Smokefree days: 2,750
Total savings: $38,412
I like these numbers today, nice & round...bit like something at the back! Lol! Nice to see some newbies being wholey supported 👍👍
7.7 post dinner...can You see the Smile 😄
Shiny white teeth happy pink tongue =
Healthy! Still using some delay tactics... I believe that will always be necessary
I have tried posting this on your blog many times without success, so i hope this goes through.
Mr Now has every right to feel pretty damn good - and pretty damn proud too.
Congratulations on 2 whole weeks smokefree, and on managing the challenges the weekend presented you with. That's how it's done!
The longer you are smokefree and deal with those challenges, the stronger you become until eventually it just becomes your 'new normal'.
Take a bow Mr Now (hey i'm a poet lol) you are doing a fabulous job.
Keep fighting the good fight.
PS you don't have to be secure in your quit own before supporting others. An encouraging word can make a huge difference to someone else, and i firmly believe we ALL have something to offer.
I found it also helped to reinforce my own quit.
I know it is just one click away to see the comments of a blog but it makes a huge difference for people whether to comment or can't be bothered.
Change it , you will see the difference , Quitline .
I’m just here to help everyone who’s trying to quit and finding it difficult.
I spent years hopelessly trying, cutting down, patches lozenges etc to no avail. Until 2 months ago I read Allen Carrs easy way to stop smoking. I was recommended it by a NZ doctor and it has changed my life!!! If you’re sceptical, just try it! I didn’t believe a book can help but it has and it was SO EASY!
If you can’t afford to buy just go to your library. Most have it, I wish I could let every smoker know how easy it becomes to become free!!
Not one craving ever since! You can do it people!
Smokefree days: 2,590
Total savings: $19,795
So, it's been awhile since I have checked in here.
I just wanted to report that I finally managed to loose the 10kgs I put on in the first year I quit cold turkey.
It got to the point where it was difficult to put on socks.
Suffered from gastric reflux and was on medication for that.
Then the doctor told me my cholesterol was getting too high and was at a 15% increased risk of heart disease.
At that point I thought to myself, here I am giving up smoking because of the health risks and now I have increased my health risk because I replaced smoking with eating.
So to make a long story short, I changed my diet by cutting out all of the junk foods I so enjoyed, reduced my portion sizes, put in more exercise and managed to take off that 10kgs in 6 months at which point the doctor ordered another blood test which came back normal.
I didn't stop there and continued to get my weight down to the low side of my healthy weight range. Within that year I lost 18kgs and was able to get off the gastric reflux meds permanently.
Life is good, free of the smokes and unhealthy lifestyle in general.
Wishing every success to everyone who is on this journey to a healthy life.
PS sure wish I could have actually saved every penny that wasn't spent being a non smoker. :^)
Smokefree days: 1,616
Good number , i like it.
Today is my father's birthday. He is a very heavy smoker , i am worried about him but i'm not able to talk him out to quit. I feel that if he is not willing to quit there is nothing i could do . I wanted him to quit but at same time i don't want to force him ( i can't anyway lol) as it is his choice . Anyway , wish him have a very happy birthday.
Another thing , my weight ! My weight issue has been an on-going problem since I have quite 4 years ago. I managed to bring it down to where i was before I quit but its going up again. I can't blame "quit smoking " for my weight gain anymore , not fair . I have to start looking at my eating hobby much more closer . and I plan to rejoin the gym and sign some PT sections.
Hope everyone who is reading this have a great Christmas & New year break.