Next step: Quit Smoking
Sunday, December 09, 2012
I have made some significant changes to my lifestyle and have improved my looks and my health. I've decided it's time to take the biggest step and quit smoking. I know it is the most significant change I can make to be healthy but that is not the reason I'm quitting. I HATE how much I have to spend to buy cigarettes! I also hate interrupting what I am doing to go smoke. I don't like having to figure out where or when I am going to be able to smoke when I am making plans.
So as of tomorrow I quit. Here is my plan:
I am using the Quit for Life program that was offered through work. I will use the nicotine patch supplemented with nicotine lozenges. I will use 10 minute exercise breaks when the stress level becomes too high. I will have lollipops and healthy snacks to keep my hands and mouth occupied.
I will NOT allow myself to gain weight. I am drastically slowing down my weight loss goal to only lost about 6 pounds over the next 3 months. This gives me more calories to work with and less stress over the scale.
I know this will be hard but I have some wonderful support. I have JeffAllen and the Classy Quitters team here, as well as the Quit for Life coaches. I can DO THIS!