chocolate mint biscuits
kicking the smoking habit
marking a special achievement
ridding yourself of selfish actions
satisfying a craving
A Little Hiccup In My Diet...:)
July 27, 2007 6:18am CST
To mark the event of a big achievement in my life, and in line with my beliefs, and the words of a good friend, I gave up smoking at midnight, on Tuesday 25th July. I had discussed this with my friend, who is medically educated, and he told me all the addictive and dangerous contents of cigarettes, plus, to mark a stage of success in my life, I wanted to do something to celebrate, which would benefit myself as well as others. I had pondered doing this before, but it seemed like a good point in life to realise that I was not only harming myself, I was harming others, and I considered this to be a selfish move on my part. So, I decided the smoking had to go. I got, quite easily, through eighteen hours, and then it started!!! I was craving a cigarette. I had three packs sitting in my in-tray waiting to go to a friend whose hubby had brought round some home-grown runner beans, rhubarb and onions the previous day. So, I could easily have reached up and taken a cigarette, but I didn't want to do this... I had to keep going. What did I do? I had some chocolate mint biscuits in the fridge, for the grandkids, lol. These are like Penguin biscuits, chocolate coated, with peppermint cream in the centre. Ohhhhhhhh, but I had to stop the craving, despite my diet!!! So, very naughtily, I reached into the fridge and took a biscuit, made a cup of green tea, and satisfied my craving.:) I don't think I'll be losing any weight this week, but until I get used to being without my cigarettes, I'm afraid there is going to be a lull. Do you get cravings for things, like this? Keep it clean... I don't want my discussion removed! ha ha ha.
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30 Jul 07
well your doing better then what i did lol, i went 24 and half hours with out a cig but then i had about 6 after that then i did about 10 hours after that then had more cigs and now well im back to my normal amount of cigs everyday lol i have no will power
30 Jul 07
Well at least you tried, Mel. Perhaps it was not quite the right time, and you weren't ready to give up. You'll make it in the end, but you have to really want to give up. No amount of words from others will make you do it... only you can decide, sweetheart. Take care... love and hugs. xoxox
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30 Jul 07
That's right... encouragement is what she needs. Cutting down to five a day is good, but now, she needs to knock it down to four a day, and then after a week, three a day, and so on until she stops completely. All the while she smokes five, her body will crave the nicotine and the more likely she is to climb back up to full whack again. With our support, she'll get there, I'm sure. She knows she HAS to, so keep at her, Mel, and I will do the same, but gently does it! :)
• United States
27 Jul 07
awww so sorry that ya hit a bump. I get to craving Chocolate but I have switched to real dark chocolate for it is surpose to have some benifits with it. I havent gone on any diet but I know what ever I wouldnt stop somking no one could live around me if I did. but after 50 yers what ya expect?
27 Jul 07
Yes, dark chocolate does carry benefits, my friend, but that's ONE square a day! ha ha ha. Can you stop there? I'm sure I couldn't... that really DOES take willpower and control! I'm happy giving up the smoking, because I did it before for six and a half years. I should never have started again really, and how can I go visit Gabs as a smoker, when she has to give up for health reasons? She's finding it difficult enough as it is, so for her benefit as well as the benefit of myself and others, it has to go. Brightest Blessings, my friend. x
28 Jul 07
I am so proud of you! This is great, and you will benefit from it. I havent smoked for many years, but i never cared if others smoked, it is there right, but it is great to give up. I never had cravings when i gave up, i suppose i was lucky. But dont stress too much about eating some choc mint bikkies (yum). If you need it to get through, do it. You will get back on track. The only time i have had bad cravings is when i was pregnant with each of the kids. I was shocking! My 1st i had cravings for chocolate paddlepops, the 2nd for chocolate sundays from mcdonalds ( hubby had to make regulafr trips there), and the last three were different vegies. I would eat whole lettuces and celery and bags of carrots in a couple of days! With one, think it was the last one, i had to have burnt toast. Now i cant stand it. Best wishes to you, Darkwing
28 Jul 07
Thank you Kay, and lol at your pregnancy cravings. I didn't have too many of those, except I could drink nothing but cold milk with the first, who ended up being 9lbs 5oz because of the nutrition, ha ha ha, and the other I drank tea with... couldn't stomach milk that time round. He ended up just 7lbs 6oz, lol. So I guess that goes to prove something, huh? :) I've got a good supply of celery and Primula Cheese to munch on so I guess I'll be ok. lol. Brightest Blessings, my friend. x
• Edinburgh, Scotland
27 Jul 07
Everything in moderation seems to be the key here. If you are going to sneak in a choc biscuit then there has to be an equal amount of calorie excercise to compensate so another walk around th block would do the world of good. Have a nice choc free day from Deeeky.
27 Jul 07
Phew... do you know how far "around the block" is here? ha ha ha. I think I'll stick to up the steep church steps, a walk around the field, rest in the churchyard, under my oak tree, and walk back down through the lychgate. Climbing steps is good exercise, and far less mileage than round the block. ha ha ha. It's getting easier now, not to have to compensate with sweet things. I'm sure I can get both going in sync now. :) It was only a little falter and far better than picking up the ciggys again!