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3Oct2013 By clematis | Permalink | Report Like0 Support me - Follow my blogs
25Sep2013 By clematis | Permalink | Report Like3 Support me - Follow my blogs
Stats Update: 271 days smokefree
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4065
Total savings: $3,060.00
Smokefree days: 271 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4065
Total savings: $3,060.00
Just been told yesterday that my work wants me to visit them in New York to go 18 October for 2 weeks. God, what me? I just don't know how I ended up with this, I truly don't . I suppose I expect bad things in my life not good, cos that's all I've had for so long. But hey, I've outlasted all the cr89*(p life has thrown at me and kept my endr up most of the time. I think I'd fit in a castle or a gutter. Lol.
Just off to get ready to pick up my girl from the train. She likes her old stamping ground - and she is so sweet to me, no matter what scrapes I've got into in the past. One of my best friends alright.
Hey, have a good one all. You're a great bunch of folks. Luv ya, clem. x
21Sep2013 By clematis | Permalink | Report Like3 Support me - Follow my blogs
Stats Update: 267 days smokefree
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4005
Total savings: $3,015.00
hi guys, sorry have not been commenting much on the blogs but I read them when I can and it's good to see the support still flows here as it always has. Sometimes it just reminds me of how important a strong network of like-minded ppl can be. Just a little bit of giving goes a long way and is always returned. We're worth it (as the ad goes).
My stats just get better and better and I can see myself reaching my first breathday which I never thought I'd get to cos in the past I'd relapsed long before this point.
Was a big storm in Wgtn last night - was watching a dvd with my flattie and we could hardly hear it over the rain thundering down and the thunder and lightning. Even my cat was freaked out and cried loud and long.
Smoking is not really on my mind at all (mostly) although some days, when I feel a bit lonely and think about times past, I do get the pangs a bit. Keep up the good work lovelies, cos you're doing an amazing thing, hard though it may seem. Luv, clem x
17Sep2013 By clematis | Permalink | Report Like2 Support me - Follow my blogs
Stats Update: 263 days smokefree
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 3945
Total savings: $2,970.00
Nearly 4000 smokes not smoked!! Golly, what an awful thought if those things had gone into my body. Nearly $3K saved too - though less spectacular as it certainly hasn't been "saved". Lol.
Been through a bit of mild depression but feel like I'm coming right now. I was tired all the time. My girl suggested iron and it does seem to have helped. Am feeling a lot better. Was weird, all I could do was think sad thoughts and was on the verge of tears all the time. It seemed the more I tried to fight it the worse it got, and just stressed me out. Might be the winter blues!!
Am also doing something about my social life too, been making some new friends and getting out and about a bit. Trying not to obsess about not having a partner as I see so many others in the same boat, and I have to face the possibility that it is not going to change despite ppl saying "someone will come along" etc. :)
Hope all those in quitland are keeping it together and giving those little white killers a bit NOPE. Luv, clem x
13Sep2013 By clematis | Permalink | Report Like4 Support me - Follow my blogs
Silly jokes time...
So the waiter took the Merlot to the woman and said, 'This is from the gentleman who is seated over there..'.... and indicated the sender with a nod of his head.
She stared at the wine coolly for a few seconds, not looking at the man, then decided to send a reply to him by a note.
The waiter, who was lingering nearby for a response, took the note from her and conveyed it to the gentleman.
The note read: 'For me to accept this bottle, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million dollars in the bank and '7' inches in your pants......
After reading the note, the man decided to compose one of his own in return. He folded the note, handed it to the waiter and instructed him to deliver it to the lady.
It read: 'Just to let you know things aren't always what they appear to be, I have a Ferrari Maranello, a BMW Z8, a Mercedes CL600, and a Porsche Turbo in my several garages; I have beautiful homes in Aspen and Miami , and a 10,000 acre ranch in Louisiana . There is over twenty million dollars in my bank account and portfolio. But, not even for a woman as beautiful as you, would I cut off three inches. Just send the wine back.'
12Sep2013 By clematis | Permalink | Report Like3 Support me - Follow my blogs
Stats Update: 258 days smokefree
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 3870
Total savings: $2,910.00
Just a bit stormy last night!! Was driving in it for a few minutes - that was enough. Very peaceful and quiet this morning, though.
Not a lot happening here - am getting ready for a trip overseas for a week, with my work. Guess I should be more enthusiastic, but have become a little hermit-like in my old age and have to be prised out of my comfort zone every now and then.
My flatmate seems to be OK here though I wonder if it's a little too quiet for him. However, he's not here much, so not really time for him to get bored. We get on OK - but was more of an adjustment for me after living on my own for so long than I thought it would be. Overall, a good decision though.
Good to see everyone handling their quit journeys so well. I think it's when you decide that it's not an option, no matter what the temptation, then I think you have beaten it as much as you can. Have a great day - luv, clem x
7Sep2013 By clematis | Permalink | Report Like1 Support me - Follow my blogs
Stats Update: 253 days smokefree
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 3795
Total savings: $2,850.00
Forgot to post on my 250 day milestone - but still gave me a buzz on the day. No much happening in clemland, working most days, at least a few hours a day, but not too bad. The finances are a bit better than they were, but still on a tight budget. Just trying to decide if it's going to be fine enough to put the washing out. Looks a bit iffy. Hope to get a walk in though.
I have to say that I have felt the urge to smoke on an off this week. Feels better not to succumb though as I know where it would lead and am too proud of my achievement so far to go and wreck it.
Am still sucking a couple of lozenges a day - and still seem to need them, but I really should try and get off them. They are the 1mg ones and I'd only have 2, at the most 3 a day. Funny how we find them so hard to kick.
I hope everyone is going well - I'm still reading up on the blogs - take care, clem x
31Aug2013 By clematis | Permalink | Report Like5 Support me - Follow my blogs
Stats Update: 246 days smokefree
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 3690
Total savings: $2,775.00
hey there - just 4 days and I get to the next feel good milestone, 250 days smokefree. But in reality it's a day to day thing, sometimes just getting through the day smokefree is achievement enough.
My work is going OK - they have been really encouraging to me and I think maybe they find my responses to their enthusiasm as a bit lacklustre. I guess I'm a bit of a cynic these days - nothing seems sure (or pure) in the work world. Go Billy Idol, lol.
I have been very focussed on my work in the last 5 months or so, and as a consequence it seems like my social life has dried up considerably. Or maybe it just feels that way. I know I haven't been spending as much time on my friends as I used to. Think I am getting too self-centred maybe - I mean so far this blog has been all about me!!!
Anyways, hope you all are going well and hope you have a great weekend - luv, clem x