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4Oct2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 407 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 407 days
Grams NOT smoked: 4070
Total savings: $5,440.00
Still NOPE. Ive had This horrible bug that's going round for a few weeks now ,I thought it was all gone then I start getting a yuck cough and trouble with breathing at times. Everyone at work seems to of had it .I guess it would be worse if I was smoking .Am a bit over it really but gotta keep plugging on eh.

Profile image Nana223 days ago

Wondered why you hadn't posted your 4 Hundy fagoff. A very warm welcome to the 4 Hundy club.
Sorry you're not well. Some of these bugs that have been around are proving very difficult to get rid of.
Take care my friend and congratulations on a wonderful 407 days smokefree!

Profile image smokefreemep3 days ago

Hope you get well soon fagoff.. congratulations on 407 days smoke free

Profile image clarence the cat3 days ago

Great stats Fagoff. Good to hear from you. This year is bad for "bugs". I had my first cold in 5 years just recently. I hate to imagine how I'd cope if I was still a smoker.

Profile image This time please3 days ago

Love the stats, congrats on your 400

Profile image Worker3 days ago

Lol - that's what the doctors nurse says to me. Things would be worse if you still smoked or things would have been worse if you hadn't had your flu injection. Get better soon.

Profile image Calmwaters3 days ago

Comgrats om passing the 400 fagoff!!

23Sep2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 396 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 396 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3960
Total savings: $5,280.00
Still nope .had to come on and check out the new badges hehe

Profile image Bub4423 September, 2015

Wow fagoff 4days till the 4hundy club awesome

Profile image Gavin23 September, 2015

lol, fair enough.

Profile image Nana2223 September, 2015

Woohoo! 396 days is fantastic fagoff, and only a few steps away from the 4 Hundy! How cool is that! Hope you've got over your chest infection and are feeling better.
The badges are awesome eh!

Profile image smokefreemep23 September, 2015

Hi fagoff.. nice .. the badges look great

Profile image Ladylene23 September, 2015

Nice to see you Fagoff and well done .. almost 400 .. yay

Profile image DragonLips24 September, 2015

Where'd I get my badge? I pinched it! (Insert Billy T James Giggle here) lol

16Sep2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 389 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 389 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3890
Total savings: $5,200.00
still NOPE. got a chest infection so staying home keeping warm.it is getting better .just about everyone at work has been really sick and ive been lucky so far .

Profile image clarence the cat16 September, 2015

Nice stats Fagoff. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Profile image jakethemuss16 September, 2015

Fagoff great stats

Profile image GTMI16 September, 2015

Great stats Fagoff, I hope that chest infection clears soon :)

Profile image jenstar16 September, 2015

Hope you feel better soon fagoff - well done on those stats :)

Profile image Forgetmenot6516 September, 2015

Sending healthy bugs your way,at least your not a smoker anymore!

Profile image Darren16 September, 2015

Awesome stats, 5k is a lot of money.

Profile image thin-barbie17 September, 2015

Hey fagoff congratulations for making it over a year keep it up

12Sep2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 385 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 385 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3850
Total savings: $5,160.00
Still NOPE, just keep plugging on.

Profile image Emmy girl12 September, 2015

Nice stats!! Congrats :-)

Profile image PSPSP12 September, 2015

Ditto from me fagoff. Great stats.

Profile image Marni12 September, 2015

To have that whole year+ behind you is fantastic - well done fagoff!!

Profile image Mumsy5912 September, 2015

Well done, hope you are doing something nice with all those lovely $$$'s

Profile image Nana2212 September, 2015

Brilliant stats fagoff. NOPE and plugging on is the way to go!
Hope the reno is going well.

Profile image Bub4412 September, 2015

well done :)

Profile image Arria12 September, 2015

Great stuff there Fagoff!

Profile image Nifty Fifty12 September, 2015

Wow, those days sure flew by Fagoff , well done . Hope life is treating you well . Summer just around the corner :) Puts a smile on my dial , and yours too i hope
Hugs Nifty

Profile image nanaturtle14 September, 2015

I missed you fagoff-hope you are well. So, what did you do with the 5K? lol!!

30Aug2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 372 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 372 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3720
Total savings: $4,960.00
still nope ,quiet weekend renovating bathroom.

Profile image jenstar30 August, 2015

Awesome stats there fagoff :)

Profile image smokefreemep30 August, 2015

Nice fagoff.. your awesome!

Profile image Maanu30 August, 2015

great stuff how's the hill climbing going ?

Bet you can race up the port hill now without losing your breathe

Profile image Dadoftwo30 August, 2015

Great work FO.
Renovating is busy huh?
Great stats. So good to see them growing. Well done mate!!

Profile image Bub4430 August, 2015

Loving those stats

Profile image aroha30 August, 2015

Great stats - congrats :)

Profile image crazy30 August, 2015

WOW!! Awesome go you :-) that's fantastic :-)

23Aug2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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.

