So - I have set a date for stopping smoking. It's coming very soon (not telling until it get's here and then you guys are probably the only ones I will actually tell - not telling my family). I've been trying to cut back in preparation; have also gone from a pot of coffee a day to about 2 cups (coffee and cig just goes hand in hand). Have been drinking boatloads of vitamin water. husband bought a stationary bike and I've been getting on that. I had lost a ton of wt when I had my back problems in 2007 and while I gained it all back (not a bad thing) it seems to be all flab instead of muscle. I think also my metabolism is changing because I have a belly like I haven't had since I was preggo! So while wt loss isn't necessarily my goal, redistribution is definitely needed (wonder if I can get the belly to move north???? ). I'm dreading losing the cigarettes - I'm one of those sorry folks who enjoys them tremendously. After 33 years, the last several at 2+ packs a day, I know it's going to be hard but I also think there's no question I need to stop. The smoker's hack is getting pretty doggone bad. I'm looking at the stop date as an independence day. Loading up on lollipops and lifesavers, and lots of water. Anything else I should have on hand (besides a muzzle and padded room)?