Day 7 come on!!!!!! :)

well its day 7 - although i'm taking NRT i feel miles better! stopping for me is not the money even though it does cost a bomb for a pack of smokes these days it was more for the health. Already i feel smiles better, bags more energy in mornings which is one of the best factors to quitting for me.. Before i used to want to cry when my alarm sounded but now i'm loving it. I dont stink, i can breath more easily. one down fall for some maybe taking patches is the nightmares! but i love them its a bit like going to the pictures to watch a scary film but your in it.. awesome! i'd tell non smokers to wear a patch for that reason only (joke) but seriously what a difference already to my life. you could call it an urge when you crave a cig but i like to not label it with an urge to smoke more like the missing of the euphoria which will i suppose always come and go throughout my life as a non smoker but the longer you go without the less you'll remember! The thing about fags is they controlled my personality and being free of that is the best feeling in the world.:D I dont get hot headed about things i used to when i smoked i know have a calm take on everything. If you are thinking of stoppin then make sure you tell yourself and mean it that you'll never put another fag in your mouth again. So when you get that pang, craving just say it to yourself " i'll never put another fag in my mouth again" even when i was strugglin at day two-three i never even had an incling of buying smokes because my mind is made up never to smoke again.;) choose the real life not the cigarette company's life they have you living. Find you and be you.

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  • well its day 7 - although i'm taking NRT i feel miles better! stopping for me is not the money even though it does cost a bomb for a pack of smokes these days it was more for the health. Already i feel smiles better, bags more energy in mornings which is one of the best factors to quitting for me.. Before i used to want to cry when my alarm sounded but now i'm loving it. I dont stink, i can breath more easily. one down fall for some maybe taking patches is the nightmares! but i love them its a bit like going to the pictures to watch a scary film but your in it.. awesome! i'd tell non smokers to wear a patch for that reason only (joke) but seriously what a difference already to my life. you could call it an urge when you crave a cig but i like to not label it with an urge to smoke more like the missing of the euphoria which will i suppose always come and go throughout my life as a non smoker but the longer you go without the less you'll remember! The thing about fags is they controlled my personality and being free of that is the best feeling in the world.:D I dont get hot headed about things i used to when i smoked i now have a calm take on everything. If you are thinking of stoppin then make sure you tell yourself and mean it that you'll never put another fag in your mouth again. So when you get that pang, craving just say it to yourself " i'll never put another fag in my mouth again" even when i was strugglin at day two-three i never even had an incling of buying smokes because my mind is made up never to smoke again.;) choose the real life not the cigarette company's life they have you living. Find you and be you. p.s i USED TO smoke around 15 a day for 12 years

  • well its day 7 - although i'm taking NRT i feel miles better! stopping for me is not the money even though it does cost a bomb for a pack of smokes these days it was more for the health. Already i feel smiles better, bags more energy in mornings which is one of the best factors to quitting for me.. Before i used to want to cry when my alarm sounded but now i'm loving it. I dont stink, i can breath more easily. one down fall for some maybe taking patches is the nightmares! but i love them its a bit like going to the pictures to watch a scary film but your in it.. awesome! i'd tell non smokers to wear a patch for that reason only (joke) but seriously what a difference already to my life. you could call it an urge when you crave a cig but i like to not label it with an urge to smoke more like the missing of the euphoria which will i suppose always come and go throughout my life as a non smoker but the longer you go without the less you'll remember! The thing about fags is they controlled my personality and being free of that is the best feeling in the world.:D I dont get hot headed about things i used to when i smoked i know have a calm take on everything. If you are thinking of stoppin then make sure you tell yourself and mean it that you'll never put another fag in your mouth again. So when you get that pang, craving just say it to yourself " i'll never put another fag in my mouth again" even when i was strugglin at day two-three i never even had an incling of buying smokes because my mind is made up never to smoke again.;) choose the real life not the cigarette company's life they have you living. Find you and be you.

    I couldnt agree more with everything you have said. Its refreshing to hear the same from someone else. I have smoked for what...13 years (12 to 25 shocking i know) and I have always smoked 10 a day. I am on day 6 now of quitting (I have done two weeks before (two years ago) but smoked the odd day inbetween) so havent really done two weeks at all really. But this time things are so different. My mind is different and I am determined. Day 2-3 were the worst, day and night, especially nighttime but now its all changed. I like to say i "think" about cigarettes now and then but not crave them. I feel calmer. I have more time to do things. Surprising really how much time is taken up when you add all the 5 minute smoke times together. I have saved £17 in 6 days which is a bonus and even though it is only 6 days I even think my teeth are slightly whiter, seriously! I havent needed my inhaler for my ashtma (brought on by smoking) once since I quit and I just feel generally healthier, happier and most of all in control.

    The patches are just great, I am on step two but the nightmares...wow....its like i have 15 nightmares a night and about the strangest things! I have got used to them now though! Small price to pay I think!

    I get married next year too....the thought of me in a £1,000 wedding dress with a fag in one hand (or maybe not actually smoking but thinking and worrying when I can sneak out for one) just goes through me. It isn't right. Plus when we try for a family I will already be an ex-smoker as opposed to the added stess and pressure of having to stop!

    In fact the money I save will pay for my wedding dress...another bonus! :)

    Well done everyone, it isn't easy x

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