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27Aug2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 4

Another day fag free yippee.I did have a few wonky moments today when my ecigs battery went flat at work.I didn't have a plan b, I did have a few thawts of buying some fags but kept telling myself I can get through till I go home and recharge it which I did.I kept talking to my HP all the way home and amazingly I think I had green lights all the way home and hardly even had to stop once.I shall make sure I have some lozenges and charger in my bag as a backup from now on.I did notice also that I felt a bit fearful about picking up a smoke again.I think I am slowly regaining the will to live and experience a healthy life for the first time in forever.So I don't think it was a bad thing.I am certainly finding this tima around very different from the zillion other other times ive tried quiting.I feel kind of strange in a good way like I am waking up from a deep sleep and noticing lots of little things for the first time.Hopefully im not loosing my marbles.

27Aug2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

4th day

managed three days smokefree,yippee. feel like im cheating a bit sucking on the ecig it certainly takes care of any cravings which I could never get past before.I think ive just gotta do what ever I need to make it work.my health is slowly getting better not coughing up so much muck now.my chest doesn't hurt so much now when I breath,I can breath in quite deep without coughing, now which feels good.I want to be able to walk up hills without feeling like im gonna croak,a long time ago I think I could do that.
ive been smoking 40 years non stop since I was 12 so its hard to remember a time when I was healthy and fit.I think im starting to feel more positive which is great,ive felt quite negative for so long,
this addiction really is subtle and a thief of everything that's good ,that's my motto now .Fagoff nico#$@%,Im gonna live.thanx HP

Profile image Ladylene14 hours ago

Good job Fagoff. You are doing great. I have smoked for 41 years, if I can quit, then so can you. Stay strong :)

Profile image Nana2214 hours ago

Well done on your 3 days already done, and i definitely detect a more positive attitude and strength coming through. Keep up that positive self talk even if you don't feel it - your brain will take it in and start to believe it. Stay strong today - youCan do this.

Profile image nga13 hours ago

That's not cheating any thing is better than sucking on a smoke. And that's the one what ever works for you. Each day you will build strength and get stronger and stronger. Coz you can do this!!!!

Profile image Maanu13 hours ago

I used to struggle walking up hills and it was a painful ordeal. When I stopped smoking I could power up hills and I actually enjoyed it. It makes a huge difference Your going to love being smoke-free. Life is better without the filthy fags.

Profile image Saffron8 hours ago

I smoked for 45 years, so I know what you mean, Fagoff. I've been quit for just over two years now, and feel SO much better! Stay strong and believe in yourself. You can do this.

Profile image Saffron8 hours ago

I smoked for 45 years, so I know what you mean, Fagoff. I've been quit for just over two years now, and feel SO much better! Stay strong and believe in yourself. You can do this.

Profile image Calmwaters3 hours ago

I don't think using an e-cig is cheating. It is vapour, like off a boiled jug, it isn't smoke nor is it a cigarette. I think you are doing great, 4 days off a 40 year non stop habit, whoa, I tke my hat off to you!!
Keep it up NOPE and ODAAT, you can do this :)

26Aug2014 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

back on [the wagon]

Hi all ,back again for the umpteenth time.I got sick again last week ,struggling to breath couphing up yuk stuff,so I decided to quit ,that was Saturday night.Tuesday today and its two days off the fags.I do feel better already breathing easier,not coughing so bad and I think the bug I had is clearing up,been on antibiotics.yesterday morning I had a few mad moments hunting round the house for a smoke,but couldn't find any luckily,the cravings went away eventualy.I bought a vaporisor yesterday and been suckin on that all day seems to keep the cravings at bay.I think il try using that for a week or so till I feel stronger then nock that on the head too.

Profile image Maanu1 day ago

All the best for this quit attempt You can do it !!! If you want more motivation check out the link Elevtheria posted

Profile image nuunuu1 day ago

haha, love your username! Best of luck :o) I'll be supporting you

Profile image Nana221 day ago

Hi Fagoff, great decision to give it another go, and a good incentive while you're sick. Another day or two and the hardest part will be done.Be really strong and determined and blog when you need support. I too have umpteen tries behind me and am now on 5 weeks. Never give up on quitting. I wish you all the best and hope you feel better soon.

