No Smoking Day

10 Months Smober!!!

WOOHOO....my phone sent a notification last night from my smoke free app...holy cow 10 months smoke free is truly unbelievable to me. I enjoyed smoking and for 35 years or so it was my 'go to' for many many things/emotions in my life. Anyone that knows me personally (including myself) would have said NO WAY will she quit smoking. I proved them wrong and yes, I'm proud of myself.

Still having some cravings here & there, mostly when I'm stressed or bored...nothing I can't deal with, but let's admit it...it would be EASIER if they would just go away completely. Mr. Nico doesn't want me to forget I guess. Also still a bit off as far as my moods, but that too has gotten better and I know will continue to improve! I've gained a fair amount of weight, but some of that is just me...been battling my weight all of my life, some of it is quitting smoking and in my mind some of it is ME using quitting as an excuse to eat whatever the heck I wanted!! :) Will have to get going on reducing the pounds now!

Everyone's journey is different so I decided early on to read as much as I could about those journey's because bits & pieces of each of them....matches something I've gone through and in the beginning what I could anticipate possibly going through.

For everyone just starting hang in there...it really does improve & get easier...for all that posted their journey's to help others and themselves...THANKS....you continue to inspire me!!!

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Hey JulReal, great to hear from you and that you are plodding along nicely, really well done!

Excellent positive and encouraging post to share with us, especially for our newbies, thank you!

Keep in touch with us when you can to share your experience :)

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Definitely pat yourself on the back! Congrats!

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This

Is inspiring to me. Congrats on 10 months! Truly awesome. Can't wait to get those better feelings.

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Exsmo it seems to be taking me a LONG time to get to feeling better as far as my moods, and I was beginning to think that I'd never ever be myself again, but slowly, I am feeling better & better. I guess everyone is different, so I try to remember that when I see or hear someone saying they feel fantastic 50 days into it...and I felt horrible--I'm just a different person and that's that. Hang in there!!!

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Great reply JulReal :)

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I SO understand the 50 days in & feeling horrible. I smoked 35 years too and wondered if maybe that and/ or weight played a part. Perhaps they didnt smoke as long.

Researching others post for a common thread to a better feeling it seemed exercise and supplements were both factors.

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I do think my weight gain has made my moods a bit low, but I still think most of it is quitting my smokes. I also read that exercise & supplements seemed to help many people feeling 'blue'. I haven't tried any supplements, but the exercise part does help. I feel better if I get off of my lazy butt & walk or do anything physical really...I just have to FORCE myself to do it--how dumb is that? I know there's something that does help a bit and I don't do it enough! I think I'm still hanging on to the fact that quitting smoking is the cause for EVERYTHING...haha!! It IS a good excuse...but it's still just an excuse at this point. :)

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I understand...totally. May we have motivation & health to get better on exercise! :)

If we can quit smokes we can do ANYThing!

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Juls i thinks its a vicious cycle! Having a day today. Down and eating not exercising then down about weight & lonely..(spouse died '14) but i think just being overweight affects so much too! I cant move right bc of it! ( Not morbid obese but have an inflammatory disease where my body swells so i need more room in my own skin!) And i crave!

Have you read HALT=Hungry Anxious Lonely Tired?

I believe the lonely is making me crave the familiar friend/enemy cigarrette

...:.aaaaaaaa! Am going for my first short walk, so tired of the brain games going on inside my head!

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Exsmo, no I haven' t read HALT. I know for a fact that my weight makes me bummed out....the funny thing is..I know what to do to help myself..stop eating so much and exercise...but NOooooooo.....I keep eating & sitting on my hind end..LOLOL!!! Cigarettes are the enemy and although they're familiar...they are NOT coming back into my life. NOPE. Not for you either! Stay strong and as my grandma would say "this too shall pass". :)

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I bought a weeks worth of salad. I cant stay fat & not smoke. Its too depressing. Being like this will trgger me to smoke. Its a main reason i started! I cant just let it to til later any more than i can let go my quit. I think theyre connected.

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I agree that they are probably connected... I have the same issues!!! Monday morning I am going to start in earnest ...working on getting rid of some weight. I know it will make me feel better...I'm just lazy..LOL!! GOOD LUCK AND DO NOT LET THIS MAKE YOU SMOKE! My doctor told me that I would have to gain 100 pounds for it to be as unhealthy for me as smoking was! I am hanging onto those words!

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I think i could gain that easily! 30lbs already!

My stomach is like a beachball and i could hatdly move yesterday. I bought apple cider vinegat w the Mother & put a tsp in a glass of water & i think it helped. Soon as i finished salad and ate an almond joy stomach swelled back up again! Am cutting refined sugars bc they cause inflammation too. I am REALLY impressed with the vinegar!

Weight/smokings are all to help with this crazy familal mediterranian fever. Its almost paralyzing when everything is all swollen. Doesnt just affect looks goes into organs too so its really important i find what to help it. Another drink was cinnamon & honey..i think.

Maybe we could motivate each other & others by doing it together? I may post a new thread to see if anyone wants to.

Want to?

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Ohhh. I don't have the inflamation issue that you have, but I DO need to get rid of some of this 'quit smoking weight'..LOL that's what I am calling it even though I've been heavy the majority of my life. I'm in on a thread for losing weight etc, if that's what you're asking :)

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