Day 7 already

So today is Day 7 for us 20th-ers

Flipping good going girls :D :D

Anyway a week ago, I was really scared - had no idea how the hell I was going to cope without smoking and felt trapped in an addiction i'd long since lost control over. Am ashamed to admit it, but was looking for any excuse to put off quitting, even for just a couple of days. Mostly thanks to Kat, I didn't so here's day 7 :D

It's not been fun, but the worst of the physical symptoms seem to be over - although my cough is coming along nicely :eek: which considering in the 6 days, 7 hours and 45 minutes since I quit, I would have inhaled 1.7 grams of tar from 190 fags is hardly surprising. But that's all in the past, I'm a non smoker and that's how it's going to stay!!

Sure I crave, am trying to balance between not chewing gum whenever it hits and not making myself feel like poo - can stretch it quite a way which is fab, and am still getting the see-saw between happy and emo but that won't kill me - smoking will.

So let's bring it on :D

Was thinking yesterday how much better in myself I feel for having quit, and am getting a real sense of achievement for having given the Marlboro Man a kicking

Food tastes better, i smell better, am £78 richer, and will live 18 hours longer and this is only in a week :eek:

Good luck everyone xx

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  • :D

    Oh well done Gemma! A whole week done and dusted already. Many, many congratulations. I can feel how positive you are this time and am certain you're going the whole distance.

    Hurrah!! :)

  • Morning all

    Yes Gem day 7 already:)

    Iv been feeling a bit spacey this morn which I thought a bit strange but I did have some alcohol last night so that maybe something to do with it.

    Anyway looking good and feeling good,brushing my teeth to within an inch of their lives and drinking fruit smoothies for brek kite every day.

    Also taking a garlic supplement which is good gor congestion and I m stating to cough nasty stuff up ..tmi...

    What I keep telling myself is although I can't undo the damage I have to my body,I can sure stop doing it....one body...one life....

    Roll on wk 2 :D

  • Hi Gemma

    Very well done;)

    You have expensive taste Marlborough.

  • Hi Gemma

    Very well done;)

    You have expensive taste Marlborough.

    Yay thanks!!

    Yeah they were properly expensive - what a waste of money :mad:

    :D

    Oh well done Gemma! A whole week done and dusted already. Many, many congratulations. I can feel how positive you are this time and am certain you're going the whole distance.

    Hurrah!! :)

    Woohoo thanks!!

    This really does feel different and it's fab being positive : D I feel like a totally different girl to last week!!

  • Hi Gemma you are doing great you seem so positive keep up the good work.

  • Yes Gem day 7 already:)

    Iv been feeling a bit spacey this morn which I thought a bit strange but I did have some alcohol last night so that maybe something to do with it.

    Anyway looking good and feeling good,brushing my teeth to within an inch of their lives and drinking fruit smoothies for brek kite every day.

    Also taking a garlic supplement which is good gor congestion and I m stating to cough nasty stuff up ..tmi...

    What I keep telling myself is although I can't undo the damage I have to my body,I can sure stop doing it....one body...one life....

    Roll on wk 2 :D

    You're doing soooo well YAY!!

    And it's fab to see you on the positive train too, already loving the benefits!

    The cough is ick but it's a clearing ick :eek:

    Oh if it helps, last time I used a chesty cough mixture and it was a lot better - it thinned the muck down and got it out quicker!!

    Woo for week 2 tomorrow :D

  • Hi Gemma you are doing great you seem so positive keep up the good work.

    Hiya, thanks!!

    Am feeling so positive now, it's fab!!

    How's you today hun?

  • You are doing just great Gemma :D. Well done to you ( and Kat for supporting). Go attack week 2 :D:D:D

  • Well done Gemma, you are doing great, keep it up :D x

  • You are doing just great Gemma :D. Well done to you ( and Kat for supporting). Go attack week 2 :D:D:D

    Thanks Linda!!

    Am goign to bash week 2 over the head :p

    No smoking for me!!

    One week is a huge achievement:)

    It is also the most difficult week :)

    Many congratulations :)

    J x :)

    Thanks!!

    Am glad to see the back of it 'cos I felt like poo most of the week - had to keep telling myself it was all a healing thing, but wow!!

    x

    Well done Gemma, you are doing great, keep it up :D x

    YAY thanks!!