Profile image Sexymwahz1 day ago

Congratulations on your 2nd day of 100% Smokefreedom.. Each lil step we take going forward we are leaving history behind us.. This is a beautiful journey you have voyaged to being a visionary leader living a healthier and wealthier lifestyle.. Believe, Achieve and Succeed.. ~mw(",)h~

Profile image fagoff1 day ago

Thanx for comments guys very encouraging .Been a good day, I think the Ecig stops me craving a smoke.I feel very vulnerable yet strong at the same time,doesnt make sense I know.maybe my HP is helping me along.went to my granddaughters school play today felt real proud of her. a woman sat beside me who just had a smoke before she walked in yuck what a stink that must of been me too eh.Im still not a 100 percent healthwise but feeling a bit better every day.I had pneumonia last December and nearly died I did cut down smoking but couldn't stop till now.I think this is the same thing I had then .Its pretty scarry not being able to breath you panic and that makes it worse.I hate this bloody addiction,hopefully this time I can stay stopped ,well one day at a time as they say.cheers all

8Jun2011 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

day 2

Well I made it thru 1 day wasnt too bad ,still think ing about having one but keep putting it off .had my champix got my lozenges and minties so off to work now,good luck all you lot thanks for support.

Profile image heironymus8 June, 2011

Well done fagoff! Good luck for today :)

Profile image clarence the cat8 June, 2011

One Day At A Time, thats the way to go.

7Jun2011 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

almost a day

have managed to not smoke at all today,I did have bit of a craving around 2pm kept putting it off till 3pm,and sucked on a lozenge ,they last a while nearly two hours,drove home past shops and didnt stop.Im going out now to a meeting should be ok.I figure since I dont have a strong desire to quit I could just fake it till I make it.Havnt been couphing much today thats a bonus.Havnt told my wife im off yet I dont want to dissapoint her again.I know it bugs her a lot ,me smoking.Anyway felt good to be able to come on here and share my little success.

Profile image Debs :)7 June, 2011

Well Done Fagoff!!! Im day 2 myself can't wait for day 3, 4, 5 etc keep it up and i myself haven't coughed much today which is a bonus ae!!

Profile image Darja7 June, 2011

Well done! ODAAT!

Profile image Kathry7 June, 2011

Well done to get through your first day. A great achievement and now on to day 2. All he best and congratulations.

Profile image teisha7 June, 2011

Yup fake it and very very soon you will begin to believe it!!

Profile image clarence the cat7 June, 2011

Good for you!! Keep working at it and you will succeed.

Profile image Ariana017 June, 2011

Well done you and thanks for sharing, by the way your little success is huge. Every hour every day without smoking is a huge achievement keep it up.

6Jun2011 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

new start

Was gona start the other day then had a crap day and thawt stuff it.Anyway decided im gona start tomoro Tuesday ,got a couple of you no whats left will have them before bed then my plan is to not have any before work ,at work im good then after work to stay stopped.I have got the lozenges if I find cravings to hard.
I know its nuts but I dont have a great desire to stop ,but im hoping to build up my desire to enjoy life free of bl%#@%y smokes.
I dont like being a slave to anything.
Im on the champix which ruins the smoking and worked well last time,ive just gotta take the plunge ,so here goes.
see you tomoro

Profile image 1Lyn17 June, 2011

Good Luck.

Profile image clarence the cat7 June, 2011

Good for you. New day- new week- new you!!

Profile image heironymus7 June, 2011

Good luck for today!

1Jun2011 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

tryin again

Back for another go at quiting,I did manage to quit for three months last year before the Sept quake then picked up again.Ive started back on champix again and started a new job where I cant smoke for 8.5 hours while at work which is great ,but ive been struggling to not pick up a fag in the morning and again after work.I have to stop ,my health is crap .Im planning to not have a smoke tomoro before work then hopefully not after either,been saying that to myself for last few days ,thawt maybe coming on here again mite galvanise me into action.wish me luck ha

Profile image Darja1 June, 2011

Luck Fagoff!! You can do this and this is a great place to start! It really does help being here!

Profile image yas012 June, 2011

Hi fagoff, your story is the same as mine I restarted & have struggled on and off ever since the sept quake.
You can do it, youve done it before carry on and blog on here, water, patches etc if needed.
We al got your back mate :)

Profile image clarence the cat2 June, 2011

Good Luck Fagoff!! The new job, might be just the push you need to succeed. Have you got some patches or gum? They could be useful for you.

