It's all about yourself!!

Hello everybody! I am new here, 28, female... Beginning of day 4 for me too! Not easy! I smoked for 12 years, never tried to quit before, but now that I have 2 weeks all for myself I decided to do something productive for me! Because quiting smoking is all about yourself and doing something for yourself!! Isn't?!

It's amazing... wow... in only 3 days my body and my mind went to so many changes!! It is like a journey, for real!! Craves, anger:mad:, obsesion, tears, "quiting" quiting smoking, blaming everybody else, sweating, exhaustion, even shaking to some degree, sleep so well, then not sleep at all, feeling so weird in general, like I am not my own self...!:confused: But then... the feeling of accomplishment after I past each crave, the smell (that's a journey it self as well), the taste, worm feet! And let's face it, these are about all the benefits for now!! And craves AGAIN!!:eek: But it will only get better!! And better! After all it's only day 4!!

Quiting smoking is smart! It's a life experience! It will make us stronger, more patient, we'll feel, taste, smell, experience the world again without nicotine this time! It's like a new beginning that we am offering to ourselfs, if we are strong enough for just a few minutes a day, every day! And we will always have the advantage of knowing and understanding the "before" and "after"! Smoking was just a phase in my life, I had ENOUGH!, time to moove on! Quiting is even trendy!:cool:

All these thoughts help me go on! I thought I should share!

I've been awake for 2 hours, no smoking! That's all it matters for now, right?!

Let's keep it strong!

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  • Hi Enough.....

    Great post ......

    I like the bit about giving up smoking is trendy .... ha ha ....can tell my kids look your old man is trendy mmmm I think I know what their response will be .... "what ever" or the likes lol

    The feeling of accomplishment is great ... whether it be a minute, or I got through that craving, or , that hour, or that day ... it doesn't matter how small or big it it is ... you get through it ..... but ..... The bigger the achievement gets the better the feeling is ......

    Remember how good it felt after the first hour, then the first day ....

    Wow ......wots it going to feel like tonight when you go to bed and you have got through your first weekend. :cool:

    Keep it up !!!! Your doing great, Ive only been on this site for two days ..... theres loads of inspiration to be found .... and whilst surfing through it all ur passing more time.......

  • Hi Enough :)

    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 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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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

    Well done you 4 days is good and you're right quitting is all about you

    Good Luck

    Marg

  • Thanks guys! Have to admitt whyquit.com is just great! I discovered it on day 1, and I kept reading, couldn't do anything else! As someone else said here, understandng is the key! I am still reading and I am aware of the fact that the demon will always be behind me, waiting for me to forget about myself! It's great to past the first day, first week, first year! But the reallity is the danger of relapse we'll always be there! Because once an addict always an addict! I think for me it's important to actually be able to understand and admit this!

    Anyway, on a more positive note:) I forgot to add the headeach and the fact that I find it hard even to spell! Bizar!! Oh, and somebody was asking about the teetheach... yeahhh, I have that too, I think it's my gums that actually hurt! Isn't quiting smoking great?!:rolleyes:

  • Hi There

    On the toothache, my dentist has said that the smoke coats the teeth and when you stop the teeth go through a recovery stage which leaves them quite exposed and they can ache. He has advised that I use a sensitive toothpaste like Sensodyne to alleviate some of the pain.

    I found my concentration was poor in the first 2 weeks but it has fortunately improved, which is good since I work with accounts and the next month will need all my concentration!!!!!

    Good Luck!

  • Hi enough,

    what a great post, well done on your 4 days quit and you sound like you are really positive and upbeat, the links on here are a great help and there are loads of people who really come to help when the going gets tough and also cheer you on.

    congratulations and keep strong

    tracy21

  • Thank u!

    I like having people I can share my experience with and also getting all this support from you guys especially cause I am doing this on my own here, not to many friends around right now... but that's ok!

    So thanks again, I wish you guys all the strenght and wisdom you may need to not go back... before the... DAY 1!

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