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.
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 😊
I really like reading people’s blog it gives me motivation and inspiration to really want to stop. For some reason this is really helping me reading people’s stories, and how far everyone has come. I will be so happy to pass a week smoke free. Good luck to myself.;
Kia ora everyone!
So cool to see everybody posting today! Congratulations to all the new and old quitters I hope you have all had a fabulous world smoke free day.
I have calculated the the stats posted so far from last night and have gotten to $333,072!!!
You have all made this site a safe, welcoming and supportive space to be in. Support and tips are always there when needed, and there is always someone to celebrate those daily victories of your smoke free journey.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and look forward to hearing more of your journeys.
Kia kaha - The Quitline team
It doesn't seem much compared with the amazing stats updates on here today but I'm feeling pretty proud to be a part of this special day. Thanks for all the inspiration and support thus far. Awesome not to have to find a sheltered spot for a smoke in this nasty weather.
I have been smokefree for three days today is my fourth day. I have realized my smoking is emotional. When I feel down I drink, smoke pot and consequently smoke cigarettes. I need to think next time I get down that the combo of those three is not a solution and makes things much worse . It is very much a downward spiral. This is my first blog and I feel sick and nervous about getting through my next craving but I will do my best and hope joining Quitline will will help me in my pursuit to be smokefree.
When I was committed to feeding this addiction-feels like a hundred years ago(another song!) WSD was the 'prickle day'
C'mon-You all know how that is!
The day when We say-oh, stuff off, these do-gooders shoveling their ideas at Me! How dare they-they don't know Me, anyway-that's Their problem, not mine! You know, You remember...
Only these weren't Our thoughts...eh?
These came directly from Our addiction...
I met a lady Yesterday, whom tells me, she likes smoking. Then tells Me, her EX hammered home how much he hated her smoking, then tells Me, the new man in her life, smokes, too. Almost a justification, eh?! Sad...
This year, on WSD I will be standing Proud with my fat number 7 out in front of me!
I will be posting my stats & I'm hoping You all will, too (including our Newbies-Your days are as important as the 'oldies')
I'm hoping for a stats count up-see if We can't 'break the bank!'
Congratulations all, as Nana22 say
"We are all Strong & Fabulous" &
SFMp says (borrowed from Mr. Lefty) "NO, is a complete sentence!"
Stay Strong 🙂🌟🌼
So Ive seen the light (pun intended). This morning I was asked what I would change if I could. My addiction to smoking was at the top of the list so I took action immediately and here I am. I think becoming part of this community is the best move for me at the moment. I look forward to reading everyone's story's. Kia kaha e whanau ma