day 16 without cigarettes & alcohol

Hi all ... I woke up on Sunday the 7th Feb with with a horrible hangover, stinking of booze and cigarettes and thought to myself .... Why am i going out my way to reduce the length of my life when i have 3 children ?

I thought of how my life would be without these addictions and decided to quit for good cold turkey

the first few days were very hard but since i only start craving at about 8pm onwards which i deal with by drinking loads of tea

Ive listened to a 6 hour cd by allen carr which has been good help

and im going to download paul Mckenna's hynosis cd

Although i feel able to cope with the craving i think the biggest problem is my mind playing tricks on me

Its like im doing fine without it but theres a devil inside reminding me how much i enjoyed smoking and drinking with friends in the pub

Its going to be a battle all the way :eek:

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  • Hi Markus,

    Hell of a decision and very brave to quit both smoking and drinking:eek:

    l know i drink too much but have just quit the fags for the moment!

    Good luck, your doing great so far:cool:

  • Hi Markus :)

    Well done on 2 + weeks smoke free that's great

    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 OK

    Love

    Marg

  • Well done Markus!

    Good work, and for completely the right reasons too - just keep reminding yourself that you have everything to gain and nothing at all to lose, although it might not feel like that at times.

    Alcohol just makes it so much harder to succeed - you are doing the right thing.

    My advice would be to come on here as often as you can - there is all the help and support here you could possibly need, and sometimes friends are not the best people to provide that (especially if they are all down the pub).

    Don't let your efforts be sabotaged by longing for something which gave you nothing but harm - you are gaining future health and happiness this way.

    Stay strong and all the best.

    Lottie x

  • thanks all :):

    I think this forum could really help me stay on thr right track so i'll stick around

    and hopefully get past the 4-5 month section

    that would be amazing :cool:

  • Just read your blog

    ... good for you!

    You mentioned the mind games involved – this might be worth a read, as are all the other tales... talesfromthequit.com/my-demon

    Well done, you sound really determined - I shall keep up with your efforts to transform your life as I try to transform mine! :)

    As you say - never surrender!

    Lottie x

  • brilliant

    You are amazing...and should be really chuffed with yourself...16 days...

    I am on day 7 at the mo, and its a wonerful feeling to think, I have not touched the little weeds...and hopefully I never will again...

    Keep up the good work, for you and ur family...bet they are so proud of you..xx..

  • Hi Markus,

    That's really amazing to quit both for 16 days! Here at day 5 day 16 seems an eternity away...

    I quit alcohol almost 4 months ago - knew there was no way I could quit smoking while I was still drinking as the association was too strong. Just think of the nice things you are doing for your lungs and your liver. :D

    That little voice is strong, and will tell you anything. But it will get quieter over time, I'll bet. Just keep doing what you are doing and try to replace with something you enjoy.

  • Hey Markus,

    Heres some good solid practical advice. If you found the Allen Carr audio helped then I urge you to buy a copy of the "Stop Smoking in 60 minutes" DVD.

    A serving suggestion of where to buy it...

    amazon.co.uk/Allen-Carrs-Ea...

    It's a bit "school video" in it's presentation but makes solid sense. I'm on Day 45 and watch it still to re-inforce how ridiculous smoking really is.

  • Sorry polster

    Just butting in to your posts and I just nipped in to Amazon and ordered the DVD - i had read the book but thought at the time i needed more visuals!!

    Sorry Markus if I got the last one! :o And well done, your blog is great too!!:)

  • Just butting in to your posts and I just nipped in to Amazon and ordered the DVD - i had read the book but thought at the time i needed more visuals!!

    Sorry Markus if I got the last one! :o And well done, your blog is great too!!:)

    Hey Beccy,

    That's great! The more people that watch this the better. And no I'm not a Power Seller on Amazon so I've got no vested interest in this other than people stopping smoking more painlessly!

    It's like the visual version of the book, you just watch it thinking "Oh yeh, duh, how stupid I've been for the last "X" years..."

    Beware of the presenters "Just for men" hair colour though. Other than that it's fab!

  • Hi all

    thanks for your help and well done getting this far yourself

    Its about this time 3 weeks ago i had my last smoke

    Its been hard at times especially on the evenings but the craving has reduced and im excited that i may never be a smoker again

    wouldn't it be great that in the future we can confidently say .. ' no I DONT SMOKE'

    to those that can still afford to offer one away

    And be even better when we can say that and instead of feeLING temPTED

    we feel sorry for them for still being in that trap :cool:

  • well done to you!!! cold turkey very brave lol. the drinking gone too wow!! totally understand the reasons you gave at the beggining of this thread.

    those demons that i will say TRY to get you back on the evil weed, are very persistant.... is all i will say lol.

    i just keep thinking when seeing the stop smoking ad few years ago na its not like that at all, like when they have the battle of kind going on!! but how wrong was i...

    anyway your doing great well done again xx

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