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What's the best way?


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Is it better to take things in small steps, or jump off the cliff? Should I just quit pop, smoking, and junk food all at once? Or should I slowly begin exercising, ease off the pop, and then in a few weeks quit smoking?

I'm getting discouraged before I even start.

But my husband reminded me that he is home every morning, so my whole "I don't have time to work out with these kids" thing is not applicable. I don't know why I didn't think of him before.
Bright side, baby is feeling a little better and less needy.
To florida tomorrow!
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LITTLE1DER 3/11/2013 12:18PM

    As a former smoker I suggest kicking that one first because it will be the toughest, figure out if you will need the patch or a script or if you can do it cold turkey. Figure out your physical triggers (driving, first cup of joe, post meal) and make a plan for those times, take a walk, take a bath, slather your hands up with scented lotion, brush your teeth, chew gum with or without nicotine- anything to keep your hands and mind busy. Make a deal with yourself that you will not increase pop and junk foods while you are quiting (don't replace one with the other) then before you have a pop or junk think it through, write down why you want it, why other healthier options won't do i.e, water, veggies, popcorn, fruit. Create small and big goals and rewards.
I know for me I didn't have bad withdraw from cigs but breaking the habit of it was hard, it's probably the same with pop and junk food.
Good luck do it one day, hour, smoke crave at a time!

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LEANJEAN6 3/11/2013 9:13AM

    a little at a time is the best--Once yu have acheived one goal--then work on the next---
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MOM2OR 3/11/2013 8:56AM

    I agree with EBONYSOL. One step at a time. I've heard that when you quit smoking you can gain weight? So maybe start with the exercising and healthy eating before hand so you can get that under control. And then if you are hungry from quitting smoking, then you will know to eat better!!! Good luck! emoticon

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EBONYSOL 3/11/2013 1:32AM

    If you quit everything at once, your body will have quite the shock. One item at a time is one idea. Pick a small goal with which you have a good chance of success. After a successful month to 6 weeks, try the next easiest goal. Slowly climb the steps to success!
Good luck, Cath

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