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Any smokers in here? How has it effected your weight loss and exercise goals? If you were once a smoker and then quit, can you really tell the difference (easier to workout and such)?

Thu. Aug 24, 12:41am

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YES, YES, YES..... you will taste things differently, you will smell things differently, and more importantly you will feel healthier and much happier if you can kick the habit.... I'm such a "reformed" smoker.... Funny it's been 25 years but I will never forget the new sensations and senses when I quit....... It was also easier to workout and breathe....... Watch that hand mouth replacement taht some go thorugh (Myself included) I ate more to satisfy that need.... What I didn't realize at the time was to better prepare myself for that...... Good luck...

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 1:15 AM

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I cannot describe how different my senses are as a non-smoker. I quit over 10 years ago and like the previous poster said it is still very vivid in my mind how I felt as the world blossomed into color and sensation around me. The sheer nuances of food were overwhelming! One nice thing was that i could really begin to appreciate that veggies had 'flavor' - they previously had almost no taste to me at all. Suddenly red peppers were sweet, spinach was slightly bitter and artichokes were tangy. And smells.... wow - I never knew cucumbers smelled so 'clean'! I did not go through the hand-to-mouth thing, instead I gained all my weight later - ah well... I am however one of the few ex-smokers I know who did not gain weight upon quitting, so it's something to be vigilant about.

Also, once I began exercising after quitting I coughed up crap for weeks, so don't overdo it - let you body clean itself out. I am thankful that I was able to regain my pre-smoking lung capacity (it had greatly diminished).

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 1:58 AM

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I quit several months ago and started exercising and eating right at the same time. I had quit before and blamed my weight gain on quitting smoking. I will be honest, I think that my metabolism needed a few months to straighten out but I have lost weight since quitting. It hasn't been easy but it is SO worth it!
I am able to run without wheezing, it's no longer painful to work out! Also, once you make that decision to start living a healthy lifestyle other things will fall into place health-wise I think.
Good luck! Life as a non-smoker is great!

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 11:48 AM

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Awesome to all of you who quit smoking!

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 12:11 PM

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Gosh I really want to, but I've quit so many times and started again! All my friends smoke so it's difficult plus it feels so good...ahh! But of course the fact that I can barely run 2 feet without gasping for breath is a major downfall...I think I might go throw my pack away right now...

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 12:23 PM

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