Week 4

Hi All

Seems weird to be posting in the 1 month forum, as I technically have only been smoke free for 24 days, so am into my 4th week, but hey in the big scheme of things what does it matter where you post. I am feeling very positive today, and as most of you will know I lost a very dear friend on Friday and do you know what - it didnt even cross my mind to have a fag!!!!

So I think if I can handle that without a ciggie, I must be able to handle most things. Anyway what a beautiful day, I have just nipped outside the office for a 5 min break (I do miss being outside now I dont smoke) and couldnt believe how lovely it is - hope it stays like it after work as I am going out for a run - havent been running for nearly 2 years, but honestly feel like I will be able to now - so watch this space.

Anyway hope everyone else is doing ok and the demons are not giving you too much sh*t

lts oflove

deb x

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  • Hi Debs :D

    Well done on your fourth week and hope you enjoy your run

    Love

    Margxxxxxx

  • after my highs of yesterday and the weekend - back to earth with a bloody big bang today - feel awful, hate not smoking, i soooooo want a fag, was much happier when i smoked, laughed much more, was slimmer by a bloody stone, and generally had more enthusiasm for life, at the moment just wish i could stay in bed all day so i dont have to think about fags

    sorry for the self pitying rant

    deb

  • Debs dont be sorry... i know i feel the same as you on a daily basis... im on week 3 but so far apart from being able to breath alittle easier i havent felt any benefits...

    in fact ive convinced myself that i feel worse... i hardly smile i snap at everyone the only time i feel slightly happy is when im sitting at work alone.. thats when i have to much time on my hands and think about popping out for a smoke constantly.. then i start to feel sorry for myself for feeling so down... i even had a thought of popping in the shop next door and nicking a fag of them.

    but after saying all that i wouldnt want to go back to day 1 and im determined to keep at it...

    we are all gonna have days like that but your already doing so well.... dont give in now xx

  • Bloody hell Debs.. Give yourself a shake...:p

    Yesterday was such a good day, you know that nothing has changed overnight, and that really you are feeling just great!:D

    Keep up the no smoking

    Andy

  • oh jewls thanks for the post, sorry in one way that you are feeling bad, but pleased in another cos that means it aint just me!!!! I am trying so hard to be positive, but when i read through the forums, it seems that even at 17 weeks people still feel like this, it just doesnt giv eme much heart. Anyway i am going to go and have a long soak in the bath and try and take my mind of it - keep going jewls, and once again thank you so much for the post

    deb x

  • richara3 you are soooooo right, i need a size 10 kick up the arse!!!!!

    deb x

  • And dont you know it! ;)

    Put a smile on that face and get on with it..:)

    Andy

  • no problem i felt the same after coming on here it was nice to know i wasnt alone.. im never like this but feel a right victor meldrew at the moment..

    i too looked through the other months to see if it got easier and it shocked me when people were writting that it wasnt and i wanted to give up.. but im not gonna think about yesterday or tomorrow or 2 months down the line.. just today....

    my sister in law said that after 5 years of smoking it still enters her head to have a fag with a coffee etc... i couldnt help but laugh i thanked her for her wise words and told her i wouldnt be coming to her for any advice again ha ha ...

    enjoy your bath and think of the positves.. a nice soak in the bath and now u wont be ruining it with a smokey smell after wards :D xx

  • keep going Debs!

    debs

    hope you are feeling abit better today, I totally know how you feel and last week I thought it was never going to end. I ended up walking round the streets crying cos I wanted a ciggie so much and had been so horrid to my boyfriend.

    get on the case now, get some treats booked in, maybe a facial or some new shoes (feet never put weight on) or a new bag and go for it, that weight will come off and best of all you dont smoke any more xxxxxx

  • Never Look Back

    Hi fellows,

    I quit smoking on the 5th or March 2009, Now I am feeling much better

    probably because I wanted so much to quit but didnt have enough

    knowledge to dare. I will never forget the great work of people from

    whyquit.com. They are indeed doing the work of angles. I quit cold

    turkey and I constantly see people complaining about cravings even after

    quiting for quite sometime, however I personaly think that its not so bad

    after three weeks and I think its because most of the people donot

    completey finish their nicotine intake. Guys you need to stop taking

    nicotine otherwise your body wont get used to live without nicotine.

    the sooner you do that the sooner you will start feeling normal without

    a smoke

    Best regards,

    Ex-Smoker

  • Hi HK :D

    Well done on your quit and welcome to the forum and 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

    Best Wishes

    Marg xx

    Hi Debs :D

    I so hope you're deeling better today and the smile is back and agree with Moog some treats are in order go on spoil yourself

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

    Hi Sam :D

    You sound bright and chipper this morning so go on you treat yourself as well and your lovely boyfriend

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • marg

    hello marg

    yes im getting back to my old chipper self, we went out and had a treat on saturday night and got a trip to dublin planned at the end of this month.

    still smelling sweet and loving it

    thanks for your support as always :D

  • Hi Guys,

    This is quite a useful link for a ramble for those going through the third week. talesfromthequit.com/the-te... It made me feel better. xx

  • Sam

    So pleased your feeling a little better. A lot of people struggle a bit on weeks 3/4 Dont know how. But things seam to take a change after that.xxxx

    Deb & Jewls

    So sorry you are both having a hard time a lot of people do at this stage. Dont leave it put you off when you read about people on longer quits than you having a rant. its nothing like what your feeling dont know how to explain but the feelings are more a fare away memory. So please dont be put off you may feel much diffrent look at stuart & nick they are loving there quit. Be strong now and has Sam said TREAT YOUR SELFS.xxxxxx

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