Just entered week 2

Hi week 2'ers.

I'm at the end of day 8, and it's been a rough day!

We are moving house at the end of next week, and today we took posession of the new place. Lots of things went wrong and I got a wee bit stressed (to say the least!)

At the height of it, I was about a breath from a smoke... but my Mrs was very supportive and I survived it. Calmed down enough to do the sensible thing of taking a walk with a piece of Wrigleys finest - when I came back, after giving myself a good talking to, I was calm and back in control.

So a rough day turns into my biggest triumph over nic so far (and all the problems at the new house are in hand) - very smug :D

By the way, is there such a thing as addiction to Wrigleys Extra? I don't want to end up with a jaw like David Coulthard!:rolleyes:

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  • Moving house is one of the great stresses, you got through it which is a fantastic achievement, well done.

    When ever I reach a tough point and I'm tempted to cave in, I remind myself that there is no acceptable reason to fail!

    Keep up the good work!

    Nic

  • When ever I reach a tough point and I'm tempted to cave in, I remind myself that there is no acceptable reason to fail!

    Keep up the good work!

    Nic

    Think that's a little damning to say there is no accetable reason to fail...most of us go through many attempts (i.e. failures) to quit before arriving at the one that works...everybody's lives are different and we should not judge them.

    I truly hope your quit is "the one" for you, but please be gentle on us mere mortals who have failed...:(

    Believe me, its a horrid place to be when you fail in a quit, and no-one can know that feeling if they've not been there...(maybe you have in which case, you should know better!!!!:p)

    But the main thing is to never quit quitting and success will come...

    nicky

  • Stuart...

    Well done Stuart on surviving such stress - moving house can be such a nightmare - yours clearly was!! Another trigger dealt with...

    Not sure addiction to Wrigleys will do you any harm!! I still find chewing a good distraction...not great with dental crowns but maybe you're lucky enough to have quit the smoking before your teeth start falling out!?!?!?:p:eek:

    Stay strong keep walking keep chewing!! Good luck:D

    nicky

  • I truly hope your quit is "the one" for you, but please be gentle on us mere mortals who have failed...:(

    Nicky,

    Just to clarify.

    I've only completed 2 months of my umpteenth attempt to quit over the past decade, in fact you could describe me as a serial quitter. I know how bad it feels to fail and I also know that none of the reasons or excuses I have used are valid, nothing has ever improved by me giving in. Understanding that is how am I going to make sure this the quit that is for keeps!

    Does that mean that I can't fail, no its is possible for me to fail but it wouldn't improve anything in the long run if I do.

    That is why I say there is no acceptable reason to fail!

    There may also be numerous possible excuses - are any of them acceptable? Likewise I say no.

    Yes we are all different, and please don't feel I'm preaching I'm just expressing how I feel about this whole thing.

    Best of luck to everyone in their quits,

    Nic

  • I know what you are saying Nic, I failed numeous attempts and eventually you run out of excuses. I think you meant to say that there is no excuse for starting to smoke again! Which there is not. Ever. Smoking never solved anything (apart from long life expectancy and depleting the human race) Forums are a hotbed of miscommunication.

    If you do not succeed in you attempt then you need to see what happened and dust yourself down and get on with it.

    Anyhoo Congratulations Stuart, if you can move house while attempting to quit then you can survive anything! ;)

  • Thanks everyone, I think it was a big boost to my quit and my determination to get through that day without a smoke. If I can get through a day like that I can get through anything! I hope the physical move next weekend goes a lot better, but I now know that I can deal with it whatever happens.

    Not sure addiction to Wrigleys will do you any harm!! I still find chewing a good distraction...not great with dental crowns but maybe you're lucky enough to have quit the smoking before your teeth start falling out!?!?!?

    Only one tooth missing and no fillings, so I should be OK with gum :p

    However, it's "David Coulthard syndrome" that bothers me most, I really don't want to have to dislocate my jaw to fit through a normal doorway!!!!!

    Anyway... update on the quit. Day 9 was a breeze, couldn't beleive how easy it was. Was only when laying in bed at night that I realised I hadn't thought about a smoke all day.

    So here I am at the start of day 10. Double figures... Yay!!!

    NEVER ANOTHER PUFF!

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