Skip to comments.Time To Kick The Habit
Posted on 09/07/2012 1:20:27 PM PDT by Randy Larsen
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Suddenly food tastes and smells sooo good and I dont even think about smoking anymore, all I think about is eating!
Get yourself a load of interesting gums, mints, cinnomen, licorice, bubble, candycane, you name it. Keep one always in reach. Chew mouthfuls.
Everytime you want to smoke or eat, pop some gum and walk or exercise. EVERYTIME.
Make a list of things to do instead of eating or smoking and stick it in your pocket, taped to the cupboard door and to the BR mirror. Do the next thing on the list. NOW.
And deep breathe through the desires to eat or smoke. They will go away and become less if you do not feed them.
Randy, we’re here for you.
And by reading your posts, it sounds like weight gain is a major concern for you if you quit smoking, so you will need to exercise and adjust your diet if necessary, but if you are sedentary, start with the short walk after dinner and work your way up to a reasonable activity level if this is the case to keep the weight off.
With the cigs, you will need to taper down, and with the physical aspects, you will need to increase your physical activity to avoid the weight gain that you are concerned with along with examining your diet and avoiding sugar and “bad” carbohydrates which basically turn to fat and put on the weight.
As I mentioned in my post above, there are many aspects to successfully quitting.
I tried cold-turkey and while it works for some people, it made me miserable and I craved cigs 24/7 and failed every time I tried that method, but everyone is different.
Post #72 by “sockhead” also contains some very good advice.
Again, good luck and when you get the urge, take a walk and/or think about the positives of being a non-smoker.
And find yourself a big glass jar to start filling up with money!
I still remember the nightmare I had with that the first day I went from the single capsule to two........I ain't touching that stuff again.
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I had “almost” quit. Hadn’t had one for 3 days. Went to see the doc and he told me I had a big problem with my liver. Sent me to a specialist. Blood work, ultrasound, biopsy. In the meantime that no smoking thing went right the hell out the window. Biopsy? Seriesly?
At the end the doc tells me I am fine and it was the Chantix that elevated my liver enzymes.
Great. $5,000 out of pocket for the tests, etc.
And I still smoke.
Let me know the date and I’m in too. I quit cold turkey Sept 22 1999 and started back up 3 years later. I am ready to quit again. My biggest fear is gaining weight again, I gained 100 pounds in 1 year.
Is Monday September 10, 2012 too soon for you?
Let me know...
Monday September 10 2012...
Is that OK with you?
Let me know...
We will have to figure out how to stop the weight gain together...Phase 2...
We can do this together!
Not going to touch that...and, ummm, you shouldn't either...teehee
Join us please.
I spent about a week on edge and snippy with others, and about a year every now and then thinking I'd like one (the way I sometimes want a cold egg nog in July, and the dairies don't start producing it until November).
Eight years later I'm still quit and don't even think about it unless I catch a whiff of somebody else's.
You have to want to be quit worse than you want to smoke. That's all.
That's my incentive right there, if I can stop for a full month, I get the car......
Will this plan work for you?
No more cigs after midnight on 9 September 2012.
Report on this thread daily to show your progress.
Honor system in play here...If you fail and get back on board, all’s ok.
Our objective should be 2 months or 10 November 2012.
Does that work?
Will you join us then?
Just the thought of giving up cigarettes frightens me......Like a wallet, I've never been without them in my hand, car, work, etc...for the past 45 years.