I finally made it
Hi all, from the top of the mountain, yessssssssss
Valentines day was my last quit attempt and here I am.
My Stats: I have not smoked 1825 grams
I have not spent $1855.00
It has been a strange Journey for me with its ups and downs.
My weight was up & down for awhile, eating less food or having a healthy choice was harder than giving up smoking.
I was planning my meals the day before.
I am back to bike riding which I gave up years ago and that is helping heaps, although the friend I ride with can out last me by heaps, I put that down to her lungs being in better condition (she has never smoked).
There is a car rest we stop at on our ride, for a breather and that never forgotten bottle of water, well I was caught by suprise 1 day cause I saw this half smoked butt, I just stared at it like I was hypnotized. It was unreal that demon was sitting right there on my shoulder. This happened about a month ago, it was a wake up call for me I can never let my guard down.
Something else I have noticed friends that used to drop in for a coffee and smoke don't come anymore, thats ok not very loyal are they.
Good Luck to all of you starting out on the quit bus
Love to all the older ones Cheers
Give up smoking
This two letter word in english has more meanings than any other 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 towards 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)
Why are the officers (UP) for election, why is it (UP) to the Secretary to write (UP) a report.
We call (UP) our friends, brighten (UP) our room, polish (UP) the silver, warm (UP) the left overs, clean (UP) the house,fix (UP) the old car,people stir (UP) trouble, line (UP) for tickets, work (UP) appetite, think (UP) excuses,To be dressed is one thing - but to be dressed (UP) is special.
We open (UP) a store in the morning, but we close (UP) at night. We seem to be pretty mixed (UP) Look (UP) the word (UP) in the dictionary.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 a while, things dry (UP)
First thing in the morning we wake(UP) get(UP) and the last thing at night Hang (UP) your clothes, pull (UP) the sheets,don't screw, look (UP) your address book, set (UP) the timer on the DVD,why do we say wake (UP)
When at a party some people have a piss (UP) in anger you tell someone to shut the f##k (UP) Or (UP) yours One could go on and on but I'll wrap it (UP) for now my time is (UP) I will now shut (UP)
6th month breathday
Hi there, welcome to all the new quitters our journeys may differ but our destination is the same, love to all the oldies.
Its been ages since since my last blog.
Last month went to a brother n laws funeral he died of lung cancer.
Smoking 47 years, he quit 2000 that was his new years resolution.
Helping hubby with his part time job and catching up with house work weekends has kept me very busy which has helped with quitting.
But I look outside at all the weeds in the garden & lots of jobs that need to be done, all the rain & miserable winter we've had has taken it's toll.
Have been feeling a bit depressed lately. Alot of those female things I loved doing has become a chore, or maybe it's cause there's no reward if you know what I mean, does anyone else feel like this?
There was one time in the company of smokers that I thought 1 smoke won't hurt, having too much alcohol doesn't help either!!! I do wonder if after the first exciting stages of quitting wears of it becomes another challenge around the 6 month mark???
I am not struggling with it but I know I must never let my guard down.
I have noticed though people who have never smoked do not understand what we are going through thats why it is so good to be able to blog your story and not be judged.
Talking to my older sister in Aussie who has never smoked in her life, told her I been smoke free for 6 months. Her reply was don't know why you ever started that filthy habit (so deflating) she is so up herself.
But on the bright side there are buds on the trees the days are getting longer spring is just around the corner.
Grandkids were here for school holidays, 5 year old granddaughter said nan you don't smell funny anymore (doh)
Love not having to worry if I have enough tobacco or a lighter that works when out and about.
Love not smelling of stale smoke when greeting people.
Love taking deep deep breaths.
Love being smoke free it really is so worth it.
Love to you all stay strong CHEERS
105 days smoke free 15 weeks
Finally at last, the frustration of trying to get back into quit blogs. It wouldn't let me in kept asking me my email - password - birthdate.
It's enough agro to quit quitting (Nah just joking)
In the end rang the quitline told them, after checking my details they had my birthdate wrong. I was 26 years younger (oh I wish) I might of got a bit of my life back but not that much I'm younger than my kids lol
I missed my 100 day breathday (sob sob) I was so looking forward to writing a blog then, been so busy helping hubby with his seasonal job the time has gone so quickly I forgot .
With the change in weather (rain) I have not been on my walks as much, have noticed a couple of kilos sneaking in there,really enjoying my food but I need to keep an eye on the scales they are not broken as I thought Clarence.
Last weekend was at a dinner party for 10 people, there was only one smoker who went out between coarses a few times for that demon.
I felt sorry for him cause he was missing out on the conversation & fun we were having. I never realized before just how anti social smoking is and yet I would not have blinked an eye before when I smoked. Amen to that!!
I still like the last quit web site, cannot understand why the change.
Hi there to all the new quitters welcome aboard, you have come to the right place there is so much help and advice here. good luck Cheers
Hi there quit family great to see all the new ones and best of luck it is so worth it.
Day 77: 11 weeks which one sounds more LOL
After my 8 week breathday I started coughing up all this gunk which is still happening now, after reading other blogs I wondered why it took so long for me to get rid off. My daughter said "mum after smoking as long as you have it would have set like concrete" gee thanks for the info my girl.
Spent school holidays painting her house,had some fun times with grand kids. Chain smoking uncle did not bother me a bit he kept his distance though.
