Day 3

Hi All,

New here but I am on day 3 of not smoking. I used to smoke at least 20 a day, more when I was having a bad day!

This is not my first attempt at giving up - probably more like my 10th! Yet this time round I just feel ready to stop. I'm having the usual withdrawls but none of them seem as bad this time, I don't know if that is just because I am expecting them.

Still have that longing feeling in my stomach but I do feel like I am winning the mental battle. The worst thing for me is when I keep thinking to myself "right, I'll just have a fag before I do this". I catch mysefl halfway through and tell myself I could go for one but I'm not going to.

My body doesn't ache as much as it used to and I'm playing football tonight so hoping I'll notice the difference with my breathing. I've certainly noticed the difference with money - for the first time since I can remember I haven't spent anything in the past 3 days!

Good luck to everyone else on here giving up.


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  • Hello and welcome,

    As you have obviously realised quitting is 90% mental 10% physical. Breaking understanding nicotine addiction will help you maintain the mental fortitude to cope!

    The links in my signature have a whole load of information and inspiration and are worth a look.

    Most of all try to look on quitting as a positive thing (gaining back health, wealth and control) rather than sacrifice some great pleasure.

    All the best


  • Hi Stu :)

    You're doing great on day 3 just hang in there

    I'm pleased to hear also that you're not finding it as tough as other quits were

    Below is my standard welcone and advice post which I give all newcomers to the forum

    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

    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 xxxxxxxxx

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