The dreaded day 3

day 3, i cant believe i have made it to here yeah. i am feeling confident today as is my OH. have read lots on day 3 and kind of no what to expect. keeping buzy thats how i am going to get through today. cant believe how strong a craving can be its taking some will power to do this but i will see it through. Any experiences of day 3 i would love to here them, going to have this computer on all day in case i have a really bad craving lolv whatever it takes lol


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  • On all my quits day 3 has been tingly finger day as nerve endings start to repair themselves and blood flow to the extremities increases.

    It's like any other day though...having little nutty nibbles around always helps!

    You're doing fantastically

  • My experience of day 3; it was pure hell.

    I wanted a cigarette sooo bad and I felt like there was no way out. I did everything I could to loosen up the crave; water, fresh air, excersize, deep breaths, sucked on hard candy, etc. The only thing that helped when it hit really bad was going for a sprint (I sprinted for around 5 minutes, took a break then sprinted back).

    I came pretty close to walking downtown and buying a pack, sometimes subconsiously it felt like I was about to get up and just do it.

    What got me through in the end was only my determination to quit cigarettes, I kept telling myself there was NO excuse for buying cigarettes, no matter how bad I wanted one. It's YOUR life, and you WANT to stop smoking, are you really gonna back down from that just because you are feeling bad? If quitting was easy there wouldn't be a lot of smokers.

    Anyway, the upside, and I hope this helps you to hear, is that now on day 7, it's quite unbelievable to me how badly I wanted to smoke just a few days ago.

    When I watch a movie now, or have a conversation, I don't even think about cigarettes at all. For most of the day it's like being a non-smoker. When I do get a crave it's mostly due to drinking coffee or having a beer, but the craves really are nothing in comparisson. So just hang in there and in a few days you will feel just fine again - and smokefree.

  • Omg I'm also on day 3 defo hardest day so far really really craving today :-(

  • Helps to know I'm not the only one feeling like this, I have stayed busy today but every thing I start i can't seen to finish all that's on my mind is I need to stop for a smoke :-(.

    Proud of myself today as day 3 nearly over :-) x

  • day 3 over for us now we should be so proud of ourselves (huge grin on my face)

    i came close there a couple of times where i convinced myself that i needed one, just one thats all then i will be alright. thankful i argued with myself feel like am losing the plot lol. I have imaged myself smoking, told myself i will always be a smoker, that nothing will happen to me, after all how many people smoke! That people only no me smoking and they think i cant do it so might aswell give up trying, u name it i have thought it today i hope its easier 2morrow but have to say that was the biggest test yet and me and the OH have came through. brill

    i got through this by remembering the reasons why i wanted to give up in the first place, they where stronger than a cravin to smoke.

    everyone is doin fantastic all keep up the good work and its nice getting out the bath and feeling fresh not stinking of ciggies 2 mins later. ITS THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE!

  • Well done every 1 :-) hopefully tomorrow will be a lil bit easier.

    I've never gone a day without one but just keep thinking to myself if I got throu today I can get throu tomorrow :-)

    I know the feeling that everyone knows you as a smoker i feel the same and don't think any1 really believes I can do this but I wanna prove to everyone I can, I have support mainly from my children, they are so proud of me :-)

    I lost my mum to lung cancer 7 weeks ago she was only diagnosed 5 weeks prior to that & before she found out u wouldn't know their was anything wrong with her so it was and still is such a shock :-( I want to do this for her x

  • our body gets more than nicotine when you


    There are more than 4,000 chemicals in

    cigarette smoke. Some of them are also in wood

    varnish, the insect poison DDT, arsenic, nail

    polish remover, and rat poison.

    The ashes, tar, gases, and other poisons in

    cigarettes harm your body over time. They

    damage your heart and lungs. They also make it

    harder for you to taste and smell things, and

    fight infections.

  • Here are some examples of reasons to quit:

    1. I will feel healthier right away.

    I will have more energy and better


    My senses of smell and taste will be


    I will have whiter teeth and fresher


    I will cough less and breathe better.

    2. I will be healthier the rest of my life.

    I will lower my risk for cancer, heart

    attacks, strokes, early death, cataracts,

    and skin wrinkling.

    3. I will make my partner, friends, family, kids,

    grandchildren, and coworkers proud of me.

    4. My children will be healthier (fewer ear

    infections, coughs, and severe asthma


    5. I will be proud of myself.

    I will feel more in control of my life.

    I will be a better role model for my


    6. I will have more money to spend.

    7. I won't have to worry: "When will I get to

    smoke next?" or "What do I do when I'm in

    a smokefree place?"

  • Omg I'm also on day 3 defo hardest day so far really really craving today :-(

    hopefully tomorrow will be a lil bit easier.

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