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6/13/13 2:37 P

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Thanks! for the list. I'm sure it will help me. emoticon

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5/3/13 6:29 A

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i knit when i get the craving. or go hide in my bedroom. for me the smoking was also a way to step away from a very stressful job. so now i just find something else to do or ingore the other people i work with

If you can, help others; if you can not do that, at least do not harm them. ~ his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.



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12/19/12 11:07 P

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When I first quit and I wanted a smoke, I would go outside and walk a lap around my 2 acres. 2 months after quitting, I was craving walks instead of smokes, so that is how I found SparkPeople in the first place. And it has saved my life. Who knew that a $152 presciption would make such a huge change in my life.

Cheers to all of you have overcome the urges and are still fighting the good fight!

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5/6/12 9:09 A

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I painted my toenails this morning when I had a craving. It helped pass the time and kept my hands busy so I couldn't smoke. Every little bit helps!

To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha


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Unfortunalty, I end up chewing on pens, chewing gum, eating and chewing on my lip. It seems I need to do something more constructive with my mouth, so i think i will just sing really loud all the time.

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2/3/12 12:00 A

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For stress: step away from the situation, even excuse yourself to the bathroom; journal your feelings; meditate, paying attention to your breath; exercise; take a walk outside; talk to a friend; listen to music

For sensation: cinnamon sticks, gum, straws, carrots and celery sticks

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2/2/12 11:56 P

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For stress: step away from the situation, even excuse yourself to the bathroom; journal your feelings; meditate, paying attention to your breath; exercise; take a walk outside; talk to a friend; listen to music

For sensation: cinnamon sticks, gum, straws, carrots and celery sticks

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1/18/12 9:13 A

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I use hot cinnamon sticks when I get a craving. However, I have not fully quit yet. I am in the middle of quitting. I have cut down dramatically.

Life is what you make it, so make it the best!


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Instead of smoking I suck mints, drink herbal and water, listening music, talk with friend etc-

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6/26/11 10:59 A

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I workout. It makes me feel like I don't want to polute the temple!!

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5/10/11 4:07 P

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1: Playing with my kids
2: Spending time with my husband
3: Cleaning my house
4: Sitting at my computer
5: Staying inside (dont smoke in house)
6: Don't drink anything with alcohol

So far so good!!

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4/26/11 1:42 A

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Drink herbal tea. Two of my favorites to combat cravings are Yogi tea - Kava Stress relief and Cestial Seasonings - Tension Tamer. They work great!

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4/19/11 3:57 P

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I have also read the book "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking" recommended by a client. It gave me a new perspective on smoking and what little there is to gain from the habit. I didn't quit immediately after reading, but have since and am now in my second week without cigs. Whenever I get a craving, I think about all the things I will lose by smoking, i.e. smoke-free clothing, taking deep breaths without coughing, etc. I hope this book works for you too! Good luck!

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3/17/11 9:27 A

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write an ebook emoticon Everyone has a topic they know a lot about and can teach others.

Beware of people who dislike cats.--Irish Proverb


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1/10/11 3:07 A

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Awesome list. I plan on making a lot of hair bows to sell and starting up drawing and working on my "book in progress", playing Wii games with the kids, sucking on sugar free peppermints, cleaning etc. We smoke outside so as long as I'm inside busy I can't go smoke!!

Positive people bring positive changes!

I can do this!!!! And you can't stop me no matter what you try to do!!!


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12/14/10 2:14 P

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I like making jewelery because it keeps my hands busy and I get a reward in the end. Plus I can give them to friends which makes me feel happier.

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12/14/10 2:10 P

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I will spend more time in meditation and prayer to help with the stress and to do something positive.

Mrs. Roberson, LVN

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12/5/10 9:48 P

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i have found that dum dum pops work really well
but they are not so friendly on the teeth
but whats worse sweets on your teeth
or smoke in your lungs

i take the pops now

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11/8/10 1:43 P

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Love, love, love the bubble idea!!!!

#80 has been very helpful also. :) Luckily my sweetie is in favor of me quitting and has been very supportive... ;)

Anne

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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but, remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus, philosopher

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11/2/10 9:40 A

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My husband uses the patch and he also gets pain in the area he has placed it. So it doesn't sound uncommon for this to happen.

