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Mr. Roberts
Quit yesterday
I quit for 3 months and 21 days, I broke down and smoked half a pack of smokes.  I am a little disappointed with myself. I feel health wise like I did before I quit three months ago,  but am not dwelling on that.  I am focusing on getting back on my quit, but I have restarted my quit clock.   I want a true run of time free of smoke. I am not taking this as a loss, just a stepping stone on my path to a life of better health.  Do here I go again, this time I got this all the way.
  • Paul123
    Quit 132 days ago
    May 14 @ 5:22 pm
    Sorry to hear Mr roberts you were doing so good! It just shows how that little shithead smoking demon is always there just waiting to come back as soon as we become vulnerable... dont beat yourself up about it, just pretend it was a bad dream and get back at it... we appreciate your honesty... today was especially hard for me too and i almost did the same thing, i had to leave work early and grabbed a pack on the way home but thank fuck i didnt have a lighter in my truck... keep it up and dont get discouraged!!! We got this 😀😀😀
    • DianneE
      Quit 229 days ago
      May 14 @ 6:48 pm
      And Paul, way to go on not smoking today.   Yeah, yeah, you didn't have a lighter, but give yourself some credit, you were in the truck and you didn't drive anywhere to get that lighter, did you?  These little challenges can be great confidence boosters!  Yay you!  
      • Paul123
        Quit 132 days ago
        May 14 @ 6:56 pm
        Thanks Dianne 😀 hugs
    • Lucille Brown
      Quit 1,174 days ago
      May 14 @ 6:50 pm
      Paul you're doing well at 4 months,  congratulations.  Happy to hear you didn't grab a pack on the way home and that your lighter was not at hand.  Keep it up and remember we're here if you need us.  All the best, Lucille.
    • j
      judythebeauty
      Quit 457 days ago
      May 15 @ 2:42 pm
      Close call for you too, good for you for hanging in there, I read these things and just want so bad to have a puff as well, but it would do me in, I don't think I could do this again.  Way to go Paul.
  • DianneE
    Quit 229 days ago
    May 14 @ 6:18 pm
    You're so right Paul, don't dwell on it.  You can't change the past, and if you keep looking backwards you'll never see what's in front of you.  So, sorry Mr. Roberts (aka KDR) you know that you can do this, and you did it so well, just get back on that horse, learn from what happened this time and use it to help you with this one.  1/2 pack of smokes is not a catastrophe and so many relapse.  The quicker you get back to your quit, the more likely you are to succeed.  You got this and we are rooting for you!   
    • Lucille Brown
      Quit 1,174 days ago
      May 14 @ 6:54 pm
      Dianne, I just have to say that you've come a long way as well and I for one am extremely proud of your 7 month quit and when that 1 year milestone approaches we'll be celebrating right along side you.  You go girl, hugs and much love, Lucille.
      • DianneE
        Quit 229 days ago
        May 15 @ 7:24 am
        Thanks Lucille, there's still some bumps ahead, I'm sure we're never completely out of the woods.  But I definitely feel that I will never go back to smoking.  Definitely a huge celebration (haha) maybe even hire that hall that Paul123 spoke of?  Have a great day Lucille, and thanks for all that you say and do.    
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,174 days ago
    May 14 @ 6:45 pm
    Mr. Roberts, haven't heard from you in a while.  I'm so happy that you've decided to get back in the saddle and try again with your quit.  I'm also happy to see you take it with a grain of salt as relapses are fairly common and absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.  We're always here for you no matter what happens and we'll always have your back.  The past is the past, time to leave it behind and start again.  Proud of your decision and you are not alone. It took a lot of courage for you to admit to having relapsed.   Hugs, Lucille.
  • QuitCoach Stacey
    Quit 1,452 days ago
    May 14 @ 7:22 pm
    Hi Mr. Roberts.  Thanks for much for sharing this with us.    You are absolutely right when saying that you are using this as a stepping stone.  Because that is what slips are - just steps to get us to where we need to be.  Our slips can show us where were need more work and what our limits are.  Good for you for stopping yourself when you realized what was happening.  Do you feel this slip taught you something?  I feel that is important.  Keep us posted and keep on fighting the good fight.  We are all here for you.  ~QuitCoach Stacey
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 847 days ago
    May 15 @ 11:13 am
    Glad you are back at it again Mr. R! Quitting is a journey and often there are interruptions along the way. As long as you keep marching toward your ultimate goal, that's what counts. And yes, learn from this experience so you know how to deal with it next time it comes along. Best wishes for your quit!
  • j
    judythebeauty
    Quit 457 days ago
    May 15 @ 2:44 pm
    Missed you as well Mr. Roberts, and yes it is just a hiccup in the road.  Good for you for being so honest and getting right back it it (although I would just love to have half a pack to smoke some days).  And you're so right, it is just a stepping stone, take care, keep us posted on your new journey.  Your posts were always such a great read!