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chamge your patterns

Posted in Quit experiences 02 Oct 2018

Hello all, so i am on day 8 of taking Champix, and really thought this is not working for me. I smoked even if the cigarette tasted awful. Then i got 2 reply`s on my first story i shared, and those 2 lady`s (i think) motivated me to keep going, So THANK YOU!

I had hopefully my last smoke yesterday after work. I went and put the cigarettes and ashtray in the kitchen and not on the table next to me (like always). That way its out of sight and i don` reach for them every 5 minutes. Change the pattern....that`s what i got to do!!! and it`s working. Haven`t had a cigarette since. GO ME!! Good luck all.

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  • Leeann , Central Coast October 02, 2018 | 9:37
    Welcome pe and congratulations on choosing to quit. Firstly you need to remove thoughts like hopefully had my last smoke from your mind. Quitting is a mindset and in order to quit you have to want to quit more than you want to smoke. So when you are ready brace yourself, back yourself 110% and be solid and determined and never look back only forward and tell yourself you CAN DO THIS not hopefully😊
  • SuzyQ92, Southern NSW October 02, 2018 | 10:17
    Hi Pe, your doing soo great, 😁👍 this site has kept me motivated and on track. Just remember the 3day, 3rd week, 3rd month, ( they are the hardest so they say)
    When I tried to give on in March this year I had someone that had given up for 10yrs and was going to support me through the quit. I was told you just need to get through every minute, every hour and not just by this one person, I was given nicobate which I totally refuse to take as i want the nicotine out of my body. The thought of going through that thought process every day for god knows how long I was set to fail..
    a friend of mine told me about the Allen Carr quit smoking books 📚, it is my bible, it just puts Your mind in a different mindset. So yes I do think about smoking, I think about how happy and great I feel about not smoking those 5 cigarettes before lunch. I think 🤔 how productive I am as I always found smoking such a time waster.
    I refuse to say I will never have a smoke again, I find that has been my undoing but what do say is I don’t want to smoke and I can not justify paying that ridiculous amount of money..

    First thing I do in the morning is Have a teaspoon of honey and then have a coffee( they say honey helps repair the lungs) just as well I like honey 🍯.
    You can do this. 👍👍
  • pe October 02, 2018 | 14:13
    Hi SuzyQ92, thanks for that. I started the 1mg today and don`t feel different., maybe it`s coming. I ordered the Allen Carr book ( he`s go so many) from our local library and i also followed your lead on the earmagnet on ebay. It has good reviews, so i`ll have a go. Even here at work i have to change what i associate with cigarettes. It`s not easy but i haven`t caved yet. Does 19 hours cigarette free count haha. I did not bring any with me to work!! The temptation is to risky. So i packed myself some snacks to keep my mouth busy. I haven`t stop chewing since i got here lol. I even packed my toothpaste and brush so i can brush regulary after munching and not crave that smoke. I keep telling myself, "think of what you can do with all that cash your going to have" I can do this x
  • SuzyQ92, Southern NSW October 02, 2018 | 15:24
    Well done Pe, 19 hours pretty good😁👍 lemon green tea with a teaspoon of honey 🍯 I don’t know what it is but I seem to crave that instead of the cigarettes, though it will help with the sore throat and chest. I have seen on hear drink water through a straw it will help with the cravings. your doing soo good. 😁😁
  • Leon, Northern NSW October 03, 2018 | 10:03
    24? 48? it does get easier...

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