I'm a new here trying to get out of the hole - No Smoking Day

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I'm a new here trying to get out of the hole

dugahole
dugahole1 Year Smoke Free

Smoked for 46 years. Today I am at day 82 cold turkey (but I wore a jumper). Things are getting easier, but the mind is still trying to get those smokes into me. Like most people here it has been good support reading other peoples posts to keep me strong. Learning to do everything I have done for the last 46 years with smoking and now doing it with out a cigarette is tricky. I even caught my hand the other day groping through my top pocket(where I always kept them) trying to get the smokes out all by it self. My whole body is fighting me!! hahaha I can only tell my self that it is the brain and the addiction still trying to take control and put me back into enslavement. Now in this short time I have grown a twin brother in weight so another issue that needs to be attacked. Maybe I will just have to use the money I have saved to buy new fat man clothes, so looks like I won't really save any money for a bit!!!!. I am building a garden to try and keep my mind busy

Stay strong all.. :)

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Welcome dugahole - congratulations on over 82 days smoke free, well done!

Love your first post, worded perfectly and so true to what we go through when we stop. I am just over 3 years smoke free cold turkey too and reading your words reminded of those early days. It will get better, I promise, you have so much to look forward to in your new found life smoke free. Don't worry too much about any weight gain, that can be addressed when you are stronger and more comfortable in your journey.

Continue doing what you are doing and keep in touch when you can :)

Freedomisgreat
Freedomisgreat9 Months Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Well done i am on day five, but I wanted to encourage you too, I stopped before for 2 years and a stupid thing started me off again. Keep going and write on how your garden is doing .☺

dugahole
dugahole1 Year Smoke Free
in reply to Freedomisgreat

sad news you had stupid take you back but day 5 and you are off and running good on you. Well the garden. People say we should stop and smell the roses however, I don't have any roses so I have been stopping and smelling the potatoes!!!!! Not as aromatic as roses but man they will be the chips !!!! Today I transplanted some melons into it so we shall see if they stay growing or slip like some of us smokers have done !!! Maybe when it gets going I can put some photos on here but don't know how or if I can do that. Stay strong and keep the great Freedom!!

Freedomisgreat
Freedomisgreat9 Months Smoke Free
in reply to dugahole

Yes it would be nice to see your pictures, I am doing well this time, I thing that last time I was doing it for everyone else so I never felt really free, but this time I am doing it for me!!!!. There comes a time when enough is enough, and potatoes are good.

dugahole
dugahole1 Year Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Thankyou Roison01, 3 years via the ice gobbler wow that is great and something I aspire to attain. Thankyou for welcoming me into the world of the addicted!!!!! Some one once asked who is better the person who can afford their addiction or the person who doesn't have the addiction to start with and hopefully I and many others here end up being the latter. I certainly look forward to the day I can say # years has passed away!! Stay strong everyone

dugahole
dugahole1 Year Smoke Free
in reply to dugahole

3 Years not caps lock 3 years!!!!

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to dugahole

:D You are a breath of fresh air dugahole - literally now as you are smoke free!!

Keep up that great positive mindset and attitude, wishing you all the best with the spuds (irish slang for potatoes) and look forward to seeing some pics.

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