dolliemix wrote: »
I'm off them just over a year now (Jan 1st 2010) and used a few threads on this forum to get me through the first few months. Managing to stay off them has been my greatest achievement! Initially I could not cope with the idea that it was a long term thing, so I'd just tell myself, I'll try and get to the end of this week.....or when the cravings were really strong I'd just try and hang on for one more hour!!! The best feeling was when I'd wake up in the morning and realise I hadn't smoked the previous day. For the first three weeks I could think of nothing else except cigarettes and I was obsessed with reading how other people were getting on and counting the days/ hours/ weeks....I kept hearing the cliche.... it gets easier and I wondered when?? I thought I'd never stop thinking about cigarettes. I was anxious going out to places where I used to smoke....I found going out drinking especially hard, but I faced the music pretty early on and came home when the cravings got very strong. After two or three nights out I realised I was actually more anxious before going out than being out itself, and I learned to relax and enjoy my friends company without constantly wondering when can I go out for my next cigarette. It helped me, to brave all the 'firsts' and get them over with....it helps if you have somebody who is gently supportive.....and the posters here on boards do that job if you don't have someone like that in your life.
I took up the C25k program to substitute my nicotine addiction and ended up running the Mini Marathon for the first time in ten years. I lost two and a half stone and I'm training for a Half Marathon this year
I had one slip up in early April....one cigarette.....but got straight back on track and I haven't had one since.
Anyway well done for being brave enough to give it a go. It does get easier
.....to the point that I actually forgot all about my year anniversary on Jan 1st 2011!!!
Good luck guys
Shinshin14 wrote: »
Great to get the feedback from all and the sucess stories of those who
have quit the habit .
l'm like someone in an incubator at present- away from temptation and the pressures of life. I'm still confined to be bed moslty - coughing my lungs up and not fit for work at least until Jan 10th. and feeling as weak as a cat. However, I am using my time to re- inforce my determination not to touch those filty fags again.
Champix have definetely helped me through the last few days . I haven't had any cravings or little voices telling me I can have one or two . I'm not very strong willed so the tablets are definately helping me and giving me the confidence to succeed.
Molly keep up the good work you are doing great.
Good luck to all and remember on this site we have one thing in common we are all fighting addition to nicotine - no matter how we want to dress it up. By supporting each other through the bad and good we will succeed.
Roll on tomorrow.;)