Day 17

Well I can hardly believe I have made it to week three so seamlessly.

It's been tough on days, but overall positive,

I can now begin to appreciate why I have had a number of unsuccessful attempts in the past. Simply put, I wasn't willing to have an internal battle with myself, and I was actually looking for a difficult situation as an excuse to have a cigarette.

A few years ago I manages to get to four weeks- took my patch off after a week and managed the final three without and NRT. My cat (kitten at the time) got slightly poorly and I decided that was the perfect excuse to buy a packet of cigarettes! How ridiculous!! I have spent over £6,000 since then on buying cigarettes all because my cat got sick!

I have been tested in the last 16 days- emotionally. My thinking now- if I can do this without smoking I'm pretty much a superhero! Then, when I didn't smoke- I actually felt like a superhero and could have easily donned a cape and flew around Chester.

Each day makes me feel proud, confident and really happy. But what I have now is this forum- without a doubt if I'm feeling down or have cravings, there are people on here who make me laugh and give me strength!

THANK YOU!

Cape is on and I'm ready for day 17!

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  • Yay!

    Well done Laura!!

    It's amazing how much easier it is when your mind's in the right place - know in my previous attempts I was looking for any excuse to have a fag 'cos my mind wasn't *there* but now it's different.

    Sorry you had a esting time, but like you say if you get through that without "needing" a smoke (like we ever did in the first place, but you know) then you can do anything!!

    Can you teach me to fly too please? :P

    xx

  • well done keep the good work up!

  • Well done Laura, a good way I look at things is "will my cat still be sick if I have a fag? Will that change anything?" The answer is invariably, "yes it will change in that I will feel worse because on top of having to worry about my poorly cat I will also feel rubbish at having caved in". Practically speaking of course, it changes nothing.

    This has helped me no end over the last 11 months; it's a thought process I was taught on this forum. No problem is ever solved or assisted by having a cigarette.

    And I have two cats so don't think I don't relate to that!!! :o

  • Well done LauraJayne... to infinity and beyond :D

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