Tongue on fire!

Anyone else had this? I woke in the night for the usual bathroom dash....went back off to sleep wondering what I'd eaten to make my tongue burn. Woke up this morning and it's still burning...especially when drinking my first cuppa :(

Feeling a bit chirpier today....the last 4 or 5 days I've thought non-stop about smoking. Not necessarily having a fag but just kept getting the urge to go for one when I would normally have done so in the past. Not real cravings, but them being on my mind alot really pissed me off....I just wanted to get away from the thoughts but couldn't no matter what I did. I suppose it's the addiction still running strong and after over 40 years of smoking it's not going to go away that quick.

So, if anyone sees me walking along the street waving my hand furiously I'm not going mental, I'm just giving the addiction a good old slap!

Into week 5 now and the pre Xmas diet starts....weighed myself this morning and was nearly in tears...I've tried to be really careful with food but obviously more jumped in me mouth than I realised....half a stone on :eek:

Can someone remind me again what the benefits are of stopping smoking???

Hope everyone else is still going strong!!!

JackieJ xxx

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  • hi jj

    Your doing great. as for the benefits i think we all know what they are otherwise we wouldnt be putting ourselves through this torture lol

  • Hi

    You're doing fine. I have no desire to smoke but still think like a smoker withut realising. I was leaving the house yesterday, picked up keys, phone and then started looking for my cigarettes to put in my bag. Need to de-programme that bit of brain.

    As for the benefits, you could write a list. Two columns, first one entitled:

    Benefits of not smoking....

    Second one entitled:

    Benefits of smoking.....

    Good luck

    Sue

  • Tongue still burning...can you see? :p

    Anyway....thought, with my new found lungs, that I'd get on with some serious gardening. Have been sweeping, digging, carrying, tieing and cutting. Anyone know where I can get some new arms, legs and back to match me lungs???

  • Nothing wrong with your tongue, you just like sticking it out!!:p

    As for weight (I sound like a broken record) but it's scaring the hell out of me at the moment. I'm trying to diet but I am shocked how I used cigarettes to stop me eating, so it's proving hard for me lately. This is my only time I have attempted to quit and I think I've never tried before because I was scared of the whole weight gain thing.

    I'm also sorry to sound so bloody vein but I honestly care what I look like and I find the weight thing soul destroying. However it does not mean I'm going to start smoking tomorrow but I am trying to diet (badly) at the moment. My gain is around 7lb from the quit and I do not want it to become /1/2/3 stones!!

    Started a diet last Thursday so I will see if I lose any this Thursday.

  • I'm the same here Christine...I'd rather smoke than be fat.

    Saw my sister-in-law go from 8 to 18 stone over about 15 years. She got to 12 stone after several attempts at stopping smoking but ended up at 18 stone after she eventually succeeded. That was 10 years ago and she's been on one diet or another ever since.

    I'm not going to use the weight gain as an excuse to start so I'll try my best to keep on top of it...I think there's certainly a natural weight gain when anyone stops smoking plus the blubber through overeating a bit, so I'll see what's what after Christmas. If I'm having to shoehorn myself into anything bigger than a size 12 then that's it...Silk Cut here I come :eek:

    Sorry if I've offended anyone....I'm only hard on myself re: size!!!!

    Oh yes....I read earlier about your Mars Bar diet lol

  • Anyone else had this? I woke in the night for the usual bathroom dash....went back off to sleep wondering what I'd eaten to make my tongue burn. Woke up this morning and it's still burning...especially when drinking my first cuppa :(

    Feeling a bit chirpier today....the last 4 or 5 days I've thought non-stop about smoking. Not necessarily having a fag but just kept getting the urge to go for one when I would normally have done so in the past. Not real cravings, but them being on my mind alot really pissed me off....I just wanted to get away from the thoughts but couldn't no matter what I did. I suppose it's the addiction still running strong and after over 40 years of smoking it's not going to go away that quick.

    So, if anyone sees me walking along the street waving my hand furiously I'm not going mental, I'm just giving the addiction a good old slap!

    Into week 5 now and the pre Xmas diet starts....weighed myself this morning and was nearly in tears...I've tried to be really careful with food but obviously more jumped in me mouth than I realised....half a stone on :eek:

    Can someone remind me again what the benefits are of stopping smoking???

