I'm gonna give it a go (again). Anyone else fancy kicking it?
I've run out and I'm biting my tongue. Stocked up on sweets (lollies) and got chewing gum and lots and lots of water.
Anyways, I think some support could come in handy but I'm just gonna vent my frustration on here mainly. Who knows, it might help! ;-)
So day 1 has started. Should be ok til at least lunch time! I tend to keep working cuz if I stop the cravings start. Keeping busy is the key! As it's Friday (busiest day of the week), I can't see it being a problem. And I have this app to keep me busy tonight :-)
I smoked for 5 years and quit cold turkey the day I found out I was pregnant with my baby girl! You just have to find that one thing or person to motivate you! I feel soooo much better now! I can breathe SOO much better! My hair is thicker and shiny! My skin is softer and I know I wont get those yucky wrinkles around my mouth! Smoking is gross and it stinks!
YOU CAN DO IT! you just have to motivate yourself, keep busy and DONT give in whatever you do!!!
I am smoke free.... but now I have to TRY to motivate my man to quit
Lunch time and things where it gets hard... But I had some fruit! And now a lollie. Not in a bad mood yet either! Hey Ho :-)
Thanks for the support!
Day 1 went pretty good, as in I didn't kill anyone and didn't give in.
Day 2 started with someone screaming the place down outside at 5 am (i swear I didn't do anything to her) so god knows what's going to happen today. Again, it should be pretty busy at work but then you never know on a Saturday. I'm mainly worried about tomorrow but I found the thing to keep me going.
My sister's mother in law has lung cancer and it doesn't look good. All my brothers and sisters once smoked, they have all stopped. I can't be going back there and still smoke when they've managed to quit. I'd feel horrible! So that's keeping me going and I feel a lot more determined than I did last time I quit. So onwards and upwards!
I had been smoking for 10 years and quit cold turkey 2 years ago...( going to be 2 yrs on 26 may)
Its not easy to quit....quitting cigarettes are like breaking up with a relationship :) .... you need motivations to stay cold turkey.. think of all those moments when smoking made you feel bad...dried your throat and made you struggle for air...quit for one day and feel yourself... go by day at a time and when craving psychs your mind drink water....feeling is similar to holding a plank for a Long time and in midway you think you cant do it...but stay motivated ...no gum or patch will help u..( personally its like working out on steroids) cold turkey is the only way.. in 3 weeks ur cravings will be minimal but watch out from cravings.. its just like a call from old love which says in the middle of the night that they need you...and u may get caught into the trap.. ;) all d best
I found juices like cranberry or blackcurrant help kill the cravings. Keep your mind busy. Write a list of why you're giving up, what you don't like about smoking, and every time you get a craving read that list. Exercise helps, drinking lots of water, eating healthy foods. And also what helped me was keeping track of the days or hours you've been smokefree, its good for self affirmation and knowing how strong you've been so far.
Hey there, stopped 1. of may, my little cheat is to drink half bottle water if I wanna smoke. For me that works.
Day 3... I'm not working today so it could be harder than itches been (people do say day 3 is the hardest), but I have a flat that could do with a spring clean and call of duty for when I start feeling angry. Exercise is gonna happen at some point too. Just over 1 month til I see my family again so there's my motivation!
Doing pretty good today! Breathing during exercise is already slightly improving and the cravings haven't been too bad :-)
So here we go, say 4. Off to work shortly, where stress can make things hard, or busy days can make it easy. Totally up for it though, and feeling much, much better!
Having to clench my teeth tonight... Not even cuz I want a cigarette because I don't, it's just out of habit! Thinking it might take the edge of the pain in my knee but it won't so I'm holding onto a bottle of water because a few people on here said it helps. And watching the American version of the killing, which really is rather good! Wish I could exercise hah. Oh well, still think the worst is over with ;-)
So day 5, at home resting my leg. Got a coffee and call of duty. Pretty perfect right now :-) and no cravings! Apart from wanting to eat. Constantly. I've alreafygained about 4 kg's lol
U will gain a lot .... nicotine used to suppress hunger...avoid sugary things...increase you intake of water and exercise regularly (must) ... that will help you to keep off the food that u eating unnecessarily
Eat some green veggies and lime...not only they help in maintain weight but also will give you a kick of antioxidants.....make sure ur flavoured water doesn't contain sugar
Day 6. Woke up with a not so bad taste in my mouth today, which I see as a plus. It was as if i could taste the tar before that heh. Feeling pretty good, even though last night I literally ate everything my fridge had to offer (including green veg and lots of water). I do hope I don't feel like that tonight... Maybe I'll go for a walk tonight! At least it'd get me off the couch.
And another rule to stick to: stop buying junk food!
Still day 6. The clenching my teeth bit started a lot later today! Even after overdosing on caffeine. Did good with the eating too, or at least better. Only naughty one was a chocolate and vanilla doughnut, which basically got forced into me by one of my members of staff. And I had a full box of salad for dinner, with some fish (and oven chips). Apart from that just cereal, yoghurt and lots of water. We're not gonna mention the fact I'm starving right now ;-)
Either way, I'm not wanting a cigarette! Which is good, considering I'm watching a show on Netflix where someone is having a cig every 5 seconds it would seem.
Janna do u swim?? If not then try swimning ftr u complete one month... it helps gaing lung capacity as well as keeps you fit....if u already do then u will feel the difference post quitting...
Day 7! My god, I have to say this is feeling much easier than when I quit last year! Not as hungry today either :-) or clenching my teeth as much! Even though I felt very deflated today, I didn't even think about smoking at all!
I think writing it down every day really helps cuz it gives more of a push to keep going.
Either way, I'm feeling good in general and my breathing has improved so much! I'm just looking forward to feeling better every day :-)
Its nice that you post all these posts...thats wat support groups are for... keep it up...stay put stay clean..
Well I have been in a horrible mood all day. Tired, in pain, angry... But guess what? No cravings! Didn't want a cigarette at all! Now that is a major step forward!
So I've come home to the little amount of exercise I can, and after I'm gonna break into a beer. Because it's Saturday, it's bank holiday weekend and because I CAN.
Also, radio 1 live in Glasgow on the radio so tunes for sure.