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4/2/10 11:11 A

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I agree, with me, I didn't gain weight while trying to loose weight here on SP, I quit smoking also. There is that tempting cigerette now and then BUT don't give in to it and you are fine. IF you do give in, know that we ALL stumble and nothing is wrong with that either. Pray about it and get back on it again. It is about you as an individual and how YOU can cope with everyday life and quitting and staying quit and loosing weight (Lifestyle changes), and all. One day at a time......
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Exersize, drink plenty of water, eat veggies, drink juices, put on some music and dance.
What ever is good for you.

When somthing is of God, NOTHING can stop it. Amen..

I am nothing without God.

John 3:16
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Let his days be few; and let another take his office.


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NWESCH24's Photo NWESCH24 Posts: 313
2/16/10 9:26 A

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Hello everyone. I'm so glad I found this. I joined Sparkpeople in January and I've so far lost 7 lbs. This is the 7 lbs I gained during my fabulous quit (9 months smoke free!) I have three other friends here on SP that I quit with through a wonderful support program (which unfortunately changed for the worse).

As to gaining weight - in my experience, yes and no. If you chose your substitutes wisely or try to avoid substitutes, you can keep your weight gain down to a minimum. I quit along with a number of others and through tips and ideas and guidance we all stayed pretty much under a 10 lbs. gain. Some didn't gain at all!

Water is essential. Walk and breathe. If you are just quitting or new to your quit the best thing you ever did was to sign on at SP.

FYI, there are two free quit smoking help sites that I used in conjunction with the other program: whyquit.com and quitsmokingonline.com. whyquit is a little radical and harsh but did give some good tips.

Wishing you all strong quits - remember NOPE!!! (not one puff ever - a friend used to say that and I just loved it!)

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MARSHA48's Photo MARSHA48 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/25/10 9:06 P

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You will only gain weight if you allow yourself too. Eat healthy like you would on a diet or healthy food diet. Exersize when you feel a need to smoke. Eat veggies instead of sugary stuff. Drink Decaf stuff and you won't get the jitters. Everyone slips now & then, just remember get back to it the next day. One day at a time....
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When somthing is of God, NOTHING can stop it. Amen..

I am nothing without God.

John 3:16
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Let his days be few; and let another take his office.


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MSHOMEBODY's Photo MSHOMEBODY Posts: 52
2/1/09 6:51 P

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these are great tips, thank you!

http://www.quitnet.com/ www.quitnet.com/


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1/25/09 5:00 A

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I would like to add drinking orange juice seems to keep cravings away. Cinnamon gum or sugarless mints also helps.

Cut up straws the size of a cig to suck or chew on when you get the urge. Brush your teeth and use whitening strips.

Put magnetic pad on the refrig door and jot down your feeling before opening the door.

Keep fresh veggies, fruit and water on the top shelf of the refrig for easy grabbing.

Tee

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.


Whatever you do in life, think higher and feel deeper. C. Artias

Your personal history is not your true identity. Don't let the past define who you are.. Eckart Tolle

You are the architect of your actions, words and voice. What an opportunity for love, truth and purpose to shine. Sister Andrea Jaegar

Accept each moment as if you had choosen it. That frees you


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LURLINE86's Photo LURLINE86 Posts: 49
1/25/09 12:41 A

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If I quit smoking, won't I gain weight?

Many people are afraid to quit smoking because they think they will gain weight. In reality, many do gain a little but not enough to change how they look. People don't gain weight because they stop smoking. They gain weight because they start eating more. Often, people confuse the feeling of craving nicotine with hunger and eat to try to make this uncomfortable feeling go away. Smokers are also used to having something in their hands and in their mouth, so they may pick up food to replace holding a cigarette. To keep from gaining weight, try these things:

* Drink sips of water instead of eating when you feel uncomfortable.
* Eat carrot or celery sticks or other healthy, low calorie foods.
* Exercise. This will also help take your mind off smoking and make you healthier.
* Keep busy. You will be less likely to eat when you're not really hungry if you are doing other things.

http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/howtoqu
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