Day 3

Today is day 3 of none smoking. I have smoked for 16 years on average 10 a day more at the weekends. I knew i had to do something about this terrible demon living inside me. I decided it was now or never. I went to a party on Saturday night but decided to drive instead of drink i was quite looking forward to a hangover free sunday for once. I woke up on sunday morning feeling absolutly shocking i might as well have drank!!! I couldnt breath i had a terrible headache and of course the horrible fury tongue from smoking nearly 16 Cigs. I knew that something had to be done. Of course i had my last Cigarette at 4pm on Sunday and it almost killed me. Luckily i had bought patches a couple of weeks earlier. Monday being the first smoke free day and first day of the patches. I have to say that it has not been half as bad as i thought it would be. I feel worse in the morning as i used to wake up thinking i can't wait until i drive to work as i can have a cig. That looking forward feeling is still there but i have to think about something else. I have bought lots of mints, chewing Gum and Tunes they really help. The one thing that is keeping me focused is the thought of my skin looking healthier. Id love people to be able to see the difference. I have decided not to tell anyone though im not sure if this is the right thing to do or not but what i really want to do is say to my boyfriend (who hates smoking) on sunday "Have you noticed anything different about me this week". I must also admit that i have felt in higher spirits than i have in months i really hope this stays maybe its because i am inhaling fresh air for once. I have also found that i have not been extremely hungry which does surprise me again i hope this stays. I have also noticed that my circulation has improved an awful lot and my hands and feet are no longer Blue.This morning when getting ready for work i went into the bathroom after my boyf had been in the shower and i was hit with this lovely aroma of shower gel my sense of smell must be coming back for sure. I need to keep reminding myself of the pleasant things and also remind myself that if i do go outside for a cigarette that i will stink and get get wrinkly horrible lips and my hands and feet will become blue again. It will be 72 hours at 4pm i will post my day to day achievment.

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  • Hi KurlySue :D

    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 and 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

    I'm pleased to hear that it's not as bad as you expected it to be just hang ing there

    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


    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Hello and welcome,

    Not much to add, but IMHO the keys is understanding nicotine addiction and seeing quitting as a gaining process (health wealth and control) rather than a sacrifice.

    Read the links, and learn :D



  • Day 3

    Hi Marg

    Thank you for the message of encouragment it really helps especially as im trying to keep it from my nearest and dearest lol!!

    My main reason for giving up apart from of course the health risks and the financial is that i really am scared of ageing badly. I want my skin to look healthier and i dont want yellow teeth.

    I have decided that every week i succeed i will treat myself to a pamper. I am booked into a beauty clinic on Friday for a deep cleansing facial so fingers crossed this will be every friday and of course at only £12 its a lot cheaper than a weeks supply of cigarettes!!!!

  • hi kurly sue

    congratulations on your quit you should be proud.. i too am on patches & find them a help.

    treats are good idea to keep you going. I think of having better skin too & white teeth x

    you doing brilliant, keep posting be good to hear you

  • Day 3

    Hi Kitkat and Nic (Great liks Nic)

    Found it a bit of a nightmare at Lunch time today 12.30 as i had forgotten to bring my lunch. I have made a conscious decision to try and eat healthy too so i have been preparing Salads every day. 12.30 came and i had nothing to look forward to. Of course previously i would have gone straight outside at 12.30 for a smoke then again at 1.55. I had to go to the shop and buy chocolate unfortunatly as there is no where near by to buy any good food from (At least it wasnt Ciggs that i bought though). I really could have smoked right there and then but thought better of it.

    I need to see some real bad pictures that really do bring it home so i can keep refering to them in a moment of desperation

  • I couldnt breath i had a terrible headache and of course the horrible fury tongue from smoking nearly 16 Cigs. I knew that something had to be done. Of course i had my last Cigarette at 4pm on Sunday and it almost killed me.

    Well done Kurleysue, you broken the first 2 days, now things start to realign. Also quit part way through a day myself, personally my smoking was always worse first thing in the day, no doubt to make up for nicotine's absence whilst sleeping :o

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