Day 5 (20.01.10)

Hello all,

Day 5 for me now and I'm sorry for the late thread today but I've been busy all day, doing little bits and bobs...just got sat down for half an hour so I thought I'd detail how I feel on Day 5...

What can I say? I don't want to hedge my bets...but...I feel like me! like the old me but without the smoking and even a little better. My sleeping pattern is getting on an even keel, I went to bed at 11pm and woke naturally about 7.30am so that was normal. My eating habits have been great today - no random choccy cravings and my grumpiness from last night has vanished.

I actually feel quite good :eek: I think it really is all down to the Champix though, whilst I know they're not for everyone and they work differently for all people, they have been like a wonder drug for me.

I feel so positive about the quitting and to be honest, I don't even see myself as a smoker...no longings to smoke, no desires when I'm seeing others smoke...I don't know if today's feelings will last but I'm keeping everything crossed!

I'm off to the no smoking nurse later...yes, the evil one...I want to have a go on her CO2 meter, and prove I've quit then tell her she can keep the group sessions as I will no longer be attending her clinics or the group meetings :D

Lindsay xxx

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  • wow lyndsey,

    sounds like you doing great. Its always nice to read when people are doing exepectedly well, as opposed to the normal struggle. Long may it last for you, your not far of that magic week mark now :)

    bman

  • Hello all,

    Day 5 for me now and I'm sorry for the late thread today but I've been busy all day, doing little bits and bobs...just got sat down for half an hour so I thought I'd detail how I feel on Day 5...

    What can I say? I don't want to hedge my bets...but...I feel like me! like the old me but without the smoking and even a little better. My sleeping pattern is getting on an even keel, I went to bed at 11pm and woke naturally about 7.30am so that was normal. My eating habits have been great today - no random choccy cravings and my grumpiness from last night has vanished.

    I actually feel quite good :eek: I think it really is all down to the Champix though, whilst I know they're not for everyone and they work differently for all people, they have been like a wonder drug for me.

    I feel so positive about the quitting and to be honest, I don't even see myself as a smoker...no longings to smoke, no desires when I'm seeing others smoke...I don't know if today's feelings will last but I'm keeping everything crossed!

    I'm off to the no smoking nurse later...yes, the evil one...I want to have a go on her CO2 meter, and prove I've quit then tell her she can keep the group sessions as I will no longer be attending her clinics or the group meetings :D

    Lindsay xxx

    Hi Lindsay, fantastic news that you are feeling as you are. I would just like to say one thing, yes the champix is definately helping you. But! alot of this is down to you, your positive attitude, your will to succeed, your determination, it's all there. But having said that it's great that you are dealing with stopping the way you are. When you first planned your day for stopping and made such a big thing of it the day before I was worried that you may have been doing too much and that it might backfire. Well I'm so pleased to say you have taken away any doughts I had. Well done to you.

    Love Jack xx

  • wow lyndsey,

    sounds like you doing great. Its always nice to read when people are doing exepectedly well, as opposed to the normal struggle. Long may it last for you, your not far of that magic week mark now :)

    bman

    Thanks bman. I don't know why its different this time, but I just feel different inside...like on previous quits I never ever could imagine not smoking ever, not one puff for the rest of my life..even when I'd been quit as long as I have been now.

    But this quit...its like somethings clicked and it feels different. I can see and have experienced my life without fags and you know what? Its the same good life its always been just without a bad habit.

    Lindsay xxx

  • Hi Lindsay, fantastic news that you are feeling as you are. I would just like to say one thing, yes the champix is definately helping you. But! alot of this is down to you, your positive attitude, your will to succeed, your determination, it's all there. But having said that it's great that you are dealing with stopping the way you are. When you first planned your day for stopping and made such a big thing of it the day before I was worried that you may have been doing too much and that it might backfire. Well I'm so pleased to say you have taken away any doughts I had. Well done to you.

    Love Jack xx

    Hello Jack,

    Thanks for the comments, and you're right...I certainly think my attitude to quitting is different this time, as you can see from what I posted above. And yes, that day before my quit, I was frought and so worried but I think that's because my mindset was right...the inner me wanted to do this, not for my health or my OH...but just for me, because I didn't want to be a slave to the fags anymore.

    It was great tonight to blow into the little co2 meter and get a green light plus a reading of 1....my last reading was 14 :o Its amazing how already my body is getting healthier and is healing.

    I would just like to say a big thank you not just to you Jack (though you included) but to everyone on the forum. Its been great to come on here and just put down how I feel, just to get all my feelings out there and to read about others ups and downs along with all the great links in people's signatures, its helped so much.

    Lindsay xxx

  • Lindsay one day at a time sweetheart, I just know you're going to do it.:)

    Well done.

    Jack xx

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