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My dad always told me that if you got your health you got it all. I'm eating healthier. I would highly recommend getting a NutriBullet. The two drinks I enjoy is carrots and apples, banana and milk.
I tried two other times to quit smoking. 2 days ago I was having a very strong craving withdrawal and I almost went and bought a pack but instead I made me a cup of green tea and after drinking I had absolutely no craving for a cigarette whatsoever. You can drink green tea hot or cold and it definitely works. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Darren 76
I smoked for 25 years. I did some research on the internet and discovered that green tea is very helpful when quitting smoking. When your having a craving green tea Works amazing and it keeps me calm. I highly recommend
drinking green tea because it works for me. I quit smoking on Sunday August 11th 2019 and I feel so much better. Darren 76
Hey everyone haven't been on for awhile... been sick in still in pain with my knee but guess what it's 2 months since I've touched a smoke feel awesome in that way loving my food my fresh air breathing easy like.i said before this is round 2 of giving up smoking since 2 years ago n this time round has been easy even with suffering chronic pain etc the support here n my family n friends is aweso...
So today is day 20. The night before last was very hard for me, I had an argument with my daughter which I was very angry at. All I wanted to do was go out and smoke those cigarettes but I realised what I wanted to do so I took a deep breath held it then blew it out. Thank goodness my mouth was full of hot air lol so then I went and cooled off for a while. I did not give in. I was quite proud of ...
Hello everyone, Yeap its been one year since i gave the demons up. No more coughing or dry reaching or vomiting or having short breaths or having a yiak taste in your mouth or your clothes smelling of cigarettes and so on and so on. Just the though of the crave now makes me feel sick to my stomach. Dont waste your money on patches or any other methods that will cost you money. Cold turkey is the ...
30y later and I'm officially past 100 days, let's just say that I'm pinching myself. I never honestly thought that i could ever be smoke free. Just goes to show that with the support of this group and the want to be a non smoker it is possible. Just popping in to thank everyone and hopefully give inspiration to those who are thinking or starting the nicotine battle. I know it's still early da...
by changing how I start my morning I am now smoke free for 3 days.
I’ve been using champix now for 19 days and it’s really helped. This is the 3rd time I’ve used it but this time I’ve persevered through the yuck feeling and horrid dreams I get and stuck to taking my tablets correctly. I’ve forgotten two night time ones but hey no ones perfect. This website has really helped me too, by reading your stories they’ve really helped me see the light at the end of the...
Hi everyone. I had a great time line dancing and listening to country music in Fiji. Best of all I stayed smoke free although I did have gum. It was really good not having to take time out to smoke and the plane trip was a breeze. Another 2kgs to lose but now the holidays are over I'm adding a zumba session to my two line dancing classes each week. Off to see a naturopath tomorrow so maybe she ca...
It’s been 12 months today smoke free it’s had it’s moments I’m not going to say it wasn’t hard I still have my moments 12 months on
The hardest I’ve noticed is still when I get stressed
Good Luck Everyone
This is about my 10th attempt to quit, i am on day 4 and so far i am feeling okay just seem to have more of an appetite. Hang in there if i can quit anyone can. I have an operation coming up and i want to quit to have it done
It’s the end of week 2. I struggled for the last 3 mornings mostly. Thank goodness for my patches help me get through. I have thought many times I would love to have just one but taken note from others not to get sucked back in. So here I am about to start week 3. Wish me luck
Its been a year today and I start my first day of another year of staying smoke free.
What I have learnt in this year is to mantain a healthy balance between obsessing about not smoking and not getting complacent. Obsess just enough that you don't think its easy to stay quit but don't fret about not smoking so much that it consumes your days with it
This forum has been helpful; just to get ...
Today is Day 14, yippee! I am so glad made it here and I'm doing it one day at a time. I have been drinking a lot of water as it's supposed to flush out the toxins. I have also been taking walks. I am still wearing the 14mg patch but I take it off after 12 hours. That might mean that I am really only getting 7mg a day. I really think it does cause vivid dreams but since they're not bad I suppo...
My Second Journey and on Day 9. I started smoking as a teenager and it went on full force until I was 39. I quit for 12 years and then smoked one lousy cigarette and here I am two years later on Day 9. So dumb. I guess I forgot how ridiculously difficult withdrawal is. My advice, one day at a time and if I think about a smoke ask myself how much I enjoy withdrawal! I am starting to breathe bette...
