Oct 7 2019
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Alcohol consumed

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So i know i said I’d not drink for a while to help myself, but i had a 50th in the weekend and i just couldn’t help myself. It was very hard but luckily i was with my friend who initially got me to read the allen carr book as she had quit smoking with it 5months ago so we had each other in a huge group of smokers. We tossed it up all night but I’m so proud that we didn’t even have a puff! Now i know i can do it i feel a bit better but man it was quite difficult being around so much of it whilst being slightly drunk! Proud of me self and my friend anyway 😁👍🏻 5 weeks today!

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Nov 5 2019
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Achievements

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Three days without smokes I haven't been angry today or grumpy which is a improvement I haven't craved as much I hope I can quit for good

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Nov 19 2019
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Day 2 - Woohoo

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Morena Whanau

Can't believe that only days ago I was smoking a packet a day and could not last between cigs often chain smoking during the day and now, having taking the meds for a week , the cravings have completely gone - its almost too good to be true.

Know that getting over confident is not good so will just go with the flow, take a zen approach and keep popping the pills.

Beaytiful morning here in Jafa land. Biked 25K this morning, expecting to see my breathing to get better and my heart rate down. Certainly nice to feel my lungs filling up with fresh air rather than inhaling 2 cigs straight after the ride.

So what I have got back. Time. By 9.30 in the morning, I would have had 6 cigs. I live in an apartment and when I have my son with me, I go outside and walk to a hiding place ( I was a very good closet smoker and kept it secret to all friends / family) and puff up. I think I would waste about half an hour doing this so extrapolate that to the rest of the day and, well what a waste....

So looking forward to getting back time to do good stuff:)

Enjoy your smoke free day whanau.

Dave



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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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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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Jul 25 2019
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Day 1 of many Day 1

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This is my day 1 of quit smoking.

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Jan 14 2020
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Trying to quit after 20 years

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Well this year I am going to try and quit smoking. I know it will be a hard but I really want to use the money I save to buy a new car and travel to the South island at the end of the year. I need all the help I can get.

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Sep 14 2019
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Stats Update 3300 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 3,300
Total savings: $46,200

I like all these nice round figures

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May 23 2020
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3 years e

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3 years ago today I chose to quit COLD TURKEY and that was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. It was NOT easy and even these days I sometimes feel like a smoke BUT I know I can never go backwards. Believe in yourselves you can do it!

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Sep 30 2018
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19months not a puff

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Well the update is..
I/we have not had a cigarette since the 29March2017 (birthday).. not even a puff.
Really really please for both of us (husband also stopped) on same day.
We decided to put the smoke money into a seperate account.
We both have bought new cars.. me a V8 before I get to old. My husband another hot rod project.
Great to be able to see what your new actions have acheived.
Weight gain is a firm Yes!!
Food & drink seems to go down twice as fast..
Ready now to start tackling that next to see if we can weigh a bit less by Xmas.
All good.

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