I hardly ever log in to this site anymore but something possessed me to today. I am well over 500 days of being completely smokefree. I was heavy smoker who smoked rollies so can't give an exact amount but I reckon I would of easily smoked 20 cigarette a day.
It does get easier to stay quit. There is the odd fleeting moment when I still feel like a cigarette but that feeling doesn't last long at all and I refuse to get sucked back in again as it took me a long long time to successfully quit. This time I know I will never smoke again. All it would take for me to start smoking is one cigarette so I will never have that one cigarette.
Do whatever you need to do to stop smoking. Walk, eat, chat on the phone, shop (you can get some real bargains at op shops). Its so good to come in here and see so many people who are now smokefree and to see people attempting to quit. Way to go everyone.
Happy Easter everyone.
I am up to 300 days. I cannot believe it. Stick at it if you are in the early days of giving up smoking. It is worth it. At 10 months I pretty much never feel like a smoke. If the thought happens to pop into my head it is gone within a few seconds. Its a shame that I had to keep learning the same lesson over and over again that one was going to be ok. One cigarette is never going to be ok. Just as an alcoholic cannot have another drink, I can not have another cigarette. If you are reading this you probably cannot have another cigarette either or you will be full time smoking in a matter of days as well.
Its so worth not smoking anymore. Life is no more stressful now that I don't smoke. Its still stressful but hey atleast I am not stressing out about cigarettes.
Do it for yourselves and your families. Have a great easter whanau.
Help, does anyone know how to get a copy or be able to view the DYING FOR A SMOKE DOCO
that was on a while back. I need to find it and can't see it on demand. Does anyone have any bright ideas on how I can find it?
But on a personal level I can't believe its almost 10 months and I have not had one single puff. I really believe that I will never smoke again. I have been tempted but I know that if I have one puff all my hard work will be undone. I am 95% ok with not smoking now. I hardly actually think about it anymore. It feel so good to not be a smoker anymore.
To everyone starting their journey on quitting smoking stick with it. It is so worth it.
Well that is really annoying.
I just logged in this morning as I occasionally did because I like to check my stats now and then. For some reason it is saying I have only given up smoking for 68 days or something like that. How could it change like that. I must be over 9 months by now. Will have to see if I can change it. Grrrr.
Hope everyone is doing good.
Wow, the last few days have been crazy.
I have had heaps of urges to smoke. Almost more than way back in the early days. I have just started studying and have had orientation this week. There are smokers every where. Most of the time these days I don't even worry about it or think too much about smoking or not smoking. When I am outside of my comfort zone though I do tend to think about smoking more. Normally, well in the past I would smoke when nervous or stressed. Its also a good way of starting a conversation with strangers.
So this whole studying thing is completely new to me. Well I have studied in the past but years ago. Thank goodness I gave up when I did as its been 8 months. If it was any less time I think I would of caved. There is still that voice telling me to have one. But I am not listening and I do not want to go back to smoking. Its just that it is smelling so dam good the last few days, yet so gross. lol. Ghosh I am not even sure that this makes sense. I am just venting.
But hey even though I am feeling a tad stressed out I have not smoked. And its such a good feeling to say I have not had one single cigarette for about eight and a half months.
Hope you are all having a great week. :-)
Just popping in to check my stats
and to let everyone who has supported me know that I am still smoke free. Nearly eight and a half months now. Wow. It will be a year before I know it. I still get the odd craving now and then but they pass really quickly. Not sure if they are actually really cravings or I am just thinking about smoking now and then.
I still sometimes get that voice telling me that one will be ok but I have learnt time and time again that one is never ok. If you hear that voice don't listen to it.
Have a nice weekend everyone.
Not at all exciting but I feel like sharing.
I was at the supermarket today and a lady infront of me held me up by asking for cigarettes. lol. I found it slightly irritating because they aren't kept at the checkout and someone had to go and get them. Then they got the wrong ones so had to go back again. Also it kind of cracked me up that she was watching how much she spent and put a few things back. I actually have to admit I do this sometimes to. But then she asked for cigarettes and it kind of cracked me up that people will go without food so they can smoke.
I also remember feeling slightly embarassed when I smoked and you had to ask for cigarettes at the checkout.
But aside from all that it is still great to be smokefree. I may feel like one now and then but 99% of the time I am ok.
Nearly 200 days for me.
I am pretty stoked. My partner appears to be doing no where near that good. He had me thinking that he wasn't smoking anymore. I knew that months ago he had one or two when he was drinking with mate but I thought that was it. He admitted the other day he had a few last week at work. So I bet he has had more than he is admitting to. I am not happy about it. I really don't want him to start smoking again. Partly its selfish of me because it is so much easier to not smoke when they are not in my face. I just no that you can't have one here and there because it just keeps you hooked and before you know it you will be a full time smoker again. Arrrgh I guess I can't control his smoking but I can control mine.
Now lets hope the weather forecast is wrong. We are getting up bright and early tomorrow and going camping up north. Can't wait. Everyone is super excited.
Now if I don't get back on here for a while I hope everyone has a safe new years. Keep up all the great work and stay smokefree.
I am feeling a bit poor poor me today.
I have been sick all week with a cold so feel pretty miserable. On the bright side I am not smoking with a cold and outside in this horrible weather. Now isn't it meant to be summer. The weather better sort itself out because I am going camping in 2 weeks. I actually seem to of been more sick lately than when I was smoking.
And what really p's me off is that my gums appear to be shot. Oh goody. My worse fear is losing teeth. I do recall that warning on packets of cigarettes though but I chose to ignore them. On the bright side gum disease won't kill me.
I just checked my stats though and I am now just over 6 months. That feels good. Half a year. I can honestly say I have not even had one puff. There is no way I could have one puff. Sometimes I try and tell myself I can but those thoughts don't last very long. I am still off the gum. I do have the odd lozenger now and then though.
It also amuses me that people think they can cover up the smell of their smoke. I still don't mind the smell of burning smoke but the smell it leaves on people it is vile. So glad I don't smell like that any more.
Anyway thats all from me today. I am going to go and lie down and watch some trashy tv and maybe have a nana nap. Its my sons graduation tonight (from primary school, lol) then we have to go to scouts for their last night for the year. So lets hope if I rest up this nasty cold will go away.
Take care everyone.
Well I have finally quit the gum.
I am all out so won't be ordering anymore. I kind of miss it because it was my new addiction. lol. I have had a couple of lozenges but no more than 2 a day. I seemed to be constantly chewing gum. I might keep a few lozenges in my bag for times when I have cravings.
I am nearly up to 6 months of not smoking now. Its gone really fast and I do not want to go back to smoking. I know how easy it would be. Sometimes I still get strong urges to smoke but this time around I don't give in to those urges because I know that if I was to cave and have just one I would be back to smoking full time within a few weeks.
Its so good not to have to hide my smoking, I don't smell, I don't waste money on them, the list goes on. Although I can't say I feel any richer.
I hardly know anyone who smokes these days. I still like the smell on cigarettes when they are burning but they leave a nasty smell on people. Its revolting.
Anyway thats all from me right now. Keep up the good work everyone and to all those who have supported and encouraged me A BIG THANK YOU.