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25May2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 419 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 419 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2694
Total savings: $4,581.00

Still going strong and feeling good nocking the days down nicely . Stay strong you can do it.

Profile image GTMI3 days ago

Amazing stats πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image sez1232 days ago

You are really strong now well done you!

Profile image nanaturtle2 days ago


Profile image Heatherb2 days ago

AWESOME, You must feel very strong and proud of yourself and you deserve it.

20May2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 414 days smokefreeMorning glory to you all family.

Smokefree days: 414 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2662
Total savings: $4,530.10

I still going had few battle with the brain box lately that pierced chatterbox nicodemon been trying to make me think about having a smoke, as soon as it starts I shut it down pretty quickly and not let it veterinarian other wise take control. I got really good at telling it to shut up leave me at once. I think the reason is that my 15 months is knocking on the door soon I nearly there just few more weeks once I passed that I will celebrate my new life smokefree.

I do love the people here, welcome all you newbies your in good hand, us one who have done bit distance in this journey will give you plenty of advise,
I know my first time I read a lot of the blogs pple put up and found the motivation to keep going don't give up, if I fail which I did I could jump back on when I was ready to try again.
So don't be hard on yourself if you don't quit the first second or even third time, but you will know when you are ready and you will do it. I don't miss my friend anymore I guess it's like mourning period you grieve, anger, bitness, disappointed etc...but you finally let go and say good bye. Bye to smelling like ashtray, taste of ashtray yuck...do miss that ...nope I like the new smelling fresh me...lol anyway I better get some sleep as it is 2.26am night....or should I say morning.

Profile image nanaturtle20 May, 2017

πŸ‘ loving Your Attitude Debz
Always ODAAT & NOPE!!!
You're Winner 🌟🌟🌟
Good morning lol πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image GTMI20 May, 2017

15 months is amazing Debz, you nailed it 😊😊😊

Profile image clarebear20 May, 2017

Naw Debz. So glad you are this far into your quit. Rocking it!!!

1May2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 395 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 395 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2540
Total savings: $4,326.50

Yahook another month down in five more days I be 400 days. I love this getting closer to my goal 18 months smokefree that where started again this time I not going start again. I going to smash it off this time.

Profile image BillabongJon2 May, 2017

That seems so daunting for me at this stage, major props. That's huge, massive, monumental even.

Profile image Lizzy2 May, 2017

Fantastic numbers πŸ‘

1Apr2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 365 days smokefreeBrilliant day today

Smokefree days: 365 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2347
Total savings: $4,021.
WEllis hello family I made it to another year and feel fab. Been to Oxford A&PayPal Show today it was fabulous plenty to see and do just relaxing enjoying first smoke free birthday is just awesome feeling. Well I so tired I catch all later i'm so tired sleep well all night God bless you.

Profile image blondini1 April, 2017

Happy Anniversary!
I look forward to being able to post a similar blog. well done!

Profile image smokefreemep1 April, 2017

Lol deb.. sorry I thought it was actually your breathday yesterday for some odd reason i think we all did lol.. bunch of weirdos.. your blog clearly states 364 days yesterday hahaha. Golly gosh.. a very happy breathday Deb.. very very proud of you xx πŸ‘πŸ–’πŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ»πŸΊπŸΊπŸŽ„βœ¨πŸŽ†πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽŠπŸŽ€πŸŽˆπŸ­πŸ­πŸ«πŸŽ‚πŸŒπŸ±πŸ¬πŸ§πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ¬πŸ¦πŸŽπŸŒˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ€

Profile image nanaturtle2 April, 2017

Lol@SFMp-weirdos!! Speak for Yourself!!
Awesome way to spend Your 1st Breathday - it is ODAAT. Every day is precious& now being Smokefree makes them so much more Enjoyable.
Keep strong Debz-Great work πŸ‘πŸŽ‚πŸŒŸπŸ’πŸ”†πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image smokefreemep2 April, 2017


Profile image Kiwikid2 April, 2017

Happy breathday.

Profile image clarence the cat2 April, 2017

Happy Breathday. Have a wonderful day

Profile image Brian Wang3 April, 2017

Happy 1st breathday :)

31Mar2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 364 days smokefree1 year tomorrow smokefree YES !!!

Smokefree days: 364 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2340
Total savings: $3,970.2

I done it what year it's been but I am really wrapped about it, I aren't going to say it's been easy it hasn't it been murder at timesome but with a lot of self talking myself I can do some day that was happening every second sometimes. Some days were easier to push thru thought hard days as it went by. But thing is the support I gotten from you all and my family and church family has been my rock to ring them when I felt like I was going crazy even when it might been at night they would even ring me when I cranky in right mood they would pray for relief believe me a lot praying in those early days help me find my feet and walk with my head held high you can do thing girl keep striving on. So I have another day today tomorrow next week next month next year to then keep going it worth the walk. Hooray happy birthday to me.one year old.

