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hey everyone..

First of all I would like to congratulate not only me but each and everyone of us for taking the best decision that we may ever take.

Today is my third day, and i don't feel like it is very hard as it is said, first day was a lot worse for me. Although i feel nostalgic for my smoking day, cigarettes were more than just cigarettes. On my first day i was so angry and i couldnt control my anger, i started a fight with my friends at uni, i am really lucky they are supportive and that they know what am going through right now.

I came to the decision of quitting smoking after my father passed away, he made me promise him that i'll quit and i started going smoking free 5 days after his death. It sucks it really does, i am doing it for me too but i wish he was still here with me so he can be proud of me, i really miss him and i dont want to go back to smoking again.

I am new here, and it really helps writing here.

Good luck for everyone :)

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  • Welcome hindridaa and congratulations on day 3 - be proud of yourself as I am sure your Dad's is looking down on you and giving you strength.

    Are you going cold turkey - I am over a year and a half cold turkey and never looked back, never been as healthy, felt better and enjoying life so much more smoke free! It was a bumpy road and the nostalgic cravings that you mentioned are still ongoing now and again for me but I am well able to handle. Be prepared to attack at all times (out of the blue ones can knock ya!)

    We look forward to reading your progress :)

  • RoisinO1 Thank you for your sweet words and congratulations on your achievement!

    Yes, I went cold turkey and i already feel better smoke free. A year and half! wow :o I am looking forward for a week now.

    I'll keep you updated :)

  • Plan that treat for your first big milestone of 1 week :)

  • I should! thank you :)

  • 1 week today! How are you getting on?

  • Hey!! I just logged in to post my progress haha!!

    I am doing and feeling great. I dont crave cigarettes anymore unless something triggers it and I dont think about it as often.

    I read somewhere that triggering these cravings and fighting them is a good way to get rid of them and i think it actually does work. I tried this strategy with coffee and now I can say that I have 0 cravings when drinking my coffee which is awesome!!

    Social gatherings with smokers are being a bit hard but I've got through them successfully, hopefully in no time I'll get accustomed to them.

    One down fall is that I gained 2 pounds in this week although I go for an hour long jogs daily! I am eating a lot, like really so much food. I am trying to diminish this by drinking water with a straw and having some occasional lollipops throughout the day.

    I am so happy I came across this community it has been so helpful to keep me motivated and on track, and seriously the support here is amazing! Reading the success and progress of members here is really helpful too! I cant thank you enough.. :)

  • Great to read hindridaa - yeah, I have noticed that too during my 19 months quit, once you get over a trigger for the first time, thats it done - your first bbq, after mowing the lawn, sitting outside with a cool beer on warm evening - don't worry too much about any weight gain, it can be sorted later on when you are strong in your quit.

    Well done, you are doing so well :)

  • Thank you, it is very relieving to hear that!!

  • Hello hindridaa , welcome to the forum and well done on getting to day three! It's normal to feel angry in the early stages...I certainly did. Don't worry about that.

    Keep posting to let us know how you're getting on and try to remember why you're doing it if times get tough. I'm sure your dad would be very proud of you.

  • Hello Nozmo , thanks for the reply i really appreciate it. I'll keep you updated guys. And again thanks a lot for your reply and support :)

  • Hi hindridaa,

    Please accept my condolences on your loss. I'm sure your Dad would be very proud of you.

    You're right. This is the best decision you will ever make, and you will soon start to see the rewards. Cudos to you for going cold turkey!

    Stay strong!

  • Hello taurean7,

    Thank you for your kindness and support! Very much appreciated :)

  • First of all your Dad would be so proud of you :) and the team on this site will be proud of you :)

    Your doing great , we are all in the same boat when it comes to giving up the smokes , it's hard and draining as you move forward into your quit , the only advice I could give as an individual is be STRONG AND FIGHT THE DEMONS 💪

  • OMG thanks a lot for these sweet and encouraging words!!

    Yeah I am fighting all of these evil thoughts and till now I am the one winning! yey!

    Good luck to you too on your journey :)

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