And a good morning to day 4

Well i have made it, over half a week.

Whoooop my patch is on and im ready.

Im going swimming this morning to remind myself of one of the reasons why i have stopped smoking. I want to be able to swim without gasping for air.

My tongue is tingling today so i presume my taste buds are beginning to work properly.

Headache seems to have gone at the moment, first time in 3 days. Still a bit short of breath but not too bad at the moment.

I hope everyone has a good day :)

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  • congrats Mabs, here on my day 4 myself

    :):)

  • Well done BB. :D a non smoking partner in crime :D

    Thought i d better go for a swim today since i ate the contents of the kitchen cupboards over the weekend. :eek:

    I hope when i get into a routine more i wont feel the need to stuff my face quite as much.... Will I ?? Haha

    One thing i have realised though that a lot of my smoking was habit/ routine and i actually smoked when i didnt really want one.

    For example when hubbie had one, so did i, when i let the dogs in the garden i had one, even when i went up to feed the chickens or put the washing on the line i had one sticking out of my mouth :eek:

    Have a good day everyone xx

  • Well done Mabs and BB :D

    You're both doing brilliantly!!

    Enjoy your swim Mabs, but do take a spare patch in case yours peels off - they're meant to be waterproof but you never know and it would be a shame to have a crave-fest if it did peel off!!

  • One thing i have realised though that a lot of my smoking was habit/ routine and i actually smoked when i didnt really want one.

    For example when hubbie had one, so did i, when i let the dogs in the garden i had one, even when i went up to feed the chickens or put the washing on the line i had one sticking out of my mouth :eek:

    Have a good day everyone xx

    Half the time we didin't notice we were smoking!!

    It's daft really - I was as bad. When one of the girls at work asked if I fancied one I hardly ever said no - same on nights out and with my friends.

    I do think the most of the fight is a mental one - stopping smoking is the easy bit *staying* quit is the battle and learning to be a non-smoker again!!

  • Mabs

    Way to go:) You're doing fab:)

    I too find swimming much more enjoyable as a non smoker. Go us!!

    Fi x

  • Yeah go us nutmeg. :)

    It was already noticeable that i wasnt as out of breath as i was last time i went and its such early days. I am amazed actually that 4 days have made such a difference.

    Had a bit of a dodgy moment this lunchtime, really, really craving but i had 2 ryvitas :eek: and had a sleep for an hour. :rolleyes:

    Had a bit of a rage a while ago because the internet wouldnt work. I completely lost it, ranting and raving it was quite spectacular actually. :D

    Im usually quite mild tempered so it was a bit of a shock that my temper just came out of the blue!!

    Hopefully its just a temporary thing and that wont happen again. Lol

    Roll on bed time i want to get today over with. I think today has been my worse day so far.

  • Had a bit of a rage a while ago because the internet wouldnt work. I completely lost it, ranting and raving it was quite spectacular actually. :D

    Im usually quite mild tempered so it was a bit of a shock that my temper just came out of the blue!!

    Hopefully its just a temporary thing and that wont happen again. Lol

    It is temporary Mabs :)

    I don't usually lose my temper - but flipping hell i could throw proper toddler style temper tantrums when I was early on in my quit. :eek:

    We had both our bathrooms re-done last year and smashing up the old suites *really* helped lol

  • Ladies, it is unfortunately a cruel and hard truth - taking away our ciggies has turned us into vitriolic, raging, incandescent witches! And when we've come down from that, we turn into sobbing, wussy wimps! NOT an attractive combination - can't wait until things get back to normal!

    Um yes, that sounds familiar!!

    Went from smashing the hell out of a toilet pan with my iPod on *LOUD* to having a cry :eek:

    How dare a plant make me feel so awful?!?!

  • Haha thats just how i was actually.

    Just like a toddler having a temper tantrum, i'm sure if i had carried on i would have been stamping my feet as well. :D

    Looking forward to a new day, definately the worse day so far, i have a twitchy tension headache, im sure its no nicotine thats doing it.

    Oh well roll on tomorrow.

    Glad to know the temper is normal. :)

  • Mabsky, it is all normal and tommorow is a new day so onwards and upwards, You will soon have been quit a whole week:)

  • I've just been reading everyone's posts on here and I can relate to almost all of them.

    I've just come back for my final attempt at quitting and I'm at the end of day 3. My main reason for quitting is my health and already I'm seeing the benefits.

    I'm still as determined as ever that I won't smoke again and I'm confident that I will stick to my guns this time as I know smoking is beginning to take its toll on my health.

    Starting to get the tingling of the tongue feeling now and this always makes me think of cigarettes (or rather want one) for some reason. One thing I don't really want to do is substitute the fags with food so I'm making do with a sugar free mint instead until my brain accepts that it won't be getting another nicotine fix.

    Hoping I can get through tomorrow without remembering that I used to smoke.

    Good luck to all of you too.

    Linda x

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