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9/4/12 1:24 P

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I am on the patch quit July 22nd and the last two days I have wanted to eat everything in sight. I know this panic room is normally for if u r craving another cig but I acknowledge I cannot do that every again but have to come up with a different plan besides eating. Help!!

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This is my first time here in the panic room and I totally undertand! The longest I have quit was 2 1/2 days. I have been reading Allen Carr's easyway to stop smoking for women, and suggests that when you want one really bad that you should acknowledge that you are having a desire to smoke, then tell yourself you are not deprived of anything by not smoking and that right now you have a choice to make. You can work through the discomfort for a few seconds of not wanting one and ask yourself, Do you want to choose to smoke that cigarette and be miserable and a full time smoker again ( because one leads right back to where you were) or you can choose not to smoke it and you will be healthier, feel good about yourself, breathe better, live longer, run, or climb those stairs, whatever it is that you want to do. I have been making myself consciously make that choice a few times a day and it is helping me to cut down. Hope this helps:)

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Hope you are hanging in there! I am on day 2 myself with the patch and I know it can be tough. It will get better though. Think about all those reasons that you have for quitting, a baby someday is a big one on my list as well. Think about how worth it this all will be then!

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AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! HELP!!! emoticon Well, I just joined the team today, and it is emoticon and it makes me feel like a sissy that i need the panic room already, but I don't think I have anyone else to talk to about this! And i'm using the 21mg patch (totally not working!) Actually , my last smoke was 5pm yesterday, but did ok last night. But now, it's 8:10am and by now i've usually had about 5 cigarettes and i'm actually randomly crying for abso-frikin-lutely no reason at all...... *sigh* This is so so so hard. But I know I need to soo badly, and not just for obvious health reasons. My husband and i would like to have a baby (this would be my first child, his third!) and we're really excited about it, but his mother told me that if we're going to start trying to have a baby, then i need to go ahead and quit now, and I know she's right, but this is bad emoticon . Also, we live in a third story apartment and everyday I walk up the stairs, by the time I get to our door I can't breathe, and i am sick and tired of feeling like that. This is crazy, I have come to the realization that I am a drug addict... the drug was just legal.



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Leila....I am so sorry this is late!!! Just getting home from work and found this. I hope you were able to get through that panic and search for the ick sticks! Cravings can bve so strong! My suggestion would have been to flush the ashtray contents down the toilet and find something to do to occupy your mind. If you haven't already written a list of things you can do when the craves hit, please do this!!! Eat cinnamon candy, drink ice cold water, go for a walk....whatever it takes to get through it!!! Also, please post in the Cafe' and get the support you need from other team members! We will help you through the craves, we will support you, encourage you and motivate you to suceed! Please let me know how you are doing! emoticon I really care!
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Help!!! I am having cravings and searching through my ash tray. This is disgusting. I need some serious help. I am wearing the 21mg patch, too. Help??

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It's ok sweetie, you had a fall. Throw them darn icksticks out!!!!! Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move on. You CAN do it and you will. We are here for you and we will support you any way we can. Try to figure out the trigger......??Anxiety and panic mode??? emoticon emoticon Big hugs and kudos to you for coming here and letting us know what is going on!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Here I am again. I went 23 days without a cigarette and today I broke down and bought a pack of sickarettes. Two smoked. Damn. I panicked because my partner called me around two to tell me that there would be a family coming to look at the house today at 6pm. So it was all up to me, all of the cleaning, since she was at work. I vacuumed the bathroom and the vac tore a strip of paint off the cupboards in there. So I had to paint over the scratched part and it doesn't look good, but at least its done now. But I'm in a panic still. I've cleaned everything and still I have this panic. I've even taken extra meds. So I come to the panic room on Classy Quitters just so that I can get it all out. I'm sweating. I feel awful. But tomorrow I'll start again with the quit. Heavy sigh and shaking legs...Angela

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Angela~YOU are NOT a loser! This is the real deal my friend! It is one of the hardest things to do and you are being so tough on yourself! The quit won't work until you are really, really, really ready and even when you are it will still be tough!! Listen to me.........I CARE!!! You can stay here and just hang around like I did for almost a year before I quit! I still had friends here, support here and fun and I even actually helped people through their quits as a smoker, albeit I was a member not a leader! You are so worth this quit and you are such a kind, caring and supportive soul! Take it slow, think this through and stop by and let me know how you are, I really do care! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Buddhangela!!!! STOP DON"T PUT THE SMOKE IN YOUR MOUTH! LOL No seriously...you're not going to listen to that anymore or less than you would your own inner commentary.

