not surprised you feel like it's been a whirlwind. Look at all you've done in the last few weeks! And all while remaining smokefree too! You should feel so proud of yourself.....and i am so proud of you. You are in control of your life. Awesome stats too eh!!

Profile image josienz19584 days ago

Looking good fagoff - good luck with the new job and lifestyle.

Profile image Ladylene4 days ago

Oooh big changes Fagoff .. I hope that month flies by and your family will soon be with you . Thats hard being alone hey. Well done on 191 days .. wooohooo .

Profile image clarence the cat3 days ago

Great stats. Well done. Good luck with your new job Fagoff. Enjoy the beautiful Coromandel.

1Mar2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 190 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 190 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1900
Total savings: $2,560.00

Profile image Nana225 days ago

Hey fagoff. Well done on 190 days smokefree. Only 10 away from the double hundy. How awesome! Hope the move went well and that the job goes well too. Very well done my friend.

Profile image fagoff5 days ago

Arived yesterday in Coromandel wow what a lovely place,had a great drive up here from Chch. I didn't realize there was so much beautiful countryside in the north Island.
Car went well. I was a bit apprehensive about the big drive since ive had all the work done on it recently.Start my new job tomorrow a bit apprehensive about that but I know ill be fine. I got lost going to Auck airport (-: to drop wife off ,had to backtrack via the scenic suburban route,hehe. I havnt had any major urges for a unowot lately so that's good.Will try to have an early night hopefully the head doesn't get to busy . No doubt ill have plenty to report tomorrow night.chiao.

Profile image Ladylene5 days ago

Wahoo Fagoff .. almost at that second Hundy .. go you! I hope you are feeling really proud of yoursef :) As Nana says .. 'how did the move go?'

Profile image Axl2312615 days ago

I'm glad you got up to the Coromandel safely mate. 10 more days mate till the 2 hundy!

Profile image sunray5 days ago

Awesome stats fagoff ..Great to hear that the car is going fantastic with all your hard work you did on it I bet it goes a dream. Lots of sunny vibes for you starting your new job tomorrow. ⭐

Profile image aimee75 days ago

New adventures are so much fun! Good luck with the job tomorrow and well done on those Awesome stats :)

Profile image Worker5 days ago

Hi fagoff - welcome to the sunny north island. Looking forward to celebrating with you in 10 days time

26Feb2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 187 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 187 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1870
Total savings: $2,520.00
Wow ive cracked the 6 month mark and now not far off 200 days.
Had a nice time in Melbourne. first two days 35 plus degrees whew then around twenty last couple . the Eagles were really amazing best concert Ive ever been too . Played all my favorites. Have haD A sore neck last week or so ,am off to chiro today hopefully he can fix it. Packing up all my stuff today as we are off up North tomoro .Picking up my car this arvo all fixed hopefully ,they cut that a bit fine eh.

Profile image Nana2226 February, 2015

Amazing stats fagoff! You will be at the double hundy before you know it. Good to hear you had a great time in Melbourne and that the concert was fab. Safe travels for your move tomorrow.

Profile image yas0126 February, 2015

Yay 187 days fan flipping tastic!!!
Sounds like you had a great time in oz good luck for tomorrow :)

Profile image Kuikui26 February, 2015

Congrats fagoff, oh you've been to watch one of my fav groups, how awesome. Have an awesome day.

Profile image clarence the cat26 February, 2015

Congratulations Fagoff!! So glad you enjoyed yourself in Melbourne too. Safe travelling.

Profile image Axl23126126 February, 2015

Hi mate. I saw the Eagles in LA years ago. They're even better live than the sound in a studio. Not long till the 2 hundy☺

Profile image Ladylene26 February, 2015

So glad you enjoyed it Fagoff .. would love to have gone :) All the best for your move tomorrow ... travel safely :) And great stats too by the way :)

Profile image That Guy!!26 February, 2015

Welcome to the hotel California, such a lovely place, Eagles rock!!. Ahhhh good times. Good numbers there fagoff. Keep it up :)

24Feb2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 185 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 185 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1850
Total savings: $2,480.00

Profile image fagoff24 February, 2015

Yaya 6 months ago today I had my last unowot and decided no more. For me the vaporizer ( ecig) has enabled me to stay stopped. Nothing else ever worked. I'm having a we break in Melbourne before I start a new job in Coro Mandel next week. Hope u all doing OK .

