I was one of those who ate deli meat, cold chicken, left overs, sushi & soft cheeses when pregnant. My midwife told me to use common sense and if it looked bad or I didn't know how old it was then don't touch it smile
The problem with that is you cant see Listeria which can cause birth defects and even death in-utero. It is not worth taking the risk for something so easily avoidable. And yes, I know lots of people do eat these things and nothing goes wrong, but is it really worth taking the chance that you could be the small percentage that contracts Listeria - which you might not even know you have as it doesn't necessarily make you sick. It's not like food poisoning, which while unpleasant isn't really dangerous, Listeria is a deadly bacteria.
To the OP, yes I avoided cold deli meats, soft cheese etc, unless it was cooked/reheated to piping hot.