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I have quit nicotine. I was supposed to quit yesterday, ran out of smokes and excuses around two and a half hours ago. 

You know what flipped my switch? I accepted that nicotine won't make me feel better, nicotine is what made me feel like crap. 

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5 hours ago, Berkshiredrifter said:

I have quit nicotine. I was supposed to quit yesterday, ran out of smokes and excuses around two and a half hours ago. 

You know what flipped my switch? I accepted that nicotine won't make me feel better, nicotine is what made me feel like crap. 

 

This is so true...when we smoke we are in constant withdrawal ...the hundreds of chemicals being sucked in every twenty minutes or so...make us feel crap.

We just get used to feeling this way....

It takes 3 days...for all the nicotine to leave your body.....soon enough you will be feeling the beniefts...

Read all the stuff you can here...watch all the videos...

Go post your first NOPE...of your new life...

You can do it !!!

 

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Buckle up and stay strong

 

You should hook up with Yippy for a "quit buddy"  Accountability is another tool.

 

Keep on keepin on.

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Welcome to the train Berkshire! There is no question you will feel better with your decision. Fasten your seatbelt....the train is taking you away from smoking! 

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Great decision Berk.  This is one area of your life you have the power to make an impactful change.  There will likely be deceitful temptations and curve balls along the way.  But when you finally come out the other side you'll feel like a whole new person.  You can do this.

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Good job Berk! This is something you can completely control and make yourself very proud in the process. We're here to support you as you need it. don't be a stranger, particularly in the early days and pledge your NOPE daily :)

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Welcome aboard Berk,

You picked the right group to help you with your quit, i did the same thing a month ago and i am still smoke free😁

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NOPE! No nicotine, no tobacco, not ever again. I am craving a bit, its (roughly) hour 19 for me. But its not bad. Keeping busy, got up this morning and just WENT. Staying with a friend who doesn't smoke for the first few days. 

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16 minutes ago, Berkshiredrifter said:

NOPE! No nicotine, no tobacco, not ever again. I am craving a bit, its (roughly) hour 19 for me. But its not bad. Keeping busy, got up this morning and just WENT. Staying with a friend who doesn't smoke for the first few days. 

 

High Five B ...keep marchin..your doing great...I too changed my morning habits...!!!

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Yes, doing great so far Berk! Keep positive because this thing you are doing with have nothing but positive affect on your life once you;re through the tough part. You can do it :)

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3 hours ago, Berkshiredrifter said:

NOPE! No nicotine, no tobacco, not ever again. I am craving a bit, its (roughly) hour 19 for me. But its not bad. Keeping busy, got up this morning and just WENT. Staying with a friend who doesn't smoke for the first few days. 

 

Great strategy and outlook, Jon!  You keep with it and give yourself a chance to feel the real benefits. Once you do, you won't even want to go back. KTQ!

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I already dont want to go back. Theres just a million reasons for quitting smoking. I am so glad that I quit, its worth the time and effort.

I really am never putting that crap in my body ever again. 

 

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That's the spirit.

Your body is too precious to keep putting hundreds of chemicals in it 20 or more times a day...it will be so thankful...and will start to reward you soon enough !!!

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Some good moments, some bad. Keep on keepin on..

Helping you helps me(rough day).  What you're doing takes huge courage.

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Yes, it does take courage but most of all it takes a solid commitment to yourself to improve your life for YOU! You're doing fine and yes, there will be up and down moments every day for a while. It can be a real struggle in the early days but try to focus on some of the good things you start to enjoy. That might be easier breathing, not stinking of cigarettes, saving $$ because you don't have to buy smokes. There's a ton of good stuff that starts happening.

 

And YES - come here and talk about what you are going through. We are eager to listen and it will help both you and others who are either new quitters or people just lurking and reading your posts to see what it's like to be a new quitter. It's all good even if you don't think you are contributing anything that's all that special.

Stay strong Octain! You're on your way :)

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Octain you can do it! Think about what it's going to be like, never needing or wanting nicotine EVER. Joel Spitzer has a bunch of great material,  I found every single thing on whyquit to be useful. 

Worse thing right now is restless legs. I wanna sprint out of my own skin. 

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Glad that you have found my material helpful Berkshiredrifter. I think if I am reading right you are in your second day of being off of nicotine. It really is just a matter of getting through the 72 hour mark and the potential peak physical symptoms should really start to ease up. Also, some people peak on the second day so you may find tomorrow easing up already. It is impossible to know which day a person may peak--but one way or another, you are at least 2/3 of the way there.

 

Below are a few videos and resource pages addressing issues I am seeing in this string. I hope you find these materials helpful.

 

Joel

 

Starting day two of your quit

Starting day three of your quit

http://whyquit.com/joels-videos/quitting-smoking-a-fate-worse-than-death/

http://whyquit.com/joels-videos/make-a-list-of-why-you-want-to-quit/

http://whyquit.com/joels-videos/videos-related-to-facing-or-avoiding-triggers/

 

 

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48 hour mark (roughly).

I am eating a TON of food, and it feels great to be able to eat and to have an appetite again. 

My heart rate feels different. Its not smashing into my ribs anymore. It no longer feels labored.

It is significantly easier to breathe. 

Significant decrease in symptoms associated with post traumatic stress such as flashbacks and panic attacks.

Acid reflux and pain associated with GERD has decreased. 

My fingers aren't cold. My fingers had been cold since winter started. Its kind of scary, but my arms and legs and hands/feet are aching a bit as circulation improves. 

I am so glad, so happy, so relieved that I quit. I hate nicotine and I cannot fully express in words how greatful I am to this board. You people are wonderful. 

 

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Yay!!! I'm new also and it does feel so much better without having to puff on those stanky things. I never want to smoke again either. We can do this😊

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Just now, Berkshiredrifter said:

A nicotine addiction is like a real life ball and chain. 

It sure is but you’re finding the keys to get out of your shackles!! Good job! 

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Yes... I was right where you are a couple weeks ago.  You are gonna be so proud that you went past the withdrawal and realize you can live without nicotine. I still can't believe i quit this easy.

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Third day as an ex smoker. Feeling strong and confident.  I don't want any cigarettes or any nicotine. Im still craving, but Ive got this. 730 pm is my 72 hour mark

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Congrats!!

 

Lets keep going!!!!

 

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Berkshiredrifter -- Great job.  I am in the beginning of my 2nd week and the good feelings and benefits only get better, that is what gets me thru the day.  Still on guard with cravings and do the battle one day at a time but looking at each of the benefits that you mentioned earlier helps me conquer the cravings -- This Can Be Done.

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