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26Feb2016 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1221 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 1221 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 18315
Total savings: $15,480.40

Profile image Thyme4me26 February, 2016

Amazing stats thanks for sharing. have a fab smokefree year.

Profile image Kathry27 February, 2016

Great to hear from you and fantastic stats. All the best.

Profile image nanaturtle27 February, 2016

Yay jellykelly-you're doing it!! ★

Profile image Janet G27 February, 2016

Totally wonderful achievement 👍😀🎉

Profile image clarence the cat27 February, 2016

Awesome result JK. So good to hear from you.

Profile image Birds of a feather28 February, 2016

cool beans , yay for you

Profile image heironymus29 February, 2016

BOOM BABY!!! ☺ Celebrating my two years this week! Yeah buddy! ♥

30Nov2015 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1133 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 1133 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 16995
Total savings: $14,365.00

Profile image jellykelly30 November, 2015

In answer to a question on previous post - where has all the money gone? Mostly food :) We do have more in the bank, we dont have much debt at all, in fact credit cards are paid in full, all bills paid in time and I dont have any stress over xmas. I took my mother to Australia for a week. So no big savings account but we were in debt before we quit and stresses way more about money. Mostly it has gone on my belly :)

Profile image Nana2230 November, 2015

Wow those are such impressive stats jellykelly! Yep i don't have an awful lot of my savings actually saved either, but i've sure had a ball spending!
Thanks for popping in to share and inspire with your wonderful achievement.

Profile image Elevtheria30 November, 2015

so good to see you jellykelly :) Congrats on your stats - very inspirational :) x

Profile image smokefreemep30 November, 2015

Your amazing jellykelly. Inspirational...

Profile image nanaturtle30 November, 2015

This will be a great Xmas for you jellykelly. Most people find money stress at this time of year. Sit back , BIG sigh of relief & Enjoy your Freedoms-you Deserve :-) ★

Profile image clarence the cat30 November, 2015

Good for you JK. Isn't it great to feel the financial freedom because those expensive little blighters are out of our lives. Awesome stats!!

Profile image Kathry30 November, 2015

Wonderful stats ... Well done. Great to hear from you and see you are doing so well.

Profile image franfree21 December, 2015

Hello and wow. Have a fab Christmas and good to see you here

Profile image Julz198123 December, 2015

Well done buddy! Merry Christmas x

4Oct2015 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1076 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 1076 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 16140
Total savings: $13,638.30

Profile image nana594 October, 2015

Thats a role model of stats i want. Thanks for sharing

Profile image Kathry5 October, 2015

Great to hear from you jelly belly. Fantastic stats, well done.

Profile image Albany5 October, 2015

Wow inspirational

Profile image nanaturtle5 October, 2015

Hiya jk: I remember you in earlier days. Awesome to see you too nailed your Quit. There us a huge question, yet to be answered by us long termers-where has all that 'saved' money gone? lol! Not up in smoke! Well done&thanks for posting

Profile image Thunderbirds are go5 October, 2015

Impressive stats jellykelly! Not long to go to your 3 yrs quit :))

Profile image clarence the cat5 October, 2015

Hi there JK. Love your stats. Those savings are awesome. You must be feeling very proud. Well done.

Profile image Calmwaters5 October, 2015

Brilliant stats, well done!

17Jun2015 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 967 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 967 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 14505
Total savings: $12,269.40

Profile image Janet G17 June, 2015

ooooooooo ... so close to that new magical number!! good on you JK :)

Profile image suemack17 June, 2015

Sweet stats!!

Profile image nanaturtle17 June, 2015

Hi jellykelly-I remember you from about 950 days ago! When I too was early in my quit. Wasn't that a longtime ago? How awesome you kept your quit alive, you must be very proud ★ 33days to another *magical* number. Inspiring-showing the way ☆

Profile image sunray18 June, 2015

Very awesome stats....Inspiring. congratulations and well done. ⭐

Profile image Ladylene18 June, 2015

Hi JellyKelly ... Awesome numbers! Getting close to that 1k mark now. Well done you!

