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May 17 2020
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Day 35 New Urges

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Have made it past the month point and feel so incredibly proud....except for the fact the last couple of days the cravings and urges have become so strong!!
We drove past our towns "discounter" shop today and I joked to my husband that we should stop in and I would get some cigarettes except deep down I am not sure it was a joke.
Tomorrow the kids are back to school so it is just me at home again and I have already explained to my husband that I am scared that I will revert back because of the tiny niggling in the back of my brain.
I thought that not having these strong cravings earlier on meant I was extremely lucky and this was going to be easier than I thought but we will see!

On a positive note : no weight gain thankfully (have been on a weight loss journey for the last 4 months)although that would be the least of my worries really considering all the health benefits

I can walk around and talk to people without coughing halfway through or sounding like I am sick 24/7 365 days a year

Im also not worried to go near school or teachers thinking that I havent sprayed enough Cool Charm to cover the smell of smoke haha

The thought of how much spray I was using mixed in with smoke is pretty revolting...I dont think I was ever covering it up at all!

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May 17 2020
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Essential

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Level 2
Back to work
Not the right word, tho!
End of day 2: I better understand what exhaustion of the body is. Literally collapsed into the Lazyboy & all systems 'switched off'! Body aches in places I'd forgotten. Mental capacity-non existent. We take rest& sleep for granted. Day 3: somewhat 'normal'.
Thank goodness it was a 3day week! All the while, clients telling us- 'You've become an Essential worker' It's nice to feel someone values Your skill 🙂
Week end is shortened as I resume my 'post' tomorrow.
3weeks-FULLY booked & this older turtle is feeling the creaks!
Secretly enjoying the Mania that is Level2 postlockdown, for Us.
May I make a suggestion on behalf off all Stylist? Keep Your requests simple, first time out...a 'same as before' Is Music to Our ears!
Don't need smokes, no more! In the distant past... You'd find me racing to that back porch for my chemical fix...
No room in my life, for that Anymore YaHooo!
Continue to be kind
Let this be a lasting Legacy of Covid 19
Stay Strong everybody & Thank You for being part of Our 5million team👍

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May 15 2020
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smoking

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Hi all decided to try this so i havnt smoked since i was a teenager i smoked from 12 till 23 and quit cold turkey i am now 38 and the death of a loved one caused me to start i started back up on the 8th march but want to stop before it gets out of control

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May 15 2020
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Just Quitting

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Hi all, i've decided to start worrying about my own health and quit smoking. I have been for 3 and a half years now and am not proud of it. I used to think smoking was cool but really they're a complete turn off for me. I've tried quitting before but the naughty cigarette always manages to call out to me, and also never really had much support as i've been around smokers pretty much my whole life. I told a family member that I might quit smoking but their response was "dont quit, you'll just be angry all the time, and we don't want that" (they're a smoker themself) and so i crawled back to them.
Trying to escape people who smoke is almost impossible as they're all around me, especially because i work at a Bar, so you can imagine the amount of smokers there. Everyone's used to me smoking but i'm gonna hold my head up high and say 'NO' to that naughty ciggy.
I have trouble sleeping, eating, lack in motivation at times and also struggle with mental health every now and them. I learnt to focus on myself and stay strong as I am not the only one going through this. You are you, we all have issues/problems to overcome, so be strong and push yourself to be the best you can be. Thanks for listening.

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May 15 2020
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Stay strong

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I am still smoke free 34 days yay. It has been hard and still a little bit but it is more a memory now. I am not thinking about smoking but the memories and people more, I am looking foward to catching up with my friends and family members but a bit anxious about seeing the ones who still smoke. I am making a mental plan and will have gum handy or just have to do the walk away while they are having one. I feel I am strong enough to do this now and as long as I remember my reasons to quit it will make it all more worthwhile. I wish everyone the best for reentry into level 2 world. Make plans and be true to yourself and don't let others challenge you or make you change your decision. We've got this 👊

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May 14 2020
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To day i want to stop smoking

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This afternoon at 1.30 i had my last smoke .i have been smoking for 20 years and i hate it .
I have to stop for my health as i have started to get a wheze in the last 2 or so weeks and that scares me .
I want to stop . I need to stop now

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May 14 2020
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Stats Update 50 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 50
Total savings: $612

First day in level 2 and friends are wanting to catch up. I'm not sure if I am ready yet to see people. I talked to my cousin via video chat last night and watched him light up. It brought up memories and now I'm concerned that I might break.

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May 14 2020
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craving

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struggling so bad. i feel as if i’m going to cry without a smoke. my stomach feels empty, my moods are depressing!!!

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May 13 2020
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Quiting

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I am struggling with trying to quit smoking as I'm a single mum and I want to start looking after my body

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May 13 2020
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Ciggz

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Today is the 13th of May currently 8.26am. I bought a pack of 30g recently for $70 it usually goes along with a box of alchahol which all up cost me $100. Two very expensive habits I would love to quit. Does anybody have any ideas for me. Would be appreciated 😊 I'm a 26 year old female tryna save a buck and not smell of nasty cigarette butts 🤮

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