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Hello! I am new here, just joined. I am on day one of my goal to quit smoking! I have tried many times before and didn't succeed. I am 23 and have been smoking since I was 15. Never joined anything like this the other times I tried to quit. So I am hoping with the support and advise from others who are also quiting it will help me to stick with my goal and successfully quit smoking!
As the first day of my quit comes to a close, I'd like to take this time to document my progress.
It was the easiest first quit day I have ever had. No joke. All the other times I was irritable, angry and restless. Only 3 times today did I have serious cravings and was able to sufficiently distract myself evey time. Mostly I think its because of this website. Reading everybodys posts and stories I was able to hold onto my resolve to quit. Each story fueling my determination. I am not weak and I will no longer be a slave to the nicotine. Power to the people!! lol!! I hope tomorrow proves to be just as easy. If it is this will definitely be the time I quit for good! Bring on day 2!!
So day 2 is nearing its end for me and I am happy to report that I did not smoke at all! Though I was tempted a few times I'm still staying strong! Everytime I thought about smoking I would tell my self how silly I am being I don't want smoke anymore. Laugh it off and keep myself busy. I got a little frustrated a couple times today when the internet was being slow but it passed quickly. I was just sitting next to my boyfriend a little while ago while he was smoking and I got a head ache so I will ask him to go outside next time he smokes. I should have told him too as soon as he lit the dang thing. All in all not a bad day though. Looking forward to day 3! The good, and I'll tolerate the bad because it will be worth it!
Day 3 is almost over for me. It was a little harder than the previous 2 days. I had a bad head ache for most of the day and my stomach has been hurting. I still haven't smoked though! I'm wondering how long the withdrawls will last. I know its different for everybody but quite a few people say it takes 3 days to break a habit. So by that logic my habit should be broken in like 5 hours. Yeah i know its not that easy but one can only hope! Day 4 here I come
Wow day 4 flew right on by! It started kind of crappy, I woke up with a head ache and chest pain. But that faded through out the day and I'm feeling great right now! I hardly had any cravings today, the strongest of which happened a little while ago. I just ate sunflower seeds until it was over. I even had a drink with dinner tonight at applebees and didn't crave a smoke at all on the walk back home.
My boyfirend told me today that if I make it to the end of this month without smoking then he will quit too. I am not going to hold him to that though, he was basically saying he doesn't believe I will stick to my quit. That made me little angry. Like thanks for the support right? During previous quits I would have used things like that as an excuse to smoke again. Not this time though. I just ignored it! Nothing is going to bring me down! N.O.P.E! On to day 5
I would like to say good luck to everyone who is currently quitting. Also Congrats to everyone who has successfully stopped!. My message to everyone is to STAY POSITIVE! Positive thoughts and attitude with help you a lot with your quit. The other times I tried to quit. I had a negative attitude towards everything. I failed those quits.
Sometimes even on the 2nd or 3rd day. I am happy to report that with this new out look on the situation I am having less cravings and symptoms of the withdrawl. I feel like its mostly all in your head. Perhaps if you have the negative out look it means you don't really want to quit and you are finding any excuse to smoke a cig.
I caught myself in junkie thoughts last night before bed and when I realized what I was doing I started cracking up laughing. Was I really just trying to persuade myself into one puff? I sure was! But it is not going to happen this time. I have a positive determination that I have never had during a quit before so I know that this is it! So Stay positive quitters! If you really want to quit you will!
Originally posted by Stovokor
Good job and good luck! I'm on week 3 and after the first week the cravings went away.
The ritual around smoking is something I still miss.
When I wake up with my coffee..I miss my cig.
After I eat lunch...I miss my cig.
When I get into the car...I miss my cig.
When i have a glass of wine..I miss my cig.
When I look at my dogs and know they aren't getting second hand smoke..I don't miss my cigs.
When I come home and my house don't smell like an ashtray...I don't miss my cigs.
When I mow my yard without smoking 3 cigs and getting winded..I don't miss my cigs.
When I think about spending 15 more years on this awesome planet..I don't miss my cigs.
I'm still battling with wanting to smoke and have had a few cigars in the last few weeks..but I see an end in sight and I hope you have great success!
Originally posted by Jobuko
reply to post by ucantcme
I haven't had a single drag since I quit almost a year and a half ago after smoking for ten. Here is how I did it:
Step 1: I got tired of hacking and coughing up disgusting stuff every morning.
Step 2: Decided I need to spend my hard earned money on other life necessities.
Step 3: Took last drag and ceremoniously extinguished my last butt.
Step 4: Every Morning when I woke up I would announce (to no one in particular) how many days since I last smoked.
Step 5: Every Evening when I went to bed I would announce how many days since I last smoked.
I knew I had successfully quit smoking when I woke up and not only did I not remember what day I was on, but I really didn't care either.
I would say "Good Luck" to anyone trying to quit, but you don't need it........you just need determination and a fed up attitude. Your mind is stronger than you know. Congratulations to anyone who has kicked the addiction.
Originally posted by Beauty_HairyBeast
Well done and congrats!
I have a question for you, have you felt any health benefits? aside from the financial
From a long term smoker who is determined to quit this year...
Originally posted by neonitus
welldone and good luck.
but dont be complacent. my record for quitting was 6 months.
now i'm past caring.edit on 10-8-2011 by neonitus because: (no reason given)