Hanging on

So here's me on day 7, doing ok, not great but ok. treated myself yesterday to a new DS game (v sad). i don't know if i'm feeling down because of the quit or because all my children are now at school and i have an empty house (except the dog) all day. i have quite a lot to keep me busy, i help run my OH private practice, and of course 5 loads of washing, ironing etc plus the house.

I am now past choosing not to smoke, i am refusing to smoke, because if i don't refuse i will have to do the 7 days again, i know i can't go there, so i reckon if i can't do it this time i may well never do it.

Sleeping is fine, eating a little too much, but i'll deal with that later.

I am planning on feeling so much better tomorrow when i get to go up a level.

God Bless and keep you all happy and successful non smokers.

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  • Keep going Bev, you don't want to do these 7 days ever again. Try going for a short run, really does help.

    Have a hot bath later tonight and a read of a book, maybe a few candles.

    Have you thought about taking up Tai Chi or something? Have been thinking of doing that myself recently.

  • we can do it

    We can do it Bev, every day we get through we get a little stronger even if it doesnt always feel like that ;)

  • Day 7

    Hi all this is my 7th day and its going ok having my bad moments where i think im going to give in but dont find it hard as my husband still smokes so this is hard wish he would give up too but dont think he ever will ....finding im eating more during the day which is worring me as dont want to pile on the pounds :mad:. But all in all im feeling ok bit stress4d out at times but this will pass soon i hope x

  • hey bevs -

    week 2 door is swinging in the breeze waiting for you!

    first week over is great - refusing to smoke sounds like a great mindset. full blown stubboness has got me this far. it does work. just refuse to give in.

    good luck for next week and congrats on week 1 :D,

    bman

  • Hi Sweet

    Thanks for that, well done on your quit, and welcome to the forum.

    Having OH smoking whilst your quit is going to add to the pressure, that said, LOOK AT YOU DAY 7, so very soon a whole week, that is fab. Bad moments and stress are all normal (trust me i've done this bit before) hang on to the fact that you have made the best decision of your life and now never doubt it.

    we are all here to support you, come here to rant, rave, complain, enjoy, whatever and you will find someone who will listen, advise, help or laugh out loud with you.

    i would suggest you maybe read some of the links attached to some of the sigs and also post as often as you need.

    Here is a big hug ((((((((((())))))))))))) and a huge WELL DONE :D just for you.

  • Hi Bev :)

    Well done on the first week done and dusted

    Love

    Marg

  • Sorry i missed this post bev. I rely on the 'new posts' thing at the top of the forum alot and it wasn't showing this one til i was in work today.

    You seem actually alot more focused on your quit at the moment, yes you'll probably have some wobbly moments, that is to be expected, but reading between the lines on your posts, you do seem more chirpy and concentrated on what you are about this time.

    Keep this up, and keep chalking up the days. and indeed have a great 2nd week too :)

    Proud of ya

    Jase

  • Hi Sweet

    Well done you on 7/8 days keep it going

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    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

    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

    Love

    Marg

  • Hi bev and marg thank you for your lovely messages its nice to know that there are people to talk to who are in the same situation as feel like ur doing it all alone so glad that i found this site even though still trying to get used to it . Today i must say that i havent had any craveings today to smoke so must be getting there im keeping myself busy most of the time as im on here my husband is smokeing and can smell it and his out the back door would be so nice for him to stop too as he smells horrible after his had a fag . The thing i dread is going out for a drink down the pub that might be a testing time . Im doing this for my two children xxxx

  • Keep on going 'sweet', lean on us through good times and bad times, quits can be unpredictable, so never feel as though you are alone, you're not.

    Good luck to you, and i'm certain you, and your kids will enjoy things so much better with you having a much better level of energy and 'feel good' too.

    I found going out to the pub to be more of a challenge sure.. but you even get used to that before long and with winter coming along soon, it will be so much nice staying in the warm than having to brave the wind, rain and cold outside and all for the sake of what? :)

    J

  • Hi jase thanks for yupr message it def nice to know im not the only one going through this it is hard yesterday i was fine then today i had that urge to start again but havent i suppose i will get good and bad days ...your right bout the winter this is def best time to give up as hate being cold ....my energy levels havent changed yet as feel so tired all the time hope this changes soon well done you for doing really well

    take care sweet

  • tired, sleepy me too, it seems to b my thing in the early days of the quit, i could sleep 4 England, but i can put up with that as long as i don't have to put up with smelling like an ashtray. do u know what i really hated about smoking, when your a bit pissed or just tired and stand up on the ashtray and the stuff goes everywhere, and then u either rub it in to the carpet, leave it, or go and get the vac out! God how many times did i do that, but never again:D

    what was your worse nightmare as a smoker?

    i remember going back into the house sometimes to check that i had put that fag out, or was it going to burn the house down?

  • Can i answer that?

    I was driving down the motorway and it was busy, threw my lit cig out the window to my right, somehow i managed to convince myself that the cigarette had got blown back in the car and into the rear of the vehicle with me doing 60-70 mile an hour with no chance of easily stopping.

    The thought of it burning or going on proper fire was on my mind constantly, i kept looking in the mirror for signs of smoke ..

    panicked me.

    and yet.. that seemed so ok as a smoker.. yet now i think.. pull over!!! check the goddamn car!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank god i don't smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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