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Stressed and depressed.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So much for Day 1. I quit smoking two days ago, and right now, I'm feeling restless, irritable, and discontent...and ready to dive in to a swimming pool full of nacho cheese, quesadillas, mashed potatoes, butter...cream...

I feel like cooking up a quick skillet version of my Mom's cheesey potato casserole complete with full-fat sour cream, cream of chicken soup, lots of cheddar cheese, onions and butter, and hashbrown potatoes. I want to gorge on this quicky casserole which would be enough to feed a family of 4+.

I keep almost getting up to go to the fridge and pull out the ingredients. I need help.

  
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WHITNEYLD 6/21/2011 5:51PM

    Thanks, all. The comments really help. I left my apartment and went down to my friend's apartment downstairs. Leaving seemed to help, as it 1) got me out of sight of the kitchen and 2) got me distracted from thinking about food, as I got some quality girl time. Your comments really helped and I appreciate them - I realize now my stomach hurts, and therefore, I must be hungry. I added a grapefruit to my snack for the day to tide me over until dinner. Thanks again, and I'm off to drink some unsweetened iced tea. :)

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/21/2011 5:37PM

    Better to write it down here than to go and do that !!! again, go to the recipes here and find one that might be similar but be a whole lot better for you nutritionally.

I quit smokikng 2 years ago .... it is NOT easy but you CAN do it !! and save lots and lots of money that you can spend on that new type of healthy food at the market !!

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I_LOVEDYOUFIRST 6/21/2011 5:24PM

    I believe in you! Not eating whatever I want whenever I want it has been the hardest thing for me, especially since there are no instant results for things like this. But think of how you'll feel afterward. And I agree with TammyJinks--it isn't a bad thing to have some, but just *some*. That way you'll satisfy that craving, but not overdo it.

I can't even imagine how much more difficult quitting smoking must make everything, but remember girl, you're STRONG. You can do it! And remember, in the end, you're doing this for YOU. So don't be too hard on yourself. There's plenty of time to make changes. (: emoticon

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TAMMYJINKS 6/21/2011 3:30PM

    Don't do it!!! Step away from the fridge!!!

Something that has worked for me is seeing pictures of myself right now and tons and tons of water. The pictures keep me motivated so that I can see exactly why I'm eating the salad instead of the burger my hubby & step-son are eating right next to me. The water, well, I will tell you like people here on SP have told me. Keep the cup/bottle in your hand when you're feeling the need to eat. Drink water when you feel that you're hungry. If you're still hungry in 30 minutes or an hour, then eat something small.

I don't think it's a bad thing to eat what you really want, so long as you control the portions. So instead of eating the entire casserole, portion it out automatically to serving sizes you won't regret later. Then only take one portion for you to eat now, and put the rest in the fridge for later or someone else to eat.

I hope this helps! Good luck on your journey of weight loss AND quitting smoking. I know you can do it!

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NOWOVER40 6/21/2011 3:27PM

    I can certainly relate to your circumstances! The nicotine monster has a weight problem itself!!!! Just a thought....I took pieces of computer paper, put on each one a reason I wanted to quit smoking, and placed them in different parts of the house. It really helped me to see all my motivation when I entered varied rooms. I also suddenly found other things to occupy my time, such as reading....just something to focus my mind on. I wish you lots of good fortune, and am here if you need someone!

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New food!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I tried a new food today. Near East Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil couscous. It was quite good. It seemed to have a sort of nutty flavor, and I kinda liked it! So here's to new foods. :)

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 6/21/2011 5:34PM

    Ah you will enjoy many new dishes ... the recipes from this site are fabulous ... try a few of them.

Wishing you the best !!

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Day 1

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Well, it's back to "Day 1" ...yet again. Sometimes I get a bit distressed when I think about all the Day 1's I've had in the past ten years. Hundreds of times, at least! And yet, somehow, I feel hopeful about this Day 1.

I ordered some "Amazing Grass Green Superfood" and "Amazing Grass Wheatgrass" powders from Amazon. I used to love smoothies, and using fresh fruit and some of these powders seemed like a good idea. One scoop of the "Green Superfood" powder equates to a full days servings of fruits and vegetables. I'm kind of excited to try it - I love all that kind of stuff. Weird herbs and vitamins and whatnot. :)

I live with my boyfriend and currently, I've switched us to mostly whole wheat or at least a whole wheat blend for the grains. He doesn't like the idea of me dieting in the least, as he says "I look good" and don't need to diet. But I'm really out of shape; I can't even run half a mile without stopping anymore. Not even run - jog! I can barely motivate myself to exercise at all. Today is the first day I'm going to try and be more active. So, wish me luck!

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 6/21/2011 5:32PM

    good luck to you .... this is for YOU .... always remember that !! We all have had a lot of 1st days !!

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WHITNEYLD 6/21/2011 1:32PM

    Thanks. I hope you don't mind, but I'm adding you as a friend. :)

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PVILLAGO 6/21/2011 1:28PM

  I wish you luck.. I also can relate to your statement "Sometimes I get a bit distressed when I think about all the Day 1's I've had in the past ten years. Hundreds of times, at least! And yet, somehow, I feel hopeful about this Day 1"

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