20th of febury I started my quit smoking journey, It has been rough to say the least, especially in the early stages.
8 months or so down the track I completely fucked up with weakness and lite a cigarette after having a fight with my patner. That was last Thursday evening. As I site in my porch smoking a cigarette I realise its Thursday and that one cigarette has now turned into a week of smoking. So as the week ends and monday rises I will start my quit journey again. Give me the strength to over come my addiction.
Well it’s the end of day 10 I think and I’m feeling great and excited to have my first smoke free long weekend in years. Still having sleeping issues woke up multiple times last night and was tired most of the day at work. In saying that still had my motivation to work which was different earlier in the week. I am feeling quite positive even though I’m still bloated but at least I am feeling good about being smoke free.
I don’t know if that’s just related to it being a long weekend and having a good mate who is smoke free come and visit or just because. I’m like ride the high while it is here and try my best to get a good sleep. I know magnesium isn’t an overnight cure but I have got some nice w and know over time it will help align with my sleep well tea and lavender oil. Yes I’m going to use everything possible to try and get a good nights rest.
I think the over thing that helped me today was paddling out on the harbour. Something good about being in nature that helps to calm you. Going to try and get as much nature time as possible this weekend.
Havppy labour weekend everyone and remember as long as your trying it’s better then not
So I am day 10 of being smoke free and I am really struggling with motivation to do anything today.
For the past 2 days I have woken at about 3am and not been able to get back to sleep. I usually go to the gym in the morning and I love doing that although the last 2 days I have not gotten out of bed - this is not me. I feel so lethargic it is not funny and my attention span is gone. I am struggling to concentrate at work. Not cool.
I am bloated as well and yet my eating is actually better than it has been over the last 3-4 months. Sugar cravings have increased too although I am resisting the urge to eat processed sweets instead opting for fruits. I know the sugar is directly related to quitting but unsure about bloating.
Help, is this normal? Should I be gentle on myself and give myself the time to really get through this phase and not bet myself up? Any suggestions on how to get my motivation back?
I wont go back to smoking, that is not a risk. What is a risk is my mental stability and self esteem, which is on the rocks at the moment because of my mood.
I've just finished my last smoke, I usually smoke up to 10 rollies a day and I need to stop ! I can do this, my mind is set for a better life style. I am proud of myself to getting the help I need . I can do this, I can do this, I AM DOING THIS !
Feeling great I'm still getting some senses back and I've been put off by so stuff.
I'm still struggling to fall asleep and staying asleep but I'm not sure if it's due to stress but I'm going to hang in there and keep pushing forward.
37 Days and going so strong
20years today, my Loving Mum passed. She had her share of health issues, including bronchial asthma, a multitude of allergys & COPD (although for some strange reason, She was awfully proud to say 'not cancer')
I watched her last 4winters steal Life from her. And still yet, it wasn't enough-at that stage-to push the Quit on myself.
Her passing was a blessed relief...
I sometimes wonder if She would have a little envy at my accomplishment...
Anyways-I hope to live past 68years, Quitting cigs has sure put me in a better position.
I hope Her rest is peaceful-She deserves it...
This Saturday would have been Her birthday-us girls are having a spa day-of memory.
Missing Her more today-than ever