Day 3, Another Newbie

Hi everyone :)

Im on my 3rd day as a non smoker and although I feel very proud of myself so far, I am also finding difficult and seem to be thinking about smoking almost all the time. Is there a day/week in the not so distant future when I might stop thinking about it so much?! Also the tirdness I feel was unexpected, Im tired all day. I've been falling asleep before 10 on the sofa, usualy I wouldnt go to bed before midnight, and Im napping through the day yet STILL feel tired, is this normal? I havent seen a doc or nurse yet, I think I was worried I might not be able to quit and wanted to prove to myself i could do it, if that makes sense :confused: lol

My other hurdle is my boyfriend. He smokes 20 plus a day and dosent seem to want to quit, so he gos in kitchen for a smoke and I just sit in living room but can still smell it, so thats not helping!! Think am just feeling out of sorts with myself, its like somethings missing from my life and im generally down in the dumps with it all. Im determined to do it though for my 4 kids as well as me.

NIKI

(Smoked 25 a day, more on a weekend)

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  • Hi Niki

    well done on getting through to day 3 :) its going to take afew days for your body to adapt to not getting its normal fix are you taking any nicoratte substitutes to help with the change and the cravings or going cold turkey

    you have to try and focus on one craving at a time and just remember it will pass plus this site is full of people who are going or been through what you are going which i have found to be a big help so reading some of the threads can help in a big way

    regards carol

  • well done on getting to day 3 :)

    From what i've read around the place - getting through day3 is a turning point - its supposed to get better after that - so hang in there

  • Keep going lovely lady, Day 3 is such a milestone! For most of i think we all know that actualy getting anywhere past lunchtime on Day 1 was a milestone.

    But Day 3 is great. My Partner still smokes too (He has to go outside tho), he's just not ready yet and nothing we can do can make them ready.

    Send ya fella out into the cold, At lease he will smoke less :o)

  • Thanks guys, it helps to know there are others in the same boat and tomorrows another day so could feel more positive and hopefuly less tired!! Im not taking any nicotene substance, so guess its cold turkey but read that allen carr book and found thats helped loads and I do keep reffering back to it,

    thanks again Niki

  • Hi Niki, well done you on getting to day 3 & cold turkey as well. All the things you have described are normal & will soon pass. Just go with it & be kind to yourself while you adjust. Drinking loads of cold water will help if you are not doing it already. I agree on getting your other half to smoke outside. I am sure he wants to help you & that would make such a difference. My hubby goes outside infact we both did so it's been nice today not to freeze my bits off lol.

    Keep strong, day 4 tomorrow. Way to go ;)

    G x

  • Thanks G, Day 5 today and I feel so much better, Im not thinking of smoking constantly, maybe just half the time lol and Im certainly not craving them as much as I was the first few days :D

    I really do feel great today and so much happier :) as I had been down in the dumps and out of sorts with myself. Oh and my boyfriend actualy looks embarassed smoking around me, he gos outside and has cut back when hes with me, so thats good too!! Trying to get him to read the Allen Carr book but hes not much of a reader

    This forums great it helps so much knowing other people have gone/are going through the same thing

    Niki x

  • My other hurdle is my boyfriend. He smokes 20 plus a day and dosent seem to want to quit, so he gos in kitchen for a smoke and I just sit in living room but can still smell it, so thats not helping!! Think am just feeling out of sorts with myself, its like somethings missing from my life and im generally down in the dumps with it all. Im determined to do it though for my 4 kids as well as me.

    NIKI

    (Smoked 25 a day, more on a weekend)

    Hi Niki and welcome to the forum hun.

    Are you me in disguise ??? lol

    I too have four kids ( all boys :eek: ) and a hubby that is still smoking!

    My hubby goes out in the kitchen too, but i can still smell it...

    It does actually get easier, i don't really crave when he has a smoke now.... but i do get much pleasure in telling him that he smells awful ( but in swear word terms.. "you smelly b") and it is actually cutting him down lol

    stay strong and positive, you CAN do this !!

    Snowie xx

  • Hi Niki

    Congrats on your superb achiement keep up the excellent work

  • Hi everyone :)

    Im on my 3rd day as a non smoker and although I feel very proud of myself so far, I am also finding difficult and seem to be thinking about smoking almost all the time. Is there a day/week in the not so distant future when I might stop thinking about it so much?! Also the tirdness I feel was unexpected, Im tired all day. I've been falling asleep before 10 on the sofa, usualy I wouldnt go to bed before midnight, and Im napping through the day yet STILL feel tired, is this normal? I havent seen a doc or nurse yet, I think I was worried I might not be able to quit and wanted to prove to myself i could do it, if that makes sense :confused: lol

    My other hurdle is my boyfriend. He smokes 20 plus a day and dosent seem to want to quit, so he gos in kitchen for a smoke and I just sit in living room but can still smell it, so thats not helping!! Think am just feeling out of sorts with myself, its like somethings missing from my life and im generally down in the dumps with it all. Im determined to do it though for my 4 kids as well as me.

    NIKI

    (Smoked 25 a day, more on a weekend)

    Hi Niki.

    It does get better. You just need to keep yourself busy no matter what and the thougts of having a fag will dissappear. When I felt tired I had some sweets or chocolate. Sugar keeps me going. I wouldn't advise energy drinks because it's not healthy and it's very addictive. Just keep your sugar levels up and find some hobbies. And if your boyfriend accepts the fact you want to quit smoking then just ask him to go out the backyard or outside and have his fag out there because it makes you weak. Stay focused.

  • another newbie, another day 3 another cant fags out my mind

    ok 'i have pluerisy and havent smoked for three days now....i really want to quit couldnt smoke if i tried but feel like i am losing an old friend??? weird or what...?

  • Hi Nikki,

    Sorry that you are not well. Pleurisy is not nice but a great incentive to not smoke.

    Yes, you will feel like you are missing something. Some 'perceived' comfort that is not there now. It does pass and you will get to a point that smoking is not the only thing you think about.

    You don't really get any comfort from the actual act of smoking but from the routine of it, the normality it gives. It will also become normal to not smoke and you will find other ways to comfort yourself.

    I hope you get well soon and when you do that you decide to continue not to smoke. I am so very happy to be a non smoker and I am sure you will be to.

    Sian

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