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November 7 2017

Not sure what to write today.......a little scared to write anything.........quit time was actually yesterday at 8am........24 hrs has been achieved........I hope that others who read this understand, we all have our different journeys for this....we all have our different stories.....we all have different minds, souls and beliefs........I do hope to help others one day in their journey (when I understand the journey myself) and do hope I will not judge their actions along their journey........

LisaMK

LisaMK

 

Uggghhhh, I Slipped

So, had a weak moment.......I slipped Friday eve.........not feeling very good about this AT ALL........start over? AGAIN! Never give up! Keep trying........

LisaMK

LisaMK

 

First Entry into Blog Oct 30 2017

So here is the funny part.......in my past attempts to quit, I had often thought about starting a blog or more like an online journal if you will.....so this is pretty darn cool I must say :D Destiny maybe?? Day 3 of not smoking........actually 36 hours as of 10:07am this morning......feeling pretty good, actually spectacular.....breathing is getting better and overall just plain feel good including my attitude. This can actually be a dangerous time for me as in the past, I have said to myself

LisaMK

LisaMK

 

Still going strong.. over 6 weeks

It's been awhile since my last post.. A Lot has happened..   I have been smoke and nicotine free for over a month!   I have been in a few social situations involving alcohol and people smoking (both triggers). I have made it through without issue. Big accomplishment for me.   I have been exercising regularly.. breathing is getting much easier.   My mind wonders ocassionally (couple of times per day) but a quick distraction or deep breath and any craving or thought about smoking goes aw

Jayhawk

Jayhawk

 

Anxious

I've tried quitting so many times. I'm so nervous about my approaching quit date. I'm 55 smoking since I was 17. I'm so tired of feeling crappy. I want to feel good. Any tips or advice I would so welcome ❤️

Wizmo

Wizmo

 

Day 1 - 24 of my quit

Hello I wanted to start this blog to capture my quit journey and staying nicotine free. For me this started 22-July (24 days ago)   I just had enough. I was tired of the coughing and having to plan my life around smoking breaks. In addition to being healthier, I wanted to a better role model for my kids. I didn't want to have to hide or lie about my addiction anymore.   For the most part I quit cold turkey.. I did use nicotine gum for the first couple of days. I stopped when I realized

Jayhawk

Jayhawk

 

crawling.

i feel like i am crawling right now, but soon i will be running!   so far what i am feeling is like i am going to rip my skin off still. i've also been feeling as if i am gritting my teeth throughout the day [even with gum in my mouth] or clinching my jaw together. i am wondering if that is something that is normal, which i'm sure it is.   today the husband and i went out for a bit and it was hard walking around shops with people outside of them smoking, not going to lie. i wanted to rip one

nervousnellie

nervousnellie

 

day one.

i am over the hump of my first day.....again.   i can honestly say that this is the third time i have tried to quit CT and i am hoping the saying rings true that third time's a charm! the first time i tried, i went about 22 hours and felt like i was going to rip my skin off and beat someone else with it. the second time i tried to quit was just this past week where i went 55 hours into my quit and gave up. no excuses, this was my doing and i know i need to do this the right way -- for my own s

nervousnellie

nervousnellie

 

My Little Trick

Today is the fourth day of my quit. I am just trying to keep track of my feeling for the first week. I'm told that the nicotine is now gone from my body and I have reached the peak withdrawal from it. I'm not sure what that means. If the nicotine is completely gone, why would I still be going through nicotine withdrawal which I'm told could last 3 months.   Lately I have been having urges to reach for a cigarette. I have decided that instead of trying to ignore it, I just tell myself th

Breathless57

Breathless57

 

Stomach issues got me down

Haven't written anything in a while about two months ago started having a weird pressure in my lower abdomen. Not like the pains I've had previously when my stomach acted up. Thankfully no where near that pain however this strange constant pressure hasn't let up. So far seen my regular doctor who rushed me off for a CT scan with contrast he was thinking a diverticulitis attach and that wasn't it sent me to my GI doctor who sent me off for a colonoscopy Well that shit was not fun I wasn't due for

Dee

Dee

 

Day 3

I attended my first community support class last night. We introduced ourselves and told why we wanted to quit smoking and why we are taking the class. It was interesting hearing everyone's story. I was concerned for a few people who stated how much they enjoy smoking. I think this will be really hard for them unless they start looking at it differently. I too enjoyed smoking but I know there is nothing enjoyable about what smoking does to you. Keeping those things in mind, I don't enjoy sm

Breathless57

Breathless57

 

Day 2

Well I am doing ok. I thought waking up without a cig would be bad but it's ok. I just keep having a positive attitude and it helps. I have removed any smoking stuff totally so there is no temptation. Also, started cleaning to keep busy and remove any lingering smoke smells. I have my first community support group class tonight. I am not sure what to expect there but I am keeping an open mind.