    It's amazing how fast it's gone, thank goodness, lol x

  • Just think, when you wake up tomorrow morning you'll have a WHOLE WEEK behind you! And not just any old week, but that foul, evil, vile, rotten, nasty, awful first week - how fantastic is that?!

    Sooooooo chuffed for you pickle, you're off to a great start and I can see abject terror in the yellowing eyes of our stinky nemesis, he knows the end is nigh!

    Aww thanks hun!!

    I know it's amazing isn't it? And you know how blöödy terrified I was this time last week :eek:

    Sooo glad the week's over though - am hardly ever ill and this has been one hell of a shock 1) to feel so poo and 2) to have caused it myself :eek:

  • So today is Day 7 for us 20th-ers

    Flipping good going girls :D :D

    Anyway a week ago, I was really scared - had no idea how the hell I was going to cope without smoking and felt trapped in an addiction i'd long since lost control over. Am ashamed to admit it, but was looking for any excuse to put off quitting, even for just a couple of days. Mostly thanks to Kat, I didn't so here's day 7 :D

    It's not been fun, but the worst of the physical symptoms seem to be over - although my cough is coming along nicely :eek: which considering in the 6 days, 7 hours and 45 minutes since I quit, I would have inhaled 1.7 grams of tar from 190 fags is hardly surprising. But that's all in the past, I'm a non smoker and that's how it's going to stay!!

    Sure I crave, am trying to balance between not chewing gum whenever it hits and not making myself feel like poo - can stretch it quite a way which is fab, and am still getting the see-saw between happy and emo but that won't kill me - smoking will.

    So let's bring it on :D

    Was thinking yesterday how much better in myself I feel for having quit, and am getting a real sense of achievement for having given the Marlboro Man a kicking

    Food tastes better, i smell better, am £78 richer, and will live 18 hours longer and this is only in a week :eek:

    Good luck everyone xx

    Hey Gemma :)

    Very well done on doing the week. You have proved to yourself and everyone else that you are better than the nasty addiction you were suffering with.

    It is amazing how scarey it can be to contemplate quitting, it feels like such a big thing to be giving up the cigs. All those thoughts of how you will cope and what you will do without them. But then you did it and it turns out you can cope and it get less scarey as time goes on. The physical and mental "challenges" get easier over time. I'm coughing like a goodun and havent been too sure which planet I live on this week, but as you say, this wont kill me. Smoking most likely will.

    Carry on getting healthier and wealthier, you are doing so well

    Jim :)

  • Blooming ek GL, almost a week already. Well done you :D

  • Hey Gemma :)

    Very well done on doing the week. You have proved to yourself and everyone else that you are better than the nasty addiction you were suffering with.

    It is amazing how scarey it can be to contemplate quitting, it feels like such a big thing to be giving up the cigs. All those thoughts of how you will cope and what you will do without them. But then you did it and it turns out you can cope and it get less scarey as time goes on. The physical and mental "challenges" get easier over time. I'm coughing like a goodun and havent been too sure which planet I live on this week, but as you say, this wont kill me. Smoking most likely will.

    Carry on getting healthier and wealthier, you are doing so well

    Jim :)

    Aww thanks :)

    It's amazing how much better it is than I was fearing, but I've done it now and it's making me soooo proud of myself :D :D

    Hope your cough clears up soon - last time I used Covonia chesty cough mixture 'cos it thins the ick down and well at least i could breathe!!

    Blooming ek GL, almost a week already. Well done you :D

    Woooo :D

    Thanks Isolde :D

    Time flies when you're quitting fags!!

  • Gemma, you have ever right to be proud, you have done a really tough, amazing thing. Well done you :)

    Will try the covonia, have to get down the chemist tomorrow. Not feeling bright enough to venture out in the rain today!

    Hope you have a great day 7 :)

  • Gemma, you have ever right to be proud, you have done a really tough, amazing thing. Well done you :)

    Will try the covonia, have to get down the chemist tomorrow. Not feeling bright enough to venture out in the rain today!

    Hope you have a great day 7 :)

    Thanks :)

    It's daft but I'm really missing it now, not exactly craving and certainly won't smoke but just this odd loss feeling :s

    Hope the Covonia does the trick, it let me breathe, and last time was coughing until I puked :eek::eek:

  • That's me Gem.....feeling a bit spacey today and that something is missing..Probably because I am sitting at home because of weather and not so busy.

