Jun 29 2020

Stats Update 1031 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 1,031
Total savings: $17,011

Just been here again in a long time. Nearly 3 years free, and look at those stats.

Guys once you're over the bump it all gets easier then. The bump wasn't even too far away, too steep or too high for me when I first started nonsmoking.

Trust in yourselves and believe you can do it, you will!

Next problem, loose all that excess weight I gained since, hehehe.
I blame only myself though, as I really let loose on the compensatory chocolate binging. Don't do that!

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Dec 21 2019

Stats Update 840 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 840
Total savings: $13,860

Haven't checked my stats in so long. Amazing! Over two years!
Best choice in life is to stick that habit, it's true.

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Aug 29 2019

Stats Update 726 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 726
Total savings: $11,979

It's basically been two years that I have been smoke free, after a good 23 years of it. I have gained about 5-10 kgs in this time, but I always said this would be OK. Some of it is muscle, due to the regular gym workout I have been doing since quitting. Mostly its fat though, due to the endless supply of sugary snacks.

Now I have reached my 'fat limit' and I had enough of growing bigger. For the first time ever I will have to control my diet intake, to shred the excess fat back to a normal 70-75 kgs and a medium size.

Guys, no matter where you are in your quit, it can be done. And now I am a happy non smoker, never even looking back or craving any of that old dependency at all.

NOPE, that's it. It really is that black and white.

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Feb 28 2019

Stats Update 544 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 544
Total savings: $8,976

Dad was sick again with a cold. Off work for 3 weeks, so bad. I'm so sorry for him that he cant see this is due to the smoking. Non smokers simply dont get colds that bad, normally. The doctor said again he should stop, as they do every time. He's mid 60s, not too late. He asked what the pills were I used to stop, and I told him Champix. He is worried it will interfere with his heart pills and diabetes and all kinds of health stuff he has.

Just get it checked at the doctor's and go for it if you can dad!

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Jan 25 2019

Stats Update 510 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 510
Total savings: $8,415

Life is good. I was able to finally pay back the remainder of an old student loan from some of the non-smoking savings. Nearly $5500 bucks.
Now I got a new job too and no more deductions coming out, so I finally get to feel I am paid the way it should be.

Non smoking has enabled me to step towards financial comfort a great deal.
Thank you Quitline for helping!

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Dec 29 2018

Stats Update 483 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 483
Total savings: $7,969

Merry xmas and a happy new year to you all!

Bring on the 500 days, wohoo!!

A really good new years resolution is to quit smoking. I wish all the people who are preparing for the 1st of Jan all the best, you are doing the right thing!

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Dec 17 2018

Stats Update 471 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 471
Total savings: $7,771

7 has always been my lucky number, now look at my stats today.

There's a 7 in all of it, and I am happy!

Good luck to all the quitters out there, it can be done!

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Nov 29 2018

Non smoking friends


Life as a non smoker has become so normal to me that I cannot even fathom a life as a smoker anymore.

I have very rarely been exposed to smokers at all, which just comes to show the minority in NZ actually smoke. Maybe I am just blessed that in my circles there are none, and I was one of the only few smokers back then.

Back in the day I may have picked smokers as friends, now I pick non smokers, and friends based on other treats.

It may sound harsh, but maybe you too need to weed out your friends based on their smoking status? It certainly helps not to be around any smokers.

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Oct 30 2018

Stats Update 423 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 423
Total savings: $6,979

It's really unbelievable how much money was not spent on smokes in just over a year. I remember as if it was yesterday when I posted my $6000 mark @ 1 year, and now its almost 1000 bucks more.

Guys if you are serious about giving up, look at these numbers, it feels like I'm just raking it in, hehe, if that's no motivation right there.

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Oct 1 2018

Stats Update 394 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 394
Total savings: $6,501

Wow, it feels like I only just posted last week about my 1 year smokefree achievement, and here I am with another 500 bucks saved on top of that!

I tell you guys, that money was and still is a huge motivator for me remain quit! I'm not sure how I was ever able to afford it and still live a full and healthy live as I do now. I don't think I would have been able to buy nearly as many toys and treats as now.

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