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Day18.Enjoying the spaces.

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Hi everyone.Well,its day18 and Im really enjoying the spaces between the craves.The freedom spaces are getting longer but the crave bits are still strong but brief.They really piss me off and get on my nerves how I wish theyd go away.Anyway am sort of trying a reverse psychology whereby I try and see them as the death throes of my addiction and try to feel happy instead of getting upset and feeling deprived which seems to feed the craves and make them stronger.Ive also tried saying f*** off you b*****d which also seems to help.I have got a lot more energy and feel physically stronger,and its easier to breathe.The pan on the scales for not smoking is just starting to outweigh the other pan at long last.Its hard though.I never thought it would be so hard or take so long.The one good thing is the longer I carry on the more determined I become not to undo all my hard 'suffering'. I do get pissed off though with having to be strong and vigilant.Phew what a journey eh? Hope you all are doing well.All the Best x

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Hi soosan, you are doing great. I totally know what you mean. I am finding things hard today for some reason. Its really caught me out. Don't know why just not feeling positive as I have done since I quit. Keep going. Mmy plan is to have a nice glass of bordeaux shortly. That always lifts my spirits.

Your doing so well Soosan keep swearing at those pesky thoughts it will make you feel much better and as you say the gaps are getting shorter and it wont be long before you will go start going whole days without even thinking about smoking :eek:

I kid you not just take deep breathes and keep saying i will not smoke today you have nearly reached 3 weeks of being smoke free how wicked is that :D

Never give up giving up

Carol

Hey Sue

I'm with you girl.... Having some difficulty myself, not necessarily with craves as much as literally an oxygen overdose. Our bodies are getting more oxygen than they are accustomed to, but finally as much as they need.

With you on getting p'd at the process too, but we gotta hang in there girl. I just pray I remember every second of it, and even exaggerate it, because think about it: if we quit our quits now we'll just have to do it all again.

Lol I'm too dizzy to care about much, but I know I NEVER want to do this again!

Hang in there. Things are going to get a whole lot better for both of us very soon, and before you know it we'll be laughing at ourselves, thinking how silly we were....

Holding your hand....

Shanita

Hi soosan, you are doing great. I totally know what you mean. I am finding things hard today for some reason. Its really caught me out. Don't know why just not feeling positive as I have done since I quit. Keep going. Mmy plan is to have a nice glass of bordeaux shortly. That always lifts my spirits.

Hi Magic I do hope the wine hit the spot for you : ) I think Carol62 is right and that the addiction is an entity-one that assumes different guises and goes for the underbelly when quitters are vunerable methinks.I took your advice and treated myself I bought some plants with the money I would of spent on bakky-got more to come on completion of week3! You have done so well Magic keep it up.All the best.Sue x

Your doing so well Soosan keep swearing at those pesky thoughts it will make you feel much better and as you say the gaps are getting shorter and it wont be long before you will go start going whole days without even thinking about smoking :eek:

I kid you not just take deep breathes and keep saying i will not smoke today you have nearly reached 3 weeks of being smoke free how wicked is that :D

Never give up giving up

Carol

Hi Carol. I read somewhere the other day that it can take 6 to 8weeks for a quitter to start to feel comfortable with their new lifestyle and somewhere else that it can take 6months for the 'cravings' to abate.I am so glad I read that cos now I feel Ive got a better idea of what Im looking at.I was under the impression initially that Nicotine left the body in 3days and foolishly thought that that would be the worst time so of course got disappointed and despondant when for me it wasnt.Have also seen 3wks and 28 days mentioned.Have got no expectations now.Its a long haul and am gonna carry on in the Now one step and one day at a time.Thank you SO much for your treasured support.Sue x

Hey Sue

I'm with you girl.... Having some difficulty myself, not necessarily with craves as much as literally an oxygen overdose. Our bodies are getting more oxygen than they are accustomed to, but finally as much as they need.

With you on getting p'd at the process too, but we gotta hang in there girl. I just pray I remember every second of it, and even exaggerate it, because think about it: if we quit our quits now we'll just have to do it all again.

Lol I'm too dizzy to care about much, but I know I NEVER want to do this again!

Hang in there. Things are going to get a whole lot better for both of us very soon, and before you know it we'll be laughing at ourselves, thinking how silly we were....

Holding your hand....

Shanita

Hi Shanita.You have hit the nail on the head! We have come so far and gone through so much there is no way we'd go through that again.Doesnt it just show you just how bad smoking is on the body.For a start look at all the Oxygen youre now getting! I had that dizziness and light headedness too wait till the energy levels kick in! Its brill. You are doing so well Shanita just keep on going each step gets easier. Its like walking out of a gooey pond. Just remember to keep scraping the goo off! All the best.Sue x

I love the honesty of your post Sue and I love the encouraging responses you give others.

You're a shining example of what these forums are about.

OMG YorkSX. You bought tears to my eyes.Thank you for your lovelly words you really moved and touched me.I will never forget how you helped me so much on day 9 either.So see its people like you that make this Forum what it is. Thank you for being there. xx

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