Quit Blogs turtle

The Quit Blogs are public and we moderate these using the Blog House Rules.

21Jun2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 79 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 79 days
Grams NOT smoked: 339
Total savings: $600.00
Back to the same problem I had on my last quit, eating far to much and have now got a sweet tooth.....time to get a serious work out and concentrate on that 😣😣πŸ˜₯

Profile image turtle21 June, 2017

At the end of tonight it will be 80!!!

Profile image Nana2221 June, 2017

You are doing brilliantly Turtle! Close enough to be congratulated on 80 awesome days.
I find eating mandarins good for dealing with the sweet tooth....but honestly, a bit of extra weight in becoming smokefree is not worth worrying about.

Profile image Woodsie21 June, 2017

Kick the smokes and worry about the weight after. We know there will be a little bit of spread when we give up, it's part of the gig.

The weight will be the same process as quitting the smokes down the track. ODAAT and NOPE .I've waited for 6 months and now I'll start working on my inner Twiggy lol.

Profile image Sammyy21 June, 2017

Well done turtle nearly at the hundy club now. I really went overboard with the eating especially sweet things but after about four months naturally the cravings for crap food eased off. Do whatever you need to get through, then worry about the eating later. Trust me that's far easier to deal with than quitting smoking. Keep up the great work 🌞

Profile image sez12322 June, 2017

Yeah I've got some extra roundness going on too wish it wasn't but hey would rather that than the stinky smokes. Well done on your numbers they are looking mighty fine!

Profile image flower22 June, 2017

Hi turtle don't worry about the eating sweet things like it was going out of fashion now hardly eat it at all. one thing at the time smoking first then sweets after by the way I am so proud of you I will be looking in again keep up the good work your friend flower

Profile image Felix22 June, 2017

... its so easy to say dont worry about the sweet things, but know how you feel, it can be quite depressing the weight issue, take one thing at a time Turtle, you can do this, have faith ole buddie .... Felix

Profile image Redumbrella6 days ago

I think part of it is food just tastes so damn good when you stop smoking

Profile image Janet G6 days ago

You're doing so well!! I think the trick is to have healthy alternatives on hand. Like carrot sticks and other vegetables you do enjoy when you eat them. Because of course we choose the unhealthy alternatives lol.
A saying i heard that helps me is: if you aren't hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not hungry.

Profile image smokefreemep6 days ago

Its all about moderation thats all. No such thing as bad food its all yummy if you ask me lol. Its ok to eat treats and the food you like, just in moderation combined with a little veg lean meat and fruit.. exercise.. all good!!

12Jun2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 70 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 70 days
Grams NOT smoked: 300
Total savings: $500.00

I have tried quitting so many times I have lost count....I am so proud of myself for getting this far. The best I have got is 112 days I think, so am getting there!! The best advice I can give in my experience is that it does get easier and you learn more from each quit. Some people can do it the first time, but it takes a bit longer for others so don't give up on giving up πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Profile image clarebear12 June, 2017


Profile image GaGa. 6812 June, 2017

Keep going - it's so worth it πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸš­

Profile image GTMI12 June, 2017

70days is awesome Turtle, ODAAT and NOPE will see us rightπŸ˜€

Profile image Heatherb12 June, 2017

Stay strong Turtle, you are doing great

Profile image Woodsie13 June, 2017

Well I guess you've got to aim for the new record which is 113 days and then make it harder to beat by seeing if that can become 120, 150 250 and 365 etc. I read something the other day which said "every attempt to quit makes the next attempt more likely to succeed". Never give up.

Profile image nanaturtle14 June, 2017

stay strong πŸ˜ƒ πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

8Jun2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 66 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 66 days
Grams NOT smoked: 283
Total savings: $500.00

Still here, feeling great. Hope you all are having a great day!!! 😁😁😁

Profile image nanaturtle8 June, 2017

66 clickety click!!
Awesome number turtle
You're doing well, have You treated Yourself lately? You should πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image GTMI8 June, 2017

Brilliant stats turtle πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Blondene9 June, 2017

nice stat days just brilliant!😊

Profile image nana g9 June, 2017

Well done, have a great weekend turtle.

Profile image smokefreemep9 June, 2017

Nice turtle

2Jun2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 60 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 60 days
Grams NOT smoked: 258
Total savings: $450.00

Almost two months , feeling great! Have a fantastic and safe weekend xxx

Profile image Pop's2 June, 2017

Look at you, absolutely nailing it.

Profile image nanaturtle3 June, 2017

Nice turtle, be Proud ☺
You too habe a nice weekend πŸ’πŸ‘

Profile image Blondene3 June, 2017

way to go turtle!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

23May2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 50 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 50 days
Grams NOT smoked: 215
Total savings: $400.00

Profile image nanaturtle23 May, 2017

Great work turtle Moving up Smokefree mountain Steady as You go!
Halfway to The Hundy club - Treat time!πŸ«β˜•
Stay strong - You're doing it πŸ‘

Profile image Janet G23 May, 2017

Ohhh yeah it's definitely treat time for you, turtle 🐒 😁😁 congratulations on your awesome 50 days healthy smokefree success πŸ˜πŸŒΈπŸŽ‰πŸŒΈπŸŽŠπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‚πŸŒΊπŸŒ·

Profile image Blondene24 May, 2017

BOOM...half a hundy congrats😊πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Profile image smokefreemep24 May, 2017

Bloody fantastic turtle

Profile image GTMI24 May, 2017

50 days is fantastic Turtle πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Nana2228 May, 2017

Fantastic going Turtle. Must be 58 days now. Congratulations.
Keep fighting the good fight!

