Mornin Team - *6*

6 days without a puff!!! We did it!

:D

I didn't think it was possible, that I could go almost a week without a puff, without seriously considering taking a puff but i've got six days under me and i'm so happy!!

My sister is now thinking of joining me in my quit but is chainsmoking at the thought lol :eek:

I'm still not sleeping well, waking up about 5 times during the night, waking early at cr*p o'clock and wondering why I am up. Apart from that and pining for a fag on rare occasions I am doing ok.

Howz the rest of the team this morning? :D

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  • Well done WickedFairy! :) Almost on week 2 - yeah!!!!!! :)

    Keep up the good work!)

    My sister is now thinking of joining me in my quit but is chainsmoking at the thought lol :eek:

    LOL My sister also. I told her to read Alan Carr, but she can't get past the intro without lighting up! :rolleyes:

  • Morning guys,

    Got a bit confused with the team 6 thing!Lol I went to bed early cos I was craving and was feeling a bit miserable. But I keep thinking about the video I saw on u tube and that keeps putting me off. Might even put it on my I Pod so ive got it with me incase i feel like caving in.

    Im waking throught the night now too, and when my partner woke me up early this morning i really wanted to cry and felt really depressed. Dont know why. We went back to sleep and feel ok now.

    Were going over to a friends as its her 50th today, she smokes and is usually a smoking buddy when I go over. She doesnt know ive quit and Im hoping ill be ok and resist temptation.

    Well done to eveyone in the team and ill prob catch u all later tonight.

  • Hey Dee,

    Care to post the link to the video here? I wouldn't mind having a look at it...cheers :)

  • Morning Team 17,

    Yeah...I got a bit confused with the Team 6 thingy as well! Not to worry...I'm sometimes easily confused...in fact, most times!

    Anyway...here we are. Day 6! How great is that?

    I've been really busy the past couple of days, so haven't had too much time to think about the dreaded weed. Last night was a test though. Was at a function, and would normally be outside so******ing with the other lepers! But last night?...Nope. Didn't even consider it! Tell you what though...when they come back in from their smoke, they don't half smell!

    Well done to Team 17. Keep up the great work.

    Hope everyone has a fantastic smoke free Saturday.

  • Wow. This system wouldn't accept the word s o c a l i s i n g!

    Just wanted to clarify that...in case someone thought it was a naughty word...and before you all spent time trying to work out what the offending word was meant to be!

  • I know Allan, its not until you stop smoking that you realise how smelly the habit is.

    I feel awful for making my kids smell for all those years :o Such a selfish habit isn't it? I used to smoke in the kitchen with the fan on, but of course, smoke travels. I also used to smoke in the car sometimes. I know, my bad.

    Not anymore though. Even if I went back to smoking now, I would smoke OUT of the house and NEVER in the car, now that I realise again how smelly it is.

  • Tell you another thing...at that function last night, it was difficult to speak because of the loud music, so conversations were held at each others ear. Not a good way to hold a conversation with a smoker! Disgusting! It got to the stage that I was only speaking to non smokers!

  • Hey Dee,

    Care to post the link to the video here? I wouldn't mind having a look at it...cheers :)

    Hope this works. Its very upsetting video, but its shocked me into not wanting a cig.

  • Morning all

    Glad to hear once again everyone still off the cigs. I had a awful day yesterday. Was bored out of my brain as G/F had gone to work and I have 4 days off. Got bored of online computer games, TV, eating, calling people...sheesh thank god that's over. Then the though of a cig came in my head for a split sec a fair few times yesterday. Hope that link for the You Tube can be put on as I'm interested in what it says now. My first day which was of course Monday my colleague lit a fag and she stank! Even told her, but felt really bad saying it the following day lol. People visiting later today and golf on the TV at 2pm, so hopefully should be a better day. Sorry I read everyones comments, but then forget your names while half way through typing, so appologies.

  • I've just watched that video link and I suggest everyone looks at it. Sorry, but that has blown my head!

  • Thanks Dee...will definitely watch that video. Going to wait until my desire for a smoke grows though...probably won't be far off!!

  • Hi team, I have had such a bad day with wanting to smoke again, to cut a long story short, I nearly bought some ciggies today, my thought wasn't to smoke them just to have them in my bag (we all know from previous quits that this is the start of the decline). I didn't buy any but they have been on my mind all day.....

    I've just come home and logged onto here and read everyones threads and feel 100% better plus I watched the video, its awful but it hits the nail.

    I've just bought a nice bottle of red wine, haven't touched a drop since last saturday and really want a glass but am so scared that I will want a ciggie, you can hardly chew gum and drink at the same time but after watching that video I know my strengh will be better.

    Sorry for long message, wanted to talk to somebody!!!!!

    Bye for now

  • Hi Della,

    good job for not buying those fags! You're better than me, I went and bought some yesterday :eek: Haven't had any though!

    Enjoy your bottle of red! Wish I could trust myself to drink...I'd be out getting slaughtered by now if I did, trust me!!! I'd be hitting every bar and club I could! :D

  • Oh. my. God. Just watched that video :eek: I do not want a cigarette right now!! Thanks for posting that Dee...it was hard to watch and I had to force myself to see it through but see it through I did. It nearly brought tears to my eyes.

    That is not how I want to die. That is not how I want my kids to see me. No way. Watching that sent a shiver up my spine (quite a few times!).

    No smoking you lot!!!

  • Hi guys,

    I didnt end up going to see my friend today. But i was stressed so decided to go shopping with my mum. As soon as I got in the car i was telling her how much i wanted a cig and she said "if its that bad just have one!", i dont think she realised how long ive stopped for. But it made me laugh, cos i think if I hadnt have watched that video I would have had one due to my mum giving me the ok to do so!

