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1/29/13 4:37 P

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Ms. Nicky,
Tis frustrating when we try to do several things at one time. Personally, I get derailed easily.
Tis either quit smoking (mine is cigars) or lose weight , just not at the same time.
May I ask, what are your Ques? A couple of mine is being on the computer emoticon or on the phone. I try a blow pop while on the phone. Can't tell you how many times I've lite the dang stick while it was in my
Have you tried just holding in your mouth a carrot stick, cinnamon stick, or just a popcycle stick?
I wouldn't recommend a toothpick, but then again...this boi is a Klutz.
Gum doesn't come close for me. I don't chew my cigars, I smoke them. Then again, blowing a bubble would be fun.
What do you feel that is right for you? Have a good evening. MB

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1/3/13 12:57 P

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I have no great suggestions for you as far as snacks, except the usual fruit and veggies...didn't wok for me. Sugar was what I wanted. I had a hard time finding closure to my meal, because smoking a cig was the end to my meal for so long. I quit smoking in May and have gained almost 30 pounds. I also went through Menopause (so I can't blame the gain totally on quitting smoking). But I have to agree you need to just concentrate on quitting smoking. It was the hardest thing I have ever done and I needed to just concentrate on that or I would have been miserable. I knew from past experience that I know how and can lose weight but quitting smoking was a new priority and needed all my focus. Now that I have 9 months smoke and nicotine free I am concentrating on my diet. One suggestion I do have is ....stay with your exercise program no matter what. I might not have watched what I ate, but I tried to exercise at least 3-4 times a week. Until the holidays came. Good luck and remember that it will get easier, you will feel better and be soooo proud of yourself.

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1/2/13 8:50 P

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Welcome! Not that you shouldn't worry about any weight gain, but for now learning to be healthy and keeping away from the smokes is a major undertaking. I chewed plenty of gum to keep busy.

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1/2/13 4:39 P

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My new years resolution was to quit smoking. Today is my second day without a cigarette, however I am finding it extremely difficult to stay away from those pesky things. I have "quit" about 3 times before, only lasting about a month in and then relapsing. I am currently using the patch, which has worked for me during my last attempts. Thing is, I am extremely worried about gaining weight. I know, gaining a few is better than being ill or eventually getting cancer, but I have worked hard to lose the weight I've lost within the last year, as little as it may be. I am at a point where I am finally happy with my body and weight and I don't want to see the scale go up. I know myself and I know I'll replace one bad habit with another, which will probably be food. Does anyone have any suggestions of a low or no calorie snack that I can munch on while I am dealing with this? I know of gum and hard candy but it doesn't seem to ever do the trick and I don't want to be increasing my sugar intake that much daily. I swear, I feel like I could go through 10 packs of gum a day at this point lol!

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