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14 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Newbie here

Hi ev1 and congrats to all those that have and are quitting.....I finally got fed up with smoking, tired of it, tired of my daughters
 reaction when I lit up.  Most of my friends don't smoke, so not a social problem, bought them cheap so wasn't financial, just tired of it and huffing and puffing and no energy.  Starting Champix 11 days ago and set yesterday (my bday) as the perfect day to quit.  I had an awesome day, puttering, watching movies and didn't bother me at all not smoking......I totally avoided my usual smoking chair.  Supper time came and all heck seemed to break loose.  I couldn't get past the constant thinking of having a smoke, thought I was going out of my mind.  Finally made it to sleep and woke today in about the same condition, constantly thinking of it....am going mad, I sat here reading your posts, hot flashes hitting and the verge of tears, OMG this is sooooooo difficult, but my daughter sits here close by and that seems to keep me sitting in front of the computer and not venturing out away from here to sneak one......guess I just didn't realize how difficult it was going to be, but am trying very very hard to be strong.  I smoked for about 27 yrs, so guess it isn't going to be easy....thanks for the ears/eyes/shoulders to lean on, I look forward to spending more time working my way around the site and doing ALOT of reading.....off to find something to naw on, lol.....


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 20
Amount Saved: $1.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 3 Mins: 20 Seconds: 4

14 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Newbie here

Just wanted to come back after my last post, lol, and say thanks so much to all for their advice.  I did manage to step away for a bit and then come back and find my way around more clearer.  I found the notes about the immediate affects that happen upon quitting and this section made it easier to get thru.  I did have a point yesterday where I wasn't home and thought 1 would feel/taste good, but reminded myself I didn't need it.  I got to ball and sat beside someone having one and that was enough, my craving was gone, lol....I didn't smoke so figure I didn't cheat.  I had a great night, didn't sleep the greatest but didn't feel like getting up for a smoke.  Today has been another good day considering.......dryer been pooching out for couple days, washer pooched out today, hubby moved them both, majorrrrrrrrrr stress going on, and having a smoke crossed my mind once and I just made a joke.  So again, thanks for the encouragement and will keep on reading and enduring........:)

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 2
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 40
Amount Saved: $2.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 6 Mins: 3 Seconds: 48

14 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Dreams

WOW, have read several people talking about being on this Champix, well and others that aren't also, but I am and have to comment on the dreams........lol...someone said Spielberg watch out, I guess so, lol, I have never had dreams like I have lately, so real, vivid, colourful but at the same time, so out of this world stupid, that I can't help but wake up and laugh. 
 
Some days are good here others 1/2 good but turn extremely ugly around supper time, today being 1 of those.  I love playing softball and this usually turns my mood around, not today was so crusty I didn't even want to be there, I just wanted a smoke.  I don't even know if these are cravings but more like obsession cause it doesn't go away.  I can go hours and continuously thinking of smoking no matter what I am doing,(usually not around puter of course)....but I have not caved and given in. It seems I am one of the luckier ones, have not had any physical aches/pains of withdrawals, no real coughing or anything (knocking on wood right now), I have found my smeller is working extremely well and not sure how much I like these new smells.....like my daughters shoes OMG threw them into back room, awful, hahahahahaha, standing in line at grocery store, the lady behind me was a smoker and the smell was out of this world, not pleasant at all.  This particular smell made me think, "did I really smell like that?", my hubby and daughter have felt confident enough to tell me, "yes you did, we just didn't say anything", so I must keep thinking of this.
 
I have found snacking is on the uprise also, so went on a shopping spree of fruits and veggies and Crystal  light.  The crystal light is going to be made into ice cubes and popsicles, that way can eat away and not feel guilty, it was also suggested to take my grapes and freeze them, this way I can nibble without getting carried away with the natural sugars etc.....and they are really yummy this way too. 
 
Well enough rambling from me, I just felt the need to type and ramble and thanks for allowing me to do that, I just hope I found the right place to post this.  Going on day 5 and haven't had a heavy chest feeling in 3 of them, wooooo hooooooo!!!!!!!




My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 3
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 60
Amount Saved: $3.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 8 Mins: 50 Seconds: 39

14 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Silly Stories

LOL Mr. Quitter, I have also found that true more so today (day 5) stupidest things make me laugh and not just a giggle a hardcore belly laugh.....have never laughed at the positions raccoons end up in when they don't make it across the road.....rather morbid, but found it hilarious when my hubby imitated it as we drove by...what a sicko, lol....but I have found I am quite entertaining myself sometimes, rather funny, lol..
 