Profile image fagoff23 August, 2015

It hasn't been an easy year at all , Ive changed jobs ,home and towns done some travelling. Had to deal with crippling anxiety at times .I still like the smell of people smoking ,I avoided that for a few months but now im ok.I have had all the usual thoughts of just one puff etc. but I have been able to remember where smoking lead me to ,really poor health.I couldn't even walk up a set of stairs without gasping for breath.
Its taken a while for my health to get better but now it is much better and I can do most of the things I used to do ,though I still have to take it easy.Early on I wondered if ive left it too late you know emphysema, copd etc, but touch wood I seem to be ok.
I have really enjoyed coming on this site and found it invaluable ,
A special thanks to nana,axl and Bruce you have helped me heaps I am also grateful to every ones comments , Even the challenges have been useful as I chose to think hard about what I was doing and became more determined in my resolve to keep doing what works for me.I have found what worked for me and its become automatic to just keep repeating it, that way I don't forget and each new smokefree day reinforces the last.Even in the last few days ive had the cunning thoughts of gee just one would be nice,but NOPE.NOPE,NOPE. Good to see so many newbies on here,Find what works stick to it and NOPE. (-:

Profile image AXL23 August, 2015

Congratulations fagoff on 1 year smokefree! Well, I'm still 1 day behind you mate. Let's keep it that way. Your family must be so proud of you and rightly so. Once again mate, congratulations!☺

Profile image smokefreemep23 August, 2015

Happy breathday fagoff.. yayyyy!!! Well done.. your awesome☺

Profile image fagoff23 August, 2015

Cheers mate we made it thanks for your support.Big congrats to you to for tomorrow its a big achievement.

Profile image Mr Lefty .23 August, 2015

Congratulations Fagoff . Well Done .

Profile image nanaturtle23 August, 2015

Living proof-it can be done! (or alive proof!') Fagoff-you rock! Congratulations on your1st Breathday, may there be many many more ★★★

Profile image Thunderbirds are go23 August, 2015

Happy Breathday fagoff. You did it! Such a marvelous achievement especially while facing all those challenges and it sounds like it was a very timely quit. Hope you're feeling pretty chuffed and getting yourself a big treat today :))

Profile image clarence the cat23 August, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS Fagoff!! You must be very proud of your achievement today. Well done!!

Profile image Bub4423 August, 2015

Congratulations you have worked hard for this day to come
Happy breath day

Profile image Ganny23 August, 2015

Happy breathday! Your blog really helped me today.

Profile image Nana2223 August, 2015

Fagoff, there is no way i could let this day pass without a massive congratulations to you. A very Happy Breathday to you my friend. I'm so happy and pleased for you. All that you have achieved this year is HUGE! So many life changes....and anxious or not, you've made them all work for you - and i know it hasn't been easy!
Thank you so much for the support you've given to me - it has meant so much.
Have a wonderful day and celebrate this amazing achievement. YOU DID IT!!!!!
This is the first of many more Breathdays to come.....FANTASTIC!

Profile image flower23 August, 2015

this is very low key for your breathday.You should at the very lest danced down Pollen street on the sunny side.all the best for all the smokefree years to come.

Profile image Maanu23 August, 2015

Happy breatheday quit buddy (((-8 It makes me very happy to read about your quit journey mostly cos it has such a happy ending or is it a happy beginning. Now you will be able to live a healthy live doing the things you enjoy without running out of breathe and have much more money and energy to pursue your interests. Ka pai have a great smoke free life you have earnt it.

Profile image fagoff23 August, 2015

Ive had a yum brunch of eggs bene with bacon and am having a feed of indian for tea with friends ,so I am celebrating. Im more grateful than excited today .nice to see you too Nana, hope your feeling better. I don't drink or smoke either now that's two out of three but with a bit of luck (kids don't listen) I might get a bit of the other later,hehe and whats even better I should be able to keep up too now, (-: you might laugh but 12 months ago I would get out of breath (for the wrong reasons) with even a little exertion shall we say. which doesn't exactly help the old libido. (-:. No stopping me now hehe

Profile image AXL23 August, 2015

You enjoy tonight mate. You deserve it☺

Profile image Thunderbirds are go23 August, 2015

Haha fagoff. Sounds like you have a fab day (and night) planned :))

Profile image Darren23 August, 2015

Hi fagoff, congratulations are in order for making it to a year! Enjoy the day. You've made it!!

Profile image aroha23 August, 2015

Congratulations, 1 year is an amazing achievement!

Profile image Ladylene23 August, 2015

Whoop whoop .... happy Breathday to you Fagoff .... Well done you! I'm looking forward to the day when you can dump that e-ciggie too

Profile image snail mover23 August, 2015

Hi a big congratulations.happy breathday to u.

Profile image jenstar23 August, 2015

Fagoff! Congratulations on your breathday what a fantastic achievement - hope you have had a fabulous day treating yourself today :-)

Profile image cjtwo23 August, 2015

Congratulations what an awesome achievement happy breathday you must feel so proud you should I'm sure everyone here feels proud of you too. Rock on !

Profile image Dadoftwo24 August, 2015

Brilliant news fagoff!!
1 full breathday. How awesome as well as inspirational. Well done. So very very excited and wrapped with you! !

