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Enough is Enough   Quit Stories and Journals

Started Jan-15 by Enuff2020; 1128 views.
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Enuff2020

From: Enuff2020

Feb-15

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

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Enuff2020

From: Enuff2020

Feb-15

(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.

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Enuff2020

From: Enuff2020

Feb-17

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

11.10pm Australian time 

  • Edited February 17, 2020 10:10 am  by  Enuff2020
DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

Feb-17

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

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Enuff2020

From: Enuff2020

Feb-23

(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)

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Enuff2020

From: Enuff2020

Feb-24

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

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Enuff2020

From: Enuff2020

Mar-10

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! 

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Mar-10

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!

JerseyDee

From: JerseyDee

Mar-10

Work though it enuff,  Nothing to ashamed of that you saw a psychiatrist.  I am in therapy as I deal with managing chronic, disabling pain as the result of an injury several years ago.  I have been in therapy for years. i  take anti-depressants and also combat with keeping a good diet and getting as much exercise as possible.

I used to go to therapy once a week, then once every two weeks, now only once a month.  I have an appointment with her tomorrow as a matter of fact and I plan to spend most of my session talking about this quitting process.

It is amazing how much I used cigarette smoking as a tool to try to deal with my pain and coming to terms with my injury and loss it caused in life.  Cigarettes were a way of self-medicating .. a very, very dangerous drug I tried to use for that purpose .. but it was only killing me in the end.

I tired to quit 3 weeks ago but what I actually did at that time was go from 1.5 packs a day down to less than a handful a day .. did that for two weeks .. then 6 days ago I took the bull by the horns and haven't had a puff since .. am using the gum though and find that helpful.  

Next time wave comes over you for a puff please try to ride it out and post and s.o.s here instead .. you will beat it in the end that way.  I, for one, am here to listen and encourage you.  You can do this.  No shame in any of this .. it's all very much an intertwined process for each and everyone of us .. the mind of an addict is a very complicated one.  

Stay strong and stick this board .. I promise it will help . has been a great help to me.  Stay the course.  Keep in touch.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Mar-12

Oh, yay! Glad to see you back! 
We are all still here...come along! 
Good to hear from you Enuff. Stick around!

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