Thursday, July 29, 2010

I Failed in my Attempt

This is hard. The nicotine patch and gum works well. I just caved last night. I am a 40 year smoker and cigarettes has become my friend. I know it isn't a good friend. I have to get my mind reset with a new strategy. I am not giving up.

23 comments:

cindy said...

Keep going, Becca. You can do it. A little slip is ok. You realize it, admited it and now your are ready to begin.]

Good Luck

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

No Becca you have not failed, just a small lapse. Don't expect to be able to stop something you have been doing for so many years over night. If you really feel as if you have to have one, then have ONE. Just keep cutting back and try to beat the crave when you can. I stopped about 25 years ago and I know it is not easy. You obviously have cigarettes in the house still, turf them, then your only chance is to have one from somebody else!

Keep at it, you CAN do it. Just watch the diet though as I found I wanted to eat instead. Diane

Kyna said...

Becca, don't give up.

Ciigarettes aren't my problem, my weight is. I'm the biggest yo-yo weight loss person on the planet next to Oprah. But I still don't give up. They key is never giving up, and getting right back on that wagon even if you have to chase after it as it moves down the road.

As a person who's never smoked I don't like being preachy. I just have been through Chuck's lung cancer, and never wish that on anyone. And that's why I tell people who have a hard time quitting smoking to just never give up. Chuck smoked for 30 years, and thought he'd never quit. But he did :) Something just finally clicks.

Darla said...

It is hard, hard, hard!! Think positive thoughts and don't be too hard on yourself.

Deb said...

one day at a time is all you can do...you will get this....

Far Side of Fifty said...

Keep trying..every hour makes a difference..pretend you are smoking a pen..pretend you are lighting the darn thing and everything..breathe in and out..get on that treadmill when you really want a cigarette.. Becca Cigs are not your friend.."YOU" just think they are. It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life so far..but If I can..you can too. I have Cigarettes in the freezer and one is in the car ..just in case..I do better with them in reserve. Stay Strong! You are stronger than the cigarettes!! :)

keewee said...

Becca,I add my support to all the others, don't give up.
BTW I have had a couple of tomato sandwiches, and they were oh so yummy.

siteseer said...

Don't quit quitting.... Life is all about changing and this is one that you will work on forever. I quit 35 years ago (2 packer) when my father died. I went back once for 6 months then quit again. I found it more to be mind over matter. It will always smell good (well, maybe lol), but the thought of ending up drooling over myself and still living gave me pause.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

We one time smokers really know how hard it is Becca. Just do not get discouraged about any slip ups and keep on trying. I use to be a 2 and a half pack a day chain smoker so I know how hard it is but you can do it.

Sunny Day said...

Sweetheart, you're not perfect. Don't expect to be. Its like horseback riding, just get up and go again. You'll surprise yourself one day when you realize you have "ridden" for a long time without falling off.

Now honey, get back on that horse.

lemonverbenalady said...

I have walked in your shoes, Becca. You have all of us behind you and you have to take it one second at a time. Change the way you approach your day. Don't do things that would prompt you to have a cigarette. It is tough if you enjoy smoking. I had to quit for medical reasons and 11 months after I quit, I was in a serious bus accident and probably would not have survived if I had been smoking. I am pulling for you, Becca. Get someone to be a buddy in your town that will help you through the rough days. I am here to help you and you will succeed! You can do it!

Jeff Branch said...

Good luck. I don’t smoke, but have come to realize that it is an especially difficult thing to do. My brother-in-law smokes and has tried to quit several times. We were discussing this in the presence of an uncle of ours who said, “It’s not hard to quit, I’ve quit four times now.” He was serious and did not realize what he was saying.

Daisy said...

You haven't failed, Becca. As long as you are still trying, you haven't failed. Hang in there. We are all rooting for you. :)

bennie and patsy said...

You can do this
Patsy

Barbara said...

Bless you heart, I sure know those feelings, I smoked for over 35 years, and it was the hardest habit to lay down I have ever seen, like you I loved my cigarettes, but there comes a time when you know you need to put them down or die...You can do it, ask the lord God to help you, he wants your to stay healthy, and he will help, it was through him and my dependence on him that I was able to quit. I will be praying for you dear, and hope you get the victory soon, God bless you real good, from a Georgia friend. Hugs Barbara
http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

AaronVFT said...

Never give up, Becca. Stay strong!

Jeannie B. said...

Tomorrow is a new day.
You haven't failed tomorrow!

Jean said...

Becca, Don't let one downfall keep you down! I know how hard it is to quit smoking but I'm sure you can do it. I know exactly what you mean about eating right. I'm alone too and never feel like cooking. I could live on sweets. I need to watch my weight and sugar levels but I'm not very good at it. Hang in there! Jean

sallysmom said...

Becca,
I sometimes was able to quit for only an hour. But I kept trying. I was a 35 year smoker. I finally made it with the help of Nicorette.

Gail said...

I am fat and smoke so I hope I can get some good tips here.

I stopped eating for twelve hours once but have never accomplished the stop smoking thing...help!

Bluebird said...

I was looking for a garden blog and came across your site. We do consider cigs our friends and mourn the loss of them even if they are hurtful much in the same we can mourn the loss of a relationship that is bad for us. After smoking for over 30 years and several attempts I was able to say no and mean it 2 years ago. I dont know your age, but the sooner you can turn away from your hurtful friend the longer you will have to recover from their harm. May God bless and give you courage and strenght to do battle again.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You can do it!! Hope you had a good weekend.

Nelson said...

hey Becca,
I have been smoking a pack of Newport 100's a day and feeling upset about it I also drink beer at night that too 6 pack each day. I have realized that I am also starting to get addicted to alcohol now. But yesterday i quit smoking and didn't even drink. It was going good but just now I smoked an Al-Capone cigar. Feel like I lost, but reading all these people advice I feel stronger that Im gonna make it. Maybe I have lost the battle but I'll win the war with so many well wishers. BTW I am 27 yo, currently on training for job and also an Army reserve. Nick