Profile image Janet G24 August, 2015

Happy, Happy Breathday, Fagoff!! You have done sooooo well!!!! Congratulations! :) :) :)

Profile image aimee726 August, 2015

Congrats fagoff.

18Aug2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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 .

Profile image Thunderbirds are go18 August, 2015

Counting down with you fagoff. Hope you've got a big celebration planned in 5 day's time :)

Profile image Dadoftwo18 August, 2015

Wow countdown begins!! How awesome!! Not long to go huh?

Profile image jakethemuss18 August, 2015

Nice work fagoff

Profile image Bub4418 August, 2015

5 more sleeps whoop whoop your right find what works and you have done it :)

Profile image JohnnyRED18 August, 2015

That's really helpful advice thanks. Seems like yesterday you were posting every day your day 14 etc. My how time flies and not long now til you conquer smokefree mountain. With you all the way mate. You inspire us all. Well done.

Profile image jenstar18 August, 2015

Almost your breathday!! Countdown is on, well done fagoff :-)

Profile image smokefreemep18 August, 2015

Woww 5 more days.. nice work fagoff...

Profile image Doll196818 August, 2015

WOW great stats Fagoff. Awesome.

Profile image Tutu18 August, 2015

Ya for stats love me yours:) can't wait to be there myself:)

14Aug2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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.

Profile image flower14 August, 2015

put the peddle to the metal and strait ahead well done

Profile image Nana2214 August, 2015

Hey fagoff. Yep as flower said...straight run through to your Breathday now. Keeping it simple works a treat.
Have a good weekend. I guess you'll be working on the house? Stay cool.

Profile image Bub4414 August, 2015

Not long now exciting

Profile image Ladylene14 August, 2015

♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥Happy Breathday to You, ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Breathday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Breathday dear Fagoff ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Breathday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Awesome job Fagoff :)

Profile image Ladylene14 August, 2015

I so thought that said 365 .... dumb brainfog lol Oh well .. thats probably a good thing in case I miss it in 9 days ... Good so good Fagoff .. it feels great hey :)

Profile image smokefreemep14 August, 2015

9 days fagoff.. so exciting! Lol @ lady.. she was just practising ☺

Profile image Mr Lefty .14 August, 2015

Good On Ya M8

Profile image Arria14 August, 2015

Awesome work there fagoff! Counting down those days to your breath day!

Profile image Dadoftwo14 August, 2015

Haha ladylene better to be 3 hours early ... than a minute too late :) great amazing fantastic work fagoff!! You should be so wrapped!

Profile image clarence the cat15 August, 2015

Awesome Fagoff. Looking forward to that breathday celebration!!

9Aug2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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.(-:

Profile image Bub4410 August, 2015

Not long now Fagoff and you have every reason to be stoked :)

Profile image clarence the cat10 August, 2015

Awesome Fagoff!!

Profile image Dadoftwo10 August, 2015

Well done fagoff you are doing so well and is awesome how you continue to stay off them smokes. Well done and keep it up!! Not long till the 1 year breathday. Woop woop

Profile image Nana2210 August, 2015

Very close to the year fagoff! and you have lots to do on your new house to help pass the time. Quite exciting making the house your own and putting your own mark on it.
Awesome job on 351 days my friend.....i'm so looking forward to your Breathday!

Profile image nanaturtle10 August, 2015

Awesome fagoff-super happy for you :-)

3Aug2015 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

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

Profile image Dadoftwo3 August, 2015

Hey fagoff. Wow less than 3 weeks till your breathday . How incredible!!
I recall seeing you when I first jumped on and is so pleasing to see your stats and savings!
A real inspiration and glad you pop in from time to time.
Looking forward to seeing your breathday where there will be beers and champange; )

Profile image Megs613 August, 2015

Awesome stats fagoff,wow not long to your breathe day and thank you for your kind words on my blog :)

Profile image clarence the cat3 August, 2015

Well done Fagoff!! You have come a long way on your SMOKEFREE journey. I hope you're planning a super party for your 1st Breathday!!

Profile image Nana223 August, 2015

Good to hear from you fagoff. You have done amazingly my friend. You have always kept this journey real...good and bad which i have so related to. I am getting excited for you with your first smokefree year just around the corner. I do hope you post that day so we can all celebrate your achievement. I'm hoping Axl will post for his as well.
Keep on keeping on, and have a great NOPE day!

Profile image Ganny3 August, 2015

W00T - almost breathday - thanks for sharing the positive vibes; it's really soooo good to know it gets easier. :-D

Profile image smokefreemep3 August, 2015

Hi fagoff.. holy shi* its getting close now.. positive blog.. good stuff fagoff :)

Profile image jakethemuss3 August, 2015

Sweet numbers there fagoff

Profile image aimee73 August, 2015

Hi fagoff nice to see your post :) fabulous numbers my friend!!

Profile image nanaturtle3 August, 2015

Love the way you call it a 'unowot' like if it has a name, it has some power! Awesome-making unowots meaningless! Well done fagoff-stay strong ★