End of first week quit

Is anyone at the same stage as me? Its good to hear other quit buddy experiences.

I am finding it hard with the habit thing and having far too many sweets. I am ok if I keep busy and have plenty to do.

I think I have succeeded this time in my head as I think previous quit attempts I have allowed my head to feel a loss and to feel like I am being deprived of something. This time I know it is what I want, not what I ought!

Just completed my first week. It would be interesting to compare notes as time goes on and see how we do.

Good luck all.

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  • Hi Quitty :)

    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

    One week already that's great there are several peole here that quit arounf the same time as you and expect they'll be along later to say hello

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Best Wishes

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Sweets

    Hellllloooooo:)

    Was worried about the amount of stuff I was eating too, so the same day I stopped smoking I also went for a run and ran 22 miles in the first week, believe me I still ate enough to still put on weight.

    Since then I have bought huge amounts of carrots and celery, have even taken to cutting up sandwich box full amount (fill with water as well to stop drying out). Have also taken to eating chewing gum (be careful of the side effects of sorbitol :eek:) - think it can give you lock jaw too:p

    MAH

  • Its great to be counting in weeks isn't it!

  • Yeppppp :D never thought I could make it this far up the path to freedom. Will give myself a pat on the back by stuffing my face with cornflakes. I love food.

  • Hi Quitty,

    Great stuff on completing the first week smoke-free. It is definitely good to count in weeks. Before long it'll be months.

    Let's make Kent a smoke-free zone!!:D

    Deke

  • I'm on Day Four too

    Hi there Quitty,

    I'm Mandy from Australia and on Day 4 of the Champix course of tabs. I gave up back in 2000 for 4 years using the patches that time. I started smoking at 15 and now just turned 40. Started smoking again (you guessed it - on New Years Eve 2005). Now after breast cancer treatment in 2006, find myself in the "quitting mood" to hopefully give myself a more healthy & positive outlook. My hubby has also been a "die-hard" smoker for the past 28 years and is taking his own course of Champix with me. So Yes, we're in the same boat huh?

    Feeling excited at the prospect of saving a heap of money, but a little nervous about the coming weeks. I've read about some nasty side effects from these little pills, but I'm determined to be tough. I've lived through chemotherapy, so I'm sure I can get through this. Keep in touch Quitty!!

  • Hi there Quitty,

    I'm Mandy from Australia and on Day 4 of the Champix course of tabs. I gave up back in 2000 for 4 years using the patches that time. I started smoking at 15 and now just turned 40. Started smoking again (you guessed it - on New Years Eve 2005). Now after breast cancer treatment in 2006, find myself in the "quitting mood" to hopefully give myself a more healthy & positive outlook. My hubby has also been a "die-hard" smoker for the past 28 years and is taking his own course of Champix with me. So Yes, we're in the same boat huh?

    Feeling excited at the prospect of saving a heap of money, but a little nervous about the coming weeks. I've read about some nasty side effects from these little pills, but I'm determined to be tough. I've lived through chemotherapy, so I'm sure I can get through this. Keep in touch Quitty!!

    Hiya Mandy how you getting on have you managed to not have a smoke yet,im on day 5 of the champix course and today so far have managed to not have a ciggie,very hard but determined.So far havent had any side effects to my knowledge but i am finding it harder to settle and sleep through the night keep up with the healthy and positive outlook and im sure you ll succeed xxx

  • Hi there Quitty,

    I'm Mandy from Australia and on Day 4 of the Champix course of tabs. I gave up back in 2000 for 4 years using the patches that time. I started smoking at 15 and now just turned 40. Started smoking again (you guessed it - on New Years Eve 2005). Now after breast cancer treatment in 2006, find myself in the "quitting mood" to hopefully give myself a more healthy & positive outlook. My hubby has also been a "die-hard" smoker for the past 28 years and is taking his own course of Champix with me. So Yes, we're in the same boat huh?

    Feeling excited at the prospect of saving a heap of money, but a little nervous about the coming weeks. I've read about some nasty side effects from these little pills, but I'm determined to be tough. I've lived through chemotherapy, so I'm sure I can get through this. Keep in touch Quitty!!

    Dont be nervous Mandy it will be fine, I quit with my OH on the Champix we are both off them now, I had a few probs and just lowered my dose where as Mark had no problems at all and took the full dose through out. We have saved our money from stopping smoking and we are having our porch filled in next week which I have been wanting ever since we moved here two years ago.

    Keep posting there is a great bunch of people on here :)

  • Is anyone at the same stage as me? Its good to hear other quit buddy experiences.

    I am finding it hard with the habit thing and having far too many sweets. I am ok if I keep busy and have plenty to do.

    I think I have succeeded this time in my head as I think previous quit attempts I have allowed my head to feel a loss and to feel like I am being deprived of something. This time I know it is what I want, not what I ought!

    Just completed my first week. It would be interesting to compare notes as time goes on and see how we do.

    Good luck all.

    Hi Quitty and Mandy,

    I am not at the same stage but I have been there not so long back. You are right though when you say it is in the head. This is where the real battle takes place. The cravings do come and at times they are strong but they will fade. I still get them after a month.

    The way I see it and have dealt with it to date is not imagine I have losing a friend, I am not giving up something I actually want to do. I look at it for the other side of the coin, that being I am stopping being a slave to the cigarette, I am stopping living my entire live around when I can have another cigarette. And this is what it is all about, simply allowing the cig to dominate your every moment, getting into a routine when you can have your next cig, basically being a slave to this habit. I refuse to do so any longer, even though I have done so for thirty years. I work with guys that still do smoke, have to go to designated smoking areas, crowded into smelly rooms with filthy ashtrays and I remind myslef over and over again that this is what I have given up, not a friend, not a companion that will suddenly make all my wrongs right, but a smelly, expensive habit.

    Anyways, enough of my rant, good luck with your quit and if you doubt your resolve at all please try to remember the cig is not your friend it is your enslaver.

    Regards Stateofgrace

  • Week 1

    Hi quitty, congrats on your first week :) RE: snacks etc remember if you are strong enough to quit cigarettes then any small snacking problem will be easy in comparision! I have reached week 1 today, havnt been able to sit still since day one although I think the insomnia is passing now! I think if snacking really worries you then now is the best time to try and get in to better alternative habits? I gave up (with the initial help of this forum) for a year and a half up until summer 08 but snacking took over, i was eating waaay too much and put on loads of weight then strted smoking again. Im back here at my first big attempt since.....

    State of Grace I loved your advice on the fact we are not 'missing a friend' but making a positive choice. I will try to keep that in mind :)

    Its Good to be back here :D

    Booyaa x

  • Congratulations on the first week Mr...

    very well done.

    i'd like to give you a tip from my limited experience.

    when you feel like you have finally cut your stings with nicotine and that your crravings have supposedly disapeared- you then really really really need to start to worry!!!

    haha

    watch out dude the nico demons a professional thief!

    well done again

    keep strong

    love

    jamie

    xxxxxxxx

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