I am a huge proponent of having a written quit plan. I firmly believe that thinking about where quits have failed in the past and having a plan for those events makes a difference. Here I am at twelve days, frankly incredulous that I have made it this far. I have a tickle in the depths of my brain that this could be the last quit. I don't think about that too much. I am focused on today and staying quit today.
This weekend I was stuck in a situation that I had not prepared for. My husband said we were going out to breakfast. I grabbed my purse and joined him in his car for a trip to our small town diner. We never made it.
We passed a car lot on the way that was having a sale and my husband pulled in "for just a quick minute" to see a new car model he was interested in. We left the dealership 6 hours later. Did I have my NRT-mints with me? NOPE. Had I taken St John's Wart that morning? NOPE. Did I have a cough drop, gum, mint, straw, or anything with me that might have helped? NOPE, NOPE, NOPE.
On the other hand, I didn't have smokes or a lighter with me, either.
First rule of quitting smoking - stop buying.
Nothing of import here. Blogging helps anchor my quit.