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Hi, my name is shifra Nakibuuka. I'm not a doctor or a guest lecturer Instead, I used to be a chain smoker for over 10 years.
I quit smoking 5 years ago, and today I am a proud mother of two living with my husband in South Africa, Western cape
I struggled many years trying to quit smoking. There's nothing I didn't try.
I tried Allen Carr's program and went through what Abrahamson had to offer....
Realize that having a cigarette does not change the situation you may be facing. Making up an excuse to have a cigarette is just that, an excuse. Generally, during our earlier attempts, most of us tend to be full of excuses, once you realize this and take control which means to stop making excuses, you start to get results.
QUITTING SMOKING IS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT FORWARD compared to dieting. Both take determination and positive thinking but dieting is always ongoing whereas quitting smoking is simply just done.
I caution dieters to not go below the 1200 calories as that is our basic metabolic rate for most of us. I prided myself for putting nutrition and exercise first but was appalled at how recklessly some at...
FEAR. Fear immobilizes us. Fear prevents us from going further. A great post PuffNoMore and fear was a great reason why people don't quit smoking. If we could remove that fear and get people to BELIVE that there is nothing to fear, many more would quit.
We value N.O.P.E. (Not One Puff Ever), so perhaps we need an acronym for FEAR.
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Hi guys, I’ve tried champix and I find it great except it gives me dreams all night so I woke up exhausted and it also breaks my skin out. I have literally cut a tablet in half to only have a smaller dose. It helps to make my skin less bad but still effects my sleep. Has anyone taken it at night instead and found that helps? Has anyone had the same experience?
I want to take it to help me quit ...
Everyone's quit is different. Some want to avoid temptations and triggers while others want to see and feel that they are making the CHOICE. That is empowerment as I see it. When we want something else more than the temptation. When we simply make up our minds to do something because we WANT to. It really is much easier.
I had always felt the first step to quitting smoking was to find the...
there has been rumors going around on this website
4 all those who say i am a 'negative being' on this website ... who is telling u 2 read my stories ? 2 read my comments ? that is all u on, this is my right of speech
to the guy that's leaving the site (bc of ME apparently), i am sorry 2 hear. will u be missed ? not on my behalf considering u were b*tching about me 2 the other lowlifes .
good morning 2 all those who love me
i took a month hiatus in order to clear my head. and since then even more of my stories have been taken down. i don't think u understand, this website is my online diary.
also found out that this guy called new chapter wrote a story about ME. 1. i am not a troll i talk about my life that gives me temptations 2 smoke and 2. for the last time i...
Reading Allen Carr’s book- ‘Stop Smoking Now’ is a great help.
Keep sending me your inspirational messages x
So I think I had a personal breakthrough when it comes to managing those disgusting cravings that used to pop up every now and then. I used to use sheer will to fight it off, by telling my self "I can't smoke a cigarette. I shouldn't smoke. I wont smoke." All the while I subconsciously thought about the words "smoke" and "cigarette."
Thinking that way only made things worse. Every time I told ...
First, i want to say Hello to everyone in here. Now i’m willing to share my strategy which is i using at the moment to beating of craving or to calm my feeling down.
i use smartphone and i decided to write down words ‘ No More Drug, Happy Family’ and i took picture and i set up in my lock screen. and i set up my beautiful family picture ( me, wife, daughter, son, daughter) in my home screen. so ...
I am glad my test posted, so I will try again.
We have been brainwashed for years.
We are not weak willed. We were so determined to teach ourselves to smoke despite the foul taste and gagging. We were told it was bad , unhealthy, but not ADDICTIVE. And if that was mentioned, we were young and it tasted so "Yuck" that was hard to believe. We just wanted to present a new image and fit in wit...
I am testing here before writing and no post. Read the next entry called QUITTING SMOKING CAN BE EASY! REPEAT QUITTING SMOKING CAN BE EASY! We need to undo all the brainwashing. That is not to say that you may find it hard, but QUITTING SMOKING CAN BE EASY!
