Saturday, October 01, 2011
I started sneaking cigarette's when I was 10 years old...thought it was the "cool" thing to do! I quit cold turkey on Sept. 30th, 1986 when I was 22 years old. My husband who had never smoked, told me if I wanted to have a baby, I needed to stop smoking first! So I quit on his birthday, almost a year after we married. That was 25 years ago, yesterday! Yay me!
What I have noticed over the years is how much I hate cigarette smoke. I have a hard time breathing around it, and I can't stand the smell of myself when I get home, and I have to shower. I have very close friends who smoke, and I love them lots. They are gracious enough not to smoke around us that don't, though!
But do you realize that food is an addiction too? At least for me it is! I LOVE food! I LOVE pasta the most!
Yes, I know I need to lose weight, and I have tried several times over the years. So why can I stop smoking but NOT lose weight?!
I finally realized why! Because when I quit smoking I could put the pack of cigarettes down, and not buy or touch another one. BUT when I need to stop eating to lose weight, I still have to eat!!! I can't just cold turkey the food and never buy or eat it again! Seems really unfair to me!
On the bright side, I am not going to give up! I am going to keep going until I reach my goal! I know I can do this!