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Samui Bodoh

FIVE Months Smoke-Free, WHOOHOO!

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On 23/02/2018 at 2:34 PM, Whitson said:

Other dubious benefit is that he will gain a significant amount of weight over the coming year....unless he watches his food intake and does some exercise.

Cant say that I ever noticed that sex was better. Just did'nt get puffed out...lol.

I've been stopped for four and half months and the weight gain is now becoming a concern.

15kg already,when will it stop?

Doing and eating pretty much same routine as before quitting. 

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45 minutes ago, mrwebb8825 said:

 

I would have driven and cussed myself both ways while puffing away, but, not for smoking, for not bringing more in the 1st place.

I started smoking at 11 and still smoke today at 58. For me it seems not so much a habit as a void filler. When I'm busy and doing something that interests me in an environment that smoking is not allowed I never think about it. As soon as that stops, I'm off for a smoke.

I started because it was cool (James Dean, The Marlboro Man, etc.) but now I just don't know what else to do to fill those voids. I play computer games but even those have lulls in the action or become redundant and I lose interest.

Having some e cigarettes sent over from the states so will give those a shot as they'll at least fill the mechanics part of the voids.

Congrats on quitting by the way. :wai:

You have hit on one of the harder areas for me as well; void filling. Actually, I refer to it as a "transition". If I am working at my computer, I would have a smoke as I prepared to do something else. After meals, have a smoke then move on to something else. After sex, then move on. Watch a movie, then have a smoke before doing something else.

 

I also never really had a problem in areas where I could not smoke; airplane rides (in my case 15+ hours) never really bothered me. Hmm... while it didn't bother me, I have to say that after I landed I went straight to the smoking room, but that is different.While I was on the plane itself...

 

I suspect that you already know this, but Thailand has some weird and VERY bad laws regarding e-cigs. Be VERY careful and perhaps having them sent over is NOT a good idea; check the laws!

 

Thanks for the congrats, it is much appreciated.

 

I am not going to preach, but why not join me in quitting? There are several of us at the moment...

 

Cheers

 

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32 minutes ago, farmerjo said:

I've been stopped for four and half months and the weight gain is now becoming a concern.

15kg already,when will it stop?

Doing and eating pretty much same routine as before quitting. 

Hey farmerjo

 

First, congratulations! I know precisely what you are going through, and can say with certainty that we are both truly special people :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:... 

 

The weight gain. I read somewhere that one effect of smoking is that it speeds your metabolism very slightly, and thus when you stop you gain weight (same food + slower metabolism). I do not know if that is true or not, just something floating in my brain. Anyone know for sure?

 

I am up 8-10 kilos, and I exercise a great deal; 20 KM cycling in the morning, a very long swim in the afternoon. I think if I didn't exercise, I'd be somewhere 15-20 Kilos up. That said, a few extra Kilos (which I will lose!!!) is better than smoking. If the non-smoking seems to be under control a bit, then turn to diet.

 

The simple, obvious answer is that you can't go on as you did before; you have to eat less.

 

Wasn't life more fun, or at least easier, before? Wahddyagonnado?

 

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6 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

Exactly one year ago today and no cigarettes, but like you other guys my weight has sky rocketed, up from 90 kgs to 106 kgs, gonna have to do a bit more exercise but the old knees (one metal) are playing up a bit :smile:

Hey Golden triangle

 

Wow! Congratulations!

 

That is a serious and wonderful achievement and you should be deeply proud.

 

Any advice for the rest of us?

 

I tip my hat, Sir!

 

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Yes ,its not easy, ive given up and dont miss them . Only time i get irritated is by arm waftin numpties n those who bang on about givin up.. To me they haven’t.You have won if you shut up .!.


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On 2/16/2018 at 1:17 PM, Rc2702 said:

Fair play bodoh. Recently on a flight which had a 2 hour connect in Oman I first thought about quitting. The smoke room in that airport is grim.

 

I smoked about 12-14 a day but recently started smoking just 6 a day.

 

I do enjoy it I admit but I want to quit so I am just going through my process and hopefully I'll rid this habit soon.

I tried the reduction strategy. I haven't heard of anyone who was able to give it up entirely that way. Nicotine is highly addictive, it's a bit like asking a heroin addict to have a hit once every two days.

Sorry, but IMHO cold turkey is the only way.

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On 2/26/2018 at 12:17 PM, Samui Bodoh said:

 

The weight gain. I read somewhere that one effect of smoking is that it speeds your metabolism very slightly, and thus when you stop you gain weight (same food + slower metabolism). I do not know if that is true or not, just something floating in my brain. Anyone know for sure?

 

I am up 8-10 kilos, and I exercise a great deal; 20 KM cycling in the morning, a very long swim in the afternoon. I think if I didn't exercise, I'd be somewhere 15-20 Kilos up. That said, a few extra Kilos (which I will lose!!!) is better than smoking. If the non-smoking seems to be under control a bit, then turn to diet.

 

The simple, obvious answer is that you can't go on as you did before; you have to eat less.

 

 

You are eating more because you can taste food again, and like many addictive compounds nicotine is an appetite suppressant. Ever seen a fat heroin or crack addict?

You don't necessarily have to eat less, just less of the wrong foods ( sugars and fats ). Eat nothing but celery, and I can guarantee you'll lose weight. Celery has zero calories.

You also have to watch out for complex carbohydrates. Carrot and onion raw haven't got much sugar value. Cook them too long, and they release all their sugar content.

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On 2/23/2018 at 11:47 AM, KonKorat said:

I am hitting 2 months now,doing it cold turkey after 38 years of smoking.i am enjoying my food much more and my chest is more clearer in the mornings,my wallet has more money in it and less trips to the atm!

Update just over 7 months smoke free.i put on s shit load of wait and I have high blood pressure for the first time and now suffer insomnia,today I have started training,changed my diet.i started a lung detox 3 days ago.i will give update in 2 months.

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