Its been 1 month free from smoking, free from the bondage smoking had over me, planning my next ciggi, where I would sit, would I drink coffee or tea, should I have my ciggi before my meal or after, or perhaps both. Should I have one as Im driving up the road to my destination, 5-10 mins away, and one when I get there, and another on the way back. I have that phone call to make so another coffee, my favorite seat and ciggi made that conversation even better. So much planning went in to my next cigarette.
Not only the planning, but my cigarettes were my best friend ever, they were with me on my happiest days, saddest days, angry moments, stressful moments, bored moments, my friend comforted me in some of my biggest life moments, I knew there would come a day where I had to say goodbye to who I thought was my friend, that was a month ago now, and I'm glad.
At first I missed my friend, it felt as if there was a little bit of grief and loss, that was ok, I knew I could work through that, after all, my friend was not all that good for me. With my friend came frequent headaches, coughing spasms, panic if my friend was not close by, plus my friend was expensive, I would get sick in winter, and more often than not, we were isolated because no one wanted to be around us, we would have to sneak around in social gatherings to catch up, we smelt and at times were frowned upon. My friend took my money, made me sick, and at times isolated me, "SOME FRIEND" but we stuck together no mater what.
1 month ago I made the decision that I needed better friends in my life, ones that cared about me, I read good books, I walk without losing my breath, I eat healthier foods, I treat myself to something nice, I feel empowered mentally, my skin is grateful, I feel happier, and I don't smell yucky.
I still miss my old friend at times, but never want to be involved again. This is just an analogy of my thoughts on smoking, I hope you are all doing well in Blog land, thankyou for sharing your positives, thoughts, tips etc that have encouraged me and continue to encourage me on my journey. Ill be forever grateful.
Have decided to quit smoking. Been smoking for 38 years.Have tried many times and always failed. Hypnosis lasted 8 months, went to doctors and was given patches till I received champix. Im not one for taking pills so didn’t last the whole program. Last time I did use patches and went cold turkey, lasted 18 months but had too many drinks and started up smoking 😟. I’m giving up for many reasons but manly for me. Start date to quit is 15 /9/17.
Hey again guys, just wanted to share my excitement from last week of being over 2 months off the smokes! For those just starting out, I want to say that it absolutely gets easier. In the first couple of weeks I was a right cow to everyone, constantly wanting smokes, and begrudging seeing a group smoking on my breaks at work. I can now say that I’m confident that I’ll be off them for good. I even managed to be in a car with someone smoking and didn’t want one. I’m really glad I made the choice to quit 😊
Sleeping; anyone else had serious trouble sleeping a solid sleep when first giving up? I’m restless, wake up multiple times through out the night with the serious drys and I wake up foul.. itching for a cig. However once I put my patch on my mood definately improves. Could be placebo knowing I have that safety net and knowing I’m getting nicotine. But I couldn’t be more thank ful for it. Yet to resort to the gum.
Thanks for the tips for the weekend; I have to head home to see the parents and work for them however everyone smokes at home! Thinking about taking a vape just in case I have a weak moment! But I feel I am strong enough to tackle it!
Hope everyone has a had a wonderful smokefree day and happy August everyone!
Aaaah the second day has been and gone; this time with assistance of a patch. Who could’ve thought that a patch of tape could make life so much more bearable. I had a terrible sleep with dreams of cigarettes and waking up with a urge to light one up, but we all have to remember WHY we are quitting. We all have our reasons and they are ALL valid. A lot more positive and thankful for the nicotine patches! Remembering my why and staying focused
I really like reading people’s blog it gives me motivation and inspiration to really want to stop. For some reason this is really helping me reading people’s stories, and how far everyone has come. I will be so happy to pass a week smoke free. Good luck to myself.;
So today I got my first patches at first it was itchy but after like an hour I got used to it. I can actually say I’m feeling great I don’t have the craving to smoke but I can admit for a moment there I did miss the satisfaction of puffing on something. Eventually got over that. I normally have a smoke after I finish work, but today I don’t even feel like it. Feeling so great and positive atm.
My prescription arrived on Thursday, so I filled the script on Friday, my tobacco was getting low - so instead of starting the patches Monday, I started yesterday. So far so good, keeping busy and drinking water when I have the urge to smoke.