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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!

19Sep2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 696 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 696 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 10440
Total savings: $8,821.80

Profile image Felix19 September, 2014

woohoo jellybelly nearly at the 700 club ... WOW congratulations even on this stat ... you must be feeling proud :)

Profile image Nana2219 September, 2014

Brilliant jellykelly, almost 700. Thanks for posting and inspiring us with those amazing stats.

Profile image heironymus19 September, 2014

Gobsmacked!!! Wow wow wow wow wow wow yourself Jells! Bloody GOOD JOB!!!! xxx

Profile image Pop's19 September, 2014

Well done JK.

Still 6 days ahead of me.

Profile image clarence the cat20 September, 2014

Great stats JK. Keep up the good work!!

Profile image Saffron20 September, 2014

Excellent stats, jellykelly! ☺

Profile image Jilly B20 September, 2014

Well done you. You'll be feeling fantastic!

17Aug2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

663 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 663 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 9945
Total savings: $8,416.20

Profile image Nana2218 August, 2014

Fantastic, thanks for posting.

Profile image DragonLips18 August, 2014

Nice Stats JK :)

Profile image Elevtheria18 August, 2014

Hello dear! Good to see you. What fantastic numbers... 2nd breathday not too far away now :) xx

Profile image nga18 August, 2014

Your doing amazingly jellykelly, GO YOU!!!!!!!!!

Profile image clarence the cat18 August, 2014

Nice one JK!!

Profile image MichelleT18 August, 2014

Fantastic stats, very Jelly of you :)

Profile image Kathry18 August, 2014

Excellent stats and a great achievement.

Profile image Janet G18 August, 2014

Awesome success :) :) :)

5Aug2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 651 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 651 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 9765
Total savings: $8,264.10

Wow, seems longer lol! in about 3 months I will be 2 years quit. Never thought I could do it. I tried that many times! Even made it to the 3 month mark a few times before falling off the wagon. And then one day I realised it wasnt going to get any easier and by sheer determination pushed through kicking and screaming and here I am. The kicking and screaming stopped a while ago thank goodness and these days the thought of smoking barely passes me. In fact in the freezing cold of winter in CHCH my partner and I have said a few times "thank god we dont smoke" as we see people outside in the freezing cold having a fag. Certainly not a lot richer for having quit but the bills are getting paid and we have extra in the bank, have been on a big holiday to Gold Coast and the kids have all they need and more so definately has made a difference financially. And we certainly eat well. (I laugh as my belly jiggles) I had a lot of side effects quitting, including insomnia, rage, being certain I was surrounded by idiots, uncontrollable random weeping, mouth ulcers, terrible constipation, breakouts, bloating, weight gain, headaches, depression, boredom, fidgety, loss of concentration and foggy head, achy muscles, bleeding gums (then got diagnosed with gum disease that had previously been missed as doesnt always show as a smoker). All glamorous stuff, and all totally worth it. It does come to an end eventually. One day at a time, or one hour at a time, or one minute at a time. Whatever it takes. Just dont smoke. And one day you will pop your head up and it will be 651 days! :) P.S Youre awesome! And dont you forget it!

Profile image alisont5 August, 2014

Thank you jellykelly, great blog and fab stats. Thank god the side effects come to an end and that its worth it in the end Good luck for your 2 years-hope your going to give yourself a little reward

Profile image sunray5 August, 2014

Thank you for your inspiring blog jellykelly and on your awesome stats. It's great to hear that I'm not the only one that has had those side effects. I hope you treat yourself to something nice as you deserve it. Have a lovely evening. ⭐

Profile image PSPSP5 August, 2014

Ahh Jellykelly. You have pulled a lot of people through on this site with your support and humour.

Fantastic stats and huge congrats from me.

Profile image Gilly605 August, 2014

Inspiring blog! Thank you!

Profile image Nana225 August, 2014

Congratulations on your fantastic smokefree days & your fantastic blog. I can so relate to the things you said so thank you for posting - thats where i wanna go.

Profile image MichelleT5 August, 2014

What a fantastic blog, a true inspiration, love the belly jiggle bit too hehe.

