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  • Ronyag
    Nepean Blue Mountains
    6
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    2 Years On

    Posted in Staying quit 3 Nov 2019
    3 Comments

    Wow! It only seems like yesterday I posted my One Year On story & here I am into my second year already. It has gone so amazingly fast & easy peasy! No lie though, I still feel like one every so often & the smell of someone lighting up is just wonderful but that urge lasts just a second or two & I go about my day as an ex smoker (I don't like to refer to myself as a non smoker. I believe a no...

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  • Ronyag
    Nepean Blue Mountains
    6
    Stories

    1 year on

    Posted in Hints and tips 3 Nov 2018
    8 Comments

    Hard to fathom just how unbelievably fast this has gone! Whilst I can’t say this whole challenge has been totally rewarding with having to fight off demons & jump big hurdles, I’m so proud of myself that I made this life changing decision not only for myself but my family as well & I stuck to it…..yay for me! One of the best choices I have ever made. I'm not going to lie, I still feel the u...

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  • Ronyag
    Nepean Blue Mountains
    6
    Stories

    Week 33

    Posted in Hints and tips 22 Jun 2018
    4 Comments

    231 days today & I still get that horrible urge to light up. Not all the time but maybe once every couple of weeks I feel like this. Sometimes that feeling will only last a few moments but then other times (like now) it can last for hours, even to the point where I can smell it. Does this feeling ever subside? I know I will NEVER give in to temptation but I thought surely by now these impulse...

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  • Ronyag
    Nepean Blue Mountains
    6
    Stories

    12 weeks done on Champix

    Posted in Hints and tips 21 Jan 2018
    3 Comments

    Well today I'm happy to say that I have completed my 12 week program on Champix. I have been one of the lucky ones who has really benefited from this drug. I stopped taking the evening dose 3 weeks ago & didn't notice any change which was a good sign. Just want to find out now from others that have completed the course & whether or not you noticed you any significant changes after stopping or ...

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  • Ronyag
    Nepean Blue Mountains
    6
    Stories

    30 days smoke free

    Posted in Quit experiences 3 Dec 2017
    3 Comments

    30 days today & going strong! So proud of myself. Had my first taste of alcohol in 5 weeks on Friday evening. Have been so worried to have a drink for fear of it bringing on a big craving, but happy to say I didn't have any at all. It was such a nice feeling not having to waste time wallking outside all too often to have a puff. I was watching the people out there & fell quite sorry for them ...

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  • Ronyag
    Nepean Blue Mountains
    6
    Stories

    Champix - Calm before the storm?

    Posted in Getting started 1 Nov 2017
    9 Comments

    Coming to the end of Day 3 on Champix & I have to say that I'm finding this frightfully easy at the moment. Seems too good to be true. Having been a 20 a day smoker for 32 years I thought it was going to be really tough! I only ever tried giving up once before & that was about 28 years ago. I ended up deciding though that rather than give up completely I would just become a ‘social smoker’ & h...

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