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happy Just Over A Month Smoke-Free :) :) :)

It's been a hard slog but I'm 33 days free of tobacco.

I won't kid you, it has been hard but apart from one small slip-up in the first week, I've managed to stay clean. I've been tearing my hair out at times and the cravings have made me really irritable but things are starting to ease up.

For anyone that is in their first few weeks, I can tell you that it really does get easier. My body seems to be finally adjusting to a life without cigarettes and the cravings are getting less frequent.

I still get cravings every day but I now know that they are only temporary and they will soon disappear almost completely. This website has been very useful and I'm very grateful to Dan for all the support he's given me via email whenever I've needed it. Thank you!

sad Will I Ever Quit?

Man, smoking is doing my head in now.

I keep trying to quit but I'm so weak-willed that I can't resist the temptation. I'm mightily pissed off right now and think I'll be a smoker forever :(

sad RESTART :(

Yep, folks, you read correctly - I'm restarting again. Like an idiot I bought some cigarettes this morning and I'm mightily hacked off with myself.

Seems to be the mornings that hurt me most.

So in ten minutes I'm becoming an ex-smoker again. Third time lucky, I hope...

happy Restarted Quit Smoking Program

Member1170 had a relapse and restarted their Quit Smoking Program with The Stop Smoking College.

They aim to kick their 50 a day habit by using the following methods:

  • Willpower only
  • Electronic cigarettes

Their reasons for quitting include:

  • Better health
  • More money
  • To look and smell better
  • To save time
  • To improve their senses of smell and taste
  • To make a family or friend happy
  • To improve their fertility or the health of their children
  • To regain control of their life
  • For My Future Enterprise

happy Quit Again!

Quit at 5pm. This time I'm gonna stay quit!

happy Restarted Quit Smoking Program

Member1170 had a relapse and restarted their Quit Smoking Program with The Stop Smoking College.

They aim to kick their 50 a day habit by using the following methods:

  • Willpower only

Their reasons for quitting include:

  • Better health
  • More money
  • To look and smell better
  • To save time
  • To improve their senses of smell and taste
  • To make a family or friend happy
  • To improve their fertility or the health of their children
  • To regain control of their life
  • For My Future Enterprise

indifferent Try Again...

So, I've decided that I'm going to try and quit again at midnight tonight.

I'm really peeved with myself. I used the fact that I had a bit of stressful morning as an excuse to smoke. I need to realise that I can't just expect to be happy all the time when I stop smoking. It's true that there are loads and loads of benefits of quitting and my quality of life will be massively improved but I'm gonna have up-days and down-days just like everyone else. I CANNOT use a bit of stress as an excuse to smoke!

Smoked the tens cigs I bought this morning and bought another 20 - these will be my last (where have I heard that before? lol).


sad Booo! I'm a Smoker Again

I so wish I could tell you this morning that I'm still a non-smoker but unfortunately, I've succumbed to the weed again :(

I had my morning all planned out so that I would have as little stress as possible. Get up, have a cuppa, make the kids breakfast, get them off to school and then log in here to level up and update my journal.

Unfortunately, this didn't go to plan, which resulted in much stress. I was up at 7:30 to be told by my eldest son he'd broken my spare laptop. Further investigation revealed he'd been impatient waiting for it to update and had been heavy-handed with the power button, breaking it. "Great", I thought - "another job for me to sort it out". My poor daughter woke up feeling poorly and required a lot of hugs and attention and my boisterous 5-year old refused to get ready for school. All in all a hectic morning!

So, Ion the way back from the school run, I bought a pack of 10 cigarettes and, since 8:30, I've smoked 3 of them. I feel like such an idiot! I lasted a little over 8 hours without a smoke and most of that time was spent sleeping!

I'm gonna feel a little sorry for myself for the next hour or two until I work out what to do next. Do I try to quit again straight away? Or when my pack of ten has ran out? Or tomorrow? I don't know, but I do know I'm still determined to stop smoking once and for all.

happy Yaaay! I'm a Non-Smoker

Had my last cigarette at around midnight and now I'm a happy non-smoker. Already at Level 2 and will hit Level 3 in ten minutes.

But I'll be in bed by then. Just going to empty my ash tray and wash it up so I don't have the smell of stale cigarettes hitting me in the morning. Then it's sleep time.

Hoping I'll feel okay in the morning. Actually really hoping I feel okay. As soon as I can I'm gonna log on here and update my journal. I should also be able to level up a few more levels, which I'm quite excited about lol.

happy 6 Smokes Left!

And 2 and a half hours to go!

happy Quit Time Approaching

Around 5 hours until midnight and I've got 12 fags left to smoke. If I don't get through them all, I'm going to throw away any that are left.

In between smoking, I've been concentrating on how good it feels not to smoke. Sounds weird but I want to get my mind used to the idea that not smoking is good. Not sure if that makes sense but I know what I mean lol!

I'm still both excited and frightened about quitting. It's an odd feeling...

happy Quitting Tomorrow...

I'm quitting smoking tomorrow. There! I finally said it. I'm actually going to quit smoking.

It may not seem like much but I've been telling myself I'm going to quit for years (over a decade, actually) but never actually set a date. I've tried to quit on the spur of the moment countless time but always failed. This time, I hope with the structured program that I'm getting from The Stop Smoking College and this journal, I'll be able to do it.

I'm sitting here with 3 cigarettes left in an almost empty pack of 20 by my side. I just sparked up, so now there's 2. I'm gonna go to the shop in a minute and get another pack of 20 that will see me through to midnight tonight, which is when I'll smoke my last one.

Strangely excited about the prospect of being a non-smoker but I'm terrified I'm going to fail at the same time. Need to be more positive!

happy Enrolled on Stop Smoking College's Quit Smoking Program

Member1170 enrolled on the free online quit smoking program provided by The Stop Smoking College.

They aim to kick their 50 a day habit by using the following methods:

  • Willpower only

Their reasons for quitting include:

  • Better health
  • More money
  • To look and smell better
  • To save time
  • To improve their senses of smell and taste
  • To make a family or friend happy
  • To improve their fertility or the health of their children
  • To regain control of their life
  • For My Future Enterprise