Day 4 update, and feeling.......good!?

Hi all

Day 4 is coming to a close and I'm feeling remarkably good. For me this is a major personal milestone as I've always struggled most with the physical withdrawal and this is when I've always failed.

Now I know that the nicotine has left my body, and the rest is in my head and I'm OK and at peace with this.

After obsessing about smoking for the last 3 days, there were several occasions today when I just plain forgot about it. When I did get a craving, I just grinned and said to myself "I know what you are trying to do Nicotine, and you know you are losing. F off, I don't need you anymore" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I'm sure there are tough days ahead, and I don't want to be over confident, but.......I do not smoke anymore, I AM AN EX SMOKER! That just sounds so good!

Top credit too to my lovely wife Emmy. She quit at the same time as me. She's approached her quit very differently....cold turkey, not really told anyone else, hasn't joined a forum. Just shows how everyone's approach is different, but the end goal is exactly the same.

We've been calm and understanding to each other and have given each other room when needed..,.which is a major result - we were concerned we might kill each other! πŸ˜‚

Again, all of your support was and remains invaluable

Hope you are all having a wonderful smoke free day!

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  • Hi andrew im glad your quit is going wellπŸ˜† its true everyone does things differantly with there quit. i was on patches and vaped and now i just vape.your wife is doing well going cold turkey and it good that you both no what the other is going through.

  • Thanks Joe2 Hope all is good with you

  • Im all good thank you andrew went to the dentist again today and that went well.nearly another day gone as a non smokerπŸ˜†

  • Great to hear Andy, and glad your wife is doing well too. It just shows we all have different approaches and what works for one may not work for another.

    Keep it up, both of you!

  • Thanks Nozmo

  • Great to hear you and your wife are doing great. Well done

  • Thank you Abuelajeannie!

  • Congrats to Andrew and Emmy on 4 days quit. Awesome job the pair of you and so happy you haven't tried to kill each other lol!

  • Thanks miscy ....not yet anyway lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • well done Andrew (and Emmy), both quitting at the same time is brave!!! My hubby and I decided we would both quit at forty, he quit first cold turkey and did amazing and has been smoke free for a year and now its my turn, 7 weeks for me but I am vaping to help me on my way. To be honest I think if we had quit together there "would have been a murrrder!" Keep strong😊

  • Thanks nettynoono. Well done to both of you! 7 weeks is fab! We were worried about quitting together too, but guessed that if one of us was smoking, it would be too hard on the other. No-ones been murrrrrderd yet, thankfully πŸ˜‚

  • Great to read Andrewquits , my hubby quit too solely cold turkey 2 years ago and like you nettynoono, its my turn now doing it cold turkey BUT with this great forum support!

  • yes roisin this forum has really been a blessing, fantastic information and fantastic people all struggling on the same journey but with different ways of getting there and different symptoms, it is lovely to know that you are not alone❀❀ and with the click of a button in the tougher times someone is always there to offer wonderful words of encouragement!!😊😊😊 well done all the couples that have quit (and are still alive to tell the storyπŸ˜…πŸ˜…)

  • Andrew, day 4 is brilliant. One week around the corner. You will soon be motoring along.

  • what a delight to read, particularly telling mr Nico to go away, going into your first week, with great positivity, standing tall (and so you should be) it's quite remarkable when we indeed realise, and do indeed knuckle down, put our minds into action, to do the best thing for our body, we can ever do..A huge credit to you and your wife, truly amazing, just keep goingπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Great post,

  • Andrew...Awesome you two..very well done and thank you for a nice post...Strongs!!!

  • Thanks to you all!

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