Ever gone cold turkey?

@1creekgirl (26217)
United States
August 16, 2019 5:31pm CST
I'm not sure if this is a global expression or mostly American, but my husband and I have gone cold turkey, starting today. If you're not familiar with the expression, it means to give up something addicting right then, all at once. If you're wondering what we are giving up, it's not what probably first comes to mind. It's sweets. Sugar. Carbs. Candy. My beloved jelly beans. We've both done well losing some weight, but we are such sugarholics that the scale was starting to inch back up. And neither of us is the kind who can eat one little Hershey's Kiss and be done with it until tomorrow. It's either all or nothing. No self control. I really secretly resent people who can do that. So, I've packed up the jelly beans, the Reese's Cups, and the PayDays, along with some coconut cookies I baked that were really delicious and they're all in a bag for my grandson to take home for him and his daddy or I'll give it to a cousin who loves sweets even more than we do. Was that a run-on sentence? Sorry. The closest thing we have in the house now are Outshine Peach fruit bars (only 60 calories and have real fruit and fruit juice) and a box of chocolate covered ice cream bars. I guess we haven't exactly gone totally cold turkey. Maybe more like slightly chilled chicken.
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• Leesburg, Georgia
16 Aug 19
I wish you the absolute best with it. Ask Jesus for help, He will. =) He took my smoking addiction away almost 2 years ago now.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
Smoking is a very terrible addiction. When my husband got saved many years ago, he said the smoking was the hardest, but with Jesus' help, he was able to quit. I'm glad you did, too.
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• Leesburg, Georgia
16 Aug 19
@1creekgirl I was never able to quit before Jesus. Literally He took it away from me!! It was amazing!
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
@LovingMyBabies He's an amazing God, that's for sure.
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@Juliaacv (56503)
• Canada
16 Aug 19
I hope that it works. Try to keep some quick edibles on hand for when you get a craving. Just the good stuff though, carrots, celery, devilled eggs, you know what I'm referring to.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
Do peach fruit bars count?
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@Juliaacv (56503)
• Canada
16 Aug 19
@1creekgirl Sugar-free ones do.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
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• United States
17 Aug 19
i love 't! "slightly chilled chicken", gonna need to recall that'un fer future reference, lol. yes ma'am. caffeine. 'd to give that'p cold turkey. massive headache 'n quite grumpy fer several weeks. de-caffeinated tea jest don't cut the mustard. switched to fruit 'n herb infused water 'nstead. ya might do a search's there's several thoughts'n those sugar cravin's. from not 'nough fats 'n proteins to too much salt to jest plain ol' habit.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
They all make sense.
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• United States
17 Aug 19
@1creekgirl i wish y'all the best 'f luck, hon.
@andriaperry (114485)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Aug 19
Yes I have once with diet cokes, for over a year I was off them, now I am back on them but??? I stopped smoking cold turkey. I went vegetarian all at once, no meats at all, for years. Travel got me back to chicken. And almost 2 months ago I gave up half my daily calories.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
Angie, you are remarkable!
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@andriaperry (114485)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Aug 19
@1creekgirl The sweets are next for me, that is a 2019 resolution. Just not today I had lemon ice cream today
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@NJChicaa (100771)
• United States
16 Aug 19
I can go cold turkey with anything
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
What's your secret to self control?
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@NJChicaa (100771)
• United States
16 Aug 19
@1creekgirl a goal in mind
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@CarolDM (144968)
• United States
16 Aug 19
Well don't look at my latest post. Good luck!
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
That's intriguing! I'll look for it right now.
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@BelleStarr (60662)
• United States
21 Aug 19
I love Outshine bars, the watermelon is delicious, the mango and peach as well. They are one of my snacks of choice. I did quit smoking cold turkey over 25 years ago.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
21 Aug 19
I know you're proud of being able to quit smoking.
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@BelleStarr (60662)
• United States
22 Aug 19
@1creekgirl I'm just glad I did lol
@LadyDuck (347060)
• Switzerland
17 Aug 19
Yes, I gone cold turkey many years ago when I gave up smoking.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
Good for you!
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@LadyDuck (347060)
• Switzerland
18 Aug 19
@1creekgirl I think I should be grateful to my husband.
@JudyEv (249545)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Aug 19
Good for you. We live out of town so I don't buy sweets and if they're not in the house, then I can't eat them, can I? lol
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
That's our plan to not have them in the house.
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@JudyEv (249545)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Aug 19
@1creekgirl It works for us although you do have to be strong and not buy them in the first place.
@rakski (94792)
• Philippines
16 Aug 19
Nice expression. I think I will have to do the same for me sooner or sooner. I am trying to lose wait but just like you, sugarholic am I
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
Sweets really can be a hard habit to break. Best wishes!
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@rakski (94792)
• Philippines
19 Aug 19
@1creekgirl so true!
@Marty1 (64816)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Aug 19
i am sure you both will do great. just don't give up! you two can do it! i am rooting for both ir you!
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
It really will be easier if we keep each other strong. Thanks for the encouragement.
@Marty1 (64816)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 Aug 19
@1creekgirl I know if you two do it together you both will do well
@Sojourn (11519)
• India
19 Aug 19
I would have chosen to taper down rather than going cold turkey just like in case of meds. I can't cut down all forms of sugars from my diet plan at one go. Good luck with you.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
19 Aug 19
Well, we still have sweet tea!
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@JohnRoberts (112408)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Aug 19
I like eating cold turkey!!!!
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
18 Aug 19
I love cold turkey. Especially when I can have a side of jelly beans.
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@GardenGerty (136485)
• United States
17 Aug 19
Ha ha, chilled chicken. I would be able to be moderate with frozen treats but many others I cannot take just one. I just do not buy it or have it in the house.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
It sure is easier to resist if it's not in the house!
@RasmaSandra (44274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Aug 19
If I need to I can stop eating or drinking something right away, I just set my mind to it and before I know it becomes a habit not to do that,
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
That's wonderful you're able to do that,
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• Midland, Michigan
17 Aug 19
I'm doing keto and I allow myself the outshine bars. Not the yogurt ones not the pineapple or coconut. The latter two have the most calories and carbs. I eat candy your way too, I didn't know I wasn't alone on that. I can't bring sweets into the house or they don't stay long. Good luck on your resolve sticking like glue.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
Thanks, you understand.
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@LindaOHio (70909)
• United States
17 Aug 19
Not the jelly beans! I couldn't give up jelly beans. Good luck to the both of you!
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
17 Aug 19
Thanks. The jelly beans were the hardest to get rid of.
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@myklj999 (59840)
• United States
16 Aug 19
S'long as it is properly cooked I don't care if the turkey is hot or cold. I'm not good at 'quitting things by degrees'...I have to freeze that turkey solid.
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
Sounds like us. It's all or nothing.
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@simplfred (19627)
• Philippines
16 Aug 19
Yeah, I've tried for my smoking habit but I've failed...
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@1creekgirl (26217)
• United States
16 Aug 19
I've heard that smoking is one of the hardest things to quit. Best wishes, don't give up, keep trying.
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@snowy22315 (117850)
• United States
17 Aug 19
Not sure I would want to give up sugar totally..but you can always use less, eat less..or bake with those sugar stevia products..my cousin banks with I think it is monkfruit sugar which is a good substitute.
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