Thats it, im finally stopping!

Hi guys

I was just browsing the web looking at anti smoking things to help me with my personal crusade with kicking the nasty habit and came across this website.

I have been on Nicotine patches now for the past 5 days and havent had a cig since my quit day last Thursday

I am 30 years old and have been smoking for roughly 14/15 years and smoke around 20 a day, I have tried numerous times to quit but never stopped for very long, I struggled badly with the "just one more" syndrom.

Last week after waking up with a sore throat (again) I finally decided enough was enough, I went down to the local stop smoking clinic and was prescribed patches to aid me.

I have just recently got married and we expecting our first baby in February (my wife gave up as soon as she found out and hasn't had another since), I really don't want my son growing up in a smoky environment even though i dont smoke in the house and I also want to be able to be there for when he reaches 30, the thought of dieing young has started to dawn on me as Ive just hit 30 and now is the time for me!

I really hope i succeed this time but I cant think of a better reason than having a little boy, I wanna be able to do everything with him (without stinking of cigs!!)

I have to admit its really hard to stop, sometimes I used to rush through my dinner just so I could have a cigarette after, I mean how sad is that!!! rushing through your meal just so I can suppress my hunger with a small piece of paper rolled up???? MENTAL!! the morning cig is also hard!

Anyway, just saying hi and those are my reasons!

Matt

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  • Hi guys

    I was just browsing the web looking at anti smoking things to help me with my personal crusade with kicking the nasty habit and came across this website.

    I have been on Nicotine patches now for the past 5 days and havent had a cig since my quit day last Thursday

    I am 30 years old and have been smoking for roughly 14/15 years and smoke around 20 a day, I have tried numerous times to quit but never stopped for very long, I struggled badly with the "just one more" syndrom.

    Last week after waking up with a sore throat (again) I finally decided enough was enough, I went down to the local stop smoking clinic and was prescribed patches to aid me.

    I have just recently got married and we expecting our first baby in February (my wife gave up as soon as she found out and hasn't had another since), I really don't want my son growing up in a smoky environment even though i dont smoke in the house and I also want to be able to be there for when he reaches 30, the thought of dieing young has started to dawn on me as Ive just hit 30 and now is the time for me!

    I really hope i succeed this time but I cant think of a better reason than having a little boy, I wanna be able to do everything with him (without stinking of cigs!!)

    I have to admit its really hard to stop, sometimes I used to rush through my dinner just so I could have a cigarette after, I mean how sad is that!!! rushing through your meal just so I can suppress my hunger with a small piece of paper rolled up???? MENTAL!! the morning cig is also hard!

    Anyway, just saying hi and those are my reasons!

    Matt

    Hi Matt

    Great decision to make and superb reasons to stop and well done to your wife and yourself on your good news, well Matt glad you are following your wifes lead on giving up the fags wish you good luck with your quit, keep posting as there are fantastic people on here who will support you all the way.:)

  • Thanks Bradders appreciated mate

    I'm very proud of the wife, the day we found out she was pregnant she stopped immediately, in hindsight I feel a little selfish for not stopping at the same time but I never smoke around her and although it sounds daft I wasn't ready to quit which I feel I am now

    I will keep you all posted on how I do and appreciate the support!

  • Great decision, and top reason too. It gets easier, just read as much as you can and learn as much as you can about your addiction- that really helps keep you focussed and see cravings for what they are. And see smoking for what it is! I'm sure you'll be great, just stay focussed and try and keep as positive as you can- not always easy I know!!

  • hi well done, its hard I know, this is my 4th attempt and my last. determined not to go through that first week again nor start....

    you can do it, keep thinking why you are doing it. and keep on here. as you move throught the days weeks it really motivates you

    good luck and enjoy your baby to the full as thay grow up so quickly

    Sue

  • Matski, your post makes mention of things that you do/did to have a smoke. Friend you have found a world wide forum where everybody here did what you did. Good decision on the quit. Remember the reason for the quit. You will need to hang on to that. If you need to rant, vent, or support this bunch is always here. Good luck.

  • Hey Matski, congratulations to you and your wife on your happy expected event, thats a wonderful reason to give up. I can fully sympathise with your early morning cig missing being hard, me too, it was the first thing I reached for as I opened my eyes, honestly. Now I'm ok, happy just with coffee but at the beginning I would suck a lolly and that helped to take the urge away.

    Its not easy but so worth it in the end, stick with it and you will be fine, keep focussing on your reason and there are lots of really good things to read on here to help you with your quit.

    Everyone on here is really understanding, so if you are having a bad day or a bad few minutes, rant away and someone will be around to help you out, they are very supportive of us. Good luck, take care and keep going xx

  • Hi Matt :)

    Well done you almost a week done and dusted that's great

    Congratulations on the expected baby and a huge reason to quit the fags

    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 sympathising 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 quittinghttp://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Symptoms.html

    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

  • Thanks for the support guys, strangely it is very helpful and is really nice to know others are going through the same things I am.

    I have to say though, I'm onto day 6 today and things have drastically changed for the better.....yes im still having the cravings but they have definitely subdued ALOT but I feel incredible!!! I don't know if its just I'm having a good day or something but I can explain how energetic I feel, I go to the gym 3 times a week anyway but today I feel like I could sprint up a mountain and parachute back down, its a feeling I haven't had for allot of years....its FANTASTIC!!

    To top that off, my mind feels so much sharper, I cant explain it and the only recent change I have made is stopping smoking? surely that cant be the reason for such a change in feelings?

    If it is the case then my god, I cant believe what those horrible little things do to both your physical and mental feelings!! I may be seeing things but I could swear my skin looks better too, It has a much more healthy glow and I can breath so much better too.

    WOW is all I can say, I am never ever touching cigs again, seeing the results is more than enough to make you want to stop and makes the cravings pale into insignificance

    Maybe its just a mental thing and im not really seeing all these positives I don't know, but even so I feel amazing so that's a good thing!!!

    Bye bye cigs...................forever!

  • Well matski, you sound so postive, really in the zone! You stay thinking and feeling the way you are and those nicodemons won't stand a chance with you!;)

    Congratulations to you and your wife on the baby, what a perfect reason to quit!:)

  • Oops, just realised the dates on the thread, slightly late reply...:o.....ho hum....:p

    So matski, a couple of weeks down the line now....?

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