    But another day gone smoke free! So far!LOL

    Has anyone got a night out planned coming up? Ive got my stepdad's birthday on friday and were hitting town. All i can think about is smoking that night anf thats it.... Ill be a social smoker which is ok cos i hardly so******e any way! Am I bad for thinking like this?

    Also does anyone know anything about herbal cigs? Thought I could take them with me and it wouldnt be so bad?

  • Herbal cigs are just nasty. Believe me. I tried them years ago and boy do they pong! I nearly got chucked out of some bowling alley 'cos security thought I was smoking something illegal! :eek:

    Save your money, they are useless. Its the nicotine you're addicted to so I don't see how those things would work anyway...other than provide you with the hand to mouth motion.

  • You only smoke because you crave nicotine, if you didn't crave nicotine you wouldn't smoke. End of.

    If you want to knock the social smoker thing on the head, read Easyway by Allen Carr. Social smokers spend their lives in withdrawal, whether they know it or not.

    One girl in my office is proud of the fact she smokes 2 or 3 in the evening and that's it. Same girl spends all day snapping the faces off people for no reason and only when I read easyway did I discover that the girl i 'envied' was actully in nicotine withdrawal all day everyday. It'll never end for her.

    How deep for me at this time on a Sunday. I'm off to do some housework as well.

    Remember kids, no smoking!

  • You only smoke because you crave nicotine, if you didn't crave nicotine you wouldn't smoke. End of.

    Or presumably, in other words, if you got a nicotine high some way other than from cigarettes, you wouldn't smoke. End of.

    Errr? Nope.

    If smoking was all about nicotine addiction, NRT products would be 100% effective in stopping smoking in 100% of cases with no other effort or side-effects.

    And yet we hear about NRT users on here having all sorts of trouble giving up, and the NRT manufacturers are very coy about publishing the numbers of smokers they have "cured".

    So no, smoking is a heck of a lot more complicated than nicotine addiction.

    I smoked my last cigarette 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 hours and 4 minutes ago. I have saved £109.10 by not smoking 469 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 15 hours and 5 minutes of my life.

  • I was merely pointing out that smoking is nicotine addiction because I am quitting CT, like the whyquit site states 'Never take another puff' -

    I don't enjoy smoking, I know that it is killing me, makes me smell, I have to stand out in the rain, my co-workers who don't smoke despise it - I smoked for so long because I was addicted to nicotine, a powerful force indeed. I didn't smoke for the love of a cancer stick, thanks.

    I don't agree with NRT in any form. I quit for a year cold turkey, anytime i've put a patch or gum near me the smoking tally doubled, my quits lasted 3 days and I was tortured.

    If you don't agree with me then please don't rip my posts apart. I am trying hard to quit and appreciate everything that everyone on this site has done for me so far.

  • Well done Mark

    Welcome to the site almost into your second week you are over the worse of the cravings. Keep up the good work and keep posting there is some good peep on here who will give you support. linda xx

  • I was merely pointing out that smoking is nicotine addiction because I am quitting CT, like the whyquit site states 'Never take another puff' <...>

    If you don't agree with me then please don't rip my posts apart. I am trying hard to quit and appreciate everything that everyone on this site has done for me so far.

    Sorry, I wasn't ripping your post apart, I was correcting an inaccuracy in your thinking.

    It's not just some kind of academic issue - I think that each of us has to understand exactly why we smoke, for ourselves, before we can understand exactly how to to stop with the minimum pain and effort.

    Anyone limiting their stopping efforts to the nictone addiction is, if you ask me, on a hiding to nothing, because that's arguably the easiest part of smoking to kick. And that's why I disagree with NRT socially, politically, medically and psychologically. I'm not saying that it doesn't work for some people, but it strikes me that it's helping far too few for it to be the miracle cure some vested interests make it out to be. (Champix isn't NRT and looking around here certainly seems to be the way forward!)

    Getting over the bad habits and disassociating triggers is the struggle for most people, and almost none of those triggers are about nicotine. I would argue that the first fag of the day is possibly the only real, pure nicotine-hit-driven cigarette that any habitual smoker smokes, so the remaining 10, 20 or 40 are about something else, and those are the ones we're all desperately trying not to light.

    You've been quit for over a week, so if all the literature is correct, your body is well clear of nicotine, and your brain's biochemistry is back to "normal". You are no longer nicotine-dependant and focusing your energies on nicotine avoidance isn't what you need right now.

    It seems to me (I'm trying to be helpful here), that you need to focus on what is causing each craving you have, overcoming those causes and trying to reprogram your brain to disassociate those triggers from smoking. Whether it's morning coffee, mid-afternoon gossiping with friends or getting up after dinner - whetever YOUR triggers are, you need to connect them with something other than a cigarette break.

    All I'm saying is that your issues right now are almost certainly nothing to do with nicotine addiction so there's little point in making a big deal about it.

    I smoked my last cigarette 1 Week, 6 Days, 23 hours and 4 minutes ago. I have saved £113.15 by not smoking 488 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 16 hours and 40 minutes of my life.

  • Eh!?! Whats just gone on!?!?!?!

    Plumski, saw ur video on utube, very good showing the physical cash you would save! Well done!

  • Last time i'll say anything about this.....

    Addiction includes all those points everyone has made. Addiction is a physical and mental state... I didn't argue with that. Why else have I been weepy and struggling with my quit?

    Can we all get back to stopping smoking now, only I could do without the stress and nit picking :(

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