Here I am!
I'm still around. Thanks for the shoutout Nanaturtle! Life is so busy and I don't know where the days go, they just keep disappearing on me! I've just had two weeks off polytechnic and it felt like two days! Did have a wee break away for a few days to go stay with my mum. She has been really sick with a cold that she just can't shake. I've finally managed to get her to make an appointment with her dr next week. She is a heavy smoker of about 50 years and I'm really worried about the damage she has done to herself. Hearing her awful cough and struggle breathe with it was really upsetting for me. I would so love her to give up the smokes but she doesn't believe she can after all this time. I wish I could get her to come on here so she could read about all the inspirational people who never thought they could give up, but have. I know that there are quite a few people here who have given up after around 50 years and more. But she's just not interested. It's sad to say, but I think she will die a smoker. I have already lost my dad to cancer at the young age of 61 and I really don't want to lose my mum as well. Watching her go outside for a smoke as she struggled to stop coughing broke my heart. I think she is proud of me for quitting but I'm not really sure because she won't talk about that either. She has never once said anything positive or given me praise for stopping smoking and that hurts too.
Oh what a sad sack I am! On a positive note, today marks 290 days smoke free for me. Getting closer to my first breathe day! Yippee. Thanks for listening quit family and for your amazing support. Thanks again Nanaturtle, it's nice to know I'm still thought about and cared for even when I do go missing in action for a while!
"Calling all lurking Lwrays"
If You're out there-come in please 👋
It's getting cold out there 😞
& You're missed,
Stats Update: 116 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 116 days
Grams NOT smoked: 829
Total savings: $1,445.00. THIS WEEK HAS BEEN HARD !PUSHING THROUGH
First day of quitting smoking.
So today is the day where i have decided to finally quit smoking, I was up at 6am by 9am i had baked a batch of chocolate chip cupcakes, cleaned my pantry and fridge out, cleaned the entire house and now trying to figure out what else i can do to keep busy and not be temepted to go for a cigarette. The temptation is so hard but I will not give in.
The real name of bangkok
In Thai, it is often called Krung Thep Maka Nakhon, or just Krung Thep. However, the full name is “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
How does this relate to smoking? If your craving a smoke Say the full name of bangkok 10 times and see if you still feel like a smoke. If you do say it again another ten times. You will probably not feel like a smoke before long and you will learn to say the full name if bangkok which most Thai people can not remember. Imagine getting into a taxi and rattling it off.
Stats Update: 761 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 761 days
Grams NOT smoked: 6523
Total savings: $10,028.00
getting closer to the big 800...that's 800 days of no smoking...unfortunately I'm still using nicotine again..I've set my quit date for when I fall pregnant and in the meantime I'm going to try and quit before then..12mg really is too strong..I can hardly inhale but it's like when I smoked I'm constantly reminded about the harmful chemicals that could be in the vape...and they haven't been safely tested...lots of reasons to quit just got to hurry up and take the plunge!
Day 6 😀
Smokefree days: 6 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 90
Total savings: $125.00
Feelng so much better today, not grumpy & the sun is shining. No cravings for a smoke. Taking my granddaughter out shortly, she has been on her iPad most of yesterday. Thank you everyone for your wonderful support.
Stats Update: 70 days smokefree
10 weeks today, went out had too much to drink during the week and I did for a second think about smoking but I didn't I think that really proved to me this is it. I'm sick today though but really is better being sick off cigarettes then being on them for one I don't have a cough.
Sent to the dungeon.
Sunday is supposes to be a godly day but I have been bad (using a vape) so I have been sent to the dungeon. I have to crawl under a house to install a cable. Its a dirty and very difficult job but someone has to do it. There are 3 other people around but they are all over 70 so they're sending in the young man. I'm not really being punished for using my vape but its an entertaining story so I an sticking to it.
Thanks for all your comments yesterday. The amount of nicotine I ingested was very small but still very silly. I stopped again yesterday but I'm making my official vape quit day tomorrow the 1st of may which is 256 of smoke freedom or 100 days in hexadecimal.
Kashi I will write to you on your blog to answer your queries. I will do it after work I am due to be sent to the dungeon now.
If your not into maths skip the next paragraph
Hexadecimal is base 16. The digits for our decimal system (base 10) are 0123456789
The digits for hexadecimal are 0123456789ABCDEF. The reason we all used hexadecimal back in the 70's is because it converts very easily to binary. Each hexadecimal digit converts into a four digit binary number.
I.e. AA becomes 1010 1010
4F becomes 0100 1111
We used to program computers in machine language which is basically writing code in binary but using hexadecimal. Ah those were the days. We didn't even have CD ROM or even floppy or hard disks we used a tape deck and cassette tapes to record data. We learnt to programme on a trs-80 which had 4k of memory.
Smokefree days: 255 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 6375
Total savings: $7,905.00l
Day 7 - One Week being "Auahi Kore"
Kia ora koutou - Hello everyone
I am happy to be at my FIRST WEEK of being "Auahi Kore" - "Smokefree"
I have achieved so much this first week, it really is amazing. I have purposely choosen to address my fears within the scope of smoking, with a passion for the things that are really dear to me. We all have personal passions and each person will pursue those as they feel the need. I certainly have to thank all those people cheering me on this week. Thank you all so much, I really do appreciate it.
So I will hang tough and stay committed to my "Auahi Kore" journey. You all have a great good and stay with your goal of NOPE - Not one puff ever.