You can do this though! Put some gum in your mouth, a stick, a toothpick, WHATEVER, to get that oral fixation. Then go sit on the porch and have your you time!

Everyone struggles, and panics, just get through the urge, it will pass, but it will pass a lot easier and quicker if you divert your attention and fixation to something else.

Or, go for a walk, take a long hot bath, vacuum, whatever! Check back in if you still need help!

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I don't know if I can do this quit. I'm feeling like such a loser. I'm quitting mainly because of money, though there is that list of a ton of other reasons to quit. I don't know what to do. The anxiety is really getting to me. Deep breath. There's really nothing going on, I guess maybe that's some of it. But no big triggers except that I really want to smoke. It was my alone time, my quiet time on the porch where I listened to the cicadas and birds and watched for deer. Now I've lost that time. I feel silly just sitting on the porch doing nothing. Sorry for posting such stuff, but I saw the "Panic Room" and figured it was the place to do it.

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Virginia.........YOU are rockin' this quit!!Woot, woot!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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emoticon Virginia doesn't matter where you panic as long as you come here and post before doing anything crazy


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LOL, I panicked so much on day two that I totally missed the panic room! (sorry bout that). I am doing much better today though. Much better.

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Ok...Thanks Sandi!

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Yes, you certainly can!! Next time you are stressed take a brisk walk, jump on Classy Q's and talk to someone, drink an ice cold water, etc. I found when I wanted one the most that is when I needed some support, words of wisdom, and lots of assistance from the team. I'm not constantly on, but enough to help you through it if you need me, anytime, kay? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Well...to add to my comment from yesterday I have to confess to you all. I had two ick sticks last night. After 9 days, I caved due to the insurmountable (at least that is what it felt like last night) amount of stress my 12 and 17 yr olds caused me last night. I am upset with myself for caving over it but...I have decided there will be no beating myself up over it. I tripped and fell...now I am back up and going strong.

I can do this. I know I can do this.

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Gini~ As a repeat quitter I know how you feel. I am on quit #10. It's been 9 days since I had my last smoke! It's really difficult and I am having some seriuos issues almost daily with my cravings. Keep trying. Keep visiting Classy Quitters Team Page and keep reading the success stories of others. You WILL find that story, that one story that pushes you to be that non-smoker that you really want to be.

Good luck and know we are here for you.

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I believe it is Gini!!!! You WILL do this when you are armed and ready! Don't ever give up cause I know you really want this bad! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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I guess I was a little hasty in my thinking yesterday. LOL I did put a patch on overnight and made it till 10 am this morning. I really wasn't ready. I think for this to work for me, I need to prepare. Get a plan for what I will do during the cravings. Count down to the chosen date and fly solo from there. I am still in this to win though and my day is coming.

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Gini...I will do my best to talk you into this but the bottom line is..... are you ready to do this?? I think you ARE!!! You definitely want the quit to happen, you come here for support and motivation, you post here often, you have made multiple attemtps!! You have a plan in place...a way in which to do this, the patch, you know you want to quit so what is stopping you? emoticon I say nothing is stopping you....I say you CAN do this, you WILL do this and NOTHING will stop you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Here I am poised to put on a patch and wondering if I can do this. I know that if I keep posting here all day about how I am doing good or bad that I will get a reply. I am going for it. On with the patch and tomorrow is day1 emoticon Stick with me everyone We all need each other. I am such an indecisive person and always second guess myself. Please talk me into this.

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Good for you!!! Don't you worry, you are heading in the right diredtion and before you no it, that will be your mindset! Repeat after me..."Hi, my name is Goofygirl and I don't smoke", lol Soemthing like that, you get the picture! emoticon emoticon emoticon You ARE doing it, emoticon
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OMG! I did it! I did it! I coudn't get on yesterday evening to talk and get help for the seriously almost psychotic cravings I was having. OMG! It was HORRIBLE! Horrible! horrible! ugh! Yesterday was a tough day. It's amazing how long I went before I had a tough first fight. I had my last ick stick on Saturday (2/12) and yesterday was the worst day. I talked to my hubby about house I was feeling and explained that I would love to drop off the stamps my friend let me borrow but if I did I would surely cave.

I still see people smoke and think that they are lucky they can. I haven't yet moved to the mindset that they aren't lucky and that they are controlled by their ick sticks.

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Good for you for putting it back on and not caving to the crave!!! That is awesome, I am ecstatic for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Capecodsandi, I resumed using the patch; after dinner that night I was badly craving a cig so I decided I wasn't ready to go cold turkey yet!

Thanks for your support! I really appreciate your advice and help!

