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12May2011 By cristina  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

I am so proud of myself I had to share it. :-)))

Hi. I am so stoked I just have to share this. I was having major cravings today. I am on my 41st day, by the way. And it happened to be my grocery shopping day too, arrgh! So while doing my rounds in countdown, I was fighting my nicotine demons the whole time. I got to the checkout, kept saying my mantra, "no, you wont get smokes" over and over again. got over that, i was so proud of myself! BUT, i was waiting for my friend cause we were driving home together. i passed Smokos, got my wallet out, my demons kept on saying, if you dont get a pack now, you will regret it tonight. i was waiting in the queue, i was third in line, still fighting temptation, when it was my turn, i had $12 on hand, when the storekeeper turned to serve me, i said one packet of ..... JUICY FRUIT PLEASE!!! Yey!!! Now am home, chewing on my Juicy Fruit. Giving myself a pat on my back. :-))))
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Profile image clarence the cat12 May, 2011

WOW!! Bet you are so proud of yourself. That took some doing, but you did it!!
You deserve many pats on the back. WELL DONE!!

Profile image cristina12 May, 2011

Thanks, Clarence. It is people like you who inspire us new quitters. Thank you very much for being supportive to everyone.

Profile image maggie12 May, 2011

Good for you cristina its that strong willpower that will see you at the top

Profile image Longlegs12 May, 2011

That's real inner strength. It would have been so tempting to tell yourself you are useless and just give in. But you're not useless - you're amazing. Well done you.

Profile image t0maiiz13 May, 2011

That is really awesome cristina, you really are on track with your goal of remaining smoke free...keep it up :)

Profile image Ady13 May, 2011

Well done cristina, the more you do that, the stronger you get.
keep it up,
cheers

Profile image Rach13 May, 2011

yahooooooooooooooo awesome!!!!!! your an inspiration...

Profile image annie213 May, 2011

Go Cristina!!! Well done, you really smacked that Nicodemon silly!

1May2011 By cristina  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Hi

Hi everyone. I am new to the blogsite. I am on Day 30, using patches.

Profile image boardy1 May, 2011

Welcome cristina,it sure is a great journey we are on,these blogs have helped me through some pretty dark moments thats for sure !!have a great smokefree week,cheers

Profile image clarence the cat1 May, 2011

Welcome aboard cristina. The blogs sure help, when you strike a heavy going day. Congrats on reaching day 30!! Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Profile image cristina1 May, 2011

Thank you very much for your encouraging words. I have a very stressful situation being a single mum with a special needs child. Maybe thats the reason why I was smoking way too much. Going out the backdoor for a smoke was my timeout when things get overwhelming. But knowing that my daughter will need me more and longer than other normal kids has made me decide to give up smoking so I can be with her longer. At the same time the stress of raising her sometimes becomes too much too so at the moment I dont have my timeouts. I just hope I can do this successfully.

Profile image Nosmk4me2 May, 2011

Looks to me like you have all the willpower and commitment in the world. Must be very tough for you in your situation but your getting through it right!!

You should definitely still try to get your time outs as for me it is the these that help me to stay focused and on track, even if it is to get a hot chocolate or glass of water, you should still try to get 5 mins away from your little bundle of joy there. It doesn't matter how much you love them everyone needs a break, If you dont then you will get tired and grumpy and give in to the smoke gods much easier. Keep going!!!!!!!!!!!

Profile image clarence the cat2 May, 2011

Nosmke4me's comments make perfect sense. You have got a hard road ahead of you, so if you're not distracted by smoking, things will be easier. Full marks for facing things head on. I admire your courage. That little person is going to need you so much, and it will be much better if you are healthy and SMOKEFREE as you get older.

Profile image cristina2 May, 2011

Thank you nosmk4me and clarence. yes, it is the wisest choice, i know, but not the easiest at the moment. i know that smoking does not do me any good at all but it has been my best friend (in my nicotine-addicted mind, of course) through all the stress and worry. at the moment, i feel like i lost my best friend and I badly want her back but i know i shouldn't. so everytime i get the urge, i talk to myself, "no, you are not going to smoke" x 10. sounds like i am going nuts, huh! LOL i just cant wait for the day when i dont think about smoking at all!

Profile image cristina2 May, 2011

Question, my stats show I have 2 supporters. How do i know who they are? Just curious, thanks.

Profile image cristina2 May, 2011

BTW, thank you very much, whoever you are. :-)))

Profile image cristina12 May, 2011

Hi. I am so stoked I just have to share this. I was having major cravings today. I am on my 41st day, by the way. And it happened to be my grocery shopping day too, arrgh! So while doing my rounds in countdown, I was fighting my nicotine demons the whole time. I got to the checkout, kept saying my mantra, "no, you wont get smokes" over and over again. got over that, i was so proud of myself! BUT, i was waiting for my friend cause we were driving home together. i passed Smokos, got my wallet out, my demons kept on saying, if you dont get a pack now, you will regret it tonight. i was waiting in the queue, i was third in line, still fighting temptation, when it was my turn, i had $12 on hand, when the storekeeper turned to serve me, i said one packet of ..... JUICY FRUIT PLEASE!!! Yey!!! Now am home, chewing on my Juicy Fruit. Giving myself a pat on my back. :-))))