Day one arrived early!

Well, I had planned to stop next Weds for no smoking day. But I've been reading on here all weekend to psych myself up and couldn't wait.

I had a couple of cigs before I left home this morning (slept in and they were smoked before I realised), so last one was 7.30 this morning. BUT nothing since then, so..... Day one seems to have landed, why wait I thought! It's almost over now and I'm off to bed without a ciggy! :)

Been using Niquitin minis and inhalator and find them really good. Tried Champix about a year ago but it made me feel really sickly. Have had health problems recently though, high BP, and I know the smoking has to go. Smoked 20 - 30 for over 20 years now and it's taken its toll :(

Found lots of great tips on here and look forward to contributing. Been reading the 'positive symptoms of quiting' thread. Really encouraging and it's amazing how many people say they feel less stressed!

Feel great I've got through (most) of today, didn't think that was possible!

Catherine :D

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  • Well, I had planned to stop next Weds for no smoking day. But I've been reading on here all weekend to psych myself up and couldn't wait.

    I had a couple of cigs before I left home this morning (slept in and they were smoked before I realised), so last one was 7.30 this morning. BUT nothing since then, so..... Day one seems to have landed, why wait I thought! It's almost over now and I'm off to bed without a ciggy! :)

    Been using Niquitin minis and inhalator and find them really good. Tried Champix about a year ago but it made me feel really sickly. Have had health problems recently though, high BP, and I know the smoking has to go. Smoked 20 - 30 for over 20 years now and it's taken its toll :(

    Found lots of great tips on here and look forward to contributing. Been reading the 'positive symptoms of quiting' thread. Really encouraging and it's amazing how many people say they feel less stressed!

    Feel great I've got through (most) of today, didn't think that was possible!

    Catherine :D

    Hi Katmac

    congratulations on your decision to quit probably the best you will make and well done on getting through your first day, wish you luck keep reading all the threads and people signatures as they contain really useful info to help you through ...... keep posting let us all know how you are doing :)

  • Hey you- MASSIVE well done for getting through that first awful day. I did the same as you- the actual quit was gonna be a few weeks aways and I was going to just try to not smoke to work out what the biggest challenges were, but as the hours built up, it seemed daft to smoke, so it ended up turning into day 1. It doesn't matter how we get to day 1, we get there, and they grow into days and weeks.

    It's a good feeling isn't it, that what we thought was impossible, is possible- keep going- I'm only 4 weeks in, but it's all so so worth it

    Pols xxx

  • Thanks Bradders and Pols! I'm going to pat myself on the back and look forward to Day 2!

    As you say Pols, it seemed daft to drag it out. I was reading about the benefits after so many hours etc and by tomorrow when I wake up, I'll have eliminated the carbon monoxide. Can't wait for the rest of the benefits!

    Catherine :D

  • very best of luck as you go. you may get stressed before you feel un-stressed, you see the 2 extremes, but worth all the effort.

    Many have made this journey to freedom that you are on now, and it is possible, just keep wanting the success, and be determined.

    j

  • Thanks Jase, I am expecting stress first but am trying to look ahead!

    Not expecting it to be easy, infact I thought one say without a drag would be impossible, but been up half an hour on day 2 and not caved yet. Mornings are my very worst time, I've normally lit up before I know what I've done.

    C

  • Congratulations on reaching day 2 of your smoke free life. You sound very positi9ve which goes a lon way to helping to keep you smokefree.

  • Hi Catherine :D

    WOW well done bringing your quit forward and already day 1 is done

    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

  • Welcome to the forum KatMac :)

    Well done on your decision to quit and on quitting early.

    It may not seem like it at times but it will be one of the best decisions you've made :)

    When you need help just log on and shout. There's always someone who will lend an ear

    Well done

    Tinks

  • Fab plan!

    Thats what i did, just had a couple in the morning and then though whats the point?

    Well done!!!!

    You'll beat this addiction nonsense.

    Keep reading posting and chatting on here... that was my success this time around trick!

    xxx

  • Thanks Ellie, Marg, Tink and Zozie! Will check out the links Marg, that's really useful. I'm finding reading helps to encourage me.

    Went to a smoking cessation drop in today and got some patches to use with the minis and I'm going to go back weekly. I think that will help keep me focussed.

    BUT, the lady there said that since I smoked a couple yesterday morning, today is mu quit date. So I guess I'm still on day one! :rolleyes:

    Never mind, she measured my carbon monoxide and it's down to 3 and in the non smoker bracket already! Woo hoo!

    Still feeling positive and will be hanging around reading more.

    Hope everyone elses day one is going well :)

    Catherine

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