1500 days - yeya
Just logged on because I was a bit bored. I haven't smoked for over 4 years but I still like to check in every now and then to support others. As my subject line says its been 1500 days since my last smoke. What's more frightening is that if I hadn't quit I would have smoked 30,000 cigarettes in those 1500 days - scary crap
Good luck to all of you and keep at it - it is tough but well worth it
Great Stuff Pattycakes
Awesome to see someone so young making the decision to stop smoking - good on you. I so wish I had had the guts to quit when I was your age. Stick with it and I guarantee you wont regret it.
This is weird
Well 58 days down the track and life couldnt be better (well maybe it could be if they invented a cigarette that was good for you). My conscious life is going really well and the cravings are virtually non existent now. I still occasionally think about a smoke but I dont want one.
My sub conscious life ( when I'm asleep) is a completely different world altogether. Over the past 2 weeks I have been having vivd dreams every night where I am smoking and getting p$%%ed off with myself for doing it. Needless to say I wake every morning and realise it was a dream and breathe a sigh of relief.
I thought us blokes are only meant to have one thing on our minds and I'm sure it's not meant to be a cigarette.
Oh well nevermind. Its a small sacrifice for being smokefree.
Go hard Nana G and all you other regulars out there. I enjoy your blogs and its such a buzz hearing your success stories
Just passed my WOF
Quit 51 days ago and finally plucked up the courage to go to the Doctors and get a WOF. I had been putting it off because I was a bit scared of what I might find out given I had smoked over 20 years and having recently given up the last thing I wanted to hear was that it was too late. Anyway told the Doc I wanted the "works burger" and in particular heart and lungs.
Results time - blood pressure gone from high to normal - yes!!!
Heart strong and healthy, no sign of enlargement - yes!!!!
Lungs all clear, no deadly shadows or signs of emphysema - yes!!!
Liver and kidneys all good and functioning properly - yes!!!!
I'm now focussing on losing the extra few kilos I've put on and by Xmas I'm gonna be a lean, mean, non smoking healthy machine
Probably get run over by a car now - hehe
Seriously though I am so glad I have kicked this addiction and I plan on being around a whole lot longer
49 Days - 7 weeks
Well the time is flying by now and I cant believe its 7 weeks. I've had the old "I could have a ciggie now and then just stop" thoughts run through my head occasionally but I know that there is no way I could have a ciggie and not be addicted again. The truth is it doesnt bother me that I cant have a smoke because I dont want one.
To the Fluers and the Pacific kotiro's out there who may be struggling a bit - dont give up the fight. It may be hard to imagine at the moment but it does get easier. I found it really difficult going out on the booze at first so I made the decision to take 1 weekend off the partying. That meant that by the follwing weekend I had been smokfree for nearly 2 weeks and i found it a whole heap easier and managed to stay away from the ciggies. Its just an idea and it worked for me so if you find it useful thats great. All the best
31 Days - Now thats a grown up month
I celebrated a month at 28 days but really it was a "mini" month and I was looking at every reason I could find to celebrate. But now it is actually a proper month and I really think of myself as a non smoker - how cool is that.
To all of you out there that have just started on your journey - go well. The only truly easy thing about quitting smoking is finding the reasons we should. The actual quitting is not (lets face it if it was easy we all would have quit years ago) but the rewards are worth it. Dont lose focus and dont get down on yourselves if you stumble just get back on the wagon.
Still going strong. Its kinda weird cos on the one hand I now consider myself a non smoker yet on the other hand I continue to blog and celebrate how many days I have gone without a cigarette. I reckon most non smokers dont count how many days its been since they had a ciggy lol. Bollocks! Who cares? I enjoy blogging and I enjoy celebrating how many days I have managed to stay smokefree and I AM a non smoker.
To all the newbies out there like ROYSTON - go for it. You wont regret it and you'll find plenty of support on here.
Well its been 20 days since I last fed the monster that is nicotene addiction. I think the little mongrel is slowing dying (a bit like Auckland rugby) and I think I can truly call myself a non smoker - yay!!!!!
I very rarely think about having a cigarette and probably spend more time marvelling at the fact that I havent thought about a cigarette (not sure if that makes sense).
Anyway- to all you non smokers out there (and u are non smokers!!) keep up the good fight and know that it does get easier as time goes by. And remember - dont look at smokers with envy but rather pity them that they are still slaves to the monster
Day 12 - It does get easier
Hi all. Just want send a message to the Lucy's and NessaN8's out there and say "it does get easier" and you can and will make it. I find I still think about having a smoke but I dont want one so its quite easy to move onto something else.
Keep it up guys - we all gonna live a lot longer
Party Night - Success
Well I went out on Saturday night for drinks with the lads and I can report that I didnt have a cigarette - AWESOME!!!!. I wont say it was easy cos it wasnt but at the same time it wasnt as bad as I thought. I noticed that those who were smoking seemed almost oblivious to the fact they were smoking. It was then I realised that they werent actually deriving any pleasure from it but were rather feeding their addiction.
I did learn something though - that I tend to drink faster and more when I dont smoke. Needless to say I didnt have smokers breathe when I got home but I had a pretty good pair of wobbly boots on that I picked up from somewhere.
Ems Mum - thanks for the support -every piece of encouragement makes a difference and is appreciated.