Day 13

Unlucky for some? Not here!! :).

Nearly into week 3 and still going strong. Not really getting craves now, just a vague feeling that something's missing. I truly believe I can succeed this time and not relapse again. I got complacent after my previous 9-month quit (7 years ago :o) and had one. Of course, that one undid all my 9 months' work!! I won't be falling into that trap again!

Good luck to everyone wherever you are in your quits. It *does* get easier with time. Stay strong and we can all do this!!

Ed xx

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  • wow ed! Well done you, can't believe you're nearly at week 3! Actually, I sort of can believe it cos you're so damn determined, but still, time flies when you're not slowly killing yourself doesn't it? :)

    you know, I still can't get over the fact that it took you 7 years to manage to quit again... cigs are just so addictive... it's mental.

    Enjoy your day :) x

  • Thanks Sofia :).

    The first few days seemed to drag (no pun intended) a bit but they're rattling by now.

    I know, 7 years is a long time between quit attempts :o. It was always "tomorrow", "next week", "on my birthday", etc. Somehow I never quite got around to it until recently. Still, I'm here now and determined to see it through.

    I hope you're also holding strong.

    Have a great day too :).

    Ed xx

  • Day 12 for me and thats great Captain you feel so opptmistic.

    It is realy helpful to hear that it's not so bad

    .Keep it up everone and we will get there.

    Terri

  • well done both of you, you are both doing so well and are an inspiration to those of us who are a little bit behind you :)

  • Thanks Terri and Karen :).

    It *does* get easier. I know you've probably read that all over the forum but it really is true!! Sure, I get moments when I could smoke if I had any cigs to hand, but little by little the desire is waning. I *will* beat it this time, and I know you will too!!

    Ed xx

  • What a great day, day 13 :) so cool!

    I really can't believe that ONE cig brought you out of a 9 month quit?! that's scary!! Good warning for us all :)

    Day Day 11 here for me I think, getting lazy already with counting!

    I read more and more often that 97% of people fail their quit in their second week. It must be something evil about it and I'm determined to get through it. And still, if I would HAVE cigs, I would have had a milliion times this weekend where I would have smoked them, ugh....

  • What a great day, day 13 :) so cool!

    I really can't believe that ONE cig brought you out of a 9 month quit?! that's scary!! Good warning for us all :)

    Day Day 11 here for me I think, getting lazy already with counting!

    I read more and more often that 97% of people fail their quit in their second week. It must be something evil about it and I'm determined to get through it. And still, if I would HAVE cigs, I would have had a milliion times this weekend where I would have smoked them, ugh....

    Hi NotMe :).

    I've read up about nicotine addiction since my lapse 7 years ago and the nicotine receptors in the brain that we so lovingly tended as regular smokers remain but become deactivated when we quit. One puff is all it takes to reactivate them and you're right back where you were!! :eek:. That's really scary!! That's why NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) is so important! Now that I'm fully aware of how easy it is to revert to being a regular smoker I won't allow that to happen again.

    You're doing great on day 11. Every day is another victory!! I've heard that about week two and week three too. You have to stay focussed on staying quit and what your specific reasons are. This is *your* quit and only you can manage it. Come onto the forum regularly and read and post often. I'm finding that helps tremendously.

    Good luck!!

    Ed

  • Yes it does help Ed, thanks so much :)

    I did find today a lot easier than yesterday, smiled a lot, which is very cool!

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