Saturday, March 23, 2013
I had a idea form in head today....what the heck is all this "Weighing In" Non-sense?
I read peoples blogs..."I did everything right this week and only lost 1/2 a pound" Oh my God I'm a failure......WRONG!!!
Aren't we in this for the long haul? Isn't the whole point of this journey to get to a weight we feel and look comfortable at? Then maintain it? Does it REALLY MATTER what we weigh?
I refuse to get on a scale....I felt a rib today I hadn't felt for a while and my bras was looser....I must be doing something right and it doesn't matter how much I weigh today!!
My size 14 pants are almost too big but the 12's I tried on this morning will have to wait a couple more weeks.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I just hope it lasts....today is Day 6 no smoking or alcohol....My lungs feel much better today, I can almost take a slow deep breathe without hacking and coughing, the air actually smells sweet. I'm still wheezing but it's eased up about 30%, my throat still feels hot inside, like a sore throat when you have a cold.
Driving into work this morning I had time to reflect about how my body feels, unchained from the cigs and alcohol. I felt like a weight has lifted off my shoulders, I realized that I REALLY COMMITTED THIS TIME to get healthy, I no longer have to worry about the $200/mo I spent on cigs and the $70 I spent on 4, 1/2 Gals of Whipped Cream Vodka I drank (usually right out of the bottle) a month that's like $350 gross income a month, that's $4250 a year....hey that sounds like a new car pmt or vacation to Hawaii, etc....My clothes and hair don't stink. I'm confident in my journey towards health, I AM UNCHAINED!!!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hanging in there....I'm finally unraveling the things that caused me to go off the deep end...I don't need to go into detail, it doesn't really matter what the specifics are just my response to them. So far I've said no to alcohol, cigarettes, bad food decisions and lack of exercise. Unbelieveable how much better I feel in only 4 days. Now I'm examining what got me here (there). I'm happy to find the help here on Spark and the kind words people have shared with me have been very helpful in encourageing me to move forward on the right path. "Do something good for myself today and tomorrow will be better" just saying no to all the negative behavior & thoughts going on inside my head is making me stronger. I can do this!!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It's only been 48 hrs since I quit smoking and I can already tell the difference in my breathing.....I can't wait to see how I feel in a week. After abusing my lunges for 40 years I'm amazed that I havn't developed some sort of cancer, juries still out on that, you know you hear stories..."she quit smoking last year and died last week from lung cancer" you just never know, but one thing I do know is if I don't stay quit this time my future looks bleak.
My colleagues think I'm crazy to quit drinking, smoking, go on a diet and exercise all at once....I respond, "What's the point of doing one and not the other?"
What vices are you hanging on to that slow down your progress to good health?
Maybe it's time for your body to amaze you! Give it a chance today...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
All I kept saying to myself this morning on my 1 hour drive to work was"No... No...No"
I'm determined to be a quitter. What? Hold your horses....What did I just say? Got ya...
I quit smoking cigarettes today....Man...They had a hold on me...40 years, 480 months, 14,600 days, 292,000 cigarettes, $73,000. Sure do wish that cash was in my retirement account. Not to mention the alcohol that went with them, somewhere close to $50,000 in 30 years.
I'm 36 hrs in, Day 2 with SP, I quit drinking 48 hrs ago, quit smoking 13 hrs ago, stayed on & shopped for SP Diet Plan, got in 55 min of exercise!
My motivation today started with this guy I saw on a video who lost close to 300 lbs (no surgery) he said something like......
"If I do something good (for myself) today, tomorrow will be better."
I'm a quitter today...And proud of it!
I'm doing something good today. Love, Self......
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