Where has my savings from being a non smoker gone....
I have not spent around $1500 on smokes in the 130 days of being smoke free. I seem to have lost $275 somewhere lol but I can tell you where the $1000 has gone.
I bought 5 bikes of trademe over the last month for wife,3 boys and I costing $350.
$250 has gone to the gym.
$125 for a lovely night away for my wife and I
$500 is in our holiday savings account. We have $50 going in a week and plan to go for our first family holiday in 6 years in January.
We live in Nelson and are going to do a north island tour for 4 weeks. We have many friends and family we shall stay with which is both lucky ($$) and nice.
Our boys are 11, 6 and 4 and they have never been to a zoo sadly( I used to smoke). They are so looking forward to it. They have even cut out animal pictures and put them up all over their walls etc lol so cute.
My wife is looking forward to seeing her best friend again who lives in Auckland. Her friend always comes down once a year but my wife has not been able to afford to fly up for 6 years (I used to smoke) so that will be nice.
I am looking forward to going up north to Whangarei (where i lived for 18years growing up) and climbing Mt Manaia which I used to climb when I was younger and tried to climb 6 years ago but gave up after half way as I was unfit and a smoker.
I/we have these goals and plans to ensure that I do not lose focus on the mission.... Remaining smokefree!!! I know it all might sound chessy etc but I find it all so helpful whenever I THINK i want a life killing, lifestyle taxing, dirty tasting smoke!
All the best to everyone!!!!
109 days ago I was 110kg and a smoker
I feel the best I have felt in 5 years!! I have lost 22kg in 109 days and am now 88kg (8 off my goal weight)
As some may know I started doing press ups and sit ups when I felt like a smoke. I started off doing 5 of each lol. I can now do 200 press ups and just fell short of 200 sit ups. I have become a fitness freak lol. Without something else to do like these I think I would have failed to be honest.
I now get up at 5am and go to bed at 9pm and feel great for it. I used to roll out of bed at 7am ish smoke 3 cigs with 2 coffee then panic and get the kids ready for school etc...I used to get the kids to bed at 8-9pm then smoke and drink coffee til 12.
What I'm trying to say is smoking had such a bad impact on me and my family with the bad routines that it effected us all more than I knew.
Whilst I am proud of myself for giving up, at the same time I have alot of shame for smoking and how it effected my parenting. Still can't change the past and all is fantastic now.
To my great supporters Rainbowfish, Heironymus and many more. Thanks again and truely wicked to see you are doing well!!!
8 weeks smokefree!
I am stoked and proud to have made it this far and wish to thank the support of you all!! Huge congrats and special thats to Heironymus and Rainbowfish!!
My lungs must be cleaner or something because I have my 2nd chest infection. The doctor said He has another patient that has given up that has had chest infections as well. I have not been sick for well over 10 years ( apart from my man flu once or twice lol)
maybe having these chest infections helps in a way, well it does because I would not wish to live like this and smoking can make people live with breathing issues (very sad)
The plus is I have lost 5kg in 8weeks and am much stronger.
I think i am addicted to press ups now lol! I started doing them when I felt like a smoke.
Anyway thanks heaps !!
The want is back out of the blue!?
My worst days.... Day 1,2,3 and 44?
I don't understand at all!!!! The last 3 or so weeks I have felt quite easy to be honest and have not missed it!
I woke up this morning in a bad mood for no reason. The first thing I thought about doing was hunting for smoke butts (ive never done this). I have not had a smoke but if I had money I would go straight down to the shops and get a packet as well as a V. Luckly or not I gave all my bank cards to my wife and have asked her to hold on to them for a couple of months. My god now Im even angry at her (unfair I know).
I am not an angry type of person but I am angry today!! Feel so bad I yelled at the kids just because they turned the tv up to full by mistake.
Nothing is wrong in my life apart from the fact I want a smoke today!
Feel quite stuck! arhhhhhhhh
Just rung my mother and she is going to look after the kids while I go for a walk at 12.
I WILL NOT SMOKE FRIENDS! Thanks for the vent, hopefully walk helps?
