Day 5 A Bit Strange

I have suffered with cracked/broken skin on both corners off my lips for years. It's always been a source of embarassment for me and noticed today it has gone :eek:

Went to the shop twice today for food/drink and realised just now I never even looked at the cigarette counter so thats a plus.

I say it's strange because I keep finding myself saying "not sure if I will be a life long non smoker". I have had plenty of opportunities to buy cigarettes today but haven't. So why do I keep saying the thing about the life long smoker bit :confused:

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  • I say it's strange because I keep finding myself saying "not sure if I will be a life long non smoker". I have had plenty of opportunities to buy cigarettes today but haven't. So why do I keep saying the thing about the life long smoker bit :confused:

    I would suggest that after the nicotene withdrawal is over you start thinking that you might actually be able to do this, and the longer term scenario starts to become a real possibility. For most of us it's still too scary, and can make us obsess/crave a lot. Try not to think about words like lifelong or forever. Keep taking it one day at a time. You are doing SO WELL!!!

    And hey, a health benefit already - excellent! Onwards and upwards!! :D

  • That's great Karri, keep going as you are (I never listen to the voices in my head :confused::D)

    I still have to block out that thought sometimes.... After a lot of mulling it over I realised that quitting smoking is one of those few things we enter in life hoping/expecting it to be lifelong. Take Marriage as an example... no one walks into that lightly... and at some point they're going to get cold feet - just because you can think 'my God, I'm making a LIFELONG comittment'. However, most brides manage to get past that and see that the man they are chosing it marry is actually who they want to be with :)

    That's all you have to do, ignore this 'lifelong' voice in your head and just know in your heart that you're making the right choice.

    Enjoy your lovely day 5

  • Fantastic Karri, you're doing it my friend xxx :D (Mods; please can we have a Hug smilie?)

    That little voice... I think both Hels and SLB are so right. One day at a time, and don't be worried about the lifelong thing. How many other things in our lives do we commit to for life? Not much that I can think of.

    When I got married I was convinced it wouldn't last for more than 10 years and I doubt I'd have gone through with it if I'd have thought this it IT for life. Simply too depressing. Nothing to do with OH, just know what I'm like and how low my boredom threshold is!:(

    Focus on how far you've come already and how brilliant it's going to be once you can breathe again. Todays the day, tomorrow will happen anyway!

    xxx

  • Aww Karri, we're all so proud of you :)

    Keep at it (hug)

  • Well done Karri :D:D:D

  • Karri your doing great, proud of you hun.

    Joan xxx

  • Well done Karri - keep up the good work and keep that guard up. Don't let that NicoDemon anywhere near you!! ;)

  • Well look at you girl, I am like a proud Mum !!!!

    Day 5 already and still going strong. I know you have not been feeling well, but hey what great breath you have, smell your fingers they dont smell of nicotine, stick your tongue out - bet its not all furred up and horrid - yeh benefits already :D

    One day at a time, I cant think about forever, far too scarry, keep it going Karri, well done xxx

    Tracey

  • Well done Karri! and cold turkey too! The worst is over.. You will never go through the same difficulty as the first 3-5 days!

    I must say not accepting the 'non smoker for life' thing is too much for anyone to swallow, so don't worry. Just think how much you would pay someone as a smoker to get through to day five! I am on day 32 now, and it just keeps getting easier. I can go for almost a whole day without thinking about the subject...and when I do I can instantly dismiss!

    So no need to think like that, just remind yourself: why you stopped, how hard it's been to get you to here, and the benefits! That kept me moving forward I think anyway! I can't accept I'll never have another....but I can't say I will have another either...just try to leave it at that and don't dwell on it.

    Anyway really well done....and thanks for your support on my posts!:)

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