Quit Zits & Sorts
Only a week into it again & already my skin is starting to break out.
Last time I went for sauna's, drank loads of water, I tried everything to get my skin to calm down. But nothing worked except smoking.
And now it's doing it again.. I got really down last time & started smoking again. I really don't want that to happen this time ..
I don't want to get as down as last time, I lost my tiny bit of confidence I actually have & became quite depressed.
Advice.. PLEASE!! :(
Day One done & dusted.
So again.. I feel I'm ready for this.. Not as much as I was in October but still enough to go the day today without a cigarette no sweat.
My main goal when I first quit was weight gain, & I happily put on 5kgs, which I was lucky enough to not lose after I started smoking again.
I started smoking again after my skin turned to sh*t.. which made me really down & self conscious & sure enough when I started smoking again my skin was as clear as ever. Can anyone give me any advice on this issue?
Thank you to all for the support, am looking forward to making some new friends through my journey.. again :P
After 2 months of smoking again after I had quit from October till Feb, am back to give it another go.
Fingers crossed x
Stats Update: 100 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 100 days
Grams NOT smoked: 643
Total savings: $704.00
Stats Update: 63 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 63 days
Grams NOT smoked: 405
Total savings: $448.00
26 days later...
Day 45.. Wow how time flies.
So am living in the city, working hard.. How I miss the suburbs, living in a house with grass & a clothesline. It's like a concrete jungle. The apartment I'm in has no Internet. As much as I've missed coming online blogging and reading everyone's stories it's such a great feeling to see how many days I've gone without a cigarette. Last time I was online I was at day 19..
Good to see everyones still going strong, and there are so many new people.
I've had one MAJOR craving this whole time, along with a few very minor ones. I even had a cigarette in my hand ready to light, but i kept strong and overcame it. Oh and I stopped using patches about a month ago too.
Im slowly starting to put on weight, and I feel fantastic. My butt is getting bigger as wells as my thighs.. Am stoked!
I've always been so small that I've been too self conscious to wear a bikini, but I went and bought my first swim suit in 8 years (and I'm only 24)
It might sound silly to some but it felt like such a huge achievement.
Trying to keep positive, but with all the change am finding it hard to feel comfortable, so the reminder of how a cigarette calmed me and never changed has become a more frequent thought.
But.. Am determined to stay strong, have become good at finding distractions.
Anyway enough ranting..
Take care everyone x x
Things are falling into place..
WOW. There was a lot of blogs to read through since i was online last!
It's so cool to see :D
Today is the 19th day.. Still going strong. Have started my new job, was meant to start next week but was asked to start yesterday, am moving house this weekend as well so super busy.. (as always) ha ha!
Have noticed recently when I've been talking to people and saying that i quit smoking they all look at me and kind of cringe. The question "How's that going" comes out.. My reply.. Friggin awesome actually! The day i quit i knew i was ready, i didn't need to force myself, i just knew it was my time to quit. Then they go into the stories about friends that have tried to quit & have found it really hard, have taken up smoking again etc...
So on top of my personal reasons it gives me even more motivation to be a success story my friends can tell others about.
Am still yet to see weight gain, a little bit gutted about that but I'm hoping it'll come in time. Had a bit of a giggle looking at my stats, the $ i would have spent on cigarettes in the last 19 days I'm sure has gone on food... MmMmMm fooooood!
Anyway, time to rest up. Keep it up guys!! Enjoy the long weekend :D
Take care x
Stats Update: 15 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 15 days
Grams NOT smoked: 97
Total savings: $128.00
To The New Me
This feels like a whole new beginning for me as this year has been utter crap.
Leaving my job in January, A very close family member dying, long term relationship ending, a never ending list of disappointments. I have struggled with my depression & anxiety alot this year... So smoking was a huge part of my routine & felt like my escape from the stress.
Tomorrow will be my two week mark for quitting & i feel AMAZING. My skin cleared up fairly fast.. Thank you sauna!!!
I'm eating so much & enjoy it so much more..
After my endless searching I've finally been offered a job.. TWO in fact. So that was a real confidence booster.
As for being single, I'm happy :) Finding myself getting out a lot, ( I used to be a hermit ) meeting new people & doing things with friends & I LOVE it.
The year may be almost over but i can finally say it's going to be an amazing rest of the year!
I'm so glad i joined Quitline, you guys are awesome!
Thank you to all who have supported me so far.
To being a non smoker.. **Cheers** X
Help please! Onto day ten & my .. what was nice skin is starting to break out bigtime! I barely drink anything other than water.. i eat fairly healthy and i don't drive so i walk everywhere! So plenty of exercise.
Did this happen to anyone else?