Profile image Nickers7618 June, 2015

........not long now........EXCITING!!! GREAT STATS!!!!!! :-) thank you for sharing gives us all inspiration!

Profile image clarence the cat18 June, 2015

Great to see you JK. Not long now to that magical 1000. Well done.

Profile image Kathry20 June, 2015

Well done to you. Great to hear from you and see how well you are doing.

Profile image cryuff11 July, 2015

Wow. Over 1000 days now.
Well done JK.

Profile image nanaturtle20 July, 2015

Hiya-are you at the 10tonne yet? Must be close? Hope your Quit is safe& you are well JK ★

20Apr2015 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 909 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 909 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 13635
Total savings: $11,525.80

Profile image smokefreemep20 April, 2015

909 smoke free days? What the heck? Thats ages, id consider myself a non smoker at 9 weeks. Im so excited you have saved heaps of money, mine says iv saved 40 bucks but honestly where is it? Im still broke, i probably spent 40 bucks on chewing gum instead of smokes?

Profile image Nana2220 April, 2015

Congratulations on your epic stats jellykelly. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Profile image smokefreemep20 April, 2015

How long does it take to be considered a non smoker? By other people. Hmm and when csn an ex smoker say that they are a non smoker?

Profile image Jaymestar20 April, 2015

According to insurance claims it takes 12 months

Profile image clematis21 April, 2015

hi jellykelly, I remember you from ages ago, yep, I'm having another (and this is the final) go. Seeing your stats only convinces me more. :))

Profile image DragonLips21 April, 2015

Nice to see you and your stats JK :) Not long till your 1000 days!

Profile image Kathry24 April, 2015

Hi jellykelly, great to hear from you again. Awesome stats and savings. Well done and all the best.

10Feb2015 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 840 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 840 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 12600
Total savings: $10,647.00

Still chugging along. Mr JK must be nearly 2 years quit now too. Is still one of my proudest achievements, quitting smoking. Is not something we think about anymore really and certainly dont miss it. In fact watching people smoke, it just looks bizarre. We can happily be around other smokers and drink and not worry about smoking. I used to think I could never do it, Id never beat this terrible terrible addiction. I would beat myself up after every failed attempt and be miserable for ages while I smoked and tried to get the courage to attempt quitting again. I know it takes an incredible amount of courage. Dont let anyone tell you any different. I know there are people who say its easy, no offence, but those people are freaks (I say in love) and its ok if you are finding it tough. IT IS NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS, ITS A SIGN OF A TERRIBLE DRUG CALLED NICOTINE. Keep keep trying. because that next attempt could be the one. One day I tried again and by miracle of miracles I just kept on not smoking and now 840 days later not one puff.

If I could offer some insights: Cravings - You will be gong along feeling great finally and then one day out of the blue for absolutley no reason a craving as large as a tsunami will rise up and smack you upside the head and you will worry that you have gone backwards. You havent. Rejoice that this is yet another milestone of withdrawl. It seems to come in stages and the only explanation I have is there must be different stages to chemical withdrawl. YOU HAVE NOT GONE BACKWARDS!

You will have weird far out dreams, body sensations, food cravings (nicotine is a mild laxative and a mild antidepressant) and your brain is having a hard time adjusting to having the feel good chemicals. Its not you, its withdrawl. It will pass.

Constipation, acne, flatulence, eating like youve been starved a month, insomnia, and then sudden fatigue, sudden crying and mood swings irritation, etc ARE ALL NORMAL! Please dont equal "good" daays with you are on the right track. You will have awful days and you are still most definatley on the right track.

You will put on weight. So what. You quit smoking you sure as can take on a bit of fat.

Your gums may bleed. You may find that you actually had gum disease and smoking masked it. Have a dental check up.

Eat well when you can, Youre body is working hard to recover and repair.

Take care of yourself, be gentle, treat yourself, take baths, movie days, lay in bed all day sometimes. Nicotine is more addictive than heroine and they have rehabs for that.

