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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Below is my 100 day ramble for being an ex-smoker. I have used the same desire in my weight loss journey. Just change some of the words and this is how I have acheived my weigh loss. I am tremedously proud of both accomplishments.

SparkPeople gets kudos for everything I have done and learned regarding weight, health and diet. You people rock!!!

LTW(Lose the Weight), KTQ(Keep the Quit) and Peace Out.

RainbowCO's 100 day Ramble
From RainbowCO on 4/13/2007 10:13:17 PM

I was so excited the 1st hour of my Quit. Already seeing a new path and a new me. Course right after that I went to bed where I stayed for the next 12 hours. Hey, it worked, got me a day into my Quit.

There have been good days and bad days during this 1st 100 days. But even a bad day not smoking, beats my smoking days. I think this is the way it will be-many great days, a few not so great days-isn't that just life?

I will always be an ex-smoker and as such will be diligent and protect my Quit. On day 101 I had a cigarette dream, I'm glad for this reminder. I will pledge everyday to be smoke free one more day.

These are the things I truly believe made this My Last Quit.

1. I WANTED to Quit. This was my Quit and I did it for me. I WANTED TO QUIT.

2. I came to the Q, where people were going thru the same urges, anger, hope and recovery. And gladly shared their wisdom and experiences. YOU ALL ROCK!!!

3. Use whatever means it takes to get and stay smokefree. For me it was the Patch. After many Quit attemps, I finally admitted I needed this tool to help me quit.

4. Let nothing deter you from your Quit. Not weight, friends/loved ones, work, play, nothing.

5. Sometimes it takes more than 1 quit for it to take. Keep Trying. Losing a Quit is not failure, not quiting again right away is.

6. 1 oz of Lindt's 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate is my friend




  
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RAINBOWCO 4/23/2007 6:14PM

    Ughhh!!! Not such a good day. Experienced a ciggy urge today. Well, not really an urge, more like I've had it with all this stuff, who cares, give me a double cheeseburger, beer and a cigarette before I do something rash. Thankfully, there wasn't a cigarette around, I hade a grilled chicken salad and a tall glass of water. No, that didn't make it better, but it did get me home where I promptly took a nap.

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Baby it's cold outside-

Saturday, April 07, 2007

but it smells all warm and cosy in here. I am making a pot of homemade chicken broth with lots of spices and vegetables for seasoning. There's homemade egg noodles (used egg beaters) drying on the rack. In about a hour there will be a cup of healthy homemade chicken noodle soup to wrap my hands around.

I am in a much better place than I was yesterday regarding this lapse back to winter. So, maybe I will take my cup of soup and go sit under the apple tree in the sun room.

God Bless and Happy Easter

  


Saw the robin-where's the spring?

Friday, April 06, 2007

Yesterday I bought a beautiful tree and ton's of flowers. Spring fever hit me hard. It has been in the high 60s and low 70s. Things turning green, early spring flowers everywhere. Made me soul sing.

Today, sleet, snow, 26 degrees. The flowers seem to have lost some of their deepness. Moved the tree into the house to keep it from freezing, no easy task, getting a 16 foot tree thru a 12 foot door. Have all the plants indoors also.

Enough of this cold, winter's over-I saw a robin bathing in the pond today. Winter's over-bring on the spring.

  


The Closer

Thursday, April 05, 2007

This is were I always mess something up. It's that point of almost reaching my goal. I start off gang busters, handle the middle fine but when it comes to closing, I choke. Something about actually finishing makes me self destruct. Being over half-way to meeting my weight goal makes me really nervous, just waiting for the melt down.

But not this time. I am switching my goal from weight to learning to eat and cook healthier. This is a more open ended goal, no finish line in sight. This should help me beat my self defeating attitude.

  
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WVBONBONQUEEN 4/5/2007 9:57PM

  WOW RAINBOWCO,
That is good thinking. The goal change and defeating the self defeating attitude.
I am sure you will succeed for this is a new Lifestyle for you too.
You can do it! We will all be here for you to listen to you and to support you.
Good Luck to you in your new goal!
Sharon

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Finally, made 3/4 mile

Friday, March 30, 2007

jogging nonstop today. Have been doing 1/2 mile and was begining to woder if that was the best I could do. But just kept on and made it. I am so pumped!!!

I also added another mile walk/jogg to my routine;now doing 2 miles with lots of jogging and little walking. Feels great.

I wish I got this pumped doing the strength training. Right now it is a chore. But if it's not done I will look like a pug dog. Wrinkles on top of wrinkles. LOL.

  
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GI..GI..GINA! 4/1/2007 12:22PM

    LMAO! That's too funny. :P You may want to consider a video or two for your strength training. I find it to not be so boring. I do turbo jam for mine, but any of the firm workouts, or maybe some jillian michaels would be great for it. That way you have some music and something to watch. :P It helps me out a lot.
Way to go on the running! I experienced the same sort of deal last week. I discovered after 3 months of not being able to run outside (because of the weather) that my intensity and stamina have increased so much. I couldn't run a mile without stopping before. Now I can run 3!

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GARDENBUG8 3/31/2007 8:57PM

    You are inspirational! Jogging is the one thing I cannot seem to get my body to do. Unless it is the season when the biting flies come after me - LOL!

Really, you are amazing! You'll be doing a whole mile before you know it!

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LUCYVLH 3/31/2007 8:10AM

    Y0u are amazing and so inspiring. I am still slowly adding the jogging into my walking time.
I use to jog five miles a day but sure am having trouble getting this old body to respond. I love the way it feels though..something so exhilarating about jogging. Once in a while, cutting lose and just running feels pretty great too.
Keep up the good work...I hope to be joining you soon.

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