lets try this again

I previously gave up smoking for 3 years and then after having my 2nd child couldnt get rid of the craving so started again.

In 5 more hours i will have already done the first 24 hours. Struggling though and dont think i have ever drunk so much juice and eaten so much fruit as a distraction in my life. I think my biggest problem is routine (for example just finished preparing dinner time for a cigarette hence i am now browsing the internet and found this forum). just looking forward to my sister arriving in an hour so i have an evening of distraction. Wanted to say hello and soon be on day 2

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  • Welcome to the forum and a great decision Lot for giving it another go. After 3 years quit you know it's worth it, and you know it will get better. I'll do a deal with you, after you've been quit another 3 years if you decide you want to smoke again I'll give you 50pence, are you on? David

  • Welcome to the forum and a great decision Lot for giving it another go. After 3 years quit you know it's worth it, and you know it will get better. I'll do a deal with you, after you've been quit another 3 years if you decide you want to smoke again I'll give you 50pence, are you on? David

    That so made me laugh:D

    Welcome Lotte, you know better than any of us the huge rewards being a non smoker brings. Due to the fact I have faith in you, I will double (yes double) Dave's offer and give you a pound!!

    Good luck

  • I dont know seems harder this time. Today has been so hard spent most of my day desperatley hunting for things to do to distract me and that lovely craving is still following me around. dont remember it being this hard before or maybe its cos last time i was pregnant who knows

  • Have you done any reading? On a lot of members sigs you will find different links to material that has helped people no end. Pinched these from Nic Firth

    whyquit.com/

    woofmang.com/tales/index.shtml

    quitsmokingonline.com/

    ffsonline.org/

  • I had noticed some people have quite extensive signatures while looking around earlier think i shall swap to the laptop then have a look. Thanks for the info i really appreciate it done over 24 hours now so does that count as being on day 2

  • done over 24 hours now so does that count as being on day 2

    Sure does, and well done.

  • ....I think my biggest problem is routine (for example just finished preparing dinner time for a cigarette hence i am now browsing the internet and found this forum)...

    Routine is pretty much the problem full stop. 10 a day smokers don't quit easier than 30 a day smokers, their routine just crams less fags in!

    Finding distractions and making adjustments to your routine in the early days are crucial but luckily only temporary. You soon just re-learn your old routines without the little fag breaks.

    24 hours smoke free means you're roughly a third of the way towards stripping the nicotine residue from your system but rapidly approaching the bizarre period of coping with the extra oxygen your brain is getting.

    Feelings of sudden euphoria and slight intoxication during the day, bizarre dreams and middle of the night alertness are usually reported. Often mistaken for some junkie withdrawal symptom it's just your brain adapting to the better fuel.

    Not unpleasant but disturbing if you don't know about it.

    At 72 hours you get a prize.... :)

  • First 3 days are defo the hardest...I totally changed my routine for those days...I had it planned and didn't suffer the craving due to keeping busy at the right time. Reading books and websites helped... Allan Carr's EASYWAY went along way to getting me on track, and for me, got rid of the illusion that I enjoyed smoking.

    You are doing GREAT!!! Look forward to being free and enjoy not stinking of fags.

    I too have children which I look after full time at the minute and it's so much easier as a non smoker. And I don't have to feel guilty 24 hours a day :)

    best wishes

    rob

  • Thanks for all the support. My lovely 6 year old turned round to me this morning while eating her breakfast and asked me why i wasnt in the garden with my cup of tea i couldnt help but laugh. I have been doing lots of reading it is occupying me well. I run a charity and have a big meeting at my house tomorow so the cleaning is keeping me out of routine today and tomorow my routine is out of the window. Just tomorow night to think about when i am going out for a friends 30th but look forward to having a voice sunday morning ( i smoke to much normally when i drink)

  • This guy gave me a boost to realise suffering from 'NOT SMOKING' might not be that bad compared to what others have to go through.

    Made me realise I need to make my own decisions and get off my own backside to get on with my own life. And stop waiting for things to happen.

    Nick Vujicic

    Check this guy out!!!!

  • That is absolutley amazing truly inspriring and i love the way he has now gone onto inspire others.

    I definatley have no suffering in my life watching that film and thankyou for sending it and making me realise what can be achieved

  • wow, I just watched that link and that's amazing. It's so true - how will you acomplish something if you don't try and try again until you succeed?

    He's a great speaker, thanks a lot for that

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