Profile image Axl23126124 February, 2015

Congratulations mate. How was the Eagles concert☺

Profile image fagoff24 February, 2015

It's been a Rollercoaster ride for sure was very emotional first couple of months.got really sick over Xmas. I felt very blah till about new years ,been better in all those areas since though. My fingers are all clean now ,no yuccy stains or stink. We've walked all over the city here and feeling more healthy too.when I get back I'm gonna keep up my walking and get fitter. It seems a shame when I see lots of young ones smoking , when I started around 1974 everyone smoked and only really men smoked back then. We didn't know what smoking would do to us down the track. I am so glad I've finally managed to quit,it's taken a while .off to see the Eagles tonight and a quiet day today.

Profile image fagoff24 February, 2015

Real men and women too,

Profile image Nana2224 February, 2015

Huge congratulations to you fagoff on your 6 months smokefree! You have fought the fight so well - and won. You can feel so proud of yourself for achieving this awesome milestone. It has been a pleasure sharing this journey with you. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your break. Nana hug coming your way. (((fagoff)))

Profile image Saffron24 February, 2015

Congratulations on six months, fagoff. Great acheivement! Enjoy your break and I hope your new job goes well ☺

Profile image Saffron24 February, 2015

Oops! *achievement

Profile image yas0124 February, 2015

Well done Fagoff on your 6 months!
Have a great time in oz :)

Profile image maximus24 February, 2015

Fantastic stars wow look at you go girl!!!

Profile image Thunderbirds are go24 February, 2015

Congrats on your 6 months fagoff. Yay for you! Hope you really enjoy that concert, should be good :)

Profile image Darren24 February, 2015

Great stuff, 6 month, oh how time flys with the Eagles...

Profile image Bruce C24 February, 2015

What can I say? 6 months, well done, keep it up.

Profile image Arria25 February, 2015

Awesome stuff Fagoff. Have a good break!

Profile image ruppi26 February, 2015

6 months- just brilliant! Congratulations, Fagoff!!

20Feb2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Im off

To Melbourne tomoro to see the eagles and have a few days holiday for my wifes birthday. looking forward to that as we didn't really have much of a break over xmas what with me getting sick and all.Then two days after we get back im off to Coromandel to start new job. The last few days ive been feeling a lot calmer and seem to be getting things sorted and organised ok. Guess I wont be needing to go through duty free for cheap unowots this time eh (-: , Not sure if il be on here for a few days though we have recently bought one of those little mini computer thingies so mite be able too.

Profile image Axl23126120 February, 2015

Enjoy your holiday mate. You deserve it☺

Profile image mikeyb0720 February, 2015

the eagles yay

Profile image Nana2220 February, 2015

You and your Wife have a wonderful time in Melbourne fagoff. It will be great not having to hang out on the plane trip and then try and find somewhere to have a smoke as soon as you arrive. You really do deserve this - you've done so very well. Safe travels.

Profile image Nana2220 February, 2015

And Happy Birthday to your Wife.

Profile image Ladylene20 February, 2015

Enjoy your break Fagoff ... I'm so jealous .. I'd love to see the Eagles :)

How cool that you don't need to do the 'duty free' thing at customs anymore. Extra money to spend on your holiday :) And yes .. Happy Birthday to your wife :)

Profile image sunray20 February, 2015

Have a fantastic time fagoff. You so deserve your trip. Happy birthday to your wife. ⭐

Profile image Ambs9320 February, 2015

Have a great holiday fagoff! :)

Profile image Saffron20 February, 2015

Have a wonderful time and travel safely, fagoff ☺
Hope your wife has a lovely birthday.

Profile image PSPSP20 February, 2015

PG and I will have to compare notes with you fagoff. We are off to the Eagles in March (Auckland). Enjoy.

Profile image Darren24 February, 2015

Enjoy the holiday and think about how great it is to not be smoking! Eagles sounds like fun.

19Feb2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 180 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 180 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1800
Total savings: $2,400.00

Still Nope, yep yep yep (-:

Profile image mikeyb0719 February, 2015

sweet stats man

Profile image Axl23126119 February, 2015

That's the way mate. NOPE, NOPE, and NOPE☺

Profile image Kiwikid19 February, 2015

Impressive

Profile image Nana2219 February, 2015

NOPE is all you need. :-)
Awesome stats

Profile image Bruce C19 February, 2015

Keep going fagoff.

Profile image Calmwaters19 February, 2015

Wahooo fagoff, keep it up!

Profile image Janet G19 February, 2015

Congratulations :) That's blimmin' amazing :) :) Good on you!!

Profile image Ladylene19 February, 2015

Nice round number Fagoff. Hows the packing going?

