Day 5

So it's been 101 hours 22 minutes since my last cigarette. Most of the physical cravings have gone - have survived the test of going cold turkey, with other people in the house still smoking, arguments and stress, the readily available tobacco in the house, the quitting alone, and the induction of boredom via social isolation.. I still get the moments where I say to myself "A ciggy would be nice right about now" or.. that feeling in the back of your throat, where it goes a little dry and tight and you know it'll only get relieved by the smoke hitting it... and sometimes even the urge to just physically reach out and start rolling one even though you know you don't smoke anymore..

But with all the stories I've read, with all the experience I've had, and what I've put myself through over the past 100 hours [of which I've mostly been awake] i can say, that cigarettes will not control my life any longer... I will not get up 10 minutes earlier so I can have enough time to roll ciggies before college.. I will not aim to get to college 10 minutes earlier so I can have a ciggy before lessons.. I will not shrug off doing certain things because I'm not able to smoke there.. I will be free from the stranglehold that nicotine addiction has and I feel damn good about it... "Would you like a cigarette?" - "No, I don't smoke :)"

Bring on day 6

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  • what a brill post!!

    you win post of the week :)

    you have proved that it can be done and proved how strong you are!

    well done and BRING IT ON !!! :D

  • Hi Shadow

    Well done mate I must agree with Jude what a brill post. lovely to see someone coming out the other side of the 72 hours congrats. Pat yourself on the back. xxxxx

  • So it's been 101 hours 22 minutes since my last cigarette. Most of the physical cravings have gone - have survived the test of going cold turkey, with other people in the house still smoking, arguments and stress, the readily available tobacco in the house, the quitting alone, and the induction of boredom via social isolation.. I still get the moments where I say to myself "A ciggy would be nice right about now" or.. that feeling in the back of your throat, where it goes a little dry and tight and you know it'll only get relieved by the smoke hitting it... and sometimes even the urge to just physically reach out and start rolling one even though you know you don't smoke anymore..

    But with all the stories I've read, with all the experience I've had, and what I've put myself through over the past 100 hours [of which I've mostly been awake] i can say, that cigarettes will not control my life any longer... I will not get up 10 minutes earlier so I can have enough time to roll ciggies before college.. I will not aim to get to college 10 minutes earlier so I can have a ciggy before lessons.. I will not shrug off doing certain things because I'm not able to smoke there.. I will be free from the stranglehold that nicotine addiction has and I feel damn good about it... "Would you like a cigarette?" - "No, I don't smoke :)"

    Bring on day 6

    Wow buddy, hats off to you! You have all my admiration for quitting in such a difficult environment but you sound SO winning, please keep up this awesome attitude :)

  • Thanks everyone :). 120 hours in and I'm still going... Had a dream[or should I say, a Nightmare] last night, in which I had a nightmare (yes a nightmare within a nightmare) in which I had a ciggarete .. it felt so real lol, In the dream I had woken up and for some reason had a ciggy and didn't know why, so I immediately put it out and hid it under the sofa... When I woke up this morning I had to run downstairs and look under the sofa to make sure it was a dream lol [thankfully it was :D]

  • Hi Shadow

    I think a lot of people have the same sort of dreams its lovely when you wake and its not real.xxxxxxx

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