One week. behind me...I think I can I think I can

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, May 28, 2010.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Lets do weekly maybe then monthly posts!

    Going ok. Harder than I tought at sometimes. Gotta go to bed. So tired.
  2. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    I know You Can - I KNOW you CAN!! Good job Janet. Sleep well!

  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You will do this!!
  4. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Stay strong! You can do it!!!
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

  6. Star*

    Star* call 911

    YOU NO CALL ME............I WORRY a leeetle. YOU NO SMOKING IS GOOD. MEANS UNO ON FIRE. :tongue:
  7. ML

    ML Guest

    In my mind you've already done it!
  8. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    How are you doing now?
  9. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Excellent to hear.
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Stay strong!
  11. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    Janet I have faith in you and if YOU can do this.....then you will give me such great hope for myself and I will begin to believe I will be able to do it and I soooooo need to badly for my health......You CAN do it!
  12. Star*

    Star* call 911


    Young Lumbee Indian Maiden no sendum up smoke signals. Me thinkum teepee celebrating peace. :tongue:
  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member I have had the very young Lumbee Indian Princess here all weekend and that is enough to keep me busy!
  14. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    You can do it, Janet! Proud of you for deciding to do it :)
  15. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Way To Go, Janet! One week is huge! FWIW, here's a timeline of what happens when you quit smoking.

    • In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal.
    • In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal.
    • In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. Your sense of taste and smell will return to a normal level.
    • In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will increase.
    • In 2 weeks your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks.
    • In 3 to 9 months coughing, wheezing, and breathing problems will dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%.
    • In 1 year your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half.
    • In 5 years your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.
    • In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker.
    • In 15 years your risk of heart attack will have returned to that of a non-smoker.
    Keep up the good work!
  16. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Wow, Janet! I'm impressed!

    If you've gotten this far, you're already over the hardest part. Now you just have to make sure you don't backslide. I once quit for three months, a real miracle for me! Where I messed up is when I started thinking, "I've got it knocked now! Just one won't hurt!"

  17. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Well I am on a nicotine replacement therapy aide so that is helping but Im using a very small amount which is amazing to me considering how much I was smoking. I think I will be able to go off it soon though I am supposed to stay on it for at least 3 months to get me over the hurdle. Just back things down slowly. I dont quite know how much more slowly I can go though when sometimes I go a whole day with one

    I really think I want this enough to continue. I have times when I think I want a cigarette but I go get a hard candy or go do something else and the urge passes. Lemon drops, cinnamon drops and water are becoming my best friends. I love
  18. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    The health benefits aside, just think of the money you'll be saving! :money:
  19. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    The money is going into my Keyana is starting dance classes and will need clothes and shoes and hair and yada yada Not to mention she is still doing her beauty pageants. She has one this Saturday. Busy little girl.