Back again

Hey peeps...crikey I think iv been a member her for years and through several quit attempts I'm back again...

I'm on day 1 today...got the patches and inhalator...feeling good so far but then again it's not even midday yet 😯😐

Basically I recently lost my job and so can't afford to smoke anymore...

I could do with a stop smoking buddy...anyone want to do that? Thought it would be beneficial for both parties.

Let's do this

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  • Good on ya, Philip...best of luck mate :)

  • Welcome back, Philip!

    Back in 2008 Phil and I and a lass called Suzy were quit buddies. Unfortunately Nicotine got its hooks back into both Phil and Suzy.

    Phil, you can do it this time buddy. Make this the quit which sticks.

  • Thanks guys and Nic it's good to see ur reply...its crazy how time has flown...my boys Brooklyn and Harley are 8 and 6 now...cant believe...its for them really

  • Hi,Phil just stopped by to wish you a good day, major decision to try a gain, so hope this is the quit that counts :cool:

    Good look and look forward to reading your future progress:cool:

  • Well done for getting back on it, and for a really good reason too, your boys need their Dad around! Hope that your day one goes really well x

  • So far so good but then again it's only 1PM lol...going to go down the park Wi ma boys which will feel good :)

  • ...its for them really

    Make it for you! No shame in being a bit selfish about it you are doing it for you, so that you get to see them grow up and have kids of their own. So you can play with them and enjoy it without being out of breath, so you can have the money to enjoy your family time more.

    It may be that they are a good motivator but enjoy the fact that you are the one getting the benefits just as much as them.

  • Good to meet you Phillip :)

    I think Nic is right. Of course your children will benefit- hugely- from you quitting (as, indeed, will your wallet :D) but make this quit for you (as well as forever). It's far more likely to stick if you can do that in my opinion.

    May your day go as well as it possibly can. I shall look forward to hearing how things are going for you.

  • Hello:D

    Welcome to the forum:)

    We are all your quit buddies:)write a post and someone will answer,need help and advice there is always someone on hand:)

    Take a day at a time and learn fro the past one will never be enough.I was a serial quitter and had many failed attempts before this..the final....quit:)

    You will get there in the end,good luck:)

  • Hi Phil

    Nice to meet you and well done on choosing to quit again - for good this time hopefully :D

    There are loads of lovely new quitters on here and we are always posting and reading threads.

    Good luck :)

  • Nice to meet you Phil.

    I can only echo what others have said - you really need to think very carefully about your motivation. You've said you're doing it to save money, and you've said you're doing it for your kids - in other words, you're doing it because you feel you really need to, rather than because you really want to.

    Whilst these are perfectly valid reasons, they imply you are sacrificing some great pleasure for the sake of external influences. Make your prime reason for quitting because you want to, for yourself. Get this clear in your own mind and that's really half the battle won before you start. So long as you're doing it 'against your will' so to speak, it will continue to feel like a battle. Do it for yourself, and embrace it rather than fight it! Of course all those other marvelous benefits will follow naturally, but do it first and foremost for you!:)

    How long have your previous quits lasted, and what made you fail?

  • Thank you for all your support...iv got through day 1 ok...A few cravings here and there but nothing I can't handle...

    Bring on day 2 :)

  • Welcome and hope this is the quit for you. Great big well done on getting through day 1 :D. Sorry to hear about your job :(

  • Hi there

    How'd your first few days go?? I know its certainly not easy to quit as I've

    tried a few times myself but there's just something about this one that makes

    me think I've succeeded. Besides that, I've never joined a forum before but since I've registered, I haven't looked back.

    I guess I've educated myself by reading about what smoking actually does to your body, arterial walls, etc etc and to be pretty honest, its scary stuff and it has freaked me out. Ignoring what it does or could do is frightening and lets face it, in reality you know and I know that its wrong. Its true what most people say, if we were designed to smoke.......we would have be born with a chimney top.

    One other thing though that I haven't talked about cause it really makes me sad is that my Dad died on 31st October, 2013. He was 69 years old. He had been a smoker all his life until he'd had a heart attack. He'd stopped over 5 years ago but he'd said when he was alive that if he'd had his chance over again, he would never have put one cigarette to his lips. Sadly he took another massive heart attack on the 31st October, 2013. So I really owe it to myself to let the past be done and get rid of what might end my life as it certainly contributed to the ending of his. He'd already done the damage to his arteries.

    I hope this can bring it home for you too.

    However, more to the point, the fact that you've made a positive step to stop, you will reap the rewards. I guess if you find something that inspires you other than smoking will help. The guys on here have awoken my inner being and that is encouraging never mind realising that I can write and help others on their journeys.

    Best of luck with your quit.

    Paula

    Breathe free and stay safe.

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