Today is my 9th anniversary of quitting smoking!
I've been completely smoke-free for 3,287 days, I've NOT smoked 98,635 cigarettes, and I've saved $32,056.41. I'm very proud of this!
On to other things...
SIL had our meeting tonight. I think it was the best one yet. I don't know how to describe it...we were just really getting into it. I'm so glad we have that support in each other. Our motto is "together, we're stronger." Rar!
After our meeting, I walked for thirty minutes on the track at the High School. I sort of lost track of how many laps I did, but it was about 7. I was paying more attention to time, not distance.
I didn't put in my food for yesterday, so I'll do that in this entry.
SBD -- Phase 1.5, Day 27 (Sunday, 4.20.14)
Breakfast: cheese omelet, turkey breakfast sausage, coffee with sugar-free French vanilla creamer, Truvia.
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad (mixed lettuce, grilled chicken, tomato, avocado, sunflower seeds, jumbo black olives, shredded cheese, shiitake and mushroom dressing).
Dinner: cabbage and onions with turkey sausage, roasted potatoes (sweet and purple), caffeine-free Diet Coke.
Snacks: Cadbury creme egg, peanut butter egg, deviled eggs.
Activity: Wii Fit, 1 hour, 263 calories.
SBD -- Phase 1.5, Day 28 (Monday, 4.21.14)
Breakfast: turkey breakfast sausage, crunchy peanut butter, orange La Croix.
Lunch: grilled chicken, sweet potato.
Dinner: cheese omelet with salsa, sour cream, and hot sauce, diet Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash.
Dessert: sugar-free butterscotch pudding with sugar-free Cool Whip.
Snacks: sweet potato, spinach and ranch dressing, string cheese, banana.
Activity: walking, 30 minutes.
I've been doing some thinking...
My spirit really took a beating last year. It's been so hard. I lost two grandmothers, one of whom I was incredibly close with. I lost my favorite cat. Husband got injured very badly at work and I had to take up the slack on EVERYTHING in addition to being worried about him. Old in-law crap began to resurface. I was put in a lead teacher position at work and had loads of responsibility and stress. Not to mention that regular life can just be taxing. The past few days, I've just been feeling...better. I can't say that I'm back to my old self, because I can never be my old self again. I'm realizing and accepting that last year changed me, and that's ok. I think I'm...healing. Today...this afternoon...right now... I feel better than I have in a long time. I've been feeling better overall lately, but there's just something better about today. I think Gramma would be really proud of me, and happy for me, too. I think she would be glad that I'm trying to move forward. I think she would be happy that I'm trying (again) to get healthy. I just wish I could call her and tell her that despite the craziness going on in the family, that I've reconnected with my one SIL and our families are so happy and really enjoying being back in each other's lives. She'd be happy about that, too. I sure wish I could talk to her one more time. I'm glad I have her in my heart. She will stay there forever.