About to give quitting another shot. Doc says there's no choice now. Anyone in the same boat??
I will be about 2 weeks behind you. I am quitting on June 1st. Blaze the trail for me!
That was my original quit day as well! Just decided to move it up and jump in. I'll definitely keep u posted! Thanks for replying and good luck!
Start first, by My EX Plan | BecomeAnEX and educating yourself about nicotine addiction. Education is the key to a successful quit. Read: Freedom from Nicotine My Journey Home and Nicotine Addiction 101
Here are the links: http://whyquit.com/whyquit/LinksAAddiction.html and http://whyquit.com/ffn/
I also encourage you to read. Allen Carr’s book, “Easy Easier Way to Quit Smoking”.
The idea is to start at the beginning by making a commitment that no matter what happens or goes on in your life that you will not use it as an EXcuse to smoke. With that philosophy, you will have success on this journey. No, it is not easy but it is doable by using that principle and educating yourself about nicotine addiction. If you hang around you will see that quitting is doable, because many of us have. Look forward to a new day and a new way of life. It is all up to you. This is all about you and what you are willing to do to be smoke-free. Quitting smoking requires hard work and determination not to give up. It can be challenging at times but you will learn that it is doable if you adhere to NOPE not one puff ever no matter what.
Welcome to EX...please do the reading recommended by JACKIE1-25-15 and plan to stay close to the site. Read blogs, comment, participate, see how others are doing it. I recommend reading a blog by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 What To Expect In The First Four Months , I read it over and over again at the beginning of my quit. I smoked for 47 years, my doc recommended that I quit many times. Unfortunately, his recommendations fell on deaf ears and I ended up getting so sick that I HAD to quit because I could not breathe. I have COPD and I got pneumonia, I was not sure I would survive and I know my doctor wasn't either. Thanks to this site, I have now been quit for over four years. I quit many times in the past but never with the commitment I had this time and the amazing support and education about this addiction. You CAN do it, just remember that it is a journey and not an event, it is one day at a time and when that's too long, it can be one hour or one minute. My mantra when I quit was NOPE, Not One Puff Ever.
We are here and we have all been where you are...there are no shortcuts in this journey, every person here wants you to succeed and will help you in any way that they can...that includes me.
get a lemon
A lemon? I haven't heard that trick yet!
When you are really craving...bite into a lemon, rind and all. It will completely reset your brain or if you are like me...just get the lemon and the THOUGHT of biting into it will do it...I used the candy, Sour Patch Kids because it is so sour, some people used Fireballs...healthier choices are frozen fruit or carrots or celery. Your choice.
Stick your head in the freezer and count backwards from 20. S L O W L Y
try it, it works.
Welcome Jane v and here is another SUGGESTION given to me in love....take 3 deep breathes and when you are letting your breathe OUT.....make your lips like your gonna blow up a balloon....let the OUT breathe be released slow through this lips in thisv shape....each breathe out.....release......very S L O W L Y......you will appreciate just being blessed to breathe! Thomas taught me that in January 2011....I still use it when I get so UPSET I hold my breathe....I don't realize it right away.....old habit of mine when I get angry..or just over emotional.....I held my breathe....weird I know....so Thomas taught me this slow breathing so I could learn to breathe through my emotions and breathe as I feel my emotions and breathe as I grew to be kinder to my body and appreciate my gift to breathe.....it still works for me today....cuz I use the suggestion....remember to breathe.....just breathe....thanks for letting me share....please keep choosing to be a NON SMOKER for YOU my beloved Janev.....just YOU....and PLEASE keep coming back.
Welcome to the Ex. Reach out for help here if needed. That's lots of great support here.
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