Day 2

Here I am on day 2. I've had a few urges here and there but nothing too crazy-- or maybe they have been crazy but now I know how to handle them better.

For all of you reading this is my second "big quit" I originally quit for a whole year but relapsed on 8/23/2010. I usually kill a strong urge to smoke by eating something good, something big, and something with a lot of sugar. I try not to eat sweets- instead I'll have a big bowl of sliced up strawberries with some sugar on top or some other type of fruit. Chips and salsa is good as well. Also, bet you didn't know that nicotine can also be found in fruits/vegetables-- not anywhere near the amounts in cigarettes but its nicotine none-the-less and might help your body with some of the urges.

Ah, I just caught myself rambling. In any event, more that 50% complete with day 2 and I feel good. I'm a little anxious/restless/energetic but I know this faze will pass by the end of the week. Thats all for now.

Oh, also, my suggestion to anyone quitting is do not change anything about your life while quitting. Some people will say its good to avoid your "triggers", i.e. coffee, caffinated drinks, chocolate, etc. Well, I say go for all of your triggers and learn how to not smoke while enjoying those triggers- its the only way you'll change.

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  • Steve - well done on day 2! And the healthy eating...personally in past quits, kitkats have got me through (is there nicotine in them!!?) Will try inhaling an apple next time!:p

    Karri - think i posted this somewhere else, and i'm hardly a fountain of knowledge re quits, more a leaky tap - but anyway i agree on keeping your routine the same...i was amazed how quickly not smoking at work/car/on the phone became normal - and made me realise that not smoking in certain situations doesnt make them worse at all - which was a fear of mine pre-quit.

  • Well done.

    I am trying not to change the things I do except for perhaps drinking. I am not a regular drinker therfore it wouldn't take much and I would have a fag in my hand! Tomorrow night will be our first night out in years (still with the kids though!) and I have made myself driver for the night.

    Sounds good with the food, I am just going with the eat anything method! :D

  • Steve - well done on day 2! And the healthy eating...personally in past quits, kitkats have got me through (is there nicotine in them!!?) Will try inhaling an apple next time!:p

    Karri - think i posted this somewhere else, and i'm hardly a fountain of knowledge re quits, more a leaky tap - but anyway i agree on keeping your routine the same...i was amazed how quickly not smoking at work/car/on the phone became normal - and made me realise that not smoking in certain situations doesnt make them worse at all - which was a fear of mine pre-quit.

    Sorry, not in kitkats and not in apples.

    See nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/N...

  • Wow thanks so much for that! So, tomatoes and aubergines(eggplant) being the food with the most nicotine per 100, let me share with you my aubergine mini pizza recipe! (also low-carb)..

    Slice aubergine in 1/2 inch slices. Coat with salt and leave to sweat excess water for 30 min. Rince/wash. Coat with flour and pan fry till almost burnt. Dry excess oil with newspaper. Arrange on baking trey, top with tomato sauce and cheese, and any topping of your choice and put in oven.

    There you go, mini pizzas that wont make you as fat as real pizza and, apparently contains nicotine, too!!

    Hope you'll like it, and that it can xalm cravings..

  • haha very nice jelly bean!

    I'm not sure what effect the nicotine would have on us... but I'd like to think it would feed some of the nicotine receptors that are freaking out right now. Also, not sure if cooking would destroy or deactivate the nicotine? Who knows.

    In any event, good recipe and keep up the quit! I am now on DAY 3! Keep it going and don't stop! BTW I already notice a difference in my breathing and taste/smell.

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