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Almost 2 months smoke free

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Last year i lost over 90 pounds, this year i am tackling the smoking issue. Almost 2 months smoke free now and am managing to maintain my weight. I still have 15 pounds to go though. So here i am emoticon This last year i also lost my brother so its been a year of challenges and learning.

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SNOWANGEL2012 7/21/2012 9:31PM

    You are right Tara he is right beside me all the time . Thanks so much for your encouragement. emoticon

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A-NEW-TARA 7/21/2012 9:26PM

    emoticon with both the weight loss and quitting smoking, neither of which are easy. I watched my dad quit smoking and he had a hard time with craving, especially if around other smokers; but he hung in there and is now about 25 yrs smoke free.

My condolences for the lost of your brother, but I'm sure he's looking out for you and cheering you on as you achieve a healthier life.

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SNOWANGEL2012 7/21/2012 3:21PM

    Thanks so much everyone :) xo emoticon

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POGOMOP 7/21/2012 11:26AM

    hang in there! quitting smoking is the nicest thing I ever did for myself

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DONNACFIT 7/21/2012 11:21AM are doing great..congrats on the weight loss and quitting smoking..I know you can lose the last 15!!

Sorry to hear you lost your brother...mine is gone too... emoticon

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DATMAMA4 7/19/2012 9:29AM

    Great job, keeping the weight off after quitting the smokes. You could have used stress as an excuse to overeat or start smoking again, but you held strong and your body is better for it.

You'll never regret giving up smoking.


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VLKSHA 7/19/2012 8:24AM

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68ANNE 7/18/2012 9:14PM

    Congrats on the smoke-free life.
Pat yourself on the back a few times.
Two months is awesome and especially keeping weight off.
Since smoking gets your metabolism going faster
then when you stop, it slows down.
I gained a lot of weight when I stopped smoking and I am using strength training to keep that metabolism going. Six years and I haven't had any cravings but not everyone is that lucky.
You can do it!

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HANAVAS 7/18/2012 9:11PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am the opposite, I am going on 7 yrs smoke free and am now working on the weight!

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SLUNDQUIS 7/18/2012 8:59PM

    I think the best way to be rid of smoking for good is to figure out why you lost all this weight. The reasons are probably the same, for better health. You now have ways to deal with the smoking cessation that got you this close to your goal weight. I will drop the big bomb that caused a lot of the smokers in my nursing class to stop years ago: smoking is far worse for your heart than your lungs, and it is horrendous for your lungs. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor that makes your heart have to work much harder to do the same job without the nicotine. It can destroy any of your other organs as well the same way, depriving them of the oxygen they need. The good news: your body has a great capacity to heal and can recover from smoking. Great Job getting this far and I hope this helps carry you farther. I know it can take up to 10 yrs for the cravings to completely go away, but with great coping you can do it.

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