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A year has past. Yes, I m still SMOKE FREE!!!
I can breath better, my skin looks better. It was as though I was dead when I was smoking, but now I have evolved as a butterfly. Keep going my friends you can do this.
I am so proud of myself, I have reached 8 Weeks today, cigarette free! I had smoked cigarettes for 31years and now I wonder why I waited so long to stop poisioning myself? Saying that this is by no means easy, I still struggle with urges to smoke and reminders, but they are just thoughts in my head. And I can challenge those thoughts in my head, because they are so wrong about the glories of smo...
Today is my exactly 2 months after quitting, I feeling so healthy and proud, I will never look back and will never touch this drugs.thanks everyone for helping.
Thanks to the I CAN QUIT COMMUNITY! It has been a month since I stopped smoking and I feel awesome. I will never look back.
310 days smoke and nicotine free. No more
Bunged up chest
Sneaking out for a drag
Buying dozens of cigarretes
Being told its disgusting
Putting cigarette out with shoe and trailing black marks on people's carpets
Telling fibs to the doctor
Changing clothes three...
I haven't had a cigarette for 4 days. I have surprised myself. The first day was the worst, but each day is a little better. I still feel a bit lost without smoking and I'm not sleeping very well. Not sure if it's nicotine withdrawal or the Champix. I'm sure this will pass. I can already notice my sense of smell and taste improving. I just have to keep telling myself I don't need a cigarette!
after quiting I began running more actively. I get up at 6-7 AM and running 3-4 times in a week. after quiting I don't have shortbreathings while running and I'm happy.
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...
For 21 days now I've been smoke free:-)
It's not been easy, there's been temptations everywhere, there may have even been a tantrum or 3! But I've gotten this far, I can keep going. I wouldn't have made it though without the help of the QuitLine, a quit smoking coach to check in with the each week or as needed & the nicotine replacement therapy patches n oral sprays. My initial fears of depressi...
303 days smoke free and chasing 1st year. Rarely have any desire to smoke and cravings gone. Really feel like I have reached blue sky and looking back can't believe I have come so far at age 68. It's Summer here in UK and it's great not to have to walk around with smelly clothes. I have noticed how smokers carry the stale nicotine smell around with them.
Icanquit has been so helpful with su...
At the time of writing this it is exactly 4 months smoke free.
$3,416 dollars saved.
3,050 cigarettes not smoked.
21,350 mg of tar avoided.
6kg of weight gained (oops).
2,810,880 un-laboured breaths.
32 whiter teeth.
10 unstained fingers.
The title of "ex smoker".
Remember everything you stand to gain by quitting and everything you stand to lose by starting again.
Today is my sixth day staying away from cig is very very hard at times ,some how managing, self counselling helps some times,staying positive thinking positive works ,negativity creeps in but then work on yourself .
Well I cannot believe I am writing this 1 year smoke free. After 100s of attempts at quitting I did not ever think I would make it to this day. I cannot say it was easy and have even had a few puffs when drunk but have stayed strong and not given in. I can't say I really feel the heath effects of giving up, I have put on 6 kilos but I do feel the heath effects of my bank account. Stay strong ...
This has been a great journey so far...14 days of smoke free and going strong. Now is the stage where there is no cravings, only occasions where i miss it and i am pretty sure this phase will pass as well. Now even if my friends are smoking i really don't feel like even having a puff as i cant afford to start again and lose all of my efforts.
Yesterday i was at the station and i had to take th...
Well, some time back I was aiming for a few days, then a few weeks and now I'm close to 4 months without a cigarette or any form of nicotine. I have not felt like smoking for quite some time. Maybe everyone is different and for some reason I don't crave cigarettes now. Maybe I'm beginning to hate nicotine and how its cheated me, just like I now don't want to have anything to do anymore with peopl...
Today is a major Milestone for myself and an incentive to others who are also on a journey of No Smoking.
Today marks 9 months or 39 weeks or 285 days of No Smoking.
Saving to date has been $4680.00 which I have been tucking away each week
$120.00 which is what I would of been spending, so the saving has been quite
substantial and it still continues to grow each week and a great incentive.