Profile image Murphy500031 March, 2017

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»βœ”οΈmassive congrats that's awesome. Enjoy that proud feeling you are experiencing πŸ‘πŸ˜„

Profile image donosti31 March, 2017

Congratulations debruss it is the best feeling this breathday milestone!! well done you and me

Profile image Heatherb31 March, 2017

Congratulations, awesome effort, you and your families will be feeling so proud, enjoy the moment and have a great weekend

Profile image Janet G31 March, 2017

Ohhhh how exciting!! Congratulations Deb 😁 on your awesome achievement!! A very Happy first Breathday to you!! You've done soooo well!! I hope you have a treat planned for yourself tomorrow 😁 Even if it's just an hour of quiet, 'me' time πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸΈ

Profile image Julia C1 April, 2017

It's gone midnight so Happy breathday Deb. That's the trouble with ODAAT, it too a whole 365 days to get to a whole year. If we had FDAAT (five days at a time), you'd get to a year in 73 days.

Seriously you done good Deb. Enjoy the glow

Profile image Kitty131 April, 2017

Congrats on your one year I hear a treat is in order today.....enjoy your day

Profile image GTMI1 April, 2017

Happy Breathday Deb, I hope your going to treat yourself to something amazing πŸ™‚

Profile image Nana221 April, 2017

Congratulations Deb, and Happy Breathday to you.
You fought so hard for this.....today you get to enjoy your fabulous achievement.
Well done.

Profile image smokefreemep1 April, 2017

A very happy breathday to you Deb, you have come so far and im extra proud of you! I remember when you first started and look at you NOW!!! Fantastic. Treat your yourself today xx πŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ°πŸŒˆπŸΊπŸ»πŸŽ†πŸΉπŸΉπŸŽ‚πŸ­πŸŽ†πŸ¬πŸ«πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸΊπŸΊπŸŒπŸΉπŸŽˆπŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸ»πŸŽˆπŸ’₯πŸŒπŸΉπŸŽ€πŸ»πŸ¬πŸŽπŸŽπŸ°πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽ„βœ¨

Profile image nanaturtle1 April, 2017

Happy 1st Breathday Deb.
May there be many more for You πŸ˜ƒ
Celebrate with those that care-I will dedicate my next cuppa to You 😜 Cheers xo

Profile image clarence the cat1 April, 2017

You are amazing Deb. Well done. Hope you're partying tonight.

Profile image cjtwo1 April, 2017

Woohoo well done Happy 1st Breathday. Keep up the great work. I hope you do celebrate in style πŸ˜‰

Profile image debrussellnz141 April, 2017

Thank you all xxx it been brilliant celebrate at the Oxford A&P Show today was brill

10Mar2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 343 days smokefreeI am doing good.

Smokefree days: 343 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2205
Total savings: $3,766.60

HI guys just checking in with you all, going good still smokefree and loving it getting so close to my big 365 days now I am loving my new life thing are really beginning to change, giving up sugar is my next big battle I doing it cut back lots, now have no sugar in my drinks like tea/coffee, yesterday I had weekbix with sugar normally I put two tablespoon on yesterday I used maple syrup sugar free, I could get use to it. Making small changes it like giving up smoking make the small changes and planing to give it away, I got to fine away to walk some weight off, yesterday I brought some new shoes hopefully I might use them for walking a bit around the block. Well here hoping. Stay strong in your battle you can beat the nicodemon I don't have any craving now or anything which is great. Keep safe if ya from North Island look like your in for another soaking. Hugs to you all family. Xx

Profile image Mumof210 March, 2017

Wow awesome achievements congratulations. Can't wait to get to those stars πŸ‘Œ

Profile image smokefreemep10 March, 2017

Wow Deb.. gettin close to yr breathday woohoo.. yep looks like rain again!!

Profile image Gavin10 March, 2017

That's huge Deb, well done.

Profile image Julia C10 March, 2017

On that final countdown to the magic day 365. Well done

Profile image GTMI10 March, 2017

Almost your breathday, that's fantastic πŸ™‚

Profile image donosti10 March, 2017

it was not easy but we did it... well almost... congratulations. i've been doing the walking for a few months now, trying to stay in shape. giving up sugar sounds a bit too harsh for myself... but do what you must. all the best

18Feb2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 323 days smokefree Nocking the days down. ...

Smokefree days: 323 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2077
Total savings: $3,563.00
Wow not many days to go and Nocking them day by day. I don't even think about it anymore which is great. My partner and I just came back from Hanmer spring the other day. I treat my self a beautiful massage which was Devine I must say I nearly fell asleep we spent 5days there went twice to the pool which was so relaxing wanting to go back just for the pools. Anyway I better get some sleep in might read some of posts tomorrow
Nite. To you newbies hanging there it so worth it you can and will do it. Nite all.

