Day 1

Finally got here. This is day one of my quit. tried a few times recently but failed. I stopped but couldn't sustain it. I have to stop , i hate doing it don't enjoy it i only smoke because i have to its called addiction and the only solution is abstinence. I hope i can stick to my guns and remain motivated. i hate setting myself up to fail. it just knocks the stuffing out of me. makes me hate myself and see myself as a loser. But i've quit before and stayed quit so i can do it ,i know that. i just thought it would be so easy to quit again.How wrong i was.

Mx

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  • Mash,

    What speaks volumes to me is you gave away previous quits and you thought it would be easy again to quit. This means a lot to me. It is exactly why I will never give away my quit because I cannot take for granted the success and assume I will ever be able to do it again.

    Plenty people give away a good quit and never quit again only to die smokers (my mum being one.) I will hold onto this quit no matter what. It is my one and only chance as far as I am concerned.

    Mash I wish you every success. I strongly believe the power to stop is within all of us because at it's very basic it is just not sticking a fag in your mouth for a couple of weeks and getting over it. All the other stuff is mind games.

    Paul

  • thanks Debbie and Popo. I do intend to use this forum fully it was a Hoooge help last time. Popo Im glad my failed quit has helped u to confirm that its not necessarily easy to quit again. It really isn't. Smoking aint nothing but a man made means of making addicts of people.and keeping them barely alive for 30- 40 years in that half alive state of obedience to cough up loads of hard earned pennies to gov/tobbacco industry. And what do we get to show for it? Absolute zilch. Stay with it . its so much easier to be a non smoker. Smoking is just plain hard work. Enjoy the freedom be assured it is awesome. I was touched by what you said about your mum not managing to quit and I'm sure she would want you to do something she never got round to doing. Remember your primary reason to quit is for you........ Hey would u beleive it I'm now on day two. OOO ooop eeee doooo.

    Mx

  • Cheers Karri.:)

  • I'm still in the early days like you, I am struggling with the mood things. Hope that we will succeed together and I think we both have some strong motivation by way of other's bad experiences. Just do it...

  • I'm very sure that we'll all succeed if we stay motivated and cheer each other on.

    Mx

  • Good for you Mash! As the others have said I hope this is the quit that sticks for you. You will learn from past mistakes I am sure:) Use the forum, as I know it is a really good stop smoking tool. It has been for me.:)

  • You can do it!

    Hi Mash - all the best with your quit - I know you can do it.

    Your posts were the posts I used to read to motivate me in my early days since you were only a few months ahead of me. Hence, I know you know how to win all of the mind games. I'm sure this quit will be the one since you learnt so much, and taught so much, from your last quit.

    Before we know it - you'll be in the penthouse again :)

  • thanks for your encouraging posts folks its good to know that my old posts were useful to other people(nonico) maybe i will peruse them and get some inspiration. Im on day 3 now .

    cheers mx

  • Hi Mash

    I was there at the start of your last quit, it was mine too. I know how hard it is to stop again its taken me 3 years.

    You WILL do it, you have the strength of mind and the will to do it. You were much stronger than me, look how long your last quit lasted.

    My thoughts are with you, I know you can do this.

    Lillie xx

  • Aww thanks Lillie i remember it well . anyway im on my day3 now so onwards and upwards . have you quit again?

    Mx

  • Im just going into week 8 hunny, I want this time to be the last time xx

  • Mash,

    What speaks volumes to me is you gave away previous quits and you thought it would be easy again to quit. This means a lot to me. It is exactly why I will never give away my quit because I cannot take for granted the success and assume I will ever be able to do it again.

    Plenty people give away a good quit and never quit again only to die smokers (my mum being one.) I will hold onto this quit no matter what. It is my one and only chance as far as I am concerned.

    Mash I wish you every success. I strongly believe the power to stop is within all of us because at it's very basic it is just not sticking a fag in your mouth for a couple of weeks and getting over it. All the other stuff is mind games.

    Paul

    Love this post, very to the point but it is the point!

    But you know what you have to do, you done it before! maybe knowing the hardships you face sort of makes you feel 'ah gta do it again' puts abit of a damper on it. It does suck because you know how it feels to be free but you have to get there again. you can do it though! In a way knowing first hand what being free feels like is excellent motivation! xxx

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