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what's the hardest habit you've kicked?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM

George Carlin once said ???Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.???

I quit smoking over 2 1/2 years ago(COLD TURKEY)

Do you think that quitting smoking/drinking or ---------- insert your habbit) is similar to giving up/changing your eating habbits and leaving SAD (chips/pop/sweets/bingeing) behind? Is it the same "will power pathway" we utilize for any habbit we're kicking ?or is it safe to say that there are totally different chemical reactions at play when it comes to foods ?

0b5f7b692655e11fc7697136add919ac

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on March 08, 2014
at 04:08 PM

Fair play. I'm still hooked.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on March 16, 2013
at 10:51 PM

Thanks for fixing the typo, it was driving me nuts.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 10:18 PM

dam artificial sweeter eh! You have will power,you gave up diet coke didnt you?! We all plateau sometimes. Dont get discouraged. Have you tried introducing safe starches at all? i did and it seems to have helped curb my hunger and cravings.My weigth is plateauing at the moment too though. I would try not to eat high glycemic fruits if you can. Also maybe look into the leptin reset? And logging your foods to see if you are consistently deficient in any particular nutrient. I like cronometer. Keep eating clean whole foods and try tweaking the diet a little.Thnx for sharing and good luck :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 09:42 PM

:) meat is neat! yeah i miss my pasta every now and then.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 03:51 PM

dont buy any and if someone trys giving you some ..(poppers or chocolate..) just say no! :) ..ive been hearing that magnesium might help with chocolate cravings but who knows. Good supplement regardless though.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 03:50 PM

yeah for sure once you get a taste of it ...u want more and more. Happened to me over the holidays. Hard to bake stuff and not try a wee bit :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 03:48 PM

excellent.. youve done amazing! smokings next in line to conquer :)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:24 PM

That counts! Glad you were able to cut that out!

81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

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on March 16, 2013
at 02:43 AM

yes giving up pepsi max/diet coke was really hard for me... but now its outta my life!! I used to drink up to a 2.25l of diet drink a day!!! they must be losing money now ive quit!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 16, 2013
at 02:29 AM

Sugar addiction is mental. It activates the dopamine receptors in the brain. It can be immediately alleviated via opioid agonist drugs. It therefore is, by definition, a mental addiction not a physical addiction.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on March 16, 2013
at 02:22 AM

amen to that :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 02:22 AM

ty kindly matt :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:47 AM

awesome..congrats on overcoming those demons! I replaced my after dinner cig with a square or 2 of dark-chocolate for a while there too.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on March 16, 2013
at 12:48 AM

Sugar definitely invokes physical dependence.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:47 AM

cool ..ty for sharing :) and congrats!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on March 16, 2013
at 12:16 AM

jj, you have never seen xena warrior princess :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:15 AM

lol..but if youre standing at the kitchen counter those calroies are not supposed to count!:)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:12 AM

yes true.. u dont get the evil glares when you pop open a can of coke as when ya light a ciggy eh :) glad you got rid of both habbits!

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on March 16, 2013
at 12:00 AM

It's heroin not heroine.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 11:33 PM

good for you.. and nearly just as dangerous too!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 15, 2013
at 11:26 PM

You know how it is in the Old 4th Ward... those hookers on Ponce are AGGRESSIVE. ;)

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on March 15, 2013
at 10:35 PM

Lol, hookers and blow

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 10:23 PM

@ CD- from what ive read and experienced the "physical" symtoms dont last quite that long. At least thats what i kept telling myself :) http://addiction.lovetoknow.com/wiki/How_Long_Does_Nicotine_Withdrawal_Last

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 09:28 PM

excellent ..:) !

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 07:28 PM

quit net dot com helped me alot..thnx for sharing and Good luck!

