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Old Thu, May-31-12, 09:20
NicPr NicPr is offline
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Default Cold Turkey Day 2 and it's Hard!!!

Went to the doctor yesterday on day 19 of Induction to have my pre-weight loss blood tests done. She said that my blood pressure was up. On the way home I decided impulsively to throw my cigarettes out and I did. Now it's the end of day 2 and I'm still smoke free!!!

Went out last night with friends and everybody was smoking. Didn't drink alcohol because of new WOE so that helped me not to give in and smoke.

Today is a very emotionally draining day for me. Every time I get an upsetting phone call I want to light up. Amazing what a crutch cigarettes are!
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Old Thu, May-31-12, 10:14
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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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Hang in there! I have been smoke free for 30 years and it was the best decision of my life.
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Old Thu, May-31-12, 10:23
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Nancy LC Nancy LC is offline
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Plan: Paleo 99.5%
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Don't go to bars that allow smoking! That was always how I went back to smoking.

Anyway, keep up the great work. It gets easier! I knew the physical withdrawals lasted about 3 days and if I could get past that, I was fine.
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Old Thu, May-31-12, 11:25
tragedian tragedian is offline
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Plan: atkins '72 -now ketogenic
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THAT'S FANTASTIC!

I'm trying to quit, too. I know how hard it is. YOU'RE DOING GREAT!
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Old Thu, May-31-12, 11:31
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MandalayVA MandalayVA is offline
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Plan: whole foods
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Progress: 57%
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I quit smoking thirteen years ago. One thing that helped immensely--I read about it somewhere--was cutting straws to cigarette lengths and sucking on those whenever I had the urge, since the physical behavior is soothing. It really did help. Good luck!
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Old Thu, May-31-12, 13:33
NicPr NicPr is offline
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Plan: Keto/ no white stuff
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Thank you so much everybody! Your input is very helpful.

Please...please...please keep the advice coming. The first few days on Induction were a walk in the park compared to this Still hanging in there somehow.
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Old Thu, May-31-12, 14:05
anthonyc anthonyc is offline
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Plan: Primal Blueprint
Stats: 389.6/222.6/225 Male 6'2"
BF:24.6%
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good luck,
thought i would share what helped me when i quit cold turkey almost 2 years ago
http://whyquit.com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.html
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Old Thu, May-31-12, 15:39
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Plan: general low carb
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" 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.
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Old Fri, Jun-01-12, 01:27
NicPr NicPr is offline
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Plan: Keto/ no white stuff
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Originally Posted by anthonyc
good luck,
thought i would share what helped me when i quit cold turkey almost 2 years ago
http://whyquit.com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.html


Thank you so much for that link. It's helping me a lot. Not only because it's great to hear how rapidly your body starts recovering from some of the damage that smoking does, but also because it tells you what to expect in the next weeks with regards to cravings and irritability.

I must say, at the moment my irritability is quite high. Trying my best not to drive everybody in the house crazy. Day 3
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Old Sat, Jun-02-12, 02:11
NicPr NicPr is offline
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Plan: Keto/ no white stuff
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OK it's Day 4 and I'm still smoke free. I can hardly believe it. I don't want to tempt fate but it does seem to be a little bit easier today. I guess there will be up and down days. Just taking it a day at a time for now.
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Old Sat, Jun-02-12, 09:24
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Plan: Atkins/LC e-meal
Stats: 282.6/234.6/180 Female 69"
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Progress: 47%
Location: Alberta, Canada
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OK it's Day 4 and I'm still smoke free.


CONGRATULATIONS
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Old Sun, Jun-03-12, 02:13
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Rookie Nic reporting...day 5 and still smoke free!!!
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Old Sun, Jun-03-12, 02:46
aramaya aramaya is offline
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Plan: sort ofatkins
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Well done you,wow you wont know yourself,slim and smoke free......when i gave up i read..Alan Carrs,easy way to stop smoking...it helped change my mindset on smoking....but you are doing so well you may not need it.....keep going..
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Old Mon, Jun-04-12, 02:58
NicPr NicPr is offline
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Plan: Keto/ no white stuff
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Wow, what a nice way of imagining myself in the future. Slim and smoke free!

Update: Day 6 - Still Smoke free
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Old Tue, Jun-05-12, 01:06
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Day 7...still smoke free...and guess what...it's getting a little bit easier! Woo-hoo!
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