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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.


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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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Sunday, July 26, 2009

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



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.-


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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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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


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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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Figuring out my problem.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

After reading all the E-mails and blogs I think I can see what I am doing wrong with my eating habits. emoticon

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MCCALI59 7/22/2009 6:14PM

  I give you a lot of creit for being able to stick your plan. emoticon

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MCCALI59 7/22/2009 6:09PM

  I need to stop drinking coffee amd maybe then I can stop smoking. emoticon

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PRIMALMICHAEL 7/21/2009 9:48PM

    Hey cool - that's what it is all about. Live, learn, make progress.

Isn't Spark amazing?

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JANEENV1 7/21/2009 9:21PM

    The main thing I learned from SP is this...cut out butter...I don't really miss it---cut our sweets..BUT, I have 1/2 cup of ice cream every evening--a must....and only eat cheese once during the day. Cut out all those other calorie dense things that I really don't miss that much (nuts, raisins) emoticon

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