Day 15, into week 3 YAY

Hiya, we'll its day 15 and a shiny new room!!

Soon be counting months not days or weeks and there's definitely something different about this quit!!

Am still craving but managing to draw out the times between having gum when thing are calm although I'm not stressing about that 'cos chewy won't kill me!

I'm hoping the worst of the physical symptoms are over now and as the thought of smoking makes me ick, it's just beating the rest of the mental side.

Here's to another smoke free week :D

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  • You are doing great Gemma, your first month won't be to far off :D

  • Morning all,I have arrives into week 3 ...know don't how I got here but I'm here.:D

    Still a bit spacey in the mornings but gets better as the day goes on.

    Had my partner in crime smoking sister visit yesterday and didn't have to stand outside with her to smoke....and I was def not envious of her...smelly so and so.

    Realise it's still early days and this quit ( my last) Am not getting complacent :D

    Well done Gem by the way getting over your wobbles from last wk and coming back fighting:D

  • You are doing great Gemma, your first month won't be to far off :D

    YAY thanks!!

    Sorry you're not sleeping well again :(

    Well hello Gem how clever are you. Look at you steaming thru the hard times. You are doing amazing, ok you might have your struggles but you are trying and that is all that counts. xxxx

    YAY!!

    It's not fun and not easy but in a way I'm glad 'cos if it was it might be tempting to have a bump and fail - knowing it can be b.loody hard makes me value my quit more!!

    xxx

  • Morning all,I have arrives into week 3 ...know don't how I got here but I'm here.:D

    Still a bit spacey in the mornings but gets better as the day goes on.

    Had my partner in crime smoking sister visit yesterday and didn't have to stand outside with her to smoke....and I was def not envious of her...smelly so and so.

    YAY welcome to week 3!!

    Lol I was the worst for that last time - haven't been so bad this time round, *yet*!! Or am I just always spacey? :p

    Oooh and that's fab, seeing her having a fag and not wanting to join her? Flipping brilliant!!

    Realise it's still early days and this quit ( my last) Am not getting complacent :D

    Well done Gem by the way getting over your wobbles from last wk and coming back fighting:D

    YAY!!

    You're going to do it this time, I know it!!

    Aww thanks :D it's nto been a barrel of laughs, lol but it's going to get better.

  • WOOHOO!!!:D:D:D

    Looking good there Miss GL! AND Carol! Now all we need is Gem2 and we'll have all of our Three Supremes safely in Week 3!

    *High fives*

    Oooh yes, we 3 are storming - hope Gem can get on at some point!!

    Still get that weird feeling - I don't want a fag, didn't like them when I smoked 30+ a day so won't like them any more now - but sort of an empty in my tummy feeling? Odd.

  • Hiya, we'll its day 15 and a shiny new room!!

    Soon be counting months not days or weeks and there's definitely something different about this quit!!

    Am still craving but managing to draw out the times between having gum when thing are calm although I'm not stressing about that 'cos chewy won't kill me!

    I'm hoping the worst of the physical symptoms are over now and as the thought of smoking makes me ick, it's just beating the rest of the mental side.

    Here's to another smoke free week :D

    Very well done to you Gemma :)

    Its sounds like you are doing a stirling job of keeping on top of the craves, and like you say, chewing gum wont hurt you! Getting to the stage where the thought of smoking makes you feel ill is good, I smelt someone having a fag over the weekend and it turned my stomach :( Keep on going Gemma, the months will start to fly by :)

  • Very well done to you Gemma :)

    Its sounds like you are doing a stirling job of keeping on top of the craves, and like you say, chewing gum wont hurt you! Getting to the stage where the thought of smoking makes you feel ill is good, I smelt someone having a fag over the weekend and it turned my stomach :( Keep on going Gemma, the months will start to fly by :)

    Aww thanks!!

    I'm trying to deal with the craves - han't been easy with a sore throat (my fault for eating "man crisps" :p) and the ulcers 'cos the gum irritates both *but* it's loads better than what smoking would do to me :eek::eek:

    Oh the smell is vile isn't it? So glad it makes you feel ick 'cos that's a huge step!! Used to like the smell of smoke, but again something flicked in my brain and it just smelled foul - even when I was smoking!!

