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6 months

Can’t believe it. Never thought I’d do it but I did. I must say a lot of it was down to Champix in the beginning but now I can safely say that I barely think about smoking anymore. Together with a Champix I read the Alan Carr book about giving up smoking and not putting on weight.... which I didn’t. If I can manage it, you guys can. It’s lovely not to be a slave to the demon fags anymore xx

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Great to hear from you Sparkle11 , love your profile picture, looking great, you and your furry friend!!

Very positive post, thanks for sharing, keep in touch when you can :)

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Way to go Sparkle!!! Well done. I did chantix and am at 3 &1/2 months. May i ask when it got better for you? I have gained 20lbs and just rented Alan Carrs book but mine said nothing about weight. Any advice appreciated. Smoked 35years so am glad to not be smoking but not happy about weight. Very proud of your acheiving 6months non smoker! Huge well done!!!

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Hi there Exsmo. Very well done to you too at 3.5 months 👍🏼 The book is simply called Stop Smoking Now as the title then without gaining weight as subtitle by Alan Carr. Have a look online. I started to substitute my initial cravings for cigs with sweets (even sugar free) but that is a big no no by the book so I stopped as apparently this can escalate into eating much more & bad habits. When I had cravings, it was big glass of water, 5 deep breaths & anything to distract me but not food. I also made sure I walked to the gym (no car) & continued with my workouts. I didn’t gain a pound. (& believe me, I can eat for England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 lol 🐽😂) I’m sure you’ll fall into a routine. 3 meals a day. No snacking if you have a craving. Walk or gym. You’ll be fine. Health is wealth xx

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Well this is wonderful advice. So simple! Now to get the weight off. Have some disability, but will get that figured somehow.

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The hard part was stopping smoking & you managed that 🔝🔝The rest will be easy 👍🏼

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How is things now Sparkle11 ?

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Hi there Roisin. Thanks for thinking of me. Things are great. I reached my 7 month mark couple days ago. I was going to post but thought I’d wait till 8 months. Lol. Still no cravings & as mentioned in my previous posts I simply don’t think about smoking anymore. Such a relief. Take care & I’ll post soon xxxx

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Glad to read Sparkle11 , well done!

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Hey Exsmo - don't worry about any weight gain for the moment, this can be addressed if needs be when you are stronger in your stopping smoking journey, one thing at a time, you are at a very crucial stage so nothing should jeopardize this :)

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Exactly!!!!! 💕

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I will try. When is the crucial stage over? Am physically uncomfortable from weight snd clothes not fitting. Can't afford new clothes😳

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Really appreciate your perspective & advice so truly i listen. Protecting this quit like a baby.

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For me personally (everyone is different and how they progress in their journey's, feel good and at peace), but I felt the crucial stage lasted from the 1 month mark to 6 months mark - the complacency stage set in then up just over the 12 months. I would say I truly felt comfortable in my journey at 18 months, BUT Exsmo please don't be disheartened with this as it molded me and made me stronger to feeling the best I have felt since I was a teenager now at 2 years plus smoke free.....

Below is another pinned post for you to read on Healthy eating if not already done so:

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

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Hav e been snow & iced in my house last 3 days of w popcorn to eat. This is an interesting diet :/ Didn't know it would be this bad b fore it was! So strange to hear Hercu's weather w drought while we have nonstop snow

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9 months now Sparkle11 - get that post up girl!! :)

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Will do! 👍🏼

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