Anyone else on Day 10 today 2nd Jan?

Hi, long time since I posted on here....great to see so any dong brilliantly!

I had 6/7 months off smoking from February last year and started again about September due to a stress/anxiety overload caused by a number of events (excuses excuses) and since then been on off smoking since! Anyway I've just read a comment about cigarettes causing/increasing anxiety then you having to smoke another to cope with it, what a vicious circle. So I'll remember that this time. Anyway on Day 10 as of today, which sounds great but I have periods of not smoking for a week or two then ill be back for a week and so on, but this time I'm determined not to follow that route.

I'm running a marathon in 12 weeks so that and the new year are my motivation.

Happy New Year everyone..

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  • Morning Paul and welcome back. So glad you've made the decision to kick the nic into touch. :D

    You did so well to achieve 7 months and having done it once you can do it again. If you can just keep focused (and continue to tell yourself that smoking won't make it better no matter what life throws your way) you'll have beaten your previous PB and be heading for the Penthouse before you know it.

    Having a marathon to run is an excellent motivation. Which one by the way? I'm running the local half-marathon on 22nd March so it sounds like we will be donning our kit and setting to at about the same time. Are you aiming for a particular completion time or just aiming to finish in reasonable style (like I am :o)?

    My very best wishes for a fab (and completely smoke- free) 2015.:)

  • Welcome back to the forum. Very pleased that you've decided to quit completely.

    Good luck with the marathon too. I'm still in the early days of a walk/run training plan. Haven't run for years so the running side of things isn't very pretty at the moment! But it definitely helped beat a few cravings.

    Good luck to you too Skiddaw for your half marathon.

  • Anyway I've just read a comment about cigarettes causing/increasing anxiety then you having to smoke another to cope with it, what a vicious circle. This is soo true and it's easily mistaken too, you have to smash the disturbing sequence that smoking has.

    All the best and good luck with the quit :)

  • Hi and all the best of luck x

  • I still get anxious, but not nearly as bad as I was when I smoked. I have read that others say their anxiety increased when they quit.

    lostie:)

    It can do when you first quit as t can get stressful to the new surroundings plus the a hell of a shock to the body as it sets about it's recovery stage so yes it can be a high anxiety time but eventually it will subside to a lot less than that of a smoker.

  • ŁMorning Paul and welcome back. So glad you've made the decision to kick the nic into touch. :D

    You did so well to achieve 7 months and having done it once you can do it again. If you can just keep focused (and continue to tell yourself that smoking won't make it better no matter what life throws your way) you'll have beaten your previous PB and be heading for the Penthouse before you know it.

    Having a marathon to run is an excellent motivation. Which one by the way? I'm running the local half-marathon on 22nd March so it sounds like we will be donning our kit and setting to at about the same time. Are you aiming for a particular completion time or just aiming to finish in reasonable style (like I am :o)?

    My very best wishes for a fab (and completely smoke- free) 2015.:)

    Hi, I'm doing the Manchester one, first full one I'll have done. I'm hoping to run it under 3:30 and if I stay of the cigs I should comfortably achieve it. Fingers crossed.... 1/2 marathon are my favourite but I want to do one full one just so I can say I have :), which one are you doing?

  • Welcome back to the forum. Very pleased that you've decided to quit completely.

    Good luck with the marathon too. I'm still in the early days of a walk/run training plan. Haven't run for years so the running side of things isn't very pretty at the moment! But it definitely helped beat a few cravings.

    Good luck to you too Skiddaw for your half marathon.

    The 5K run/walk is fantastic starter program, stick with it and you'll be running 5k in no time, it's amazing how quickly your body improves. Shame quitting cigs isn't as quick a process :-(. Thanks for your reply and support

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    Hi, I'm doing the Manchester one, first full one I'll have done. I'm hoping to run it under 3:30 and if I stay of the cigs I should comfortably achieve it. Fingers crossed.... 1/2 marathon are my favourite but I want to do one full one just so I can say I have :), which one are you doing?

    Morning Paul :)

    I'm doing the Reading half-marathon. It'll be the first half-marathon I've run. I only took up running around a year ago (though I've been hill walking and long distance walking for many years). It really did help with the quitting and as I was also determined to shift my middle-aged spread before I hit 50 (last June) it was useful for that too.

    If the half-marathon goes well I might (if I feel brave enough) enter the London marathon next year (like you, it would be good to be able to say I once ran a full marathon....)

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