May 20 2017
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Day 19

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Wowsers I am seriously considering stopping in at the dairy on my way home from work and buy a packet of smokes. In my wisdom I thought it prudent I blog instead. Good idea perhaps? I am strong but some of these waves of cravings are whoppers!

NOPE and ODAAT arghhhhh
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May 15 2017
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Stats Update 13 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 13 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 195
Total savings: $240.00

Strong cravings again today whew eeeee it's been rough just really really tough. Not constant all day long but periods of very intense longing for the stupid gross nasty smokes.

I fought my way through and as I look back I can see it was more good than bad. My kids were amazing treating me like royalty all day and I got to spend a lot of the day spending time with my mum too. My partner got me flowers and the kids got me a reading lamp as my old one broke when we moved house a couple of moths back. Im so thankful for my family!

As I finish up day 14 and head into week 3 tomorrow I feel confident. I don't think I will need to continue to blog each day as I have needed to the past few weeks so if I am a bit quiet don't worry I am OK.

4's, ODAAT and NOPE.
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May 14 2017
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Stats Update 12 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 12 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 180
Total savings: $216.00

Had a good day, had some massive cravings which really knocked me this afternoon, but chewed gum til I got hiccups and then I came right. I was feeling happy, the sun was shining and I wanted to top everything off with a nice smoke or two.

I wanted to be smokefree MORE so I was ok.

We got our puppy, he is amazing though much sleepier than I ever imagined, he plays for about 15 mins then sleeps for an hour. He is doing fab with toilet training, no accidents yet!

Stay quit safe everyone xx
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May 13 2017
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Stats Update 11 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 11 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 165
Total savings: $216.00

Day 12 today and everything is good. We are going to collect our beautiful new fur baby tomorrow morning and so I went shopping before work and after work to get all the bits and peices we need for him. Talk about exciting! We have named him Jasper and he is a little sh*tzu (sorry about spelling. Blogs wouldn't let me spell his breed correctly lol) He is 8 weeks old tomorrow and the waiting is finally over. So good to be able to put this smoking money to some good use.
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May 12 2017
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Stats Update 10 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 10 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 150
Total savings: $192.00

Day 11 has been a breeze. Did have a bit of a moment this afternoon where I was a bit grumpy but overall I have been fine.

I came to the realization that I have my moments when I get grumpy even when I am a smoker. I also get moments when I get sad or anxious too. It's not because I am quitting that I am feeling these things, it's just a part of being who I am, a complex individual who has good moments and not so good moments. Thankfully more good than bad :)

Smoking never fixes anything!
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May 11 2017
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Stats Update 9 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 9 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 135
Total savings: $168.00

Had a good day again today. Cravings a fairly few and far between.

So I began a new job at the beginning of March and today for the first time I ran the office all by myself. I didn't take a break because it was just so flat out BUT I did it, I didn't stuff any thing up and in fact I would go so far as to say I did great!

Pat on the back for me, day ten almost over and a big challenge achieved too yay!
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May 9 2017
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Stats Update 8 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 8 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 120
Total savings: $144.00

Here we go day 9 now. Made sure I am patched up, have enough caffeine in my system and I plan to be more consistent with my gum.

It will be a good day. Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement, it means heaps x
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May 8 2017
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Stats Update 7 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 7 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 105
Total savings: $144.00

Week one finished at 7 am this morning so now I'm starting up my 2nd week.

I really wish I could say I won't smoke again but I have been 8 months smokefree before and still been dumb enough to relapse. 6 months another time and 3 months on my last attempt. Countless other attempts too (sheesh I feel like a real Plonker!)

Full of doubt I have to remain positive that I am in control of my smokefree destiny. I actually CAN do this if I remain ODAAT and NOPE
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May 7 2017
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Stats Update 6 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 6 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 90
Total savings: $120.00

Day 7 now. Feeling good feeling proud to be back on track.
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May 7 2017
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Stats Update 5 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 5 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 75
Total savings: $96.00

Day 6 today and all I want to do is smoke, smoke, smoke. Sit out in the sunshine and relax with a nice full packet.

Too bad, I want to be smokefree free more. Being positive and taking my bad attitude out of the gutter.

Smoke free is my future. I am in control. NOPE NOPE NOPE
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