May 12 2020
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Stats Update 500 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 500
Total savings: $5,974
Cigarettes not smoked: 5000

That's alot of cigarettes not gone into my lungs

These stats make me realise where I should be had I not smoked in 2018...some days I feel I should be further along BUT if I hadn't relapsed I probably would still be toying with the notion of thinking I could have just 'one'

To me their is no such thing as just 'one' puff I know if I have a puff I will fall straight back to my old level of consumption

I love being a ex smoker it's something I always wanted to be...FREE!!

Just a quick post to mark these days 😊👍remember not smoking helps! Live for NOPE!

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May 11 2020
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Staying Connected

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Kiaora Quitline whanau not long and into level 2! Still a non smoker and quietly stoked with myself. How are you all? Being resilient and on a good path I hope. Give yourself a treat! You deserve it, peace out 🌈🍉

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May 11 2020
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thanks

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Thanks to all who have responded to my recent post. It is lovely to see some names who have been with me over the years. Feels rather like family. Nanaturtle asks how I recovered my health and strength. I come from a largely Scottish ancestry so there is a streak of stubborness. How did I find my lovely? We have known each other for many years and more recently we both have had a change of circumstances and it just feels right to support each other and share dancing and companionship. Once again to those just starting down this trail. It is hard but gets easier and believe me the results are worth the effort and times of down. Until next year, Cheers, Gomot.

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May 11 2020
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Stats Update 607 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 607
Total savings: $9,394

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May 11 2020
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Tomorrow again

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A new journey - wish me well.

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May 11 2020
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Stats Update 244 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 244
Total savings: $4,531

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May 10 2020
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A different world

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As an essential worker these days and weeks have certainly been different
The uncertainty looks on people's faces as we wait in line to enter the supermarket
The ever so friendly smiles still from the elderly as I clean their rooms
The phone calls I have with my Dad whilst I can't visit so rewarding
Taking the Covid 19 test....I'll never forget
All these feelings going through my mind
I still remain Smokefree
Pat yourselves on the back and reward yourselves each day
Takecare
Bub

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May 9 2020
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28 days

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Well I made it this far and not going to lie I have had withdrawls mood swings moments of questioning but I have made it so far. I still Think about having a smoke but just smell the after lingering scent my husband brings back inside and realise it is not what I want again. It is nice to have clean smelling clothes hair and hands all day. Saving money is a great added bonus and don't have to weigh up how much I need smokes and how much my kids need things like clothes and shoes or food. I'm a better mum who is more present on a daily basis not an outside parenting person. The future is full of challenges but I'm ready and believe in myself more to achieve. Heads up everyone keep on keeping on and so will I.

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May 9 2020
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Day 27 so close to a month

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This past month has just flown by!
I’m still certain this quit attempt will be the one that actually sticks even though I guess in reality one month is a small patch of time.

My gums have settled down now (I did talk to my neighbour who is a dentist as it has been a couple of weeks) and my teeth just look so much cleaner without the nicotine and excessive coffee!
Throats been a bit scratchy on and off and my voice comes and goes but it’s manageable.
Have broken out in spots which I don’t know is associated with stopping smoking or the fact I’m exercising regularly and sweating more

Still surprised at the extra money I now have, can start paying small amounts on my student loan before I even finish studying which is great!

My kids still don’t seem to be aware that I’ve quit (they are 9 and 7 and I’ve smoked their whole lives). They still run outside looking for me in my old smoking spot. I feel embarrassed and shocked at how much of their lives I spent outside rather than spending time with them just because I needed my 10 minutes of peace constantly.

Its been great getting into cooler weather and not shivering outside...I don’t even have to go outside if I don’t want to haha not sitting in the rain has been the best so far!

The nicotine addiction is one heck of a s$i$tty one...my new life feels a thousand times more normal than my ten or so years of smoking

It’s a definite NOPE from me

Hope everyone else is ticking along!

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May 9 2020
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Testing 123

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Testing is this site going?...

...no smoking going on here...NOPE

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