Its been 217 days since last firestick. I was 55 years old, 5' 3" and weighed 170 lbs. My biggest reason for NOT quitting was that I did not want gain another 20 pounds. I was fat enough as it was! On Nov 15th I got bronchitis (again), coukdnt smoke for a couple days because of coughing. On third day I thought I would try to quit. Had never tried before. I was really worried about gaining weight and decided to go on a 1200 calorie diet at the same time. My firestick friends said it could not be done. 217 days later----I am still not smoking, weigh 132 pounds and am getting stronger everyday. I am still on diet but now ride an incumbent bike about 25 miles a day and walk 3 miles. This is my FIRST summer without smoking and honestly---the triggers are firing at me like a machine gun but I know that if I can go a whole year and get through all four seasons, the triggers will decrease. This site is very helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks for all of your support!
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