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I know I just posted and was high-fiving myself all over town at my 4 week mark. But I am excited to count in months, and soon enough years.
So one month has passed. Whoop Whoop!!
I am so glad to be a non-smoker. WTF was I thinking?? I have been in a smoke screen for 25 years.
I thought I'd share some more with you all. At the time of my quit date I was 6' 8" tall at 300lbs. My blood pressure was 195 over 98. I decided to go on a 2000 cal low sodium diet at the same time that I quit smoking. Talk about self inflicted pain! Counting calories helps distract my cravings for cigs, and my taste buds are coming back so food tastes alright without salt as well. Last week at t...
I am absolutely stoked about being now 4 weeks as a non smoker!
I can't believe now how scared I was. This is the first time I have actually confessed to that. My days are so much easier now. The anxiety about when I am going to fit my smoke breaks in, getting to the shops to make sure my stocks are ok, who is around, can they smell me......all gone.
And I saved enough money to go out and buy...
So.... as of tomorrow night at 10.18pm, it will be 4 weeks since my last cigarette. Whilst I am pleased to say that during that time I have had quite a few dramas outside my control and survived them without reaching for a cigarette. For that, I am proud. I am on Champix but only taking the tablet in the morning as the dreams that I was having was waaay too much and I found it hard to get to slee...
Hey everyone! I notice that there are a number of people here, like me, who seem to be in that crucial first month of a quit. How is everybody doing? What are some positives you’re seeing? What are some of your struggles?
For me, it has been going pretty well (day 9). I’ve had some struggles that I think others are experiencing. Like Rosie mentioned, having alcohol for the first time was...
My first post just thought I should as I have read others and found them helpful. I an in my sixth week of no ciggs have smoked for upwards of 30 years.
Basically slowly cut cigs per day from 2 50g packs of tobacco per week to 1 every 3 weeks and then set a date to quit period. Have being off them now for 5 weeks with the use of Nicorette quick mist and eclipse mints.
I am finding wee...
Let me invite you to read this article that really helps being smoke free, but mostly - Free.
Article here - https://medium.com/@joannna/how-to-quit-smoking-by-making-peace-with-your-emotions-2d7bd5d4dddb?source=friends_link&sk=377b0f86b0878a4b2535356b3c97ace6
Hi Everyone,I’m on day 34. I have been using the nicotine gum till yesterday. It starting to make me edgy/nauseas. As of day 27 I feel tired and don’t really want to do much. I walk/run 1/2 hr a day. I’ve lost 12lbs. But I still have some anxiety, a lot of worrying and I get mad for the smallest thing. Is this normal ? I do really feel better then at the beginning. But I feel my brain is a fog .A...
5 weeks Cold Turkey here too and it's a fantastic place to be.
I really think that Cold turkey is the only way, any other aids are just dragging out the addiction and wearing down your willpower.
For me it was about making a mental shift from: "I can't have another smoke now" to "I don't want to smoke anymore"
One night I went for a walk due to a stressful situation, I wasn't planning to ...
after 30 years of smoking I truly got tired of being winded and tired of smelling like an ashtray! I got tired of cigarettes controlling me!
Today is day 17 and I've done it all cold turkey! I'm a little dizzy today and have insomnia but I am taking each day minute by minute.
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