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Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

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I would ask myself tw very important questions....
1.) Am I strong enough to go without the patch? AND
2.) Will I use not having a patch on as an excuse when I am craving?

Personally I wouldn't stop using them daily. I would put one on tomorrow morning and keep to the plan. You are the only one that can answer these questions though! I remember freaking out when I forgot my patch. I was so sczared I would slip. The mind is so powerful, it loves to trick you and play games with you.

Let me know what decision you make and how you are doing! We want you to be sucessful!

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So...I was running late this morning and I forgot my patch. Smart, I know. I officially quit on August 14, and so I'm supposed to be on the patches for at least another month.

But so far I'm doing okay without the patch (surprisingly enough), though it's only been half a day. So...what do I do? Do I put one on when I get home? Forget today and put one on tomorrow? Call myself quit and abandon the patches? I just don't know what to do from here!

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Hey Jen...long time no hear!!! I'm weith carrie on this one. Ask him to not smoke in the house or around you! He doesn't have to quit if he is not ready but he can help his lovely wife by keeping the temptation away from her!

Personally I never smoked in my house because of my animals and loved ones. I know all about smoking in the freezing cold, never stopped me from smoking though, go figure. I wish you luck Jen and I know emoticon
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Have you asked him to smoke outside?


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Does anyone have any tips for quitting with a smoker still in the house? I keep trying this quit ... but I don't want to make my husband quit until he's ready to do it for himself. We've both made our own choices regarding smoking so far ...

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What a positive and powerful statement! You are so right and yes, we all deserve to live healthy lives!You go girl, emoticon

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I know that it's hard to quit smoking I am going through it myself. But everyone please remember that we are all human and make mistakes. So if you fall off the "wagon" forgive yourself and get back on. We are all extremely strong people and deserve to live healthy lives.


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And you will!!! emoticon

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You are so right KellyKris! Thanks for the support! I'm not giving up on my quit! This was just a slip and I will keep trying until I succeed!

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Hey! Stick with us!! I would hate to say how many times I quit! I used to rationalize that I quit everyday! (when I went to bed) so keep at it and don't give up. If you slip up, acknowledge it and move on!!! The only thing worse than smoking is giving up on your quit! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thanks again for the support and encouragement! I will definitely be around. emoticon

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If you only knew how many times I failed at quitting the nasty ick sticks. Let's face it we are addicts and I am only a puff away from a pack a day! Please don't stay away, we grow on you and we will always be here to help any way we can!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Thanks again Sandi! It's funny you wrote that. I was almost afraid to come back after I bought that pack.

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Hey...my friend, it is ok. I am so glad that you are going to try again! Stay with us on the team. Heck, I hung around on this team for 9 months before I quit. We will give you the support and encouragement to make it happen when you are ready again! You CAN do it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Thanks Sandi! Well needless to say I caved in! Not very happy with my myself right now. But I have nobody to blame but myself. It's no excuse but other things had come up and was adding stress to my already stressed life. I am starting over though. I'm not giving up this dream to quit! Thanks again for the support! Ireally do appreciate it!

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Hey cranky pants...it's ok to be cranky...you are withdrawing from the evil nicodemon and he is trying very hard to make you lose this war!!! You CAN do this, you are doing the right things and you are here looking for some support! I am sorry it took me 4 hours to get to you! After the first 72 hours you are physically withdrawn then it is all the mental stuff. Trying to change your habits and behaviors. Please keep posting, I am always on in the AM early, then I try to sneak on at work, but then I am on again at dinner time. DAY 2 is very tough day, keep writing down all the reasons you are quitting and the things you can do instead. Take a long walk, eat cinnamon candy!I am here for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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ok- this is not good! I am on my day 2 and I am really not adjusting well. Yesterday wasn't too bad but today I am really cranky at everybody. I am eating everything not nailed down. And I'm trying so hard not to give in and buy another pack of cigs. I'm drinking lots of water, eating healthy stuff- popcorn, and fruit, and taking naps when I can. I'm off to WalMart to buy some kind of hard candy.Any other tricks to help out Cranky before her family leaves her?

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Try some cinnamon candy. It may soothe the throat and it will also help with the craves that may creep up!!! Sooooooo glad you jumped right back on the wagon, you rock! emoticon

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Thanks Sandi! Yes, they were disgusting and today my throat really hurts!

