Hi I am new

Hi Everyone,

I have been reading everyone's posts throughout my quit, and thought I would add one of my own.

It will be 5 week's on Monday since I last smoked, and it feels really good that I have managed it. I used patches for the first 3 weeks, but have been nicotine free for the last week or so. I never thought I would get this far but have been reading why quit.com and the memorial page is enough to put you off for life!! Whenever I have a weak moment I think I do not want to go through what they have been through.

Any way good luck everyone, reading all your posts has really helped me and I am going to recommend this site to all of my still smoking friends!!!!

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  • Hey!!

    Well done you, thats fantastic, i am on day two with patches, gym has been joined and i'm trying to adopt a positive mental attitude... its killing me!!!!!

    I am sure this may sound v shallow but have you found weight gain an issue?? The patches are doing a good job for me as i was finding it really hard yesterday for a couple of hours and nearly smoked, after beating myself up... well... giving my self a telling off... i realised the patch had come off!! so i whacked on another one and fely better.

    Hope you are well and well done you for being nicotine free!!!


  • Hiya Given up

    Nice to see you here, looks as if you know what you're doing, I see you've started your readind, good for you. Well done on your 5 weeks smokefree just keep it up. David

    Sorry Jenna, we must have posted at the same time, well done to you too on your 2 days, it will soon add up, and before you know it you'll be counting in weeks then months. David

  • ermmm.... i also FELT better too.. my typing is awfull, i think my clenched jaw is affecting my ability to write...;)

  • I haven't found weight gain an issue at the moment, I have been making sure that I take the dog out for extra walks!!! I have noticed my appetite has shot through the roof so am worried about putting on weight, but I have given my bike a dusting down and will try to do a bit of bike riding to keep it under control.

    Thanks for yoyr replies, and good luck to both of you, you will have hard days but if you are determined you will do it!!

  • Hi Given up and Jenna :) :)

    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

    Given up

    Well done on almost 5 weeks quit that's great keep going


    Also well done to you on day 2, you're doing fine just hang in there it gets easier I promise

    Love to you both

    Marg xxxx

  • Ahh, thankyou Marge, that was just what i needed to hear!!

    Was just going to log out as i'm getting a bit lost on here, dont know how it works at all!! and thankyou David, i can do it, i know i can. This is all about a change of lifestyle. I've been in recovery now for 3 and a half years from drink and drug addiction, this is my last crutch that i dont wanna lean on anymore!!! I think i may be a little reminded of getting sober, the first few days are the hardest. If i can beat that with my higher power, i can beat this too :D

    Its so great to know there is people who you can talk to

    With much love


    x x x x

  • Not much to add to what has already been said but Welcome to the n=both of you.

    Post often


  • Thanks Nic,

    wow, Marg, just been reading those links, that Joel dude is a guru!! thankyou for the advice, i'll keep reading.To be honest i'd read the back of a cornflake box right now if i thought it would help ;)


  • Hi Jenna :D

    Glad you're finding it useful already, read as much as you can it really will help you

    As for finding your way around just keep looking and if you don't understand something just ask, someone will pop along with the answer or suggest someone who may know OK

    With all the stuff on here and in the links I don't think you'll be reduced to reading the back of a Cornflake box just yet anyway HA HA


    Marg xxxxxxxxxx

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