on Day 8... Day 7 was horrid

Hi everyone, today I'm doing really well. Yesterday was very hard.  It seemed like all day I was craving, and craving, and craving.  I found myself looking around in my car for any "stray" cigarettes that may have fallen out of my purse or something - Luckily I know myself well and cleaned out my car and everywhere that I may have found something before I actually quit, just in case this happened.  I also was really thinking of trying to bum a smoke from my coworker. But I did not. I was very good. But it was really hard. It's almost like my brain knew "1 week!" and then flipped out on me.   How late in the quit game did anyone have those kind of days? I just didn't realize it would be this late, on day 7.  It felt like I was having actual physical cravings - I think they were probably just in my head, but they felt physical.

Anyway, feeling better today luckily. My resolve has returned. :) 

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  • Omg!! I was like that for 5 months... I had a HUGE dependence on mr Nic .... Grrrr

    FEAR kept me from lighting up... FEAR of COPD and STROKE...

    Just don't take that one puff okay .... Please and you will stay smokefree...

    Love and best wishes from 🇨🇦❤️

  • yay, nice one on a achieving your week. You will never have to go through it again  you are doing amazing and it does get easier.

    Enjoy uour smokefree weekend :-)

  • Unfortunately you will always get cravings I think, they just get less intense with time 😊 However, the thing that stops me lighting up is disappointing all of the people I have told that I am quitting. I made such a big deal out of it and went round tellin everyone that if anyone saw me smoking now I would be so upset that I had disappointed them! So keep that in mind Hun 😊 Stay strong and keep doing what ur doing, as it's clearly working as you didn't succumb to the craving, which is AWESOME 😄😄😄 🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭

  • I'm the same sometimes I feel like just smoking one but when I think of everyone I've told I feel I will let them down... It was the best news my family was waiting for

  • I don't care what anyone thinks--im the one who is the strict taskmaster and hard for me to answer too--no excuses are good enuff for me

  • The look in my wife eyes when I relapsed the first time, pierced my heart with guilt. She did not speak, tears look like they would flow any second. I have that image engraved in my mind and I carry it with me everywhere and every moment. I want to keep that image in my mind and not physically in front of me again, so I have determined to stay quit.

  • Snap, felt utterly pathetic also!

  • Hi Drake, well done for getting through your first week👏🏼👏🏼

    So glad you didn't give in to those cravings yesterday👍🏼 Stay determined in your quit coz there are ups and downs in this journey. I would mutter under my breathe NOPE not one puff ever, over and over again😳 Dig deep and come on here as you will be tempted from time to time😩 Each battle will make you stronger and take one day at a time. The weeks add up and I'm looking forward to seeing your next badge with WINNER on it coz that's what you are.....................a winner🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭😊

  • Congratulations on that first week! Thanks for sharing; and hang inn there!

  • Well done on a week quit and not giving in at the first hurdle 😊

    As to when you will stop feeling like a cig? Sorry can't answer that one as we are all different. My dad has never wanted one in the 30 years he's been quit, my sister only wants one when I smoked one and she's been quit 18 years.... I still crave one every now and again but I am NOT going to go through all this crap again!!

    I agree with Jess, tell everyone that you have quit coz it's a lot harder to pick one up when everyone around you knows 😊😊

  • Hey jpuffdrake,

    Congrats on 4 months👏👏👏👏👍🏻 I was just reading your post from 4 months ago

    My physical withdrawal lasted a month so it wasn't just in your head. I had headaches , muscle aches, aching teeth, sweats, nausea, exhaustion... I couldn't believe I was so addicted to all the chemicals they put in cigarettes.. Have a great weekend 🌹🌷🌺🌼🌸🌻☀️

  • Thank you. It's strange what your body does to try to make you smoke, and what it has to do to get over all those chemicals. :p I luckily don't get the physical cravings anymore, but I still get those psychological ones. It's been going good though :D You have a great weekend too.

  • congratualtions !! , its fabto hear you got through such a god awful day , and are now feeling much better !! I hope today has been wonderful for you , keep posting, its great so many people are supporting eachother !xx

  • They come and go! Take every day or even every hour as it comes..it gets easier (so i am told) and well done on getting on the bus. Day -1 is the hardest because that is the day you decided to change your life. Go for it!

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