Aug 23 2019
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Garden gate Number 8

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Gone Fishing. Take my mind off this smoking.

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Aug 22 2019
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Some Thoughts

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Hello Hello, How are we..
Long time no see.

I came here to grab a copy of the Fruits of Life I posted way back in 2012 for someone who could do with it and thought I would make a blog while here to go with the other 154 blogs Ive done over the years.

What works, whats the easiest way to quit...
*Commitment* - is the easiest way I know to quit.
no point being half arsed about this, its your Life, your health, your breathing, your money, your time.
Once you make that commitment and mean it, then you can learn what to avoid for a little while to make your life easier while quitting, you will learn lots about smoking, infact you will learn more about smoking while you quit than you did in all your years of puffing away.
This knowledge will help keep you Aware of what you're doing and Why you feel like you do sometimes.

You will understand that inside yourself you will become 3 people at the same time..
1: Who you are now, wanting to succeed, wanting to quit.
2: Who you want to be, how you see yourself in future, smokefree and knowing whats right and good for you.
3: Who you used to be - Your old self, telling you its ok to smoke, nobody will know, just one more is alright, why dont you quit next week...
That person is the damaging one, thats your subconcious telling you lies cos thats what you fed it for a long time and now it feed that same info to you.

Yes, you need to change How you see this.
You need to change what is acceptable and what isn't
You need to take control, be determined and make that COMMITMENT.

What if I told you how to get $7,000 a year and better health, more time on your hands, a happier outlook, easier breathing and a better life in general on many fronts.. Now would you make that commitment to quit smoking.
Anytime you think im misleading you, just ask any of the successful ppl here, I know they'll tell you the same thing.
What would you give to quit smoking..
What would you sacrifice to be free from the addiction and have more money Every year...

So what are you waiting for.
See yourself winning and its yours, take it now.
Make that commitment, take control, be YOU the you that you want to be (smokefree) and you will find all the strength you need inside yourself, lots of guidance & ideas here, come here and blog Daily as this place does help.
Read other successful members blogs, I have lots to help you, best you read way back tho.
Good luck ppl, you really can do this,
Cheers ✔

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Aug 22 2019
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It begins

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And so it begins, the hard journey towards a smoke-free future. Smoking has been a large part of my life since things ended between me and my fiancée 3 years ago. Needless to say, smoking became my main coping mechanism after that and helped me through the sadness of the breakup and then just to deal with the stresses of everyday life. I have recently returned to NZ after living in Berlin for the past 2 years. Smoking was such a prevalent influence on me during my time overseas as Berlin, well Europe in general, has a very strong smoking culture. This really affected my habits as I increased my smoking over this time from a pack or two a week, to smoking a pack a day.

I feel that in general, I will be able to distract myself from smoking easily enough at home or at work however I feel the hardest challenge I will face will be those in-between times. The habit of having a cigarette to pass the time while waiting for a bus/train or while walking to or from the station has become so ingrained that I don't even notice that I am lighting one up until its already done.

Nevertheless, I am committed to my goal of becoming smoke free. I will try to keep this blog updated as much as I can, I feel that sharing my journey with people who are actively pursuing the same goal, will aid my in achieving mine. Wish me luck.

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Aug 22 2019
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Bingo call Lucky seven

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7th day and can't say it is getting any easier. Smoking is my nemesis and is not relenting in its attempt to start me smoking again. Begone you monster.

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Aug 21 2019
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50003 cigarettes NOT smoked

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Smokefree days: 2,778
Total savings: $38,803

I've waited for days-well...a few days anyway, for this number to arrive.
Whether it 50,000 or 5...be Proud of Your effort! Quitting cigarettes isn't easy...it's STAYING quit that requires fortitude. We get this from our Quit. Take a bow, You are making a difference 👍
Stay strong 🙂

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Aug 20 2019
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Day 5 done and dusted

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From 35-40 a day to NIL...no wonder I feel a little "jittery".
Still..that's another day under the belt.
Days do go a little slower though.
Patience a tad worn sometimes.

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Aug 20 2019
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Five golden rings

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Day five...a little more calmer than yesterday.
Looking forward to a smoke free Christmas.
Slight sense of smell returned.
Methinks my taste buds have been destroyed with smoking.

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Aug 19 2019
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EVE OF DAY 4

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Well I made it albeit hanging by my fingertips at 8.00pm. Today was a tough one. That smoking ogre threw everything at me and I'm absolutely shattered. My wife dissolved a lot of my angers and frustrations, I have a lot to be thankful for. This quitting is no walk in the park.

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Aug 19 2019
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Day 4 oh dear

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Dry mouth and the shakes this morning. Craving still there after breakfast. What's going on ??

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Aug 18 2019
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Day 3

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Hard....boy is it hard, those who have never smoked are lucky but have no idea how hard it is to give up. My own fault really, should have known to quit much sooner. However still on the path to "free" time and thanks to those who have supported me. Dear I say I'm looking forward to tomorrow.....mmm.

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