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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

 

wordpress business plan was a waste of my time and money

Creative Commons License onthemark by quitsmokingsupportcommunity (qssc) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.   A special thanks to Pearlie for reaching out and being Pearlie. so i was doing totally the wrong thing yesterday wasting hundreds of dollars and not getting anywhere except an incomprehensible website about bbpress   i defnitely do not recommend the wordpress business plan to do what i am trying to accomplish. So I c

onthemark

onthemark

 

creative commons noncommercial-sharealike onthemark quitsmokingsupportcommunity

CREATIVE COMMONS LIC   onthemark by quitsmokingsupportcommunity (qssc) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.   this is the worldwide license for onthemark. there's a detailed discussion on the landscape of copyright and online forums in the private room "off the record". Make 20 posts here and you can read and contribute!   the website quitsmokingandcancer.com is under construction at the moment... please see my profile here if

onthemark

onthemark

 

do i know what my legal rights and responsibilities are

I was planning to post here, but before getting access I had to check a box that says I have understood my rights and responsbilities, or something to that effect...   for instance not to post anything here whose copyright does not belong to me.. that is clear enough   but do I own the copyright of all the material i post here?   what does that entail. Do I have the right to store a copy only, or do I have the right to post it elsewhere as well.   also what does it mean to 'add a block'

onthemark

onthemark

 

Inspiring Weekend.

Well it seems like I have been waiting for ever and finally the training has begun to become a Eucharistic Minister. What an exciting Sat. afternoon. I get to St. Agnes and realize WOW the parking lot is full. I sign in and grab a seat the priests and people in attendance were so interesting and inspiring. Next training will be for the homebound and nursing homes. This will mean so much as then when I visit with Granny and they need extra EM I will be able to provide this. I was kinda disappoin

Dee

Dee

 

Thinking

The weather is finally getting nice it so strange trying to stay in the mind set of being a non-smoker. The warm weather makes the urge greater. Sat I spent the day exhausting myself with the thought that physical exhaustion would help. But it is strange the smokes I still miss the most are the ones when I have physically exhausted myself with exercise./activities/ cleaning or errands. I wonder how long before my brain will be re-trained for those moments. I haven't written much in these blogs.

Dee

Dee

 

The Legend

"My brother's wife's cousin's girlfriend's second uncle twice removed smoked four packs a day from the time he was seven and died of natural causes in his sleep at 95, right after he ran two back-to back-marathons with a lit cigarette dangling from his lips."   "My great-great-great-grandfather smoked all his life and never even got a cold. Not once. In fact, I think he's still alive! Smoke 'em if you got 'em!"   "My grandmother's best friend's mother lived to 102; ate only junk food, smoked

PixelSketch

PixelSketch

 

Scaffolding

Mr. Pixel quit smoking at the same time as I did. He was a little more of a casual smoker, and so far, the effects of quitting haven't hit him hard, at least physically. His Hell Week was just a normal week.   Once Week Two, aka Heck Week, rolled around, I was up and around, and ready to start rejoining the living again. I knew that it would be an adjustment to get back to my usual routines without a smoke at hand. I was prepared for that. I knew my brain would need to relearn a few things, an

PixelSketch

PixelSketch

 

Scratch that Itch

Sadly, that's not a euphemism for anything fun. -_-   At the end of Day 3, and leading up into Day 6, I was itchy. Actually, literally, physically...itchy. It actually makes me itchy now, just thinking about it. :o   My upper chest, neck, face, especially around the jaw, and head came down with a serious case of THE ITCHES. It came out of the blue, it was sudden, and it was really annoying. Like dealing with multiple mosquito bites.   There were no bites, no bumps and not even a hint of

PixelSketch

PixelSketch

 

Hell Week Surprise

I was scared of Hell Week. I prepared myself as best I could. I took the week off. I stocked up on junk food, thinking I'd probably just eat my way through my first week.   I expected to be gorging on cookies, chips, chocolate - anything and everything that was probably not great for me in abnormally large doses. As long as it kept me from smoking, I was ok with it, figuring I could always ramp up my workouts when I was ready.   I was right about one thing. I ate. Though eating is probably

PixelSketch

PixelSketch

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