Stats Update: 471 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 471 days
Grams NOT smoked: 3365
Total savings: $3,678.80
Hi to all our smokefree family
Thought I would pop in and discovered I am past my 300 days mark, very pleasantly surprised I am too.
I dont come here much at all now, but am so greatful for the suport that I received when I was here all the time, this is really an amazing site, and without it I don't think I would have made it, or achived the goal I set myself.
Anyway over 300 days smokefree, and so much better for it.
A couple of weeks ago I completed my 150km bike ride around Mt Egmont,training for since I stopped smoking, after 40 odd years of smoking and in my 50's, to finish was amazing in itself, but I did it in 5 & 1/2 hrs, a very sore butt, very tired, but oh so pleased I finially managed to do it. I must say that I had my husband and two sons riding with me and there suport was amazing.
Whats next, to do it again next year of course :)
Thanks to being smokefree I can do this and really enjoy it too, maybe Lake Taupo cycle challenge could be on next year with my daughter, who knows.
Thanks Quit Line, and this amazing site.
You are awesome. ♥♥♥
Stats Update: 200 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 200 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1429
Total savings: $1,568.90
Pretty pleased with my progress, in fact totally over the moon!
Not always an easy path, but I have made it this far and totally have no intention of ever smoking again,
Totally well worth the effort,
I found for myself, was getting into the right mindest, and staying there, distractions, they help so much, just plain getting on with life, and not dwelling on the fact that I don"t smoke anymore.
Everybody does this diferently, anyway we know how, it doesn't matter how, as long as we do it, and by golly we are all getting there, one day at a time,
I take my hat off to anybody that can do this, its a really amazing, personal achievement.
For those strugling, hang in there, you can do it, one day at a time and you will get there.
Good luck ☺☺
Stats Update: 186 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 186 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1329
Total savings: $1,460.70
Just thought I would pop in and have a quick looksie,
I carn't believe how many new people are here now, Its really awesome to see.
A great big thanks for all the positive comments on my last blogg, you are all truely amazing people, always seem to know what to say to boost us along, Thanks so much ☺♥
I'm actually on 155 days, amazing ah! yes I'm impressed, as I have said before I never ever thought I could do this, but hey here I am, and so amazinly proud of my achievement, just like everybody else is and should be.
By fair the biggest mind controling event in my life, definitly a case of who's going to win.
I definitly feel heaps better, can do so many things now without having to worry where and when you could have the next smoke, I have just got over a cold, always in the past it linger for weeks, thought I was nearly dead, hacking cough, etc, but na not now, a few days and its all gone.
The positives of kicking this habit are truely amazing, way too many to list.
I don't want to smoke anymore,
I often think of times when I use to smoke, after tea perhaps, or when having a coffee, but no I don.t want to smoke now, I find that really amazing, I didn't think I would ever get to this stage.
So to all you new bees out there,
Go for it, you can do it, take your time, one day at a time,
its a roller coaster ride, but hey, one well and truely worth going on.
Good luck to all of you ☺☺♥♥♥
144 Days! Yaaa Whooooooooo ☺☺
Hi to our smoke free family,
Its hard for me to believe that I am smokefree, have been smokefree for 144 days, in my wildest dreams, I never ever thought that I would do this.
How do I feel??
totally impressed, very proud, wondering why I never did it sooner, I feel like telling the whole world, but the whole world doesn't want to know.
You know, its amazing how this struggle effects us so much, our life seems to revolve around trying to kick this filthy habit, and then when you feel so proud that you have finaly kicked it, and really want somebody to say something, they don"t, nobody notices.
Sorry, just having a downer today, been having a few lately, but definitly do not want to have a smoke, there is no way on this earth that will happen.
Its really great to see so many newbes on here, you are doing really great ☺☺
I just never ever realised how many peole out there really do want to kick this disgusting habit. Good luck to each and every one of you,
☺The big 100☺
☺☺Yea!! I Did It ☺☺
100 days ago I never ever thought I would get this far, just goes to show it really is possiable, ☺☺
It is a path worth traveling, at times bumpy, at times with huge obstacles,
and always the delusion that a smoke will make things better.
