I've completed 3 weeks not smoking - woo hoo!!! But where do I go now? Have I graduated to the 1month board? Seems a bit premature ... but hey ho, I'll go with it!
Hope everyone else's quits are going ok? It was very difficult for me for the first couple of weeks but has eased off a fair bit. My problem is more mental (yes, yes, ok) than anything else - I can deal with the physical bit cos that just make me angry. I'm in control of me, not the nicotine! Plus, I've had a bit of a tough time the last week which in a funny way, although it has massively increased my cravings (or just plain desire really!) has made it easier NOT to smoke. Cos of course, then I can just ask myself if having a fag will make anything better - nope! It's the other times, like sitting down in the garden having a nice cuppa on my tea break ... will it make my tea taste better? I dunno, probably, I'd certainly enjoy it!! Still, I've done 3 weeks, so just the rest of my life to go!!
Anyway, my point is, for anyone who is reading ahead in the forums it does get easier!! Yes, I'm still getting cravings, yes I'm still absolutely knackered but I'm sort of used to the not smoking now and every single day is an achievement. Just keep reading this forum - it's been a huge help to me, so thank you everyone for posting!
Quit: 14th June, cold turkey
Smoked 11 years (with a 1 year quit in the middle): between 10 and 20 a day.