42 hours of CT. PAST HALF WAY!!!!!!!!!!

I'm feeling good. Deep breathing through the odd crave and just keeping my eye on the goal. By 3pm tomorrow I will have got the nicotine out of my system. Then it's just the head stuff I've got to worry about.

My daughter is comming to visit later today and she's a smoker. We used to sit and have a coffee and a ciggie together. I'm a bit worried about how tempting it will be while she's here but I can't mess this up now. She is very proud of me and she has said that she'll keep the fags out of sight. I suppose there has to come a time when I have to be around cigarettes and people who smoke.

It's hard to understand how I really want to be a non-smoker but I still am a long way off of trusting myself to be around cigarettes. I think I probobly need to read some more to educate myself.

How's the rest of you? Staying Strong

Hopeful

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  • Hi Hopeful :D

    Well done that's great soon be completely nicotine free Yeah

    Please don't worry about your Daughters visit I'm sure you'll be fine and she's said she'll keep them out of sight

    If she really must have one just go somewhere else for a few minutes if you find it to much for now OK

    You'll find your own time to be around smokers, we're all different ,but yes do read some more it all helps

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • Hopeful,

    just hopped on to see how you were going and here you are nearly done! Friday afternoon it will all be over and you can celebrate no more nicotine controlling your life! Focus on the positive this afternoon. You are no longer having to worry when you will get your next hit, no longer smelling like an ashtray, you are improving your health and lifespan and money in your pocket and by quitting smoking you have given up nothing. Well done. xx

  • Yes cjm it is

    Hi Hopeful

    Wow you are so brave to go CT so soon in your quit. How are you coping?

    I am using patches as I am not as brave as you but wonder if that is why I think of smoking every min of the day.

    Big well done and lots of hugs and kisses.

    Caroline

    xx

    Hi CJM

    Give CT a try... it takes 72 hours to rid the nicotine from your system.... with patches its a long drawn out process and hell if Im gonna have nicotine in my body then Im gonna smoke a fag !!!!

    COME ON CJM give it a try....... if it gets too much you can always stick one back on anyway....

    BE STRONG LIKE THE EBT

    EBT GIRL

    ;)

  • Keep strong hopeful

    I'm feeling good. Deep breathing through the odd crave and just keeping my eye on the goal. By 3pm tomorrow I will have got the nicotine out of my system. Then it's just the head stuff I've got to worry about.

    My daughter is comming to visit later today and she's a smoker. We used to sit and have a coffee and a ciggie together. I'm a bit worried about how tempting it will be while she's here but I can't mess this up now. She is very proud of me and she has said that she'll keep the fags out of sight. I suppose there has to come a time when I have to be around cigarettes and people who smoke.

    It's hard to understand how I really want to be a non-smoker but I still am a long way off of trusting myself to be around cigarettes. I think I probobly need to read some more to educate myself.

    How's the rest of you? Staying Strong

    Hopeful

    Hi Hopeful

    Do your best, dont be afraid of people smoking around you. They want to be you, they want to be the one who is not smoking, this I can promise you !!!!

    Billy has said most of it in his post to you, be DOGMATIC..... face the facts.... dont allow those B*****D cravings to get to you. I have taken to my bed through some of the worst ones... gone in the bath... locked them out completely..... COME ON HOPEFUL STAY STRONG YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS !!!

    STAY STRONG LIKE THE EBT

    EBT GIRL

    ;)

  • Cjm

    I daren't - I don't think I can.

    You are doing so well EBT GIRL. I have read all your posts and even though I can't offer any advice as I am finding it too hard myself I think you have shown amazing strength. You keep going.

    Caroline

    xx

    Hi Caroline

    Thats fine , we all have to do this the way that is best for us !!!! JUST MAKE SURE YOU STAY STRONG ... YOU CAN DO THIS.

    STAY STRONG LIKE THE EBT

    EBT GIRL

    ;)

  • Hi Caroline :D

    You have nothing to lose by trying C T and as EBT Girl says you can always put a parch back on if you find it to hard

    Who knows you may well be suprised and find it's easier for you

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Well done you should be well proud of yourself. Im sure you will be fine while your daughter is there and I think she will leave today with a lot of stopping smoking thoughts in her head.

