Just popped in to say HI!
I'm feeling rather pleased with myself today, as it has been 9 months today, that I have been smokefree. I know that I will never have another fag in my life and I'm happy with that.
My weight seems to have settled, well not getting any worse. I've just had a new kitchen put in and am loving cooking and tasting everything as if its for the 1st time.
Cooking is my new stress relief...
112 days smokefree and I'm missing it....
and I have been missing it over the last few days. I have no idea why, just the nicodemons test I guess.
I attended 2 birthday partied over the weekend - both full of my smoking family. And I was fine. I know I won't smoke again. But I'm missing it right here, right now.
The feeling will pass soon.
I'm so loving the sunshine!
Hubby and I did the 5 km Pink Ribbon walk in Te Aroha today. What a great and humbling feeling to participate in such an event. There really was a great turn out for a little town.
I like the idea someone had the other day about starting a walking group. I'm in little old Paeroa, small Waikato town ... home of L and P and Thames Valley the swap foxes, so I'm guessing I'd be a group of 1 ;o) It's all good.
Its funny, I normally walk with Hubby, but he has been unwell this week, so I started walking alone, only to be busted by a friend. The friend decided to join me and now I've become so popular, that I will either have to take alternate them day by day or walk with my friend before dinner and Hubby after... phew ... personally, I'm just biting at the bit to start running.
I'll have rest tomorrow though... bit of a sore knee.
It is great to be wanted!
Love to you all!
Thanks Shane for posting link...
for close up. You and Pukeko did a great job!!! And WOW really 24kilos - amazing!
I can't believe that guy who wants to stop smokos.... I have to say it - What a DICK! I know when I was smoking, and my boss or some one nagged about giving up smoking, I'd dig my toes in, put 1 or 2 fingers in the air and light another, just because... We all know that everyone gives up when the time is right for them for what ever reason... but you can't be made to do it... argh, since I quit, I can't believe the mentality of nazi ex-smokers and non smokers...I think I'm starting to become a free will advocate.
A new milestone!
I have been quit for 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds (100 days). I have saved $564.24 by not smoking 1,007 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Days, 11 hours and 55 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 18/07/2010 1:00 a.m.
I've gained about 7 kilos, but have starting walking, I think about 4kms... not too sure. Will be running it in no time! My new cooking hobby has changed to low fat recipes, found a great Pork recipe in the cook yourself thin book.
I also had a bone density scan today - just for the hell of it, and it seems that smoking a major calcium inhibitor, so I'm below ave. for my age, but the technician said with a couple of adjustments to my diet and because I've stopped smoking, my bones will be normal in 12 months. So as long as my weight goes down, life is looking great!
I'm Home... Had a great time down south...
It even snowed the 1st day I was on the mountain.
I didn't want to come back... its was so clean and pretty, we really felt safe too. It was such a bummer to land in Auckland and see it paru as.
The funny thing was, I missed smoking the entire time I was on holiday. I think it was the down time. I saw people smoking, and wasn't interested - I just felt something was missing. But, on the other side of the coin, I've never felt so relaxed on a holiday either. No stress about when or where I was going to get my next fag and all the drama that goes with it.
I had to buy new clothes, I couldn't believe the weight gain - I was so bummed. I couldn't believe that restaurant food would make me gain a dress size so bloody fast - talking only 3 or so days, I couldn't even fit my wedding rings. It turns out it had something to do with the altitude, cause within hrs of getting home, I'm back to the weight I was the day I left... Shame though, the new jeans I bought are too big now... Oh well, in the photos - I was a real porky... LOL.
Anyway MY STATs:
I have been quit for 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 hours, 41 minutes and 31 seconds (84 days). I have saved $475.22 by not smoking 848 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 22 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 18/07/2010 1:00 a.m.
Luv to you all!
To the old timers
I'm a little unsure... can you please explain, what breath day is... I'm sorry I'm a bit nieve.
Is it 100 days or 1 yr?
Today is Day 72.... YAAAHOOO!
I've come aloooong way in 71 days, grown a few kilos too LOL, one thing at a time aye...
Unlike my mate Tiwi... its my pantry that has been added to. I gave up smoking and started cooking. Although, hubby has me cooking low fat healthy etc.
PHEW, I can still fit my snow pants, just. Might have to rent some. Head down to Queenstown on Wednesday, my 1st time in the south island and 1st time since I was 5 at the snow... I can't wait... I want to make snow balls and throw them at hubby and master 13 etc. am so excited, I feel like a big kid.
Take care my Quit whanau!
Hey there quit whanau!
9 weeks today, 2 months yesterday... and I'm feeling rather pleased with myself.
I remember leading up to my quit day, I was sooo scared I was going to fail and let everyone down. I didn't tell anyone at work until day 2 and I finally told my boss a week down the track.
Around week 3 I got cocky... and went off my patches early - week 4... which resulted in "hell week" no other way to describe it. I don't know that everyone has a hell week, but I definitely did. I think I had to prove to myself how much I wanted this - to stay quit. Since then its been all good.
When I was pottering around, doing my housework, my head wanted a smoke... I must say it took me by surprise. This fight is for the long haul, there is no quick fix - just have to keep your eye on the prize.
The whole way through my journey, has been my quit whanau, through the laughter and tears, you have been there. THANK YOU!
Luv to you all
I'm still here...
I have been quit for 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 46 seconds (58 days). I have saved $329.31 by not smoking 588 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days and 1 hour of my life. My Quit Date: 18/07/2010 1:00 a.m.
I thought I'd just show my.... hm face, quickly. I've been unwell - just a bug I've picked up, so should be back to normal once the anti bugs kick in.
Back off to bed for me, still working, but no energy for anything else at the moment. I'll catch up as soon as I'm feeling better.
Luv to you all!