Join the Challenge and Let’s Quit Smoking Together – Day 4

Join the Challenge and Let’s Quit Smoking Together.

Day 4

Welllllll, Im go start off by saying I didn’t smoke more than 8 yesterday.  I had several setbacks that I have to be honest about in order for this method to work for me.  I started this challenge off saying that I wouldn’t use any medicines to quit. Honestly this is harder than I expected it to be. I have been planning on quiting for a while now.  I want to make a long story short. I went to the store yesterday and purchased nicotine gum and patches to help me a little bit with the cravings. I had my first smoke at 5:30 yesterday morning but I was craving for another one before 7am.  I wanna follow my Day 1 chart as much as possible so I brought the gum.  But i also read that I could have a nicotine overdose if I smoke and chew the gum or the patches.  I didn’t want to take those chances, plus I had a busy day to keep my mind off smoking.  I also brought some grapes and peanuts to help with cravings the rest of the day.  The rest of the day was a lot easier. I ate 2 pieces of the gum and ate all of the grapes. I need to figure out something else other than eating. I can use a few extra pounds but I don’t want to do a weight lost challenge 6 months from now. 

I will update tomorrow.  I dont plan on smoking any more than 1 r 2 today. If I smoke that many.  I haven’t smoked any yet so far!!!!

I noticed that I’m  not hungry like I thought I would be.  Im not sure if thats a good thing or not

Day 3

Ok, yesterday I only smoked 8 cigs the whole day but I was so busy I didn’t have a lot of extra time. I am not a public smoker,  I try not to smoke in public places due to respect for other people with health issues and secondhand smoke.

It was very easy for me to only smoke 8 yesterday, but I am back home working today.

I will attempt to only smoke 8 cigarettes again today and that should cut a few days off of my quit date goal.

I am still using the chart I created on Day 1.

I took 8 out of the pack I have and put the rest in the freezer. I kept an old box for this purpose.

If I have any left at the end of today I plan on throwing them away instead of adding them to another day.

I feel like the hard part haven’t started yet. Today will be my real test.

I will update with my results from today.

Day 2

I smoked 11 cigarettes yesterday, If I follow the Quit Challenge method it will take me 12 days to quit smoking.

I have decided to set my quit date for 30 days from now. This can happen before 30 days, but I wanted to give myself plenty of time to complete the process without feeling rushed.

Quit Date 2/13/2018

Wish me luck.

Feel free to share your results, quit date and any advice.

I have made the commitment to only smoke 10 cigarettes today.

You don’t have to add the time everyday, but this will help you choose a timeframe to skip a cigarette and replace it with another activity.

I will try to use the times from day 1 to help stay on track.

For example my first cigarette from day 1 was at 6:08am.  I will use that time to determine when I can have my first smoke everyday by adding approx. 30 mins before and after the time I smoked on day 1.

Example:

Cigeratte 1 – 5:30 – 6:30 am

Cigarette 6 – 12:30 – 1:30 pm

 

Cigarette Time Whole/Half Notes Day 2 Notes Day 3 Notes Day 4 Notes Day 5 Notes
1 6:08 AM Whole  +
2 8:01 whole
3 9:36 AM Half
4 11:18 AM whole
5 12:25 PM whole
6 1:00 PM Half
7 3:14 PM whole
8 6:08 PM whole
9 6:56 PM half
10 8:33 PM whole
11 10:13 PM whole

 

Click Here for more information on how this Challenge/Method work.

Join The Challenge, Let’s Quit Together.
presyousshopping.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/lets-quit-together/.

 

I will update tomorrow with my progress.

I will also update daily with at least 1 motivational quote that I feel will help someone that is trying to quit.

 

Join the Challenge, Let’s Quit Smoking Together – Day 3

Join the Challenge and Let’s Quit Smoking Together.

Day 3

Ok, yesterday I only smoked 8 cigs the whole day but I was so busy I didn’t have a lot of extra time. I am not a public smoker,  I try not to smoke in public places due to respect for other people with health issues and secondhand smoke.

It was very easy for me to only smoke 8 yesterday, but I am back home working today.

I will attempt to only smoke 8 cigarettes again today and that should cut a few days off of my quit date goal.

I am still using the chart I created on Day 1.

I took 8 out of the pack I have and put the rest in the freezer. I kept an old box for this purpose.

If I have any left at the end of today I plan on throwing them away instead of adding them to another day.

I feel like the hard part haven’t started yet. Today will be my real test.

I will update with my results from today.

Day 2

I smoked 11 cigarettes yesterday, If I follow the Quit Challenge method it will take me 12 days to quit smoking.

I have decided to set my quit date for 30 days from now. This can happen before 30 days, but I wanted to give myself plenty of time to complete the process without feeling rushed.

Quit Date 2/13/2018

Wish me luck.

