Day 5, YIPEE!

Hi all,

well I made it here, so surprised but proud of myself. Funny thing is every time I think to have a cigarette, out of habit not urge, I just say to myself "you don't smoke anymore" then I smile. Not sure if it's the champix or I found my will, but not risking stopping it.

Still don't know what to do about tonight. Am I ready to go to a smokers house?

OOPS Sorry, it's day 4 not 5. Getting a bit ahead of myself :)

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  • Hi Valian

    Congrats on 5 days....feels good doesn't it?

    Look at it this way, smoking has ruled your life for far too long, why let it continue? If you go to your friends house and things get too much go for a walk and get some fresh air or punch your friend in the mouth, whatever it takes to take your mind off smoking.

    Imagine how proud of yourself you will be once you have got through this!!:D:D

    Good luck and I hope you win!! :rolleyes:

  • Hi Val, hmm this is a hard one. At only 4/5 days this is going to be very difficult to sit in the same room as someone who is smoking.

    I think you have three choices

    1. Don't go then cigs are ruling you life.

    2. Go and try to fight your way through the evening with someone blowing smoke in your face. My son is a musician and I often go to gigs with him. I found when I had not stopped for long (a few weeks) if I stood outside with the ones who were smoking and I could handle it. But what I did find was the next day I would go through withdrawal again, this is something you will have to consider.

    3. This would be my choice, tell them you are in the process of quiting, it would be nice if they understood this and did not smoke in the same room as you.

    I think by now you should be bragging and telling the world how well you have done to reach 5 days. I don't think you should put your quit in danger at this early stage. If you had been stopped a few weeks like I was then maybe yes. The test might not be getting through tonight but getting through tomorrow.

    Either way I hope you get through it, true friends will understand.

    Just my thoughts,

    Jack

  • Hi Valian

    Congrats on 5 days....feels good doesn't it?

    Look at it this way, smoking has ruled your life for far too long, why let it continue? If you go to your friends house and things get too much go for a walk and get some fresh air or punch your friend in the mouth, whatever it takes to take your mind off smoking.

    Imagine how proud of yourself you will be once you have got through this!!:D:D

    Good luck and I hope you win!! :rolleyes:

    Thanks Jack. Especially for making me laugh! LOL

  • Hi Val, hmm this is a hard one. At only 4/5 days this is going to be very difficult to sit in the same room as someone who is smoking.

    I think you have three choices

    1. Don't go then cigs are ruling you life.

    2. Go and try to fight your way through the evening with someone blowing smoke in your face. My son is a musician and I often go to gigs with him. I found when I had not stopped for long (a few weeks) if I stood outside with the ones who were smoking and I could handle it. But what I did find was the next day I would go through withdrawal again, this is something you will have to consider.

    3. This would be my choice, tell them you are in the process of quiting, it would be nice if they understood this and did not smoke in the same room as you.

    I think by now you should be bragging and telling the world how well you have done to reach 5 days. I don't think you should put your quit in danger at this early stage. If you had been stopped a few weeks like I was then maybe yes. The test might not be getting through tonight but getting through tomorrow.

    Either way I hope you get through it, true friends will understand.

    Just my thoughts,

    Jack

    Hi Jack, OOPS Made a mistake it's day 4 not 5, how do I correct this?

    Thanks again for your wise words! I guess a little part of me doesn't want to brag "just in case" I go back. Although I have made a step I did tell my friend and neighbour today. The reason I don't want to tell them yet is because she is the type she'll call every day and ask how it's going. She's done it when I had panic attacks, even after I told her not to mention them. :) What can I say some people are well meaning but their way doesn't always agree with mine..

    Also after talking for awhile with my neighbour about it, I started to think about it more than I have the last few days. So I think for me at present the best is less said the better. It seems different on this site, since we are all sharing the same experience :)

  • That's true we all are and have shared the same thing. It's hard to try and tell people how you feel that is not connected to stopping smoking.

    So I can only hope we see you on here tomorrow telling us how you got through it.

    One other thing I think your day 5 started a 1.10pm today and well done. Remember to keep congratulating yourself.

    Jack x:)

  • Thanks Karri, The night actually went very well. I did end up saying I had stopped and my friend immediately went outside to smoke (bless him). I was quite proud of myself. I don't think about cigs often and when I do it is more the physical part rather than the "urge". Then I just tell myself "you don't smoke anymore" and it makes me smile.

    Told hubby that he owes me £25.00. £5.00 for every day non smoking. LOL

    How things going with you?

    x

  • Oh I am so pleased to hear that it went well for you. We all worry about upcoming events (smoking related or not) and then when we get there we wonder why we did :D

    I am looking forward to today because I get to make that lovely meal :)

    Let me know how it goes :)

  • Hi Val, I'm not too well today flu bug thing so not been around much. It looks like you went with what I thought was the best idea and told them.

