Been useless again and havnt posted in a couple of months. Still havnt smoked tho. I am now 429 days a non smoker and apparently i have saved over $4,100 ??????? Where that is i have no idea lol.
The other good news, and thanks for the kind words last post, i have started talking with my wife again after nearly 6 months separated. we are certainly not there yet but it is kind of ODAAT just like smoking.
Awesome effort to everyone here. Espeacially great to see some of the older members who may not have won last effort but are still here and still fighting strong.
Its been ages
Hi all, it really has been a long time since ive visited this site. I have past the 1 year mark now which im stoked about.
I have been quit for 1 Year, 1 Week, 6 Days, 7 hours, 38 minutes and 17 seconds (378 days). I have saved $3,615.00 by not smoking 7,566 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 hours and 30 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 4/07/2010 6:01 a.m.
I was a reasonably heavy smoker (approx 25 / day) so the early times definately were not easy, this site and the people that visit certainly helped hugely. I am self employed so I have also had to deal with the stresses of my struggling building company over this time. I have been forced to sell my family home and my marriage is separated. I guess this makes me feel even more proud that I have managed to stand strong on the smoking front.
If I can make it this far (and there were many times I thought i couldnt) then anyone reading this can to. I doubt anyone can honestly say its easy, but very, very worthwhile and definately it gets easier as you go on. I dont think I have any seriuos thoughts of smoking over the last 6 months which I think is great.
Good luck everyone, stay strong and you will make it.
WOW my stats
Havnt looked at my stats in a while as being a non smoker had become pretty normal.
I have been quit for 10 Months, 14 hours, 3 minutes and 28 seconds (304 days). I have saved $2,910.44 by not smoking 6,091 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Weeks, 3 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 4/07/2010 6:01 a.m.
Certainly makes me feel proud. The only problem at the moment is that I havnt home now for a week. I have not been getting on well with my wife (at home anyway, get on fine at work) and have been staying at either office or workshop. 6 year old ringing alot and very sad. Im sitting in my little office tonight and unfortunately feeling sorry for myself (i no I just need to harden up a bit) but I must say, it is the first time I have really felt like going and buying a pack in a long time. I wont though for the simple fact that I still remember how bad it was 10 months ago compared to how easy it is now.
Moral I guess other than my own therapy of typing, all those in the early stages please keep going and soon you will "almost" be able to be separated from your family without the need to light up.
Happy new year to all, I havnt visited here in far to long. I hope everyone is doing well. Great to see so many names ive never seen. Im having a day in the office pricing work today and checked my statistics (again first time in a while) and WOW!!! Tomorrow I have been smoke free for 200 days. I passed 6 months a couple of weeks ago without realising.
I find it amazing how not smoking becomes normal, I still sometimes think about it and still have the odd dream that im smoking but other than that its great. I really sruggled the first 2 - 3 months but it does get a lot easier. Its a tough ride but well worth it and one we should feel extremely proud of undertaking.
I have been quit for 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds (199 days). I have saved $1,905.61 by not smoking 3,988 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 hours and 20 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 4/07/2010 6:01 a.m.
150 days today for us. Havnt written here for a while but still try to have a read every couple of days. Ive been feeling really good with the whole non smoker thing over the last 6 odd weeks and stoked to have reached another milestone. Crept up on me really.
My eldest daughter has just finished 7th form (year ????? 13 I think these days????) and we have her leavers dinner tonight, Im sure my rubber arm will be bent to have 1 or 3 to celebrate.
Hope everyone is having a great day, remaining positive and feeling like the winners we all are.
Thanks for your thoughts Pukeko
Sweet as though other than a long day. I do quite a bit of work for insurance companies (pay well when things are tight) and spent the whole day chasing leaks and assessing water damage. Cant complain cos its work but depressing and sick of heavy rain. On a bright note, took the opportunity to test the houses I am currently building and no leaks (thank F%$k).
I have been quit for 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 hours, 4 minutes and 37 seconds (100 days). I have saved $957.15 by not smoking 2,003 cigarettes. I have saved 6 Days, 22 hours and 55 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 4/07/2010 6:01 a.m.
Wow, I never dreamed I would get this far. Also 100 days today for Pukeko, Congratulations youre a legend, your blogs are a inspiration, thanks.
Also today is 150 days for Mandykoo and 1lyn1. Congratulations both.
One great big party today. Thanks to everyone for youre support, we are all stars and should be proud.
Non Smokers Just Dont Understand
Hi Everyone. I went to the doctor today, sliced my thumb at work. Got all patched up and went to reception to pay the bill. The lady behind the counter had my file open and kindly asked about my smoking status as they were updating records. I suddenly had a huge feeling of excitement and proudly told her Im 4 days away from being smokefree for 3 months.
She looked as if she felt pity and told me that still classifies me as a smoker and maybe they will ask me next time. Totally shot down, no well done, congratulations or any thing like that. I am sure it would be a completely different story had she been a smoker.
I hope everyone is having a great week, havnt been on a while so will catch up on blogs while my thumb pounds away.
I have been quit for 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 hour, 47 minutes and 42 seconds (75 days). I have saved $717.35 by not smoking 1,501 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days, 5 hours and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 4/07/2010 6:01 a.m.
And im feeling good. This means its also 75 days for Pukeko and must be 125 days for Mandykoo and 1lyn1.
Congratulations everyone for fighting hard, have a great friday & even better weekend.
And I mean everyone both directly and indirectly.
I had some really bad news with regards to work this afternoon. Ended up having a big arguement with my wife about this (also my business partner) yelled in front of kids like a giant arse and stormed out of the house, jumped in the truck and drove off with the intention of buying ciggies. Lukily my office is on the way & i decided to stop, have a cup of tea and read some blogs. Ive spent the last hour and a bit stewing and reading everything. thankfully because of taking time to come here it seems to have passed.
the truth is, i dont think it was ever about feeling like or NEEDING a cigarette. I think subconcously (sorry spelling) because things were not going my way, i thought of the biggest thing i could do to hurt her??? I know this sounds nuts, but i honestly did not want a smoke????
Best I go home I think and grovel... Thanks for listening.