Last day in week 2

Here I am on day 14 and on the brink of entering week 3! :)

Going pretty steadily in the main. Occasional slight wobbles but nothing I can't bat away easily so far. I'm not really getting "I've gotta smoke NOW!" cravings. They're more "It'd be nice to smoke". I won't give in as that'll negate all the effort of the past two weeks.

Thank you to everyone on this forum who's directly or indirectly encouraged and supported me. Your input has been invaluable.

Good luck everyone!! With support and determination we can all beat this disgusting killer habit!!

Ed xx

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  • Hello Captain.

    One day behind you and it's true urges are more like yes ,like a cig instead of must have one.

    Yesterday was a bad day in terms of life.

    Had a minor bump in the car park,drove to collect teenage son who then changed his mind about the lift,caught in long traffic tail back.

    Yes, I thought I could do with a cig,but I thought what differance to the situation would that make,sweet nothing so was pleased with my logic as I think it is sinking in.

    Well done.

    Terri

  • Good Morning, as far as I can remember that’s as bad as it gets, once you have made up your mind to quit and refuse to let the dreaded nicco demon get the better of you then you are heads in front, the more knowledgeable you have under your belt as to the whys and wherefores of smoking and the addiction the more in control you will be.

    Keep reminding yourself why you quit and then stand still, take a deep breath and see how good it feels not to be coughing and wheezing.

    Before you know it you will be entering Month one, only 11 Months from the Penthouse.

  • Day 11

    This is day 11 for me and it's just not getting any easier and I'm so tempted to go and buy 10 but so far I haven't. I feel depressed and miserable and my brain is screaming for a fag, this is torture. Dicker.

  • Hello Captain.

    One day behind you and it's true urges are more like yes ,like a cig instead of must have one.

    Yesterday was a bad day in terms of life.

    Had a minor bump in the car park,drove to collect teenage son who then changed his mind about the lift,caught in long traffic tail back.

    Yes, I thought I could do with a cig,but I thought what differance to the situation would that make,sweet nothing so was pleased with my logic as I think it is sinking in.

    Well done.

    Terri

    You're doing great Terri. And you're absolutely right. A cig doesn't make a jot of difference to any situation. Good on you for resisting. You can do this!!

    Ed xx

    Good Morning, as far as I can remember that’s as bad as it gets, once you have made up your mind to quit and refuse to let the dreaded nicco demon get the better of you then you are heads in front, the more knowledgeable you have under your belt as to the whys and wherefores of smoking and the addiction the more in control you will be.

    Keep reminding yourself why you quit and then stand still, take a deep breath and see how good it feels not to be coughing and wheezing.

    Before you know it you will be entering Month one, only 11 Months from the Penthouse.

    Thanks Jammy. I'm feeling confident I can stay off the cigs, but I'm equally vigilant that I can't afford to drop my guard!!

    Ed xx

    This is day 11 for me and it's just not getting any easier and I'm so tempted to go and buy 10 but so far I haven't. I feel depressed and miserable and my brain is screaming for a fag, this is torture. Dicker.

    Sorry you're having such a bad time Dicker. Are you going CT? Maybe get yourself some nicotine gum just to help with the tough times. Getting to day 11 is a fantastic achievement!! Please don't throw that away.

    Ed

  • Wow day 14 already, it's flying past. Well done Ed you are doing so bloody well my lovely.

    Keep up the posts,it's great to hear your success.

  • Wow day 14 already, it's flying past. Well done Ed you are doing so bloody well my lovely.

    Keep up the posts,it's great to hear your success.

    Thanks Christine.

    I'm only a year behind you :D. Reserve me a nice spot in the Penthouse - not too near the band :p.

    Ed xx

  • Here I am on day 14 and on the brink of entering week 3! :)

    Going pretty steadily in the main. Occasional slight wobbles but nothing I can't bat away easily so far. I'm not really getting "I've gotta smoke NOW!" cravings. They're more "It'd be nice to smoke". I won't give in as that'll negate all the effort of the past two weeks.

    Thank you to everyone on this forum who's directly or indirectly encouraged and supported me. Your input has been invaluable.

    Good luck everyone!! With support and determination we can all beat this disgusting killer habit!!

    Ed xx

    Well done Ed!!

    xx

  • This is day 11 for me and it's just not getting any easier and I'm so tempted to go and buy 10 but so far I haven't. I feel depressed and miserable and my brain is screaming for a fag, this is torture. Dicker.

    Hey Dicker,

    I've just spotted a few of your earlier posts....jeez, what a fright. I've also picked up that you are using patches and an inhalator, plus your wife is supporting you as she's stopped smoking 2 years ago.

    You know you have to stop smoking, the doctors will have been saying it, your wife. But how do you manage it without climbing the walls?

    Some members have started their quits off by reading Allen Carr's Easy way to quit smoking and talk about how they've understood what he's said, how smoking is a psychological trick, that smoking is a fallacy, a hoax. Folk also have said that they hadn't experienced any or much withdrawal effects from stopping smoking. Carr does suggest that you still smoke whilst reading the book but I'm presuming that it's not mandatory...and certainly not in your case.

    Give the Easyway a crack or make an appointment with your GP and explain the reasons why you need to stop.

    Cav

  • Hi Cavalier, yes, you are right when you know you have to stop it's twice as hard, except for one blocked artery which now has a stent in it I'm very fit and healthy for my age but I daren't start smoking again as I don't want to tempt providence,also I would be letting not just myself down but my wife and friends and also the consultant who inserted the stent and made me promise I would never smoke again.

    I'm still on the patches which I suppose do help in a slight way but so far have not taken the terrible cravings away. I borrowed a book from the library today by Paul Mackenna the hypnotist who boasts that if you follow his instructions and listen to his CD he guarrantees you will stop and never start again so tomorrow while I'm on my own I am going to give it a go and really concentrate on everything he writes and says, I feel confident it will work. Will let you know. Dicker.

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