Can it be attempt No 4?

Thank you all loads for your lovely messages on my last post of my 3rd attempt in day 1. I've only just read them as I couldn't bear to come on and admit I'd failed again. :o

I am on day 2 now and have given myself a serious arse kicking. It's not rocket science, smoke and get chest pains, palpitations and feel crap, don't smoke and the symptoms go, yet I chose to smoke. :rolleyes:

I have fought so hard with the mental side of quitting, in theory, it should be fairly simple and yet the nic likes to tell me it's not. I could really smack myself over the head. On my last week long quit I can honestly say I didn't struggle. The cravings were there but I wasn't a demon in disguise and when I had that 1st one, I DIDN'T WANT IT!! It was just there and easy to smoke so I did. I don't find it hugely hard to quit, I just find it way too easy to start again. (A little Irish) lol

Here's hoping my head is right and to a future of no smoking and feeling rotton.:cool:

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  • Well if you are in Yorkshire today, like me, you will be getting a bit wet and rather blown around.

    I lost count of my quit number, it really does not matter, what matters is the last quit, lets make sure this is it.

    You have to choose not to smoke everyday, every morning when you wake, say to yourself "I choose not to smoke today". It may seem a little odd, but it will help you get your head in the right place first thing.

    Remember that we are all here, so if at any point you think, I'll just have one, come here and post first and then if you still feel like having it go ahead. Just promise yourself that before you do, you will let us know. If you don't want to post in general, pick one person and send them a PM.

    Read, read, read and then read some more, that again will help.

    So day 2, the nicotine will be out of your system in 24hours, how great is that.

    Keep strong and keep posting we are all here for you.

  • Thanks Bev

    I think I'm going to take a picture on my phone and post it here just to prove that it actually looks like the dead of night outside my office window! :eek: It's blowing a gale and the lights are on because its so dark. To add insult to injury it's lashing down. Don't you love Yorkshire!!

    My problem is the lack of internet access at home. I don't work Friday, Sat or Sun and as hubby infected the puter with a virus (he tells me he was trying to stream the West Ham match:rolleyes:) I can't get online at those times. I do fine though during the week when this site is permanently on my screen. Fingers crossed, a laptop should be delivered on Friday so my problems will be solved!!

  • Welcome back, Louisejane.

    Think Bev pretty covered da points quite succinctly. So, I'll just say...

    You Go, Girl

    Hope that da laptop does get delivered and/or you manage to get access to da web. This site is hugely beneficial to most folks quits.

    Peace out,

    Cav

  • It's not rocket science, smoke and get chest pains, palpitations and feel crap, don't smoke and the symptoms go, yet I chose to smoke.

    i love this, it sums up exactly what smoking does to us, even though we are fully aware the horrific damage that it is doing we continue(d) to smoke. It really shows the power that nicotine has over us and how smoking is no more a habit than a heroin addict injecting himself. It is a dirty and nasty addiction that will try and pull you back every chance it gets, but it will be beaten as long as we never give up trying.

    good luck with this attempt Louise, I know you can do it.

  • Welcome back, Louisejane.

    Think Bev pretty covered da points quite succinctly.

    Cav

    See i knew I was getting good at this, and now praise indeed from the Cav himself, well I don't know what to say, please work on your grammar and spelling. I will have to go sit down in a dark room to recovery, it been Yorkshire that could be any room in the house at the moment.

  • Hi louise :D

    Welcome back and well done on day 2 just hamg in there

    For help with the mental bit of quitting click the bottom link in my signature, scroll down and you'll find a bit about it to help you

    Love

    Marg

  • Thanks!! Your all bloody brilliant! Let's just hope that I can still pick your brains at the weekend with my spanking new laptop!! Swit Swoo!!:p

  • 1st rule do not spank the laptop.:eek:

  • :confused: No? Are you sure?

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