month one complete

Today makes one calendar month since my quit and I'm thrilled to have made it this far.

I was tempted last night to buy one of those e-cigs but did not. I really don't want to inhale and exhale anything at all but the thought of it was really sounding good at the time.

I'm happy my brother was there to say why buy it, you've made it this far without it.

So here I am, the start of month # 2. The last week has been my roughest to date so I sure hope it gets better soon!

Thanks for everyone's support and good luck to us all.

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  • Well done

    Congratulations, and welcome to month two.

    You must be giving yourself a huge pat on the back for being strong enough to resist buying the e-cig. another congratulations on that too.

    :D:D:D

  • Thanks Keith I appreciate the support.

  • Well done, sb! :)

  • Thanks Pappy, same to all of you.

    Keep going a day at a time....

  • Well done! and well done to your brother too! You need people like that around you. You have done brilliantly.:D

  • Congratulations on completing a month! You must be stoked! Keep it up, looks good on ya!

    Vike

  • Good for you SB! Only day 5 for me but getting a kick of reading posts such as yours and other fellow quitters. That's what I try to say myself - hey you've done 2 days don't quit now, hey you've done 3 days good for you ... hey you've done 4 and 5 wow ... and when the twinges start I get nasty and say (to myself) STFU and go away". As they say whatever works.

  • Thanks to you all. Hang in there. I was shocked how fast time started going by after the first week was over.

  • :D

    Well done on getting through the first month :)

    Thats a great achievement hope you have been treating yourself with all the money you are saving :)

  • Thanks a bunch, I'm going to buy a new Ipad with my savings once I get enough!!

  • Well Done

    Sb

    Thumbs up, and a room upgrade, well done! :D

  • Shazza,

    Thank you so much! The people here help a lot. I don't believe most people realize they can stop with support.

  • 40 days today without smoking. The best news is that at 5:30 last night I took off my last patch. It's been 17.5 hours with no patch and all is well!!

    Bad news is the extra 8 pounds in my gut!

  • Well done :D

    I know what you mean about the weight, I am only just starting week 4 and put 3lb on already, and I've been trying so hard not to eat more than normal :confused:

  • 40 days today without smoking. The best news is that at 5:30 last night I took off my last patch. It's been 17.5 hours with no patch and all is well!!

    Bad news is the extra 8 pounds in my gut!

    Fantastic! Great news about the patches too! Bloody well done you!:D

  • Well done :D

    I know what you mean about the weight, I am only just starting week 4 and put 3lb on already, and I've been trying so hard not to eat more than normal :confused:

    Well done cake! Getting to Week 4 is really good!

    Try not to worry too much about the weight we all have put weight on and we can work on that when we have our quits under our belts:)

  • 3 days with no patch and I can feel it for sure. It's under control but is not fun.

    I bet tomorrow will be better. Seems like 1 bad day equals a couple of good ones.

    Went to the bar last night and had no temptations while I was there. Seems strange and not what I would expect.

  • sb you started this thread at one month quit and it must be around 6 weeks now.

    No patches and going to the pub now, that light at the end of the tunnel must be getting clearer all the time

    Brillient, keep it up you are doing so well

    H

  • Thanks Aitch,

    I'd say it is but the fight is not over that's for sure but I've got this.

    I'm in it to deep to go backwards.

    Yesterday did make 6 weeks, wow! I didnt think of that.

    Thanks to everyone once again and lets all keep this going.

  • Thanks Sue, back at you!!

  • Extremely pleased for you! Excellent job!:D

  • Thanks Haze, back at you!!

    It's day number 8 without nic patches!!!!

  • Well done!!!!! I'm going on to the lower patches tomorrow. Must say I'm wondering if it might be better just to suffer for a few days and get it over :-( I've been through worse, that's what I keep telling myself :-)

  • Good going SB, you sound well happy on six weeks, very relaxed, gives me hope :)

  • Well done keep up the good work;)

  • Well done :D

  • Sorry for not replying sooner to you all.

    All is well, today makes 2 weeks I believe that I've been nicotine/patch free.

    The transition from the 7mg to nothing at all wasnt so bad. I could tell for a couple of days but I also could handle it. I still find myself wanting a smoke and maybe even worse than I did 3 weeks ago but I was on the patch 3 weeks ago so it makes sense I suppose.

    I'm not given in, doing well and gonna keep fighting the good fight like we are all here to do!!

    Good luck and stay strong to you all.

  • Hey SB ...

    Well done - and nicotine free too! :) You're now battling with the psychological aspect of nicotine addiction in your subconscious - something that you learnt xx years ago, and now you just need to untrain your brain by sticking to no nicotine from hereon. Don't let that nasty nicotine terrorist trick you into feeding him! You are strong - stay that way! :D

    Only way is up! :D

    Shazza

  • Well done :D

  • Sorry for not replying sooner to you all.

    All is well, today makes 2 weeks I believe that I've been nicotine/patch free.

    The transition from the 7mg to nothing at all wasnt so bad. I could tell for a couple of days but I also could handle it. I still find myself wanting a smoke and maybe even worse than I did 3 weeks ago but I was on the patch 3 weeks ago so it makes sense I suppose.

    I'm not given in, doing well and gonna keep fighting the good fight like we are all here to do!!

    Good luck and stay strong to you all.

    You have done brilliantly! Well done you! Keep it going it will get easier and easier.:)

  • I believe today is 18 days with no nicotine in my system. I've had a very rough 2-3 days in a row now. I can taste the way a cigg tastes and that taste seems to be stayinf with me making me want to smoke!

    How in the world is this happening after so long without? This Friday makes 3 calendar months since my last drag and again 18 days w/o the patch. Does this even make sense to any of you??

  • This is my 2nd day with no patch on not even had a nicotine gum today.. Had a few symptoms mainly nicotine patch withdrawals symptoms brain a bit racing little bit of anxioty but Harley craved for a fag.. Although last night I was back to square one with not sleeping and weird very vivid dreams again almost to the point web I felt like I was tripping.. As was awake well think I was and cud hear my phone ringing and here talking.. Lol.. :confused:

  • Hi SB

    I'm 14 and a bit weeks, no nicotine for about 13 weeks, and I still have my days. However, they don't take hold anymore like they used to. It is much easier to ride the storm, realise what's wrong, remind myself it's an illusion and brush it off.

    The psychological addiction is inifintely worse than the physical. The nicotine monster - the BIG one in your MIND (as opposed to the little one in your body that's been ticking over nicely these last few weeks whilst getting drip fed a bit of nicotine) is getting desperate. He's trying to trick you. He is a terrorist with whom we don't negotiate. Just keep saying no, and starve the little fecker to death! He is playing with your mind - even muddling your quit date! :confused: ;)

    Your physcial need is now gone, so try not to put any nicotine back in your body to relieve your symptoms. This now needs to be mind over matter. If you use any NRT it will re-awaken the monster, and I don't think you want that! :eek:

    Give it a little time, take deep breaths with your cravings, keep telling yourself that you are not going to smoke, tell the terrorist to go away, and it WILL get better, I promise!

    You've done brilliantly so far - stay strong. :D

    Shazza

  • Thanks for your replies. I'm not giving in I refuse to do so but dang!!

    Actually it's 2 caledar months this Friday not 3 so I'll be entering my 3rd month after that. Maybe it's the 3's we hear so much about?

    Anyway, thanks again to you all and trust me I'm not giving in to this. I've come way to far to start over.

    BTW- I've had those vivid dreams start up again now that it's mentioned.

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