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Just checking in to report I'm still on track and continue to be amazed that I am actually here today 1000 days quit. I was seriously a tragic smoker and failed my quit attempts many times and often thought it was sad impossible. It just goes to show that if you don't give on giving up this insidious habit, you will be free of the shackles one day. I can even have a boozy night around smo...
I wanted to say Thanks to Happiness, Nuts, PuffNoMore and Ravisca2003 for helping make it to this day. If not for your support not sure I could have gotten this far.
I have saved $3099.00 this far and plan to take a trip to the states next year with my daughters for a month. We should have enough to go shopping as well.
To all those who are quitting or thinking about quitting all I can say ...
On the 2nd of may it will be three years since my last cigarette. In the past three years my health has improved dramatically I ran a 5km marathon. Ive had baby number six and he was healthy and my heaviest baby. Ive been able to afford extra things for my children weve done things we could never afford to do before quitting. The thought of ever lighting another cigarette literally makes me sick ...
40 days as a non smoker, plenty of ups and downs on the way, but I seem to be doing it anyway. Happy Easter to you all
I am thrilled that I have actually managed to quit. I like reading posts still here and there and reading stories about others early on struggles helps me to stay on track and focused at all times. For me quitting was REALLY hard, so I never want to revisit that first 3 months ever again. I owe this website and all the good people on here so much for there support and for anyone reading this star...
6 weeks on and still no smoking. The first few were weeks were challenging and you feel very vulnerable but my goal is never to pick up another smoke ever again. Keep busy and start walking! And looking after my grandson also keeps me on my toes. I feel great.
Saw my Cardiologist on Friday. Thank God he told me everything looked great after my stress test.
I saw my regular doctor early this morning. She says my blood work looks great, except for my thyroid levels. Easy fix. Nothing to do with smoking.
Then I had an ultrasound at my surgeons office. Again, I believe all is well.
So, my health is great, super duper, wonderful. I am celebrating my 18 w...
I am at 124 days smoke free, or almost 18 weeks. I mentioned last week that I am having difficulties lately because of major upheavals causing major stress.
I haven't smoked and I am not going to but I am finding it hard to find something else to occupy my mind.
My husband still hasn't found a job and we have about 2 months before we have to start moving to-somewhere.
I can't work because I am...
I am nearly 5 weeks without a cigarette & I feel so much better. I have now got a little rescue dog & spend my $$ on her instead of cigs. Went to the shop last week to buy cigs & he said he no longer stocked my brand cause I hadn’t been in. Went to 2nd shop & same story. Decided to come home to Missy instead. Someone up there was looking after me. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏👻👻👻👻👻👻
lots of fruit and Zooper doopers plus cut a straw in half and hold in fingers or chew it
Just remember that we are not having withdrawals after a few weeks. We are listening to that little addictive devil in our brain. It is trying so hard for you to take that next puff. Don’t let it win. It is trying to kill you. Imagine you are the hero of a horror movie. Everyone is hoping you win and kill that addiction.
<p style="text-align: left;">Hi! <br />I am 20 years old female, had been smoking for 3 and a half years now. I had root canal procedure around age 14. Last year, that same tooth gave me trouble, it gave me a cyst (dental apsces), I lost my tooth and continued with my life still smoking...
<p style="text-align: left;">Ten days ago, it all started again. I had another cyst, same place, stuck...
Changed my morning routine in which I find the hardest. Instead of waking up having a cuppa and cig first thing which I used to do. Today I jumped in the shower stuck a patch on quick mist spray had a healthy smoorhie & went out for a brisk walk with the dog.
Tomorrow I'm back in work any advice I would be grateful majority are smokers.
so far I’m just half way through the month course and I’ve been completely nicotine free for 10 days. I tried champix in the past and suffered terriable side effects and still smoked. Desmoxan is amazing, Within days I went from smoking 50 a day to zero.
I have been very busy organizing my Artwork for Exhibition plus socialising with family and more. Pleased to say 27 days smoke free. I know if I succumb to the nicotine habit just once it will keep me enslaved forever.
