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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Sort of a non event day. I am working on quitting smoking. I decided not to make myself too crazy this time but take it as I can. I managed all day yesterday without a cigarette and until 2 pm today. Now I have had 2 and will have 2 more before bed at 8. Tomorrow I start again at none and go 2 and 1/2 days without and then have 3 or 4 that afternoon.. I will wean myself off of them over about a week or 2. Much less stress than just quitting cold turkey and I think doable. Have to get smokefree so this should work. ( hope, hope, hope )
I didn't do any exercise today as neck and back are in spasms today. Tomorrow I will walk at 5 am and get a video in later on. I can take a day off if I need to and I don't beat myself up over it.

My eating has been really good this past week. I did notice that I was "hungry" after I had finished my dinner last night. I couldn't figure out why as I had eaten my snacks and my proper food portions. Then it hit me, I usually go have a smoke after dinner. I wasn't hungry at all. I can see why people can gain a lot of weight when they quit smoking. I got a bottle of water and had that instead.

I have decided not to weigh myself again until the first MOnday in May. I think if I take away the scale fear I might have better success just doing what I know is right and tracking what I do. I am shocked to hear myself say that as I have always lived and died by the scale but I have been around the same 5 pounds , gain or loss,, for a year now and if nothing changes, nothing changes, so I am making changes.

WIll try to blog more often but some days there isn't a whole lot to say. Maybe I need to get doing more so there is always something to say? LOL Maybe I will. Hmmmm

Gini emoticon

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CIROHIO 4/8/2013 9:31AM

    WOW you are making a lot of lifestyle hat is off to you! emoticon
Its been 8 yrs for me that I have been a non smoke. Like everything else you really have to want this to happen. I took the money every week that I would have spent on cigs. and put it a jar. Wow it added up so fast. That money paid for our vocation! emoticon
Sounds like you are on the right track and doing so good. Just take it all one day at a time. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 4/8/2013 8:45AM

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MSEMBERSTORM 4/7/2013 12:46PM

    Looks like you are doing wonderful! I love that you are up and rocking in the mornings. You are making such strides!!!!! Keep it up!

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ANGRITTER 4/6/2013 9:45PM

    I am so happy to hear you are up and moving about and getting the videos done. What a wonderful thing to hear from Miss Gini!!!

I am still weaning myself off smokes as well. I am down to the shorts instead of longs, but the stress of having Di in my house is still weighing heavy on me. But if I have to kill myself to stop smoking, I will!

Keep kicking butt miss thang! I am very proud of you... and I have learned to take days off as well. I took 3 off this week!!! (And am down 400 fitness minutes because of it!)

Hugs and Love - Ang

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SPEEDY143 4/6/2013 7:42PM

    emoticon on your stop smoking plan.... we are an oral lot aren't we emoticon I quit on our oldest grandsons 1st birthday. It was the best present I could have given myself and although it took years to no longer crave one I no longer do and will celebrate 11 years of non-smoking this May emoticon The trick for me was to never take another puff emoticon

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LYNNWILK2 4/6/2013 5:04PM

    you are making so much progress ... finding a trigger is a great thing. Now you know how to replace it with something healthy.
I am so inspired by you my friend!!!! keep going, cuz I believe this time you have figured YOU out enough to make a real impact.

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 4/5/2013 11:06AM

    You're making huge changes!! emoticon maybe some of them are more "in your head" than on the scale but look how far you've come already!! Well done!!

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PLANTAGO 4/4/2013 10:38PM

    Wish you luck with the cigs! You can do it. My Mom quitted smoking after 50 years of heavy addiction, and so did my FIL. You can do it!!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 4/4/2013 10:00PM

    emoticon job on plan to stop smoking. I don't but my husband does and I know the struggles of it. You can do it .. Stick to your plan.

About blogging, say what you want or how you feel.. It doesn't always have to be earth shattering .. Sometimes just a thought you have and write down can mean the world or light switch to someone reading it. It can act as your journal as you quit smoking a place to just vent and maybe get some feedback or ideas along the way.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You can quit , You are worth the hard work to do it.

That is my 2 cents emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 4/4/2013 9:06PM

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NANCYPAT1 4/4/2013 7:48PM

    You have a great attitude and you CAN do this. It is a HUGE challenge to quit smoking and to work on healthy eating and exercise too. YOU can do it and it sounds like you are doing it sensibly. Keep up the great work. Have a fabulous day tomorrow and an even better weekend.

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DEBIGENE 4/4/2013 7:46PM

    Hang in there and stay strong. You Can do it !!!

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MSLZZY 4/4/2013 6:27PM

    Good luck this weekend. Funny how hunger is tied to the urge to smoke. Crazy things the body does. HUGS!

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GRAMMAKARMIN 4/4/2013 6:19PM

    Love your spirit and commitment to these healthy lifestyle changes. You have good plans and goals in motion. Just keep up the positive self talk and remind yourself how much progress you have already made! You are doing awesome!! emoticon

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JAOTAO 4/4/2013 6:05PM

    Sounds to me that you have a good plan for yourself. I cannot begin to understand withdrawing from smoking. I wish you well in your process. Good for you!

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    Slow and steady wins the race!
Just keep going and you will get there!

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    I think you are making a lot of progress!! Yes, tapering off should be a good plan.
Letting yourself recuperate and rest is a good idea. Great that you are doing well with the food and realized that what you thought was being hungry was a craving for a cigarette. Water is a good idea. I quit smoking a long time ago. I was doing things like sucking on straws, chewing gum, chewing on sunflower seeds. I do understand what you are saying about not weighing yourself. Sometimes the scale can be unsettling and a trigger to eat.

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