Dec 4 2019
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3 mnths smoke free

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Hi Everyone,

sorry I haven't been on here much, still proud to say that I am smoke free, YEAH, 3 months now and feeling so good, there have been times where I really wanted a ciggi, but told myself, "yep, I can if I want" but I have chosen not too. Im understanding my biggest trigger, (Husband) oh and I say that with much love and respect. Hope you are all well, Ill be back on again in a month or so, until then have a very Merry Christmas, if you are having a break be safe, travel safe and enjoy some time off.

This chimney is blocked ;)

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Nov 4 2019
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Stats Update 63 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 63
Total savings: $566

Wow doesn't seem like I've saved that much really for 63 days. I haven't been blogging for a while now, but still smoke free, I can tell you there have been moments where I completely wanted a puff or more. things have been hard personaly for a bit now, however, I have come this far without smoking, so do not want to go back and have to try to give up again. Still Smoke Free and proud. only 63 days in so hoping the thinking and craving will go away eventually or lessen.

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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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Sep 30 2019
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1 Month down and feeling positive

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I cant believe I've made to my one month birthday, wahoo, I sure am feeling good, of course there have been times where I wanted to pick up a smoke, there have been times I've felt down, frustrated and thought it would be so easy to just give in. The biggest thing is I DIDNT, I HAVENT, so I am feeling empowered. Thankyou to everyone that supports me, I really appreciate reading the blogs. Hope you are all well.

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Sep 19 2019
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Struggle day

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I visit people throughout the day for my job, today I could smell cigarette and thought about how lovely a coffee and cigarette would go together, I wondered if I would enjoy it, and thought I probably would...…. Anyway, I then thought, would I enjoy the thoughts in my head afterwards of failing, would I like to smell like cigarette going in to the next home, would I enjoy the coughing. I came to the conclusion, that no, I would not like myself if I smoked, I don't want to smell like an ashtray, I'm proud of myself for not smoking for 17 days, I can do another 17 days. I feel my mind is stronger than giving in to the crave, I read the blogs here from people that have not smoked for months, or years, and am inspired, so thankyou. Ive got this I know I have, no puffs from this chimney today :)

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Sep 18 2019
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This chimney is clean

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I'm really enjoying reading everyone's blogs, so encouraging, thankyou. I'm now day 16 and this chimney hasn't fired up :) I'm even feeling mentally good, feeling in control, still have a few craves but tell myself, "NOPE" come this far, keep going

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Sep 17 2019
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Feeling better

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I think Ive made it through the worst, no more headaches, starting to breathe easier and enjoying taking deep breaths, less wheezing and no smoke smell on me "yay" still have moments in the day where i want to have a smoke but take water and suck lozenges, also went out to a gathering on Saturday with plenty of smokers around me, ooh it smelt nice, but not tempting enough to have one.

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Sep 17 2019
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Stats Update 15 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 15
Total savings: $134

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Sep 17 2019
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15 days smoke free

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I think Ive made it through the worst, no more headaches, starting to breathe easier and enjoying taking deep breaths, less wheezing and no smoke smell on me "yay" still have moments in the day where i want to have a smoke but take water and suck lozenges, also went out to a gathering on Saturday with plenty of smokers around me, ooh it smelt nice, but not tempting enough to have one.

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Sep 12 2019
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Stats Update 10 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 10
Total savings: $89

I was sick with a cold which is why I stopped smoking, I couldn't breathe properly and I wanted to give up anyway, so thought this was the perfect time to do it. First week was easy, I was sick, day 8 I had some cravings but sucked losenges and drank water with a capful of apple cider vinegar in it. Im feeling really good, I don't feel as tired anymore, more energetic, and sleeping ok, beginning to get my sense of smell and taste back :)

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