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10/22/10 11:23 A

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I am definitely going to check out that book! I am more addicted than I like to admit sometimes the craving is more habit than wanting nicotine.

"Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now." ~ Denis Waitley

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7/22/10 10:09 A

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have a healthy snack. often when we think we are having nicotine cravings and feeling spaced out its really from our blood sugar dropping.

"The Chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now."-Zig Ziglar
I can either eat whatever I want whenever I want, or I can be thinner, I cannot have both


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This is particularly helpful for FOOD SERVICE employees...

I still want to take my smoke breaks to get away from work for a few and to socialize with my smoker friends, so I blow bubbles instead!

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6/12/10 1:41 P

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allen carrs book is awesome!! it helps put smoking into perspective and he really knows his stuff! i highly recommend it for anyone who is thinkng about quitting

"The Chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now."-Zig Ziglar
I can either eat whatever I want whenever I want, or I can be thinner, I cannot have both


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6/10/10 5:30 P

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I have been reading a pretty good book called "The Easy Way To Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr. It's an interesting approach, but it's different than anything I have read before and it's keeping my interest.
I have yet to quit, but I've been sick the last couple of days and it's really made me realize how bad I need to quit. WANT to quit!

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5/11/10 7:21 A

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cutting down doesnt work-youre just fooling yourself. maybe youre not ready to quit yet. if not its ok. you must have 100% motivation to make it. i dont feel it from you.

"The Chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now."-Zig Ziglar
I can either eat whatever I want whenever I want, or I can be thinner, I cannot have both


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5/10/10 6:36 A

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I tried using the patch as well and also had problems. At first I felt a tingling sensation and then later experienced pain on the place where I put it on my body. This was not only uncomfortable but worried me as I have poor circulation. I also tried nicotine gum but I have periodontal disease and the gum caused an eruption of mouth ulcers, this was awful. I have thought about trying chantix but now I have been seeing all kinds of commercials claiming that this also has caused problems. It looks like the only thing left is to quit without any help from stop-smoking aids. My plan now has been to cut down slowly. First I went from 13 one hundreds a day to 10 regular size cigarettes and now have switched over to light cigarettes. At first I smoked 13 light cigarettes a day but now I am back down to 10. I plan to cut down on the amount now. Hopefully this will work for me.

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5/9/10 1:33 P

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crunch an apple & go for a walk

"The Chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now."-Zig Ziglar
I can either eat whatever I want whenever I want, or I can be thinner, I cannot have both


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5/9/10 5:34 A

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I tried to quit once with the use of the patch but stopped. I was smoking on the patch and it caused my ademma and heart palputations. I didn't even know that until someone at quitline.com told me that it couls easily cause the problems I was having. I decided that since I couldn't quit cold turkey and be on the patch that I seriously needed to stop the ademma. I want to try again. I did have a plan and list of things to do to keep my hands busy, that wasn't my problem, my problem was that I wore myself out trying to stay busy that I exhausted myself and sitting without doing anything is when I smoke. When I am busy I don't even think about smoking.
I will try again as I do want to quit.
I know my mind set has to be where it is ready so I am praying that God will find that perfect time for me in the near future.
Amen.

Thank you,

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I haven't quit yet but one thing that helps keep me busy and has helped me to cut down is playing video games with my son. I get caught up in the game and it also keeps my hands busy.

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When the urge hits me, I take a big long drink of cold water. I figured out I was really only missing that second or two when I first lit up, so the water seems to be a great substitute.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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4/14/10 11:48 P

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Tomorrow will be a test....I am going to the karaoke bar with friends. My worst cravings come with the combination of alcohol and smoking friends, wish me luck everyone! I love karaoke, and don't wanna give that up, but I promised my son that I was done smoking, so I intend to be!!! emoticon

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Love the Woody Harrelson quote. I will use that. As for things to do instead of smoking, DISTRACT seems to work the best for me. I have to listen to my body, and remember that I am not having a physical craving, but a mental one. I know it will take a bit of time for that pang to stop whenever I think of something that normally would involve smoking, like lunch break. The most important thing for me is staying in the now. I know I can do this if I do it one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time for now.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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3/20/10 1:22 P

