dw98391's Journal, 23 April 2018

Got a new plan. I'm trying to quit smoking, while I am trying to lose weight.

Yeah, I know, I should've quit a long time ago. Better yet, I shouldn't have started. Thirty-plus years of a bad habit makes it all that much harder.

So what I am doing is combining the two. When I want a smoke, I must walk at least 1 mile. So far, I've been sticking to the plan, and have racked up three miles today alone. Plus, my nicotine intake is cut by about 1/3.

I figure, if I want a smoke, I need to *really* want it enough to do some exercise.

Diet Calendar Entries for 23 April 2018:
649 kcal Fat: 13.39g | Prot: 48.95g | Carb: 85.99g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Bananas. Lunch: Bacon, Chicken Breast, Lettuce, Hidden Valley Fat Free Ranch Dressing. Dinner: Chicken or Turkey with Barbecue Sauce (Skin Not Eaten), Mixed Salad Greens. Snacks/Other: Coffee, Coffee, Apple Juice, Bananas, Water, Water. more...
3448 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (brisk) - 4/mph - 33 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 27 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Good plan!!! Vaping helped me kick the habit and has helped me not start again for almost 2 years 
23 Apr 18 by member: CrashtestDawnie
That is an awesome plan! Good luck from an ex-smoker.. but I've been vaping now for 6 years :/ 
23 Apr 18 by member: MillaLite
That's an awesome plan!!! Very smart. I hope to one day quit nicotine like you are doing... Another vaper here as well... Smoked for 20 years until 2014. At least I feel better than I did, and I don't smell like smoke anymore. 
23 Apr 18 by member: CarrieV.
Wow, this is certainly a different method, but a pretty good idea.... I wish you well on kicking the smoking habit, and look forward to hearing more about your milestones and achievements. Best of Luck!  
23 Apr 18 by member: wright2018
Love your idea, want a cigarette, walk... been on nicoderm for almost 2 months. I am on the last step just a week to go then I'm on my own, may have to try your idea. It seems so much harder trying to keep your weight down while quitting smoking. 
23 Apr 18 by member: Tracy L Trivett
I started smoking as a teen, thought it made me look cool. I didn't have any trouble quitting for good over twenty years ago, it never made me feel good, cost way too much, and stunk.  
23 Apr 18 by member: Phil
Good job!! I quit smoking and it also led me to lose weight. I decided I wasnโ€™t going to eat my nicotine cravings. I started running, walking, quit all alcohol (high in calories) and voila! Iโ€™m a newer, healthier me. 
23 Apr 18 by member: mrsbuckman
Sounds like a good plan!  
23 Apr 18 by member: Gingerk65
My sis-in-law went to a hypnotist so she could quit smoking.. That's exactly what he told her to do. Every time she wanted a cigarette she had to walk. She quit smoking and lost weight... 
23 Apr 18 by member: dboza
It's a start Dw - pretty soon you'll just get sick and tired of having to trek all that way for cigs and say "I really don't want it that bad!" and just quit! Bet you can do it!!!  
23 Apr 18 by member: star71_
Thanks for all the encouragement. It was my first real journal entry, and something I need to get more regular at. I really appreciate you all taking the time out of your day to give me positive thoughts! 
23 Apr 18 by member: dw98391
That sounds really effective! When I was struggling to stay healthy in grad school, I struck a deal with myself: I could have all the fast food I wanted, so long as I was willing to walk the mile or more to the franchise of my choice. Five years later, pan-fried kale & Tofurky remains my 'lazy' dinner of choice. ๐Ÿ˜ 
23 Apr 18 by member: Dbulls
LOL thatโ€™s one way to do it! And think of all the fresh air you get in the meantime! LOL ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป 
23 Apr 18 by member: smprowett
Good job! ๐Ÿ‘ 
23 Apr 18 by member: ClarityAnn
good luck!๐Ÿ‘ I did the same over 25 years ago and never looked back. it was hard, VERY hard but you can do this! I'm trying to give up the booze now ๐Ÿ˜‚ 
24 Apr 18 by member: jacshadow
Can be hard to go smoke-free, but it can be done. Good luck! I have been tobacco free two years, due to vaping. Noticed a huge increase in wellness over the months after quitting. 
24 Apr 18 by member: Diddlee
Good Luck on your journeys !!!! 
24 Apr 18 by member: DO N OK
You will never quit smoking unless you go cold turkey. Every time you want a cigarette, go for a walk and suck on an Altoid. It works, I used that method 24 years ago and still havenโ€™t smoked. I smoked for 15 years and was up to 3 packs a day sometimes. 
24 Apr 18 by member: ApacheTiger37
I've never smoked---anything. Keep trying hard, and don't be too proud to get help from a doctor. My dad tried quitting about 20 years ago and couldn't do it---he said he hadn't committed his mind to stopping smoking. He tried again two or three years later and this time he was completely successful! He finally decided to do it for himself and no one else, and he's been 100% non-smoking ever since. I'm super proud of him for accomplishing it even to this very day! Do it for yourself!! 
24 Apr 18 by member: Sweetpea Lisa B

     
 

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