Summer

Just got home from work and the sun is hovering above my garden, so I thought I'd have a sit outside and make the most of this lovely weather.

I had one of those moments when your brain associates something with smoking (sunshine+being outside=time for a cigarette), but it was really more of a memory than a craving. The sun felt just as lovely on my skin, I was just as relaxed, but I didn't have a fag hanging out of my gob for a change. :D

Summer approaching has probably been one of my scariest thoughts since quitting. I have quite a few smoker friends and I can't just retreat inside when they're fagging it, or I'll miss all the sunshine! Then there's the holidays abroad. OH is a smoker and tends to smoke more while we're away, so the thought of the two of us alone and trying to resist was a bit worrying.

But I think I'm actually going to be okay :o Saying no to myself while sat in my garden just now was easier than trying to brush away the thought of eating junk food I love or buying something that I "must have". It was easy peasy, and I still enjoyed the sunshine! Win win I'd say.

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  • I envy you - am not there yet

    I work from home full time and today would have been one of the days that everyone is envious of me as would run the extension lead out and sit out with the laptop all afternoon

    But kept myself locked indoors all day as the association would be too strong, sun, cup of tea, work and a fag

    Hopefully will be ok later in the summer

  • I envy you - am not there yet

    I work from home full time and today would have been one of the days that everyone is envious of me as would run the extension lead out and sit out with the laptop all afternoon

    But kept myself locked indoors all day as the association would be too strong, sun, cup of tea, work and a fag

    Hopefully will be ok later in the summer

    I'm sure you will be :) I'm in my tenth week now and feel really happy. Still get those pangs, especially when I'm faced with a situation that's new to me as a non-smoker, like sitting in the sun. But it does get much easier with time. X

  • Summer approaching has probably been one of my scariest thoughts since quitting. I have quite a few smoker friends and I can't just retreat inside when they're fagging it, or I'll miss all the sunshine! Then there's the holidays abroad. OH is a smoker and tends to smoke more while we're away, so the thought of the two of us alone and trying to resist was a bit worrying.

    But I think I'm actually going to be okay :o Saying no to myself while sat in my garden just now was easier than trying to brush away the thought of eating junk food I love or buying something that I "must have". It was easy peasy, and I still enjoyed the sunshine! Win win I'd say.

    I know exactly what you mean hun, was worried about the same thing myself *but* had a Saturday afternoon and evening (when I used to smoke myself totally stupid) out with my friends without missing it in the least - and you will too :D

    What kind of shocked me was that I've changed from thinking "why are these people giving me evils it's only a cigarette" to "what whe feck is that revolting smell?"

    Even after having a few drinks (not that many 'cos it's a work night) with one of my friends from work who smokes like a chimney I don't want a cigarette or *drum roll* any e-cig. :D And as you know how lousy my willpower is compared to yours, you'll ace it hun, no probs!! xxx

  • I know exactly what you mean hun, was worried about the same thing myself *but* had a Saturday afternoon and evening (when I used to smoke myself totally stupid) out with my friends without missing it in the least - and you will too :D

    What kind of shocked me was that I've changed from thinking "why are these people giving me evils it's only a cigarette" to "what whe feck is that revolting smell?"

    Even after having a few drinks (not that many 'cos it's a work night) with one of my friends from work who smokes like a chimney I don't want a cigarette or *drum roll* any e-cig. :D And as you know how lousy my willpower is compared to yours, you'll ace it hun, no probs!! xxx

    Oh wow, no e cig either?! You are making me very proud Gemma Lou :D xxx

  • Oh wow, no e cig either?! You are making me very proud Gemma Lou :D xxx

    Aww thanks hun :D

    I haven't touched it since just after tea :)

    Am proud of myself too, especially being with a chain smoker lol.

    21 weeks ago I'd have matched her smoke for smoke - now nothing at all apart from my patch!! xxx

  • Wow, that's great hon!:D

    Thanks!! I'm flipping thrilled :D

    Worst case for me now is i have a bit of gum - depends how sleepy I get - but e-cig? No thanks!! Don't like the taste or how it makes my mouth feel icky!! xx

  • Bless you! All good things come to she who waits and doesn't get her knickers in a twist if it isn't happening fast enough!;):D

    Woohoo :cool:

    If there's one thing I'm brilliant at, it's beating myself up!! But no inhaling anything for me tonight, no way!! Tomorrow, well we'll see!!

    Ooh heck, need to buy more patches :eek:

  • Lmao, we had noticed actually!:D:D

    Lol, I'm not surprised!!

    Shouldn't be so hard on myself but heck, I can't help it!!

    Thought you were all stocked up? Get organised Mrs, don't want you freaking out because you're patchless! Sleep sweet hon, see you tomorrow xxx

    I am til Wednesday morning, and I've hopped on eBay and bought another week's worth so it's all sorted now :D

    Lol, I'm great at tellimg myself off but being organised? Not so much :p

    Nighty night hun xxx

  • Get you Sarah Lou :cool:

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