Jump to content


Photo

SOS


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#1 Lyn4Life

Lyn4Life

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 125 posts
  • LocationQueensland Australia
  • Quit Date:14/06/2017

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:02 AM

Oh I'm finding it so hard right now :(
I want one more cig
The thoughts are consuming me
I know I can't have one and will do everything I can to stop thinking about it !!!
How long does it take to get to the point where you don't want one and don't think about it...3 months???

#2 Jenny

Jenny

    Versed Member

  • Moderators
  • 4221 posts
  • Quit Date:05/24/2012

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:10 AM

I can promise that you will get to a place where smoking is no longer an issue.  It's a slow process though.  Smoking was such a huge part of our lives that it takes some time for our brains to wrap around life without it.  

 

What can you do to try to keep from smoking today?  Go for a walk, take a shower, have a cold glass of water?  Anything but smoke.  Someone told me once that a craving will go away whether I smoke or not.  It's true.  It will pass.


  • bakon likes this

1337821201_25_1_USD_7_bluesec.png

 

 


 


#3 Jenny

Jenny

    Versed Member

  • Moderators
  • 4221 posts
  • Quit Date:05/24/2012

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:25 AM

What made you want to quit smoking? 

 

I cried for several months when I first quit.  It was horrible.  I didn't think I could do it, but my friends here told me I could. YOU can too!  Freedom is so awesome!   

 

Today I took my daughter and her friend swimming.  Before I quit this would have been stressful because I would not be able to smoke.  I would have tried to find a place to hide to get a few puffs in.  That was no life.  Always wanting to get my fix.  At the expense of living my life.  


1337821201_25_1_USD_7_bluesec.png

 

 


 


#4 Lyn4Life

Lyn4Life

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 125 posts
  • LocationQueensland Australia
  • Quit Date:14/06/2017

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:25 AM

Thank you Jenny

#5 Jenny

Jenny

    Versed Member

  • Moderators
  • 4221 posts
  • Quit Date:05/24/2012

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:28 AM

It gets better, it really does.  The time frame is different for everyone but you will get there.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.  I promise you that.


1337821201_25_1_USD_7_bluesec.png

 

 


 


#6 Lyn4Life

Lyn4Life

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 125 posts
  • LocationQueensland Australia
  • Quit Date:14/06/2017

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:28 AM

Yes, I've done lots of crying :(

Your comments have helped Jenny

#7 PeaceTrain

PeaceTrain

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 645 posts
  • Quit Date:5/20/17

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:38 AM

Help, just remember that the only way that feeling is going to go away permanently is if you DON'T smoke. If you give in, you'll be starting the addiction cycle all over again and no long after that, you'll be desperate for another one. Maybe it would be helpful to listen to some of the Joel videos in the library or maybe it would be better to focus on something else- taking a bath or a walk or something. You'll know what's best. Most importantly, don't forget your commitment to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF! It's the only road to freedom. You can do this!!!!
  • bakon likes this

1495279801_5_1_USD_7_white.png

 

 


#8 Jenny

Jenny

    Versed Member

  • Moderators
  • 4221 posts
  • Quit Date:05/24/2012

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:42 AM

I bumped a post for you in Quit smoking discussions.  I found the video very helpful.  There are lots of Joels videos there as well.  


1337821201_25_1_USD_7_bluesec.png

 

 


 


#9 Lyn4Life

Lyn4Life

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 125 posts
  • LocationQueensland Australia
  • Quit Date:14/06/2017

Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:04 AM

Not I really don't want to start the addiction cycle over and over again.

