Stats Update: 579 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 579 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 11580
Total savings: $9,727.20
Stats Update: 418 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 418 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 8360
Total savings: $7,022.40
Dear non-smoking friends, just a quick drop-in to say congrats to all and sundry. Now, if I could just get a handle on the weight gain, life would be perfect! Quitline should have a weight management programme attached ... love to all.
Stats Update: 365 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 365 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7300
Total savings: $6,132.00
Stats Update: 352 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 352 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 7040
Total savings: $5,913.60
Went to see doctor yesterday who kept tellng me what a fantastic thing I'd done in quitting (day 309 today). Was very proud of myself ... she made a note on file of me "ex-smoker" status. Was chuffed. Then, last night - what happens?! - I have a dream in which I smoke a cigarette! Now this is weird because I haven't had one of those since I quit. That naughty Nicodemon - giving it one last try to get me back. Thought about it this morning and reiterated to myself - N.O.P.E. - Not One Puff Ever. I know if I have one I'll be straight back o n 20 a day. Another great day as a non-smoker today - looking forward to my breathday on 13 March. Sending strength and courage to all the new quitters - yes, it's hard, but it's a real achievement to give up - you can do it!!!
Stats Update: 284 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 284 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 5680
Total savings: $4,771.20
Stats Update: 209 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 209 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4180
Total savings: $3,511.20
So, have saved nearly $1,800 since giving up 104 days ago (am now a Hundy Club member, yay me) and am taking family on holiday to Gold Coast in a few days. Cannot wait to watch myself breeze airily through customs here and in Aus without the panicky grumps I always felt at both ends around the not being able to smoke thing. Memories of sitting outside Ak Intl Airport before long-haul flights sucking on so many cigarettes I'd feel sick; deciding I'd give up then and there and throwing away an almost full packet only to rush outside many hours later at JFK to find the first smoker available and offering to buy one off them for $5; discovering the "joys" of the smoking rooms at Hong Kong airport and vowing never to go through LA again. Mein got, travel was horrible when I smoked. Now, I can smile sweetly at Customs Officers instead of gritting my teeth in the hope I wouldn't lose it before I got past them purely because I was desperate to escape to the outside for a cigarette. Can't wait for new smoke-free holiday! And I really feel like I deserve it this time. Hope everyone's going well - catch you on my return!
Day 90 dawns
Just checking in and sending happy and helpful vibes to the new quitters online. Good luck all - persevere and you'll get there.
Smoke free: 90 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1,800
(That's 1.8 rugby fields worth of cigarettes laid end to end)
Grams of tar NOT ingested: 2.52
Money saved: $1,512
Hours saved NOT smoking: 300
Kilos gained: around 3 (hmm)
(Holiday booked for the end of the month - yippee! Can't wait for my treat.)
My skin and hair look better than they have in years - someone even asked the other day if I'd lost weight (hollow laugh) - maybe because I just look healthier generally. I don't cough all the time any more, which is a huge relief. I'm still very much learning to keep a handle on the Nicodemon who lurks around ... Was surprised when I walked past someone smoking the other day and it smelt nice (sigh). Still, N(ot) O(ne) P(uff) E(ver).
LOUD, PROUD & SMOKE FREE
Hey all - not quite sure why, but feeling so so proud of all us today, it's bringing tears to my eyes. I read everyone's blogs regularly and you guys are all amazing and I just can't help feeling privileged to have found this site and been given a glimpse of everyone's quit journeys. I feel like hiring a plane and sending a banner across the sky - we are free!! Love and strength to all!
PS: Fiona - haven't seen you on here for a while - hope you're all good. And Newton/Tracey - great to know you're going so well. We 78/79 dayers need to stick together, yes?