Starting your first smokefree weekend

Physical healing of the body and mind
Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

November 25th, 2003, 2:00 am #11

I saw a couple of people into their second week were discussing how the weekends "still" seemed awkward. Keep in mind, people off for less than two weeks have only encountered one or two weekends. Many people find that weekdays are quite similar to each other with not many variations occurring in their routines on Monday thru Friday. This means by their second week without smoking they have the experiences of almost 10 weekdays under their belt.


At the same time they have only one or two weekends under their belts. Often Saturday and Sundays have unique flavors of their own, even being different than each other. Different people around, different responsibilities and activities, and often, a little more leisure time. These days are awkward and it will take a few weekends before you break the typical triggers that these days may present. If you happen to live in America, this next week and weekend may even be more awkward than usual, being a national holiday with an upcoming four day weekend. See the post

Be prepared for holiday triggers
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

February 13th, 2004, 4:24 am #12

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Joined: January 9th, 2009, 12:16 am

May 15th, 2004, 9:48 pm #13

This has really helped me so far. Last night was tough but I made it through.
Today is a new day. One hour at a time and one day at a time. I WILL NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!!.

No nicotine for me today.

Joel - Free and Healing for Five Days, 16 Hours and 36 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 11 Hours, by avoiding the use of 142 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $20.57.
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm

May 23rd, 2004, 2:49 am #14

Thanks, Joel! I had seen this somewhere a few days ago but couldn't find it today (newbie/senior moment thing- lol). It sure is great to know you guys are here for those of us still struggling

I have been quit for 5 Days, 2 hours, 49 minutes and 10 seconds (5 days). I have saved $16.63 by not smoking 102 cigarettes. I have saved 8 hours and 30 minutes of my life.
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Joined: January 9th, 2009, 12:16 am

June 13th, 2004, 5:18 pm #15

Sunday morning here and halfway through my first w/e. I love weekends but on Saturday morning I was frightened of this one - it was the same problem of associating smoking with pleasure. It is my biggest problem at the moment - the physical craves seemed to have diminished - how I love watching my progress on the craves per day chart on http://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_AttitudeTo ... tress.html but I still feel there is something missing for about 10% of the time. I am hoping that this time will diminish and I take so much comfort from reading Joels articles on the crave triggers and am starting for the first time to believe that I can face and defeat them.

Paul - Free and Healing for Five Days, 23 Hours and 2 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 12 Hours, by avoiding the use of 149 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me £31.30.
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

September 11th, 2004, 8:57 pm #16

I see we have a number of new members this week so I suspect we have a fair number of people who are just getting into their first smoke free weekend.
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:59 pm

October 9th, 2004, 7:30 am #17

A lot of first time posts today.....
Welcome all... and congratulations......
(some weekend reading for you )
richard (going into his 135th smokefree weekend armed with all of Freedom's education.... confident I'll still be an ex-smoker when the weekend's over)
Be Alert and Committed.... every day is doable....
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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 7:40 pm

November 3rd, 2004, 7:37 am #18

This will kinda be my first weekend that I have been smoke free. Last weekend, I worked the whole weekend, and simply didn't have the time to think about smoking or cravings!! However, this weekend I do not work, and I am actually scared, so I know that if during the weekend, I pop up needing some help, you guys will be there.
That definately is a comforting thought.

Maybe I should work every weekend!!!

Thanks
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm

March 5th, 2005, 8:59 pm #19

Thanks Joel,
This is my first Saturday morning smoke free and there is a normal routine I have today and I was looking for something to read that would help me throught this morning . I am 4 days 23hrs and 50 mins quit and I am motivated and proud. Just to also share something with everyone that I did last night. About 1 hour after supper I started to crave I decided to go for a jog. I have been jogging since I smoke but not like I did last night. I noticed a big difference and I kept running. I ran for 4 miles. I never was able to run 1 without stopping to catch a breath. I fell realy good about that and already feel like a winner. Thanks for supportting guys. NTAP
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

September 3rd, 2005, 5:54 am #20

For many this is a start of their first "three day weekend."
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January 6th, 2006, 10:00 pm #21

For those of you who are coming up on a smoke-free weekend!
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

February 18th, 2006, 8:01 am #22

The trick about making it through the weekend is no different that making it through your first day, your second day, or you thousandth day and beyond. It is remembering that to stay smoke free and never have to go through smoking or quitting again simply means to never take another puff!
Joel
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April 22nd, 2006, 9:17 pm #23

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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

May 13th, 2006, 8:40 am #24

No nicotine today.
You're doing it!
One day at a time.
Keep reading.
Your body is healing, your brain is adjusting.
This is a temporary time of adjustment.
It gets better and better.
Celebrate your freedom from nicotine.
One day at a time.
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June 24th, 2006, 7:37 am #25

Kat 171 Free Days
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September 8th, 2006, 4:42 am #26

I made it through my first week and first weekend just a few days ago. I decided to live life and not run or hide from my triggers. Without getting into specifics, I was triggered in every way possible from an argument, boredom, being around other smokers and going to the bar. I knew it would be difficult but I wasn't prepared for the emotional battle I would experience within. I was almost brought to tears during one particular craving. I am extremely proud to report that I made it through "the gauntlet" -as I like to call it- smoke free and without one single puff. I feel so strong. I know if I made it through that, I can make it through anything. Even if I feel discouraged, I have you all to turn to. A million thanks. <3

Smoke free for 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 hours, 46 minutes and 14 seconds. I have saved $34.08 by not smoking 104 cigarettes. One day at a time.
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

May 3rd, 2008, 12:47 am #27

Videos to watch the first weekend:
Title Dial Up High Speed MP3 Audio Length Date added
Starting day four of your quit 3.58mb 10.7mb 4.52mb 09:58 11/22/06
Starting day five of your quit 1.77mb 5.26mb 2.18mb 04:50 11/23/06
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Joined: December 6th, 2008, 5:54 pm

February 6th, 2009, 11:28 pm #28

There's a lot of interesting reading to be found here: Topic Index
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Joined: July 12th, 2009, 7:32 pm

July 13th, 2009, 12:38 pm #29

Yesterday was the first nicotine free Sunday that I had in more than 30 years. My daughter just hold me and play with me a lot more than she used to. She told me: daddy, you're not stink.
It was a very tought week for me, but it was all worth it. Thanks Whyquit.com very much.
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Joined: December 6th, 2008, 4:58 pm

November 20th, 2009, 8:20 pm #30

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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 2:04 pm

June 7th, 2013, 3:22 pm #31

One more video that touches on weekend is Holidays that result in three day weekends. Also relevant about weekend is The first Monday morning video.
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 2:04 pm

June 13th, 2013, 3:01 pm #32

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