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To Day Is my Birthday !!Gift to myself.

May 18, 2013 Comments (6)

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Well it was my decision to quit smoking on my Birthday.How ever it has been now 10 days since I have stopped . It has been hard some really hard days and some easier days !!But I am determined to do it ! My aim is to be a non smoker now for life !! I hope I am able to do it !!!..Just thought I would share my thoughts with all those on this blog !!

 

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Congratulations to you! I am at 3 weeks today. It DOES get easier, but I still get the craves/urges a few times a day. But nothing like it was. We both are breathing better, we smell better & we are doing a valuable thing to be very proud of. And think of all that $$ we are saving by not paying money to inhale poison into our lungs! When ya think about it, it's a pretty stupid thing to do. So, YES, we will succeed at this & it WILL be our last quit. I come to this site several times a day for encouragement. I might come here for the rest of my non-smoking life, but if that's what it takes, then that's what I'll do.

msgardengirl320 525 days ago

Welcome to the site and congratulations on your decision to quit smoking.  It will still be helpful for you to do some reading on what nicotine does to your mind and body.  To that end, we highly recommend Allen Carr's "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking."  Here is a link to a free PDF version:

 

http://media.wix.com/ugd/74fa87_2010cc5496521431188f905b7234a829.pdf

As well, you should check out the blogs and responses on this site, and read the material on whyquit.com and quitsmokingonline.com.  The better educated you are, the easier this quit will be for you!

The idea is to distract yourself through the craves in the early days.  Take slow, deep breaths, play a computer game, do a crossword, crochet or knit if you know how, do a few jumping jacks, take a brisk walk, jump a rope..........there are blogs on my page with 114 things to do instead of smoke a cigarette if you need some fresh ideas.

Most folks find this gets easier after 2-3 weeks so you are well on your way!  Stay strong and stay committed.

Nancy

Quit 7/4/12

Youngatheart (7.4.12) 525 days ago

Even though you already put out your last cigarette it's not too late to do the reading. It really does make a difference. Welcome to the site and check in often!

Nyima 1.6.13 525 days ago

....and happy birthday! Nice gift!

Nyima 1.6.13 525 days ago

Happy Birthday , your gift to your self is pricesless. I chose Mothers Day. Grats to you on  your 10 days,  Exer's are right it not to late to read the info they share. It has  made my out look more postive for ever quit, this time.

Renee 

working on day 7

 

Wishingstar (Renee) 525 days ago

welcome to this site, congrats on your quit, hang in there

lois 525 days ago

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