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G'day all, just a quick note that i'm staying strong and enjoying the freedom. Had a really enjoyable lunch today, no real culinary delight, just your normal sandwich, the difference today was that I actually tasted most of it. Staying quit never ceases to amaze me!
Day 10 with absolute thanks. Day 9 started with a support call from a " professional " support worker which proceeded into a massive diference of opinion, being that when i told him i was day 9 and feeling great, he suggested thats good, but to feel better i should start NRT. I once again told him i was feeling great and had no use for NRT. His reasons being that the amount I smoked per day for 5...
Smoking has been my vice for the last 20 years, more so over the last 15 years with high stress jobs.
I have always hated people smoking around me and always hated the smell. I hated that much and was ashamed so much I always did in in secret except for the last few years where I come clean about my addiction.
So many times I tried to kick it but went straight back to it. The best I did was ...
Hi everyone :-)
I am new to this site & am after abit of advice if anyone can help me.
I am currently 9 days smoke free & i have quit before in the past for 2 months, but for some reason this time around seems abit worse.
Last time i quit i struggled alot with cravings but didnt have many symptoms, this time around im only onto day 9 & i feel my sinuses are blocked & i even have abit of a sinu...
I have phantom tingling along both my arms. When I rub them with my palm, my palm feels cold up against my tingling arms. I am thinking that my arms shouldn’t be tingling anymore since I’m on day 12. My nerve endings should be ok by now.... I realize this is phantom symptoms. I had these during my previous quota as well.
I quit on Jan 5 at 9am. It helped to quit in the morning because every morning I was on my next quit day. I had my first cigarette at the age of 18 or 19. I didn’t smoke much until age 23 when I split up from my boyfriend of 6 years. Between the ages of 23 to 44, my current age, i smoked off and on and had bouts of long quits that last two years here and there. This last stint of smoking lasted 2...
I have felt the call of the monster tonight. Friday night. Having a couple of beers/wines with my husband.
I still didn't want to have a smoke, but I wanted to be a smoker. Doesn't make sense. But just that total habit of drinking a wine on the patio having a smoke. Pang.
Lucky I threw all the smokes out. Lucky I don't live in walking distance of a shop. Lucky I have my wonderful husband I ca...
Having a tough day. I had applied for a loan to consolidate some of my debt but it got declined. To top it off, having another argument with my fiancé. Having a bit of an urge to drive to the store and get a pack😔
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
wow what a week this one has been. Week one was easy, it flew past without even really a thought. Week two has been awhole lot different. The gloss of being a non smoker is starting to wear off and normality is setting in. The novelty is gone and the reality is here. My business this week has thrown everything at me it possibly can. Ive been called into stressful meetings where normally i would s...
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