hey Newbie here

hey everyone!

i am on day 6 of stopping smoking... joined this group as i have read the support you all show each other and i find this will really help me stay committed :)

I went to a hypnotist last week and had my last cigarette at 11.55 on way to app. Havent bought a cigarette since,... i am mostly cold turkey but have a nicorette inhalator if i get bad but only taking a few puffs as its rank!

My reasons for giving up

1) my children and our future as a family.. i want to be here to be included as long as i can be

2) now was the itme as i seemed to be smoking more and more... from 10 to 20 a day ... out of breath, chest pains and out of money!!

I always said when a 20 pack got to 5er i would stop but i didnt :(

3) even my 3 year old has commented that i stink - not the nicest thing to hear but defintely what I NEEDED to hear

i have stopped in the past maybe for a few months but this time i really want to stay stuck so looking forward to having support and also giving others support back :) :D

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  • Hi welcome.

    Very good post, being positive will get you where you want to be :D

  • Welcome to the forum Denny :)

    You won't regret coming out of the woodwork and joining. This is such a lovely place. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and as you have already noticed, the peer support is second to none.

    Many congratulations on being so close to the end of your first smoke-free week (the first of many I am sure :D). You have such good incentives to stay quit. Won't your family be proud of you!

    I know two people who quit permanently using hypnotherapy. If it works it seems to really work.

    Anyway, keep posting and let us know how things are going. It's lovely to meet you by the way. :)

  • Welcome Denny

    Good to have you aboard. Nearly a week already is brilliant, well done you.

    Your reasons are solid gold and I can really relate to number 2.

    I think that's why this place works so well. Newbies like you post stuff that helps people like me as it takes us right back to day one and reminds us of the reasons why we quit in the first place.

    So thanks for the post, kept me focussed today.:D

  • Hi Denny, welcome aboard, interesting to meet someone whose been hypnotised it obviously seems to be helping you, did naff all for me, not long now until you have the dreaded forts week out of the way :) there's a social group we have created for March April and May quitters called Spring Army, if your interested in joining with people who are at the same stage as you please do, you go to quick links > social groups > spring arm good luck xx

  • Hi, and a very warm welcome, great decision to quit?

    I remember (not proud) when I lit up infront of my buddy (grandson he's two)

    He smiled and said again nanny, broke my heart. The things we do when we smoke, remember drawing his name with the smoke, terrible.

    Just keep going;)

    Well done;)

  • Welcome to the forum Denny and well done on almost finishing your first week as a none smoker, the first of many I'm sure!

    Sounds like you have good solid reasons in your mind to quit so just keep them there and you'll be fine.

    Looking forward to your posts x

  • thanks everyone :)

    thanks everyone /.... i have to be honest the hypnotherapy im still not sure if i was hypnotised as such but she did get me thinking about where i would be in the future if i kept on smoking.... this took me to a place i really did not want to be... i want to be part of my families life when they are all growing up and expanding... this place if i kept smoking did not take me there healthy and fit so yeah maybe i was hypnotised maybe not but this visit certainly put things into prospective for me :)

  • thanks everyone /.... i have to be honest the hypnotherapy im still not sure if i was hypnotised as such but she did get me thinking about where i would be in the future if i kept on smoking.... this took me to a place i really did not want to be... i want to be part of my families life when they are all growing up and expanding... this place if i kept smoking did not take me there healthy and fit so yeah maybe i was hypnotised maybe not but this visit certainly put things into prospective for me :)

    If it's encouraged you and kept you off the bifters then it's worked whatever it was ;) like you when I had it done I didn't feel I was "under" it certainly has helped lots of people to quit, Ewan macgregor really advocates it on YouTube he tried all other ways and failed so good on you x

  • Welcome Denny :)

    I'm new to the site as well but I have to say it's been great for me and I'm sure it will be the same for you.

    Congratulations on reaching day 6!

    Onwards and upwards :D:D

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