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rachey529 Months Smoke Free
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Hi guys,

I have been reading your stories and its really helping me get through the on and off cravings, today has been quite hard, i guess because the weather is pretty shite so i am couped up here at home by myself, id love to go for a walk to take my mind off the cigs. But the feeling comes and goes so fingers crossed that i won't give in to temptation. I am glad there are people answering questions about just having one, it makes me realise that if i can make it onto tomorrow then one ciggarette would have ruined my progress for me and i would probably feel worse. So i wont try just one ciggy! Thanks for this forum :-)

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MAB5 profile image
MAB52 Years Smoke Free

Congratulations on day 4 of no smoking. The first couple of weeks are hard but it does get easier so stay strong and soon you'll be feeling great! Drink plenty of water, do whatever helps you get through the cravings. I used a few lozenges for the first 2 weeks, helped me. This forum is what helped me the most, always there when I needed them. Good luck. xx

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rachey529 Months Smoke Free in reply to MAB5

thanks so much, i appreciate it :-)

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RoisinO1Administrator

Welcome rachey52 to our community and congratulations on Day 5 now! I too quit cold turkey almost 2 years ago. It is a roller coaster of a journey but worth the up and downs along the way to be the healthiest I have been in years. The feeling of being fed up is perfectly normal, but I hear ya about the bad weather affecting our quits - it certainly did for me but it always affected my moods even when I smoked. I done up a 'to do' list of things to do in the house that I put on the long finger for ages and it kept me going during the dark evenings.

The 'just one' thought is just not an option in our quit journeys and there is no probably about it that you can have just one - the addiction from Mr Nico is strongest and most powerful addiction - we must always say our mantra every morning in the early days of our quits 'I am not going to smoke today' a.nd just take it day by day, hour by hour if having a bad day.

Below is a link to pinned posts that are worth a read if not already done so:

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

Keep in touch with us - we look forward to reading your progress :)

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RoisinO1Administrator in reply to RoisinO1

How is Day 5 going for you rachey52 ?

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rachey529 Months Smoke Free in reply to RoisinO1

Hi, I'm at work and I'm not even thinking about smoking, it does help that everyone I work with doesn't smoke! Craving was bad this morning so had a shower to take my mind off it.... Not looking forward to going home, that's when craving is at its worst, but I have a plan to keep busy 😊

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Phobicmaniac2 Years Smoke Free

Welcome rachey52 and well done on Day 4/5, I too quit cold turkey over 2 years ago - yeah the weather can affect us even non smokers, keep busy and lots of water and off course use this forum as much as you can, it really has been a godsend to me with invaluable support, help and encouragement....

Oh and there is no such thing as 'just the one' - erase that thought from your mind :)

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mushenValued Contributor

Hello and welcome!

On the subject of having just one, take it from me, it is never just one. Having, just one, was the reason behind all 3 of my relapses. Of course the relapses are bad enough but then having to find the motivation to quit all over again, is entirely another. Oddly as well, I often found myself smoking even more than previous levels after a relapse which if course, made quitting harder than ever.

Don't make the same mistakes I did however tempting the idea may seem. Keep going, day by day.

😃

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Sarahm08011 Year Smoke Free in reply to mushen

Hey Mushen. Well done on your quit. I am currently on day 1! I have done exactly the same as you with the relapses after having just the one - this time round of smoking again I have been smoking more than ever before and it is actually quite upsetting when you're not in the mindset of thinking you can actually kick it once and for all. I'm hoping I am there now and also hope everyone on here is too. 👍

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mushenValued Contributor in reply to Sarahm0801

It took me ages to gather the will to try again after my last relapse. To be honest, the thing that really stops me from starting again, is knowing that I will have to quit again. Quitting just sucked the life out of me and I am unsure as to whether I could do it for a fourth time.

Day 1 is a tough 9ne so just do whatever it takes to get you through. There are lots of us on here so if you need support post as and when you need to. 😁

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RoisinO1Administrator in reply to Sarahm0801

Huge welcome to our community Sarahm0801 and congratulations on Day 1 - stay close to us, we are here to help you if needed - post anytime as we have most of the time zones covered :) Wishing you strength, ya can do this!

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RoisinO1Administrator in reply to RoisinO1

How are you getting on Sarahm0801 - 1 month today!!

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HercuValued Contributor

Rachey..Welcome and 4 days smoke free is gr8...Never even think about that one ...Easy for me to say now but in the beginning I also thought of that "one''.

Stay strong and it will be good to take up a hobby ...crafts to keep the hands busy if possible..!

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