No Smoking Day
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6 weeks and 1 day quit for me

It's been like a roller coaster ride for me really. The first 4 weeks were certainly the easiest - I know it should get easier for most and it probably does for others but for the last two weeks I have been tackling the hardest triggers for two weeks constant. When I am out of the house I never smoked so a work day was easier to cope with. I suppose I used to be what could be described as a closet smoker [ No-one at work knew I smoked- I work in school so would never dream of nipping off at lunchtime to have a smoke)

So being at home since The 18th December pigging out over Christmas has just made me feel slobbish and lethargic and having to buy a pair of jeans the next size up didn't exactly put me in a good mood either. But then again trying out my new bread maker and eating the fresh bread slapped in butter is not going to make me feel better about my weight is it?:o So, these last couple of days have been frustratingly hard, I've been snapping at my husband who is also quitting,- little things like him hogging the TV control to watch FOOTBALL! really irritated me yesterday. when usually doesn't bother me as I prefer listening to music.

So today, I decided to kick myself into gear, I put a couple of motivational songs onto a CD [ Desmond Decker You can get it if you really want) and Jimmy Cliff ' I can see clearly now)

Put them on in my car whilst driving to the gym, Did a body pump class [weights] and stocked up with fruit to nibble on. So having exercised my lungs with yelling out the songs to myself and exercised the body I came home and planned a healthy eating menu for the week. Starting with cooking a leek and potato soup and freezing it into decent portions.

So it's time I stopped feeling sorry for myself> I am looking forward to going back to school on Tuesday and do have lots of planning to keep me busy over the next few days. I'm going to get myself out walking tomorrow for an hour with my I-pod and motivational songs and hope that my positive mind will take over once again.

so heres' hoping for bright sunshinin day tomorow [ well snow will do)


I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshinin' day

It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshinin' day

Oh yes, I can make it now the pain is gone

All of the bad feelings have disappeared

Here is the rainbow I've been praying for

It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshinin' day

Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies

Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies

I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Here's the rainbow I've been praying for

It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshinin' day

It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshinin' day

Real, real, real, real bright, bright sunshinin' day

Yeah, hey, it's gonna be a bright, bright sunshinin' day

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Hello my lovely

Big hug, you are doing so well. Totally understand your comment about the 1st 4 weeks being easier, I personally found month 2 very very hard. HOWEVER once you break through week 8 it is so much better (I promise). Stick with it my lovely, I'm very proud of you.


Brilliant Jasmine you are doing great. Hubby with remote watching football, a definite pain. I am amazed at how you could go all day and not smoke just shows the withdrawals can't be that bad, so remember how well you did that could help you now.



Sounds like your taking control in all areas Jasmine and that is to be admired. Good for you.

Keep going and never take another puff.


Hi Jasmine :)

Sorry I totally missed this thread my apologies for that

Six weeks + is great well done I promise it will get easier for you the further you go but I'm sorry you're finding it hard right now

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 and 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

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


Marg xx


Stopping smoking doesnt give you rights to the remote lol


Congrats to your 6 weeks I am on 4th week today and getting past a bad bit for me so realy glad you are back on track

Heres my poem for you

I’m really glad that you’ve quit

Cause in the past you’ve smoked some sh**

Smelly Hair Hands and Breath

Shorter Life but longer Death

Up the hills you’ve got no puff

Smokers cough that makes you rough

So pass each day without the weed

Cause only then will you succeed

So Bravo to all that now don’t smoke

Cause early Death is sure no Joke


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