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In a fog


Monday, May 16, 2011

OK so one of the well known side effect from quitting smoking is lack of concentration, and boy was that true today! I have been in my current position at my job for eight years now and today seemed like my first day, I was deleting rows from my spreadsheets when I should have been sorting them, putting the wrong dates on things (2010!) it was annoying but I think the worst is when I spend 5 minutes walking around looking for a conference room I've been in 1000 times before. emoticon
I do have some good news to report, other than I didn't smoke today emoticon. I also stayed within my calorie range for the first day since I quit. emoticon and I kept to the Engine 2 diet guidelines. This made me so happy.
Taking little steps at a time, still hoping to make it to the gym tomorrow morning before work. I hope I feel better when I wake up tomorrow than i did today, I was completely exhausted even though I slept with the patch off last night. I will pack my gym bag before bed tonight and see how I feel in the morning.
All in all not a bad day 3. emoticon
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SACREDAMULET 5/18/2011 9:06AM

    Congrats!!!
I had to give up all alcohol because of a medication I take. Granted, I was never an alcoholic and never had an alcohol addiction, however I'm surprised just how much I miss a glass of wine after a stressful day.

I know it's hard. I've never been a smoker, but my experience with alcohol shows me that it's not easy giving up any habit, no matter how seemingly unimportant or insignificant. I can't have alcohol as long as I'm on this med.

I'm also going to Vegas in August, so won't be able to have those poolside drinks. I'll be ordering Shirley Temples! LOL!

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LINDAKAY228 5/17/2011 1:21PM

    Congratulations! You're doing it! The fog will lift for you I know. Great on the eating too!

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TWNOMWE 5/17/2011 8:46AM

    emoticon , one day at time and you are winner.
The fog will clear so keep looking forward.
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55WALKER 5/16/2011 11:20PM

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BLEIGH711 5/16/2011 8:03PM

    Sounds like an awesome day 3!!! You should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the great work. Give credit where it is due!!!

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MEATBALL44 5/16/2011 7:20PM

    Ever try & figure out your "Triggers"?
I remember years ago starting my day w/ the "CafeTine Breakfast" Out the Door Stop @ the 7-11 Mmmmm Good Coffee & a Marlboro.
Now I go all day w/out a Smoke , No Problemo...When I crack a BrewSki... Ignition in 3,2,1...
No Drinky, No Smokey for Me.....
Good Luck..
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