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Harder than I thought


Sunday, July 04, 2010

Last summer my husband and I did Spark and it was so easy to keep track of calories and eat healthy. This summer, having quit smoking after smoking for 20 some years it is very difficult to not munch in the evenings :( . Now that I am trying to change my eating habbits I realize how much quitting smoking last year affected them and why I am the heaviest I have ever been. This is going to be more of an uphill battle than I thought.
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HELLOKITTN 7/5/2010 8:20PM

    I just quit my 13 year love affair with the "nic-sticks" 2 weeks, 2 days ago. I find Bing Cherries have really been helping me out with the cravings. It occupies my mouth and isn't too invasive in caloric intake. Congratulations fellow non-smoker! You rock!

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CAROLINAMUSED 7/4/2010 11:29AM

    If you like the thought of community support, I highly recommend quitnet.com to help with your smoking cessation. I quit in 2000 after smoking for 29 years, and the support at that site was a big part of it. You don't say if you're using anything to help with your quit, so I don't know - I used both bupropion and the patch. Snacking is a problem. It is fairly ambitious, to say the least, to attempt two major life changes at the same time - as you say, you had no idea what you were getting into. Nor did I, when I quit smoking. I expected anxiety, but was unprepared for depression, sleep problems, and the sudden realization that for all those years, I'd planned my life around smoking. I do wish you the very best - and this CAN be done. Don't forget you're not alone.

Carol

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CAROLINAMUSED 7/4/2010 11:28AM

    If you like the thought of community support, I highly recommend quitnet.com to help with your smoking cessation. I quit in 2000 after smoking for 29 years, and the support at that site was a big part of it. You don't say if you're using anything to help with your quit, so I don't know - I used both bupropion and the patch. Snacking is a problem. It is fairly ambitious, to say the least, to attempt two major life changes at the same time - as you say, you had no idea what you were getting into. Nor did I, when I quit smoking. I expected anxiety, but was unprepared for depression, sleep problems, and the sudden realization that for all those years, I'd planned my life around smoking. I do wish you the very best - and this CAN be done. Don't forget you're not alone.

Carol

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DOLPHINFAN1334 7/4/2010 11:20AM

    CONGRATULATIONS ON HAVING QUIT SMOKING---THAT IS AMAZING!!! YOU CAN SUCCEED HERE ON SPARK. IT MAY BE A BIT MORE DIFFICULT THAN BEFORE BUT IF YOU WERE ABLE TO QUIT SMOKING THAN YOU REALLY CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO!!! HAVE A GREAT 4TH OF JULY TODAY!!! emoticon

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