So its been 122 days since I went cold turkey. I can tell that the cravings are getting less frequent and my breathing is getting much better when going on a run, so that keeps me somewhat motivated to continue on down this path, but I cant help but wonder: am going to be stuck like this forever? Am I going to have to fight an urge to light one up every day? Does it ever go away?
I was craving them so much it was like a hallucinary experience for me to get at them again. My Mom got me some patches to really do the trick and make it all go away once I made my mind up: no more of it!
though it has been sum months, i have returned back to this beloved site to let u all know that u have not driven me off it.
i understand the bullying u all were doing was to drive me off- both this website and my journey on quitting smoking.
i missed u all, esp happiness. my biggest fan through-out this journey. i will be updating u all on my recent adventures.
- love u a...
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Hi everyone still on the non smoking train
I am still struggling with cravings.
Especially first thing in the morning.
The minute I open my eyes it's a feeling of o wait I don't smoke anymore and I fell a downer feeling happening and I don't like it.
Why this happens I do not no.
Yes I am happy that I no longer smoke but I think it's still fresh in the mind I no longer smoke.
It’s only been something like 60 days since I went cold turkey and had my last ciggie.
I had really tough moments in the beginning and almost relapsed, but I stayed strong.
I’ve realized it’s going to be a lifelong battle that I choose not to lose. I’ve made changes to my lifestyle that keeps me away from temptetation. Working out is the best lifestyle change I can think of.
I have s...
Hey there, so at the moment, I’m currently on day 19 of champix and for about a week now I’ve had nothing but constant vomiting. I know feeling nausea is common but just want to know whether vomiting every day is common?? Every bit of food I had that day, gets taken back out with ease and it’s starting to make me panic a bit. Anything I can do??
So far 8 days which is great. Lots of quitters seem to want to eat but I have the opposite effect I don’t feel like eating. Don’t get me wrong am eating my 3 meals because I have to. Yes have just got back into yoga and the gym. I have always been thin but would love to gain about 6 kilos. How many times have I heard “ just eat more”. Trying but I guess it will take time. It just goes to s...
At the beginning of December I said that quitting smoking was easier than losing weight.
To back this up, since I truly did find quitting smoking easy, once finding a site and believing that it was at least a realistic possibility. After all I am not special in any way, even if i would never have believed many things that have come to pass.
I did not believe I could quit smoking.....but h...
Six years ago I was found HBsAg positive and by taking Worldherbsclinic HBV herbal medicine, now I am negative. abdominal pain gone. All this happened between 2 months.Am very happy to share my victory over HBV. I always knew i will beat this deadly disease, i never stopped researching for solution. Don’t ever give up, you will surely be free on day.
2 days with 0 smokes. Wearing a hair band on my wrist every time I think about a cigarette, I snap the band on my wrist and it diverts my thoughts. Also breathing in and exhaling deeply.
Drink mint water it works trust me
it's been 14 and half since have given up smoking. And I am going strong and I loosing weight and my doctor and family are so happy with me. As long as you friends and family which I can quit is family. Merry Christmas to you all and a beautiful and new year. Keep strong everyone Gary
if it wasn’t for the sore on my buttocks I wouldn’t have known I had it. Once I discovered the blisters on my buttocks I went to the doctor. They scraped a sample of the blisters and had it tested. The results came back and said I had it. I started on WORLDHERBSCLINIC HERPES VIRUS (HSV1)herbal medicine treatment. I was on it for just three months,and I never thought I will recover so soon and My ...
Its hard to gather my thoughts to literately help someone who needs advice. Everyone seems to be moving in a positive direction. some have moved into no-smoking territory, stay strong Gemma & Jess. Swap & Chapter have things sorted and keep your great work up please. We've come to realise that we all have to work along-side others who smoke in front of us sometimes and we dont worry or want what ...
I have tried so many times to quit but failed every time.
