No Smoking Day
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I've let myself & everyone else down

Hi Everyone

Well I would have been on day 32 today, I had been doing sooo well, but after a big row with my partner on friday night I sat and smoked 2 cigarettes one after the other. I feel so ashamed, I haven't been able to tell my family as they are constantly telling me how proud they are of me and i now feel i have let them all down. I just feel like a total failure!

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Keep Going Kaidy

If I were at your stage of not smoking I wouldnt beat myself up over a couple of Boudee says just learn from it......ever think how many fags u havnt smoked over the 32 days.....not much of a comparison eh.....but bet u felt dizzy after 1st

Anyway your doing great.......dont worry about family and letting them down. Your stopping smoking for yourself mainly and doing a great job! The benefits to the family...although great....are secondary and an added bonus.

On day 10 myself and not ashamed to say I do get tempted and may at some time pick up a cig....but patches doing there job well, which together with my willpower and help from this site are keeping the nicotine monster at bay.


Thanks x

Thank you Geordietrucker & Boudee for your replies, your words of encouragement have made me feel alot better and i know i shouldn't beat myself up, I think i'm just mad at myself as I was doing so well! I haven't had one since and am determined that I won't again, but one day at a time eh:o !

And well done to you both, I have enjoyed reading your posts x


Thats the way to do it

Good on you Del says "You know it makes sense".......lets beat the fags and actually get rid of the nicotine monster off our shoulders!:D :D :D :D :


I haven't had one since and am determined that I won't again, but one day at a time eh

Keep up the good work, one day at a time!



Hi the good thing is that you have seen it as a bad thing and that it seems to have made you more determined not to start smoking again dont worry about it and take one day at a time good luck :)



Its past now gone just move forward You have done so well.

Dont beat yourself up treat it as a blip.x


It used to be the case I felt a failure if I had one, done it a couple of months ago after 1st week of stopping previously doing this would have meant classing myself as a smoker and failure, this time I was a non smoker who had a blip, so as someone said already don't beat yourself up about it, just change the mentality, you are a non smoker who lapsed , but continued a non smoker:)


Wow! a post from 2007 :eek::eek: don't those members sound lovely tho? I wonder if any of them are still quit?


I hope so. :)

I wonder if any of them still visit the forum??


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