You will smell better, you will breathe better, you will be so much more confident, you will speak your mind easier (Im sure nicotine was a dumbing down drug), you will sleep better, you will feel better. It just takes time.
You can do it!!

Profile image AXL10 February, 2015

Inspiring blog jellykelly. The only people who say that quitting is easy are people who have never smoked or complete idiots. It's the hardest thing I've ever done and I'm so proud that I'm nearly 6 months smokefree. Well done on 840 days smokefree☺

Profile image Kuikui10 February, 2015

You are an inspiration, what a fabulous blog. I can so relate to the numerous failed attempts at remaining smoke-free. I am proud to be 34 days smoke-free and I am proud to see your amazing stats. Congratulations.

Profile image Nana2210 February, 2015

Huge congratulations on your outstanding 840 days of smokefreedom JK. Thank you for your very inspirational blog too.

Profile image Calmwaters10 February, 2015

Love, love, love this blog, so very true and very inspiring. Congrats on your 840 days of smoke free. Wahooo!

Profile image Janet G10 February, 2015

awwwwwwwwwwwwww Thank you so much. I love hearing this. even at 618 days it's still so much a part of my mind. My mind is winning though...

I experienced all of the things you described. That's the beauty of this site. Raw, honest, and non-judgemental. Always encouraging and inspiring.

Sooooooo happy for you JellyKelly :) :) :) and Mr JK tooooo :) :) I hope you take credit for that quit too :) lol

Profile image Kathry10 February, 2015

Great to hear from you jelly jelly and congrats to you and mr jk on the awesome stats. An awesome blog.

Profile image Nifty Fifty10 February, 2015

You just made my day , even read it to Mr , who also thought it was an impressive blog , so thanks for sharing . We are at day 220, and reaching for the stars :)

Love and hugs to you both , awesome stats

Profile image DragonLips10 February, 2015

Hey JK, Nice to "see" you! What a great blog, and so true. I'm 2 years quit now too and you were one of the ones that I remember giving me lovely comments. Cool that Mr JK has stayed quit too :) Congrats you two xxx

Profile image Ladylene10 February, 2015

Hi Jelly Kelly .. nice to hear from you. Great blog and great to see you with such awesome stats :)

Profile image Saffron11 February, 2015

So lovely to see you, jellykelly and a great blog! Congratulations on your fantastic achievement - those stats are just wonderful ☺xx♥xx ☺ Congrats to Mr. JK, too!

Profile image rainbowfish12 February, 2015

Awesome blog JK x

9Dec2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 777 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 777 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 11655
Total savings: $9,852.70

Profile image AXL10 December, 2014

Awesome stats. Inspiring stuff☺

Profile image Pop's10 December, 2014

For 771 days i have tried to catch up with you. The old legend of "Diana & the Golden Apples" come to mind. Many obstacles were put in front of you, Golden Apples were put in your path, but every obstacle you encountered was met full on and shouldered aside. No matter what was placed in front of you, your resolve to win this race was greater than being tempted to dally with the old addiction.

Your 777 days are a testament to all that with determination & a well constructed quit plan, success is guaranteed.

I will never catch up with you, You are too determined for that & i am extremely happy with where we both are.

Congratulations in being 6 days ahead of me. Compliments of the Festive Season to you & Mr JK.

Profile image Hollie10 December, 2014

Congratulations, that is just wonderful. It is amazing the feeling of freedom. I'm still tagging along 78 days behind you.

Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Profile image sunray10 December, 2014

Inspiring stats jellykelly congratulations to you. ⭐

Profile image Nana2210 December, 2014

Well done JK. Your amazing stats are very inspirational and proof that it can be done. Thank you for posting them.

