Day 25 the positives

After a rotten week I've decided to dust myself down and report on how positive I feel today! Have decided that no matter how bad it gets that I will always focus on one week at a time. Had a bad habit of moaning to myself that I had such a long way to go and it scared the hell out of me! Pledged to see the smoking counsellor every Friday...don't know why but it always perks me up seeing her and having someone to talk to about it!

I never report on the positive side of things so that has to change and it starts today. I do feel the benefits already of quitting the evil sticks. My hands and feet are so much warmer. Have always suffered with bad circulation and just this week I've had lots of tingling sensations in my legs. It's a joy to actually feel your body healing from the inside! My gums are bleeding but that just :)reminds me that all that oxygen is rushing around where it hadn't been before. I can breathe easier, I don't smell and boy I do feel good!!!! I AM proud!

As for the negative emotions that I suffer with I've realised that I'm probably making it worse myself by focusing on it too much. Again I'm going to try and change from today by positive thinking from now on! Sure I'll have bad days but I can change how I deal with it. Just goes to prove that every day really is different and if you hang in there when it gets tough you are winning! :):)

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  • Now aren't you doing very well, of course in the process of quitting our emotions are all over the shop, but I do remember mentally changing how I thought about my quit, that helped me massively.

    If someone asked me for a light, I use to say sorry I,m quitting.

    Not now, I say sorry don't smoke, little mind changes really help.

    You are doing fantastically well, just keep going.

    Great post:)

  • Dolores, I echo what the others have said- you express yourself based on however you feel on any given day. We won't pass judgement or think you are winging on the bad days because we've all been there too :)

    I'm really pleased that you're beginning to see the first positive aspects of quitting- it's such a wonderful moment when that starts to happen- and as you heal from within you'll feel better and better. It does make you wonder what on earth we were thinking about, smoking for all those years. What a bunch of idiots we were! :o

    Well Done That Girl! :D Half way to your half-century already.

  • Dolores rant rave whatever you need to do to get through just DONT SMOKE :) :) 25 days is amazing well done xxx

  • Dolores

    We think alike. I've done my fair share of moaning about how hard I am finding things and last night when I marked off 34 days of not smoking on the calendar, I decided also to write something good about not smoking each day.

    Today I went to see the poppies at The Tower of London and as I got there so early at 7am, I was able to spend three hours walking round before it started to get too busy (i'm not great in crowds) quietly remembering and taking photos. Before I quit, I would have had awkward "well is it ok to smoke here or not" moments, been looking round to see if anybody else was smoking or spent time finding a suitable place to go for a smoke. Today I was able to just be there without cigarettes dictating my morning. So although to others this might be something insignificant this is my good thing for today.

    I am still finding the cravings difficult to cope with but reminding myself of some of the positives is also a must for me too from now.

    Sally.

  • Thanks everyone. Always grateful for the advice and kind words especially now :)

    Sally - Understand how you feel totally and no matter how small that positive thing is we have to find it. Sometimes it's like a needle in a haystack but there all the same. I'm finding it so very difficult right like you and right at this moment I could quite happily cry (pathetic I know especially as I was so chirpy this morning!) BUT there is still a positive.....I haven't smoked! One thing I do know is that I could feel very differently in an hours time so by hook or crook I'm not letting go! Waiting for some little bit of magic further down the line but for now hanging tough! We can do this :):)

  • Thanks Jenny! That made me smile :)

  • Hi Delores, it's lovely to read such a positive post. Well done on 25 days - almost a month!

    The improvement in circulation is amazing, I too used to suffer with cold feet and my toes were always numb and white at the end of the day - hasn't happened lately and I'm sure that's 100% because I don't smoke anymore. :):)

  • Hi Delores, it's lovely to read such a positive post. Well done on 25 days - almost a month!

    The improvement in circulation is amazing, I too used to suffer with cold feet and my toes were always numb and white at the end of the day - hasn't happened lately and I'm sure that's 100% because I don't smoke anymore. :):)

    Thanks Nicky! My husband will be pleased too as he hated it when I used to put my cold feet on his legs in the winter!! According to my smoking monitor its only going to get better too! Toasty toes I like! ;)

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