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Old 04-27-2018, 21:22   #11
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I stopped smoking after 3 failed efforts, and that was 10 years ago on April 4th. It wasnt that I was unable to stop, I just could not seem to stay "stopped". This time I did. Cold turkey was the only way I could do it, my addiction was more psychological than anything.

Now... I'm failing to quit carbs. More specifically, bread for a lunchtime sandwich, and vegies like carrots, peas and potatoes. I'm over cake and sweets. Interestingly, when I was in the US in the mid 90s, I found that American bread was so full of sugar I could not eat it. Likewise hotel breakfasts... sweet rolls at breakfast? UGH. I was dying for a bowl of cornflakes by the time I came home. And vegemite.

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I was dying for a bowl of cornflakes by the time I came home. And vegemite.
Americans do seem to like all their food sweet. Some of the Thai restaurants around here even sweeten their dishes -- even though it's not authentic -- because (they think) Americans like it that way (sadly, most of them do).

Vegemite certainly is an acquired taste, though. Never acquired it myself despite repeated tries... At least vegemite doesn't have lots of carbs, though what you might put it on could be pretty carby.

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Vegemite certainly is an acquired taste, though. Never acquired it myself despite repeated tries... At least vegemite doesn't have lots of carbs, though what you might put it on could be pretty carby.
Thats very true, and it goes best with lashings of butter on dense white (unsweetened) bread. OH well, that was then. I think vegemite is one of those things you need to have grown up with, to appreciate.

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Now... I'm failing to quit carbs. More specifically, bread for a lunchtime sandwich, and vegies like carrots, peas and potatoes.
I used to absolutely love potatoes. Yet, I ditched potatoes with ease, with no effort at all. Instead of potatoes, I just use radishes, kohlrabies, turnips, sometimes rutabagas. Fried, cooked, deep fried, mashed, even hash-browns. I don't miss potatoes any more.

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I used to absolutely love potatoes. Yet, I ditched potatoes with ease, with no effort at all. Instead of potatoes, I just use radishes, kohlrabies, turnips, sometimes rutabagas. Fried, cooked, deep fried, mashed, even hash-browns. I don't miss potatoes any more.
I've stayed away from all those (except in the depths of winter, for vegie soup) except radishes (which i have raw, in salads). As a potato replacement... not for me, they dont fall very short on carbs once cooked. I will use cauliflower at times, but I still love a potato. I can control myself though and if I cant get small potatoes, I'll cut a larger one in half and store the other in the fridge.

I have successfully quit pasta and rice (still have it occasionally, maybe once every 2-3 months)

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Definitely, (like others here) when I finally quit smoking 35 years ago. I couldn't believe how difficult it was. It took three attempts. I couldn't sleep for two days; I wandered around the house all night, everything itched (including places I couldn't scratch in public), & I gained 40 lbs - constant snacking & I already weighed 360 lbs at the time (170 lbs. now) In fact quitting smoking was much harder than losing over 200 lbs.

While I was going through it the third time, I remember thinking: "I can't believe cigarettes are legal."

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I am alcohol-free for 14 years and tobacco free for 8 years (after 40 years of smoking). I am now free of carbohydrate addiction as well, I think about 3 months. There but for the grace of God, go I. God has my back in everything. When I do my part to make a positive change, he is right there with me.

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I've been hearing that the e-cig vapes are worse than real cigarettes. Haven't done any checking on it, just saying I heard it.

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I've been hearing that the e-cig vapes are worse than real cigarettes. Haven't done any checking on it, just saying I heard it.
ive heard reports that chronic cough are reduced. i doubt that it reduces the rate of cancer.

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I have ongoing issues with carbs. Other than that, I have no bad habits, just some inconvenient ones.

I quit smoking in 1991. To all of you who are trying to quit, keep trying. It takes 7-10 serious attempts at quitting before many smokers are actually successful. People who poo poo and say they made one attempt to quit and were successful weren't really addicted in the first place (or they are lying).

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