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Posted - 10/01/2002 :  09:56:00 AM  Show Profile Send dezzmac a Private Message
I've been smoking for oh my God 20 years, I quit smoking April 19 of this year the only stop-smoking-aides I use are my knitting needles and yarn. When I get an urge I pick up the needles. When I get anxious I pick up the needles. When I get mean and nasty due to nicotine withdrawl I pick up the needles. It's been working I'm going on 6 months. Prior to quitting, I only had about 3 months total knitting experience. Knitting is all I do according to some. Have a gave up one habit for another. Am I a knitting Junkie???

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Posted - 10/01/2002 :  10:23:52 AM  Show Profile Send Patience a Private Message
<<"Am I a knitting Junkie?">>

Yes, but there's nothing wrong with that!! I think we all fall under that category. I think it's great that it's working for you because I know how hard it must be to give up something you like and crave----mine is sweets and believe me, it's just as addictive. Trouble is, I don't have the same luck when trying to avoid those cravings and I really need to cut out all the sweets and get down to the serious business of eating healthier and losing that dreaded flab!

Keep up the good work with your "knitting" rather than your "smoking" and you too will be so much healthier and be happier too! Way to go!!

Regards, Patience
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 10/01/2002 :  11:24:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit katxena's Homepage Send katxena a Private Message
Congratulations on quitting! 6 months is really fabulous. I work in substance abuse research, and most studies find that if you can quit smoking (and stay quit) for 6 months, you are less likely to go back. That seems to be the cut-point, so your accomplishment is very important!

I have been using the same tactic as part of my weight-loss program. It's hard to eat a pint of Ben & Jerry's if your hands are full of yarn!

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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 10/01/2002 :  12:27:29 PM  Show Profile Send djfleesh a Private Message
hi dezzmac:

congrats on the progress! it is a real accomplishment, and you couldn't have picked a better way to quit! not only will you be healthier, your wardrobe will improve! your patience will grow in leaps and bounds, and all of your friends will be pea green with envy when you unviel your latest creation(s). . . keep it up!


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Posted - 10/01/2002 :  5:20:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit linda-gail's Homepage Send linda-gail a Private Message
Great Job!!!!! I wish I could stop chocolate as easily.

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