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Old Tue, Jun-05-12, 12:17
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Plan: Atkins/LC e-meal
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Is this the longest you have ever been smoke free?
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Old Tue, Jun-05-12, 14:15
NicPr NicPr is offline
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Plan: Keto/ no white stuff
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No, I quit with my wife when she found out she was pregnant with our son ten years ago. She's still smoke free. I think I lasted for a week and then started having the the occasional puff from friends. As you know that's the beginning of the end.

Enough of the past! Day 8 and still smoke free!!!
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Old Tue, Jun-05-12, 14:17
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Plan: whole foods
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w00t! Good for you!
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Old Tue, Jun-05-12, 14:27
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Amazing job, Nic! I quit cold turkey 30 years ago because the guy I was dating said he didn't think he could date a smoker. I turned around at dinner and gave my pack of Benson & Hedges to the waiter and never looked back! Best thing I ever did for myself. The relationship didn't last, but I've never had another puff.
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Old Tue, Jun-05-12, 14:34
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Plan: Paleo 99.5%
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Originally Posted by *Caz*
" Don't go to bars that allow smoking! That was always how I went back to smoking."


Kind of off topic, but does the US have bars that allow smoking?
Thanks.

It tends to be a city or state that sets the rules for that. AFAIK there's no federal law banning it. Bars were the last holdouts in San Diego.

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Enough of the past! Day 8 and still smoke free!!!

Rootin' for ya!
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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 01:51
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You guys would never know how much your support and being accountable here is helpng me. Thanks!
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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 02:46
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Nic - congrats!! I have been in your shoes but regrettably have always gone back thinking "oh, just this once..blah blah blah". Anyway, the fact that you made the decision and have stuck with it means you really want this! Good for you! Hang in there! You're inspiring me to quit for good..soon! Very soon!

Thanks for sharing your story.
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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 03:45
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Nic - congrats!! I have been in your shoes but regrettably have always gone back thinking "oh, just this once..blah blah blah". Anyway, the fact that you made the decision and have stuck with it means you really want this! Good for you! Hang in there! You're inspiring me to quit for good..soon! Very soon!

Thanks for sharing your story.


Thank you so much for the kind words. I hope I can hang on. Everybody's inspiration is helping. I do really want this.

The things that really drove home the importance of this for me is the fact that most doctors and researchers are of the opinion that it is more important for your health to stop smoking than it is to lose weight, and that doesn't mean I don't realize how critically important it is for me to lose weight. Guess it just made me think.
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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 07:19
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I hope I can hang on. I do really want this.
nothing to hang on to, what you need to do is let go (of smoking) and realize that youve already done it.
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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 12:19
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Originally Posted by anthonyc
nothing to hang on to, what you need to do is let go (of smoking) and realize that youve already done it.


Thanks, I think I get what you're saying. Time to stop saying "I'm trying to quit" and time to start saying "I have quit". There's a big difference.

Time for my daily check-in: Day 9 SMOKE FREE!

I promise these pesky updates will become less frequent after day 14.
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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 12:42
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Plan: Atkins
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Hi Nic-

You are doing a brave thing-making 2 huge changes to better your life at the same time. That takes guts, my friend.

These are just a few of the great things about being a former smoker:

you will save lots of money
your teeth and gums (and dentist) will thank you
your skin will be healthier
your clothes and hair and fingers won't stink
your mouth won't taste like an ashtray
food will taste and smell better
you won't have ashes all over in your car or little burn holes anywhere.

PS- sugarless gum was a lifesaver for me, as was avoiding smoky bars and getting up from the table after dinner-that was always a particularly tempting time for me.

Good job!
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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 16:21
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Plan: Keto/ no white stuff
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Hmm, I so know what you're talking about there. ALL of the points you're mentioning.

I've just finished exercising and as it's winter here I was feel a bit cold so I put on an old fleece as I'm all sweaty. It has no less than three burn marks on the front. So it seems you not only save money by not buying cigarettes, you also save by not damaging your clothes and your car upholstery LOL
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Old Thu, Jun-07-12, 08:49
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Plan: Keto/ no white stuff
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It's been a long 10 days but yes, I'm still smoke free. Getting easier every day.
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Old Fri, Jun-08-12, 15:10
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Plan: Keto/ no white stuff
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Day 11 and smoke free. Spent the evening out with friends who were smoking and it actually smelled a little bit bad. Starting to get what the non-smokers and especially the ex-smokers say
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Old Fri, Jun-08-12, 22:54
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Plan: Atkins/LC e-meal
Stats: 282.6/234.6/180 Female 69"
BF:41.72/34.64/26.6
Progress: 47%
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Being a non-smoker now... you will probably find flying easier. No need to have a bunch of smokes before going into the airport and no frantic rush to get out of the airport once you land (other than the obvious desire not to hang around in an airport )
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