    I'll keep going and you keep blazing that trail for me :D

  • Blimey, that's come around quick!

    Brilliant stuff, G-Lou :D

    CONGRATS!!!

    You're doing so well.

  • Coconut pieces

    Thought I should let you all know tesco are doing little tubs of chopped coconut pieces....yummy if you like it and something to eat that's healthy and better than gum...

    Trouble is I may get hooked on it:D

  • Oh the smell is vile isn't it? So glad it makes you feel ick 'cos that's a huge step!! Used to like the smell of smoke, but again something flicked in my brain and it just smelled foul - even when I was smoking!!

    I'll keep going and you keep blazing that trail for me :D

    I know what you mean, I used to be like a Bisto kid, loved the smell of a freshly sparked fag, now it makes me want to vomit!

    We will get through all this together :)

  • I know what you mean, I used to be like a Bisto kid, loved the smell of a freshly sparked fag, now it makes me want to vomit!

    We will get through all this together :)

    That's brilliant - it *is* a nasty smell but I guess we forced ourselves to like it :confused:

    Was a very recent thing for me - used to love the smell of smoke, but now, well icky!!

    One of those changes that means this is *the* quit!!

    Blimey, that's come around quick!

    Brilliant stuff, G-Lou :D

    CONGRATS!!!

    You're doing so well.

    YAY thanks!!

    Seems ages some times, others it seems like I just put one out - weird thing this quitting!!

    But this has to be the one, not going to mess this one up :D

  • Thought I should let you all know tesco are doing little tubs of chopped coconut pieces....yummy if you like it and something to eat that's healthy and better than gum...

    Trouble is I may get hooked on it:D

    Oooh handy!!

    Lol, got to be healthier than sweeties :p

  • My little Gem Gem,

    You're doing an absolutely fantastic job petal. It's brilliant to see your posts everyday, the way you are feeling that bit better with each day as well as your determination getting stronger all the time.

    It is so inspiring and something that would encourage me no end if I were just setting out on a quit. Just think of all those people just browsing who you and the other January quitters may very well be helping to make that decision take the leap.

    And another pat on the back for you and for Carolrose too :D:

    My hand is getting sore now :D:D

  • My little Gem Gem,

    You're doing an absolutely fantastic job petal. It's brilliant to see your posts everyday, the way you are feeling that bit better with each day as well as your determination getting stronger all the time.

    It is so inspiring and something that would encourage me no end if I were just setting out on a quit. Just think of all those people just browsing who you and the other January quitters may very well be helping to make that decision take the leap.

    And another pat on the back for you and for Carolrose too :D:

    My hand is getting sore now :D:D

    Aww thanks Molly, that's lovely!! ((hugs))

    I do hope my posts will be helpful - know other people's help me and hopefully people will see that it's not that bad (was absolutely terrified before I quit) and that all the odd things are normal!!

    Anyone who is reading and wondering about stopping - do it!! There's nothing to lose at all :D

  • Your posts are always a pleasure to read Gemma :)

    Many congratulations to the Two Gemmas on reaching week 3 :D

  • Hi Gemma,

    Good on you, so glad for you, im hitting three weeks at 10 tonight wahay :)

  • Your posts are always a pleasure to read Gemma :)

    Many congratulations to the Two Gemmas on reaching week 3 :D

    Aww thanks, that's really encouraging :)

    YAY for us :D :D

    You're doing fab too!!

  • Hi Gemma,

    Good on you, so glad for you, im hitting three weeks at 10 tonight wahay :)

    Oooh that's brilliant :D

    It's fab there's so many people quit around the same time :D Bet Nic is really hurting!!

  • ****** good job horrible you know that:)

  • We got our head in the right place this time Gems, I can see you have, I just think of the smell of them and the taste and that's enough for any craving to not get the better of me, we will soon not be looking back and be wondering what all the fuss was :p keep going!! and well done to you! :D

    Oooh we have :D :D

    Think for me, forcing myself to smoke as "normal" (Kat's advice) was a good thing, rather than cut down or anything because it made me realise not only how flipping expensive it was but it got me to dislike it really fast as well!!