Hi everyone I hope everyone feels as good as me I helped my daughter clean her room today and she kept asking for a break ,I had to ask her to stop asking for a break because when we had breaks before it was so I could have a smoke so instead it was a drink break hehehe and only 1 I definitely feel like I'm making so many changes for the better plus I made a cake for the family I cannot tell you ...
wow I'm feeling very proud of myself today which is what I needed after yesterday ,I have surprised myself with how well I truly am doing and I want to thank everyone on here who has given me positive feedback when ive felt low you have helped me get thru it too I know its still early days but in this short time ive not only gone without smoking but also no soft drink and eating healthier too and...
Just sharing - Wednesday was my 100th day smoke free, WOW, congrats to me, never thought I could do this.
I have spent the last couple of hours reading through my own stories, what a strange journey. The support and thoughts of all on this site have been invaluable. It also highlights how different we are and at the same time how much alike.
Even after this amount of time being smoke free, I st...
Well, here I am at 40 days smoke free. I have been completely off Champix for about a week now and all is well.....I occasionally think about when I would've smoked and pat myself on the back when I completely haven't thought about smoking eg after a large meal or a coffee.
I was thinking about my reasons for why I wanted to quit. At the end of the day, nobody is gonna die healthy right? U...
I now class myself as a non smoker and feeling good about it.
I have been reading other newcomers stories and I have to say don't compare yourself to other people that are going through the same thing.
I think this is a personal journey and while it's ok to read and get advice and inspiration from other people, you have to do this for yourself. You have to have a reason to give up whether it be...
Its been 217 days since last firestick. I was 55 years old, 5' 3" and weighed 170 lbs. My biggest reason for NOT quitting was that I did not want gain another 20 pounds. I was fat enough as it was! On Nov 15th I got bronchitis (again), coukdnt smoke for a couple days because of coughing. On third day I thought I would try to quit. Had never tried before. I was really worried about gaining weight...
"Wow" I can't believe it , I am a nonsmoker , I know that it's only day 3 but if you know me like I know myself you'd be so surprised of my mammoth achievement, I'm so excited and proud of how well I'm going, and I can quit website has been a huge key to my success, I'm also taking champix and it's has made a huge difference in me kicking the habit, thank you all so so much for the positive advic...
It been 15 day since my last cigarette. It's was hard at first 2 week but it got easier. Now i'm enjoyed going to the gym every day to keep myself pretty fit and haven't gained weight on since i stop smoking and now i lost weight lot's quicker than i was smoker and it makes me feel better each day.
101 days woohoo 😁
Yes, I've quit for 110 days according to the myquitplan on this website. Yippee! Should I light up and celebrate? Haha! .. Of course not! What should I do? Maybe I should tell someone about it and feel good about my accomplishment. So, I'm telling you guys that I've made it thus far!
I've given up coffee for several days now. I've noticed that I am addicted to stimulants whether it be nicotin...
It has now been 1 year for me smoke free. I am really feeling better now. It was really hard going for quite some time but I don't think about smoking much at all now. At first it was all I was focussed on because for all my adult life my brain would always remind me when it was time for a cigarette so it did take the year to retrain my brain.
So the old cliché of, If I can do it anyone can, is ...
I haven't been here for a while and was excited to see I have been a non smoker for 135 days. I can't believe I have lasted this long.....feeling good!!
It's been 14 days since I decided to become smoke free. I'd tried a few times before but clearly not successfully. The first few days were the worst with moments of loss, cravings and feeling lost. Though I still have moments of "pause" and reach to my bag, it only lasts a split second and I laugh at myself, reminding myself I no longer smoke and what an idiot I was for smoking. I smoked for ...
I want to thank you lovely smelling peeps for all your support and stories.
I log in every day, give support and probably unwanted advice ! Just hints and tips that are working for me.
Im still on NRT. Using the spray now. Ive overcome the hand mouth thing and needing lozenges or lollies. Just a quick spray if im feeling tense or overwhelmed.
My 3 yr old can push my buttons so hard sometimes...
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