Feb 11 2018
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1300 Days Smokefree

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Smokefree Days : 1300
Cigarettes NOT Smoked : 26000
Total Savings : $24180

Even after 3 1/2 years smokefree, somedays it's just nice to see the stats.
I haven't been here for awhile but i am still really passionate about quitting, and have had a quick peek at times to see how everyones going on their smokefree journey - and everyone is doing great!
I myself owe my quit to the awesome support here, and i'll always be so grateful to a special group of people i have never met.

Some of those people have also been leaving me lovely messages as i undertake another life changing journey. That journey being breast cancer. I was diagnosed in October. Two surgeries and an MRI later my only option now is mastectomy. I've found it really tough going, but i will get there. In a weird kind of way my smokefree journey has been a great training ground for this journey. The tough days, the rollercoaster of extreme emotions, and eventually the acceptance of a new way of life.

I hope you can all find a way to continue your smokefree journeys, no matter how hard it gets. It truly is worth fighting to become smokefree. There is absolutely NOTHING that smoking will help, or make easier. Nothing. I know i am so pleased right now that i managed to quit.
Like everyone, there were days i just didn't think i could do it, but this site, and feedback and encouragement from the awesome people here made such a difference.
Use this site often. It will be one of the greatest tools available to you - and when you do beat this horrible addiction, the empowerment you feel will touch every aspect of your life, and the lives of those nearest to you.

Be staunch my fellow quitters, and never, ever give up on quitting - no matter how many times it takes. And remember:

We are all fabulous and strong
Stay quitsafe,
Love to all xoxo

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Oct 2 2017
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New me

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I've been smoke free for two days now

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Mar 3 2018
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Stats Update 1000 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,000

Well the 4 digits are up YAY.

Who would have thought I would be here.....

For all you starters thats what it takes 'To Start" then for me it has been little steps, one day at a time. looking at the achievements and not what is still to come. Living in the now.

We all can fail sometimes - but that is how we learn, and if we are not learning we are not growing and becoming stronger. So don't get discouraged if you stumble, pick yourself up, dust your self off and get stuck in once again.

I have always liked what one of my supporters once said. "If the plan is not working, change the plan - but never the goal"

Kia Kaha - be strong, stay focused, one day at a time.

Kevin

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Jan 15 2018
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Thought for the Day

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Willpower is like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.
Every beaten craving makes you stronger.

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Mar 1 2018
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Cracking it

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90 days!!! Smoke free!! Cold turkey!!!

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Aug 11 2017
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Day 1004

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Gidday folks! Wow finally hit over a thousand days of being free! It's been an emotional journey but one I don't regret. I think back to Day 1 and man that was a struggle, look at me now! I so cannot believe I've gotten this far, considering I use to be a heavy smoker and really loved the social aspect of it as well. For me I started at a young age thinking it was cool, then I became addicted and in turn became my 20 plus years of struggling to quit but not having the courage to give up something I so enjoyed!

Well 1004 days ago I decided enough was enough!!! Man I'm still in shock, oh well, time to move on to my next mile stone I guess! My quit journey has been all about hitting certain milestones, first it was getting through the first day, then the first week, then the first month, then 6 months, then 1st year and so it went on like this.

If you're struggling out there, don't give up, keep going, stay quit! Once again, thank you to everything that has encouraged me in my journey, without your support I wouldn't have made it this far.

NOPE & ODAAT!

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Jun 25 2019
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The Future Is Bright

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I'm so excited. We have a working support button and no 'error' messages either last couple of days.
Thank you Quitline. The newbies can now see they have supporters sharing the journey with them


Have a great smokefree day all, and remember,
We are all fabulous and strong.
Stay Quitsafe.
Hugs all round.

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Jan 4 2018
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KEEP GOING

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Hello out there, thought I would just pop in and give you all hope in your attempts to quit that habit. The urge will go away, some may take a while, some can do it overnight, (that was not me, took me months). But hey it has now been 7 years 11 months and 4 days. That is 43425 smokes I have not had. The urge has definitely gone. I like that I no longer smell, I am no longer the odd person out (the smoker) in the crowd. I can even take a long walk without my lungs giving out. And look I have money in my wallet.

So yes it is hard, but just focus for each day, get through that and then focus on the next day. Soon it will be a week, then a month and then it will get easier. Avoid other smokers if you can as they will just help you start again. Just keep the picture in your mind of you as a non-smoker.

Good luck, see you all in another year!

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Mar 26 2018
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One year breathday

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Smokefree days: 365
Total savings: $7,239

It's been a long time coming but I finally made it!😁😁😁

To all you newbies it can be done I was a heavy smoker towards the end, loved my smoking and had smoked for 22 years. One piece of advice I would give is never take your quit for granted, this is my fourth quit one of which lasted two years, just when you least expect it nicodemon comes a calling. Keep your guard up and NOPE forever.

To all my quit buddies I couldn't have done this without your Aroha ❤ thank you.

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Jul 25 2017
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Welcome back blogger Whanau!

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Sorry about that. So... we've had a good look at the things we noticed about the blogs when the new site went live, and what some of you alerted us to.

There were some usability issues (nicknames are now sorted, quit plans are as they should be and avatars are starting to appear, see below for details) but we checked and double-checked and there definitely weren’t cases of other people being able to see things they shouldn’t.

We’ll keep an eye on things, of course. But, if you find anything else you don't think is working properly, we encourage you to please send an email to us at quit@quit.org.nz and we'll investigate.

Thanks again to those of you who got in touch – much appreciated. Now blog on!

Blog nicknames:
We’ve updated the site to ensure you set a blog nickname before making any new posts or comments. If you see your name anywhere on the site you don’t think you should, let us know. The new site looks a bit different than the old.

Quit plan errors:
Some of you didn’t see your quit plan when you logged in. Don’t worry! We still have your plan and the plan you saw was just an example we had in the system. Your quit plan should be back now – but please let us know if you have any further issues.

Avatars:
Avatars are still being migrated from the old site to the new site. They should all be visible within 24 hours. Let us know if you still have an issue.

Quit start/achievement dates
Some of you might have seen an incorrect Quit start date or Achievement details. Don’t worry! We didn’t lose your information and you weren’t seeing someone else’s data. We have finished updating all your quit stats on the new site from the old site. Your achievements should appear once you log in again. Let us know if you still have issues.

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