quitting smoking....going to eat my own arm off!

  1. Okay, not really, but I feel like it. I am finally quitting smoking...after too many years.....and right now I just feel like crap! I am SOOOOO hungry it hurts....my stomach is growling and gnawing all day long! I know it is not really that I am hungry, it is from not smoking...but damn...it is driving me nuts....especially b/c I am just eating my normal meals, but I want to eat all day. Any advice from anyone who has done this? I quit once before for a few months & I know it will go away, but I can't remember how long it takes. I am exercising (not new), drinking lots of water....I am not in a bad mood...just starving! LOL!!! HELP!!!

    Lil
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   rica75
    Chew on this........ gum, pop-corn, and ice.GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   hypnotic_nurse
    Beef jerky can also help.
  5. by   gwenith
    Water - plain HOT water oh! and deep breathe - good luck you will get through it!!
  6. by   Pab_Meister
    I hear salsa has replaced ketchup as the #1 condiment in the U.S. It might help make that arm a bit more palatable....kidding...just kidding....good luck!!!!
  7. by   rnmi2004
    Good for you and take it one minute at a time! Remember, this shall pass.
  8. by   Sundowner
    Hey...I am proud of you for even attempting to quit.
    I wont even consider quitting.....It stresses me out just to think about it.

    You can do it!
    Invest in some tootsie pops like our good man Kojak!
    Keep that mouth busy!
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    Quote from lilbiskit78
    Okay, not really, but I feel like it. I am finally quitting smoking...after too many years.....and right now I just feel like crap! I am SOOOOO hungry it hurts....my stomach is growling and gnawing all day long! I know it is not really that I am hungry, it is from not smoking...but damn...it is driving me nuts....especially b/c I am just eating my normal meals, but I want to eat all day. Any advice from anyone who has done this? I quit once before for a few months & I know it will go away, but I can't remember how long it takes. I am exercising (not new), drinking lots of water....I am not in a bad mood...just starving! LOL!!! HELP!!!

    Lil
    I QUIT FOR THE LAST TIME IN '85 I WOULDN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I GAINED IF YOU HELD A GUN TO MY HEAD BUT IT DOES GET BETTER AND YOU ARE REALLY ON THE RIGHT TRACK DON'T EAT ANYTHING SOFT ..GO FOR HARD CANDY, THE JERKY SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA... GOOD LUCK
  10. by   Still Riding
    you go you can do it.
  11. by   sharann
    Thats one way to avoid the supposed weight gain of quitting...chew off your body parts ha ha ha. Just kiddin. Keep up the good work and those food cravings WILL pass. Been ther and eaten it all too!
  12. by   lilbiskit78
    Thanks everyone for the support! Been keeping myself busy by cleaning the house, has kept my mind off eating & other things! Plus, my house has never looked so good!

    Lil

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