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15Mar2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Been a minute.

I think its been about a week since I posted.5 weeks today and it is getting that tiny bit easier every day.Smoking still crosses my mind at least once a day,not to have one,but just the thought of it.Thoughts of disbelief mainly.We did it.Hubby and I kicked the habit.Still early days so still weary.Aware now that cravings can still pop up.Grateful to have you lot to turn to when I have no idea whats going on lol.Thank yall heaps!You have no idea how much your comments and support have helped :)

Profile image nanaturtle15 March, 2017

We do😜 + we have been, right where You are today πŸ˜ƒ
Enjoy this Pride-You deserve each minute of it!
Stay strong πŸ‘

Profile image GTMI15 March, 2017

5weeks is awesome, I'm so pleased your doing really well πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image clarebear15 March, 2017

that is so feakin awesome! And you are so wise to acknowledge there are still the odd ugly craving that rears its head. That right there, shows knowledge is power.

Profile image Bub4416 March, 2017

As we must keep saying to ourselves...never let our guard down...your doing it 5weeks how cool is that

10Mar2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Cravings 1 month later

Has anybody ever experienced this?Hubby and I both felt the urge to smoke 2 days ago.We were both at our own places of work,no triggers whatsoever.But it seems the cravings have snuck their way back into our minds.Well not so much cravings,more the thoughts/habit of having one.Weird seeing as weve had no desire whatsoever since the first week.Would love to hear of similar experiences and advice maybe.Dont worry we have been sticking to NOPE

Profile image Gavin10 March, 2017

All I can say is....get used it lol. I don't think it ever goes away, we just need to be aware of it and manage the craves when they come.

Profile image smokefreemep10 March, 2017

Yes. Lol.. Gavin is right.. there .. said it

Profile image Gavin10 March, 2017

wow, screenshot required!

Profile image GTMI10 March, 2017

Yip Gavin is right, we just have to manage it, stay strong πŸ™‚

1Mar2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

3 weeks yay!

3 weeks today and I just cant get over how something so small and seemingly harmless had such MASSIVE control over me,and in turn my family,our children,even anyone who happened to be in my vicinity when I sparked up.Im so happy to have put the ciggies down for good,I had a little bit of self doubt going into this but now...not even a tiny bit.Ive been stressed almost to my limit and it didnt even cross my mind to have a smoke,which was pretty surprising.I cant help but feel uber proud of myself.I have had bugger all support family and friends wise (except my partner and sisters.) So Im glad I have proved them all wrong :D

Profile image GTMI1 March, 2017

You shld feel super proud, 3 weeks is awesome πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image Kumera1 March, 2017

γƒ˜(^_^γƒ˜) nice work

Profile image Lizzy1 March, 2017

Congratulations on three weeks. Keep up the great attitude.

27Feb2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

19 days :D

So I have eased on into going on 3 weeks.So proud of myself and my partner.We used to smoke like trains.Having each other for support has been the best and has made this 100x easier.As youd know from my previous posts I had a very hard first week and a half,and just wanted to reassure others who are in this trying time that it DOES get easier.The cravings are non existent for me now and the habit has almost died down to nothing.I did not "replace" the habit with another but did use distractions,and isolated myself from smokers for the first week.I have started working out and already notice the difference with my breathing.So much easier!To all who are on this journey with me KIA KAHA you can do it!

Profile image nanaturtle27 February, 2017

This IS Happiness &Freedom, Joy &Pri

Profile image nanaturtle27 February, 2017

Grrr... Pride all rolled into Today!!
Keep Your guards up & Enjoy. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Profile image GaGa. 6827 February, 2017

That's really good work by you bothπŸ‘ very close to three weeks smokefree. Keep on keeping on and enjoy every smokefree day🚭🚭🚭

Profile image GTMI27 February, 2017

You are doing amazingly well, keep it up πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

21Feb2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

13 days!!

