Every little helps!!

Well, today I rediscovered one of my old strong triggers, yes, you guessed it, the Tesco run:p i didn't need much but I was having one of those 'sod the fags, I need marmite NOW' kind of feelings, anyone relate?? Could I find it? Could I heck:mad: So I wandered up and down every aisle which took ages, and eventually located the by now desperately wanted marmite in the jam section. Very logical:rolleyes: Of course, by then, I didn't want it anymore so I bought bovril instead (perverse person that I am). Anyways, I got outside and suddenly got that I want a fag feeling. So I thought, 'Oh, that's interesting', and of course, a couple of minutes up the road and I was thinking of something completely different. But it did remind me of what I used to be like before shopping when I was still smoking, at least two fags on the way, panic at the checkout, especially if I got stuck behind a trolley:rolleyes: and the desperation of trying to smoke a fag or two on the way home when I didn't have enough hands. Happy days, not!!

Starting to understand what freedom means now LOL!!

TC all,

Zoe xx

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  • Hi Zoe...All sorts of triggers out there trying to trip us up. I was in town today wandering round the shops and I thought momentarily.."now its time to reward yourself with a fag". Those thoughts are still there, but so fleeting, and it didn't cause me a problem. Kind of nostalgic I suppose. I can cope with it.

    I shop in my local co-op. They play all sorts of music which I find very soothing and sometimes it can be really moving!..Moved in the bread aisle! When I'm feeling low a little trip to the co-op can make the world seem a whole lot better!

    xx

  • Hi Zoe

    I take my iPod to the shops with me and have found it very helpful although I don't know what the other shoppers and sales staff think of my singing and 80's style dancing and bouncing around down the isles, lol :-) . :D :eek:

    I blame the supermarkets myself for moving everything around at this time of the year to accommodate all their Christmas goods; it can take an age to search for anything in the superstores which in turn stresses you out and then necessitates a fag to calm you down or so the cigs / nicotine would have you think. :rolleyes: ;)

    Glad you got through it ok, well done.

    maxine

  • Well, today I rediscovered one of my old strong triggers, yes, you guessed it, the Tesco run:p i didn't need much but I was having one of those 'sod the fags, I need marmite NOW' kind of feelings, anyone relate?? Could I find it? Could I heck:mad: So I wandered up and down every aisle which took ages, and eventually located the by now desperately wanted marmite in the jam section. Very logical:rolleyes: Of course, by then, I didn't want it anymore so I bought bovril instead (perverse person that I am). Anyways, I got outside and suddenly got that I want a fag feeling. So I thought, 'Oh, that's interesting', and of course, a couple of minutes up the road and I was thinking of something completely different. But it did remind me of what I used to be like before shopping when I was still smoking, at least two fags on the way, panic at the checkout, especially if I got stuck behind a trolley:rolleyes: and the desperation of trying to smoke a fag or two on the way home when I didn't have enough hands. Happy days, not!!

    Starting to understand what freedom means now LOL!!

    TC all,

    Zoe xx

    well done zoe take that freedom grab it with both hands and dont let go it will just get easier and easier now

  • Thanks ladies;)

    It was quite a surprise to feel that slight crave as it is only the 2nd time I have been to the 'big' Tesco for a long time before my quit. Just shows how deep-rooted our triggers and habits are.

    Boo, I would appreciate the freedom more if I had some chocolate:p

    (zoe goes off conspiring to obtain chocolate asap)

    TC all,

    Zoe xx

  • Phew thanks Davofgy:D

    Now that's more like it. (zoe face down in choccy box):p:p

    Zoe xx

    P.S. where did you get my pic from:D

  • Zoe, think yourself lucky. Marmite is illegal here!! lol

  • Hey Barney,

    How come marmite is illegal over there??:eek:

    Maybe I could start a black market marmite racket and make my fortune....

    'Wonderful, wonderful, Copenhagen....':p

    Zoe

  • Unfortunately, I'm not joking on that one!!

    DOH!

  • Cracking article - love the bit:

    A spokesman for the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said: "I cannot comment on the Marmite case because our expert is away until Thursday."

    Zoe, you could have a new job: 'Marmite Expert' !!!

  • Hey yeah guys:D

    I knew there was a career in there for me somewhere, not to mention the Rice Crispies, Shreddies, Horlicks and Ovaltine........:eek:

    Zoe

  • Id better not let the Danish know I take vitamin pills, they might ban me from the country as I have *added vitamins*.

    I do agree on the marmite ban though, it should be banned worldwide.

    I am a marmite hater yakkkkk!!

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