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Sitting here reading all the amazing and inspiring stories I felt the need to contribute. I think it may help somebody (even one person). I quit 15 years ago for 4 years. I was trying to get pregnant and then I did and stayed quit.
My story is more about how I succumbed to temptation and how I started smoking again. My husband and I got into a habit in the evening of sittin...
Just checking in ....have started again....no cigs , ashtrays or lighter will ever come in my home again,not one puff will ever happen again for I have learnt my lesson....have used a patch today and not one craving....will continue to use patch for a week then go cold turkey again...all have a smoke free weekend.
Hi guys.....craving have been bad today ....but I have found eating fruit apples,oranges ,bananas helps when the cravings are bad.....good luck everyone.....thinking of us all we will make it.
18 day 20 minutes and I slipped up....I had 3 puffs and put out because it was allfull and I felt so guilty and dissapointed with myself....that 3 puffs was not worth it so if you are going to slip up don't,you too will be disappointed....god luck
I am at the end of week 6, and as one of the lucky ones, I guess, I
want to share some observations, that may help others.
What ever method you choose, when you start this fight, the most
important thing is the mindset that you WANT this.
As you can read, in my other post, I cut down over a short time, and then just quit. I had smoked an average of a pack a day for 45 years, and by day 30, h...
I just want to say that no matter which
way you decide to become smoke free, you're a winner in my eyes!
This post is for those cutting down, who
are smoke free and who are doing it no
matter the method a person tries. It's
way better than remaining a smoker.
Even those who have a slip up, you're human, if you get back on the bike, then
just keep pedalling forward and don't look ...
I'm so happy to say I've reached 2 weeks smoke free. It's tough but nothing
like I imagined it to be. I feel so much
better already. Yes, I still miss it sometimes but I never want to go back.
I'm a mad AFL supporter and the season
started last night with my beloved team, the Mighty Richmond Tigers winning their first game. Whoop Whoop.
This girl is going to fight like a Tiger to stay quit...
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Hi, was nicotine for 7mpths after heart attack. Then as l started to feel better l niavely thought l was strong enough to have the odd cigarette while socialising but ofcourse ad er know one is one too many so even though not hashing many l am struggling to resist 100percent just need to be 100 percent committed to willpower,strength,determination and honest with myself.Thy will come
I found a program called You Can Do It 123 Easy on ITunes and it is fabulously helpful and is making it so much easier check it out everyone. Cheers!
I used to love a smoke when I had a beer so I have bypassed the grog for 4 days now and found the temptation has been reduced. I do love a beer but the odds of me staying off the ciggies if I have a couple or 10 are ridiculous.
I used to lov`e a smoke when
Having spoken over the years to smokers that have started again after long quits there seems to be two triggers. One is a traumatic event and the other is " it was offered so I took it "
For me it seems that I will always have the propensity to nicotine addiction but one day at a time I am not indulging. This seems to work. I also make sure I stay close here on icanquit even though I may not con...
I was a long term (40 yrs), heavy smoker (50 plus daily), attempting Champix for the 4th time. This time, instead of giving up after a week I persevered to let my body get used to & settle with some side effects which encouraged me to continue. I still had side effects, other than laxatives, I struggled & coped with the rest because I was determined. After a couple of weeks I only smoked 1 a day ...
Day 140 and going well. Most of my days I don't think of smoking but every now and then it invades my mind. Such delicious and seductive thoughts it plants there, scenarios, little day dreams but I kill that thought like it's a weed and on I go with life. It's a tricky and devious drug that nicotine but when you're in a situation like this try and see it for what it is. Take a step back and see t...
I am really struggling to staying quit. I keep trying after a relapse of not smoking for 10 weeks, but I just can't seem to shake it. I'm not giving up on giving up though. Any words of advise or encouragement for a determined struggler.
Into week four and starting to get mild cravings. I started to think about triggers. My worst trigger was with my cup of coffee in the morning. I have stopped this and now have a glass of orange juice in bed before I get up for my shower. My second trigger was my phone I now turn it off and wait until night and answer any messages. I have convinced myself that smoking is the most foul fi...
Art deep breathing getting out in the garden
This may sound very strange but I am so happy that I smoked all these years.
And most of all I am thankful for the horrible cravings and emotional mood swings that followed after quitting.
I see stopping with smoking as a spiritual process. During my journey I understood that behind my smoking habit there was a much bigger lesson to be learned. Stopping with smoking is about willpower. S...
For catching a monkey it seems that trappers take a small cage out into the jungle. Inside the cage they place a bunch of bananas and then they close it, locking the bananas inside. Now a monkey coming along and spotting the bananas, will reach through the narrow rungs of the cage and grab a banana. But he can't get it out. And no matter how hard he tries – twisting his hand back and forth – he c...
Especially in the beginning it helps me a lot NOT to say to others i stopped smoking (ONLY close family members).
When a smoking friend asks me : Did you stop smoking ? I now answer .. No i had a smoke a couple of hours ago and am fine now.
The reason i say this it helps to escape the social pressure from smoking friends. In the past i saw that when i stopped all of them are always very i...
I am proud I can now finally say I am 9 days without smoking. I smoked around 20 cigarettes a day for more than 10 years and after a couple of attempts I now finally decided to quit forever. The reason I wanted to post is to share my point of view regarding the emotional reactions witch all of us have to endure during our first months without smoking. In my case I could describe it as an emotio...
I tell myself that I have never been a smoker, never had a smoke and never relied on it to get over stress. It's only peer pressure or drunkenness I take a puff or two, and they have only given me bad breath and chest pain.
I still have packs of smokes around the house, next to the bed and in the drinks holder in the car, but the lie works every time in the 8 days of cold turkey so far.
hi I'm now 49 days smoke free its easy to resist having one after you smell someone elses its really not nice keep up the good work my fellow quitters good luck with your journey
Today is my first day of being smoke free. I am going well, been to see my doctor and got and filled a script for patches. I have been tempted to smoke, but when I feel the urge to I use NRT and deal with it in my thoughts, and re assess my goals and reasons for quitting. I know I can do this!!!!
been easy nope, been doable though.
I do not have physical cravings only thoughts and that's where the addict lives in my head, so the more time that passes the weaker he gets as no is easier than yes.
I can not today think of one good reason to light up other than if I want to commit slow and painful suicide.
it hasn't been easy and I am happy for that as doing the hard yards really sti...
I have made a You Tube video so people can see the pros and cons for them selves:-
Lock your tobacco up in an automatic pill dispenser to limit the number of cigarettes you have access to, and put the key in a time lock box. This w...
I'm nearing the end of day 6 smoke free! I bought myself one of the cool colouring in books they make for adults and some gel pens, it has been a great distraction for me. When ever I've had a craving or my kids are just driving me crazy I sit down and colour for 10 minutes until I've got my head together.
It may not be for everyone but it's done wonders for me 😊
I sont normally explain my personal life but today i will, in the hope that even if just one person gets inspired by it, it would make me happy. Today i am 18 days smoke free with the help of will power and Champix. I smoked a packet of 25's a day for the last 25 years. I smoked bongs for 14 years every single day. I smoked ice for 2 years every single day. I have been drug free for 2 years now a...
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