Week 11!

Hellooo,

I hope everyone is doing well and still succeeding!!

I'm at day 73 now! Wohoo!

I'm actually counting in weeks now, but i still look at my app atleast twice a day for some reason, so i know its day 73 :)

I'm getting a lot more confident about being to quit forever!

Although when i think about never ever smoking again i usually feel really suffocated. It's hard to explain, but i feel joy and suffocated at the same time.

But when i look at the facts :

being able not to smoke during

-christmas,

-new year,

-stress at work ,

-while other people smoke ,

-while im drinking

-or even when i feel really mad or sad ..

That makes me very excited and proud. I do something forget why i wanted to quit, especially when i see people around me being able to smoke only during the weekend..

Also, i found a way to stop gaining wheight. Every night i go to the grocery store and buy a nice green salad which i will eat the next day at lunch. It's a little expensive(3-4 euro a day) but it's really healthy(except the dressing), it's really tastfull and it makes me feel better then a big meal or fries during lunch.

Well, that's my update. Thanks again for reading, and good luck to you all!

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  • Prior to quitting, I think most smokers worry about smoking their last cigarette. Even after we've quit for a few months, we fear losing our free will and never being able to smoke again. However nicotine steals our ability to choose. Best not to think about forever but continue as you have been. Having made it through the holidays and times of stress, there is no reason to overly wonder if you can continue. I am at 130 days and think about it much less than 2 months ago. I think gradually the smoking subject disappears for everyone. Cheers,

  • Hellooo,

    I hope everyone is doing well and still succeeding!!

    I'm at day 73 now! Wohoo!

    I'm actually counting in weeks now, but i still look at my app atleast twice a day for some reason, so i know its day 73 :)

    I'm getting a lot more confident about being to quit forever!

    Although when i think about never ever smoking again i usually feel really suffocated. It's hard to explain, but i feel joy and suffocated at the same time.

    But when i look at the facts :

    being able not to smoke during

    -christmas,

    -new year,

    -stress at work ,

    -while other people smoke ,

    -while im drinking

    -or even when i feel really mad or sad ..

    That makes me very excited and proud. I do something forget why i wanted to quit, especially when i see people around me being able to smoke only during the weekend..

    Also, i found a way to stop gaining wheight. Every night i go to the grocery store and buy a nice green salad which i will eat the next day at lunch. It's a little expensive(3-4 euro a day) but it's really healthy(except the dressing), it's really tastfull and it makes me feel better then a big meal or fries during lunch.

    Well, that's my update. Thanks again for reading, and good luck to you all!

    Ah Brien, huge congratulations on reaching day 73, you are steadily creeping up on me, at day 124 today! Time really is flying by! The way I am looking at my quit is reaching the milestones smoke free - next one fast approaching is 6 months, then 12 months and so on. I am delighted for you and are doing great, keep it up!

  • Well done Brian, you sound really happy and comfortable in your quit, good work x

  • Hey Donna, how are you doing, hope things are going well for you?

  • Hi Ro, not too bad thanks the usual anxiety/depression I get when I quit but it feels different this time so I am hopeful,CT is the way forward, how are you? X

  • Sorry Donna, only seeing this reply now, wishing you every success in your quit, you can do it!

    I'm good, still riding this roller coaster but getting easier......

  • Hi Brien....Well done 73 days is huge .....You are very positive and that is your success ... Well done !!!

  • Well done Brian on your success and I think it will be ongoing because you're realizing that you can do everything just as well before you started your quit.

    Just keep focusing on the positives and you won't go wrong.:)

  • Hi guys. I'm ten weeks smoke free, but I'm inhaling food really badly. Any tips?

  • Huge congratulations Tommymac on reaching 10 weeks, that is great.

    For the increased appetite - try drinking as much water as possible and avoid sugary snacks and replace with fruit, grapes are great for filling that false hunger...don't worry too much about this as can work on it later on when you are more comfortable in your quit....keep up the good work!

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