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I have a confession to make

I was smoking again on Saturday (I don't know what it is with me and weekends!). I think I'm going to go back to Day 1, same as Sara did. It's only fair. One blip is just a blip but two blips is taking the piss! So my new quit date is Sunday 27th January.

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Hey a blip is a blip, as long as you take it in the right context and learn what went wrong.

Reset your quit day and give it another go.

All the best

:)

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I was smoking again on Saturday (I don't know what it is with me and weekends!). I think I'm going to go back to Day 1, same as Sara did. It's only fair. One blip is just a blip but two blips is taking the piss! So my new quit date is Sunday 27th January.

Bless you - it is hard not to smoke when alcohol is around. I don't think you need to move to a different day/week though, there are no set rules. Just stay where you can chat to people who make you feel comfortable.

Good effort for trying to quit straight away again. Just a tip though...when I stopped, I went without caffiene and alcohol for the first few weeks. Although it is hard, it makes not smoking a lot easier (just a bummer for your social life) as you are taking away a couple of the things that you associate with smoking!!

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Bless you - it is hard not to smoke when alcohol is around. I don't think you need to move to a different day/week though, there are no set rules. Just stay where you can chat to people who make you feel comfortable.

Good effort for trying to quit straight away again. Just a tip though...when I stopped, I went without caffiene and alcohol for the first few weeks. Although it is hard, it makes not smoking a lot easier (just a bummer for your social life) as you are taking away a couple of the things that you associate with smoking!!

Thanks Sutty, I gave up caffeine and alcohol for three weeks when I quit on New Year's Day. I think if I had stayed off the alcohol I probably wouldn't have had the first blip. Even now I can't say that I won't have another blip. I know I can easily go all week without smoking, maybe even two or three weeks but on my next night out I'll probably end up thinking "sod it, I'll have one" again. I think in a way because I find it so easy to go without cigarettes, when I'm drinking I don't worry about having a few cause I know I can just give them up again the next day. Stupid really! I have to sort it out though because soon enough the occasional few cigarettes is going to turn back into smoking every day and I definitely don't want that!

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but on my next night out I'll probably end up thinking "sod it, I'll have one" again.

It's so easy to think like this when you're out. You have to tell yourself that it's not just one or two, it's x number everyday. That's the choice - all or nothing. But how hard is it to convince yourself of that when you've had a few drinks??

Congrats on starting again - good luck. x

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I know exactly how you feel, im well impressed with myself for getting through this weekend :D but its the weekends that do me too, but for different reasons as ive stayed well away from alcohol since the new year PMSL

Good on you for staying with us, i know its disheartening when you keep going back to day 1

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Well done on stopping for so long and well done for going back to the beginning.

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Hugs SSS x x x x

It is such a shame to ourselves but the reality is you have still not smoked a lot of cigarettes and have come a long way!!

Only go to day1 if it is going to help YOU! if counting it as a blip means you still have confidence in yourself then count it as a blip!

But never forget it happened and learn from it and remember in time that it may of set you back a bit x x x

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