Ive relapsed yet again

Hi i started smoking again yesterday.....It was just one of those days where my mind kept telling me im not strong enough to quit and that you have really got to want to quit to stop smoking .I really did start questioning my thoughts.

I also started thinking to far ahead like how am i going to be able to not smoke when i go round to my mates next saturday to watch the fa cup final When they will be smoking and drinking.

Then i caved and smoked 3 cigarettes and did not feel bad about doing it today im still smoking.I always seem to get past the first week but fail alot on the second week.I think me writing how i feel will help me alot because it makes more sence in text than in my mind...If that makes any sense.

Today i do feel bad about smoking but i think if i just quit straight away again i will be smoking again soon.I know what i just said is not a good way to look at it,but its just the way i feel today.

Its knocked me down but ill be getting back on my feet soon hopefully and giving it another go

lee x

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  • Sorry for that, mate.

    See, I've tried to quit several times before... and at last, whe I started smoking again, it always felt like "well, It isn't that bad". But it is... you know it is yet your mind tries to disuade you to try and quit again. What method did you use? Maybe try something different... Last time I went cold trukey and now I'm using nicotine gums... and so far, so good.

    Don't surrender...

  • Hi Lee,

    Sorry to hear that you've broken your quit. You seem to be aware that it's very much a mind-over-matter thing. So get your mind right and we will see you back here soon I hope.

    You say that writing things down often helps. Do you keep a quit diary - it might help, there are many who have done that and found it very helpful.

    Don't beat yourself up too much and don't give up giving up.

    Deke

  • oh ace i would kill for a cig, i am still going dizzy and tired after nearly a week, if this how life is going to be i think i will be back on the fags soon, but then i would feel guilty as hubby took me out shopping last night and my granddaughter who is only 6 sent me a text praising me, but i have this horrible feeling i wish i could explain when will it stop and go away cant take much more pat

  • Hi Ace,

    So sorry you have gone back, why don't you try a different method..........I stopped with the help of Champix, which I found great, it made the taste of fags horrible - this forum is also fab - and i wrote down all the reasons for stopping - I have to read it every time a craving comes on but even the those are getting less and less...good kuck and keep reading these forums...honestly they are such an incentive xx

  • hi

    Thanks all Sounds a good idea to change my method.Your right bibleback if its not the fa cup then it will be something else.Ive desided my new quit date will be the 26th this month.And ill read the allen carr book over the weekend again so its all fresh in my head for when i reach my quit date. Im not going to smoke when im drinking watching the fa cup final but see it as my first challenge.

    Thanks

    lee x

  • oh ace i would kill for a cig, i am still going dizzy and tired after nearly a week, if this how life is going to be i think i will be back on the fags soon

    Life is most definitely NOT going to be like this..... the first week is tough for most.... next couple can still be challenging BUT then you start reaping the benefits (for many way before even) BUT you have to start switching those thoughts around.... "I would kill for a cig" is NOT going to help...... it gives the fag power and you feel deprived..... can't keep that up for long. Read up as much as you can..... it helps to get into a more positive mind-set!

    Ive desided my new quit date will be the 26th this month.And ill read the allen carr book over the weekend again so its all fresh in my head for when i reach my quit date. Im not going to smoke when im drinking watching the fa cup final but see it as my first challenge.

    Thanks

    lee x Wow... that was fast! Just shows you that you do NOT want to be a smoker. That simple fact is what is going to make you want to quit always...... so be easy on yourself and make the next one your last! Good luck!! Stay on here in the meantime to stay in the right frame of mind!

  • Ive desided my new quit date will be the 26th this month

    Why not tomorrow, instead, buddy? Why not today? We're here for you...

  • Hi Lee,

    Im sorry you have gave in. I know how easy it it! I tried a few times before now, and im on day 7 now!

    If you think you wont get through the F.A cup final, because im sure you will be drinking then concentrate on quitting after that!

    I set up a quit day with the NHS together programme. Who sent me loads of info and a calander i keep on my fridge! I gave myself 3 weeks to prep for it! i let everyone know, and i was more and more aware that my date was getting closer and closer, and this will sound strange but i was kinda looking forward to it! In those three weeks, evertime smoking made me feel sick, or i got a headach from it i wrote it down. Just before my quit date i had a huge list!!

    Now, i remind myself when i want a ciggerette by writting another list about whats bad about smoking! (im a list person).

    I find this helps and im using the patches too, which i refuse to take off because i feel there working!!!

    Good Luck mate.... Keep smiling! (Whos your team in the final??)

    Love L.J xxxxx

  • Not to worry buddy,

    These things are sent to try us as my mum would say. As long as you never give up giving up then one of your quits WILL be your last.

    Dust yourself down, Reassess your situation and get back on the non smoking horse ASAP.

    You'll always have a seat next to me mate.

    Take care

    Bobross:D

  • Hi Lee

    I'm so sorry you slipped again

    There are always excuses to be found for starting to smoke again, but there are no reasons for it

    Come back when you're ready and know that we're all here for you

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

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