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My First Year Smoke Free!!! and I love SparkPeople!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

One year ago today I made a decision to quit smoking.

It was a difficult decision, but once I finally made it I stuck to it. I can't believe it's been a year!

I was terrified of quitting. I didn't know what I would do with myself, how my routine would change, how I would be around my smoking friends, and worse, my smoking husband! But all that fear was for not. It actually turned out to be easy. It was making the actual decision that was the hard part. It was the fear, not the actual withdrawal that made it difficult. Difficult? Maybe that's too subtle, it actually seemed IMPOSSIBLE!

And to think, for me it was as simple as reading this book that I picked up for a few bucks. I've even seen them in thrift stores!

Now that I know how easy it was I feel like a jerk for not having done it years ago. But what's done is done and I am glad to have it behind me. I feel so much better and life was one big party!!!

And then I quickly started gaining weight. In spite of what I learned from reading that book I started eating in place of smoking.

Which was blessing in disguise because that's when I found SparkPeople, got motivated to eat right AND get moving and I am in better health than I ever thought possible!!!
Thank you, SparkPeople!!!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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