everyone - My name is Terry and I am starting my journey to become a
non-smoker. I have been on the site for sometime and I've been working
hard on getting myself set for this journey packing so to speak. I
have kept a smoking diary for a couple of weeks now and I was very
surprised to find out what my triggers are and I know I can beat them.
My quit date is June 28, 2009, I will be starting
Chantix on June 14/09. I have to tell you I am both excited and scared
but I am ready to quit. I am so tired of it dictating my life.
I have been preparing myself I found that one thing kept coming up -
what do you do when I'm not smoking? I have been smoking for 30 years
now so it is such a big part of my daily routine and I found the
hardest thing to do what figure out what I will do with the time I will
I know that this site will help, it has already
help me prepare and I love reading the posts, they really inspire me
and I know that when I have those moments of doubt that I can turn to
this site for some words of wisdom and a swift kick to the butt to keep
Welcome Kennedy - as you can see I am not to far along in my quit but it is going really well and it will for you too. Don't be scared you are to weak if you were you wouldn't be where you are right now. You just have to remember to say N.O.P.E. when you have a craving and remember why you are quitting and the craving will pass very quickly. I actually speak out loud sometimes and I have a drink of cold water and before I know it it has passed.
Good Luck with you quit
My Quit Date: 6/28/2009 Smoke-Free Days: 10 Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180 Amount Saved: $90.00 Life Gained: Days: 1 Hrs: 4 Mins: 52 Seconds: 6
Hey everyone - Well I've made it 2 weeks, I can't tell you how
proud I am of myself and how lucky I feel for being able to experience
smoke free days at last. I have to say that I am having moments but I
am finding them passing very quickly and that I can push past them
sometimes without even thinking.
Last week I joined a cardio Kickboxing class just so I can keep busy and hopefully get in shape and frankly I'm loving it, it is five days a week and on the other two days my husband and I go for a bike ride or a very long walk.
So far I am doing fine but I am always on guard
cause I know that little green demon can be waiting for me around the
corner ready to pounce in moments of weakness. Keeping busy is the key
for me but sometimes I am finding I just need to rest for 1/2 hour, I
get so tired but I have read in some posts that this is normal.
I visit the site everyday and I thank God because this site
does works, it gets me through the my toughest time and that is eight
and nine at night.....weird. So even though I don't post all the time I am here.......just lurking.
Have a great smoke free Tuesday
My Quit Date: 6/28/2009 Smoke-Free Days: 16 Cigarettes Not Smoked: 288 Amount Saved: $144.00 Life Gained: Days: 1 Hrs: 19 Mins: 48 Seconds: 0
Well I tried the patch and it worked for about 18 months and cold turkey which didn't go well for me but I think I know why, this quit I used Champix/Chantix and I read the Allen Carr Book. Knowledge is power the more I learned about what this addiction the more I understood what I needed to do to make this work and that I really wanted to quit more then I wanted to smoke.
I do believe that the very first step is to want to quit and after that is to prepare for your quit. Either reading Allen Carr's book or attending seminar or just keeping a smoking dairy where you write down when you have a smoke and what were you doing or why you wanted the cigarette, that opened my eyes and help me see what my tiggers would be and help me devise a plan to overcome those cravings and tiggers.
So far this is my favorite quit, I am feeling great about what I am doing, I don't feel the cravings as bad because I DO NOT WANT TO SMOKE N.O.P.E. and I am taking it one moment a time.
Good Luck to everyone and Keep the Quit
My Quit Date: 6/28/2009 Smoke-Free Days: 26 Cigarettes Not Smoked: 468 Amount Saved: $234.00 Life Gained: Days: 3 Hrs: 0 Mins: 12 Seconds: 31