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9 months quit today! Yippeeeeee!

Thursday, November 06, 2008




Here are this month's stats:-
9months 07 hours 13 minutes smoke-free
4,111 cigs not smoked
1,531.35 saved
2 weeks 06 hours 35 minutes of my life saved

I'm soooooo delighted with my quit!

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MIZM20 11/16/2008 9:48PM

    Yay!!! I can't believe it's been 9 months! You know whats crazy, it's been one yr. and 9 mths. for me. Wow what a small world huh? Oh, maybe it was 2-2. Oh well, very close!
Congrats and keep up the good work!!!!!!

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TEENYA20 11/8/2008 1:20PM

    AWESOME!!!!! What a huge accomplishment (and savings)! Reward yourself - in a good way of course, you deserve it!

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ARTMISTRESS78 11/7/2008 2:26PM

    congrats! congrats! what a great thing for your health and your wallet! keep up the good work!

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SQUIRTZIE 11/6/2008 9:39PM

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What are you planning on doing with the money you save?

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CHERI13 11/6/2008 11:14AM

    You have every reason to be delighted with your quit and yourself, you ROCK! emoticon

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SINCERELYSUSAN2 11/6/2008 11:05AM

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Way To Go, Maria!! Be Proud and Loud!!

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SKISINCO 11/6/2008 10:07AM

    You rock Maria! Happy 9 month quitaversary! Hope you do a little something to celebrate!

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8 months quit today!

Monday, October 06, 2008



Time Smoke-Free: 8 months
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 3,650
Lifetime Saved: 1w 5d 16 hrs 10 mins
Money Saved: 1,359.63

YIPPEEEEEEE!!!


  
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JULESGL 10/17/2008 5:38PM

    How WONDERFUL! It's hard, but you are doing SO SUPER! Keep up the great work and thank you for encouraging me to get after my own bad habits. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEENYA20 10/8/2008 10:13AM

    you ROCK!!!!!! BTW, did your employer go for the 4 days a week with Friday's off?

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TERRIFICLYFIT 10/6/2008 12:58PM

    Seriously, that's something to be super proud of! Keep rockin'!!

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SINCERELYSUSAN2 10/6/2008 12:16PM

    emoticonMaria!! You Rock!! Be Proud! Stay Strong! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Recession

Wednesday, October 01, 2008



Doom and gloom....Our company announced yesterday that everyone has to take a 20% pay-cut, starting next week.

I offered to do a 4-day week with Fridays off, so I can keep my options open and try to get a second job for Fri/Sat.

My budget & savings plan will have to be looked at later.

Hopefully this will just be short-term. Fingers crossed everyone.

Recession, recession, recession...

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SQUIRTZIE 10/1/2008 8:50PM

    Ouch!! That is really going to hurt your way of living. Hope you can get a second job for a while.

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SKISINCO 10/1/2008 2:28PM

    Ugh, looks like things are tough all over. Hope things work out to your benefit.

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Just when I'm getting myself organised!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Right so - the house is nearly signed over to me, my new lodger is installed nicely, I'm starting to get back on track with my healthy eating and finances.... all seemed to be well in my little bubble.

Eddie and I went for a 60-min walk after dinner last night (nice and healthy!!) and we got home to find water pouring down from my ceiling onto my dining room table. And I mean pouring! The screaming and cursing was something else. I ran upstairs to the bathroom and there were 2 inches of water on the floor. I flushed the loo and used every towel in the house to mop the water up but couldn't find where the leak had come from. Eddie finally figured it out. The overflow pipe of the toilet cistern wasn't connected to anything anywhere (oops!) and the ballcock had got stuck after the last flush, so the cistern was filling and filling and filling and the water had to go somewhere.... You get the picture. The bathroom floorboards are swollen from the water, the downstairs ceiling is cracked. I COULD go and a nervo but there's no point. It's only water damage. The rooms will dry out soon hopefully. I've been googling all morning and I now know that the overflow pipe needs to be connected to an external outlet for that very reason. Now I need a plumber... THE ONLY SILVER LINING IN THAT CLOUD IS THAT IT WAS *CLEAN* WATER. The thought of the alternative is making my stomach turn!!

Never a dull moment. Though I must say I fancied a cig after all the water was mopped up. Just for that one fleeting moment....

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JULESGL 9/24/2008 5:12PM

    And you avoided the cig? GOOD FOR YOU! I'm so sorry it was pouring down like that - ick ick ick

Take care and I'll be praying that a fantastic, inexpensive plumber comes to your rescue!

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7 months and 3 days smoke-free!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Time Smoke-Free: 7 months, 3 days, 11 hours, 21 mins
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 3245
Lifetime Saved: 1 week 3 days 6 hrs 25 mins
Money Saved: 1,208.76

  
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AMYISSUCCEEDING 9/16/2008 11:57PM

    Congratulations Maria! I am very proud of you.

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SKISINCO 9/10/2008 3:56PM

    WTG Maria, now that is owning your quit! =)

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CHERI13 9/10/2008 8:11AM

    Way to go my favorite Quit Buddy!!

Welcome back from vaca!! I hope you had a wonderful time!

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CATLADY523 9/9/2008 11:47AM

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YOU GO, GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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