I am a born again Christian and I love the Lord with all my heart. He has changed my life so I now live with more peace and contentment. I no longer desire to have what some of my friends have , but know God knows my needs and I am so grateful that He has given me my needs and not my wants. I enjoy writing my daily blog Bible Verse for each day. I enjoy spending time with God every day. I enjoy Spark People and the ones I have become friends with. Thy have become an encouragement as I go al
current weight: 190.0
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4,676 9/16/17 8:41 A
Here's a trick a friend told me about years ago. Take some spent cigarettes (hopefully that someone ELSE smoked!) and put them into a small jar with a tight fitting lid. Add a tiny bit of water and just let it sit. Whenever the urge gets really strong, open that jar and take a whiff. That will DEFINITELY kill that craving at the moment. Believe me, it STINKS!!!
They say that a craving comes on and lasts only about 90 seconds or so, so take some deep breaths when those cravings hit, get up and walk around for a couple of minutes, put a package of nicotine lozenges or a few pieces of the gum in your pocket and keep them with you at all times. You CAN beat this! I tried many times before I was finally successful! We're all here for you!
Pounds lost: 20.7
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2,218 10/21/16 10:52 P
It does get better. Just take it one day at a time like losing weight and keeping it off. They're both lifestyle changes. I smoked for 16 yrs and I've been quit for the past 16 yrs. My husband still smokes and I can't stand the smell of them anymore. Strength be with you all.
Best wishes, cap218
Pounds lost: 0.0
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261 10/11/16 10:41 A
Congrats!!! Keep going... eventually, the thought of a cigarette will disgust you and so will the smell when you catch someone else smoking. But it takes a while. Be patient and realize this is a big a change!!!!
On Oct. 1, I celebrated my 20th anniversary of being smoke-free! I don't think about it anymore, but boy, when I hear someone say they are quitting I step up to cheer for them because even after 20 years, I remember that struggle!
Hooray for you!!!! And here's to better health!
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31,124 10/11/16 2:09 A