1st smoke free day

Hi everybody,

thanks to everyone with all your advice and support.

Well I had my last smoke last night at 10.30..:D

Had a few butterflies when I woke up this morning aswell as the sickly feeling from my champix..but so far so bloomin good..Keeping myself busy at work and trying to think of positive things which is working..

Getting out of all of my old routines is going to be a challenge but I think Im more prepared this time..will keep you all posted to how Im getting on.

Thanks again everyone for your great support

11 Replies

  • Hi Bongo :D

    Well done you the fir day of your smoke free life keeping busy is a good idea take it day by day at this early stage even hour by hour if you have to

    i585.photobucket.com/albums... but they'll get you there promise


    marg xx

  • So far so good indeed!! :) Well done!

    I found the first day the hardest, but it does get easier.

    Elli x

  • Bongo,

    Routine.. routine, routine, where would we be without it. But with routine comes habit, and smoking was part of that.

    When i smoked (before july last year), i found at work that I was constantly fitting in that 'extra smoke'.. and heck if i needed to work out a problem to do with someones computer, i used to pop out for a 'think' (read: smoke)

    It may seem daunting changing your routine for now.. but it won't take long before you do finally work it all out. I went outside for a breather for the first few weeks of quitting anyway, and it was really nice taking in real air instead of smoke every other breath. Of course when the cold weather arrived i stopped going outside during the day if i didn't need to, and before long new routine was born out of the sensible.

    You stop noticing the change in routine after a bit and the new routine will just make more sense. Which will be more comfortable all round.

    Good health and fortune to you. You'll see all the benefits soon enough.


  • Jase is right about routines, the old ones get replaced with new ones, its only a few weeks for me but my 10 year+ routine of having a smoke before taking the dog out, then with a coffee after, has gone. At first I felt a bit twitchy and uncomfortable, but now it doesn't even cross my mind.

    Don't worry too much about the routines that trigger off thoughts of smoking, as long as your firm with yourself and don't give yourself a back-door they'll fade and eventually go.

    As Margaret says, baby steps, day by day is what it takes, those days soon add up.

    You won't regret it, keep smiling,

    Lorraine :)

  • Well Done Bongo!!!

    Its a fab feeling when you get free of the Nicodemon!

    we're all rooting for you.... i'm sure you'll be a winner!!!!

    Good Luck


  • Hi Bongo,

    Day one is a biggy, it was my day 1 last Mondy. The Champex does its stuff and helps with the cravings, but the routines, the triggers,the habitual stuff is a bit hard at first, they do get easier to deal with. As the others have said just focus on getting through today smoke free.

    You can do it, good luck.


  • Thanks everybody for your support and great advice

    Im actually feeling brilliant at the mo..a few light headed attacks and oh my god I cant do that anymore moments

    Ok I might have been like a jack in the box at work but went out for a breath of fresh air not a ciggy a lot

    May the force be with me

    thanks again everybody

  • Good for you :)

    change to routine can be as subtle as you like, but i generally find the more you do to distance yourself from smoking and smokers for a bit at the start, the easier it is on you as there is less visual triggers there.

  • By now you're on day 3 and your body is nicotine free, all the hard work you;ve put in will be starting to pay off in more ways than one.

    Well done and congratulations on deciding to quit. Best decision you'll ever make!

    -Jade xxx

  • Hi Foxy :D

    Well done day 1 is great I also used champix and found it worked well for me

    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 quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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



  • Congrats on starting foxylady. (for some reason when i read your user name i'm thinking about the scene from waynes world.. foxey... ladeh!!)

    I wish you well on your quit :)

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