So far so good!!!

Hi all I only just found this site and going into day 3 it couldn't have been better timing. I'v had a hard first couple of days and found myself close to exploding with anger/depression/lethargy and pure cant be ar**d with dealing people. But I also have to say I genuinely feel really positive about this quit. The Champix really does have a handle on the cravings and I'v only found myself wanting a smoke a couple of times per day. But like so many have said 1 day at a time is the only way I can see myself beating these nasty little pasty's

Looking ahead at people's 3month, 6month, 1yr + posts has really inspired me to stay with this. Good luck to everyone on the same journey as myself and massive congrats for those of you further down the line!!!!

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  • Well done!

    Hi

    I'm new to this message board but just wanted to say well done! - you've done the hardest thing in my eyes and that is actually saying to yourself no more! - I've also been to Alan Carr sessions 5 times for 2 main sessions and the remainder boosters (not sure if you went to sessions or read the book 4 times) the latest being only 2 weeks ago. I have set my quit date and am visiting this forum for advice and support. I'm sick of smoking and want to be free again - smoked for 23 years and have had many attempts at stopping especially in the last 2 years (longest stop time is 6-7 weeks in the last 2 years). Like you I've been down the Alan Carr route but I'm hoping that this forum is going to be just what I need!

    Again well done!

    Michelle

  • hell LBP, hope you dont minmd me calling you that ! ;)

    Congratualtions on making one of the best deicsions you will ever make. The size of the step you have taken towards quitting just by typing those works is massive.

    This forum is the single reason why i am where i am now in my quit im at around 40 days i think!? i cant begin to tell you how much i love being a non smoker... read some of my older posts, i was at an all time low and sick with myself for being such a mug. then it hit me -nsomething just clicked inside my head so i dusted myself down, had some great encouragement from "some" people on here eand hey hey, here i am. loving every damn minute of it and have not once looked back.

    stick with it, you can do it!!!!!!!

  • Hey well done and keep it up!! everyone has different aspects of quitting they struggle with and its just about knowing your own limitations, not anyone elses.

    I personally find day 5/6 the hardest but i think thats the habbit and the novelty wears of a little bit and its like 'oh right yeah...i still not smoking..do i really wanna do this non smoking thing forever?' and all the questions come up and here is where i used to fail. Now though i expect it and know its aload of bollox lol

    Good luck and keep it up you wont regret it xxx

  • Hey Lungs well done for quitting . one day at a time really is the best approach. Keep following the trail and you'll eventually meet up with us . theres plent of fun on the way and maybe a few screams and grumbles, but theres plenty of pit stops and advice centres if u need to talk . an endless supply of tissues and eggs to egg u on ,pats for your back and some very sexy cheerleaders and if iv missed anything out we have them too.

    M:cool:

  • welcome to Day 3

    Hi i am also on day three, I am glad you are feeling positive.

    i am focusing on the positives and putting down the negatives.

    Still feeling ok with the patches but I could eat a horse(or maybe even 2).

    keep it up, stay focused and take it one day, hour or minute at a time.

    for me every hour is a triumph.

    cheers

    Daz

  • Hi All, seriously thanks for the comments. Today at work during the times when I'd normally slip out of the fire escape and spark up, I logged on and read through your comments a couple of times!!! I am in no doubt that I do not miss the evil little mind twisters and every day without puts them further out of my life.

    Mich what is your quit date? I'm not really in a position to advise but I will certainly support!!!! the hardest part for me was the first day. Making the conscious acknowledgement that this is my last smoke, no more after today! i kept thinking i dont know that i want to not smoke on nights out or when im stressed at work. But I kept coming back to the thought that I don't want to shorten my life for the sake of a drug that does nothing positive for me. The difference with this quit is I'm stopping because I want to, not because I think I should if that make sense?

    I only read the AC book and listened to Audio Book. I always finished it full of confidence but once that started to fade I was done for.

    Hey there Mash/Nikki great words thanks ur right I'v alway given into the questions and doubts that withdrawals throw at you. I know what to expect and with that in mind and the support of others I'm up for the challenge more than ever!!!

    Hey Magic, thanks dropping in with the kind words, gotta say though, I prefers Lungs over Lbc :)

    Ok, I feel better for putting that out there. It really helps getting it down on paper so to speak. Thanks a bunch peeps, it'll be day 4 before I know it...

  • Hi i am also on day three, I am glad you are feeling positive.

    i am focusing on the positives and putting down the negatives.

    Still feeling ok with the patches but I could eat a horse(or maybe even 2).

    keep it up, stay focused and take it one day, hour or minute at a time.

    for me every hour is a triumph.

    cheers

    Daz

    Hey Daz, how's tricks? Day 3 feels good doesn't it!!!! Go on eat a horse, it won't kill ya!!!! I remember having some crazy LSD like dreams with patches. I couldn't wait to get tucked up at night ;)

    Keep it up fella, see you on day 4!!!!

  • Hi Lungsbackplease

    Hi my quit day is now the 29th October (it was this Sunday but if you have a few hours to spare :D read on New Posts 'Sunday is the big day' it contains half my life story and my reason for changing my quit day) - my big problem was choosing the day and to eliminate any possible excuse under the sun and being 110% with my decision on that quit day - I am happy with it and am looking forward to being free and it will be my final quit because I am sick of playing russian roulette with my health and being a slave to such a ridiculous, disgusting mind-controlling drug!!! I understand about the Alan Carr - I read the book around 3 years ago and have been to the courses. I do think they make you see smoking for what it is but I still went consciously back to smoking - usually when under great stress or when I was drunk and when I went back I didn't for one min consider what I was letting myself in for. All the reasons for stopping and the expense I paid for for the courses and everything was out of the window. This forum is definitely the way forward and I think I have come to the end of the road where I think if not now when - I couldn't imagine for one second how I would feel if I contracted a smoking related illness because I chose to carry on doing this disgusting, filthy, life-controlling act.

    Thank you for your offer of support - I'm grateful and you have made that decision and that I think is the hardest obstacle. Look forward to hearing from you again!

    Enjoy your freedom.

    Michellex

  • But I also have to say I genuinely feel really positive about this quit. !

    Hi

    Well that sound assertive. Hope things are still going well for you.

    Fi x

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