Still here :)
I have decided not to count days anymore because even though I reset my stats I still own those 6 months previous. They are mine, I earned them and nobody is going to take that away from me! So take that you gossip mongering people!!!!!
Yes, the people in my life are still giving me grief, but I will have the last laugh, not by vengence but by success.
Hope all of my quit bubbies had a good day and the weather was on your side, it sure does warm the heart and spirit to see sunshine :)
Smokefree, but then again, I knew I would be. Today has been pretty good, the only real craving was after the kids went to bed, cured by a chocolate biscuit- there goes the waistline!
Ady, your words are so uplifting. My problems seem so insignificant and my accomplishments so great, it really does go a long way to renewing my determination.
Everyone else, keep up the good work, I have seen the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, I know it exists, we just have to find our own path to success.
Going to bed soon, roll on day 2:)
Crap cRap crAp craP!
My new motto: Gossip leads to paranoia, just because you are talking down about me, it does not mean I am doing the same about you.
Still makes you feel bad though :(
QL moderators, close your eyes and ears for a minute please :)
I am on day 2/round 2 and although I am not craving smoke, nicotine or any of the other 3000 odd poisons contained within, I am missing the "me" time. I chew gum constantly to keep my mouth busy and even tried crochet to keep my hands busy (that blardy cat got the better of that idea!) what I really want it the excuse to go outside and shut the door behind me, and sit in the sun (or moonlight) for while. Has anyone tried Ellusion (or similar) and did they find it helpful in filling those empty feelings?
Opinions please :)
I am here doing the walk of shame.
Last Sunday I fell off the wagon and caved, I have let myself and most importantly my kids down. I knew it was true when my 6 y/o told me "your not good at stopping smoking anymore", talk about tugging at heartstrings :(
I was feeling really down, alone, bored and unsupported, the kids were misbehaving, parents unwell and it all got too much. You can only cry with frustration so many times before things snap.
As soon as I realised that I was on a downward spiral I pulled up my socks, re-evaluated my priorities and did what I had to do.
So, I ordered my patches (arrived and purchased today), took a screen shot of my stats (should be 180 days) and reset my stats for round 2.
I know I can do it, I know I WILL do it, and I have my precious screenshot to challenge me.
180 days, I see you and I'm going to kick you rrrrs!
Tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter each night ;)
159 Days :)
to meeeee, another day smokefree! :)
HI everyone, I am still here, still hanging on. Every day is another milestone, another achievement. My daughter asked me the other day if I used Quitline and then proceeded to tell me I am good at quitting, it really feels good when your children notice because it means you are making a difference. I also called into my local today and asked if I had moved because I hadn't been in for a while. Mum has sadly fallen into old habits but cannot see it yet and until she does we can't help :(
It is good to see all the newbies and all the veterans too. Keep up the good fight, the rewards are awesome!
Well maybe not.
Today is/was day 111, and what a strange day it has been. All day, sitting there just out of (slapping) reach, the ND has been lurking :/ Nag nag nag, all day long, I have eaten lots, drunk lots and spring cleaned my daughters bedroom. BUT I HAVE NOT GIVEN IN, I have had the opportunity but I thought, no why should I? I am better than that.
Most days fly by without effort, only sometimes I have low days, and I guess there will always be the odd day like that, getting fewer and farther between as time goes by.
16 weeks tomorrow and I am rapt, to be honest I couldn't/wouldn't even do that for my kids when they were in utero, bad bad mum :(
Well kids guess what, this is for you!
Tomorrow is another day, another milestone, and another chance to be a better person and I plan to be and do just that.
Good night all :)
How do you help?
My mum (my inspiration and strength) has been having a bad week with work [management] issues. Although she has not resorted to buying smokes she has been smoking OP's, sometimes a couple in a day.
How can I help/support her without seeming like a nag or without shouldering some of her troubles, which I don't really feel strong enough for?
I can't afford a day out so short of having a mum/daughter/g-daughter "chocolate fest" and a chat, I really don't know what to do, and as we are the only women I our family we have no one but each other to b*tch to :(
Mum has given up a 30+ a day habit and is nearing her 1yr mark, too far to fall into old habits.
Any healthy ideas?