Nifty Fifty - the ex smoker :)))
Just thought I would check my stats , wow, couldnt believe it 254 days since my last puff of a cigarette. Do I miss it ? hell no, my skin , hair, teeth can tell the story, I havent saved the $3700.00 as such, but we seem to be able to afford the finer things in life now . To you folk who were with me during the first few weeks , ( Aidy, Clarence, Rainbowfish, Heiromus)Im happy to announce that my hubby followed suit and is now 3 months smokefree too. Cool eh ? I knew he would, he just needed to get the right mindset . We both put on weight approx 10 kgs- we didnt care , were expecting it , but go walking together now, Im at the gym too and the weight is now starting to stabilise.
To you newbies , hang in there , things get better each day, and for the record I smoked for 33 years , gave up this round with Champix ( after many failed attempts ) Hubby used the patches and gum for the first 4 weeks
Just wanted to check in , and let you all know hopw I was getting on. Thanks for the support, you guys are awesome . better get back to work now - have a great smokefree day !!
Hi Fives Ady
Well there I was at the gym this morn ( 06.30 am ) trying to move some of this 7 kgs that has attached itself to my body since I stopped smoking and the news came on. I was sooo excited to see Aidy on there - :0 - to put a face to the person who supports us all on here . Wow Aidy , your new home looks pretty cool too, way up there in Kamo. Your kids are lucky to have you for a dad
Thanks for all your support , you are very much appreciated
201 days - yeeehaaaa :)
Hi quit family
I knew I was getting close to the 200 mark, was happy to see that I havent smoked 3074 smokes, have saved $2700.00 and guess what ? Hubby has quit now too, hes on Day 18 - with patches and the gum and doing really well. Hes not grumpy at all, in fact says hes nailed it cause he waited till he was truly ready to give it up. I feel amazing , have still got a bit of extra weight to lose ( 7 kgs ) but hey who cares . That will come off with time.
To all you folk out there, it gets better , just reach for the stars. To the folk who spurred me on- and you know who you are , I owe you my life :))
Love and hugs xoxox
Smokefree and loving it :)
Hi quit family
Just checked my stats , 167 days - $2380.00 saved !! - Im pretty stoked with that too I must say. Ok so I did say I was going to skip each day , well due to having an extra 8 kgs on board I found that very difficult so joined the gym instead . That way I do things at my own pace and have become quite addicted to it . I go before work , so it sets me up for the day , in a positive mindset .
Glad to see so many new names and also the long timers who are here to offer support to those newbies.
Stay strong folks, it gets better by the day and the journey is sooo worth it
Love to all
149 days - Wahoo
Hi Quit family
I dont get on here much these days - too busy with work and home life but had a spare hour tonight so thought I would read the blogs. Have noticed lots of new names and also some familiar ones. Great to see everyone supporting each other in this quest to be smoke free.
Im at 149 days now, not a single puff , thanks to the Champix and a few words of encouragement from folk on here. Feel great, supposed to have saved $2.086.00 ( must ask hubby where that went LOL ) only downside is the 10 kg weight gain. Ive joined Jetts gym though and Weight Watchers so hopefully I get back to my normal size soon.
To you newbies out there, stay focussed on your quit, just tell yourself you dont want to smoke anymore and " just do it ", it gets better by the day, trust me .
We are soo worth this
Take Care all
Love Nifty :))
Back from Oz :)
Hi Quit family
Had a great time in Gold Coast , walked for miles and miles , shopped, ate and drank plenty . Man was it hot though, 32 during the day and 22 at night . We were there in 2008 so in 4 years the prices of everything has gone up . Hubby bought his stash of cigs at Duty free, couldnt get over the price increase, but bought them anyway ( addiction was more important than the price !! )Petrol there is now $1.54 compared to $1.08 back in 2008. We stayed with friends in Brisbane for 2 nights before heading home on Monday .
So, I just checked my stats ( after reading the blogs ) and Im at 130 days now - NOT one puff. Feel great, still get the odd craving but theres no way Im going back to the filthy habit now, not ever !. My nose is very sensitive and hubby grosses me out with his smoking. I have just joined Jetts gym to help shed the 7 kgs on board, and Im really excited about my next journey in life - which is getting fit and healthy again.
