Still going strong
Hello everyone, its been a while since I have blogged, its great to see so many newbies on here.
Well I have made it to day 250, I can't believe how fast the time has gone, it really only feels like yesterday that I were still smoking. I will be honest and say that I still have my days where I really want one but then I remember how far I have come and how I have shown everyone who didn't believe that I could do it that hey I HAVE.
I smoked for over 20 years so it is a really hard habit to break especially when everyone around you smokes. I do miss my morning coffee and smoke but now I can get up and go where as before my day didn't start until I had at least 2 smokes and a coffee.
To everyone that is just at the beginning of the journey stay strong, you can do this. Take one hour at a time and before you know it another day will be over. It does get easier, some days I actually forget all about the nicodemon and I never thought I would be saying that.
But anyway good luck to everyone out there, and remember to go easy on yourselves!!
200 days today
Hello everybody, I have made it too 200 days so are feeling pretty proud of myself. It hasn't been easy, I have had my moments but it really does get easier.
I must admit that watching the devastation in Christchurch has tempted me to have one its just such a tragedy. But I guess thats what we all used to do, reached for the ciggy when things got tough.
Once again, my heart goes out to everyone in Christchurch, we are all thinking of you.xx
Christchurch we are thinking of you
This is definately one of the countries darkest moments, the horror unfolding is just devastating. My heart goes out to you all in Christchurch and to all the families and friends around the country.
Just remember you guys have got the Nation behind yous, take care.xxx
Hello everybody and welcome to all the newbies on here, I can't believe how many of yous there are, its great.
Just take one day at a time, or even one hour at a time. I have just spent the last couple of days with smokers and am proud to say that I didn't even have a puff on one. Its now 155 days, honestly, nobody thought I would do it, but haha I have proved them wrong. I won't say its been easy, but you have to be determined to beat the demon and hey if you do have a slip up, know that it is ok and you are not alone.
I have been lucky enough not to have slipped, but I have had a lot of days where I really just wanted that one.
You guys that are just starting, it really does get easier. Your food will taste better, you can smell better and the energy levels are just amazing. Good luck everyone and remember yous are not alone.
Hi all, just a quick hello and I see there a lot of newbies here. A big welcome to you all!
Its strange reading how hard it is for yous at the beginning, brings back memories, I so remember how hard that was, but believe me it really does get a lot easier and before you know it your life is no longer controlled by the demon and the urges are hardly there anymore.
I am now on day 106 (I think) and although I still have my moments, they don`t last for long and I tell you I wish I had done this years ago.I can`t believe I wasted so much money and time on something that wasn`t my friend but just a demon that was going to kill me sooner or later.
Good luck everyone, remember if the going gets tough, get on here, its been my lifesaver. Stay strong all and remember the 4 D`s!!!
Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying your smokefree day.
Raxal how are you after your op? I hope it all went well.
90 Days today!!
Hi everyone, I have now not had a cigarette for three months, I never thought I would get this far.
Too all you newbies out there, its a real challenge, but with the help of everyone on here, it can be done.
I will be honest and say that every day is still a challenge, one minute I forget all about the nicodemon and the next I could kill for one! But hey I will hopefully be a lot healthier and a much better role model for my kids.
I can`t believe it, after smoking for over 20 years, I think I have finally kicked that evil little nicodemon to the curb!!
I won`t say that it has been easy, every day is a challenge, but to all you newbies, you can do it and will feel so much better in the longrun.
Thankyou to all the bloggers on here, I know that I wouldn`t have come this far without yous, especially Pukeko, Minty Fresh and Dentarthurdent, thanks guys.
Four weeks smokefree today
Hi everyone, today is my first whole month of being smokefree and I couldn`t have done it without you guys. This has been a real life saver, every time I wanted to light up I got on here, and just reading everyones stories has been a real encouragement to stay smokefree.., thanks everyone out there!!!
To all you guys in Christchurch, we are all thinking of you and good on yous for not reaching for that ciggy at such a scary time, not sure if I would have been as strong. Take care all xx
11 days smokefree
Today is day 11 and I am still feeling like a smoke!! I haven`t been able to use the patches as I came up in a huge rash straight away and felt sick as so good old doc said to just use the lozenges. They are a great help but its not easy when most of the people around you smoke, must say I am starting to get really p off with them. They were suppose to be giving up with me but keep making excuses, so oh well I will just keep going. It is nice to be smokefree after 20 years of having the dirty habbit, and must admit it has been easier than I thought, even though I do have moments where I just feel like grabbing one and lighting up. Thats when quitline is such a great help, its nice to know that we are all trying to kick the habbit and we are not alone in beating this demon.
Good luck to everybody out there, we can do this!!