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Just checking in – Day 112 (I think)

Hi All!

Sorry I haven’t posted in forever!! 

Things have been pretty full on for me lately, but I’m soldiering though 🙂

How is everyone doing?
Is Ritchie still on here at all?

Joe – Awesome work mate – SUPER proud of you!!

x x x

Just checking in – Day 112 (I think)

Hi All!

Sorry I haven’t posted in forever!! 

Things have been pretty full on for me lately, but I’m soldiering though 🙂

How is everyone doing?
Is Ritchie still on here at all?

Joe – Awesome work mate – SUPER proud of you!!

x x x

Day 42 – Still not tempted!

Hey Hey!!

Sorry I’ve been so long between posting!
Work has been crazy, and both my laptops at home have died on me 🙁

Anywhoo – Today is Wednesday 30th Jan (well it is here in Australia anyway)

I still haven’t really been tempted to smoke weed for a while now, so that’s awesome for me!
I also don’t have many negatives to report either which is even better!!

I made it through my birthday without smoking (which is when I would usually smoke the most), so YAY for me!

There’s been a bunch of dramas with my family recently – which isn’t really anything  new – but usually I would just smoke and smoke until I forgot about them, not this time though!!
This time I have actually been able to confront them head on, which has been an awesome feeling!!

Joe – I’m so glad you are feeling better and seem to have found an alternative to going back to MMJ! That’s absolutely awesome news!!

I noticed there’s a new blogger, Lisa, whose blog I will pop over and have a look at after this!
I’m glad that there’s been a bunch of people following this blog – who knows, maybe we are actually helping some of them!?!

I haven’t seen a post from Richie in a while, so I’m hoping that he’s doing well 🙂

Still finding more and more positives to quitting smoking every day, and am finding myself with more and more energy every day!

To be honest – I’m pretty shocked that I have made it this far as it’s the longest I have gone without weed in many many years!!

I’d better make this a short post,  cos I’m at work :-/

Hope everyone is awesome!!

Katie x x

Day 42 – Still not tempted!

Hey Hey!!

Sorry I’ve been so long between posting!
Work has been crazy, and both my laptops at home have died on me 🙁

Anywhoo – Today is Wednesday 30th Jan (well it is here in Australia anyway)

I still haven’t really been tempted to smoke weed for a while now, so that’s awesome for me!
I also don’t have many negatives to report either which is even better!!

I made it through my birthday without smoking (which is when I would usually smoke the most), so YAY for me!

There’s been a bunch of dramas with my family recently – which isn’t really anything  new – but usually I would just smoke and smoke until I forgot about them, not this time though!!
This time I have actually been able to confront them head on, which has been an awesome feeling!!

Joe – I’m so glad you are feeling better and seem to have found an alternative to going back to MMJ! That’s absolutely awesome news!!

I noticed there’s a new blogger, Lisa, whose blog I will pop over and have a look at after this!
I’m glad that there’s been a bunch of people following this blog – who knows, maybe we are actually helping some of them!?!

I haven’t seen a post from Richie in a while, so I’m hoping that he’s doing well 🙂

Still finding more and more positives to quitting smoking every day, and am finding myself with more and more energy every day!

To be honest – I’m pretty shocked that I have made it this far as it’s the longest I have gone without weed in many many years!!

I’d better make this a short post,  cos I’m at work :-/

Hope everyone is awesome!!

Katie x x

Day 33 – Not even tempted!!

Hey Hey!!

Wow – it really has been a while since I have updated!!
I have still been following the page closely, but haven’t posted for a couple of reasons
1 – I’m in the process of moving house, while still working full time
2 – I really don’t even know what to say!

It’s day 33 for me!! Yay!! I have passed 1 month!!
Everything is peachy-keen at the moment!!

I haven’t had even the slightest desire to smoke weed in ages!!
I also haven’t had a nightmare in over a week, and have managed to kick the sleeping pills I was so scared of sleeping without (previous posts will explain why if you don’t know of my past issues with sleeping)

The only thing that still really gets me down is that even though a lot of my mates can see most of my positive changes since quitting, they continue to put it in the ‘too hard basket’.
I just wish they could be me for 24 hours and actually LIVE the benefits!!
It’s hard to try and encourage someone to quit when they simply aren’t interested (without sounding like a preacher anyway – and that’s just not my style!

I do have a birthday coming up (Jan 28th I’m turning 25 yay!!) and can’t wait to be sober on by  birthday for the first time in years and years!!
Hell – I might even remember it!!
One thing I am really excited about is catching up with my mates (a lot of whom smoke… a lot) and not even being tempted to partake!!
This will be a first for me!!

I had better leave it at that – as I’m at work :-/

Will try and check back in soon!!

Thanks again to Joe and Richie for all your help and the inspiration you constantly provide (a lot of the time without even realising that you are).

Much love x x

Katie

Day 33 – Not even tempted!!

