alcohol kills my strength!!!!

Hi guys,

Well day I'm in the midst of day 3, and again so far so good. I was not nearly as restless today. Work went well, again it was a doddle not smoking. I'm taking a bit of a risk tonight in that I'm having a few glasses of wine. And even after one glass I can FEEL SO MUCH MORE TEMPTATION!!! But I will not cave in. There are NO cigs in here anyway, and there is no way I'm going to get any! So ill just keep gobbling quality street lol

But I do kinda know now; that if someone was smoking near me now...I would crumble....so defo for next few weeks steer clear of smokers if I am drinking!

:)

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  • I have hovered over the can of larger tonight as popping it will make me think of cigs again......but non in like you and determination will stop me nipping out.....and the fact I left my money and wallet at work so no cash available......stay strong and enjoy the wine......it should taste better......

  • Thanks ramasus....I've just taken a gum....and its a bit of a god send, defo took the edge off it! For a while there I was literally imagining smoking, and inhaling and ahhhh it was nice just thinking about how much I would enjoy it.

    I can do this :-)

    Can anyone answer how long it takes to actually be an ex smoker and not have to go through this rigmarole? I know its probably a how long is a piece of string question....but would be good to know what I'm up against.

    Reading this forum is great, it motivates me, informs me, keeps my mind off cigs....but even the ppl who are months down the lines still face challanges...still have strong urges to smoke at times?

    :)

  • My day 3 today and we went out for Sunday lunch which involved a pub, drinks and food. All triggers for when I used to want to smoke. The worst was after the meal no doubt. The drink didn't bring on a craving at all. I think the laws about having to smoke outside really helped with that. I guess I just don't associate drink with smoking as much as I did a few years ago.

    Stay strong :)

  • ....but even the ppl who are months down the lines still face challanges...still have strong urges to smoke at times?

    :)

    Those strong urges are very rare! Don't let them bother you at the moment. Not everyone gets them, and even if they do, they can deal with them.

    I've been quit for about 2 1/2 months. The last strongish urge I had was over a week ago, and it was nothing like as strong as the one Molly had yesterday. It gets a lot easier and stays that way!

    I'm guessing that one of the problems with this is thinking too far ahead. This can undermine your quit, so it is better avoided if possible. Try to just concentrate on today. Tomorrow, will take care of itself. :)

  • Thanks biggrin...encouraging words and good to hear your 2.5 months quit! I think I only think far ahead when I'm having a bad moment...and in a bad moment I just think omg how on earth am I ever going to get through today let alone weeks...or months...or years!!! But on the flip side today I'm having a great day, and I feel on top of this...on top of the world lol quitting hasn't been a problem for me today and I'm buzzing, and there's no panic or fret about how am I going to do this! Hope this feeling and my success continues :-)

    And WELL DONE fraz, great job!!! I think once you get through a scenario without smoking...its an achievement, and its gives you confidence with facing that scenario again in the future! So well done fraz! Proud of you. I've never spoke to anyone who has been hypnotised before? Do you think its a good tool to use for quitting?

    :)

  • Thanks biggrin...encouraging words and good to hear your 2.5 months quit! I think I only think far ahead when I'm having a bad moment...and in a bad moment I just think omg how on earth am I ever going to get through today let alone weeks...or months...or years!!! But on the flip side today I'm having a great day, and I feel on top of this...on top of the world lol quitting hasn't been a problem for me today and I'm buzzing, and there's no panic or fret about how am I going to do this! Hope this feeling and my success continues :-)

    And WELL DONE fraz, great job!!! I think once you get through a scenario without smoking...its an achievement, and its gives you confidence with facing that scenario again in the future! So well done fraz! Proud of you. I've never spoke to anyone who has been hypnotised before? Do you think its a good tool to use for quitting?

    :)

    Well it's early days but I haven't smoked. However I was expecting to have no cravings at all which some people have reported from trying this method but mine have been pretty bad. My other half thinks I've wasted my money as I'm suffering through this but so long as I keep this going and stay smoke free, for me it will always have been worth it.

  • Well it's early days but I haven't smoked. However I was expecting to have no cravings at all which some people have reported from trying this method but mine have been pretty bad. My other half thinks I've wasted my money as I'm suffering through this but so long as I keep this going and stay smoke free, for me it will always have been worth it.

    As you rightly say, this is all about being smoke free. Everything else is virtually irrelevent, including the opinion of you other half! ;)

  • Top work for staying strong people!! Especially while having a drink or two!

    It's all about association in all honesty. Because you're drinking, it doesn't make smoking all the more desirable, it's purely because you associate smoking with drinking.

    Whilst I'm not condoning getting smashed, after a while, drinking just becomes drinking....and I now enjoy a few beers as much as I ever did when I smoked.

    It does take time for the edge to wear off...and I still get the odd pang of lust for a ciggie every now an then...especially in the pub....but its so easy to brush off now....it gets much easier, don't worry :)

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