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drink tons of water and keep telling yourself you can do it next month will be the big 12 months smoke free yes its hard when I'm stressed out the first thing I want is a smoke so I really try to deep slow breathe and calm myself down my family are so proud that I'm not smoking as am I but I'm staying strong to beat the addiction as thats what I am an addict hope everyone else is doing well too
Hi Everyone hope your all going well and if not keep trying I have been 248 days smoke free and boy its been hard some days but I did the right thing and stopped keep positive and drink loads of water and keep strong in the mind as this is what makes it so hard to stay smoke free once you keep the smoke free thoughts clear everything else will fall into place
Happy New Year to you all I'm happy to report I'm still smoke free and on the mend I'm 216 days smoke free its not been easy but I'm doing it some days I just want to have one but I'm staying strong and positive hope your all doing well too
Hi I haven't been on here since November ive been very sick but am now recovering I am now 190 smoke free days I still cant taste much but hopefully that will get better in time looking forward to many more things to come I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Safe New Year stay strong don't let your mind win and good luck
hi I'm now 153 days smoke free am starting to feel better and reap the rewards for my hard work its not easy and I don't care what anyone says hope everyone else is going well too
138 days and going well rewarded myself over the weekend with a new wallet bag hat and sunnies and some clothes had a great time away with the girls but you know I still had moments when I felt like a smoke but I'm hanging in there hope everyone else is doing well too and if not don't be too hard on yourself and try again
Hi to everyone I'm still smoke free for 131 days and I'm not going to say its been fun I'm still having shockers I guess its normal if you did smoke for a very long time to need a lot longer to heal so hang in there I'm off soon for a weekend to myself with friends no kids no hubby yay and no smokes stay positive keep strong we can do this xxx
Hi everyone hope your all doing great I'm now 122 days smoke free and yep proud of my efforts but you no what pees me off no end family members (cousins husband) have to make stupid comments oh hehe but whos counting yep I'm still counting the days and who knows how long I will continue to count whats the big deal if it helps me no wonder I didn't want to tell people id stopped . just remember so...
Hi everyone I'm now 113 days smoke free and I'm not going to say how easy it is now as its not your mind keeps at you all the time trying to seduce you back I'm always happy to check my progress my family are happy with progress as well and that's what matters to me I hope everyone out there is having success as well if not keep trying and good luck
Hi everyone I'm now 108 days smoke free thanks to everyone who left me nice comments on my last post ,I hope your right. I am happy with how I'm going and believe my head is trying to trick me again but I'm not letting it win .I get my teeth this week so I'm hoping that reminds me of how far ive come and achieved.hope everyone is going well too keep strong we can do this xxx
Hi everyone a huge thank you for all the support you give me I am now 105 days smoke free and I'm not going to say I'm free and its easy cause its not my mind is trying to get me smoking again its trying everything I feel like I'm on my 3rd day not 105 days I'm back to being angry the whole kit and caboodle horrible hopefully it will pass I'm hoping anyway good luck to you all
Hi everyone thank you for all the great comments over 100 days smoke free which is great but you know I'm still feeling a bit like a junky we need to keep our guard up at all times as the mind is still very powerful. I guess I feel very unlike myself still my mind is trying to tell me its only temporary while my head is saying I don't smoke its a constant battle of the mind lol it will be short l...
Hi I'm 100 smoke free days and my family are very proud of my achievement as am I I'm not going to say its been easy as it hasn't I still get cravings and get crabby but I'm not going to be beaten
hi I'm excited to say I'm nearly 3numbers free yay today I'm 99days smoke free and am thrilled still have those days but am really proud of how I'm keeping on track hope everyone else is doing well too
I'm now 96 days smoke free I would like to thank you all for your support during my journey . I still take one day at a time and I know I can do it
I haven't been on for a while but I'm now 93 days smoke free so go me feeling good about it and have excing news I'm going to be a grandmother for the first time next year so its all happening
Hi I'm still going well it still creeps into my head but I just push it away
Hi everyone I'm back 84days smoke free the last post I wrote saying I was a bit worried with my hubby away but I'm going ok he comes home tomorrow night then off again on sunday so imfeeling good I will be going to stay with him on the school holidays so we can all be together again for the holidays kids are excited .so I'm happy with my progress so far nearly 90 days go me ,hope you are doing we...
79 days smoke free I'm thrilled with how I am going my hubby goes away tomorrow and I wish he wasn't as he is keeping me going I worry I might crack when he is gone
well 76 days smoke free and going strong still drinking lots of water .still having good and bad days but I'm hanging in there .stray strong everyone
Hi 74 days been to the dentist had 2 teeth removed so fingers crossed it helps with everything yay me
I'm 73 days smoke free wow me I'm still very high and low hopefully after tomorrow I will come good as I feel like crap at the moment my hubby goes away for anything upto 6weeks so it will be a huge test for me coping with everything without him being home
71 days smoke free and omg I'm still very cranky and at everyone and thing yay me
woohoo 70 days I'm still getting a bit cranky but you get that don't you with everything going on with my family at the moment I am feeling a bit stressed and at times think just have one but I'm staying strong I don't like feeling cranky all the time but hopefully it will fade in time
69 days but whos counting hehehe I hope after having teeth removed and I get my taste back I don't give into temptation I feel pretty confident that I wont but I will just remind myself of what it has done to me and that I am strong and I do have willpower to keep strong and stay proud hope everyone else is feeling proud too
well 68 days free and getting there I had to go to dentist yesterday again and I'm so lucky I did as I have said I cant taste anything or eat much I have 2 abcess in the roots of 2 teeth which could burst creating loads of problems all caused by smoking I have to have these teeth removed to stop the infection it was only found due to 3d xray so I'm very lucky at least I know I'm not going mad we ...