188 days today. Holy cow. I quit logging in and commenting because I wanted that part of my life gone. Then I realised that I came here looking for answers, looking for encouragement, and by not updating, I may be stripping someone else’s answers that they need. So here goes. About 6 months of no cigarettes. If I say it was easy, I’d be lying. If some dude light up 50 meters from me and the wind...
I made it through Day 8 despite a stressful situation. I thought about smoking but stayed strong. Very tough but I did it.
I am taking the patch off at night as sleep has been difficult even though I am tired during the day. I had some vivid dreams too so tonight I took the patch off 2 hours before bed tonight. We'll see if that helps. Also I have decided to stay on the patch for at least...
Hi my first day as now I have to stop I won't to I can do this. Health reasons also I seen my doctor & I have COPD good reason to quit
Well fellow quitters its my 3 month anniversary today! I'm so happy being a non smoker and I understand from what I've read that heavy smokers feel the best ...I've saved $5,500 and not smoked 3,600cigarettes frightening numbers.
I've been off the patches since week 6 (4weeks on full and 2weeks on a half) still have the occasional gum if I'm having a bad day which I've had this last week, not su...
This is my 19th day staying quit from cigarettes. My lungs and heart feel much better, and my blood pressure has gone down! I am so thankful that I have got a loving family that takes care of me when I don't feel like making life worthwhile.
My experience with smoking was a dreadful one. It lasted about 7 years, and no one knows more than me the effects it has on mental health. I know that a ...
Just remember how much it costs you!~!
Not only money but all the other things it takes away from you!
Dont stop now keep going!!!
I am 37 days now and feel like a new man :)))
Hey everyone I'm 30+ days smoke free feeling pretty awesome saving heaps of money still have the odd urge if I'm in a situation stressing me out but just smash thru it n I'm fine starting.a.diet because having taste buds back omg eat lol
Still only early days but I feel I have been a non smoker for years
hi I can quit community, I don't post often but I read all your stories all the time . I am now a happy non smoker I am amazed at the freedom I have gained, you don't realise how isolated you really are as a smoker ,the money you save is amazing . I have gained so much from being a non smoker the benefits are awesome .thank you to all in this great community for your help, and to all the new non...
I received an email saying that I hadn't visited for a while. I thought I would see how everyone is doing. And, give an update on my status.
32 days in .still cold turkey
Going ok .there has been the odd moment where I feel like a smoke but I tell my self I don't smoke .this helps
Today is day 4 on the patches ....Im doing it , Im determined . I live with a smoker and that just makes me more determined . I have mental illnesses too , but I got this!!
1500 days & $32,400 saved from turning into ash money. So good to have choices about what I can do with my money. This amount and more would have been ash. Carton prices have increased by $95. I don't know how anyone can afford this insidious dependence. I can only hope others on this site see the light and a way forward to release them from this habit.
Hi everyone just dropping but.to let you all no how I'm going 3 weeks tomoz doin awesome no relapses or anything feeling great not depending on patches ne.more so sometimes wearing.it other days have forgot lol I just crnt believe how easy this.time around has been an it keeps coming to mind and.im questioning my self but all good support from here my family n my quit buddy wouldn't of got to whe...
It's been awhile since I wrote in here.
I still haven't had one puff, it's been since April 18 when I wound up in the hospital with pneumonia.
I'm glad I haven't smoked, but I gotta say I still have plenty of moments during the day that I WOULD normally be smoking that I think about it, I eat instead, gotta start doing something about the weight gain.
Deep breaths, I'm not sure a...
I have not had a single puff since April. I have concentration lapses and push the idea of getting cigarettes away from my chest like pushing away a ball. I say aloud "I don't smoke". Then I find something to do for five or ten minutes. When I do this I deliberately choose an activity which is not demanding. Things like colouring-in, maths puzzles, simple knitting or cleaning the kitchen. More ch...
Haven't been on site for a bit but glad I did this morning
I'm 23 days cold turkey and have saved $500
I'm doing better than I thought I would
I'm able to sit with other smokers and just know that I never want to smoke again
I'm making progress
Thank you for all your support
I'm hoping I can be of some support to others on this site 😁
Just a check in. It's my birthday and I just realised I have been smoke free for 219 days. I am very proud of myself. For all you fellow non-smokers I would like to say you should be very proud of yourself. You are doing amazing.
