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Lia
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30/05/2015
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1351 days and counting...

Posted in Reasons to quit 09 Feb 2019
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1351 days and counting the Dollars and no doubt extra days on the planet. I have enjoyed tossing some of the $30000 saved into my mortgages and some on trips, shoes, clothes and expensive bling. Besides, anything I spend is pretty much what would have been in an ash tray. I call it Ash Money. Much less stress when there is money in the bank. I wonder how many on this site feel stress pangs because of diminished funds in the bank. Being able to direct Ash Money to where it brings greater relief and happiness is something new after 45 years of "enjoying" cigarettes. Quitters, give yourselves a break. Give yourselves a pay rise much bigger than your employer will likely come up with. I quite enjoy the stray $900 a month "pay rise".

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  • Tee Em, Murrumbidgee February 21, 2019 | 8:53
    Hi Lia,
    I think you and I quit around the same time. It's 1366 days since I quit. Feeling better every day. :)
  • Red-67 February 10, 2019 | 4:27
    I doubt I will live long enough to catch up with your savings :)
    Soon to be 2 years free, and, about 1200 usd saved.. LOL I have made a point, of spending it on things I want, that I may not have bought otherwise.. But,, Ain't it GREAT to be free :)
  • Happiness February 09, 2019 | 22:17
    I hate it when its too quiet. You will always be an inspiration Lia. Maybe i am a wanna be... not... Just care and try to help. Home and filling my time. When i stop making a difference then i will cease to comment.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 09, 2019 | 21:50
    LOL
    No probs.
    We like it that way
    Its been quiet on here, hehe
  • Lia February 09, 2019 | 21:44
    Hi. I certainly did stir up a hornet's nest. Mind you, that is always my plan. If I can inspire anyone by telling them how it is, then all good. Often confronting but like sharing my thoughts.
  • Kitty-capricious, Hunter New England February 09, 2019 | 21:23
    Wow thats impressive Lia, i can't wait untill i can say the same.
    Well done. 😁😀
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 09, 2019 | 20:46
    I agree. Its a forum where everybody can open up a discussion. There aint no wrong on here
  • Happiness February 09, 2019 | 20:32
    Yeah . PuffNoMore 900 would enable me to live like a queen. I care about you. I so not want your money. never did. only your happiness and feedom for yourself. Keep paying your kids off. You will need to look after you in a few years. That is my worst fear. I do not need money. What can i get from it? I get much more pleasure doing volunteer work, such as a good cause here. This site reaches more than i could ever do in person. Forgive me, i am not alway correct. I am not always right. I do try my best. If i don't read a situation correctly then i do hope i reaches someone that it resonates with.

    Who know if this was my purpose? Even I don't know. All I know is that i feel good doing it.

    Those who post their own stories , failures and successes are also invaluable. Someone relates and learns, and that is ultimately all that we can ask and hope for. Best to Everyone on their journeys to freedom. It really is achievable.
  • Happiness February 09, 2019 | 20:32
    Yeah . PuffNoMore 900 would enable me to live like a queen. I care about you. I so not want your money. never did. only your happiness and feedom for yourself. Keep paying your kids off. You will need to look after you in a few years. That is my worst fear. I do not need money. What can i get from it? I get much more pleasure doing volunteer work, such as a good cause here. This site reaches more than i could ever do in person. Forgive me, i am not alway correct. I am not always right. I do try my best. If i don't read a situation correctly then i do hope i reaches someone that it resonates with.

    Who know if this was my purpose? Even I don't know. All I know is that i feel good doing it.

    Those who post their own stories , failures and successes are also invaluable. Someone relates and learns, and that is ultimately all that we can ask and hope for. Best to Everyone on their journeys to freedom. It really is achievable.
  • Happiness February 09, 2019 | 20:32
    Yeah . PuffNoMore 900 would enable me to live like a queen. I care about you. I so not want your money. never did. only your happiness and feedom for yourself. Keep paying your kids off. You will need to look after you in a few years. That is my worst fear. I do not need money. What can i get from it? I get much more pleasure doing volunteer work, such as a good cause here. This site reaches more than i could ever do in person. Forgive me, i am not alway correct. I am not always right. I do try my best. If i don't read a situation correctly then i do hope i reaches someone that it resonates with.

    Who know if this was my purpose? Even I don't know. All I know is that i feel good doing it.

    Those who post their own stories , failures and successes are also invaluable. Someone relates and learns, and that is ultimately all that we can ask and hope for. Best to Everyone on their journeys to freedom. It really is achievable.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 09, 2019 | 20:31
    Hi happiness and lia
    I truly think that tobacco companies have made cigarettes more addictive over the years.
    You happiness smoked natural backy from the reservation, without the addictive additives.
    I dont know but its my conspiracy theory. I dont know of coarse
  • Happiness February 09, 2019 | 20:21
    In case my rant was not clear... tobacco companies addes arsenic to enable a faster jolt of nicotine and happiness transported through our receptors. That is why we are not satisfied with patches , gums and lozenges.......
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 09, 2019 | 20:21
    I'm one who burns $900 a month. How stupid is that.
    My stress levels rose this morning when my daughter asked for $300 to get her car registered. Usually I let her have the money. But this time I had to tell her she must pay me back ASAP so that I can buy smokes. I wont rave on but smoking does cost a fortune these days. And it is embarrassing to say the least!
    Thanks Lia for popping in here from time to time. I might read your earlier stories for inspiration , infact , it wouldnt hurt the rest of us either
  • Happiness February 09, 2019 | 20:12
    I totally get you Lia. Even though what i spent (150 ) month 20 /200 a week on reservations. (cheap). The difference enabled me to make a choice of retirement now at 60 , never mind if 2 smokers in the household for the next 30 years and what that could mean. Wake up people, we have availabillity to sites like this for support and knowledge. I devote myself to this cause since i can retire with the savings now and in the future budgets. I feel so very lucky to be smoke free and sometimes i wish i could have gone through what some expeience, but on the otherhand am so grateful that i did not need too.

    ]So many have stories of cravings, and rememies.... I cannot offer help in those areas as i had no cravings after 4 days tops, cold turkey. That does not mean that i cannot relate through earlier quits tried decades ago. But , that was decades ago. Today we had technology at our fingertips, terrific quit lines like i CanQuit , this one, the absolute best one. I was banned from another for posting and coping something i wrote here , because maybe they are funded through NRT. I really do wonder. I do not have anything against any method as long as i don't thin YOU are being taken advantage of for the all mighty buck. We are people we a right to a life after nicotine . How dare they even try to make their last buck on us after learning how they added arsenic to give us that ultra high after a high...... really................I really mean...... really ??????? Think about it.
    We can all tell them where to go. We are on to them. Every time you take nicotine just think of that !!!

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