My First Post Day 12

Hi All, this is my first post on this forum. I was actually browsing the web to look for a motivational boost and stumbled across this site. A lot of the threads I have read here are very encouraging. It's great to know that others are going through the same as me. My wife and I have both given up. (This is our day 12) This is the first time we both seem to have been in the same frame of mind for quitting. The fact that we have three kids is a strong motivator for us. Every time I have a craving, inside of me I feel a fight brewing, a fight I have to win. I’ve had my ups and downs, but just trying to roll with the punches.

Staying Strong

Markad01

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  • Hi Mark :)

    Well done to you both at almost 2 weeks quit that's great 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

    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

  • Hi Mark and welcome, well done on your quit 12 days is very good, the fact that you and your OH are giving up together does mean you can give each other support, and hopefully avoid each other when necessary:eek:.

    You don't say how you are quitting whether it is CT (cold turkey) or if you are using some kind of nicotine replacement? It doesn't really matter, every quit is different as I'm sure you have seen from looking around the forum.

    I also have 3 kids and they are the main reason for me to stop, I want to see them grow up and also i would hate it so much if any of them started smoking.

    Good luck to both of you and keep posting to let us know how you are getting on.

  • Hi Mark

    Welcome to the site and congratulations on day12 to you both....you have done amazingly to get this far and not find us all sooner!!!!

    My OH has just started on his path so I still have the delights of his first week to come, hopefully we will not kill each other by the end of the month!

    Keep those demons at bay and keep posting

    L

  • Hi Mark

    Welcome to the forum, you are doing really well. Has one of you moved into the spare room yet:D

    Wish you both the best.

  • Thanks

    Hi Guys, thanks very much for your words of encouragement it really does help.

    Bevyorks, I am using the gum, inhalator and the lozenges. Not all at once although sometimes I feel like it..lol. Just depends how I'm feeling...

    Thanks Again

    Mark.

  • Hi Mark

    Im on Day 11. Does day 12 feel any better ???? lol

    Good Luck to both of you

    Jack

  • The funny thing is..

    Well, thats a funny thing. My day 11 was especially bad and by the time I got to day 12 I had felt a new strength in me. You just have to roll with the punches. You'll have your good and bad days. Although, a lot of it (I believe) has to do with your self talk.

    Keep going...

    Mark.

  • I think basically you just got to do this to prove to yourselves that something like this won't beat you. Noone wants to be a slave to a drug in the way we had all those years.. and with the kids around you definitely have many incentives to be quit for both their sake and your own. The extra money you'll both have between you will definitely help matters at cashflow level too.. perhaps even consider tranferring some or all the money you would have spent out into a separate account for example? so you can see it mounting up just nicely. That money these days would come in handy for many things.. be it holiday, paying for education costs.. or just in case something crops up that normally you'd get stressed over.

    From the health perspective.. its probably been quite a long time since you've experienced how good health can be outside of smoking... you'll get some really clear indications of health improvement as the weeks go by. One thing is for certain though, once you begin to feel much better health wise, you won't want to let go of that, and this will give you even more strength and determination to carry this on.

    In the here n now though? good luck, talk to each other often and just know that some days you may well be well out of sync and there is no harm in having some personal time where you perhaps even don't talk as much as normal so that you don't wind each other up. When your both ready to talk, you will anyway.

  • Hi All, this is my first post on this forum. I was actually browsing the web to look for a motivational boost and stumbled across this site. A lot of the threads I have read here are very encouraging. It's great to know that others are going through the same as me. My wife and I have both given up. (This is our day 12) This is the first time we both seem to have been in the same frame of mind for quitting. The fact that we have three kids is a strong motivator for us. Every time I have a craving, inside of me I feel a fight brewing, a fight I have to win. I’ve had my ups and downs, but just trying to roll with the punches.

    Staying Strong

    Markad01

    Hey Mark

    welcome aboard 12 days already thats brilliant news well done to you and your wife people on here are very supportive keep posting and let us all know how you are getting on after all we are all in this together

    and if you feel a fight brewing le tme introduce you to Murph70 and Bevyorks our resident female bouncers they are always up for a scrap but afraid to tell you mate you will be second best everytime :D good luck mate wish you well with your quit

  • Hello Mark

    Well done and ignore Bradders, me and Bev are pussycats

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