Day 7

Dear All.

Good luck and well done to everone.

I have made it to day 7 but it has been like treading treacle.

I read some post of prople who have been smoke free for over 9 months and a lot have said the cravings don't really go away.Oh Dear I think I will re read Alan Car book to get me on the right track.

Good wishes to all those who have joune 'Free the Airways movement.

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  • Dear All.

    Good luck and well done to everone.

    I have made it to day 7 but it has been like treading treacle.

    I read some post of prople who have been smoke free for over 9 months and a lot have said the cravings don't really go away.Oh Dear I think I will re read Alan Car book to get me on the right track.

    Good wishes to all those who have joune 'Free the Airways movement.

    Hi Tel,

    To get to day 7's great!!! I'm only a day ahead of you but I'm finding the cravings aren't as strong as they were. Sure, I'd like a cig but I won't have one as that'll set me right back. The first few days were particularly tough and I don't want to go through that again :eek:.

    Read the Alan Carr book, suck mints, dig the garden, whatever it takes to get you through. And read and post here!!!

    You *can* get through this Tel. Good luck!!!

  • Thank you captain crunch for your support.

    Do you think it gets better when.

    your doing well good luck to you.

  • Thank you captain crunch for your support.

    Do you think it gets better when.

    your doing well good luck to you.

    I think it *does* get easier. Firstly, the longer you can go without smoking, the brain gradually adjusts to not having nicotine and it becomes easier not to smoke. And secondly, remember how tough these first few days are. You really don't want to suffer that again!!

    This path we've chosen to take is a bit bumpy at times but it's not an insurmountable problem. There are many, many people who have succeeded and we're both going to join them!

    Good luck!!

  • Well done to both of you, reading your posts give me hope. I'm only on day 2 (almost day 3, not that i'm counting away the hours!) I think you are both doing great, i wish I was on day 7 :D

  • Karen.

    If I can do it so can you.

    I find to try and keep busy,I am still crabby but not so much of the time.

    I bought some clementine oranges just out and peeled them and eat them segment by segment for the first couple of days and that helped.

    Keep it going karen stay with us and we can help each other.

  • Sure you can do it, Tel :)

    A week off the disgusting smokes - celebrate the milestones - Congrats

    From direct experience I can categorically state that it does get easier...not all at once though. Times will be easier than others...but, hey, that's life. And you don't see non smokers reaching for a smelly, poison stick when they are having a difficult day. You have to get used to that.

    What you are doing by ignoring the craves is to build up that good healthy habit to supplant the unhealthy one that induced you to slowly poison yourself to death. Each time you ignore the crave in some small way you build the habit. As times goes by craves do become negligable...you go hours, days, weeks etc without the thought of a smoke. And that's the way it should be.

    On another thread close by I posted banging on about reading and educating yourself into what's happening to you and what your body is going through in these early days, weeks and months of a quit. Read the links in members' sigs....we carry them because we have found them useful and what's more to the point, we have got past 1 year, 2 years etc to smoke freedom.

    Another excellent piece of advice is to form quit groups. Members of these groups form excellent friendships, offer great advice to each other, and generally have a fantastic laugh on their journey to become non smokers.

    Cav

  • thanks for that how would I start a quit group do you mean online

    Cheers for your support,I am reading and it does help a lot.

  • The quit groups I've generally seen tend to be made up from the same quit month...for instance the Octoquitters from 2009 who are going through this month celebrating their 12 months. Have a read at some of their threads on the 1 year section to get an idea how much value one can gather from being part of a team.

    I've noticed that there's a new group called '8-9-10' who I think are made up those from Aug, Sept and Oct this year.

    What you could do is ask others if they are interested in joining a group...and possibly this wee discussion you and I are having will act as a catalyst :cool:

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