Originally Posted by bgsigns
I am ABSOULTELY gonna try this.
I just started a thread, and this sounds like a good way for me that might work. I hate this terrible nicotine addiction!! Thank you so much for this. I will try to keep you posted if it helps for me.
I hope it'll work for you! the most important of all of course is not to smoke a single puff EVER again! It might sound and feel tough at the beginning...and during the first two years cause you'll be thinking that one puff might not take you back. But it's very likely that it will! So...quit (cause that's easy to do...so to speak) and NEVER smoke again! No excuses! That's the most important...cause you know that saying: "It's very easy to quit smoking. I've done it many times!"
I know it's difficult. No one said it's easy. And everyone that tries to quit should know that it's hard and that they need to try hard. Keep in mind that, and be focused. I myself was at my limits in Crete when I was drinking those vodkas with orange and all those shots one after the other. Every night I was thinking..."oh f*** it, I'll might as well smoke one, just one!" But immediately I thought what I had promised myself: Whatever happens, even the worst thing in my life, I may cry, I may throw stuff in the wall, I may scream, I may feel depressed and so on...but I will not smoke! And this is how it worked. You need to brainwash yourself.
And you'll see that your tries will worth it! I didn't expect it really to see such a dramatic change in my health after I quitted! But I'm impressed and thankful that I did it. Some of these: I can run, jump and walk without getting out of breath...I can train without any difficulties, I can wake up in seconds without really needing a coffee as I used to (and it would take 1 hour for me to feel awaken...now it's just a matter of minutes!), black circles under my eyes are a lot better, and the most important is that I can't remember the last time that I caught a cold that made me suffer. And my energy levels have really peaked!
As far as the weight gain problem (cause I didn't want to gain weight either!!!), you'll need some extra strength there. What I did and what you should do if you don't want to gain weight is to eat fruits instead of junk whenever you need to. And drink water. This will not go one for ever. You'll need to stick to the healthy eating during the first steps of the quitting until you feel that you don't need to smoke any more. And use toothpicks. The only change I saw in my metabolism after I quitted was that it was harder during the first year to lose weight if I wanted to. But now it's back to normal.
Good luck, keep me updated!