Well fellow.quitters I'm on day 7 n feeling pretty awesome using patches n fruit lol I have my struggling days where I should smoke again feel like I'm stressed to the max but I jus get my fruit n move on my knee surgery is going to be closer then I thought 😊😊😊I can do this 🤩🤩🤩
The beginning was a chest infection,. when trying to smoke it made me cough like there was no tomorrow
Forced to stop for 2 days,after that I thought I just as well continue staying off them
One thing led to another and before long I was ready to break my 12 day record that lasted 50 years
Time quietly drifted on,the craves kept tapping into my soul yet I stayed smoke free
With absolute ast...
10 days and still going strong
I never thought I would get this far and I'm feeling better about my self each and every day
I'm cold turkey and keep saying to myself even out loud
I don't smoke
Day 5 and yes I still would like a smoke but I know that I want to break this habit so am resisting the urge .I have 2 goals
1 is my health will be better and 2 is money saved
bring on day 6 I am ready
Triple digits club now, reached an important milestone for me, it’s been such a help reading others experiences on this forum. I have saved over $3000, will be enjoying on o/seas trip soon. Thanks to all for your support. Anyways, onwards and upwards without that monkey on my back..... now for dry July...
418 days of no smoking.its just feel like a start of complete new life.Skin tone is so improved and breathing feel so feesh.i think i am so lucky to get away with this.
It’s just not worth it!
On Friday morning 7/6, I woke up with severe pains to the right side of my chest and back it’s all a very long story but I’m actually being treated in a clinic with depression, the result of my wife trying to commit suicide 7 weeks ago!
I couldn’t get the vision out of my head so I went to the bottle in an attempt to block it out. After 4 weeks my situation declined imme...
Hi everyone. I want to apologize to all of you. I haven't been able to be on here lately to lend support. Trying to get ready to move has kept me busy.
Tomorrow (6/10) is the 6 month anniversary of the day I had my last cigarette. I couldn't have done it without all of you . You're an amazing group of people. I have had some ups and downs the last half year, but I haven't smoked and for that I a...
I stop smoking every year for as long as i can remember, the problem is every time i have a drink, which is not that often, they go hand in hand. There usually is a trigger of some kind and the fact that my wife is a heavy smoker makes it a little harder....
Stay strong and fight the fight. We the addicted smokers can and will always beat the addiction, we just need to maintain focus and ignore the side effects which are always very short lived in the scheme of things. On the 22nd June I will have met my biggest milestone yet and that is my one year anniversary of being quit (cold turkey). I want to offer each and everyone on this wonderful communit...
Well it’s been 9 days I have been smoke free. I have been using nicotine gum. I’ve tried giving up in the past. This time I feel so determined I’ve listened to Allen Carr’s book and hypnotherapy audio. I feel so determined strong and not only my health but the $450 I’ll save a month is such a huge incentive as I’m a single mum and need this money for more important things
My partner smo...
I have to share this with you, I have smoked 20 a day for 5 years+ now, probably longer but we all like to pretend we haven't been long term smokers.
I haven't bought a pack in 7 days and I have no desire to either, here is how I did it.
Half the battle is getting past your cigarettes running out which creates panic in your routine so you smoke again. You know the drill, leave one in a pack...
I had a honeymoon for six weeks. I said to myself "I don't smoke". I found things to do which were not challenging. I coloured in for a couple of weeks. When I thought of a cigarette, I drew on my previous experience from last year and did something else. Then I took on some housework. I found I could only do five minutes of work at a time without getting stressed. So, I did lots of five minute i...
789. I am not into numerology but I do like the way the numbers lined up 7-8-9 smoke free days.
<p style="text-align: left;">Quitting cigarettes was a JOURNEY!
<p style="text-align: left;">It was one that I did not plan for, nor wanted. I LOV<strong>ED</strong> smoking. As I'm sure all of us have/did/do.
<p style="text-align: left;">Newport 100's was my choice. Before i get to HOW/WHY/WHEN i quit i want to talk about how it all began.
<p style="text-align: left;">I never wan...
It's been 4 wks now since I quit smoking. I was diagnosed with emphysema and I actually kept smoking and tried stopping but then took it up again. It was quite a trial. Eventually I got it but boy do I do my affirmations. Someone once told me never to give up. Now I'm looking for work and have joined a singing group and I feel great. I found that it was hard but eventually I got it. Hope y...
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