It's been 8 hours since my last cigarette. Please someone remind me why I'm doing this :(
Edit- thank you so much for the support. I just hope tomorrow is better
Second edit- I'm still hanging on ladies, hasn't got any easlier yet. Thanks for all your support
i really didn't expect so many replies. I have read each and every one. Thank you all so much for the support. I'm heading now for 36 hours smoke free :)
January 3 at 1:38 PMThe first day is the hardest. It can only get better from here!
Just keep the image in your mind of you getting to see your kids graduate and grandkids and sumner nights playing in the backyard ect vs being too sick or dead to be there for any of it.
January 3 at 1:38 PMNo! Don't cave! Take it one minute at a time. After 60 seconds, tell yourself you can do ANYTHING for just 60 seconds. Then do that again. Stay busy, drink water, and breathe deep. Try the iQuit app. It's free. Find an online support forum. Your future grandchildren will thank you!
by olliesmommy2January 3 at 1:39 PM
I didnt quit until i was absolutely ready. I didnt have cravings and it wasnt hard. I was sick, literally sick of smoking. So i just threw them away and never craved one again. Well, just over 4 years now and havnt yet. Maybe you arent ready? Do you have some help? Like patches or cessation counseling? I hope you can make it through this rough patch and quit. Sometimes it takes a few attempts, dont give up!
by lilbit53009January 3 at 1:39 PM
i wish i could say yes...but it didn't for me
but i'm also not addicted to the nicotine...i'm addicted to more of the habbit itself. i have a daily routine and only smoke about 5 a day, so it was just SO hard for me at each point in my day where i should have had one to get past not having one.
the thing that made me break each time was the second i felt any type of stress. i was fine the last 3 days with no ciggerettes...but then this morning i was running late for work and forgot i needed gas. and just that pushed me to buy a pack...;-/
Does it get easlier as the days go on or harder?
i've been trying to quit lately too and it's been hard
2 weeks ago i went 7 days with no ciggerette...then i caved
then i tried again on new years eve...but i caved and bought a pack on my way to work today
good luck!! i hope it works out better for you than me!
by AnonymousJanuary 3 at 1:39 PM
Are you using any form of NRT? It might really help with the cravings. The first 3 days are usually easiest for most, then you hit the wall so to speak. The 3rd day, and the two week mark are what I've heard to be the toughest days to get through. Just remember it's a process that you have to take one day at a time.
January 3 at 1:40 PMEat gummy bears and twizzlers... it helped me alot
by AnonymousJanuary 3 at 1:40 PM
Because cigarettes are nasty and expensive. Just don't.
by AngeLnChainZJanuary 3 at 1:40 PM
You can do it!
It's for yourself and your kids! The most important thing to remember is that your kids need you!!
by AnonymousJanuary 3 at 1:40 PMHoly shit! That's some serious motivation. Save this pic OP.