Day 3 - 65 Hours and 26 mins to be exact!

Hi All,

First post here - although have to admit to stalking the forum since my quit on Monday. There are some pretty inspirational posts on here and it has already helped me greatly from my non-interactive stance.

So, I hear you ask, how is it going? Well, its going ok-ish. Am using patches and it seems to be doing the trick. I have had bad moments (or hours!) but I am determined not to give in - as I don't wanna have to repeat the bad hours. I understand that Day 3 is one of the hardest (even with NRT) and I will be pleased to reach the 72 Hour milestone tonight - but I am not expecting it to be a bed of roses tomorrow. Luckily I have great support from my girlfriend and my housemate has given up at the same time.

Just thought I would bore you all with that. Will be back posting soon!


6 Replies

  • Hello and welcome,

    You sound really determined, that's great. The support you are getting from "real people" is brilliant and we cyber-stalkers will be here to add whatever we can. :D

    Good luck with it and keep us posted.



  • you will get support and stalked!!! ;)

    because wkdfairy , jojo , jan, will all want a piccy of you!!!!!

    just join in! :)

  • It does get easier, hang on in there!

  • Hi chris well done with your quit,think your right about 3 days i dont like the 3 's either 3 rd day 3rd week 3rd month it will be over before you no it and you will be on to day 4 and everything will be fine.


    I have been quit for 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 minutes and 23 seconds (19 days). I have saved £142.60 by not smoking 570 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 23 hours and 30 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 16/08/2008 22:00

  • Thanks to Everyone!

    Thanks for everyone for your words - finding today quite hard - busy ironing to keep my mind off it all! I just keep thinking to myself that every hour that passes is an hour closer to being free and there is no way I am going back to Day 1!!!

    I don't consider myself an expert at this lark compared to some of you - but here are some tips for anyone that are interested (prob all been said before):

    1. Have someone to talk to - be it a quitline or better still, your spouse or a close friend

    2. Treat yourself! I think this is soooo important - at the end of the day, must of us saw death sticks as a treat - so its about finding other ways to treat yourself - for example this Friday I went away with my girlfriend to London and went to see a band (Ash - irony - think so!).

    3. EXERCISE - believe me - I am not a fitness fan - but exercise is great - doesn't need to be a gym - just get out there and go for a run.

    4. Keep busy - Simple - takes your mind off smoking.

    5. Stay positive - can be really hard - but I find wallowing only makes you crave more.

    I am now at about 135 hours - have to travel away with work tomorrow to Bratislava - so going to be a tough week - but there is never a "good" time to stop smoking.

    Anyway - enough babbling and good luck to everyone!

  • Well done Mate,

    I agree with all of the things you've pointed out, the most important thing is to stay positive, always try and stay in a positive frame of mind... keep reminding yourself of why you are doing this, it's always alot clearer the first few days but that clarity slips with time and your mind starts trying to convince you why you need a fag...

    Don't listen to it!! Keep positive and feel good about being free.

    I'm on my 3rd day today, first day back at work after the weekend.... not been too bad which is good, kept myself busy, even went out to the smoking area with a colleague but set my mind straight that I was going for a chat and a catch up.... NOT a cigarette.

    I've made a list of why I'm doing this, haven't looked at it yet but I'm planning on using it when/if it gets tougher.....:(

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