Let Quit Together

I want to thank everyone that has commented and given advice and motivation. I have been blogging for a few years and barely received any feedback. I am blessed to find people that can relate to something important to me. I am still in the process of quitting. I spent most of today outside of my house.  I thought about smoking but it wasn’t bad. No Smoking today!!!!!. I am home now and have a lot planned in between now and the time I go to bed.

 

 

 

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.

 

Let’s Quit Together!!!!

I am doing a 30 day challenge to quit smoking cigarettes without any medicine. I wanted to share this method with everyone and hope it can help other people quit. I am one of the many people who want to quit smoking without having to take medicine.

This is a breakdown of how this method will work.

Things Needed:

  • Calender
  • Pen
  • Paper – Something to write your goals and progress down on.
  • Pre- Quit Date – This is the date you want to begin working on quitting.
  • Quit Date- This date shouldn’t be anymore than 30 days after your Pre-Quit Date.
  • Keep some healthy snacks close by.
  • At least 1 person Family/Friend that can encourage you. If you don’t have anyone please let me know. We can keep each other encouraged!!!.
  • The Commitment to Quit.

 

I am going to make an example and say I smoke 5 cigarettes per day.

Pre- Quit Date – 01/13/2018

Day 1 – 5 Cigarettes

Day 2 – 4 Cigarettes

Day 3 – 3 Cigerettes

Day 4 – 2 Cigerettes

Day 5 – 1 Cigerette

Quit Date – 01/19/2018

Congradulations!!!!! We quit!!!!

Day 1 –  This day should be as normal as possible. Avoid smoking any more or less than what you would smoke on a normal day. You will need to write down every cigarette you smoke. ( Do not make yourself cut back on day 1)

You will need this information to analyze how much you smoke a day if you don’t already know.

This will also help determine how many days this process should take you.

Don’t feel discoraged if you have a bad day and fall off of the plan. You will have better days.

This is an example of how your Day 1 Notes should look. You may use this or create one that will work best for you.

Day 1

Cigarette Time Whole/Half Notes
1 9:38 AM Whole
2 11:17 Half
3 12:03 PM Half
4 4:26 PM whole
5 7:01 PM whole

 

 

This will be the chart I use to quit.

Look over how many Cigarettes you smoke on day 1 and commit to not smoking at least 1 of the cigarettes you smoked day 1. If you not ready to drop 1 cigarette then attempt to smoke half of one instead of a whole one.

I know it sound like you’re throwing away money but I advise you to throw away the other half of every cigarette you put out.  This will help keep from you lighting it back up!!!

Day 2

Cigarette Time Whole/Half Notes
1 9:38 AM Whole
2 None Called a friend.
3 12:03 PM Half
4 4:26 PM whole
5 7:01 PM whole

 

This process may be harder for some people, so I will include 2 examples of how day 3 can go.

Day 3 example 1 – Things aren’t going as planned.

Do your best not to smoke more than the amount you smoked day 1.

This plan isn’t that strict so if something happen and you don’t mentally have the strentgh to cut back one day or maybe 2 days. I wouldn’t add extra stress by forcing myself to  not smoke.  I would do my best to try to find something to replace it like a snack or a quick talk with a NON SMOKER and hopefully they can give me some encouraging words.

Try to avoid having these kind of talks with people that will give any negative opinions.

Talking to someone that smoke and not trying to quit WON’T HELP YOU. People can’t give accurate advice on situations they know nothing about.

But if you NEED to smoke then smoke half of one and attempt to smoke less later in the day.

 

Cigarette Time Whole/Half Notes
1 9:38 AM Whole
2 11:08am Half
3 12:03 PM Half
4 4:13 PM Half
5 7:01 PM whole

 

Cigarette Time Whole/Half No Cig
1 9:38 AM Whole
2 11:17 Whole
3 None  Apple
4 4:26 PM Half
5 7:01 PM whole

The average person smoke more than 5 cigarettes per day. This is just an exmaple. Basically  you will use the amount of cigarettes you smoke per day to determine how many days you would need to quit. If you smoke more than 30 per day this method can still work, but it may take longer than 30 days to quit. I would suggest setting your quit date for amount of cigarettes you smoke or dropping more than one per day.

This is the breakdown you will need to follow everyday until you  have completely quit. People use many different methods to quit but I believe this method have many benefits, It will lower the risk of having health issues due to quitting too fast and you won’t feel rushed. You will have a better idea of how long this process will take YOU.  I don’t believe that anyone can honestly say how long it should take the next person to quit without knowing this information about you. This method is free and you can do it privately.

If you have some extra time you can also create a chart that will include how many cigarettes you have left to smoke before your quit date.

We will use the same 5/ day example

 

Pre- Quit Date – 01/13/2018

Day 1 – 5 Cigarettes

Day 2 – 4 Cigarettes

Day 3 – 3 Cigerettes

Day 4 – 2 Cigerettes

Day 5 – 1 Cigerette

Quit Date – 01/19/2018

 

5+4+3+2+1 =    15 Cigarettes

If you have a pack give the other 5 to someone or throw them away!!!!! Commit to not buying another pack.

Day 1 put 5 in a cigarette box and put the rest away

Day 2 put 4 in a cigarette box and put the rest away

Follow these same steps for days 3 – 5.

If you have a bad day you can take away a cigerette from another day or time but remember you only have 15 cigarettes left to smoke and can’t buy another pack!!!!

 

 

Please feel free to share this with anyone that you feel can benefit.