3yrs on Guy Fawkes Night
Hi everyone, I see many new names here now, Ive been away doing my own thing for quite some time keeping busy as you do, then i just realised tonight that I'm 3yrs smokefree.
Geee that time went fast, I don't miss a thing about smoking, never looked back once i got over the addiction.
I'am more energetic now than i was smoking, saved a lot of money, saved a lot of health, feel a lot better, more active, & a lot happier now im smokefree.
Now I'm back here at this site,.. I recall how hard it was in the beginning, that light headed feeling, kind of rushing, hurrying, unsettled nerves feeling,.. the tight but yet 'Empty Stomach' feeling making me eat for a small village, the sleepless nights, the blues & then,.. finally with the kind help from my fellow online friends/bloggers & bloggettes, I slipped past the threshold of addiction & into the land of... Aotearoa (Life without tobacco) without realising it You too will succeed, the pressure will ease off, the struggle will cease, Everything will come back to normal as you want it & expect it, but it wont happen overnight, it will take months.
Well,.. You ingrained that poisonous habit for many years so just how long it takes to break free from Nicotine addiction is up to You.
You set the boundarys & limits for yourself, You say when you want to do it.. You say what you're going to do,.. No-one is stopping you from doing what you really want to do.
Go Hard, give it everything, & i mean EVERYTHING you have, you're bound to win, you're Kiwi.
I have been quit for 3 Years, 1 Day and 3 minutes (1,097 days). I have saved $12,135.58 by not smoking 27,425 cigarettes. My Quit Date: 5/11/2010
937 Smoke-Free Days
I have been quit for 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 hours and 59 minutes (937 days).
I have saved $10,371.53
Not smoking 23,438 cigarettes.
My Quit Date: 5/11/2010
Woooo Hooooo. Its one of the best things I've ever done for myself, I have something to be proud of.
There's a lot of really cool stats out there now, proof to the new members that this journey is achievable.
I know I haven't been around, & I've probably missed a lot of milestones & laugh's but you're all doing a really good job.
When things get tough, don't look back,.. you're not going that way.
From 1 Extreme to Another..
Hiya peoples... How the hell are ya,..
Ive been away, Far canal,.. Ive been here, Ive been there, Ive been everywhere. Ha hahahaha
Its been so long since I was here last on feb 5th, thought I'd pop in to give the oldies an update.
Since my Quit I have learnt many things, Life is a Rollercoaster, so buckle up baby, cos this Ain't no merry go-round.
I have been so Low at times that I started digging,.. hahaha
Its not nice when you're down there, but OMG wait til you get up where I'am now... YEEEeeeeee-HAAAaaaWWWWwwww
I thought I had lost almost everything, my house, my wife, mild depression thru quitting, etc, ... Well, All of that was necessary in order to receive what I'm onto now.?
I've Finally met someone, & OMG I don't walk,I Flyyyy
I don't stand, I 'Hover'
I get so excited, I'm making a Rollercoaster ride for Thrill-Seekers like me.
So How is this related to smoking,..?
Because I Quit smoking, I can 'See' thru the Fog, I think more clearly, i breathe & feel better, I have a lot more energy & Zest for life, this has enabled me to meet who Im talking about.
Im a Winner,.. YESSSSSSSSS
WOOOOOOOooo - HHOOOOOOOOOoooo.
Get on that Quit Train & start Living Life at its finest.
My stats are:
I have been quit for 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 hours and 50 minutes (877 days). I have saved $9,707.72 by not smoking 21,938 cigarettes. My Quit Date: 5/11/2010
My Thought for the day.
"WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today's PEACE."
Howdy people, How you all doing, guess I'm gonna find out shortly after posting this.
Anyway, I called in today to say 'Hi' it's been awhile since I've been supporting you all, I'm blown away by my stats,
I have been quit for 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 hours and 13 minutes (822 days). I have saved $9,100.37 by not smoking 20,565 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 hours and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 5/11/2010 11:45 p.m
Can you imagine that, if I was to smoke all 20,565 ciggys one after the other non-stop, it would take me 2 months, 1 week & 3 days to smoke. (No thanx)
still going strong as can be, smoking never seems to bother me anymore, no wants, no cravings, I don't even give a split nano-second of a thought to the subject, but the smell really does linger around the warehouse entrance & there's no-one there smoking at the time... 'Pheeewwww Weeeee'
walk faster. LoL
A reminder,.. this is a journey & has its ups & downs, twist & curvy straights, for this is the roller-coaster of life, if it was a straight flat track it would be very Boring.
This is only ever going to be what you make it, easy or hard its your choice.!
"Damn this, I'm not putting up with this low feeling, I'm gonna have some diet ice-cream"
its only what you make it.
I've made lots of things,... now I've gotta do the dishes.
PHENOMENAL 2 LETTER WORD
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election (if there is a tie, it is a toss UP) and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP ...
At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is blocked UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with (UP to) a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP!
Oh . . .. one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
Did that one crack you UP?
Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book . . . or not . . . it's UP to you.
Whatever you want to achieve is totally UP to you
Now I'll shut UP!
My stats: I have been quit for 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 12 hours and 3 minutes (797 days). I have saved $8,822.36 by not smoking 19,937 cigarettes. My Quit Date: 5/11/2010 11:45 p.m
I Hope This Works & it all shows...
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★*˚°。°*。°*。★ MERRY CHRISTMAS..!!! ★ Warm hugs, lots of love to everyone and the glow of flickering candlelight. May you all be blessed with good health, food, warmth, love and laughter. Many wishes for a more prosperous New Year!
Summary of Life
GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:
1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground...
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Old age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy..
At age 4 success is . . . .. Not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . Having friends.
At age 17 success is . . ...Having a driver's license.
At age 35 success is .. . ..Having money.
At age 50 success is . . . Having money....
At age 70 success is . .. . Having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . ... .Having friends.
At age 80 success is . . .. Not piddling in your pants.
Wish someone told me about the jelly not being nailed.
Lord Bless my online friends
Every single evening
As I'm lying here in bed,
This tiny little Prayer
Keeps running through my head:
God bless all my family
Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm
And safe from harm
For they're so close to me.
And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do;
Hope you don't mind me asking,
Please bless my computer too.
Now I know that it's unusual
To Bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord.
You see, that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends;
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends.
I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.
By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you.
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew..
Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That's filled with so much love.
Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits 'send'.
When you update your Heavenly list
On your own Great CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to GOD.Com
Merry Xmas everyone.
My trip to the store...
There was a bit of confusion at the store this morning.
When I was ready to pay for my purchases of gun powder and bullets
the cashier said, "Strip down, facing me."
Making a mental note to complain to Harper about the gun registry people running amok,
I did just as she had instructed.
When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided,
I found out that she was referring to my credit card.
I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.
They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!
Hello everyone, Just when you think you have to change to accommodate quitting tobacco, when you think being smokefree is changing you, I have been given a short story based on being yourself.
On Being Yourself
You must learn that you can not be loved by all people.
You can be the finest apple in the world – ripe, juicy, sweet, succulent, & offer yourself to all.
But you must remember there are people in this world who not like apples.
You must understand that if you are the finest apple and someone you love does not like apples,
You have the choice of becoming a banana.
But you must be warned that if you choose to become a banana
You will be a second rate banana
But you can always be the finest apple.
You must also realise that if you choose to be a second rate banana
There will be people who do not like bananas.
You can spend your life trying to become the best banana,
Which is impossible if you are an apple,
Or you can seek again
And be the finest apple.