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hello, i'm Kim and i have just stopped smoking!! Today is my first day, and has been a NIGHTMARE if i'm honest, but hopefully will be better tommorrow. I turned 25 on saturday and was determined to quit as i always said i would when i turned 25!! that creeped up on me quickly....! My main reason is my children, i have twins who are now 2, and i do not want them to remember me smoking, and although i have always smoked in the garden and never smoked around them, i know it will benefit their health too. This forum looks really good, be great to chat to some of you and se how everyone else is coping!! My last cigarette was at 7pm last night so i have officially done 24 hours now....hooray!! I don't know if anyone else has experienced this but i have not been able to concentrate all day today, i'm dropping things all the time and just don't feel quite with it!!i also am thinking about cigarettes A LOT, and have consumed about 10,000 calories today!! i am determined to eat normally tommorrow though, i really do not want to gain a load of weight! are the patches/tablets/gum etc worth a try? x

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  • ah thanks for the encouragement! and you have just given me a right laugh with the manny - ' bit af a nob really.'that really made me giggle!!

  • welcome Kim and well done on your quit, as for Manny well he is really a bit of a nob, so don't laugh too much.

    Sounds like you have really good reasons for quitting and that will help, as Manny said do take time to do some reading, as for the patches, gum etc can't help i'm afraid i went CT (cold turkey) but there will be people along soon with advise i'm sure.

    keep posting and let us know how your getting on.

  • hello, i'm Kim and i have just stopped smoking!! Today is my first day, and has been a NIGHTMARE if i'm honest, but hopefully will be better tommorrow. I turned 25 on saturday and was determined to quit as i always said i would when i turned 25!! that creeped up on me quickly....! My main reason is my children, i have twins who are now 2, and i do not want them to remember me smoking, and although i have always smoked in the garden and never smoked around them, i know it will benefit their health too. This forum looks really good, be great to chat to some of you and se how everyone else is coping!! My last cigarette was at 7pm last night so i have officially done 24 hours now....hooray!! I don't know if anyone else has experienced this but i have not been able to concentrate all day today, i'm dropping things all the time and just don't feel quite with it!!i also am thinking about cigarettes A LOT, and have consumed about 10,000 calories today!! i am determined to eat normally tommorrow though, i really do not want to gain a load of weight! are the patches/tablets/gum etc worth a try? x

    Hiya Kimbo

    well done giving up, best thing you will ever do, know its hard if fact sometime you think you are going f***n mad but its worth it in the end first few days get them out of your way and you will be laughing .. or crying one or the two dont matter at least you have given up by then ...never tried the chewing otherwise i know i would have ate like a pig and you shouldn't worry about eating either you can easy lose weight anyway i am waffling .. do your best dont get stressed be a breeze in a few days good luck kep posting lots of decent peeps on here will help you out ..good luck speak soon

    Brian x

  • Ello

    If you feel you are doing alright cold turkey then thats fantastic!

    Im using patches, on my 3rd day at the moment, and doing fine, craving a cig more because of habit than actually needing one, alot of people are using champix on here aswel n seem do be doing good.

    But if you feel you can go CT then you keep it up, probably the best way to do it!

    Good luck with your quit

    Cat x :)

  • Hi Kim

    Congratulations on deciding to quit and getting through your 1st day. :)

    Everyone's different regarding the use of patches/gum/tablets etc. I chose to use patches and on about the 4th day, I forgot to put on my patch. I had NRT gum as a back-up and used a couple of pieces of this instead. On hindsight, for me, it was the situational habits of having a fag which were the most difficult to overcome. That said, I felt like a non-smoker after 5 weeks having used a total of 2 1/2 packets of gum to help me along the way.

    Other salient advice is READ LOADS about stopping smoking and keep in mind your reasons for quitting. You can do it.

  • Welcome to the forum, and.. what they said ;)

  • Good Luck

    Kim

    Good luck with it all, ive stopped today. Can't stop eating, just had a coffee (big mistake, got a craving on now!)

  • Congratulations on Day 1, although today will be day 2. We are all mad, just giving up makes it come out of us a bit more.

    Keep strong and when you get a craving do something else or come on here and shout and scream, we all listen and will try and help.

    Jx

  • Hi Kim :)

    Well done getting through your first day in some wats the hardest day of all

    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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

    whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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 xx

  • Hi Kimbo and welcome, hope today is better. Dont worry too much about the grazing its better for you than smoking, and as for the brain not working properly Im sure it will come back in time, unfortunatly mine hasn't but then again was it ever there.

    Stck with it, it gets easier and you have a great incentive

    Caroline

  • Hello Kim

    How you getting on?

    Think im alright at the mo, when i go home its prob gonna be harder.

    I

  • thanks for all the replies!!! come 7pm tonight it will be 48 hours :-) the strangest thing about all this is that i never really admitted i was addicted, i just thought it was a bad habit, but the way my body and mind are reacting i can see that i was heavily addicted!!! and that makes me determined not to give in now, i don't want to be a slave to a stinky fag!! lol. i know if i don't quit now, i really never will and i don't want be be fag ash lil anymore!! hope everyone else is having a good day, really glad i found this forum, it is making me feel better knowing there's loads of other prople doing it too! x

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