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Don't beat yourself up for slipping, you recomitted right away and that is awesome!!! I am so sure that this was only a slip because your positive attitude shines through! You did the right thing and a slip is only a slip! Also, aren't they disgusting after being away from them for so long?? emoticon on checking in and for getting right back on track! YOU rock my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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I tripped last night and am picking myself back up today. I went six weeks without smoking and then smoked twice last night. It was my company picnic for work that my office of five people had to plan at the last minute. Everyone was bickering yesterday before the picnic started because last-minute changes were being made. I had to go run some errands with a coworker who smokes and she lit up in her car. I think I may have had a little more control if it wasn't too hot to have the windows down, but she had the a/c on and that's all I was inhaling. Then a few hours later after the picnic had started and my boss started changing everything we had organized, the same coworker was going out to her car to have another one and I found myself going with her. I think it was more of a habit....this is what usually would happen at past functions and even though the cigarettes didn't even taste good, I followed my old routine and went with her.

I'm recommiting myself today. I also started Step 2 of the patch today. Four more weeks and I'm patch free.

(Oh and a side note....I woke up feeling HORRIBLE this morning...my sinuses hate me for what I did last night!)

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I wish you ALL the luck possible!!! emoticon I promise. Post often, drink water and find other things to put in your mouth like lifesavers, gum, cinna mon candy! Please don't be afraid to ask for help!You are doing the best thing for YOUR life! I wish you the best! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Today could be the first day of the rest opf my smoke-free life. Wish me luck and may your thoughts be with me today.

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Hi Gina...I totally get it! I quit after losing 50 pounds! I gained back more than half in the past 10 months. I am back on track and have lost almost 10 of those pounds. You can do it and the quitting is way more important than weight! Stay focused and don't take your eyes off the prize....pure freedom from a very deadly addiction!!! Yolu know where to find me Gina, I will help any way I can!!
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I was so use to smoking in the evening and not having that activity cause me to nibble here and there...ok nibble a lot. I have gained 5.5lbs since I quit and this is very upsetting and last week it was really getting to me.

Friday night rolls around having spent the week battling the smoking and eating I breakdown and smoke. I rationalize this in my head as it will help me work on getting rid of the added 5.5lbs.
These thoughts/rationalization lead to a 5day bender.

I am recommitting to this and mark today as my new start date. (Wednesday 07.15.09)



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Gine,
It is ok, a slip is just a slip! All of your feelings are normal and I am so glad that you are going to pick yourself back up and succeed!What caused you to slip. This is important for the next time. Don't be too hard on yourself! You are normal and I slipped a hundred times in the past. By the grace of God I pray this is my forever quit!!! Stay with us and lean on us when you need us the most! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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I fell off the wagon this weekend. I have numerous feelings about this and myself.

Here's my list:
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Failure
Disappointed
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Happy - yes I was excited to be smoking
Going to succeed

I'm picking myself back up and recommitting to this.

I can achieve this.



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Angeleyes you can do this girl. Yes it is hard to sometimes stay committed to your quit, but you can if as Sandi says you want this more than anything else in the world. Deep breathing, drinking ice water, sucking on cinammon candy, aerobics, walking anything to keep yourself busy. Stay with us we will help you through this. Hugs Roni

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Angeleyes....my best suggestion is for you to be ready, prepare yourself and get the support you need by coming to this team EVERY day if you can. We will help you if your here! YOU can do this if you want it more than anything else. emoticon
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well yes i had to start over and i am not the best at sticking with things ! i dont no why i cant ! Man i need alot of help ! I have been quit for 15 hours, 37 minutes and 9 seconds (0 days). I have saved $2.92 by not smoking 19 cigarettes. I have saved 1 hour and 35 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 6/30/2009 12:00 AM

i dont no how to stay quit i let things get to me too much ! help

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Gina you have an awesome weekend 2. Keep on holding on to that precious quit you are doing great and I am so proud of you. Hugs Roni emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Shout it loud and shout it proud Gina.... emoticon
"I am a quitter, woohoo"!!!!You have a great weekend too Gina!!!!

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Hi!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Almost completed 14days!!

Have an awesome weekend!!

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Way to go Gina!!!!! Fresh salsa you say, YUMMO!!!!! I am growing cilantro in my herb garden so I can use it in my salsa! You did great and I promise it will get easier over time!! You know right where to find us if you need us!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Gina I am so glad that you are feeling better today. See you did it girl and you rock!!!!! We are so very proud of you!!!!! Anytime you need us we are here for you. Hugs Roni emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi! Girls,

I'm feeling better today. Yesterday when I got home from work I decided to take the night off from working out. Instead I went to the market and bought everything I needed to make fresh salsa...it was very therapeutic!

Again, Thank you for helping me through yesterdays challenges!

I hope you both have an awesome day!!!

