Anyone want to pass on some major no no's of the first stages of quitting smoking? What absolutely is a trigger? How hard is it really? Have I really been missing a huge point all my life? Was it emotional for you realizing and accepting that you were hurting yourself for so long???
Smokefree days: 10
Total savings: $107
I've managed to stay on track - Body & mind still feeling amazing - have stocked the cupboards & fridge with healthy food, $'s normally spent on smokes & some towards bills or savings. I've stopped using the patches & pop a nicotine gum when I feel a strong urge coming on & alternate with a normal sugar free gum. Had quite a few challenges this week where I could've easily succumbed to a ciggy (my go to temporary false stress relief) but I didn't 😊 phew 😏 I tried to remember the D's at one point & could only think of 'stop, drop & roll' lol 🙄 Best compliment I received this week was a client saying I have beautiful skin - I have not heard that in forever. Love how my mouth doesn't taste like an ashtray in the morning as well - even better I haven't had 80 cigs!!! 🙋
Hello all, 2020 it is now and I have been a member since 2010.
Sadly I've come back for a new quit attempt. I have spent most of my time away being smoke free but do relapse and these can last a few months.
I have tried everything from champix and zyban to NRT patches and lozenges, Ive been double patched and been successful at times.
I was very wary of vapes in the beginning and out of desperation I went in to a vape shop for advice about the product and walked out with one. I quit smoking that night.
It was the most pleasurable way I have ever succeeded and I am attempting to do it this way again.
Unsure why I went back to smoking but I guess there is no point in trying to figure it out right away, all I know is that I want to give up for good. All the reasons and recognising trigger's can come later.
So hello, I am going to be back on the quit blog as I feel I could find it useful and I may even be able to help someone else.
Started smoking at 13, almost two decades of a pointless, filthy, money pit of a habit. Really noticed the effects as of late, singing used to be effortless and now I struggle to stay in key. I was asked to sing my brother and fiancee down the aisle, so I'm going to use this an added incentive to finally quit! Looking forward to being Auahi kore. Really appreciate your tautoko.
I am quitting for what could be the 100th time. First full day today. I have been smoking for 12 years and I am almost 28. My goal is to 100% say I have quit by my 30th birthday. Does anyone have any tips? I am using patches and have gum if I struggle even though I hate the taste of it. I am planning on using this blog a lot as well. I also have a list of shallow inventives to reward myself with the money I will save eg: New lipstick at 3 months, book at trip at six months etc etc. Thanks for reading :) :)