Day 1 done?

Went relatively quickly really - had an interesting time brushing my teeth in the morning cos that's when i usually get into the first debate with myself about whether i will smoke/what excuse can i think of etc. But today nothing came up - had a prod round my brain along the lines of "Anything you wanna say about smoking? cos i'm ready for it!" but nothing happening...... result:D

Minor bit of work stress in the day when bad brain immediately went "SMOKE!" then a millisecond pause before good brain said "Whatever, that's so lame, not even real stress, plus i know cigs wont help".

Nicodemon tried to get me while i was in the gym too - in the middle of doing some weights was suddenly all "I'm depressed...maybe i will smoke later". Luckily so fired up from yesterday and realising i cant put this back anymore - that i got through.

Again after dinner, almost literally went to reach for cigs, then realised. That was a little sad cos that was just how my days used to go and is nice and familiar - but this (not-smoking) is better overall i know, even if it didnt feel it for a little while.

Now i'm more tired than usual and a bit cant be bothered to do chores....but would be irrational to blame that on not-smoking - who likes chores? Keep making myself think about the positives like NOT having the guilt of spending money on cigs, that i'll soon be able to run further and how when i get to day 8, i cant book myself some italian lessons:)

All in all i think i have been very very lucky to have such a nice day 1. Almost too lucky...worried i might crash and burn!:eek: God there's no pleasing me is there:p

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  • Nice one, Lulabelle :)

    Great prognosis of the day too. But you know...you're not telling us, although it's a great read, but really telling yourself how you can get on with it...how you have done it :cool:

    Keep on doing that, take each day as it comes along, face it square on in the manner you took today...Girl, you got it in you. Sorry, reading that back it sounds a bit patronising..but it's not meant that way whatsoever.

    Looking forward to the read of your 'diary' again tomorrow :cool:

    Cav

  • You go girl :D

    You keep that attitude up & you will beat that nicodemon hands down.

    Do the same tomorrow because today you have proved you can :D

    G xx

  • Big, heartfelt, huge WELL DONE! You so cracked it today!

    So pleased for you Lula

    xxxx

  • Great prognosis of the day too. But you know...you're not telling us, although it's a great read, but really telling yourself how you can get on with it...how you have done it :cool:

    Keep on doing that, take each day as it comes along, face it square on in the manner you took today...Girl, you got it in you. Sorry, reading that back it sounds a bit patronising..but it's not meant that way whatsoever.

    Looking forward to the read of your 'diary' again tomorrow :cool:

    Cav

    No worries Cav, i know what you mean and anyway i'll happily take any advice in any form it comes :D

    You're right, the detail is so i can look back over it if i need to - and also (less selfishly!) for others as i always find the more detail the better. When i read a post that says "today wasnt too bad" i'm really happy for them obviously but also think - why? what made it good? did you not think about smoking and if so how? Or did you think about it but it didnt bother you? etc etc..

    Slightly coming down off my high now, but think just cos i'm tired - roll on tomorrow:)

  • Slightly coming down off my high now, but think just cos i'm tired - roll on tomorrow:)

    Hey, did you ever come across Fi Cox's oft quoted HALT technique - Hunger, Anger, Loneliness, Tiredness?

    I googled up this to offer as an explanation, although I haven't read through all the blog.

  • Woohoo!!! Well done Lulabelle. Feels good yeah?????

    I know exactly what you mean about reaching for the cigs, for the first 2 days i kept doing it and then thinking oh i dont smoking anymore lol!!! I havent done it since. Not thinking about cigs much now and when i do i dont care for one its just a passing thought.

    I can only speak for myself but i just keep reminding myself i now choose not to smoke and it is liberating because i have convinced myself i didnt need a cig, i chose to smoke a cig. And now i choose to be healthy, happy and smokefree. like i say i can only speak for how i am tackling it and what works for me may not work for others. I wish you all the best in your journey xxx

    You really have done brilliant with going cold turkey, i applaude you for that (much braver than me).

    Now look forward to tomorrow. Keep that positive attitude coz its working.

  • Fantastic Lulabelle - so pleased Day 1 went well for you.

    I know what you mean about feeling "too lucky" though - Day 5 for me and still no major problems. I'm thrilled, but sure it's all going to go horribly wrong at some point! ;)

  • WELL DONE for cracking that first day,i personally think its the hardest and its so easy to put it off. it does get better . Mashx:)

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