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11 years ago 0 alyce 3 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
It's been a week

I am so glad I found this site!  I just completed all the exercises and found, being honest with myself, that I have been really angry because I was under the impression it would all be over in 72 hours.  I would have the nicotine out of my system and the cravings would stop.  Well, they didn't, instead they got stronger and I've been binging on mints and saltines for a whole week.  I also don't feel quite connected.  I spent so much time preparing to quit and cutting down gradually, that I thought it would all be over once I finally did it!  Well I haven't had a cigarette since October 30 and the cravings are still bad.  But I'm sure I'll stay with it--I just want to be normal again. 
 
And tomorrow afternoon I'll be facing a stressful situation and I'm a bit scared of that.  So anyway, it is really nice to have this stop smoking support group to post to.  Thank you for being here!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/31/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 160
Amount Saved: $32.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 3 Mins: 46 Seconds: 2

11 years ago 0 alyce 3 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
It's been a week

Thank you both!  I found when I was doing my exercises on this site that a big proud smile is my daily reward.  That's because when I was slowing down and got to 7 a day, I was so very happy and grinning from ear to ear, but when I actually got to the last day of smoking and the first day without a single cigarette, I didn't find it joyous at all.  So my smaller rewards are going to be to make myself smile.  I'm smiling now.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/31/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 8
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 160
Amount Saved: $32.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 3 Mins: 54 Seconds: 19

11 years ago 0 alyce 3 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
It's been a week

The cravings are finally getting better!  I stepped down from a 10 to a 9 in my cravings diary!  And I faced a stressful appointment without feeling any cravings--at least until I got out and then I felt it.  But a cough drop on the way home got me through.  Thanks for all the encouragement and ideas!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/31/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 9
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 180
Amount Saved: $36.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 7 Mins: 22 Seconds: 0