I had my first noticable health / fitness benefit today. While I was cycling to work I realised that I had been working the gears so I was changing up earlier & changing down later; meaning I was putting more energy into the ride ... all this without noticing I was working harder.

Back at work today after yesterday's stress attack, things seemed a lot easier than they have been all week.

I decided to venture further afield at lunch time than early in the week and went down to Passion Food at the Newmarket Plaza food court for a crispy skin pork with chilli. I won't say I have this a lot, but when I front up at this chinese food stand and hand over $10, no words are required.

I'd been avoiding this food court as it's right next door to the tofu shop where I'd often bought cigarettes. I did look in the door of the tofu shop as I left, but I was thinking of buying some biscuits or sweets.

Mid afternoon I needed something: Some nameless, unspecified, nebulous, thing. I decided to head down to the local convenience store for a large V & a packet of sugar-free gum. I'm not normally a gum chewer, and with Champix, nicotine gum isn't a good idea, but I wanted to be doing something with my mouth that didnt involve calories.

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    Timtam said:
    11 September 2014

    Plenty more Crispy pork coming your way I'd say. Put on 7Kg in the last 7 weeks

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    AXL said:
    11 September 2014

    Good on ya Bruce.

    I suck on peppermints as I'm trying to cut down on lozenges. Still need the patch though.

    Be proud of yourself mate. One week tomorrow!

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    Julia C said:
    11 September 2014

    @Axl231261 - know what you mean. For me it's almonds & nuts .. I like the chewables.



    Stick with the patches, they get you through breaking the smoking habit, then when you come off them you'll still get the nicotine withdrawl, but hopefully you will have broken the link from the nicotine to the smoking habit. ... At least that's the theory as someone once explained it to me.

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    aimee7 said:
    11 September 2014

    Good work Bruce :-)

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    Ladylene said:
    11 September 2014

    "Mmmmm Crispy Pork" says Ladylene, dribbling all over her keyboard. I did have a giggle reading your post. The way you avoid the smoking triggers reminds me of how I avoid my ex lol. Nice gong Bruce ... You have great planning strategies in place, shows you are really serious about quitting. Well done!

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    Nana22 said:
    11 September 2014

    Glad today was better for you, and there will be more benefits you notice as you go along. You're doing great and your first week after 1 more sleep!

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    Julia C said:
    11 September 2014

    @Ladylene When we know how easily we'd weaken and go back, it's best to deliver ourselves from evil and lead not into temptation :)

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    Maanu said:
    11 September 2014

    Your noticing the benefits after 6 days imagine what it will be like after 6 weeks or 6 months it gets better and betterer

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    sunray said:
    11 September 2014

    You are doing awesome Bruce well done. ⭐