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smoking

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I am going to try harder than ever to stop smoking.

  
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MCCALI59 7/31/2009 8:39PM

  I really appreciate all the encouragement.

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MCCALI59 7/31/2009 8:36PM

  Thank you all. emoticon

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2BSALLYB 7/28/2009 3:57PM

    You can do this!! If you need to, take it one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time. It will get easier, I know that for fact.

You will be so pleased with yourself when you can say, "I used to smoke, but not anymore."

Hang in there!! emoticon

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PAINTS5555 7/28/2009 8:06AM

    Quiting smoking is 1 of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones!

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ALLNATURAL2 7/28/2009 7:45AM

    Great! You won't be stinky any more. Black licorice sticks helped me quit 25 years ago...hang in there...you can do it. emoticon

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HOPE2BE 7/28/2009 7:23AM

    I celebrated my 5 year anniversary on Sun. of not smoking. its an overpowing feeling not to smoke and have to hide because you're not supposed to be smoking or having to stay out of the hospital because you can't smoke. Or having to go out in all kinds of weather because smoking isn't permited. There's no more stress and a feeling of calmness because you do quit not counting the health benefits from it. I smoked for 34 years and quit cold turkey. I never looked back and even though I gained 10 lbs. I didn't mind because it wasn't as much as I expected. Go for it. I'm behind you. 1 cigarette a day means you're still smoking so look at it that way.

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JKSTEIN123 7/28/2009 6:53AM

    I hope you succeed.

This is how I looked at it when I quit smoking:

When you are smoking you mind is always consumed about quitting.....and when you are not smoking you mind is consumed about quitting... The only differences are.... it is much healthier to not smoke.... trust me the thoughts of having a smoke get farther in between as time passes.

It has been four years for me and maybe once every three or four months I think about it. It is a very freeing experience. I hope this will help you in your journey to healthy lungs.

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TRAVELINGTRISH 7/28/2009 6:46AM

    If you've really decided that you're quitting because you want to (and not for someone else), go for it. Get the help you need, whether counseling, a quit-smoking program or one of the anti-smoking aids and use it. Quitting was the hardest thing I ever did, but once I got past the several weeks mark, I have never tried another cigarette. I was too afraid of getting hooked again.

Good luck with your efforts.

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HIPPIEFREAK66 7/28/2009 6:46AM

  i hope you win this battle! emoticon

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SUSAN1447 7/28/2009 6:31AM

    Good luck! I I quit over 25 years ago. You can do it. emoticon

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Smoking

Monday, July 27, 2009

I found that when I didnt smoke that much I ate more and more. I switched eatingless with more smoking. And thats what I am afraid of now.

  
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MCCALI59 7/30/2009 7:24AM

  I really do not want to gain any weight but I also DO want to quit. I am trying to figure out a way to handle it.

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DFOLKARD 7/27/2009 10:00AM

    I totally relate. My goal was if I could maintain my goal weight for 2 years then I would consider quitting. I am almost at 1 1/2 years. I am going to try and psyche myself up for that date. I dont want to smoke anymore, and dont really enjoy it too much. But it's another one of those bad habits that are soooooooo hard to break.

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MAGS05 7/27/2009 9:58AM

  I have quit a couple of times and went back. I am a social smoker and only smoke outside. I want to quit but i know from the past the emotional toll it takes on your mind. I smoke when i am on the phone. I had the problem in the past when i tried to quit - i HATED the phone, wouldnt talk to anyone because i wanted the cigs also. That is what i fear. I hate shutting everyone out. I on the other hand would keep really busy to take my mind off of it. Never went to food just worked more. I know i can do it, fear is just gripping me.

good luck sunnyandellie - i hope you can and will finally put them down for good.

have a wonderful week.

mags

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SUNNYANDELLIE 7/27/2009 9:29AM

  I know what you mean - I lost 32 pounds and went from being a casual smoker to about 1/2 pack a day - now I am trying to quit but don't want to gain the weight back. I am working out pretty hard but think I need to kick it up a notch and really burn calories. It is a dilemma no doubt. Hang in there - I think it is easier to lose weight than to quit smoking - so maybe if you don't stress you can lose when you get through not smoking - that is what I'm hoping for - take care and don't beat yourself up - that doesn't help either situation emoticon

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REGIMOM88 7/27/2009 8:54AM

  I smoked for 9 years. I smoked up to 3 packs a day. I quit 6 years ago. I immediately gained 25 lbs. I'm still healthier now than I was then.

If you go to your doc, they will tell you that the cost of gaining weight pales in comparison to the benefits of quitting smoking. It's hard, I'm not going to pretend it's not, and I still have temptations to light up, but I'm not going to. You have to make up your mind and stick with whatever decision you think is best for you.

Good luck!

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Motivation

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I need to get started and once I do I just keep on going.

  


Frustration

Friday, July 24, 2009

I am having a hard time starting my workouts. I used to workout every day but I cant seem to get motivated now.

  
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MCCALI59 7/26/2009 7:38AM

  I know thtat they are right. I find it very true with everytging that I do. Once I start something I just keep going but it th start they I have to deal with.

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SLENDERELLA2010 7/24/2009 9:28AM

   

Just tell yourself that you will do ten minutes. If you're anything like me you'll
find that once those ten are done, you will WANT to continue. Starting is the
toughest part, but if you want results, you've sometimes got to do what you
don't want to do. :-)

It doesn't have to be all or nothing, either! Maybe if you worked out three times
per week for awhile it would reignite the fire in you.-

Sue

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MCCALI59 7/24/2009 7:05AM

  Thank you for the advice. I think it may work. I feel that I will do some right now. emoticon

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STEPHANIE.F 7/24/2009 6:53AM

    Remeber how you felt when you were working out. Tell yourself you want to feel like that again. Fake the energy, workout and then the real energy will follow and before you know it you'll be working out every day again! You can do it!

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THINK POSITIVE

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I AM TRYING SO HARD TO THINK POSITIVE ABOUT LIFE. SOMETIMES IT IS SO HARD. IAM GRATEFUL FOR THE PEOPLE THAT I HAVE MET THROUGH SPARK PEOPLE. I FIND THAT I AM NOT ALONE IN THIS WORLD. emoticon

  
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MAGS05 7/27/2009 10:02AM

  I love sparkpeople too! There is alot of comfort on site, so many people to relate to and alot of encouragement.

Good luck to you.

mags emoticon emoticon

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MCCALI59 7/23/2009 6:58PM

  I am starting to really love spark people, thry are so friendly and encouraging.
athanks again to all.

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JAESGUY 7/22/2009 9:29PM

  Sparks is a great place to come for support.We are all in this together and we try to create a positive atmosphere ...
Good luck on your journey to good health and wellness and always emoticon

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