hi all I'm 67 days smoke free and yes I still have cravings but I am finding loads of ways to bet them puzzles reading jigsaw puzzles you don't have to spend more than 2min of doing something as the cravings pass facebook offer all the games I need as I can choose when I stop playing the jigsaw game I can pause and go back to it when I need to I hope this helps others as it has me
66days very happy I'm not going to say I don't think about it but I'm not going there my mind still plays tricks on me like last night I thought I could smell a smoke hehehe no one here smokes so don't let your mind win keep strong
65 days and doing great I'm feeling so much better whatever the infection I had is now gone still cant taste much but I don't care cause I'm kicking butt and feeling ecstatic about it when I go shopping I buy shoes and things for the kids and don't panic cause I'm overspending as I don't have a smoke bill anymore yay me I'm so happy hope everyone else is doing well too and thanks to all for the s...
62 days later and my whole body has gone holy crap my tastebuds are still yuk but I'm told it will all settle down I hope so but having said that I'm thrilled that I'm drug free now and reaping the rewards and feeling so much calmer than before who knew hey
wow I'm now 61 days smoke free and going strong hope everyone else is doing well too. my doctor even took the smoker off my records yay
Hi there 59 days smoke free and reaping the rewards my hubby and I have just booked a little holiday for us and 2 of our kids which is going to be heaven .its nice to be getting the things I need fixed on myself now that ive stopped smoking as my reward its being done yay cant wait I will be me again nice teeth no stains on my fingers and ill smell nice hehehe hope everyone else is feeling good t...
56 days smoke free and not looking back this week has been very stressful and if I was going to cave it would be now so I know I'm now a non smoker which is great .today I'm going out to have a nice lunch as a treat for my great effort hope everyone else is doing well too
all is good still smoke free yay hope everyone is doing well too
53 days smoke free yay me still get cravings but just go straight to my app for support my son just had a car accident he is ok and I have been really calm not freaking out and stressed to the point like I once would have been so it goes to show smoking makes things worse enhances everything pleased with myself
hi I'm now 49 days smoke free its easy to resist having one after you smell someone elses its really not nice keep up the good work my fellow quitters good luck with your journey
still going strong 46 days smoke free yay me I told a long time friend that id given up and she was thrilled for me too I'm not in any hurry to let others know as I still don't want all the crappy comments being made I'm pleased and proud of my success I don't need any other approval yay me
hi everyone Everyday I go through my ritual of going thru everything I have in place to keep me on track my willpower is so amazingly strong I thought I would be having so much more trouble but I'm not which means it was definitely my time I'm not having any cravings now or withdrawels which is amazing
well I'm on 45 days smoke free woohoo and have been sick for a while but all my tests this time have come back quite ok but have gone on antibiotics as I still have infection but all my levels have gone back to normal since not smoking so I am very happy proud of me
hi everyone hope your all still surviving I am still going well and feeling good about quitting if not feeling well still .I'm extra proud of myself have my anticols when I need them I find that helping me breathe easier lol enjoy smoke free
as a ex smoke addict yes I spose I do want to feel the changes quickly so I feel I'm doing the right thing in quitting otherwise I might feel what is the point I felt better when I was smoking hehehe but no I'm not ever smoking again but I do want to feel the rewards now as I'm feeling like shit all the time
OMG I had an appointment with my young son yesterday and this girl walked in and the tobacco smell was disgusting I couldn't believe how strong it was and she wasn't even sitting near me it clouded around her ,it hit me that my kids use to tell me how nice I smelt -not wow I will never let that happen to me again what a huge wake up call . I just got back from having more tests so fingers crossed...
Back from the doctors he is pleased with my progress too but cant explain why I'm still feeling the way I am so off for a scan tomorrow lets hope it pics up something with my sinuses fingers crossed but still proud of my achievement yay me
well I'm doing well if I do say so myself still cant taste anything which is still frustrating me so I'm off to the docs to see whats going on with me as I feel I should be like a new person not like one who is ready to cark it I should be feeling fantastic
I'm surviving and starting new memories with out smoking ive saved just under $700.which is awesome I hate the smell of smoke now it takes my breath away so I'm very proud of myself
Hi everyone I'm off to my kids athletics carnival today first one smoke free yay me the first of many things in a long time enjoy life smoke free
Hi everyone thank you for all the positive help you have given me it really helps .Well I'm now into my second month woohoo and I do believe our mind plays tricks on us to start up again its like being taken over by a smoke and he is trying to get us back into his group but its not going to happen. I have so much support its not funny I don't know how I would go if I had a smoker in the house it ...
Hi haven't been on for a few days still smoke free which is great but I'm getting a bit antsy with the not being able to like anything I'm eating or drinking and am starting to think is my head playing games with me to start smoking again which I don't want to but I'm scared I will let it happen then I will be back at square one so I'm determined to keep on track and not listen to my head on this...
my family are so thrilled I'm not smoking anymore which makes me happy as well the only thing I'm not happy with is I cant taste anything and I don't like the taste of anything oh well I guess it all takes time to settle down
yay its a month since I have quit very proud of myself still cant taste anything and am very thirsty all the time but I'm hanging in there and I feel very good about my self hope everyone is going well on there journey as well
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