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Having quit in January 2012, I was going well until October 2013 when away for a weekend conference, that little voice got into my head and assured me that just having a couple of smokes over the weekend would be okay. We;; it wasn't OK. I was immediately addicted once again, and was probably smoking more than before I'd quit.
On 21st February 2105, I decided once again to quit and have now been...
1 year and 10 months of being a non-smoker. Then a work conference in Bris-Vegas. Too cocky, I thought I could play up with smoking and come home without any repurcussions. But what happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. What followed was 4 weeks of smoking 20 a day and feeling every bit as addicted as I was 2 years ago. The hiding around corners, being ashamed of stinking like an ashtray around...
Hello Quitters! Just checking in for some reason, after 464 days smoke free. Saved $5,336 so far. I hardly ever think about smoking now, although every now and then the thought pops into my head. It's easy to put aside those thoughts now. When I first started on this journey cold turkey, it was super hard. I wanted a smoke every 10 seconds for the first few weeks. Then it got easier, then it got ...
Today is 331 days since I quit smoking. It is the hardest thing I have ever done but also the best. I guess the saying is true that the hardest things are often the most rewarding. At this point, I think about smoking a couple of times a week. In my first week of quitting it was literally every 20 seconds. That's progress! Good luck to everyone who is on this journey!
253 days cold turkey quit today. Great to see some of my quit buddies still poping in here and doing well. I still think about having a smoke every now and then - had a dream 2 nights ago that I caved in. Tonight the kids are especially naughty. The triggers are still there for me. Today I walked past a spot at Manuka Oval where I had a smoke back in January, and that gave me a craving! ...
Hi everyone .. just wanting to double check something. I've been seeing a few posts here lately about e-cigs. I heard on the radio last week that they are actually illegal to sell in Australia. Any comments on that?
183 days smoke free for me today. For those in the early days of this quit journey, keep strong and keep your guard up against the little voice of addiction. While I could be calling this the 6 month mark, I prefer to refer to it as the half year mark, because that's more appropriate for the stage I am at. I am not at the end of the journey - still have goals to aim for and challenges to overcome...
Congratulations Gerry on your 150 days. A ton and a half! 5 months! You're awesome!!
Hello Gerry and fellow quitters. I do indeed have some news. Today is my 150th day as a non-smoker and that is exactly 5 months. Gerry, I believe you will have some news tomorrow?
Today I had a meeting with a guy who has been quit for 7 years. He was a minimum pack a day smoker. He never thinks about smoking these days. There is hope for us all!
I really am thrilled that I have not had a single...
Here's my top 5 list of dumbest reasons to smoke ..
5. I had a stressful day at work!
(Millions of people had a stressful day at work and didn't need to smoke. What makes you so special?)
4. Smoking helps me relax!
(Buy a hammock and some reggae tunes!)
3. I can't drink without having a smoke.
(But you can smoke without having a drink?)
2. My husband smokes in the house!
(Your husband pee...
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