Profile image Ceroca5 August, 2014

Congrats on fantastic numbers! Can't wait to see them on my profile. Having people like yourself pop on and blog reminds us that it's not as far away as it sometimes seems :)

Profile image clarence the cat6 August, 2014

Congratulations JK. You deserve to be savouring your SMOKEFREEness. You have worked hard at it and along the way supported many others in their quest . I agree it's lovely to be snug and warm indoors on a cold day, instead of freezing outside while we smoke. You go girl!!

Profile image Saffron6 August, 2014

Lovely to "see" you jellykelly and your stats are just awesome! Congratulations ☺ Great blog, too ♥

Profile image DragonLips6 August, 2014

Nice to see you and your awesome stats JK. Congratulations on your 651 days! :)

Profile image roady126 August, 2014

Love those stats well done

Profile image Kathry7 August, 2014

Great to hear from you and congratulations on the awesome achievement.

20Jun2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 605 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 605 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 9075
Total savings: $7,672.60

I no longer think about smoking or overeating. My weight has settled. Im 3 kg over my ideal, but pfffttt whats 3 kg.

Profile image Gym Junky20 June, 2014

Awesome well done jellykelly pffftt what is 3kg. You rock, bet you love the freedom

Profile image Meno Babe20 June, 2014

Fantastic stats on you.

Profile image sunray20 June, 2014

Awesome stats, brilliant really and so nice to hear that you don't think about smoking. ⭐

Profile image Gilly6020 June, 2014

Brilliant. Can't wait until I can say that :)

Profile image heironymus20 June, 2014

That is fantastic Jellykelly! I love hearing from you and this post is so uplifting. Thanks for stopping by and CONGRATS on your 605 days smokeFREE!!! You rock!
And thanks too for always checking in on my blogs, you have always been there and I appreciate it so much xxx

Profile image prettybillie20 June, 2014

Oh my gosh - such an inspiration to keep going..........It's so great to know there will come a day where I don't think about smoking or overeating!

Profile image clarence the cat20 June, 2014

Thats wonderful JK. Keep up the good work!!

Profile image Calmwaters20 June, 2014

You are inspirational, thanks for sharing, I can't wait to feel that way, so happy for you!

Profile image Worker20 June, 2014

Hi JK what awesome stats - well done to you.

Profile image Julz198120 June, 2014

It is lovely to see you achieve 605 days smoke free! Well done, it feels like time is flying now xx

Profile image Saffron20 June, 2014

Congratulations, jellykelly! Those stats are just awesome ☺

Profile image SusyQ20 June, 2014

Fantastic. Well done. I can't wait for the day when I am not obsessing about smoking (or not smoking) and weight gain. It seems like that is all I focus on sometimes. Well done you again. Inspirational!

Profile image DJfree20 June, 2014

So cool, awesome stats. Very inspiring.

Profile image rainbowfish20 June, 2014

You sound comfortable JK, and that's awesome. It's freedom!
Congrats on your 605 days lovely:) x

14Jun2014 By jellykelly  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 599 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 599 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 8985
Total savings: $7,605.00

oooooohhhhh nearly 6 hundy!!!!!!

Profile image M-dog14 June, 2014


Profile image Blondene14 June, 2014

Wicked!! Really awesome to see these sorts of numbers; bring on your 6 hundy club!!

Profile image magenta14 June, 2014

Excellent , well done you .

Profile image Ladylene14 June, 2014

Yay .. impressive numbers .. awesome!

Profile image Gym Junky14 June, 2014

Jelly Kelly you are awesome

Profile image Hollie14 June, 2014

Champagne breakfast with pancakes, bacon and maple syrup or eggs benedict to celebrate

Profile image sunray14 June, 2014

Awesome ☀

Profile image DJfree14 June, 2014

BOOM! Can't add anything to that. Tell me, do you still think about smoking after all this time?

Profile image Janet G14 June, 2014

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So inspiring :) Good on you :) Huge congratulations :)

Profile image SusyQ14 June, 2014

Those are insane numbers. Well done. Inspirational!

Profile image Saffron15 June, 2014

Hurray!! Here you are - 600 now!
Awesome, jellykelly.
Congratulations ☺☺

Profile image clarence the cat15 June, 2014

Amazing. Well done JK!!

Profile image Susie15 June, 2014

Fantastic!! I'm not too far off those numbers myself and it feels great