Almost 10 days

Hello everyone, have been lurking in the background on the forum for a while so I've now decided to get involved. HELLO! /waves

Anyways, I'm almost 10 days in (9 days 20 hours, 54 minutes and 45 seconds, but who's counting? ;) ) I've previously attempted to quit before with champix and will power, I almost had it beat earlier in the year but my mother passed on and it was just the excuse I needed. How foolish.

Until yesterday it was pretty much plain sailing, I spent much of the first few days with my girlfriend so didn't even think about it, I got through the final few days of work for the year without needing to smoke, but yesterday morning while rushing around Sainsbury's I was practically fantasizing about buying a packet for just one, it was literally the only thing on my mind, I was marching to the cigarette kiosk when thankfully I came back to earth and got out of there without buying, I got back to my car and I was just drenched in sweat and my face was really patchy! I got home and literally everything I did I associated with smoking, a horrible day!

I got through it mainly by reading many threads on how well everyone is doing on here, so thank you very much for that :)

Today is much better, I've taken the dog out for a long walk, went to the gym for a swim and a lovely relax in the sauna and steam room, with no real urge to be a naughty boy and smoke. One day at a time and all that.

Cheers!

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  • Hi Matt and welcome

    Nearly 10 days quit - good going, well done. What quitting method are you using?

  • Hi Matt

    ...as Bruce Willis said in Die Hard ..... "Welcome to the party pal" :D

    You have done brilliantly so far and well done for getting through a seriously tough day yesterday.

    One day at a time is such a good way to look at it and before you know it.....weeks and months will have passed you by....

    Keep strong and keep us informed of how you are doing

    Well done

    cheers

    Greg

    :)

  • Thanks for the welcome, I'm sure I'll be driving you all nuts within a few weeks with my nonstop rambling.

    I've just gone cold turkey, someone at work praised the electronic cigarettes and recommended I get one for the mad moments, so I did and I had a couple of puffs it did nothing for me and I felt like I cheated so I got rid. Also it may be just a side effect of stopping smoking but the day after the electronic cig my throat was really sore so just completely cold turkey.

  • I've never used the e-cigs Matt but I know a guy in work tried...

    They gave him a worse cough and sore throat than smoking!

    I'm sure they work for some but not for others.

    Good time of year for cold turkey too :)

    Take care

    Greg

  • Hi Matt :)

    Well done on stopping and not giving in yesterday!

    You're doing great!

  • Welcome to the forum Matt and well done on deciding to quit, very good decision. Keep posting on this forum which is full of good advice and tips for staying quit. Onwards and Upwards.

  • Matt

    Welcome and well done on 10 days quit. You're past the worst in my opinion.

    Only advice, just take it day at a time and please don't look too far ahead.

    And like myself and many other dog owners on here, you're lucky to have a loyal friend to walk, walking is good and a welcome distraction!

    Fi x

  • Welcome Matt, stick with this forum and you'll go far I'm sure of it.....;)

  • Thanks for your very warm welcome, I will certainly keep you updated on how I'm getting along, I've had a couple of moments today, but nowhere near as bad as yesterday.

    I hope as Nutmeg said I'm past the worst, tomorrow is going to be very hard I think as I'm going to be with my Dad for Christmas Day and he is a very heavy smoker, I know he wont try and get me off the wagon but I'll be in his home so the temptation will be in my face, I just need to make it through tomorrow and I'll know I can do it.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, will keep you posted! :)

  • Wow well done!

    10 days by yourself and cold turkey :eek: well done! This is totally going to be your forever quit - but just keep on one day (hour! Minute!) at a time and you have got it.

    I am totally impressed, Merry Christmas, good luck :)

  • Thanks for your very warm welcome, I will certainly keep you updated on how I'm getting along, I've had a couple of moments today, but nowhere near as bad as yesterday.

    I hope as Nutmeg said I'm past the worst, tomorrow is going to be very hard I think as I'm going to be with my Dad for Christmas Day and he is a very heavy smoker, I know he wont try and get me off the wagon but I'll be in his home so the temptation will be in my face, I just need to make it through tomorrow and I'll know I can do it.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, will keep you posted! :)

    Wear boots 2 sizes bigger than normal Matt....

    ...when he goes to light up.....boot him outside! :D

    Have a good one

    Cheers

    Greg

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