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Bad Days are OK!


Thursday, May 09, 2013

I can not believe I just said that! emoticon
That in itself is a breakthrough for me! For those here that know me, you know I usually give up at the first sign of failure. emoticon Well yesterday was HORRIBLE. See, hubby and I quit smoking 10 days ago and I was doing fine. emoticon A few issues here and there, but that is to be expected. Then I started back here Monday. Was great for a couple days, even dealt with the pain Tuesday and not being able to work out. THEN yesterday, it all fell apart. I meditated, emoticon filled my difusser with Lavender, Valor, whatever else I could find that was supposed to calm me, emoticon TRIED to do my yoga, emoticon but could not concentrate at all. I ate EVERYTHING I could trying to stop this feeling in my body....nothing worked. By mid-day I was shaking. REALLY?! I even tried a zanax, which I have not had any meds for months. NOTHING WORKED. I finally broke down and went and got a pack of smokes. That was it. Calmed me almost immediately. NOW, was I happy with myself...NO of course not. BUT I had to do something. Now to my point..... I could have said screw it I messed up everything and kept going, but instead I realized that I was asking a lot from my body, mind etc. all at once. emoticon I will have bad things happen and it's ok. What's not OK is to KEEP up the bad and give up. SOOOOO, today I have started great! I feel super, even better than I had. I think this is a wake-up call for me. One bad day is not the end of the world....you just have to pick yourself up and keep going forward. emoticon This I can do!
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WOLFSPIRITMOM 5/12/2013 7:57AM

    It's hard to quit but keep at it. Another reason why you had a bad day is possibly your body was still detoxing from the effects of smoking and that day it was probably the hardest. Keep at it, you can do it. Maybe try lots of Vitamin C to flush your liver or some dandelion root or milk thistle to help the liver detox.

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LIVELYGIRL2 5/10/2013 12:10AM

  Now that is brave, not just throwing in the towel. Many people have to try more than once to quit. For example my husband quit 20-25 pus years ago.

Also if one trying to quit too many things at once.

Good for you.... God bless your efforts.

My husband originally ate sunflower seeds when he wanted to smoke, but there are other ideas or rewards.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/9/2013 1:35PM

    MARVELOUS!!!!! Not the smoking but the attitude! I'm so happy you found this place. Remember it! You can fall, as long as you get back up!!!

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