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New Quitline website and blogs coming soon.

Hi Quit Whanau!

We wanted you to be the first to know that in the next couple of weeks we are going to launch a new Quitline website including an updated blogs experience.

Firstly, don't panic: all your old blogs, supporters and badges will remain the same. However, the pages will look slightly different, so it might take some time to get used to.

So - why are we telling you?
Well... while we swap over to the new site, both the Quitline website and these blogs will be unavailable for up to 12 hours. Sorry for this inconvenience, but the Quitline tech goblins need time to move their pixels and code around the cyberworld. Rest assured we'll be back as soon as possible with a shiny new website for you all.

Improvements to the new website include:
- A completely refreshed look and streamlined functions
- An experience optimised for mobile phones (finally!)
- Better member functions and a simplified sign-up experience

The exact timing of this new website launch is not known yet, but we expect it to be very early in June. We'll try and update you closer to the time.

Thanks - The Quitline Team

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28May2017 By Janet G  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 1457 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 1457 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 17484
Total savings: $17,500.00

27May2017 By Redumbrella  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

I know this is going to be hard

But I'm so done with poisoning myself and paying for the privilege. I'm over this. Roll on smoke free times. I'm ready. Kia kaha everyone. This is a bright future.

Profile image nanaturtle1 hour ago

Hi Redumbrella πŸ‘‹
Welcome home!
I've just reread Your 1st post,
The answers are in there. Heiro has a story, a most valid truth
Again Focus&Commit.
You can do it, I Believe in You Redumbrella
Fall down, get up.
Providing You get up 1more time than falling down, You are a Winner 🌟
Stay Strong πŸ˜ƒ
Still supporting πŸ˜ƒ

27May2017 By Darren  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

97 Days

Been so busy to update, but 97 days now, almost there! Long time in the making, can't wait for the hundy next week. All the best.

Profile image Julia C10 hours ago

Getting there.

Profile image Bubz✌9 hours ago

AwwsumπŸ‘

Profile image GTMI1 hour ago

Brilliant Darren 😁

27May2017 By hume25  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Smokefree

Heya all. I'm proud to say that I've been smoke free for 8 years now!!

Smoke free for 2989 days.
Saved $48.089.00
Cigarettes not smoked 59780

Profile image nanaturtle15 hours ago

W O W! ! !
This is probably the longest Quit I have seen on Quitline!!!
Would You care to post Your stats on Smokefree day 31May?
Feels Great, eh! Even at 8years we wear our Pride with Honour πŸ˜ƒ
Well done 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌸

Profile image clarebear12 hours ago

Thank you for posting your smoke free time - 8 years is amazing. I hope you have spent some of that money saved on treats. :-)

Profile image Darren12 hours ago

That is a lot of cigarettes not smoked, wow

Profile image Janet G7 hours ago

Totally awesome!!! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

27May2017 By Dadoftwo  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 900 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 900 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 8100
Total savings: $6,885.00

Holy moly 900 days!
Hi all, sorry I have been off line for a while. Been full on working!
Great coincidence I checked this out 900 days!!!
How funny!

When I started this journey it was a battle,now it is an everyday occurrence!

So proud of my achievement!!
Stay true to yourself and stay quit. ODAAT! You all can do this. Stay quit and never quit on your quit!

DO2

Profile image AXL17 hours ago

Hi Dadoftwo. Congratulations mate! You should be proud mate! Your family will be too. I like your "Stay quit and never quit on your quit" too. Well done mateπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Kevz117 hours ago

Excellent achievement well done. I bid 1k is now looming large and so close.

Profile image nanaturtle15 hours ago

Proud of You too DO2!
Showing Your family the way πŸ˜ƒ
Super Star 🌟 🌟 🌟

Profile image clarebear12 hours ago

Whoa - seriously awesome stats

Profile image Bub441 hour ago

Inspirational stats awesome of you to pop in :)

27May2017 By Blondene  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

inspiring

so...this week I have felt invigorated a new me...and in return it was a week full of compliments...your hair looks like you've just left a salon...woah so i feel even better just adding those extra efforts really paid off ...plus I quit that silly vape ...what was I thinking??lol... so it's pretty awesome when you have ups like this and going out for dinner tonight...yum and!!smokes are the furtherest thing from my mind these days that always makes me smile!

Profile image smokefreemep18 hours ago

Oh i love this blog. Well done blondene, theres nothing better than a confident strong woman (with great salon hair)!!!!

Profile image Blondene17 hours ago

must take after you sfm...thinking of you ((hugs))

Profile image Julia C14 hours ago

I'm glad getting off the vape has worked for you & that you are reflecting your inner healing in your skin and hair.

Keep going.

Profile image clarebear12 hours ago

:-)))))

27May2017 By Necrolatry  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Failed after 97 days.

