Starting out trying to quit smoking. Have tried before and lasted a month but always end up smoking again. I find it difficult as my partner and I both smoke and generally if we are both trying to quit then we end up falling back in to it. Does anyone have any tips for keeping your mind off it and not caving in to the urge.
Smokefree days: 2,556
Total savings: $41,509
Seven years Smokefree. I'm still amazed and proud that I achieved this after approx 40 years smoking. Sure it wasn't a bed of roses in the early days but support from this site, determination and NOPE wins through.
If you are just setting out on your journey believe me as each day goes by it gets easier and before you know it the days have turned to weeks and then to months. Make sure you treat yourself along the way.
Take care and hope you all enjoying the holiday break
Finding new hobbies
And things I never knew I can still do .. something that'll take my stress away before I start .. because I have alot of things I want done this year but I know if I'm still smoking I won't be able to achieve it ...........
I need to do this for me first agrrrhhhhhhhh
I kind of feel ashamed postibh after I tried quitting the 100th time ........ but here i am seeking help once again .. I am stuck on quitting and not wanting to quit
.. I keep getting lazy on posting on these or even reading for inspiration I don't even have time to do anything or post .. I dont make sense but since my last post feel kinda upset that I failed yet again I've got patches and gum but my skin doesn't react to good to patches so using gum still smoke like an a:@€@:@&@£
In the past the cravings really start around the 3week mark not looking forward to this! First smoke free day today, shivers thought about sparking up like 15 times lol.... just one beer and a cigie, oh no I'm going to eat more what about a cigie. Did the breathing technique 3 times, kept talking to myself lol. Health is so important now more so than ever and I want to be here to enjoy my grandchildren and help my daughters when they have kids. I know how challenging it can be and mindset is everything. Loved sparking up, dancing like no one's watching with a drink in the hand. Can still do that if it's a must but without a cigie now, they actually taste and smell gross so I'll just smile that I got to experience it be grateful I want to be healthy now. Take care everyone...
My journey begins Monday 6 January - I tried to start this morning but my cravings kicked in & I caved & bought a pkt of 20's. That's when I realised I needed something else - in the past I've gone cold turkey & it worked temporarily. Been smoking 22 years off & on - enough is enough. This is definitely an amazing start to 2020 - looking forward to it. I was scrolling through Facebook & came across the Quitline page. My curiosity got the better of me & here I am - patches & gum ordered :-) nervous & excited at the same time....the journey begins.....
Smokefree days: 728
Total savings: $13,260
I'm coming up to two years smoke-free which is amazing considering how much I used to smoke. Those at the beginning of your journey good luck, every day smoke-free is progress.