Profile image 1Lyn12 June, 2011

Welcome back and GOOD LUCK

22Oct2010 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

day 3

back again,been out there again smoked again for couple of weeks,didnt enjoy it and found it quit hard to want to stop again,but decided to do another 3 months on champix as its the only thing thats helped so far,i have slipped up loads of times but i keep learning stuff from it so eventually it must all add up and work ,its day three today in the past thats usually a tuff time cravings wise,was having a sneaky thawt before i could buy some fags have just one then put the packet away for another day,yea rite,i have realised im not very good at patting myself on the back when i achieve a milestone,so after a while all the good stuff ive acheived just adds up to ,nothing and when a trial or tuff time comes along i feel like i have nothing in the tank to deal with it,so im trying to be my own best freind and constantly thank myself whenever i acheive anything ,it does feel a bit weird but i think its a good thing to do,good to see so many familiar guys on here and all the newbies

Profile image pukeko22 October, 2010

Fagoff....look after you this time ...me I have never ever done that & smoking stops that feeling ...but when you quit in your mind for good......reward yourself coz f..k this is the hardest thing ever ever ever in your life ...but you know what fagoff....you count ...you are important...you are special...make sure for every little milestone ...you reward yourself......it can even start right here right now .....a big pat on you back & here is one big hug*****&&^&*(((*^^%%$##***** coz you have come back ....& you so deserve it !!! xx Drink lots of water today xx

Profile image fagoff22 October, 2010

thanx pukeko u made me feel all warm inside,been ok so far today had a few thawts but nothing to bad,I do feel a lot more positive now than I have for a month or so had a really busy tuff year and had a mountain of study work to get thru ,then the big whammy in oct ,think im getting a bit thicker skinned now with the ashocks and slowly making progress with my mountain its getting easier to see light at end of tunnel,I have thawt about putting off quitting till im finished studying ,but I think id rather keep at the quit thing if I can

Profile image yas0122 October, 2010

hey fagoff, you are doing the best you can. Everyone is different.
I slipped up the other night after doing so well. I know what you mean.

I like lots of others used to smoke more when stressed or upset. With all these shakes I still at times think oh go one just have one for the nerves.

You can only do what you are capable of. This isnt a easy thing to beat if it was do you think there would be so many of us on here slipping on & off.

Chin up buddy, 4ds, blogg and love yourself :)

Profile image pukeko22 October, 2010

Then I am gonna send you a hug every day fagoff ...xx...Yes you have had a hard time so remember yourself ....one little hug everyday xxoo

7Oct2010 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs


Hi fellow quiters havnt been on for a while been head down bum up doing my assignments for study ,I have to do an essay .so I chose quitting smoking amongst Maori ,I wondered if I could pic you guys brains for ideas ,what works ,what helps most ,if we could get to a place where we feel the most sense of wellbeing what would that look like,I have to come up with a Maori metaphor that most resembles a Maori veiw of what could be most helpful,something around whanau and maybe mokopuna ,what do you reckon,anyway back to the books

Profile image pukeko7 October, 2010

The top of that mountain is looking pretty damn fine from down here...crawling up..thinking what a great essay...think on it ...get back to you x

Profile image fagoff8 October, 2010

ta any thoughts appreciated

17Sep2010 By fagoff  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

feelin better

Was feelin a bit stressed before thinking how ill get through the weekend without picn up when a courier knocked on the door my e cig just arrived from USA only ordered it online on monday,so been playing with that for last hour or so,its pretty cool ive got a whole lot of non nicotine cartridges for it it will take a bit of getting used to but im happy with it so far

Profile image minty fresh17 September, 2010

Would love to know what you think of it - keep us updated. ☺

Profile image pukeko17 September, 2010

I have one too fagoff ...I have found it to be great when around other smokers also if in a smoking drinking situation..find now I chew on it more than puff...I also have a yoga puffing stick which helps to retrain your breathing ..I say whatever works for you works..keep it up you are doing great !!

Profile image lynal18 September, 2010

As long as you are happy and not on the real things then just keep in keeping on or should I say OFF

Profile image 19 September, 2010

I've been using an E-cig (Personal Vaporiser) for 3 weeks now. I buy them from the UK ( having first tried some cheap Chinese ones ). I have been totally cigarette free during that time and I also have to say that it has been so easy that I keep waiting for it to come to a sudden end. See my posts on this forum for my experience. http://www.liberty-flights.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1978.0
Read the rest of the forums. There is a lot of help, experience and support for those who chose to go the 'vaping' route.