Getting all set!

I have been smoking for 40 years and never had an inkling to give up until now. My quit date is Monday 3rd March, and I've been to my first Support Group and got the patches and Microtabs. I'm on 60 fags a day just now!

I'm really quite confident, but some posts have got me to the point of not being over-confident! Is that bad?

Whatever, I'll need all the support I can get, and I just know this forum will be a big help. Glad to join you all! Monday isn't far away! Help!!

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  • 60 a day, jesus do you have time for anything else.

    Don't worry about being over confident as long as you are always on your guard you will be fine.

    All the best

  • Good Luck Kenny!

    It's good to be confident going into your quit - it's even better to be aware that you can be OVER confident. Just take one hour and then one day at a time. Soon you'll have a week under your belt!

    Really good luck for Monday ( I may not be around to wish it you on the day) Keep posting - it helps to have this lot on here behind you.;)

  • Good luck Kenny for Monday - we will all be here for you when you need us.:)

  • Thanks

    Thanks cword! Being a "recovered" alcoholic too, I know about the day at a time, hour at a time stuff! I'm told it's harder than booze and that's scary, but let's wait and see! :)

  • welcome Kenny

    you will be fine, just post on here to let us know how you get on :)

  • welcome kenny youll be fine youll get loads of support here they all great bunch good luck.

  • Here's rooting for you Kenny. The most important thing is mindset. If you can get that right you are almost there. See smoking for what it really is. An evil stinking addiction which costs a fortune and will kill you, probably slowly and painfully. Recognise it's not a little friend, a crutch, but an insidious addiction which will do it's best to keep you in it's grip. See each defeated crave as a victory and savour it. Take it an hour at a time, day by day and before you know where you are the first week will be gone.:)

    You can do it Kenny.

    Cheers, Froggie

  • Go kenny

    Sound like u are really determined, you have conquered 1 addiction u can do another.

    60 a day!!!!! We will all be here for you

    I have been quit for 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 22 hours, 35 minutes and 34 seconds (59 days). I have saved £271.52 by not smoking 1,198 cigarettes. I have saved 4 Days, 3 hours and 50 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 01/01/2008 00:05

  • Thanks

    I'm so encouraged by you beautiful people. Keep me going! I smoke so much cos i can! my home is my workplace. Do I get rid of astrays etc? Folk who come to see me often need a fag!

  • I'm so encouraged by you beautiful people. Keep me going! I smoke so much cos i can! my home is my workplace. Do I get rid of astrays etc? Folk who come to see me often need a fag!

    You dont need to get rid of them just keep them clean - DO NOT have butts laying around, anyway you wont like the smell after a few days, i even made my hubby get rid of cigar buts, you just dont need the reminder staring you in the face.

    Ask people to smoke outside if that is possible,

    Folk who come to see me often need a fag!

    Are u that bad????:rolleyes:

    I have been quit for 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 23 hours, 5 minutes and 39 seconds (59 days). I have saved £271.62 by not smoking 1,199 cigarettes. I have saved 4 Days, 3 hours and 55 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 01/01/2008 00:05

  • Kenny it's your home and your decision as to who you have smoking in your place. I personally would start off as I mean to continue. Out with the ashtrays, you don't need them and anybody who wants to smoke can go outside. You then have the benefit of smelling their stench when they come back in.:eek::eek: Their clothes, their breath. Remember passive smoking and the last thing you want to do is to breathe this in. Stay firm, look forward to your quit and get that mindset right.

    Cheers, Malcolm

  • Good luck for the 3rd mate. Dont be afraid of the day. One of the worst things quitter do is panic as the day approaches, crapping themselves until it arrives. Remember to EMBRACE it, may be cliched, but its true. Believe it is a day to look forward to!

  • Supervillain, never a truer word spoken. It's one of the most exciting and wonderful days in your life. Kenny, Look forward to it, embrace it, enjoy it. Don't worry about it, wake up on Monday as a non smoker and stick with it.

    So good to be free, so very good.

    Cheers, Malcolm:D:D

  • Hi Kenny. Hope you go ok with keeping off the cigs, nasty evil things that they are. Just keep telling yourself you can kick this horrible habit and stick to it.

    Its not going to be easy but just remind yourself that there are others going through exactly the same thing. Mind you, deciding to quit and actually sticking to your quit day is half the battle!

    You can do it and do it you will :cool:

  • Welcome Kenny

    My son is an alcoholic hopefully just started his recovery really ill last month not drank since jan 24. i think the quitting can be a lot alike ask higher power to help hes helping me so far. Good luck for monday. Linda xxxxxxx

  • Welcome Kenny

    My son is an alcoholic hopefully just started his recovery really ill last month not drank since jan 24. i think the quitting can be a lot alike ask higher power to help hes helping me so far. Good luck for monday. Linda xxxxxxx

    Hey linda

    Glad to hear bout your son hes doin really well - congratulations to him and you

    jojo

  • Go Kenny!

    All the4 best for your quit.

    We're here for you!

    Bill

  • Here We Go!

    About to have my last fag! Scared silly! But I'm determined! Thanks for all the messages and support and tips!

  • hi Kenny

    We are here for you, Ask questions and remember time time distortion is normal. Take it one craving at a time. and do not allow your self to even have one puff!

    Grinfire

  • Not Easy!!

    Been a hellish last hour! Climbing walls! EeK!!!

    I have been quit for 12 hours, 25 minutes and 21 seconds (0 days). I have saved £4.65 by not smoking 31 cigarettes. I have saved 2 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 03/03/2008 00:00

  • Been a hellish last hour! Climbing walls! EeK!!!

    I have been quit for 12 hours, 25 minutes and 21 seconds (0 days). I have saved £4.65 by not smoking 31 cigarettes. I have saved 2 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 03/03/2008 00:00

    Keep going Kenny - try the inhalor. I used it quite a bit for the first few days then found I was using it less and less but I am using patches. These have been reduced to 15 mg and found I was using the inhalor again quite a lot but again today not using it yet!:) So it does get better. We are all rooting for you:D

  • Inhalor

    I'm going for one right now! Anything! Then bed, I think. It is my day off today so I can sleep with a clear concience. Doctor gave me some Valium for emergencies, so I've taken one and feel quite tired! Sleep might help!

  • Whatever it takes!

    I'm going for one right now! Anything! Then bed, I think. It is my day off today so I can sleep with a clear concience. Doctor gave me some Valium for emergencies, so I've taken one and feel quite tired! Sleep might help!

    Taking naps helped me alot if you can manage it! I commend you for starting this journey! You will be a true inspiration to others out there when you beat this! You can do this & we will help!!! :D

  • Keep it up Kenny, Thats the first day over and done with and although there will be hard times ahead - It does get easier Im 1 month and 5 days in now and to be honest I was on 25 a day and thought I could never stoip after a hand full of failed attempts, but now whilst typing this I can honestly say that it no longer bothers me. My wife still smokes in the kitchen, shes in bed now and her fags are in my view now - Am I tempted? - No! Its strange to be finally free from the cravings that have ruled my life since I was at school. And I feel so much healtheir for it.

    Stick to it Kenny, I have a lot of faith in you.

  • Day Two

    Do I get to post on Day 2 now? Cos I'm all done with Day 1! Alleluia!

    I have been quit for 1 Day, 7 hours, 51 minutes and 32 seconds (1 days). I have saved £11.94 by not smoking 79 cigarettes. I have saved 6 hours and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 03/03/2008 00:00

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