Day 33 :D

Hiya :)

Well here's day 33, it's 5 weeks now since I was a smoker :D

As you guys know, it's still a rollercoaster, but I don't think the bad times are as bad as that Sunday night.

Anyway, yesterday was my first Saturday out after i quit. I did have one or two glasses of wine during the afternoon and evening ;) and to be honest a fag seemed like a good idea for a short time here and there but my substitutes worked really well. :D

I sloped off to the toilet to "smoke" a fake cigarette I made when it got bad, lol. Yes i looked beyond ridiculous but nobody could see and it tricked my brain out of craving.

Am wondering for me if it's the action of smoking more than the nicotine perhaps? *thinks aloud*

Anyway, I didn't smoke, we all had a laugh and here i am :D

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  • This is great news Gemma you are getting there aren't you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    But you must start to steer your brain away from the idea that sucking on some 'stick' is good.

    Sucking on things is really only justified for babies,to suck on dummies :)

    So yes good to avoid smoking I would say by doing that,but not so good to keep this sticky/sucky notion going.Just you,hands free,air,drinks,food,nothing else needed.;)

    xx

    Yep I'm getting there :D

    Know the sucking thing is my big problem, and it was my downfall in the past, so I'm going to have a huge think about how to retrain my brain!!

    Like I said before, it's tricky for me being rather immature, but know this time that I have to break that habit!! xx

  • Gemma love,you are not being immature-you are fighting one of THE most difficult and pernicious addictions that any human faces :eek:-and you are WINNING so I would call that rather good!!!! xx

    Aww thanks!!

    Lol, I just mean that although I'm *mumbles* physically, mentally I am still very much a teenager at times!! :p

    But as they say, there's a time to put away childish things, and this is one of them - I stopped smoking in my 20's. :D xx

  • Well done Gem on the no smoking yesterday. Everything will fall into place soon enough. You stay strong my lovely x

    Thanks hun :)

    It was easier than I thought it would be, have put off my normal Saturdays for a bit 'cos I didn't want to blow it but YAY it was fine - and properly fun :D

    Oooh and the best thing this morning is that I didn't have a hangover - bet my smoker friends have!! x

  • Gem u do make me laugh.I think u need to do something about your comforters Im sure that isnt helping to cut off the hand to mouth routine.

    Saying that you are doing brillant and having a drink too x

    Yeah you're right, I do need to look at not having a dummy :eek: but at the mo, I'm getting over the not smoking thing, which is a lot easier some days than others!!

    A tube stuffed with cotton wool won't kill me, but I don't want to reinforce the smoking action thing!!

    Am hoping to wean myself off it pretty soon, when I've got into the swing a bit more :) x

  • You are doing great Gemma Lou, keep going one day at a time:)

  • Gemma I wouldn't worry too much. Jamangie used to cut up straws and smoke them and she has been quit for years. Boo used to stuff her inhalator with cotton wool with mint oil on and she has also been quit for ages.

    Do what's right for you. If you stop doing something because someone else posts you should that is risky. Take what advice you need and leave the rest. Above all deal with things in your time and not ours.

    You're doing great x

    Hiya Karri :)

    It's not something I'm going to worry to much about, especially not in the early days and while I'm very much riding the rollercoaster!!

    This *has* to be my last quit so i'm doing everything possible to make sure i don't fail it!! If that means pretend-smoking cotton wool for a bit I don't mind :D

    I'm just aware than I need to break the hand to mouth habit before long 'cos that's a large part of my addiction :)

    Aww and thanks x

    You are doing great Gemma Lou, keep going one day at a time:)

    Thanks Haze!!

    It's one foot in front of the other, but it's working :D :D

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    Great going Gem,good to see you back on track:D really proud of you getting through tough times and coming out the other side:D

    Afm feeling good,still spacey in the morning which I don't know if that will ever go.Chewing gum at the times I would have a cig...mild craves now and again but all in all. oK!!!:D

    My mindset now is Iv quit smoking,done and dusted and all the rest I just have to live with.:D

  • Great going Gem,good to see you back on track:D really proud of you getting through tough times and coming out the other side:D

    Afm feeling good,still spacey in the morning which I don't know if that will ever go.Chewing gum at the times I would have a cig...mild craves now and again but all in all. oK!!!:D

    My mindset now is Iv quit smoking,done and dusted and all the rest I just have to live with.:D

    Aww thanks hun - it's not always easy but what worthwhile things are?

    Oooh the spaciness - I can definitely relate to that!! Think I need a flowerpot full of tea or something to get me started!!

    It does get better though :D

    And YAY you've got your mind in exactly the right place!!

  • Well done Gemma 5 weeks!!! You are doing brilliant and also managed to have a drink another stepping stone you got this quit me thinks :D:D:D xx

    YAY thanks!!

    I passed my first Saturday test, which is fab 'cos I was really worried about it :D :D

    I'm going to hang on tight now xx

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