My first day again

I managed to stop smoking for 12 years ... and I started again. :( I can't count how many times I tried quitting now and I am so sick and tired of smoking.

Maybe with some support on here I will stop again.

I just managed the first day without a cigarette, but that means nothing, I done it so many times, even started smoking after 3 and 6 month ...:(

Here I am and I give it another go :)

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  • I managed to stop smoking for 12 years ... and I started again. :( I can't count how many times I tried quitting now and I am so sick and tired of smoking.

    Maybe with some support on here I will stop again.

    I just managed the first day without a cigarette, but that means nothing, I done it so many times, even started smoking after 3 and 6 month ...:(

    Here I am and I give it another go :)

    Hey Dorset, I know what you mean, i have been there, many times myself and can understand the feeling of dissapointment & doubt within yourself. Let me just say one thing, your not letting it go now, so that shows that it will happen.... otherwise you would give up trying.

    Today means everything, stop thinking about your failings and focus on today, you are doing something amazing! and every second, minute and hour not smoking is something to be proud of! keep smiling and keep hold of all the positive.

    So A big congratulations on your day 1 passed :)

  • day one to three are always the hardest no matter how long u quit for or how many times u have tried to quit

    as someone who quit for 12 years u must be well aware of the freedom of not smoking. Look towards that again and just take each hour at a time

    i am sure u have alot of knowledge on quitting and not smoking [for 12 years]

    but still reinforce that knowlege by reading all u can

    knowing and understanding every part and feeling through my quit so far has been the key for me so far

  • ps.. sorry misread thought you said you had smoked for 12 years! wow, that is some quit, i cant relate to that part! good luck anyhows :)

  • Thank you kikat and boo, you already helped me with your reply :) I was dying for a cigarette when I woke up. :(

    The freedom of not smoking and not even thinking of cigarettes is just incredible. Day 2 is ahead of me. I wish I could just sleep for 3 weeks and be over the worst ....but its not gonna happen lol:D

  • Hi Dorset

    Oh boy, you must be kicking yourself right now! On the positive side, you know that you can do this, and you are aware of the process that you need to go through.

    I hope that it's not too painful for you to quit this time. Many of us have found it hard to believe that we have taken it up again after successfully quitting. For myself, I hope that this time, I have finally learned that I cannot have even one smoke ever...

    Good luck.

  • MrsT

    I was so proud of myself 12 years not touching a cigarette and when I stopped I was smoking then 30 and more cigarettes.

    It takes just 1 and your back. I thought...one wont hurt, I am a non-smoker...and the 2nd followed and so on. I was in no time on 10 and then 20 still believing I could stop anytime. I fooled myself ...

    This time I NEED to do it for medical reason, but I don't want to put this as my main reason...I would fail.

    I want to do it because I hate smoking and it never done me any good. :)

    Your posts make me strong , thank you so much :D

  • Hi Dorset

    The 1 should be a lesson to all of us. It doesn't (generally) matter if it's in week 1, month 1, year 1 or decade 1...it's likely to lead to other places.

    I chatted with a friend about this over the weekend and thought he said something so simple it was excellent. He and his wife are expecting twins later in the year, he doesn't want to stop in the true sense, but doesn't want to smoke when the babies arrive. He was discussing how he'd like to just be a 'social smoker' but knows that doesn't really exist. He mentioned the '1' and said something along the lines of "but I won't need the 1....the 1 is irrelevent as non smokers don't smoke"

    Non smokers don't smoke....now there's something I didn't think of historically when I had the 1 that lead to another couple hundred or thousand.

  • Hi Dorset

    The 1 should be a lesson to all of us. It doesn't (generally) matter if it's in week 1, month 1, year 1 or decade 1...it's likely to lead to other places.

    Well said Stav, your so right !

    I will have to keep that in mind every time I want just the " 1 " :D

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