Hi everyone. First time poster, but been lurking since I quit at 11.15pm on Sunday 6 November. Can I first just say what an amazing bunch you all are on here. Been looking at some really old posts and spent a lot of time reading accounts from people who have reached 12 months and beyond (here's to hoping). To know that a support network like this exists has given me extra motivation to make this quit my last.
I'll post my full story at some point in the future, but I just wanted to give a bit of an update on how my quit has been so far. Four days in and although I hate to admit it, it's not been as bad as I thought. With the help of a few packs of extra strong mints and more chocolate than I've eaten in years, I seem to be coasting at the moment. It goes without saying that I feel like I'm in mourning and I get regular cravings, but they're quite manageable. The mundane day-to-day is feeling very doable! That said, I know tomorrow will be the biggest test of all...
Like a lot of twenty-somethings, I love a good night out and used to smoke a hell of a lot after I had a few shandies. It's no doubt been said before, but cigs and booze go together far too easily. I go out pretty much every weekend and tomorrow evening is no different. I know it's going to be a great party and that there'll be smokers out with me...All previous quit attempts have failed due to alcohol but I really don't want this one to go the same way.
I'm going to take my mints, not get too crunked up and steer clear of the smokers. I guess it's part of the reconditioning process and I'm not going to hide from alcohol just because it's been a trigger in the past. I'm going to be confident in my quit as I know that when I wake up on Saturday having resisted temptation, it's another baby step towards being a non-smoker. Wish me luck!