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Enough is Enough   Quit Stories and Journals

Started Jan-15 by Enuff2020; 1129 views.
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)

In reply toRe: msg 13

From: Enuff2020


See message 210 in February Qui - re integrating Nicotine Monster etc relaxed

In reply toRe: msg 14

From: Enuff2020


So that's been a hellish few weeks.

Not posting anywhere else yet, but I hope one day I will be quit.

Since this is my journal (only safe place to have one really, no one knows who I am) I can write here that I saw a psychiatrist for the first time in my life today. I guess it will be a few more hard weeks, but I'm better than I was.

Anyway, chin up! 


From: Eve1973


We are here if you want to post in March! We can be your cheerleaders if you need us.....and sounds like you do! Come and we will take your hand!