day 2 and folded

so.. i managed through day one (Sunday) with no problems, even managed a few pints and didn't have an urge to smoke at all, i thought i was being brilliant!

got to work today, and managed 4 hours without going for any 'ciggy breaks' (they were previously one every hour).. again, thought i was being fantastic! no patches or anything! then got to lunch, and folded! had 3 cigs in the space of ten minutes! i feel terrible, and so let down by myself! i could cry! i think i might actually.

so.. i ran the tap through the pack of fags and feel so much better (dont know if it's the nicotine rush or what!!!)

i really don't want to be a smoker, it's such a pointless activity, and i've proved to myself that i don't need to smoke, it's just a habit that i seriously wish would just f-off out of my life! grrrrr!

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  • so.. i managed through day one (Sunday) with no problems, even managed a few pints and didn't have an urge to smoke at all, i thought i was being brilliant!

    got to work today, and managed 4 hours without going for any 'ciggy breaks' (they were previously one every hour).. again, thought i was being fantastic! no patches or anything! then got to lunch, and folded! had 3 cigs in the space of ten minutes! i feel terrible, and so let down by myself! i could cry! i think i might actually.

    so.. i ran the tap through the pack of fags and feel so much better (dont know if it's the nicotine rush or what!!!)

    i really don't want to be a smoker, it's such a pointless activity, and i've proved to myself that i don't need to smoke, it's just a habit that i seriously wish would just f-off out of my life! grrrrr!

    Hi penny d

    I so was with you once....that feeling of smoking & regretting it ...and getting angry at the fact youve just smoked

    The good thing is ..after the 3 fags youve now got rid of the rest of the pack in proper good style...That mean your stronger then you think you are....

    Keep going & keep posting :)

  • is it easier to go cold turkey and just get the nicotine out of your system once and for all? i've tried Allen Carr's 'Stop Smoking' book before, and it worked a treat, until i came home from holiday and just slipped back into old routines..

    help!

  • Penny D

    You said it already "... don't need to smoke, it's just a habit..." I was the same just before I quit - I regretted every one I had and got so angry with myself. Remember how you felt after those 3 fags... and keep posting here.

    As for the alternative ways of quitting - some people use NRT but i took Champix which means that the nicotene is gone after 3 days - worked for me (after so many attempts). The important this is you're so ready to stop so if this way doesn't, go see you local stop smoking clinic or your doctor and ask for help.

    Dave

  • I only managed 2 days last year before I caved in...this time round I am 4months quit...so try again...

    No one said it would be easy...but it is the right thing to do xx

  • That's me done.. even though it's just 1 hour since i had those 3 fags, i have now quit again.

    i keep getting lovely calm moments where i think of all the bad effects that smoking can, and does have on the body.

    my heart has beenr acing for the last hour since those 3 little cancer sticks, and i don't like it!

    hopefully that slip up will be my last ever one! *everyone keep their fingers crossed*

  • Welcome Penny

    Congrats on your decision to quit.

    On my first day in the office (my day 2 too) I spent most of it on here or at why quit. I printed off pages of stuff to read and everytime my mind wondered or I got a crave, read some more. Read read read, it will give you the knowledge and hopefully provide enough of a distraction to keep you going, after 3 days the nicotine is out of your body totally and even though you've had 3 fags that is no where near normal consumption? So you are already going through withdrawal, just keep going. Allen Carr never worked for me either, have tried to read it so many times but whyquit did work for me.

    Get some mints and a bottle of water and keep on going, it is worth it and it does get easier.

    M

  • 3 hours and not one single little urge, i feeel amaaaaaaaaazing!!!

    i want some champers to celebrate tonight hehehehe :)

  • Hi Penny and welcome to the forum good to have you on board.

    Lots of great advice above, take one day at a time or even one hour at a time. Read loads, the links in peoples sigs are really useful, post often it helps to keep you focused. You sound really positive now, so if and when you do feel down try and remember how you felt right now.

  • Hi Penny,

    Welcome and keep going you're doing really well!!

    Read this:

    woofmang.com/tales/index.shtml

    It's brilliant and has some great bits of advise in it!!

    Well done!!

    xx:)

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