Made it to month 1

It's just gone midnight, and i'm here in month 1 (only just I know, but i'm going to bed soon so in the morning it's kind of real time).

Had a tricky time yesterday, and to be honest tonight has been a bit of a trial. OH has quit as well, 1st time for him. Had an evening to ourselves (children on sleep overs), went out for a couple of drinks, came home, would have been so easy to have smoked, no cigarettes, neither of us willing to face up to going to get a pack. Good Job :D

OH has gone to bed, I wanted to see it till midnight.

Job done. I have arrived in Month 1, i'm going to finish a glass of wine and watch a bit of telly.

Cheers, Lorraine :)

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  • It's just gone midnight, and i'm here in month 1 (only just I know, but i'm going to bed soon so in the morning it's kind of real time).

    Had a tricky time yesterday, and to be honest tonight has been a bit of a trial. OH has quit as well, 1st time for him. Had an evening to ourselves (children on sleep overs), went out for a couple of drinks, came home, would have been so easy to have smoked, no cigarettes, neither of us willing to face up to going to get a pack. Good Job :D

    OH has gone to bed, I wanted to see it till midnight.

    Job done. I have arrived in Month 1, i'm going to finish a glass of wine and watch a bit of telly.

    Cheers, Lorraine :)

    Hi Lozza

    congrats on your first months quit you should feel very proud of yourself, pleased your Oh has given up too now you can support each other. Here to the next month (a nice short one ) :)

  • Hey Lozza,

    Brill on the month. What can I say. Know how you've been feeling, been there all the way so to speak.

    I'm actually quite astounded, personally, that I haven't had a fag for this length of time, seems pretty surreal. My entire life revolved around knowing I had enough cigarettes in my handbag to get through the day. Simple.

    Good work!

  • Pol, bl**dy good work both. You seem really strong and switched on with your quit. Hope things even out a little for me. Let's enjoy month 1 and cheers to what it will chuck at us.

    Lorraine :)

  • Well done Lozza!! Well done indeed.

    Isnt it nice to know that there are people in pretty much the same situation.

    I too went out with t'other half, few drinks etc etc, come back, big trigger point, none in (obviously!!!), no mihter from both of us. I think we're there.

    Well done you. And you too Polster.

    Have a great smoke free weekend --- it really is good isnt it!!

    Cheers,

    Paul

    (oh blast -- I'm in the "wrong" forum, I'm "only 24.5 days quit")

  • Pol, bl**dy good work both. You seem really strong and switched on with your quit. Hope things even out a little for me. Let's enjoy month 1 and cheers to what it will chuck at us.

    Lorraine :)

    I'm strong, hopefully switched on and "with the programme" in terms of why I'm doing this and what to expect, but man alive I've been through every emotion, peaked and troughed, never know what each day is going to throw at me and reached the bottom of the pit mentally on a number of occasions.

    If you mean by "even out" that your emotions are on a runaway rollercoaster ride then ditto. From internet reading I'm now understanding it's the brain trying to re-programme itself to operate without all the chemicals in cigs. I didn't realise cigs contained "happy chemicals" so personally I'm feeling that my head is trying to re-adjust without them (i.e. I'm a miserable cow at the moment).

    Two things I can't believe is

    * I've still got a boyfriend

    * I've not smoked for 1 month

    Great work Helloworld and Lozza - I feel a bit emotional as it goes, it's a real journey, it really is.

    :)

  • Hi Polster,

    "it's the brain trying to re-programme itself to operate without all the chemicals in cigs" -- you put that very well - thats exactly how I'm viewing it.

    The last couple of days, if I'm being honest, have been a bit, ummm....'different', 'difficult' even.

    Theres just this nagging feeling that I'm missing out on something, that I need to 'experience' something again.....try it try it go on go on one more one more.....

    I'm not going to obviously (!??!) - but its a lingering thought that hasnt been this prominent since the first three days or so.

    I'm hoping it will pass - but I've gotta say its a peculiar thought. I'm not giving in though - I'm come too far (24+ days), and generally feel too great.

    Oh, and I've still got a girlfriend.....I think!

    cheers

    Paul

  • Hi Lorraine :D

    Well done you a month smoke free is great keep going

    Love

    marg

  • Well done, Lorraine o n reaching a month.

  • Hi Lorraine,

    Congratulations on reaching your month milestone, Well done hun what a great achievement.:D

    Here's to month 2.......:D

    Shazie.x:)

  • Hi Polster,

    "it's the brain trying to re-programme itself to operate without all the chemicals in cigs" -- you put that very well - thats exactly how I'm viewing it.

    The last couple of days, if I'm being honest, have been a bit, ummm....'different', 'difficult' even.

    Theres just this nagging feeling that I'm missing out on something, that I need to 'experience' something again.....try it try it go on go on one more one more.....

    I'm not going to obviously (!??!) - but its a lingering thought that hasnt been this prominent since the first three days or so.

    I'm hoping it will pass - but I've gotta say its a peculiar thought. I'm not giving in though - I'm come too far (24+ days), and generally feel too great.

    Oh, and I've still got a girlfriend.....I think!

    cheers

    Paul

    Hey Paul, The more I educate myself about the process we're going through the more horrified with the ciggy companies I get! Now finding out that some of the 4,000 chemicals in cigs have taken my brain hostage and it doesn't know how to create the right balance of seratonin at the moment is a new "obstacle". So I know what you mean about feeling "different". I'm not trying to talk myself into symptoms, they're plainly starkly obvious.

    I've read this over and over and it helps me see clearly what the score is...

    whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    I guess you're on Day 25 today, Day 29 here - like you, like Lozza, like everyone else who's got this far I don't want to give in because I understand the most important thing now - "Cigarettes won't solve this situation - they've created it" Stopping smoking doesn't make you feel great, it just takes you back to feeling normal (eeeep!).

    Well done on still being in a relationship btw - ha ha ha! (you've gotta laugh I guess).

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