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Staying quit is the hardest part for me.
I had to reset my quit date.
17/6/19 12pm, 20 hours and 54 minutes.
Im trying not to beat myself up over my setback, and i called the quitline and have 'enrolled' myself in there program (i don't understand the quitline system) so hopefully with more support, i can stay quit this time.
Never give up on giving up.
I made a tea rugged up (its a cold morning here) and am enjoying a almost quiet moment on the deck and realising what true relaxation feels like.
By that i mean i used to have a coffee/tea and smoke ritual every morning and thought it was a peaceful moment.
No lol . . . this is what peace feels like fresh air and tea . . .
Being able to breath properly, on my 8th day smoke free.
An hour and a half left of day 7 it has been a stressful and tough day.
Finally in my new house still a bit more to move in and a ton of unpacking but at least i had my first night here lol.
Everything that could possibly have gone wrong to test me today has lol, from no clean cloths for my son - to no tap water for 6 hours making feeding my teething 7 month old a nightmare.
Things have finall...
I found this more fitting lol, if you remember puff the magic dragon you will get it.
I used to joke about being a dragon when i started smoking.
So i thought it would work better and keep me motivated.
Im on day 7, one week smoke free.
Yay, go me.
I am 2 days, 20 hours and 22 minutes into my quit and i am proud, taking it minute by minute hour by hour and day by day, i find keeping track of this helpful as it is a reminder of how far i have come and that its not worth throwing that time of being smoke free away.
Time means alot to me now i am a mother. 😁
And smoking was stealing so much time from me. I am proud of the t...
I am not the type of smoker that can survive cold turkey.
I lost my patches, i am part way through packing to move house so i can live with my partner and son, i might have left them at my partners a 2 hour drive away, i don't have time to get them if thats the case.
I am hoping to borrow money off my dad to get more patches.
At the moment i am surviving off as gross as it sounds, old used pa...
I have set my quit at 4pm today.
Iknow ithasonly been 3 minutes. Maybe more when this is published.
I have struggled to stay quit, but no more excuses. I am committing to quitting.
I am about to move house so i will be using the move to keep me busy.
Herbal tea helped alot in the past so im gonna give it ago again too.
Quitting smoking with quick mist and patches as it is the only th...
I have made so many quit attempts and just can't seem to stay quit.
I am so disappointed with myself. I go to all that effort to stop just to throw it all away.
I genuinely want to cry about this, i feel like a failure. I am trying to stay positive and trying to hang on to hope.
I have seriously lost count of how many quit attempts i have made now.
This will be my 11th year as a smoker. I don...
Writing this out in case i can help others on there journey.
- my mother passed away from cancer when i was 13, she was a smoker too, if any of you have a similar story use that as a strength to help stay quit.
- find something to keep your hands busy. Look up a diy craft on YouTube. Knit. Or draw, colour in, video games. I make pom poms silly but they work at keeping me busy.
- exercise, try ...
So i made it a week.
When i realised the pack i bought was gone in less than 40 hours, the guilt and shame really kicked in.
To think of the damage i must be doing to my body and health made me sick.
But my son reminded me with the innocence of a baby, what life is really all about. Having fun and being happy.
Cigarettes to not make me happy and all that coughing is not fun.
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