May 19 2020
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21 days

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Hit the 21 day mark. Today is a bit different - first day back at work after the 'lock-down' and finding all sort of triggers happening. Sad to say but I used to be one of those that would drive to work with a cig in the car - found it difficult but doing ok. I hope all of you are well and NOPE

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May 19 2020
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Feeling good

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I just hit my 90 day mark 💯👍

I promise you guys it does get easier, one thing that hepled me is visualising the person i want to be, such as, visually seeing where i want to be financially and health wise. Slowly as you see progression in yourself, the confidence in yourself will grow!!
If your struggling, i know you can do it! Keep up the great work guys.

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May 19 2020
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The world out there

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Well I survived the weekend and took the kids shopping. I did not realise how much I missed Kmart lol. I did not go visiting anyone though I did not feel up to it. Not that confident in my journey yet. Going through some very stressful times but I am happy to say I haven't caved in. This is great and works as a process... stress... no smokes though... slightly proud of how strong I am.... then more stress ... and on the cycle goes. Handling it only just but just looking at my stats help me pull through. ODAAT.

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May 18 2020
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New Beginnings

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I have finally submitted my registration and am ready for the next step. There was a little apprehension today but I know I need to do this, my body was yearning for help and after many years of procrastinating I took the plunge and am ready for what’s to come - Good and Bad days. Let’s do this!

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May 18 2020
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Starting the Quitting Process

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I've just signed up for this, so it's going to be a learning process.
My body doesn't know what it's going to be in for over the stopping period, but I definitely want this.

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May 18 2020
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Stats Update 365 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 365
Total savings: $8,212

Thanks to everyone out there who has supported and encouraged me to reach 12 months of smokefree living. Feels pretty good. 😊😊

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May 17 2020
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Day 35 New Urges

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Have made it past the month point and feel so incredibly proud....except for the fact the last couple of days the cravings and urges have become so strong!!
We drove past our towns "discounter" shop today and I joked to my husband that we should stop in and I would get some cigarettes except deep down I am not sure it was a joke.
Tomorrow the kids are back to school so it is just me at home again and I have already explained to my husband that I am scared that I will revert back because of the tiny niggling in the back of my brain.
I thought that not having these strong cravings earlier on meant I was extremely lucky and this was going to be easier than I thought but we will see!

On a positive note : no weight gain thankfully (have been on a weight loss journey for the last 4 months)although that would be the least of my worries really considering all the health benefits

I can walk around and talk to people without coughing halfway through or sounding like I am sick 24/7 365 days a year

Im also not worried to go near school or teachers thinking that I havent sprayed enough Cool Charm to cover the smell of smoke haha

The thought of how much spray I was using mixed in with smoke is pretty revolting...I dont think I was ever covering it up at all!

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May 17 2020
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Essential

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Level 2
Back to work
Not the right word, tho!
End of day 2: I better understand what exhaustion of the body is. Literally collapsed into the Lazyboy & all systems 'switched off'! Body aches in places I'd forgotten. Mental capacity-non existent. We take rest& sleep for granted. Day 3: somewhat 'normal'.
Thank goodness it was a 3day week! All the while, clients telling us- 'You've become an Essential worker' It's nice to feel someone values Your skill 🙂
Week end is shortened as I resume my 'post' tomorrow.
3weeks-FULLY booked & this older turtle is feeling the creaks!
Secretly enjoying the Mania that is Level2 postlockdown, for Us.
May I make a suggestion on behalf off all Stylist? Keep Your requests simple, first time out...a 'same as before' Is Music to Our ears!
Don't need smokes, no more! In the distant past... You'd find me racing to that back porch for my chemical fix...
No room in my life, for that Anymore YaHooo!
Continue to be kind
Let this be a lasting Legacy of Covid 19
Stay Strong everybody & Thank You for being part of Our 5million team👍

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May 15 2020
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smoking

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Hi all decided to try this so i havnt smoked since i was a teenager i smoked from 12 till 23 and quit cold turkey i am now 38 and the death of a loved one caused me to start i started back up on the 8th march but want to stop before it gets out of control

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May 15 2020
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Just Quitting

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Hi all, i've decided to start worrying about my own health and quit smoking. I have been for 3 and a half years now and am not proud of it. I used to think smoking was cool but really they're a complete turn off for me. I've tried quitting before but the naughty cigarette always manages to call out to me, and also never really had much support as i've been around smokers pretty much my whole life. I told a family member that I might quit smoking but their response was "dont quit, you'll just be angry all the time, and we don't want that" (they're a smoker themself) and so i crawled back to them.
Trying to escape people who smoke is almost impossible as they're all around me, especially because i work at a Bar, so you can imagine the amount of smokers there. Everyone's used to me smoking but i'm gonna hold my head up high and say 'NO' to that naughty ciggy.
I have trouble sleeping, eating, lack in motivation at times and also struggle with mental health every now and them. I learnt to focus on myself and stay strong as I am not the only one going through this. You are you, we all have issues/problems to overcome, so be strong and push yourself to be the best you can be. Thanks for listening.

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