Hooray and Yahoo!!

Well,

Got through day 1! Mainly through checking web sites, playing on the Ipad etc yesterday evening, and just trying to distract myself. Will take the dogs for a good walk this evening.

Thanks very much to Steelfixer, Razzmattazz, Helenl and Tinkerbell for their good wishes and advice -it really DOES help!!!! Hope you are all doing OK!

So, I have this little mental image which helps:

I'm driving to a carpark in the pouring rain in the Lake District, but know that the weather forecast is for a beautiful day later. I don't want to get out of the car because I know I'll get soaked, cold and miserable, but also know it wil be worth it when the sun comes out. I think about going home, or waiting till later, but in the end I do get out of the car. I get wet and cold, and think about going back into the car. But when I'm actually out there it is not as bad as I think, and I start feeling pleasure that I stood up to the conditions and didnt chicken out. Slowly the rain eases, the sky starts to clear, and the sun starts appearing - the clouds lift and the mountains are all around me.

I'm out of the car now, pleased I got out, getting pretty wet, but I know if I can hack it for a few more days the rain will start easing off.....

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  • Good job mate, keep up the good work!!

  • well done :Dand def keeping mind and hands busy helps keep your mind distracted from the craving keep posting and reading as they def keep hands and mind busy :D

    onwards and upwards is the way to go

    :)

  • Hello,

    this is also my second day of not smoking and stumbled across this site and after reading thought i would add my thoughts so far.

    i had my last one monday pm , the defining moment for me was after filling my car up with fuel, i went to pay and automatically asked for a packet. i then looked at the £7.45 price and even suprised myself by telling the girl at the till to put them back. .

    yesterday was suprisingly easy infact i am dissapointed it wasnt more difficult.i was expecting to suffer in some way more , thnk i feel better after not smoking after 1 day , certainly breath easier. ( i may have convinced myself of that )

    but today im obsessed the constant want of something is annoying like a whinging child after an ice cream tugging at your leg but with no ice cream van in site ,, i am not at the" i want to commit mass murder stage" as some have got to but after reading through some experiences on here i imagine its not going to be plain sailing.

    ill keep reading this forum daily and remind myself , it costs a fortune its slowly killing me and after almost 20 a day for 30 years its time to grow up .

    Good luck to everyone else on day 1 or 2

    kmh

  • Nice one Gavinj and kmh

    Good mental image Gavinj and yes I'm doing OK, still feeling tired and drained but I know this storm will lift ;)

    kmh - welcome to the forums, one of my main reasons is the money I refuse to spend that money and have nothing but a dirty pair of lungs to show for it. I'd much rather go on a nice foreign holiday :) Have a read through the links on my signature they will help - as someone on here once said - Knowledge is Power and it is.

    Looking forward to seeing your daily, week posts.

    All the best to the both of you, it's going to be one hell of a party in the Penthouse next year at this rate.

  • loving the image thing what a wonderful way of putting it and in the mean time we will all be your umbrella.

    keep going

    jenni x

  • Tinkerbell,

    thanks for your encouragement

    Yes Holidays thats a coincidence just been looking them up, i could have another two weeks on a hot sunny greek island for what i spend yearly , i am determined this time

    For what it sworth ill add an update weekly etc. In fact finding this forum has been worhwhile. I Am Married to a non smoker who has never smoked so doesent really understand the addictive nature .. so i have decided to keep my not smoking to myself until it becomes obvious.

    thanks again kmh

  • Tinkerbell,

    i could have another two weeks on a hot sunny greek island for what i spend yearly

    My sentiments precisely!!

    I have told my close family, friends and colleagues that I have quit so that when I bite their heads off they know why - or do I just use it as an excuse to bite their heads off :D

    Looking forward to following your progress :)

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