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Fresh Cravings

Hello, all.

It's odd. I'm over 80 days into my quit, and I haven't had many cravings at all. The last day or so, however, I've had a one or two of them. Don't worry -- they're nothing to worry about. I just thought it was odd, but then I've heard that it sometimes happens. Oh, well -- I don't smoke anymore, so why should I care?

I'm doing great, I'm pleased to say -- no problems at all, just plodding along with my smoke-free life. I'm going to start a proper exercise routine soon. The smokes have gone, and I've changed my eating habits, so I'd just like to live a healthier life-style in general. I'm not going to go nuts, but I think that being a bit more health aware is a good thing -- as john Wayne once said: 'Life is hard; it's even harder if you're stupid!'

Here's my stats so far -- copied from my quit smoking app: I have been quit for 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 hours, 38 minutes and 39 seconds (82 days). I have saved £896.23 by not smoking 2,489 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Weeks, 5 Days and 19 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 16/12/2011 00:00

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Thats a great post :)

The craves can hit at any time and some are stronger then others depending on what the situation is and how your feeling

You just have to distract your mind till it passes

I had a strong one tuesday after a stressfull and emotional episode

Afterwards i was thinking wtf as i wasnt prepared for it

But it passed and im over it now at the time i was with my friend who has recently stopped smoking but she did offer me a puff on her inhaler which i declined

Onwards and upwards is the only way to go :)

Btw hope you have been treating yourself with all the money you have saved


Last December, before I'd even thought about quitting, my plumber was servicing my boiler (sounds a bit rude! :p) whilst I was standing at the back door having a smoke.

He said to me that he'd quit over 25 years ago, but even to this day had the occassional mild crave.

They might be whilst having a drink, after a meal, on holiday or looking at someone who seemed to be enjoying their smoke.

He said he'd never dream of lighting up again, but just occasionally the nicodemon would stir, just a little, from it's slumber to remind him of days gone by.

Some people lose the craving for good after a while and some don't. What you must remember is that for some, possibly most, one puff can lead to the slippery slope back to a regular habit.

Cigarettes don't hunt on their own, they hunt in packs (usually 20's!) and if one doesn't get you, the next one will.

You'll be fine, just never say yes to the first one :)


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