Day 2/pancake day

Hi, just joined after a fairly successful day 1. I've been smoking since I was 18 (am now 40) I stopped for 3 years with help from my health centre nurse and patches. Started again 2 years ago during a dismal holiday where it didn't stop raining.

I haven't the time these days to see the nurse every week so I decided to try without professional support. I'm using step one 24 hr patches and occasional blasts on Nicorette Quickmist (used it 3 times yesterday) I have taken up cross stitch again to keep my fingers busy and am chewing gum and doing deep breathing when cravings take hold as well as using the Quickmist as a last resort.

I've got plenty of support from family and a close friend who recently gave up with Champix is cheering me on and sending daily texts of encouragement.

Might have to take the patches off overnight though as last night I was awake from 1am-5am.

Will try to stay awake to enjoy my pancakes this evening and I think I'll deserve extra for getting through another smoke free day.

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  • Thanks Max:) I see you smoked rollies too. I think I enjoyed making them as much as I thought I enjoyed smoking them.

    Just found the forum by chance when googling for tips to avoid gaining weight. Lots of friends have questioned my wisdom in quitting this week as its half term here so my kids are home and I'm off work. My logic was it should be easier this week as I'm not in my normal routine.

    So far so good today:)

  • Lots of friends have questioned my wisdom in quitting this week as its half term here so my kids are home and I'm off work.

    If you want to, you don't have to think for too long to come up with a reason why today is not quite the right time to try, it would be better to start tomorrow - and the weeks turn into months and years, and still tomorrow would be better (I speak from 30 years experience :eek:).

    But of course these are all just excuses; the right time is NOW! So well done on your decision; you've got the added benefit of a long term quit under your belt this time, so you know it can be done and also what the pitfalls are.

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    But of course these are all just excuses; the right time is NOW! So well done on your decision; you've got the added benefit of a long term quit under your belt this time, so you know it can be done and also what the pitfalls are.

    I know just what you mean and while we can think of reasons to put it off indefinitely there are times when we stand more of a fighting chance. I admit I waited until all my 40th birthday celebrations were out the way and also felt I'd be in more of a positive frame of mind with longer daylight hours so I can get out the house of an evening. I also really believe it helps me to do this while I'm out of my normal routine as I'll be avoiding several triggers eg the cigarette at the end of the working day etc.

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