100 lb. Club - I quit smoking!
01-19-2009, 08:33 PM
One of my big goals for this year (aside from getting to my goal weight) was to stop smoking. I kept thinking oh I will try and quit when I get to goal since quitting initially can make it hard to stay on track with eating. Well I decided that I'd had enough and 2 days ago I quit. I feel very proud of myself. I am still having some bad headaches but I have no desire to smoke, I am done for good. Also I have stayed on plan the past two days. I have been drinking a ton of water when I feel anxious instead of eating. I know I will be so much healthier and my health is worth it! My husband also tried to quit but today caved and bought some cigarettes. I have been good though and haven't even had a puff. :carrot:
RN BSN 2009
01-19-2009, 08:34 PM
Congrats! Such a big feat to quit and lose weight at the same time. Anticipate slow or stalling weight loss. But your heart and lungs will thank you!
01-19-2009, 08:35 PM
:) :) :)
01-19-2009, 08:35 PM
CONGRATS!!! I quit smoking a month ago and feel so much better!!
01-19-2009, 08:35 PM
Congratulations! :carrot: And, each day it gets easier and easier.
01-19-2009, 08:36 PM
:dance:Good for you!
01-19-2009, 08:36 PM
Anticipate slow or stalling weight loss. Why? As long as she doesn't substitute eating for the cigarettes, she should have no problems.
01-19-2009, 08:39 PM
Excellent! Be proud of yourself. That's a big step to take! Congratulations!:encore::cheer3::cheer2::congrat:: cheer:
And for those rough moments:
01-19-2009, 08:40 PM
Thanks so much everyone, I feel better already! :) My oldest DD was very excited when I told her I had quit smoking (she is 4) and it really made me happy and want to stick with it.
01-19-2009, 08:50 PM
Bravo!!! Go, Liz!!! :carrot:
Big Kudos to you!
I quit a year ago this past October...Best thing I ever did! Get through the withdrawal and them worry about the weight...Use the water as your new cigarette! Hang tough!:hug:
01-19-2009, 08:54 PM
So cool!!! Congrats!!
After 2 days you are already thru most of the physical ickyness. It's all mental from here on out. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! :carrot:
01-19-2009, 09:03 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I feel healthier already! It just was feeling like kind of a joke to work hard on my weight and health and still be smoking. I was just ready to quit! I have quit twice before but it was for my pregnancies so it wasn't hard to quit then. Of course after I stopped breast feeding I went right back to smoking. I am determined to quit for good this time!
01-19-2009, 09:14 PM
Good for you Liz! I know it must be hard to concentrate on quitting smoking and losing weight...but I just know you'll be successful at both!
01-19-2009, 09:16 PM
Congratulations!! I am so happy for you! :D:D
01-19-2009, 09:18 PM
Congrats!! Best thing you can do for yourself!
01-19-2009, 09:37 PM
:congrat: I'm so jealous! thats next on my list.
01-19-2009, 09:39 PM
OMGOSH!!!! I am SO FREAKING HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!
That is fantastic!!! WTG on quitting cold turkey.
As for your Dh, maybe he should try what my Dad is doing.
My Dad quit about 4 months ago. He had smoked since he was approx 12 years old. He would smoke over 2 pks a day. He finally decided it was time to quit. He is 66 years old. He went to the Dr and got an Rx for some sort of puffer thing. When u start out you are allowed (dont quote me on this).. I believe he said 16 insert changes. He started out using about 6 of those a day. Now he is down to 1-2 a day. Its been 4 months. Im so proud of him. He will evenutally get down to where he will not use/need the puffer at all.
01-19-2009, 10:03 PM
Woo girl! you are on a roll!!
01-19-2009, 10:23 PM
Good for you! Congrats!
01-19-2009, 11:03 PM
Conrats that is a biggie to conquer---glad you are doing it!!!!! Keep us updated on how things are going!
01-19-2009, 11:07 PM
That is the best gift you can give yourself - a huge congrats for that!
I quit over seven years ago, not a single drag off a cigarette in that time (because I know I'd start up again if I did). And when I quit, I had the same sentiment as you do now - I'd just had enough, time to be done with it now.
Way to go!
01-19-2009, 11:42 PM
Awesome! Great job!
01-19-2009, 11:58 PM
Just think of how much healthier you are today than even a week ago! You can do it and you'll just get healthier all the time!
01-20-2009, 01:11 AM
Thanks so much everyone!!! :) I feel like my sense of smell and taste is already improving and I feel like I can breathe better!
I think my hubby might have to get a prescription from the Dr. for those pills that stop smoking cravings. He is a heavy smoker (1-2 packs a day) and I only smoked half a pack a day so I think quitting is a lot harder for him and will take some time.
01-20-2009, 04:23 AM
Why? As long as she doesn't substitute eating for the cigarettes, she should have no problems.
because smoking is a known metabolism raiser.
I quit over 6 months ago and it's the best decision I ever made I can run without needing to keel over lol It's amazing how better your sense of smell is when you can smell a smoker it's gross lol Good job, keep it up, I don't even think about smoking, time makes things so much easier!
01-20-2009, 08:07 AM
Congratulations on being a non-smoker!! It really is the best thing you can do for your health. I smoked for 23 years and have been a non-smoker for almost 4 years now. It is wonderful! The smell is beyond nasty once you are away from it. You might not get to that point until hubby quits because you are used to his cigarette scented body.
Once, I quit the smell would make me sick to my stomach. I'm more used to now because I work in a convenience store and smell smokers all day long. I did try to light one up about two years ago. The first made me dizzy and lightheaded. The second cigarette made me so ill I had to lay on the sofa for four hours before I could move again. Once I got up those cigarettes went straight into the garbage and I never touched another one.
You can do this!! :carrot:
01-20-2009, 08:58 AM
:hug: Conratulations!!! Such a wonderful think you have done for yourself and your family. I smoked for many years, but quit too. It's hard, but you can do it. The first week is the worst, the rest is just filling the habit.
01-20-2009, 12:04 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I am still not feeling great today but am slowly feeling better. I am looking forward to hubby quitting because I know it will be easier for me once he quits too. I am really proud of myself. Even if I have a weight gain this week it is worth it to quit smoking!
01-20-2009, 12:26 PM
01-20-2009, 07:13 PM
Well it is 5pm here and I still haven't smoked! I have wanted to today but I refuse to! When I see DH smoking I get a little pang of wanting to smoke but this is important to me and worth going through a few days of **** for! I just got back from a walk and I have to say already I feel like I can breathe a lot better!!
01-20-2009, 08:18 PM
Great job - keep it up! Expect to have cravings, but just tell yourself that it's par for the course and you'll deal with it. When they do hit, minimize it by reminding yourself that the cravings WILL subside.
I found walking every evening was a GREAT substitute for smoking.
Happy for you! :)
01-20-2009, 08:32 PM
Thank you! I am trying to keep busy. Cleaning, reading, exercising etc is really helping me.
01-21-2009, 08:06 PM
Well I am almost done with day 4 of not smoking and I feel great! I felt horrible this morning but by this afternoon felt really good. I am not really experiencing withdrawl symptoms anymore and feel pretty much back to normal well better than normal since I am not smoking. It is amazing to feel like that! It used to be I would start feeling horrible after a few hours with not smoking so it is very freeing to not smoke and feel good! I am really proud of myself!
01-22-2009, 02:18 AM
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! :yay: :yay: :yay: :balloons:
I haven't tried yet, but thats one of my goals this year too... :)
01-22-2009, 03:09 AM
Thanks! Quitting is really tough but I know it is going to be more than worth it!