Yay 3 weeks smoke free.... and all who have encountered my varying moods during this time are all uninjured, though I think my poor tongue has on occasion been bitten down on hard to stop me venting at the `innocent` people in my life. So another mission accomplished. Hopefully things will settle for a while now and this journey will start to become smoother. I am so relieved not to be still smoking. I love getting into bed on a night and having the realization that I have beat the demon for another day. Next stop, book to get my hair done as a reward, then continue on wards to the 1 month mark.
Living just ODAAT and with NOPE....and a great distraction, I pulled out my vibration trainer and by crikey it works a treat for distraction. Hope everyone has a great smoke free evening.
So I’m 4 days down and already I’m starting to feel much better.
I’ve already had some cravings - the guy lighting up on the table next to me etc - but I got through and all the stronger for it.
My experience of the last quit is helping me rationalise things and keep focused and positive.
Onwards and upwards!!
Smokefree days: 23
Total savings: $274
Squee!..I thought I would brag...the scales are going down!..and I'm getting closer to a month smokefree..it hasn't been smooth sailing...I've had sugar cravings and smoke cravings but I stayed strong...my go to has been being a domestic goddess and cooking healthy meals..and being a gym bunny...when I have my moments of pure freedom I love it and I'm greedy and just want more and more!..so it's a big fat NOPE from me!
I am completely honoured to have reached to 10 days of being completely smoke free. I am happy to tell my friends, my co workers that I cant conversate within the group if they are smoking. Its great to walk away. The challenge I have is "THE ROUTINE" At work or home I don't remember how often I would have one but its probably way too many because I am struggling with my "NEW ROUTINE". With being completely smoke free for 10 days I don't struggle with urges and I probably drink more than 3 litres of water and have my gum handy everywhere I go ie home, car, work, handbag. This is how serious I am in giving this s&%$ up. For myself and my children and my husband. I have more time on my hands now and I'm seriously thinking about talking to my boss to allow me to go to the gym 3 x per week during my lunch purely because I don't take breaks and I don't want to gain weight. Food will be my weakness and I don't want to get lazy. I had knee surgery in August and want to get back into netball so this is part of the reason to get fit and healthy again. I'm trying to prepare myself and any ideas would be helpful. My kids are getting fed up with going walks with me lol. I maybe saving money not smoking but I would like to take advantage sight seeing Auckland because its free. Maybe I need a one on one chat with my 11 yo daughter because she is the one that is not liking the daily walks but she also hated me smoking as well.. Maybe I need to more open with my children and discuss why this is important to me to stop? This is probably a confusing blog lol. HELP!!!
Hi I am new here, so I have no idea on how this works.
I have recently stopped smoking (went cold turkey), however up until today I thought I was doing good.
Until I walked past someone smoking, which at the time didn't bother me.
Until I got home, the smell was all I could think of.
But I kept myself distracted and busy, safe to say I didn't cave into the temptation.
I have just come back to this blog to check on various quit buddies and I find that there are a number of people taking about the “difficulty of giving up”. It is only my opinion, but what are you giving up? Not having extra money in your pocket? Being healthier? Not smelling bad?
To me it wasn’t a matter of giving anything up - it was GAINING my life back from a habit which has no redeeming qualities AT ALL!
Keep at it peeps - you all have the strength to this!
So it’s been 10days I’ve been going really well and then today and yesterday i got cravings I haven’t had them before now and thought I was lucky and got to skip them but nope :( managed to get through them by chewing gum telling myself I don’t want to smoke drinking water reading books ( got some yum recipie books from the library and a good crime novel ) and luckily it’s the vintage weekend in my town so walked down to that and looked at old cars ect. Is it normal to get cravings so far into a quit when I’ve had none before now?