Hi. I so know what you mean about questioning everything. I have questioned everything - my job - couldn't I do more with my life or something more meaningful !!! My social life - I want one lol! And so on - you get the idea. I never planned to make a lot of changes in my life before I stopped -I just wanted to cut out the ciggies but I have found myself doing different things, a lot of them things I enjoyed before I started smoking. I'm amazed how much time I seem to have now I'm not "I'll just have a cig first" all day long and how much energy. Its still a bit of a roller coaster - one day I'm congratulating myself on how the quality of my has improved and the next minute I find myself wanting a cig and have to remind myself why I stopped!!! It must be hard having your OH still smoking but hopefully having stayed strong so long you'll be an encouragement to him. I think a quit is quite a personal thing so it a way its best if you just concentrate on keeping yourself going for now.
Hey. Glad you're doing ok. Well done down the pub! I've avoided my local. It's daft really, but my social life really has revolved around drinking to excess and smoking, smoking, smoking. I know people will be mickey-taking and trying to tempt me if I tip up there. Makes me question what kind of 'friends' I have. In fact I am questionning pretty much everything right now, but that's a whole other story. Well, it is kind of. This quit has been the start of something even bigger for me I think. Hmm, deeeep!!
OH still smoking and still stinking! He's made noises like he really wants to stop, but I just don't think he is prepared to put in the effort. I feel like I am too caught up in my own quit to help much right now. I hope he'll get there by himself soon.
Anyway, sorry for the rant. Having one of those days. Stick at it!
Hi Jittery, thanks for your message. The blip was a real low for me - think I've experienced every emotion since being on the quit from euphoria to deepest despair!!! I actually carried on fine and didn't seem to get any extra cravings really (which is probably down to Champix). Managed to go out to the pub and have a few drinks. I was with a non smoking friend but while I was there I saw some people I only know vaguely. They asked me if I was going out for a ciggie with them and to say, no, I don't smoke. was a glorious moment . There are still some moments when the "I'd love a cigarette" thought pops into my head, mainly when I'm relaxing in the evening, but I just ignore them! How about you, Jittery, have you been going on allright? What about your OH?
Hi good to see you back . Glad yu enjoyed your weekend despite those pesky smokers :0 I've been ok thanks, feeling so much better than this time last week when I was all agitated ahd restless. Feeling a bit like there's light at the end of the tunnel!
Thanks for the message. Doing ok. Hope you are too. Been to Zurich for a long weekend - a surprise visit to my big sis for her 40th. It was good. Jeez, the smokers over there seem to far outnumber the non-smokers though. Stayed strong and didn't let it get to me too much How's things with you?
Sounds like you're doing really well, Jittery, especially if your doing CT. Shame that your OH didn't make it this time but good that you weren't tempted to join him. I'm on day 9 now and well, its been up and down. Today hasn't been the best day so far as I still haven't located the software I've been told I need to repair my laptop Grrr and I've had a tooth pulled out. On the positive side the dentist told me if I smoked I would need to stop for 3 days while the wound healed. I was so glad I don't smoke now as I didn't have to worry about this advice (and I'm sure I wouldn't have followed it if I was still smoking!!!). Well have a good non smoking weekend
I started using patches but then my OH dipped in to my week's prescription so I ran out of them after just 3 days!. Couldn't get a further prescription for a couple of days so just went CT. Seems to be working. OH however has given up giving up..
I'm finding it ok now, despite his smoking still. Week 1 was horrendous! I am now getting into exercise and enjoying the benefits so it's all good.
9 months - wow! I can't wait to reach that far.
It's good that you tried again straight after your little relapse. I've made the mistake of wallowing in my failure each time I've relapsed. All that does is push it on a few weeks or months and allow further damage to be done.
Does the Champix work? It's not an option for me as I have been on anti-depressants (just starting to come off them) and I don't think you can take it with any history of depression (could be wrong).
Anyhoo, so far so good. Keep in touch and let me know how you go x
I think I am at about the same stage of my quit as you.
I will watch your progress and take note of any tips you discover.
I'm finding this really hard. I've tried before (I 'quit' every Monday morning - lasts til about teatime...). Managed 8 weeks earlier in the year. HAVE to do it this time. Maybe we can spur each other on.