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Take a really deep breathe... or several. Heard it from Woody Harrelson on a documentary, he said he had a friend that realized when he was quitting that when he wanted a cigarette his body was really just craving a deep breathe. Sounds silly but it's working for me! emoticon

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Be a good example for those needing to quit

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My quit date is March 1 2010
I am gearing my brain up for the Quit
I want to live
I want to breath
I want to be healthy
I want to smell good
I want my home to smell good
I want my car to smell good
I want people to come to visit me that are non smokers
I want my grandchildren to visit me more and be healthy
I want to save money
I want to live

I have been going thru every topic on this Team
I am trying to be as pro-active and positive as I can to look forward to meeting my goal
The support sounds great, and the words of wisdom are beginning to sink in that I Can Do It after smoking for 40+ years, I want to be smoke free for the next 40+++++ years.
I need all the inspiration I can get.

Becca



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Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours


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Drinking strong tea like chai or lemon ginger alwayys helps me with cravings.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

I met my first goal on 3/3.


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All very good suggestions, I will for sure give a few of them a try. I've quit before I can do it again.
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Wash ceilings and walls or scrub anything!!....it will help get rid the cig smell and it's hard to smoke with wet hands.

Take a nap. Too hard to sleep and smoke at the same time!!

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1/2/10 8:28 A

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chewing gum helps me!

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Thanks, these will help help me out alot: Crossword Puzzle, Take up Knitting, Take up a new hobby, Chew gum, Play with silly putty, and my all time favorite from your list would be writing a goodbye letter to cigarettes!

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Thanks.

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chew on a staw

:-)) Sandy
CONSISTENCY IS KEY, WATER IS ESSENTIAL!

You only fail if you quit trying.

I can be brave when learning or trying something new
I shall be bold by pushing myself to the next level
I can be fierce by being determined in setting my goals and reaching them
I shall give a full 100% of me and feel FABULOUS about the woman I am


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I printed out the list since I have NOT been successful. I might add throw darts (dartboard only) and target shooting (again at something that doesn't move or breath).

:-)) Sandy
CONSISTENCY IS KEY, WATER IS ESSENTIAL!

You only fail if you quit trying.

I can be brave when learning or trying something new
I shall be bold by pushing myself to the next level
I can be fierce by being determined in setting my goals and reaching them
I shall give a full 100% of me and feel FABULOUS about the woman I am


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My two faves have been to chew gum and knit... Unfortunately, I'm at work and not allowed to do either!! HELP!!!

:) Shawn

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#41 is questionable. Why would anyone want to walk through a cemetery if they didn't have to?

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study for a test

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I also do alot of reading. So far this year i've read 30 books. emoticon emoticon

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Take a walk

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Here's a few I came up with (: --
(Btw, sorry ahead of time if any of these are previously listed!)
- Color a fuzzy poster
- Leave smokes @ home. Start driving. (Just don't end up @ the convenience store buying more :P)
- IM chat w/ your best friend. If they love you, they'll give you hell for wanting to cave. And since they're your BF, you won't lie to them. Unless you're really THAT addicted, but you'll end up feeling guilty afterwards, so it still works.
- Cuddle with your dog.
- Wash your dog.
- If you have a small animal (Hamster, bird, ferret, etc), put them somewhere safe & clean their cage top to bottom, inside/out.
- I second the caramel lollipop. That'll keep ya busy. (:
- Find a PenPal who's going thru the same thing. Write them whenever the craving hits.
- Leave smokes @ home & go for a hike. (Don't forget to bring a buddy)

I'll post more as they come to me~! (:

Proud wife to the most wonderful husband, & mother to a cherry headed conure named Alex, a pond full of goldfish, a fancy tail guppy & her 60+ babies, a cat named Ruckus & forever and always a pit bull named Scotty.
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Very good ideas team! I chew gum and do a lot of praying. emoticon

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I exercise instead of lighting up!!

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Thanks for the great ideas, I will be trying most of these. Hoping it works for me to quit

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Thank you!

