Yep back to day 1, my excuse?? I felt sad and sorry for myself on Valentine's Day so ate a few blocks of chocolate and smoked my head off. 🤣
Today has gone smoothly and I feel totally ready now after my slip up.
At this stage I am using my alt, patches or lozenges until I get in a new routine. (Smoking roughly 20 years).
I'm feeling proud of myself already. Stay strong everyone, you're only a failure if you give up on yourself and stop trying, so don't beat yourself up if you have slipped up. ✌❤
I didn't smoke a durrie yeaterday cos I couldn't buy any. But I vaped.
That was kinda ok, but I woke this morning desperate for one.
Thankfully G got me a pack. So far I've smoked 4. I want to try and reduce to less than 5 a day before the 29...my cut off day.
Does vaping count?
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!!!
Well yesterday I got through the day at work with the help of lozenges and I felt amazingly happy!. My outside ashtray is in the rubbish bin, I was surprised at how that made me feel it was like a big weight had gone. I went for a swim to keep busy after work. I went to bed early lol. I've lost 10kg and scared I'll put it back on so I have to focus on getting fitter and eating healthy to balance everything out.
This morning was tough, I was making a coffee and hanging out for a smoke. I wasn't sure how to deal with it so I used my alt (vape). I'm trying to use this only as emergency so I don't get hooked on it lol.
It feels a bit strange right now and I have to sort out a new routine..
I hope you all have an awesome day. ✌😁
Man it's hard to give up... This is like the third time I've ordered patches and lozzys lol.. can usually only go a few days without smoking then I end up doing it again 🤦. Last year at the beginning of the year I managed to go 22days without a smoke untill one night I started drinking, I've pretty much been smoking ever since lol. Everytime I've tried since then I've only managed one or two days... But all day I Know as soon as I'm done editing this post , I'm going out the back door and I'm gonna have a smoke... I just ordered some lozzys, so when I get this script, I'm fully gonna commit to not smoking. ! Fully over it now 31 years old and not getting any younger. 😂🤦. Anyway anyone in Tauranga who's trying to give up, and wants to try get into fitness?? Keen to go running or something.? Add me up on FB Tarakona Carcary :) good luck everyone.
Haven't been on here for a fair while. Im absolutely loving all the new non smokers coming on board. Yes you will have some rubbish days and feel like giving up or killing something. But trust me this is only a feeling that will pass.
I truly never thought i wouldnbe able to kick the addiction i believed it would kick me!
Im now nealy 2 and a half years smokefree and absolutely loving it!
I didn't gain any weight or lose any haha but didnt try either.
You will get there honestly. You have taken the hardest step to quit now walk to your non smoking you path and never look back!
Here I go again......A little bit scared, a little bit happy. I have to stop, the time has come so will be blogging a lot for support. Lozenges have arrived, I can't afford to smoke anymore plus I want to use money towards house or holiday (smoking about 25years). My sinus has been bad (I do get hayfever) and I've been getting a lot of headaches and generally just feeling terrible about myself. I don't want to smell of stale smoke anymore, I'm single so what guy finds that attractive??🤣. Anyway today is the day, I have mixed emotions, today my plan is to write down goals I want to achieve to better myself.
Today is day 3 of no smoking and to be honest it has been extremely hard! This is usually the day that I break down and give in but I will say that I am a little proud that I have held on. The first two days have always been easy because of extreme fatigue and the fact that I can sleep them away but going through all of the motions without a smoke is much harder. Fingers crossed I can make it over this hump, I just keep telling myself that it'll get easier but as of now I am just fighting the urge every half hour or so to run to the store. Luckily its almost bed time and tomorrow is a new day, I have several things that have to get done so hopefully being busy will help.
I have written blogs on how to make quitting easier over the past 9yrs I’ve been quit, using different analogies and viewpoints and so today I thought I’d write a brief cover plan.
The hardest part to quitting for most folks is in the first month with cravings in the first week hitting hard and the habit of smoking constantly showing through our subconscious, (smoking & not knowing why) a little knowledge in this area will help arm you in preparation to succeed in this quest for freedom.
Whilst there are several means available to adopt to help one quit, the most successful methods for most are printed right here in these quit blogs, provided means & path by Quitline show the same proven & agreeable methods to succeed in quitting tobacco bringing the rewards & putting control back in our hands.
As we know the more effort we put into something the better the results that come from it, so below I will list what works very well, it’s what I did going cold turkey and has been very successful for many people.
If this isn’t for you then feel free to use your own method, (what works for you) as there are several ways to quit but in the end you’ll have to stop putting cigarettes in your mouth in order to actually quit smoking.
What is the best way to stop smoking?
1. Make a plan approx. 30 days in advance of your quit day – Call Quitline on 0800 778-778 to discuss this, order a quit pack,
Digital Plan is here.. https://quit.org.nz/your-page/your-quit-plan
2. Start using affirmations daily – I will quit smoking on XXXX date, I will not smoke anymore after the XXXX date. Etc
3. On the day Before you quit - Clean up all smoking paraphernalia, have no signs showing.
4. Stock bottled water in the fridge to keep cool.
On your quit day:
✔ Do not smoke at all… Ever (Remember the 4 D’s)
✔ Stay busy – a busy mind has no time to smoke
✔ Begin use of your NRT if you have chosen to use one.
✔ Participate in these blogs by giving & receiving support. –
Works like magic
✔ Drink more water – Sip water when cravings come on.
✔ Drink less or no alcohol for a while – approx. 30 days.
✔ Avoid being next to individuals who are smoking.- join
✔ Avoid situations where you’d have a strong urge to smoke.
✔ Change your daily routine.
Feel free to Blog here if you need support or call Quitline 0800 778-778
I could break each point into an essay of info sheet here however I’m saving that for my book. It doesn’t really matter which method you use or how you quit successfully, so long as you quit. There are several ways to cook a meal & so long as it’s cooked you will enjoy and benefit from it.
Good Luck Everyone.
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.