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Day Six Easy like Sunday morning~

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I can't believe it's been 6 days since my last cigarette, actually in a few hours it will be a full 7 days! emoticon emoticon
It really hasn't been too bad, other than work being a bit of an added stress it really has been pain-free.
I have increased my exercise and yoga practice so that could be what is helping and it is definitely helping with the weight loss.
I lost another 2 pounds this week, which to me is emoticon to be able to quit smoking and not gain weight but actually lose? Amazing!
All in all, I'm having a great Sunday emoticon

  
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AUNTB63 9/12/2010 4:32PM

    Your progress is truly emoticon keep up the emoticonwork. emoticon

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GIRLBIO 9/12/2010 3:20PM

    Keep up the good work.

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KENP22 9/12/2010 2:54PM

  that IS pretty cool to give up the ciggies and lose weight at the same time!!

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FRUITYCHERRY 9/12/2010 2:48PM

    Yay!!! You are doing SO awesome! I am so glad that I have a quitting buddy. Here's to a week of cigarettelessness!!!!!!! Yay us!

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JACKKELL 9/12/2010 2:39PM

    Way to Go! emoticon

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~A Day of Remembrance~

Saturday, September 11, 2010

In remembrance of those we lost today:

~This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis


For the first responders who looked up and saw the fire, and without hesitation ran INTO the fire.

~Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~Dan Rather

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
~Minot J. Savage
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~Day Five TGIF~

Friday, September 10, 2010

I don't think I've ever been so happy that it's Friday. You see, up until April of this year I was one of those sickening people who LOVED their job. Seriously, people would ask me how work was and I would beam (most would roll their eyes at me) emoticon
Since April, when there was mass layoffs, it has progressively gone downhill. The work load tripled and everyone is on edge. Also, since then there has been a reorganization of roles and a good friend of mine moved to a different area and I got her previous workload. Although I had nothing to do with this change she blames me, we are no longer friends anymore and lately she is down-right nasty to me. emoticon
This week was the worst, I asked her for a report that she is responsible for getting out (nicely) and her response to me was vulgar, offensive and accusatory. This abuse combined with not smoking has really gotten me in a tailspin.
So needless to say the last 3 days I haven't worked out, I've eaten so-so and I've been physically ill. emoticon
I am going to use this weekend to get back on track, try to figure out how I'm going to work like this or if I'm going to have to leave which I really don't want to do since I've worked there for 7 years and other than this I enjoy my co-workers and my role. But I do know that I can't let this get me down anymore.

  
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VICIOUS421 9/11/2010 1:45AM

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AUNTB63 9/10/2010 6:41PM

    Lay offs and over worked "left behinds" sounds like the way companies are being run now a days. So sorry you are going through this rough transition. Jobs are hard to come by so leaving shouldn't be an option. You obviously are good at what you do (or you could have been laid off or transferred) Now about this menacing "friend"........not really a friend if she 1) blames you for her move.........you didn't have anything to do with it 2) would treat you so badly and be OK with that......I had some co-workers who had some real battles, but those who were true friends apologized and life went on.
I found when I'm stressed that exercise is my savior.........I walk with a vengeance , thinking about everything that is putting me under stress...........than I let it go. Somethings you just can't change, but we can recharge........as far as eating.....i always find myself wanting the "wrong" foods and if I give into that I feel worse (emotionally) so I stick with healthy foods, because I know I can control that part of my day.
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FRUITYCHERRY 9/10/2010 6:37PM

    Gosh! That sounds like a horrible situation to be in! Is there someone that could help mediate this issue? You should not have to quit your job. That's unfair. I hope you find a solution soon. Keep up the good work on the cigarettelessness!

Enjoy your weekend!

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~Day four Hanging on by a thread~

Thursday, September 09, 2010

~Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown

I am honestly trying to find the good in today, but I'm coming up short. Ever have one of those days that starts off horrible and then just gets worse as it progresses? That was today emoticon
There is a person at work who is making my life miserable. The tension is unbearable and since I spend 10 hours a day there in this situation it makes for a very loooong day. emoticon

Add this to the fact that I quit smoking four days ago makes for a very bad mood. I am surprised that not only did I not cave in and smoke but I also didn't substitute food for cigs.
My eating is still been very good this week. emoticon emoticon emoticon

But, and this is a big but, I haven't worked out as much as I've wanted to because of the additional stress. I've been so upset the last two days that I just sit on the couch when I should be working out.
I didn't even make it to yoga class tonight. emoticon And I know that would have helped tremendously. But I've lost some motivation
emoticon I need help with this!

  
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AUNTB63 9/10/2010 9:41AM

    Kudos to you for not smoking under the stressful day you have had. I tried a number of times to quit smoking (as we all have) and one day soon I will DO it. One thing that I have learned here at SP is that when I'm feeling stressed out if I eat healthy and exercise it helps relieve the stress................I usually make a fruit smoothie and walk on the treadmill it I can't walk outside. I'm taking up jumping rope (still can't make it to 20x without missing), but I'm hoping to use this when I quit smoking. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ADZY86 9/10/2010 4:28AM

    Don't you give up girl. You've got sooo much going on right now, so don't feel too bad on yourself for missing a couple of workouts.

But if you KNOW it makes you feel better, then get back in there. emoticon You'll feel so good for it afterwards. emoticon emoticon

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NORTHMOUNTAIN 9/9/2010 7:18PM

    I know how that can feel. Stress kicks the stuffing out of me sometimes.

Today is done. Tomorrow is clean and perfect. I hope it treats you kindly.

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FRUITYCHERRY 9/9/2010 6:21PM

    Keep up the good work! Are you using any kind of nicotine replacement? Or cold turkey? I am on day 5, but I'm using the gum. Still hard, but it takes the edge off.

Sometimes it can be hard to motivate for exercise, but it will definitely help improve your mood! Release that tension in a positive way.

Hoping the best for you!

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~Day One of my quit

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Day one of my quit I decided to write a goodbye letter to the cigarettes.
Farwell old foe,
Yes, foe, you have never really been a friend to me. Sure you have been there during the tough times in my life as well as all of the good times. But you have never really been what I needed just something that I did to cope, what I really needed was a friend.
You have ruined my relationships, my friendships, my health, my outlook. Well no more, I see you for what you are, a crutch and I no longer need you. I can deal with situations without you and without you I will start to improve my overall quality of life, so why would I keep you around?
Farwell old foe

  
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AUNTB63 9/10/2010 9:45AM

    Great letter...........you should print this and carry it with you for those times that get unbearable. Good luck I'm rooting for you.

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DENISEFOR110 9/8/2010 12:18PM

    Good for you!

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KOREENREGIS 9/7/2010 7:40AM

  Nice

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