Seven weeks today and I am finding it hard!

Yesterday, I almost mentioned in passing to someone that quitting smoking seemed like it was getting easier! ...and now today? For some reason it is feeling hard, really hard! I love the smell of smoke when I pass someone even if only for a second, and if honest I find myself wanting to stalk them just for the smell. Surely this i not natural? Is it?

But today has been bad and I cannot keep on eating endlessly to substitute this habit can I?

Sorry I thought I had done so well, and for some daft reason am feeling emotional today/night...:(

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  • hey pandora :)

    welcome to the board. You've just found a great place for advice and support. Everyone on here will try and get you through!

    firstly, massive congratulations on 7 weeks. That takes some effort and resolve so respect for that.

    I think for now you can eat what you want. Bear in mind though that there are lots of things that will make you crave more as your blood sugar swings up and down so try and eat some slow release carbs. Brown bread is the only real one I can think of (you might have to google it).

    anyway,

    hope you get through to tomorrow and have a better day,

    boomshakala,

    bman :D

  • Yesterday, I almost mentioned in passing to someone that quitting smoking seemed like it was getting easier! ...and now today? For some reason it is feeling hard, really hard! I love the smell of smoke when I pass someone even if only for a second, and if honest I find myself wanting to stalk them just for the smell. Surely this i not natural? Is it?

    But today has been bad and I cannot keep on eating endlessly to substitute this habit can I?

    Sorry I thought I had done so well, and for some daft reason am feeling emotional today/night...:(

    Hi Pandora and welcome. 7 weeks today you are 1 day behind me.

    Like you I am finding it very hard and would probably kill for a cigarette if I thought I could smoke just one then carry on with my quit.

    I and probably you would have thought by now it would be much easier, some days are so easy and I feel good with myself and other days I wonder why I am putting myself through this.

    You have went 7 weeks and you know how hard that has been would you want to do that 7 weeks again. Yesterday I smelt someone smoking and for a while it made me want one and I don't want to be in that position, so I'm from now on staying away from anyone smoking until I feel stronger, eating more is common so eat for now if it helps.

    I can assure you I am going through the same as you tomorrow may be a good day so don't give in to that demon who is screaming inside your head for you to smoke, don't put yourself through withdrawal again.

    You'll find everyone on here a great help.

    KEEP GOING

    You did the right thing to come on here.

    Jack:)

  • Welcome Pandora,

    those off days are normal.... I think that's why quitting smoking is so hard, we get tested over and over.... even months down the road when you're not thinking of smoking at all anymore, a crave can sneak up on you. The good news is that over time, bad days turn into mere bad moments that fade quickly. At ll months, I've not had a 'bad' moment in a good 2 months (and yes, I had a rough quit like most of us)

    So hang in there.... if it's a bad day, just try to get through it knowing that tomorrow will probably be better..... in no time, your quit will become so easy and you'll have forgotten your struggles.

  • Yesterday, I almost mentioned in passing to someone that quitting smoking seemed like it was getting easier! ...and now today? For some reason it is feeling hard, really hard! I love the smell of smoke when I pass someone even if only for a second, and if honest I find myself wanting to stalk them just for the smell. Surely this i not natural? Is it?

    But today has been bad and I cannot keep on eating endlessly to substitute this habit can I?

    Sorry I thought I had done so well, and for some daft reason am feeling emotional today/night...:(

    Hi Pandora :)

    7 weeks is great keep going sorry yessterday was bad for you but you'll get the odd bad day now and then but they get fewer the further you go

    Yes it's normal to want to follow the smell just now that to will pass soon

    You have done really well Promise and being emotional is all part of the healing process OK just hang in there I promise very soon it will become much easier for you

    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

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Hi Pandora :-)

    Top job on reaching 7 weeks, I will be at that stage tomorrow so I'm not too far behind.

    I just went to the dentist yesterday and had a scale and polish and felt really good walking out of there without that familiar knowing that my teeth will be cigarette stained again in no time. On the other hand my gums are really sore since the past few weeks - the point being right now I look more spotty than since I was a teenager, can't taste much because of Corsodyl to treat gums and, to be honest, the novelty of giving up smoking is seriously on the wane so, yeah, these times can be/are hard.

    I'm not going to start smoking again though because that won't solve any of the above, merely make it worse and besides, I'm getting my health, wealth and self-respect back again. Slowly, but surely.

    Hang in there :cool:

  • Hi Pandora

    this is really great 7 weeks well done, I am a week ahead of you and like you have found it hard at times. week before last was really hard for me. you just have to think what you have achieved so far.... aim at going into the 3rd month, wont be long now:)

  • Thank you all so very much for your kind words, they are much appreciated. :)

    You are all correct, I felt much better the next day. Just a tiny glitch that I needed to ignore and avoid.

  • Good! You'll find each time these glitches hit it will become easier to work through them till eventually you'll find they just kind of become part of your normal life. Occasionally a big one will jump out and give you a scare but again, if you work through it, they also become easier. x

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