I find when I crave or think about smoking that if I take a moment to review the serenity prayer...god grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (I am a nicotine addict and will crave them from time to time or ALOT during the first few weeks)..the COURAGE to change the things that I can (I can have the courage to choose not to smoke!! Give me courage, I need courage!)..and the w...
Stay appreciative of the effort Made to quite......I feel so much better about myself as a non-smoker. No more shame, inconvenience, cough, horrible smell, expense, anxiety about when I’ll be able to have the next cigarette, freedom from the slavery. I have thought, many many times, about how I’d like to have a cigarette, but then I say to myself -“no, you really don’t want to do that,because it...
Just focus on one day at a time
Just passed a two Year anniversary mark. An interesting part to my quitting process is that I had a time bending experience. What I mean is that there is always before and after smoking, but more importantly in the beginning of my quit the time started moving at a different pace. I found out that without smoking my days became longer because time had slowed down. There were no more smoke breaks. ...
To all those doubting their ability to quit and also those wining the battle, if I can do it cold turkey I hope you can too. 1399 days and counting. Just like this milestone, tomorrow will be another one. Felt exactly the same after day 1 and then day 2 etc. One foot after the other. Move forwards and hopefully not backwards. Such a good feeling to listen to one's inner positive thoughts and not ...
I regularly check my quit plan. OMG!!! 71 days and over $1700
Time for a reward... booked a holiday with my up in smoke money.
Has anyone else tried any of the quit smoking (free) self hyonosis youtube videos? I have found them to be quite useful. Also very good for meditation and relaxation.
Today is 1 month since I had my last demon feeling good and healthy still have the odd moment when the thought of just one can’t hurt creeps in like a nagging feeling in your head but I do not act on it I’m so proud of myself I don’t physically feel like smokes anymore and I’m starting to forget my champix doses haha keeping strong.
smoke free for 78 days off chantix now for 2 weeks still not wanting to smoke but still eating a lot but trying a high protein diet and it is somewhat helping, got a nasty headache most of the time, dont know what that is but at least I am not smoking, going to start exercising and going to start going to see a nutritionist,will see how that goes!!! hang in there people, it is not easy but it is...
Need some help with staying off the smokes. I have been smoke free for 15 days (woohoo). In the beginning I was finding it ok to still function but now 15 days on I’m starting to find it harder. Any tips out there to keep me off the smokes. I am doing cold turkey
Today is my anniversary, it is 3 years to the day that I stopped smoking, congratulations to me
It is hard to believe that I have achieved this, I still remember those early days when I was never sure that I could get through the next hour.
I apparently am a lot more determined than I was aware in those early days.
I still have fleeting thoughts of having a cigarette, sometimes the thought t...
Hi, my name's Bryn Benn and today's the 1st day I'll be smoke free. 13_03_2019 is the day. I'm on Champix and have been for 2 weeks. It's not the first time I've tried quitting. Once I was smoke free for 2 weeks (Cold Turkey) and then had an idea to be a fashionable part time smoker, but once I had one, it didn't take me long to finish the pack and buy more. But this time it's a pact non a pack. ...
I am still on track. So in the last year I gained 15kgs which was depressing but I am finally starting to see the scales go down again which is exciting. I mostly don't miss smoking, every now and then I smell someones cigarette and I like it and the familiar feeling I get but generally speaking I feel like its not even an issue anymore. Its possible I am less tolerant and a bit more angry som...
How much is freedom worth? Cigarettes not smoked in my 119 days at 28/day at roughly $12 for pk of 25 is $1600.oo But money is valued differently according to earnings and lifestyle. I am sure we can all find something better to do with the money.
We measure our success of quitting by counting the days since our last cigarette. To those struggling, it can seem like a constant reminder of les...
hello brothers and sisters please give them up. its over 6 months for me and i feel so good with my breathing.considering i have depression i must say stopping the demons was the best move i did. cold turkey is the only way to do it cause you save money instantly.it is so fantastic that i not only feel good with my lungs but $40 per pack is such a waste of money.i would love to know how many out ...
