Day 7 (22.01.10)

Hi guys!

You'll never guess what?! Its Day 7 for me. That's a right a whole week of being smoke free :D And here's what I have learned in the last week...

I've learnt that:

I have quit smoking, and the sky didn't fall in, rivers did not dry up and the world did not come to an end.

I have quit smoking, and I am still a nice person. I haven't turned into a demon and wanted to cast people in to the fires of hell because they annoy me just because I haven't had a fag.

I have quit smoking, and I am still me. I still have the same personality, the same good/bad points and the same outlook on life.

I have quit smoking, and although the odd thought of a fag may cross my mind, I have the willpower to say no.

I have quit smoking, and although I am an addict, I will not have one puff ever.

Some things that struck me....these were things that even on the day before my quit, I could not imagine. I didn't think I would still be the same person. I thought I would be nasty and irrational, not able to admit that I am an addict and would tell myself one wouldn't hurt...But those things didn't happen, and I just want to say if anyone reads this and is thinking about quitting, do it. Sometimes your fears of quitting will put you off, but they are rarely true.

Lindsay xxx

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  • Big Well Done you have done your very important first week, that's your quit cemented. I't great that you are feeling so good, keep reading and learning and stay as positive as you are now, you are a winner.

    Jackie

  • Thank you Jackie. It feels amazing to have been smoke free for a week, I am going to keep on reading up and taking advice where I can as I know I may still have some trials ahead of me...but for now, I'm proud to say I am a non smoker :)

    Lindsay xxx

  • 7 Days Yee Haa

    Hi Lindsey.

    Congratulations and well done for reaching your 7 Days. I hope your feel proud of yourself, because I certainly did when I reached my first week!;)

    Keep positive and keep reading and sending messages on here.

    Well Done.:)

    Ju

  • Just wanted to say WELL DONE Lindsay!!

    Positive thoughts seem to do the trick. And although your right in saying there may be difficult patches ahead positive thoughts, being in full control, and having constant reminders of the tremendous amount of negative effects that nicotine has physically, mentally, financially etc - should help in this battle to beat this addiction.

    WELL DONE again. 7 days will soon be 14.

    hw2010

  • A BIG WELL DONE

    from me too....

    Sorry havent been around the last 2 days, personal problems (say no more)!!

    Glad you are doing so well Im envious, im still finding it a struggle, but I wont let it beat me and If I can get through till 12 tonite that will be a full week. :)

    Well im away to have my biggest test yet a drink with my hubby wish me luck :):)

    cath x

  • Thank you for all the support guys! Its so nice of you all ;)

    Cath, I know you can do this and I know it hasn't been easy for you *big hugs* You can do it and it will get easier :)

    Lindsay xxx

  • Hi guys!

    You'll never guess what?! Its Day 7 for me. That's a right a whole week of being smoke free :D And here's what I have learned in the last week...

    I've learnt that:

    I have quit smoking, and the sky didn't fall in, rivers did not dry up and the world did not come to an end.

    I have quit smoking, and I am still a nice person. I haven't turned into a demon and wanted to cast people in to the fires of hell because they annoy me just because I haven't had a fag.

    I have quit smoking, and I am still me. I still have the same personality, the same good/bad points and the same outlook on life.

    I have quit smoking, and although the odd thought of a fag may cross my mind, I have the willpower to say no.

    I have quit smoking, and although I am an addict, I will not have one puff ever.

    Some things that struck me....these were things that even on the day before my quit, I could not imagine. I didn't think I would still be the same person. I thought I would be nasty and irrational, not able to admit that I am an addict and would tell myself one wouldn't hurt...But those things didn't happen, and I just want to say if anyone reads this and is thinking about quitting, do it. Sometimes your fears of quitting will put you off, but they are rarely true.

    Lindsay xxx

    Lindsay I am almost in tears because I have kind of stocked you I may say but in a nice way. To see you reach a week and write what you have written in this thread goes staight to my heart.

    Thank you it makes my quit worthwhile.

    Jack

    PS You may want to look at this thread I'm going to copy and paste this into it.

    forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

  • Hell Jack,

    I'm not sure what you meant by 'kind of stocked you' but thank you ever so much for your kind words.

    This is such a worthwhile thing we are all doing, and all those things you tell yourself when you smoke, this week I realised, they're simply not true.

    I don't mind you putting it in your post at all Jack. I think that thread is a great idea :)

    Lindsay xxx

  • Hell Jack,

    I'm not sure what you meant by 'kind of stocked you' but thank you ever so much for your kind words.

    I simply meant I have watching your progress as I am doing with some others, kind of looking after you all so you could say I was stocking you.:D:D

    Jack xx

  • Aww that's very nice Jack and you are a great help to us newbies when we first start :)

  • Hi Lindsay, seeing your post really made me smile. It was lovely, thank you so much and very, very WELL DONE :D

    Lorraine.

  • Hi Lindsay,

    Great post and I think it hits the nail on the head about the reading and education bit - I quit nearly 7 weeks ago now and still cannot pin down why this time seems easier, or the quit more resolute, the champix? the education and this forum? Probably both to be honest....

    Good on you 7 days and going strong!

    Paul x

  • Aww bless you all.

    Thank you for all the nice comments, I hope it helps someone else. It was just things I would tell myself as a smoker...things my addiction made me believe would definitely happen if I quit, and I just wanted to say to others, its never as bad as you think it will be. Everyone can quit, you just have to give yourself half a chance :)

    Lindsay xxx

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