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Day 24....

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Hi guys :)

Well it's day 24 and to be completely honest I feel ace! I haven't had a crave in ages and I'm managing to lose weight. I am slightly worried that this might be the calm before the storm, but I just feel so focused, positive and driven. I am determined to make this quit stick!!

I don't want anyone to think I am being big headed, I am telling you all this as hopefully some consolation to anyone feeling crappy and disheartened by their quit. I felt like that, I used smoking as a crutch (wrongly) for so long that I thought I would never quit again. In the past I have had mental breakdowns and I suffer from anxiety disorder which is so much better since quitting the fags. Smoking never helps with stress, it only amplifies it. Basically trying to say that if I can quit and feel as good as I do, then everyone can! :)

Right, therapy session over....!

Very best of luck to all quitters today, remember, it's all about attitude :)

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Lovely post Jim:)

And many congratulations. The boy Jim done great. :D

Very good post there Jim, you've hit the nail on the head, I too suffer with anxiety and depression but have to agree I have definitely felt less stress and anxiety this time on quitting, like u I worry about the calm before the storm, but we will ride it out if it happens, we are all in this together! PMA is the key :) well done to you x

You are doing really well Jim, I'm so pleased for you. :)

It's a bit like sailing isn't it ? A bit bumpy, then good with the wind in your sails, then a patch of bad weather and some rough seas to get through before it's calm again.

Be prepared and ride it out, the rough bits don't last so long really and the longer you're out there the smoother it gets.

Probably a very poor analogy :o

But you should be proud of where you are, very well done. . bb x

Very well done to you JB, very encouraging! :D

A therapy lesson needed by many of us and an excellent message of encouragement to others. Nice post.

Cheers John, hope it shines a bit of light for others :)

Lovely post Jim:)

And many congratulations. The boy Jim done great. :D

Many thanks Skiddaw :)

Very good post there Jim, you've hit the nail on the head, I too suffer with anxiety and depression but have to agree I have definitely felt less stress and anxiety this time on quitting, like u I worry about the calm before the storm, but we will ride it out if it happens, we are all in this together! PMA is the key :) well done to you x

Bless you Donna :)

It is horrible suffering with anxiety, I feel for you. I honestly feel less prone to the feelings of dread creeping up when I am a non smoker. I don't know about you but I cope with anxiety through breathing techniques, maybe when I smoke I get less oxygen = more stress? Anyway quitting seems to be doing me good and hopefully it will continue to help you :) Onwards and upwards x

You are doing really well Jim, I'm so pleased for you. :)

It's a bit like sailing isn't it ? A bit bumpy, then good with the wind in your sails, then a patch of bad weather and some rough seas to get through before it's calm again.

Be prepared and ride it out, the rough bits don't last so long really and the longer you're out there the smoother it gets.

Probably a very poor analogy :o

But you should be proud of where you are, very well done. . bb x

Thank you Bluebell :)

I think that is a brilliant analogy! It is so true that just when things are going smoothly the rough times can crop up out of the blue! With the help of all you guys I have styled it out so far, and will continue to do so! :)

Ain't that the truth?!! And I just LOVE the pic!:D

Heheh, it tickled me! :D

Congrats Jim :D

And don't rule out the possibility that there are no more craves/shocks for you-some people do find that this is pretty easy potatoes :p with barely any angst at all and sometimes long easy quits are lost because such people do get complacent and have one.That is what you MUST avoid-ONE cig :mad:

remember N.O.P.E-Not one puff EVER

Cheers Max :)

You are damn right, I have fallen into the "just one" trap before, it was the downfall of a 7 year quit, there is no way I am going to fall for it again. No way at all!!!! N.O.P.E all the way now :)

Very well done to you JB, very encouraging! :D

Cheers mate :) We all got to keep on pushing on!!

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