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False starts

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Here I am after a few false starts. I managed to quit the fags a couple of weeks ago (I had relapsed this year smoking on and off ) and two days ago I quit sugar. My main interest at the moment, is to keep off the sugar and slowly start eating more moderately. It's a small goal but a huge one.
We had good news in the health front so there should be no reason for anxiety, except for the very stressful xmas season for me. Oh how I dislike it! So much pressure to be happy and have the perfect life and family! But we're ready and prepared, so bring it on.
Just about to put my pink glasses on.
Claudia
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FRANKLY5 1/26/2013 11:52PM

    Claudia,
I wish that I had taken time earlier to discover how interesting that you are. I look forward to getting to know you even better
Franny
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MISSCUS 12/17/2012 1:00PM

    Good Job on giving up the ciggies. That's such a hard thing to manage sometimes. I too was a smoker, I use an e cigarette occasionally. It's my downfall. ZAP!! I just sent you a zap of my resolve in staying off sugar!! I don't know why, but sugar is just not my weakness. Unless DH brings home pie or ice cream. I'd rather just keep that stuff out of the house. If it's not there I don't have to worry.
Oh, I got unsubscribed again from your blogs. As you know that happens all the time.
Happy Holidays and best wishes that you are able to sail through and stay healthy the whole time.
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OPALMOON 12/6/2012 9:41PM

    Hi Claudia,

It is lovely to hear from you again. I agree with others that quitting smoking, and now sugar as well, is a great achievement. Well done to you! I hope you can find some sense of peace in the month ahead...just do whatever you can. I understand as I know it hasn't been an easy year (same here). Take care of yourself and I hope the heat up your way doesn't get out of control.

Hugs and blessings, Nattacia

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/6/2012 3:35PM

    Quitting smoking or sugar isn't easy. So don't beat yourself up if you're not perfect.

One thing I would suggest is to make sure you have plenty of fresh fruit to eat instead of the sugary treats. Eating more fruit can help you break your sugar habit. The natural sweetness of the fruit will help you decrease your cravings. Also, fruit and veggies are loaded with FIBER. Eating more fiber will help keep you full and sated. When you're full, you're less likely to turn to treats. So, do make sure you're eating plenty of healthy foods that nourish your body.

Take baby steps literally and figuratively.

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 12/6/2012 3:30PM

    They are both biggies to quit. Just take baby steps.
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MELLYBEANS0919 12/6/2012 11:08AM

  Sugar and smoking are two hard addictions to break, but I know you can do it Claudia. You have it in you! As for Christmas, try to be kind to yourself. I hope you can still enjoy the holidays.
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NPA4LOSS 12/6/2012 9:02AM

    It is so good to see you here with us. Be sure to check out my pictures as Keeper is there. I will wish you joy and peace for the season. No family is perfect so enjoy some other blessings. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 12/6/2012 3:23AM

    Great to see you back Claudia, well done on the not smoking.
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GOANNA2 12/6/2012 3:21AM

    I am glad that you have quit the cigs. It is one of
the hardest t hings to do. Just take it easy especially
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Christmas can be a hard time to get through if you
are not feeling well. I hope that you can stay positive.
One day at a time and slowly does it. You can do this!
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SUSIEPH1 12/5/2012 10:40PM

    So very proud of you Claudia !! .
Love that you have quit smoking.. and also back to quitting sugar .. You did so well last year when you quit sugar and it helped with the pain ...
I am always here if you want to chat ...
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RUTHXG 12/5/2012 10:29PM

    So good to hear from you again, Claudia. I'm proud of you for quitting smoking--it's SUCH a difficult addiction to liberate oneself from. And sugar too! I'm still struggling myself . . . will blog soon.

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NESARIAN 12/5/2012 10:18PM

    Congrats on your excellent choices!

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HDHAWK 12/5/2012 10:12PM

    Way to go on quitting smoking and on quitting sugar. It's very hard to do. Celebrate the season in the way that works for you. No need to do what other people think you should. It can become very stressful, that's for sure.

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