Back to work Monday - oh well - thats life .
Hope you all are hanging in there - life will get better you wait and see . I smoked for 33 years - anything is possible :)
Love and hugs
118 days - Woop Woop
Hi My quit family
Just reading the blogs and thought I would check my stats ----------
Smoke free days 118 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked 1,770
Money saved $1,281.60
Total savings $1,281.60
Wow, how cool is that :)Time has flown by, we head off to Brisbane on Monday to celebrate the 20 th wedding anniversary, and looking at the $$$ Ive saved, I will be heading for the perfume shops to stock up on the White Diamonds . Will be a treat to myself, and now that Im not smoking the scent will be there way longer.
I see theres a lot of newbies on here, awesome, it was my saving grace reading the blogs in my early days of quitting.
Only thing Im not happy about is the 7 kgs I have found......but will wait till after my holiday to worry about that . Might join WW I think, and make going to the gym a daily ritual.
Other that that, my life is good, Im loving the smoke free life.Hubby is still puffing away like a train - thats his problem, not mine .
Will check in when Im back from holiday , thanks to you all for the support, love you all :)
Jitters have gone - thank U all
Hi quit family
A big thank you to the folk who responded to my SOS last night :) I rang the nurse today and got a script for more gum. I have it now and feel alot " safer " than I did without any NRT.
I know eventually I will have to ween myself off it, but for now I just need it . Hubby and I are off to Oz in 10 days time, and we are really looking forward to the break away. Hes still smoking , so I want to make sure I stay strong and not go back to my old habits . I just pop the gum into my mouth when he lights up and I am fine.
Other than that, all good in the Bay :) Hope the weather is better for the Rod Stewart concert this Saturday. My sister is coming up from WEllington for it and yep, you guessed it .Shes a smoker too, so I will have 2 of them close by.
Take care all, and thanks again
Love Nifty :))
107 days - but need help please !!
Hi quit family
yes 107 days , but Im off the Champix now I was also chewing the gum and wore the patch on days when I thought I would need it . I run out of both last weekend and for some unknown reason I was all jittery. Nope I dont want to smoke again, but with hubby still smoking,I found myself looking at his smokes out in the garage the other day and even breathing in the smell. Im a bit scared to tell you the truth :( I am ringing the nurse tomorrow ( who ran the Smoking cessation programme I attended ) and will ask her for another script for the gum.
Hubby reckons I should be just chewing air waves or normal gum cause I will be putting the nicotine back into the body. I tend to differ. It cant be as bad as smoking - right ?? I will do whatever it takes to stay smokefree !
Apart from that , have joined Jetts gym and will sign up for that when I get back from Brisbane ( it was a Grab One deal and it doesnt expire till April 2 nd ) . 7 kgs on board and I feel yuck because of it. Still go walking every chance I get ,but need some serious high intensity work outs now
Thoughts please ?
92 days already :) $993.00 saved
Hi my quit family
Here I am, still smokefree and loving it. I have quit the Champix, also weening myself off the gum. Do you remember in the beginning I joined a support group run by the Drs here in Napier? Well we had our get together 1st Feb for a catch up.4 of us have managed to stay smokefree , the other 2 who struggled from Day 1, are still smoking. I dont think they were committed at all from the start. Anyway, we chatted about the ups and downs of being smokefree, and I said I was now trying to deal with the weight gain ( carrying an xtra 7 kgs ) One of the nurses runs a weight loss programme there so I signed up for that , 1 st meeting tomorrow . You get weighed etc etc, bit like WW I suppose. I tend to go for support groups, so will go along with the same determination and committment .
Yes my husband is still smoking and people always comment on how hard it must be to always be around cigarette smoke. Well no , its really easy. It just makes me even more determined to never take that one puff and be back to smelling like he does,not to mention the coughing and wheezing that he experiences each and every day . Ive never felt better . and Im sure he will follow suit when hes ready to .
To all you folk out there who are new to this tell your self you " dont want to smoke anymore" and just do it
You will never look back
Hope you all have a great week, will check in again soon.
Love Nifty :))