Kia ora ano koutou
Just touching base before I head to work...just letting you's know we are doing ok....will write more next time. Kia pai tou koutou ra! x0x
DAY 25.....YIPPEE...BACK ON TRACK....2 YUCKY DAYS BEHIND US!!!
Kia ora ano e te whanau
Thanks to those of you who read our blogs...especially those relating to the past 2 days. I am pleased to say that all is well in the hood. Just to updates you's....hubby beat nicodemon last night. He went away from here last night with every intention to buy a packet....thought about it...but never went through with it. He was home in half an hour in good spirits, telling me he was so tempted but didn't go ahead with it. Meanwhile he walks in and I'm writing last nights blog....(the transferring of the money bit?). He decides to sit down and read my blog...I decide to leave him to it and go upstairs. Before you know it....he's coming upstairs in hysterics and laughing bout the blog. He then tells me that he left here with every intention to go crazy with a packet, but didn't. He thought it was rather sweet the extreme I went thru to make sure he didn't get any lol. Although extreme of me with my actions yesterday....we both agreed no harm done, and nothing a simple undoing of the transfer wouldn't fix. We just can't go back to that habit...to the blogger that said I just have to watch myself.....kia ora mo tena kare....however...after 21 years of marriage..its a little hard to see just yourself in the picture if you know what I mean. You're like one really after an amount of time like that....so letting him down and not intervening meant letting me/us down. But thank you for the support, comments, feedback whanau. Thankyou for even taking an interest in our journey all. Blessings to you all....(Hei apopo....Till tomorrow) x0x
DAY 24....."WHAT'S GOIN ON?"
Didn't blog yesterday....was a sucky day really. Hubby and I at eachother....even got to the no talking stage. For me....enough to make you think about a smoke....alcohol even to take it all away.....but none of that happened..thank God. Today....well lets see....a little worse than yesterday. Very little talking going on....avoiding eachother...thank goodness I had work...took my mind of things. I still haven't caved guys...but am feeling like I could....even would. Hubbys been struggling not smoking alot more than he's been letting on. I knew this would be harder on him than me. To top it all off....we've just had words...he's gone off...dunno where....dunno how long for?? He took his wallet...I'm picking nearest shop for some ciggies. Be well suprised if he hasn't. Anyway...I decided to make the decision for him, that he wasn't gunna buy any....I transferred all monies over to my account to stop that idea. Am gunna sign off now...fingers crossed we get thru this rough spot. Thanks guys...has helped to share
STILL SMOKE FREE....NO REGRETS
Was 3 weeks exactly yesterday since we made the big decision to quit...and we are succeeding still. Hubby doing good...I giggle really...he goes straght for his patch the minute hes up. I on the other hand haven't worn a patch since last friday. I just found it easier and more bearable without a patch as the headaches were just killing me. As i said..I don't get headaches....and the patches were doing my head in...literally. I am going great....I won't lie to yas....I have thought about a smoke more often than not...but thats just about it really....a thought and nothing more. I'm not pulling my hair out wanting to have one when I think about one....strange really. Then you have moments when you're up town, and you can smell smoke....and you're reminded of the stench of it and that soon snaps you out of your thoughts lol. Its been amazing really....if I think about how busy the past few days have been for us both....we are really coping quite well. We were the 1st ones to go for a smoke when the going got tough. K....must ready myself for work...thanks again guys for this support thing on here aye. It's awesome to know that our journey can be shared...and this site is avail 24/7 to do just that. K...godbless all and stay strong.
2 WEEKS AND 5 DAYS TOMORROW...STILL GOING STRONG
Just touching base and letting yas know that hubby and i are tino pai. Going great....days have been bit busy...too tired to blog at night lol. Hope you all are still on your journeys. We'll touch base again soon k....hei kona!
2 weeks.... & still very headachey??
Nga mihi all....
