41 hours!

I don't know why I was so resistant on quitting. Never running out of cigs, making every excuse to smoke, smoking all day. It is not very hard. I have been through way worse. For me it's all about cognitive behavioral changes and thinking. I do feel an absence or that I'm "missing" something but it's not overpowering. I'm not freaking out this morning like yesterday morning. I was thinking when my baby comes out I will be able to smell my baby. Newborns smell very sweet. A very distinct smell that doesn't last forever and I will be able to enjoy it fully. I hope today is easier. The 72 hours is taking such a long time lol. I will be very happy when I make it past this first phase. Have a good day everyone! β€οΈοΈπŸŒžπŸŽˆπŸŽ€πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸŒΉ

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  • Hey there Ccs8686, you are spot on with regards to cognitive behavioural patterns. These typically dictate our actions, like the simplest one being holding a cigarette in your fingers.

    I started holding my pen like that just whenever I would start feeling the beginnings of a craving coming over me, and mentally picture myself somewhere else.

    Or I would keep a diary and write my thoughts in it, just to give my hands something to do.

    Always worked.

    I am glad you are taking these steps towards ensuring a healthy life for you and your little angel. All the very best with your journey.

  • Yes when cravings come I tell myself? "NO, you are not missing out on anything. You have been brainwashed. Time to face reality." I know I've had this addiction for years so it's going to take repetition but so far so good πŸ˜€

  • You have made such a beautiful and amazing decision, your baby will thank you for it :) well done you and keep going, you got this and you have nearly hit the 72 hour mark! After then, its no longer a physical craving, only a mental one :) its all in our heads hun! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • oh yes babies smell wonderful and I'm delighted you will be able to enjoy that when the time comes. You're doing fantastic hun so hang in there and it will all be worth it. NOPE not one puff everπŸš­πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’πŸ˜Š

  • Thank you 😊

  • I'm at 55 hours and counting. So far it hasn't been too awful but I am using the patch. Cough is better today than yesterday. I noticed that increasing my water intake helped more than anything with that.

  • That's good! I've never been a good water drinker but I know it can also change your life just like quitting smoking! Glad your cough is better!

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