Day 1

I may not get a chance to get on to the forum tomorrow so I am using this oppertunity to say that tomorrow is day 1 for me. After numerous failed attempts I am actually looking forward to quitting an addiction which has controlled me for too long. From reading what others have said on this forum I know that it will not be as easy as I would like it to be but I also know that I can do it. I look forward to keeping you all up to date on my progress as I start my new journey as an ex-smoker, and eventually a non-smoker.

I am going to try and use as little help as possible but I will keep a supply of QuitMist with me.

Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed for me. And feel free to give any advice you think may help me. And for anyone joining me on day 1... good luck. We can do this.

9 Replies

  • All the very best of luck for tomorrow!

    The best advice I can give is to keep coming onto this forum! It has seen me through many craves ;)

    You know from previous quits that it's not easy - but you also know so long as you have the right mindset, you will succeed. Just take little steps to begin with - one day at a time is all it takes!

    Let us know how it goes!



  • Hi Mark,

    Wishing you all the best for tomorrow, I will be thinking of you xx

  • Welcome Mark. Will have everything crossed for you:eek:. You can do it

  • Hi Mark, Well done on deciding to quit tomorrow.

    All the best hun.

    Joan x

  • Excellent decision Mark.

    So. If you can't get to the forum then it might be day 2 before you are reading any of this. With that in mind here is my advise. Day one is mental. So is day 2. Dont worry if you feel like a spaced out raving nutcase right now. How you feel on day 1 day 2 and day 3 is nothing like how you are going to feel as a non smoker once you've got those 3 little tricky tricksters out of the road. Try to laugh them off if you can. Ha ha ha... ho ho whatever lunacy it takes to get yourself safely to day 4 (day 3 even)..........then I promise you. You might even start to get a bit smug. Coz suddenly you'll begin to know that you can, once and for all, do this as suddenly you'll start to feel better. Better than you've felt in years. Thats when the lovely Helen will come along and just urge a little caution (god love 'er) ;)

    Good luck fella.

    You've certainly come to the right place.

  • Thanks for all the lovely comments and goodwishes. I didn't get doing day 1 on Thursday as I would have liked but I am glad to report that I am now 12 hours into my quit and feel fantastic about it. I am delighted that I have quit and am even more happy that I am enjoying the process. I have never had a day 1 so easy before. I do have a patch with my and some quitmist in case I really need it but so far it has been easier than I thought it would be. Here's to the next 12 hours, then 12 days, then 12 weeks then 12 months.

  • 12 hours is 12 hours...and as a good a start as is needed.

    If you doubt that you can break free from nicotine's smelly deathly grip then look around here at the many past and present members who have successful quit and happily living healthier lives.

    Best wishes, Cav

  • Thanks Cavalier,

    I am really glad that I came across this forum. It has been helpful to me in that I have now changed my attitude towards quitting. It has also given me lots of hints and ideas and seems to be what I needed to get started. I used to try quitting and I was always alone with this. Now, I have told 1 person so that I have some offline support, but I know that I can always come on to this forum and get a little pick me up just by reading what people are saying.

    Thanks to you all.

  • I'm glad you came across this forum too Mark. I honestly couldnt have stopped without the help of all the good people here and the wealth of knowledge scattered about the place. Dead chuffed you've got your lovely quit up and running. I was wondering when you would. See you in day 2 :)

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