Share your success. Quitting smoking, Weight loss, overcoming adversity.

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posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:03 AM
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This new years day will be two years since I quit smoking. I smoked for 40 years and stopped cold turkey. I feel so much better. How about you ? Have you overcome an addiction or made great strides in personal growth ?
Share your success with other members who may be considering making a life change. Let's let them know it's possible.


I never tried to quit in all the years I smoked. When I finally made the decision I was ready. I set the date as New Years day as that seemed like a good time to make a new start. And it was already the holiday season
My mom lost her life to emphysema. My Dad quit cold turkey in 1967 after years of a two pack a day habit. When I considered quitting I hoped I had my Dads willpower and not my Moms. She tried to quit but never could . Dad made the decision and was successful. Lucky me I took after my Dad.

What's your success story. New Years is just around the corner !!!!




posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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reply to post by AutumnWitch657
 

New Years Eve will be one year for quitting smoking cold turkey.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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reply to post by AutumnWitch657
 


i lost a little over 200 lbs in 2011



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:24 AM
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reply to post by superman2012
 


Good job. Congratulations ! You get a star .



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:25 AM
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reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
 


Way to go. What diet did you use.? I lost 87 lbs in 2001 on the Atkins diet. You get a star too.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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You should stop calling yourself a big fat anything. You're the furry fuzzy skinny Texan. LOL.
LOVE TO YOU !



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:28 AM
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Emphysema is from a breakdown of the elastins in the body. To avoid these problems it is important to consume adequate elastins and avoid too many foods containing sulfurs without consuming foods that contain molybdenum which is used to break down the sulfites and nitrates in the body.

Eat meat that is tougher to get the elastin binding proteins, cooking doesn't bother these. They are found in the covering of healthy fat cells, skin, and heart meat. Cows that eat a lot of corn have less elastin binding protein because the bacteria that make them are not present in adequate amounts in the ruman. Antibiotics also kill these bacteria...well, they are now getting resistant because of over use of the antimicrobials.

Too much chonderite sulfate is no good, it breaks down this protein. Another words, don't always eat onions. Onions are a seed though so they also contain molybdenum which helps to process the sulfites. Sulfites are turned back into sulfates, which are not bad, by an enzyme that uses molybdenum. If you are deficient on the enzyme or the molybdenum than the lungs suffer and breathing is bad.

Eat cream of wheat once a week or incorporate whole grains into the diet and this will help. The molybdenum is not in white flour, to store it because the germ contains oils that make the flour get rancid. Raw wheat germ has it's minerals bound by the phytates so cooking and adding a little butter and milk in the end helps to release these. Adding a little salt while cooking may also help, but I am not sure of this.

Getting away from the time tested cooking practices that took thousands of years of trial and error testing to thin the populations is being ignored today, science cannot see that the chemistry they have created is flawed.

Everyone wants to discover something new, I want to examine history to find the answer using scientific evidence to show that the ones that got us to this point were right. All foods have psychotropic effects, many of these are good and make us civil and sane. Eliminating the wrong foods makes us need medication. Life is a balance, if you add weight to one side it upsets the balance. We were scavengers. We need some of our food aged to be civil.
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posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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reply to post by superman2012
 


I chose new years day as I knew I'd be drinking New year's eve. LOL.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:30 AM
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reply to post by AutumnWitch657
 


Good job, it gets easier as you go doesn't it? I quit smoking after 27 years 13 years ago in August. It's like I never smoked, I just can't really remember doing it.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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Congrats on your 2 year anniversary!

My biggest successes this year were losing 35 pounds that I had gained over the past 3 years due to an injury and getting my grandchild completely pottie trained- finally!!!!
I also recently ran my first marathon since before I had kids (they are 23 and 25 if that tells you anything) and consider it a huge success because I finished it without having to be hauled away in an ambulance- HURRAY!!!



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:33 AM
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reply to post by rickymouse
 


Interesting. Thanks. I eat mostly meat and veggies. I don't restrict fats I restrict sugars and starches which convert to sugars.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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I quot cold turkey about 6 years ago and was smoke free for almost 3 years until a bad commute drove me back to them. I am going to try again before Christmas.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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That counts as two successes. Weight loss and potty training the kid !
Great job. Star for you.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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I gave you a star for your original success and to encourage your new success. Welcome back to the smoke free zone. You won't miss that nasty smell. I always know when I am near a smoker. Yuck. .



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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You are truly awesome .
I love that gown. I wish women still dressed like that. I would.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:44 AM
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reply to post by wtbengineer
 


Wow great job. Yes it gets easier. I can't,stand to be near it now. Someone I hadn't seen in years came over the other day and while he was here he asked if I had a cigarette and I was so proud to say I don't smoke. People thought I never would quit.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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AutumnWitch657
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I chose new years day as I knew I'd be drinking New year's eve. LOL.

I had my last cigarette after my last beer. I forced myself to smoke a whole pack that night so that I wouldn't even want to look at one the next day. Then I told myself that I went one day, I could go another, and repeated up to this day!
First 2 -3 weeks that's all I thought about. Now I only think about having one every couple of days! lol



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:58 AM
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Molybdenum is also used to form acetelaldehyde dehydrogenase. It is good for neutralizing some of the toxic effects of sugars. Eat more roasted peanuts or any nuts and this will help. A Reeses peanut butter cup even works.

I started to eat more meats, I was having problems with hypoglycemia crashes after eating or drinking things with lots of sugar in them. I was talking to a pharmacist about ketone test strips and she told me to eat more proteins. I didn't change my consumption of starches and sugar much, I just added about eight hundred calories of protein foods to my diet. I was living on between 1200 to fifteen hundred calories a day because I don't do much anymore, boosting calories caused more TLE effects. I started to lose weight and the epilepsy has not increased at all. I lost eleven pounds in about a month while eating a lot more. Seems strange, I guess I was in starvation mode. I like talking to pharmacists instead of GP doctors. I would like to talk to a metabolic specialist, but there hasn't been one around here till just a little while ago. Talking to nutritionists is a waste of time, they have been trained to pass on information that is not right. Everyone is different and needs their own special mix of foods depending on what their ancestors ate.....that is if their ancestors were healthy and sane.

When you quit smoking, it is important to pay attention to the nitrogen balance you consume. The cigarettes supplied the nitrogen and the body may or may not take it out of food well. It may be the reason you smoked. Nitrogen is a nervine and is essential so we don't get messed up. If you eat adequate meats you should be all right. Leucine helps to moderate the nitrogens.
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posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:59 AM
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reply to post by superman2012
 


So you quit smoking and drinking. Amazing. I love the strength of the human mind.



posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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reply to post by AutumnWitch657
 


The smell really is something inst it? I recall after quitting, the smell and taste of cigarettes was enough to gag me.





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