Profile image Bub4419 February, 2017

so many plus's being smokefree

Profile image Sammyy19 February, 2017

Well done look at all your savings. Glad you had a nice time away hamner springs is beautiful. It'll be your first breathday soon!

Profile image Julia C19 February, 2017

Ignoring the long term health benefits, just having more money on your pocket and not having to rush outside for a smoke every hour or so is a huge benefit.

Enjoy, you've earned it.

Profile image Nana2219 February, 2017

So glad you've had some lovely treats Deb. At 323 days....you so deserve them.
Roll on your Breathday!

Profile image Lizzy20 February, 2017

Congratulations and so close to your breathday 😊

12Feb2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 317 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 317 days
Grams NOT smoked: 2038
Total savings: $3,461.20

Been away on holiday at hamner spring for 5days R&Road which has been heaven , massage; therapy pools food drink great accommodation at Top ten motor camp wonderful hospitality food was great at alpine hotel staff were amazing aND I am happy to say I been to heaven had this amazing massage my reward to giving up over 300 days simply amazing never felt so good.

Profile image Woodsie12 February, 2017

It's a bloody good pub that Alpine Hotel. Had a good session there a few weeks ago. Well done on the 317 days, one year just around the bend!

Profile image debrussellnz1412 February, 2017

Thanks woodside it great pub this morning before we left there was earthquake 5:2 in culverdon I think they didn't want us to go but mother nature gave us the boot. So we arrived home unpacked went to bed for choosing couple of hours and would you believe I dreamt I was having smoke my partner drive home he was smoking and I think that kicked it kick starter of Nicodemus but doing OK handling it with ease. How are you going? I hope your well and doing great.

Profile image smokefreemep12 February, 2017

Hey Deb nice to see ya. Not far till your breathday comin up eh? The pub sounds good mmm

Profile image Woodsie13 February, 2017

Never felt the shake, but I was over Rolleston way doing some cattle work. Funny 6 years ago the kids had never felt a 'quake. No we're all conniseurs!

Profile image Gavin13 February, 2017

Did you see GTMO at Hanmer?

Profile image Gavin13 February, 2017

Sheesh, GTMI

12Jan2017 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 286 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 286 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1839
Total savings: $3,155.80

Still going along nicely just checking my stats yess I'm getting there not long now and I be in triple handy club

Profile image smokefreemep13 January, 2017

Hey Deb, you have come a long way my friend im so proud of you. You just keep trudging on and the benefits of being smoke free will keep presenting themselves to you. Well done πŸ’ž

Profile image Blondene13 January, 2017

Fantastic keep up the good fight and think about a nice treat for the triple hundy club!😊

Profile image Heatherb13 January, 2017

Great effort, you will be very happy with yourself and rightly so, I'm right behind you, heading for the three hundy club too.

Stay strong and happy

27Dec2016 By debrussellnz14  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 270 days smokefreeGetting thru xmas xmas demon hits

Smokefree days: 270 days
Grams NOT smoked: 1736
Total savings: $2,952.20

Merry christmas and Happy new year everyone . No I didn't but boy it been bit tuff getting thru this week but I managed to find the strength and not caved in, feeling good about it too. I quit back in April 1ST and had some tuff time but I got thru them like every other time since I gave up I had push it side pretty quickly and not let it manifest otherwise I might be in real trouble. Deep down I know it's no good for me it , makers me more sicker than I am now.
I will get thru those tuff days , God give me strength.

Profile image Julia C27 December, 2016

Yeah, something weird about this week. You know by now you can resist, but you have to make and hold onto that decision for yourself.

Stay strong Deb

Profile image Sammyy28 December, 2016

Good on you for keeping your guard up. You have strength. It's the way you get through those tough days, every single decision to not smoke that marks your success and I think you are an inspiration to all quitters. Congratulations on 270 days your stats are fantastic 🌟🌟🌟

Profile image nanaturtle28 December, 2016

Good work Debz, theres more coming too. Hang on, the worst is almost done-Stay strong πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Nana2228 December, 2016

Congrats on 270 days Deb. That's so fantastic - even more so because you've had to really dig deep. Won't be long and you'll be posting your 300!
Keep strong Deb. You got this!
Hope 2017 brings you everything you wish for.

Profile image Heatherb28 December, 2016

Well done for staying strong, I'm sure you'd be gutted if you had a puff. 270 days is a big number and a lot of hard work and determination to get there. I hope 2017 is a good year for you and your health improves

Profile image corky2329 December, 2016

Yip don't do it you'll be gutted I quit last year for 4 months then started again last mewyears day and it has taken me almost a whole year to fine the right space to quit again, 17 days smokefree

Profile image smokefreemep31 December, 2016

Hi deb. Happy new year