You can lose the weight, quit smoking and reduce the stress in your life! SparkPeople will support you through all of this. First, I found a great smoking cessation website that also has message boards for support:www.whyquit.com/
I've posted the link a few times now because I can not stress enough how much this has helped me quit (after a 16 year, pack a day habit). It really helped me to understand what was happening in my body - why I was feeling depressed, angry, emotional, hungry, dizzy etc. Knowledge is power, once you can recognise what is happening you can do something about it or savour the sensations as temporary feelings associated with clearing your body of nicotine.
I can honestly say that I'm a lot less stressed now that I'm a non-smoker. Think about it. You spend a lot of your day either smoking or thinking about how you will have your next one. If you are shopping, working, on transport or in company and can't smoke you get agitated and anxious. The extra money you will have will also ease your financial burdens. Good nutrition and cutting down on caffeine and sugar will also help you to beat stress. You could try joining teams and challenges such as
The Official Stress Busting Challenge www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challenge_deta
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challenge_deta
The most important thing to know is that all three can be done. You can turn your life around if you want to. PM me any time with any questions you have or even if you just want to let off steam!
Edited by: SKINICOOK at: 9/22/2012 (16:33)
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