Profile image Saffron10 December, 2014

Yay!! Congratulations jellykelly - what wonderful numbers you have ☺

Profile image heironymus11 December, 2014

Fanfreakingtastic!!!! Incredible stats and I so love that you are in time to post them. Never stop celebrating your achievements. You're an inspiration xxx

20Nov2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 758 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 758 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 11370
Total savings: $9,616.10

Blast from the past! Here is my post from day 70 :)

70 Days :)

10 weeks :)

Wow, where did that go! We decide to stay in last night and I saw the new year in pouring over blogs, reading peoples journeys. Was so inspiring and had me captivated. I was laughing, giggling, cheering people on, getting teary. A couple of things that stood out for me on my own journey and that of others. It is a journey and it is not linear. You will have good days and bad days, the bad days DO NOT mean you have gone backwards. There are lots of firsts to experience, first social gathering as a non smoker, first drive in the car as a non smoker, first argument as a non smoker etc.. You will grow as a person, and you will hold onto the things that make you you.
You will be going along nicely and then out of nowhere, fo no reason, the nicodemon will tell you you want a smoke. IT IS LYING!!!!! IT IS TRICKERY!!!!! It will try to do this by quietly whispering through to telling you your life sucks through to throwing an almighty temper tantrum. It will come randomly, sometimes persistently, (and it may not) IT IS STILL LYING!!!! :) It is a clever beast and and seductive, know it for what it is and it will slink off with its tail between its legs and you will be left almighty triumphant!! You have everything you need. You have your determinatin and your goal!! Hold your sword to the ready! And BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG!!!!!!!!! Everyone is here to help, there are no stupid questions! You have made the right decision and your body and your wallet will love you for it!!!!!! trust yourself! Youre awesome!!!

Profile image AXL20 November, 2014

Unbelievable stats! Just awesome

Profile image josienz195820 November, 2014

Much impressed - thanks for sharing - I think I might go back and see my earlier blogs - always good to see how far we have come - you must be VERY proud of your achievement.

Profile image Carats20 November, 2014

Wow - thanks Jelly Kelly! Inspiration for now and future... from the past. Love it. Well done :-D

Profile image Marni20 November, 2014

Wonderful to hear from you again jellykelly - just so happy to see your amazing stats - huge congrats, what a star!! xxx

Profile image aimee720 November, 2014

Thank you this is so cool to read. Sharing this has helped me so much tonight. I've just reached the 10 week mark so this blog really resonates with me. Well done on your stats they are amazing :)

Profile image cjtwo20 November, 2014

What awesome stats It just goes to show us it can be done thankyou your inspirational

Profile image sunray20 November, 2014

Brilliant blog jellyfish ....love the line "Hold your sword to the ready!"...Congratulations on your inspiring stats ☺⭐

Profile image clarence the cat21 November, 2014

Great to read that blog again. Well done to achieve those awesome stats.

Profile image Ladylene21 November, 2014

That was a great blog JellyKelly ... and epic stats ... congratulations :)

23Oct2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

2 years smokefree

Smokefree days: 730 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 10950
Total savings: $9,261.20

2 years!!!! Wowza!!! Never ever thought I could get here. 1 day at at a time. Keep it up guys, you can do it!!

Profile image Hollie23 October, 2014

What a wonderful feeling to be free. I remember you from when I first started out 650 days ago. I know the NOPE AND ODAAT but it is also determination. Congratulations, hope you have huge treat planned.
Have a great weekend.

Profile image PSPSP23 October, 2014

jellykelly! Hollie is so right. Your determination and strength got you to 2 years.

Huge congratulations.

Profile image Elevtheria23 October, 2014

Happy 2nd breathday jellykelly!! Massive congrats dear - you're a super star and a huge inspiration! :) xxx

Profile image perwitty_sticker23 October, 2014

Wow, that's awesome!!!

Profile image Nana2223 October, 2014

Huge congratulations on your 2nd Breathday. Stats like yours are so encouraging. Thanks for posting.

Profile image clarence the cat23 October, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS JK. Seems only yesterday you were a "Newbie". ODAAT is so right.

Profile image roady1223 October, 2014

well done JK

Profile image Sky Maiden23 October, 2014

ooh, thats SO COOL!!!

