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Husband "quit" smoking... again

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.)

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YARELL 11/7/2010 6:23AM

    Best wished and luck to all of you!!! Quitting smoking is a super hard thing, and involves everyone around him.
Keep him busy and he won't have such a hard time of it.

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

I am very excited because I lost 4 pounds my first week of "Sparking"! I am still exploring this site and making some mistakes here and there, but I have discovered so much and I know I've only just begun! The articles are informative and the success stories are so inspirational. I know slow and steady is the way to go and that there will be ups and downs, but hopefully there will be more downs.


Good day at work

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I was asked to join a wellness task force at work a while ago. It was because I'm the health and wellness and nutrition librarian at my university and I know about what resources to use to study these things. I have felt like such a hypocrite. Yeah, I work with materials dealing with obesity and other health issues all day long, but I don't actually USE any of it to help myself... I was afraid I would get kicked off the team, or the other members would secretly give each other funny looks like, "what is SHE doing here. She doesn't belong.". Today was our second meeting and there were a lot more people there. Everybody was very nice and there were not too many skinny minis, so I didn't feel bad at all.

So, all this anxiety for nothing!


Much better today

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Feeling much better today after oral surgery. Had a really good day at work and am ready to settle in to watch election returns. I'm just glad all the campaigning is over. We had 6 recordings on our answering machine and all the junk mail - what a waste of paper!

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DJ4HEALTH 11/2/2010 8:46PM

    Glad that you are better. I will be glad when this election is over too. At least the phone has stopped ringing today from all the recorded messages or polls. I refuse to answer them when they call and want to ask you who you are voting for. I don't think it is anyone's business but mine of who I vote for.

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Ow... that hurt!

Monday, November 01, 2010

I had oral surgery today. I wasn't expecting it to hurt that much. I was actually planning on going to work afterwards - what was I thinking?! So, today was kind of a lost day as far as exercise and diet went. I was still able to log in, read some motivational articles and success stories, and do other things to earn my points, so all is not lost. Back on track tomorrow!

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DJ4HEALTH 11/1/2010 9:19PM

    NO take it easy for a couple of days. My husband had a tooth pulled out and after a couple of days he thought that he could do some light work but ended up having it bleed on him so he iced it and is taking it easy. That was Friday that he had it pulled and Sunday that he did the light work. So take it easy and let your body heal it.

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SWEETPEACH84 11/1/2010 9:16PM

    I hope your mouth feels better! At least you were able to get on and read some motivation stories and such so at least you were able to keep your goal on your mind. Take care and have a good week emoticon

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