Oct 20 2019
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Smoke free as of today

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Hey everyone , today is the first day of my self quitting smoking last smoke I had was around 8 pm last night and have now started using the habitrol patches and also the gums they are taking my cravings away quick which i am liking so much !! Hope to all of use quitting that we all stay in this together and strive to see beautiful results ! 😊🙌🏻

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Oct 2 2019
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WOW

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Its been 1 month free from smoking, free from the bondage smoking had over me, planning my next ciggi, where I would sit, would I drink coffee or tea, should I have my ciggi before my meal or after, or perhaps both. Should I have one as Im driving up the road to my destination, 5-10 mins away, and one when I get there, and another on the way back. I have that phone call to make so another coffee, my favorite seat and ciggi made that conversation even better. So much planning went in to my next cigarette.

Not only the planning, but my cigarettes were my best friend ever, they were with me on my happiest days, saddest days, angry moments, stressful moments, bored moments, my friend comforted me in some of my biggest life moments, I knew there would come a day where I had to say goodbye to who I thought was my friend, that was a month ago now, and I'm glad.

At first I missed my friend, it felt as if there was a little bit of grief and loss, that was ok, I knew I could work through that, after all, my friend was not all that good for me. With my friend came frequent headaches, coughing spasms, panic if my friend was not close by, plus my friend was expensive, I would get sick in winter, and more often than not, we were isolated because no one wanted to be around us, we would have to sneak around in social gatherings to catch up, we smelt and at times were frowned upon. My friend took my money, made me sick, and at times isolated me, "SOME FRIEND" but we stuck together no mater what.

1 month ago I made the decision that I needed better friends in my life, ones that cared about me, I read good books, I walk without losing my breath, I eat healthier foods, I treat myself to something nice, I feel empowered mentally, my skin is grateful, I feel happier, and I don't smell yucky.

I still miss my old friend at times, but never want to be involved again. This is just an analogy of my thoughts on smoking, I hope you are all doing well in Blog land, thankyou for sharing your positives, thoughts, tips etc that have encouraged me and continue to encourage me on my journey. Ill be forever grateful.

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Sep 18 2019
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The journey begins

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My quit journey was supposed to start on the 11th but I decided to wait till my card arrived so I could get my patches and gum to give myself a fighting chance. Especially as the 13th was going to consist of a 4hour road trip, by myself, for a big job interview, as well as my birthday which meant dinner and drinks with friends. BOREDOM, STRESS, ALCOHOL. My three main triggers right there. so I figured it was better to wait till I had the appropriate tools and I'm glad I did and today was my actual first day quitting. I had ONE smoke this morning after spending the morning on the phone to WINZ, thats gonna set anyone's day off badly really isn't it but after that I went straight to the pharmacy and got my patches and gum. The gum has really helped me. even when my mom has still been smoking around my I've managed to hold off and only needed 3pieces of gum. I haven't even used a patch today because I had no scissors to open the thing hahaha. But over all my first day has left me feeling proud and like I have accomplished something. Can't wait to do even better tomorrow and not even have one. NOPE.

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Aug 25 2019
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69 days smokefree

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Hey again guys, just wanted to share my excitement from last week of being over 2 months off the smokes! For those just starting out, I want to say that it absolutely gets easier. In the first couple of weeks I was a right cow to everyone, constantly wanting smokes, and begrudging seeing a group smoking on my breaks at work. I can now say that I’m confident that I’ll be off them for good. I even managed to be in a car with someone smoking and didn’t want one. I’m really glad I made the choice to quit 😊

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Jul 20 2019
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Update 33 days in

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Hey again, just wanted to check in and let everyone know that I’m doing well a month on. The first week was rough, and I’m not gonna lie, I bought a pack. As soon as I did though, I regretted it and ended up giving it to a coworker because I was mad with myself lol. Can honestly say I’m doing okay at the moment, and I think I can keep this up. Even managed to go through a surgery and a couple of weeks of excruciating pain without reaching for the smokes. Fingers crossed that I have the self control to continue 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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Jun 18 2019
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Day 1 done!

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Hey guys, just wanted to pop in and introduce myself. I’ve decided to finally quit smoking! Yesterday was my first day in probably 6-7 years without a cigarette and I’m struggling a little bit, but vaping and chewing gum when I can’t vape and set in my decision! If anyone has any tips for distracting my brain I’d love to hear them! $27 saved already and hopefully it’ll be much more very soon.

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Jun 14 2019
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Day 50

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Which I simply HAD to share with all of you beautiful people out there!
Dig deep 'newbies' - you have such brilliant support from the long time smokefree guys and girls, who continue, as YOU do to inspire me with their comments and advice.
xxx

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Apr 28 2019
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Quitting

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Just starting day 3 - all comments gratefully received although am really determined not to buy the filthy fags ever again! Wish me luck and keep on blogging and staying smokefree xxxxx

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Apr 11 2019
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Stats Update 343 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 343
Total savings: $2,768

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Apr 4 2019
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Stats Update 336 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 336
Total savings: $2,712Woo Hoo

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