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11 years ago 0 memie 242 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hey Ladyisnicoteenfree,  You did real good for 8 months and I'm sure you can do it again. Don't ever give up trying to quit, some day you'll get it right. Sooner is better than later especially since your still young.  Good Luck and be strong!
Memie
  

My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 1/25/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 70
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 700
Amount Saved: $280.00
Life Gained:
Days: 8 Hrs: 15 Mins: 20 Seconds: 12

11 years ago 0 jeniwho 90 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I have quit for months and then started again more times then I can remember.  For me that biggest thing was to not feel defeated or badly about myself because of it.  It just happens.  It is not because you "can't" do it, or because you are weak, it just happened and you need to let it go.  One great thing about quitting is that no matter the length of time you have quit you have to have made some positive impact on your health even if only temporary.  I also think some people just need more practice.  I did look at the things that helped when I quit and tried to do those alot more.  And the most important thing is just take it one day at a time.  If today you want to be smoke free for 8 months, that won't happen, but one day will lead to another and another.
I honestly understand that feeling of frustration.  Stick with it! 

My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 11/23/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 133
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,660
Amount Saved: $931.00
Life Gained:
Days: 11 Hrs: 15 Mins: 23 Seconds: 28

  • Quit Meter

    $161,678.50

    Amount Saved

  • Quit Meter

    Days: 2160 Hours: 3

    Minutes: 14 Seconds: 54

    Life Gained

  • Quit Meter

    19021

    Smoke Free Days

  • Quit Meter

    380,420

    Cigarettes Not Smoked

11 years ago 0 Todash 984 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Firstly I'm so sorry you've just lost your friend to cancer.  I can't think of a better way to honour him/her than to commit to making yourself a non smoker for good, so don't quit trying - you got through that eight months, so you know how you did that.  Now just do it again and longer!  Stay close and post often, the best advice here still holds true.
 
Wishing you all the best on your continued journey.
 
x T


My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 1/1/2007
Smoke-Free Days: 1190
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 27,370
Amount Saved: �7,526.75
Life Gained:
Days: 106 Hrs: 4 Mins: 26 Seconds: 0

11 years ago 0 bgaineshunter 1904 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Welcome back! Stay close to the board, Lady.

My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 5/1/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 339
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 9,492
Amount Saved: $4,034.10
Life Gained:
Days: 38 Hrs: 3 Mins: 55 Seconds: 18

11 years ago 0 Hot SiO2 2778 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hey Lady D!!!
 
       We've told you this before, but please do NOT beat yourself up over this!  You have been here long enough to know that it won't help anything!  You have to get back into that Positive Mental Attitude frame of mind where all you think about is that you CAN do this and you aren't going to let any of that old baggage linger around and hold you back! 
 
        Like many here, I have also had multiple quit attempts, so you are in good company!  What is the difference between us?  Maybe it is that you still weren't totally prepared and ready to quit.  Maybe you were, but let outside influences get in the way.  What ever it was, just KNOW that you CAN do this!
 
       Take some time for additional preparation this time.  Read and learn and stick close for advice and support!  When your mind is absolutely made up that you want your freedom MORE than you want to smoke...FOREVER, you will succeed!  You have to have that mindset and find ways to keep that mindset and live by NOPE!  You CAN do this!!! 
 
        Last, but not least, post before you smoke.... remember??? 
 
            Jim
 


My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 3/5/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 761
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 19,025
Amount Saved: $3,139.13
Life Gained:
Days: 136 Hrs: 16 Mins: 15 Seconds: 7

  • Quit Meter

    $38,085.00

    Amount Saved

  • Quit Meter

    Days: 859 Hours: 23

    Minutes: 13 Seconds: 36

    Life Gained

  • Quit Meter

    5078

    Smoke Free Days

  • Quit Meter

    152,340

    Cigarettes Not Smoked

Hi Ladydisnicotinefree,
 
Do your best to not beat yourself up too much over this. Don’t loose sight of your goal, Even when you have a setback think of yourself as getting stronger and more experienced in the quitting process.
 