First of all an update on my last post.Havent experienced the dizziness or even light headedness since that episode,so have passed it off as a one off.Cravings have dramatically decreased since week one and feels like now its more the habit I need to break.Have not come even remotely close to caving which I am sooo proud of.Hubby and I still both going strong hes on 15 days Im on 13 so happy to rid ourselves of this vice once and for all :D

Profile image Mumof221 February, 2017

Woohoo good on you both keep it up πŸ˜ƒ

Profile image smokefreemep21 February, 2017

Hi Rick well done mate your doing great

Profile image Woodsie21 February, 2017

Good to hear the dizziness etc has gone. Keep up the good work, 13 days is brilliant

Profile image Lizzy25 February, 2017

Congratulations on over two week Rcikt πŸ‘

17Feb2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Lightheaded and dizzyness

So Im on day 9 cold turkey.Cough is easing but noticed as I was cleaning my house I got VERY light headed,to the point I had to sid down and take deep breaths.Hard to explain the feeling exactly.I was seeing stars and finding it hard to concentrate properly.All I was doing was vacuuming which has never been a hard task for me.It took me a good 10 minutes to come right.Needless to say,I was wondering if anyone else has ever had symptoms like this.And if so do you have any remedies?My job can be physically demanding and I cant afford to be sitting down and waiting to come right every ten minutes.Thanks in advance :)

Profile image Woodsie17 February, 2017

A friend that's a nurse told me the cough was the lungs healing. Shucks ,mine must of healed a whole lot! Haven't had light headedness though. I wouldn't read too much into it as it is doubtful it is a withdrawal symptom. If it happens again it may be a trip to the doctor? Light headedness and dizziness may be a heart thing (may not either). Well done on 9 days

Profile image Sheryl17 February, 2017

i was light headed and i went cold turkey as well it really depends on how much you used to smoke but i would say it is normal i was getting this for up to 3 weeks and i went to doc about it and they just told me just to rest up and take it easy untill it dose also keep up drinking water so i found now when i start getting light headed i drink some water and it helps alot give it a go and see what happens

Profile image Kumera17 February, 2017

Hmmmm i think it may time for you to go to doctors it sounds from what you are describing you have had a massive drop in bood pressure, just go and get checked make sure every thing is still where it should be.

Profile image Kumera17 February, 2017

Better safe than sorry.

Profile image Lizzy20 February, 2017

It would be a good idea to get these symptoms checked out

15Feb2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

1 week!

Didnt think I would but I MADE IT!!.What a rollercoaster of emotions these last 7 days have been oh my gosh!Would have been day 9 had I not relapsed last wednesday.Cravings rearing their ugly little faces every now and then.Had a stressful day at work and reeeeaally wanted (or thought I wanted) one,today.Proud to say I didnt cave.I have stopped using the patches as of 3 days ago,was getting nauseous and light headed with those.Nevertheless here I am- Day 7. Hubby- Day 9

Profile image Bub4415 February, 2017

Excellent rest those cravings it does get easier you both deserve special treats

Profile image Lizzy15 February, 2017

Congratulations on your first week of smoke freedom πŸ‘

Profile image Mumof216 February, 2017

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ congrats!

Profile image Kumera16 February, 2017

Yahoo!! Awsome work.

12Feb2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

End of day 4

I came sooo close to relapsing today.Held a burning cigarette and just inhaled the smoke coming from it.I knew it smelled better than it would taste,put it out and walked away.Ive had a hard time mentally these last 4 days. Been what feels like through the wringers.I was convinced I was going to give up giving up today.Until I had the option of actually having a ciggy.Once it was in my hand.It wasnt so "forbidden".My mind played what seemed like a 10 hour record,reciting all the reasons I shouldnt spark up.And here I am.STILL smokefree.Me -day 4 .Partner - day 6

Profile image Gavin12 February, 2017

pardon the pun but you're playing with fire. Well done for not smoking it but you may find it way easier to not even tempt yourself. Not One Puff Ever.

Profile image Kumera12 February, 2017

I know what u mean some times smelling others ppl smokes stops my cravings but other times when i dont expect smokers it makes me want one!! Well done for making it through!!! And gavins right it only takes one puff and its all over, your smoking for another 2 years.