    But I'm sure you made that choice for yourself.

    Just want to say well done you're getting there.

    Jack

  • Howd you do hun? Im having tough time too x debs

  • Hi Val, I'm not too well today flu bug thing so not been around much. It looks like you went with what I thought was the best idea and told them.

    But I'm sure you made that choice for yourself.

    Just want to say well done you're getting there.

    Jack

    Hi Jack, sorry you're not feeling well, hope you get better soon :)

  • Howd you do hun? Im having tough time too x debs

    Hi Debbie, Hope you're doing better today. I'm doing pretty good, had a rough time Friday, but I think that may be because it was the day I started the double dose of Champix.

    Went out yesterday into town and did think about smoking because that is what I would do but not from an urge.

    Let me know how you're doing today!

    Val

  • Day 6, not bad, if I say so myself, LOL :) Been planning it for about 2 years so about time. Hope you are all doing good today!!

    Val xx

  • good to hear you are doinbg so well! i am too

    x

  • good to hear you are doinbg so well! i am too

    x

    Thanks Debbie, glad you're still with it too and doing better. Must say I'm kind of nervous after reading so many things here. So far, I've not been to bad I had some urges Friday or like I said before it could be from the change in the pills. One thing for sure I do take them with food, right after my last bite. Could do without the gas and constipation though, have you suffered from that?

    Hope you have a great night!!

    x o

  • You're first week is nearly here. Very happy for you :)

    Thanks Karri, handling it pretty well surprisingly :) Have been at the kids for dinner so haven't checked other posts. How are you doing?

    have a great night :)

    Val

    xxoo

  • Could do without the gas and constipation though, have you suffered from that?

    Hope you have a great night!!

    x o

    ooh yes. it got worse as i upped the dose and hasnt yet stopped! just think of it as a small price to pay with the end result of all that lovely fressh air (one day!):rolleyes:

  • Wow, 7 days and going strong!! Hope you guys are hanging in there too!

    Have a wonderful smoke free night!!

    xx oo

  • Wow, 7 days and going strong!! Hope you guys are hanging in there too!

    Have a wonderful smoke free night!!

    xx oo

    OH WOW, sounds like you are doing great!!!.

    Buqe

  • OH WOW, sounds like you are doing great!!!.

    Buqe

    Thanks Buqe.. You too! You've done well!!

  • Someone, somewhere on this site talked about vitamins.

    Whose taking vitamins? Have they helped? What have you been taking?

    I'm fine up to now but they may come in handy. Anyhow, vitamins never hurt

    :)

  • mm disagree! in the past whenever i took vitamins i ended up ill! usually flu or colds. my body doesnt know how to handle healthy stuff!

  • mm disagree! in the past whenever i took vitamins i ended up ill! usually flu or colds. my body doesnt know how to handle healthy stuff!

    I know our body goes into shock. Like "WHAT IS THIS WIERD STUFF YOU'RE GIVING ME??" LOL :)

    You're too much Debbie. Always put a smile on my face.

    have a good night!

  • hey i'll have a good night! i am now off work for 9whole days! and i have pizza, onion rings chips n tomato garlic bread due to be delivered. ok i gotta share but i dont care!!!:D:D

    hope everyone has a good easter weekend cos mine has now officially begun!:

    and unless i have added up wrong (possible!)i might just reach double figures in days tomorrow

  • Wow - 7 days Val, well done :)

    I have started taking a muti vitamin since yesterday. There are certain vitamins people do recommend and if you use the search facility you might find threads on it.

    I look at it as if I look after my immune system and stop myself getting run down I have more hope of not getting the sad days :)

    Thanks for that Karri. Yes I was thinking about it, I'm sure I need them anyways since i am so bad with fruit and veg :(

    I should also be on the calcium and vit D, but guess what keep forgetting to take them. I'm going to have to focus more!

  • hey i'll have a good night! i am now off work for 9whole days! and i have pizza, onion rings chips n tomato garlic bread due to be delivered. ok i gotta share but i dont care!!!:D:D

    hope everyone has a good easter weekend cos mine has now officially begun!:

    and unless i have added up wrong (possible!)i might just reach double figures in days tomorrow

    Very nice! Enjoy the long weekend. Enjoy the food as well sounds really yummy!! :)

  • I take mine after my morning cup of tea and eventually it will just become second nature. I'll be checking up on you :D

    Thanks Karri, Sure you'll get me on track :) Have a nice day!!

  • Moving over to week 2! Wow can't believe it! See you there!:)

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