Here we go again

Hi folks,

Third attempt of the year for me, went cold turkey in January for three months, before a completely unsuccessful attempt on Champix back in October.

Although I'm not sure Christmas party season is the right time to have a go, it just felt right when I got up today and now I feel quite determined, fully armed with some gum which I'll use for a couple of days before going solo.

Good luck to you all in ridding yourselves of this rank addiction, I know I've had enough, hopefully for good this time.

Dave.

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  • Hi folks,

    Third attempt of the year for me, went cold turkey in January for three months, before a completely unsuccessful attempt on Champix back in October.

    Although I'm not sure Christmas party season is the right time to have a go, it just felt right when I got up today and now I feel quite determined, fully armed with some gum which I'll use for a couple of days before going solo.

    Good luck to you all in ridding yourselves of this rank addiction, I know I've had enough, hopefully for good this time.

    Dave.

    Hi Raffles

    Glad to see you back most important thing is you keep trying and with that determination i am sure you will succeed this time :)

  • Hey hey!

    Congrats on deciding to quit! And dont worry, its supposed to be a hard thing to do. Remember that no matter how hard today is, tomorrow will be that little bit easier!

    Good luck, you can do it :)

  • Welcome back and well done for stopping. I don't think it matters when we stop, if it feels right follow throught with it, it is the right time. The best ever Christmas present to yourself.

    Look forward to seeing how you are doing as you post, remember plenty of reading will help you to focus and understand what is going on.

    Jackie

  • I felt the same way you did Dave, just knew that day that it was the last time I was going to buy any fags, once done I was done smoking.

    Personally looking back this quit was different, sounds as though this one is for you too, have a friend who stopped 2 days before new years several years ago. Just by telling himself he just wasn't smoking for today. Rembe if the urge strikes - just get through it, it will pass and the longer you've gone the easier it gets.

  • Hi Dave :)

    Well done you deciding enough is enough and although it's the party there is no reason why you can't do it as you know there is never a right time to quit but feeling as you do today is good

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathising with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here

    are 2 I found very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com

    Read,read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Love

    Marg

  • For most i think it takes more than a couple of attempts.... well done on climbing back on the wagon!!! :D

    Ace to have you back on board!!!

  • Well Done Raffles

    If at first you dont succeed................. you know the score !

    Well done for having another go , at least you know that it makes sense to stop and you are halfway there.

    Third time lucky Dave .....JUST SAY NO !.:)

    Regards Trev

    Quit 28th April 09

    20 a day 30 years :eek:

    3 months patches

    4 months 10 days 11 hours 14 mins and 28 seconds C.T :cool:

  • Thnaks for all the messages of support!!!

    I have to say this is only the third time this year that I've tried to stop. Longest I ever did was 14 months back in 2001/02. I always get lured back in though once I've dropped my guard, as I'm sure happens to a lot of us.

    I generally find the nicotine withdrawals not too bad, but the pyschlogical effects often horrendous. Overcoming that is the key for me succeeding, then staying strong.

    I suppose we all have our own ways of taming the beast but in the past I've found focusing (by that I mean becomng obsessed!!) with fitness a big help, hence I've rejoined the gym today.

    Thanks again for your lovely welcome.

  • I joined a gym 2 months into my quit, and am enjoying getting fitter again. It certainly keeps you focused on improving fitness and staying off the poison sticks.

    :D

  • I joined a gym 2 months into my quit, and am enjoying getting fitter again. It certainly keeps you focused on improving fitness and staying off the poison sticks.

    :D

    I find even a walk round the block helps, anything to occupy oneself and divert the attention away from the snouts.

    Does anyone find a sustained period off the booze also makes a difference? I suppose it removes the natural inclination to drink and smoke together, and also keeeps you away from mates who are smokers.:eek:

  • Hi Raffles

    Well done for getting back on the quit....if it was easy there would be no need for this site.

    Obviously the will to stop is there, I'm sure that is half the battle.

    Good luck....xx

  • Day 1 over with guys, thanks for your support.

    Off to the gym at 06.30 tomorrow!:eek:

    Start as I mean to go on.

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