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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
    12
    Stories

    rewards

    Posted in Quit experiences 7 Mar 2016
    4 Comments

    I woke this morning. Dirty thinking. I needed a smoke soooo bad. Had a bad nights sleep, up 3 times. Got up and did have a coffee, surprisingly it was ok. So to fool myself, I thought a good workout of thorough cleaning the unit. This took me 3 hours. But, you know how the mind works. Ahhhh! now, I must reward myself for this? Well, just one ciggy, right? One very cold shower later, I had lost t...

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
    12
    Stories

    hesitation, losing a friend

    Posted in Getting started 26 Feb 2016
    6 Comments

    Every time I get close to quiting, I lose all self control, and buy another pack???? And say to myself, I am just not ready, too much going on??? What is that all about??? It's a fear of being bored. I know. And to ambush myself, I enrolled in a course, online. Talk about needing a reason to fail??? That is perfect, What was I thinking. I failed the entrance exam, just found out today. So, is thi...

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
    12
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    boxing bag

    Posted in Hints and tips 21 Feb 2016
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    I forgot. bought a boxing bag. That should help me cope a lot better with the stress, and frustration, and get fitter too. might sound a bit out there, but anything to distract the thoughts. Will see???

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
    12
    Stories

    never give up

    Posted in Quit experiences 21 Feb 2016
    1 Comment

    Hi all, I am back. failed miserably. Only lasted a month, and have just let it go, and have not tried since April last year (2015). I know , but the thing is I am willing to give it all, this time. Because, it all comes down to cost $38.95 for a pack of 50's. Also, the poor smoker has lost all their rights. What other product has been harassed like this???? I can't think of one. Not even alcohol?...

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
    12
    Stories

    MHP well said

    Posted in Quit experiences 25 Apr 2015
    1 Comment

    MHP well said. I think everything you said is very true. I was also wondering whether if we all, from the 60's and 70's could make a class action, for their false statements to everyone that cigarettes where safe? I did not know that, the government made that much from all of us smokers. Surely we have a case? Anyway, I didn't last 3 days, and I am now smoking my little head off. I am very frus...

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
    12
    Stories

    I almost forgot

    Posted in Quit experiences 22 Apr 2015
    4 Comments

    I have been smoking since I was 14 years young. And now I am 58. So, it was a long time smoking, and will take some time to stop. That's 44 years. Back when I started smoking, the big tobacco companies stated, There was no harm in smoking, and that it did not cause cancer? REALLY! I would love to sue them, just for that comment alone. But, I don't have the big bucks to do that. As they took all o...

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
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    Stories

    this is the hardest day

    Posted in Quit experiences 22 Apr 2015
    2 Comments

    It now has been 49 hours. Right now need, and badly want one. I suppose it is the weather, all this rain in Sydney. Boredom, and frustration of being stuck indoors. You know it is only 7.30pm, maybe some shops open. But, no I am much better than that. Be strong, as tomorrow is yet another day, and the urges are bound to be a lot less, than now. I would hate to smoke again, so, no way. It will be ...

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
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    Yesterday @ 6.30pm, I had my last ciggy.

    Posted in Quit experiences 21 Apr 2015
    1 Comment

    I quit yesterday (Monday) last night, in fact. So, it has now been 27 1/2 Hrs. I feel as dizzy as can be? craving not too bad. I am doing it with the gum, chewing up to 8 in a day. Snacking on fruit bars, low in fat, nice too. going to bed really mentally exhausted. day 2 tomorrow. I have to at least make it to day 3, as I did last month.

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
    12
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    smoked 2 today

    Posted in Getting started 14 Apr 2015
    2 Comments

    I woke at 3.ooam, had 2 smokes left in packet, and finished them off. As I smoked the last one, thought, that's it, washed out the ashtray, and put it away. It felt good. today, I have not even thought of going down the street. As the day goes on, I feel stronger. Now 2 pm, and 12 hours since my last ciggie. Maybe, the timing is right this time around? I hope so. I have been on my computer for 3 ...

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  • trish57
    South Eastern Sydney
    12
    Stories

    quiting tomorrow

    Posted in Quit experiences 13 Apr 2015
    1 Comment

    I am approaching my quit day tomorrow. I will never give up on getting it right. One foot in front of the other, right. I have my mp3 player full of a quit programme. And my relaxation tapes, I will drink a lot of water, and try to keep busy, and most of all, walk at least once a day. Getting towards the end of my packet now, and I am determined not to go and buy another packet, because it is suc...

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