Four days smoke free...well almost...
Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:34 AM
Last february I quit for 11 weeks. I am remembering things from that quit now. That the first 3 days were okay but that the following several were the hardest of the entire quit. Maybe because it is becoming a reality that you really have quit and you are never going to smoke again?
Even in the height of my urge/craving/anger/tantrum this evening I was able to logically realize that besides this morning, this was the only strong craving I had ALL day. And that this quit is definitely "DOABLE."
Well, it's been a day and I am beat and probably the only one still awake. I'm a night owl as you will come to see. Thanks for getting me through the day everyone!
Posted 28 October 2007 - 09:15 AM
a reality that you really have quit and you are
never going to smoke again? .......
You know that is a good point.!
Because it feels as though you are saying goodbye to
something that you enjoyed or someone you cared about
that brought you a good feeling.
The deal with that is to separate the demon from the truth.
To never allow the addictive brain cells to lie anymore.
Smoking was an addiction to a drug and nothing more.
It is a killer we do know that....so to the very least peeps
must keep the perspective on that truth.
Oh......and you are awesome...you need to hear that to.
(Thanks to Skip & Joel) http://www.whyquit.com/joel/#video
DEC 4 2006 = My freedom
Posted 28 October 2007 - 12:13 PM
You are remembering past quits and comparing this quit with them. Each quit is different. This quit could be easier. It is how you look at it and at smoking.
You have found this board and http://www.whyquit.com this quit and it will make this quit easier.
I put up a post by Monica for you "Quitting humor". It may fall down the line a ways, but look for it, it will help.
I can promise you that it does get easier..
NOT ONE PUFF!
Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:22 PM
(((((Annie))))) You are awesome, I totally agree with Jeffy
Posted 28 October 2007 - 02:17 PM
I don't think I could express what it means to me to see all the messages of support everyone sends me. I'm used to going at it alone on my quits, but this is so much better...to know that you all have been where I am....thank you so much.
smoke free for 4 days and 7 hours
Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:06 PM
Are the kids old enough to help you in your quit? If so, devise a game with them to help you over the rough spots. Perhaps a word can be used that lets them know that you are in a temper because of an urge and they can do something to help you over that moment. Why not give them gold stars that they can stick on you or a board for when they see you overcome an urge.
Like if an urge is coming you say "Oh No, Here comes an urge. Quick I need a hug instead".
For eveytime they help you overcome an urge, they get the star and when they have accumulated 10 stars it is time for a special treat, i.e. a trip to the ice cream palor, or pizza night.
Make the quit fun for the whole family. Total involvement will make it easier on you and on them.
But What a Feeling of Accomplishment When You Achieve Something Hard to Do.
Hey Pop ... I'm Trying Again; Come Sit On My Shoulder.
Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:32 PM
Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:04 PM
Posted 28 October 2007 - 09:15 PM
and it wasn't a hot flash
This is what the newbies need to hear, that in four or five short days,
you can be down to almost no craves in a whole day..
You only have to do it one hour at a time, then before you
know it, you got a week in..
Way to Go!!
Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:37 PM
That said, I am glad the weekend is coming to an end. I am ready to start a new week! And i can't wait to help Jeanne and qwe start their quits!
Here is a pic of my boys at the pumpkin farm.
Oh what a wonderful day!!
Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:19 AM
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