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Gotta declutter!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I think when my environment starts to get out of control with clutter, then exercise and eating healthy commitments start to crumble. I was hyperfocused on getting into new habits and quitting smoking, but my house is a wreck as a result. This is not good at all for me in terms of sticking with these new commitments. I think this is where I start to lose focus and give up on new goals.

If I can get my TH back under control and try to keep it that way, for the most part, then I think I can stick with the new lifestyle and goals.

Wish me luck! Oh where, oh where has my motivation gone today?!

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POINDEXTRA 3/10/2012 9:54PM

    Join the club! I've got piles of paper on my desk that need going through. It seems overwhelming, but I know that once I start it really won't take that long to make some progress - the trick is getting started:).

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KMCWORKINHARD 2/28/2012 2:05PM

    Thanks Everyone! It's nice to see that I'm not the only one who struggles with clutter! I will try some of your suggestions and let you know what's working for me. emoticon

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ROAD2WELLNESS 2/26/2012 12:43PM

    I am so the same way! A clear environment for me helps clear my mind. (And a cluttered one makes my mind scattered!) But allow yourself maybe some "days off," because you really are doing other "work" right now, it takes work to quit smoking and improve other areas of your life! I sometimes say that "not all the work we do can be seen on the surface, because it happens internally." Just be gentle and remember take it one day at a time, and maybe even one room at a time as you de-clutter! enjoy clearing and decorating your space. :) P.S. congratulations on quitting smoking! I know how difficult of a task this is, I am on day 18 w/o smoking! Keep up the good work!

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EOWYN2424 2/26/2012 9:41AM

    I'm very lazy to dust! As a result my room gets dusty sometimes, but when it gets too dusty, I just bite the bullet and do a major spring clean!

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JIML289 2/25/2012 2:53PM

    Peaks and valleys.....
I think if you start the decluttering process you will feel that you are going in the right direction.
Maybe you can use some of the decluttering work towards your fitness minutes (under heavy house cleaning).
Good Luck to you!!! emoticon

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SAS202554 2/25/2012 2:46PM

  I have problems with clutter too. It seems to get out of control before you know it!! I am trying to declutter alittle everyday, but some days I am so tired when I get home that I can't bring myself to do it. Don't let clutter make you give up on your goals. Every goal we can keep will help us reach our prize.

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Tomorrow is my quit date!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Boy, am I nervous, but I think I can succeed if I work hard by:

Being patient with myself, my son and husband, and remembering this will take effort and time.

Remembering I'm not losing something, I'm gaining something (my health and freedom)

Finishing writing my reasons to quit and refer to it everyday

Reminding myself what this nasty drug has done to my dad's health

Keeping a quit journal so I can keep track of my progress

Replacing the nicodemon with healthier activities and healthy food

Rewarding myself regularly for staying a nonsmoker

Always saying "NO, never again, I'm in control!"

I'm sure I will add to this as I go along, but my mind has frozen at the moment.

Good luck me! I can do this!


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KMCWORKINHARD 2/28/2012 2:01PM

    Thanks everyone for the much needed words of encouragement! I'm on day 15, I think?! Still taking one day at a time. :)

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ROAD2WELLNESS 2/26/2012 12:51PM

    Congratulations!! You will be so thankful you did this!! Quitting smoking is one of the kindest and healthiest things you can do for yourself. I have almost made it to week 3 (I quit on the 8th) and I hear things start to get a lot better after 21 days. I have already noticed improvements in my breathing, and the cravings are less and less every day. Be gentle with yourself and realize your body and your brain are going to be seriously missing that chemical for a while. The first week and a half was the hardest - I was so emotional and thankful I didn't have to work through that because it would have been impossible. But it is getting better every day! It sounds like you have great support and a lot of reasons to get healthy. Good luck and write if you need any support!

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RUNCHOOSE 2/20/2012 7:18PM

    Woohoo! Congrats.

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SASAKA 2/17/2012 2:39AM

  You've conquered the first step already by deciding to quit! Congratulations!!!

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EOWYN2424 2/16/2012 10:36PM

    Good luck and God Bless!

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POINDEXTRA 2/14/2012 10:13PM

    Good luck - My Dad quit in 1986, and I'm sure that he wouldn't have made it to his current 83 if he had kept smoking. You CAN do this!

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/14/2012 8:29PM

    Congrats on taking this step! Good luck! emoticon

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KALYNWINN 2/14/2012 2:42PM

    Congratulations on your decision. My mom died from lung cancer seven years ago and I contribute it pretty much solely to smoking. Glad your doing this and your husband and son will be too! Good, good luck!

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Journey to becoming a nonsmoker has begun!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I'm on day 3 of Chantix and so far I don't feel like smoking quite as much. Yay! I'm also reading Allen Carr's "Quitting the Easy Way" to keep me on track. I really feel like I need to focus on quitting smoking for now because it's just going to end up killing me. However, I will still be exercising and watching what I eat. Maybe once I quit, I can focus on cooking healthier recipes, but for now, just watching portions and eating healthier options.

All I can do is try my hardest, but I really do feel like I will succeed this time and escape from the nasty nicotine monster! emoticon

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AHAPPYLIFE 2/16/2012 3:35PM

    Do you like his book? I've read mixed reviews on so I've not gotten the book. His idea with creating the mindset that you are not giving up anything but gaining so much is brilliant. I do use that often.

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KMCWORKINHARD 2/14/2012 2:13PM

    Thanks everyone! I can't give up!

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RUNCHOOSE 2/12/2012 2:37AM

    Woo hoo!

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BENNY2284 2/9/2012 12:05PM


Congrats on making the decision to quit! Keep it up!

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BLESSEDTOBEME1 2/9/2012 11:54AM

    Yea, u r doing a great thing! Don't give up, stay focussed! U can do it! Hugs.

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