    Hope everyone else is still going strong!!!

    JackieJ xxx

    Hi JJ

    i spoke with a dentist about this i had it for one day and as it happens the day i had a dental appointment, he said it would be down to the nerve endings getting back to normal, but as i said it was for only one day but hopefully it will be the same with you just nerves getting back to normal.

    HTH :)

  • I'm the same here Christine...I'd rather smoke than be fat.

    myself into anything bigger than a size 12 then that's it...Silk Cut here I come :eek:

    Sorry if I've offended anyone....I'm only hard on myself re: size!!!!

    Oh yes....I read earlier about your Mars Bar diet lol

    The Mars bar (hangs head in shame) secret!! However it was a fun size one (but there was no comedic value in that) I've now left size 10 and that's stressed me and I so agree about the whole smoking verses putting on weight and I have always been very hard on myself regarding weight.

    However I’m hoping this calms down and the whole hunger thing is better now then it was. In fairness I had just been on holiday, had a couple of weeks of eating and drinking too much THEN gave up smoking. I probably should have thought that all through!

    We will be OK, however we do need to police ourselves!

  • The Mars bar (hangs head in shame) secret!! However it was a fun size one (but there was no comedic value in that) I've now left size 10 and that's stressed me and I so agree about the whole smoking verses putting on weight and I have always been very hard on myself regarding weight.

    However I’m hoping this calms down and the whole hunger thing is better now then it was. In fairness I had just been on holiday, had a couple of weeks of eating and drinking too much THEN gave up smoking. I probably should have thought that all through!

    We will be OK, however we do need to police ourselves!

    Christine

    should be ashamed of yoursef fun size !!! get some of these down you :D

  • The weight thing is tough! I lost 4 stone sometime back, and I've been so happy with life ever since. Happy and confidence enough to give up the fags. I do NOT want to backslide on EITHER front. I weigh myself every day, record it every week. We can do it!!

    xxjb

  • Maybe a good idea to go into the general forum and start a 'What have we eaten today?' thread.

    Not today though because there was half a jar of nutella leftover from the grandchildren staying here over the weekend....it's all gone now :o

  • Maybe a good idea to go into the general forum and start a 'What have we eaten today?' thread.

    Not today though because there was half a jar of nutella leftover from the grandchildren staying here over the weekend....it's all gone now :o

    :D yes and my son when he visited yesterday kindly left his haribos behind :D

  • :D yes and my son when he visited yesterday kindly left his haribos behind :D

    :D Oh god what are we like...I've now got to try and keep my hands off their coco pops tonight :D

  • Maybe a good idea to go into the general forum and start a 'What have we eaten today?' thread.

    Not today though because there was half a jar of nutella leftover from the grandchildren staying here over the weekend....it's all gone now :o

    I would have been more impressed if you had said 'I've eaten the grandchildren'!!:D

  • Christine

    should be ashamed of yoursef fun size !!! get some of these down you :D

    Lord Bradders you know how to treat a lady!! Right how do I make a batter!:D

  • Lord Bradders you know how to treat a lady!! Right how do I make a batter!:D

    Knew you would be asking me for a traditional Scottish receipe eventually...:D

  • non-smoking column

    when you walk down the hall you don't smell like a freakin' ashtray

    I had a ten spot last me for over a week last week

    Your hand smells like a hand

  • when you walk down the hall you don't smell like a freakin' ashtray

    I had a ten spot last me for over a week last week

    Your hand smells like a hand

    Thanks for that SS...just wondering what a 'ten spot' is :confused:

    I actually managed to get through yesterday without any crap food falling in me mouth and stuck to healthy food. It always helps if TV is quite good in the evening and I did enjoy the first episode of Collision, so that's the weeks viewing sorted and should keep my mind off picking. Must remember that pickers wear big knickers. :D

  • I've made a start on sorting my wardrobe out this morning...putting summer stuff away, a bag for charity, a pile for the bin and a pile for washing (I must be manky putting stuff away that still smells of smoke :o )

    Anyway, after a while I got the same feeling I used to when I'd break off and go for a ciggie....but I didn't recognise it to begin with, it was the strongest crave I'd had so far :eek: When I realised what it was I had to do something to take my mind off it...so I phoned my daughter and she wasn't in, so I came on here. It's gone now but I didn't like it one bit!

