Im back to day 1,fool that I am!

:(Hello everyone,Im sheepishly creeping back to this forum.

I gave up sept for 3 mths and had the "just one" over Xmas and was in full flow again.

Im bitterly disappointed with myself and ashamed that I was smoke and crave free.No excuse but a family prob had me wanting my old "friend.

Anyway,back to day 1.Im on patches,the lowest dose,so Im hoping them and this wonderful forum will help me through the early days:).

I was a regular and was really pleased with my progress,so it just goes to show(like we didnt know) that one cig is all it takes and instead of being on mth5 Im back to square one.

I feel stupid...........but onwards and upwards as Carol says.:)

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  • Hi carol. Don't beat yourself up the Important thing Is u haven't given up. u failed and then u picked yourself straight back up and got back with It.

    You know how u did It the first time which will be a huge help to you. and you also know what u failed on last time so u know not todo that again.

    You'll be able todo It this time round!

  • hey dont worry the important thing is your back and back very quickly some people take years to quit again

    everyone is here for you

    stay strong

    boo

  • Thanks for welcome,I know its the right decision and its good to be back on board:D

  • hey dont worry the important thing is your back and back very quickly some people take years to quit again

    I think that means me.... ;)

    It's true though - it's taken me two years to come back here and try again. Congratulations on making the decision so quickly.....

  • Welcome back. Its pretty amazing how that one cig always leads to another, and another, and another... What is it that actually happens? Surely that one wont get you addicted the same as before, or does it? I have been where you are numerous times and I still dont know what exactly happens. Somehow I just give up fighting after the first puff, let my self go down that slippery slope again even though I know it is stupid and that I have to go through the pains of first days again. But we do get better at it every time, live and learn.

    Roosa.

  • Hi Carol :)

    It's really easily done and he main thing is that you're quitting again now not waiting ages again!!

    Am sure you'll make it this time!!

    hey dont worry the important thing is your back and back very quickly some people take years to quit again

    Like me :rolleyes:

    I bought a pack 'cos I'd had a row and was angry after 18 months quit - thought it wouldn't hurt and almost 3 years later I quit!!

  • Trying to keep busy have been reading my old posts and feel disappointed in myself and determined to repeat my 3mth quit and beyond this time.

    Hello Gemma and thankyou:D

  • Hi Carol, hope you're doing ok, you've broken the back of Day 1, stay strong, you're nearly there!:)[/QUOTE

    :D

  • Hi Carol, welcome back :) Don't worry about the relapse, we've all been there (well I have!) This my 5 or 6th quit & it's this one that feels the most secure, i've had so much stress this month but like you I know now that just one fag would start me off again... I think you're are doing the right thing coming back to the forum & I wish you all the luck in the world :)

    We can all do this if we want it enough... x

    Denise.

  • :(Hello everyone,Im sheepishly creeping back to this forum.

    I gave up sept for 3 mths and had the "just one" over Xmas and was in full flow again.

    Im bitterly disappointed with myself and ashamed that I was smoke and crave free.No excuse but a family prob had me wanting my old "friend.

    Anyway,back to day 1.Im on patches,the lowest dose,so Im hoping them and this wonderful forum will help me through the early days:).

    I was a regular and was really pleased with my progress,so it just goes to show(like we didnt know) that one cig is all it takes and instead of being on mth5 Im back to square one.

    I feel stupid...........but onwards and upwards as Carol says.:)

    Very brave to come back to the forum but it shows that you mean business this time. I'm sure that there are many on the forum who are not on their first quit, I for one have not given it a proper go for many many years . I would take heart from the fact that you have already got a 3 month quit under your belt and are now back on the right track and will be aware of the pifalls

    All the best

    Donna :)

  • We've all been there carol, don't beat yourself up over it, your back and this time you mean business!!! Best of luck to youxxx

    P.s I gave up for a year and then had ' just the one' ..... Three years it has taken me to quit again:( but sooo far so good xxx

  • I think that means me.... ;)

    It's true though - it's taken me two years to come back here and try again. Congratulations on making the decision so quickly.....

    I didn't mean anything bad towards anyone

    Boo

  • Carol, like the others have said we've almost all been where you are.Well done for getting back on the quit and not letting it beat you down. You know you can do this. And now you know that NOPE really does have to mean NOPE! Heartily WELCOME back. x

    Welcome back. Its pretty amazing how that one cig always leads to another, and another, and another... What is it that actually happens? Surely that one wont get you addicted the same as before, or does it? I have been where you are numerous times and I still dont know what exactly happens. Somehow I just give up fighting after the first puff, let my self go down that slippery slope again even though I know it is stupid and that I have to go through the pains of first days again. But we do get better at it every time, live and learn.

    Roosa.

    Roosa, I think this article sums it up, don't you?:

    talesfromthequit.com/jailbreak

    Keep on keeping on everyone :)

    Helen x

  • Roosa, I think this article sums it up, don't you?:

    talesfromthequit.com/jailbreak

    It sure does. I think I've chopped my fingers off by now and using big guns to break free :)

  • Hi Carol,

    I have just done the exact same thing! Stopped October last year and fell off the wagon last weekend. I hate the way I feel already and have just jumped back on the forum to help myself so perhaps we can encourage each other!

    Best of luck and welcome back !!!

    Jonny.

  • Hi Jonny,jsut relied to you on a dif thread.Yes we can support each other,knowing that one cig will never stop at that.

    Thanks everyone else.

    Hellsbelles.....you were my inspiration last time round.:D

  • Carol

    Just replied to Jonny's post as well saying we've all been where you are, I know I have. However, I think this will make you even more determined to succeed, and I'm sure this time you will.

    Fi x

  • Hi Carol,

    I'm sorry that you fell foul to the weed but glad to see you back and determined to do it, would have been so easy to crawl into the woodwork, so big respect to you for fronting up and getting back on it. As you already know, this site is very supportive, you'll do it

    Karen x

  • No shame at all

    Hi Carol,

    You have no shame at all you are here back in day one that is an achievement in it self. i failed 3 times but not anymore we all learn from our mistakes thats why words like fail, mistake and accidents are in our dictionary BECAUSE THEY MEAN SOMETHING.

    Carol chin up and lets learn from your little mistake put it behind us and move on forward :D:D:D:D

  • Heya Carol !!!

    you are back again ...means you have a strong grip over your quit ...and i am very much sure you will be doing a great job !!! ....

  • Hey Carol. Welcome back. Ive been there hundreds of times. just hoping that knowing how crap I felt last time will get in the way of the just one nonsense. Sure if I could have come back in a month it would have been really good for me, take care x

  • Ahh.............

    Thanks everyone,new and old posters,for all your encouragement:D

    half way through day 3 now,so the quit is on again.:D

  • one thing I cant do is coffee,so I steer clear,it makes me want one more.:)

    And I always have gum mints or tic-tacs for when a crave hits.

  • Carolrose 52,

    I remember u awhile back when i first quit, we were around the same time and it looks like were both back to out quit. Yeah i caved in too,,,:(

    We'll best of luck this time around with your quit.

    We have to do it this time around,,

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