day 14 freaked out

cant believe that me managed 2 whole weeks not smoking even managed a 30th birthday party at the weekend and was drinking so im very proud of myself but im still waiting on the fact that i used to smoke becoming a distant memory and now ive been telling everyone that ive stopped smoking im freaking out about the number of people that tell me yeah i stopped once for about a year or they say well done you i only managed to stop for 8 months when im so hoping that after a year there would be no way i would go back to it why ??????? :mad: :eek:

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  • I know the feeling

    I worry when I hear things like that too, I'm feeling proud that I have stayed off for 23 days, but although at the moment i am still missing being a smoker occasionally, I would hope never to even associate myself with cigarettes after 8 months to a year.

    Lets just hope we're stronger than that!!!

    Well done on your two weeks

    :D

  • well done 14 days good on you...:D

    dont worry or let other people bother you just think well thats you and i'm me i'm not going back only one way now FORWARDS.. :)

    good luck and stay strong.

  • each to their own...

    That's them - this is you so don't let it freak you out.

    I'm only 7 days in to my first (& only) quit and although that makes me feel like I don't have any credibility on here, I KNOW I'm not going to go back.

    Later....

  • thanks yeah im very determined now just keep thinking im not touching one or im just back at the start again im being quite positive myself just dont get why the minute u mention ive quit smoking everyone jumps to tell u about there failed attempts im glad i can come on here and read positive stories with fellow quitters thanks everyone :) and yeah theres no way after a year i will associate myself and smoking anymore :D

  • Well done on 2 weeks, especially with a b'day party thrown in, great job.

    Don't worry about the stories of those who quit then smoked, then quit then smoked etc. I was always horrified when friends told me this, but I have realised that the vast majority of them have now stopped smoking. For a lot of us on this forum, it is not the first time we have quit, and perhaps not the last, but the point is we want to and are giving it our best.

    Don't concern yourself with the future. Think of today and keep strong and positive.

    Lorraine :)

  • thanks yeah im very determined now just keep thinking im not touching one or im just back at the start again im being quite positive myself just dont get why the minute u mention ive quit smoking everyone jumps to tell u about there failed attempts im glad i can come on here and read positive stories with fellow quitters thanks everyone :) and yeah theres no way after a year i will associate myself and smoking anymore :D

    I've had the complete opposite really and been encouraged by long term quitters/friends. One gave up 28 years ago when she had her first and yes, was tempted by the 'remembering the pleasure of' for a while but not after a couple of years and she stuck with it.

    Another one who gave up 4 years ago on Zyban and wonders why the heck she ever smoked for so long and honestly believes it's disgusting and will never go back and hasn't missed the smokes at all in those 4 years. That was her 3rd serious attempt.

    Another one who has given up just over a year and still occasionally misses a smoke but can handle that and knows staying quit is the right thing.

    There's more but it would get boring to carry on ......... your probably already bored ;)

    The friend who gave up nearly 30 years ago is someone I've only known for 21 years and so I wasn't aware she smoked. Keep talking with friends/parents friends......... you may find more successful quitters come out of the wood work :)

    Also, as you become more comfortable with your quit which will strengthen over time, shaky worrying stories like your mentioning will worry you less.

  • I'm only 7 days in to my first (& only) quit and although that makes me feel like I don't have any credibility on here, I KNOW I'm not going to go back.

    Later....

    Hi, there's no such thing as 'only 7 days quit' in my mind. I remember those early days and remembering keeps me determined to not go back there again. It gives you credibility ;) It's a good amount of time to be smoke free, well done.

  • Thanks POL - I'm here for the duration either way.

    Posting/reading here has certainly made my day pass quicker. Just as well no one else in the office can see my screen and know I've done nothing all day :o

    Later...

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