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Started 8/26/19 by Jan2185; 5689 views.
lindnog

From: lindnog

8/30/19

Wow Jan so you are nearly at the 6 months mark, that’s brilliant!

I was once a secret smoker for a while, but that is even more stressful than ever. 

I'm not using any quit aids as I am following Allen Carr’s instructions which I think could help you a great deal. He explains why we shouldn’t use the willpower method as it makes us feel as though we are missing out on smoking and feel as though cigarettes are precious to us. 

Mum doing okay although it is only my second day, this morning instead of getting up and having my usual cup of tea and a cigarette I had a sick of toast and a cup of coffee. I’ve had thoughts to do with smoking/cigarettes but not any cravings .

Have a good weekend Jan xx

Jan2185

From: Jan2185

8/30/19

Yep it will be 6 months on the 3rd September :).  i have just read some reviews on Allen Carr's book and they are very mixed. Do you think it has helped you a lot?  Some have said its very patronising and very repetitive but it worked, one even said it was annoying.. just wondering how you have found it...

Hoping the weather stays good this weekend as i am not working :).. enjoy yours too

take care xx

sunflower

lindnog

From: lindnog

8/30/19

Hi Jan, 

I feel that without me reading Allen Carr’s book I would never have been able to stop smoking. Yes he is very repetitive but I do think this is needed to help reinforce his points. He helps the smoker to see the traps that nicotine keeps us slaves to and his method to stop is very much common sense and he takes the fear out of stopping. I bought mine on EBay and I definitely recommend you read it. He does tell the reader to continue to smoke until they have finished reading the book, but you are already now a non smoker so don’t start smoking! 

Ill be talking my dog out for a long walk in the morning and getting my hair cut on the afternoon 

Jan2185

From: Jan2185

8/30/19

Thanks for the info and I definitely wont start smoking again lol :)

Enjoy your walk in the morning... i am catching up on a few chores round the house and just chilling out a bit :)

sunflower

I'm coming up to 6 years quit and Allen Carr's book got me into The Quit Mindset. I still used NRT and other substitutes but what he wrote hit a nerve with me and I liked his viewpoints about cigarettes and the addiction. His book, the many YouTube videos on quitting, the Whyquit.com site and most of all This Forum were the constant support only a click away. Everyone here wants to be done with smoking. We exsmokers know your pain and the pay it forward support helps everyone stay involved and dedicated to getting free. I also hated the thought of being a drug addict. Getting through the first year takes tenacity so dig deep and read everything so you get as much information you can so you are aware of what to expect as the months go by. Good luck in your quit.

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013

lindnog

From: lindnog

8/31/19

Hi Jan, I’m just back from my walk in the woods and usually when I get back home, the first thing I do is make a cup of coffee and have a cigarette. Not today, I’ve had a drink of water and came on to this forum. 

This morning I have been watching some videos on YouTube and in particular a man called Chris Skoyles. He has lots of videos talking about aspects of stopping smoking. Have a look see if you can find him and if not let me know and I will see if I can send you a link. 

Have a good day xx

lindnog

From: lindnog

8/31/19

Hi Debbie, I remember chatting with you when I was on here before, I think we played some word games together lol

It is most definitely a case of getting yourself in the right mindset to quit and stay quit. I think a huge part for me is not using the willpower method as it would make you feel as thought you were missing out on something very precious  

Today is day 3 and I’m feeling okay, I’ve been out in the woods taking my dog out for a walk, breathing in lots of lovely fresh air. I’m going to the hairdressers this afternoon.

Thank you Debbie for your advice and support  

Jan2185

From: Jan2185

8/31/19

Thanks for you for the info... will certainly check it out :)

Glad you enjoyed your walk, such a lovely day for it :) - have a great afternoon

xx sunflower

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

8/31/19

I agree Lind, I think you have to get past the old thinking of giving up smokes, woe is me, and instead say, " Great, I am getting rid of those terrible, sickening and dreadful sticks of death.  Aren't I lucky ?"  Going to try hard to keep a positive attitude.relaxed

lindnog

From: lindnog

8/31/19

Yes that’s what we need to do :-). I do find that once I’ve finished a job, be it shopping or tidying up, or whatever I would always “reward” myself with a cancerstick treat!! Where as today I have been shopping and bought healthy food and fruit to snack on. I’m back at work on Monday after having 6 weeks summer holidays off, there are no let 2 smokers at work, but I wanted to make sure I had a good few days between me stopping and going g back to work,  as I know one of my smoking friends would try and talk me into coming outside to smoke with them. I feel so much more positive and confident in myself and know that I’m happy to say no thanks I’ve stopped smoking.

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