    Today has been like day 3...weird.:confused:

    BUT I don't want to smoke...ever.Roll on Monday start of wk 2 :)

  • That's me Gem.....feeling a bit spacey today and that something is missing..Probably because I am sitting at home because of weather and not so busy.

    Today has been like day 3...weird.:confused:

    BUT I don't want to smoke...ever.Roll on Monday start of wk 2 :)

    Yeah it's a really odd feeling!!

    Being lazy can set it off so that's probably got a lot to do with it!!

    Still, it's early days and it's better to miss smoking sometimes than to wish we didn't do it all the time!!

    Here's to Week 2 :D

  • Yes....and it would be wishful thinking to never get craves I spose,or it wouldn't be so hard lol...

    It seems some days are easy and some more testing,and today is one of them.

    Oh well....just got to get on with it ...:)

  • Thanks :)

    It's daft but I'm really missing it now, not exactly craving and certainly won't smoke but just this odd loss feeling :s

    Hope the Covonia does the trick, it let me breathe, and last time was coughing until I puked :eek::eek:

    This is the weird mourning feeling. You know you wont smoke, and you know its disgusting and foul, but you still miss it. Keep soldiering on :)

    Here's a picture of Superman giving Nick o'Teen a hiding to heelp you keep focused (remember this from being a nipper, so might be showing my age!)

    pepesnon-smokingpartytimelo...

  • Yes....and it would be wishful thinking to never get craves I spose,or it wouldn't be so hard lol...

    It seems some days are easy and some more testing,and today is one of them.

    Oh well....just got to get on with it ...:)

    Yeah, and we know they'll go and eventually we'll have none :D

    Hope your day picks up, it's manky isn't it?

  • So today is Day 7 for us 20th-ers

    Flipping good going girls :D :D

    Anyway a week ago, I was really scared - had no idea how the hell I was going to cope without smoking and felt trapped in an addiction i'd long since lost control over. Am ashamed to admit it, but was looking for any excuse to put off quitting, even for just a couple of days. Mostly thanks to Kat, I didn't so here's day 7 :D

    It's not been fun, but the worst of the physical symptoms seem to be over - although my cough is coming along nicely :eek: which considering in the 6 days, 7 hours and 45 minutes since I quit, I would have inhaled 1.7 grams of tar from 190 fags is hardly surprising. But that's all in the past, I'm a non smoker and that's how it's going to stay!!

    Sure I crave, am trying to balance between not chewing gum whenever it hits and not making myself feel like poo - can stretch it quite a way which is fab, and am still getting the see-saw between happy and emo but that won't kill me - smoking will.

    So let's bring it on :D

    Was thinking yesterday how much better in myself I feel for having quit, and am getting a real sense of achievement for having given the Marlboro Man a kicking

    Food tastes better, i smell better, am £78 richer, and will live 18 hours longer and this is only in a week :eek:

    Good luck everyone xx

    A great, positive post sweetie pie! :)

    Well done for completing your first week. I have to say that you're sounding much more confident right now, which is really nice to see.

    Hope you've had a nice weekend! Xxx

  • This is the weird mourning feeling. You know you wont smoke, and you know its disgusting and foul, but you still miss it. Keep soldiering on :)

    It really is!!

    And knowing I didn't like smoking - not even a tiny mit come the end - makes it even weirder!! Grass is always greener I guess :p

    Here's a picture of Superman giving Nick o'Teen a hiding to heelp you keep focused (remember this from being a nipper, so might be showing my age!)

    pepesnon-smokingpartytimelo...

    Oooh that's fab :D

    I'd so love to wring his scrawny neck :D :D

  • A great, positive post sweetie pie! :)

    Well done for completing your first week. I have to say that you're sounding much more confident right now, which is really nice to see.

    Hope you've had a nice weekend! Xxx

    Hiya hun :)

    Aww thanks, it's not been as bad as I thought for the not smoking, just the flueyness :eek:

    And yep I'm definitely going to do this, no more hanging round, outside, making myself stink!!

    My favourite coat doesn't smell faggy any more YAY

    I've had a lazy time but it's been good thanks - don't want to risk going out with smokers just yet :eek:

    How's about you? xxx

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