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6 Days Smoke Free

January 21, 2014 Comments (15)

View Roxie 1-16-2014's Blog

It's been 6 days since my last cigarette and I'm really glad I started this journey however the cravings really suck and tonight I'm feeling pretty depressed. I know it takes time but dang it how come this time can't go by faster. I know all this will pass but right now it seems I'll never feel good again. These miserable feelings are my curse for taking that evil cigarette so many years ago. If I could only turn back the clock I know I would never have started. I'm sure most smokers and ex-smokers wish they had never started. However it is what it is. I made a stupid choice the day I started and I finally made a good choice 6 days ago. My body is screaming at me that it wasn't a good one because of how it is feeling this week but in time it will thank me for making it healthier. I have not been tempted to cheat as these past 6 days of hell would be for nothing and I know that I never want to go through them again. Reading the articles on the links you shared with me has helped me to understand the addiction and I know what I have to do. I will stay on track and one day all these miserable feelings will go away. I just need to stay determined and don't give in. One day at a time and sometimes it's been 5 minutes at a time.... I just wanted to say Thank you for helping me get through another day! Hope you all have a wonderful night!

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Great job on your 6 days Roxie. You are getting it done. One step, and one day, at a time gets you there.

Hugs and love.

Larry

oldbones5358 (Larry Oct-21-2013) 182 days ago

It's a roller coaster ride your almost through the first week it gets better just hang in there your doing great 

Green thumb 182 days ago

Hold on tight, Roxie. Remember, you are not missing out on anything by not smoking, you just have to learn how to re-live your life without a cigarette in your hand all the time. I am on day 26, and the past two days have felt like day one all over again, but you just have to tell youself that there is nothing positive in regard to smoking, and although your inner junkie will tell you otherwise, you are making a WONDERFUL decision to take control of your life back. I am proud of you!

carpe_diem_2014 182 days ago

Great job! Keep reading.Time takes time. There are many ways to break a crave- View them as a healing process and craves won't hurt you but cigs will. Here is a link to a site with lots of good readinghttp://quitsmoking.about.com/

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freeneasy 182 days ago

get in the conga line and shake off your troubles.

 

jonescarp aka dale (1-2007) 182 days ago

or, if when you feel more like a- like a- like a -bear!

 

jonescarp aka dale (1-2007) 182 days ago

Come on! Put the fruit basket on your head and lead the line for a bit

jonescarp aka dale (1-2007) 182 days ago

just keep going! you are doing great!

elims 09-14-13 182 days ago

When you are finished laughing at your comments so far, you need to distract yourself when the craves get to you!  March in place, do some jumping jacks, clean out a drawer, play a computer game, go for a walk, put your head in the freezer and take a deep breath, take slow/deep breaths-going slower and deeper and slower and deeper with each, melt a bunch of ice cubes in your mouth......you get the idea?

The conversation in your head CANNOT be:  "I want a cigarette.  No!  But - I WANT a cigarette.  NO!"  Instead, it needs to be "I want a cigarette.  Well, since I have decided not to do that anymore, what shall I do instead for the three minutes this crave will last?"  Then DO it!

Blog and read here, too - there is lots of good information and good people to talk with!

Nancy

 

Youngatheart (7.4.12) 182 days ago

We have all been in the same "stupid" relationship that you have been in ... and felt the very same way you feel now. Breaking up is hard to do..... but you got to do it...

It is just like ending a relationship.... some good days and some bad.. and as you get through each day you get stronger.... until finally you are over the jerk.  Don't let him sweet talk you into even taking one puff.... you can do this... kick the jerk to the curve!

linda 181 days ago

Welcome, and congrats on your quit. I don't have much longer, 2weeks tonight, but I know how you feel. I like Nancys' advice. Distract yourself and change the tone of the conversation in your head. You are no a person who doesn't smoke. You won't lose anything by not smoking, even one...., you will  gain everything by not smoking. I found a good distraction is to blog and then answer everyones comments. You're doing it!

sawbuckjohn 181 days ago

I am Familiar (as we all are) with that Blah i have no real feelin' feeling, That is proof that Your QUIT is working. Ya Mind Is Returning to Normal. But it will feel like crap at 1st.

Do Not Give In To Nico Demon.  Things Will Get Better and you will get stronger until you reach a point where you are FREE.

N.O.P.E.....................

kloud9 181 days ago

Yes, even depression is a good sign - that you're right on track!

Thomas(3-20-2010) 181 days ago

You can do this Roxie.   Keep up with the positive self talk.    Keep reading, there is always something on here or online to read.    Click on members pics and read their profiles and old blogs.    I love the inspiration.     

Stay strong.

I saw on one of your comments that you are from Minnesota.    So am I!   How you liking our winter this year?

Sharon 170 days.

Smorgy (quit forever on 8-5-13) 181 days ago

Hi Sharon - not liking it one bit. I'm ready for spring so I can get out and start walking.  I have to admit I am VERY glad I am a non-smoker now or I'd have had to stand outside in the 8 below temps today with the wind blowing snow in my face getting my fix. It was a whole lot nicer sitting in the breakroom where it was warm and toasty. I'm starting to find lots of positives to this quitting. It is easier to deal with the depression I'm feeling than the "crazies" I had in the beginning. Seeing all the success stories here is awesome. Whenever the nicotine demon is after me I just come here and feel better. I feel stronger after reading how everyone is winning their battle. With everyone's advice and support I know I can win mine too.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate you and the rest of the wonderful people here as I don't know if I'd have made it this far without you all. Hope you have a wonderful night!

Roxie 1-16-2014 181 days ago

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