I woke up this morning finally free of yesterdays headache. Theyre persistent and nagging. Should I cut my patch down to half or something? I don't usually get headaches....so these ones have been quite noticeable not to mention annoying. I'm almost dreading putting patches on in the morning...cos I know, the headaches on its way. Today, I made a conscious decision to not put a patch on....see how long it lasts....and if any almighty cravings etc set in...I would put the patch on immediately. Well guess what....I'm still without a patch...headache free. I did start thinking about a smoke while at my nieces today....she was smoking. I decided to leave, and haven't though about one since. Husband doing great also....niggles here and there....otherwise going well. K...ma te wa quitters and bloggers keep going strong
2 WEEKS AGO TODAY....
We are still going well fellow bloggers/quitters. Bit headachey today...but no craves. Hubby keeping up the good work also. Things appear to be getting easier?? Still gotta stay strong tho....ya just never know aye. Haven't got a heck of alot to write about really....still just counting each day as it comes and passes...and still thankful for the decision we made. K all, keep up the good work all
DAY 12_ONWARDS...UPWARDS STILL
Hi again whanau
Apologies for not blogging yesterday (DAY 11),...to put your minds at ease...we hadn't fallen off the bandwagon at all lol. Day just passed me by really...had work, kept busy etc and just plain forgot to blog. Yesterday however, was pretty tough on hubby aye, despite having patch on...he thought about a smoke more often than not yesterday. He made it thru the day successfully in the end tho. Quite strange really....me on the other hand...i had an awesome day. Am counting each day as it comes for the both of us.....and each day that passes without smoking.....I count it a blessing. Had a great morning at church....singing and worship....just fantastic! My voice is being restored...I'm singing the high notes again! Our day thus far...going great. Keep up the great work all...I cannot thankyou you all enough for the support etc. Kia pai tou koutou ra! x0x
DAY 10 - As gud as yesterday
Hi again whanau
Another successful day for us. Hubby had a niggle. I went out to see a friend and she's a smoker. If you read yesterdays blog...it was the one who asked if it was easy. Was an in/out trip to do a pikup. I had my usual a cup of tea....she went to have a smoke...but stood round the corner facing at the wall....I said to her...what are you doing? She said, having a smoke. I said to her I'm ok really...it's your whare...do as you do....really I'm ok. She had 2 smokes in the hour I was there....it didn't bother me at all...I was more than ok. I left feeling quite proud of myself that I was strong. That's it from us...whanau waiting for dinner...then we are going to sit down and watch the programme "the voice|" Keep up the good work all x0x
DAY 9_YET ANOTHER GREAT DAY_SURREAL REALLY!
Tena koutou all
Just touching base again....both hubby and I had yet another great day today....as i said above..quite surreal really, to believe we are on our way to doing this. It certainly does feel much different to the last time we done this...you get to know the pitfalls etc. Didn't get a walk in today....maybe yesterdays 2 walks made up for the one we missed today lol. Walking is what we go do together when we maybe feel an urge....none of those critters today. Had a smoking friend drop by today...chatted...had a cuppa, she then asked shall we go out for a smoke. I said politely...thanks but no thanks and that we were on day 9 quitting. She was like really? U've done over a week without? Thats great she said! She then asked if it was easy and do the patches work? I told her...tough going the first week...but u get thru that...its getting easier. I told her the patches do work...but there are a whole series of things that knit together that you have to do to make it work...ie identify the triggers...what to do if you crave etc. I had another mate whose cutting right back also. We spoke yesterday..she can't see herself going without completely...I told her all in good time. The fact shes cutting back is a great start! She says she will ring quitline today and register to quit. Awesome aye! Lastly...I didn't put my patch on till 2 hours after I had gotten up this morning. Didn't feel the urge to have it on asap like most other days....all went well. By 2 hours all of a sudden you were thinking about a smoke...but it wasnt a nagging crave...just a niggly thought...I then knew it was time to put my patch on. Am happy for small achievements aye. K....gunna do the dinner dishes now...keep at it quitters....ma te wa koutou (till we blog again) x0x