Petrol Stations!

Good god. Are these places the worst place to visit if you're quitting? They are entierly unavoidable, as we need our cars, but sell the two things that are slowly killing me:

- Fags

- Sausage Rolls.

A tip for anyone reading who is thinking about having a serious quit - FILL YOUR CAR UP RIGHT TO THE VERY TOP before you even start. That way you won't have to go into the dreaded petrol station. You won't want to buy fags or pastry and you'll avoid the plethora of crisps and sweets your blood-sugar deprived bodies will be craving!

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  • LOL!! Death by sausage roll, that sounds fantastic!!

    Go to a self serve garage, pop your card into the pump fill up and go. :D

  • I made a point of only filling up after they shut the main shop area and go onto night-window service only.

    While yes they still sell cigarettes there, they are at least less visible. same goes for the old sausage rolls your on about.

    It is alot about self-control and really about paying for your petrol without saying '... and 20 b&h' at the end.

    You go to the garage, you fill with petrol and you pay for petrol. You buy nothing else. The only thing you say to the attendant is the number of the pump... and thank you at the end :).. control :)

    OR.. alternatively? do you have any shell self-pay pumps where you can use your card to pay at the pump itself? we have some of these near me.

  • Munter, thankyou. I've just had a very good chuckle at this. I thought I was the only person avoiding petrol stations. I've even taken to getting the bus or cycling to work!

    With me tho it's fags and scotch eggs/ Ginsters cornish pasties. Death by saturated fat :D

  • I'm going to be big headed here because going into a petrol station or any other shop that sell food and tobacco does not bother me.

    Why? because I don't care if I put on weight but more so I have and carry in my right hand jeans pocket 8 B&H cigarettes in a ten packet and have done so since I stopped smoking. I bought them the day before I stopped and they get transfered from one pair to the other when I change my jeans. They will remain with me until the day I can say I have definately quit. It's my way of telling myself I can't be tempted.

    Mad Jack;)

  • I could stand for hours and drool at the ciggie shelves in the petrol station and as I was window shopping the other day I actually noticed, REALLY noticed, how expensive cigs are from the view of someone who doesn't smoke. :)

    I admire the people that can have cigarettes in their house/pocket/car. I couldn't do it, I salivate at the thought of smoking! I'm staying strong tho' because I feel so much better than I have in years and I no longer smell and that's enough for me.

    10 days and counting.

    Roz

  • LOL...I've been doing the pay at pump thing!

  • I could stand for hours and drool at the ciggie shelves in the petrol station and as I was window shopping the other day I actually noticed, REALLY noticed, how expensive cigs are from the view of someone who doesn't smoke. :)

    I admire the people that can have cigarettes in their house/pocket/car. I couldn't do it, I salivate at the thought of smoking! I'm staying strong tho' because I feel so much better than I have in years and I no longer smell and that's enough for me.

    10 days and counting.

    Roz

    Roz 10 days fantastic I remember and of course it's not that long ago maybe around where you are now. I saw people standing in a shop doorway and they were smoking. I just about started to drool and then I thought why am I jealous of them smoking. If I went over and told them I've not smoked for ten days. Who's the ones likely to be jealous now? If you tell other smokers how long you have not smoked for what do they say? "I wish I could do that". let the smokers drool you're a non smoker now. Take a look at the chocolate and drool over that.

    Stav do you always take the easy way out? :D:D

    Jack

  • I've found that non smokers are very supportive and smokers can be a little less forthcoming with their support. I'm not being critical, I know I was the same. I think it's a denial thing or maybe some people really don't want to stop.

    I still sniff my work colleague when she's been for a cigarette mind. I'm hoping for a day when a: I don't miss it and b: I stop being able to smell a Lambert and Butler at 500 paces :D

  • The guy behind the counter actually reached for my baccy on Monday (my Day 1) and I had to tell him "not today mate!".

    The dreaded red light will come up on the dash in the next day or so though. Roll on electric cars..going green could also help you quit smoking!

  • My local petrol station also sells NRT!

  • LOL@ this thread.

    Yes, my petrol station demon is a 24hr job, that i used to visit at all hours of the night for my fix. Even now, I know i could just pop there at any time of night if i got desperate.

    I kinda miss the all night garage.

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