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lng86 wrote:Lol. 'Quitting is hard... Not quitting is harder' - those words keep running through my mind! My advice is to buy those sugar free double d lollies. Every time you feel like a smoke, suck on a lolly. You just need to keep yourself occupied! These first weeks are as hard as it will get - remember that!
Good luck... I believe in you!
kate_turner2000 wrote:throw it in the bin mel. you DONT need it. you need to start quitting now, not after one more this or one more that.
milkyway wrote:Hey Milo - you can do this. I quit about 5.5 years ago.
It's really hard to quit for someone else though. You have to quit for you, otherwise it will be a daily battle not to smoke. I remember what that was like because I had quit smoking years before that, but every day was a struggle until I finally started smoking again.
Remember the 4Ds
Delay (if you say you'll wait 15 mins, the urge usually passes)
Drink water (flush those nasty ciggie toxins out of your body)
Deep breathe (helps you to relax)
Distract (i.e. do something else, keep yourself busy).
Thanks Milky I will follow the 4 D's and let you know how I go..
Nicotine is a nasty, nasty thing. People think they feel better or more relaxed when they smoke, but really, smoking just satisfies that nicotine craving and stops the symptoms of nicotine withdrawl. And think of all that money going to the multinational tobacco companies.
I think I was more of a habitual smoker because I didn't experience any bad nicotine withdrawl symptoms when I quit. I just needed to do something else - which was shove food in my mouth I loved the tingly sensation I got in my hands though as my blood circulation started to improve.
Go for the sugar free lollies - they're not going to sabotage your weightloss.
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