I've lost count how many times I have been in this position starting a brand new quit. Has to be at least 10 serious attempts.
I had managed to get to the six month mark back in March, but got made redundant and stupidly went back to the fags. It was depressing lighting up in front of friends and family again after they had been praising me for doing so well!
This forum was a great support last time, so will be using all of your wisdom and experience as support once more. Unlike many other people, on my last quit I actually sort of enjoyed the process of giving up. The fact that everyday I felt stronger and stronger was a major driving force, and I used the quit as a springboard to get in shape and improve my overall fitness. Needless to say, when I got back on the cigs, the gym going went out the window, and my fitness levels have plummeted once more.
Being a smoker is so mindnumbingly depressing, and I have always said to myself that I will never give up trying to quit, and I won't. The frustrating thing with me is, I know I have the motivation and capability to do it, but keep tripping up in the later stages ie, months later, rather than in the first few days like many people!
Anyway, I have rambled on enough. Hope to chat with you all over the coming days and weeks. Cheers in advance for your help.