Day 4 - 10,000 reasons to keep going...

So im this far and surviving - hurray:)

Headache still looming all the time and body clock continues to go a little crazier with a 4.30am wake up call this morning. The cravings are definitley easing and now tend to be less frequent but perhaps a little more powerful if that makes sense. Quick puff on the e cig tends to keep it at bay.

Still struggling [sychologically with the idea of "never smoking again" and not seeing the evil fags as a foe rather than a friend but guess its a process. Also struggling to break the trigger of "stress/upset = cigarette".

ON THE PLUS SIDE AND JUST A FEW OF THE REASONS TO KEEP GOING;

1. I am NEVER going through this withdrawal process again. I would have sold my soul on Saturday for a cigarette.

2. Who would've thought that beetroot, peanut butter and broccoli (not together ;)) could taste sooooooo amazing

3. The smell on other people after a smoke is enough to make me vomit

4. I can now sing along to the whole of "bat out of hell" (:D) on my morning drive without getting out of breath

5. And best of all - i can wake up every morning without that little fella who's been sitting on my shoulder for the last 20 years - hes called Mr GUILT.

now where are those marlboro lights....

kidding......:p

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  • I'm glad you're getting on better now!!

    It does take time to go from "fags make everything better" to realising what a load of c**p they are but you will get there in the end!!

    Seriously don't stress the "never smoking again" just not smoke today - it is really scary to think about never having another at first :eek: but you're sounding more and more positive which is flipping fab :D :D

    now where are those marlboro lights....

    Same place as mine, in the bin :)

  • So im this far and surviving - hurray:)

    Headache still looming all the time and body clock continues to go a little crazier with a 4.30am wake up call this morning. The cravings are definitley easing and now tend to be less frequent but perhaps a little more powerful if that makes sense. Quick puff on the e cig tends to keep it at bay.

    Still struggling [sychologically with the idea of "never smoking again" and not seeing the evil fags as a foe rather than a friend but guess its a process. Also struggling to break the trigger of "stress/upset = cigarette".

    ON THE PLUS SIDE AND JUST A FEW OF THE REASONS TO KEEP GOING;

    1. I am NEVER going through this withdrawal process again. I would have sold my soul on Saturday for a cigarette.

    2. Who would've thought that beetroot, peanut butter and broccoli (not together ;)) could taste sooooooo amazing

    3. The smell on other people after a smoke is enough to make me vomit

    4. I can now sing along to the whole of "bat out of hell" (:D) on my morning drive without getting out of breath

    5. And best of all - i can wake up every morning without that little fella who's been sitting on my shoulder for the last 20 years - hes called Mr GUILT.

    now where are those marlboro lights....

    kidding......:p

    I'm so glad that you are sounding so positive! Your reasons to keep going are indeed brilliant! Well done for making it over halfway to a week!

  • Thanks me lovely smokefree friends:)

    Marlboro lights still in bag - does that make me a very bad bad quitter? I seem to get some sort of comfort out of seeing them there and not touching them. Ok, i'm just a weirdo :confused:

  • Hey! it sucks don't it having to deal with these consequences of nicotine dependency! you basically wrote everything i have been feeling today! Its nice to know you are not the only one who is going through this challenging period. ITS HARD!!! but as the adverts say, NOT QUITTING IS HARDER!! and i believe this is true.

    In those moments of hardship just remember there will come a day when you will suddenly realize you didnt think about smoking at all that day and that will be all you need to carry on :D

  • I agree with what you said about

    So im this far and surviving - hurray:)

    Still struggling [sychologically with the idea of "never smoking again" and not seeing the evil fags as a foe rather than a friend but guess its a process. Also struggling to break the trigger of "stress/upset = cigarette".

    ON THE PLUS SIDE AND JUST A FEW OF THE REASONS TO KEEP GOING;

    1. I am NEVER going through this withdrawal process again.

    I just wanted to say that I have been feeling the exact same way! I keep having the urge to go smoke, but I am scared to death that I actually will, because I have tried quitting before and succeeded for a time, maybe a few weeks even, but then started up again when I thought I could have just one. The more I am learning, I am realizing I can never have just one ever again, and it is so hard to accept!

    Also,

    Thanks me lovely smokefree friends:)

    Marlboro lights still in bag - does that make me a very bad bad quitter? I seem to get some sort of comfort out of seeing them there and not touching them. Ok, i'm just a weirdo :confused:

    You're not weird, or else i am, too, because I feel safe having a partial pack still in my house, even tho I am scared to death by the idea of actually smoking and having to start over from day one!

    Last smoked: may 31, 2013

    :):(:mad::o

    Ps, I am also trying yoga as a way to help relax and breathe.

  • Welcome to the forum Rainbowie :)

    Marlboro lights still in bag - does that make me a very bad bad quitter? I seem to get some sort of comfort out of seeing them there and not touching them. Ok, i'm just a weirdo :confused:

    It definitely doesn't Newstart :)

    I stopped last thing at night, and had around 10 fags left. I kept them for a bit because I'd "need" to smoke them on a night out - didn't but keeping them felt right. Anyway they were £4 worth and I'm a careful Cornish girl. :p

    Don't know when I chucked them, but it was when I chucked out the empty fag packets and stuff from my bag.

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