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Why Don't I Feel Good About Myself?

Friday, October 22, 2010

IT HAS BEEN 7 MONTHS SINCE I QUIT SMOKINGAND I KNOW I SHOULD BE PROUD OF BREAKING THAT HABIT AFTER SO MANY YEARS.I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT WHEN I GAVE UP THE CIGARETTES I TURNED BACK TO FOOD FOR COMFORT AND HAVE GAINED BACK ALMOST ALL OS WHAT I WORKED SO HARD TO LOSE.I WAS 34 LBS AWAY FROM GOAL WEIGHT AND NOW AM HAVING TO START OVER AGAIN AND AM HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME.I NEED TO FEELGOOD AOUT MYSELF AGAIN.I AM AN OFFICER IN MY TOPS CHAPTER AND FEEL I AM LETTING THE OTHER MEMBERS DOWN BY NOT PRACTICING WHAT I PREACH.

  
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SLIMTHICK2 10/22/2010 7:28PM

    Sorry to hear of the setback but I think it is all part of the process and coming to terms with oneself. I am really challenged when dealing with aspects of my personality and I am learning to be patient and forgiving with myself. Hang in there you, you worked on yourself before and inspite of the gain in weight I am sure that you will soon summon the courage to press on once again. emoticonall the best for the weekend. emoticon

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CJJANISS 10/22/2010 1:23PM

    emoticon It's great that you quit smoking! That's a BIG accomplishment. Don't just shrug it off. It's AWESOME that you did that. Now you can concentrate on the weight loss. As the previous post said, take it one meal at a time. emoticon emoticon Carol

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KEEKEE1ST 10/22/2010 11:50AM

    I know where your coming from on the feeling of "practice what you preach". I am the leader in my chapter. I maintain very well, just wish I could lose and keep it off.

Great job on the quitting smoking. The rest will come. Hang in there. Take it one day at a time. Actually, take it one meal at a time. You can do it!
hugs,
Candy

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12 Weeks.

Friday, July 09, 2010

emoticonHave been without a cigarette for 12wks now so I guess I am considered smoke free. Now I ca work on getting back on track with my weight loss program.Healthy eating is now my #1 priority.My goal for this week is to get back into the habit of drinking 64 oz's of water each day.Next week will work on something else.
week one emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GLORYB2014 7/10/2010 11:13AM

    That is GREAT! I quit smoking in '90 after more than 40 years of puffing and I know how hard it is to stop!
Good job, I'm proud of you!
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KATHYM1103 7/9/2010 12:45PM

  I like you am 12 weeks free of smoking, I miss it the most after meals; so I call someone or come on the computer. Keep up the good work. We both deserve a pat on the back. I have not lost any weight yet but I have not gained any either. I have not been able to exercise but go to the pulmonary doctor on the 19th, and maybe he will give me the okay to start something. emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 7/9/2010 12:09PM

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GAARAMA 7/9/2010 11:48AM

    What a magnificent thing to do. You should be very proud of your accomplishment. I never smoked but have many friends who did and quit. They said it was the most difficult thing to do.
Best of luck on your continued journey to better health.



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SPIDERLOCKHART 7/9/2010 7:56AM

    Huge win. It must feel good to not be attached to such an insidious little concoction as the cigarette. I started up three years ago and it really is a powerful, harmful addiction. I would imagine you could lease a car with the money you've saved.

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SEKAMP 7/9/2010 7:53AM

    Great job. That is wonderful

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TREASURINGLIFE 7/9/2010 7:53AM

    Congratulations!!

- Michelle

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GLOWORM1963 7/9/2010 7:51AM

    Good job!!! I have done it and still to this day am cigarette free!! I know I am a puff away from a pack a day! If you never take another puff you will never be a smoker again. Hang in there it is hard but you can do it!!

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11 WEEKS.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

It has been 11 weeks since I had my last cigarette and I am so proud of me. I have gained some weight, more than I had hoped to but I will concentrate on fighting that battle again now and get to where I want to be.Healthy and smoke free.I knew trying to do both things at the same time would be nearly impossible so I didn't subject myself to that stress.Want to thank everyone who sent me advice and words of encouragement.You all helped me through this.

