As an essential worker these days and weeks have certainly been different
The uncertainty looks on people's faces as we wait in line to enter the supermarket
The ever so friendly smiles still from the elderly as I clean their rooms
The phone calls I have with my Dad whilst I can't visit so rewarding
Taking the Covid 19 test....I'll never forget
All these feelings going through my mind
I still remain Smokefree
Pat yourselves on the back and reward yourselves each day
Well I made it this far and not going to lie I have had withdrawls mood swings moments of questioning but I have made it so far. I still Think about having a smoke but just smell the after lingering scent my husband brings back inside and realise it is not what I want again. It is nice to have clean smelling clothes hair and hands all day. Saving money is a great added bonus and don't have to weigh up how much I need smokes and how much my kids need things like clothes and shoes or food. I'm a better mum who is more present on a daily basis not an outside parenting person. The future is full of challenges but I'm ready and believe in myself more to achieve. Heads up everyone keep on keeping on and so will I.
This past month has just flown by!
I’m still certain this quit attempt will be the one that actually sticks even though I guess in reality one month is a small patch of time.
My gums have settled down now (I did talk to my neighbour who is a dentist as it has been a couple of weeks) and my teeth just look so much cleaner without the nicotine and excessive coffee!
Throats been a bit scratchy on and off and my voice comes and goes but it’s manageable.
Have broken out in spots which I don’t know is associated with stopping smoking or the fact I’m exercising regularly and sweating more
Still surprised at the extra money I now have, can start paying small amounts on my student loan before I even finish studying which is great!
My kids still don’t seem to be aware that I’ve quit (they are 9 and 7 and I’ve smoked their whole lives). They still run outside looking for me in my old smoking spot. I feel embarrassed and shocked at how much of their lives I spent outside rather than spending time with them just because I needed my 10 minutes of peace constantly.
Its been great getting into cooler weather and not shivering outside...I don’t even have to go outside if I don’t want to haha not sitting in the rain has been the best so far!
The nicotine addiction is one heck of a s$i$tty one...my new life feels a thousand times more normal than my ten or so years of smoking
It’s a definite NOPE from me
Hope everyone else is ticking along!
Hi everyone, I hope you all well! Day 10 for me today. I am not sure what happened but yesterday was the hardest day for me. I had the cravings really bad, and also probably a bit short and grumpy with others which made me fell even worse. Managed to ride through it with the 4 D's tho. Was a reminder to me the need to manage situations better and be aware of my triggers. All the best to you out there - hope you all going well
Hi all, been a while since i posted up and have a question. Have read blogs that 1 puff is all it takes to start back up full time smoking? So my question is... I was drinking with my parents after we lost our sister in october lastyear.. Duting our drinks conversation got heated and first time ever me and my dad argued very heated. It rattled me alot n i left with my mum to the cemetery where my sister is laid to rest and asked my mum for a smoke to calm my nerves. I had 2puffs and that was it 🙄 i certainly needed it cos it calmed me down.
However i havnt craved or had another one since so does this mean my quit days restart again???
Today I told my colleagues that I quit smoking, rather than backing me up they started to talk about how I am gonna fail. That made me feel pretty awful actually because it made me to remember those times that I failed. I still believe I can do it and I hope for the best..
2 weeks in no smokes not even one! Has anyone else noticed sometimes when you give up smoking you crave it all day and then have one and it hasn’t changed your life at all and you don’t feel any better than you did before a smoke. That’s what i think when i crave one now so it makes it easier to give up. Getting really into exercise which i did not do before. I don’t think i have a problem with not smoking apart from how to fill up my time. I have loved having some extra money too i just sent my bestfriend lots of baby stuff she’s due soon and struggling and really appreciated the help. Energy levels are amazing i can get thru the day now no trouble and when you have a chronic illness that is a big step! Loving the rewards of not smoking.