Phew....made it!! 100days!
Hi to everyone in the Hundy Club. Finally made it - not without some hard times but with your support came through.
Although I can't believe the temptation at times I have to say there are so many benefits to not smoking. Too numerous to mention here - I'd be here all day - just to say really good to know I and others are now FREE!
cheers and thanks to those who supported me on this journey - hopefully I won't need to be back here too often from now on!!
BACK ON TRACK..... and could possibly not be available for some time!
Thanks to my blogging friends I am now back on track and feeling a heap better. Had a good feed of Coconut Pavlova Roll and feeling so much better. I think I read in one of Mr Munches blogs that they put sugar in cigarettes to make them sweet and in my enthusiasm to give up all things nasty gave up sugar at the beginning of the week and went on low carb diet. The result was kaos!! My system went all out of sinc - where I had been OK with not smoking and managing quite well all of a sudden I became this really moody grumpy awful person who was sad and unfeeling and so grouchy. Everything was out of kilter. A good feed of sugar and in 1/2 hour I was my usual happy self. So what does this tell me?........ one thing at a time.... everything in moderation..... leave the dieting for now...... tackle the weight later.
Oh and the other thing........ learn from the Munches.... they have lost weight while going thru quitting.. and the secret is out how they did it!
Clever them!.... I may not be available for some time as I may be busy following their example - I have several kilos to loose!
DAY 66 - and nothing is right with the world...except perhaps FOOD!
Dark moods have invaded my world over the past few days and I feel so snaky and snarly. I have this mouth that is just so craving its old habit.Its weird but the longer I give up the worse the cravings have become.I have thoughts like ' I am sure that all patches are not equal or that I have a dud run of them' - how silly is that ! Other thoughts about ' this isn't worth it' keep coming to mind as well- so far I have managed to put those thoughts aside - but only just.
Well there's only one thing for it - if I'm not going down the shops to buy cigarettes I'll have to make a chocolate log with a raspberry and cream filling!
(Oh dear - I have a wedding in November in the GC - what on earth am I going to look like!?!?) Perhaps Mr Munch could give me some ideas - how dare he give up smokes and lose weight!! its just not right is it?!!! (see - snaky)
ALMOST AT DAY 60!!...but things not always easy....
When I think of 1140 cigarettes not smoked and my lungs if I had have smoked them, it really helps me to stay focused on NOPE! (not one puff ever!) However, moments of today seem harder than the first week - whats that about??!! You would think that getting to around 60 days and not having even one puff you would be rid of that strange feeling of something missing in your life. I know I know... we are so much better off without them, but just sometimes how nice would it be?!?!.......but then I remember my lungs and how much happier they are and how supportive everybody is, and how some people have invested emotionally in my stopping smoking and then I think NAH! that would be silly...one day, one hour ,one minute at a time - get busy... so Instead I made a batch of Orange and Walnut Muffins and stuck one of them in my mouth!!! Next Addiction...FOOD!
Ah Well...at least that craving's over and I have a whole batch of muffins sitting looking at me. I think some of us might need a helpline blog for loosing weight before too long!
DAY 40...........THANKS TO OUR SUPPORT!!
Smoke free days
Cigarettes NOT smoked
Feels really good to look at these stats! Went out today and spent half of the savings on garden pots and plants. Gardening is my favourite hobby so every 10days not smoking I buy something for the garden - sometimes just something small - but today was BIG! (Hubby away so that helped - he's not so good on the shopping thing.)
The cool thing is that I can wander around the garden and look at the great plants and pots and know that they were all well earned!
The treadmill is helping keep the weight stable - if only I could now get over my addiction to Fruit Burst lollies I'd loose a little!
Stay strong all you newbees and thanks to all those that support us - it helps so much knowing we are not on our own doing this.
DAY and still goin......
Hi Guys 33 days and still going... not SO strong sometimes but at least still on the right path. No smokes for 33 days and $407 dollars saved - WOW. Have stuck with the NOPE mantra and the saying on my fridge that I put there on day 1 "nothing else matters when you can't breathe!"
The treadmill is going well 30 minutes most days at a rate of 5.5k's per hour so all good here.
Hope you all going well out there - keep up the good work.
Smoke free days
Cigarettes NOT smoked
AND on treadmill - Yay at last!! Breathing sorted and doing 20mins a day at the rate of 5.5k per hour - no inclines yet but I'll work up to that!!
Welcome to all the newbees and Hi to everyone else.
Have a good week - stay strong!
Day 24 ....
Just to say thanks for your support. Just as well I went back to doctor with all that breathlessness. Back on more Antibiotics and Prednisone but NOT smokes!! Interesting that Doc said she had only seen one patient that day that wasn't a bronchial issue!( Live in ChCh and sure that liquifaction is still floating in the air out there! I never saw dust like it in my house before the EQ'S - anybody else notice this?)
Treadmill is looking lonely everytime I pass it - hopefully a couple of days and I can start doing some work on it.
Don't you love Fridays?!? Few Vino's and cheeses, some good company -clean healthy air - nothing like it!
Day 20!!! Yay
Just checking in to say got thru to day 20. Treadmill arrived this morning and I am just about to read the manual before doing some time on it.
Does anybody know whether being breathless - a bit like asthma has anything to so with stopping smoking????
Going from 15 to 20 then onwards........
Hi People, just to say still going along reasonably strong.Day 16-17 and working my way to day 20
Like the rest of you have the odd urge to go down the shops and buy a pack, then I think blow that - the only ones to benefit from it are the tobacco companies and look how long it took me to get to this freedom from them.! Hope fully will stay on track and your support main thing that helps.
Treadmill arrives Monday so will start working off some of the kilos Ive put on and focus on getting smaller and fitter!! Might need a whole new wardrobe by summer AND they will all smell good!
Had some good laughs today from my quit buddies - loved the transfer of funds so hubby couldn't buy a pack and the telling husband the bun had almonds (he hates almonds) in it so she could eat it all herself! Funny as.
Humour's such a good antedote when your feeling a bit emotional.
Keep strong out there - we are in this together.