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26Jun2017 By Redumbrella  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 19 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 19 days
Grams NOT smoked: 136
Total savings: $255.00

I got over tired and had a couple of cigarettes. They were pretty disgusting if I'm honest. I did get that hit and so I nearly went out and bought a vape as I already have the liquid, but my dad convinced me not to.

I feel ok now, but need to be more vigilant.

Profile image Kiwikid2 days ago

Well done for not giving up Redumbrella. 19 days is awesome

Profile image Woodsie2 days ago

You've turned the nicotine receptors in the body back on so you may have a few renewed cravings in the coming days. Be wary and be ready to do battle, This fight against nicotine is one worth having.

Profile image smokefreemep2 days ago

You jeep trying Red we are here to support!!!

Profile image Blondene2 days ago

congrats on keeping on going you've got this!!

24Jun2017 By Redumbrella  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 17 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 17 days
Grams NOT smoked: 122
Total savings: $255.00

I didn't get enough sleep last night and was really craving cigs today. It was hard to resist but in the end I decided just to get some pizza, chips and have a couple of beers and it was great. Treat yo self.

Profile image Woodsie4 days ago

Great decision Red. With the pizza, chips and beer I bet you slept well last night!

Profile image GTMI4 days ago

I hope your feeling better today Red, hopefully that pizza helped 😃

Profile image Blondene4 days ago

I love beer ...not the getting drunk part but it's nice to be able to have one and not crave the cigs! Going well on your days!

Profile image sez1233 days ago

Well done on being able to have a beer without craving a smoke, I'm still not there yet I admire you bud!

Profile image smokefreemep3 days ago

Best treats ever!! Beersies, pizza, rugby.. sounds like heaven!!

22Jun2017 By Redumbrella  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Things are a-ok

Going well, sometimes I still crave but feeling a lot better and determined to keep at it. Glad to be a non smoker. Don't have to keep going outside on this rainy night. I can be cosy inside with my purring cat on me and enjoy listening to the rain. Hope everyone is looking after themselves and enjoying new freedom.

Profile image nanaturtle6 days ago

You paint a satisfying picture Redumbrella 😃
Enjoy this Freedom
Happy Winter solstice to You too
Stay strong Stay Free 👍

Profile image GTMI6 days ago

You are going really well Redumbrella, enjoy being nice and warm out of the rain 😊

Profile image Blondene6 days ago

Good to hear you've got a good handle on this suit...well done...and staying inside sure is lovely 😊

Profile image Blondene6 days ago


Profile image smokefreemep6 days ago

Well dont Red. Keep at it xx

Profile image Sammyy4 days ago

Glad you're feeling positive and resisting those cravings. Take it one at a time and they will dwindle away in time. Really pleased for you, you are doing well 🌞🌂 (found you a red umbrella, well it is kind of orange on my screen but close enough ☺)

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

Stats Update: 14 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 14 days
Grams NOT smoked: 100
Total savings: $170.00

Depression has reared its ugly head. But look at those stats. I felt so crap the other night I had some beers and nearly smoked but I didn't in the end and here I am at 2 weeks which is no time to stop now. Hoping if I can just keep going and do some exercise things will improve. It seems Ike a stupid thing to do at all, to smoke, but it doesn't mean I don't want to sometimes.

Profile image Woodsie21 June, 2017

Yeah smoking is stupid but it does manage to have a nasty grip on us until we break free. even a little bit of exercise can cancel out the depression, where squats, pushups or a walk. Two weeks is brilliant and now charge on to 15, 18, 21 etc. You're going good. : )

Profile image Blondene21 June, 2017

2 weeks fabulous...Aargh depression I used to suffer tremendous episodes hated it many years later feel better for kicking the smokes to the curb too!

Profile image Janet G21 June, 2017

Congratulations on two healthy smoke free weeks Redumbrella ! That's fantastic!!
Stay strong. You don't want to have to go through those first two weeks again.
Delay, distract!! Read the blogs. Think about what you will be able to do with the money not spent! :) :)

Profile image Nana2221 June, 2017

Congrats on 2 weeks smokefree Redumbrella.
It took me a while to realize that i could get through depressive episodes without smoking, but it can be done. You're doing the right thing by staying connected here, and exercise will definitely help.
Stay strong and carry on as you have been. You're doing great.

16Jun2017 By Redumbrella  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 9 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 9 days
Grams NOT smoked: 65
Total savings: $170.00

Today is a hard day. Realised although I haven't been feeling depressed I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed all week. I've been going so well and I'm not giving up now but I need to do something to cheer myself up. Thinking about getting a massage. Expensive but worth it I think.

