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around this time last year I registered with this forum and went about trying to quit, it was hard going and tried all kinds of NRT including champix which caused severe mood swings. needless to say I failed due to my personal and work situation which was extremely stressful at the time. Things have calmed down a bit now and have a new job and my life is less stressful.

The support on here was excellent and I managed at that time to quit for 3 weeks, doesn't seem like a long time but it certainly felt like it.

I know the first day or 2 is so hard to get through and think I will do the same as last time and manage it hour by hour writing how many hours non smoking on the staff notice board and update it every few hours or as and when I need to. was such a great incentive especially when I got into the hundreds of hours.

So..... I am going to try again starting tomorrow morning!!

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  • Good luck, keep counting, keep reading.

    You know what they say (Who is "they"??) If at first you don't succeed try, try again.....

    Took me tons of quits to get to one that stuck.

    We'll be seeing you tomorrow then :)

  • Never say 3 weeks isn't that much (or doesn't seem like that much), ask a smoker who has no intention of quitting to just stop for 3 weeks and even the thought of it will make them sweat!

    Well done on getting back on here :)

  • Welcome back. This will be THE one!

    And yes, I'm three weeks quit, and it seems like a humungously long time to me!:eek:

  • Welcome back Glass.

    Always remember it can take time after time before you quit for good.... (i have lost count of mine)

    Good luck

    Snowie xx

  • around this time last year I registered with this forum and went about trying to quit, it was hard going and tried all kinds of NRT including champix which caused severe mood swings. needless to say I failed due to my personal and work situation which was extremely stressful at the time. Things have calmed down a bit now and have a new job and my life is less stressful.

    The support on here was excellent and I managed at that time to quit for 3 weeks, doesn't seem like a long time but it certainly felt like it.

    I know the first day or 2 is so hard to get through and think I will do the same as last time and manage it hour by hour writing how many hours non smoking on the staff notice board and update it every few hours or as and when I need to. was such a great incentive especially when I got into the hundreds of hours.

    So..... I am going to try again starting tomorrow morning!!

    Stress is a pain, but you can beat it! Its mainly mind over matter .... and this is where your will power comes in, when you find it! We all have it, non of us are weaker than the next person, we just all cant find it straight away!

    I tried to quit a few times and failed, but now Im on my 2nd week ... and feeling GREAT! I dont even have cravings anymore.

    We're proof that it can be done if you want it ... Good Luck! And if you need anything, I'm sure one of us will be around!

  • Welcome Back!

    Hopefully this will be your time to quit! Try and think of it like smoking is not what makes your stress better, smoke is what is causing you to be stressed (withdrawal from nicotine) once that leaves you then just the mental cravings, which in my opinion are a lot easier to deal with.

    I am on day 14 and let me tell you, your 3 weeks is a great achievment.

    Good Luck!

    xx

  • Never say 3 weeks isn't that much (or doesn't seem like that much), ask a smoker who has no intention of quitting to just stop for 3 weeks and even the thought of it will make them sweat!

    Well done on getting back on here :)

    Couldn't agree more with that SLB.

    Welcome back Glass :D

    Gaynor x

  • thanks all, going well so far and am now up to nearly 20 hours smoke free... but I have eaten loads today - One banana chopped in a bowl of muesli, 7 riveta with butter on, small french stick sliced with butter cheese and tomatoes and half a big bar of chocolate.

    and thats just in the last 4 hours!!:eek:

  • Hiya glass - well done on quitting again and don't you worry about your food consumption at this stage. I'm eating for england, scotland and wales most days, (although I have taken up running to try and burn some of them excess calarories off). When I saw my consultant at the hospital over Xmas and I had to have my weight, etc checked before I went in to see him. I explained that was between the 20-25 BMI before I tried to quit smoking. He asked if I smoked again and I said 'yes' at that time I'd relapsed :o. He said, he'd rather I have a higher BMI than smoke.

    Save some food for me :D

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