    Still got no idea what brought it on, but one day I ended up very upset that I was smoking, smelling faggy (even I could smell it) and didn't have any choice in it.

    Oooh and don't they just stink? And tasting all that burning stuff? No thank you!!

  • are you using patches still?

    how are you finding them?

    You are doing swimmingly well :p

  • are you using patches still?

    how are you finding them?

    You are doing swimmingly well :p

    Aww thanks!!

    Yep I'm on the patches, sticking them under where my bra band goes so I look like a colour chart with the fading red bits *but* they don't irritate me or peel off like they do on my arm - and they gave me a dead arm feeling there :eek:

    If I remember to take them off before bedtime, they're good, lol. Else it's odd nightmare time

  • The patches also give me a dead felling when I've put them on my upper arms, I now put them on my thighs with no problems.

  • Has anyone tried putting them over mouth???

    :D

    sorry, being silly xxxxxxx

  • The patches also give me a dead felling when I've put them on my upper arms, I now put them on my thighs with no problems.

    It's really odd isn't it?

    Last quit I started putting them on my arm and it was really painful - but it's fine everywhere else!!

    Well nicotine *is* a poison :eek::eek:

  • Has anyone tried putting them over mouth???

    :D

    sorry, being silly xxxxxxx

    LOL maybe I should to shut meself up :p xxx

  • Has anyone tried putting them over mouth???

    :D

    sorry, being silly xxxxxxx

    I tried that, but my boss didn't like the taste :p

  • The patches also give me a dead felling when I've put them on my upper arms, I now put them on my thighs with no problems.

    It's really odd isn't it?

    Last quit I started putting them on my arm and it was really painful - but it's fine everywhere else!!

    Well nicotine *is* a poison :eek::eek:

    Weird, I really LIKE that feeling!

    It's like...reassurance that the patch is working, or something :eek:

  • Weird, I really LIKE that feeling!

    It's like...reassurance that the patch is working, or something :eek:

    Lol, I liked it at first but several days in, not so much :eek:

    Mine go below my bra band and don't hurt, bit awkward if they get itchy though :p

  • I did try putting one on my ***** but it kept coming off lol:D:D:D

    Now that was a joke:)

  • I did try putting one on my ***** but it kept coming off lol:D:D:D

    Now that was a joke:)

    Now, you're def getting one over your mouth if you carry on....:D

  • I did try putting one on my ***** but it kept coming off lol:D:D:D

    Now that was a joke:)

    Oh LOL!! What are you like? :p

  • Lol sorry about that but id did make me laugh out loud :D

  • Lol sorry about that but id did make me laugh out loud :D

    It did me too :p

  • It did me too :p

    And me. As did Sugarpuff's post. :D

    I couldn't make the b*****s stay put wherever I stuck them. I had to use so many layers of additional tape that I looked like an extra from Holby City :)

  • Hiya, we'll its day 15 and a shiny new room!!

    Soon be counting months not days or weeks and there's definitely something different about this quit!!

    Am still craving but managing to draw out the times between having gum when thing are calm although I'm not stressing about that 'cos chewy won't kill me!

    I'm hoping the worst of the physical symptoms are over now and as the thought of smoking makes me ick, it's just beating the rest of the mental side.

    Here's to another smoke free week :D

    Brill :D brill :D brill :D

    You are flying now, well done missus xxx

  • Week 3 Gemm woohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D

    This is amazing and wonderful and very very satisfying to see xx

    Aww thanks Max!! :D D:

    xx

    And me. As did Sugarpuff's post. :D

    I couldn't make the b*****s stay put wherever I stuck them. I had to use so many layers of additional tape that I looked like an extra from Holby City :)

    Oh LOL

    Frustrating but that did make me giggle!!

    Can remember last time being at work and using a load of Sellotape to stick the damn thing onto my arm :eek:

  • You sound so confident Gem it's lovely to have you back on your smoke free journey :) xx

    Aww thanks hun!!

    It's so good to be back, am a million miles away from the old smoker Gemma :D :D xx

    Brill :D brill :D brill :D

    You are flying now, well done missus xxx

    WOOHOO thanks heaps hun!!

    I have *finally* done what I said and quit before *the birthday that shall not be named* :p xxx

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