PastTense

Not prepared

Blog Post created by PastTense on Aug 12, 2019

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.

PT

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