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5th day already? I missed day 4

Amazing weekend- no issues. Maybe 4 pieces of Nicorette for each day not bad. I can't believe it is Sunday night already and I haven't smoked in 5 days. There is the occasional thought but it disappears as quick as it comes.   I am happy. Very short 5th day entry sorry I still have to put dinner away and clean up before bed.

Amy

Amy

 

my first blog

ok Im a bit of a goof ball this is true I dont take life too serious but I dont take it for granted either - thats why I quit - finding you guys has been a game changer for me and I just wanted you to know whats going on behind the scenes   I have spent the best part of 4 months with you guys and it has changed my life and you are a massive part of that and I feel I can share this with you.     Some may wonder why I spend quite a bit of time on here and I will tell you, i am a live in care

Tink

Tink

 

My Journey

I've used every excuse I can think of to not quit.   "It's not the right time... I am so stressed! You have no idea."   "I like smoking. Why would I give that up? I'm never going to quit!"   "When I'm stressed, I NEED a cigarette. It really does help calm my nerves."   I'm glad I smartened the heck up after only smoking for about 5 or 6 years; I am so glad I quit while I was young.   Funnily enough, I was very much against smoking growing up. Both of my parents smoked (heavily) and I

Leanna

Leanna

 

About me and my start

I am a 50 year old man. I started smoking somewhere around 13 or 14 and was a regular smoker by the age of 16. The only time I quit smoking was when I was 18 and in the USMC bootcamp. That was in 1982.   On Jan 2, 2012, I gave my first thoughts to quitting smoking. I googled quitting, and soon found my way over to whyquit.com. I read, I Read, I READ, and then I R E A D some more. At first, I hated that site. I hated what it was telling me about what I was doing, why I was doing it, and

IamDoingIt

IamDoingIt

 

3rd Day

Good Morning Everyone   Day 3 has arrived and I still feel on top of the world. I have a feeling of Euphoria. I have tried to quit before many times and it was never like this. For the first time my eyes are wide open and I am doing this no matter what.   I am at work again and just ordered breakfast to get delivered (pork roll egg and cheese) not the healthiest but I am hungry oh orange juice to go with that. I already had two glasses of water and I am going for a third.   There are

Amy

Amy

 

easy peasy?

160 days. 5 months...1 week...2 days. Did I ever smoked...? Was all of that just a dream...? When I stop and think about when I smoked it feels like some distant memory... as if maybe it happened or maybe it was a dream... I dont know. That's what it feels like now. The other day I was watching someone smoke very closely. I was intrigued. Not because I wanted one but because I was seriously interested in what was happening before me. I started thinking to myself and imagining smoking... do I rem

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

2nd day

I am so happy today I feel on top of the world. I am wondering how many weeks until my cough goes away and I get some energy back. Time will tell. Last night was different- I did not sit on the couch and watch the news or a movie and smoke 10 cigarettes. Two pieces of gum last night 1 around 6 pm and 1 around 9pm so yesterday I had a total of 4 pieces of Nicorette. So I am not nicotine free but I am not filling my lungs with poison. I went to be really early 9:30 which is okay. I feel reste

Amy

Amy

 

October until now

I have a video of my mom that I watch over and over again. It's only about 56 seconds long or so, but means the world to me. I always fear I'm going to forget her -- her voice, smile, laugh. I don't want to forget her. Even though she's not here with me physically, I use the memories I have of her to help me through. I want to believe she's still here with me, watching over me.   These last 6 months have been difficult. I lost my mom in October 2013 from a heart attack. She was 59 and had bee

Leanna

Leanna

 

Friends, just random people you meet who can make a difference

This might be 'just an online forum', but today many have shown me they are more then online friends. Behind a screen yes, but without judgmental views or misunderstanding. They might not grasp all of me, but they accept me.   This is one of the rarest forums where I've encounters such a thing.   People judge you, how you dress, if you're fat or to thin, if you're on drugs.   Instead of an 'get over it' respond, I received so many supportive replies when hit rock bottom today. Peptalk yes,

Evelyn

Evelyn

 

03/15/2014

Mar-15-2014     I went to the mall and spent maybe too much money. I was thinking maybe I should put some stuff back. Then I opened my quit smoking app and saw that I've saved 670 dollars in the past 4.5 months. The voice in my head then said "nah girl, you're cool. You do your thing." ...and then I picked up a 20 dollar tube of mascara. Why? Because I deserved it, that's why.

