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Nonsmoking and kinda grumpy me

Nonsmoking and kinda grumpy me

Hey everyone,
I did something day before yesterday that i thought was impossible, I quit smoking.
It has been almost 48 hours since i had my last cigarettes and i kinda feel like pulling my hair out or chewing my own tongue off at times, but all in all its going pretty well. Especially considering i was a smoker for 20 years and that i really loved my smokes, but i love my life and my family more. I think the last straw for me was when i talked to my dad the other day and he told me he has copd, that kinda made it a reality that every time i smoked one of my cigarettes i was slowly and willingly killing myself.
I never thought i would be able to call myself a nonsmoker but here i am, truthfully i was getting a little worried, i couldnt even walk from my car to my front door without being extremely out of breath and my heart racing so fast that i felt like it was gonna burst outta my chest. Its funny how when you’re done you’re just done, and you know it. In the past i said i was gonna quit, but in the back of my mind i knew i had not had my last smoke, like i said i really enjoyed my cigarettes. But now i am done, i love my kids, my husband, and myself way to much to throw it all away just so i dont have to be uncomfortable right now. Though i am done no matter what, i really hope this want for a cigarette gos away with time, cause it sucks really bad, lol.

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64 responses

  1. Congrats! Hope you stay cigarette free! If you get those cig cravings, I heard chewing gum works. It’s hard to sustain those cravings, but you can do it!!

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    August 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  2. This is awesome that you made this change. I’m sure it’ll be tough but you can do it.

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    August 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    • Thanks so much, hopefully this phase wont last to long.

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      August 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

  3. That is really awesome! Congratulations!

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    August 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  4. Today is my 8th month of being nicotine free. Drinking acidic juices like orange juice or cranberry juice will help flush the rest of the nicotine out of your system faster. It takes 72 hours for it to fully get out of your system.

    I wish I could tell you that the cravings go away, but they don’t. However, they do get incredibly manageable. They will be nothing compared to what you are going through now.

    Best of luck to you! Once you get through the worst of it, it’ll get better!

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    August 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    • Well thank you for the encouragement, but you said the cravings never go away and that kinda makes me wanna cry, lol.

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      August 14, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      • The next to last time I tried quitting (about a year ago) I met someone while jogging that told me the same thing about how the cravings never fully go away. I think I was on week 2 of quitting or something, and I felt terrible about it. What this person didn’t tell me was that the cravings aren’t the same as what you’re going through in the first three days.

        And learning to deal with these other cravings helps, because it’ll help you stay away from nicotine. Above all else, remember you’re doing an awesome thing. You’re kicking an addiction to a chemical that’s only slightly less addictive than heroin. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Hang in there. It does get better.

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        August 15, 2014 at 8:08 am

  5. Great job pretty lady! I’ve been thinking about you 🙂

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    August 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    • Thanks sweetie, i’ve missed talking to you and all my wordpress friends, we have just been so busy here lately. How are you doin?

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      August 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      • Been doing good, hon!
        I’ve been thinking about you, too and knew you must be busy. Don’t ever worry about taking a little bloggy time off. You’ve been going full steam for several months. Even super mama-zombie-fighter girls need a break. xo

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        August 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      • I was feeling a little guilty so thanks. 🙂

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        August 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

  6. alfredsalmanac

    Well done. I gone for now week without a ciggie, so know how you feel. Keep it up :]

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    August 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm

  7. mzpresser

    My husband quit smoking cold turkey fourteen years ago and never looked back. I’ll be praying for you, you can do it!

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    August 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    • Thanks hon I really appreciate the support abd tge prayers.

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      August 14, 2014 at 3:24 pm

  8. That’s a hard habit to break so congrats! I’m so proud of you 🙂

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    August 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  9. I quit nearly a year ago. It’s tough but I found if you can go a week, it’s a hell of a lot easier after that.

    Congratz! That’s an excellent decision.

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    August 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    • Thanks its good to know that after about a week it gets easier.

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      August 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm

  10. Congratulations! You’re a super star. Hang in there!

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    August 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

  11. OOOhhhhh!!!!! Bless you and stay tough…..I hope to follow once…you WILL remain a non smoker 😉

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    August 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  12. You go girl! I’m getting there myself, slowly. Very slowly. 😉

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    August 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    • You’ll get there, took me 20 years to get here, and I want a smoke really bad, but im not gonna give up.

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      August 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      • I can tell it’ll be soon for me – some days I only smoke 1 and that’s all I need.

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        August 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      • I was at 3 a day for about 3 years.

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        August 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      • Wow, I’m impressed. 🙂

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        August 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

  13. Amazing! And after the 3rd day the cravings n headaches stop…I was a smoker for 15yrs n stopped, got stressed n started, then stopped again after a couple of years… no tricks or gimmicks, I just had faith I wasn’t gonna do it n I did it! Now even when I smell one it disgust me…YOU GOT THIS!…B BLESSED!

