Week 2- Day 13

First of all i want to thank everyone for replying to my previous post and giving so much great advice. It helps alot!

I still haven't smoked and i'm really happy about that. The last 2 days were better but still diffiicult though, i had some cravings but i bought a box of lollypops which i use when if have one of those :P

I decided to put myself in alot of 'new' situations where i would usually always smoke.For example I took a long break walking outside, went to friends who all smoke and yesterday drank some beers while sitting outside.

When i reached the 250hour mark i treated myself to a nice movie and when i was back home i realized i didnt even think of smoking before going into the movies or when i came out adther 3 hours. That made me really happy.

What does worry me a little is that i still like the smell of a cigarette and that it annoys me when i talk about it with people who aren't (ex-)smokers themself.

I dont mention it myself but when people see me nervous or whatever, and i explain what i'm doing, they react like it's nothing or without any confidence.

Whereas when i talk to smokers (most of them) all push me to quit and really support me.

Hopefully i will lose this kind of self-pity really fast ;)

Till soon!

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  • Brien...Non smokers does not understand what we are going through... for them it is like not eating the next chocolate bar...For us in it., it is not that easy to get away from this addiction. That is why smokers has got much more sympathy for us trying to get rid of this enslavement. Ex smokers should also know how difficult it was....

    I wont say it is self pity but yes we are feeling sorry for ourselves and we are mourning the loss of our ciggie friend... I mean he was with us for so many years and keeping us confident and calm...and now we must face life's curve balls alone.. Terrible !!!

    Well done for not smoking and stay strong Brien It will go away.....!

  • Ah well We are entitled to moan aren't we?!

    ...it's not like there aren't enough reasons for it... Quitting is painful.

    I always struggled to understand why people can't just stop eating when they're getting too big....or why people don't just have a glass without the need for a few bottles instead....

    Those don't affect me because I'm not addicted to those elements... In fact you can open the bar for me that won't even touch it...

    But if you give me a cigarette, I will smoke it.

    The nonsmokers will never understand it, it's just not their reality, like my reality is not to get drunk... I can't sincerely understand why would you spend your week money on alcohol and then puking all over the place, ruin your loved ones families. .

    They don't understand why I would love to smell rotten, horrible breath, give myself lung cancer and knowing that I am doing it, put smoke into my body?!

    Who the hell came up with that idea?!

    It could be worse....we could be sniffing gasoline lol

  • Maya.. One of the best replies I have read on this forum...you nailed it..

  • First of all i want to thank everyone for replying to my previous post and giving so much great advice. It helps alot!

    I still haven't smoked and i'm really happy about that. The last 2 days were better but still diffiicult though, i had some cravings but i bought a box of lollypops which i use when if have one of those :P

    I decided to put myself in alot of 'new' situations where i would usually always smoke.For example I took a long break walking outside, went to friends who all smoke and yesterday drank some beers while sitting outside.

    When i reached the 250hour mark i treated myself to a nice movie and when i was back home i realized i didnt even think of smoking before going into the movies or when i came out adther 3 hours. That made me really happy.

    What does worry me a little is that i still like the smell of a cigarette and that it annoys me when i talk about it with people who aren't (ex-)smokers themself.

    I dont mention it myself but when people see me nervous or whatever, and i explain what i'm doing, they react like it's nothing or without any confidence.

    Whereas when i talk to smokers (most of them) all push me to quit and really support me.

    Hopefully i will lose this kind of self-pity really fast ;)

    Till soon!

    Hey Brien, you are doing great, stay strong as I promise it does get easier as the days go by, once you get 1 month over you, time will go much quicker and you will have alot more good days.

    I hear ya with non-smokers not being sympathetic, and smokers being sympathetic in our quits (most of them as you say, as had a few not so supportive!).

    Everyones quit is unique to them as I really can't stand the smell of the cigs of smokers and can't believe I smelled like that, it actually makes me feel ill but I have heard of so many quitters say they still like the smell of smoke, including my husband who quit a year and a half ago. The self pity is perfectly normal at this stage and will pass. Keep going and stay strong!

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