Stats Update: 456 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 456 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 9120
Total savings: $6,840.00
Stats Update: 365 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 365 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7300
Total savings: $5,475.00
Yes I've done it!
Never thought I would especialy after the last week when my lovely nana passed away.
It was thanks to the blogs as usual... many times I have read that having a smoke won't make the situation better and besides Nana was so proud of me quitting too.
Stats Update: 355 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 355 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7100
Total savings: $5,325.00
No one, including me would ever have imagined that I would be posting stats like these!
During the last 30 years I have tried to quit (seriously quit) about 7 times. I never lasted more than a few days and once went to 3 weeks. The cravings would always get to me and I always found it hard to control my anger. The smallest thing would make me want to explode with fury.
There was always a “kind” friend around to offer me a puff when I felt I could not go on. Naturally I realise now I am of the type who can never have another puff without going back to smoking full time.
This time around, when I approached the 2 week mark and felt I couldn’t go on I discovered these blogs. There were a group of amazing people blogging like crazy who also had just given up.
Rainbow Fish, Fiona, Clem, Heiro, Julz, Marni, Yas and Rebel to name a few.
Everytime I wanted a smoke I would come and read the blogs, it was so fantastic to see others feeling just like me, going through the same cravings, emotional ups and downs and weight gain! I learnt so much from the advice and support given … and so here I am about to celebrate my first breathday. I won’t pretend it has been easy, but I have gained so very much. My 3 teenage children are so proud of me. They have seen me struggle at times and I only hope that it will put them off even thinking about smoking.
It has always been a dream of mine to visit Mexico and so next school holidays we are off to Mexico for 2 weeks. I really can’t believe how lucky I am but using the $5,000 I have saved from not smoking we didn’t have to add too much extra.
So Thanks again bloggers… could not have got this far without your support. I am like an excited kid when I think how close I am to my breathday Keep an eye out for my next blog in 10 days!
If I can do this, anyone can. Believe in yourself, read the blogs, use the 4 Ds and most importantly One Day At A Time.
Stats Update: 275 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 275 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 5500
Total savings: $4,125.00
NAME CHANGE EMINENT
Smoke free days 109 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked 2,180
Money saved $1,635.00
Weight gain 8 kilos
After nearly 30 years of smoking these stats are fantastic! Can’t believe I have done so well… but feel my name should be changed to represent who I am becoming… so look out for Jabba the Hutt67!
Seriously I now think I need to control my eating so any helpful suggestions would be much welcomed.
Thanks and as always I couldn't have done this well without all your help and support
I smoked for nearly 30 years and over that time I would try to stop every three years or so. I never managed more than a week or two. I was a bit of a joke with my friends and family who smoked-
“ here goes Yoda again… I’ll give her 3days this time”
Well I can hardly believe it myself that I have been smoke free for 90 days. (Neither can the family who are still puffing away)
I’m not the greatest at expressing myself so I hardly ever blog or reply to others blogs but I want to tell you all that I am always here reading and if it wasn’t for you fantastic group of people I could not have got this far. No Way!
Thank you so so much for your help.
The worst thing I ever did....
A couple of months ago there was a piece on the news about a survey done many years ago about smokers. They interviewed a nurse who was part of the original study. She sat in her lounge answering the questions with her oxygen tank centimetres away, she could hardly say a whole sentence without taking a breathe from the mask.
What she did say was something I too said everyday ...
'Smoking was the worst thing I ever started'
hearing her say that seemed to be a wake up call for me. I thought I don't want to say that any more in my life time. I want to be able to say from now on...'Giving up smoking was the best thing I ever did'
I try and remember this when it feels I might give up and start smoking again. Boy it is so hard...
Thank god for this website and all of you...