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1 Year Quit anniversary and 98 pounds down

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Saturday, February 22, 2014


Thought I’d better post a little update! Today is the one year anniversary of me quitting smoking!!! I made it!!! One whole year!!!! I’m living proof you don’t have to gain weight when you quit smoking. I’ve lost 98 pounds since last year.

It wasn’t easy at first. But I knew I had to cut out the cigarettes and the over eating. When I first started I had the help of an addictions counselor. I highly recommend that route…I was able to get help free through my county mental health department. Of course Spark People was always by my side as well.

A great deal has been going on in my life lately – if you’ve been following my blogs you know that my Daddy, who is in remission from cancer,…fell and broke his back a few weeks ago. He is now in a nursing home in rehab….I am hoping he will be able to come home soon but the doctors are saying that it might be that he can never come home. I hope this is not the case… I miss him being home so much. I do go sit with him every day though.

It would have been easy for me to use Daddy as an excuse to either start over eating or smoking again. But I care too much about myself now to do that. I’ve worked too hard to get to where I am to turn back now.

I have not been as active in Spark People since Daddy fell as I like to be…but there simply are not enough hours in the day right now. I hope to get back to the level I once was, but please bear with me.

I really do appreciate all the well wishes and goodies that you all send…they mean a great deal to me even though I don’t have time to respond to them, and I’d like to thank you in advance for reading my blog today - be assured I see every single post!

I’m off for now – my dear hubby James is sick today - has a cold or something…please keep him in your thoughts as well as Daddy!

Hope you each have a wonderful day! Hugs to all!
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TERRIJ7 6/25/2014 11:28AM

    Congratulations on your success!~

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GRAMPIAN 5/22/2014 6:18AM

  You're doing so well! emoticon

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IDLETYME 4/18/2014 5:07PM

    emoticon Great work on your "no smoking"!! Sending prayers for your family! emoticon

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MCJULIEO 3/22/2014 9:54AM

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-DAVE- 3/10/2014 12:06PM

    Congrats to you!

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ANGELN325 3/9/2014 12:21PM

    I hope you dad has a speedy recovery and congratulations on making some healthy lifestyle changes.

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AMANDANCES 3/7/2014 9:55AM

    Can't wait to hear the updates!

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JCERNEK 3/7/2014 9:01AM

    Kat, you're a rock star, you amaze me every day! You are the definition of a strong woman, and I look to you when I need to be reminded that I can do this. Your father and hubby are in my prayers, speedy recovery to both!

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NASFKAB 3/7/2014 6:27AM

  all the best great job

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MRSRIGS1 3/3/2014 3:56PM

    WOW you ARE truly amazing! Most of us 'cave' under pressure. You proved IT can be done if you put yourself first on the priority list. Congratulations on all your accomplishments! May all your family be together soon!

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FABISERVANTES83 2/28/2014 1:55PM

    emoticon emoticon You are an example for many people who face an addiction. I'm so happy to hear that you have completed a one year anniversary and that on top of that you've managed to lose some weight. About your daddy I hope that he gets better soon and like you I hope he can come back home soon. emoticon

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KANDYCLARK 2/28/2014 10:30AM

  Congratulations!

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AMANDANCES 2/28/2014 8:45AM

    Don't you worry about us Sparkies-- you take care of YOU and YOURS! Congratulations on the anniversary!!!! That is an amazing accomplishment that you should be truly proud of. And look at you! 98 pounds!!!!!!!!!! You are AMAZING!!!!!!! There is a special place in heaven for someone like you. I will keep you and your Daddy in my prayers. HUGS!!!!

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THOMS1 2/27/2014 2:54PM

    emoticon You are just amazing. Good Job!

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AMANDACOETZER 2/27/2014 8:02AM

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TAFODIL24 2/27/2014 7:33AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep the quit!

emoticon I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

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LISBETHSALANDER 2/26/2014 9:39AM

    My hat is off to you. You are in a very stressful time and you have the courage to be kind to yourself and continue your healthy habits. Hugs to you and prayers for you and your dad. Best wishes.

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MILPAM3 2/26/2014 9:12AM

  How wonderful to be free from that addiction.
And how nice that you make time for your dad every day.

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DOWN135 2/26/2014 7:34AM

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JOANNHUNT 2/25/2014 10:39PM

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SUCCESSES. AWESOME JOB. KEEP PUSHING. YOU GO GIRL. PRAYERS FOR YOUR DAD TO GET WELL SOON AND CAN COME HOME. GET WELL TO YOUR JAMES.