It’s been 1000 days since I had my last cigarette, I can’t believe it, I felt so amazing an i’m so determined to stay off the cigarette, I don’t want to look back on the cigarettes, It’s too expensive to buy a packers smokes.
Today makes 2 weeks as a non smoker feels like forever, I’m so proud of myself for what I thought was impossible but I have done it do I still think about smokes yes I do but not often and not acting on the thoughts.
Hi fellow Quitters, I’m new to this site but not new to the struggle to quit Smoking. I have read the stories of your journey and it gave me hope 52 days ago to believe that I to can win this battle, thank you for your words of encouragement.
I am grateful to my daughter, who has been a pillar of unconditional support and who patiently bore the brunt of my mood swings (I am NOT PROUD of this, I apologise once again my baby), yet congratulated me every time we came back from a fun outing, party or gathering without me having smoked. Family and friend support is very important, when the chips are down, they make you realise that you a...
Returned to work and finding this very hard.
Do I want to go outside with the smokers for a chat? Ok, I can actually do this as I really need time away from my desk!
No I don't want a smoke, I don't have any and NO I don't want one of yours but you are welcome to one of my mints.
Hello, if you are still not feeling 100% like a non smoker you should give my video about how I quit a view. Sometimes you just need to change the perspective to stop all the craving forever.
I hope I can help you! If not, still keep going!
Here is the link to the YouTube video:
Hey all I ended up stopping the champix and going to patches instead. The champix didnt seem to be working for me. I'm now day 4 no smoke at all :)
I shared my story not to long ago i quit cold turkey faced physical difficulties more then craving besides that i didn't tell a soul till recently and i didn't because Of a few reasons but at a social gathering i attended yesterday as soon as i walked in they had the cigarettes lit keep in mind these are closet smokers which confused me because the vibe i got is they they were willing to come out...
1 week as a non smoker how the time flys by I’m so happy and proud of myself it’s something I never thought I would be able to do but I have, changing my habits has helped a lot I chew a lot of gum now haha still have the odd thought about how I’d love a smoke right now but not acting on it, it’s not going to win this time.
im now two weeks smoke free and loving life. Using Champix has helped alot. im now about halfway through my second batch. The thing is i feel great and not sure if i should conitnue with the Champix another month. I need some advice on this one please?
Day 47. Really craving a smoke today. That nicotine monster is trying to get me. Some of you wonderful people on this forum said this would happen, so i was waiting for it. Get it over with and be proud i didnt give in, because i am not going to smoke ever again. It helps the nearest shop is over 100 klms away. Not worth the drive. It will not beat me. I will win. Take that Nicotine Monster. 😆🤠
It has been 1,529 days since I quit that represents a saving of $57,323 - 00. If any young couple are still smoking and renting consider quitting and putting the money aside for a home deposit. in 1,500 days you could be moving into your own home, saying good bye to renting forever.
Can't believe, but immensely happy, that my unplanned and forced quit is on its 200th day.
There is one thing I have realized while staying quit and that is.... stay humble to your quit. Don't assume you have found a mantra to stay quit. Different things work for different folks and what works for me is to keep telling myself that I haven't won anything yet. To me the struggle keeps me going ...
I sit here wondering why I didn't try to quit smoking earlier. Wait-a-minute!! I did try in the past. At least 10 times. But this is the first time I planned it properly. It wasn't cold turkey. I used to smoke 20-30 Cigarettes per day. I first reduced it to half (10-15), then 10, then 7,---and after about a month, I reduced it to 0. The day was 31st Jan. I haven't smoked since.
It could have b...
Last night on day two was really hard. I grabbed a cigarette from my boyfriends cigarette pack put it in my pocket and walked outside. I walked back inside and just looked at my oldest son. I walked back in the bedroom and put the cigarette back.
I thought just one more cigarette but I didn't want my last time date starting over again. Didn't want the initial cravings to start over again. What ...
1816 smoke free yipee ...keep up the good work everyone
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