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12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello Everyone

Hello everyone, I am on Day 7 of my first 'quit' attempt. I have smoked 25 a day for the best part of 37 years and although I am pleased to have arrived at day 7, I found this board because I was feeling very down and a little bit weepy today (Idont know why really) and so was searching the Internet for some inspiration, motivation and support.
I guess one of my bug bears is that I am eating rubbish to replace the smoking and I have always been so in control of my weight, however, I just cannot focus on quitting smoking and watching my diet and so today felt very out of control.
Anyway its almost 9 p.m here so another day is almost done!
Thanks for letting me share guys, and its nice to 'meet' you all.
12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello Everyone

Patrick, thank you so much! you have 'read' me completely correctly! I am reading and trying to contribute 'post wise' every day as I really do believe it helps.
I just read the reply you actually wrote to 'Kelly Anxious' which was so powerful and inspirational to me, and Kelly A is doing so well, her mileage counter alone gives me hope!
So thanks again!


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 12
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 300
Amount Saved: $180.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 10 Mins: 49 Seconds: 32

12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello Everyone

Hello Jan and Moss and thank you so much for the very warm welcome and words of encouragement. I dont think I have ever found a group more welcoming and supportive than this one and I am delighted to have found you all.
I am amazed myself I am on day 12 and I am feeling just fine- really far better than I thought I would, so Jan you saying the first two weeks is the hardest gave me a real boost.
I am not so silly as to not realise there are going to be challenging times ahead, but now I feel I would be so very cross with myself if I ever succumb- the hardest step of all for me was the final step to quit. I had cut down from 30 a day to 8 and then to 5 but for weeks I just could not give up my 5. And then I literally ran out of excuses and did it- and you know the final step was not nearly as hard as I thought.
My husband has been quit now for 14 weeks today- he doesnt like/use computers and so cannot join this forum sadly but he is very interested to hear about all the posts that I read.
So thanks again to you all!


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 12
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 300
Amount Saved: $180.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 11 Mins: 27 Seconds: 43

12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
NEW TO THE ROOMS

Hi Smokeless! Welcome to SSC, I am fairly new here too and have found the support and advice invaluable and hope you do too.
I drop by every day and try and contribute, but just reading others posts seems to give me a boost and I hope you find the same.
Well done on your smoke free days too!


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 325
Amount Saved: $195.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 14 Mins: 2 Seconds: 42

12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello Everyone

Hello Terry and Sassy and thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I can't tell you how important it is for me to have someone saying I'm doing a grand job! I find ex smoker friends of mine very encouraging and positive, smokers are very negative, very jealous and positively just waiting for me and Hubby to slip up ( they'll be waiting a loooong time) and people who have never smoked at all just can't 'get' the enormity of quitting smoking and wonder what all the fuss is about!
But to us 'quitters' it is a very big deal indeed, for me to go 1 day without smoking was huge so to be here at Day 13 is an achievement I can't quite believe myself.
My one 'down' day was last Friday I had an awful bout of the blues, and I didnt know where they came from, but I came upstairs and logged in this Forum and just said how I was feeling and read a few positive success stories- and some other members had posted how they had felt down too so I knew I was not alone and it was kind of 'normal'.
So thanks again for your kindness it is very much appreciated.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 325
Amount Saved: $195.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 14 Mins: 4 Seconds: 10

12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Would like to hear from people who smoked for many years

I smoked for 38 years and in the last years was smoking 30 a day- I too cannot believe I have finally quit and wished I had done it many years ago- but hey I didnt -but I have now.
Like many other posters, my life revolved around cigarettes, where I could smoke, when I could smoke, turning down invites from non-smoking friends as feeding my habit would prove difficult in their company- it absolutely ruled, and ruined, my life.
I have smoked through Bronchitis and chronic chest infections, and even dragged myself from my sick bed to go buy cigarettes because I knew I couldn't ask anyone to go buy them for me- how pathetic and sad is that??
Besides all the other postives I have gained like money, health etc, I have also gained time and freedom.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 325
Amount Saved: $195.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 14 Mins: 6 Seconds: 7

12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
NONSMOKING VACATION

My family and I are going to WDW Florida this summer and Disney now has made all resort hotel rooms and hotel public areas smoke-free. There are designated areas in the resort hotels for smokers, but who wants to stand out on some remote car park or similar just to have a puff??
I was determined to go to the USA as a non-smoker and my husband was too- and we will! So our flight should be a breeze- whereas previously long haul flights to smokers are agonising!!, we can check in later as we dont have to worry about how many smokes we can fit in before a 9 hour flight- and we can spend all our duty free cigarette money on perfumes/after shave etc!!


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 325
Amount Saved: $195.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 14 Mins: 7 Seconds: 19

12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
NEW TO THE ROOMS

Sherry- this may not work for everyone but it works for me and it might help you. I noticed you talking about the 'first two weeks' and not imagining getting through 'two weeks'- try to not see it as weeks, try day by day, or my mantra 'one day at a time' as every day quit is a day behind you.
When I had a bad depressive day last Friday, I came straight on here for support but also noted that it was 9 p.m and that meant only three more hours till this awful day was over- and it was! and here I am now almost at the end of 'heck week' try it please- one day at a time.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 325
Amount Saved: $195.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 14 Mins: 16 Seconds: 54

12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Would like to hear from people who smoked for many years

You're welcome Patrick!



My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 13
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 325
Amount Saved: $195.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 14 Mins: 17 Seconds: 26

12 years ago 0 Karren 1080 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello Everyone

Oh thank you Lou!! I swear its the coming in this forum that has made such a difference, just knowing that if I need the proverbial shoulder someone will be there.
I have made it that I drop by every day so far and sometimes I dont have anything to say or add but I do love to read others posts.
So thanks again Lou I do appreciate your encouragement.


My Milage:


My Quit Date: 5/10/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 17
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 425
Amount Saved: $255.00
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 1 Mins: 41 Seconds: 31