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Southern NSW

Long Road Trip

Posted in Hints and tips 28 Jan 2012

Yesterday was day 11 and I was faced with another challenge. My first long drive alone since quitting. 3 hours each way, with a high power meeting in the middle. The voice in my head took advantage of the situation and returned with renewed vigour. "Just one will be OK" You really feel like one - just pull into the next petrol station and get a small pack!. I fought the creature off by recalling things I've read on this website. There's no such thing as just one. It will lead to just another one. The last 11 days wasted effort. How hard was it getting to this point only to throw it all away. I made it back without giving in to the temptation. I think that's all it is now - I don't think the physical cravings are there anymore- it's just temptation.

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  • kaz, Northern NSW January 28, 2012 | 11:01
    "applause" well done mickeyj just say no to that voice that tries to convince you .i bet you felt proud of yourself and so you should keep going!
  • Gam, Hunter New England January 29, 2012 | 17:06
    Well done MickeyJ.
    You've done really well, Thats some serious willpower you've got going on, As you said you were alone and yes tooo easy just to pull over and buy a pack, But good for you for staying soooo strong through that one.
    Yeap as Kaz says applause to you :)
    stay strong and keep going!
  • adelle, Nepean Blue Mountains February 07, 2012 | 0:50
    That's awesome news! Inspiring to me and others as well I'm sure. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

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