well i feel pretty uptight and wound up. Im trying to give up smoking and so far i havent had one for 2 days 16 hours and 34 minutes. which is pretty amazing since i used to have one about every 30/40 minutes and the cigarettes are still in the house! Im getting to the point now where im twitchy and snappy and tearfull as my body craves the nicotine and its getting a struggle when my head is telling me to have a ciggy but my mind is saying no. Im a keeping so busy because as soon as i sit down i want to light one up so i havent been hardly near the computer to post or anything.
I have been chewing gum constantly ~ nothing special just minty stuff~ and i have felt more alert and alive each day so far and not so tired all the time. I want to give up because it scares me what i was doing to my body and the money was getting ridiculous and i wanted to spend it on something i can keep and i didnt like the look of myself with it in my mouth. Also i have been smoking for 3 years and my parents do not know and trying to hide it is getting hard.
I really want to do this for good..but i feel alittle weak minded. even though i had bad feelings towards ciggies i did enjoy it Im scared im gonna fail and give in.
Im not sure if i have done the right thing by going 'cold Turkey' and stopping them entirely or whether i would have given myself a better chance of cutting them down slowly where i could gone from 5 ciggies to 0..but its getting mentally tough to for me to go from 30 ciggies (sometimes plus) to zero im not sure if i can do it..
any ex-smokers here who could give any advice ~ im feeling pretty terrified right know
HAVENT HAD ONE YET Thank you all so much for all your encouragment. My mum didnt know i smoked but she has said how much healthier i have looked the past few days (since i stopped) and i was great to come down the stairs this morning and the house smelt fresher and i do lol
Its really tough but aslong as i keep busy the urge isnt so bad. well its been over 3 days and its getting easier. Ive tried deep breathing techniques also and that helps alot. I'm already feeling the benefits. My skin is glowing more, my hair doesnt feel so brittle, im getting more work done as im not stopping constantly for ciggie breaks, and i feel pretty damn good and full of energy Im not eating a huge amount more since quitting but thanks for the advice on the sweets that has helped alot. Im also drinkng lots of water to keep my hands busy lol.
I have to try and keep away form the computer because as soon as i sit down i feel like smoking so i havent been on here hardly..the upside is i wont keep buying stuff or ebay lol. Its such a great feeling and pretty empowering to quit the ciggies and the extra cash is nice to go out and spend on the house
We no longer use the cigarette word in the house if we are talking about how i am doing with quitting . For some reason every time i hear the word it sets me off wanting one .. so we call them "the you know what" lol.
A few years ago, I quite Paxil cold turkey< boy they don't tell you you get addicted. That was weird. But I did it. I'm proud of you twink. Just think one moment at a time. It will get easier and easier.
Did you get your shoes yet?
I quit smokeing when I found out I was prego with my son and I wanted to kill everyone with in 10 yards of me. But, after a week or 2 I was ok, then the bi$^&ynes from being prego came out LOL. I unfortunally picked it back up soon after I had my son, I wish I wouldn't have but things happen. I really need to quit, hubby's always on my case since he did.
You can do it Twink, your doing great so far. Keep it up!
another day over and still no ciggies ...im feeling goooood lol i can believe i have done it. The cigarettes are still in the house (we have a stack of them we bought V.cheap so we are gonna sell them to a friend lol) and even though they are within reaching distance i have been even tempted to touch them!. Sounds really gross but im starting to cough up all the thick junk that was on my chest from smoking
And its great as i was a 'secret' smoker and my family would have gone crazy if they knew and the smoking started to have a grip over the amount of time i was spending with them and the things i done as hobbies. Now i dont have to worry and can get on and enjoy stuff without worrying when im going to have my next ciggy.
Stormy ~ i also thought my mood swings would be like nothing on earth but im only a bit more tense than usual although im getting alot of sugar cravings..aslong as i've got a bag of sweets my mood is fine lol or i feel like im gonna burst into tears like my world is gonna end.. I always said i was gonna quit the moment i found out i was pregnant but i thought hell im gonna do it now.
Puttin~ got the shoes lol they are great.. atleast now i have more money to spend on ebay ... Thanks for you words of encouragent. Its really hard but im taking it each day at a time an its working ~ I just cant wait for the time when i dont ever think of them damn ciggies
Oasis~ I'm doing it cold Turkey and its No where near as tough as i thought it was gonna be... I was thinking of cutting down and trying that 3 step programme..but i think that would have made me crave the real thing even more lol as im not working and at home alone so i have to try and keep myself extra busy. My friend has tried the patches and gum but it didnt work for her..i guess its just mind over matter when it comes down to it. For me the easiest thing was just to stop smoking but its tougher getting out of the habit of when you smoke and keeping your hands busy. I think the 1st 2 days were the hardest mentally
~wow just saw i wrote a real long post..sorry but im just really excited and it really helps to see your words of encouragment ..honestly thankyou so much ~
my ex used to smoke and nearlly all my friends do so the habit crept into my life over a period of a year and was smoking full time since..so its been about 3/4 yrs in total..its pretty scary being addicted to something and these are easily aquired cigarettes ..it makes me realise how hard it must be for alchoholics and class A drug users to try and come clean
this link is what really gave me a kick up the bum to quit..the whole site really informative
its scary whats actually in a cigarette