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

03/12/2014

Mar-12-2014   Hello all! It's been a while. I feel bad for not being on here more frequently seeing as how I've turned to this place a couple times for support and then got busy or preoccupied and disappeared. I am still grateful for finding this place. I used this place a lot in the very beginning because it was really nice seeing and reading about people going through the same experience. Then I realized that quitting was so much easier than I thought it was going to be. And the more

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

12/19/2013 - 01/24/2014

Dec-19-2013     Sh** really strong trigger. So I know in one of my original posts I said I took a huge paycut to get into a department of my company that I wanted a certain position in and that I really couldn't afford it. Well finally a position I really want and really need came open and I have an interview tomorrow at 1pm. I found out yesterday morning. Was fine trigger wise all yesterday, I'm assuming because I was excited. But then I couldn't sleep last night. I'm running on a few hours

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/28/2013

Nov-28-2013   Tomorrow will be 4 weeks for me. I can't believe it. I've never wanted to quit before. I played with it a few years ago for 24 hours to see what would happen with nicorette but it just didn't seem worth it and I did not want to quit. Like anyone else I never wanted to become a smoker...never sat down and decided I was going to become a pack or so a day smoker. One day I just woke up and realized I was and sighed a little and just accepted it. Any time Id even fathom the ide

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/26/2013

Nov-26-2013   I never believed anyone that after you quit you have dreams about smoking. However, last night I had the strangest dreams. there were two murders I was witness too and the last one was right before I woke up and was extremely brutal what was happening. Normally this stuff will wake me up, so weird. but in the middle of the two I had a dream I was at work, I believe, and i was trying to get someone to give me a cigarette...someone I didnt know, because I was quit in my dream an

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/24/2013

Nov-24-2013     So I feel good. I made it into week three and it's been easier than I imagined, as I have said. I still am waiting for my car so I can't drive to my trail I have to run the loop around my complex, but for some reason my ankles prefer my trail to the concrete sidewalk I suppose. Either way I got a little run in. I hate winter and really need to invest in some winter running clothing.   Today I found myself bored. Not really wanting a cigarette but thinking how it would help

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/23/2013

Nov-23-2013   Yay 21 days. The amount of days one of my good friends said I could not make it and would fail. I just love shoving that in their know-it-all-face. Feels so good. The funny thing is I was off today so didn't really get to rub it in but yesterday when i worked half a day I did mention that tomorrow (today) was 21 days. and They said that they were proud of me and shocked that I did it. I told them it was easier than I thought it would be (which I kind of felt bad seeing as h

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/17/2013

Nov-17-2013   Being stuck in not having the option to leave and go somewhere makes me feel so confined. Maybe I want to go to the store....maybe I want to go see a friend...maybe I want to go visit a family member. But I am stuck here because I wrecked my car and this is my only option. sitting here...finding things to do here....which is probably what I would have done anyway but knowing that I cant makes me want to go out and do anything and everything and it tortures me more knowing that

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/16/2013

Nov-16-2013   Today, an extreme stressor happened. It was completely my fault. I was turning left and got a text and looked down at the screen to see what it said. Which is obviously a big no-no. as I started turning is when I was looking at it and I made way too wide of a turn and ran up the small curb and knocked out a fire hydrant. completely jacked up the the front right of my vehicle...popped my tire messed up the wheel. And, for the first time had an air bag deployed in my face. w

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/14/2013

Nov-14-2013     Tomorrow is two weeks not smoking and then one week until my skeptical friend (who was unsupportive on the beginning) owes me lunch. Just lunch from the restaurant in work but still it's a victory over the know-it-all so I'll take it.   I never would have imagined id ever make it this far let alone want to quit. I am also shocked at how it wasn't like pulling teeth which is how I imagined. I thought it would be excruciating to ever not smoke and completely impossible. So I a

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/13/2013

Nov-13-2013     theres a gas station right up my road, so obviously that is where I would always get my cigarettes from. Ive lived at this place for three years almost so they know me pretty well...plus I have worked right by there for about 5 years. Usually when I walk in I go grab a water and a granola bar and by the time I'm at the counter they are already ringing up two packs of the cigarettes I used to smoke. I havent gone in there as much as I normally did, since I used to go almost

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/08/2013

Nov-8-2013   Seven days. I know to so many on here it doesnt seem like much. To me it seems crazy. It use to seem unimaginable. I've noticed some things. I always thought if I ever tried to quit that the entire time I was going to be wanting one...thinking about one....obsessing. I thought that would be every second of every day. It sounded like misery. When I quit on November 1st I coincidentally had gotten sick and so it made it easier because eh cigarettes arent that good when you ha

leahcaR

leahcaR

 

11/06/2013 2

Nov-6-2013     I grew up in a house where no one smoked. I was never around it. Then I got to high school, got a job and I remember a great friend that was a few years older than I was a pack a day smoker. I thought she was pretty cool and we always had so much fun. She never asked me to smoke, I wasn't even of legal age at the time. I didn't want to...I just remember in the back of my mind thinking it made her look cool the way she told funny stories while puffing on a cigarette. Then one da

leahcaR

leahcaR

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