Sweating like a pig is good. You are detoxing. Drink lots of water. Then drink even more. Not coffee or soda since the caffeine won't help. You can add some light flavoring to the water to get a break. like smart water, propel kinda stuff. You want to be drinking and peeing all day. It'll lower the sweating as you'll be flushing out through your bladder instead of your pores. Think 1-2 gallons a day, yeah, gallons!
Change your diet around a little too. Something a little healthier. Make some snacks from fruit and veggies. Munch on those when you get urges to smoke. It helps with urge and detox process. Keeps your hands busy.
I found with Chantix that the urge went away. Smoking was actually not interesting. Until you detox the nicotine though you have an addiction dependance on the chemical.
Vegetables are a good idea I am about Jolly rancher sick ... Gallons ugggghh lol I have increased my water intake but not that much , I already pee every hour... But if it will help Gallons it is .. thanks for the advice it keeps me going strong.
That is what I found with the chantix to I just didn't want to smoke. I am still only taking .5 mg a day , because I didn't see a reason to increase it like they say if I am already not smoking with just the .5mg dose. So far so good, with that.
Urrr today is dragging thank god I am still not breathing well from the pneumonia, or it might of been harder to hold out, but I am determined. Thanks to all you guys and my husband who is dying and said last night "screw it I can't smoke in the house, can't come in smelling like smoke, might as well quit to " lol I said hey whatever it takes.
Just hang in there, and you can do it.
Yups its tough, i'm at day 13 right now, and the urge to smoke is gone.
Tho i still think about it, and would like to have a smoke, its not bothering me anymore not lighting up.
I do like Z06 says and drink alot of water during the day. I put those crystel-lite flavor paks in the bottle of water to add to the taste.
Just keep your mind set on your goal.
Yes at least a gallon if you can. Don't measure in 8oz glasses and don't sip all day. More like 20oz bottles and take gulps. Like playing the hydration game when you are outdoors in high heat. Always drinking, always peeing, means you're not on our way to the ER for heat stroke. Try it with that approach maybe. But yeah up your water. If you're only at 16oz or so a day you are not even close.
Yeah crystal light is fine. Any flavor packets that are not high in sugar. Watch out for the ones that have 30+ grams of carbs from sugar. Drinking that much water with lots of sugar will make you feel horrible. That's why I will not just drink gatorade like products on hot days to hydrate. Eloctrloytes is nice to have. All the sugar, not so much.
For both of you. Might also look at some of the detox kits you find at health stores. Not colon cleanse, full body. If you can afford it get one of the 30-day kits. Doesn't have to be anything crazy. Do that and with the fluids and an attempt at a better diet. You clean up your system. Then a good multivitamin every day with a meal. The earlier ones preferably. Also don't start playing skip meals to avoid the weight gain possibility. You want to eat more meals actually. Portion size and not too heavy on fats and carbs. More on proteins.
Not trying to lecture you on health. But those changes and do some sort of exercise. Walk is fine, just vary the pace. You'll be amazed how much crap comes out of your lungs, how your energy level starts to pick up. It is all maintainable and gets better. You'll start to taste stuff and really like some foods and want to eat them slower cause you actually can taste them now!!! Awesome stuff. I love eating
You'd be amazed at how much you can transform and help yourself with some of those real basics. That includes your chronic pain, back and neck issues, etc...
PS: No it will not glue those screws back down Sheryl, sorry. Even duct tape isn't going to help here. lol.
Awesome... Day 13, I can not wait to get there. I am Day 6 and it has been a little tough these last couple someone ( I think Humpty) said day 4-7 are the worst. I sure hope cuz that means tomorrow is my last worst day ...:) Graham has alot of good advice gonna try to follow as much as I can because of this freaking back and not working I have gained 30 pounds, probably more since I am too afraid to look at a scale again... Well you are day 14 now and day 15 isn't even 24 hours away.... Awesome job ...
Thanks for all the advice and helping me through this tough but awesome road in my life
Ya not many people are willing to duct tape or put lock tight on those freaking screws. Looking like a whole chisel out taking bone from hip and bigger screws is the only way to go ... Urr I might ask them for the old screws though, they are titanium and I hear that is a expensive metal so I am thinking I could take them to a scrap yard and get a little money out of them lol..:) My son told me that I could get money if I scrapped them, he is a dork.
Anyway, You have a lot of great advice ans I am definitely going to use it. I need all I can get, I have a 30 pound weight gain since May when I stopped working.
I need to exercise ( walk ) that is about all I can do, it kills me and I have to take a break every ten minutes but I do feel better when I do it.
Already went and bought the zero calorie water flavor... Going to GNC later today, That is a good Idea to cleanse the whole body, I saw Doc OZ talking about it on tv the other day..
Thanks Graham a bunch
You are such an encouragement sharing this struggle. I think it's one of the most difficult to quit!
I was a bear for awhile when I quit. It had such a hold. But we overcome!
Your post also informative and encouraging for the general...take better care of self. I've been slipping in a few areas and you remotivated me!
Hope today is especially kind to you, Sheryl!
Since the doctors all but refuse to remove screws unless there is some total failure. I don't understand why they don't Loctite them down. Oh well, that whole issue you have with that. This stopping smoking for you is a big deal.
Keep the old screws. They're not worth that much recycled since there isn't enough material. Much more entertaining as a coffee table ornament
The 30lbs could come from a lot of reasons. Not working, bad/more eating habits, spending too much time on the couch watching soaps and surfing the web , medications, etc... If you're on nerve pain pills (lyrica, neurontin, etc) then expect weight gain. So trying to quit smoking, eat better, do some exercise, and loose weight. Honestly I suggest you not worry about weight right now. You'll just yo-yo it or do some foolish crash diet. That's pointless. If you stop smoking and work on better diet and some exercise. The weight will balance out on it's own to some place. Then when you get your loose screws glued down. You can focus on more changes. You can't fix it all at once.
Walking 10 minutes then break. No problem. Can work with that. So walk 2 mins at a reasonable pace. 1 min as quick as you can. 3 cycles. That's 9 minutes. If you have a heart monitor then just see if you are even getting into your cardio zone at all. You're a nurse, check your pulse... If your monitor has a pedometer see how far you got. So now you have a basic routine. Can you do that twice a day? three times? Don't go crazy. But do it more than once if possible. Right before or after a meal. Since even a small amount of cardio will bump your metabolism. Doing it routinely gets your body to increase more often and for longer. That weight will go away to wherever your body feels it needs the balance.
Since you have broken hardware and have to be careful about bending and twisting especially. It makes doing core work more of a challenge, but not impossible. Their are very basic core exercises you can do on the floor without jerking your back around. Since you're a mom. Think pelvic flooring and keggles and breathing. They all take that internal core structure and utilize it.
How are you holding up these days?
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
Day 8 and going strong... have the urges but talk myself through them by saying , this only last a min... I don't need one... My kids have seen me talking to myself saying this and ask me if I am ok ..lol I told them oh talking myself through this and they say Good job mom ...
I really feel like I am done smoking, even stopped taking the chantix since I never went past the step one. (just a half a milligram a day) when you are to work up to 2 milligrams a day. I don't think it was doing anything for me in the beginning it helped because the cig tasted horrible which is why I stopped smoking, but now it has been 8 days and I would be stupid to start again.
How are you doing??? It is very yucky here with rain and dampness which means oh how the pain increases.
Thank you Humpty for asking and caring it means alot
Have a great great day