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I've finally given up the mouth spray!

Went to see my smoking cessation counsellor the other day and he was less than impressed that I wanted another month on the mouth spray!  So decided I'd better stop it, as of the 25th April I'm totally nicotine free.  I'm eating like a horse and putting weight on, but I've been eating like a horse since I stopped the patches anyway.  I'll just have to run faster to shift the weight lol.  I'm still determined NOPE.

Ruby

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Mmm bet he's never smoked!! They should be helping you to remain quit not making you feel guilty about it grrrr 😡😡

Anyone would think they pay for it out of their own pocket!!

Anyhoo you are now nic free so that's good 👍 Yeah maybe you need to throw in another run 😊😊

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You took the words right out of my mouth... I was just going to type what you did!!  Good morning to you droopyj☕️☕️☕️☕️ And here's hoping your day is a good one❤️🇨🇦

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Thanks Arizona great minds 😊😊 hope you have a good day too 😊

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😂😂😂 I was going to type "great minds think alike" too

Same wave length today.

Have a wonderful day☀️🌷🌸🌹

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Ok we're on a roll...... what am I thinking???? 😂😂😂😂😂

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Anticipating my reply to see what I'll say.. 😂😂😂

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😂😂😂😂😂 thank goodness for that..... I thought it might have been get out of bed you lazy moo before monky catches you again 😂😂😂💤💤💤💤

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Hahaha  That's funny.... I hope this means you got some sleep... ( being in bed) Yesterday was awesome.. I had an up disturbed 6 hrs... 

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Monky caught me in bed this morning...(Not physically caught me🙀) with Sandra post 😊😊

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Okay I'll look for it hahaha

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I think I've had too much coffee and not enough sleep😂😂

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I think it's the other way round for me 😂😂

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Get up get up  Have some good hot coffee ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☀️

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Get up and have coffee?? Blimey more like get up and have lunch🙀🙀

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 That's right.. Lunch for you... 5:03am 🇨🇦 for me

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No 6 hours sleep for you last night Arizona??

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No unfortunately only 3 hrs sleep.. Yesterday felt weird sleeping for so long .. Weird in a good way... Just not use to it...

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Hi Droopy & Ariosonasands, my counsellor did smoke but now he runs marathons!  Still struggling on, got my minty mouthspray to distract me and I've stopped buying biscuits (I would look like the side of a house if I hadn't lol).  Need to get back to the gym.  Hope you are both well and still saying NOPE.

Ruby

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Yay Rudy good for you.  I'm also on the patch how was the step down and did you also use the spray while on the patch? 

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Hi Sandra, I found stepping down quite a bit more difficult this time (I've tried to stop a few times on the patches) but I was a very heavy smoker, about 40 to 50 a day.  I used the mouth spray thoughout but not that much, 1 cannister would last me about a month, but I also found it very addictive and quite hard to give up.  Well done you stopping for over a week, it does get easier.

Ruby

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WAYYYYYYY HAYYYYYYYY Ruby, thats fantastic news gal, roll it onnnnnnn :) :) 

COME ON GAL, GET THEM FLIPPIN KNEES UP.  te he :D :D 

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Thanks Monky, I'll be running marathons before you know it lol.

Ruby

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Hi Ruby, just wanted to check - how long were you on the mouth spray and patches? For most smoking cessation programme - a step down approach on medication is advocated...and it is the Advisors duty to make sure the person they are supporting to quit smoking understands the rationale; he or she should not have made you feel guilty for asking for more spray. Although it is safe to use nicotine medications; using it at a high strength for a long time usually beyond 3 months without stepping down to a very minimal strength or less frequent usage...might encourage behavioural and pharmacotherapy dependency. Part of preventing relapse is not to only use medication but also to learn coping strategies. Craving for food or sweet things is not unusual - it is useful to consider the healthier options that would not increase your weight too dramatically; You have done very well and I just want to encourage you to keep keeping on. Stepping up on one's exercise regimen is also very good...not necessarily joining a gym; but walking more...walking up the escalator, doing something that makes your heart beat a bit faster or make you sweat a little and being consistent...also improving your water intake start with a litre of water a day. You are great encouragement to those who would have had an excuse to go back to smoking...your determination is inspiring.

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Have a beautiful day preacher👍🏻🇨🇦

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You too blessed one...have a very gloriously delightful day :-)👍

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Hi Smilingpreacher and thank you for coming over from your - no smoking day - forum again - to help one of our Quit Support members.

I'm just wondering why ?? 

Pete.

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Hi Pete,

You're here!!  Are you at work or on shift??

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Hi Arizona, just about to get off up that wooden hill to nod land gal :o 

I hope you had a lovely nights sleep :) hopefully 6 flippin hours eh xxxxxx

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Have a good rest Pete xxx

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Hi Pete, hope you are keeping well...I guess that is just who I am and I enjoy helping people however I can. As per coming over from the no smoking day forum...don't understand much about the technicalities...I simply reply to messages that appear in my e-mail box. :-) Have a great day!

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Thanks smilingpreacher, thanks for the advice.  I was on the patches for almost 3 months and a week or so longer on the mouth spray.  I found the mouth spray very addictive and quite hard to give up, hence the craving for sugary foods.  I've stopped buying biscuits now and have taken up a minty mouth spray instead.  I'm also doing the Couch 2 5K exercise programme, which is helping keep my weight down. 

Ruby

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Well done Ruby for being nicotine free, I'm impressed with your determination and delighted for ya too👍🏼 You are most definitely a WINNER🚭🚭🚭💐😊

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Cheers Briarwood, it seems to be getting a bit easier, I've cut out the sugary foods now, before I balloon in weight.  Just need to get back to the gym.

Ruby

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Update, have to confess to using the mouth spray on 2 separate days recently, today (12/05/16) is my first day nicotine free.  I've been under a hell of a lot of stress and if it wasn't for the mouth spray I probably would have had a cigarette but I resisted that evil weed lol.

Hows everyone else doing, hope it's going well for everybody.

Ruby

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No need to confess Ruby coz you're not lighting up and that's the important thing🚭 well done👍🏼😊

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