Post # 1
FI and I have come up with what our wedding budget will be. Now its not a massive budget but it is workable, We have both agreed we still want to enjoy the time before and after the wedding and refuse to go into debt for it, so we will only have what we have already saved and what we can save in the meantime.
Now typically of me everything I look at will send me over this budget. I don’t really want to push the wedding back so we can get more money together.
So I have decided after 17 years I am going to quit smoking! This alone will double the budget will obviously be great for my health too. I know smoking is frowned upon nowdays but I’m a smoker have been a long time. FI is going to faint when I tell him this evening.
My problem is I have tried and failed countless times!
Encouragement welcome 🙂
I can do this, I will do this, I need to do this :)))))
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
angiedoll: YOU CAN DO IT!!!! it will be one of the hardest things you will do but you CAN do it!!! Think of all the money you will save and how much your health will improve!
Post # 3
Good for you! You can totally do it! Just take it one day, one hour, one minute at a time. You got this!
Post # 4
Good for you! You can do it; you only have good things to gain! 🙂
Post # 5
YEAH!!! My sister, after smoking for 25 years, finally quit for good. Well, she uses an ecigarette, which helps her. But you can do this!
When you go off the rails, beyond staying strong, stay SMART. Do research on the effects of quitting physiologically. Remember the physical cravings don’t last long, the rest is all in your head.
Post # 6
angiedoll: Congratulations on making the decision to quit!!
I’m patiently waiting for my hubby to (hopefully) decide the same, but I know I can’t force him and he’ll be ready when he’s ready.
I hear that the book Alan Carr “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” can be really helpful, but I’m not a smoker, so I’m sure others who have successfully quit will be able to share some good tips.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
You will be so so so happy you made this decision! It might not be easy, but you have such a good financial motivator! I love it!
Post # 9
I don’t have any specific advice on conquering the goal, but you can do it! Anything worth having in life is going to be hard work, this included. But you can succeed if you truly want all of the rewarding things that will come with meeting this goal. (Most importantly increased good health!)
Post # 10
Congrats! It sounds like you really want to do this, maybe even are excited for it! I think that’ll help hugely with your ability to quit. 🙂
Post # 11
Congratulations for making this decision, and I wish you all the best! I used to counsel people trying to quit smoking, and one thing that helped many of them was to announce their quit date to others…it helped them to be accountable and to think twice before giving in to a craving.
Another helpful tip is to figure out your smoking triggers…e.g, if you smoke when you drink coffee in the morning, try to change up that habit as well, by maybe having tea, for example, or drinking coffee inside where you’re not able to smoke, etc. Or if you smoke while in traffic, try to find other things to distract yourself….singing a favorite song, etc. Part of the psychological craving comes from these classically conditioned associations (like “when I drink coffee, I also have a cigarette, so now I’m craving one.”)
And of course, reminding yourself of all the reasons you are quitting! Good luck!!!
Post # 12
thanks Ladies, FI will be over the moon too, he quit almost 2 years ago
Post # 13
angiedoll: Good for you!!! A ton of my colleagues and friends have quit smoking this year and all are doing well. I think 2014 is the YEAR for dumping old habits. You can do it!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017
I’m cheering for you!! Doubling your budget as well as being able to spend more years with your future husband should be motivation enough!!!