|01-29-2014 12:00 PM|
I have never smoked. But I do congratulate all of you that have stopped smoking!
For those of you that haven't been able too so far, but are continuing to try, well don't give up, because if you want it bad enough, then it will happen!
|01-29-2014 09:12 AM|
|bdrake||been doing a lot of reading apparently the ave smoker burns 250 calories a day just buy lighting up as it increases the heart rate. ........ i have calculated that i was burning 600 calories a day just by sitting on my ass....lol ... no dam wonder ive put on 32 pounds. Jherrington i like your diet the best. i was in the doctors office the other day for the sinus crap floatin around and while i was there asked for a recomendation told im consuming half of what i used to and hitting the tread mill twice a day for the last 30 days and im still gaining weight............ she said the following ......part of that gain is muscle from working out aside from that welcome to america as the majority of the population is fighting weight loss/ gain. she suggested i go atkins or smaller portions with exercise but if i go atkins i can never go back to bread and potatoes as it will wreck me. im not much in favor of that so im on a new quest for the majic diet and or pill lol|
|01-28-2014 09:28 PM|
Eat grains, veggies, fruits, and shrimp. Stay away from fast food and red meat.
|01-28-2014 09:24 PM|
Hey all, just wanted to chime in with my $0.02 here...
I smoked for nine years straight (starting when I was about 14). The most I had ever "quit" for was two months. At first the cravings would dissipate, then a few months later...BAM. I think the thing that really helped me quit was literally getting sick on smoking so many in one night. In the end, I would go through a pack of Djarum Blacks at a night out at the bar...and felt like @$$ the next morning. Those things are HEAVY. I preferred the feeling of not wanting to vomit over the cigs themselves, so I declared it to be quittin' time. Permanently. I cut out cigs (and ganja) cold turkey.
Bdrake...your description of the first few days is mighty accurate. As time progressed, it got better. Then one day my mum mentioned something to me about when she quit smoking...she knew she had finally kicked the habit (after 20+ years) when the smell of other peoples' smoke bothered her. I can now verify that to be true! When I'm around smokers, the smell makes me sick to my stomach. So yeah...been nearly ten years and the cravings are all gone and I'm confident to say that I'm 100% done.
Hang in there guys...it's tough but SO worth it in the end!
|01-28-2014 09:07 PM|
|bdrake||im thinking im going to start a new thread about how to loose weight holy crap never been this heavy in my life|
|01-28-2014 01:25 AM|
|01-27-2014 05:22 PM|
|PHILDABEAST||Only ten pounds heavier so far, but I'm workin on it.|
|01-27-2014 04:33 PM|
|01-27-2014 03:30 PM|
|01-27-2014 03:07 PM|
|bdrake||AFternoon All sorry been off of here for a couple months thought i would check in with ya all ........... How ya all doin ? .......... Still smoke free here also 32 pounds heavier lol|
|12-05-2013 03:35 PM|
|12-05-2013 10:14 AM|
|bdrake||still thinken about them and still smoke free here !!!!!!!!!!!!! lost track of time to be honests ............ side note im loving looking out my office window at all the smokers today in the sub zero windchill trying to smoke lol i do not miss that at all|
|12-04-2013 05:46 PM|
I quit in May after 33 years of pac-a-day smoking, never once trying to stop. Told myself I enjoyed it. HA! Tried an ecig on a Wednesday (15May13), smoked my last nail the following Saturday and never looked back. Rough going for the first 2 months but I am fine now. I still use the ecigs but have decreased my nicotine intake to about 25% of what it used to be.
Good luck to all you "quitters" out there, I'm behind you 100%!!
|12-01-2013 11:08 PM|
|12-01-2013 11:06 PM|
But, I still miss them every dam day. but I sure do like breathing better !
|12-01-2013 10:40 PM|
If every one you light up, you must put out somewhere on your body. I would bet people would quit post haste.
Good luck every one. I heard it is a hard habit to break. My uncle quit like 10 times before he was and my grandma had her second heart attack before she quit.
|12-01-2013 10:24 PM|
|PHILDABEAST||Just smoked my first cigarette in 3 months. Feels like I ate an ashtray.|
|11-30-2013 03:20 PM|
|Turbostixxx||How's everyone doin???|
|11-13-2013 01:01 AM|
|11-13-2013 12:56 AM|
I did something similar for about 3 months when I switched jobs. I had to stay with the old company for 3 more months but the new one, with a much brighter future, wanted me to start right away. Fortunately, the hours for one job were in the evening and the other job was during the day. I worked both jobs, 8.5 hours each day (including lunch), full time for 3 months. A lot of the weekends were spent resting.
|11-12-2013 05:58 AM|
|11-11-2013 08:58 PM|
Quit smoking Oct 2 1996 3 packs a day. I could tell you what time of day it was by what pack I was opening. Drove a Tractor Trailer nothing better to do then smoke. Started smoking when i was 16 and smoked til I was 31 regret the day I started. I tried many times to quit,was lucky if I made it 8 hrs before I picked up another one. I just got to the point that I was tired of it determined to never smoke again I did it and haven't looked back. I will tell anyone that asks never give up trying and to think of it that if you don't quit today eventually there will be a day you are smoke free.
Good Luck to all that give up the habit
|11-11-2013 08:51 PM|
|11-11-2013 07:32 PM|
|11-11-2013 07:00 PM|
|Turbostixxx||Sorry guys, haven't been checking in! Worked 70 hours last week, working 85+ this week! Still smoke free! 41 days!|
|11-11-2013 12:59 PM|
no i havent and need to but i havent had that problem since that day im attempting to kill 2 birds with one stone on this one as i have learned the state of kansas has a new law in regards to a cdl license ( im still researching this as to what i all need) apparently i have to register and have my current med card on file with registration and redo this online every two years so they know what im driving and who im driving for / not sure i understand it all yet anyway moral of story im going to make sure i have everything i need from the doctor to get clearance for cdl and check me out at same time.
|11-11-2013 11:39 AM|
|jherrington||Did you ever go see the doc for the numbness and tingling?|
|11-11-2013 10:09 AM|
ive just about stumbled myself luckily i talked myself out of it hang in there only u can make the decision to start up and or quit ...........
i started this board just to let folks know what i went through and to verify it wasnt just me going through what i was..... i have learned that ciggaretts effect people in many different ways yet there are a lot of simmilarities amongst us in the effects now its more about letting others know there not alone .............its more than hearing one person you know at work blow harding about how they quit and what they went through
i commend anyone that has taken the step to have the mindset to quit and applaud those who attempt
|11-11-2013 09:50 AM|
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