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Quitting Cigarettes

Monday, February 25, 2013

I just wanted to share that I am throwing down my cigarettes...I know this isn't or whatever the smokers cite is...but they are very supportive anyway..last time I tried them I failed because of what some people were saying about what I put in my blog...which was suppose to be anything I felt or how I felt. Anyway, they just made me feel like I wasnt good enough when I would post about being sick and naseauted (spelled wrong) from withdrawls almost felt as though they hadn't really ever quit or they would have understood my moodiness andthe withdrawl symptoms right? Not really here to talk about that just wanted to let everyone know what was up if I go missing for a few I have decided to use the patch to quit this time with the steps to quitting. I am on step 2 because I already had myself down to less than 10 a day. WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!!

I have been working out and watching what I eat even though I haven't been posting very much on here. I lost a pound this past week, which isn't much but it's not a gain and my fiance did take me out to eat this weekend a couple times so I will take that pound. I plan keyword plan on exercising to help when cravings hit so hopefully I won't gain weight which is my biggest and really only fear of quitting. Okay well I am sure I have bored you all enough. Have a great week everyone!!!!! New me right?

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HEATHER3477 2/25/2013 9:42PM

    Hi LOVE2MY3
I am using the nicoderm cq controlled release nicotine replacement patches this go round. They have different steps to help wean the body of cigarettes. :) If you smoke more than 10 cigs a day start with step 1 (I think it last 6 weeks for step 1) then you go to step two, then three less nicotine in the patches everytime. I think it said it is a 10 week program so I guess step two and three last two weeks each not sure. I started at stage 2 because I smoke less than 10 cigaretes a day as of the last time I tried to quit (Cold turkey...lasted about 4 days) Anyway, when I did pick them back up I didn't smoke as much...this time I am gonna go dwon the stages as directed on the patches...6 weeks on stage 2 and then I believe it was 2 weeks on stage 3 (only 8 week program when you start at stage 2). I have had to keep myself moving today to help fight the cravings but I haven't been moody with the patch and it is way easier to fight wanting one with the patch...honestly i think it's reading my mind and sending the nicotine to me right as a craving hits lol (being silly). Night all!!!! Thank you for your positive feedback I know this want be easy but I really really want to do it.....and continue my journey here too. I think my exercise routine would work better and be more enjoyable if I could breathe during the workouts lol and possibly workout longer (better benefits). Still going to gym with my sisnlaw in a couple weeks woo-hoo hopefully I will be able to breathe better by then CANT WAIT EXCITED :) emoticon

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JULESJET 2/25/2013 8:28PM

    Good Luck!
You Can Do It!

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LOVE2MY3 2/25/2013 3:05PM

    Good luck! I am ready to quit, too, but am just scared to commit to it! Are you just doing it cold turkey, or are you using something? Let me know how it goes, so I get some motivation to quit myself.

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ALGAL79 2/25/2013 2:41PM

    This is so appropriate for this site. I would hope that SPARK represents whole health and doesn't just limit that to losing weight. Weight loss really won't mean a thing if we are still putting harmful chemicals in our bodies. Believe in yourself and quit because you deserve it. Best of luck in your journey to a healthier you!

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SUECHRIS50 2/25/2013 2:37PM

    You go GIRL!! emoticon It's not easy but I did it 34 years ago and hav'nt touched one since!SO,SO,SO proud of you! emoticon

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    Good luck!!! I wish you the best. I have never been a smoker but I have many friends who were/are and I have seen many of them quit. I hope it sticks for you this time! You can beat this. emoticon

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