I have heard of this! I have quit for 22 years almost, Sept. 9th. And very rarely do I have still have urges to smoke, but I still do. When I do they are less and less. They don't stay long and they are more of just a thought then a physical symptom. You can do this. I'm so proud of you for quitting as along as you did. Keep at it and work through the urges, they lessen, I promise.View Thread
Mary you are awesome! Congrats on quitting and still managing to keep some of the other bad habits as I have done! That made me laugh out loud! I have quit for 21 years now. I'm am so done, I'll never go back to smoking again, or ummm exercise.
You go girl! I'm so glad you shared that with us.View Thread
Unfortunately there will be cravings, but the good news is they will come less and less. It takes some time but they will come further apart and come less strong. Just get through them. Fight them off. I still get them every once in a while and it's been 21 years for me. But it's nothing I can't handle.
Also, be away of what's around you, sometimes a scent can trigger a craving. An old perfume you used to wear while smoking, a hand cream deep in scent, or even a car going by with a smoker in it smoking, it's all triggered me at times. Be aware but you can get through it! It helps to recognized what's triggering us so we can avoid it or at least know what's triggering the craving. Best of luck and health to you and let us know how you are doing!! Keep up the good work please!View Thread
I'm so sorry about your heart attack! I hope you are feeling better about the smoking or lack there of! Please fight through the temptations and know that you are doing the best thing you can do for your health. I promise you it gets easier.View Thread
Oh yes, you seem to give up one habit and eating takes it's place. Weight gain is common when quitting. But, and I hope the Dr. agrees with me, it seems to be the worse of two evils, and eventually with a bit of work the weight will come off. Congrats on quitting Tootie!! Keep up the great work.View Thread