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Back away from the scale...

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. emoticon


Glory Hallelujah I feel Unchained...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I just hope it 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!!! emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 3/24/2013 12:05AM

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!! That is absolutely amazing!!! I cannot even begin to understand how challenging that must be, but you are doing it and have a great attitude!
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SAINTBERNARD6 3/23/2013 2:05PM

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Day 4

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!! emoticon


Our bodies are so amazing...

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... emoticon

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MSHEL7 3/20/2013 3:19PM

    Great attitude. emoticon

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ASHLEIGHGAL 3/20/2013 3:05PM

    Good job! Keep it up! I'm cutting back on my drinking, I had to fill out a form the other day with how many drinks per week I had, I did the math and was shocked at how a glass of wine after work while putting dinner together had creeped up!! Now my limit is 5-7 a week.
I agree with your approach, I'm making all these changes for my health, why wouldn't I tackle alcohol?

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MATTEROFHEART 3/20/2013 10:50AM

    Wow! That is so great! I am so proud of you!
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I'm a Quitter!!

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...... emoticon

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NHES220 3/19/2013 7:46PM

    Congratulations, not an easy thing to do. Good for you and good for your health!

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FULLBLOOM 3/19/2013 2:13PM

    Your a Quitter of the best kind. emoticon

Hang in will be more than glad that you did.

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ASHLEIGHGAL 3/19/2013 1:24PM

    Yipee!! emoticon

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ELEANORKR 3/19/2013 12:30PM

  Good luck!

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KIMBERLY19732 3/19/2013 11:49AM

    Wow! Very inspiring. You can do this!!!!!!!!

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MELLIELOU140 3/19/2013 11:33AM

    Good job! You can do this! emoticon

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CHARDY0125 3/19/2013 11:26AM

    emoticon you got this.

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GLUECIPHER 3/19/2013 11:24AM

    Quitting was the hardest thing I ever accomplished. You wont regret it. emoticon

Make sure you read the forums of those that are also quitting. It really helped me.

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STEPHANIE302013 3/19/2013 11:20AM

    fantastic!! you can do it!

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