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GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you are quitting or thinking of quitting, please -- join us!  We kindly ask that politics be left out.  
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 A message to ALL quitters.  You don't have to avoid GUS if you have a failed quit.  We won't give you a bad time and we consider the failed quits as "practice" for the real quit.
Namaste~!  I hope everything looks bright and peaceful on your Saturday morning.  I hope you join me in some breathing and stretching.

Let's begin with taking 5 slow and deep breaths.  Put your hand on your tummy, sit up straight and feel your tummy move in and out with each breath.  Close your eyes and park your troubles by the door for a few minutes.  

Right now is about you.  Let go and relax with me.  Please don't focus on getting anything exact, dont worry about straight legs or arms.  If you just do what you can, you will feel so good when youre done...please try.

Who has been harping on this for years??  Please try to drink at least 2 liters a day.  If you have kidney or heart problems, check with your physician.  I drink between 3-4 liters a day.  My allergies are minimal, I'm losing weight, I feel really good.  Give it a try.  

Today we will try the following stretches....Don't focus on being perfect, just get your body to move and stretch.  You will feel really good when you're done.  Today is also a great day to work on good nutrition.  Add some fruit and veggies to every plate.  Instead of chips, have some carrots or an apple for a snack.

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