Have had a really rough week, work stress/too much going on/deadlines to meet. While my daughter was sick as in and out of A&E last week with athsma, now she won't sleep/cries the house down and when we get her to sleep she wakes up at 1pm. My wife (nurse) is on antidepressants and is really not coping with it at all, screaming at me all the time, I'm doing my best trying to keep them both calm and try and come up with solutions for everything and trying to keep them both happy and keeping the house clean at the same time (wifes just not able to do anything, her depressions getting that bad) Today I cracked and had a smoke. Which hasn't helped my stress levels at all and I'm not feeling good about things. I've gained nearly 20kg since I stopped smoking nomatter how much I try to consiously limit my food intake I just keep reaching for a pie or something bad, its a nightmare. :(

Profile image Woodsie20 hours ago

Life just wants to throw curve balls. One of my quits lasted over a year and then I lost some family members the stress go to me and bang I was back into it. The thing is life will always throw something at us, and smoking won't fix it or make it any better. You've had one smoke, not the end of the world it happens. Just be wary because all the old triggers have been turned back on and you'll have a tough few days. Concentrate and looking after your daughter and your wife. The weight thing I'm trying to figure out myself. At the moment I'm leaning towards taking the physical option for anything that needs to be done. Drive to watch the kids sport or walk 15 minutes etc. Keep strong.

Profile image smokefreemep19 hours ago

You know smoking isnt helping, just stop now while you can. The only mistake you could make would be to keep smoking.. so please dont. Tackle things one at a time, and keep at it. Things must be hard with the girls, im sorry to hear that.. very sad. They are depending on you so be strong for them ans start by chucking those damn smokes away! Thats going to cause financial stress so dont even go there..

Profile image Julia C13 hours ago

Although extreme, the gist of your story is at one level only too common. When we try to quit the addiction throws up all sorts of reasons why we shouldn't.

Would smoking help your daughter's asthma? Would it make the work deadlines significantly easier?

For now you may feel that you need to resume smoking. Obviously you are the only one who can make that choice, but please be aware that we will all still be here when you decide the time is right for you to quit.

Profile image Darren12 hours ago

I failed on 99 days two years ago, it happens... Just get back onto the wagon when you can.

Profile image BillabongJon2 hours ago

Good on you for reaching out, sometimes even the professionals need some answers to life.
Just take it one day at a time and not one puff ever.

26May2017 By Sammie1979  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Sweating

Is sweating normal cos I can't seem to stop and it just started about 2 hours ago!

Profile image nana g21 hours ago

Yes the sweating was really bad for me. The first week of my quit I was in hospital, and spent the whole time I was there sweating. The nurse told me it was really common. Keep up the good work, it gets better.

Profile image smokefreemep18 hours ago

I dont know if its normal but maybe your body is getting out the built up toxins? Im bloody freezing! Probably full of toxic potions lol

26May2017 By Janet G  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

TGIF πŸŽ‰

I'm looking forward to a sleep in 😴 in the morning!!

Hoping you all have an exciting / relaxing (whichever one you want!) weekend planned!!

For those who are finding it hard, Remember to use the four D's
Deeeeeep breath!! Drink water πŸ’¦. Delay, Distract - or is that last one Do something else?? πŸ˜‚ Each of these help and add up to getting you through the day . One Day At A Time πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ🌟

Profile image smokefreemep18 hours ago

Hey Janet 😚 I swear by the 4 Ds even after more than 2 years smoke free lol.. always seem to go back to the good ol basics eh? Nice to aee you blog :)

Profile image smokefreemep18 hours ago

See* sorry i have ridiculously long fake nails that are preventing me from typing and in general living a normal life!!! Dont even ask! Lol

26May2017 By Bluetui  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

oh what a day.

Smokefree days: 145 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1450
Total savings: $2,303.00

The sun is ganna shine. A week from hell emotionally. Next week I'm ganna kick this feeling into touch. Never once even thou I cried and yelled did I turn to the worst evil out. I might look strong but sometimes I need a helping hand and 2 good friends did that. It makes me want to cry thinking of that phone call for help, for support, for advice, for just that word that says your ok. Bliss. this is over.

Profile image clarebear1 day ago

(((((Blueuti)))))

Profile image Janet G1 day ago

Awwwww ((Bluetui)) 🌷🌟🌺🌟🌸🌟🌺🌟🌸🌟🌷🌟🌹🌟🌸🌟🌷🌟🌹🌟🌺🌟🌷

Profile image sez1231 day ago

You got through it and didn't smoke you are far stronger than you realise. hugs to you.

Profile image smokefreemep18 hours ago

Aww.. try be strong to get through (((bluetui)))πŸ’ž big hugs xx

Profile image nanaturtle15 hours ago

'Shake it off' in the words of a wise one (lol!)
Behind You-enjoy the rest of the weekend πŸ˜ƒ
Done good, Stay strong πŸ‘πŸ‘