Feb 17 2020
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Stats Update 1462 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,462
Total savings: $17,544

4 years yesterday!!
I did remember just didnt log in.

I am super proud of myself as I really thought I would be stuck in the addiction cycle forever.

My advice to those starting is:
Believe in yourself
Never ever quit on your quit, if you slip, relapse (I'm the relapse queen) pick yourself up, readjust your crown & carry on!
Be kind to yourself mentally & physically. Quitting is a big deal so play nice.
Reward yourself regularly with small treats ie: a coffee, get your hair do, movie etc.
Use all the tools available to you. I used patches & these blogs to help me. What works for me may not work for you. So what ever tools you choose embrace them & go for it.

This road is a bumpy one at times, but trust me its so worth it!

Much love Yas01

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Feb 17 2020
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Smokefree 46 days

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Hi Quitline whanau keep up the good work we are never failing if we keep trying no matter what. Yes 46 days smoke free I keep thinking yeah not long though and I'll give in somewhere and have a smoke especially when life stresses kick in. I slipped up on another bad habit I am wanting to stop this weekend but I am aware a set back can simply be that and I just need to get back on the waka of being mindful and in control. I also have to remember to pat myself on the back, dealing with addiction/s can be very hard but with a positive and we'll informed mind I will be free of these bad things. Well-done everyone for still trying and being smokefree, Don't be hard on yourself if you slip up all good, keep getting up each day and staying positive. Have a cool smokefree day. You know the one thing inside my mind that I smile about now.... is getting up close with people to talk or read something, I don't stink anymore or have to cover my mouth so they don't smell cigarette 👍😁

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Feb 16 2020
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Stay well

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Get well stay well, quiting ain't that easy and we all know that so best I can say is great job everybody.

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Feb 16 2020
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DO YOU KNOW THE KNOW

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Smoking cigarettes is like sticking your mouth to a car muffler or a house chimney. Smoking makes your breath stink, your clothes stink and stains your front teeth/ finger nails.

Smoking is not a calm like eating a big dinner, or chewing a big bag of lollies.

Smoking will take your breath away, not the breathing your use to either.
Im sure 99% of you's could run & do athletics, and now you cannot.
Its because of the after effects from cigarettes why your not as healthy as when you were young.

Please dont be a victim to becoming "weak"... Stay as strong as your meant to be!!!.

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Feb 16 2020
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Day 1

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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. ✌❤

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Feb 16 2020
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Day 3

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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?

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Feb 15 2020
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Trying again

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I'm not gonna rave on about smoking again but the will too give up is still there

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Feb 15 2020
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Weight management

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Been cutting down on ciggies the past few weeks. Haven’t gained weight yet but I’ve been obsessing about restricting and not giving in to cravings. It sucks because it feels like I’m slipping back into a lot of habits I had while struggling with eating disorders. Any advice on healthy ways to manage cravings and potential weight gain while quitting?

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Feb 15 2020
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me

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Im trying to incorporate exercise into my routine to help me into positive change. I signed up at the the gym, only one with a creche except they open the creche door to let air in, which opens up into the main gym area. She sees me, starts screaming and then my exercise is over. I tried doing workouts at home, very difficult with a little one always trying to climb on me. So i wait for her to sleep, problem is she doesnt sleep every day. No baby sitters avaliable in my family cos my daughter is to active and they cant keep up with her. Childcare is way too expensive. And my husband works away from home, hes away 12 days, home for 3 days. Any ideas as to how I can get some regular exercise in. Please dont say walking, running with the buggy cos im not a fan of exercising in the heat. Cheers.

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Feb 15 2020
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Smoked

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I’m just so upset with myself for smoking last night and just went I was going so well....

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