Hi I have just realised its my 2 year Breathday so decided to check out my stats!! I CANNOT believe the numbers!!!!Stats Update:
Smokefree days: 731 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 14620
Grams NOT smoked: 5222
Total savings: $11,778.00
Moving Day over....
525 days smokefree
10,500 ciggies not smoked (wow)
....and a grand total of $8,449.00 saved - holy smoke!!!!!
Well it's been a very long time since I've been on here and I cannot believe those stats...I mean 10,500 is huge!! Yaay.
WE have just this weekend moved house and it is sooooo cool!!
I'm sitting here in the sun and enjoying the 'newness'!!
So it's been 17 months and only in the last few months have I been able to say that I truly don't want another ciggie! Up until then (if I'm completely honest) there was still a very small part of me that thought another puff wouldn't really hurt!!
So for me it did take a while but as that ole ad goes "it won't happen overnight, but it will happen"!!!!
So anyway it is so cool to see all the newbies on here, and the oldies still giving wonderful support and advice, you guys rock!!!
To the newbies, listen and learn cos these guys know what they're talking about!! It does work!!
And to the oldies, thanks for your support because without you I wouldn't be posting those huge numbers up the top there!!
Thanks and stay strong to you all!!!!!
Happy Breathday To Meeeeeeee
365 days not smoking
6,570 ciggies not smoked
Yahooo I've made it! On the 7th March 2011 at 11pm I had my last cigarette and other than 4 puffs in month 4 I haven't touched them since!
It's been a journey of many ups and downs but I made it without the crutch that we all used to use to "help" us through!!
My family have been so supportive which has helped immensely, they bought me a bracelet and I've been adding a charm as each month rolled round...and it's now full!! My husband gave up social smoking at the same time and then admitted to me that he bought a packet one weekend he was away for a friend's wedding. At first I was really angry with him, I felt betrayed but then I thought well he's a big boy, he can make his own decisions and I didn't buy the packet so it wasn't really my issue!!!
I have put on some weight but figure that's still got to be better than smoking 20 ciggies every day...and I'm not 25 any more!!
It's been a funny old year and if I'm really honest we're going through the most difficult time now as my husband is out of work and the bills are mounting, but I am still celebrating this day and my achievement because I'm happy and proud to be one year down the track!
I will NEVER smoke again, I've said it before but this just reinforces it.
So to all the people who have supported and helped me get here, a very sincere than you!!! Especially Clarence and Ady who are unwavering in their role on here....you are both very dear to me even though I have no idea who you are!!
Good luck to everyone out there, newbies or oldies, this website is the best and I can honestly say has been the difference between me achieving my smokefree goal this time. So stay tuned in and blog blog blog!!
Adieu and have a fantabulous day :)
I was just reading on Stuff about all the calls that Quitline has been getting since NY and logged in to find I am 300 days smokefree today!!! That's 5400 ciggies not smoked and $3,780.00 not spent, that's just phenomenal!! That many ciggies makes me feel physically sick!
I still get the odd urge, like NY eve and at a friend's house who smokes and did have that silly thought that 'one puff won't matter". I didn't and as usual the feeling passed pretty quickly!
SO hello and welcome to all the newbies, this is the BEST place to be especially in the first days, weeks and months of your journey!
Take it slow, break it down to whatever seems manageable to you, and watch your stats grow! Enjoy it and celebrate it because you deserve it!!!
Take care :)
Hi There Fellow Quitters....
Greetings of the Season to you all!!
I haven't been on here for ages cos life has been kinda busy, but logged in this morning and got a pretty fabulous surprise... my stats are -
279 days not smoking
5022 ciggies not smoked
$3,517.50 not spent on the filthy rotten things!!!
Wow I am completely blown away and have absolutely NO idea when I would have had time to smoke all those!!
So it's 9 months now and I am really looking forward to summer and not having to sneak away from prying eyes for a ciggie. My husband's family used to badger me constantly about it, but this year they'll have to find something else to complain about!!
Hope you are all staying strong and hanging on to this great support and advice...it really does help!
Take care, have a restful and safe Xmas and look forward to seeing you all back here in 2012!! Also roll on my breathday!!! :)
8 Months today....WAHOOOOOO
Hi there everyone, old and new!! I haven't blogged in a while but get on every so often to check on progress!!
It's a biggie for me today, 245 days, thats 4410 not smoked and $3,097.50 not spent on ciggies!!!! Yeehaa grandma I'm absolutely fizzing and feel soooo much better for being a non smoker!
Went out for drinks on Friday night with an old smoking buddy and even went outside with her while she smoked. It did cross my mind I could have a just one puff, but I didn't!!!
Went to a 40th on Sat night and could not believe how much the smokers smelled when they passed me...yuck yuck yuck and I mean it!!!
So to all and sundry, keep going, stay strong and even if you slip a little (or a lot), let it go and move forward!!! You can do it and when the time is right, you will! I had tried numerous times but this time was I had the right reasons and the right frame of mind!!
Take care to you all :)
7 months .... YAAAAY
I'm so pleased to post this one!!!
I see some familiar names here from my early days, and really pleased to see they're still smokefree also!!!
To all those starting out or thinking about quitting, no-one said it would be easy, but it does definitely get easier!!!
So get that 'pack' sorted or started and begin your new phase of life!!! It feels fabulous!!!!
Good luck :)
Tempted after almost 7 months....
Holy moly I couldn't believe it....after almost 7 months, that's 202 days, 3636 ciggies not smoked and $2,555.00 not spent on those horrid old things!!
I was out on Saturday night, went to a friends (old smoking buddy) and took along another friend (also old smoking buddy) and the 2 of them lit up and all of a sudden I was thinking how nice it would be to just have one!!!
Eeeek NOOOOOOO I don't want it thankyou!!!
We were standing outside ready to head off to the rugby and it would have been so nice to just have a quick one to celebrate....hang on celebrate what??? Nothing to celebrate if you're back on them now is there???
So there I am having this mental dialogue with myself and kinda shocked that it can still sneak up on you and bite you big time!!
End of story, I didn't have one thankfully and was rather proud of myself for not giving in, but just goes to show that those triggers will probably always be there, with certain people or certain situations, and we just have to deal with it!!!
Anyway, happy smokefree week all :)
6 months today....wahooooo
Six months, 184 days, 3312 cigarettes and 2327.50 dollars ago I had my last ciggie!!! Over that first few weeks, I thought about it, craved it a bit and even had 2 puffs when I was into my 4th month - just to test myself!
But now I'm on my way to my next goal which is a year and I'm feeling strong and determined and convinced I will never smoke again!!!
My hubby and kids gave me a pandora-like bracelet for my birthday just before I gave up smoking and I am now collecting the charms, one for each month that I've given up. I love it and am soooo proud of it and I wear it every day to remind me how far I've come!
So to all of you out there, the oldies and the newbies, thanks so much for all your support, it has meant the world to me to know there are people out there who will cheered me on and boost me up when I needed it most!!!
Roll on 1 year :)
Hi there again....
I haven't been on here in a while and can't believe that my stats are:
164 smokefree days
2952 ciggies not smoked
and I've saved $2082.50!!!!!
Waaaahoooo it's amazing to see those stats and know the hard part is behind me!! I still have to be wary of those wee moments (and I do mean wee and infrequent now) that hit from out of the blue and remind me it's a journey we're on and that maybe you never stop having those!! But knowing that is huge, and knowing that you can fight it easier the further you are away from that least ciggie!
To all those who have joined recently, you are doing the best thing for yourself and family!!!! Hang in there and you too will be posting these sort of stats soon!! Stay strong :)