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on March 15, 2013
at 07:18 PM

Congrats on both counts..thats great!..yep-sure wasn't easy. I employed the N.O.P.E Not One Puff Ever strategy. Up until just recently the smell of a waft of "fresh smoke" (LOL-Contradiction in terms) was still somewhat enticing -but now i can safely say its its finally lost its allure.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:59 PM

@greymouser, Certainly there is a physical part of mental addiction. But these are clinical terms that have very specific differences. @mary, most modern research shows that the physical withdrawl reactions to nicotine can last for up to 60 days

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:41 PM

heheheh.. :) Big-ups to paleo hacks addictions! Pokerstars anyone?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:40 PM

"Hi, my name is Luckie, and I'm a Paleohack-aholic."

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Oh yeah! I never pig out on sugar unless I have that first.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:12 PM

we ARE just a microcosm of a macrocosm of a million chemical reactions ..exploding into being in this thing called reality. but seriously though .. foods good stuff! :) especially chocolate!which i kinda replaced smoking with for a while there..hehehe

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:10 PM

how can i not.. i AM a dichotomy! a riddle lost in a rhyme- a rainbow in the dark..heheh okay i shant ! i agree 99.9999999repeating!

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 05:58 PM

a work in progress :) they go hand in hand eh> bright side - its gotta be better than nicotine..hunter gatherers occasionaly partook in the smoking of various barks and such im sure! thnx for sharing good luck :) Drop that sugar for sure!

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on March 15, 2013
at 05:52 PM

The "mental aspect" you speak of is indeed a (biological) chemical process. Don't dichotomize our bodies unduly! :-)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 05:43 PM

lol hobbit habbit ..potato potatoe -thnx for sharing .. so true.. sweet potatoes are actually sweet!! .. and i remember years ago dousing them with even more sugar! as if they werent sweet enough on their own :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 04:08 PM

:) yeah .. true its gonna be hard getting people to admit their habbits.. they can make a new account though and do it annonymously:) Im sure there are alot of ex-smokers-drinkers-bill clintonesque oval officers though. Maybe even some smokers..? thnx for sharing im glad you kicked your habbit! and agreeed ... constant bombardment of junk !

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 04:03 PM

The physical sensation of "craving" goes away after a few days when the nicotine clears your system. Then it becomes purely a mental and psychological addiction to overcome. With foods theres more at play and it goes deeper- nutrient deficiencies as well as the mental aspect of it.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 15, 2013
at 03:39 PM

I would say this is "100% 1/2 correct", so to speak. The addictive chemicals in drugs are not found in food, this is very true. But when one says "your mind is telling you something" that really is an actual, chemical signal being sent. "Mental" disorders that have to do with dopamine issues, for e.g., are not solely behavioral - there is a vital, chemical urge to continue seeking a substance *or* a behavior ... and often both! So, the "need" created by a behavior can indeed be addictive, but likely quitting/healing will not have severe withdrawal like heroin might have.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 15, 2013
at 03:30 PM

There is a difference. All addictions (Physical, Mental, Control Disorders, Behavioral, Emotional) are hard. But physical addictions are, in my opinion, the hardest.

When your mind is telling you that you want something, like a doughnut, you can deal with that through self-control and rewards. Not everyone has that ability (i.e. those with ICD), but the vast majority do.

Physical dependence on a substance (like Nicotine or Heroine), your body physically craves it. No amount of self-control or reward can reduce that need. Certainly there are people like you who have figured out how to deal with it through self-control... But it was actually the time that "healed" it (I use quotes because a lot of research has shown it cannot be truly healed, simply reduced)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:59 PM

@greymouser, Certainly there is a physical part of mental addiction. But these are clinical terms that have very specific differences. @mary, most modern research shows that the physical withdrawl reactions to nicotine can last for up to 60 days

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:16 AM

jj, you have never seen xena warrior princess :)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 16, 2013
at 02:29 AM

Sugar addiction is mental. It activates the dopamine receptors in the brain. It can be immediately alleviated via opioid agonist drugs. It therefore is, by definition, a mental addiction not a physical addiction.

