Day 1 again!!

Hello all,

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.

KB

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  • Good luck, I just screwed up my day and feel so gutted, I hoep you're doing etter than me.

  • Good luck, I just screwed up my day and feel so gutted, I hoep you're doing etter than me.

    Hey,

    I read your post and do empathise, it can't be easy having the trials and tribulations of a relationaship to deal with as well as trying to quit. I'm lucky in that respect, as I'm single and can try and deal with it all on my own, maybe that would be a disadvantage for some people I'm not sure.

    I would say you should maybe talk to your boyfriend and let him know how important it is that you are as chilled as possible in the first week of your quit, and for him not to stress you out with stuff. If he has never smoked, or indeed tried to quit, he may appreciate how difficult it can be.

    Hope you get it sorted.

    KB

  • Thank you, yep he's said sorry, I mean he wasn;t moaning at me, he was just having a morning moan and it totally wound me up, I think I was feeling tense anyway and you know what it's like when someone is battering your head. He's told me to go for a run an even if it makes me bad it will put me off smoking, maybe I should but if I can't run because of the congestion on my lungs I will feel more gutted. I feel shattered now too, because I have been crying so hard my eyes feel gritty, bloody fags what have they reduced me to.

  • Thank you, yep he's said sorry, I mean he wasn;t moaning at me, he was just having a morning moan and it totally wound me up, I think I was feeling tense anyway and you know what it's like when someone is battering your head. He's told me to go for a run an even if it makes me bad it will put me off smoking, maybe I should but if I can't run because of the congestion on my lungs I will feel more gutted. I feel shattered now too, because I have been crying so hard my eyes feel gritty, bloody fags what have they reduced me to.

    Tell you what, you'd be amazed at how much exercise will help motivate you. If you start jogging every day or every other day, something like that, after a short time you will start to see a tangible increase in your health and lung capacity, ie run for longer, or not feel as knackered after a run. I have dodgy shins, so don't run but I do go on the cross trainer at the gym, and honestly it will mke you feel amazingly good and self confident if you use giving up as a platform for kmproving your fitness!

    KB

  • I do run a lot, I compete in races, but since I took up smoking a few weeks ago I aint been for a run :o, I have a marathon in just two months too, what am I playing at :confused:.

    I might have a bath, have a sandwich, a little sleep, them get up and run.

  • Hi KB :D

    Welcome back to the forum sorry to hear that you caved in after 6 months but it happens sometimes I once years ago managed a whole year and then bang life threw me a right pearler and that was it

    But remember how you felt when you quit before that will really help you this time

    Read the posts and the links as well and keep posting but you already know all this anyway

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

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