will it get better

Good morning,

Day 5, i struggled big time yesterday but didn't give in, talked my OH out of it aswell...now 3 wks ago i would of been delighted he'd bought cigs and we'd of smoked them together and thought maybe next time. I had a bad night, dreaming of cigs and i may even have a bit of a battle today but i'm still hopeful.

Going on my hollibobs in 7 wks though with the girls and i'm terrified ( at the moment)

But well done to all of you.......arrrrgggghhhhhhh when will it be fantastic to be a non smoker????????

Oh and i'm fed up that i can't stop eating rubbish......donuts mmmmmmmmm

xxx

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  • Hi Doris :D

    Day 5 eh that's almost the first and worst week done already and I promise you it will start to get better very soon

    Sorry you're struggling a bit but hang in there OK sleeping badly is part of the healing process we all seem to go through but again it doesn't last long

    It's already fantastic being a Non Smoker you just haven't realised it yet

    Look forward to your Holiday and think about all that extra money you'll have to spend WAHEY

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxxx

  • Firstly - eating rubbish is part of the process, just enjoy it :D

    It does get better and easier, I promise.

    In 3 days you are free of nicotine (assuming you aren't using NRT) and this tends to be when the physical withdrawal peaks in intensity. After a week, most quitters report that the worst is over and after 3 weeks there are no physical withdrawals - the receptors in your brain are no longer reacting.

    So, after 3 weeks it's all in your mind!

    Nice to know isn't it?

    However, there are other symptoms you may get.... sleeplessness, wind :o , maybe constipation, possibly acne, etc etc.....

    Read up on it and know what to expect.... then you can see these annoyances for what they are.... just your body healing after all the abuse!

    Congratulations for your acheivements so far :D

  • Cheers guys,

    i think sometimes you just need a bit of reassurance ( well i do!! )

    And my boss went outside for a smoke this morning...hee hee hee

    xx

  • Well done Dippy,

    The first week is tough but is finnished before you know it, Eating rubbish is o.k. (as long as there are loads of Jellybabies) stick with it, it really is worth it.

    Wayne

  • Morning Dippy,

    Well done and congratulations on 5 days - that's brilliant! Don't worry about the eating thing it will start to pass too.

    Keep it up - I bet you boss smelled horrible when he came back in!

    TT x

  • well done

    well done on day 5 thats nearly a week.. ( i prefer to count in weeks makes it sound longer lol)

    your doing well getting through that crave.. so many times ive thought aarraaahhhh ill just have one to cure the crave then i wont have anymore but any smoker knows that never happens so we just got to ride the waves ....

    has your OH quit too?

    i had a smoking dream last night that i brought a pack of 10 smoked one and thought oh no i have to go back to day one and i was devastated i actually woke up feeling really down until i realised i was dreaming and it gave me a boost lol

    keep it up your doing fantastic xx

  • Hey Dippy you are doing brill you must be so proud. Just think no nic in your body, no carbon monoxide. Cant wait till I am like that dont think it will be too long even though quit day is on monday dont think i will make it till then.

    Keep it up and spoil yourself X

  • OMG....we're all actually doing it aren't we. That makes me smile. Yes my OH is quitting too and is on wk 5, he's doing good aswell today.

    You are all fab non smokers who keep me smiling and help my cravings pass...thanks just doesn't cover it but you know what i mean.

    Now all i want to do is sit in the sunshine, drink vodka and smoke fags!!!!

    But i won't...... gonna finish work and go for a walk instead. I think it feels a bit boring sometimes not smoking....not that it makes you boring or anything but instead of going to the pub ( a cultural thing out here, pavement cafes etc ) you go home and go walking...oh well, it won't be forever..

    Now buck up you lot and keep at it !!!!!

    xxxx

  • Now all i want to do is sit in the sunshine, drink vodka and smoke fags!!!! But i won't......

    At this time in the morning??? haha:D

  • Hi there Dippyd,

    Fabulous, well done on Day 5. That really is the toughest part out of the way - but don't let your guard down either. Keep strong and you'll be counting in weeks in no time:)

    Deke

  • Lottie,

    You forget, it's already 11.30 am here, i have been up for hrs n hrs n hrs and i think in another half an hr or so...or when i finish work at one it's the done thing...you don't get plastered, you just chill !!!! You know it makes sense!!!!

    Seriously now, it really is just the way things are out here, v different to my uk life, you finish at 5, it's dark already and it's too cold you can't be bothered going out again. I love it here.

    So bring on the sunshine and vodka!!!!!

    Big smiles n hugs to all

    xxx:D

  • OMG.... I think it feels a bit boring sometimes not smoking....not that it makes you boring or anything but instead of going to the pub ( a cultural thing out here, pavement cafes etc ) you go home and go walking...oh well, it won't be forever..

    i know excatly what u mean ive said the same thing lol.... i go for walks in the evening now i mean walks i never go for walks but im sure ill make up for it this weekend... lol.....

    bring on the sunshine, vodka and ermmmmmmm non smoking......

    x x

  • Lottie,

    You forget, it's already 11.30 am here, i have been up for hrs n hrs n hrs and i think in another half an hr or so...or when i finish work at one it's the done thing...you don't get plastered, you just chill !!!! You know it makes sense!!!!

