Day #1 Done & Dusted

Good morning everyone.

So that's day one over with. Definitely feeling the pain at this point. I didn't quite realise how much that first smoke in the morning would affect my mood. Never-the-less, so far so good. I've managed to avoid using my stash of Nicorette gum, and just stuck to regular. With a lot of smokers at work its a pain in the butt getting over the whole; "oh go on, just ask them for one, its not that bad".

Haha! It's like having another person or alter ego tempting you with it. :O

But in any case I kept reminding myself that I would feel far better coming here and make my day 1 post . As a form of motivator. Therefore now I MUST make it to day 2. Still browsing the tips and help all over the community which are a massive boost to quitting.

Hope everyone is doing well. :)

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  • Do good

    Just approaching week 8' and can honestly say with out all the lovely gal,s and guy, s on here would not have got this far so keep posting and reading its a massive help, song good, soon be a week . Well done

  • :D

    A HUGE

    WELL DONE

    On getting through the first day just remember to break down the day if it helps like if you get too much of a crave keep saying if i still feel like this in an hour i will have one but if you keep repeating that phrase through out the day it will help fool your smoking demon also you can also keep saying i choose not to smoke today i had a reminder going of every hour on my phone telling me that just in case i started to weaken

    come and post on here as often as you need

    sipping water and keeping your mind distracted will help too and reading some of the posts in the tips section will help you too there are some links to other sites that are good reads

    onwards and upwards is the only way to go

    regards Carol

  • Well done, DL on getting that first day done. There is another person/alter ego involved and that is the nicotine addiction. The addiction will try to lure you back by any means; it will make you feel that you need a fag.....but you don't, you're on Day 2 already, how good is that? :) There are most definitely battles to come, but they are winnable....the proof is here on this forum.

    So, don't let your guard down. Be aware that any cravings you may get are just the addiction trying to lure you back, and the way to be a non-smoker is to keep on winning these battles.

    Already, your body is starting to repair itself! Stay strong and you will win this war against nicotine!

    Val

  • You guys are awsome! I really appreciate the encouragement. Can't quite explain how much it helps.

    :D

    also you can also keep saying i choose not to smoke today i had a reminder going of every hour on my phone telling me that just in case i started to weaken

    Thanks for the tip Carol! :) Going to set this up on my phone for later on (the late shift today), and see how I get on.

    Have a good day all. (with it being monday and all that. :p)

  • Nice work DreamingLexicon!! Like all the others have said this forum really does help and it really does get easier. It's like wading through a foul smelling swamp to get to a rather nice woodland copse, horrible journey but well worth it :D.

  • Good morning everyone.

    So that's day one over with. Definitely feeling the pain at this point. I didn't quite realise how much that first smoke in the morning would affect my mood. Never-the-less, so far so good. I've managed to avoid using my stash of Nicorette gum, and just stuck to regular. With a lot of smokers at work its a pain in the butt getting over the whole; "oh go on, just ask them for one, its not that bad".

    Haha! It's like having another person or alter ego tempting you with it. :O

    But in any case I kept reminding myself that I would feel far better coming here and make my day 1 post . As a form of motivator. Therefore now I MUST make it to day 2. Still browsing the tips and help all over the community which are a massive boost to quitting.

    Hope everyone is doing well. :)

    Good work DL - and so much the better if you avoid NRT.

    There are two very fundamental schools of thought on this quitting business - those whose prime aim is to quit tobacco, and those whose prime aim is to quit nicotine.

    Both are absolutely fine in their own way but you need to be very clear about what you are trying to achieve. For me it was always about breaking free from nicotine - I absolutely despised the slavery to a drug. If you take this route, then funnily enough the tobacco problem takes care of itself;) There are others for whom the end goal is to quit tobacco and from a health perspective then obviously that's great - BUT - do it with NRT and you really aren't tackling your underlying addiction.

    Before I get shot down in flames, I must say that of course this is just my opinion, and I recognise that many do find NRT helps them - but equally, there are also many who are struggling with NRT addiction months after stopping smoking.

    I guess all I'm saying is if you're going cold turkey then big respect, but if you're using quit aids then understand the difference between those which contain nicotine (gum, patches, sprays etc.) and those which don't (zyban, champix).

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