It's important to go back to a full quit attempt now or you may slide back into your previous smoking pattern over time.

The most common triggers for lapsing are:
Problems with withdrawal or medication side effects
Stress or conflict    
Cravings and/or urges 
Negative feelings : depression, anger, anxiety, etc.
Pressure in social situations where others smoke

Take the time to look back and learn from this slip. You can overcome whatever obstacle that led you back to smoking. you can stay on the right path and if you need help just ask!

A slip is usually an important learning experience. It means that you need to work on something in order to succeed fully. The fact that you slipped means that you first had to succeed at quitting. That's a good sign for eventual success.
 
 
 


Samantha, Health Educator
11 years ago 0 Khiva 50 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Ladyis

I have been in the same space you are...thrown away a good quit for no good reason.  Don't beat yourself up about this, but do examine the reasons(s).  I have been on this quit journey for 5 years and I finally reached the point where I just couldn't live with the self destructive me anymore.  No more will I give up for no good reason because my self esteem is a very good reason.  

Quitting smoking is a process.  Some days are better than others, but always we must be prepared to say NOPE.  We are addicts and one puff will take us right back down the path of self destruction.   Those 8 months are nothing to sneeze at.  Go back through your plan and repeat what you did right and examine the thinking that led you to start again.

You can do this - one day at a time.   Next time post here before you smoke.

My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 9/19/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 198
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 3,960
Amount Saved: $1,900.80
Life Gained:
Days: 21 Hrs: 15 Mins: 21 Seconds: 40

11 years ago 0 Impalamania 639 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Your tagline says it pretty well. Just for Today. Retool your quit kit, review My Program to see what triggers may have led to your breakdown. You know you can do this. You've completed a trial run. Keep the Quit Dave
My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 1/19/2009
Smoke-Free Days: 441
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 13,230
Amount Saved: $3,472.88
Life Gained:
Days: 74 Hrs: 17 Mins: 39 Seconds: 23

  • Quit Meter

    $43,027.07

    Amount Saved

  • Quit Meter

    Days: 957 Hours: 15

    Minutes: 17 Seconds: 33

    Life Gained

  • Quit Meter

    4757

    Smoke Free Days

  • Quit Meter

    142,710

    Cigarettes Not Smoked

11 years ago 0 Rock 1843 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Lady, please don't beat yourself up too bad!  You had 8 months smoke free, which is awesome!  So now its time to jump back up onto the horse.  Let's make sure this will be your final quit!  Update "my program" so you have a plan in place in case the nicodemon peeks his head back into your life again!  Treat these 8 smoke free months as a practice round.  Wishing you luck as you start again.  Grab one of our hands if you need help!  We're all rooting for your success!
My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 8/20/2008
Smoke-Free Days: 593
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 23,720
Amount Saved: $5,930.00
Life Gained:
Days: 91 Hrs: 6 Mins: 42 Seconds: 29

Well, I had quit for 8months and then picked back up on March 1st for really no good reason. Smoked until the 16th and came down with broncohitis then afer 12 days I picked back up but, it has not been the same it just doesn't reel right and now my chest started hurting again. I would really like some support especially from those who quit for months then picked back but, started their quit again. I have been beating myself up over this.But, I am ready to go through this 72hour withdrawal process because, I just lost a friend last Tuesday from Lung Cancer. Any tips, points, words of wisdom, encouragement or anything that you throw my way will be greatly appreciated, Thanks 1:14:54 AM
 

My Mileage:

My Quit Date: 3/3/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 33
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 990
Amount Saved: $247.50
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 5 Mins: 16 Seconds: 5

  • Quit Meter

    $31,777.50

    Amount Saved

  • Quit Meter

    Days: 555 Hours: 15

    Minutes: 42 Seconds: 31

    Life Gained

  • Quit Meter

    4237

    Smoke Free Days

  • Quit Meter

    127,110

    Cigarettes Not Smoked


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