Made it to week 3!!!!

Well I made it, and its not actually been too bad...

When I started this I said I was gonna do a month and see how I felt after, I am halfway through, and now confident I can finish the month.

I still fancy a cig, but I know I don't need one and its not like its bad without. I don't know yet that I'm ready to do this forever, but the month is defiantly attainable.

Truthfully I don't feel much different to when I smoked, I'm just exactly the same... I'm not getting too many cravings now, and I'm finding them mostly easy to manage, I also don't really have any positive effects though, I don't seem to have all this extra energy everyone else does etc??

If I still feel this way in another 2 weeks I may try and do another few months...

Hows everyone else doing???

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  • Well done on getting this far. Hope you make the decision to carry on after a month. I am so suprised you managed to get this far for a temporary quit. I would have gave in after a day if i thought i was going to smoke again so your will must be iron!

    Im doing good, gets easier every day!

  • bubbie.....I feel exactly the same as you.No different to when i smoked except for the chest pains they seem to have disappeared.So me kidding myself they wer,nt smoking related was a lie.

    I honestly think that if you go a mth you may as well kick it for good,because the benefits far outwiegh any thing smoking imaginarily does for us.

    I think you will,why go back you have done brilliant.:D

  • You are doing so well.

    A lot of the changes that are happening to your body now are quite subtle so it'll probably another couple of months before we feel any different to how we feel today.

    I hope you decide to keep going after stoptober and hopefully one day we'll get to the penthouse.

  • icanbreath - I just hate the idea of saying I will never smoke again - that seems like something I'm giving up and that to me seems harder and will make me think I can't do it.

    I've failed Quits like that before, this time I'm just saying - not this month - I'm therefore delaying the thing I want not depriving myself of it, and so far its working. I think its just more achievbable in my head this way.

    I should really carry on for at least a few months longer, but I promised myself and my hubbie I'd try for a month on the condition i could then start again if it made me unhappy, so we'll see. My current plan is if I'm still happy at the end of the month I'll probably go until the end of the year...!

  • fair point well put

    Bub that is a really good point and if its working then thats fantastic. Not knocking it at all as i know we are all different and have to do things our own way. I had to have a pack with me at all times so i was choosing not to smoke. Binned them off after day 4 i think. If i hadnt had them i know i would have paniced about being deprived, ran to the shop and bought some.

    Good luck to you and i hope you are happy after 28 days and keep it up. I feel better each day and whenever i look at my kids it makes me smile that i have done right by them - thats my driver and thats what makes me happy and will keep me off fags for life.

  • Bubbie, I think a lot of quitting is the psychology and playing on how your mind works and if thats works for you, then fair play.

    I decided on stoptober because of the texts, people giving up at the same time. Talking to people independant of who you know on forums helps to keep me motivated. I know I can't go back, my kids are getting to an age where they know about smoking, the dangers, the risks and I don't want them to know I smoke. I've always hidden it quite well. So I know I can't go back.

  • Hay Bubb, well done for getting here, I just take 1 day at a time and try to keep positive and before I know it another week has gone - everyone is different and has to get by in their own way that suits them

    We are all here for you a routing for you, keep plodding on ans hopefully the benefits will come soon and poke you to make you aware of them :)

  • hi

    Hey thats great u are on three weeks quit!! i am courious how some of u people describe the experience of being quit similar as smoking. I dont know why but i will be three weeks quit tomorrow and my body is cleaning itself constantly and i have aches and pains everywhere, alittle uncomfortable to be honest with u. I drink water and its flushing crap out of me on a regular basis...is anyone else having this? I wont go back to smoking now after what i am experiencing..I wish i could make it sound like a no big walk in the park quit like some of u...This quit has put a strain on my body and the constant trips to the bathrooms are not fun. Anyhow, i guess everyone is different. I was not a heavyyy smoker, but about 10-13 a day. Heavy enough..I am 37 years old and finally am quit for good. I appologize for explaining about my situation but i read others and wanted to share experiences.

    Thanks for reading,

  • I think it really is different for everyone, Some of it may depend on how much or what strength you smoked, I guess some probably depends on how you look after your body in other ways and how long you have smoked for...?

    Personally I think its probably a good thing for you in the long term that you are feeling like this, now you know what its done to you you're less likely to go back aren't you! That can only be a good thing!

  • Fantastic Bubbie. keep it up. :D

    MP96- I feel a bit like you, my body has been feeling really weird especially in week 2. Felt like I was in mourning,sad, can't explain it even though I felt so happy with myself for stopping. On top of that didn't feel any of the benefits I kept reading like my hair smells better or I can taste food, sense of smell etc. in fact I was shaking so much, which I now know was sugar levels regulating itself. The smoking caused that. Changed my body so much it has had to go through all that SH**t to try and repair itself. Never again well I be in denial.

    I have felt the best today since I started. I am on day 21 today, so very chuffed about that although don't want to get ahead of myself as I have quit for 3 months before. I am thinking about smoking less each day and actually feeling sorry for my smoking mates. I can see how they are living the complete day for their next fag.(makes me stronger). I will never smoke again NEVER! I do not want to go through the 1st 2 weeks again. On a very big plus side:

    I have saved £126 up to now

    I would have smoked 315 cigarettes to date.(thats a lot of stinky butt ends)

  • icanbreath - I just hate the idea of saying I will never smoke again - that seems like something I'm giving up and that to me seems harder and will make me think I can't do it.

    I've failed Quits like that before, this time I'm just saying - not this month - I'm therefore delaying the thing I want not depriving myself of it, and so far its working. I think its just more achievbable in my head this way.

    I should really carry on for at least a few months longer, but I promised myself and my hubbie I'd try for a month on the condition i could then start again if it made me unhappy, so we'll see. My current plan is if I'm still happy at the end of the month I'll probably go until the end of the year...!

    Bubble,

    I'm sure that at the end of your month quit you will feel happier and not feel the need to smoke again. You're doing well and should be proud of yourself. well done!

    Fi x

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