Day 3....not too bad

Hi All

My first posting!! I have been reading the forums the past few days but I was one of the ones that had a problem not being able to post after registration however, I'm here now! :-) Thanks to those that helped me get sorted.

Well anyway, I stopped cold turkey on Monday and Tuesday was an awful day for me, I was climbing the walls and getting severely stressed out at work, nearly cried on my tea break at work yesterday!

Today was a shock to the system at how easy it has been. I think I've found my problem. I chew normal extra chewing gum from morning throughout the day as I work, in doing this, I feel it has caused cravings. Now that I don't sit all day and do this, I've been fine.

Anyway, I'm rambling on over here, just thought I would come and say hi and how much I look forward to being smoke free! :)

Babs x

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  • Hi bab,

    Congratulations on your quit so far x

  • Hi Babs

    Glad you got it sorted :)

    Well done so far. Showing great strength to be handling day 3 so well. That's great. I can see your point with the chewing, it can get you on edge if you do it for long enough. I think you may have hit the proverbial nail as to why I could never get away with nicotine gum.

    Stay strong and I wish you all the luck in the world for your quit.

    Keep posting ... now that you can :)

    Take care

    Greg

  • Babs

    Welcome to the Forum. Day 3 and you're (in my opinion) past the worst.

    So, you're doing fab, well done:)

    Fi x

  • Hi all

    Thanks for the welcome! I'm looking forward to chatting to you all and seeing how we are all doing etc. wish I could have got logged on yesterday, I needed to vent and get reassurance but I'm through it and nearly through day 3! Hopefully tomorrow is as good as today but I need to take it a day at a time!

    I don't 100% want to stop if I'm being honest but I know I need to due to family circumstances etc. the one thing that annoys me is that my partner can stop at the click of his fingers!! Wish it was so easy for the rest of us!!

    Babs x

  • I hate everyone!!!! but I love this forum....it gives me strength....19 minutes to go before another hour is complete...4 hours untill 72 hours complete...the longest of my entire 38 years on this earth...

  • I understand what you are saying Babs.

    I struggled for weeks as I didn't want to stop. I kept committing the cardinal sin... I was convinced I was denying myself something!

    I knew I had to stop and needed to stop but didn't think I wanted to and certainly didn't think I could!

    But now I have ..... I wish I had done years ago! DOH!

    Well done getting through yesterday without support.

    Massive strength and determination :)

    There's a few people that have said their partners can just drop it when they like.....that really must be annoying! :D

    Take care

    Greg

  • Well done Babs, keep posting and reading, this forum really helps :)

  • hi babs

    Welcome babs! Best of luck with your quit. I think wow it must be sooo tough to stop if you don't really want to. Your doing a great job, and you've came to the right place for support!

    Xxx:)

  • I hate everyone!!!! but I love this forum....it gives me strength....19 minutes to go before another hour is complete...4 hours untill 72 hours complete...the longest of my entire 38 years on this earth...

    I was like this on day 2. Day 4 today and although I've only been up for 2 hours....I'm ok!! Lol.

  • I understand what you are saying Babs.

    I struggled for weeks as I didn't want to stop. I kept committing the cardinal sin... I was convinced I was denying myself something!

    I knew I had to stop and needed to stop but didn't think I wanted to and certainly didn't think I could!

    But now I have ..... I wish I had done years ago! DOH!

    Well done getting through yesterday without support.

    Massive strength and determination :)

    There's a few people that have said their partners can just drop it when they like.....that really must be annoying! :D

    Take care

    Greg

    Its hard when I go home as both my mum and dad are sitting there smoking but I now know that I can do this. I will have wobbly periods but I'm sure we all do that!

    Its so frustrating that my partner can just stop without giving it a second thought, 2 of his sisters are like that so it must run in the family! Haha.

  • Well done Babs, by my calculations you should be at a week now and I do think the worse us behind you now! You've definitely made the right decision in stopping, you say you don't want to but in time you seriously wont want to!! Some good advice being posted here, I too found the Allen Carr book good for changing my mental perception on smoking.

    I know you say your other half can give up when he wants and there does seem to be folk around like that, but in reality they can't as they still come back to cigs don't they? What they can do is have longer intervals in between cigarettes but they are still addicted or they wouldn't smoke!!

    So keep going and stay strong, you can do it x

    Karen

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