To say that I’ve relapsed with smoking twice due to arguments, today I had to have my ex taken away by the police for threatening AND stalking me, and I haven’t had a single cigarette. Bra-fucking-vo if i do say so myself! I think I may do it this time. 18 hours ago
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My last cigarette was Monday 3/03, so that’s 5/6 days smoke-free now. Going to visit my Gran in Edinburgh has helped since I wasn’t around smokers for a while. Now i’m back I’ve got to face being around people that smoke. This is where my self-control should come into play.
The thought of smoking doesn’t appeal to me right now, it’s only when drunk that it’ll be a problem. I’m going to try to strengthen my will power. Plus, my gran told me my ‘grandad’ died of lung cancer (not my real grandad mind) so that makes it all ever the more real. 1 day ago
I don’t want to get stuck on e-cigs plus there isn’t much research behind the effects of them so I have switched to inhalator and have 3 emergency e cigs for nights out which I am using sparingly. 2 days ago
Weaning off e-cigs and onto inhalator. Wish me luck :) 4 days ago
How I did it: I used Zyban (a prescription drug) and didn't have the urge to smoke anymore after a few days. I haven't felt the need for a cigarette since then. My quitting smoking inspired my parents to quit as well. They used a hypnotherapist and haven't smoked in almost one year. Read how I did it… 6 days ago
And, according to my smoking cessation app:
- cigarettes not smoked: 478
- money saved: 100£
- time saved: 52hrs
Smoking cessation side-effects: gone.
Felling: GREAT! :) 1 week ago
Was told by doctor that I have a ‘gravelly laugh’ and that peopel with deep laughs are at high risk of OCPD. He said QUIT and QUIT soon. Very hard as husband sneaks smokes and smells of smoke sometimes. Have cut down to about 3 a day. Only success in past involved the using the patch and a pill. On the 2nd level of the patch and doing okay, but my biggest trigger is stress and I am okay as long as no one loses their temper or freaks out. If they do my heart pounds and the cravings are intense. 1 week ago
I just need to take some time to put together the how I did it and I’m going to call this one done. It’s been 6 weeks. I can’t see restarting. I’ll stay vigilant, at this point it is not a question of will power, it is a question of rejoicing in life smoke-free. 1 week ago
ok, so I slept ok, woke up a bit too early – but I had some reading to do, so it was good.
physical symptom of withdrawal are pretty much gone. maybe a little fatigue, but nothing really serious.
but my brain is on overdrive – i have all these stupid thoughts like ‘do you really think you’ll never smoke again’ and ‘you are winning and so what’.
i think i’m a challenge junkie because as soon fighting stopped I lost all my motivation (i should have written it down somewhere).
anyway – now in a delay mode. we’ll see how it goes. 1 week ago
it was actually pretty smooth – first night, second day, and second night – were tough, but after that everything calmed down. I actually feel good already and don’t really think about lighting up a cig.
Obviously there are triggers out there which would be at this stage pretty much impossible to go through without standard reaction – like getting drunk on a party, or some really serious high stake quarell – but those I’m planning to avoid for some time.
We’ll see how it. Thanks a lot for your cheers! 1 week ago
Ok, so this is day 1 of quitting smoking – I will go cold turkey – my last puff was last night and it’s gonna stay that way forever.
My main trigger for smoking is alcohol – so I need to restrict intake at least for some time to the levels which would allow me to control triggers: i think 50ml of pure alcohol should be my ceiling (2 beers or 3 shots). For the first 3 days no alcohol at all.
I will write entries every day for the first week about what’s going on. 2 weeks ago
Failed after a stressful argument.
Starting again as of today: 20/2/2014
This would be the beginning of day 2 2 weeks ago
So the other week I had one of those nightmare afternoons. You know one of those where it is like you are literally being tested.
I walked past at least 7 shops that I could have bought cigarettes from to uni where I was next to the town centre which even has a “Smoking World” shop. And I did’t even go in. I was tempted, and I kept the e-cig handy but I resisted temptation on a level that I haven’t in a very long time. So you know, yay :)
1 month, 17 days smoke free. 2 weeks ago
No cravings yet as such, I just think about cigarettes every once in a while. 3 weeks ago
Since 27 Jan 2014:
17 days smoke free,
527 cigarettes down,
£200.26 and 2 days, 04:45:00 saved!
Thought I’d put up an entry because I managed to cross the 500 cigarettes not smoked line. Yay for me!
Still feeling restless for large parts of the day which I’m just being patient with. It’s not going to be like this forever plus I’ve been uber productive. Just wish I could relax now.
My cough has pretty much gone now which is awesome but my chest still feels tight when walking. Again I’m hoping that will improve with time. I was smoking 30-40 a day so I’ve probably done a lot if damage.
More good things; my clothes and hair smell awesome. So awesome I got away without washing my hair the other day. That never happens. Also I walked into my living room this morning and smelt clean laundry instead of stale smoke. 3 weeks ago