Greetings!

Hi everyone, I'm new around here and going for my forever quit.

I've tried before and it, sadly, went quite spectacularly badly. I thought I was ready but I can't have been. The last time there was sobbing, shaking, pacing, the rending of hair, snarling, umpteen episodes of the most alarming compound swearing, stamping, the uncontrolled savaging of slow moving foodstuffs etc., etc. I won't go on, to say it was unedifying would be to understate the situation. I behaved quite disgracefully and lasted one whole day.

This time I've been preparing for weeks, reading all I can, researching, I've chosen the date (Tuesday 15/4), I've read the book, I'm armed to the hilt with cherry tomatoes & grapes and I feel ready & absolutely determined to run headlong at this with all of my gnashers bared and defeat it forever. I have nothing to lose because I'M going to be in charge of this one. Non negotiable.

So here I am. I've joined this particular forum because everyone seems to be so genuinely lovely, supportive & encouraging. I'm very much looking forward to being part of & contributing to this community. x

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  • Welcome to the forum (:

    You seem like you've really readied yourself for this quit and you seem to be in the right place mentally. You know you can do it, it's all just willpower. Take it day by day and once your past the first few days you kind of prove to yourself that you can do it. You know deep down that you can. I hope you're ready for your healthier and less smelly self with more pennies to spend and more time to spend it in.

    Post on here whenever you need to, everyone is lovely and encouraging and I wouldn't have been able to do it without them behind me.

    I look forward to your posts and really best of luck with tomorrow x

  • I've tried before and it, sadly, went quite spectacularly badly. I thought I was ready but I can't have been. The last time there was sobbing, shaking, pacing, the rending of hair, snarling, umpteen episodes of the most alarming compound swearing, stamping, the uncontrolled savaging of slow moving foodstuffs etc., etc. I won't go on, to say it was unedifying would be to understate the situation. I behaved quite disgracefully and lasted one whole day.

    :D

    You've got a fantastic sense of humour as well, Fandango, (that really made me chuckle) and I do think having a sense of humour helps. You can do it and we will all be here to provide any support we can.

    Go for it and may your quit be easier (and last longer) than last time. :)

  • Welcome, I too can relate to the slow moving foodstuffs. :D

    Glad to see you're fully prepared, my quit is 50% education, 30% effort and 20% distraction.

    Have you written down your reasons for quitting?

  • Kirstiedee & Skiddaw, thank you so much for such a warm & friendly welcome to the forum. It's very much appreciated. You're both right, I know I can do it..this pitiful addiction is about to encounter ME for the first time & it's about to get the trouncing of it's life, stinky rotter that it is. Je suis prêt! Steady, the Buffs & all that... :D

    Thanks again to both of you x

  • Sue D & Tractorgirl, thanks ever so for the lovely welcome! I'm feeling as determined as I can ever be & believe I can do it so I'm going for it 100%. I haven't written down my reasons for quitting yet but general health & the refusal to be outwitted any further by a plant with a superiority complex are in the top 5 :D

  • Hi just stopped by to welcome you. Great forum I'm bias, but is the best!

    Love your post, you can do this.:o

    Look forward to reading your posts:)

  • Thanks very much Tracey, I'm enjoying being here already! :)

  • Best of luck for tomorrow mate.

  • Thanks very much bigfella, much appreciated!

  • Good luck for tomorrow stay with that positive attitude and you will beat this

    Xxxxxx

  • Welcome fangdango( love it):D

    Youv come to right place,a friendlier funnier bunch of people are hard to find:D

    Keep posting and reading,that helps in the early days,take a day at a time,rant when want,scream when you want:D and take the bad with the good,,,,you can do this:)

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