Day 20 Really Struggling
I am really struggling the last few days all i can think about is smoking!
I really really really want to smoke ....... Somebody please shout at me!
Try doing something different - go for a nice walk, try a new drink, eat an unusual fruit, anything different to what you would usually do or eat/drink. Also try some fizzy water - it helps me!
Remind yourself why you wanted to quit, and perhaps spend some time reading the forum - also try offering someone else some advice as it may get your mind off your own current problem.
You are doing really well so keep fighting!
Was that loud enough.................you don't need a cig, you have done so well. Don't follow in my footsteps and end up going back to day 1
Was that a firm enough talking to??
Keep at it hun, you CAN do this x
Finding it so hard at the moment..... Eating everything in sight as well
Arghhhh i am going to be the size of a house!!!!
Well then we can start a new forum for overweight ex smokers......
NO SMOKING SOPHIE!!
There you go
Sorry you're having a struggle, but you're doing so well hun you don't need those stinky fags!!
Have a loo kfor "Thank You Tobacco" on Youtube, and have a read of Allen Carr - that should help
Honestly, you've beaten the addiction bit, you just need to beat the habit now. You're not missing out on anything by not inhaling 4000 cancer causing chemicals!!
Sorry you're having a tough time of it at the moment. You're Day 20 now, so the excitement of your achievement will be starting to wear off. You're just living a normal life again now. The only difference is that there are no dirty, stinking fags to ruin it for you!
Please please don't worry too much about weight. I really indulged snack-wise in the first couple of months (and am still trying to tone it down at the moment), but I started the gym with some of the money I have been saving. In fact paying out £30 for a gym membership is only one third of what I would have spent on cigarettes in a month! :eek:
You WILL lose the weight, so don't panic about that. If you feel you need to control it a little, try replacing one or two of your biscuits/sweets/whatever you're treating yourself to with carrot sticks or fruit.
You're doing great sweetie, but NO CIGS ALLOWED!! xxx
Its literally taking every bit of willpower i can muster not to go to the shop and buy disgusting cigs!
I just want to crawl under the duvet and have today over and done with
Not possible though, roll on today being over!
First and formost remind yourself why you quit. I'm learning to embrace my cravings. I try not to ignore them because for me if i ignore them they tend to come back stronger. What i mean by embracing them is when i get a craving i remind myself why i quit,what harm it is doing to me,and how much better i feel without them. Hope it helps.
This can be a really good idea sometimes.
A friend of mine quit a week or so before me and she used to "talk" to her cravings. A bit crazy, but it worked for her! Basically, when she had one she'd say "no, you do not need a cigarette and even if you do you're not getting one".
Definately don't try to ignore them. It will only make them stronger and make a cigarette seem more appealing.
Sometimes I would tell myself "okay, you can't have a cigarette now but just hold off and see how you feel tomorrow. maybe you can have one then". In a way you're kind of tricking your own head. It's amazingly relieving to know that you aren't forcing yourself to stay away. You are simply holding out for now and the option wil be there again tomorrow.
Obviously the idea is not to end up actually smoking the next day, but it seemed to put my mind at ease! xxx
Aww hun, it is tough but you will get through it!!
You said it yourself "disgusting cigs" and they are. No idea what yours cost but 30 a day of mine would have been £12 :eek:
And I bought 2 gorgeous tops for that - can you treat yourself maybe?
Be nice to yourself anyway, curl up with a book or a game if you're at home go for a walk, eat ice cream, anything to take your mind off it - and tomorrow will be better. It always is when you look Nic in the face and win
I did that too, you look totally bonkers but hell it works!!
Would tell myself off, and it got it out of my system
Hello Sophie ~ DON'T DO IT!!! You have worked sooo hard and have come such a long way - you don't want to start all over again! Don't you remember how horrible the first few days were??? Why would you want to go through that all over again! Take deep breathes..take a walk...paint a room - do whatever it takes to keep the nicotine monster out of your world. You can win!!!
good morning Sophie, it means to day is day 21!!!! YAYYYYY!!!!!:D
that means you are now 3 weeks quit
you have got through week 3 and the real monster that is nicodemon is shrivelling up..hehehe.. it does get easier, the cravings stop and become like memories, more of a ' I would normally have had a fag while doing this' rather than 'I need one of those horrible smelly things that I will pretend to enjoy!':rolleyes:
Keep strong and remind yourself why you enjoy being a non smoker.:)
Morning, urghhhh when will this stop? This morning again the feeling is still there...... I really really want to smoke i am NOT going to tho!!!!
Going to go to the gym and burn some of the ridiculous amount of calories i have been munching!
I will not smoke. I will NOT smoke!!!!!!
I'm sorry you're having a struggle Sophie
It's fab you're being so strong though - and it will get better, I promise you that!! Going to the gym is good 'cos exercise takes your mind off it and makes you feel good!!
Hang in there
It's a horrible feeling when you go to bed hoping that tomorrow will be a better day for cravings ... and then it's not
This does happen at the beginning and it can go on for a while, but you CAN pull yourself out of it by doing what you're doing! Get some exercise in and try not to wallow too much. It's times like this when I decided to stop "embracing" the cravings and tried to keep my mind off them instead. Sometimes you can be in your head too much and it's better to avoid situations where you have the chance to mull it over.
I hope you're feeling better as the day goes on. You're doing great hun, just stay strong! x
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