Here I am in week 3 and looking forward to seeing many posts from my fellow late August quitters.
One thing I have noticed in my relatively short time here, and that is the number of posts from people still lying to themselves about smoking. We go through our lives lying to ourselves about smoking being good, helping us with stress etc. etc. and then when we try and give up, the lies continue. I'm talking about the number of people who quit for, say 2 weeks, then have a ciggie or a couple of ciggies, and then tell themselves it was a blip and believe they are STILL in the same quit week!!!!!!!! Unbelievable!
QUIT means QUIT and if you have just one ciggie then don't kid yourself - you are back to DAY ZERO!!! It's not me unsympathetic, it's a fact. I should know, i've done it myself and what happens is you have another cig 2 weeks later, safe in the (untrue) knowledge that you can just count it as a blip and still be non-smoker. After a few weeks I was smoking every Friday night and still considering myself a non-smoker because I didn't smoke during the week.
Now, I know that sounds harsh but it's the truth - your quit day is the day you LAST had a cig, not some convenient day in the past that you would like to be the last day you had a cig.
On a more cheerful note, last week started off bad but improved immensely by the weekend and infact the last few days have been relatively crave free. Ony on Saturday did I have crippling urge to have a cig but managed to suppress the awful feeling by breathing deep for 5 minutes; hopefully these craving pangs will become less frequent over time.
From reading week 3 posts it looks like a lot of people have difficulty staying quit in week 3. Either that, or most people are content and don't have any cravings, and therefore don't feel the need to post Me, I think I'll be posting my ups and downs for some time to come.
Have a nice day