  
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LECATES 7/9/2010 7:40AM

    Great job! See you are back from vacation! Hope you had a nice time. WE need to get together soon!

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DEE_LITED 7/1/2010 2:28PM

    Wow! Eleven weeks means you can go for the rest of your life without those nasty little killers. emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 7/1/2010 12:16PM

    ELLIE, your Friends are very proud of your achievement too. I saw a daughter in law, a Son, and a Brother struggle through this addiction and know it is very hard. I know you can overcome the weight problem too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Jane

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HENNINGERF2 7/1/2010 11:24AM

  Great! With that success on giving up such an addiction, you should be able to tackle weight loss or whatever.

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BRANDYCELIZ81 7/1/2010 10:56AM

    emoticon

One thing at a time! So glad you quit smoking though! I work in the cardiology dept at a hospital and we see smokers everyday come through here with developing heart/lung problems. It's so tough to watch! I used to smoke too and I know how hard it is.

Great job on becoming a new and healthier you!

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TWO CHALLANGES.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

3 weeks ago I went to my Cardio Dr. and after he examined me he gave me two choices.Either I give up smoking or in 6 months I could start using an oxygen tank. Needless to say I decided to try (with the help of medication) to give up smoking, ahabit I have had for over 50 yrs. Since I am not smoking I have gained back about 10 lbs of the weight I lost but I will not let it get me down because I know the weight gain is only temporary, breathing is forever. Easy choice.This is just one more challange to reaching a healthy lifestyle .

  
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KATHYM1103 6/14/2010 11:07AM

  I was in the hospital for 5 days with COPD and fluid around my heart, was on oxygen 24/7. I snoked for 43 years and quit cold turkey. Anytime you want to tal k, I'm here. I told my daughter, I'm not gaining weight but I'm not loosing any but am very happy about the way I feel. I have been off the oxygen for 2 weeks and all of my vitals are great. So keep up the good work. emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 5/9/2010 10:03PM

    I am rooting for you. Our daughter in law gained after giving up smoking and was very discouraged, but now is so glad she did. You have made a wise choice!

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PATSY142 5/9/2010 9:20AM

    I wish you luck. The medication should help a lot. I too want to quit and did for six weeks. I started back and have regretted it ever since.

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INFLATED 5/9/2010 5:33AM

    I haven't smoked so I don't know the struggle. My Mom was a chain smoker and sometimes would have two cigarettes going at the same time.
She developed Alzheimer's and was put on a breathing machine. She had to take a treatment every 4 hours around the clock. It was this condition that put her in a nursing home, because nobody could keep up to her care and their family's too.
I encourage you to think of the money you will be saving and to reward yourself with some of the savings. I know you probably get a lot of grief from non-smokers. It was a powerful addiction for my mother. When I realized she was going to have to move in with me so I could try to take care of her, I got rid of her cigarettes. She was 83 then and cursed me, hit me and kept me awake, but I didn't give in and get cigarettes for her.
I couldn't care for her properly and she went into a nursing home. She was put on oxygen. After almost a year without cigarettes, she was able to go to Advair for her breathing problems and come off of the oxygen.
I really hope for your sake that you will be able to quit.
Mom is 88 and oxygen free.

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PASTORJEFF2 5/9/2010 12:31AM

    good for you

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Just saying Thank You.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO LEFT SO MANY WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT ON MY BLOG. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE KIND THOUGHTS.I HOPE YOU WILL KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS AS I START THIS JOURNEY.

  
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KATHYM1103 7/1/2010 2:12PM

  Keep up the good work. I quit in the hospital May 11th, I was diagnosed with COPD and fluid build up. I was on oxygen 24-7 when I came home on the 15th. I have been off oxygen for 3 weeks now. I told my daughter I'm not losing but I'm not gaining either. It is more important that we do not smoke. We can do it, we are strong women. emoticon

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KEEKEE1ST 4/8/2010 3:43PM

    That's what we are all here for. To help one another. We are all in this together. Best of luck.
hugs,
Candy

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