Princess Day 6

Nearly a week now and im feeling great.

I went to the gym again last night and i am soooooo tired this morning.

Possibly too tired to even think about stressing a crave. I just dont have the energy :D

Im glad I dont want to stand out there in the cold windy wet weather, Im enjoying being cosy at my work desk :D

Time to put on todays patch and start another fabulous smokefree day!

*Princess*

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  • Thanks Debbieh and good luck with your quit :D

  • I love your approach to quitting, you are doing so well - keep it up :D

  • Thanks Max and Jenninegs

    Going to the gym is stopping me from munching too much as i feel like im wasting my time if I do eat. So Ive got a win win there :D

  • Well done keep going

    Well done keep it up x

  • sorry guys

    ive had a blip

    Im going to carry on as if it didnt happen and forget about it.

    A moment of weakness shouldnt be dwelled upon because I have done really well to get here. Gotta stay strong

    I had a day off from work yesterday and it took my defences by suprise and i let my guard down D:

    Im going to back track a day and call it day 9 instead of day 10

    Sorry

  • ive had a blip

    Im going to carry on as if it didnt happen and forget about it.

    A moment of weakness shouldnt be dwelled upon because I have done really well to get here. Gotta stay strong

    I had a day off from work yesterday and it took my defences by suprise and i let my guard down D:

    Im going to back track a day and call it day 9 instead of day 10

    Sorry

    Just a word of caution here...........don't be lulled into a false sense of feeling that it's "only" one fag, one day, one blip/slip so it doesn't matter. It matters a lot, because at some point you may think that it's OK to do it again, which it ain't. Make sure that you stay very strong going forwards and, if possible, post on here for help if you feel tempted again.

    I'm not being harsh, I'm just being realistic. Stay strong, Princess.

    Val

  • thanks Val, there really was no excuse for my blip, I forgot my NRT which was a contributing factor.

    but its making me even more determined to take control of it.

    Ive thrown away the rest and i dont want to pay that horrendous price again just to throw them away!

    Ive arranged another appointment with the stop smoking nurse.

    I dont know whether to tell my boyfriend about my blip. Im not sure if he will be disappointed....

    he is a non smoker and doesnt understand how hard it is to stop. He said his sister just stopped CT and it didnt bother her, so he asks if its really neccessary to have the stop smoking nurse and NRT.

    Hmmm whats a girl to do :(

  • Every quit is different.

    Your boyfriend's sister is lucky that it wasn't so difficult for her. He may not understand what you are going through, but you should ask him to be supportive of your decision and respect the fact that you are asking for help from a professional. Tell him that you smoked if you need to, just remind him that you are committed to quitting.

    If he still doesn't get it, then tell him to come on here and read some of the stories and struggles that the members of this forum go through while quitting. Maybe he should also do some research on what nicotine really does to our brains and bodies. He may still not understand everything, but at least he will be informed.

    As for the blip, Val is right in saying it is a slippery slope. Nicotine makes you think that one is ok now and again. But think about it this way, if you smoke once at the beginning of 6 months, that's a successful quit of 180 days, and even if you subtract the 5, that's 175 days quit, you'll stop counting the days by then anyway!!! If you smoke one every 5 days then you will perpetually be 5 days quit, and probably in constant nicotine withdrawal(sounds terrible!). Keep at it, you'll make it through the beginning phase. Come here often, especially when you need support or just a friendly chat.

  • Hi Princess, this is your quit so it's up to you whether you tell your boyfriend, but be very careful of the sneaky side of the addiction, once you start being deceitful it's really hard to stop, just like actually smoking. Also be very, very wary of those rogue cravings, at this early stage in your quit make sure you have enough of everything, patches, inhilators, lozenges even those new melty things they advertise on the telly, also make sure you have plenty of distractions for you days off. Your boyfriends sister may have given up CT no problem, then she is a complete superhuman or full of BS - at the end of the day there is no way a never smoker has any idea of what it's like to stop, no matter how much they think they know so it might be prudent not to take any of his comments to heart, I'm sure he's a wonderful guy but it doesn't sound like he understands your vulnerability at this stage of your quit. Dig your heels in, refuse to give in to the demon and beat this one day at a time ;)

  • thanks for the advice.

    yeah he is a super guy but as you say he is a never smoker and doesnt know how hard it really is. Its probably the hardest thing to do in the world I think.

    Ive decided im not going to tell him. I have told you guys and the nurse which was a hard enough :o

    Its pretty scarey admitting a blip, I dont want to have to do it again. Another reason to add to reasons to help quit log :D

  • thanks Karri

    Im using patches and when I have them on me Lozenges

    I just had a big crave and a lozenge sorted it out just nicely.

    I have found it really hard to concentrate at work today but I know this will go away soon :)

  • Hope your still going strong after your little blip, keep up the good work :) xx

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