    Seriously now, it really is just the way things are out here, v different to my uk life, you finish at 5, it's dark already and it's too cold you can't be bothered going out again. I love it here.

    So bring on the sunshine and vodka!!!!!

    Big smiles n hugs to all

    xxx:D

    Damn it, knew I was living in the wrong country:D:D

  • oooohhh....i wonder if we can justify a TON of extra easter eggs.....

    mmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:D

  • you can always justify tons of easter eggs :D xx

  • You know that whole walking thing..... i really wouldn't mind so much if i actually started seeing some benefit from it but i think the donuts might be out doing the walking!!! I hope you have a gr8 weekend, what exciting things are you up to?

    xx

  • I have eaten my easter egg already, then bought another and ate that too! Have consumed a whole pot of olives and some melon and some mango and a cream egg and a fudge and a packet of crisps and some toast already today which is not good.

    I love gibralter. Have visited twice and enjoyed many gins!

  • Hi Fiona,

    thanks, i feel better knowing there is someone else out there who is a girl after my own heart!!! I LOVE cream eggs...now somebody told me the other day that they are gonna stop making them.......i think they might of just been trying to scare me.

    Why did you come to Gib ( am i allowed to be personal and nosey on here). i think it's a marmite place, you either love it or hate it. now you see when i say i'm out walking every day, i walk the rock, all of it and med steps down the other side....why am i not slinky!!!!! Anyway,

    we're off the cigs, bring on chocolate amongst all the other goodies!! xx

  • Lol

    I have eaten my easter egg already, then bought another and ate that too! Have consumed a whole pot of olives and some melon and some mango and a cream egg and a fudge and a packet of crisps and some toast already today which is not good.

    Hi Fiona

    Sorry but that made me laugh !!! I know just how you feel im eating like a horse ... oh well what ever it takes !

    STAY STRONG LIKE THE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER

    EBT GIRL

    ;)

  • I have eaten my easter egg already, then bought another and ate that too!

    Snap! Well nearly, I ate my easter egg the other day then ate my OH one aswel, along with the treats that come with them:D

  • We have a friend who hires their apartment in benahavis near Estepona. We try and go there every year without the kids for a break! Gibralter is just down the road so we drive the the border and walk across. Last time we were there the weather was boiling on the spanish side then there was this massive black cloud hanging over gibralter and it was freezing! There is a great sandwich shop down a side street we go to. Love sitting and watching the world go by! I like walking around the right side of the rock, just after the airport towards the war graves and looking at all the hidey holes!! Full respect for walking the whole of the rock, not sure I could! (maybe its all muscle!) And I will not tolerate cream eggs being stopped, I love them too!! Fill your boots EBT is what I say!

  • Fiona,

    Next time you're in Gib you need to walk UP the rock and get down the great siege tunnels and look out from the hidey holes, it's amazing....ah well, i like hertfordshire too... i used to live in Weston Turville in Bucks before moving out here.

    Thank you all v v much for keeping me occupied ( i am really at work !!) it's kept me from thinking of other things... now i have to go and get finished up, have a luffly day all of you and that's another one done.

    xxx

  • Morning All ..

    Morining All ... Day 5 - wow! never thought I'd get here as yesterday wasn't easy - then I found this forum and some advice and reading material from Margareth - big thanks :) - I got through the late afternoon anxcious feelings. Today so far so good.

    On Zyban and I can honestly say sleeping is easy, in fact its better than before I quit - but then I've cut down my drinking too to almost zero so that may have something to do with it ... trust me drinking and Zyban do NOT mix! Ouch, the Hangovers are really bad even after just 1 or 2 pints.

    So once or twice a day I get very anxcious and the mind says the only thing to calm you is a fag. I get through that by reading this forum or a walk or food or sometimes I just can't get through it and I have to struggle for 20-30 mins. But I WILL NOT GIVE IN.

    Thanks to you all for being there and together we CAN do this!

  • Hi Pinup :D

    5 days quit now that's nearly the first week done glad you feel a bit better today

    Things will only get better I promise and I am pleased you're finding the other sites as helpful as I did/do

    Just hang in there and we'll always be here for you

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Well done Both

    Pinup & Dippy

    Day 5 is great only 2 days and the worse is over and you will be counting in weeks.xxxxxxxx

  • know how you feel dippy

    boy i know how you feel... those urges.. YUK.. and arent they hard to ignore.. saw from stuart that the mind lets go around week 3...

    im headed there.. no mind games with the cigs and craving..

    i had a bad day on day four as well.. and find that the feedback from everyone is SO supportive.. and keeps you going..

    hang in there dippy.. i am..no mind game going to get me this time!!!

    jane...

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