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these are great ideas!
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I have been struggling for awhile with not smoking, I have been on the patch forever. I did really well for 2 months and then went to the bar. I love doing half the things on this list and look forward to picking them up again!

If you are a crafter, I suggest getting a page on ravelry.com. I have found many projects and knit/crochet after meals to keep my hands/brain busy.

thanks for the list! I will be posting it next to my mirror.

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STAY SO BUSY WITH EXERCISE, POSTING NUTRITION AND SPARK PEOPLE I DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT A NO NO! I QUIT 1 MONTH AND 2 DAY AGO. I WANT TO MAKE THAT 2 MONTHS ..... (2 MO DOWN 10 TO GO) emoticon emoticon




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I think this list is really going to help!

So far so good, I'm doing #9 right now to take my mind off of it. haha

Thanks for taking the time to make this. :D

I think I'm going to print it out and take it with me so anytime I feel the urge I can just refer back to this list and do something new each time.

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I think its GREAT to sing loudly, i love singing and it really gets the oxygen flowing!

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Every morning before I put on my patch. I cried...I smoked for 30 years.. I had to mourn the loss of these old friends... I cried hard, blew my nose, put on my patch... and moved on ... Don't forget its okay to cry , there are healing in those tears...
I am a year + clean off cigarettes... love and prayers to all my fellow quiters....Michelle

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Your list will help me get thru some of the tough cravings! I also do the dishes when I get a craving. Keeps my hands busy!

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I try to do #44 every time I get a craving but my coworkers do not like it much. At least it is better then taking a drag.

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it's my first day on the patches and i swear i have done atleast 10 of those things thanks for showing
me your list.

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My husband was laughing at me a few nights ago because I had an awful day at work, and was only 6 days into not smoking, so instead of smoking, I made three different desserts and vacuumed the house. I needed something I couldn't leave to do. Funny thing is, I don't eat desserts, so they are sitting on my counter as a little reminder to me. :) He was amused, I was relieved that it worked. 9 days free, now.

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I thought I was the only one who did the loud singing in the car to curb the driving cravings. LOL on the plus side it also seems to brighten other peoples days watching me make a fool of myself.

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Thank you for this list!!
This morning I went in the garage and pulled out all the floor mats wiped down all the leather and dash and sprayed fabreeze liberally. Hopefully I will be able to get the stench out -

Fakin' it, til I make it!!!



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very good list - I have to admit, I've used many of these activities over the past year to help me pass the time through cravings.

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great list!

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hi, thanx for the list. i have printed out. and hung it on my frig. this will really help me. missy

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Thanks I appreciated the list

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Hello! Thanks so much for the list! I will try some of those.

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Thanks for the list. I have copied/pasted for printing so that I can SEE it!

This really helps a newbie.

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Thank God for this list... life saver!

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The list you provided will really come in handy.Thanx!!

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LOVED THE LIST...IT'S GOING TO HELP ME OUT A GREAT DEAL..SASHA

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Excellent list!

To thine own self be true


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Great list!

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I will do one a day, so I can remain smoke free


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Awesome!!! :) I just always try to remind myself why I quit in the first place when I am "sure" I need a smoke!

"To swear off mistakes is very easy, all you have to do is swear off having ideas" - Leo Burnett



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Great list..

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This list was great! Thanks!

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I got this from a post from Magsingval, and it made ME Smile.
Tip#95 Listen to this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oxDYlDDd
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Edited by: MRSMJG at: 7/8/2008 (15:59)
The most wasted day of all is that in which we have not laughed.

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i love the list, i copied it & will go by it every day so that i will not smoke again.
went to the library today ang got me 4 more books by karen kingsbury ( christian writer ).

OUR LORD WILL WALK WITH US DAILY .


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Okay, I put the list in my SP favorites and I have to copy it yet, so I can put it on the frig.

"Thank You" sooo...much! :-)

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Thank MariaSparkle! I just put it in a new forum and made it a sticky topic for members to know that there are lots of things to do instead of smoke!

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Thanks for the inspiration, Tanya!

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Thank you so very much for the list. it will help alot.

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Great list! Wonderful suggestions!!

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Yes, thanks Tanya!