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    August 14, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  14. Good for you! A few weeks after I quit I felt so good, like healthy was the new normal.

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    August 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    • Oh I hope I feel that way to, and im sure the way I feel now wont last forever, at least I hope not.

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      August 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm

  15. That’s awesome! Great job 🙂

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    August 14, 2014 at 7:17 pm

  16. wow – amazing – you have a power to keep cigarettes away from you – Keep up with you great and ambition!

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    August 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm

  17. Jamila

    You can do it!!! Eye of the Tiger beautiful woman. Applauding you for making some changes!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    August 15, 2014 at 1:48 am

  18. Well done! Wish i had your willpower!

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    August 15, 2014 at 7:57 am

  19. First of all congratulations! I gave up smoking in February after 35 years, it’s quiet a roller coaster ride :-). I wish you strengths and I would advise you (if you don’t mind) to look into online support boards. I quit on my own, but it was so much easier on a board with other former smokers. I learned a lot and it helped me through the first 3 months. I mention one board on my about page. I am not there anymore, I have been smoke-free since 6 months, but I would go back in a heartbeat. I hope you don’t mind the novel I just wrote 🙂

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    August 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

    • I dont mind at all, thank you so much for the support and a big congratulations to you on quitting. 🙂

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      August 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

  20. Believe me, the cravings do go away, it just takes time. I started young and smoked for 30 years. In the end I was chain-smoking all day – if I was awake, there was a cigarette in my mouth – but I quit 11 years ago and never looked back. The early days are the worst, if you can get through those you’ll be cooking on gas. If I can do it, you can!

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    August 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

    • Thanks hon, it seems we have a lot in common. I started smoking at age 9 and smoked for 20 years, its been 4 days now since I had a smoke and it still sucks terribly, lol. Thankyou for the encouragement. 🙂

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      August 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

  21. I’m so, so proud of you! Yes, it is a beautiful decision that not only honors your family, but first and foremost yourself!! I smoked for more years than I care to admit, but June 14th this year was 23 years smoke free for me!!! I can’t even believe I ever did it. It is really hard, but you can do anything you put your mind to!!! In the beginning, when I really wanted one I would go outside and run as fast as I could until I thought I was going to die….then I would fall on somebody’s lawn gasping for air. A few times I had people come out to see if I was ok. After a while the neighborhood knew what I was doing and they would give me a thumbs up. I have never regretted quitting 🙂 NEVER! ❤

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    August 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm

  22. Reblogged this on mihran Kalaydjian and commented:
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    August 17, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    • Thankyou for all of your support, it is appreciated.

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      August 18, 2014 at 1:32 pm

  23. You made a good decision. All the best!

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    August 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm

  24. Hard to change old habits. My family are all smokers. Needed some kind of helper to kill the want for their cigarettes. Keep busy and stay away from the smokers.

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    August 18, 2014 at 2:19 am

  25. Best gift I ever gave myself. Still miss it sometimes. I can walk into a smokey bar and breathe deep of it all, but don’t regret the decision. You just made yourself freer than you know. Good luck.

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    August 18, 2014 at 7:13 am

  26. I know it’s hard, I had non smokers in my family and after a lifetime of that, they all quit cold turkey. Stay strong and focused on your future with those you love. I may not know you that well, but I’m still proud of you for thinking about your family first and wanting to give them the best of you.

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    August 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

    • Thankyou hon, I think it is starting to get easier a little anyway.

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      August 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

  27. Wishing you all the very best! My dad died from emphysema, so it makes me happy to see anyone quit smoking. Huge hugs!

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    August 18, 2014 at 11:37 am

    • Thankyou dear, and im so very sorry about the passing of your dad.

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      August 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

  28. Hello! I just finished reading your post about quitting smoking. I’m here to offer you a lot of encouragement. . .I was in the same boat a decade ago. However I may have been a bit worse off than you are right now. As a result of 34 years of smoking I had a double lung transplant nearly 9 years ago. I am happy that you have decided to quit and I will be here if you need talk or need a kick in the butt. It’s difficult, but so is breathing. I have a blog called: http://www.breathingitsagoodthing.com I have a second blog called: http://www.sandyshopefulroom.com. Feel free to look around.
    I wish you all the best. I am following you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Be blessed and to smoke free breathing!!!
    SandyO

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    August 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    • Wow thanks so much for the encouragement and im so sorry to hear about what you went through i will definitely come give your blogs a read.

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      August 18, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      • Oh good!!! I look forward to reading what insights you have.

        SandyO

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        August 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  29. Thanks for visiting my blog again and liking one of my posts. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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    September 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm

  30. Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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    October 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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