day 2 not day 4

hi

you might notice that my post is in day 2 when it should be in day 4. well thats cos i never stopped on saturday which was meant to be my quit date. there was some pathetic excuse i came up with, which i wont try to explain, because it was just that (a pathetic excuse) i had even gone most the day without one and then due to an incident, in the evening i decided to move the quit date until monday. :eek:

anyway my quit date was reset for yesterday and i did! i am now on day 2 and feeling very pleased so far.

i am still reading the allen carr book but i intend to finish it soon and i have my no smoking clinic tonight so the big fat craving im having right now will hopefully subside by then :D

hope everyone elses quit is going ok

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  • It's not the day you quit that matters, it's that you quit.

    I can relate to the "stupid excuse" part. Been there, done that!

    But well done, day 2 is a big deal. Congratulations, I hope you feel well.

    Keep going, all you have to do is to keep doing what you're doing... it's not that hard is it? And the best bit? It gets easier!

  • It's not the day you quit that matters, it's that you quit.

    I can relate to the "stupid excuse" part. Been there, done that!

    But well done, day 2 is a big deal. Congratulations, I hope you feel well.

    Keep going, all you have to do is to keep doing what you're doing... it's not that hard is it? And the best bit? It gets easier!

    thanks stuart. yeah its not as hard as i expected it to be :)

    i will definately keep going!

  • some tips...

    I have to agree with Stuart, it really does get a LOT easier as time goes on, i'm around 2 and a half weeks now and it doesnt bother me much at all, I am still a little worried about certain situations but I'm sure that will go too.

    The things that really helped me through the first 10 days are...

    1) stay positive! for me, its only when I started feeling down or bored (see below) that I wanted a ciggie

    2) stay busy, again, getting board is a killer for cravings

    3) read all you can on the internet about the damage smoking does, I also found watching YouTube videos a massive help, some are not very easy to watch but they really do hammer home the effects of smoking, I highly recommend them to anyone!

    4) take a break ALL the times you would have had a fag during the day, go for a quick walk outisde (depending on where you are, I mostly live in africa and spain so its still nice outside!) and just generally relax for a short time. This one does a world of good.

    5) take plenty of deep breaths, I find these can be almost as euphoric as the ciggy was!!

    6) always keep a bottle or water and some sort of chewing gum or boiled sweets handy, I am still getting through a rather large amount of Orbit strawberry gum on a daily basis!

    Hope some of this helps, good luck!

    Mike

  • hi

    i am still reading the allen carr book but i intend to finish it soon and i have my no smoking clinic tonight so the big fat craving im having right now will hopefully subside by then :D

    Hi ld13, hope that the smoking clinic helped! You're doing really well, regardless of which day you actually quit on, you can quit any day between 1 & 14 with the Champix. I'm surprised about the craving that you're having, I am still yet to experience a craving on Champix and I am in week 3. I have lots of thoughts about smoking (more so in the first week) but, usually thinking "I would have smoked a cigarette now" and then carrying on with whatever I was doing and it had passed. Wouldn't say it was an anxious, teeth clenching craving, just a thought.

    Hope it continues to get easier for you, especially when you see your achievement and you feel the benefits (especially in your purse!)

  • thanks for your replies :)

    mikeduk - how strange that i read your post just as i was sitting here at work thinking, i dont need to go outside anymore but im feeling quite tired not having a break. perhaps i should go for a quick walk - then i read your post about having a break anyway

    so i shall in a short while!

    kittycat - the clinic definately helped! all i do is go and puff into the CO meter and have a quick chat with the lady who runs it as its more a drop in type thing then a group where you all sit around but a few words from her, and the fact my husband (non smoking husband) came with me for a bit of support really made me feel fab about going even just the days without one!

    into day 3 we go!!! :)

  • Glad the clinic was beneficial, I do the same! Go and see the nurse just to have BP checked but, makes you feel great telling them that you have not had a cigarette for "X" amount of days and weeks and you should give yourself a pat on the back!

  • Hi

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