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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
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.
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.
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|
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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.