Jun 18 2018
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Day 125

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Kia ora Quit whanau.
125 auahi kore ... out there still pumping the good vibes amongst my whanau & friends. Getting the guilty look from some whanau members. Because they thought I would of folded by now and they're not ready to join me yet.

OH yes... apparently my eyes say too much hahaha. Well I can't help but look at you all hoha when you hold up our road trip by having a smoke at every mimi stop. And I can't hide the happiness in my eyes when you guys are freezing outside of the car.....While I'm nice and toasty warm LMAO.
(I was teasing my sisters HARD from the car hahaha)
Any hu I'm doing well with no cravings. Still chewing sugar free gum though.
And my figure has gone from Beyonce to Telly tubby so I need to exercise a whole lot more....because this maori loves her kai ..hehe
Kia kaha koutou
Better Living. 💗

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Jun 18 2018
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17 days - Fitness

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Smokefree days: 17
Total savings: $157

At the same time as quitting I had the urge to get my fitness back in line. Over the past couple of weeks it has been such a HUGE difference. I am no longer struggling to breathe after 5 minutes of cardio (although other body parts are still not co-operating lol). My inhaler is not a constant friend of mine. The results are already showing and life couldn't be better. Glad I took the step to quit!

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Jun 14 2018
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Day 1 down

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So today was my 1st smoke free day and I gotta say I think I've done good I had quite a lot of urges to smoke today at work but just replaced it with eating n drinking water tbh this is the 1st time I haven't touched a ciggy n I'm pretty surprised that I haven't yet, but in saying that its only day 1 n tomorrow will be challenging hopefully I can do it again

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Jun 14 2018
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Whos Hungry

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Double digits baby! Day 11, whoop whoop. But man am I hungry! Amazing how much is was suppressing my appetite. I'm like a bloody ravenous bear.... thankfully I've always been a clean healthy eater, mainly vegetarian, but right now I wanting a fat juicy steak, mash spuds and peas! Bahahahaha. Feeling energized, bright eyed and rather bushy tailed. Tigger got her bounce back.

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Jun 13 2018
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Day 1

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Hello all I will be starting my quit date today I have already cut down over the past three days to just 1 or 2 whether it be in the morning or late at night and have already started to notice the difference in taste and smell, the reasons why I want to quit is that I have applied to join the NZ Police so I must stay fit and healthy for the physical fitness test and also to be able to watch my children grow, I have never tired to quit before so I hope I can do it!

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Jun 10 2018
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Day One and Two down

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Successfully 2 days smoke free. Cravings have been manageable BUT substituting with food :-/
Headaches stopped this morning WOHOOOO

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Jun 10 2018
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To Bub44 All Members

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Hi Bubs, I remember you, like me your profile pic is still the same. Lol
It’s so good to see the successful & experienced members here like yourself, for it is us that shines the light on the pathway for new members.
You say you’ve joined a Facebook page where some of the old timer quit folk have gone to…
Where is that.. Please tell.
Don’t worry about the rules here, there are none and I know that there’s only 1 staff member moderating the blogs during weekends, obviously that’s not being done either. (No response to my blog)
Clarence, Thank you sweety, I wasn’t aware things went That bad, but at least there’s still time for me to see what can be done to fix the issues and turn this place around.
Pop’s .. OMG Really, after 6 weeks of providing feedback to them did many issues get ironed out?
Obviously not enough because you gave up in frustration.
If that was only 1 person, yea that be understandable but it’s Not only 1 person is it.. it’s Everyone.
Maori Gurl, Yes that’s the safe bet smart move, copy your comments or blog to a ‘Word’ document before posting, just in case. Until this place is sorted that will have to be the safe bet. I’ve been saved twice with that method in the last hour already and I’ve only posted 3 things.
Good on you Gurl & yes I feel your frustration too. 👍
If other ppl are using other sites including Facebook groups, Please.. Do Tell, help each other and post them in the comments here, that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You.

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Jun 10 2018
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NanaTurtle

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Hi Aunty.. Hahaha
You're not really my Aunty but 'NT' almost cuts it. Hahaha
I was just reading older blogs, way back last August there were web site changes and you called me, there were issues & not the best by the sounds of it, things are slow here now, the excitement has been tamed or changed somehow and then I read a comment by you, 'Ady can you fix this'.. Hahahaha
I could of but would need to know exactly everything they've done or access to Admin rights but thats no guarantee I'd be any quicker than they fixed it.
Now that I've found whats happened here... This is gonna take a while to grow back to what we had, I think we've lost members thru web site frustration and will take a "Maniac" to bring it back, (I know you're looking at me Hahaha) 😁
Changes have gotta happen & I don't know how just yet.

But... How is everyone finding this web site now.. any issues?
Yes, I wanna see comments or I can't help you all.
To see only 2 or 4 comments on ppls blogs is .. well,... Sad.
We used to have between 6 & 20 per blog.
Wheres the spirit, wheres the love, wheres the Magic.. C'mon guys..

Quitline.. How many active members you got signed up on here now?
Yes, I want an answer or I will email you direct.

Oh to see my name called out a few times while I've been away... Shoulda been "LOUDER"
Sorry guys but I was busy playing the role as IT Tutor at Advanced Training Centre for a few years. (Loved that job, was soooo Cool & Damn Redundancy)

Do I have to go back to writing my Quit Smoking Book, I never did finish that.
Looking at self employment opportunities, have even started looking at coaching, (life coach)
Ya know,.. this energy I have inside of me,.. Yea, it doesn't stop.
Had some friends rename me one day .. 'ADHD' 😵.. Cheeky sods.

Something has definitely changed here and being in NZ, My home... Yea we can do better, we're Kiwis, we ARE the Leaders, we are the best, don't believe me.. Just ask Me.
FIG JAM ( F*** I'm Good, Just Ask Me )

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Jun 9 2018
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This is not my first rodeo

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I had been a heavy smoker most of my adult life smoking at least a packet a day and if out socializing more like 2 maybe 3.
On August 3rd 2015 I quit cold turkey for the first time. I don't remember it being all too difficult to be honest. The physical cravings stopped after about 2 weeks and the habitual cravings were about a month later. I did gain a shit tonne of weight quitting but I'm ok with that.
In 2017 my father passed unexpectedly of metastatic lung cancer. I say unexpectedly because he was only diagnosed 13 days before his death. Nothing was detected before that day. I could've started again then but managed to get through. After his death I had my first slip at a hens night. I smoked maybe 2 cigarettes and that was it. I still considered myself a non smoker but recognised I'd had a 'speed wobble'. Fast forward to 2nd June 2018. I cracked. While staying with my sister with more family around I had one and then two, three, four. In one day I'd given up on myself.
Today is exactly a week later - June 9th. I'd set a quit date next Friday the 15th. I had a visit from Dad lastnight and woke up crying like a baby. I know why he came to see me.
Today... is day one.

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May 15 2018
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Stats Update 1400 days smokefree

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My quit strategies:

At start: Focus , " one day at a time"

At middle stage: stay ALERT, don't fall into the traps or let the emotion manipulate you.

Now: remind myself what was like in Day 1 and why you have started.

My Day 1400, Happy :)

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