Profile image smokefreemep12 February, 2017

hi Rick. been there too but you done well. day 4 is fantastic

Profile image GTMI12 February, 2017

I have to agree with Gavin, try to avoid smokers at all costs, its to easy to think you will be fine after 1 puff, truth is your never fine πŸ˜€

Profile image Trisha12 February, 2017

Well done for hanging in there and not give in to the temptation!!! It is harder to actively deny a smoke when you're presented with the chance of having one then avoiding them all day - believe in yourself, you have made a decision 4 days ago and you've made it again today by walking away = YOU CAN BE SO PROUD OF YOU!

Profile image nanaturtle13 February, 2017

Yes, You can be So Proud of the Strength You showed. Each day is a New one-Stay strong, You're doing it!!
NOPE this works πŸ‘ πŸ˜ƒ

10Feb2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs

Day 2.

A liiiitle easier than yesterday.Still have cravings but not so bad.I have been feeling a down today.I am usually a very positive person,a glass is half full type of gal.It is hard,constantly reminding myself of the reasons why Im trying to stop and it almost seems like the "darkness" is winning.That little devil on my shoulder telling me if I have just one,Ill feel better.I know I wont.But that voice is slowly getting louder and louder.Help!

Profile image Lizzy10 February, 2017

Thats nicodemon whispering in your ear .... tell him to p... off! Each time you resist you become stronger and the addiction weaker. You are doing some tough days and there are a few more to come but believe me it really does get easier just hang in there and do whatever it takes NOT to smoke. If you click on a persons name here you can read their blogs and it may help to read how others got through the first few days or weeks. Fight the darkness and tomorrow the glass will be half full again 😊

Profile image Kumera10 February, 2017

Just one puff and its all over, i know what your talking about feeling like crap being super down and everything is trying to get you to smoke! Im on day 10 day 789 were hell for me i dont know how i got threw them but i did you just got to dig deep and grit your teeth its hard as hell but youl wake up tomorrow and be like i did it.

Profile image GTMI10 February, 2017

When you hear that voice getting louder and louder you get louder back at it, don't be fooled by Nicodemon, he wants us to fail, hang in there it will get so much better soon, keep blogging, drink lots of water and maybe go for a walk, you can do this πŸ˜€

9Feb2017 By RCIKT  |  Permalink  |  Report Support me - Follow my blogs


2nd attempt this week!Came down with the flu on Sunday evening so monday tuesday was easy.Yesterday though gave in and had 4 or 5 ciggyz.Put a patch on for the first time lastnight.Woke up this morning feeling great and not craving.Not so good a few hours into the day...More of a mind thing I think.Along with the stress of having 2 sick kids home from school today zzzz .My partner is also on this journey with me although he did not cave yesterday and is on day 4.I need to keep reminding myself why I am quitting.For my family,for my health and also the health of my savings account πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Feels good reading other posts and knowing I am not going batsh#t crazy.

Profile image Woodsie9 February, 2017

Haha don't worry at times you will feel a like complete and utter raving nutter. It's really good the hubby has jumped on the same wagon. Needless to say the support will be great for one another as well. If you are both competitive you can challenge each other in a contest to freedom from nicotine.

Profile image Kumera9 February, 2017

One puff and its all over i have to tell myself this hourly. These blogs are really helpful because your with ppl that understand. If these guys are telling me im not crazy then you should be ok in thinking your not lol i have a young family also and stopping smoking with kids .................... Holy torlito thats pretty close to hell on earth i think. Just keep on keeping on an remember one puff and its all over, its a mental game.

Profile image smokefreemep10 February, 2017

Stick with NOPE and you will not go wrong. Odaat

Profile image GaGa. 6810 February, 2017

It's a good idea to take your patch off at night and put a new one on in the morning.A lot of people have had disturbing dreams with their patch on at night.Also I hate to say it but you need to chuck out any smokes you may have around the house.- it's just too easy to relapse if they are so available.All the people here on QL are trying to stop or have stopped smoking so they understand how you feel.Take it day by day or hour by hour and remember your reasons for wanting to quit. Remember NOPE and ODAATπŸ‘