Profile image sunray20 February, 2015

We are winners with NOPE. Congratulations on your wicked 180 days smokefree fagoff ☺⭐

18Feb2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 179 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 179 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1790
Total savings: $2,400.00
I don't comment on here so much now ,though I still read the blogs most days .Great to see new people on here. I think it mite be six months for me this Saturday 182 days is that rite. Im looking forward to that .I went through a tuff patch for a few days where I was thinking about having a unowot but kept telling myself no I want to get to 6 months first ,am feeling a lot more solid again now.This is the longest ive been off unowots in 40 years .When I started I never believed I would last as I had countless attempts before this , but like others have said its just about keeping on trying .My next goal will be one year ,I certainly feel a lot more confident of being able to achieve that now. For me the longer I do the rite thing the more determined and confident I become.

Profile image Kuikui18 February, 2015

Awesome stats fagoff and I know how you feel about the numerous attempts, been in that place too. The support on here has made a huge difference, the advice given. One day at a time and not one puff ever. Have an awesome day and love your positivity in your blog!

Profile image clarence the cat18 February, 2015

You have done extra well Fagoff. You must be super proud. Hope you're planning a celebration for your 6months SMOKEFREE.

Profile image cjtwo18 February, 2015

Wow nearly six months already celebrations are in order. Enjoy be proud you deserve to be. Have an awesome week

Profile image Rose418 February, 2015

Woop half way through a year! go you great work! Yes I find I post every few or more days now too but come on to support others and keep the mind busy! Yes tough patches are uncool alright but if we beat day 3 5 and week three, hopefully its all up hill from here!

Profile image Axl23126118 February, 2015

Hey mate. 182.5 days is 6 months smokefree. I'm going till wait till next Tuesday though. That will be when I'd be smokefree for 6 calendar months. Nevertheless, well done mate. You're slaying this quit☺

Profile image Nana2218 February, 2015

Good to hear you felling happier fagoff. I'm almost 7 months and i still get those rough patches from time to time too - but we know what to do now, and it does always pass. How exciting - only a few days away from 6 months. How very cool is that!!!

Profile image Bruce C18 February, 2015

When you start 6 months seems so far away, now you are spitting distance from 6 months and have to find a new goal. Well done Fagoff.

Profile image Ladylene18 February, 2015

Wow Fagoff .. that seemed to go fast (I bet it didn't for you though) lol Well done .. treat yourself to something for sure!

Gradually 'not smoking' becomes the norm hey and smoking becomes more and more foreign. It looks weird to me now when I see others smoking.

Well done Fagoff :)

Profile image Ladylene18 February, 2015

Oh and yes I agree with Nana ... we all get those rough patches. I just had one at 10 months. Just got to ride them out, knowing they always pass hey :)

17Feb2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 178 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 178 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1780
Total savings: $2,400.00
Been in a better space today ,things are coming together for my big move up north next Friday week. Feeling a bit calmer and not thinking about unowots so much ,that's good. Im kind of excited but mixed in with a bit of anxiety too,normal I guess, Still NOPE . (-:
Things seem a bit more positive on here today . (-:

Profile image Axl23126117 February, 2015

It's normal to feel anxious mate. You're doing so well and I have confidence in you to get through the shift and starting your new job without the unowots. Keep up the great work mate☺

Profile image mikeyb0717 February, 2015

Sounds like you have it sorted now fagoff.Good on ya

Profile image carrale17 February, 2015

Sooooo good.I
I have been 10 weeks but just joined quite line.so shows only 2 days l have not smoked.
I joined as l am finding it hard when l come under stress not to ..
I have slipped up and had a couple of puffs 3 times in that time ..
After l am so disappointed in myself.
I am just 1 week of finishing being on Champix and am not confident l wont pick up a cig when l come under stress.
Then l know l will be back where l was ..

Profile image Nana2217 February, 2015

Yep. All perfectly normal to be anxious when making changes like you are. I think you've been coping brilliantly fagoff. It will all be fine i'm sure. You can start feeling excited about getting closer to the double Hundy too mate. That will be here before you know it. Awesome job on 178 days of smokefreedom.

Profile image Lwray17 February, 2015

178 days is amazing! Good on you. All the best with the move.

Profile image Calmwaters17 February, 2015

Good to hear fagoff, fantastic stats too :)

Profile image aimee717 February, 2015

Yes totally normal to be feeling anxious. Glad to hear you are in a better space today!

Profile image Ladylene17 February, 2015

Change is hard Fagoff .. but you can do it .. and I"m sure it wont be nearly as hard as quitting smoking lol. Well done on your 178 days :)

Profile image ruppi18 February, 2015

I wish you all the best for the move and your new job! As for your stats: excellent 178 days, congratulations!