Proud of myself as day 2 draws to a close

As day 2 draws to a close I know I've been a little grumpy. I've been snappy, a little tearful and shaky. But I held strong. I was in a situation today where I could have had a cigarette, in fact, I was offered one. But I said no and removed myself from the situation. I'm a little ashamed I was a bit volatile, but I'm proud that I stood firm even though I was desperate not to.

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  • Oh well done :D :D

    Being stressed, offered a fag and saying no is brilliant - massive well done you deserve to be proud!!

  • Hello there, you've certainly been under pressure :eek:

    Really well done for not smoking, did you say "No thanks, I don't smoke" :D:D

    After that start you are bound to do well, good luck.:):) bb x

  • Lol, Bluebell, I didn't, although I wish I did. I just said "I'm quitting, thank you." and walked away.

    That's how I'm looking at this, Max. Every time I say "no" I'm that little bit closer to my goal (which is to be a non smoker by the end of the year). I just need to say no one more time than the cravings and I'll win.

    Scared about tomorrow, though. I've never got past day 3 before. But how wonderful would it be to stand tall on my 30th birthday (which is the same as no smoking day - Coincidence?) and say I'm a non smoker?

  • Scared about tomorrow, though. I've never got past day 3 before. But how wonderful would it be to stand tall on my 30th birthday (which is the same as no smoking day - Coincidence?) and say I'm a non smoker?

    Don't worry about it, you'll be fine :)

    Take it gently, don't think about anything more than not smoking right now and the future can take care of itself!!

    Oooh and it'll be fab being smoke free on your 30th, mine's on Monday and I've said for years that I'd quit by then!!

  • Fair shout for saying no to the cig, it's hard to resist especially in the first week, how good will you feel now though celebrating your birthday tomorrow smoke free! Keep it going it's hard there's no doubt of that but you sound strong to me, you'll get there :)

  • Well done Reapy :D

    And have a lovely birthday. You certainly deserve to. :)

  • Does anyone else ever feel like me? I'm pretty much 99% sure that if I had a cigarette all my suffering would go away! albeit in the short term....

    I quit when my daughter was born on the 1st Feb, but the pressure of the first weeks of parenthood mixed in the smoking withdrawal and anxiety is a bit of a struggle.

  • Does anyone else ever feel like me? I'm pretty much 99% sure that if I had a cigarette all my suffering would go away! albeit in the short term....

    I quit when my daughter was born on the 1st Feb, but the pressure of the first weeks of parenthood mixed in the smoking withdrawal and anxiety is a bit of a struggle.

    Hiya Paul :

    I don't want to get this wrong - but I think if you do your post again but under NEW THREAD it will get seen by more people.

    The way it is, it's just piggybacking on Reapy - and you deserve a Thread of your Own.

    There are probably loads of peeps out there going through what you're going through Stay strong. :D:D:D:D. bb x

  • Thank you for all the support and I certainly do feel stronger this time, although I can't tell you what's different. All the support you all gave me yesterday had me going to bed feeling so much stronger, braver and able to quit. Maybe you guys are the secret to the change. Xx

    And my birthday isn't until the 12th March (No smoking day), I tend to be a little unclear when I ramble lol

  • Oooh you're about 3 weeks younger than me then!!

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