But a smoke never ever makes it better, or easier.
Nicodemon is always in the background, like an evil spirit, there to haunt us all the way, and haunt us he does, its all about learning how to give this nasty gritter the heaveho, we have to learn to be strong and positive, and remain strong and positive all the time, always remember who you are doing this for and why.
Its for you, and you alone, for your health and wellbeing, nobody else can stop smoking for you, so its all up to you, for you, and you alone☺
I now class smoking as part of my past! I really wish it wasn't even in my past but it is, and I can deal with that, 40yrs of smoking, I am not going to forget it either but its not in the future at all. I do feel sorry for smokers, I probably should'nt, as it done by choice, but I also know its an addiction, and very hard to rid yourself of, you have to be a very strong person to suceed, but we are all strong people when we need to be, and we can all stop smoking.
Hi to all the new quiters, stay strong, and stay positive you will get there, and the longer you go the easier it gets, amazing also is the fact that you stop thinking about smoking as time passes too, it doesn't happen over night, but it does happen.
Stay strong, stay positive, and good luck to all our smokefree family. :):)
Totally free at last ☺
Just thought I would pop in and say a hi, am really pleased to say I'm totally free of nicotin, patches long gone, and gum now a thing of the past as well, But I will say that I carry some in my bag at all times just incase the need arises.
This has not been an easy journey, many bumps along the way, but you learn to handle them, to distract yourself, to stay extremily positive, you have to keep reminding yourself why you are doing this, who's benefiting from it, and the total end result.
That end result is " To Be SmokeFree"
And I'm Smoke free ☺☺☺:):)
I never ever thought after all the years of smoking, that I would say that, Its really an amazing feeling and I'm so very proud, to know that I never ever want to smoke again, (but also know that I carn't afford to let my guard down).
I'm now starting a new phase in my life.
The extra weight I have gained I find hard to handle, so thats my next goal, the weather isn't alowing much bike riding at the moment, so last week, with my savings from not smoking, I bought a treadmill, its great,( but would prefer to be out on my bike), and my better half likes it too, so we are pounding the treatmill, and when the weather allows we go out on out bikes.
I have decided I am riding 150kms in January in a fun ride, I have always wanted to to it, its next on my bucket list. So the good weather better start rolling in.
Good luck to all the newbie's,and there are heaps of you, hang in there, its really do-able, stay focused, remember the distractions, they really do work.
Good luck:):) ☺☺☺♥♥
Another wonderful smokefree day!!!!!
Not that all days aren't wonderful when you are smoke free, Its because on all previous "SMOKEFREE "Days, I, probably like thousands of other smokers would hide when the urge stuck for a ciggi. I always felt ashamed that I smoked.
Well no more,
I feel so proud to be smokefree. 66 days smokefree.
Welcome to all the newbies, so good to see so many of you, hope the road ahead isn't to bumpy, hold on tight, its well and truely worth the ride.
This site is amazing, I don't blog much, but have read it heaps when the days have been tough, Thanks heaps everybody for the amazing support you all give. Words enough don't seem to say how good this site is to many of us.
Patchless - Oh Yea
I ditched the patches, and am doing okay, (Day 55 I think)
Had a few downs, but generally not too bad. I'm in charge here, not the demon!! Well I like to think so !!
I am so pleased to be off the patches, I really don't know if I could have done it without them.
After 30 odd years of smoking, I never ever thought I would be able to say I don't smoke, But its true, I DON"T SMOKE. Yell it off the roof tops, I don't mind:):):)
I have given nothing up, I have stopped smoking, there is such a huge difference.
The time wasted on this so called "past time", is amazing, I have so much more time to do things I haven't done for years, I'm not stressing about the next smoke, have I got time for a quick 1 before this or that, or man i've just lite a smoke give me 5!!! We have all been there for what??
I'm now going to enjoy a totally smokefree and yes, a stressfree life, the demon has gone forever.
Hi to all the new quiters, and there are heaps of you now,
its a long hard road out there, but its very do able, by us all, remain true to yourselves and remember why you are doing this.
But you do have to remain very positive and very very determind to beat this.
Good luck to each and every one of you.