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23May2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Hello

So I've had my troubles quitting smoking. I keep trying.
I had a lady from quitline call in the weekend and boy did she have a lot of information and advice. My advice is this, if you are having troubles with quitting call quitline . I will certainly call them in the future if i'm having quitting troubles.
I now have one full day behind me and I'm working on my 2nd now :)
My husband bought me a locket to show me his support. I was really surprised. I find myself holding my locket when I need some husband support, it really helps
Thanks for reading and your continued support Quit Fam

Profile image clarebear23 May, 2017

Yay Tropicanna. We know how hard it is. Keep up the good fight, you got this. xx

Profile image smokefreemep23 May, 2017

Thats nice of hubby :( Quitline are fantastic i agree

Profile image Sammyy23 May, 2017

What a lovely idea of your husband's. It sounds like he's a great support. Sometimes we need a little extra help with quitting I'm glad you reached out. We're always here to support you too, no matter how long it takes for you to beat this thing. You CAN do it. Well done on your 2nd day 🌞🌞🌞

Profile image GTMI23 May, 2017

What a lovely gift from your hubby, something special to hold onto when you feel like your struggling, I agree about Quitline being amazing, stay strong Tropicanna we are all here for you πŸ˜€

Profile image Janet G23 May, 2017

Awwww so sweet 😁😁😁 Stay strong Tropicanna 😁😁 πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Profile image Julia C24 May, 2017

Keep going Tropicanna. Victory is there to be had.

Profile image nanaturtle24 May, 2017

Day 2
Stay strong Tropicana -I am PROUD of You xo

Profile image nanaturtle24 May, 2017

Day 2
Stay strong Tropicana -I am PROUD of You xo
Ammended-day 3!
More Pride!! πŸ˜œπŸ‘ŒπŸ’•

11May2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Almost a day :)

Hi,

I'm going to bed now, I'm delighted to say that i have have not smoked today.
I don't like smoking.
I'm grateful to everyone in this online group.
I special thank you to Nanaturtle who was online last night at the right time last night and had the right things to say to help me.

Goodnight QuitFam
Sleepwell
Stay Strong

Profile image nanaturtle11 May, 2017

ODAAT be Proud of Yourself today
πŸ˜ƒ you did good 🌸

Profile image Julia C11 May, 2017

That's the way to do your quit. Not one puff. You are back on the track.

Profile image clarebear14 May, 2017

Hang on in there Tropicanna.

Profile image nanaturtle17 May, 2017

No shame in a relapse Hun,
We're here, when You're ready πŸ’• xo

10May2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Reset my quit stats to ZERO.

After having the flu for a week, I bought a packet of 20s after dropping my youngest at school and smoked from then, all day, couldn't sleep, so smoked all night ( guess why I couldn't sleep) then kept smoking until just before I started writing this.
I want to record for myself and for others exactly what I feel like right now.
Pleased, that I have managed to stop smoking. I'm beyond tired. My stomach and back hurt so bad. it hurts and is hard to breathe and bend my stomach to sit. I've basically done nothing but smoke. It rained, so I'm damp, noone likes smoking in the rain. I stink! Even when I had the flu, I could smell my soap and I smelt nice, that was cool. My lungs hurt. ( the place i assume my lungs are hurts) And why did i keep smoking after the pain started? and why did i keep smoking when I had the shakes?
so its time to think differently. What opens up for me as a non-smoker?what are my goals? What are rewards I can give myself? I think its time to find out what smoking is holding me back from doing!
Sleep well Quitfamily :)

Profile image nanaturtle10 May, 2017

Did You make up for all the days You didn't smoke?
Was that the intention?
Did You feel like You were missing out?
Did this satisfy You?
You didnt answer 'Yes' to any of these questions, eh?

Smoking is not for You!
Not anymore!
Relationship Quit!

Grab Your Freedom by the curlys Tropicana, and run!! Take what is Yours & be Strong πŸ’ͺ
You CAN do this YES! BELIEVE!
ODAAT NOPE

Profile image Tropicanna10 May, 2017

Thanks NanaT. I needed that.

