Oct 2 2014
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sleep a puzzle to ponder

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depression (too much sleep)

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nicotine withdrawal(not enough sleep)

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normal sleep
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Sep 30 2014
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Stats Update 36 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 36 days
Grams NOT smoked: 360
Total savings: $504.00


Pahahahahaha I had to do 2 blogs cause I forgot to add the stats :)
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Sep 30 2014
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Today I thought

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......I'd show off my stats. I'm hoping I got the money spent bit right. I think a pouch of tobacco was up to $67 when I decided I could use the money more than the tobacco company and the government, in taxes.

If you asked me a month ago if I'd still be quit and still be smiling, I think I would've laughed my head and said "yeah right".

How wrong was I. Never in a million years did I ever picture myself as a non-smoker. Now I can't imagine why I was. Things still go wrong, and I get through them, my coffee still tastes the same. Nothings really changed except now I don't smoke - simple.

Thank you to everyone on this site for sharing your journeys. I may not share much, but I do read a lot of the blogs posted and you are all inspirations :)
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Sep 24 2014
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30th breathe day

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Who would've thought? Me, 30 days smokefree wup wup. I'm also NRT free and have been since day 2 of my quit. For some odd reason I couldn't stand the smell of the e-cig, I ended up associating it with the migraine I had during the first few days of withdrawal. The patches made my skin itch and I kept forgetting the lozenge's. I have kept up with the self hypnosis though.
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Well quit family, I'm not the first to say it and no doubt I won't be the last....If I can give up anyone can....seriously! I used to joke with my family they'll have to prize the cigarettes out of my cold dead hands. Well no more :)
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Sep 13 2014
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no nicotine stained fingers

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It's gone, don't know when it went, but there are no stains on my fingers anymore. Sometime in the past 19 days it just disappeared. Yahoo! I hated nicotine stained fingers. Caused me no end of stress and no matter how hard I tried I could never really ever get it off. Found the cure for it now though, just don't smoke, end of problem.

Have a warm, dry, safe weekend quit family x
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Sep 12 2014
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Feeling like a bit of a dick

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If I was going to describe how I was feeling today it would be "Ï feel like a bit of a dick''. Why? Day 18 into my quit and I can't stop crying. Ok maybe that's an exaggeration. Bursting into tears frequently might be a more accurate description.
This was the last thing I expected to do. I was prepared for the worst of the worst with the withdrawal, which turned out to be no where near what I thought it was going to be. But this, this is difficult. I guess like the rest of my quit so far, I know deep breaths, water, chewing gum and exercise will help and of course it will pass, just like the nicotine cravings during the first few days.
So this is dealing with the emotional part of the addiction. Just as well I bought a new box of tissues on shopping day.
Oh well other than leaky eyes I'm having a great smoke free day :)
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Aug 21 2014
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not long till my quit date

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The closer it gets to my quit date the more manic my smoking gets. Argh the frustration! Mind you the date may have to be bought forward due to lack of funds. Not a bad reason really, although it is the only reason I'm giving up. Healthwise I'm ok. Hate the nicotine stained fingers though. Looking forward to that going.
Strangely enough, I'm really excited about becoming a non-smoker for the first time in roughly 40 years.
I went through a resentment phase before finally caving and coming to the conclusion I can no longer afford to smoke.
I picked up the patches and lozengers yesterday in preparation and spoke to the chemist about e-cigarettes. I'm thinking I might give those a go as well. Hell I'll give anything a go. I've even found a whole lot of self hypnosis guides on you tube and started listening to them at bed time.
So hey quit family, hi :) I've read so many posts by others on this site and thanks for sharing your journey. It's good to know that I'm not the only one working through withdrawal and I'm not alone with what I may or may not experience in the weeks to come.
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