Day 8 is about to start...I hate sense less smokers

I've been a smoker for last 18 years and tried to quit so many times that I can not count now...tried everything from patches, gums, Allen Carr, Cold turkey etc etc...you name it...only made up to 15 days twice...this time I am on cold turkey and day 8 is about to start....today I went to office and had to sit among my smoking colleagues....one visitor who was also a smoker...asked me to have one...I said I have quit...he was surprised...confused and then smiled and said how long it been? and I said one week and reply was ahh.....you will come back ...one week is nothing and at that time second hand smoke was entering inside my body....don't know how I hold myself back and did not get the fag....and came back home....its so strange that after few days of not smoking...you forget who you are, why you use to smoke, why you quit then, and why aren't you smoking now...cuz everything get so messed up in your mind.....especially when you don't have no one to talk to .....anyhow...day 8 is already started and lets see....

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  • I've been a smoker for last 18 years and tried to quit so many times that I can not count now...tried everything from patches, gums, Allen Carr, Cold turkey etc etc...you name it...only made up to 15 days twice...this time I am on cold turkey and day 8 is about to start....today I went to office and had to sit among my smoking colleagues....one visitor who was also a smoker...asked me to have one...I said I have quit...he was surprised...confused and then smiled and said how long it been? and I said one week and reply was ahh.....you will come back ...one week is nothing and at that time second hand smoke was entering inside my body....don't know how I hold myself back and did not get the fag....and came back home....its so strange that after few days of not smoking...you forget who you are, why you use to smoke, why you quit then, and why aren't you smoking now...cuz everything get so messed up in your mind.....especially when you don't have no one to talk to .....anyhow...day 8 is already started and lets see....

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    Wow, Rick, that is truly insensitive. I can't say that I have discussed my quit with many smokers, but all have said that they wished they had done it sooner or they've given me that nod and a smile of admittance that they themselves would really like to give it a go. And, if they're still in the denial phase, they simply wish me luck and carry on smoking.

    Not once have I come across someone who has bet me that I'll be back after a few days. That is really cruel.

    A big well done on reaching Day 8!!! :) You're doing so well and have got past the dreaded third day that a lot of people worry about.

    I hope that you are so so proud of what you've achieved so far! :D

    Please don't listen to people who speak that way. They're just jealous that you're doing something they cannot. You're saving yourself and they're stuck in a rubbish place, wishing they could stop.

  • Day 8 is about to start...I hate sense less smokers

    Thank you for your reply and I'm feeling lot better now...its not that I'm having cravings but just kind of tired of all of this....but sure I'm not going back...its done ..Period...That part of my life is over ...done and gone ....I'm waiting for 21 days to be completed (first time in my 18 years of smoking life) and lets see whats there ....I can imagine ...peace, bliss, satisfaction, health, and energy

    Thank you all again for your kindness ...

  • Thank you for your reply and I'm feeling lot better now...its not that I'm having cravings but just kind of tired of all of this....but sure I'm not going back...its done ..Period...That part of my life is over ...done and gone ....I'm waiting for 21 days to be completed (first time in my 18 years of smoking life) and lets see whats there ....I can imagine ...peace, bliss, satisfaction, health, and energy

    Thank you all again for your kindness ...

    If you can, and I know it's difficult when times are tough, just try to remember that a lot of us on here have been through or are going through exactly the same feelings as you. There have been so many times during my quit where I've just been tired of fighting with myself. But, with the help of so many on here, I've picked myself up and eventually managed to brush myself off and get on with it. Just over two months on and I feel so much more positive. :D

    Just promise me that if you find yourself hanging on by the edge of your finger tips and you feel like you might fall, come and post on here first.

    Rant, scream, cry, shout, whatever it is you need to do at that time.

    Ask yourself if you're ready to go back to that. To smelling rotten, feeling lethargic and breathless, to having no spare money for the things you really want. I have no doubt that, just by writing everything down and reading responses, you will feel so much better. :)

  • Thank you Sarah

    Yes you are right....this forum is already proving to be very helpful for me....(not complaining by any means) but have none (not a single person) with me in this fight against these stinky sticks...my wife (never been a smoker) don't know anything about the mental and physical agony I'm going through now and in past too...don't blame her (her father smoke too so may be she takes it as something normal that men do)...have three beautiful kids who are not old enough to understand dad's problems...and rest are the colleagues and so called friends at office most of whom smoke and offer you again and again even after you told them so many times that you have quit....I'm also carrying few still open emotional spots in myself...especially of my mother who literally beg me so many times to quit this, I tried and tried but could not ....she died in 2006 ....so the game is on with all emotional, physical, psychological loads on my back...but I'm walking and meeting you all over here is such a relief that I can not tell...so Sarah...thank you ..thank you ...thank you ...I will surely come here daily no matter what....

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