Im Not smoking anymore !!!

Hi everyone, im taking deep breaths, and i have made it to day 2 again

after many failed attempts back in 2009. I was lost for a little while !!. very lost. but knew i would be back to take this journey again and mean it and bring as much will power as possible.you could say this is my 5th serious attempt and so much want it to be the last. and to experience the freedom other people feel and go on about.

I have been reading hard and getting focused .been looking at bad pictures all the stuff thats ment to help me see sense and reason for stopping.

I will never under estimate the power of nicotine as i did in other quits.and for now im going to try to crawl into day 3.

love

ali xx:)

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  • Hi Ali,

    I didn't know you back in 09 (when I hadn't even tried to quit but was still recklessly puffing away!), but welcome back to the site.

    You can do this. Keep your eyes on the prize. As we all know, it's hard, but keep your eyes on the prize... it's worth it. Totally worth it.

    Stay strong!

    Helen

  • never give up!!! stay focused and when you feel that you really need a smoke wait 5 min and sit in silence and think think think......thats what has worked for me and then if that doesnt work then come to the forum!! good luck...you can do it!!:cool:

  • Thankyou everyone

    I have now gone into day 3 !!!. feeling good this morning.even though last night i seemed to be constantly awake :(.my cup of tea actually tastes better this morning.and i am ready for the day ahead...:)

    luv

    ali xx

  • Hi Ali

    brilliant stuff. Go get the world girl!!

  • Hi Ali I wish you the all the best with your quit. I am on my 15 day, never thought I would come this far, normally 1 week and I cave. Just take it 1 day at a time you can do it, how long did you go before? Reading on here and other sites have helped me allot, all the best. x

  • Hi everyone,

    my longest quit was for 4 months and really thought i would never smoke again, a few others were a couple of months, had a couple of family bereavements and i just lost it, did not know how to cope with out that crutch. but i now know it did not help or make me feel any better and it did not change any outcome in my life, but it has taken me this long to get back in to the right mindset to go on this journey again and i really want it to be my last.so taking it one day at a time and not going to think ahead too far.hopefully i will get through each day as easy as possible. some of my other quits i went ct but this time i choose the patch and will take it from here. so fingers crossed :eek: xx

  • same here

    Thankyou everyone

    I have now gone into day 3 !!!. feeling good this morning.even though last night i seemed to be constantly awake :(.my cup of tea actually tastes better this morning.and i am ready for the day ahead...:)

    luv

    ali xx

    Hi Ali, feel exactly the same, had a really weird sleep, but feel so much better today and chuffed with myself too (I'm day 3 also) x

  • Hi folks Mash here on day two i think, after a bit of dilly dallying,but thats just my way,a hesitant starter but once i'm off I'm off. love the quote about the pebbles, Im taking it 1 hr @ atime 1 challenge[pebble] ' a time and 1 day at a time. Have quit before for 6 mths and expected to feel fantastic immediatly, i didnt and one day i started again and was soon chain smoking ,it was tgen that i realized that during the 6mths off i did feel brilliant ,its just that it built up slowly without me noticing it.I certainly noticed it when it was gone. the improvements come in increments and after 6 mths ya feel fantastic. so im gonna keep on keeping on and be willing to have this bit of discomfort, these wee pebbles. I wish you all the best

    mashx

  • I hope I can come in here as you can see I am someone who has succesfully quit.

    Many months ago I was on this site and although in the early stages myself I tried to help others. This helped me quit and I'm sure you can all do the same.

    I had times when it would have been easy to smoke but I didn't and now, well I can congratulate myself on what I have achieved.

    It is very important that each one of you that manages one day or even half a day congratulates yourself on this achievment. Keep telling youself and the others that you know are quitting how well they are doing.

    I would get into bed at night and smile to myself and say well done that's another smokefree day.

    Need a reason for stopping smoking read this:

    forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

    Come on guys you have done really well to get this far, it's a drug you can go without.

    I can tell you the end result is a fantastic feeling to be able to say "I don't smoke"

    Jack

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