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Quitting again! Anyone else?

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2022-08-03 5:46 PM

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12 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
The first day!

Hi everyone, well today is the first day, not easy but not as bad as I expected! I've been smoking for 37 years, got a wheezy chest and sometimes feel numb in my hands and feet, time to stop. I'm ready with my fruit juices, carrots and sugar free sweets!
My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 7/26/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: �0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 0 Mins: 25 Seconds: 4

12 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

I'm strarting to think that there's something radically wrong with me, I'm of average intelligence and know the harm I'm doing to myself  but I've gone and done it again, I've smoked. What will it take to get it through to me that I'm slowly poisoning myself, that nicotine does nothing for me and that I don't need it? I always start out with the best of intentions and then suddenly I just panic and smoke, and I don't even feel the satisfaction afterwards. I feel so stupid and pathetic , I so much want to stop but don't seem to be able to keep  it up. I've tried the patches, gum, Zyban, Champix and acupuncture. I think the only way to stop is to glue my lips together and cut off my hands! Seriously, if there's anyone out there who can help me please get in touch. I need all the help I can get, I'm desperate to stop. I've programmed another stop for tomorrow the 31st July and any help you can give would be  so much appreciated.
My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 7/26/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 140
Amount Saved: �23.80
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 14 Mins: 21 Seconds: 41

12 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

thanks Lil, I live in Madrid and finding the translation for Cream of Tartar was amusing! I'll go to the local health shop in the morning and see what they can do. I appreciate you taking the time to answer.
My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 7/31/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 0
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 0
Amount Saved: �0.00
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 1 Mins: 46 Seconds: 13

12 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

Thanks to everyone, this is my first day and I'm okay, I spent all day yesterday reading and preparing myself so today I just got out of bed and got on with my life. Lots of water and walking the dogs, breathing deeply and getting on with things.
My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 7/31/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 1
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 35
Amount Saved: �5.95
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 3 Mins: 43 Seconds: 46

12 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

here I am on day 4! still going strong! I'm off on holiday for 2 weeks tomorrow and I'm a little concerned, the old habits of sitting on a terrace and being relaxed with a cig in my hand is a very strong memory. It needs to be broken and that's the first thing I'm going to do.
My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 7/31/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 4
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 140
Amount Saved: �23.80
Life Gained:
Days: 0 Hrs: 13 Mins: 10 Seconds: 13

11 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

I'm back! I promised myself I wouldn't come back until I'd been a month free of cigarettes....stopping and starting stopping and starting...here I am and 30 days free!!!! Can you believe it! I've been through "hell" week, "heck" week, "just one more please" week, "this might be possible" week and I'm now into "feel proud of yourself" week!!!! I never thought I'd do it! I've still got a long way to go and and I'm being very vigilent, thanks so much for your help and suport, I'm staying here until I've  been  free for at least 5 years...and then some!
My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 8/25/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 29
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,015
Amount Saved: �172.55
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 20 Mins: 40 Seconds: 9

11 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

Hi Ashley, I just kept remembering that when I smoked the first one after stopping I felt absolutely nothing, and then I realised that it was because I had no nicotine in my body! How can you satisfy something that isn't there? I kept to my water, my sugar free sweets, my one day of crying like a baby and I took it one day at a time, that's so important..one day at a time. Yes the days dragged by, I felt tired and weepy but I took lots of deep breaths and said to myself " it's okay, keep going, it'll soon be over" and I just kept going day after day. I remember one day I put on my shoes twice to go to the shops to buy cigarettes but I kept taking them off and I finally had a long hot bath and put my pyjamas on!!!!! And at the end of the day I thought " and you didn't smoke"!!!
I've been back at work now for 2 weeks and okay it hasn't been easy, all the old times and places that I used to smoke had those memories but hey....look at me......one month and I'm still free!!! I'm slowly going out with smoking friends and going to the bar now and again, little by little and I'm taking nothing for granted, I still have to work at it but you know what.....everyday I think less about smoking, now it's more a thought than a want, does that make sense? Also I set myself the challenge of not coming back to the site until I'd been free a month, mainly because you were all so good to me and gave me so much support  when I slipped and I was so embarassed to admit that I slipped AGAIN on holiday, I decided I'd come back with my head held high and free for a month!
Little by little, that's me from now on, always vigilent. Phew that felt good!!

My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 8/25/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 29
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,015
Amount Saved: �172.55
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 21 Mins: 35 Seconds: 58

11 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

Another milestone yesterday! I went to lunch with my husband for the first time since I stopped, and I got through it! Actually it wasn't as bad as I thought, I think I was more worried before than during! The only thing I found was that at the end of the lunch I wanted to leave straight away. I felt  uncomfortable because normally I would have had a coffee and and a smoke so we left and I felt good!! Got home and had the coffee! Little by little!
11 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

35 days!!! I can't believe it! I never though I'd get this far.
11 years ago 0 Talulha 57 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Messed up again

39 days and reward time! Went out and treated myself to some new tops yesterday and lunch! Looking forward to more treats!