Hey Hey!!

Wow – it really has been a while since I have updated!!
I have still been following the page closely, but haven’t posted for a couple of reasons
1 – I’m in the process of moving house, while still working full time
2 – I really don’t even know what to say!

It’s day 33 for me!! Yay!! I have passed 1 month!!
Everything is peachy-keen at the moment!!

I haven’t had even the slightest desire to smoke weed in ages!!
I also haven’t had a nightmare in over a week, and have managed to kick the sleeping pills I was so scared of sleeping without (previous posts will explain why if you don’t know of my past issues with sleeping)

The only thing that still really gets me down is that even though a lot of my mates can see most of my positive changes since quitting, they continue to put it in the ‘too hard basket’.
I just wish they could be me for 24 hours and actually LIVE the benefits!!
It’s hard to try and encourage someone to quit when they simply aren’t interested (without sounding like a preacher anyway – and that’s just not my style!

I do have a birthday coming up (Jan 28th I’m turning 25 yay!!) and can’t wait to be sober on by  birthday for the first time in years and years!!
Hell – I might even remember it!!
One thing I am really excited about is catching up with my mates (a lot of whom smoke… a lot) and not even being tempted to partake!!
This will be a first for me!!

I had better leave it at that – as I’m at work :-/

Will try and check back in soon!!

Thanks again to Joe and Richie for all your help and the inspiration you constantly provide (a lot of the time without even realising that you are).

Much love x x

Katie

Day 26 – Smiles all round :-D

Whoooo!!!

Today is day 26 for me (I’m pretty sure) and everything is cruising along smoothly.

I will start with the only negative that I have at this point (other than the fact that I didn’t kick the pot 7 years ago)  –
I seem to be drinking more excessively than usual, which I think is partly my way of dealing with kicking one habit – like when I stopped biting my nails, I started biting the inside of my cheek (weird, I know).
I don’t have a drinking problem or anything, and still only drink a few times a week, but when I do drink – I seem to knock back more than I used to.
I think this is also because I used to smoke A LOT while drinking.

Now for the positives –
EVERYTHING!!!
I am sleeping better now, having nearly no nightmares!
Because of ^^ this, it is MUCH easier to get out of bed in the morning
My complexion has improved even more since my last post (I’m on my way to flawless skin WHOOO)
I am much more energetic
I have more time to do the little things that I used to overlook – and LOVE waking up in a spotless house every morning almost every morning
I am generally a happier person, with more patience – something I have only found in the past few days, especially when tested by work or idiot drivers
I no longer have cravings at all to smoke – and can’t believe that I did for so long!!
My memory has improved even more – I am for the first time in years actually able to remember clients names and job details (I see a lot of people in my shop every day and could never keep up with who was who)
And one of the biggest positives is that I haven’t loaded the weight on, as I had when attempting to quit previously

There are so many more up sides – but I am on my lunch break and had better get back inside.
Hoping to add more later.

 

Peace 🙂

Katie x x

Day 26 – Smiles all round :-D

Whoooo!!!

Today is day 26 for me (I’m pretty sure) and everything is cruising along smoothly.

I will start with the only negative that I have at this point (other than the fact that I didn’t kick the pot 7 years ago)  –
I seem to be drinking more excessively than usual, which I think is partly my way of dealing with kicking one habit – like when I stopped biting my nails, I started biting the inside of my cheek (weird, I know).
I don’t have a drinking problem or anything, and still only drink a few times a week, but when I do drink – I seem to knock back more than I used to.
I think this is also because I used to smoke A LOT while drinking.

Now for the positives –
EVERYTHING!!!
I am sleeping better now, having nearly no nightmares!
Because of ^^ this, it is MUCH easier to get out of bed in the morning
My complexion has improved even more since my last post (I’m on my way to flawless skin WHOOO)
I am much more energetic
I have more time to do the little things that I used to overlook – and LOVE waking up in a spotless house every morning almost every morning
I am generally a happier person, with more patience – something I have only found in the past few days, especially when tested by work or idiot drivers
I no longer have cravings at all to smoke – and can’t believe that I did for so long!!
My memory has improved even more – I am for the first time in years actually able to remember clients names and job details (I see a lot of people in my shop every day and could never keep up with who was who)
And one of the biggest positives is that I haven’t loaded the weight on, as I had when attempting to quit previously

There are so many more up sides – but I am on my lunch break and had better get back inside.
Hoping to add more later.

 

Peace 🙂

Katie x x

3 WEEKS!! The good and the bad

Today was both good and bad, and ill start with the bad – just so I can finish with the good 🙂

I called the psych I had the referral to, and he is booked out until March… I do understand that this is good for him, however I do not want to take sleeping pills until then.

Work – work at the moment has been unbelievably stressful. Between things not going to plan, and customers who are just so, so demanding – I thought about coming home and smoking at least half a dozen times.

