I am still around :)
81 days - 972 smokes not smoked - $779.10 saved.
I look at that and feel really proud.
But like some of you that were weeks or months ahead of me were finding it tougher later on down the track.
I'm having more trouble with the nicodemons now rather than at the beginning!
So just over 12 weeks (3 months) and the cravings are harder to deal with now than they ever were at the beginning!!
After nearly losing it on holiday a few weeks ago, but survived it without 1 puff, I got home and felt back in control, back in my comfort zone and thought, cool, it was just being in a different environment, all good, yay thats over.
But each day I think, just one.....
I keep busy and it passes but I wish I could say I was well and truely over it.
We are having some renovations done at home and with watching it changing its exciting and of course excitement and
enjoyment always used to be topped off with a smoke!
So thanks for letting me rant, newbies, don't get disheartened, its just a 'blip' and like me, you will get through it and feel heaps better for it.
Like life, its a tough son of a 'be atch' to get rid of but I know deep down I'm feeling sooo much better and I really, really, don't want to go back to it. Maybe knowing that is enough to get me through this patch.
Thanks for listening guys :)
Hi everyone, back from a weeks holiday in Oz and boy did I come close to a hiccup!
It was the first trip overseas (only the 3rd in 25 years) so not big travellers, but it was the first time I have been overseas without smoking and for some reason it reared its ugly head big time!
It seemed to be from 2pm in the afternoon until dinnertime that I could have easily have had a cigarette!
One evening my hubbie was so fed up with me he told me to do it, get it out of my system! Hubbie would never, ever have said that usually, so that shows how bad it was. I nearly stormed out of the hotel to buy some....instead I went to bed early, in a foul mood, but had beaten the Demon, just!!
I knew that as much as I wanted to do what hubbie told me to do, it wouldn't just be ONE....it would have been the road to failure for me! Now we are at home again, it seems to have settled.
Whether my mind found it hard to separate holiday from smoking and break/enjoyment or it was because my home had become my comfort zone where I felt it easy to be in a smoke free environment, I just don't know. But it was horrible and didn't make the week all that enjoyable, or not as enjoyable as it could've been. And.....heaps of Aussie's smoke!!!
Ah well, apart from the weather and the break, it was nice to visit but god its good to be home.
So it nearly undid me....and in the past it would have, but I survived and I still can't quite believe I did it, but I'm grateful that I did because I would've been so disappointed in myself, instead its full steam ahead...... :)
8 weeks on Sunday!
Hi everyone, haven't been on for awhile, been busy on purpose and life is just wonderful! I just can't believe how different this 'divorce' from cigarettes has been to the last time!
Feel great, excited about things, and no guilt because I'm smoke free!!!
I hope all of you others that I've gone through this with and support, are doing well too!
Have a great weekend, off to Oz monday for business/holiday for a week and it will be the first time for a long time, of no smoking in airports, hotel sneakouts or stressing about where, when and how!
Hubbie and I have needed this break for awhile, so yippee and meant to be in the 20's in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast!!
See ya :) :) :)
Haven't been on for awhile but.....
I've been too busy organising my 'treat'.....I'm in day 46 and feeling great....especially after today when my daughter and I picked out our 3 baby alpacas!!!!!
My money hasn't 'added up' enough yet but I have wanted these beautiful, gentle animals for many, many years and now finally, I've convinced my hubbie and they are my treat to me for giving up cigarettes and they are my incentive and reminder (as well as my beautiful little granddaughter!) to keep going and never, ever going back!
Signing off today as.................soooooo excited!!!!
Don't know if anyone has mentioned it or not but the latest listener July 21-27 issue has an article on Bad Habits and how to break them. Quite a good read if anyone's interested.
38 days, feeling great, about the non-smoking that is, not so happy about the infected sinuses and continual vertigo though....ah well, I just decided instead of moaning I will just LOL out loud......need to do it more often. Have a great sunshiny day :)
Feeling sorry for myself Monday.....
VERTIGO sucks!! I've had this since last Tuesday and its no better! All I've been able to do it basically sit or lie down because my head spins so badly I'm going to be sick. A & E Doc says anywhere between 2 and 6 weeks....please god no!! I promise to be thankful for everyday in the future when the world doesn't spin unless I want it too!!
Thank goodness I don't smoke anymore because believe me that would definately make me sick!!
Hi guys, reading a few of the blogs today and it seems like a lot of us are in a reflective mood and I have been all morning too, so I thought I would add a bit of my story and a thanks.
I restarted smoking last August after having given up for 2 1/2 years (I had never, ever been able to do this before). While smokefree I had gone through nursing my mum with Alzheimers, my best friend dying of breast cancer and my sister-in-law passing away suddenly...and a few other stresses. I had coped with all of this and no nicotine. Then we had a major stress related to our business and even though I won't go into details, it would have been the biggest test my hubbie of 28 years and I have ever had to deal with. I think the whole lot fell on me like a tonne of bricks and so I turned once again to smokes.
I told hubbie I would give them up once the business was sorted out and I'm now on day 34, smokefree and feeling fantastic.
My mindset was never this clear, relaxed and absolutely convinced that there will never, ever be another turn to cigarettes ever again. I feel that good and confident.
So I want to thank Quiteline, for this wonderful site and to all of you that have supported me and all the others on this blog site.
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou....you guys are simply the best!
The big ONE MONTH!!!!
Yay, 1 month today! 324 smokes not smoked and does my body thank me.....yes it does!
The time has flown by and I feel relaxed and in control, long may it last.
And remember.....'Cigarettes have no business being in charge of my life....I'm the only one who has that right'!!
I have the power cigarette companies, you don't NO more!
:) :) :)
Family Time :)
Just a quick blog as my daughter, hubbie and 4 month old granddaughter are up today. I've had my son up from Otago since last Thursday, so its gonna be a huge houseful until next Thursday....so excited!!!!!
So 3 weeks smoke free this Saturday and I'm feeling great. I get to cuddle and kiss my little bub with no worries of smelling smokey.
Life is good....until next Thursday when they all leave again, but no time to worry about that now.
Keep strong everyone and catch up when and if I get a chance :) :) :) :)
Mid winter christmas
The first real test on day 14 yesterday. a midwinter xmas dinner where my brother-in-law and sister-in-law still smoke.
We three would huddle outside together in the past.
They still did their huddle last night, the thought of joining them never even crossed my mind!
It was so great. A really good test that now has a beautiful big tick next to it!! :)