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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This is something that I am trying to work on, I know it seems easy enough but have you ever really tried it? emoticon
I had a meeting today, my first in charge of a new division. It didn't go the way I planned, to say the least but things in life rarely go as planned. emoticon
So now instead of letting it fester and getting down on myself I am trying to let it go. So the meeting didn't go the way I wanted, it's not the end of the world. It won't be the last chance I get to prove myself, I will do better the next time and thats all I can do. emoticon

Tonight would be a perfect night to meditate, I'm hoping to find the time for now I'm sending this message out to all you wonderful spark people emoticon

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VICIOUS421 8/25/2010 3:55AM

    "Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Easier said than done but worth trying to do!!!!

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DAISYDAY25 8/24/2010 8:52PM

  Life never seems to go the way we plan some times that is a good thing, some times its a bad, and some times that is just the way it is.

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~In need of a do--over~

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ever wish you could use the Tivo remote on life? If it were at all possible I would rewind this entire month and do it over. emoticon

I had a little over 2 weeks quit, when I smoked a cigarette. It should have stopped there but of course it didn't. I've been smoking ever since and of course as a result my motivation for everything else went out the window. emoticon

I have been self loathing for weeks now because of my screw up until I finally had enough today!! I'm sick of feeling like this and sabotaging myself isn't going to change anything, it's just a cop out.
Back on track, I am resetting my quit date for Sept 6th. From now until then I'll be reading up on everything to help me once I quit. emoticon

Thank you to all the sparkpeople that helped me with their encouraging words.


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AMBELOTE 8/23/2010 7:04AM

    A friend of mine went to http://www.quitnet.com and made a profile. It helped her to quit, and currently it's been 190 days since she's had one. Smoking is one of the hardest habits to break...I tried for years before I was finally successful and I will be smoke free for 5 years on December 31! It took my now fiancee' telling me on our first date that if I didn't stop smoking he wouldn't date me again lol. It took a while to get over the cravings, but I managed and now I don't have trouble with it anymore. emoticon It'll be hard, but you can do it! You have the support of so many people that believe in you and know you will overcome this!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETPEA0214 8/22/2010 7:38PM

    Sweetie - you'll get there. That was one of the hardest things I ever did and I tried many, many times. It's been four years since I had a cigarette. That's one of the hardest addictions to break because they are so accessible. You can do it though. Setting your quit date is the first step. And never quit trying to quit!!!!

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VICIOUS421 8/22/2010 5:24PM

    Quitting smoking is not easy because your body is addicted to multiple chemicals in the cigarette. If it proves to be too difficult for you to completely quit try switching to the electronic cigarette, it is a less harmful alternative, doesn't make your cloths & hair smell bad & the smoke you exhale is a harmless water vapor so there is no 2nd or 3rd hand smoke. There are 3 strengths of nicotine & a 4th that is just basically air but still gives you the feel of smoking with no chemicals. You could use it to step yourself down. I wish you much success in quitting!!!!

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MSKITYOCAT 8/22/2010 5:13PM

  You know I quit several times during the years that I smoked. What made it a no brainer and I eased through quitting when the Love of my life asked me to because he wanted me to be around later on in life with him. It was the slap in the face that I needed. I've been smoke free since 1996. You can do it. I have faith in you because you are trying.

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~Day 15 of my evolution~Crashed and burned~

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Well on day 15 of my quit, I smoked 3 cigarettes!!! emoticon
There was no real reason for it, work wasn't stressful, I wasn't having a bad day just stopped and bought a pack on the way home from work and smoked! WHY!!! emoticon
I don't want to smoke, I don't want to die from lung cancer or heart disease or any of the other horrible things that smoking will do to me.
I want to be able to run a 5K, I want to be free from this damn addiction! emoticon
I will be starting over tomorrow at day one, I am trying to come up with reasons why I smoked today so the next time I am tempted I will know how to deal with it better.
Other than my horrible slip today, I have been doing great with exercising, eating and my yogi classes. I even lost 2 pounds since I joined SP. At least that is one thing to be proud of. emoticon

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KSMGLASS 8/12/2010 2:38PM

    Hang in there, emoticon!!!

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LINDAKAY228 8/5/2010 10:38AM

    I've been there and done that. Just keep working on it and glad you stopped at just 3. When I slip I tend to do it until the whole pack is gone. But we can get through this to happy healthy lungs and life and running knowing our lungs are functioning at their best!

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THATGIRLY 8/4/2010 12:21PM

    Throw the rest of the pack away!
Good luck with take 2!

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MSXENOVIA 8/3/2010 7:26PM

    Sounds like some of my many attempts to quit. At least you're not giving up...I usually did. However, 9 years & 9 months ago I finally made it. You'll make it too. Just keep on keepin' on.


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Day nine of my evolution~feeling great

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I must say this quit feels better than any of my other attempts! emoticon

Other than some cravings on Friday, I haven't rarely even thought about smoking, my thoughts are more directed towards working out and emoticon and emoticon.

This site and quitnet have helped me tremendously in my quit and my attitude towards it. I realized that I can't look at my quit as something that I'm giving up but to look at all the things that I am gaining.
Better lung capacity to help me run, no more smelling like an ashtray ( love this), and better than anything else, the freedom!! Freedom from being a slave to cigarettes and the cravings for the next one. Since I was a closet smoker, the freedom is soooo liberating. I don't have to cover for my smoking anymore! emoticon emoticon
I am also happy to report that the first week of my quit I LOST weight!!! emoticon
It's only one pound but in my book down is always better than up!!!

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KSMGLASS 7/28/2010 9:01PM

    emoticon on your first SF week! That is emoticon! Freedom for sure. Are you finding you have so much more time? And get way more done in an hour??? I still can remember how long it took me to wash my windows(and how dirty they got from smoking!)now I'm done in half the time. You are doing a great job! Keep it up girl, you are well on your way! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 7/28/2010 9:51AM

    You're doing awesome! I was a closet smoker too and know what you mean. I think I mentioned to you before that the only thing that really helped me to quit and still helps me, is the desire to run. I'm so glad you're finding help for dealing with the quit by other activities. It is so great to not smell like an ashtray too, or try to live in the delusion I did that others couldn't smell it on me because of things I tried to do to make sure they didn't!

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 7/27/2010 8:12PM

    Keep up the great work!

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Day seven of my evolution~Better

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wow! What a difference a weekend makes! I hit a low on Friday, was having some major cravings for a cigarette, eating everything in sight but turned it all around on Saturday.
Started out my day doing my C25K program week 2 day one. How invigorating! emoticon
After my run I went to see my nutrionist, who was even happier than I was that I quit, she gave me some wonderful tips to not gain weight while I quit (or at least not as much), she also gave me some vitamins to help combat the brain fog I've been experiencing since my quit. emoticon
I spent the rest of the day relaxing in the pool, not one craving all day! emoticon

Today I slept later than I have in years! Didn't get out of bed till 9am! emoticon
Started off my day taking a 90 minute yoga/meditation class at the yoga studio, what a great way to start the day. I was thinking of ways to start my day like that everyday but with my work schedule it just won't work so I 'll have to settle for just the weekends for now.
I do see a direct relationship between my exercise habits and my cravings and overall mood and I will be doing something everyday, either running, yoga or spin class to help reduce stress.
Overall, my first smoke-free weekend couldn't have been any better! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 7/25/2010 3:57PM

Congratulations on your progress and finding ways to deal with it! You're doing AWESOME

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