Sleep – last night I had a dream that was bad..
Nowhere near as bad as the others lately -which is good- but bad nonetheless.
I hope this is some sort of sign that normality is on its way!!

The biggest negative of them all, was the fact that I continually (throughout the day) considered smoking when I got home from work – as that is how I have always, in the past, dealt with the added stress.
I am sure that this has a lot to do with my -unrealistic- expectations… And by that I mean I was sure by the 3 week mark that this wouldn’t be a consideration.
There have been a lot of things playing on my mind, that in the past wouldn’t.
For example – and I never considered bringing this up in a blog – I am most likely unable to have children…. I was given the odds of 1:1,000,000.
This has been playing on my mind a lot lately – and I didn’t connect it to smoking previously, but now realise that my smoking was just working as a numbing effect – helping me to block it out and not deal with it… Where as now I see more clearly – I understand that this is a massive hurdle (for me).
I also consider this a positive – in that I feel I am now ready to take on issues such as this head on, rather than to smoke myself stupid and forget about it l together…
POSITIVES;
I had a friend call me and ask for advice on the accounting program that she uses at her work – and that I am pretty familiar with, and I was actually able to talk her through it and reach a solution… Something that I wouldn’t have had the confidence to even attempt 3 weeks ago…
And she reached this solution and was extremely grateful for my input!!  – this made me feel a lot better!!

Despite all the temptations throughout the day I didn’t smoke when I got home – and it’s now 10.10pm my time and I’m about to go to bed – so that’s definitely a plus lol

I have made it to week 3!!
…to be honest, I did not see myself making it this far this easily – well it wasn’t easy, lets be honest – but I expected myself to fail by now… Probably just a coping mechanism…
I am alive…
I know this sounds silly, but after spending a bit of time on my Facebook news feed today, I realise that I am lucky just to be here.
Living is a privilege – not a right, and I understand what this means now.
I don’t have much more to add at the moment, but would like to thank both Joe and Richie again (I know, broken record) for giving me the confidence, strength and support to get where I am now!!
It’s all going to be easier from here on in!!!
Oh and one more shout out – to my other half Chris, without whom I would not have made it as far as I have so far!!!
Thank you all so much for your belief in me 🙂
– Katie
x x x

3 WEEKS!! The good and the bad

Today was both good and bad, and ill start with the bad – just so I can finish with the good 🙂

I called the psych I had the referral to, and he is booked out until March… I do understand that this is good for him, however I do not want to take sleeping pills until then.

Work – work at the moment has been unbelievably stressful. Between things not going to plan, and customers who are just so, so demanding – I thought about coming home and smoking at least half a dozen times.

Sleep – last night I had a dream that was bad..

Nowhere near as bad as the others lately -which is good- but bad nonetheless.

I hope this is some sort of sign that normality is on its way!!

The biggest negative of them all, was the fact that I continually (throughout the day) considered smoking when I got home from work – as that is how I have always, in the past, dealt with the added stress.

I am sure that this has a lot to do with my -unrealistic- expectations… And by that I mean I was sure by the 3 week mark that this wouldn’t be a consideration.

There have been a lot of things playing on my mind, that in the past wouldn’t.

For example – and I never considered bringing this up in a blog – I am most likely unable to have children…. I was given the odds of 1:1,000,000.

This has been playing on my mind a lot lately – and I didn’t connect it to smoking previously, but now realise that my smoking was just working as a numbing effect – helping me to block it out and not deal with it… Where as now I see more clearly – I understand that this is a massive hurdle (for me).

I also consider this a positive – in that I feel I am now ready to take on issues such as this head on, rather than to smoke myself stupid and forget about it l together…

POSITIVES;

I had a friend call me and ask for advice on the accounting program that she uses at her work – and that I am pretty familiar with, and I was actually able to talk her through it and reach a solution… Something that I wouldn’t have had the confidence to even attempt 3 weeks ago…

And she reached this solution and was extremely grateful for my input!!  – this made me feel a lot better!!

Despite all the temptations throughout the day I didn’t smoke when I got home – and it’s now 10.10pm my time and I’m about to go to bed – so that’s definitely a plus lol

I have made it to week 3!!

…to be honest, I did not see myself making it this far this easily – well it wasn’t easy, lets be honest – but I expected myself to fail by now… Probably just a coping mechanism…

I am alive…

I know this sounds silly, but after spending a bit of time on my Facebook news feed today, I realise that I am lucky just to be here.

Living is a privilege – not a right, and I understand what this means now.

I don’t have much more to add at the moment, but would like to thank both Joe and Richie again (I know, broken record) for giving me the confidence, strength and support to get where I am now!!

It’s all going to be easier from here on in!!!

Oh and one more shout out – to my other half Chris, without whom I would not have made it as far as I have so far!!!

Thank you all so much for your belief in me 🙂

– Katie

x x x
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