Hey people. Not sure this should go here?

Hi to everyone who recognises me. Some of you i know have been wondering where i have gone. I guess my silence speaks volumes.

So that is another broken promise to Jess. Its a wonder she puts up with me. Anyway i have come to two possibilities. Maybe i am a confirmed smoker and that is ok. It just dooms Jess to watch me slowly destroy myself. I'll have to check if the life insurance will pay out. On the other hand maybe i can regroup and give it another shot.

There are various reasons i cracked, none that are terribly interesting. Work is mega stress at the moment. I am in the last couple of years study which is REALLY stressfull with REALLY nasty exams. Life has ups and downs in general. I really tried to be positive and give it a go but hey maybe im not that strong yet.

I will be hanging around for a while to try to suck up some inspiration again. Sorry Sherri to let you down. You know im rooting for you.

I have swapped my happy songs to some really heavy metal. I havent been in that place for a while. I get to go to my dark side which is comfortable and familiar for a bit.

Anyway please do not feel sorry for me. Nothing bad has happened i have just been weak. Im still smiling just singing wait and bleed instead of Starman.

Like i say i'll at least be around for a bit and let you know my ultimate decision when i work it out myself.

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  • Sorry to hear that! Perhaps CT just isn't for you - I know I couldn't do it. How about trying some from of NRT?

    Anyway, only you can make that decision. This is very hard, with or without NRT, but judging by the success stories on here it is possible, try have a read of some posts by those that have recently made it to the penthouse. Someone like Una is an inspiration to me when you consider how long she smoked for.

    All the best - hope to see you back on here soon as I will miss the laughs you gave us all. Try not to beat yourself up too much about it though.

    Sarah

  • Sorry to hear that! Perhaps CT just isn't for you - I know I couldn't do it. How about trying some from of NRT?

    What she said.

    CT is hard as hell, some people can do it others can't and there's no shame in using patches, gum, lozenges or sprays :)

    Might be worth a go?

    Sorry to hear you slipped mate.:(

    You could do what some people do and wring their hands in anguish thinking 'it's no good I am just a natural smoker' :( and give up,letting Nicdemon dominate them

    That was me for years.

    Now it isn't.

    I bet you if I can do it, you can!!

  • Hey cheers people thats really nice to hear.

    I know this sounds really stupid but im gonna just smoke for at least a little while. I havent had a week off of work since last July and i have a week booked in a few weeks. I just feel a little stretched too thin at the mo and maybe before but maybe after my week off i'll try for it again.

    I really do appreciate your comments and faith in me.

    Sarah i'll still be here now and again. Who knows i may wake up tomorrow saying idiot Max is right. Get straight back on.

    You aint heard the last of my bad jokes yet that is a promise.

    To all you still trucking along well done.

    Just call me arnie because.................I'll be back!!!! (told ya).

  • Hey cheers people thats really nice to hear.

    I know this sounds really stupid but im gonna just smoke for at least a little while. I havent had a week off of work since last July and i have a week booked in a few weeks. I just feel a little stretched too thin at the mo and maybe before but maybe after my week off i'll try for it again.

    I really do appreciate your comments and faith in me.

    Sarah i'll still be here now and again. Who knows i may wake up tomorrow saying idiot Max is right. Get straight back on.

    You aint heard the last of my bad jokes yet that is a promise.

    To all you still trucking along well done.

    Just call me arnie because.................I'll be back!!!! (told ya).

    I just read that back. Max i wasnt calling you an idiot. I meant idiot. Max was right. Not idiot Max, is right.

    Just thought i would clarify to avoid confusion.

    Cheers

  • Hello A,

    I'm going to keep this short and sweet as a long time fellow serial quitter eh? ;)

    Ok so we have already discussed the issue one on one so just know that as soon as you are ready we will do this thing together, no worries!!!

    Just get in touch and let me know when you are ready and then off we go!!!

    I gotcha back on this one!! ;)

    ~S

  • It was a practice run; taxiing down to the end of the runway to see what its like, next time the runway will be longer and you'll get air born. :)

    In the meantime go through the bottom 2 links in my signature, they are free quit smoking programs which you start while still puffing.

  • I think waiting for that week off is the perfect idea. There is nothing worse than piling the stress of expectation upon your self. I am currently doing the same. Lozengers for a week then next week (got less on) ill do a cold turkey stint.

    Codeen works wonders for chilling you out in those first 3 days. I did become slightly addicted :confused: but i was popping them everyday for week (addictive personality or what!) just use them to go to sleep for 3 days then stop.

    A well rested quitter is a happy quitter :D

    good luck and let us know when you are day 1-ing it again xx

  • Personally i think It's mostly a question of the stance you take Jarvis and I'm pleased you're choosing to take one, doesn't matter what it is as long as you do. Quitting is in the main psychological. My stance was, and still is "up yours tobacco and nicotine, you're just a plant and I'm a strong proud human. Don't need you, you won't beat me." Abject mental defiance, come what may.

    That was it, the two fingers up approach and I'm sure you'll find yours too, good luck with getting back in the saddle, i hope you do very soon...! :)

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