Stats Update: 33 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 33 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 330
Total savings: $457.30
Omg look how much money I've saved in just over a month! That is scary!! I never used to monitor how much I was spending. I knew it would be a lot but I didn't want to face the reality of it. I love seeing on here now. Aside from saving my health, I'm also saving cash! I've actually set up an automatic payment to a savings account for all the dollars I'm saving from not smoking.
I'm feeling so much healthier. My way of coping was to cut out sugar, eat better in general and exercise. Now I'm not a fan of exercise but it has been a great distraction from smoking. I figured if I can quit smoking, I can do anything, so why not cut out other junk from my life at the same time.
To anyone who is reading this who is just starting out on their journey - you CAN get through it. I didn't believe that I could; I thought my addiction would rule me for life. But I'm a month through :) I still think about smoking nearly every day but not necessarily as a craving. And those thoughts are becoming fewer and far between. It's no longer my first thought when I wake up in the morning, nor the last thought before I go to sleep. One day at a time. Sometimes one hour at a time. But it is so possible.
Thanks to anyone reading this and replying. Your support has helped me get through :)
Stats Update: 24 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 24 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 240
Total savings: $322.80
Over 3 weeks! I didn't think I could do it. I probably couldn't have done it without this quitline support.
Today was a rough day and I so badly wanted to buy some smokes this morning. But deep breathes, drinking water and remembering how far I've come already, I couldn't.
I honestly feel like if I can do this, anyone can! I'm on a fitness buzz at the moment too. Eating clean and exercising. If I can quit smoking, I can do anything :)
Thanks everyone for the support this far. Has certainly helped me in my journey and hopefully my posts might help someone else.
Stats Update: 16 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 16 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 160
Total savings: $215.20
Over 2 weeks smoke free!! Some days (and just hours) are super hard but I feel like it's getting a little easier. I've even started exercising and feeling good about it. Yay :)
Stats Update: 12 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 12 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 120
Total savings: $161.40
I've had several dreams about smoking. Is this normal?
Some days feel much harder than others. Today is one of those days. Am taking deep breaths and trying to get through each hour.
Can't believe I've lasted this long. As much as I want to smoke today I won't, am too committed now :)
Stats Update: 7 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 7 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 70
Total savings: $107.60
Is it normal to still be struggling quite a lot at this stage? I've quit cold turkey and still find myself thinking about smoking all the time. Am trying to use the 4 Ds but it's still really hard.
Nearly a week...
It's been 3 and a half days with no cigarettes. It's all I can think about. Does anyone have any distraction techniques? It's taking all my self control not to go and buy a pack. Please tell me this will get easier :(