I'm determined to keep with this process, but as time goes on it usually gets further from my consciousness. When I went out at lunchtime today I had quite an acid gut and went for a vegetarian curry. I think the acid gut is Champix related. recently I've forgotten Champix a couple of times & haven't noticed an increase in desire, but even so I don't want to be risking the progress I've already made so I'm trying to keep to the two a day for now.

On the other hand, I do know I'm still hooked, When I left work at lunchtime I immediately thought cigarette; put it out of my mind and walked up the street. As I walked past the bottom of Khyber Pass I noticed quite an attractive young lady smoking a cigarette. I'm ashamed to say I could tell you how the cigarette looked in her hand and her mouth, I could even tell you how she blew a little cloud of smoke, but was completely oblivious to her chest and trouser areas.

Tonight this site tells me I've saved $1,000 Dollars and change.

Stats Update: 38 days smokefree

Smokefree days: 38 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1140
Total savings: $1,022.20

I've already spent over half of that on my coffee machine, but from now on it's pure profit :)

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    josienz1958 said:
    14 October 2014

    Most excellent news Bruce - I am often in the car on the way to work and see people tossing their butts out the window - ewwwww yuk - did I really used to do that?

    What are you saving for next?

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    Julia C said:
    14 October 2014

    I used to ride along on my pushbike and flick the butts into the gutter.



    Not proud of it, but unlike cars, the bike manufacturers don't fit them with ashtrays as factory standard.

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    AXL said:
    14 October 2014

    Hi Bruce. I look at people smoking and then look at their faces. There's not many, if any, that seem to be enjoying it. Just think, that coffee machine will still be with you where the money you spent on smokes won't be. Enjoy your evening mate. You're doing great mate☺

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    Littleflick said:
    14 October 2014

    Awesome $1000 smackers!!!!

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    aimee7 said:
    14 October 2014

    Goodness $1,000!! That's a lot of savings. Well done!

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    Nana22 said:
    14 October 2014

    ,Have to confess, i still love the smell and look of a cigarette, but know that i can't have one, so i know what you mean about taking it all in. Don't feel i'm missing anything either, so it's all good. What are the plans for the rest of your savings? Awesome work on your 38 days of smokefreedom.

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    Julia C said:
    14 October 2014

    @nana22 Yeah, I don't find them disgusting at all. I know I don't ever want to go there again, but ...



    I'd really like a 3D printer; but I so totally have to justify it to myself.

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    SusyQ said:
    14 October 2014

    $1000 not gone up in smoke. And that pile of ciggies not smoked is pretty impressive too! I know what you mean about seeing people smoking! I still desire it, just know it's not an option anymore. Love your work!

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    jewels said:
    14 October 2014

    wow thats a big holiday budget in the next 38 day where would you go

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    Julia C said:
    14 October 2014

    Haven't really thought of going anywhere. The Australian Linux conference is in Auckland next year (don't ask how that works) so I thought I'd go to that.

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    Ladylene said:
    14 October 2014

    Congrats Bruce. I'm not surprised at what you noticed .. it is after all an addiction! Enjoy your savings :)