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originally posted by: Morningglory
a reply to: jude11
What a coinkydink, it will be two weeks for me this monday. I wish us all the best.
I thought about vaping but decided to go cold turkey. During the first week tootsie roll pops helped a lot especially when driving.
Quitting isn't something I thought I'd ever do. I tried a couple times before and two weeks was the longest. It was total hell, I was prone to cheating/climbing the walls etc.
This time feels very different. I haven't cheated once. When I think about it I chase those thoughts away and get busy. In fact I'm painting several rooms/shampooing carpets to get rid of the smoke.
I'm so determined to do this. Rewarding yourself with silver is a great incentive. After I'm done painting, we're getting new furniture.
My hubby never smoked but he's very supportive. So far the only side effect has been a twitching eye. I'm replacing the bad habit with good ones. After meals instead of smoking, I go for a walk or clean, listening to music helps too. Sometimes I just go outside and breathe the country air. I figure anything's better than smoking.
Getting my head in the right place first helped with the anxiety/withdrawal. For the first time not smoking feels like a worthy reward instead of a dreaded punishment.
I tried Champix a while ago but the dreams crept the hell out me so I stopped it after only few days.
We were spending anywhere from $900 t0 $1100 per Month on cigarettes.
originally posted by: DarkerJackal
My hat is off to you. I quit once and it felt amazing. Then I got a job working at a retail store and was kinda tugged back into by the secondhand smoke from my co-workers. I wish we all had the determination you had, things would get done without a second thought.