So, it's been 29 days since I last had a cigerette. Not a single puff. Has been going along really well... cravings here and there and hard to control my temper now and then. But I'm still going - and sometimes I go without the nicotine patch for days, even while drinking!
The closest I've come to really wanting a ciggerette is right now after some "friend" told me how to live my life etc. Obviously not going into details here, just thought it'd ease my mind saying something so maybe I lose this feeling of stress/anger/pain etc.
I'm not going to smoke, and it's too late at night to put a patch on haha... Tomorrow will be a new day.
Thanks for listening/reading :)
I took it upon myself to quit smoking last Tuesday. These patches do help, but I still have significant cravings! Everyday moments when I'd usually light a smoke had me checking my pockets for a packet etc. I also made a decision not to go out last weekend as it was my first week being smoke free. 99% of my friends are heavy smokers so it would have been a real challenge, a challenge that I felt would have been too soon.
Then came Monday. I felt good, until I hopped on the scales and had gained 5KG. I haven't been able to stop eating since I quit. Off to the gym I went, it was great. The first time being at gym and not dying to finish my work out so I could have a smoke outside.
But the best part of this first week was, after gym some friends asked me to come for a drink at their place. 2 Smokers and 2 quitters. (one of them being myself) My friend after two smoke breaks gave in to the temptation. I did not :) So I'm proud of myself. Woke up with a huge hangover and headache though. But still. No smokes, not even a puff in 8 days :)
My family are proud and supportive. Even my smoking mother. lol. My friends are too. Maybe I'll lose that huge deathly cough I've had for a few years.
I'm not sure if this is how these blogs are meant to set up.. I've never written a blog before coming to this website.
A good week for me! I hope the rest of you are still going strong! :)
Finally. First Quit Day.
After weeks of waiting for the quit pack. I finally got my patches last Thursday. However, Friday being my younger brothers 21st birthday there would've been far too much temptation to smoke while we all were out on the town drinking. So after a long intense weekend, today I applied my first patch! :D I felt reasonably good the entire day, took my dog out for a walk which I haven't done in a very long time. Then my friends came over and started drinking and smoking in my room...It was very difficult but I've made it through my first day.
I think I may avoid going out this weekend, just to get used to it. I'm serious about making this commitment of quitting.
I've also applied to go start studying at uni. I haven't done anything academically since 2002. It's time to make a change and move forward with my life!
Taking my first steps...
I haven't actually quit yet. I think I'm a pretty heavy smoker. I've been smoking since I was 14/15 and I'm now 26 years old. During my teenage years I got up to about 3 packets a day and eventually reduced that to one pack which I'm still on. I did quit cold turkey once without any assistance for almost a year, but due to high stress I gave in. :(
I'm currently unemployed, and have been for about two years. This year I need to make some drastic changes in my life. With the price of ciggerettes going up again and whatever money I get goes towards smoking, I thought this could be a good start. All of my friends and family smoke with exception of my brother and a few friends, so I know this is going to be incredibly hard and a friend of mine recommended quitline to be the help I needed.
I literally just signed up to quitline, so I'll be waiting for my patches to arrive in the mail.
I will post again when I receive my "Quit Pack" :)