New quitter

I'm about to extinguish my final cigarette. After years of trying to quit using different programmes I'm quitting using my own method my own will power. I started on 20 lambert & butler and I'm finishing with them. I hope I can do this I feel confident but from my previous attempt I know there's odd days when I feel low and I hope I can find support and encouragment and I want todo the same for others. Here's to a fresh new start.

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  • good decision, lots of us here helping each other

  • Welcome to the forum. You don't smoke any more so come on here often and share your experience with everyone!

  • Thats for the reply.... It's my first day and im struggling a little bit.

    Im trying to think POZ!

    I woke up and my first thought was a cigarette and its been that althrough the day. I keep thinking what i always think "buy 1 more pack and then quit tomorrow" and thats all my life seems to be for the past couple of years is ill do it tomorrow.

    I really lack motivation. There's so many things that i want todo and want to be but i just cant get my mind up to speed and its really bugging me.

    I'm thinking of signing up to mind power.

  • Hi Poz

    that's great, you've done a whole day, and you'll never have to do that particular day as a non smoker again. Plus it will get easier. I'm only on day 11, but the last two days have been much easier. So...what do you want to do and to be.

    Mine, as a non smoker, is to want to get on my bike and cycle down to the village; is to want to wake up and be awake, not have to spend an hour and a half smoking fags and drinking coffee until i'm awake; to feel the whole range of happy again instead of the smokers flat-lining.

    And to be.... a disco diva at 97 with enough air to dance all night

  • I keep thinking what i always think "buy 1 more pack and then quit tomorrow" and thats all my life seems to be for the past couple of years is ill do it tomorrow.

    Hi Poz. I could really relate to that, but if you can make it through these first few days, you will be over the worst of it, and start growing in confidence that you really can do it. Tomorrow always fails to make it easier to do than today - so you may as well bite the bullet and stick with it. ;)

    You don't sound like someone who still wants to smoke. What are your reasons for wanting to stop? It may help to write them down so that you can look over them when you are feeling wobbly.

    Spend as much time as you can on here, reading about other people's experience, and sharing yours.

    I haven't smoked for over six months now, and I can't tell you how good it feels to be free of that addiction! Stay with us, and it will all be worthwhile!

  • Hi Poz. I could really relate to that, but if you can make it through these first few days, you will be over the worst of it, and start growing in confidence that you really can do it. Tomorrow always fails to make it easier to do than today - so you may as well bite the bullet and stick with it. ;)

    You don't sound like someone who still wants to smoke. What are your reasons for wanting to stop? It may help to write them down so that you can look over them when you are feeling wobbly.

    Spend as much time as you can on here, reading about other people's experience, and sharing yours.

    I haven't smoked for over six months now, and I can't tell you how good it feels to be free of that addiction! Stay with us, and it will all be worthwhile!

    Hi Thank you so much, you saved me there. I keep hearing and I know it will get better but It's hard waiting for that time to come.

    Reasons I want to give up.

    [*]I have wanted to get into bodybuilding for the longest of times but for some reason I just think when your a smoker there is no point in working out.

    [*]I hate how much money i spend on them and most the time i cant afford it.

    Thank you for replying... What differences in your life do you notice now that your a non- smoker and do u ever miss it?

    [*]I'm miserable with my life and this daily routine I just want it to stop. I want to turn over a new leaf and say goodbye to this.

  • Reasons I want to give up.

    [*]I have wanted to get into bodybuilding for the longest of times but for some reason I just think when your a smoker there is no point in working out.

    [*]I hate how much money i spend on them and most the time i cant afford it.

    Thank you for replying... What differences in your life do you notice now that your a non- smoker and do u ever miss it?

    [*]I'm miserable with my life and this daily routine I just want it to stop. I want to turn over a new leaf and say goodbye to this.

    Sounds like you have some really strong reasons to quit. If you read what a lot

    of the longer terms quitters say on here, you will see that it is very common that overcoming the nicotine addiction spurs them on to make other positive changes to their lives - I think it gives you a new confidence in yourself.

    As for me, well, I can honestly say that I never miss smoking, and I was a very long term, heavy smoker. I still think about it, but it make me stupidly happy that I am no longer trapped. I stopped for health reasons rather than financial, but it does amaze me that I have saved well over two thousand pounds already!

    Trust me, this is the best thing that you can do for yourself - even if it doesn't always feel like that for a while. :)

  • Hi Poz

    When my son gave up, he told me it was because he'd started running, and then the pleasure running gave him made him want to be better at it, so it helped him stop smoking. Just wondering if it might help to get into the body building right now, instead of waiting until you have quit. You will start feeling so much better anyway, even if you are still on the trying to quit road.

    This is what smoking does to us isn't it...makes us put life off! which is such a waste.

    I too can relate to the whole thing of "it'll be easier tomorrow, after the next cigarette, after i've had a coffee".

    Don't worry, you are really going through all the right mind set stages to become a non smoker. But don't put off the body building, just get on and do it regardless of whether you are smoking or not..it will be part of changing your life. And when you do that, other things change too.

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