Week 2 (again)

Hi all.

I was here about a year ago & repeatedly dived on & off the wagon. After a year of repeatedly hearing the dreaded C word, i've decided that enough is enough. Binned it a week ago & it's gone remarkably well so far.

I've stood with smokers, i've held cigarettes, i've been stressed out, i've had people crying on me, & not once have i been tempted. The taste of coffee has changed though, which is fairly annoying. I used to really enjoy it, but it tastes like shite now.

If a stranger came up to you in the street & said, "Hey! Give me £8 a day & i'll make you stink, age prematurely, feel like shit & die a painful early death" you'd tell them to f**k off, and possibly punch them repeatedly in the face. Yet that's what we do to ourselves.

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  • Well done Mr E for quitting again. The last time I had a failed quit it took me 3 years to try again. Well done for not leaving it as long as me and congrats on getting to week 2. Like you say we must have been mad to pay for the privilige of shortening our lives and all the other bad stuff associated with smoking. Here's to weeks 3 and 4.

    Lisa x

  • I'm a repeated quitter. I don't find it difficult to stop once the initial 3 day withdrawal is up, but i always slip up when i'm hammered drunk. This time feels different though, i've genuinely had enough of it.

  • If a stranger came up to you in the street & said, "Hey! Give me £8 a day & i'll make you stink, age prematurely, feel like shit & die a painful early death" you'd tell them to f**k off, and possibly punch them repeatedly in the face. Yet that's what we do to ourselves.

    One of the many things I love about this site is the variety of descriptions/tales/explanations people come up with to explain how utterly futile smoking is. And I'm loving this one, Mr E!

    Good luck - keep us posted,

    Sue

  • Welcome back MrE!

    I'm happy to see you're giving it another go, and I hope you make it without succumbing to temptation when drinking. Are you giving up the booze at the same time?

    Cheers,

    Alex.

  • I don't drink a huge amount anyway, but i'm certainly laying off it for the next month or so. I'm gonna try my hardest not to, but if i do succumb during a heavy session, so be it.

    I'm never ever being a full time smoker again though, this is the final quit for me.