No Smoking Day

Hello!

I’m new to this current forum, I used to visit the old no smoking day forum. So I guess in a way I am back...unfortunately.

I went smoke free for over 2 years from 2013 to 2015. Started up again the night I got married and have been on again for a little over 2 years.

It’s time to take the quit seriously again. I have some of the same reasons, like not wanting to smoke around my kids. New reasons would be to help get my health back.

I’m 34 years old, over weight, and have been smoking on and off, mostly on, for over 15 years. I would like to exercise more, but sometimes I literally feel like I won’t be able to because it will hurt to move and I won’t be able to breath. But I sure as hell can get up to have a smoke. I could go on and on, but the point is that I want to live a healthier, longer life without smoking. This community is great for keeping me accountable and I appreciate the support of everyone here!

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Good you decided to return Tim. We've all slipped up, and it shows the power of nicotine that it can pull you back after two years.

For weight loss I think it's important to have a plan. HealthUnlocked has a weight loss section, and there's other helpful advise online. Start off small, so you are not overwhelmed. It may seem inconsequential to jog 5 minutes, but it helps establish a routine. And if you measure your progress it will help motivate you.

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I haven’t made it over to that section of the app yet, but I’ll check it out, thanks!

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Huge welcome back to us TimTimT - good to have here with us again :)

Have you begun your new smoke free journey? If so, can you let me know your stop date for your milestone badges when you get a chance?

We have several members that slipped after been long term stopped, think the longest was 10 years so don't feel alone in that, you can do this again and succeed.

Stay close to us and read up as much as you can, share the good and bad days - we are/have all gone through them and here to support and help each other :)

PS Below is a link to one of the communities here that help with Weight Loss:

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

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Hi Roisin, my quit date is January 27. I’m trying not to make too big a deal of it so it’s not constantly on my mind. I really do need the group support and the accountability. I hate having to come back to the community and admit a slip or relapse. Thanks for the response!

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Well done TimTimT - are you doing it cold turkey? If so, the nicotine has left your system since yesterday and the mental battle has begun now as your body and mind rewire, repair and recover.

Don't be so hard on yourself, it took alot of courage to come on here and share that you slipped, you are stronger than you think :)

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Yeah, cold turkey is the way for me. I have used snus packs in the past to wind down the nicotine if that makes any sense. Ultimately I just have to stop so it’s better if I can make up my mind and stick to it.

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I too stopped cold turkey over 2 years ago, just wanted the rotten nicotine out of my system as soon as possible - it is a roller coaster of a journey but my best achievement to date :) Just wish I done it years ago (43 now and smoked for 30 odd years :O )

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Hello TimTimT (great username)

Good to see you going for it again, hope we can help out.

As far as exercise goes, just do what you can and don't think you have to run or cycle twenty miles for it to qualify as exercise. Just do what you can do and build on it. Walking is great exercise and you can build on that, gradually walking a bit further, or doing the same distance a little quicker. All the good exercise regimes rely on gradually building up from a starting point.

RoisinO1 we should definitely have a best username competition. nettynoono has some competition here!

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Thats an idea Nozmo :D

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TimTimT...Warm welcome and congrats on this huge step..You had the courage to come back and remind us that a relapse is only one puff away...Surely complacency is one of our biggest enemies ..!

One step at a time..stop smoking ...start to excersize and then loosing weight will follow... you can do it and have age on your side...use it wisely..!

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Welcome!...back:)

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