Profile image josienz195823 October, 2014

Wow indeed!!! Great result

Profile image DJfree23 October, 2014

BOOM, well done

Profile image PokuruGirl23 October, 2014

No more Lasereyes! Just happy eyes and happy wallet!! Well done JK.

Profile image Thunderbirds are go23 October, 2014

So very happy for you jellykelly. This achievement is magnificent - just like you. x

Profile image Mumsy5923 October, 2014

Yahoo, awesome, can't wait to be as cool as you

Profile image Yorkshire Lass23 October, 2014

Wow Congratulations JellyKelly. You are proof this can be done!!

Profile image Maanu23 October, 2014

Happy Breatheday and CONGRATULATIONS. I remember you from 2012 Its great to see another success story Well done JK

Profile image Saffron24 October, 2014

Fantastic! Congratulations and Happy 2nd Breathday, jellykelly ☺ Enjoy celebrating ☺

Profile image Kathry24 October, 2014

Well done! A fantastic achievement.

Profile image Julz198124 October, 2014

Wow, way to go JK, super proud of you. How is the goal list going xx

Profile image Susie25 October, 2014

Awesome work - I'm today 2 days after year.
We have done so well!!

Profile image PYTnz31 October, 2014

sorry i missed it... happy 2nd breathday :)

Profile image Jilly B6 November, 2014

Me too. Congrats!! I hope you did something super special to celebrate x

23Sep2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

700 days smokefree


Have to say, it was the hardest thing I have ever ever done. I truly believe I was a drug addict. I cried, tantrumed, raged, hid out, got angry, weepy, emotional,and never mind the physical symptoms......break outs, bleeding gums, terrible constipation,sleeplessness, achy muscles vivid dreams, eat until my stomach hurt.....oh man!!! But I didnt smoke!! I even quit coffee after a while too. I am much stronger than I thought I was and now know I can do anything. If I can do it you can do it!! I smoked since I was 12 years old and I was a heavy smoker. I didnt go anywhere with out my smokes. I couldnt imagine in a million years I could ever be smokefree let alone not obsess about it. Now I dont think about smoking and I can be around smokers without a second thought (other than thank goodness I dont smoke)

Keep going, one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time. Whatever it takes..just dont smoke! Youre awesome, you can do it!!
Smokefree days: 700 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 10500
Total savings: $8,872.50

Profile image Elevtheria23 September, 2014

wahoo! Well done JellyKelly! Good to see you :) You are so spot on... we are drug addicts when we smoke. But, that's the past - now we are smoke-free! Have a fantastic day dear :) xx

Profile image Saffron23 September, 2014

Great achievement and an awesome blog! Congratulations and welcome to the Seven Hundy Club, jellykelly :)) ♥

Profile image kbayhale23 September, 2014

BOOM!!!!! and there you have it awesome JellyKelly that's enough to keep us all going.....Thank you for the share

Profile image Nana2223 September, 2014

You are an absolute Quit Hero. Happy 7 hundy to you. Thank you for your most encouraging blog.

Profile image trouty23 September, 2014

we are recovering smokaholics

Profile image PokuruGirl23 September, 2014

Woohoo. And lost those "laser eyes" ... LOL! Congrats on the Seven Hundy Club!

Profile image Hollie23 September, 2014

700 days is so amazing. Well done to you, huge congratulations

Profile image aimee723 September, 2014

That's amazing! Thank you so much for this post. I really needed to hear it. Congrats :)

Profile image Shewa23 September, 2014

Boom!! Nice work jellykelly ;-)

Profile image clarence the cat24 September, 2014

Yep. We were totally hooked on smoking. Glad you've kicked it out of your life.

Profile image Kathry25 September, 2014

An awesome achievement, well done.

Profile image Darja3 October, 2014

Boom!! Awesome stats!!

Profile image Julz198110 October, 2014

It's great to hear from you. Way to go JK - legend x

Profile image Jilly B10 October, 2014

Bravo jellykelly. You in turn are inspiring others to do the same, showing it can be done is. That is massive!