Good on you. you should be proud of yourself I am.
Fitness Minutes: (3,543)
143 1/12/13 11:58 P
I just quit smoking (12 days ago) and I found an app for my android phone called "Cessation Nation", where it calculates how much money you have saved since quitting, how many days and hours that you have added back to your life since quitting, and how many cigarrettes that you haven't smoked. It tracks a lot of other things and you dont have to update it daily or log in to anything, just once to fill in your info and the app does the rest. It was pretty cool to see some of the stats that you just don't think about before. It also has a few games to play to help beat the cravings.
I find cleaning to be very cathartic! I especially have the urge to clean when I am angry and my bp is up because of it. I have even dubbed that type of cleaning "angry cleaning." I am also working very hard at becoming a full-fledged ex-smoker. There have been some days that I have REALLLY wanted a cigarette. I have the means to get them. There's a few people that sell loosies around here. Legal? No, but...anyway...You're house/apartment/whatever looks better. Your lungs are also cleaner, and it helps that craving to pass. GREAT job! Keep it up!
Good going. It's great to focus on something else, and you'll have a sense of accomplishment in a variety of things, as a bonus
Fitness Minutes: (44,111)
1,156 1/12/13 6:54 A
Good for you for tackling a very difficult but life changing obstacle. I quit when I turned 30 at the request of my daughter, who had just turned 9. It was her birthday wish that I quit on my birthday the week after hers! How do you say no to that? I couldn't, thank God! It was the best gift she could give me. Now 25 years later, I am still smoke free!
It can be done, but it is difficult, and no one's journey is the same. So proud of you for finding "distractions" like cleaning; feel free to come clean my house when the urge strikes the next time!
Keep up the good work.........You will feel so much better.
Fitness Minutes: (64,744)
2,731 1/12/13 6:07 A
Keep up the good work. As long as every time the urge or craving comes, you train your brain to do something else it will work.....write down some things that you can do if that happens -- like a Plan B type of thing.
I quit 10 years ago!
Fitness Minutes: (85,486)
11,034 1/12/13 5:51 A
nice going. I quit 4 years ago but I can't remember how I did it.
Fitness Minutes: (80,571)
383 1/11/13 11:19 P
so THAT'S why my husband was suddenly inspired to clean the bedroom the other day. He's been trying to quit smoking. SLASALLE, thanks for the tips. I just sent them to the husband! And LESELLERY, keep up the awesome work!
Fitness Minutes: (65,970)
8,961 1/11/13 11:00 P
I used to keep a list handy of things to do when I wanted a cigarette. It was filled with things like:
-Pick a chore -Go for a walk -Take a shower -Ride my bike -Play with the kitties -Do a workout video
You can do it ... I did after 20+ years of smoking ... yay you!!!!
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