Profile image GTMI11 May, 2017

Nanaturtle summed it up for you Tropicana, I have written a Journal over this quit, believe me it helps, and if you ever feel like your needing a ciggy you need to promise yourself to read your Journal first, believe me you will never buy them again :)

Profile image nanaturtle11 May, 2017

I like this Journal idea-keeps You accountable to Self! Nice one GTMI πŸ‘

Profile image clarebear11 May, 2017

You can do this Tropicanna. You have dug deep on your journey - now just dig a little bit deeper. Put those Big Girl Pants on. xx

Profile image Blondene11 May, 2017

even the biggest of stars can fall...don't feel too bad....you learnt the same thing again...you don't like smoking...yay come back now it's not a nice place over there...you can do this again it's totally worth it...I was a serial relapser the worst at it but free now...don't let the junky addiction talk mess with your head! You've got this!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Profile image Lizzy11 May, 2017

Tomorrow is another day Tropicana ... learn from this and move on .... your smoke freedom is waiting for you 😘

Profile image Sammyy11 May, 2017

Good on you for shaking up that mindset and asking yourself some hard questions. Sometimes it's needed. Always here to support πŸ’•

Profile image Tropicanna11 May, 2017

Thanks for the support Quit family. I love the journal idea GTMI!

Profile image Butt-kicker12 May, 2017

Having the flu is draining, big time. It leaves you drained of energy, feeling worthless, feeling hollow.
So, you filled the emotional emptiness, and succumbed. So what? You rediscovered (the hard way, which is sad) why you had told Old Nick (nicotine) to push off, in the first place.
Get yourself to bed (if you can), and stay warm, under an extra blanket. Anxious people need the weight of something like an extra blanket to feel calm, relaxed and sleepy. (Which is why snugly wrapping a restless baby helps soothe them to sleep.)
So, baby, baby yourself till this flu and this self-doubt leaves you alone to rebuild your resolve. Love 'n' hugs

8May2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

still sick

feels like I have been sick forever,but really its about 6 days.
anyway I am now 21 days smokefree. accept i smoked on day 16 which I blogged about. At this stage I have decided not to change my quit date. In the future, I think I will need to.
Thanks quit fam.

Profile image clarebear8 May, 2017

Hey Tropicanna. Sometimes its good to get sick in the early days - who knows what would have happened if you didnt get sick the day after your slip!
I reckon you get one only (if youre lucky) 'get out of jail free' card. The thing with slips is, Nicodemon whispers in your ear "you got away with it once, so you can again". So, kudos to you for that. Try to just forget the slip.

Im sorry you are crook, but at least your body doesnt have to contend with all the toxins of sickerettes. Keep it up, next goal one month.

Profile image Sammyy8 May, 2017

Glad you have been able to move forward from your slip. Let your body recover and keep taking it a day at a time. You're doing great 🌞🌞🌞

Profile image Julia C9 May, 2017

Quit days mean nothing to anyone but you. If you feel that you should (or shouldn't) reset / adjust your times it is entirely your business & I'll support you 100% in your choice.

Profile image Nana2210 May, 2017

Well done on 3 weeks smokefree Tropicanna!

4May2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

fail

not yesterday but the day before, I smoked. smoked quite a lot. First few felt good, then i felt crappy and ten I remembered why I don't smoke anymore and then I really felt bad that I had let myself down.
now its two days later, i've been sick as a dog for two days ,I'm certainly relieved not to be smoking. So i'm back on track quit wise.
have a nice day quit fam

Profile image Maanu4 May, 2017

Good on you for jumping straight back on the wagon. Maybe its fortunate you got sick if it pushed you back into quitting. Your illness is probably mild compared to the fatal diseases you can get from smoking.. All the best on your new quit. I hope it works for you

Profile image Ponytail4 May, 2017

no worries Tropicanna. You are realising just how awful smoking is, and the guilt is part of that.
I got sick just when I was on the cusp of stopping and it did the trick! The nicotine poison was so awful as it entered my body, that my sick body could just not take it, so it rejected it fully. Maybe this is a mini miracle that you got sick; I certainly was happy that I got sick when I did, as it was like an intervention. Hopefully this is what your body is doing. Keep it up.

Profile image fagoff4 May, 2017

The only failure is to quit trying .Your a winner to me.

Profile image Sammyy4 May, 2017

Yep that's the way, pick yourself up and keep going! Remember we are here for support if you are struggling. Come blog crap out if you need to. Have faith. You can do this! πŸ‘

Profile image Julia C5 May, 2017

There's some good ideas up above. These things happen. Congratulations on picking yourself up and coming back to us.