    See...I'm not supposed to get on and do things, I always knew I was meant to be a lady of leisure but no-one would listen :rolleyes:

  • Lord Bradders you know how to treat a lady!! Right how do I make a batter!:D

    God knows i am a bloke remember can burn beans me !!!!!!! i can put petrol in the car if that helps :)

  • Knew you would be asking me for a traditional Scottish receipe eventually...:D

    Yes Lorna

    i forgot you were the Scottish batter chef , right i need six JJ a couple i reckon ...and well for christine .......... i can send extra batter down :):D

    and Scotland is indeed the place to eat these :) and only in Scotland like Cornish Pasties should only be eaten from Cornwall

  • Bloody typical...I'm right at t'other end of country so I'll be the last to get there and Christine will have eaten all mine by then.

    Can you stash mine somewhere she can't sniff them out? :D

  • Bloody typical...I'm right at t'other end of country so I'll be the last to get there and Christine will have eaten all mine by then.

    Can you stash mine somewhere she can't sniff them out? :D

    You do know her second name is Pinocchio nose like that she will sniff them out if they were in Brazil :D going now whilst i can still walk

  • Bloody typical...I'm right at t'other end of country so I'll be the last to get there and Christine will have eaten all mine by then.

    Can you stash mine somewhere she can't sniff them out? :D

    No chance!! Bradders don't give in to her.

  • ten spot

    I am american. When I was a young man I spent 6 wonderful days in London. 30 years later I have trouble remembering some slang terms. The other Brit's in the apartment really kept me on my toes with words for money. Quid is one I can remember. Any way, I was trying to talk money. One of the most surprising things about quitting is how much less money I spend. If I don't go into stores I don't buy snacks and such. OK.

  • No chance!! Bradders don't give in to her.

    OK....you can have bigger wobblier bits than me then :p

  • I am american. When I was a young man I spent 6 wonderful days in London. 30 years later I have trouble remembering some slang terms. The other Brit's in the apartment really kept me on my toes with words for money. Quid is one I can remember. Any way, I was trying to talk money. One of the most surprising things about quitting is how much less money I spend. If I don't go into stores I don't buy snacks and such. OK.

    I was saying earlier today that it's not just the cigarette money you save. I used to drive to the local supermarket at least once a day for ciggies and would always pick other stuff up that I didn't necessarily need. So that's petrol money and odds and sodds money I'm saving!

    I'm soon going to be known locally as 'the hermit' :D

  • OK....you can have bigger wobblier bits than me then :p

    funny you should say that JJ :) :eek:

  • Hey, hey, hey - leave my wobbly bits alone you two!!:p Did I mention I've had cake!!

    However I've swam a mile this morning and spinning tonight to combat the next slice of cake:o

  • Bloody typical...I'm right at t'other end of country so I'll be the last to get there and Christine will have eaten all mine by then.

    Can you stash mine somewhere she can't sniff them out? :D

    Not a chance, I have to pass her to get up to Scotland and I know she will ambush me...

    BUT promise to ply her with enough red wine to give you time to get there....

    xx

  • You will never get to the border alive!!:D

  • You will never get to the border alive!!:D

    I will bring wine and chocolate :D

  • I will bring wine and chocolate :D

    Shall we say 9ish then??:D

  • The weight thing is a problem with me as well, so do understand I lost over 2 stone 2 years ago at slimming world and still go every week as I now help run one of the sessions. I have put on 4lb in 9 days !!!!! at that rate I will be ................!!! But I have decided to give myself a month to eat and get over the fags and then start the diet again, I think its too much to do it all at once. Be kind to yourself, giving up nicotine is far far harder than dieting. When you diet you do not give up food but just swop bad food for good food, wish I could do that with the cigs hee hee.

    Dont worry Christine please we will get through this.

    xxx

  • Sort out the cigarettes first. A few more pounds can be dealt with later. Don't worry about that - this month it's the quit that's important. (Then we can all form a Deco-dieters slimming group and work on that issue then.) Let's crack the fags first.

    Sue

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