Happy Monday! :)

Hello all, how is everyone?

I feel like it's been a long while since I posted. Time seems to disappear so quickly sometimes! I hope you're all doing well and I plan to have a good nosey through the forum later :)

This weekend was quite a tough one actually, craving-wise. Well, I can't really call them cravings to be honest. It isn't like the first month or so when you feel as though you need to smoke. It's just a feeling of fancying a smoke. I tried to explain it to the OH last night, as he suggested that I keep my e-cig close by. But I don't think there is anything that would make me physically pick up a cigarette and smoke it, if you know what I mean. It's just my head telling me that it would be a nice thing to do. :confused::rolleyes:

I think I might just refresh my head with some Allen Carr and, to be fair, I haven't been on here for a while. Usually a good fix of this forum keeps my thoughts on the straight and narrow! :D

Anyway, all I needed was the smell of second hand smoke to waft past and that was enough to snap me back to the land of 'smoking kills and stinks a lot'. So no harm done!

I hope you're all great and enjoyed another smokefree weekend! xxx

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  • This weekend was quite a tough one actually, craving-wise. Well, I can't really call them cravings to be honest. It isn't like the first month or so when you feel as though you need to smoke. It's just a feeling of fancying a smoke. I tried to explain it to the OH last night, as he suggested that I keep my e-cig close by. But I don't think there is anything that would make me physically pick up a cigarette and smoke it, if you know what I mean. It's just my head telling me that it would be a nice thing to do. :confused::rolleyes:

    I think I might just refresh my head with some Allen Carr and, to be fair, I haven't been on here for a while. Usually a good fix of this forum keeps my thoughts on the straight and narrow! :D

    Anyway, all I needed was the smell of second hand smoke to waft past and that was enough to snap me back to the land of 'smoking kills and stinks a lot'. So no harm done!

    Hiya hun :)

    Glad you're still on the wagon!!

    It's odd, but I'm feeling exactly the same thing as you are, and the smell of smoke - eepers. it really puts me off too!!

    Am getting that off and on, but it'll pass.

    It's odd, but like you I don't think I'm going to smoke again either - it's just the feeling that it would be "nice" some of the time.

    Stupid brains!!

    xxx

  • Hiya hun :)

    Glad you're still on the wagon!!

    It's odd, but I'm feeling exactly the same thing as you are, and the smell of smoke - eepers. it really puts me off too!!

    Am getting that off and on, but it'll pass.

    It's odd, but like you I don't think I'm going to smoke again either - it's just the feeling that it would be "nice" some of the time.

    Stupid brains!!

    xxx

    Totally agree :)

    There were times this weekend when a few friends were sparking up now and then and the smell of live smoke really made my mouth water. But I didn't feel that urgency to grab one and spark it up.

    It was just a "that would be nice" feeling. :rolleyes: Very odd.

    Definately time for a re-cap of the old Allen Carr I think!

    We're bound to feel this way now and then for a while.

    I think I'm going to take my e-cig away on holiday with me this year. We go away for two weeks and the OH is likely to smoke that bit more, so I think it would be a good precautionary measure to take it with me.

    I'm fine again today and it really hasn't bothered me, but this is why the forum is great. You can just have a bit of a rant and read posts. It really does the trick!

    How was your weekend? Get up to much? xxx

  • Totally agree :)

    There were times this weekend when a few friends were sparking up now and then and the smell of live smoke really made my mouth water. But I didn't feel that urgency to grab one and spark it up.

    It was just a "that would be nice" feeling. :rolleyes: Very odd.

    Definately time for a re-cap of the old Allen Carr I think!

    We're bound to feel this way now and then for a while.

    I think I'm going to take my e-cig away on holiday with me this year. We go away for two weeks and the OH is likely to smoke that bit more, so I think it would be a good precautionary measure to take it with me.

    I'm fine again today and it really hasn't bothered me, but this is why the forum is great. You can just have a bit of a rant and read posts. It really does the trick!

    How was your weekend? Get up to much? xxx

    Am probably a bit odd but the smell of smoke is a huge *ick* for me now, but seeing somebody "enjoying" a fag really kicks at me. Not going to listen to it 'cos I know perfectly well I'm only 1 fag away from 20+ a day but you're right it's going to take a while to reprogramme ourselves!! We've been smokers since we were teens so it's going to take more than 5-6 months to undo the "fags=nice" thing. :/

    Definitely a good idea to take your e-cig on holiday *just in case* although hopefully you won't need it!!

    I'm on the Step 2 patches now, and flipping heck I can feel the difference, am trying to keep Grumpy Gem away :p

    Had a pretty good weekend thanks, except making a prat of myself on Saturday night :eek:

    Emotions + alcohol don't mix :eek:

    How about you? xxx

  • Good to hear you are doing well Sarah and have moved onto the 'fancy a fag' stage from the 'need a fag' stage :D

    The 'fancy a fag' stage lasts seconds or at most,minutes and not hours or days as with 'need a fag' :mad: so you have to roll with the rather light blow,deflect it over your shoulder dismiss the thought and move on and it will be forgotten.

    Yes, I definately enjoy this stage a lot more than the last one! :)

    How are you Max? Have you had a nice weekend? xxx

  • Am probably a bit odd but the smell of smoke is a huge *ick* for me now, but seeing somebody "enjoying" a fag really kicks at me. Not going to listen to it 'cos I know perfectly well I'm only 1 fag away from 20+ a day but you're right it's going to take a while to reprogramme ourselves!! We've been smokers since we were teens so it's going to take more than 5-6 months to undo the "fags=nice" thing. :/

    Definitely a good idea to take your e-cig on holiday *just in case* although hopefully you won't need it!!

    I'm on the Step 2 patches now, and flipping heck I can feel the difference, am trying to keep Grumpy Gem away :p

    Had a pretty good weekend thanks, except making a prat of myself on Saturday night :eek:

    Emotions + alcohol don't mix :eek:

    How about you? xxx

    Ooooh, step 2. Not far off now hun and you'll be throwing those patches out of your life! I wouldn't worry about grumpy Gem, in the long run she will be much happier! :D

    Ahhh yes, the old getting drunk and bearing our souls. I hate that. Makes me feel terrible the next day :( I tend to stick to tipsy stage, as I'm still bouncy and happy then!!

    I had a great weekend thanks, apart from little nico (and I mean little nowadays) taking a seat on my shoulder now and then!

    xxx

  • Ooooh, step 2. Not far off now hun and you'll be throwing those patches out of your life! I wouldn't worry about grumpy Gem, in the long run she will be much happier! :D

    Good isn't it *YAY*

    Lol, I've got to be careful 'cos after 6 months I can't exactly use the "quitting smoking" excuse can I?

    Ahhh yes, the old getting drunk and bearing our souls. I hate that. Makes me feel terrible the next day :( I tend to stick to tipsy stage, as I'm still bouncy and happy then!!

    I do too usually, although to be fair that's sort of slipped a bit lately :eek:

    But it does make you feel a right idiot afterwards. My fab mood sort of crashed and *eek*

    I had a great weekend thanks, apart from little nico (and I mean little nowadays) taking a seat on my shoulder now and then!

    xxx

    Yay for a great weekend!!

    When Nic pops up again stick your fingers in his eyes and tell him to go forth and multiply :p

    xxx

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