1May2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

2 weeks smokefree.

Today I am 14 days smokefree and working on my 15th day.
I feel a sense of achievement but I am very protective of my quit.

Have nice day quit family :)

Profile image Julia C1 May, 2017

Congratulations. All you need is there, the will to win is in you.

Profile image Leisaclare1 May, 2017

Well done. I know the feeling. I am too very protective of just about everything. Learning to realise some of that thou. Have another stay strong quit day.

Profile image Sallyfk1 May, 2017

Congratulations, will done you must be feeling on top of the world. πŸ˜€

Profile image Sammyy2 May, 2017

Hey hope today has been ok for you! You're doing great. Here to support πŸ‘

30Apr2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Hello

Hi, I was woken up about lunchtime, I stayed up long enough to be grumpy to my Hubby, feel sorry, say sorry and go back to bed ( after putting on patch ,eating and a few other things )
I started a bit of a cough during the night, not pleasant, maybe its smoking related?
Was woken up around 7 for dinner. dinner was delish. Its 9:30pm I'm ready for bed again. Its my 14th day, I was expecting to feel pretty good right now.

The success of today is that I have not smoked!
No desire to smoke, I just wanted to be nice.
I just felt sleepy and unwell.
I am very pleased that when I wake up tomorrow, I will have 14 days smokefree. Its been worth it.
Sleep well quit family .

Profile image nanaturtle30 April, 2017

Nice work πŸ‘
🌟 Wishing You 'no Dreams! '
Peaceful sleep 😴 Zzzzzz.....

Profile image Maanu1 May, 2017

What your going through sounds fairly typical. You should start coming right soon. Perhaps try going for a run or a vigorous walk. Itight help you to feel better. With all the money you will be saving you might want to take a trip to the tropics. That's what I'm doing (-:

Profile image Tropicanna1 May, 2017

I'm pleased it sounds typical.run or walk makes total sense. and saving for a trip to the tropics sounds wondeful about now because I'm freezing!
And Nanaturtle, just as you wished, I had the most peaceful sleep!

29Apr2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

I thought about smoking tonight

I thought about going outside for a smoke, just one of those thoughts that come from habit and from it being Friday night. When I realized what I was thinking about, I put a lozenger in my mouth and grabbed some knitting and put my favourite comedy on the TV. I didn't really think about it again until now, another late night, I feel the need to blog. I'm learning with this quitting as I go. In general, its a simple concept NOPE. Its all very well for me to quit, In the first days, I feel terrible, I know whats going on, withdrawal, healing, very good stuff happening but I can FEEL it. Right now, i'm doing quite well, I'm almost functioning properly again. This stage here where I am feeling pretty good, why is it now that I thought about having a smoke.The physical fight was uncomfortable but i'm struggling to discribe my worry about what happens when the kids go back to school on Monday. My biggest threat, in the past has been complete freedom. When its just me at home. I have to find a way to do this for myself as well as my family reasons to stay quit. I really really want to stay quit. I'm completely open to suggestions, advice and stories . sleep well smokefree family.

Profile image Blondene29 April, 2017

my advice to you is you have to want to quit...really and truly I failed with my prior quit because I was still wanting to smoke..as soon as I took that smoke I realised I didn't want to smoke...you have the want to quit use that to help you thru as long as realising there's no such thing as one smoke. A really good website to read is whyquit.com it goes into detail of every aspect on quitting and you can apply the resources to your quit. You can and will nail this quit!πŸ˜†πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Profile image Nana2229 April, 2017

I think a lot of us get the collywobbles early in our quits when our routine changes. The kids going back to school will be different to what your days have been like up to now. Remember that all the strategies you've used so far will still work.
Good on you for recognising that being on your own is a big trigger for you. That means you're able to put strategies in place ahead of time.
Maybe you could make a list of all the jobs you've been meaning to get done and haven't.
Or get out for the day......window shopping, catching up with a friend, going to the park with a nice coffee. Anything that keeps you busy and distracted.
Also plan some treats for yourself, and decide when you will have each one.
Try not to freak out Tropicanna. You can so do this! ODAAT.

Profile image Tropicanna29 April, 2017

Thank you.