I can still smell the smokers from way down the street, what used to smell nice does NOT!!! anymore.
I'm at the stage where you study other smokers, waiting at a crossing this guy was having a coughing fit I acually thought he was going to pass out, do you think he would throw the smoke away NO.
That could of been me, it does tell me how strong nicodemon is wanting to kill us all off.
Love to all take care Cheers
THE WEEK THAT WAS:
Today 1968 the Wahine sank:
Today is my birthday my age is 8 weeks:
Today is my 56th day 8 weeks smoke free:
I went to the doctor this week for my annual warrant of fitness, told him I quit which he put in my file none smoker, he shook my had that sure was a buzz, the compliment I mean.
I am still scratching, little pimples on face and scalp, quess still detoxing but I can live with that.
My monitor packed up last week, I never realized how much I would miss not being able to go on line to read the quit blogs. Found it hard to concentrate on anything, kept jumping from job to job not completing any one thing.
It's a 2 hour drive to where we shop,and with the price of fuel it's a once a week trip I couldn't convince hubby to go sooner blah blah blah. So here I was grinding my teeth wanting to punch him in the head, nicodemon was sitting on my shoulder, this week
was really hard going but I made it. Whew!!
The middle of next week i'm of to help the kids paint their house, will see the grand kids, school holidays,there will be uncle there that smokes like a chimney. I am ready for the challenge but must not be to complacent at this time of my journey.Even though it's 8 weeks will have a few patches on hand as a back up,I do NOT!!!! want to go back to day 1 as this is my second attempt.
Question: there is no change with my weight but this spare tyre appeared around my gut and my bum has shrunk,like the fat has shifted or maybe it's my age.
does anyone else have this problem? Scales might have packed up as well.
Just as well I didn't give hubby the bash (lol) he's taking me out for dinner tonite for my birthday.
Best wishes to all the new quitters it is so worth it.
Love to all you oldies (oh misprint) long term quitters. Cheers
IT'S RAINING CATS & DOGS
Hi all: this is day 42 for me Yaa!!!! 6 weeks & not a puff has passed my lips.
Have been in my garden since the weather became cooler, having a big clean up before winter sure makes it easier to stay smoke free.
I used to reward myself with a coffee & the other thing out on the deck in my special chair.
Well: not only am I saving money from the demon but also coffee which has to be a big plus and yes the other thing is shampoo LOL
I am now walking twice around the block, that makes it 8 kms,my breathing is bang on and my weight is still the same as when I first jumped on the quit bus. I am feeling so so good like on a real high.
Sitting in the carpark waiting while hubby went to out patients, now we all know it's a "NO SMOKING ZONE" there was construction going on now this worker sneaked around behind a barrier and had a ciggy in all of 1 minutes looking right & left.
I used to do that, now I feel free free free.
Same day passed a lot of smokers sitting on path outside a bar,I used to love the smell but this time I felt sick so I must be winning this time. Yaaa
Hi to all our new friends keep it up your worth it. and love to older ones. cheers
Hi all to my quit family out there, it's been awhile since I blogged about my nicodemon habit.
Today is my 21st day without a puff 3 weeks. Valentines day was my restart date.
December the 1st was my last start date, that was 96 days ago in all that time I smoked for 26 days. (Shit) I consider that was lying to myself big time.
Right who do I blame, I am on my second marrage and so often baggage comes with that. I didn't take to kindly at my family being critised by hubby.
He stormed off with his mates for a planned fishing trip for the weekend, I was left at home alone shaking with fury.
Yeap you guessed it,I not only fell of the quit bus it dragged me for miles,left me in tatters.
I started to sneeky smoke again when hubby not around(which I really hate) but I wouln't give him the chance to say "you got no will power"
I felt that first pkt of backy was sweet calmed the nerves a bit, but as the days went on it became bitter sweet (if that makes sense) was only smoking a bit then stubbed it out.
All that money in the ash tray, how dumb is that.
I would get puffed out on my long walks.
I was feeling very depressed, like back to square one. All because of bloody domestics how pathetic is that. Was it all worth it HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Anyway alls good on the home front, I am so much more focused this time around.I'm ganna get there.
Good luck to all the new quiters theres so many.
And to the oldies you guys give such great support.
My heart & sympathy goes out to all you people in Christchurch for this natural tragic disaster that has happened. I have been watching day and night on TV. My Sister lives there I was only able to txt her phone lines were overloaded. She rang me today I could hear in the tone of her voice what she must of gone through, but she said apart from broken things and cracks at her house thank god I'm alive and we must move on. The one good thing that has come out of this for her was her long lost rebel adult daughter who she hadn't heard off in five years rang her crying from Australia today to see if she was ok.
It makes one think about live look around and appreiciate what we do have, not what we don't
Cheers & take care to all of you out there.
Thankyou for your support as you said we must stick together. I have read all your blogs, you have such strengh mind over matter. There is no stress in my life,there was no excuse for having 3 puffs (I must stay strong).XX
Thankyou also for your words of support.
but I will beat myself up!!!!
3 puffs yeap don't sound like much ???
3 whole smokes ????
3 packets ????
3 cartons ?????
3 years !!!!!!!!! OMG back to square 1
But this time its different, have the help and support of quitline, supporters reading other blogs is my salvation a much better addiction than nicodemon. Cheers and good kuck on your jouney.