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Gina~You are the one that rocks my dear!!! YOU are finghting that nasty Niodemon single handedly and you are winning the fight! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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You are so welcome, we will be here for you no matter what always remember that. Hugs Roni

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Thank you! You girls Rock! I really appreciate your support!

It is nice to know that what I'm experiencing is normal. I was almost in tears after my run yesterday. But I'm not going to let this beat me!

Again, Thank You!!!

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HI GINA~I AM HERE and I know exacdtly how you are feeling. I was starving and did gain weight when I quit. I am just getting back on track. Keep drinking water, taking walks, eating the cinnamon candy!! Talk to someone and PLAY the games if you can. Not only do you keep your mind and fingers busy, you get to know us and we can help you with some of these feelings you are having. We have all been there Gina and we want nothing more than to help you keep your quit!!! All of us had a tough time with the food and exercise thing....you are not alone. You have to want to quit more than anything else in the world!! That nasty Nic will do anything to make you smoke the ick sticks again. Be stronger than him Gina emoticon emoticon emoticon Please come back and chat if you need to! I truly care Gina! emoticon
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Hang in there and yes boy did I ever have those exact same experiences as you are describing. I just sat down took 10 deep breaths, drank some ice water and thought about the beach. If I was really hungry I would eat some low cal stuff like fruit or fat free pringles. You can do it hun, believe me I know how hard it is. I have been quit for almost 6 months now and sometimes it is still a struggle but it gets easier and easier to fight the urges as time goes by. I smoked a pack and a half to 2 packs a day for 30 years so I know it is hard and you feel like you are going crazy but your not. Hang in there hun I am here if you need me. Hugs Roni

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I'm struggling...I want to eat everything in sight and my workouts have been super tough!

I ran for 30min yesterday and had to stop 4 times. I never had to stop before. As for the food, I have felt nothing but hungry...stomach rumbling hunger.

Did anyone else have these experiences?? Its driving me crazy!

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Gina welcome to the best quit smoking teaam there is on Sparkpeople. Everyone here is so nice and helpful and supportive. Please jump in and play the games, research the info and post we love to chat. Again welcome to the team. Hugs Roni emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Gina~You can do this and we will support you all the way!!! Please keep us informed on how you are doing. Remember we have all been there, we care and we know how you are feeling!YOU CAN do this my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Congrats on giving yourself the BEST gift....the gift of a smoke free healthier life!

I hope your emoticon is going smoothly. Remember drink lots of water, deep breath, take a nice walk, chew gum, munch on healthy snacks and above all relax. YOU CAN DO THIS!!

Be sure to yell if you need help! Don't cave to the crave! It's worth the fight!



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Today (June 12, 2009) is officially day 1. Wish me luck.

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Yes you can do this Angeleyes and we are here for you every step of the way. Hang in there sweetie and if you need anything at all please let us know. Hugs Roni

Smile it will brighten your day and everyone elses!

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Angeleyes....how is it going my friend????? Hope you are hanging in there. lease let us know! also, use this team for the strength and assistance you need through the quit! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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made it again through 3 days and feel good so far ! i dono how to explain it i feel better about this this time around ! i am confused i guess before i was too stressed out with my job and family life ! Now that I am home more and not sleeping all day and able to talk to my true friends i feel i can do this ! I CAN !!!!!!!!!!!

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Of course we will help you again. We are all here for you. You can do it Sweetie!! Just try to remember all the reasons you are wanting to quit, write them down and continuously read them.

The best help I can offer is to go to the links here on Classy Quitters and start reading them too. They helped me LOTS! I especially liked the EASYWAY by Allen Carr.

Hang on sister, we are here for you!! emoticon

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You can beat this! You've made it through hell week before, you can do it again!

Post away for help and support and when you need us, we will be there!
Toss out the smokes yuo have and start fresh now! We are here for you!! (((HUGS)))

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Well I quit my job tonight ! I think that it will be healthier for me ! I just kept feeling that i was loosing my family and all the stress form that i picked up smoking again ! But i got back on the wagon AGAIN ! Man I wanna beat this so bad and things just keep getting in my way ! I no I can do it inside but i let stress take over a lot ! I hope you all aren't to disappointed in me and will still be here for me ! I have more time now to concentrate on my health ! So I guess HELL week Again ! Please Help ME Again

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Just wanted to make this option available to anyone who is in the middle of a serious crave and NEEDS help! Please post here and someone will help you through it. There are so many wise members on this team, you will be surrounded with support and great advice no matter what the problem is!

I would like to reserve this thread for those type situations. But if you have a question, please post in the Quit Tips forum, it'll get answered! Thanks!

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