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What I didn't realize when I quit smoking was how much time I was losing by smoking. Not just the time at the end of life but the time during my life. I smoked about 25 cigs a day which took about 10 minuets per cig. That's over 4 hours a day wasted. I think this is one of the reasons quieting is so hard. You sit around with all that spare time with nothing to do but wish you had a cig. Time for a new hobby!
My last post I talked about my 2000 calorie diet I went on. I know 2000 seems like a lot, but I am 6' 8", 300 lbs. I was eating over 4000 calories a day. Anyway, I found that in most cases it wasn't how much I was eating, it was what I was eating. I started looking up on the net foods that would help lower blood pressure, foods that were low in calories, foods that lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol and foods that help regulate blood sugar. I found I could eat a lot of food and stay below 2000 calories. And with all that time I found I had, it's fun finding really good low cal recipes and cooking them. Less meat and lot of veg/ fruit. Instead of salt, I've found all kinds of spices that taste great. I even have time to take a walk or go on a bike ride, and it doesn't even feel like exerciser!
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