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RedLilac
Saturday, January 7, 2006, 9:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Did anyone else make a New Yearís Resolution to quit smoking? †I did. †Iím using Nicorette gum and the BTD. †Iíve made it to Day 7 without cheating to sneak a cigarette. †Iíve signed up for exercise classes from the Park District and will hit the gym in-between. †At work Iíve been running up and down the stairs every time I feel the urge. †People are getting used to seeing me do this. †The one thing Iím concerned about is how to keep my blood pressure up. †Iíve always had low blood pressure. †Yesterday at the Park District Fair it was 102/64. †Iím wondering if when I actually quit the nicotine if it will go down lower. †I seem to be craving salt this past week. †I must have a weird body because Iíve lost 2 lbs in the week Iíve quit smoking. †Anyway, I was wondering what other peopleís experiences with quitting smoking have been. †Do I have any company out there?


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
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Saturday, January 7, 2006, 11:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Big congratulaions . . . I know how difficult and painful it can be to quit. †I stopped almost two years ago and it was the hardest thing I've done to date. †I'm so glad I don't smoke anymore, but it can still occupy my thoughts for moments at a time when I am emotionally stressed with old stuff.

Best wishes to you! †


Faith and Hope†
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someone mentioned obtaining great relief with these exercises.

Dr D mentioned burpione once.
Others sulfanil from Thorne.


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New guildelines on blood presure are supportive of 102/64 as being a good number.  Unless you have other indications of a problem being caused by low blood pressure, I would be happy with it as it is.  Several friends have tried quitting recently but they only make it a day or so.  You are doing fantastic!
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I've often wondered whether BTDs were 'smokers' too - I thought, no, because these people really are looking after their bodies!! Well, now I know the answer.
Surely that has to be the biggest AVOID!!!

My mother is presently suffering the most horrible, slow, death of Emphysema!!!!

Janet.


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Quoted from janet
I've often wondered whether BTDs were 'smokers' too - I thought, no, because these people really are looking after their bodies!! Well, now I know the answer.
Surely that has to be the biggest AVOID!!!

My mother is presently suffering the most horrible, slow, death of Emphysema!!!!

Janet.

I am sad to hear that Janet. My Aunt is too, although she seems to be doing well right now, sort of a turn around, but in reality this won't last forever. I feel for you, I know it must be hard for you to watch your mother suffer. Tobacco is an night shade, a pretty big avoid indeed.

Unless you were ever a smoker it's hard for anyone to truly understand the addiction, apparently it is harder to quit than heroin.

I, thought there would be BTD smokers...but this is the first I have read about it, congratulations Arlene for opening up the subject, (at least it is the first I have read) there are lot's of people here that are trying to better themselves, find a new way of life, a healthy life...baby steps I like to say, it will come eventually and to all that are quitting or have, congratulations!!! You can do it!  And keep it up!!! †

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Quoted from lola
http://www.emofree.com/

someone mentioned obtaining great relief with these exercises.

Dr D mentioned burpione once.
Others sulfanil from Thorne.


I've heard about EMF on another WEB site, but I don't know anyone who has tried it. Tapping does sound less invasive than acupuncture.

I just keep telling myself not to cheat because I never want to have to go through this 1st week again.  I've tried before and failed, but I feel very confident this time.

Learning the effects that simple Ďthought to be healthy foodsí have on my body has made me realize that the ingredients in cigarette smoke are really doing a number on me.

Thanks for the support.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
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I quit smoking September 2004. I did it while I had a cold and a sore throat. It wasn't pleasant to smoke, so I didn't for a few days. I decided not to start again after that. Don't know why it wasn't hard - it was just the right time, I guess.

I can still miss it from time to time, but not enough to start again.

Good luck Arlene.

Btw. I've tried the Emotional Freedom Techinque on various problems, and it's really an easy and quick way to fix or at least find releaf for different things - big or small.


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Thursday, January 12, 2006, 4:29am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Good for you! I quit on Dec 15th, eh...cheated 3 times, but wanted to be good and ready for my 06 resolution. I use Nicorette as well, but not daily. I take chamomile, lobelia and chickweed supplements. The chamomile & lobelia are calming. Lobelia and chickweed clear your lungs. I haven't noticed the effects because I'm a runner. Go figure! This is the hardest thing I've ever done, but I read an article that keeps me motivated. It stated that your average person views a smoker as less attractive and less successful than a non smoker. I was a closet smoker so I don't think I was viewed that way, but I never want to be. Do you love it that even your teeth taste good?? Anyway...I'm O-, low blood pressure 100/60 while smoking. I don't feel different now, but I take chlorella. It's a blood purifier and then some. I think I'm doomed to be low, but the chlorophyl keeps me at an even keil. It has lots of B vitamins for energy. Unlike you, I gained 3 pounds. I started my BTD again 2 days ago. Tummy is gone and I'm back to normal. Keep up the resolution!!  Jules
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Quoted from Arlene

I've heard about EMF on another WEB site, but I don't know anyone who has tried it. Tapping does sound less invasive than acupuncture.


I didn't follow that link far enough to see anything specific, but from what you say, it sounds like an idea I used to use (but had more or less forgotten about).  For dealing with fear or panic, you tap on the bones just under both eyes.

The only ferris wheel I'd even get on anymore is the kind with massive supports (and the only one I know about is at Darien Lake near Buffalo NY), but even then, I get spooked if it stops with me at the top.  The tapping helped considerably -- though part of that may have been because I had to remove my glasses and couldn't clearly see how high up I was!

I've never smoked, thank goodness (tried once & threw up, which cured me immediately), but I have dealt with food addictions.  From what I've read, tobacco is the hardest addiction to overcome, but it can be done if one's desire to quit is strong enough.  My hat's off to all of you!

By the way, Jewels, there's no such thing as a "closet smoker" around non-smokers.  I can smell a smoker just by passing them in a corridor -- sometimes even from across the street if the wind is right.


Carol

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Iím on Day 12 and doing well. †Iím even chewing less of the Nicorette than I did the 1st week. †Iíve been exercising a lot. †Someone mentioned that tobacco was bad because it was a nightshade. †Eggplant is also a nightshade with nicotine in it. †For eggplant I counted 3 beneficial, 3 neutrals and 2 avoids on the Type base 4 DB. Just wondering.  


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
SWAMI Thanksgiving present 2008
Revised from Arlene B- NonSec to RedLilac on 3/31/06
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Arlene, keep up the good work.  And please don't swallow the gum!

~jill~


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Day 12! WOW! Keep it up, your doing great!
See the pearly white teeth???
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Arlene,

Well done. It is hard but it gets easier as days go by. With time you will think less and less of ciggs and get fewer and fewer cravings.

I used to smoke to packs of marlboro reds and quit cold turkey 6 years ago. I had quit many times but except once i never lasted over 1 week. You are done with the worst part.

My sisters in law smoke. For the last 4 years I do not even crave when I see them go at it after a delicious dinner or as we are having conversation. I do not even notice they smoke but . I have realised (I did not think it possible) I can enjoy life, even more, without ciggs.

My advice is that you try not to think about it. Forget when you quit. When they ask you just say "oh! I quit a long time ago!" You are not lying. For sure you feel so

Above all, convince yourself you will never smoke again. You do not want it. Cravings are part of your addictive self (your habit). Habits are sometimes so stong we believe we can not do without.

Keep up the good exercise and BTD. Good to have your mind in healthy things.

You are doing great. keep up the good work.






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