Feel free to share your results, quit date and any advice.

I have made the commitment to only smoke 10 cigarettes today.

You don’t have to add the time everyday, but this will help you choose a timeframe to skip a cigarette and replace it with another activity.

I will try to use the times from day 1 to help stay on track.

For example my first cigarette from day 1 was at 6:08am.  I will use that time to determine when I can have my first smoke everyday by adding approx. 30 mins before and after the time I smoked on day 1.

Example:

Cigeratte 1 – 5:30 – 6:30 am

Cigarette 6 – 12:30 – 1:30 pm

 

Cigarette Time Whole/Half Notes Day 2 Notes Day 3 Notes Day 4 Notes Day 5 Notes
1 6:08 AM Whole  +
2 8:01 whole
3 9:36 AM Half
4 11:18 AM whole
5 12:25 PM whole
6 1:00 PM Half
7 3:14 PM whole
8 6:08 PM whole
9 6:56 PM half
10 8:33 PM whole
11 10:13 PM whole

 

Click Here for more information on how this Challenge/Method work.

Join The Challenge, Let’s Quit Together.
presyousshopping.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/lets-quit-together/.

 

I will update tomorrow with my progress.

I will also update daily with at least 1 motivational quote that I feel will help someone that is trying to quit.

 

Let’s Quit Together

This morning I woke up reading and watching videos on how to quit smoking. I came across a lot of interesting information.  I already knew there was health risk involved with quitting too fast but I didn’t realize that it was so much info out there on health risk.  It kinda scared me because I didn’t know!!!!. Quitting too fast can harm you more than help. I don’t believe in quitting cold turkey because it’s just too hard for the average person.

This is some stuff I found to help reduce cravings and stress doing this journey.

Quick and Easy Snacks- Stuff that you can keep close by

Candy

Nuts

Water

Fruit

Gum

People also had a lot of concern about gaining too much weight. It’s important to choose snacks that will be healthy and not add much weight,

 

Straws

Something to help reduce stress – Stress Reliever Ball, Lotions, Candles.  Find something that you like doing that will help keep your mind off smoking.

I like to play games with my kids, read, cook, take rides, listen to music, visit non smoking family and friends.

Try to stay away from areas that smell like smoke or areas that remind you of smoking.

 

 

Join the Challenge, Let’s Quit Together.- Day 2

I have created a 30 day challenge to quit smoking. Join the Challenge and Let’s Quit Smoking Together.

Day 2

I smoked 11 cigarettes yesterday, If I follow the Quit Challenge method it will take me 12 days to quit smoking.

I have decided to set my quit date for 30 days from now. This can happen before 30 days, but I wanted to give myself plenty of time to complete the process without feeling rushed.

Quit Date 2/13/2018

Wish me luck.

Feel free to share your results, quit date and any advice.

I have made the commitment to only smoke 10 cigarettes today.

You don’t have to add the time everyday, but this will help you choose a timeframe to skip a cigarette and replace it with another activity.

I will try to use the times from day 1 to help stay on track.

For example my first cigarette from day 1 was at 6:08am.  I will use that time to determine when I can have my first smoke everyday by adding approx. 30 mins before and after the time I smoked on day 1.

Example:

Cigeratte 1 – 5:30 – 6:30 am

Cigarette 6 – 12:30 – 1:30 pm

 

Cigarette Time Whole/Half Notes Day 2 Notes Day 3 Notes Day 4 Notes Day 5 Notes
1 6:08 AM Whole  +
2 8:01 whole
3 9:36 AM Half
4 11:18 AM whole
5 12:25 PM whole
6 1:00 PM Half
7 3:14 PM whole
8 6:08 PM whole
9 6:56 PM half
10 8:33 PM whole
11 10:13 PM whole

 

Click Here for more information on how this Challenge/Method work.

Join The Challenge, Let’s Quit Together.
presyousshopping.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/lets-quit-together/.

 

I will update tomorrow with my progress.

I will also update daily with at least 1 motivational quote that I feel will help someone that is trying to quit.

 

Join the Challenge, Let’s Quit Together.

I have created a 30 day challenge to quit smoking. Join the Challenge and Let’s Quit Smoking Together.

Today is my Pre- Quit Date to quit smoking. I have been smoking since I was 17 years old. I have quit and started back plenty of times over the years. This time I am quitting for MYSELF and not because of how anyone think.  In the past I had no issues with quitting when i was pregnant but I always started back after I had my baby. I quit other times to please people that was in my life.

 

Click Here for more information on how this Challenge/Method will work.

Join The Challenge, Let’s Quit Together.
presyousshopping.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/lets-quit-together/.

 

I will update tomorrow with my progress and quit date.

I will also update daily with at least 1 motivational quote that I feel will help someone that is trying to quit.