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Burners

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Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:01:06 am »
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Excited to be here! Day 8 and... nervous! First big "oh ***** it I'll have one on the way to work" craving for a few days - wonder if I got complacent after hitting week one down?

Well it can't be any worse than day 3. I'll just bring the clove oil back out (I bloody reeked of clove oil for the first 3 days - it's meant to help!) & I have to remember - one puff means another 25 years' smoking. I just don't have to smoke for today.  005
Non-smoking life commenced: 19th April 2018.
Smoking history: 17 years' chainsmoking - 10 v quiet day, 20 typical, 40 easy on a boozy night - and there were many, many boozy nights. Weapon of choice: roll ups.
Quit weapon of choice: cold turkey, hot baths, this forum!
 

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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 11:22:42 am »
Hi Burners, nice to meet you :) and a big fat well done on your quit. The guys on here are nothing but fabulous to help you through any sticky situations. Just had a read through your posts and it looks as though you have done your homework and that it will all pay off. I always think once you have the first 8-10 days under your belt you can relax a little. Remember to treat yourself as it affects the reward centre in our brain which helps. If I get a bit glum or get any thoughts about smoking I just ask myself if I want to start chasing and needing a fag every 40 mins through the day. 1 fag leads to millions.
Keep busy, be kind to yourself and keep pushing through, its so worth it :)
I am going to do this
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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 11:24:44 am »
Well done on entering into day 8

Just keep hold of the thought that you will not smoke today.  You can worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes.


After far too many years I stubbed out my final cigarette on February 6 2011 at 10 pm and havent looked back since.
 
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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 11:35:27 am »
But you don't smoke on Thursdays @Burners , not any more.
12.9.2014  (I forget sometimes)
 
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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 12:28:54 pm »
Haha @tea I love that!

Thanks everybody :))) incan do this  :ninja:refuse to be a slave to major cash rich drugs companies who are profiteering from my pain!
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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 12:58:33 pm »
Don't let memories of a dead plant tell you what to do!!
12.9.2014  (I forget sometimes)
 

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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 06:21:50 pm »
Ooh goody... I know what to look forward to next week  009.
Seriously though, it's great you're now onto week two! Give yourself a big hug and congratulate yourself.   008.  Well done @Burners.. remember you're too awesome to be a slave to the humble craving...... one just leads to another ...Go ninja burners ..yay
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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 10:29:26 pm »
It didn't last too long @DBsussex though there were a few.

I did a yoga class and ate two pizzas and had 2 beers to celebrate clearing a week
Non-smoking life commenced: 19th April 2018.
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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2018, 01:20:36 am »
Well done @Burners , your going along quite nicely. Hard days still to come but not for long. Clove oil smells much better than old smoke.2018 is going to be a  special year for some of us on here and it can be for you too. Just keep on posting.
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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2018, 11:13:56 am »
Absolutely. It really won't be long now @Burners before you reach the day when you realise you've not thought about smoking for several hours. You're a total star.  :hug: :hug: :hug: :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
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Re: Hello New Room! Day 8 - return of the craving
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2018, 03:34:17 pm »
I still have those thoughts occasionally @Burners , they do take a while to completely go but it's fleeting thoughts rather than any kind of need to smoke.   :)

In my previous quit I remember doing the washing up and thinking 'right after I finish this I'll pop out for a quick cig' then 'But I don't smoke anymore' and I didn't want one, it was just a habit memory or something.  It was well into my quit too, over 8 months!
Smoked for most of my adult life (and a fair bit of my childhood!).  Managed a two year quit 2014-2016 but started again!  Quit again on 6th January 2018 and lasted 7 months!  Back on the wagon again now...........
 
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