Ready for Day 3

Woke up this morning feeling pretty good. The immediate "OMG, I need a smoke or 10 to make up for the last 8 hours of nothing" feeling wasn't there... At first. I hung around in bed for about half an hour just enjoying it. Got up, made a coffee and went back to bed to listen to the radio for a while - I don't remember the last time I did that. That's when it hit me like a truck. I just rolled over and closed my eyes for about 15 minutes and the feeling had lessened. Not completely passed, but certainly wasn't as intense.

I noticed that my breathing was a lot deeper than it usually is. I wasn't struggling to breathe and having to consciously take deep breaths like I usually am in the mornings. These are all good things, and I'm actually excited to see what other changes will happen in the next week or so :)

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  • That's great Hoots :)

    It is a journey of discovery and so lovely when you start to experience some of the physical benefits of quitting. I found I noticed my skin started to look much better very early on and that gave me a real buzz too.

    Day three is a good one to put behind you. The worst of the physical withdrawal will be over (I know you're still using the e-cig but it isn't the same) and whilst the psychological stuff will take much longer you're on the upward slope.

    I hope today is a good one for you. :)

  • Great to hear that you're strating to experience the positives of not smoking already. It just keeps getting better so hang in there during the difficult bits.

  • Nice to see my buddy doing so well :)

    We can do this!

  • You're doing step forward at a'll still get cravings even with using the eCigs...that's because I believe we get addicted to more than the nicotine..those thousands of toxins and other chemicals you've been taking in are part of it as well, so your body is reacting to those being withdrawn from it.

    You can do it. Believe in yourself as we here believe in you.

  • Well done on making it to day 3 the worst part is nearly over and once you've proven you can do that then you certainly can do the rest of the quit. We're all cheering you on x

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