Yay! I made it : Ok so I work in retail which... - No Smoking Day

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Yay! I made it

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Sollana9 Months Smoke Free

Ok so I work in retail which means Christmas is crazy, like totally crazy it’s the most stressful time of the year for me! Aaand I made it without a smoke and 2 weeks off the Champix!!

Ok so right now I’d love one and the pull has been there but putting one foot in front of the other and going...

if I do crumble and fall I have a 0 nicotine ecig on standby but so far so good!

My only issue is the eating. I literally cannot stop... I’m not even eating because of cravings or because I’m hungry and after 5 weeks of that I’m getting concerned.

Diabetes runs in my family.. oh and I’m

Disabled so exercise is out...

any suggestions as to how I stop putting food in my mouth would be fab! It’s not like I can just go take a walk when I feel like it.

Healthy snacks would be a good start however I have a variant form of IBD which means I have to limit fodmaps or fruit and veg to a max of 1-2 tablespoons 2 times a day. Also gluten and dairy is limited.

Isn’t life wonderful lol

Thank you 😊

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Quit4Money1 Year Smoke Free

Hi Sollana; thank you for your kind response to my post. And wow, you can be so proud of getting through xmas in retail while resisting the urge to smoke. Good for you!! I started low-carb (again) two weeks after quitting smoking. So I eat protein, healthy fat and veggies. Everyone is unique and finds their own eating plan that works for their lifestyle, but low carb is very friendly to the diabetic. IBD might require soluble fiber like sweet potatoes a bit more. You can learn a lot online about low carb eating and I highly recommend Dr. Jason Fung, Diet Doctor online. He's world renowned.

Until you find an eating plan that works for you, just know that it's only been 2 weeks since you quit Champix and the reduction of dopamine might be a physical reaction to eating more. Our brains love sugar since it definitely affects dopamine receptor. I know too much about this stuff because I've lived with depression all my life, a still highly misunderstood condition ... and sugar has been my "go to" place as a coping mechanism. But it ultimately does no good. Simple carbohydrates convert to sugar in the bloodstream. Sugar is therefore not only in candy and donuts.

Back to quitting smoking, you are rocking this. You are clearly committed. It's a journey. So glad we can take it together. xo

RoisinO1 profile image

Hey Sollana - 3 months smoke free now, how are you getting on?

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Sollana9 Months Smoke Free in reply to RoisinO1

Hey guys, the good news is I’m still smoke free! The only times I think about it now are if I see someone on telly. And I’d really love one... but only the idea 💡... now when I actually smell someone smoking it puts me right off the notion!

Life’s been throwing me about a lot, if it were a person it would be out and out abuse! But as it’s not I can only say life totally sucks right now... still going strong with not smoking though.i think if I did I would take a puff and promptly put it out lol

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RoisinO1Administrator in reply to Sollana

Good to read Sollana that you are plodding along nicely. Sorry to read that life is throwing you curve balls, make sure to continue to throw those balls straight back to no return ;)

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Sollana9 Months Smoke Free in reply to RoisinO1

Thank you Roisin, I have to admit this group really helps! Even if life’s not really allowing me time to be here, just knowing that you guys are here and getting your notifications really keep me going. I really think I underestimated the support this would offer me! Thank you! 😃😃😃

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