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 15 2019
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Where

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Where's Pop's?
Hope Your ok, sending BIG Smiles
& very best wishes 🤗

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Oct 14 2019
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First day

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Kiaora whanau just had my last smoke and starting my first day of being smoke free will update everyday here’s to us on our smoke free journey mauri Ora

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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 26 2019
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Shout out

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This day has gone by, without a blog nor comment. So, just to break the monotony lol! thought I'd offer a shout out to
Nana22 & Smokefreemep-2 amazing Women. Hope You guys never need this sight, again 😜
Being Smokefree in the Summer is the best!
Early to bed on Saturday-life is nicking an hour of beauty sleep!!

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Sep 17 2019
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Addiction to smoking

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I have decided again, to quit.. I'm getting older and have health issues.. I need to stop! I want to live longer with my Husband.. I hate the addiction, and the reasons why I smoke. One smoke is not enough, I find myself during a smoke mentally preparing for another one. Its not good and I want to conquer this addiction! I am so over the cravings for cigarettes when I run out of money to buy cigarettes.. Such a waste of hard earned money Puff up in smoke!! I am going to stick to quitting this time round!

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Sep 15 2019
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Gone Dunnit

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Since mid March, I've been saving my acreage off-I intend to celebrate my 60th- in Style!!
All the years of smoking-this would NEVER have happened...
We've booked a 10day cruise to the islands in April next year & doing it with Panache. Have upgraded our cabin to a Suite!! Discovered after booking, the extras that comes with this. WoW!
Booked so far in advance, that I checked the airlines-yup, booked&paid for all flights, Inc extra leg room 👍the 6'2" will be happy!!
Got an awesome price, with awesome extras & the MOST awesome thing? No Smoking!!
Sadly last nite, I fell over....
I've remained 'chippie free' since end June...& was especially Proud of this, curse those things-like bruddy smokes...
Today is Fresh-start again...
NOCE-toxic!!
New plan-to shift some of these 'saved up' kilos... B.S 7.2 👍
Stay Strong all
Enjoy a Smokefree Spring Sunday

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Sep 8 2019
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New Journey

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Have decided to quit smoking. Been smoking for 38 years.Have tried many times and always failed. Hypnosis lasted 8 months, went to doctors and was given patches till I received champix. Im not one for taking pills so didn’t last the whole program. Last time I did use patches and went cold turkey, lasted 18 months but had too many drinks and started up smoking 😟. I’m giving up for many reasons but manly for me. Start date to quit is 15 /9/17.

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Aug 31 2019
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Day 41nearly over

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Hi guys havnt been blogging for a few days sorry about that but here I am nopeing along ......been busy as a bee must be cause spring ...is nearly sprung...yes tomorrow the 1st day of spring. Did my lawns, got my washing all done and dried it's been a fab day quite warm up here nice not to have that cold wind whistling around the house. Must admit last couple of days I have thought about smoking but I know this time there is a big difference between desiring and craving....and it is a sneaky little nicodemon thought that just suddenly pops into ya head...lol! Any wise hope all the dads out there have a wonderful fathers day. Take care everyone be kind to one another and more importantly at this moment, be kind to yourself.

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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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