Feb 15 2020
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Updating My 2nd Breathday

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Kia ora Quit whanau,
Arohamai...long time no visit. Happy Valentines Day for yesterday. A special day for me cos on that day 2 yrs ago .. I quit smoking. I’m still hearty as. Wasn’t always a smooth run. But with constant contact with this group and others. It eventually got better and the more I talked and listened the faster I healed myself from my nicotine addiction. My friends reminded me tonight that it was my 2 yrs anniversary. And my first thought, was this roopu that had done so much for me. Sorry I ain’t been here to tautoko. My last post was after we lost our mum in June last year. Then we lost our dad not long after in August. In my weaker days I would of smoked like a chimney thru those times. But the advice and tips the obiwans in here gave, made me stronger. Stay positive people. Pump those positive vibes ODAT...NOPE
Kia kaha koutou

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Feb 14 2020
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Feeling failure but starting a fresh

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Tbh I quit smoking for about 2 weeks but then I just gave up. I felt bad and couldn’t bare to come back on this page because idk I felt like a failure. I was so disappointed in myself for smoking again that I continued doing this for a few months trying to ignore my number one goal. But now I have finally come to my senses that ‘YES I DO WANT TO QUIT, and it’s never too late!’ This is me starting my journey again. Blogging really helps motivate me and I feel as if I am not alone on this journey. I’m wishing everyone including myself the best with their journey. I can’t wait to bring a new positive change in my life!!!

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Feb 10 2020
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Youre never going to quit smoking Message to myself

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Who are you kidding, sitting there with a cigarette in hand as you write this post, a quick pause to reach for the lighter and a deep exhale as you feel the guilt of that puff going into your lungs. It's Sunday and in all honesty you couldn't even afford the cigarette your puffing but here you are still poisoning your body at the expense of next weeks pay. Already thinking up a new hustle to pay for your expensive habit that is slowly shedding the days you have left to live, still puffing on that disgusting cancer stick full of chemicals but you're loving the session of procrastination going on in your head, meanwhile your ego is fighting with your will power and yet again has the upper hand. You're not going to quit smoking, nope not today, but at least you've made a conscious decision to TRY and well that took guts. So you registered to quit, filled out a few boxes and now the challenge has been laid. Are you strong enough to really kick this habit? Is your health worth more than the packets of cigarettes you buy to kill yourself? I guess well see..

My challenge is to rewrite this story.. Never say never...

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Feb 6 2020
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5years Smokefree yesterday

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My quotes quit tools and quit buddies have helped me stay Smokefree
Always look on the bright side
At the end of each day praise
If you stumble,or get criticized, pick yourself up and carry on
Keep smiling
"Bub"

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Feb 3 2020
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Stats Update 0 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 0
Total savings: $0

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Jan 31 2020
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5 days done and dusted being smoke free

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Hiya everyone. I thought I would share. I was sure I would struggle (smoked for over 30 years) but have been okay. I use patches and only had gum twice. I changed my "trigger" routines which has helped. My fav smoke time was the morning so I go for a walk now. I am vain :) and was paranoid about weight gain but have always eaten well. I have not snacked and continue to eat well. Beggars belief but I have lost half a kg - sure its the walking. From a personal perspective, I find for me it is mind over matter. I guess everyone has their own ways of dealing with this addiction. Thank you all for your motivating blogs and keep up the good work!

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Jan 30 2020
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Starting today

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Started smoking at 13, almost two decades of a pointless, filthy, money pit of a habit. Really noticed the effects as of late, singing used to be effortless and now I struggle to stay in key. I was asked to sing my brother and fiancee down the aisle, so I'm going to use this an added incentive to finally quit! Looking forward to being Auahi kore. Really appreciate your tautoko.

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Jan 30 2020
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Self pressure makes me smoke more

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The thought of quitting, and knowing I need to quit for so many reasons is making me want to smoke more! It’s like I’m so disappointed in myself that when I have the ‘I need to quit smoking’ battle in my head, I go light a smoke.

I sit there, I think about people who have achieved goals and I think to myself, I can’t even achieve 1 goal - quitting smoking. Right there is when the disappointment sinks in, and I have a smoke. I think about the mother I could be without smoking and I wonder who I even am without smoking. Sounds crazy?! There are people who wake up one day and just quit. Then here’s me.

I think about loved ones I have lost with cancer battles who were young, healthy, smoke and alcohol free and I wonder what’s the point? My grandmother died of lung cancer and never touched a cigarette or alcohol in her life. She’s just 1 of 3 people I know. But I know smoking is wrong! And I need to stop, and it’s horrible expensive and could kill me. Although it may not cause ME cancer it does affect many things e.g my teeth, my heart yet I still battle with myself everyday.

I getting tired of nagging myself and I am getting tired of the anxious person I am in general without a cigarette. I want to achieve smoking and I want to achieve a goal for once.



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Jan 27 2020
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Quitting is a MUST this time

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Hi all, here I am again trying to quit AGAIN. I am determined this time as I am pregnant (early stages) with my second child and I feel so guilty every time I light a cigarette! I know it’s wrong, and it’s harmful, and I feel very selfish but I am finding it hard to quit. I smoked with my first pregnancy but cut down, and still I feel bad for that. I don’t want to be the mother of 2 who is a smoker and my kids will be watching me. No judgement please. I’d appreciate words of motivation! Also I’m scared of going back to smoking once baby is born (due to stress of 2 kids) and I really really hope I am strong enough for the sake of my children to not let smoking over take me! Thank you.

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Jan 27 2020
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Trying again

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I'm ready to quit smoking again. I quit back in 2015 for 6 months but then picked it up again. Now it's 2020 and I am done with it. I know it will be hard as most of my friends smoke.
I know I can do this!

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