#10 PeaceTrain

PeaceTrain

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 645 posts
  • Quit Date:5/20/17

Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:08 AM

Stay strong, help! Rooting for you!!!
  • Dee likes this

1495279801_5_1_USD_7_white.png

 

 


#11 Lyn4Life

Lyn4Life

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 125 posts
  • LocationQueensland Australia
  • Quit Date:14/06/2017

Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:27 AM

Thank you for your help

#12 Pearlie

Pearlie

    Pearl

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 516 posts
  • LocationOhio
  • Quit Date:June 13, 2016

Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:51 AM

Help, you are very early in your quit.  It takes some time before you go long periods of time without thinking of smoking.  However, it should get a little easier each month.  Hang in there!  You're doing great and easier days will be here before you know it!!!   :)


  • bakon and Dee like this

1465794001_25_1_USD_5_black.png


#13 Doreensfree

Doreensfree

    Grand Mammy

  • Moderators
  • 14709 posts

Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:33 AM

I was once told H...it's OK to wobble... Just make sure you don't fall over...
I smoked 5 decades..so quitting was never going to be a walk in the park..it does get easier ..but this can be different for each person..
Don't over think.....take it steady..one minute at a time if need be...
Do anything...kick,scream..sing at the top of your voice..just don't smoke..
Your stronger than you think..your winning your battles..soon enough the war will be won...
  • bakon and Dee like this

1375851601_20_1_GBP_6_pink.png
  
 
 
doreen41.gif


#14 Jenny

Jenny

    Versed Member

  • Moderators
  • 4221 posts
  • Quit Date:05/24/2012

Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:57 PM

I hope you're doing better Help.  Let us know how you are when you can.  


1337821201_25_1_USD_7_bluesec.png

 

 


 


#15 babs609

babs609

    happy quitter

  • Moderators
  • 5116 posts
  • LocationNJ, USA
  • Quit Date:07/13/2012

Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:31 PM

how are you today?


1342198801_20_1_USD_8_black.png

Sure, you might want that one cigarette....but do you want the thousands that follow?  There is no such thing as 1 cigarette..not for me, not for you


#16 Reciprocity

Reciprocity

    Pig Lover

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2800 posts
  • LocationIn my Mom's basement.
  • Quit Date:January 29, 2017

Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:06 PM

Hope you're doing a little better today HN! This is a tough battle, the early days of quitting but it can be done with enough determination and the belief that better days are ahead and, indeed they are if you just don't smoke. Things do get easier - not harder. It just doesn't happen as quickly as we'd like but it Does happen for everyone.


  • bakon likes this

1485676801_25_1_USD_12_bluesec.png

My time in this world is limited but what I can do with that time is not.

This is my one & only quit attempt. If I relapse, I will die a smoker!

 


#17 Lyn4Life

Lyn4Life

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 125 posts
  • LocationQueensland Australia
  • Quit Date:14/06/2017

Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:49 PM

Thanks everyone. I got through yesterday...no smokes
Today I am doing a lot of cooking of healthy food
  • babs609, Jenny, bakon and 3 others like this

#18 Doreensfree

Doreensfree

    Grand Mammy

  • Moderators
  • 14709 posts

Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:15 AM

Hi H..
So pleased to hear you have had a better day..this is great news..
Filling in your time reading here and cooking ..great way to pass the hours...
You won that battle ..feel proud...
Your battles will get easier...and fewer ..as you travel this journey...xx

1375851601_20_1_GBP_6_pink.png
  
 
 
doreen41.gif


#19 Lyn4Life

Lyn4Life

    Versed Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 125 posts
  • LocationQueensland Australia
  • Quit Date:14/06/2017

Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:41 AM

Thank you...I do feel proud of myself for getting past it.
I had a real battle in my mind, screaming for a ciggy. But did not give in to it.
Went out for a very long walk today, then spent the rest of the day cooking.
Deep breathing really does help too.
  • bakon, Doreensfree and Reciprocity like this

#20 Doreensfree

Doreensfree

    Grand Mammy

  • Moderators
  • 14709 posts

Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:53 AM

https://youtu.be/Ac08kMK-dyI

Check this out...I do this every day...it's so gentle,calms you down..and it's perfect if it's done outside..
This video is a great place to start...enjoy !!!!
  • PeaceTrain likes this

1375851601_20_1_GBP_6_pink.png
  
 
 
doreen41.gif





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users