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Day 17

Posted in Staying quit 12 May 2020

It’s been 17 days since my last cigarette and I must say I am proud. 2 week mark was very important to me because everyone kept saying that it gets easier after 2 weeks. It really does. Last 3 days, I only had one craving and was very easy to tackle. (Lasted for about 1 min) I am trying to focus on the fact that my durability and stamina is getting soo much better during exercise. Breathing also got much easier. Food and coffee(in particular) tastes sooo much better. The only problem is with intestinal motility. It really slowed down. Hopefully that will get better as well. Peace ✌️

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  • Nuts May 14, 2020 | 15:40
    I am still trying to kick the chocolate habit lol
  • Drmem89 May 13, 2020 | 2:44
    Thanks for all the lovely messages. Least we can do is to keep positive and calm to inspire self and others. TryingTK, to be honest weight watching is much harder than keeping the cravings in check. Hopefully, I will manage 😅 peace ✌️
  • TryingTK May 12, 2020 | 23:00
    That’s awesome! Congratulations. I also tried to quit and lose weight at the same time. I have been fairly successful, but now, about the 5 month mark for both, I’m feeling quite restricted.
  • tobaccoisevil, Northern NSW May 12, 2020 | 20:49
    Nice going and thanks for your story, is Good to hear your starting to feel better after 2 weeks. I hope yourself Knowing that your strength gives others Hope, inspires you to Keep focused at the light getting brighter toward the end of the dark tunnel.
  • Nuts May 12, 2020 | 18:17
    17 days is fantastic mate. You are going really well. Stay positive. Drinking water is great because it flushes the toxins out of your body. You've got this 🤗
  • Drmem89 May 12, 2020 | 8:26
    Hey! thank you for the support softly40. I am weight watching at the same time. I have attended a seminar on bad habits last year. There was this speaker who said that it was a must to replace a bad habit with a good one. I have been trying to do this from the first day of my quit. I replaced cigarettes with water. It really helps.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast May 12, 2020 | 8:21
    You have done so well Drmem89 keep on going, and try to bring more fruit into your diet, find out which fruit you enjoy most. Keep well
  • Drmem89 May 12, 2020 | 7:52
    Thank you for your kind comment. I always try to stay positive whatever the circumstance. I really did suffer the first week but all of this pain is for the bigger and better picture.
  • Happiness May 12, 2020 | 5:37
    Hi Drmem89. It is always with great joy that I read stories as positive as yours. The struggles are definitely worth the end results. You've got this Congratulations on 2 weeks smoke free and a life of freedom ahead.

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