Stats Update: 139 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 139 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1390
Total savings: $966.00
Feeling alive! Some days I want one all over again, but I haven't had one yet... I couldn't afford one even if I wanted to hahahaha. I've started running but gave myself shin splints so have taken up yoga at home, it's a lovely way to work out the crappy feeling of being on your bum in front of a computer all day... sigh.
Love how many people are making the smoke free journey, it's the best thing you can do for yourself. If you slip up, just get back on that horse and keep going.
Bacon and eggs for dinner? I think so :) have a lovely Sunday night everyone :)
Wowzer, time flies when you're having fun being a non smoker! I'm just pretty happy I got this far without caving... though some days have been tempting hahaha. I still get cravings, which suck, but I get through them now by just accepting that I have that craving now, but it'll be gone in a flash... and it usually is.
I love how many people are stopping smoking, making their health and lives a priority. It's crazy though how many people still are... how do they afford it?! It's crazy and I am not sure how they do it!
Well, gotta get back to the books, organise myself for tomorrow morning, can't wait for summer to officially arrive (even though I'm working, I'll still get out and enjoy it, and I can't wait to be able to go for a run without freezing my butt off or getting blown about by the wind, and not getting my shoes full of water and mud)
Have a lovely smoke free evening everyone!
Happy dance! 100 days for me!
100 days smoke free, I am quite proud of myself here! I'm actually really surprised, as this is my first serious quit (I've had times where I "quit" but only for an hour or so - so it doesn't really count!) so to not have caved (yet) is a great feeling.
Yes, I still get some days where I could seriously tackle anyone who has a smoke in their hand, and then there are days where it's like "I used to smoke?!" And there are inbetween days. The days I want to smoke are fewer and fewer now, and I feel amazing (apart from my sore abs. Oooops). Training is easier, concentration is much better, productivity is through the roof (some days....) food tastes amazing, and my clothes don't stink.
Hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC smoke free day :)
Wooohooooo 78 Days :)
Moved house over the weekend, normally we'd do about an hour of work/moving, stop for a ciggie or two, etc etc. Can't say that the process of moving was any faster than normal... but I didn't smoke!
I think less and less of smoking and of being a smoker. I still get that old craving but it comes and goes so quickly, I can't dwell on it. There have been a few moments where I nearly caved... but then I wouldn't be where I am if I had lit up.
It's a long journey... but a good journey. A hard journey for sure! But if you are thinking of starting the journey, just do it. You will not regret starting the journey to being smoke free!
Well the weather is wet in Auckland. Not cold but wet. Glad I'm not smoking on a day like this!
This past week was a bit difficult. I've been in Palmy North, alone and a bit bored. I nearly went to get smokes more than once, but I didn't, and that's a great feeling. I'm up to day 69, and while it's been hard, I'm still going strong.
Internet access is very sporadic at the moment, as our flatmates moved out and took their internet connection with them, but soon we should have our own once we move into our new digs.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday and not spending it at work like me!
A wake up call from my dear friend.
Smoke free days 57 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked 570
Money saved $400.20
Total savings $400.20
My sweet friend emailed me this from Dubai overnight, and thought I'd share it with everyone because it does apply to us all:
What you are doing is not easy, it takes a special person to really give up, and no doubt you have tough as f*** days and days when you are almost holding a ciggie in your hand ready to light up, but you are strong and I know you can do this I really do. Just think, if you give in when your stressed you will get what 2-3 mins of instant gratification, and then... you will feel all guilty and be thinking and thinking and punishing n punishing yourself for it. So keep it up! I have all the faith in the world. You have come so far, my gosh look at how far you truly have come. You need to celebrate it, you need to congratulate yourself on a regular basis for what you have achieved! its truly amazing. Im not saying this for the sake of it, but millions of people do not have the strength you do! They smoke their entire lives, not because they want too..but because they are not strong enuf to give up, and you are :) I am so proud of you!
I have found it really hard to remember that what I am doing is BEATING AN ADDICTION, and that it's not an easy journey, nor is it one that I particularly want to make, considering the hardships during this journey!
But the biggest hardship of all is to never find out how strong we are, and overcome the FEAR of losing the smokes and becoming people who don't need it, who don't even want it.
So for those of you who are battling daily, berating yourself for finding it so hard... we all find it hard. For all the blogs that we post that are happy ones, we'll post just as many that are sad and angry and ranty ones! Celebrate all the days that you don't have a smoke, even if it's a victory dance in the shower or a 6pm bedtime, because it is so easy to succumb to the addiction, but so hard to resist the temptation.
Lots of love to all the quit family :) xoxo
52 days and I am so close to caving (I won't, because I don't want to do it all over again, but ARGH!) but now our flatmates are moving out (next week no less! This is why we got a bond from them hahaha) and we have to cancel a fixed agreement on our tenancy... that is a pain in the butt. Lucky this area is sought after, and the rental is not too bad a price, now have to find a place basically in 21 days!
I want that smoke but I know it won't help me at all. Just BLAH. P****ed off at flatmates who I thought were friends, who have basically left me and the hubby in the s*** and don't really care at all.
Note to others - don't flat with "friends" it backfires big time!
Lucky alcohol isn't too much of a trigger for me anymore, otherwise I would be in the poopy big time right about now... a tall glass of boysenberry cider is helping right now!
So if anyone knows of a one or two bedroom rental in the North Shore, for no more than $350 a week, let me know? Would be muchly appreciated!
Hooray for nearly Friday :D
And now, 29,001 blog posts from the entire community. Not bad huh?
Went for a swim at the revamped Auckland Tepid Baths today, shared a lane with an, um, older gentleman (looked about 60) who, um, lapped me. Guess I better just keep swimming....! (I had been swimming for around 45 minutes by that stage, so I was a bit pooped, but still - need to get my game up!)
Happy 50th day Rebel. Hope you had a great day of it (and didn't get lapped by someone twice your age!)
Tomorrow I'm half way to the Hundy Club!!
Not much here. Feeling better today, not feeling so cravy and negative.
In other news, the packet of Molenburg bread I opened last week, is not mouldy yet. Should I be worried about it NOT being mouldy? Hahaha.
Wrap up warm, it's cold tonight! (At least we aren't outside smoking in this freezing cold!)
This week has kicked my behind quite hard - I've wanted a smoke all week, I've sat my exams (thank goodness they are over) and I've been tired and more than a little grumpy. I'm working all weekend, but hoping that without the exam stress my cravings go away. I won't have one... I won't! I don't need them, and I don't really want them, it's just the addiction that is telling me I want one. I feel like crap when I have one, and I wouldn't be able to exercise as much as I do now if I was still smoking.
Tonight the hubby and I are going out for dinner, not sure where we are going yet but we'll find somewhere yummy. I can't wait to get out of the house - been stuck inside (apart from driving the hubby to work, going to the gym and maybe the supermarket, and going home again to study like a little demon) for the best part of three weeks - going out for coffee today was great great great! Hahaha.
Have a good weekend everyone, batten down the hatches and stay inside, if the severe weather report is as accurate as the news is saying!