Dec 9 2019
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CAN DO THIS

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NOPE, ODAAT plus dip back into Allen Carr's book but most of all from you amazing QUITTERS - Aroha x

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Nov 13 2019
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Back at it

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Hi guys

I am quitting for what could be the 100th time. First full day today. I have been smoking for 12 years and I am almost 28. My goal is to 100% say I have quit by my 30th birthday. Does anyone have any tips? I am using patches and have gum if I struggle even though I hate the taste of it. I am planning on using this blog a lot as well. I also have a list of shallow inventives to reward myself with the money I will save eg: New lipstick at 3 months, book at trip at six months etc etc. Thanks for reading :) :)

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Nov 5 2019
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Achievements

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Three days without smokes I haven't been angry today or grumpy which is a improvement I haven't craved as much I hope I can quit for good

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Nov 5 2019
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Day three

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Three days without smokes. Craving are a little bit better today using patches and gum. Hopefully I can make this time.

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Nov 4 2019
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About the gum

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Kia Ora , hey just wondering ... has anyone here been on the gum for over or under a year ? How did you wean off them ? I take two at a time ... anyone ?

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Oct 22 2019
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First Day

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First try this afternoon, with 4mg gums. Great wake up call to give this a go, not only to better my health but to also be there in my children's future 😊

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Oct 20 2019
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Smoke free as of today

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Hey everyone , today is the first day of my self quitting smoking last smoke I had was around 8 pm last night and have now started using the habitrol patches and also the gums they are taking my cravings away quick which i am liking so much !! Hope to all of use quitting that we all stay in this together and strive to see beautiful results ! 😊🙌🏻

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Oct 2 2019
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WOW

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Its been 1 month free from smoking, free from the bondage smoking had over me, planning my next ciggi, where I would sit, would I drink coffee or tea, should I have my ciggi before my meal or after, or perhaps both. Should I have one as Im driving up the road to my destination, 5-10 mins away, and one when I get there, and another on the way back. I have that phone call to make so another coffee, my favorite seat and ciggi made that conversation even better. So much planning went in to my next cigarette.

Not only the planning, but my cigarettes were my best friend ever, they were with me on my happiest days, saddest days, angry moments, stressful moments, bored moments, my friend comforted me in some of my biggest life moments, I knew there would come a day where I had to say goodbye to who I thought was my friend, that was a month ago now, and I'm glad.

At first I missed my friend, it felt as if there was a little bit of grief and loss, that was ok, I knew I could work through that, after all, my friend was not all that good for me. With my friend came frequent headaches, coughing spasms, panic if my friend was not close by, plus my friend was expensive, I would get sick in winter, and more often than not, we were isolated because no one wanted to be around us, we would have to sneak around in social gatherings to catch up, we smelt and at times were frowned upon. My friend took my money, made me sick, and at times isolated me, "SOME FRIEND" but we stuck together no mater what.

1 month ago I made the decision that I needed better friends in my life, ones that cared about me, I read good books, I walk without losing my breath, I eat healthier foods, I treat myself to something nice, I feel empowered mentally, my skin is grateful, I feel happier, and I don't smell yucky.

I still miss my old friend at times, but never want to be involved again. This is just an analogy of my thoughts on smoking, I hope you are all doing well in Blog land, thankyou for sharing your positives, thoughts, tips etc that have encouraged me and continue to encourage me on my journey. Ill be forever grateful.

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Sep 18 2019
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The journey begins

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My quit journey was supposed to start on the 11th but I decided to wait till my card arrived so I could get my patches and gum to give myself a fighting chance. Especially as the 13th was going to consist of a 4hour road trip, by myself, for a big job interview, as well as my birthday which meant dinner and drinks with friends. BOREDOM, STRESS, ALCOHOL. My three main triggers right there. so I figured it was better to wait till I had the appropriate tools and I'm glad I did and today was my actual first day quitting. I had ONE smoke this morning after spending the morning on the phone to WINZ, thats gonna set anyone's day off badly really isn't it but after that I went straight to the pharmacy and got my patches and gum. The gum has really helped me. even when my mom has still been smoking around my I've managed to hold off and only needed 3pieces of gum. I haven't even used a patch today because I had no scissors to open the thing hahaha. But over all my first day has left me feeling proud and like I have accomplished something. Can't wait to do even better tomorrow and not even have one. NOPE.

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Aug 25 2019
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69 days smokefree

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Hey again guys, just wanted to share my excitement from last week of being over 2 months off the smokes! For those just starting out, I want to say that it absolutely gets easier. In the first couple of weeks I was a right cow to everyone, constantly wanting smokes, and begrudging seeing a group smoking on my breaks at work. I can now say that I’m confident that I’ll be off them for good. I even managed to be in a car with someone smoking and didn’t want one. I’m really glad I made the choice to quit 😊

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