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Enough is Enough   Quit Stories and Journals

Started Jan-15 by Enuff2020; 1127 views.
In reply toRe: msg 3

From: Enuff2020


This is probably a bit harder than I thought it was going to be, but this is day 11 and I have not even touched a cigarette so that is something to be proud of blush

I just realised I'm not wearing a patch today, but I should be okay because I had been cutting them in half anyway since I only smoked when I was at work. And since I am not going to buy any I should manage to get through the cravings which I seemed to be having even with the patch - so mine are obviously more mental than physical, which is probably true because I don't think they have necessarily decreased much since quit day neutral_face

But at least I haven't had to go through another quit day like I have been doing every week for months and months and months - which wasn't a waste of time because it got my mind used to this idea.


From: ModDee


Hey there..............................................


In reply toRe: msg 5

From: Enuff2020


Thankyou for caring.

I failed. 

I've been on the site a few times but haven't logged in.

I've had days of not smoking and then days in a row of smoking.

My intention is to stop again today.

I still don't know (and will never know I guess) why I had that one after the longest period of quitting this time for 10 days. 

The only good thing is that I am only smoking 5 or so a day, which I know isn't great, but better than 10 or 20 a day.

I just don't know why I keep having that one? 

And why it doesn't seem any easier after 10 days than it does after 1 or 2 or 3. I read the stories and feel like such a failure compared to everyone else. But I don't want to quit quitting, I really don't want to smoke but I just seem to fail at telling all of my addict brain that :( 

Maybe I was too cocky when I first quit? I really thought I could do it this time. 

In reply toRe: msg 6

From: Enuff2020


(copied from my post to February 2020 Ex-Smokers page)

Okay, let's try this again (talking to myself).

Have had last smoke. Hopefully I've learned something this year, even though I thought I already knew I CAN NOT have just one puff. Anyway, at least I haven't given up giving up. 


From: ModDee


Good to see you're not giving up!  You deserve to be free.  See you over in the February 2020 thread.


In reply toRe: msg 8

From: Enuff2020


Had last smoke about 4pm yesterday and it's now almost midnight

Proud of myself for not giving in to the "just one more packet" nonsense today and tonight, and will have to break that down to not giving in to the "just one smoke" because I thought I was doing so well last time not buying a packet, had a bad day at work (typical so got to find another way to deal with that) and got  just one from someone, didn't have another for a few days and that was just one but the next time after that I was buying a pack.  So I can't have "just one". 

Anyway, bed time now and another smoke free day tomorrow

In reply toRe: msg 9

From: Enuff2020


(Posted to me in the February Quit forum)

Here are a few articles you may find helpful.  We need to pull out every tool we can find to  win this battle.  There are two strong pulls in the first few months, one pull to smoke and one not to smoke.  We can beat it but must want it above all else.  You can do this.  Read as much information as you can.

Fight the Urge to Smoke by Knowing These 4 Triggers

Tips to Beat the Mind Games When You Quit Smoking

How to Beat the Junkie in Your Head When You Quit Smoking

Nicotine withdrawal puts unhealthy thoughts of smoking into our minds, but with knowledge of what to expect, you can beat junkie thinking down.

In reply toRe: msg 10

From: Enuff2020


Not a great day but at least I didn't smoke 

11.10pm Australian time 

  • Edited February 17, 2020 10:10 am  by  Enuff2020

From: DebraAnne60


It's a great day if you didn't smoke.  Way to go, keep it up.  How much time have you put between you the your last smoke?  If you are feeling tired or depressed, read some of the articles in the library on this forum - they are very helpful.  You can do this.  Cheers  sunglasses

In reply toRe: msg 11

From: Enuff2020


(Posted by me in February Quit group)

From: Enuff2020

11:22 PM

I'm b-aaaa-aaack (sorry, seemed like I needed to make an announcement)

Okay, trying AGAIN

I failed last week then won then failed again. 

I am proud of myself still that I haven't given up quitting though like I have before.

And usually Monday is a day I would buy a packet (though not last Monday and not today).

So, maybe this time is it. I know, I should say this time IS it, but then I just feel stupid if I fail again.

Fingers crossed (and then I can't smoke literally grinning)