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:00 AM

It's heroin not heroine.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 15, 2013
at 03:39 PM

I would say this is "100% 1/2 correct", so to speak. The addictive chemicals in drugs are not found in food, this is very true. But when one says "your mind is telling you something" that really is an actual, chemical signal being sent. "Mental" disorders that have to do with dopamine issues, for e.g., are not solely behavioral - there is a vital, chemical urge to continue seeking a substance *or* a behavior ... and often both! So, the "need" created by a behavior can indeed be addictive, but likely quitting/healing will not have severe withdrawal like heroin might have.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:10 PM

how can i not.. i AM a dichotomy! a riddle lost in a rhyme- a rainbow in the dark..heheh okay i shant ! i agree 99.9999999repeating!

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 10:23 PM

@ CD- from what ive read and experienced the "physical" symtoms dont last quite that long. At least thats what i kept telling myself :) http://addiction.lovetoknow.com/wiki/How_Long_Does_Nicotine_Withdrawal_Last

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:48 AM

Sugar definitely invokes physical dependence.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 15, 2013
at 05:52 PM

The "mental aspect" you speak of is indeed a (biological) chemical process. Don't dichotomize our bodies unduly! :-)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 04:03 PM

The physical sensation of "craving" goes away after a few days when the nicotine clears your system. Then it becomes purely a mental and psychological addiction to overcome. With foods theres more at play and it goes deeper- nutrient deficiencies as well as the mental aspect of it.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:12 PM

we ARE just a microcosm of a macrocosm of a million chemical reactions ..exploding into being in this thing called reality. but seriously though .. foods good stuff! :) especially chocolate!which i kinda replaced smoking with for a while there..hehehe

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on March 15, 2013
at 06:22 PM

Hardest addiction I've kicked? Not checking PaleoHacks at the top of every hour.

...Actually, that's not true, I still haven't kicked that habit.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:40 PM

"Hi, my name is Luckie, and I'm a Paleohack-aholic."

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:41 PM

heheheh.. :) Big-ups to paleo hacks addictions! Pokerstars anyone?

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 15, 2013
at 03:49 PM

Heh, I think the people who have kicked the seriously bad habits are unlikely to advertise it. "I quit hookers and blow!" But seriously, I kicked an insanely bad habit, coming up on 8 years ago.

It was pretty hard, physically, but emotionally, a lot easier than kicking wheat and junk food. For one, that bad habit was making my life hell in a lot worse ways than upset digestion from junk food, so there was a heavy motivator. Also, it's not socially acceptable to have a lot of the bad habits people have, so by having that bad habit, you're already going against the flow. It's perfectly socially acceptable to live on Twinkies and corndogs, though, so when you try to quit that, people are not so supportive. Additionally, you aren't bombarded by advertisements for really bad habits, like hookers-n-blow, but you are constantly seeing commercials for Cap'n Crunch and Coca-Cola to remind you what you are no longer having.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on March 15, 2013
at 10:35 PM

Lol, hookers and blow

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 04:08 PM

:) yeah .. true its gonna be hard getting people to admit their habbits.. they can make a new account though and do it annonymously:) Im sure there are alot of ex-smokers-drinkers-bill clintonesque oval officers though. Maybe even some smokers..? thnx for sharing im glad you kicked your habbit! and agreeed ... constant bombardment of junk !

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 15, 2013
at 11:26 PM

You know how it is in the Old 4th Ward... those hookers on Ponce are AGGRESSIVE. ;)

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:42 PM

I used to smoke a pack a day, and quit 10 years ago. It was hard, but not that hard. Quit wheat and other grains a few years ago and didn't feel a thing, although I don't think that was an addiction at all.

But sugar, Oh My God. It's totally an addiction. It's weird- I can go weeks without it, I don't crave it or lust after it or even really like it to be honest. The idea of going the rest of my life without it doesn't bother me at all. (Cigarettes were the opposite.) But I Can't. Stop. Eating. It. Once after six weeks of abstinence I ate a few raisins I found in the cupboard. Then I went on a week long binge of "paleo" (I know, I know) candy, cake, whatever.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 03:50 PM

yeah for sure once you get a taste of it ...u want more and more. Happened to me over the holidays. Hard to bake stuff and not try a wee bit :)

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on March 16, 2013
at 02:18 AM

Not sure if this counts as a "habit" but drinking alcohol, then bingeing and purging foods I would never let myself eat while sober (then or now) was a vicious cycle I was in for a long time. Sooooooooo glad to be out of it.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 02:22 AM

amen to that :)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:24 PM

That counts! Glad you were able to cut that out!

