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18Feb2017 By bloop  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

First day folks

This is it I am hoping to quit this habit for good this time. Went to the doctors this week and she was shocked that I was smoking again and read me the riot act saying I will have a heart attack or stroke within 5 years!
My darling partner has been smoke free now for 3 months and I feel awful smoking when he doesn't. So I have some good reasons. Now I have to put in the hard work and kick this long time addiction for good.
Got to stay strong.
Thanks for reading. And hope everyone has a lovely smokefree day with your friends and loved ones.

Profile image GTMI18 February, 2017

Great decision bloop, I'm on day 11 and I've spent those days sipping on a water bottle, it really helps a lot, this site is amazing, there is lots of support here to help you through, be strong, and focus on one minute at a time over the next couple of days, you can do this ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Profile image Woodsie18 February, 2017

Good choice. If you get a chance read as much as you can about quitting, I found it helped a lot knowing about this addiction and being educated about what to expect and how to handle the hard days. Don't be scared to ask for help either there is one whole lot of experience here

Profile image Gavin18 February, 2017

Sounds like your doctor has made it a pretty simple choice, quit smoking if you don't want to die any time soon!
Reckon I know which option I like best.
good luck and take it one day at a time.

Profile image GaGa. 6818 February, 2017

When you stop smoking you will soon notice health improvements. It's very nice when your fingers no longer smell of nicotine too.Keep sipping your water bottle...distract yourself when you crave a cigarette ...and read blogs to see how we coped with different aspects of our quits.Take it slowly -Stay strong and believe you can do this๐Ÿ˜Š

Profile image Nana2218 February, 2017

Welcome. Great advice above. It can be tough.......but it WILL be so worth it.
All the best for your smokefree journey.
Keep telling yourself that you can do this because you really can. Determination is key.

Profile image bloop18 February, 2017

Thank so everyone you guys will be keeping sane I think. I forgot about a water bottle thanks for the tip. Had a stressful day and managed to not have a smoke. Cravings are really kicking tonite. But might get an early night. Thanks again folks, great inspirations!

Profile image Heatherb18 February, 2017

Welcome bloop, you've made a good decision to quit the smokes and join Quitline and blog. We've all been in your shoes and walked the walk and there are some amazing people on here that will listen and help you through if you need it. Keep busy, be determined and strong and you will succeed. ODAAT and NOPE. One day at a time and not one puff ever

3Aug2010 By bloop  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

doing okay

kept waking up during the night but no more than usual, and dreaming lots but not out there types.
Every now and again I go to do something and think oh that's right I don't smoke anymore.
I am not afraid of it anymore and I know that I am a determined lady who won't let anything get the better of me. I am angry with this government and I am not going to give them anymore of my hard earned money.
So another day at home to get through the hardest few hours and then off to work the biggest test of them all.
Over half of my colleagues smoke and used to have a smoke together and the service users are heavy tobacco users, so it will be quite interesting.
Good luck everyone and thanks for listening

2Aug2010 By bloop  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

16 hours smokefree

Isn't strange how you can read everyone elses's experience but your own seems different and harder than theirs. After 34 years of a love hate relationship with tobacco I am finally going to give it up. I always used to admire those quitters but could never do it myself, nor did I really try.
My reasons are pretty common ones but the main one is for me to have a really nice place to live I cannot afford the house and smoking.
My husband decided to quit 4 months ago and he has been falling off the wagon at night or weekends and says I am his trigger because I still smoked. Not any-more my darling. This morning he brought me a coffee, some water in a sipper bottle and my extra gum. We had a discussion about the remaining tobacco and finally decided to throw it the bin outside. He said that if you do try and get it from the bin outside it would make you feel really scummy. Please to say I havn't gone out to the bin today.
I chose my quit day on my first day of 2 days off so I can take it easy on myself and try and get a handle on the those feelings, and cravings.
They have knawed away at me all day, but my thinking is strong and keep telling myself wow you are not a smoker anymore, and good girl, and my god I am amazing.
So to anyone who is reading this it is true even hard core addicts like me can do it, so can you.
With respect to you all and quitline.