A whole year gone by already. Hard to believe although had a couple of ciggies within that year - didn't enjoy them so no more for sure. Yukkie, they tasted horrible. I'm still trying to improve my health and although it's a struggle I am learning patience. Have yet to catch a decent sized fish to bring home but that is also a lesson in patience and the exercise and fresh air are good for me.
I do hope that all you newbies who are struggling have success in your quit journeys. It isn't easy, in fact it can be downright bluddy hard, especially on your emotions, but it is so worth it!!!!!! I will try to blog more - in between surf casting with hope LOL!!!!
Thought it was about time I looked in and did a blog LOL! I tried a couple of puffs a few weeks ago as I was mad at someone and needed to chill out - didn't work as I just coughed and threw up so won't be doing that again aye! Must admit I still need my gum though - reckon that will take a bit more time to get off. Shifting after 28 years was quite exciting at first but now have a son who wants to go back to his old area even though there is nowhere to stay and he is giving us a real hard time including whinging which I can't stand. Oh well, just have to stick it out - did tell him to leave home if he is so damned unhappy but no movement yet hahaha!!! He has an operation due in a few months and can't get a job until recovered. It's good to see so many newbies giving their quit smoking journeys everything they've got - keep up the good work!
Almost organised LOL!
Moving close to the sea was the best thing - I haven't had to use my inhaler for the last 3 weeks. Still not smoking either although I still use the gum. Starting to pack for a reunion up north this long weekend and so glad I don't have to miss out on anything through slipping outside for a smoke. I do wish I could lose all the extra weight but I guess I will just have to be thankful for being able to breathe better. Even with COPD my lungs seem to be stronger here.
There are so many newbies and with the hike in the price of tobacco I reckon a lot more folks will be giving up. Reckon the nicodemon will hate that aye? Best of luck to those starting on their journey - it is so worth it.
Still around LOL!
240 days gone already - doesn't seem that long. Moving house on Monday so we are living with the basics and the garage is full of packed boxes LOL! I must admit that after a really tiring day I did say out aloud that I could do with a smoke right now but as I don't have any , then I can't obey the nicodemon aye? The days are much colder now and I'm so glad I don't have to go outside for a nicotine fix anymore - can't even imagine a first one in the morning during a winter frost yippee!!!
I do hope all you newbies keep up with your quitting the habit - it really is worth it in the end and it's amazing how much money you will save. My standard of living would go way down the gurgler if I had to pay for those damned smokes now.
Started dreaming again LOL!
I had real smoking dreams last night and woke up this morning thinking what an idiot I must have been in it LOL! Half way through packing house and trying to get different things organised is making me brain tired but have 3 and half weeks to get it all done. If hubby had his way we would be packed 2 weeks early and living in an empty house for a week - jeeze, men!!!!!
224 days - 7 and half months gone already!!!
Hasn't been an easy journey and still get urges to smoke now and again. My health is getting better although my breathing difficulty is a bit hard to bear now and then. Half way through packing for our shift in 3 weeks time. Must admit I am very tired some days from this activity - didn't know how much we had hoarded LOL!
Congratulations on all the newbies with their decisions to stop using this drug - it is well worth the effort, believe you me!!! Keep up with the good work!!
...and a month of stress ahead of me. We are moving a bit further north to a lovely little Bay in a nice community where we can really be retired and go fishing, swimming etc. Hate packing and have to have a big garage sale. Been at hubby for two years to stop hoarding used-once tools lolol.
The day we went to look at the house my breathing was so much easier - almost like oxygen therapy and that sold me totally, plus the house is lovely with a great view of the sea. The stress part is hubby - he is trying to do everything at once which makes me tighten up and wheeze. He needs one of my chill pills LOL!
Saved over $3000 already - spent over half of that on other things lol.
Cardio knocked me off the pills that were causing so many side effects and I'm just starting to feel heaps better again. 94% lung function but coping with that quite well. I must admit when I get impatient and move around fast to get things done I run out of breath a bit and have to stop. Got a busy month ahead of me plus a trip up north in June. I went and bought some womens multi vitamins which has helped my energy a lot. Still get the odd craving but days apart now.
Hope all the newbies give quitting a good go and the oldies keep up the good work!!!
Away next week ....
Getting my attitude up and running to tell my Cardio that I want off the cholestrol, angina (don't get that anymore) etc drugs and just go with the aspirin and clopedigral (6 month drug). I've decided to go with parsley and garlic in fish oil capsules instead as the side effects of those other drugs are just too hard to cope with. One is to control high blood pressure which I have never had for goodness sake - it gives me big headaches, bloating and extreme fatigue so want my life back, or most of it LOL!
Great to see the newbies in here - you will be one of us "oldies" before you even realise it! I treated myself to some Bluff oysters today and had a good feed - only get one lot a year as they are so expensive so I was in a very "blissful" place for a while taste and stomach-wise haha!
186 days.....slogging along lol.
I still have smoking dreams LOL!!!! Doesn't worry me and seems to help me on my quit journey somehow. My younger son lost his job yesterday and I was quite upset for him then today he gets a phone call and 3 months of work starting Monday so that is an upsy - downsy day for me.
Not coping too well with COPD as it is so frustrating not being able to be more active anymore. On the other side (there is always something good coming out of something bad) even if I wanted to smoke I would be ill indeed if I started again. Get the odd craving now and then when feeling a bit down or fed up.
So good to see newbies coming in with such positive attitudes and able to use our journeys for pointers. Quitting the habit is not easy and with the variety of triggers being posted here has helped me to avoid them.