And still going strong..I prepared myself well mentally this time and all my work has paid off..I even practised not smoking around smokers to prove to myself it was NOT impossible! I love that I am at 5 days and love the benefits especially the extra cash. I have planted my vegie garden and it looks amazing..very proud of myself :) Usually I sit around feeling sorry for myself waiting to be smokefree - not this time I'm keeping busy and remind myself everyday just how wonderful it is to wake with a semi clear head and not lethagic (just feeling that now) - Wait in a week or two I'll be leaping out of bed all refreshed and free lol
Keep up the good work and keep going strong!!
We are back from holiday and settling well into 2013 - a fresh new year!! My quit attempt failed over the holidays, but I am off to a great start, Day 2 again for me. I'm pleasantly positive. I have read lots of info on addiction and understanding my triggers so I do feel relatively calm. I brought a push bike to help and I am thoroughly enjoying biking about. My goal for 2013 is to be fit and free.
It's great to be back and I am off to read some blogs :)
Thank you for your support on my previous blog :)
You all have such wonderful qualities that sparkle throughout the virtual world.
I'm off on holiday until 8th Jan and won't be able to blog as no internet connection :( BUT..I have downloaded the e-books from whyquit.com to keep me on track, and there is always the quit plan that I'm constantly updating!!
Take care my friends and I will meet you all back here in the New Year xx
After yet another failed quit attempt I am back to Day One. I feel like I am on again, off again, on again, off again. But this of course has had an impact on me emotionally and physically. I am always in the beginning stages of withdrawal.
I have changed tact a little and not focusing on quitting smoking so much, but rather looking more into drug addiction and how to make that positive change in my life. By taking the emphasis off quitting it doesn’t seem so big to me.
So far I have learnt from drug related websites that:
Firstly, I need to decide to make a positive change in my life. Secondly, that recovery is a long process one that takes time, commitment, along with motivation and support.
So with that I have found a treatment toolbox to help me deal with the withdrawal and recovery.
Onwards and upwards and I am simply choosing not to smoke at this time.
Take care and thanks for all your support :)
'This old man he plays one'. . .
Was hoping to post up my stats but smoked yesterday. I know what caused me to smoke it was a horrific event that does not happen everyday, so I don't need to plan for it in the near future.
Still a stressful time atm, but with my cravings not feeling to bad and much determination for my health, I feel I can pick back up again.
I will let you all know how I'm going on Friday.
Take care xx
I'm doing it. . .
Hes smoking and I am not!!
Got the rules in place :)
Sorry I havn't blogged with my support, been trying to figure this out. Will catch up with you all tonight.
It's not handed to us on a silver platter
The person staying with me is my ex husband. We have been seperated for 1 and a half years now. We have 2 children and have decided after all this time give our marriage another go. Problem is he bloody smokes. At the moment I only see him in the weekends and this will be an ongoing thing. I have already bought a packet of 20s and thought maybe I could just smoke when I see him, but reality check this will not work as it's an addiction I'm dealing with not a bit of fun!
My smokes have gone now and I'm trying to strengthen my resolve. I have realised that if this is something I can't get over then I'm not going to make it and I really WANT to make it.
So back to updating the plan, along with this quote;
Nicotine addiction is powerful, and smoking cessation involves a lot of work for most people - it's not handed to us on a silver platter.
A good weekend to you all :)
I have someone (smoker) staying with me for the weekend (totally unavoidable) and need strategies to help me deal with this, aside I must add, from super gluing my mouth shut!
I'm feeling very tired today. Cravings taking their toll. Emotionally I feel bad and very insecure. I hate this part as feel the need to fix it and make it all better, but I really don't know how?
Does that even make sense? I don't know I'm scattered and confused.
I have done it; my head is out of the water and I can see!!
I will keep focus
I will maintain my goal
I will turn the tide and control my addiction
I am responsible, proud and free!!
Thanks for all your support the past few days it has helped me sooo much, I'm excited about the future and roll on day 7!!
xx to you all xx