Day 4 going into day 5

Hi! I'm new to the site. Just wanted to know whether it is normal to be feeling so good about day 4/5. I've really surprised myself. It's a Saturday night (I have stopped in) but I've not had a smoke free weekend for 5 years. I feel good about my decision to be a non-smoker just hope it's not a false feeling! I hear about relapses and it does make me worry slightly.

Just a bit about me... I've just turned 22, smoked since I was 17 properly. First girls holiday set me up for years of spending money on the damn things :-( I'm starting university in September and will be training to teach in primary schools. It dawned on me how irresponsible I could be to teach children whilst still giving in to this dirty habit. I don't want to be that kind of person. Hence why I'm here! I'm on patches (started in step 2 as I was smoking around 5-7 per day).

If anyone would like support or can help me on my most probable down days get in touch! I can be a non-smoker!

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  • Welcome to the forum Lornamary!!! You made a great decision and you will get loads of support from the lovely people on here! They have certainly helped me get to 8 weeks!!

    I think it is admirable that you want to set an example for your future pupils too!!

    Most of us have found our quits so far to be roller coasters with some high peaks and deep troughs. The longer you get into your quit the smoother it seems to become, although I am only 8 weeks in. You have past the first 3 days - well done you!!! Once you get past the first week it gets even easier. As long as you are aware that your moods may vary, you can deal with it. When you are down, Nasty Nic will try get you - just be aware and scare him away however you need to!!!!! Just remember that smoking will NOT help in the slightest and you will feel an awful sense of failure afterwards!!!

    Anyhow, post on here whenever you like and someone will be around to help.

    Well done on reaching day 5!!!!!! :D:D:D

    Sarah

  • Hi! I'm new to the site. Just wanted to know whether it is normal to be feeling so good about day 4/5. I've really surprised myself. It's a Saturday night (I have stopped in) but I've not had a smoke free weekend for 5 years. I feel good about my decision to be a non-smoker just hope it's not a false feeling! I hear about relapses and it does make me worry slightly.

    Just a bit about me... I've just turned 22, smoked since I was 17 properly. First girls holiday set me up for years of spending money on the damn things :-( I'm starting university in September and will be training to teach in primary schools. It dawned on me how irresponsible I could be to teach children whilst still giving in to this dirty habit. I don't want to be that kind of person. Hence why I'm here! I'm on patches (started in step 2 as I was smoking around 5-7 per day).

    If anyone would like support or can help me on my most probable down days get in touch! I can be a non-smoker!

    Hiya Lorna and welcome :)

    Well done on deciding to quit, especially while you're young - you'll undo most of the damage and even though I'm only 29 you'll find it a lot easier to stop now than even this much later :eek:

    Don't worry about relapses, if you plan your quit and have a safety net (NRT, moaning on here, anything other than a fag) you shouldn't have one!!

    Thing to watch out for is alcohol though 'cos that can make a fag seem like a fab idea when obviously it isn't!!

    Basically though, post on here as much as you like 'cos everyone has either been through or is going through what you are :)

  • Well the bad news is I must have psychologically jinxed myself yesterday. I had a little relapse. Father's Day upset me a little due to my grandfather passing away at the start of the year. I was in the company of a smoker and hadnt yet told them I had quit. I had one cigarette but the weird thing is, I felt nothing. Not relief, not happiness, not even guilt. I felt nothing.

    Today I have woken up feeling slightly mad at myself but I'm also willing to let that one cigarette slide. I've almost reached one week and I've never come this far on previous attempts. I usually last one day, then let myself have half a cigarette and before I know it I'm buying boxes of 20 again. I feel proud of myself and won't let yesterday's relapse cloud my judgement. I still feel like a non-smoker. It's just taking some time to readjust. It's been 6 years since I was a non-smoker, before I got hooked on this ridiculous habit.

    I'm just noticing that the days seem to last longer (which is a good thing I suppose!) as I'm used to having a 'break' from normal life 5 times a day. Working out definitely helps me release anxiety so hopefully I won't gain weight!

    Thanks again for your kind words. It's strange to think how many people are going through this today. Life shouldn't be a struggle. We shouldn't feel torn between two minds every day of our lives. It's time to start believing I am a non-smoker!

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