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October 16, 2012 6:57 AM
Firstly, sorry if you are looking for pictures of a body after quitting smoking, you won't find one here....

I've now been smoke free for 40 weeks, every week I have been putting £50 into a clear jar, as motivation to keep going and show me just how much money I used to throw away (or should I say burn).

Well here is the result:

£2,000

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To put this in perspective for those that are not in the UK this is the equivalent of:

$3,225 USD
€2,470 Euro's
$3,137 AUD
$3,177 CAD
$1,167,181 Zimbawean Dollars

I can't imagine ever burning 2 grand but used to do that regularly.

The biggest task is now to work out what to spend this on, the saving will never stop though, so this pile will just keep growing :D
Edited by goonas On October 16, 2012 6:59 AM
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October 16, 2012 6:59 AM
Its amazing when you put it in perspective like that!
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October 16, 2012 6:59 AM
Oh wow!!! Kudos to you--definitely gon' share this with my fiance
October 16, 2012 7:01 AM
congratulations!! so so happy for you! i am 10 weeks for me :)
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October 16, 2012 7:02 AM
Well done you, that's something to be really proud of.

As an ex-smoker I know how difficult giving up is. I felt like I had lost my best friend but over time it got easier and now I have been smoke free for over 5 years.

As to what to spend the money on? How about a new whistle & flute to show of your new physique.
October 16, 2012 7:06 AM
Thanks for sharing. My husband and I did the same thing last year when we quit. Amazing how the money adds up. We slipped and are now starting over. Seems a lot tougher this time, but you reminded me of one of the many benefits of quitting.
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October 16, 2012 7:08 AM
Wow actually seeing what we do with our money when smoking 'burn it' hopefully will give people the motivation to quit! I'm smoke free for 15 months and counting :) Thanks for sharing!
October 16, 2012 7:09 AM
i have quit smoking for 2 years 5 months and 3 wks ..so far...I have a ticker on my home computer that tells me how much I have saved...Although its not in a jar, it is over $3500 US Dollars. I do have money for vacations now...so I am happy about that. And I feel so good that I have incorporated jogging into my walks...Two and a 1/2 years ago that was impossible.
October 16, 2012 7:29 AM
Wow! SO after 16 years, 6 months and 13 days I owe myself ...er... Oh?

£43,000 - probably a bit less

Okay - let's say £40,000

Hmmm? I wonder what my wife spent it on?
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October 16, 2012 7:33 AM
Great motivation! Go on a vacation! tongue
October 16, 2012 7:35 AM
This is only after 40 weeks, not even a year!!
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October 16, 2012 7:38 AM
QUOTE:

Well done you, that's something to be really proud of.

As an ex-smoker I know how difficult giving up is. I felt like I had lost my best friend but over time it got easier and now I have been smoke free for over 5 years.

As to what to spend the money on? How about a new whistle & flute to show of your new physique.


I don't feel like I ever want to start the habit again, one of my kids said to me a couple of weeks ago "I can't imagine you smoking now"

Suit is a great idea, I think a lot of this will end up on new clothes too :)
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October 16, 2012 7:47 AM
This is what always kept me from smoking. I couldn't help but do the math, and I'm far too cheap to go down that road.
October 16, 2012 7:54 AM
Great job! I think some nice new threads or a vacation is definitely in order!
October 16, 2012 9:51 AM
Thank you for the positive comments, I hope others see the positives from quitting smoking !
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October 16, 2012 9:53 AM
Good for you! That's amazing! I should have done something like that when I quit smoking.
October 16, 2012 9:54 AM
I hope to quit by Christmas. Thanks for this post!
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October 16, 2012 9:57 AM
QUOTE:

I hope to quit by Christmas. Thanks for this post!


Do it today, do it now!
There are what 10 weeks to Xmas - if you spend 50 pounds a week on cigarettes, who could do with an extra 500 pounds around Xmas??
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October 16, 2012 9:57 AM
Congratulations on quitting. So happy to hear this, I can't tell you how many people I've cared for with chronic health problems as a result of smoking.

You just saved your own life, and improved the quality of it. Nicotine is so addicting, and very, very difficult to quit. Have you decided what you're going to do with the money?
October 16, 2012 10:01 AM
I'm on day 17. This post is some great motivation.
"16 days, 4 hours, 27 seconds smoke free.
598 cigarettes not smoked.
$118.40 and 4 days, 13 hours of your life saved."

I'm doing cold turkey. how did you quit?
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October 16, 2012 10:01 AM
QUOTE:

Congratulations on quitting. So happy to hear this, I can't tell you how many people I've cared for with chronic health problems as a result of smoking.

You just saved your own life, and improved the quality of it. Nicotine is so addicting, and very, very difficult to quit. Have you decided what you're going to do with the money?


Thanks.
I will say I don't think Nicotine is an addictive substance, its the habit of smoking people are addicted to.
I don't know, some clothes - but the key is - this is NOT the end of the saving, I am going to continue putting the money away, so it will keep building up.
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October 16, 2012 10:03 AM
QUOTE:

I'm on day 17. This post is some great motivation.
"16 days, 4 hours, 27 seconds smoke free.
598 cigarettes not smoked.
$118.40 and 4 days, 13 hours of your life saved."

I'm doing cold turkey. how did you quit?


I used hypnotherapy, but in reality I don't think I needed it because I really wanted to quit - I think it just gave me the opportunity to continue being positive and forcing me to quit.

I've been using the iQuit app too - its a great tool.
Edited by goonas On October 16, 2012 10:04 AM
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October 16, 2012 10:04 AM
Day 2 for me..Its not as hard as I expected...just following the mantra "Never take another puff"
October 16, 2012 10:34 AM
QUOTE:

I used hypnotherapy, but in reality I don't think I needed it because I really wanted to quit - I think it just gave me the opportunity to continue being positive and forcing me to quit.

I've been using the iQuit app too - its a great tool.


Its funny, I tried hypnotherapy 5 or 6 years ago.. didn't help at all. I've used everything. chamtix, gums, patches, ecigs, everything.. always failed. This quit was because i felt empowered after the weight loss. Good on ya man!

QUOTE:

Day 2 for me..Its not as hard as I expected...just following the mantra "Never take another puff"


Keep it up! You'll have nicotine in ya for another day or so.. Then it'll get a little tougher..but you got this!
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October 16, 2012 10:46 AM
QUOTE:


Its funny, I tried hypnotherapy 5 or 6 years ago.. didn't help at all. I've used everything. chamtix, gums, patches, ecigs, everything.. always failed. This quit was because i felt empowered after the weight loss. Good on ya man!



I quit cold turkey for 6 months a few years back, so knew I could do it, so I think the hypno just enforced it home to me. Never tried Nictone Replacement, I've seen close family and friends try with these but they never worked long term.
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