Day 7

Hi my name is Gill

I am half way through Day 7 and having given up in the past - I am feeling slightly more positive this time than ever before. I have a stressful job so it isn't always easy giving up (excuses can always be found not to stop smoking) but this time I am using my patches and taking Kalms at the same time which seem to be doing the trick and I haven't felt that agitated (well less than I normally feel anyway).

The trick is to keep busy - find a new hobby, go to the gym, exercise at home. To stop me putting weight on I write down everything I eat so that I know if I am nibbling for the sake of it!!!! Also, cross out on a calendar the days as you have a successful "no smoking day" this keeps me motivated.

Keep it up everyone who is on day 7!


4 Replies

  • Hi Gill :)

    Well done a full week done and dusted just keep 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 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

  • Hi Gill and welcome. So you have done over a whole week smoke free, that is fantastic. As for finding excuses to start again, yes we can all find those, but the longer you stay smoke free the less these thoughts will come to mind.

    Making a note of all the days you have not smoked is a fantastic idea. Reading all the links in others signitures will help and so will posting often.

    Good luck and stay strong, it is so worth it.

  • Well done you, sounds like you have plenty of good motivation going there.


  • Im on Day 7

    Hello everyone just thought id join in a forum with other quitters!

    This is day 7 for me and i have smoked for 20 years and said to myself 7 days ago this is it ! NO MORE I DONT WANT TO DIE YET ! at 48 years old i saw my dad die almost 3 years ago at the age of 67 from lung cancer. So it wasnt until now i felt ready to give up the addiction, you have to feel you are ready and must i say WILL POWER you need to have lots.

    I am using gum and the inhalator which is brilliant.Pathches gave me a rash so i dont bother with them.

    I feel it is getting easier day by day and try and avoid stressful situations especially as i do work in a stressful sales job and am out in the car driving all day, It is great i get in the car NO DIRTY HORRIBLE SMELL :D

    got all the curtains down in house and washed em all the weekend hired carpet cleaner cleaned all carpets Had decorator in and painted all the main hall and stairs BANISH THAT SMELL OF SMOKE FOREVER.

    I have a little yorkie and even he isnt caughing anymore i mean to say it must be awrful for any pet let alone other people who do not smoke to have to sit and inhale YOUR SMOKE.

    My Mother still smokes and when i go there i feel sick i think i will be wearing a face mask on next visit LOL

    Anyway good luck everyone its one day at a time but WE CAN ALL DO IT


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