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markmcclean1980

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3rd Time Lucky
« on: February 03, 2018, 07:33:55 am »
So I came here to post and the first thing I see is 2 previous posts, from 2016 & 2017, that I have done.  I am determined that this will be the last.  I am now 1/3 of a year trough and on my first day in month 5.  I am off to Gran Canaria tomorrow and I am more than prepared.  I have plenty of supplies for my vape which I have never done before when going on holiday.  Normally I just tell myself I will smoke on holiday and stop again when I return.  Learning from past mistakes - I know that I can’t do this and instinctively push the thought out of my head. 
While I am away I won’t be on a lot but I will celebrate when I get back.  By then my solicitor should have received the contract for my house purchase.  I have also put down a deposit on a new computer, which I never could have done if I was still wasting money on a dirty habit. 
My Aunt has finished her treatment so now it’s just a waiting game for her, but hopefully it has given her some extra time.
 

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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 08:00:54 am »
That's a super positive post @markmcclean1980 and it sounds like you have a good plan in front of you which is what its all about. Have a super holiday, enjoy the new computer and all the very best in your new home. Mindfulness could be a real help to you Aunt and her hospital should be able to provide groups free of charge.
I am going to do this
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 09:53:18 am »
@markmcclean1980 , how many lovely things you have to look forward to! Many congratulations from me- all roads definitely lead to the Penthouse this time- and have a fantastic holiday.  ;D 008
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 10:25:14 am »
Good for you @markmcclean1980 i really respect your efforts. I hadnt noticed you had been in this room previously and then i just spot @Gerti1 has been here before also! There are probably more no doubt. I must get back to reading old posts.

Have a fabulous holiday. You sound very prepared so just vape vape vape. Ive got my first smoke free holiday this year so please fill us in when you get back.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 10:34:20 am »
Oh it sounds like everything is coming up Mark this year. Keep going with it because this is your year.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 12:01:36 pm »
 :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:  Our favourite Panto Dame is rocking it and socking it to the stinky little beast!!!  :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:

Soooo happy to see you doing so well hon, just you hold on tight and keep on keeping on, allow no temptation to dwell, refuse to listen to him when he whispers his smelly nothings in your ear and keep your eyes firmly fixed on your new computer, new home and new LIFE!!!

Have a wonderful trip, will be hoping and praying that the treatment has been effective for your auntie  :hug:
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 12:47:04 pm »
Well done on the room upgrade Mark and you’re right, third time is lucky isn’t it! Your head definitely sounds like it’s in the right place in preparation for your holiday this time around. Just remember to give the big middle finger up to Mr Nic if he comes cruising on by and puff away on your vape.  You’ll be so proud of yourself. And remember to scope out an activity or thing you can do (apart from vaping) if a crave comes on.  What about a walk on the beach? I remember that smoking on the beach was not very satisfying because of the wind etc so maybe a walk on the beach breathing in huge lungfuls of healthy clean air.  Would sure give me a buzz! Have a fab time and let us know all about it when you get back.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 04:07:00 pm »
Well done @markmcclean1980 , you've had a few trial runs but got it licked this time. 2018 will be a memorable year for many on here including you.

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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 08:20:55 am »
Gran Canaria enjoy @markmcclean1980  Sun, Sea, Sand and plenty of Sangria  ;D


Have a great time, you deserve it 008


KK ;)
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 08:22:49 am »
Have a lovely holiday @markmcclean1980   :foundbeer:
Smoked for most of my adult life (and a fair bit of my childhood!).  Managed a two year quit 2014-2016 but started again!  Quit again on 6th January 2018 and lasted 7 months!  Back on the wagon again now...........
 
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 11:11:01 am »
Oh how we could all do with some of that Gran Canaria sunshine.  I heard we are setting for a bitterly cold week.

Have a lovely time Mark and fingers crossed all goes smoothly with the house buying.
After far too many years I stubbed out my final cigarette on February 6 2011 at 10 pm and havent looked back since.
 
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 02:27:57 pm »
Thank you all for your lovely responses.  So, to give an update, I spent the first day of my holiday consuming beer and food.  I did have a few cravings but I think they were more to do with my being here last year and still smoking.  I kept my ecig close by, I may have used it more than I would have liked,  it when I think of the alternative I was glad to have it.  So first day done and didn’t give in, and it seems to be a bit easier today.  I am now enjoying a beer in a nice outdoor bar in 23oC heat with lovely sunshine and my wee vape on the table in front of me.
 
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 02:48:52 pm »
Well done @markmcclean1980 for getting through those cravings. 

Keep your vap nearby for if you need it, log onto the forum if you feel you need a little kick up the backside, but above all enjoy an amazing hot sunny smoke free holiday.
After far too many years I stubbed out my final cigarette on February 6 2011 at 10 pm and havent looked back since.
 
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 04:04:51 pm »
That's great hon, hang in there!  I didn't have my first holiday abroad until I'd been quit for more than a year and I really found the first two days tough going, but once I'd got past those I was fine.  I think it was because I'd settled it with myself that it wasn't an option and so my brain and body decided to give up nagging at me.
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Re: 3rd Time Lucky
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 05:00:20 pm »
Well done @markmcclean1980.  Have a fantastic smoke-free holiday!
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