Help Please

Today Should Have Been My 10th Day Smoke Free, But After A Really Bad Saturday Night Of Problems With My Other Half I Had 1 Fag!!! Yesterday I Had 6 And Today I Have Had 2... I Dont Want To Be Doing This But As I Have Always Solved My Problems With Smoking This Seemed So Natural . I Was Doing Really Well And Didnt Hardly Think About Smoking At All Up Until Saturday Night. I Feel I Have Really Let Myself Down And I Am Having Trouble Getting Back On Track.. Help Please :(

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  • Pattie>>

    Not much to do but shake it off and try again! Don't beat yourself up! The past is the past so put it there and leave it there! Chin up and grin!:D Today is another day:cool:

    Day 29!

    Not smoked for: 0Y 4W 0D 2H 44M not smoked: 281 Cigarettes. Saving me £ 75.91. I will now live longer by: 0Y 0W 0D 22H 30M. I Quit on the:. Monday, October 01, 2007 6:00:26 AM.

  • You can do it!!

    Pattie, we've all had the odd hard time / day / week / partner etc that completely just stresses us out. The trick is to keep going, even when you really want to smoke. I'm on 80+ days at the moment - and I could still comfortably smoke almost every day - but I've just got me head around the fact that I'm not gonna !! That's the hard bit - and the bit that you've got to do - but do it, you can !

    Good luck with this blip. It's nothing more than a blip - so treat it like one and get stopped again. Soon.

    :D

  • we all make mistakes just try and get back on track.

    i listened to a allen carr cd some good bits on it. one thing he said was if you have a problem and then you smoke a ciggy,after the ciggy is gone the problem will still be there.

    so maybe if you could do some deep breaths or go for a walk.

    hope you getback on track soon

  • I also had a relapse

    I also had a relapse - I gave up smoking a few months back and then went on holiday to Malta in August with my partner and three kids - my excuse for smoking on holiday was that fags were cheap(!),the kids were a nightmare and hey I was on holiday so I will only smoke this week - two months later I was back on 10 a day - I have now been to my doctor and am on day seven using patches without a cigarette - am also going to my first smoker's counselling session at lunchtime today so am feeling really positive about that. I think it is going to be different this time as the last time I gave up smoking I was having one in the morning and then wearing my patch for the rest of the day kidding myself that I could control it - this time I have thrown away all my lighters, ashtrays and fags and do not go near any of the smokers in work. My partner has also given up which makes it easier - I also frightened myself as after smoking again for two months I had a pain in my back which I assume was in my left lung which even hurt when I lay down - this has gone now but it has frightened me as I do not want to die of something preventable like lung cancer - so don't dispair - start again and use some form of replacement therapy as it really does help.

    Once I have kicked the smoking - I will work on my wine habit!

  • Feeling Positive Again

    Thanks For All Your Replies, Reading Them And Going Through The Site Has Made Me Feel Positive Again. The Quote From Allen Carr Is So True, Even After I Smoked Those Cigs The Problem Was Still There! I Have Stopped Again Today And Feel As Determined Now As I Did On My Original Stop Date.. As I Said I Feel Really Positive Again Thanks To You All.. Xxxx

  • I also had a relapse - I gave up smoking a few months back and then went on holiday to Malta in August with my partner and three kids - my excuse for smoking on holiday was that fags were cheap(!),the kids were a nightmare and hey I was on holiday so I will only smoke this week - two months later I was back on 10 a day - I have now been to my doctor and am on day seven using patches without a cigarette - am also going to my first smoker's counselling session at lunchtime today so am feeling really positive about that. I think it is going to be different this time as the last time I gave up smoking I was having one in the morning and then wearing my patch for the rest of the day kidding myself that I could control it - this time I have thrown away all my lighters, ashtrays and fags and do not go near any of the smokers in work. My partner has also given up which makes it easier - I also frightened myself as after smoking again for two months I had a pain in my back which I assume was in my left lung which even hurt when I lay down - this has gone now but it has frightened me as I do not want to die of something preventable like lung cancer - so don't dispair - start again and use some form of replacement therapy as it really does help.

    Once I have kicked the smoking - I will work on my wine habit!

    Welcome chi

    Gotta admit I have always associated hols with sun and cheap ciggies - this time I will hopefully have enough Gung Ho to say NO!NO!. Ittll be made a bit harder by the fact that cos its my appt - I associate smoking with just BEING there! (esp sitting on my balcony with a cold glass of wine!) I guess I will just have to muster up extra willpower and dtermination. That and the idea of 'fake it till you make it' ie Lie to yourself and say you dont want to smoke (when really you do) Your mind will eventually accept this whether it is true or not. Well done on 7 days!!!!:D

  • I Dont Want To Be Doing This But As I Have Always Solved My Problems With Smoking This Seemed So Natural . :(

    Have cigarettes ever actually SOLVED any of your problems? Or have they just added one? Fags are NOT your friends, if they were, why would you want to give up so badly that you beat yourself up like this?

  • Yes I Know What U Mean, Anyway I Have Stopped Beating Myself Up About It And I Am Back On Track Now. Stupid Thing Is I Didnt Even Really Want Them, And, They Tasted Disgusting. Yukkkkk!!!! I Think The Thing I Am Most Annoyed About Is Having To Go Back To Day 1 Again!!!! Oh Well Never Mind, I Am Now On Day 3 ...... Whey Hey!!!! Thanks For All Of Your Replies, Be Sure Im Not Going To Make The Same Mistake Again!!!!!

  • Pattie

    This was just a blip. You haven't failed and have had the courage to come back in the ring for another round.

    Way to go!

    Linda

    Quit day 12 September 07

    smoked for 45 years

    method cold turkey

  • glad to see your back on track keep up the first class job

  • good getting back on the wagon;)

    It is so easy to fall into the ive smoked one I must as well finish this pack... etc I've done it so many times

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