It just bites you on the bottom!!

Hello my lovelies

My cravings have become less and less so when I suddenly do get a craving it is totally out of the blue.

I drove my hubby to town last night and on the way back I just got this really strong urge to smoke! I was not stressed or uptight I was just driving without a care in the world and this craving just bit me on the bottom. Why does it do that??:mad:

Today I had another, I had bought a buffet for the office and we were all laughing and joking and again I just got the urge. How bizarre is that?

Anyway the craving soon past and they are not as uncomfortable as they used to be but they are annoying. Do these sudden craving still surprise the rest of you?

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  • Christine, I think we all get the craves once in awhile. I know I do. Just last week friends were over and when they got ready to leave were out by their car having a cig. I caught myself thinking about asking if I could have a drag. Next month will be 1 year for me. Don't get me wrong, it was only a passing thought, and the words never left my mouth, but there all the same. I don't think about smoking but once in a blue moon, but it always surprises me when I do. Just goes to show we must always be aware and never give in! Jody

  • Well Christine, they've been biting me on the bottom good and hard the past few days.

    It's normally the times when I would have stormed off outside and lit a fag up. My temper has been alot shorter since quitting and I know in the past I would have used this as an excuse to start again. Because I haven't got anything to do now when I get in a temper tantrum I keep ranting and raving and ending up with headaches :( Remember stressed Eric? My temple feels like his alot of the time. Mind you, I did remind hubby that when he got back he would have to treat me like a piece of china but that seems to have gone over his head. All I want is a 'yes dear', 'no dear' answer now and then even if he doesn't mean it!!! Not too much to ask is it? Lots of other stuff going on that's doing my head in too. These are the craves I'm finding quite uncomfortable.

    I'm going through today thinking the only thing that would make me feel better is a smoke.

    God I sound like a right headcase don't I?

    But then when I'm calm I'll get the odd thought of 'I'll go for a ciggie' and get a bit of a crave but that's it, all over in a few seconds.

    Anyway, it's still early days....I've been told to expect this for anything up to a year or so....oh joy!!!!

  • And another thing, I HATE HATE HATE this muffin top thing I've got going on. Why do they make trousers and jeans so bloody low cut these days? Don't some people realise how dreadful they look? Or is that supposed to be the look...loads of fat hanging over your jeans? Hubby is always giving me cuddles but I'm so aware of it I can't enjoy them anymore :rolleyes:

    I remember wearing hipster trousers and skirts in the 60s but you only wore them if you had a washboard stomach and the only thing holding them up were your hip bones!!!

    Anyway, what I meant to say is that another thing I keep thinking about...if I hadn't quitted I wouldn't have a muffin top...so my brain is asking me...smoking and slim or not smoking and fat :mad: Another crave trigger!

    There's more to this quitting malarky than you would ever believe :confused:

  • Hi Christine and JJ :D:D

    Sorry you're both having a few craves right now but i think some of it isd the tiome of year christmas has always been a bit stressful for most of us I guess and that's why Nico :eek: Demon is having a go just now

    I haven't had a real crave for a long time but still every now and then get the off ohhh a fag would be nice right now

    But gone in less time than it took me to type that :D just a fleeting thought just hang in there it will pass Promise

    Love and a hug each

    Marg xx

  • And another thing, I HATE HATE HATE this muffin top thing I've got going on. Why do they make trousers and jeans so bloody low cut these days? Don't some people realise how dreadful they look? Or is that supposed to be the look...loads of fat hanging over your jeans? Hubby is always giving me cuddles but I'm so aware of it I can't enjoy them anymore :rolleyes:

    I remember wearing hipster trousers and skirts in the 60s but you only wore them if you had a washboard stomach and the only thing holding them up were your hip bones!!!

    Anyway, what I meant to say is that another thing I keep thinking about...if I hadn't quitted I wouldn't have a muffin top...so my brain is asking me...smoking and slim or not smoking and fat :mad: Another crave trigger!

    There's more to this quitting malarky than you would ever believe :confused:

    Right young lady, I am giving you a hug (everyone else GROUP HUG!!). You know I'm struggling with the whole weight issue, HOWEVER it does not help that it's Christmas and we have 10 days out between now and January the 3rd! Yet I know January the 4th I will be on a diet and by March I will be an ex smoker and thin again and SO WILL YOU, you sexy little devil you. Do not bail on me or I will send Lorna round (and she is mean!!)

    Christine who has had her 3rd Christmas dinner in one week!! God I hate turkey too!!

  • And another thing, I HATE HATE HATE this muffin top thing I've got going on.

    You mean like this?

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  • Thanks so much for the laugh!! My emotions are so crazy right now I was laughing my butt off at the last few posts and then tears started falling. LOL!! My body doesn't know what to do anymore! I am getting ready to go on my 6th week on Monday and these last few days I have have been having the craves more than I have the whole quit. I seem to have no fuse at all when it comes to my temper. My husband and I have actually been fighting more these last 2 weeks than we have our whole marriage. I thought to myself tonight....if this is what l will be like the rest of my life I don't want to be this way anymore. I am sick of feeling so mad all the time and screaming at the drop of a hat. I have been just plain mean and I am tired of it myself let alone my poor family! But my husband told me...he can deal with these moods durning my quit because it is still early...what he can't deal with is losing his wife to early in life. I HAVE to keep reminding myself why I quit. There are reasons as to why we all quit and good enough reasons as to why we are still here...so when you are having a bad day or couple days...take out your reason list and really think about why you are here and what the prize is for being here. We are all living healthier lives and we have a longer future ahead of us. I have smoked since I was 15 years old. I have only been not smoking for 5 weeks. It's still early but its so much better than the last 15 years!! Thank you for showing me I am not the only one struggeling somedays. It helps me think that I am not such a wimp at this!!:p

  • Hey wsmith......

    You are not the only one struggling and you are way not a wimp at this..... quitting smoking is tough but luckily, each week you don't smoke, it becomes easier.

    Whenever a crave sneaks up on you, remember what a slave to nicotine you actually were..... and then rejoice in the fact that you no longer are. It's really as simple as that. You can smoke if you want.... but with that comes great sacrifice and not much reward.

    So keep on truckin with this quit of yours! It's going to get easier and you'll forget these tough days soon enough.

  • I'd like to say wsmith "What a star your old man is" with support like that how can you fail in your quit. It will get better, you may not notice it at first, but it will. Either that or one of you will finish up with an axe embedded in your skull. Keep at it till it does get better -----PLEASE. David

  • Thanks for the hug and the 'muffin top' pics. They've made me feel a bit better...thanks.

    The day only got worse....daughter's ex decided to act like the bastard he is so if I didn't have a fag yesterday, or a burst blood vessel, I never will!!! (they talk about 'a woman scorned'?....jesus my daughter's ex is still giving her sh!t (and me) after 2 years of splitting up :eek:)

    Anyway, going to try and attempt to go into town shortly. No chance of getting the car out of the drive and up our close...let's hope the bus is running...we have no food!

  • OHHH....Muffins.......... :):)

    With melted butter and honey, still hot from the grill.

    I would really like one now, my trousers would prefer i had some diced vegetables ( celery is apparently calorie free do you know?:rolleyes:)

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