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Day 5 and holding strong...
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Day 5 and holding strong...

Day 5 today and am feeling so much better.  Day 3 was the roughest so far, day 4 a little better and today is much much better.  I awoke feeling more energetic then I have in a long time.  I'm far less irritable today and the cravings are less frequent and less intense.  Still there of course, but easier to deal with.

I've adopted the One Day at A Time philosophy, and it works well for me.  Not focusing at all on tomorrow, just promising myself every single day that today I will not smoke. I've also got sticky notes plastered everywhere with the reasons I am not going to smoke.  Great reminders.  It feels so good to be on my way to freedom.  I truly am going to make it, I know I will.  

I think one of the things that is really helping is the support.  My husband has been an absolute rock for me.  Not discussing it unless I want to, but just being there.  He has taken on more of the "parenting" duties the last few days while I went through the worst of the withdrawal and giving me the time I need to do what I need.  I've been going for long walks alone, warm baths and just doing what I need to do.  He is a wonderful wonderful man and I am so lucky to have him.  He hasn't even filed for divorce yet which is amazing considering I have not exactly been my most pleasant the last few days...ha.

The folks I work with are being very supportive as well.  The smokers are steering clear of me so I can avoid the smell on them.  I'm lucky.

I AM GOING TO DO THIS!!!!!
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Are you using any aids to quit? New to the site and looking for advice
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Hi there!  I am using aids.  I am using the nicotine patch, and the NV e-cigarette.  The e-cigarette is the type that has absolutely no nicotine or tobacco in it (it would be dangerous to use with the patch if it did).  The combination is working really well for me and day by day this is getting easier.

I also have sticky notes everywhere reminding me why I am quitting (health, socially unacceptable, I have a 3 year old, etc.) and have them listed too.  I snack a lot.

It's not easy, but today is day 6 and I can truthfully say I have not had so much as a puff.  I feel very confident I can and will do this.

Good luck to you!!
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Congradulations on Day 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You sound like you are driven and strong, awesome.  Your method sounds interesting.  I am looking into the e-cig and never considered vapor only and use a patch.  Thanks for the suggestion.
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You're doing so well, adgal!  And you've got a great attitude!  

One Day at a Time, yep! :)
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