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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The day of the heart. The day for my heart to become more important to me. In January, I was able to quit smoking for 4 weeks. When I came home from Ottawa, stress took over and I began to smoke again. Today, 2 weeks later, I quit again. I have patches to wear and I will do it again but this time it will stick. I am so ready.
I have discovered that when I drink diet soda my sweet tooth goes crazy. I crave cookies and candy. When I stick to water I don't get these cravings. I have finally identified one of my triggers. I have lots of cold water in the fridge and as 1 of my goals is to get in all my water, i am going to work hard to keep to water. Diet soda often makes me feel bloated too so I need to keep away from it.
I have a different headspace about how I am going to make some small and large changes in my daily life. Walking is my nemesis. It's like I know I need to do it but I still talk myself out of it. SOmehow I have to get myself going. My Angel friend keeps telling me to ' put my shoes on' and I keep avoiding it. I am so stubborn, even when I would Get more than I have to give. I have to keep encouraging myself to just do it. I so often give myself a free pass to not walk. I want , by the end of February, to be walking at least 3 days a week. That's all just 3 days. That is such an easy goal, even I can make it happen.
Those are my goals right now. I reset my Spark Coach yesterday and will work on water and walking and a daily reward for reaching them. Not smoking is 1 day at a time. I did love how much better I felt both physically and mentally when I quit in January. I want those feelings back.

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IOWAGRAMMA 2/15/2013 8:37PM

    You really are making good progress, smoking for 4 weeks, stopped again, identified one big trigger for you, have goals for drinking your water AND for walking. Is there some other exercise that you could do without walking? Just saying...sometimes there is something more fun. For example, I don't care much for wlking either, but I really get into "dancing"...well, my form of dancing anyway. Turn on the music and move my feet and arms and just waltz (sort of) up and down the hallway, kitchen, living room, etc. When I first started, I could only do 5 minutes, but I've built up from there. Anyway, just thinking that maybe you could find something else to do that is more fun for you??? Hope you continue to make your good progress!! Hugs! emoticon emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 2/15/2013 9:59AM

    Gini, I'm so proud of you for identifying one of your triggers. I can't drink diet soda either because it causes me to crave sweets. It took me a long time to discover that, but when I cut out the diet sodas, a lot of my craving for sweets went away. Now all I drink is water and unsweetened tea. Good luck and keep pushing!!

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MSLZZY 2/15/2013 7:22AM

    You'll get those feelings back. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Keep reaching for your goal and you will get there in your own time!

I can look back at my own struggle with diet soda and see the difference in how I feel and my hope is that one day you will also be able to look back on it the same way.

It is hard. You are so worth it! Keep going!


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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/15/2013 6:53AM

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KITT52 2/15/2013 2:23AM

    Gini I am so proud of you for not giving up.....I pray the not smoking takes this time, as we lost our dear Mother to lung cancer, she was a smoker....I am still upset with her for not quiting knowing how much she has missed in seeing her grand and great grand children grow up....she missed out on seeing me loose the weight she was always after me about.....if not for your self think of the grand kids and how much they will miss out on too...

HUGS.... emoticon

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ANHELIC 2/14/2013 10:51PM


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LYNNWILK2 2/14/2013 8:48PM

    Go Gini.
You are doing the work and that is huge!!! Identifying the triggers
and reevaluating your goals to work for you.
There are other forms of exercise than walking, look at some of the
chair exercise videos.
I am so happy for you and YOU CAN DO this, you truly really absolutely
can. You've already done it before ... consider that a dress rehearsal and
never a failure... just make choices that you know YOU can live with every-
Hugs sweetheart, and Happy Valentines Day.

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MARYSABEAN 2/14/2013 8:43PM

  Keep working at it--you'll make it. Happy Valentine's Day.

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