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Cooking like a mad woman

post #1 of 13
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This day one of not smoking is driving me mad! I've decided its really not the physical cravings (thank god for the patch!) it's the mental... like I keep feeling like I forgot to do something... duh

So I started cooking to give me something to do. So far I've made a crock pot full of buffalo chili... I'm working on a dozen deviled eggs... once the crock pot is free I think I'll make a coconut cream mushroom soup... hmm... I wonder what else I have in the house that I can make...

Anyone hungry? Pretty soon I'll have enough to feed an army!
post #2 of 13
Sounds like the next few weeks are gonna be a test for your crew not to overeat while you're cooking up a storm!

Congrats on stopping that nasty habit.
post #3 of 13
Congratulations on the decision to stop! Keep on cooking if that is helping you fight. Just a few weeks until it becomes a habit not to smoke anymore. Good Luck, Sweetie!

How I wish I could have some of that coconut cream soup!
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
Sounds like the next few weeks are gonna be a test for your crew not to overeat while you're cooking up a storm!

Congrats on stopping that nasty habit.
Luckily everything I cook is on our diet so even if we overeat, we should still be ok. DH lost over 100lbs and I lost 30... which is really a feat with my thyroid problems (unfortunately, hereditary but smoking definitely wasn't helping any )

I've had so much health improvement with my diet that I figured stopping smoking could only make it better. Now that I've quit I'm looking forward to my thyroid being my only health problem

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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
Congratulations on the decision to stop! Keep on cooking if that is helping you fight. Just a few weeks until it becomes a habit not to smoke anymore. Good Luck, Sweetie!

How I wish I could have some of that coconut cream soup!
Thanks so much! It's a little scary (I know that sounds nuts considering the alternative) but I know I can do it! (I hope! No, no... think positive. I CAN do it! )

If you're interested in the coconut cream soup, this is the recipe

http://www.coconutdiet.com/coconut_c...hroom_soup.htm

(just so you know, step one should say "soak half the mushrooms..." you use the other half in step 2.)
post #5 of 13
Maybe you could start addressing your christmas card and if you run out I will send you mine with a list of names!! I bet lots of TCS'rs could find stuff to keep you busy.

Congrats on the not smoking-its a reall good thing you are doing for your health.
post #6 of 13
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Ooh now there's an idea! I'll have to dig out my address book... I think I have a box of leftover cards around here somewhere.

Of course that's after I get my latest batch of macaroons out of the oven

When DH came home and saw all of the food his eyes lit up! He had a look on his face like he was a kid in a candy store. Now he's stuffing himself silly He seems particularly fond of the buffalo chili.

Thanks for the support! It's still a little scary, but the more hours I get through, the better I feel.
post #7 of 13
Good for you, that's awesome that you are quitting...You can come here and cook anytime
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom View Post

Of course that's after I get my latest batch of macaroons out of the oven
Wow you can open a restaurant after all this

Thank you for the recipe, too!
post #9 of 13
I'll be over to help you with all the extra food!! It's the least I could do to help you with quitting smoking!! My DH did it cold turkey and I would have loved him to have a cooking spree rather than the cursing-fest he had instead!! He was a boar to live with for about a week! Good luck to you honey! Keep up the good work! It'll get easier!
post #10 of 13
Bless you for quitting! Just think, in a few years, your lungs will be clear and healthy again! Congratulations!

You might take up crocheting to keep your hands busy -- it's very easy to do simple things like cat toys, and if you like it, you might even graduate to afghans and such! (Although I'm sticking with the cat toys, myself... )
post #11 of 13
Congrats on quitting - it was one of the best things I ever did for myself!

How about doing some crafting? Make a wreath for your door. Do something artistic that will keep your mind and your hands busy!
post #12 of 13
Congrats on quitting! Its very very hard, but so worth it when you do. I quit for 5 months last year and unfortunately started again when Alley died. However, I've just gotten a prescription for Chantix and plan to quit again soon. My insurance doesn't cover the drug and its VERY expensive so I'm saving to get it filled.

I love deviled eggs! You can send some to me :0
post #13 of 13
good luck! I've been smoke free for 25 weeks it really is all mental as evidenced by the cravings that I STILL get there are days when i would LOVE to have a cigarette, but I'm not going to waste these last 6 months Be strong!!
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