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GRACEBELL 2/25/2014 7:04PM

    Good job ... I quit 20 years ago...but I didn't lose weight at first..but then, back then I was already thin...but I did manage to gain a lot of weight over the years...and now, I am working my way back down.
Good for you. Don't be discouraged that occasionally, you may still feel the urge to smoke..just let some time go by..say no...stay strong.

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NHEMBERGER 2/25/2014 6:52PM

    Sorry to hear about your Dad! I sure hope he gets to come home soon!
Keep your chin up! I'm proud of you for your great accomplishments! I too quit smoking (it's been 15 months!)
Hugs back to you!
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MOVEITMARY 2/25/2014 1:10PM

    You are doing AWESOME with your fitness despite (or perhaps because of) everything. Prayers for your family's strength and health.
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LALALOVELY76 2/25/2014 12:48PM

    Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMIERK 2/25/2014 10:05AM

    There is no greater feeling than quitting smoking! I quit 10/16/2012 and I haven't looked back since! Awesome job!

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MUSICMOM27 2/25/2014 9:33AM

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WALLPER26 2/25/2014 6:54AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon accomplishment!

Here's hoping your daddy recuperates well enough to come home!

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MSGO72 2/24/2014 11:45PM

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YENGLISH100 2/24/2014 10:38PM

    emoticon I am so impressed with your accomplishments.

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CICELY360 2/24/2014 9:16PM

  good job

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JUSTJANE40 2/24/2014 8:11PM

    Way to go

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OUATEONE2 2/24/2014 7:32PM

    Good for you! I lost a stepfather to smoking and know a young man 46 that was just diagnosed with lung cancer (about 3 packs a day). emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAMA_CD 2/24/2014 6:53PM

    emoticon You definitely should be very proud of yourself, even in the face of very difficult circumstances, you overcame a lot. emoticon

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AJB121299 2/24/2014 6:48PM

    congrats

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ROXYCARIN 2/24/2014 6:39PM

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SONGBIRD2013 2/24/2014 4:31PM

    You go girl! You're doing so amazingly. Praying your daddy recovers well and quickly. emoticon

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MONYEE 2/24/2014 4:25PM

    Congratulations for being smoke free for more than a year and for the weight loss!

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PRINCESSNIBBLES 2/24/2014 4:14PM

    Thank you for posting, this is an amazing accomplishment and deserves the accolades!

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JEANKNEE 2/24/2014 4:13PM

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Best wishes to you and your family!

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AMAZINGAMY14 2/24/2014 4:12PM

    WOW! You are amazing! You are rockin it girlie! I've quit smoking going on 6 years and I've gained weight!
Prayers for your daddy, hubby and you of course.

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LIZZIECA55 2/24/2014 4:03PM

    Wow! You are an amazing woman.

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TAMMYR1967 2/24/2014 3:54PM

    Congratulations! This is very inspirational. You are living proof that quitting smoking without gaining weight is possible. I hope your husband is feeling better soon and all my best wishes to your dad as well. Keep us posted!
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AY_BEAUTIFUL89 2/24/2014 3:09PM

    Congratulations! You not only made the decision to quit smoking, but you've also made the decision to push past your obstacles. I want you to be proud of yourself! What you are doing is amazing and takes a great deal of self control.

I am sorry to hear about your father. I will pray for you and your family. Stay strong and keep faith. Smile whenever you can and know that all things work together for your good!!

Wishing you the best in love!! emoticon

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FRABBIT 2/24/2014 3:08PM

  Way to go! Very impressive goal. Well wishes to you, your Dad, and your husband!

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CECELW 2/24/2014 2:59PM

    I am soo blind stinking proud of you!! I will be praying for you and hubby. losing weight and quit smoking is quite a feat. I did that as well. I know how hard it is. Standing ovation for you dear one!

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CAROLINAKIWI 2/24/2014 2:56PM

    That is a really great accomplishment!! I, too, was a smoker - three packs a day. I quit in the year 2000. It is amazing how much better you feel, fewer colds, and just generally better. You should be very proud!

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FADNAK 2/24/2014 2:34PM

    Way to go and keep up the great work! emoticon

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JUDSTERF 2/24/2014 2:33PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon , What a great job you have accomplished in your life. I just know you feel much better now!! I can say I understand the hard times you had to go through myself as I quit cold turkey on Sept 26, 1976 at 3+ packs a day. It is truly a major feat!!!!! I commend you for your quitting smoking as well as the tremendous weight loss!!!! Best to you, your hubby, and your dad. Keep up the good work!! Don't forget to take yourself a "me" day real soon. We all deserve one of those just for our own sake of self-preservation.

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