Profile image Julia C30 April, 2017

The important things are that you recognised the risk, you had no cigarettes & didn't attempt to get any. Yes you are fighting desire for your "old friend" who you haven't seen for 14 days.

Even after well over 900 days I sometimes go and stand outside the back door where I used to go to smoke, on very rare occasions I feel like a smoke, it goes nowhere and goes away. You can win.

Keep up the good fight and be aware that it will diminish over time.

Stay strong,

Profile image Tropicanna30 April, 2017

Thanks Julia C

Profile image nanaturtle30 April, 2017

Put Your reasons to Quit on paper + put it in a Prominent place-refer back to it each time You weaken. Make sure YOU are at the top of that list-Stay strong Tropicana You CAN do thisπŸ‘

28Apr2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

12th day

Hello everyone, Isn't it great to be smokefree?

We went to a carnival today.actually we went twice. The first time, I noticed how much fun it was not having to leave to have a smoke. The second time, one of my children said with pleasure, "Hey! We don't have to wait for Mum to have a smoke". The comment made me feel really good.
My 12yr old who has been complaining about me smoking for years has been getting cuddly again. ( bless him ) I love cuddles.
All my boys have been out-spoken about the need and their desire for me to quit and I'm proud of the statistics and reasons and proof they have used.
I'm almost 2hrs into my 12th day, I have to focus on eating regular meals, drinking loads of water. And putting the patch on, first thing in the morning and remembering to have a lozenger when water doesn't take away the irritability. And remember NOPE (not one puff ever)
Thanks for reading. Have a nice smokefree day everyone .

Profile image smokefreemep28 April, 2017

Hi Tropicana what an awesome blog. Doesnt it make it all worth while when your loved ones make comments like that!! Naww your doing fantastic on your 12th day wow.. your absolutely AMAZING πŸ’•πŸ’ž

Profile image nanaturtle28 April, 2017

Fills You with Pride & You're showing the way 😊
Sons cuddles are almost as good as Grandsons cuddles!
You too have a great Smokefree Friday
Doing Great πŸ‘πŸŒΈ

Profile image sez12328 April, 2017

Feels great when your kids are proud of you, mine are quietly proud too and it makes this journey totally worth it. You should be really proud of yourself because it takes more than the love of the people around us to kick this addiction to the curb.

Profile image Sammyy28 April, 2017

Oh that's so nice. Feeling like a good mum is one of the best things about quitting smoking. It will only get better when the savings mount up and you can spend more on the kids. It's a great feeling. Oh and don't kids hate smoking. We are setting an example an hopefully it will keep them away from smoking as teenagers and adults. You're doing great. I really admire you for coming back and giving quitting another go. You're a star 🌟🌟🌟

Profile image Blondene28 April, 2017

that is so nice to hear...I quit for my son too and I love cuddles too...much more being smokefree cuddles...enjoy your children you're rocking this quit!πŸ˜†πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Profile image Nana2228 April, 2017

Sounds like you are getting into the groove now Tropicanna - and almost at 2 weeks.
Keep looking after yourself as you are, and be very proud.
Great job!

Profile image Tropicanna29 April, 2017

Thank you so much everyone, I really needed that. :)

26Apr2017 By Tropicanna  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

10th day smokefree

I thought it was my 11th day,feeling a little cheated ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
I'm so proud of myself and grateful to everyone who has and is supporting me.
Have a nice smokefree day. drink plenty of water.

Profile image smokefreemep26 April, 2017

Im proud of you too.. well done on your days Tropicana πŸ–’πŸ’•πŸΎ

Profile image GTMI26 April, 2017

So awesome, double digits is fantastic, I'm proud of you to Tropicanna πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Tropicanna26 April, 2017

Thanks so much, Smokefreemep and GTMI

Profile image Leisaclare26 April, 2017

Yay 10 days. What a cool achievement. I am happy that you are doing it.

Profile image nana g26 April, 2017

Well done Tropicanna 10 days is a great achievement.

Profile image Lizzy26 April, 2017

Well done on double digits, keep your guard up and next is 2 weeks πŸ‘

Profile image Maanu26 April, 2017

Good on ya troppo. Double digits woohooo !!!

Profile image Sammyy26 April, 2017

Well done keep taking it one day at a time each day is an achievement to be proud of 🌟🌟🌟