Profile image smokefreemep17 June, 2017

Hey Red.. gawshh a massage sounds perfect!!! 👍👌so worth it.. your doing fantastic 🤗

Profile image Kiwikid17 June, 2017

You so deserve a treat and a massage sounds like the perfect thing.
Well done on 9 days

Profile image cjtwo17 June, 2017

Better to spend money on a massage than tobacco 😀

Profile image GTMI17 June, 2017

A massage sounds great, well done on your 10days 😀

Profile image Maanu17 June, 2017

Getting a massage is a great idea. Use the money you have saved for something you will really enjoy. Rewards are a good motivation to stay quit. Before too long you will actually feel glad you have quit. It cost 4-10$ for a massage in thailand but smokes are only 2-4$ a packet or 4c for a cigar lol.

Profile image Redumbrella17 June, 2017

It's cheaper here to get a massage for $60 or $70 than the ol $85 50 g I used to get every week!

14Jun2017 By Redumbrella  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Going well

1 week today! So happy. Not really craving cigs but I do crave the gum sometimes especially when tired. But oh well if it helps me stay away from cigs I can deal with that later. Go me!

Profile image smokefreemep15 June, 2017

Im happy for you too Red, good on you and well done on your first week 💕💞

Profile image Blondene15 June, 2017

lol I remember the gym i had so much of it...going well keep it up!😊💪

Profile image smokefreemep15 June, 2017

I remember the gym.. that place I havent been to for ages lol

Profile image smokefreemep15 June, 2017

The place where my gym fees still go, but I havent..

Profile image Sammie197915 June, 2017

Well done!

Profile image turtle15 June, 2017

You are doing great!!

Profile image Ctrl+Alt+Del15 June, 2017

Yay :D

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

End of day 5

Still hard sometimes with strong cravings, but I haven't got depressed like I normally do so I think I can really do it this time! Got some pmt going on which isn't helping but I actually don't really want to smoke. The gum is good. Looking forward to not wasting money this week.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Profile image nanaturtle13 June, 2017

You keep up the good work Redumbrella!!
Moving along on the Quit train Smoothly...
Enjoy Your day 😃

Profile image Blondene13 June, 2017

Stay strong you are doing real well rest up 😊

Profile image Sammyy13 June, 2017

Congratulations on 5 days smokefree. Baby steps to begin with celebrate each smokefree day as one by one they make your forever quit. Keep up the great work 🌞

Profile image Redumbrella14 June, 2017

Thanks everyone

Profile image Redumbrella14 June, 2017


9Jun2017 By Redumbrella  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

So tired today

It's day 3 and I just feel so tired. Not sure why. I do know day 3 is often hard for me even with patches. Keeping going though. I'm really pleased I've made this decision. I watched a French movie with my parents where the father dies in the end from cancer from smoking and it nearly made me cry, I thought 'I don't want to leave my family!' And so that was the catalyst to stop.

Enjoying feeling healthier and not being broke.

Profile image Blondene9 June, 2017

reality is great when it hita home and we realise how precious out lives really are ...stay strong you're worth it!😊💪

Profile image nana g9 June, 2017

Keep up the good work, I still get really tired. Have a good weekend.

Profile image Sammie197910 June, 2017

You can do it...well done so far!

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

Day 2

Going well, being kind to myself and actually feeling pretty good to be honest. I'm using the patches and gum, just using as much gum as I want. It's harder when I get tired or at times I always used to smoke.

"Quitting smoking's no joke,
But I have to quit the smoke
So I don't choke
On my own lungs"

I was messing around with my guitar so I wrote a little song about smoking haha.

This might be helpful for someone else it's an article on how mindfulness can really help your chances of success at smoking cessation.


Profile image Muddles8 June, 2017

Your doing awesome redumbrella, keep it up!
Really enjoyed the article, thank you

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 nanaturtle28 May, 2017

Hi Redumbrella 👋
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 😃
Still supporting 😃

Profile image sez12328 May, 2017

You can do it you'll remember it is hard then easier over time that will help you through the first 3 days. You can do this!

Profile image Nana2228 May, 2017

It is hard Redumbrella - but the best thing you'll ever do for yourself. Keep pushing through the hard days, until you come out the other side and reap the rewards.
You CAN do this.

Profile image sammy jo28 May, 2017

the things that matter most are hard to do but the benefits out way them.

Profile image smokefreemep29 May, 2017

Hi Red. You just keep going.. Great benefits and you can so do this