This time I’m going to put 200% into it
Smoking 40+ a day and now on the NRT
I’m on day one today so yes I have a long way to go
My biggest setback is all the other smokers around me
I live and work with people smoking around me
Any tips on how to overcome and beat this is greatly appreciated
This addiction is actually helping me stop other addictions too!
its important to keep an online journal so you can always look inside and see how long you have quit, this gives you strength on a challenging day, it gives you a pat on the back and this will make you the ultimate winner!! Thanks God for this great community!!
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Tomorrow marks my 2 years of being a happy non-smoker. I think the realization that I was an addict of sorts albeit legal made an impact. Trying to better my health in other areas led me to the belief that I could quit smoking. After 4 decades of smoking I finally came to understand how I started and how to end it.
Hence lesson 101.111111 and yes i won,won, won, won. And will keep...
My helpful thought that I have come up with in case I feel tempted today is: I prefer to breath instead of choking on phlegm.
I am going to use this as my response to any temptation today.
I have just signed up today with the goal of reducing and then going cold turkey.
One concern that came up for me is what impact would this have on my body and I was hoping that you all may have some tips on what foods and/or supplements may help my body with the change of becoming a non-smoker?
Any tips are most welcome.
Hi Everyone, I was chatting with a friend the other day and she said something about smoking that I felt was a great point to share. We used to smoke because smoking was a very social thing to do.....however these days smoking is just plain lonely.
So if you don’t want to be lonely....you don’t want to isolate yourself from others....you don’t want to feel shame.....stop smoking
I'm stunned at how few resources there are in Australia to support people who want to quit smoking - this website is the most i could find, and its not really a forum but more for people to put a few 'stories' here and there.
We have the world's most expensive cigarettes! though all the government websites/resources are shallow and hollow.
Any recommendations for podcasts or YouTube channels for quit smoking journeys? For those sleepless nights :)
How's is everybody doing with the no smoking journey.
It's a hard one to beat but you can do it with the right mindset.
I'm 128 days smoke free. Had 2 slip up over a month ago but that was it.
It does get easier as time go's on.
How did everyone start there journey?
Interested to no how you all started
I myself went cold turkey
Just get straig...
hello my amazing fans, i am sure u all have missed me. i have been extremely busy, with quitting smoking and all.
recently, this dumb b*tch has been creating drama in my life. she is a strong 2/10 and the girls hair looks like hay. she is a compulsive liar and pretended to have dated multiple men as well as pretending that she was my friend (i have never spoken to this girl in my life).
Hi everyone hope you are all staying strong and having a wonderful smoke free weekend.
It's great to not have that small lingure around me anymore or in my hair and clothes.
My partner is much happier and proud of me that I have come this far and continue to be a non smoker.
I did have my slip over 2 weeks ago now but as I said I will not go back to the start as it was so hard to stop the ad...
Think about your reasons for quitting as this leads to motivation then be determined. My doctor told me motivation is all that is needed to quit, i agree if the reason is big enough (throat cancer ect..) yes for sure that would motivate just about everyone. My reason was imagining i was on my death bed at a young age knowing it was my fault i have shortened my life and now its over. This was a st...
Hi all I'm not sure why but I'm craving badly as we speak I'm doing all I can to beat this craving but this 1 well it's a hard 1. I so t want 1 and I will not smoke 1 but serious big craving right now.
Hello everyone my cravings are quite high tonight I dont know why. I am keeping busy by coming onto this site and reading stories and comments and commenting on stories and now writing a post. It sure beats having a cigarette and means once these urges pass I will still be a non smoker. Have a magical evening everyone.
Happy Sunday everyone. I love it when I wake up in the morning and can easily take a few deep breaths and feel how much more air my lungs can take in. I love hitting the pillow at night knowing I have been blessed with another smoke free day. I love being able to participate in this community. Thank you to who ever came up with the idea of this platform and thank you to those who made it happen. ...
Time flies..I am 6months free
Thank you everyone for all of your support and recommendations. I have picked myself up dusted off and am back on track. I am a non smoker with lots of friends in the icanquit community. Im sticking with all of you winners. Have a great afternoon everyone xo
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