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Posted in Quit experiences 12 Jun 2022

Day 2. The amount of times I've gone to reach for a cigarette without thinking is ridiculous. Realising how much I actually smoked..after food, on the toilet, after the toilet, hanging out washing, driving,..smoking was everywhere with me..

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  • Mike O June 13, 2022 | 5:21
    Mad isn’t it😀. After 3 weeks it’s only mental habit not physical need just bear that in mind
  • Mike O June 13, 2022 | 5:22
    Mad isn’t it😀. After 3 weeks it’s only mental habit not physical need just bear that in mind
  • Mike O June 13, 2022 | 5:22
    Mad isn’t it😀. After 3 weeks it’s only mental habit not physical need just bear that in mind
  • Slk June 13, 2022 | 13:13
    I've asked my non smoking friends what they actually do...its day 3 n I'm just thinking what am I going to do when I have a smoke break struggling today..especially after eating..
  • Slk June 13, 2022 | 13:15
    I suppose I'll be getting fresh air for a nice change
  • Happiness June 15, 2022 | 7:20
    Hang in there slk, divert your attention to something else.

    Remember that you are giving up smoking, not your friends. Do a puzzle on break, or go out and join your smoking peers on a work break. See how they enjoy the first drag and then forget that they are smoking. How many have said..."I wish I could quit". They envy you !

    Smoking "sucks". Sucks the life out of you . See smoking for what it is, an ADDICTION and we have been brainwashed to believe it is powerful. We can quit when we put our minds to it. Choose change and freedom.
  • Happiness June 15, 2022 | 7:24
    Take a short walk, call a friend, exercise, stretch, get a glass of water, do anything but think that you need nicotine... Nicotine needs you to keep the addiction alive. Cravings mean that you are winning!
  • Mike O June 18, 2022 | 6:07
    Cigarette breaks now when I’m at work I head for a walk to the car go get a drink or walk round the block with a coffee- not so easy if you have smoking buddies then it’s just a fresh air break😀doable but an adjustment at first- I found most smoking buddies do understand and do the best thing- do t mention smoking. Some ex smokers like the passive smoking hit some it’s undesirable makes them cough or reminds them of smoking. Only one way to fit out give it a try😀
  • Mike O June 29, 2022 | 10:10
    Hi Stacey, how’s day 19 going?
  • Slk June 30, 2022 | 0:18
    Still for asking. How are you feeling?
  • Mike O July 02, 2022 | 12:16
    I’m getting there- thank you! 😊 Cutting down on the caffeine now so sleeping better and not so kranky.

    Eating too slowing down who that does get better Stace!😀

    Other than learning to laugh when I bang my head drop things spend 30 mins looking for things all the dapsy things that seem to happen with
    giving up for me anyway.

    How you going with it all?😀
  • Slk July 02, 2022 | 15:02
    I'm still a little airheaded but physically lungs are gold I haven't coughed wheezed or been short of breath at work senses are on fire..I still would like a cigarette but I don't need one..n I've told myself as of Monday I'm going to concentrate on my eating habits that I adapted so in the last 22 days. I go out in breaks with people that smoke n stand away from them n still chat n stuff n if I smell the smoke I think wow I used to smell like that..

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