Stupid day 1 again.......so so stupid

Not good, so not good. From hero to zero all in one day.

Did not avoid alcohol last night, you guessed it i smoked. I know, i know. So silly and irresponsible. I'm proper gutted, should've just stayed in and gone to bed.

Let myself down, my kids and my quitting buddies. Haven't bought any cigs but am now craving one. Just few cigs and look whats happened.

Maybe didn't take things seriously enough, gave in too easily. One days so strong & positive, the nxt so ****** weak and now sooo negative actually feel quite upset & silly. I hate this hold, the battle, am i ready???

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  • Aww I am sorry hun

    Don't beat yourself up, no point in that, but learn from it and make sure you sort some backup for the next tiem you go out!!

    Remember how you felt last week - you are ready, so ready!!

    I failed last year and it's os hard stopping now even in the short time I was smoking, so definitely jump back on the wagon.

    Saw how proud you were and I know you can do this

    are you happy going CT or do you want some NRT maybe? xxx

  • Well you have done well not to just go 'sod it' and buy a pack for yourself so small mercies!

    I can understand how the booze lowers your guard - I was mostly sailing through my quit (in the sense I didn't want a cigarette, anyway, I had other side effects which were tough!) until I went to the pub, had a few delicious ciders and BAM out of nowhere I really REALLY wanted a cigarette. Had my other half brought his tobacco out with him then I'm sad to say I would have had one.

    I'm not sure which day you were on prior to your wobble but perhaps a few sensible nights and having a night cap at home without temptation in your face might be good for you. Easier said than done but it is possible! Also, give whoever gave you cigarettes a clip round the ear and tell them not to do it again! Good luck continuing your quit from here - don't just go back to the fags. Be strong!

  • You havnt done anything the rest of hasn't done loads before:)

    Pick yourself up and if you still want to quit start again....every time we fail we learn something.

    Take an e cig with you when you go out then at least you have something to stop you from smoking.....:D

  • The main thing is that you've climbed straight back on the horse. :)

    learn from it, forgive yourself, put it behind you and move on.

  • O.K. it happened, but you are here and coping. What we are trying to do isn't easy, but you did manage some time without smoking didn't you ?

    So this time make it longer, much longer.

    You are stronger than this, you can do it.

    Whatever helps you cope, use it - as long as you aren't smoking :( e cigs, patches, spray, gum, lozenges, keep them with you.

    Now, this is the first day (again) as a non-smoker, OK ? We are all behind you. xx

  • so you draw a line (here - i've done it for you :))

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    you step over it and you start again, and if it takes a 100 lines so be it

    Focus not on the ciggies you smoked, but on those you haven't

    Keep on quitting hun, you know it makes sense:cool:

    x

  • Kim,

    Dust yourself off. You're doing great. It took Thomas Edison 10,000 attempts to invent the lightbulb. With every failure he took a step closer to success!

    So you had a few smokes. Don't beat yourself up :) Like Max said...get back on the pony!

    "The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people."

    -- Randy Pausch

    We're there for you, Kim.

    Steve

  • Kim

    Only the people who really want to quit will admit to having a smoke, most of us on here have quit more than once and sometimes it takes a few times to get a forever quit.

    What I will tell you though is the quicker you go back to not smoking the easier it will be. You'll get there

  • Kim

    Only the people who really want to quit will admit to having a smoke, most of us on here have quit more than once and sometimes it takes a few times to get a forever quit.

    What I will tell you though is the quicker you go back to not smoking the easier it will be. You'll get there

    ^^^literally word for word what Lucy said.... Absolute nail on the head... Get back to it, you can do it you really can!

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