Been to A&E and can now breath
I had a doctors app. for today (Friday) but I felt i just could not wait anymore! I was so tired and my chest was so sore from my struggle to breath. My good wife took me up to the hospital.
I had an SCG and all the other tests including the doctor check me out head to toe.
The doctor said my heart, lungs and blood tests(I had 5weeks ago) were all fine. I had no moles, lumps etc on my body.
I was getting 100% Oxygen said the machine?
after a couple of hours the doctor came back and said that I have a chest infection and that quite a few cases had been coming in this week.
With this news i felt better that it was just a chest infection (phew as truely thinking it was some worse).
The doctor then said I see you had asthma when you were younger (I had bad asthma and spent many months of my younger life in hospital)
So the Doctor gives me and inhaler to take. I take it and everything improved within seconds!
I felt like such an egg.I don't know why I didn;t click that it was asthma.
I had it right up until I joined the Royal new Zealand Air Force when I was !8. I never let my asthma hold me back and joined without telling them i had asthma. I remember hiding my inhaler in the most amazing of places lol eg In a bag in the ground. Any day day at basic training I had asthma and could not get to it in its hidden place. A friend said relax and have a smoke. it will calm you down.
I did and that was the start of my smoking!
I for whatever reason I did not get asthma again.
So It seems that my giving up smoking has bought back my asthma? Over 14 years since I used an inhaler.
Anyway I feel so much better now. Apart from the chest infection(that will pass)
Oh as i mentioned in my last blog I have been quite lucky in that the last few weeks have ben quite easy for me with the non smoking but..... On my way to the hospital I was in some strange/sick/wrong/crazy way thinking I must buy a packet on the way home after the bad news Ill get? I didnt though as was not bad news. I think I was telling myself either way I'll get told ill be fine from the doctor or bad news but I'll be able to smoke? Evil dam smokes!!
Sorry for going on lol love this blog thing!!
I am so excited!! I am going back to bed to sleep well!! First time in weeks!!
Thanks to my supporters!!! Help me more than you know with your care/comments
38 Days but HELP
Hello well 38 days. I don't really miss the smokes at all and have found it quite easy the last 3 weeks (all without patches).
Sadly my breathing is not so flash.
I have trouble getting to sleep sometimes it is that bad.
This poor breathing has like this for the last 3/4 weeks.
My question is does anyone have breathing issues after giving up?
I am going to the doctors Friday to see about this.
Cheers everyone :)
257 hours since my last smoke
I feel the best I have in years!!! Breathing is fantastic, teeth are white, no yellow fingers, energy to burn. LOVE IT!!
P.S don;t feel so positive 7-10pm bloody hard still
After 8 full days smoke free I have not had 58grams of tobacco, approx 180grams of coffee, approx 3lt of bluetop milk, approx 75 teapsoons of sugar, approx 10 packets of pk chewing gum.
After 8 full days of smoking I have walked an extra approx 10km, had only water to drink, done 100s of press ups a day (when i wanted a smoke), and most importantly! Ran around with my boys for approx 3hrs.
All this is better than that 1/50 smoke that i loved!
Really didn't think I could do it this long. To be honest I found the first 5 days hell and still have my moments. I can breath so easy now! the best in many years. Whenever i feel like a smoke I remind myself that I would have to go through those first 5 days again. No Bloody way!!! Glad to see all my buddies on here are doing well!!!
I love being smoke free !!!!!
My breathing is the best that i can remember! Have not been angry at all. Feel good that I have saved 30-40 dollars. Have great support from my kids,wife and parents and fellow bloggers! Everything going well and yet I am as low as I remember. I think about the 1 in 50 smokes that I really enjoyed. Feels like I have lost part of myself. Sounds crazy I know.
Taking my son to his first rugby game this afternoon. He is so into rugby for a 10 year old. He so proud and has rung and wrote to family telling of this day for so long. He said to me this morning "I hope I make you proud with my debut today Dad" He then said "Im scared just like you were in giving u smoking". So cute and true!