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Posted in Quit experiences 09 Apr 2019

So today I caved and had a smoke not cause I needed one or really wanted one but I had one and now I feel guilty and feel like all my hard work was a waste I feel so stupid I do t want to go back to smoking like I was I hated it. Feel really disappointed 😔 with myself.

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  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW April 09, 2019 | 18:54
    just keep counting.
    one smoke is not a relapse.
    call it a slip-up if you want, it hasn't done any harm to your quit .
    those many, many weeks of hard work has not been wasted, dont let your disappointment derail your thoughts.
    stay focused
  • BethP April 10, 2019 | 3:04
    Don't let it get you down. You recognize that it's something you don't want to do again. As long as you don't start up again, there's no harm. 1 minute at a time, if that's what it takes.
    When you feel that craving, wait. 1 minute, 2 minutes, etc.
    Good luck! 😃
  • Geo April 10, 2019 | 10:53
    hey Cole put on your big boots and move on, stuff happens, but think about what made you cave to the crave. Make this a learning curve situation, not a huge problem, just don't slide back in the pool !
  • Robn April 10, 2019 | 21:57
    Hi Cole35,
    Don’t beat yourself up....this is a process and you just need to keep going. I can understand that you feel disappointed but this is just a little glitch in your is not the end of the world. The whole idea of your journey is to live the rest of your life smoke pick yourself up and keep going. Don’t be defeated in your thinking...make this slip up count and use it to strengthen your resolve to beat the smokes. You can do this, stay positive.
  • Happiness April 11, 2019 | 4:53
    So you reinforced your quit in a new and daring way. How did it taste btw? I used to swish once in a while in the early days to reaffirm that it indeed tasted bad. I no longer indulge in my wine the same to disquise the taste of the vile things. You learned about yourself and how you felt you cheated and disappointed yourself. All good omens i would say. Take pride in your amazing accomplishment to date and keep on going knowing you have learned something and value your freedom more than anything.
  • Cole35 April 11, 2019 | 16:44
    Hi happiness I have to admit it didn’t taste great and I only smoked half and put it out then was incredibly dizzy from it keep trying is all u can do u fall u get back up .
  • Nuts April 11, 2019 | 17:19
    It was only one smoke mate. Dont be too hard on yourself. Remember that bad taste and try again. You can do it. You have had a little bump in the road . Jump over that bump, hold your head high, and shout. I CAN DO IT. Be proud of your journey and say NOPE
  • Jennie180, Hunter New England April 11, 2019 | 18:37
    Keep fighting. Last time when I slipped I didn’t stop smoking. I wasted all those months. This time after three months if I do have a slip [not expecting to] I would definitely forgive myself and carry on as a non smoker.
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast April 11, 2019 | 20:50
    Hi cole35, a lesson well learnt, just a little speed bump, are you still taking champix.? I am just past 5 weeks smoke free now, taking full dose morning and half in arvo, I have had sore throat on and off last couple weeks but not to bad, but today, omg it is like razor blades, finally coughing up goo also, feels like flu, have had flu shot a week ago so could be bit of both, and couple people at work same, feel like I am hitting a wall, but feel to crap to ever want to smoke now or again, don’t want to do this again. It’s hard to adjust to this new person who has so much more time but still feels unfamiliar. You keep up the fight cole, you can do this and inspire others
  • Broncor, Mid North Coast May 02, 2019 | 22:17
    Hi cole35, how are things going for you, have you stopped the champix, a few of us oldies are right on back pages now so not seeing updates

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