So, today I decided that I would quit smoking. I used the Nicoret gum when I got up this morning and now just regular gum. I know if I can make it past today .. then I will be on the right track. I have wanted to smoke all stinking day long and its not half over. I am trying this willpower thing and I am doing it .. poorly but doing it. I am going to Walmart this evening and getting more Nicoret and I will be using that. By now .. I would have normally already smoked a half pack and been coughing my head off.. but I havent smoked. Please pray for me that I dont smoke that I can handle this and that I do good. I dont want to be a smoker any more. I want to quit.  Thanks bunches and any advise would be appreciated!!

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Three...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Oh, I feel for you!  I know how hard it is to quit, and I also know that I need to bite the bullet and try to quit again.  It's been five years since I've seriously tried.  I've been smoking way too long, and it's really been on my mind that I need to quit.  And for those who have never smoked--it is extremely hard for many of us!  I wish you the best.  Hang in there.  And I would definatly suggest you get the Nicorette to help.. That's what I will use when I quit.  When I've gone cold turkey it as NOT been pretty.  How are you doing???

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luvnm...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Thank you so much.. its nice to know I am not alone!! I know I am not but its nice to hear someone else  say it too!  I have been smoking for about 19 years ! I am only 32.. shame on me I know.. I had only 2 pieces of the nicorette and I went to walmart and found the off brand for 1/2 the price and so far .. its helping me just as much. This is my 4th piece today. The box says 1 piece every 1-2 hours so I think that is pretty good!  I really appreciate the help!! Feel free to stop in ANY Time lol.. maybe we can help each other. I went  to my mom and dads and they were both smoking.. it was kinda hard but I did good. Wanted to cry a time or two lol but I did good!! When you are ready .. I will be glad to help you in any way possible.

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Three...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Thank you so much!  I'm Lisa, 43, and have been smoking 28 years--I never, ever intended to be smoking this long.  I do think it is harder when you started as young as both of us have.  My parents both smoked, too. (Unfortunately, my husband and my two oldest daughters (21 and 18 years old) also smoke--I really hate it that my hubby and I may have had some influence on them starting; they have no idea how hard it is to quit.)  How much did you smoke?  Right now I'm at about a pack a day, and working to smoke less.  I KNOW I need to quit; it's just getting over the hump of actually quitting that I'm still battling.  I swear it's so ingrained in my life!  I don't even remember what it is like NOT to be a smoker--patheitic, isn't it?  I'm proud of you, and it sounds like you are doing well.  :)  Keep it up, and I will definately stay in touch, and hopefully will quit soon.  Take care. 

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luvnm...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Isnt that funny?? I never intended to get in the habit lol.. It was just something that I done at school to be a billy bad butt lol..  I was smoking between a pack and a half to 2 packs.. I still havent smoked and right now I am chewing my 5th and final piece of gum for the night.  Nasty stuff this gum is .. but God is letting me chew it lol...

It does get ingrained in your life. It becomes a life partner so to speak. I smoke when I drive, after I eat, when  I wake up, when I talk on the phone or the computer, when I read lol.. all the time .. its easy to let it take control.. I didnt realize that it had.. Sounds like we got alot in common~!!! I am looking forward to getting to know you!!!

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luvnm...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 10:43 PM

And thank you!! My daddy and mom told me how good it was ... and then you! Thats it .. my family dont seem so proud.. but thats ok .. I got em back.. they all got chewed out today .. just cause I wanted to I guess.. Its really stressful but its nice to know I have people backing me!! Thanks bunches!!

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