15May2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 42 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 42 days
Grams NOT smoked: 180
Total savings: $300.00

It's been a long time since I have been this long smokefree. Hope you all are having a good day and well done

Profile image Leisaclare15 May, 2017


Profile image Lizzy15 May, 2017

Almost half way to the hundy club turtle ... congratulations 😊

Profile image nanaturtle15 May, 2017

6weeks! Awesome work turtle πŸ˜ƒ
The harder You work for it, the most Valued it becomes. Remaining focussed can be difficult -treats help. Have You treated Yourself lately?
You should, 6weeks is an Excellent time πŸ‘
You Stay strong - let's do this- for Life NOPE🌺

Profile image Pop's16 May, 2017

Excellent work Turtle.

Well done.

Profile image clarebear16 May, 2017

So good. Keep at it. :-)

Profile image smokefreemep16 May, 2017

Great work turtle πŸ–’

10May2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 37 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 37 days
Grams NOT smoked: 159
Total savings: $300.00

Profile image GaGa. 6810 May, 2017

Awesome turtle - you're doing great 😊

Profile image GTMI10 May, 2017

37days is fantastic 😊

Profile image Leisaclare10 May, 2017

Love seeing the stats. Great work - keep on keep on moving and dont stop.

Profile image clarebear10 May, 2017

Go turtle!!!!

Profile image Sammyy10 May, 2017

Great stats turtle you're doing fantastic 🌟🌟🌟

Profile image Worker10 May, 2017

Dig in turtle - you can do this - the hardest bit is over now - you need it to become a habit not to smoke now and you can do it.

Profile image Heatherb10 May, 2017

Great effort turtle, keep on going

Profile image Poowees11 May, 2017

Well done turtle, keep up the good fight you are doing awesome! Just keep doing what you're doing and you be in charge of your thoughts!

3May2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 30 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 30 days
Grams NOT smoked: 129
Total savings: $250.00

Hi all, just an update. Still on the wagon, hope you are all feeling great at your achievments. As we know it is not easy at all at times but the rewards are amazing!!

Profile image cjtwo3 May, 2017

Well done turtle keep up the great work you can do this πŸ˜€

Profile image Sammyy3 May, 2017

Congratulations on your one month smokefree! Celebrate your milestones and treat yourself- you have worked hard to quit and you deserve it! Well done πŸ‘

Profile image Julia C5 May, 2017

Good on you. That first month is always the hardest and you nailed it. Fantastic work.

24Apr2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 21 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 21 days
Grams NOT smoked: 90
Total savings: $150.00

I have made it through three weeks, thanks for the support it kept me going. Today was the hardest so far though, my mind was thinking when I get home I will have a puff of my husbands cig. Lucky I got home from work first and had a puff on my e-cig which took the craving away. It sure freaked me out how easy it is to give in. This quit I have not used patches which has made it harder, but really am determined to win this!!! Take care everyone and have a great week!

Profile image nanaturtle24 April, 2017

Awesome stuff turtle πŸ‘
You can be Proud of Your Effort & Achievement!
3weeks in & You're owning it!
NOPE tho!
Stay Strong πŸ˜ƒ πŸ‘Œ

Profile image Blondene25 April, 2017

clever turtle keep knocking back old nicodemon and you will keep winning...great stuff on your quit!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†πŸ’ͺ

Profile image Julia C25 April, 2017

It is scary how easy it is to relapse & that's why we always need to be on our guard.

Profile image Sammyy25 April, 2017

Great work turtle you've done those hard early days although it's still a bit of work to stay away from smoking I hope you start to find it a bit easier. You've done three weeks so you know you CAN do this! Keep it up πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

21Apr2017 By turtle  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 18 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 18 days
Grams NOT smoked: 78
Total savings: $150.00

Another weekend to get through, this is the hardest time for me and most but I know getting to Monday still smoke free will be such an achievement. Have a great weekend buddies.

Profile image GTMI21 April, 2017

I felt like that about weekends to Turtle, and like you I loved getting to Monday so I knew I was safe again, I'm 10weeks smoke free now and the weekends are no longer bothering me, hang in there you will feel great about them in no time at all πŸ˜€

Profile image BillabongJon21 April, 2017

Maybe you can stay busy writing more blogs, I like the way you tell your story. Your fishing story was quite funny. Any way enjoy your weekend and hang tough, don't puff.

Profile image clarebear21 April, 2017

Good on ya, turtle. Ten weeks is so frikkin awesome. I hope you are treating yourself.

Profile image Julia C22 April, 2017

It's a weekend, and it's also week 3. You can see this weekend out & stay smoke free, just be aware of anything that might trigger your addiction and keep as much distance as reasonable

Profile image nanaturtle22 April, 2017

ODAAT focus on waking up 2mro morning Smokefree - You CAN do it πŸ‘
And it DOES get easier Stay Strong πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Blondene22 April, 2017

Nope for her congrats on your days!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Profile image Nana2222 April, 2017

Fantastic Turtle! Yeah i don't know why weekends can be more challenging. Maybe a different routine?.
Whatever the reason - just know that you can do it Turtle. And soon the weekends won't bother you so much.

Profile image Murphy500022 April, 2017

Oh god I remember the weekends being so hard in the first month or two. Keep busy, clean, walk, cook, knit do whatever it takes for distractions it gets easier πŸ‘