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Old 08-23-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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Day 2 Quitting, UGH!

Hello all! Day 2 isn't a lot of fun and I can imagine day 3 will be almost as bad. Is it true that it gets easier after day 3? The morning is tough and after work is worse. I keep forgetting that I'm not smoking anymore and then I have to remind myself and I get so disappointed. I miss my cigarettes, but hopefully I will love my new non-smoking life. I really hope I can do this. I will try to look to the future instead of the past.

 
Old 08-24-2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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I'm right there with you friend. Today will be day 3 for me. Like you, I forget that I quit and will want to light up only to remember and think "oh, yeah". I refuse to give in though and keep telling myself to keep pushing forward instead of taking a step back. Each day we make it through is another day of success. I've smoked for 36 years. Good luck on quitting.

 
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:28 AM   #3
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I'm right there with you friend. Today will be day 3 for me. Like you, I forget that I quit and will want to light up only to remember and think "oh, yeah". I refuse to give in though and keep telling myself to keep pushing forward instead of taking a step back. Each day we make it through is another day of success. I've smoked for 36 years. Good luck on quitting.
Thanks Ace and Congrats to you for making it through a few days! What a difference it makes having people quit right along with you! I smoked for 30 years and wish I had been smart enough to quit when I was younger and didn't rely so heavily on habits. Now it's like teaching an old dog new tricks.

 
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Re: Day 2 Quitting, UGH!

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Hello all! Day 2 isn't a lot of fun and I can imagine day 3 will be almost as bad. Is it true that it gets easier after day 3? The morning is tough and after work is worse. I keep forgetting that I'm not smoking anymore and then I have to remind myself and I get so disappointed. I miss my cigarettes, but hopefully I will love my new non-smoking life. I really hope I can do this. I will try to look to the future instead of the past.
No, Day 2 isn't fun. And Day 3 wasn't much better for me. I quit on a Tuesday morning, and it wasn't until about Saturday or Sunday until I started to feel even remotely human.

But it does get better!!!!! I swear!

You've already identified a couple things that you're struggling with. Mornings, after work and the fact that you "miss your cigarettes." Deal with those issues head on. Don't think for a minute they'll just disappear on their own. What are you doing in the mornings instead of smoking? Try something new. Eat something new. Do it in a different room. Change your routine. How about even a walk around the block or ten minutes of in-home exercise?

The same goes for after work. This was my worst time, frankly. Try not to let yourself get to a point where you're missing the smokes. Changing your routine (fairly drastically those first few weeks) will help you not to think of the cigs.

And don't forget about rewards. Your brain associated every puff with a "happy spot." I don't care if you're quitting cold turkey, with a pill or NRT; you still need to recondition your brain to appreciate new things.

Please hang in there. The first few days are the pits, for sure, I think everyone here will agree. But it does get better!!!!

 
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I'm right there with you friend. Today will be day 3 for me. Like you, I forget that I quit and will want to light up only to remember and think "oh, yeah". I refuse to give in though and keep telling myself to keep pushing forward instead of taking a step back. Each day we make it through is another day of success. I've smoked for 36 years. Good luck on quitting.
WTG, Ace! I think you're through the initial 72 hours by now, eh?

Please keep us posted on how you're doing!

 
Old 08-24-2007, 08:18 PM   #6
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I smell Sucess on this thread!! One day at a time is what got me going onward to six months and I used acechasers attitude!!
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:01 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the words of support. My worst time is also after work. I work at a casino and am surrounded by smoke all night. It doesn't bother me at all until I get in my car to go home. I've been popping a piece of gum in my mouth.

I'm using the patch (14mg). Anybody else use this and how long did you have to wear it. It's really helping me not to have cravings, it's the habitual behavior that's the worst.

 
Old 09-18-2007, 02:42 AM   #8
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Just thought I'd stop by and give an update. It'll be 1 month tomorrow since I've had a cigarette. I finally feel free. Still trying to figure out what to do with myself sometimes but staying busy with yoga and jazzercize so I don't pick up any weight.

Liz are you still here? Hoping to hear from you and that you've been successful. Thanks every one for the support.

 
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Way toooooooooo go, Ace!!!!!!!!!!

Truly, that's just awesome <insert happy dancing smiley here>

Freedom, you say. Man, isn't that the truth. I quit because of the social stigma of smoking, the cost, and I knew I was slowly killing myself. I had no idea how much pressure there is to be a smoker!

Doncha just love finishing a meal now and just enjoying yourself? No rush to go outside, fumble for your purse, think about how much you're going to stink when you return to all the nonsmokers.

I love how easy it is now to leave the house. No pressure to find my pack of cigs, find my lighter, make sure I have an extra pack in my purse, as well as an extra lighter -- "OMG, I'm almost out, so I need to allot extra time to hit the store and get more." Geezalou! All that is history.

The pressure really is off now. I don't know about you, but I'd say 98 percent of the people I came into contact with really gave me a hard time about smoking. Pressure! I now know what I smelled like to them (disgusting). I know how I acted like an addict of something acted.

Yeah, the pressure's off and it's be-a-u-tiful

 
Old 09-19-2007, 02:14 AM   #10
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I can so relate to everything you've said. I really notice smokers now. I'm so glad I'm not one any more.
And my kids........they're ecstatic!!!! So's mom.

 
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