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Day 2 ...

Posted in Quit experiences 25 Feb 2014

hello all, here i am at day two.  

more accurately ... 42 hours. but 2 days sounds so much more profound!

today started much the same as yesterday, i surprise myself by not craving (or should i say caving) in the mornings. the coffee and smoke ritual was where i thought i would suffer the most.

no i am having a different problem. my emotions. one minute i am up and happy, the next i crash and feel like crying. oh dear, i guess this is not the forum for this kind of information. 


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  • William Power, Hunter New England February 25, 2014 | 14:46
    Hi Kitkat. Some people say giving up the smokes is like losing an old friend. We have to learn how to cope without them. I found I felt a little lost at times, and as you are experiencing, it is an emotional time. I went from feeling excited about a new future without cigarettes to a flat mood as sometimes I just simply didn't know what to do with myself. The good thing is that we do return to being our old selves minus the cigs. Believe me you will feel healthier, happier and more energetic further down the track. Be gentle on yourself and take one day at a time. Congratulations on Day 2 and keep coming back because this site with so many people at different stages in their journey has really, really helped me get to Day 103. Stay strong!
  • KitKat5284, Illawarra Shoalhaven February 25, 2014 | 17:08
    thank you for your encouragement, i can only imagine day 103!
    right at this very moment, i am not sure i am strong enough, but i am sure going to give it my absolute best go.
  • A.F.U, Hunter New England February 25, 2014 | 18:28
    Yeah you will go through so much on your journey but every day behind you makes you stronger for every day in front.
    137 day's all the best
  • KitKat5284, Illawarra Shoalhaven February 25, 2014 | 18:34
    thank you for your encouraging words,
    wow 137 days!
    well done to you.
  • Shtaba, Northern NSW February 25, 2014 | 19:18
    day 55 for me...I too have been emotional during my early days. My husband only had to look at me funny and i was in tears. Other times i was laughing at the silliest thing. Emotions have settled, resolve has set in now...I have come too far to ever go back now....even on day 2, so have you. Come so very far...dont give in! P.S. This is probably the best forum to talk abut how your coping. Here we all understand. We have all been/on or getting to the stage you are at. Knowing someone else has felt the same sometimes helps others who have for one reason or another not spoken to anyone. Sometimes an anonymous voice is all we need to get the courage to go on!
  • KitKat5284, Illawarra Shoalhaven February 25, 2014 | 20:22
    thank you shtaba .. wow, i feel very blessed to have received yours and the other's encouraging words.
    today has been awful. i am grateful for my willpower, however it is waning.
    but i am so very encouraged by others comments.

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