I have offically won the battle with smoking as much as we say we want to quit we must first quit in our minds. Its not easy for the people that have been smoking for 10+ years but its possible, dont rely on anyone else to help you quit it is a full independent choice that you must be willing to accept and take on yourself smoking isnt good for your health and yet people continue to smoke if you really love your kids , grandkids, family youll find the strength in your heart and brain to quit . I know the daily struggle of stress and anxiety but it is in those situations we discover just how strong we are and trust me we dont need a ciggy to get through it. For a long time cigarettes have been glamourized but in reality with every puff it shaves time off our life . If your reading this just know that in order for you to make an impact in this world you have to be alive quit while you still have time .
I am finally ready to quit it has almost been 30 years. I want to be healthy and feel good about myself again. I know it’s going to be hard. Thanks for everyone’s blogs. They are really encouraging to read to make me feel part of a group wanting to live and be healthy and do things other than smoke. Here we go.
Smokefree days: 2,204
Total savings: $42,977
Sorry for my absence the last 10 days. Going through a pretty tough time right now. So tough that I actually missed my 6 year anniversary even though I was looking forward to it.
But in spite of a really crappy time I can honestly say I have not once thought about smoking.
Never going back :)
NOPE NOPE NOPE
The weekend comprised of family, social drinks and the thought of having a cigarette crossed my mind - the two go so well together, or so I thought. A cigarette was lit in front of me, unintentionally, and cravings started to reappear so I asked for a puff....my loving fiancé deterred my mind from all those corrupt thoughts whilst encouraging me to stay focused. She has being ‘smoke free’ for 9 years this year and I couldn’t be more proud. I look forward to sharing my trials and tribulations with you all in the hopes I’m able to encourage others to steer clear 🚭
Today marks 6 weeks of my (hopefully) final quit journey and I feel that this is the longest attempt I have had by far.
This week the kids went back to school and although I was hugely worried that being in an empty house would lead to me wanting to go back to my old normal and smoke again I handled it ok. Was a few times when I would get back from dropping the kids off or before I went to pick them up and thought it was smoke time but nope that was my old life although I still check to see how much of a smoke smell I have before getting near school.
Yesterday was particularly hard and ended up going to bed in a real stressy mood....then had a dream that I had started smoking again and trying to hide it from my husband as the one smoke had turned into a pack...was so glad to wake up and realise I hadnt undone all my hard work in real life.
Its my sons 10th birthday this week and I am already planning a nice meal out for him with maybe some bowling and I dont need to worry about how much money I have to set aside for smokes or not being able to handle sitting for a meal without a "fresh air" break. Certainly more present now!!
Still a big nope nope NOPE from me!!
best wishes to everyone else going through their journey =)
Hey it’s been ages since I’ve been on here but I’m still a non smoker but still vaping and I have to say I vape more than I ever smoked
To my defence I only quit due to cost and was sick of spending so much money on them
I spend $20 a week on vaping but without people telling me to stop vaping as I don’t want to hear that lol
I am still glad I don’t smoke anymore and it’s been over a year now but umm I may vape forever 🙄
Just thought I’d do a post as it’s been so long
3 years ago today I chose to quit COLD TURKEY and that was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. It was NOT easy and even these days I sometimes feel like a smoke BUT I know I can never go backwards. Believe in yourselves you can do it!