5 weeks down the drain!

I'm so mad with myself. I managed 5 whole weeks. 5 bloody weeks. I went through all the initial pain of breaking through my old routines and cravings and then I threw it all away at a friend's wedding yesterday. Yes I was drunk but that's was no bloody excuse, and now I'm craving them all over again. Gutted.

Sorry for the rant. I'm feeing very sorry for myself and can't believe I'm back to square one. I thought I'd cracked it. Aghhhhh! any tips on how I can get my motivation and willpower back?

- whoops, sorry! I realise I have put this in the 4/5 monts thread and I thought it was 4/5 weeks. Not sure how to move it.

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  • Cripes, that sucks! :(

    I hate to ask, but how many did you smoke? If it was just one or a few I would dust yourself off, give yourself a talking to (I'm sure you already have), and get on your way to quitting again as soon as possible.

    Many people have blips in the beginning, or even smoke again for a while before stopping again. The important thing is to not lose the faith.

    You can do it!

    Alex.

  • Thanks Alex, I had two whole cigarettes to myself but quite a few drags off friend's cigs too. But yes, I've got to somehow kick start myself back into stopping. I'm going to have a booze free week and go to the gym every morning before work (that's the aim, anyway) to try and enforce a healthy, positive outlook. Good luck me!

  • Totally get where you're coming from Foozle.

    I too have just blown my quit, weeks down the line. Feel very remorseful but plan to get back on it as I WAS doing so well.

    SOOOO annoyed that I've now filled my 'cleansed' body with nasty nicotine again.

    Hope you too can carry on with your quit.It's never going to be easy but we CAN do it - EVENTUALLY!!!

  • Thanks Karri for your kind words. I've been trying to get back my positivity but it's hard. Still, I'm so determined to quit once and for all so I've no choice but to give it everything I've got. And Juliee, sorry to hear you've had a blip too. I just hope we don't let that one stupid mistake stop us from getting back on track. I wasn't doing too badly today at work but the cravings sure kicked in when I got home. Glad I've got this forum to help me when I'm feeling wobbly!

    Cheers all!

  • Thanks Alex, I had two whole cigarettes to myself but quite a few drags off friend's cigs too. But yes, I've got to somehow kick start myself back into stopping. I'm going to have a booze free week and go to the gym every morning before work (that's the aim, anyway) to try and enforce a healthy, positive outlook. Good luck me!Its a blip... you haven't failed.

    take my advice... don't carry on smoking or you will have to start all over again... I made that mistake... had not smoked for a year and was having a very stressful time and thought one wouldn't hurt.... I was still smoking a year later. I have stopped now, and won't do that again.

    stay strong, and keep the quit up, you CAN do it.

    x

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