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Managed to stay quit for one month now, stepped down from 21mg patch to 14 mg patch, staying strong. Going in for an operation (hip replacement) next Thursday, I will be five weeks clean by then. Then I have to stay quit to help manage my recovery.
drink plenty of ice cold water through a straw
Two weeks, 7 minutes and 53 seconds. 560 cigarettes not smoked, saving $770.27. Life saved: 1 day, 22 hours, 40 minutes.
i am using the 14 mg Patch am now into my third day recently came off a 10 week quit. Persevere.
I recently fell off a 15 day quit, I smoked 3 cigarettes, and I thought what am I doing! I was disgusted with myself, I am now on my fifth day of my current quit and now instead of just one patch I am also using two Lozenges, one at the start of the day and one at the finish of the day, plus I motivate my self each day through a spiritual connection. Heres to hoping this one goes the distance, I ...
I have just completed a two week quit, going into week 3 now all on one patch per day, Minimal cravings, just kept myself busy
What I am finding helpful is using images (Internet) to reinforce the reasons I want to quit for instance I used an image of a man having a heart attack and a picture of a 70 year old man finishing a 10K marathon to illustrate my prime reason for quitting-Health, I keep these images in my Quit Smoking blog on my computer and refer to them when I am having a craving, this reinforces my resolve to...
Am trying patches and a lozenge with this quit, My trigger is having smokes in the house, something I can't avoid.
28 minutes and 39 seconds. 0 cigarettes not smoked, saving $0.37. Life saved: 0 minutes.
Use plenty of NRT
I have been for a walk, rang quitline, am sipping water and wearing a patch, I can feel stress building up now I'think I will have lunch then meditate
2 hours, 33 minutes and 36 seconds. 2 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1.92. Life saved: 10 minutes.
I have been reading Allen Carrs Easyway to Stop Smoking, and I plan to quit today, It is something to celebrate. I have no illusions about the recovery journey, the big monster is the self talk, the brainwashing and I have a plan to combat this self talk by reframing into a positive message from my decision to quit.
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