Ax, you can go to the bottom of this page and click to add this post to your "Favorites".

Gentle hugs,
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"Thank You" sooo....much Tanya for posting this for me! It's GREATLY appreciated!

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Repost: Original poster MariaSparkle:

1. Read a book.
2. Wash the car.
3. Wash the dog.
4. Go for a walk.
5. Knit a scarf.
6. Do a crossword puzzle.
7. Take a nap.
8. Call a friend.
9. Post a message here
10. Play with the cat.
11. Turn the bathroom into a spa and do all those beauty treatments.
12. Listen to a relaxation tape or some favorite music.
13. Go to a store and get a free make-up session.
14.Give yourself a manicure and pedicure.
15. Try out a new hair-do
16. Chew some cloves!!
17. Go to the movies.
18. Hang out at a mall.
19. Do a jigsaw puzzle online at Jigzone.com
20. Breathe deeply!
21. Swig down some ice water.
22. Jump on a treadmill or go to a gym.
23. Give someone you love a huge hug.
24. Plant some flowers.
25. Do some exercise - swimming, aerobics, yoga, etc. Great for releasing endorphins (feel good factor) and relieving stress (physical and mental).
26. Work out how to post a picture on SparkPeople!
27. Take up a new hobby/interest - channel your thoughts into something constructive and interesting.
28. Work in the garden.
29. Retail therapy with the cash you saved from not smoking.
30. Suck on a piece of TART candy.
31. Slather on a rich, creamy hand lotion and rub, rub, rub! It keeps fingers busy, and reminds you how nice it is not to have tobacco stink on them.
32. Eat a popscicle.
33. Floss and brush your teeth.
34. Make-out with your special someone! (Did that special someone hate kissing u when u smoked?)
35. Chew gum.
36. Chew a toothpick (shiny teeth).
37. Spend time with a child.
38. Give yourself a treat every day of your quit - not matter how small.
39. Spend an hour filling the paddling pool in the garden on a gorgeous sunny day, only to find that the kids would rather play on the computer.
40. Play several games of Internet Scrabble, and hopefully win one!
41. Walk in an old graveyard with the man you love.
42. Get your jammies on early, and park yourself in front of your computer for the night.
43. Hang on dearly to a caramel apple sucker.
44. Sing loudly.
45. Practice smiling in the mirror (releases endorphins)!
46. Make lists of pros and cons of smoking.
47. Find gross smoking disease pictures.
48. Play with Silly Putty.
49. Whistle "Don't Worry - Be Happy."
50. Get a camera, and take some pictures.
51. Write a letter (on paper!!).
52. Clean OUT the closets.
53. Crank up the radio and sing at the top of your lungs (works great for driving craves).
54. Crank up the radio and dance like no one is watching.
55. Make a puzzle.
56. Organize your boxes of pictures.
57. Alphabetize your CD rack.
58. Come here and read and post.
59. Go to miniclip.com and PLAY GAMES.
60. Do your nails. Hard to smoke with wet nails. I've tried.
61. Take a shower.
62. Take a candle-lit bath.
63. Clean out a messy drawer.
64. Take a day trip.
65. Try making home-made candles or soap.
66. Run in place.
67. Do some jumping jacks.
68. Start a reward fund - put away the amount you spend on smokes every day and use it to treat yourself once in awhile.
69. Write a poem.
70. Go antique shopping.
71. Plant a flower for every negative thought.
72. Go to church/talk to God.
73. Let your significant cook supper for you.
74. Call your Mother/Grandmother!
75. Paint a room.
76. Eat a hot fudge sundae.
77. Go play mini-golf.
78. Clean the basement or garage.
79. Wax the car.
80. Make love with your significant other.
81. Scrub the floor.
82. Treat yourself to a massage.
83. Chop up some veggies for a stir-fry - keep your hands busy!
84. Clean out the litter box.
85. Check your car's tyre pressure.
86. Call a radio show and request a song.
87. Go ride a rollercoaster.
88. Take a walk in nature.
89. Watch the sun set.
90. Write a goodbye letter to cigarettes
91. Donate blood.
92. Color your hair.
93. Make a greeting card.
94. Write a list of things you are grateful for.


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