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50 days

Posted in Hints and tips 18 May 2016

today is day 50 cold turkey so no nicotine for 50 days, didn't know I would get this far, and about all I have learnt is its not easy but it gets easier and if I deal with my head/thoughts as best I can and don't take that 1st puff, I don't set off the craving.

so if I do what I have done this last 50 days and improve on it also I recon I can do another 50 days one day at time.

so if I can do it you can too, I didn't die , I didn't kill anyone or even yell at them, so it can be done !!! WOW.


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  • Anne55 , Southern NSW May 18, 2016 | 18:13
    Congratulations!!! 50 days is awesome.
    Just wish to say thanks for all of your insights, your continuing support of everyone on this site.
    I guess we all do it one day at a time, still.
    Yes, you are right, you didn't die, you didn't kill anyone, glad you didn't have to yell. It can be done, one day at a time. Treat yourself with something special to you.
    And yes, never take that first drag. It will do us all undone. I think we all understand the nature of addiction if we read each story, it comes up time and time again. Brains need to be re-wired so that we don't give brain what it wants(nicotine). We give body what it needs. Just air.
    Sounds so easy. It is not. Good wishes on the track to your next 50 days, one day at a time.
  • IC May 18, 2016 | 18:28
    Thanks Anne55,

    I hope I get to post 100 days but I will get there like everyone else one day at time.

    so thank you and everyone else for putting up with me, I know I go on and 99% of what I write is to keep me going forward not sure if it helps anyone else LOL but probably more to come :)

    but the truth is I couldn't have done this without you and your stories the good the bad and the ugly, and for that I am forever grateful !!

    yes they had one of those super triple choc cakes at Coles that cost like 12 bucks for 3 so I grabbed that so I will probably feel sick from sugar :)

    but I have started my winter exercise plan that will hopefully keep me from turning in to balloon its hard work but it works.

    look I am off and running and see it really is how I am 50 days smoke free is having you guys listen to me go on, and that's what I was saying is thank you!!

  • NikkiMorton May 18, 2016 | 20:47
    That's amazing, you must feel really proud of yourself. It's not easy but it's a massive achievement. Even the first day but you've got to 50 days and that is fantastic. Well done
  • Siobhain-Marie May 19, 2016 | 3:56
    Well done IC you must be so proud of yourself 👌 Congrats on the half Century 👍
  • kris13 , Northern NSW May 19, 2016 | 8:17
    Great job congratulations and hopefully many more 50's to come. Be proud of you great achievement
  • IC May 19, 2016 | 14:18
    Thanks Guys really appreciate your support , couldn't have done it without you guys so thank you!!

  • manchild May 20, 2016 | 0:36
    Hey IC, although I don't know you I feel I know you. Peace be with you and more power to you!
    I'm 78 days now and even though I am going through more living hell than I have ever experienced in my smoking years I have not smoked;)

  • manchild May 20, 2016 | 0:36
    Hey IC

    I don't know you but feel I know you. I remember by 50 days and can tell you that 78 is even better. I'm 78 today
  • IC May 20, 2016 | 0:43
    yeah its getting better slowly ! haven't seen you around for a few days was wondering how you were doing, hope everything sorts out for you, in the mean time well done on not smoking. sure wont help hey !!

    thanks for the support over the last 50 many more to come I hope.

  • brundda , Mid North Coast May 25, 2016 | 11:02
    I am now on day 50. The cravings are not too much of a hassle now but the head is still a real fight. It keeps telling me that I am getting ripped off because I am not getting any rewards for things I do.

    But I am getting there. Wrigleys are happy
  • IC May 25, 2016 | 11:14
    well done brundda, its quite an achievement, we just keep marching along a day at time.

    I think that voice will always be there in some form I just don't give it a smoke but something much less harmful , and moderate it as best I can :)

    well done on the 50 !!

  • Grumpy , Western Sydney May 25, 2016 | 23:59
    You are all so good..... I've been stopping since April 1st but seem to HAVE to have a couple a week!!! I can go 6/7 days than Wham!!! I sneak one!!! (I was smoking 25 day so it is better than before) I'll keep reading all your comments hoping it will rub off on me!!
  • IC May 26, 2016 | 1:07
    your well on the path, I had to go through the wrestle 1st like you are and then one day I just put down my last smoke it wasn't out of anger if was I had come to the end of the fight , when we give in we then can win. you are close :)


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