Day 3 has been better than Day 2 :)

Hello!!

This is the first time i've stopped smoking... ive been smoking for 13 years and im on day 3! So far... So good... Day 1 was ok, Day 2 was difficult and Day 3 (today) has been ok-ish.

I've noticed I dont drink as much coffee (infact, I have found without cigarettes it leaves a layer in my mouth).. I am eating more but I'm more active.. It's weird.. I crave for a cigarette but I know I must stay strong :)

I did walk past someone before who was smoking and the smell was like the taste after swimming (yu wouldnt say no, but it's not the cigarette you most enjoy)

According to my plan, I get a treat on Day 5 so... I am looking forward to that :)

Well done everyone!! :)

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  • Well done on a good start! You will no doubt have your ups and downs like the rest of us, but you are sounding strong on day 3, so that's hopeful!

    Best of luck.

  • Hello!!

    This is the first time i've stopped smoking... ive been smoking for 13 years and im on day 3! So far... So good... Day 1 was ok, Day 2 was difficult and Day 3 (today) has been ok-ish.

    I've noticed I dont drink as much coffee (infact, I have found without cigarettes it leaves a layer in my mouth).. I am eating more but I'm more active.. It's weird.. I crave for a cigarette but I know I must stay strong :)

    I did walk past someone before who was smoking and the smell was like the taste after swimming (yu wouldnt say no, but it's not the cigarette you most enjoy)

    According to my plan, I get a treat on Day 5 so... I am looking forward to that :)

    Well done everyone!! :)

    Well, I congratulate everyone who has done day 3 - I have yet to do day one but it will come!!

    Zoe :)

  • Day 4 :/

    hmmmmm...day 4 is not as easy as day 3 for me... i seem to be having alternate good and bad days.... which is great for tomorrow :) but not for today :( Do you always want a cigarette??? :confused: xxxxx

  • Hi Monroe! Congrats on making it as far as you have, it's quite impressive!

    Day 4 was pretty bad for me as well, and day 5 was, well, mostly annoying, but the cravings weren't as bad.

    Now I am on day 11, and no, I don't always want a cigarette. In fact, unless I drink alcohol or spend time with my smoking-friends, or do some other thing that I associate with smoking, I don't really give it much thought at all.

    I imagine in another couple of weeks I will only very rarely crave a cigarette. The very intense craving which you have experienced during day 1-4 you will not feel again, it's more mental from this point on.

  • Day 4...

    Ow thank you for your reply!! :)

    How have you found it so far?? are you using the patches or do you go to a non smoking group etc ?? Day 11 is amazing!! well done you!! :)

    xxx :)

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