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:39 AM

Alcohol was the hardest (I'm a recovering alcoholic). Tobacco was hard but not nearly so much as the drink. Not realizing it at the time, I used sugar to replace my alcohol addiction. The withdrawals are nothing compared to alcohol. But I could consume it whenever and wherever I want without immediate negative consequences - and it's so ubiquitous - making it harder to take that first step. It has been it very, very hard to put an end to it. I'm now almost 2 months into <20g/day of carbs (just from the small amounts in vegetables, and tiny portions of starches), and it's just beginning to get easier. Chocolate was the ultimate sugar buzz for me.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 01:47 AM

awesome..congrats on overcoming those demons! I replaced my after dinner cig with a square or 2 of dark-chocolate for a while there too.

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35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on March 16, 2013
at 12:01 AM

Artificial sweeteners and diet soda. Was harder for me than quitting smoking, but it also had been a much longer (25 years) and more socially acceptable habit.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:12 AM

yes true.. u dont get the evil glares when you pop open a can of coke as when ya light a ciggy eh :) glad you got rid of both habbits!

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on March 08, 2014
at 04:08 PM

Fair play. I'm still hooked.

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on March 15, 2013
at 05:44 PM

Cannabis & sugar, and mainly the combination of the two, are the hardest habits i haven't kicked as im still struggling with it, but its not exactly 'hookers & blow' lol so i don't beat myself up about it

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 15, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Oh yeah! I never pig out on sugar unless I have that first.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 05:58 PM

a work in progress :) they go hand in hand eh> bright side - its gotta be better than nicotine..hunter gatherers occasionaly partook in the smoking of various barks and such im sure! thnx for sharing good luck :) Drop that sugar for sure!

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C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

on March 15, 2013
at 05:32 PM

Samwise! That ring of his! He disappears every time I try to kick him!

Oh...wait...

Habit? Oh, I read "hobbit."

My biggest habit I've had to kick was my sugar addiction! I love gummi bears and everything sugar coated. I did Whole30, and though it was difficult, I have kicked the sugar habit. It is strange how sweet previously non-sweet things taste now.

Just my $0.02...

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 05:43 PM

lol hobbit habbit ..potato potatoe -thnx for sharing .. so true.. sweet potatoes are actually sweet!! .. and i remember years ago dousing them with even more sugar! as if they werent sweet enough on their own :)

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A3e839a7f2cee0ca0bf577fefc7b89ea

on March 09, 2014
at 06:22 AM

Dairy has been a tough one for me. I just can't seem to let go of the cheese no matter how much it upsets my stomach!

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on March 16, 2013
at 10:01 PM

In terms of physical symptoms giving up diet coke (8+ cans a day) was hardest as I could hardly concentrate or do anything for 3 days.

I can always give up sugar and junk food in a week or two.

I never seem to be able to give up all fruit though or lose weight or eat what I need or even less than I need so I never seem to lose any weight even though I eat entirely healthily/clean now.

I am probably the only person who can get fatter and fatter on meat, fish, eggs, veg, nuts and fruit/dried fruit. No will power.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 10:18 PM

dam artificial sweeter eh! You have will power,you gave up diet coke didnt you?! We all plateau sometimes. Dont get discouraged. Have you tried introducing safe starches at all? i did and it seems to have helped curb my hunger and cravings.My weigth is plateauing at the moment too though. I would try not to eat high glycemic fruits if you can. Also maybe look into the leptin reset? And logging your foods to see if you are consistently deficient in any particular nutrient. I like cronometer. Keep eating clean whole foods and try tweaking the diet a little.Thnx for sharing and good luck :)

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on March 16, 2013
at 09:34 PM

CARBS. HANDS DOWN.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 09:42 PM

:) meat is neat! yeah i miss my pasta every now and then.