    :)

  • Hi Hopeful

    Wow you are so brave to go CT so soon in your quit. How are you coping?

    I am using patches as I am not as brave as you but wonder if that is why I think of smoking every min of the day.

    Big well done and lots of hugs and kisses.

    Caroline

    xx

    Hi CJM, I was thinking of smoking every min of the day too and I was exhausted with it. I did some reading and began to wonder if it was the gum that was causing it. I just thought I'd give it a go. If it was too hard for me then I would have had the gum there to revert back to. To my suprise it actually got easier.

    You never know it may work that way for you too. Good Luck with which ever way you decide to to it, We're all doing great, this isn't an easy thing to do and we all have to make our own way through it. But I can promise you it got at least 50% easier for me.

    Thanks to you all for your support, I'll keep you all posted. And thanks billy for breaking down the craves into mins like that it was a great way for me to look at it.

    STAYING STRONG LIKE EBT Proud of you too hunni

    Hopeful

  • Yo hopeful

    Are you reading me... not seen a post for a while huni.... ?

    STAYING STRONG LIKE THE EBT

    ;)

  • Caroline, What marg says is true. You can stick a patch on if you need to and I promise you that I believe that chewing that gum was like poking this addiction with a stick. I was really scared and not at all sure that I could do it. But I just wanted to get it over with and felt that the NRT was dragging it out for me. I can't believe I've done it and it was much easier than I expected. Fingers crossed that I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch, but I can honestly say that this is the best I have felt since I first started quitting about 7 weeks ago.

    You must do what's best for you and remember that were all here for you.

    Hopeful

  • I'm so thrilled to be reading your posts now Hopeful :D Really I am!!

    You sound like a totally different person to the one I knew on the gum :D

    I really wish all people would just take a little slice of what you are saying and give it a try!! I really do think that NRT draws the process out ( including my poor friend who is still struggling like mad after 3 and 1/2 weeks ) :(

    As you said, no probs if they find it too hard, they stick a patch on or have some gum or whatever!! but I wonder just how many people are sat struggling...when they COULD maybe be feeling better :confused:

  • Are you reading me... not seen a post for a while huni.... ?

    STAYING STRONG LIKE THE EBT

    ;)

    I'm here and on a real high. Hope your good too. I couldn't post much yesterday it was really tough for a while. I can't believe how angry I felt all day. I'm not usually an angry person as a rule but yesterday I think my neighbours must have thought they were living next to a mad lady. My smoke alarm went off when I was making some cheese on toast and I started to scream at it "My bleepin house isn't on fire you stupid bleepin thing shut up, shut up, shut up" Honestly I was making more noise than the alarm. My daughter just looked at me screaming at the alarm and I looked at her. She started to laugh and I burst in to tears.

    It all seems quite funny now but at the time I thought I had gone mad. What a way to behave. Why don't they put that on the fag packets. Don't Start 'cos you may very well go mad when you try to stop.

    Anyway, I feel great now. What a rollercoaster this has been. I can never go through this again. I must never smoke again.

    How's you Hope your having a good day.

    Stay Strong.

  • I'm so thrilled to be reading your posts now Hopeful :D Really I am!!

    You sound like a totally different person to the one I knew on the gum :D

    I really wish all people would just take a little slice of what you are saying and give it a try!! I really do think that NRT draws the process out ( including my poor friend who is still struggling like mad after 3 and 1/2 weeks ) :(

    As you said, no probs if they find it too hard, they stick a patch on or have some gum or whatever!! but I wonder just how many people are sat struggling...when they COULD maybe be feeling better :confused:

    Thanks Slinky, yea I think your right. I know we all have to do this our own way and I was originally scared to try CT but I got so desperate of feeling rubish for soooooooo long that I just deceided to try. Thank heavens I did cos I feel that I've really turned a corner.

    This site and all the good advice on what websites to visit and just knowing that someone is there and understands what your going through has been what's got me through.

    I hope your friend will find the courage to try again.

    Hopeful

  • Hopeful Im so glad you are free of nicotine, I agree the NRT seems to drag it out think that was my downfall last time.

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