Thank you for your opinion. As I said I quit in the past and gained a bit over 20 LBs. That is not a pound or 2. You may consider it a 'smoke screen' but I have to do it in the manner in which "I" am comfortable and that will offer me my best chance of success. Obesity runs in my family so I have always been very weight conscience so if I quit before I learn healthy eating and exercise habits and I start packing on the pounds again, I already KNOW what I will do, go back to smoking so the weight will come off.
Different ways work for different folks. Patches, gum, pills or cold turkey. Your way does not make it the only right way if the end result is the same. Even w/ Chantix they tell you to set a goal date, so I don't think I'm that off the mark in what I want to accomplish first for my greatest chance of success. Also SmokeFree.gov has a START program in which they also tell you to set a quit date, well mine is not a date but a goal. smokefree.gov/qg-preparing-steps.aspx
Do I know that I am continuing to hurt my body? Yes, all too aware. But setting myself up for success can give me years of being smoke free where doing it in a way that may be MORE stressful on me sets me up for failure and setbacks and possibly years of on and off smoking. Also did you know that some studies find it's easier for men to quit than women? www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?stor
Just google it and you will find much to confirm this. Obesity is also a proven heart risk/health risk. So I think it unfair to be judged for my honesty and plan of attack on quitting when support for weight-loss, plans on weight-loss, back-slides on weight-loss are always encouraged. ONE way is not always the right way for everybody may it be weight-loss, quitting smoking or anything else one hopes to accomplish in life.
Edited by: M2MOMSC at: 12/4/2012 (11:39)
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