365 days !!
One year ago on this very day I took the plunge!what a year,ups and downs to be sure but I,m finding the downs a bit hazy these days !can;t remember the howling headaches,sleepless nights,wandering mind,terrible farts,food coming out me ears etc etc etc !!The bad days are few and far between nowadays but I still read the blogs every day,and to my quit friends a big hello and especially to heiro,I,m with you all the way heiro ,through thick and thin.Onwards and upwards
all the threes, 333 days !!!
A new year and one than I will be smokefree from start to finish! Apart from a couple of small slips last year I was mainly smokefree but not quite ! this year will be my first complete year.I still read the blogs most days and still get my ongoing motivation from all you good folk on here,welcome to all the newcomers and good luck, and a big hello to some friends,heiro,julz,clarence, ady kathry and many more,have a great year and onwards and upwards we all go.
All the two,s 222 !!!
222 days today ! When I first started this journey I sometimes kept going by trying to get to double figuresall the ones ,then all the twos,threes etc,all in double digits ,and then I reached the magic 99 and then all the ones (111) and NOW all the twos !!
I,m still not out of the woods just yet but I do go for days without even thinking about the darned weed ,
My eternal thanks to the good folk on this site,I read the blogs every day ,this is a great weapon in my arsenal.
Onwards and upwards and a big hello to all our new friends.
200 days !!!
Yep 200 days and 6000 cigs not smoked !! the last few months have been sooo much different from the first few ! all the symptoms that we all know so well seem but a distant memory,although I do still carry some losenges around with me and take them occasionally.I walk to the top of our local 'mountain'every morning and back at the beginning . I had to stop and take a breather every 5 mins,nowadays I can walk uphill for ages without a worry. At the top I often think back to the good people here who have helped me,so thanks to jellykelly,ady,clarence,jules84,heiro,magntag and so many more,Onwards and upwards
194 days and 4 grand saved !
Coming up to 200 days and this here ND is well and truly in the background,just got back from a trip overseas and I brought some tobacco back for a friend ,even duty free it is still so expensive,I wonder now how much money I have wasted over the years !Good luck to all our new friends,it is a painful journey at times but it sure does get better,onward and upwards.
Flying no problem !!
Yesterday my dear old dad passed away,aged 95.He started smoking in the 1930,s and stopped when he was 60.In those days you could smoke anywhere at all.We grew up in a 2 up 2 down ,similar to coro st ,the rooms were soooo small but both my dad and grandad were smokers,and there was no such a thing as going outside in the freezin cold for a puff!!!thinking about it now ,we must have grown up in a thick fog! no wonder we started smoking ourselves.He gave up for purely money reasons,bringing up a family, post war in Lancashire! There was no such things as champix losenges or gum,methinks he went down to the allotment and did some digging .Anyway I,m off to the UK tomorrow to see my mum (91) I,ll take a video of her NZ family,son,grandson and great grand daughter.
In the last few years flying long haul has been an absolute nightmare for this addicted smoker !! not so this time ,I,m at 158 days smokefree and although yesterday was a bit ropey (I patched up when I got wobbly) I can now get on the plane and not freak out all the way just waiting for the next stop so I can get a fix!! In Dubai there is a smokers room and gets crammed with HUNDREDS of smokers,it is the most horrible place I have ever been in ,but I still went in every trip just to feed the demon! NO MORE . My dad would be pleased with me.
152 Days !!
Well 152 days ago I started this journey ,it has been a long long 152 days !!! (at times anyway) but methinks that now I have the upper hand of the nicodemon.Still wary cos I get flash urges now and then ,where it would be so easy to bludge 'just one' and then the whole thing starts from scratch again,and I surely don't want to go through the early stages again!.
So to all our new friends ,just hang in there. it is difficult at times but when you stand in the light at the end of the tunnel the satisfaction felt is worth all the pain, onwards and upwards
144 days ,$3000 saved,4300 cigs not smoked.
Well the weeks sure are ticking by,after 45 years of smoking ,I now feel like an ex smoker !!been a topsy turvy ride so far but still not a single puff.,although had some narrow escapes !this blog site has helped me through some rough patches thats for sure.So to all our new friends just take it day by day and keep on coming back here,there are some great folk to inspire and encourage you through the dark times.Onwards and upwards.
Vote for them !!!
,I reckon there is room for a TV programme featuring jellykelly,julz1981 and heironymous as hosts,maybe with Clarence as matriach.These guys between them support sooooo many of us methinks a wider audience would swell our numbers dramatically!! Keep up the good work you lovely lot!
136 days of smokefreedom.
5 months ago I would never haved dreamed that I would be 136 days smokefree !!4050 of the white sticks not smoked,probably the same amount of blogs read!.Ten years ago I quit the demon drink and for a few years attended AA meetings which helped me stay sober,in my mind this blog site is exactly the same as a AA meeting and is a place of sanctuary and understanding,after all it takes one to know one !After 45 years of full on smoking methinks I may qualfy as an addicted smoker,but with the encouragement and support of you good folk on this site I am on my way to recovery and I look forward to every new day. In the very beginning of my quitting I would start the day with thoughts of all the negative things about quitting,things that I read every day from our new friends,but very quickly the bad was replaced with good and my very dark days are now just a memory.So a big hello to all our new friends and believe me when I say that this site and all your new friends here are lifesavers and the journey may be hard to start with but gets better every day.Onwards and upwards