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!
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
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 :)
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
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
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!
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 😂😂 Feels good reading other posts and knowing I am not going batsh#t crazy.