First day today!

hello, my first morning without a ciggie, just thought i would post to let you all know how im going on.

last night i had planned everything i wanted to do to end my relationship with what i thought was a friend(cigs), but as a mother of four children nothing ever goes like you plan, anyway one of my sons were sent home from school with a foot injury from his pe lesson, after using ice packs, and a lot of comfort i took him to casualty, he has a broken ankle and is in plaster and we didnt get home till 1 am.

i battled with myself all night, how can i give up now i havent prepared myself, its too stressfull, etc all the usual excuses (thats what they are not reasons), anyway i decided id had enough i sat alone and read some encouraging words from allen carr, and smoked my final cig, and went off to bed.

this morning i have put on a patch and used one lozenger, i know that allen carr states dont use replacements but if they help then im using them and i have not had a cig!!! i feel quite proud of myself for not letting last night be an excuse to not even try and i know that within ten minutes you can feel great then change and feel so bad you think you have just got to smoke but with the help from everyone on here i know we can all do it.

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  • Hi Tracy

    I quit using lozenges, I hadn't read Allen Carr until I'd been quit a week. I used them for 10 weeks then came off them. The important bit is getting the right mindset.

    Quitting is not sacrificing, cigarettes are not a friend, smoking does nothing for you.

    All the best


  • Hello Tracy

    My first morning too. Have been Ok so far, but I've never known a morning so LONG! :D

    I've been doing things I wouldnt normally do, housework, short walk... and that has been helping.

    Speak to you later. Keep thinking how great it will be to get to Day 2!

    Lou x

  • thanks for words of encouragement and keeping busy is the best help, i have been reading as much as i can while i have some free time, not long to go and we are half way through our first day!

  • Well done Tracy & Bloo

    Take thing a bit at a time your doing fab Just do what ever gets you through Feel proud your both doing great.xxxxxxxxx

  • Hi Tracy :D

    Welcome on day one of your quit and very well done on getting through last night you certainly won that battle fair and square take it one day at a time

    you use what is right for you no one else knows you as well after all

    Remember we are all here for you anytime

    All the Best


  • Hello all you wonderful people, its now 15 hours since my final cig, its been up and down today, but i havent found it as hard as i thought, i realise today that the most dreadfull cravings happen when im bored so i am going to plan each and every day to be full and busy to prevent boredom from cracking me up, but then i realise that i must sound so silly, if im bored how can smoking a cig possible change and make me feel less bored there is nothing more boring than to keep say im just having a cig wont be a minute!! I have found today that each time i have had a craving ive found something rearly funny about the way im feeling and thinking and actually taken the pxxs out of myself, hope this makes someone else feel better or am i just ready for the funny farm!!!

  • Hi Tracy you sound just like me on day one and no you arnt ready for the funny farm. I am still giving myselfs little talkings to and if anyone could hear me they would think im nuts, but it does help.

    You have done brilliant X

  • Hi Tory :D

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and also you will be much healthier and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off and Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    Best Wishes


  • Its great reading all these new posts of quitters. You are all doing brilliantly! I have recently discovered something interesting. I was a heavy smoker, every hour on the hour and more if I could cram them in. I thought the days would drag without those little demons. And they did, to begin with. So so slow. But, 4 weeks on, I realise my days speed past! I no longer watch the clock! It really is great to become a non smoker. You won't smell, your health will improve, you will become more confident and happy in yourselves. Well done, do the reading, post the posts, sort the mental side out and keep quitting! x

  • keep going...

    Well done Tracey for not giving into the excuses.. you've definitely got the right mindset to quit if you can do this when you're stressed & tired.... keep going! :) Ra x

  • thank you all for your great help today, its now time for bed and i feel rearly proud of getting through today.

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