Breathless57

Breathless57

 

Today is the First Day

My quit date was originally last Friday and today is Tuesday, so I am already behind the ball. The reason I didn't start last Friday is because I was reading the EasyWay to Quit by Allen Carr and he said to keep smoking until I finished the entire book. Also, I have joined a community quit smoking group which meets tomorrow night. I guess it meets once a week and you can continue as long as you want.   So I just finished my last cigarette and I am looking forward to starting my new life.

Breathless57

Breathless57

 

Day 4

8am. So i hope i dont have to start over again because of my slip yeaterday. Y was i thinking so stupidly. More importantly, y was my boyfriend being stupid? He had almost a month of not smoking, and he gave away his quit for somewhere around 3 cigarettes from what i counted, provably more after i left. And he knew i was on my 3rd day, it seemed dickish of him to just leave me inside and go smoke with his friends. Im boiling with anger. But fr me at least it is a new day, i cant let all of

Kellemae

Kellemae

 

Quitting.. Again!

Ok, so I picked up my Chantix today! I'm ready! I quit about 10 years ago, after using patches for about a week! Unfortunately, I started back 3 months shy of 3 years!! So here I go again!   I'm dedicated... problem is -> my boyfriend smokes 2-3 packs a day.. he's had a box of Chantix (that he's not yet used) for a year!!! He also drinks pretty heavily, so I'm just going to have to change my routine around him! I'm only a social drinker, and declined his offers to have a beer, today!! (Go

flynurse33

flynurse33

 

Day 3- pain and refusal of suffering

7am up bright and early.... oww, cant move.... curse that physical trainer, im in pain, i got out of bed like im 80 yrs old. Took the dog outside, cant do stairs cuz my quads hurt from 30 squats.... ugh... ahh ha theres the purple monster in my head laughing at me and my pain.... he says he can take my pain away for 1 cigatette..... no thanks dude iv made it this far just fine.   11 am cooking forever it seems, made 3 complete meals because i want to eat better. And honestly it takes my min

Kellemae

Kellemae

 

Day 2- learning how to tame the monster

hours 1- 9 Sleeping 8:22AM I woke up and looked around, hey I'm still alive. Took one look at the clock, "crap I need to be at the gym at 8:30" ran out the house, did not brush my hair or take the dog out, "shit i wont be too long". Got to the gym and realized I did not have a craving yet.... probably because the trigger is taking the dog out. "huh that's interesting"   hour 11: 10:00AM- Got home, still no craving, took the dog out, still no craving. had a protein shake, sma

Kellemae

Kellemae

 

Day 1

Hour 1-9: easy.... I was asleep through this part. Hour 10: 8AM I woke up and had the usual morning craving when I took my dog out for a walk, I actually went around the block instead of sitting on the step to have a smoke. Hour 12: 10AM cravings getting a little more intense now, but I read alot of information online about nicotine and what it really actually does to your body.   Hour 15: 1pm Had to go to the school for a program planning session, I had major road rage on the way

Kellemae

Kellemae

 

Weapons for the fight

I have been reading many excellent posts here, with a view to gathering weapons for the fight.   Here is what I have found so far :   1. Use NOPE one day at a time. Personally, I have never managed to kick any addiction by saying "Never again". One day at a time does it for me. The days turn into weeks, the weeks into months and the months into years. I know some people can make up their mind to not smoke and that does it. But I know myself well enough to know that my own brain is not that p

georgen

georgen

 

So here I am, day 2

Here I am. Day 2 and I'm not gonna blow myself up. Just gonna write where I bump into, what triggers me, what helps.... etc.   I've found a big trigger. Which was already mentioned... Coffee, in my case too much coffee - I get all sparkly and hyper and my cravings become more intense. So - luckily I use instant coffee - I'm gonna be careful how strong I'm gonna make my coffee.   I'm gonna quit the friggin gum (not NRT gum I quit CT) because my stomach is killing me. Ugh. I felt like chewin

Evelyn

Evelyn

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