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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!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
INTHEGAP 7/2/2013 11:22PM

    That is just uber-wonderful. You must be ~ and should be ~ so proud of yourself! emoticon

My daughter and her husband quit when she was pregnant with my grandson using the same book! It must be one good book! They said it wasn't that difficult, either. I'm really proud of them both, after trying and failing so many times, finally deciding that Alex's health was way more important than smoking. emoticon

I quit years ago and didn't find it too difficult. But, I must admit that I don't think I was 'addicted' to smoking ~ since I have been addicted to other things in my life. I smoked for years but never, ever really 'liked' it. emoticon

Quitting smoking does pack the weight on for some people. I am really glad you found Spark People and are being so successful at it. You rock!

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JJ4493 7/2/2013 1:34AM

    emoticon Way to go! What an accomplishment!

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THROOPER62 6/30/2013 2:17PM

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    emoticon What an accomplishment!! Great job!!!

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DESERTJULZ 6/29/2013 10:02PM

    Awesome! You've been smoke free for a year and you're healthier than ever. Nice going. Give yourself a really great treat. Perhaps a weekend somewhere nice & cool?

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SANDRA2BSKINNY1 6/29/2013 7:46PM

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/29/2013 7:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon each day gets better!

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MSLZZY 6/29/2013 5:53PM

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/29/2013 4:37PM

    emoticon Great job on quitting!

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IDICEM 6/29/2013 4:19PM

    Congratulations!! You took that first step and made it happen. emoticon

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STONECOT 6/29/2013 3:42PM

    I think quitting smoking was the hardest thing I ever did, so emoticon for making it a smoke free year. emoticon

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50SGRANNY 6/29/2013 3:05PM

    Congrats on quitting smoking! I quit a year ago too, on July 1. Like you, I first replaced smoking with food, and now am trying to replace all my bad habits with good habits.

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KPACE7 6/29/2013 2:47PM

    Great Job! You are an inspiration!

Keep up the good work! emoticon

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ZANNACHAN 6/29/2013 2:22PM

    Whoo hoo! Congratulations! I've read somewhere that if you are a smoker one of the very best things you can do for your health is to quit smoking--and you did that. Way to go!

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JENSHAINES 6/29/2013 1:53PM

    WOWWWWWW!!!! This is SO fabulous!!! I remember quitting and you'll feel better and better each and every year. Can you feel the difference with exercise and all that? I didn't eat when I quit, but I DRANK SO MUCH COFFEE!!! emoticon I was WIRED!

I can't TELL you how awesome I think this is!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RENATA144 6/29/2013 1:43PM

  Well done !!! You are extending your life . God Bless you !!! emoticon emoticon

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LJOYCE55 6/29/2013 1:32PM

  Congratulations on being smoke-free for one year!

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