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4dfe839b7b56ae094fa7a26f9eda7f04

on March 16, 2013
at 03:00 PM

Recovering lazy, obese ex drug addict (tried everything for fun until the fun turned nasty) and food addict here. Been diabetic and hypothyroid for quite a few years and have nearly quit tobacco. Been Paleo since November 2012 and trying to low carb for a few years before then. Hardest thing to give up has been Crusty white bread and lots of butter, cheese and tobacco. Still struggling with the tobacco. Since being very low carb paleo I don't miss my hourly trips to the binge boxes in the food cupboard and have dropped 3 clothes sizes with some kettlebells, dumbells and inspiration from other paleos.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 03:48 PM

excellent.. youve done amazing! smokings next in line to conquer :)

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:21 PM

cannabis/tobacco mix smoked from a bong (colloquially known as poppers). Every couple of weeks I cave and smoke one (living with two roomies who smoke these like fiends) and remember that I don't actually like the feeling it gives me. #2 would be wheat/sugar/flour, I don't cave into these as often as the poppers, but when I do I usually binge for 2-3 days :( The habit I struggle with is chocolate, I'm good until I buy some, or offered some, then I eat it until it's gone. There is no such thing as "a little bit" of chocolate.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 03:51 PM

dont buy any and if someone trys giving you some ..(poppers or chocolate..) just say no! :) ..ive been hearing that magnesium might help with chocolate cravings but who knows. Good supplement regardless though.

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on March 16, 2013
at 12:34 AM

i have quit drugs, i've quit wheat (duh), and i've quit cigarettes. even quit drinking for 3 years at one point.

without a doubt, quitting cigarettes is the greatest challenge!

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:47 AM

cool ..ty for sharing :) and congrats!

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on March 16, 2013
at 12:11 AM

cheese and nuts...i used to grab a handful of shredded cheese every time I walked by the fridge

nuts...they're addictive. once i pop i don't stop. I stopped buying them.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:15 AM

lol..but if youre standing at the kitchen counter those calroies are not supposed to count!:)

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on March 15, 2013
at 11:22 PM

Diet coke. Harder even than cigarettes.

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on March 16, 2013
at 02:43 AM

yes giving up pepsi max/diet coke was really hard for me... but now its outta my life!! I used to drink up to a 2.25l of diet drink a day!!! they must be losing money now ive quit!

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 11:33 PM

good for you.. and nearly just as dangerous too!

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on March 15, 2013
at 08:04 PM

I smoked for 2 years and then quit. Problem was that to quit smoking I started dipping (chewing tobacco) did that one for a year and then it took me about a year of trying to quit to finally get off that one. I have not had any issues or cravings for sugar or wheat that were that horrible yet (only been doing paleo for 1 month). So my vote goes to chewing tobacco for now.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 09:28 PM

excellent ..:) !

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on March 15, 2013
at 07:21 PM

Smoking cigarettes, hands down. I've relapsed after 2 yrs, 1 yr, 6 mo... I'm feeling pretty good about it this time. I've been through the situations that've triggered relapse in the past, total success.

I used to drink like a monster. One night, hammered, I decided to play with some Salvia. Well, little did I know at the time... Salvia is NOT a recreational drug. She took me away to a Hellish judgement and lit into me with the most intense and heartbreaking rejection.

When I returned to myself I understood she was offended that I approached her while drunk. Ultimate scorn... she permanently affected my relationship with alcohol.

Serious stuff...

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 07:28 PM

quit net dot com helped me alot..thnx for sharing and Good luck!

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on March 15, 2013
at 06:45 PM

I'm a recovering alcoholic and bitchy ex-smoker, and I'd say smoking was the tougher quit.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 15, 2013
at 07:18 PM

Congrats on both counts..thats great!..yep-sure wasn't easy. I employed the N.O.P.E Not One Puff Ever strategy. Up until just recently the smell of a waft of "fresh smoke" (LOL-Contradiction in terms) was still somewhat enticing -but now i can safely say its its finally lost its allure.

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