Day 4!

Can't believe I haven't gave in yet!

I've been busy today so I haven't really struggled. Went out to lunch with freinds and after the main course, one friend went out for a ciggie, normally i would have too, but until she mentioned it, i hadn't given smoking a second thought :eek:

I've had a couple of cravings tonight, but just rode it out and sucked on a lozenger.

How's day 4 been for you Del?

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  • Oh and my carbon manoxide reading was 1! it was 21 last week!

  • Congrats Karen on making it to day 4!

    Well done for not caving ion when you went out for lunch with your smoking mates too!! That must have been a fantastic feeling.

    I'm doing good , here with you on day 4 and feeling fab ! YAY!!!

    :D:D:D

  • Thanks Del :D

    I've had a couple of cravings today, not the mad "I must go and smoke" ones of day 1 and 2.. Just a slight thought of "oooh a ciggie would be so nice right now"

    I read something last night that really gives me hope,

    Yet, amazingly, within just 2 to 4 months the adjustment process transports most in recovery to a point where they experience that very first day where they never once "think" to themselves, "gee, I'd sure like a smoke," "a dip," "a chew," "a lozenge," "a piece of nicotine gum." After the first such day they become more and more common. Soon, they become your new norm in life with the distance between the occasional "thought" growing further and further apart.

    Imagine entire days, weeks, months and possibly even years, where your mind never once "wants" for a nicotine fix. Imagine living in a constant state of 100% total comfort with no smoking related anxieties whatsoever - none, zero, nil, complete and total tranquility. It's where hundreds of millions of comfortable comfortably recovered ex-smokers and ex-oral nicotine addicts reside today.

    Taken from here

    Imagine going through the day and not thinking about smoking. I'm looking forward to that day.

  • Thanks for the link Karen, Yes we are doing really well! HOORAH to us!

    I can not wait for the day to be completly free of nicotine craving but till then I will focus on getting passed the weekend!

    Are you doing much this weekend Karen?

  • Oh and my carbon manoxide reading was 1! it was 21 last week!

    thats fantastic Karen... WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!

    I cant wait to have mine read next week, i was on 23 on Tuesday xx

  • You guys are doing so well, lots of the right attitude, and a real pleasure to read your posts.

  • Thanks for the link Karen, Yes we are doing really well! HOORAH to us!

    I can not wait for the day to be completly free of nicotine craving but till then I will focus on getting passed the weekend!

    Are you doing much this weekend Karen?

    Me too Del. I'm still taking it day by day, but not hour by hour as I was on Mon/Tues.

    Not doing much this weekend, spending some quality time with my kids, oh and making a weather chart with my little one, to record the weather next week (it's her half term homework) I'm at my MIL's on saturday which could be tricky as her whole house is smokey, but i'm sure i'll manage. Have a great weekend chuck :)

    thats fantastic Karen... WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!

    I cant wait to have mine read next week, i was on 23 on Tuesday xx

    Thanks Snow! Let us know what yours is, it was really motivating seeing that reading hit 1 :D

    You guys are doing so well, lots of the right attitude, and a real pleasure to read your posts.

    Thanks Dave, that's so nice of you to say :)

  • My fourth day today too, thanks for the words yesterday KarenM!

    Today is so much better than yesterday, I have cut my 21mg patch down to maybe 17mg today. I will take a bit more off tonight, I'm hoping to get all the nicotine out of me in less than a week.. I can't see anything getting worse for me than it was yesterday - that was a big bump down and I feel much stronger for not giving in to it.

    I refuse to let anything beat me in real life, but this nasty little drug made me forget that. I cannot let that happen again! Every time I get a craving, I imagine my 2 year old sons face smiling at me and I feel awful, so awful, for ever having smoked!

  • Be careful of going to fast with the patches. Personally I wouldn't cut them up, that's what i was like the first time i quit, i convinced myself that i didn't need them anymore, and i went back to smoking. This time i'm gonna do the whole 12 weeks, and longer if need be.

    Glad that today was easier for you. Kids are a great motivation aren't they? :D

  • Well done Karen Del and Adjay, and any others reading, we are superb, fantastic people, and of course we dont smoke :p

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