How many of you have quit before and failed in the first 4 1/2 months again and again?
From what I've watched on two sites, this is the time most people give in and give up.
I know when I quit smoking, I had some difficult days where there was no magic.
Those days I sought out knowledge.
At about day 100, I read the results of a medical study that said if you could get through 16 weeks, there was a greater chance of long term success. Heck I was only a few weeks away.
I remembered the post from the first site I was on and did a google search but there was no author listed so I posted it as author unknown. The post so perfectly described the despair that can rear it's ugly head and drive people who are floating between smoking and not smoking back to smoking.
Sarah refers to the no mans land blog as my blog. i never took credit for writing it but I experienced those feelings and everyone else on that site was experiencing much the same at one time or another during this period of time.
About a year and a half ago I went back to the other site to see if i could find the author. I found him and his email address happened to be on his page. We communicated back and forth and he was more than willing to let me use his post here and even post his name. He titled the post No Mans Land, not me. Thanks Ron Maxey!
Unlearning smoking is a process like potty training. It takes practice to stop messing up.
Here is the link to my blog of Ron's Post.
"TO PREPARE YOU NOT TO SCARE YOU"