I shared my story...
Hi all, nearly 100 days, I can't believe it! I have to admit I am feeling very proud of myself, and though I have been tempted on the odd occasion, I have not even had one puff since the very beginning.
Our work has a wellness newsletter which helps people to stay healthy sharing stories and good health ideas and I wrote an article for it on my quitting experience and even put my name on it!! It was a little embarrassing when it came out, but I figure if I can help anyone to quit like I have then great!
I feel pretty awesome. I have been spending the cash I should be saving, but you should see my shoe collection now!
A big thanks to those of you out there who have been supporting me on my journey, like heironomous, rainbow fish and stevomc (and others I missed - sorry), I hope your journeys are going as well as mine.
To those newbies out there, stick with it, I feel amazing and I swear to god I look and feel at least a year younger lol!!!
Kia kaha to you all!
Wow!! How many days???
Smoke free days
Cigarettes NOT smoked
Uh oh think I have a new addiction
So now that I've given up smoking my weekly allowance was adding up...so I got on Trade Me...and...uh oh!!!
Just bought two pairs of shoes and have bid on three others....
Day 30 something and still going strong!
Yay Day 32!
And tomorrow all the 3's.
Haven't had so many cravings lately, one yesterday is the last one I can remember for about a week or so.
My evil twin seems to have taken a vacation too, but hubby is home at the moment helping with the kids, so that could also have something to do with it.
On the last step of patches now, and feeling good that I can stop using them at the end of the next four weeks or so (maybe). Still quite reliant on the patches for when I have a glass of wine, but am unsure as to whether that is psychosematic or not.
It is time to start getting active though. I have joined the gym at work, now I need to go!! (Easier said than done with 3 kids and a hubby that is away a lot)
Kia kaha to all of you on this quit journey. For those of you who have just started, it does get eaiser...I promise!
I've stopped counting days!
I actually had to log in to look at my stats today because I have finally got to a stage where I have stopped counting the days...
I knew I was four weeks on Monday, but couldn't remember what day I was actually at - yay!
So to those of you in early days...it does get easier...and today for me is a good day...
Not having to be back at work until Thursday is probably helping too, might actually get some sleep!
Have a lovely Easter holiday everyone :)
Grumpy, tired and eating too much...
So very tired...hubbys away again leaving me with the kids...he's only been here four nights out of the last three weeks and boy am I struggling...
Its not so much the having to do everything for everybody, or the not getting any rest, but the fact that I am still sulking about no rewards (cigarettes - blurgh) and this is sending me to junk food. I'm not snacking everyday, but have had a big binge today, chips and chocolate, and potatoes....
On the upside, I forgot to put on my patch today, and instead of having cravings I have just been sulking, but whether that is due to lack of nicotine, or just due to the fact that I am completely stuffed and seriously need a day off (and I mean a day off everything - not having to do anything for anyone! surely it must be Dad's turn soon!).
Thanks for the continuing support my fellow bloggers, 22 days today.
3 weeks today
I had a puff :( only one, it was 230 in the morning and I had had to ring the police to get an unwanted intoxicated guest removed from my property but still...
You know what...it t tasted like absolute crap...and it was good to know that even in times of extreme stress I don't think I will be doing that again...
I finished the parrot
It's my sons fifth birthday tomorrow. I promised him I would give up for his birthday and on monday out will be three weeks!
Today was a struggle though...but my sense of accomplishment for getting through the most stressful and exhausting day yet is pretty awesome...
Hari huri tau kia matty...arohanui...
I'm quitting for my son...
Because I want to be there when he gets married...
Because I want to be there to meet my grandchildren...
Because I love him so much, and I would never want him to become a smoker....
I'm quitting for my son....
The cigarettes are gone but the stresses remain...
The cigarettes may be gone (at 9.30pm tonight it will be officially two weeks) but the stresses that were preventing me from giving up in the first place still remain, namely step-children and a husband that is away a lot...
I have not so much been craving a cigarette as craving a way to get the hell away from everyone! I don't know what to do sometimes!
I just typed a two page letter to my husband - that I will never give him (hopefully) - and it did make me feel a little better, but sometimes I feel like just running away and joining the circus. I'm no good on the trapeze, but can sell a mean hotdog ;)
The mood swings caused by giving up are not really helping, but to be honest I'm not sure that they are any different to what they were before, minus the headaches.
Truth be known I think I am probably coping with things a little better because I am aware of what is going on. That said, sometimes all I want to do is scream at all of my children and tell them exactly what I think of the fact that they need to be fed, watered, cleaned up after, and paid attention to all the time. I know this isn't a parenting forum, but if anyone has any ideas on how to get a 14 yo girl to do her fair share, and 8yo girl to leave her little brother alone, and a 4yo boy(mine) to brush his teeth, please let me know! *hahaha* I hear you all laughing at me.
And you'd think that having a 14yo in the house I would be able to go for a walk, but no, everytime I want to go for a walk all I get is "Who's going to look after your children?" Aaaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhhh!!!!!!
Anyway, I'm pretty proud to be on Day 14 and tomorrow is another day. Still going (semi) strong, I hope you all are too!