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Day 8 MADE IT THROUGH THE WEEKEND !!!!


Ashley....  The only things I know to do when I start getting angry is to take deep breaths or go take it out on some weight lifting in my garage if it happens at home. That's what has worked so far for me.
Wooohooo! I loved reading about your success Determinator. It sounds like you are working hard at your quit and it is paying off. You think you feel good now? I can't wait to hear about how you feel 30 days from now!
 
You have lots to look forward to. Keep it up!
 
 
Anger is common while quitting, take long deep breaths from the abdomen and remind yourself it is the withdrawal playing tricks with your head. It's great that you can calm yourself in 5-7 minutes. You might want to search the forums for anger related posts as their are lots of great tips on managing it here. What do you think you can do to prevent the anger from reaching a raging point? What are some new things you could try?
 
 
 

Ashley, Health Educator
6 years ago 0 Lolly 2 618 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Dear Griff,
 
Well done for deciding to quit!   Determinator, who started this thread, has the correct name!!!  Determination is what is needed first and foremost.  You need to really want to quit more than you want to smoke.  The Nicodemon will come at you and try to get you back to smoking, but you need to have the determination to fight him and to win the battles.
 
Nicotine gum is only one of many things you can use to help you win...Personally, I used anything I thought could help me, and many of them all at once!  Anyway, after 40 years of smoking, I am smoke-free and have been for 9+ years. The thing, which helped me most was this site.  There is a massive amount of information here that can help you.  Take time to do the programme, and read as much as you can and post to us.  We are here to help.
 
Now it won't be easy, but it can be done.  As far as the e-cig is concerned, I think the jury is still out on this one.  People cannot decide if it is a good thing or not.  It sounds like an easy fix for quitting....nothing beats determination! and there is no easy fix.  Read and learn, post and learn...stay close to us here and we will help you.  Take one day at a time and remain positive.
 
Whatever it takes, just don't smoke! 
 
Love Lolly.   
6 years ago 0 Griff 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Good job. I,m rex and today is my 2nd day quit and wow it's hard. I've been smoking about 35 years and yesterday I hope I was done threw my pack in the garbage and i,m trying the gum. What about e cigs? Any info. Thanks alot
6 years ago 0 Hamlet 87 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Stick in there , does get a lot better well done so far
6 years ago 0 Lolly 2 618 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Way To Go!
 
I had been thinking about how your weekend went, and it is great to know how well you did!!!
 
Keep up that strength and determination!!! 
 
Whatever it takes, just don't smoke! 
 
Love Lolly.    
6 years ago 0 Working On It 1140 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
At this point and for some time now, it will be all about learning how to deal with familiar situations without the cigarettes. Smokers usually have routines--places, times, and situations in which they smoke. part of the quitting process is dealing with these triggers as they come up and finding a new way to deal with those routines. 
 
The good news is that each time you get through a trigger event without lighting up, the mental connection between that event and smoking weakens. Each time you say "nope" to smoking, you are becoming stronger and the urge to smoke is becoming weaker. Over time, you will find that fewer and fewer events trigger you, you will think about smoking less and less, and it will be less of a fight to get through each day.
 
But in the meantime, keep up the good fight. You can win this.  
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Day 8 was great... got back on my power lifting which helped a lot yesterday...  Ive noticed that a lot of things that I do have to be rewired/relearned to do them a different way or go into them thinking different !!  Things are different mentally, kind of weird feeling but its a GOOD THING !!  Im still readjusting to it all I think !!  Well Jim... I hope that next week I will not loose any of my determination...  I know for myself that I HAVE TO stay really strong because to many people smoke that I associate with... a lot don't too, but 80% do. I cannot EVER let my guard down or I risk failing and at this point (even though its just day 9) I would really beat myself up for putting a cig in my mouth and lighting it ever again.  Staying HEAD STRONG AND POSITIVE.... still working on week 2 though before I even think about week 3 !!  Thanks again everyone.
 
Bekkie that's awesome and your an inspiration with quitting for 35 days !! This entire community is inspiring... glad this site is here !!!
6 years ago 0 Bekkie06 43 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Congrats Determinator!!!. The first week is always the worse, if you around people that drink and smoke. I had the same, as we are part of a motorcycle club and we have a lot going on over weekends. The worst week is over, now you can continue to live your life with out smoking. I haven't smoke a cigarette in 35 days.
6 years ago 0 Timbo637 740 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Way to go Determinator!! You may have won the battle, but the war is never over. Yes it sure does feel GREAT when you are in control instead of those cancer sticks. Keep it up and don't forget to reward yourself, you deserve it.
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