Friday, November 05, 2010
My husband gave up smoking yesterday. He has stopped smoking basically from November to the beginning of April for the last 2 years. As anyone who has lived with someone trying to quit smoking for good or done it yourself (I have), you know that it is very trying for those around you. My husband gets very mean and it is during the first few weeks that he can become quite cruel. I try to take it in stride because I know firsthand how difficult it is to quit smoking, but sometimes it just hurts so much! Just as I know he doesn't like to smoke, he knows that I don't choose to be obese. Does he think I WANT to look like this? Also, I think it is harder for people to try to lose weight because it's not like we can give up eating altogether, right?
Things will get better in a few weeks, but right now I'm trying to calm down. I know it's going to be a rough weekend, and this is why I am so glad I have this site to come to. I can feel all the positive energy from kindred spirits every time I come here. There is definitely strength in numbers and I know I can stay positive about myself even though my journey will be a long one and I'm just getting started. I know the support I get here will pull me through.
(Don't get me wrong, my husband really is a good guy. He's just going through withdrawal right now so he's not himself.)