There's a thousand good reasons to give up but not one good reason to keep smoking. I've tried giving up before, cold turkey and it didn't work. So this morning I decided after looking at my fingers that look like they have been shoved "you know" and had my morning cough cough cough. I went to the local chemist to buy some gum thinking it would cost me a fortune. $5 for a massive box of gum "WTF is this not advertised anywhere"??? or I might be blind from smoking? Anyway. I'm a 70's born guy & everyone I knew smoked. But after being in lockdown & wanting to hug people who are all non smokers now...I don't want to be that coughy stinky bloke anymore. I watched my auntie die of cancer in a hospital & when my dad & I had been outside for a smoke & came back in to see her. She literally tried to just smell the cigarette smoke on us. And yet 15yrs later I was still smoking... It's addictive no doubt but not unbeatable. Thank you all for being here. I now before anyone who has quit & I wish you all the best. We Got This.
Woke up today feeling all good. Spent 45 minutes exercising which made me sweaty but not breathless (woohoo)
My throat has become quite sore now and have coughed up some spectacular looking chunks of gunk (sorry for the info!)
I’m hoping it’s just the crud leaving my body especially considering what the alternative virus is at the moment...
Other than that feeling good although my hubby is back to work next week so I have to learn to fight any urges on my own and not give in!
Hello all!! Been on this journey of quitting for 10 days now.. It's my second serious attempt. The last one lasted for 3 months so I hope i am done for good this time.. But today I have a huge headache and I am wondering if this is due to work stress or withdrawal.. Do you have any tips for these bad days?
Well today I can say I have not been too worried about not smoking. The thought I'd still need a smoke is there but then it passes quick. I was smoking 30gm a week easy and thought I would struggle more than I have. I really want to do this and gain control. Today was good but I still have to be strong tomorrow and the next day. Thanks for the support so far everyone. It is appreciated.
Well I have survived another day in my war against myself. Did not give in although the force was strong within today. Since it is Saturday I wanted to have a couple of drinks and I did. I managed to have 1 outside where I normally would have but this time I did it without a smoke and the ashtray sitting there looking like it was missing out. Not today ashtray not today. I feel like I made a huge step in my journey. Day 8 today and it is still very real the emotions and loss I am feeling. I feel like I have lost a friend my go to buddy but actually I am gaining more strength and self confidence I never knew I had. But it is still there the urge the memories the place where I can gain calm but I know I can find other ways now to fill the space. One day at a time I will travel further away from my old friend towards new moments and memories but for today I succeeded in my quit journey.
Well I can't wait for today to end. Been asked if I was mad by my husband because I was not talking to him. I wasn't mad until then. He's still smoking and thinks I'm mad just because I'm not smoking all day with him outside. Does he not understand it is not a rap and just can't be turned off and be ok. I really feel angry now and the urge is strong to go to my usual stress release and have a smoke but I won't give in to that monster today. Inner screaming and deep deep breathing is now in process. Seriously how can he be mad at me when I'm trying to quit smoking to be a healthier me. Support would be good sometimes especially from family. Still battling with strong emotions and the urge to just go stuff it all and give in. But I just can't give up on myself ... I am strong. ...i am capable and I am talking to myself.
Brush my teeth and go to bed will be the answer for tonight. One day at a time.
Omg I had the biggest shakes going on this afternoon and started to panic a bit. Since it is lockdown I feel disconnected to the world so I went to the supermarket and it made things feel normal for a small amount of time. Just seeing other humans felt good. After I had been in I just sat in the car and watched others and messaged my BFF to deal with my emotions which waz a big help.It worked this time. Things seemed so hard today but I've made it through. 😫😩. Withdrawals so bad especially when my husband still is smoking but keeping away from usual daily routine smoking times is helping but hard. Wow all I can say is well done to everyone who has given up already.
Hey ladies and gents,
I'm looking for any life hacks, tips or advice that you can offer me. I'm trying so hard to quit. And though the isolation isn't stressing me out as much, the option to step out the door anytime while I'm working makes it so difficult to quit.