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22Apr2017 By Whoa_Fishes  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 56 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 56 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1232
Total savings: $1,395.00

Profile image smokefreemep22 April, 2017

Good morning, well done on your 56 days and your savings are phenomenonal. Your doing fantastic! Great work πŸ–’

Profile image Blondene22 April, 2017

56 days is fantastic...well done!

Profile image nanaturtle22 April, 2017

Eight weeks! Great work-πŸ‘
Treat-time!! 😜 enjoy your day Smokefree!!

30Mar2017 By Whoa_Fishes  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 33 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 33 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 726
Total savings: $832.50

Profile image smokefreemep30 March, 2017

Hiya, your outstanding on 33 days well done! Something to be very proud of, good for you πŸ‘

Profile image GTMI30 March, 2017

33 days is fantastic, I bet your starting to feel the benefits of not smoking, your savings are almost at $1000 πŸ˜ƒ

17Mar2017 By Whoa_Fishes  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Stats Update: 20 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 20 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 440
Total savings: $495.00

Boom! Almost 3 weeks. Going to go out for a burger tonight to celebrate. Feels good.

Profile image Woodsie17 March, 2017

Now you're cooking with gas! Keep the guard up, but also give yourself a humungous pat on the back.

Profile image nanaturtle17 March, 2017

And that burger will Taste soooo much better! Well doneπŸ‘

Profile image clarebear17 March, 2017

nice and steady, nice and steady. Keep up the good work, you got this.

14Mar2017 By Whoa_Fishes  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Coffee Tastes Awful Now

It's been two weeks and today I realised that coffee tastes awful now. It used to be my absolute favourite thing.

The previous times I've tried to quit I assumed it was the nicotine lozenges that made coffee taste bad but I haven't had them in days and it still tastes gross. I'm considering switching to herbal tea.

Has anyone else had this experience?

Profile image Leetleet14 March, 2017

That happend to me too but after about a week or so they tasted normal again

Profile image Gavin14 March, 2017

HA! So it's not just me lol. I stopped drinking coffee now as it tastes bloody disgusting without a smoke. I see that as a good thing though as it's bad for you.

Profile image Whoa_Fishes14 March, 2017

Yeah it used to be my absolute favourite food but now I think I'll switch to tea or lemon water.

Profile image Kumera14 March, 2017

Same here havent touched coffee in nearly 2 years when i 1st tries to give up.

Profile image Bub4415 March, 2017

I switched to greentea though still have the odd coffee///first i thought it was just the foul tasting water

5Mar2017 By Whoa_Fishes  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

8 Days in

It's been 8 days. I already feel better. I'm a bit grumpy and tired but things are going pretty good in general.

Yesterday was the first day since I quit that I was able to enjoy myself. I had some friends over to draw pictures and drink tea.

I know I still have many things to do without smoking. Today I'm going to the park to read a book in the sun. The usual thing I used to do was to have a cigarette when I got there and then have smoke breaks in between chapters. It's things like that that are going to be a challenge.

I've decided not to go to the festival that's on today that my friend invited me to. He smokes and I'm not ready to hang out in a high-risk, outdoor, social situation.

Profile image Woodsie5 March, 2017

8 days and TREMENDOUS! You'll be rapt and so you should.

You seem to know your strengths and weaknesses in this battle and in the near future you will lfeel strong enough to hang out with mates that smoke. Make that call when the time is right for you and you know you can beat that challenge.

Profile image about time5 March, 2017

Congrats, and I definitely know that feeling of chapters {but of my text books} then a cig break, well that was in the past, so good luck in doing something else in those breaks, main thing just make sure ya take a break and not get square eyes! :-)

Profile image Ponytail6 March, 2017

Isn't it interesting that we plan our day around cigarettes - I used to have one after breakfast (when not working), morning tea, after lunch, mid afternoon, after dinner and one before bed. When I am planning to be around people or hide it from my partner (impossible) I would brush my teeth countless times, have another shower, wash my hair, eat something, brush teeth again, pretend to pick in or hang out washing... the excuses and silly hiding takes a lot of energy! Good idea to avoid a situation; as you say, high risk, social situation which lures us back into the false sense of belonging when we are smokers.

26Feb2017 By Whoa_Fishes  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day One

This is my first post.

I quit this time yesterday. So far the not smoking has been easy. I've been using the lozenges and I've been meditating using an app on my phone.

Went and had a coffee at my favourite coffee place this morning. I usually smoke there but this time I had my coffee without smoking and took my diary out to write down all the reasons I want to be smoke-free.

I went to the market and got heaps of beautiful vegetables with the money I would have spent on cigarettes.

I know it's going to get hard, especially when I'm stressed, but I feel like I've never been in a better position to quit.

Profile image Woodsie26 February, 2017

Hooray for the start of your journey to smoke freedom. Keep that diary close to you as there will be days where it will help.

Come up with a game plan for when you get stressed, whether that be a stress ball, baseball bat, a water pistol or whatever. One thing I do know is that a smoke never takes our stress away the same problem is still there the moment we stub out. Stay strong.

Profile image Awsome26 February, 2017

Kia ora mate still trying to quit me self I find first timers suit me best I follow you follow me, keep us posted on other handy tips that work that you think may work for me.tata.

Profile image Jaz34526 February, 2017

Well done on your first day! Distraction is key! Keep up the great work!
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Profile image Debbie7026 February, 2017

Well done mate-changing your routines is super important

Profile image GTMI26 February, 2017

Great work getting through your first day, just focus on 1 min at a time over the next few days, sip away on a water bottle, blog and read blogs, there is so much support on hereπŸ˜ƒ

Profile image nanaturtle27 February, 2017

Stay strong - it does get Easier πŸ˜ƒ πŸ‘