Bit off topic, have mentioned the smell sense that has improved, mostly bad smells lately, but due to a sad loss of a fellow workers spouse we had to attend the funeral home.  I decided to stop and smell the flowers, WWWWOOOOOOWWWWW totally amazing to the point of almost over bearing......now I have a reason to stop and smell more flowers....just cause I can and will know what I'm smelling, lol.....hope that makes sense.
 
Well off to make some more funnies...keep it up Mr. Quitter, who knows we may be reflecting back on these humorous days to get us thru a tough one....keep up the great work and remember NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 80
Amount Saved: $4.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 10 Mins: 50 Seconds: 10

13 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Back and last (first day)

Ok so I'm a bit behind, lol......am still laughing at the rabbits......they are becoming violent because they haven't made it thru "Hell Week" yet, lol.....that is hilarious.  Congrats and keep up the awesome work!!!!!!!!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: $9.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 22 Mins: 6 Seconds: 11

13 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Any such thing as an easy time???

Just thought would throw this out there.....but has anybody had an easy time with their quit?????
 
I ask as this is only the  middle of my 2nd week and as I sat here today thinking back on the rest o the day and can honestly say I didn't miss or think about having a smoke at all.  I am waiting for the demon to strike (not caving to it though) but just seems this has been almost too easy......anybody else have similar experiences?  Or could it be that I really was that sick and tired of smoking......oh yeah, lol, bet the Champix is helping too, lol....... oh well was trying to put in a pic, but couldn't do it, couldn't figure it out and wouldn't work, oh welllllllllllllllll, any help there also would be good, lol.....
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: $9.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 22 Mins: 9 Seconds: 1

13 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Any such thing as an easy time???

  Thanks for the replies, I know the first week I had a few extremely strong cravings but worked my way thru them.....just seems this week has flown by without much thought of smoking.  I still drink my coffee in the morning, have actually been sitting in my usual smoke chair, doing all my normal stuff, just smoke free and not noticing any thoughts of it even.  Now I also realize that it could be the Champix or just nicodemon trickory, lol...so I am aware and ready should it pop back up, I can fight it again. 
 
BJ, if you don't mind me asking or others also, what type of side effects has the Champix/Chantix had on you that are negative......again, they have been a blessing for me.....I am a constant worrier, I worry if  have nothing to worry about, anxiety has always been a big problem for me, only getting worse as I get older.  I have noticed lately though since being on them that I don't have any of these issues, I worry but only about those things I can control and need to worry about, anxiety, pfffttt if this bathroom demo didn't bring some on, not sure what will.  I feel calm, in control and am enjoying life again, laughing alot and all anxiet/worry/SMOKE free. 
 
Thanks everyone for all the support and am glad to be here and be one of you!!!!!!! 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 10
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 200
Amount Saved: $10.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 22 Mins: 57 Seconds: 3

13 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Any such thing as an easy time???

Well this is too Steve......I know what your saying, the constitution is 1 difference have noticed on the meds, but not serious.
 
My second remark is to Karren, I also totally understand that guilty thing......I thought and thought of how to put that in a topic, without offending or upsetting someone that might be struggling....
 
Last but not least, my guard is definitely not down, I had a moment today that I thought to myself, "Hmmmmm, this would be about the time I would want a smoke" but was a distant memory and not a thought to actually do.......one of those moments at Sams Club when someone just gets in your space, lol......I find myself making jokes, being a tad sarcastic in a comical way and laughing my butt off about it.  Humour, gotta luv it....
 



My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 10
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 200
Amount Saved: $10.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 23 Mins: 51 Seconds: 28

13 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Still here

The thing about going where you wouldn't smoke normally is pretty easy around here, pretty much anywhere inside.....no smoking in bars, restaurants, stores and not many of my friends smoked either, so wasn't so so hard....but I chose the shopping, lol, worked out ok though with the bathroom reno, got to do shopping for it and I must say I am thoroughly enjoying it, lmao....keep up the good fight everyone, it is soooooooooo worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 21
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 420
Amount Saved: $21.00
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 0 Mins: 16 Seconds: 12

13 years ago 0 popsmom 13 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Yay another milestone!!!!!!!

Am so happy, made my month and got my ribbon, yiiippppeeeee, lol....just wanted to pop on and flash my stats, lol....this smelling improvement is amazing though, I've made 22 jars of chili sauce, never ate it or even tried it, but with the way my house smells, I might have a new thing to eat.....hope it tastes as good as it smells, lmao.....
 
 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/4/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 30
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 600
Amount Saved: $30.00
Life Gained:
Days: 2 Hrs: 20 Mins: 46 Seconds: 47