Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
COFFEEQUEEEN's Photo COFFEEQUEEEN SparkPoints: (16,288)
Fitness Minutes: (25,037)
Posts: 388
1/28/13 11:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, Kate! That is pretty much what I did. I went for a run every time I had a bad urge. I went from only being able to run 1/2 a mile to running 5k in two weeks! Ha ha, lots of cravings. But it worked!

Jamie, I made a poster with all my reasons for wanting to quit. Then I listed ideas of things to do when cravings hit. First on the list was "run until lungs burn" but I also had other ideas like take a bath, have a healthy snack, chew gum, and call someone and vent. I also spent a couple evenings (the worst ones) at the movie theatre because you literally can't smoke there. Most importantly, you have to stop "trying to quit" and just make up your mind that you're done smoking.

Keep us updated!

emoticon emoticon

 Pounds lost: 41.0 
 
0
14.25
28.5
42.75
57
PASSIONATETIGER's Photo PASSIONATETIGER SparkPoints: (76,285)
Fitness Minutes: (73,532)
Posts: 5,727
1/22/13 10:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Jamie and Kate,
May I suggest you go to the website where lots of information about nicotine anonymous is and see if there are meetings within an hour of where you live and work? This fellowship has totally saved me from relapsing this time. I had done it once on my own that lasted for 4 1/2 years but I didn't have the tools and support system to buck some severe stress that came into my life, so I surprisingly picked up one cigarette (and was back to smoking for another decade until I found NicA).

I'll be very happy to support you here on this thread as well, and know that you CAN do this. But not alone. And not without a lot of tools. WE can do this. I'm 13 years clean and free now. I still go to 2 meetings a week and pay it forward while I practice working my own affairs.

www.nicotine-anonymous.org
(an easy to use local website that links to the main one is: nicamar.homestead.com)

Edited by: PASSIONATETIGER at: 1/22/2013 (10:37)
Dale

With grace and self esteem, honor the Passionate Tiger in You. Refresh your personal high regard (daily) in order to live happy, joyous and free.

Maryland


 current weight: 6.0  over
 
10
5
0
-5
-10
JWROSS0586's Photo JWROSS0586 SparkPoints: (1,880)
Fitness Minutes: (752)
Posts: 12
1/22/13 2:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello, I am James, I go by Jamie. I am ready to kick this terrible habit. I've been smoking for just about 10 years. And I feel like if I need to make his change of lifestyle, smoking has got to go! Any helpful tips on how to do it and stay away from it, I would greatly, greatly appreciate it!

 current weight: 448.0 
 
490
430
370
310
250
PASSIONATETIGER's Photo PASSIONATETIGER SparkPoints: (76,285)
Fitness Minutes: (73,532)
Posts: 5,727
1/21/13 1:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome Kate. How great that you want this over now!
May I suggest you drink extra water to flush out your system from all the toxins, and fabreeze all surfaces that might hold the smell. That includes your closet full of clothing and the upholstery in your car. Also wash down windows and mirrors in home and auto. They get a yellow/brown film on them that is good to remove. All residue from smoking holds the scent and that is a trigger.

Keep on reporting how you're doing too. Speaking about what you're experiencing really helps you process new thoughts and better choices. A support group and plenty of tools have been immeasurably helpful to me.

nicotine-anonymous.org

Edited by: PASSIONATETIGER at: 1/22/2013 (10:30)
Dale

With grace and self esteem, honor the Passionate Tiger in You. Refresh your personal high regard (daily) in order to live happy, joyous and free.

Maryland


 current weight: 6.0  over
 
10
5
0
-5
-10
KATE1221123's Photo KATE1221123 SparkPoints: (841)
Fitness Minutes: (410)
Posts: 61
1/21/13 12:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello! I'm 22, have been smoking consistently for about a year, and am so excited to begin working on getting this monkey off my back! I literally just smoked my last cigarette. My plan is to exercise for fifteen minutes every time I feel the urge to smoke.

Edited by: KATE1221123 at: 1/21/2013 (12:59)
 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
280
240
200
160
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other No more smoking Introduce Yourself to Team Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
3 weeks and going strong 3/20/2014 4:47:09 PM
New member, new non-smoker 8/6/2013 4:22:53 PM
Today is Day 1 7/22/2014 4:33:27 PM
Brand new ans need support! 5/23/2014 7:32:12 PM
Tomorrow 4/12/2014 2:15:46 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x758x51753507

Review our Community Guidelines