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My extravagant reward!

Posted in Staying quit 17 Feb 2012

Ok, so I've saved about $430 in the last 31 days. Today I bought a pan for $380. Just one pan - and it was on special ... Usually $500+. It's Le Crouset - the world's best cookware. What the heck - its money I was spending on filthy cigarettes. I LOVE being a non smoker!

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  • vanessa mae, Northern Sydney February 17, 2012 | 6:29
    That is great, good for you for spending the money on something that you wanted.
  • Gam, Hunter New England February 17, 2012 | 7:00
    Well done MickeyJ.
    I just love the fact that we now have spare money to treat ourselves and we are talking big bucks. Such a shame it took so long for us all to see it...
    Enjoy your new cookware, You gotta post your cooking experience's on here so we can see that
    Well done buddy, good luck and take care xoxo
  • trish k, Central Coast February 17, 2012 | 8:14
    Awesome MickeyJ I love your style....I'm going to do the same, buy something really nice. It is great being a non-smoker in alot of ways...Great work Mickey
  • Jules 41 February 17, 2012 | 10:01
    Well done Mickey J. I too have always wanted one of those fancy pans...maybe I will treat myself when I have reached a similar goal. Thank you so much for your encouraging words on my first post, its enormously comforting to know that other people understand this struggle.
  • shell-bie, South Western Sydney February 17, 2012 | 14:10
    Love it! Good work :-)
  • debspooner, Southern NSW February 17, 2012 | 18:07
    I am saving for a trip to new zealand with my smoke money. Its amazing what you can achieve.I love being a non smoker and its great telling people you are a non smoker. My insurance policy even went down. Wow....
  • kdv, Northern NSW February 17, 2012 | 19:39
    Yay for you those pans are THE best, much better long term investment than the cancer sticks we used to all blow it on.
  • Ican February 17, 2012 | 22:37
    Go MickeyJ...I have just learnt the joy of cooking after keep out of the kitchen cos my house was smoke free...I have the Dine Rite cooking system and love it after getting used to it...

    Swap your scones for my muffins any day....xoxoxox
  • Roseyk February 17, 2012 | 23:04
    Good on you MickeyJ. You should reward yourself, and what a great thing to buy, now you can cook up a real storm in the kitchen, and the food will taste so much nicer now your not smoking anymore:)
  • NowaNonSmoker!, Western Sydney February 18, 2012 | 23:26
    How wonderful. You deserve it. I spent way too much money over Xmas so I'm watching the credit card balance reduce quite quickly - which is really nice. So good to pay off debts - another great freedom made possible by quitting!!!

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