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Day 1 of giving up the fags! yet again..

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**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 23 Jun 2008 13:02

Ron...first 3 weeks are the worst.. keep going...well done xx


John Report 23 Jun 2008 13:10

I was smoking 20 a day - STOPPED - - smoked cigars instead - smoked 25 a day........


MrsBucketBouquet Report 23 Jun 2008 14:40

Thanks for your support guys n gals.

14.30pm now and still not had one today!...but....

......this flippin patch keeps coming unstuck!
Does anyone else find it hard to stick? maybe it's my old n saggy skin! lol

I have it on the outside upper arm, just below the shoulder (skin not so saggy there lol)

Ya know the worst thought i have?....

You hear of people that have given up for years n years but they still say they sometimes would love a fag!.....Thats torture!

Your gonna laugh at me now....
I SWEAR my chest feels better already! It does! lol

Good luck to everyone else thats trying to give em up :-)

Gerri x

You need slapping! lol

Well done matey! I've smoked 218 cigs since you gave up!


Merlin Report 23 Jun 2008 14:53

Gerri,Its going to be a hard slog,but persist,it will come out right in the end and you will wonder why on earth you started in the first place,( Usually its because it was,nt regarded bad at the time and everybody did it ) I gave up after many many years,instead of cigarettes I ate "Liquerice Allsorts" after a while the taste became unbearable,but the longing for a fag seemed to go.Good luck and keep determined.**M**.Ps.Regarding your chest feeling better! I could,nt comment on that,having never felt it.xx.:o)))>.pmsl.


MrsBucketBouquet Report 24 Jun 2008 00:51

Had three today/yesterday 23rd June. (better than 30?)

Did not enjoy one of em!...Threw the last one out of the car window half smoked...10pm.

The patch came off sometime in the afternoon and i diddnt even know!

I LOVE Liquerice Allsorts!...but i have to watch my weight.

I'm meeting some friends in the morning for a game of mixed doubles on the tennis courts.
God help me! lol

My eldest Daughter has TOLD me we are also going swimming on Friday morning.....yuk!

I have a running machine that sits in the hallway...I dust it everyday...(thats my exercise) lol
Did 20 mins onit today (fast walking) I was bored flippin stupid!

Yes i want a fag! NO i'm not going to have one!!

I was driving out of London tonight and was amazed at the different smells in the high streets!...never smelt them before!

Gerri x

To anyone else thats trying or thinking of giving up........keep going and good luck...It's easier than you think....


VIVinHERTS Report 24 Jun 2008 01:11

~~~waves to Gerri down the road.

Keep going gal, it is so worth it. I gave up 1995, it was hard but I'm glad I did it. I've tried a couple of cigarettes over the years but they taste foul!

I still enjoy the smell of anyone lighting up/smoking outside and I dream about still being able to smoke and give up and start again as I want to with no hassle. (very odd I know) I won't ever go back to smoking now.

You are doing so well Gerri, do it for keeps this time.
Love Viv

Ron, keep going, you'll get there.


Ron Report 24 Jun 2008 11:04

One week, one day and 2 hours without a drag.

Not that I'm counting mind :0)))

It's hard today but burger it I aint going to crack.

Murder innit Gerri.



pablo1513 Report 24 Jun 2008 15:07

Ron & Gerri
Mind if I join you decided to stop not had one for 17 hours now.
Start with a support group next month.

see my thread "I am Joining Mrs Buckett"



pablo1513 Report 24 Jun 2008 15:08

The patches didnt stick with me either thats why I gave them up

wonder. y

wonder. y Report 24 Jun 2008 15:20

Hi, just got back from holiday, so hello all.
I gave up the dreaded weed 8 years ago, was a two pack aday lady, I used the patchers, but what you have to remember when you get the graving, it will only last a moment, so willpower is a must, good luck, its worth it


MrsBucketBouquet Report 25 Jun 2008 01:16

Went back to the Chemist today to ask about the patches not sticking.....He gave me some surgical tape to tape over the patch.

It works!....but i look like a wounded soldier! lol

People keep asking me what i've done.....I tell them it's years of abuse lol

Ron, your doing better than me. I feel guilty for having the odd fag but then comfort myself with the fact that i'm not smoking 30/40 a day!

Your SO right! it only lasts a moment....

Today i had two...but smoked half and threw it away. It tasted horrible!


See above for the cure of making the patches stick.
STICK with us Pablo! Dont let a weed rule us any more!
Have you tried the gum? It works but is hard to stop chewing if it's still in your mouth.

This might sound awfull but i found if i carried some cling film with me and take it out of your mouth and pop it back when you feel the urge.....2 to 3 chews takes the craving away...

Keep going me mateys....

~~~~~to Viv up the road. I bet you cant smell me now? lol

Gerri x


Onwe Report 25 Jun 2008 01:27

Good on the lot of you for giving up.


MrsBucketBouquet Report 25 Jun 2008 01:53

I have a problem....

In my job i can have a break when ever i want.....and have as many breaks as i want....

We call them 'Fag breaks' Everyone smokes.

What the hell can i do instead of having a fag?
If i have a cuppa...i want a fag afterwards....if i eat...i want a fag!

Tonight on the fag breaks...i carried on working alone. They thought i had lost the plot lol

Maybe this will get better in time?

I know theres no answer to this but it helps to share the problem.
Thanks for listening....

Gerri x

PS... I dare not have egg n bacon with a cuppa tea!!!...thats the bestest fag in the world!...Ggrrrrr

Banana's are quite nice!........(yuk!) lol

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 25 Jun 2008 02:07

Hi Gerri, well done for getting this far, an inch is a cinch but a yard is hard, is a saying I think of often, and so just take a day at a time, you are doing fine. What about having some grapes to eat at fag break time, frozen ones are nice if you are overheated, or any fruit cut into small cubes or slices, or dried fruit.
It must be hard when your colleagues are on their fag break and you are still working but better that than going out with them and being tempted.
Hope you can continue with the good work, and others too, lots of luck to you all.


MrsBucketBouquet Report 26 Jun 2008 01:46

I'm not talking to any of you today! :-(

The flippin patch came off about lunchtime and i had another 6 hours of work left!

Tomorow is another day.....

(still diddnt smoke as many as usual though)

Back to day one.......

Gerri (struggling but not ready to give in) x


MrsBucketBouquet Report 1 Jul 2008 23:42

1st July 2008

Daughter and pregnant Grandaughter(3 weeks to go) took me 'lane swimming' today...Did 20 lengths.

Daughter had a ciggie before we went in.
Daughter had a ciggie when we came out!

I'm still on 3...ish a day.

In the morning my chest is clear. I can clean my teef without feeling like throwing up!

Met a friend at the w/end that had given up 10 years ago. She had hypnosis.

Hypnotyist told her there are two types of smokers...
(1) Addicted to nicotine
(2) Habitual

I think i'm number 2.

I now have to kick the habit of smoking 3...ish a day!

Everyday is day this space.....

To all smokers reading this thread.....

.....I have been smoking for 43...ish years and giving up is easier than you think!...
The craving lasts no more than a few seconds.... HONEST!

Join me???

Gerri x

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 2 Jul 2008 00:48

Well done Gerri, keep up the good work, and maybe you can even encourage your daughter to stop or cut back as well, maybe start off by asking her not to smoke when with you.
Hope your Granddaughter has a safe delivery, if she was a couple of days or so late, she could have the little one on my birthday,25th July, I will let her lol