This is my story, I hope it inspires you to quit smoking and lose weight too. I wrote it and haven’t written in a while so please be forgiving and PLEASE share it with anybody you know that is still stuck on the butt! You can skip down to “How I Finally Quit Smoking” but I thought I would share some of my failed attempts and struggles. You may relate, as I am sure I am not alone.
After 20 years of smoking…
I Quit Smoking Cigarettes AND Lost Weight!
This last year after seeing my first stepfather (my first Dad) waste away suffering from emphysema, cancer and who knows what else before finally finding peace in eternal rest I resolved that I would finally quit smoking.
I am only 32 and yes that means I started smoking at 12 sneaking smokes from friends with access to the deadly but oh so attractive (at the time) drug. Over the years I “quit” many times but I look back and I can honestly tell you even though some lasted a year or longer I always knew they were breaks because deep inside somewhere, for some reason I loved smoking and I didn’t really want to quit I was just smart enough to know I should.
Over the years every time I did quit smoking I inevitably made an effort to fill the void with another vice but I was just making a futile effort & I would always come home to good ole nicotine. Every time I have tried to quit I was plagued by terrible craving feelings like a crackhead without a pipe would experience. I would hack up balls of black gooey balls of snot tar for days if not weeks. I would snack like a grazing cow. I would argue with my lovely wife…get frustrated with my beautiful children and all together generally hate myself for wanting something so bad that went against everything that was really important to me.
This year was the one, I needed to make a real change BUT change is not easy! I figured I would start slow, smoking less…trying to hold out longer between smokes but the keyword was “trying” so around the holidays I decided maybe if I got healthy I just wouldn’t want to smoke anymore.
It was time to drastically change my diet and start fueling my body with nutrition instead of modified food like substances that seem to be causing so much general malaise from diet induced diabetes to my personal favorite…GERD also known by me as 24/7 heartburn. So I wrote down on a piece of paper, big and bold “ Eat Smaller Portions of Meat, Eat more fruits and Veggies, and Exercise Daily” and hung it in the middle of the house where I would see it several times a day knowing I needed to add “Quit Smoking” soon, just not ready.
Having that constant reminder did wonders, our family has experienced a whole new world of foods stepping outside our normal bounds to try new and always healthy meals sometime without any meat. 😉 With better fuel and activity I lost weight however nothing spectacular certainly not enough or fast enough that I noticed and I still didn’t want to quit smoking but increasingly I felt a need and a hopelessness that maybe I just wasn’t strong enough to fight myself.
That all changed 10 days ago…
As crazy as this may seem; I continued to eat healthy but also added some supplements and a healthy lolipop sucker to my day. The SISELpop make ALL the difference. It satisfied my physical addiction to have a smoke & took care of the craving to eat everything in site! I was amazed.
How it all started:
Like any other Monday I woke up groggy, still tired and wishing I could just close my eyes for oh.. all day! I was in desperate need of coffee and a smoke but kids like breakfast so I started the joe and got to cooking. Then came a knock at the door, UPS was here which meant my SISEL products had come! I was excited to try them after seeing the results in others so why wait we quickly broke out the Eternity, SiseLean & SiselPops.
I didn’t plan on this day being the day I would quit smoking and lose weight but I was determined to break my plateau and get below 250. I knew that the weight loss stuff worked from trusted personal testimonies and I just hoped the Eternity would give me relief from near constant heartburn and energy that didn’t come from caffeine. I did not expect the Siselpops to help me quit smoking & lose weight BUT they worked wonders.
I know the Eternity and Siselean shake helped my weight loss, mood and cravings as well as helping to release the stored nicotine and cut down on withdrawals but after the first Siselpop I knew I had found the answer. Instead of grabbing my cigarettes I sucked on a Siselpop for 5-10 minutes! I did not have to go outside and freeze, my kids stopped telling me how bad I smell, my wife kissed me and I was feeling satisfied!
What I experienced I am still reeling from, this is like a dream come true even more so since I expected nothing of the sort but all the same I QUIT SMOKING without really trying, even better!!
No Cravings, No Lung Butter, No Urges to Graze, No Weight Gain, No Mood Swings,
JUST REAL HOPE!
Twenty minutes or so after that first shot (3/4 oz.) of eternity I felt a rush of well being & energy not like the high you get from chugging a Rockstar. It’s more like what you felt like as a teenager after a healthy meal and some vigorous activity.. Ready to take on the world!!
Next I had to try the creamy vanilla high quality cold pressed weight management protein shake (SiseLEAN) that everyone who tried was raving about and what do ya know IT WAS GOOD and for less than two bucks and 80 calories a serving I got a nutritious breakfast that left me feeling full and satisfied.
But the Pièce de résistance to you overweight smokers is the fabulous SiselPop! If you don’t use the other 2 at the very least give these a try! A weight loss lollipop made of all natural ingredients and cutting edge science-
My theory is that there is a synergistic effect from the combination of the rejuvenating effects of the high dose of resveratrol in Eternity along with the vitamins, minerals & quality food substance in the shakes that gave my body the tools to rapidly heal itself while at the same time boosting my energy, stamina, mood and metabolism like I had never experienced before.
Combined with the fat burning mechanism and appetite suppression of the Siselpops I was destined to lose weight. However the final piece of the puzzle was fighting the oral habit. I didn’t feel like I wanted a cigarette anymore but the habit of doing so was still present as a reminder that I was giving something up till I pop in a Siselpop and VOILA oral fixation satisfied!
It may sound ridiculous but I seriously NEVER thought it could be this easy to stop doing something that had rewired my brain well enough to make me believe it was what I wanted no matter how strong my argument to the contrary may be. I don’t have the words but I’ll try… I’m flabbergasted, floored and all around flipping out!!! I’ve done it this time, I have beat the beast once and for all and will never look back.
Healthy living from here on out! As of today I have lost 15lbs. while quitting smoking!
Wishing you Health Wealth and Happiness,
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