Hi guys. I've been here before but I'm ready to have a serious go again and it worked really well last time so I thought I'd come back.
I'm currently on day 3 - cold turkey.
1st 2 days were actually not too bad. I've "quit" smoking so many times and can usually manage day 1, but day 2 is always the killer. Anyway, I'd already decide Monday was my quit day, but I woke up with the most dreadful cold that I probably couldn't have smoked even if I wanted to!
So here I am. Now, I am cheating a bit because I've just had a cig, but as far as I'm concerned, I'm still quitting, and this is my third day. But I'm trying a new approach and telling myself that if I am really desperate for one, I can have one and it's definately taken the pressure off and left me in a better mood than normal. Also, meaning I haven't failed after having one cig is definately going to benefit my quit in the long run as it'll be harder to give up giving up and I'm less likely to just go out and smoke 20 fags at once and then start again!
I have a night out this week which I have to go to (stag do) and I'm probably going to smoke then anyway. After that, I plan on being much more rigid and telling myself I can only have one cig a week. Then hopefully, just cut them out altogether.
This is my last go with willpower. If I don't manage it this time, I'm going to try the Champix but I'd rather not resort to that!