Let's try this again, shall we?

Hi again everyone, it's been a little while hasn't it?

First, a small apology: To those who've sent me PM's enquiring after me and to younme and Murph70 who left comments on my board, I'm Sorry. I know I just upped and left with no explanation or reasons which is, frankly, a shit thing to do to people who've been so supportive.

By way of explanation, in the public forum at least, all I'll say is that I've had a serious and stressful situation to deal with over the last month or so. Those of you who chatted with me before will know I thought I'd managed to get through the most stressful thing that could reasonably happen without smoking, well let me tell you guys, it can always be worse, and it did get worse, far worse.

To cut a long story short, situation is now under control again, and I'm ready to start quitting again.

Here's to that. :)

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  • welcome back, and i wish you all the best for this attempt. This is why everyones quit's are different. real life stresses. Can't say i've had a stress free ride myself, some days its been hell resisting... but for you at least, you take this now and run with this for all your worth.. hold onto this quit as dear as life itself. You must do this.

    So good luck.

    :J

  • Hi Rob :D

    Welcome back and well done restarting your quit again

    Glad to hear that everything is under control again

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Hi and welcome back, good to see you.

    Day one, hey hoe, do you know my quit started on day one and now I am very nearly 10 weeks. That is how all great quits start out day one and then one day at a time.

    You know how this goes so stay strong, stay with us and of course keep us posted as to how you are getting on.

  • Jase, Marg and Bev: Thanks for the nice welcome back :) I remember specifically that each of you were a great help and support to me on my last quit. It's people like you who I was saying sorry to, and also, thanks for your support, both last time and now :D It really means a lot.

  • I think I speak for all of us when I say there is no need to say sorry, we just want you to suceed and if a few words of encourgement help then we are all happy to do so.

    There were plenty of people who helped me in the early days, and plenty of people around now who give me a kick in the right direction when necessary.

    The only thing I would ask of you is that you post often and if you feel you are struggling let someone know and we will do our best to help you through.

  • Welcome back, you are never alone here...

    Good luck this time and hope life treats you better this time...:)

  • To cut a long story short, situation is now under control again, and I'm ready to start quitting again.

    Here's to that. :)

    Lets keep to this.. short, positive and workable. Don't play on other stuff, just concentrate on your quit now.. thats the most important thing here.

    All us lot are thick skinned, so don't be worrying ;)

    Again, best of luck on your quit.. don't be afraid to post when you need to.

  • Hi Nibball,

    Good to see you, and I'm glad to her that things are more sorted and you're back on with the quit. Excellent stuff. (And posting on the Film thread too - way to go!)

    Deke

  • Welcome back Nibball - its good to see you. I second everything everyone else has already said just remember one day at a time. You can do this.

    keep strong

    Jx

  • Hi Everyone,

    I'm going to keep this going in here for a while, because while I am quitting again, I'm trying a different tactic:

    Basically, every time I've quit, I've done it CT, although last time was the first time I've done it here and had the inclination to document my experience.

    I've read back what I posted last time, and the main thing which strikes me is that it wasn't the chemical addiction which was hardest for me to break, in fact that wasn't too bad for me. The more difficult thing I found was breaking the routine, the feeling that "well, I've done this, or its a particular time of day, so its time to smoke". So this time, instead of just stopping one day when I feel like it, I am drastically cutting down first, done the last few days on only two or one a day, and really I'm fine with it.

    I know there will be some people who judge this and don't like my approach, but I have thought about this. All products which say they help you quit just change the nicotine delivery system, to help you break the habit without worrying about the nicotine withdrawal.

    I'm doing the same, modifying my habit slowly to make my final stopping date that much easier. I look at it this way: if it works then great, if it doesn't, great anyway because I'm still smoking 80% less than I would normally, which can only be a good thing.

    Anyway, I'll keep updating this thread in Day 1 until the day I have my last cigarette, just so no-one can accuse me of cheating ;)

    And before anyone starts, yes, I have read Allen Carr et al. and I understand the theory about why cutting down simply doesn't work, but I feel like trying a different approach, and this is what I think could work for me.

    Cheers all, and good luck to everyone!

  • Hi,

    Ok yes, I do not agree with your method, I know that it would not work for me. However that said, I have posted several times that every quit is different and I believe that to be true, so go with what works for you.

    Whatever you method of quitting we will all be here to support you. Do you have a stop date in mind? I think if you are still planning to stop completly you need to aim for a date, otherwise you could just drift.

    Good luck, post often.

  • Do you have a stop date in mind?

    Yes, I do, that being the first of December. I am absolutely determined to stop before my son is a year old, and that happens in mid December, so before then, definitely.

    Like I said, this is just something I want to try because I think it could work for me. I know it goes against pretty much all professional advice, and I'd never recommend anyone else tries this way, but I want to give it a little while and see if I can do it. Hopefully I'll have a decent idea fairly quickly, and I can go from there.

  • You have my support. Looking forward to seeing how you get on.

  • Hi Rob :D

    Whatever works for you is fine although I know that way wouldn't have worked for me I did try it several times in the past though

    Love

    Marg xx

  • You have my support. Looking forward to seeing how you get on.

    That's it, if nothing else, you can sit there with that look of "I told you so" if it doesn't work out ;) :p :D

  • That's it, if nothing else, you can sit there with that look of "I told you so" if it doesn't work out ;) :p :D

    oh I have 3 kids, I am sooooooo good at that look :D

  • he is male therefore he is used to that luck full stop.

    Nibball, what ever works for you at least you are being honest and open about it which I am sure some people wouldnt, and as long as you read and keep posting I am sure you will be fine.

    If it doesnt work at least you can say you gave it a go.

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