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Posted in Getting started 01 May 2019

3 days 20 hours.. Not at all fun.... Mornings are not as bad as evenings. Work keeps me busy during the day.. After work is horrible. Try to stay busy, try not to think. At the moment, I'm eating $15 worth of fast food to curb the cravings... I don't eat fast food..... Just wanna go to sleep and wake up without a craving... What happens at 3 weeks, 30 days, 3 months??? Somebody tekks me the cravings minimize.... My brain keeps saying that it's ok to fail the first time. Trying not to believe it....

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  • Robn May 01, 2019 | 14:50
    Hi Terps, you are doing really well and yes the cravings can be a thing of the past if you alter your mindset. Don’t feel like you are being deprived...feel happy that you have quit what is a very expensive, filthy habit. Hate the smokes for all that they have cost you in terms of dollars, health, self esteem and time. Once you truly hate the smokes and make up your mind that you never want to smoke again....the cravings will cease. We don’t crave what we don’t want. Keep going, you can do this.
  • ravisca2003 May 01, 2019 | 15:03
    Dear Friend,
    There is no shortcut to achieve what you have been trying to. To see heavens, one must die. So many years of smoke habit will.go away in few days . You are going through the reconstruction phase of your new self.
    Trust me, I am not 3 day or 3 week or 3 month but whole 8 month smoke free now.

    You have to understand that smoking is not a natural thing to do for ur body. Your body is not made to e joy smoke..It's the mind which e joy the smoke on the cost of ur body.

    You have to find ur motivation to stay quit ..It's different for each of us. For me, it was for kids for a better health.

    The symptoms of withdrawal are so powerful in first few days but gradually ur brain will ve re wired or re programmed and not smoking will become way of life without concious effort.

    You must not fail for initial few days .While mind will always day that there is always a second chance but trust me that this nicotine monster really need some adamant conviction initially .

    Feel free to kick me , turn me upside down, shout at me when u have to I those moments of anxiety but don't smoke again and be strong by choice .

    With u
    Ur friend in need
  • ravisca2003 May 01, 2019 | 15:06
    Also don't worry about 15$. They are a good investment if they help to trim down ur craving. Trust me people spend a fortune on medicine, patches ,pill etc .Enjoy ur food till u can't eat more, drink a lots of water and crash for 15 days..Forget the healthy advices etc if eating and sleep work for u. Initial few days of ur non smoking period is what that is more important.

    Disclaimer: this is my personal point of view and u have full right to debate or deviate.i am just sharing my point of view here
  • Nuts May 01, 2019 | 16:45
    Hey Terps. Hang in there mate. The first week is the hardest and it is so much easier after that. Stick to it, you dont want to go back to day 1 do you? Think of the positives, not the negatives. Dont let the smokes win.
  • Chef, South Eastern Sydney May 01, 2019 | 19:26
    The 3 days mark are the worst, it gets easier I swear, I have been quit for almost 7 month and it is soooooo easy now, the challenge was 3 days, 7 days, 1 month, 3 month, 5 month or close enough after 6 month you won't even miss it. It's not easy nobody said it was, everybody in here struggled somehow but a lot made it, if I can do it so can you, just hang in there. I had a lot of junk food and lollies myself for about a month and half, then it does get easier by the day
  • Happiness May 02, 2019 | 0:40
    There is no doubt that smoking is much worse than a few pounds gained. I even read once that quitting smoking was equivalent to losing 80 lbs. That is a lot of impact on our bodies. Imagine the fat build up around the heart, trying to pump life into us... around our livers trying to rid us of toxins. Now realise, that that is exactly what nicotine and the thousands of toxins in a cigarette do to us as well.

    Drink plenty of water, exercise, eat breakfast, and cut down on the coffee (by half ) to all negate effects that might be misconstrued as cravings. Know that cravings are generally just thoughts, so turn your mind to something pleasant. Keep busy, exercise makes a great time waster, as amoking did. Deep breaths will relax you as to also give you some evidence of health improvement almost immediately after quitting smoking.l

    Popcorn, but go easy on the butter, that's where the calories are, is a good hand to mouth action, satisfying and delicious. Joining a weight group, or better eating or fitness app may divert your attention from smoking rather than always being here. Planning my meals and recording them takes time, thought, and then cooking them some more......

    You can do this as many before you have. Believe you can and you will find it in you to do so. Positive thinking brings positive results!
  • Happiness May 02, 2019 | 17:49
    Keep the faith. Stay positive, as you should be turning the corner and the nicotine out of your system. The best advice is the MINDSET. Hate the cigarette, do not desire it, for it will have you crave after it. Denounce it from your life and move forward, thankful that you have been through the worst of it , and now hold the power of your destiny.

    You started this journey to become a non-smoker, and now you are. Can you accept that? You faced the fear of Day 1 and are here. You are not afraid to proceed now that you have succeeded are you? Rejoice in your freedom and victory, do not self doubt or cast fear. Believe that it is not natural for us to smoke and that there is life after smoking. Do you think we all lie about our amazing bounces back to health?

    Believe that you are free and you are. The mind is a powerful thing.
  • WendyOhNo May 03, 2019 | 8:41
    Okay, first off, it is not okay to fail the first time. It is okay to start over but you shouldn’t do that - it just makes your life more miserable. Secondly, I live in the states and I ate a Burger King Whopper with Cheese every day for probably 10 days straight. They were delicious.

    What will happen at 30 days and 3 months and 30 months? Well, I’m at 32 months. I’m currently experiencing a bit of anxiety that is making me want to smoke so i’m using some medication. The anxiety will pass but starting to smoke again might not. For at least 30 of the past 32 months, I’ve had no anxiety, no cravings, I can breathe, I didn’t think of smoking - life was fine - just like it was before I quit smoking. if you are still quit, you are finishing day 5 or so now, right? Its about to get a WHOLE LOT BETTER. By the time next week, you will feel nothing like you feel right now. As a matter of fact, I’m betting that things turn around big time in the next 48 hours - so hang in there.
  • Nuts May 03, 2019 | 16:26
    You should be feeling much better by now. Stay strong and you will make it. You are nearly over the first and hardest week. I am 117 days smoke free, and am finding it harder to give up chocolate than i did to quit smoking. Hang in there mate
  • Happiness May 17, 2019 | 1:02
    "Whatever the mind can conceive & believe, it can achieve." Napoleon Hill.
  • Kathy Karban May 31, 2019 | 10:37
    YOU GOT THIS!!!! when I first quit , I was eating like crazy ,but I decided to eat healthier( not diet, not count calories) and I drank a lot of water but I also drink my coffee. I decide that since I was giving up my smokes, I wasnt giving up anything else! anytime I wanted to have a smoke I would get on social media and tell someone I know that I quit( didnt want to be a liar so I didnt smoke) now I am 5 months smoke free, and after 42 years of smoking(also used chantix) I quit best decision ever and will never ever again!!! keep busy it helps a lot,read,puzzles. crafts whatever works! keep us posted

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