43 days today

This is my first post ever, although, I have been following this site since my last cigarette on the 30th of April at midnight. I am doing really good and I am NOT having any more urges to smoke. I think that is due to me WANTING to quit and with a little help from will power. It does get easier and there are days that I do not think about smoking at all. If I do, then I am at the point that I may briefly think about it for a split second when I am having coffee in the morning. Of course I do not give in and move along with my day. I have also lost 12 pounds during my quit. I went on a diet because I was afraid to gain weight after I quit. That is a little unusual for a ex smoker not to gain weight, but I am just lucky I guess. Other than that, please, do not pick up another one. You will be happy you didn't...Once you make it past a month, it is smooth sailing. I promise and your health will dramatically improve each passing day. :p

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  • Just giving advice

    I know I am beyond the first day, but my post above was for everyone else that has just quit. I was a heavy smoker for 18 years. I quit cold turkey. This was around my 5th attempt with this one being the longest and the forever quit. I just wanted to give you a little heads up for the ones who are just starting their quit that it does get easier and there will be a day that you do not think about smoking. This site really helped me quit 43 days ago... :D

  • Well done! You sound very positive indeed and it's great to hear. long may it continue! I'm sure you have discovered there are lots of lovely supportive people on here who are always willing to help. We also have a good few laughs along the way...

    Sarah

  • Thank you

    Sarah,

    Thank you for your kind words..Yes, I am highly motivated to make this quit last. I do not even know why I ever started smoking in the first place. I was walking out of a store the other day and there was a person that had obviously just extinguished a cigarette in the canister because he wreaked so bad of cigarette smoke. I asked the person I was with if I had smelled like that in the past and they said I did. I was so embarrassed. I could not believe I smelled like that at my work place. I am so glad I do not smell like that anymore. It is rather revolting. :(

  • Sarah,

    Thank you for your kind words..Yes, I am highly motivated to make this quit last. I do not even know why I ever started smoking in the first place. I was walking out of a store the other day and there was a person that had obviously just extinguished a cigarette in the canister because he wreaked so bad of cigarette smoke. I asked the person I was with if I had smelled like that in the past and they said I did. I was so embarrassed. I could not believe I smelled like that at my work place. I am so glad I do not smell like that anymore. It is rather revolting. :(

    I agree! The smell is one of my biggest motivations not to ever smoke again!!

  • Posting a picture

    How do you post a picture of yourself on this forum? I have been looking with no luck. It has to be somewhere...LOL :p

  • How do you post a picture of yourself on this forum? I have been looking with no luck. It has to be somewhere...LOL :p

    It took me ages to figure out too! If you are using a desktop it's easy - just attach the picture file as long as its not too big. On a iPad or iPhone you can use the photobucket app.

  • Picture

    I posted the pic. Does it take time for approval? I can see it on my profile. Maybe it will show up here after I post this... Anyways, it is good to finally be here...:p Thank you to everyone that has helped me thus far.

  • Picture

    And maybe not! LOL Too funny. It will show up sometime. HA:D

  • Hahaha

    Thank you, everyone. I am a little slow..Not too bad, just a little. HA. Anyways, it is awesome to be here... :D

  • Hi Kyle! Welcome. Congratulations on 43 days!

    I, too, am an American. Good to see you

  • That would probably be a good idea, Kat. You have some great advice. I am glad that I am able to communicate with everyone all over the world on this website as well though. :-) It is also an awesome way to meet people, too! ::p

  • Big well done Kyle for quitting and especially going CT x

  • Thanks Gerti, and a BIG Hooray for you too! :D:D:D:D Life is SO much better without the Nic devil taking control of your life. He's almost fast asleep with me. I had my coffee this morning and did not think about having a cigarette. :-)

  • Welcome Kyle & Bowie, well done on getting this far....I like what you said about the day coming when you don't think of smoking. That was a big feature of my early days, every waking hour and all that. And as you said, day 30, it all stopped. It did for me anyway, so thanks for the reminder of my own progress :)

  • Thank you!

    AngryBear,

    Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate positive feedback. Its been another 4 days and it feels so good. As each day passes, cigarettes are just a bad memory. They smell horrible...I could have never imagined smelling like that...

    How are you doing on your quit?

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