Forums / My journey / day 4

day 4

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. dabee
    dabee avatar
    3 posts
    30 Jan 2019
    11 Feb
    Link to this post
    Intried quitting a few times with no sucess. I was smoking a pack a day and had was just told by my Dr i had severe COPD. I made the decisison to quit using Champex.I have been on it 3 weeks wnd down to 4 cigarettes a day (after meals )  when my quit day came .I made it to day 4 without having a smoke. I am so happy I am learning new ways to overcome this horrible and expensive addiction,  I always had a tea and smoke for breakfast,, now I am using my time to eat a healthy breakfast.  After every meal i now drink cold water instead of having a cigarette. Whenever I feel I need smoke I keep my hands busy with a fidget spinner I purchased at the dollar store. During my working hours , when others go out for thier smoke I stay in and munch on carrot and celery sticks or have a hard candy. Deep breathing is also another tool I use as a distraction.   Hope everyone has great and smokefree day.
    Last modified on 11 Feb 2019 14:43 by dabee
  2. nadia, quit coach
    nadia, quit coach avatar
    26 posts
    29 Nov 2017
    11 Feb in reply to dabee
    Link to this post
    Congratulations on your Day 4 and thank you for sharing your experience!
    It sounds like you are making lots of change with your routine and finding ways to respond to cravings. I really like how you have broken the associations with cigarettes with events throughout the day (meals, breakfast, work hours).
    These great tips that you have shared are a great way to have lasting success... and I am sure they will inspire someone else!

    Keep it up and keep sharing!

    Cheers to you!
  3. atp
    atp avatar
    141 posts
    31 Dec 2018
    11 Feb in reply to dabee
    Link to this post

    When I quit I actually found breaking the 'habit' of smoking the hardest. Not knowing how 'not to smoke' literally was problem the first week. just too much routine to just shake off. I too started off making a decent breakfast, and drinking lots more water. Never thought of fidget spinners - what a great idea. 

    Best of luck on your quit. 
3 posts, 0 answered