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Okay - I gave up the fags last night at 10pm. Amybody else doing the same at the mo?

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SemperEadem Tue 25-Aug-09 15:56:46

After 16 years of beign a 10 a day smoker. I haev stopped cold turkey.

I did give up whilst pregnant but started again after a really miserable time when breastfeeding stopped working for me and ds.

I gave up again for 6 months but then a particularly streeful period saw me back on them again.

Am determined this time not to slip. Am a bit worried as my MIL is getting married at the weekend and all of my DH's side of the family are smokers (all landlady's and landlords etc) and am going to be surrounded by them over the weekend. Do you think I should have waited until after the wedding?

mosschops30 Tue 25-Aug-09 16:02:16

Yes maybe, when Ive given up in the past Ive always tried to do it around times I know I havent got a big event planned or a holiday or something similar.

Well done you for giving up though smile

Why dont you see how you go this week, but dont tell yourself you 'cant' have one at the weekend. Go with the attitiude that you can have one if you really want, you may find that easier and end up not having one at all

SemperEadem Tue 25-Aug-09 18:14:51

Ta mosschops. I just don't know what to do! I don't know whether to just cave in and smoke until after the weekend as there is no point putting myself through this deprivation only for me to smoke again when surrounded by heavy duty smokers - arrrgggghhhh.

SemperEadem Tue 25-Aug-09 19:35:44

bumping for the evening crowd

policywonk Tue 25-Aug-09 19:46:59

If you're going to stop successfully, you need to have a hardline attitude: no fags, ever again, no matter what. Otherwise you'll be constantly engaged in an internal will-I-won't-I dialogue with yourself, which is exhausting and distracting. If you've gone nearly 24 hours without one already, I'd say - stick with it. You're an ex-smoker.

SemperEadem Tue 25-Aug-09 20:06:49

Thanks policywonk - just what I needed smile

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