Failure :(

Well, I'm back from Mexico (managed to miss Hurricane Patricia by a few days). I'm sorry to say that I gave in - I now realise that I need to stay clear of alcohol at all times - it's my biggest trigger. I haven't had any more since I got home but it's obviously like starting over again. Hey ho - I will carry on quitting, stay away from the demon drink and hopefully succeed. I feel like such a fraud.

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  • Hey jaxter10

    Welcome back๐ŸŒท And don't worry about it. When you go to Mexico that beer and tequila is a HUGE trigger!!!!! I know it's going to be hard to start over again but we're here for ya and when you're ready just remember: NOPE NOT ONE PUFF. EVER!!!!!!!!!

    Talk soon๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ

  • Hi Jaxter don't be too hard on yourself, I know it's disappointing but just go back to it. You are determined to quit so you will succeed. Bev x

  • Hi Jaxter,

    Please dont feel like a fraud - many members have tried numerous times before they were finally successful.

    The most important thing is that you haven't give up on being a non smoker :) :)

    see this as a training run for the real deal :) :)

    Identifying your trigger is huge..and you are one of many where alcohol is the trigger.

    If you can - try and drink water in between drinks - don't go outside when other go for a smoke. even steering clear of alcohol for a wee while until you feel strong enough to cope with it :) :)

    I will change you badge back to newly quit.. keep in touch as we all want you to succeed :) :)

  • Hi Jaxter, there is no such thing as failure as long as you keep trying ๐Ÿ˜ don't be hard on yourself you will make it xx

  • Winners never quit & quitters never win (Vince Lombardi)

    Whilst ever you continue to climb back on the horse, you're never beaten. You will only ever lose if you give up.

  • Hi Jaxter. This is my fourth quit - just keep trying and you'll learn what works for you.. I'm hoping that this fourth quit is my final quit (just completed week 7). You can do it. Just don't be too hard on yourself.

  • Hi Jaxter . I'm on day one. This is my 4th attempt. But with all this great support we can do it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Good luck Katherina and NOPE๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿ˜Šx

  • Hiya Jaxter, all credit to ya for getting straight back on your quit, well done๐Ÿ˜Š

    Life seldom goes according to plan so don't look back, just keep going coz you can do it. stay determined and you will win๐Ÿ˜Šx

  • Hey Jax,

    Quitting is the easiest thing eeevar, I've done it hundreds of times but the key, I believe, is to understand that you dont lack anything, so when you are drinking, cigarettes will not make you feel better or make you feel fuller so to say.

    Keep up

  • Hi jaxter, well you know that you can do it, you know what your trigger is but your not a fraud or a failure..... you, like the rest of us on here, are a quitter ๐Ÿ˜Š it ain't easy this quitting malarkey but this is why we are here for each other, coz we have all been where you are now...... ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Please don't be disheartened though hun coz you will succeed ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Ps hope you enjoyed your trip ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Keep on quitting! You'll get the hang of it! I've found alcohol is also my trigger. I've overcome it a few times, but find I'm drinking less, thus also hanging out less with smokers. Which those are all good things! Still on the emotional roller coaster, it's not easy, but it's worth it!

  • Don't feel disappointed, think of it as fact finding, it's how we learn as humans, now you know, you know what to avoid going forwards. Good luck for your journey

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