Aug 14 2019
Report

IT Issues again sigh

avatar-icon

So, for about a day, I can’t log in at all. Now I can and I go to comment on a few new bloggers’ posts and my name now shows as up Anonymous. WTAF QL. Your IT crew needs to be sacked. They have one job and that is to make this site user-friendly and functional - epic fails with both of these critical functions in the last few months, let alone the last few years. Since this is a government funded initiative (i.e the tax payers (us)) please disclose who is providing the IT services and how much they charge - methinks someone might be milking the public teat here.

Comments (5) Read full article...
Jul 12 2019
Report

Seven Years today for PSPSP and me

avatar-icon

Smokefree days: 2,560
Total savings: $58,624

It was 12 July 2012 when we finally got to our sticky quit. Goodness knows, we’d tried so many, many times before. The difference? I think it was the support of the other quitters on this site who just said stay strong, keep going and suchlike. So, we did and honestly we could never imagine smoking again. When I see someone smoking, I’m not jealous. I’m relieved to be free.

We do not have $117,248.00 in our bank account but we have definitely enjoyed spending that money on nicer things than smokes. Hope everyone is having a lovely day (raining here) and a nice weekend coming up.

Comments (9) Read full article...
May 31 2019
Report

Stats Update 2518 days smokefree

avatar-icon

Smokefree days: 2,518
Total savings: $57,662
Cigarettes not smoked 62950!

Comments (11) Read full article...
May 13 2019
Report

Stats Update 2500 days smokefree

avatar-icon

Smokefree days: 2,500
Total savings: $57,250

62,500 smokes not smoked (or rather 125,000 because PSPSP and I smoked together). I worked out that at today’s prices, we’d be spending about $460 a week to feed our addiction. Wowsers, people are expected to live on less than that! Honestly, I don’t miss smoking one little bit. With the weather getting all cold and nasty, it’s nice to be able to stay inside where it’s all toasty and warm. If you’re just starting out, let me reassure you, it does get easier. You get to a point where you don’t even think about smoking anymore. Hi to all the long-time quitters too - it’s been great to see you all jump back on here to give support to those who are starting their smoke-free lives.

Comments (8) Read full article...
Oct 11 2018
Report

Quit stats 2014

avatar-icon

Al1961
Angel
Artyw
aufgehalten rauchen
Ben
bex m
Big Al
Billie
Buddy
Chrystalrainbows
Clarence the cat
cometgirl
cooch
cryuff
darja
Dee70
Dididi
dingdee
dolphin5
dooley
DragonLips
ducati1
dunqit
Elevtheria
EmmyGirl
Enya1
Frickles
futureproof
Gabby38
GOINGONACRUISE
gokfanjay
gomot
happytraveller
Helen101
hollie
Hurricane
icandoit_2
irene
jackjill
Janet G
JazzieAngel
Jilly B
josie9001
josiena1958
Julez
Julz1981
Juliemarie
Kathry
Katikaz
kim01
kyleec
Ladylene
lara
leejen
lil_lofty
Lindam
maanu
Marni
maggie
milly2
Mitchee
Mrs Munch
mythreesons
Nathanr
Newton65
Nicole B
nuks
NZMum2Two
Ourkez
Pacificpearl
Pani-44
PokuruGirl
Pop's
Proud Mumma
PSPSP
PYTnz
rainbowfish
Ralph Munch
ruminate
runes
Saffron
Selly
sexymwahz
Shewa
Shinegirl
Snarky
Southern Man
Sparky2014
Spyug
StarBrite
suemack
sunray
Susie
Tamaswife
Taniwani
Thunderbirds are go
tri-nz
trouty
tuivale
tunababe
Upthetree
Winn
Worker
yas
yoda67
Yorkshire Lass

I just found a spreadsheet where I had collated stats from 2014. Thought some might like to see some blasts from the past. If you see your name and want to say hi, that would be great. PSPSP and I are 6+years smokefree and still loving it.

Comments (8) Read full article...
Jul 1 2018
Report

Finally passed 50000 saved

avatar-icon

These are my stats today - 2184 smoke free days, 54,600 cigarettes not smoked, $50,013 saved. There's two of us in this quit so we get to double those numbers. Unfortunately, we don't have $100K in the bank - we've just spent the money on much nicer things than cigarettes. If you are in the early days and struggling, please be reassured that it doesn't always stay that hard. It does get easier. I never miss smoking at all - I just absolutely love the freedom of not smoking and we're coming up to our sixth anniversary.

Comments (9) Read full article...
Dec 29 2017
Report

2000 Days Smokefree

avatar-icon

Smokefree days: 2,000
Total savings: $45,800

So between PSPSP and I, we haven't smoked 100,000 smokes. Seems to be an unreal number. Still, we're grateful every day to be smokefree. We haven't "saved" the money. We've just spent it on nicer things. If you're in the early days and struggling to get through, believe me when I tell you - it does get better. It gets so good that you forget you ever smoked. Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, and spending time with friends and family.

Comments (9) Read full article...
Jul 21 2017
Report

Website Glitch

avatar-icon

If you are commenting, I'm not sure if it allows you to enter your QL nickname. So, in case it doesn't, everyone should quickly put up a blog (you could make it a private blog) so that your real name doesn't show up in any comments put up on other's blogs, as in Pop's one below.

Comments (3) Read full article...
Jul 9 2017
Report

Five Years Smokefree Today for PSPSP and me

avatar-icon
Smokefree days: 1826 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 45650
Total savings: $41,815.40

I honestly thought I would never be able to quit. Turns out I was wrong!! Normally I'm not happy being wrong but this time I am. I love, love, love being smokefree. I don't crave those nasty sticks anymore and I'm a heck of a lot richer. Richer in time, confidence and money. Those early days are tough but stick with it and one day you'll get to the end of the day and realise you haven't given one single thought to smoking. Then you will be the boss of you rather than the cigarettes ruling your life. We're watching the ABs tonight with a few friends and some bevvies - fingers crossed for an AB win.
Comments (17) Read full article...