FUTUREYOGI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FUTUREYOGI FUTUREYOGI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Rock-tober Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4513258 This month I have joined a challenge, which I haven't done in a while but I think is just what I need to get my butt in gear. <em>334</em> <BR> Since my wonderful 4 lbs lose 2 weeks ago I have since gained 1.4lbs back. I'm not worried too much about this since it's my TOM but still don't like when the scale goes the wrong way. <em>192</em> <em>227</em> <BR> So my goals during this challenge are: <BR> *7-8 Hours of Sleep Last Night <BR> <BR> *get back to the gym in the morning before wo... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 08:16:38 EST Tale from the scale- Week one results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490627 Well after a week of eating about 90% vegan the result........ I lost 4 pounds!!! <em>104</em> <em>11</em> <em>248</em> <BR> I am sticking with the meal plan that I found at Feel Goods Café, even though I am a pretty picky eater I loved every meal that they prepared for me. That in itself is amazing! <BR> My workouts could have been better this week, honestly only got in one day of yoga when the goal was 3-4. This week should be quieter at work so I will have plenty of time to get those ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 06:53:24 EST Tale from the scale - day one in review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4482081 CALORIES CARBS FAT PROTEIN <BR> Totals: 1,211 134 55 37 <BR> I would have to say that the first day of my new diet/exercise plan was both a success and a challenge. <BR> Eating 100% vegan was a success. <em>248</em> I picked up my meals from the local café and had that for lunch and dinner last night. Yum! <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>267</em> <BR> The workout plan, however is going to have to change. I had p... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 07:18:08 EST Finding balance on the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4479280 It has been months since my last blog, since my last weigh in, since I was consistent with my working out and eating vegan. I've been asking myself, what happened to your motivation? On a daily basis lately. My focus these past few months has been quitting smoking <em>270</em> nothing else seemed as important. <BR> But this afternoon I stepped on the scale for the first time since May, and guess what I found. MOTIVATION!! I'm not back to my heaviest weight like when I first began Spark b... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:01:35 EST In a fog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4237109 OK so one of the well known side effect from quitting smoking is lack of concentration, and boy was that true today! I have been in my current position at my job for eight years now and today seemed like my first day, I was deleting rows from my spreadsheets when I should have been sorting them, putting the wrong dates on things (2010!) it was annoying but I think the worst is when I spend 5 minutes walking around looking for a conference room I've been in 1000 times before. <em>40</em> <... Mon, 16 May 2011 19:11:08 EST Cover the childrens ears and hide the cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4234335 My second day without the cigarettes has been....well I'm not going to sugar coat it....UGLY! <em>28</em> <BR> After waking up every hour through out the night I finally decided to throw in the towel and give up around 4:45am so needless to say I'm tired. <em>102</em> <BR> Did not wake up in the most pleasant of moods even though I slept with the patch on to avoid that first morning crave which is the worst for me. DH has no idea what my issue is since he doesn't know I quit, no even sure... Sun, 15 May 2011 16:30:55 EST Never quit quitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4232637 I quit smoking today and started the Engine 2 diet. I am making the effort not to gain weight this quit because it has been a trigger in the past to give in and go back to smoking. As crazy as that sounds, I'm not to proud to admit it. <BR> I joined a very supportive spark team and another online support group to help me make this quit the last. <BR> I really want/need to quit because I've noticed lately the damage that it is doing to my body and the total control it has over every aspect... Sat, 14 May 2011 18:03:58 EST A Week in Review March 27th - April 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4137139 Absolutely insane week at work but still a spark success <BR> My eating <BR> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>470</em> <BR> I didn't have time to cook last Sunday for the week so I bought alot of prepared vegan dishes from Whole Foods. But by the time I got home from work or school I was famished and didn't always make the right decisions. <BR> I have been drinking alot of smoothies for breakfast though. A sparkfriend has been posting... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 17:13:40 EST A week (on vacation) in review March 13-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4103437 Why is it vacation weeks go by so fast? I had a great time in Tampa, weather was outstanding! 80+ degrees everyday, beautiful sunny days with a light gulf breeze. Went to see the Yankees in spring training, wonderful stadium felt so close to the field and I got some great pictures! <BR> Eating? UGH! I did try to behave, I couldn't find any vegan (or vegetarian) items on any of the menus so I stuck with chicken and turkey when possible. <BR> <em>53</em> <em>486</em> <em>477</em> <em>297... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 17:37:01 EST A review of my week March 6-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4086622 Phew! And what a week it was, you know how crazy it is the week before your vacation! <BR> My eating <BR> <em>194</em> <em>265</em> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>485</em> <em>284</em> <em>45</em> <BR> I would have to say I ate 95% vegan this week, I prepared all of my meals again on Sunday which is working out really well for me. I plan to do this every Sunday, it's actually alot easier getting it all done in one day then cooking every night. It takes about 3-4 hours each Sunday bu... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:07:23 EST A review of my week - Feb 27-Mar 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4070223 My eating <BR> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>485</em> <em>291</em> <em>284</em> <em>140</em> <em>147</em> <BR> I cooked all of my meals for the week on Sunday, this way there was no chance of bad choices because I didn't feel like cooking when I got home from work. Turned out to be a fantastic idea, because I stayed within my calorie range every day this week, most days on the low end of my range. <em>244</em> <BR> Best of all every recipe I made was 100% vegan. <BR> M... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 11:27:02 EST A to Z quiz about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4067858 I saw someone else had this posted as a blog and I rather liked the idea of sharing bits of information with other Sparkers that might not be known otherwise. <BR> <BR> A. Age: 39 dreaded 40th b-day is in 3 months. <BR> <BR> B. Bed size: Queen. <BR> <BR> C. Chore you dislike: all of them. <BR> <BR> D. Dogs: I have a 10 yr old black lab, named Giuseppe, he's our fur baby <BR> <BR> E. Essential start to your day: Coffee. <BR> <BR> F. Favorite color: purple. <BR> <BR> G. Gold or si... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 09:20:21 EST Butterfly Challenge and a reset of my goals~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4035572 I have been *sparking* since October of 2010 and when I started I was sooooo full of motivation, I wanted to change everything, my weight, my workout routines, my eating habits and my smoking habit. Everything! All at once! <BR> <BR> Well of course this didn't happen, while I did change all of the above, none of it stuck. I need to stop biting off more than I can chew (literally and figuratively) <em>4</em> <BR> I was eating mostly vegan, working out 3-4 times a week, quit smoking for a ... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:16:20 EST First day of the 5% Winter Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4030620 I am a member of the 5% challenge and on the Butterfly Team. <BR> <BR> My goals for this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Get back to eating more vegan (mostly for digestive reasons but I did feel better when eating 80-90% vegan) <BR> 2. Go back to yoga class, practice meditation <BR> 3. Cut back on the coffee intake <BR> 4. Cardio 3 times/week <BR> 5. Start and COMPLETE the 30DS <BR> <BR> How to do it: <BR> <BR> 1. Plan my meals and snacks the day before pack lunch bag for work <BR> 2. Ma... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 16:18:39 EST 2 whole weeks without smokes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3930269 I'm actually on day 16 and for the most part the craving has subsided. I still get a few here and there but they are completely manageable and only last a few minutes. <BR> I'm also happy to report that I have gotten my eating back under control, if I feel the need to munch it's usually fruit or multi-grain flaxseed chips. This was of course after I gained 1.3 pounds the previous week eating everything in sight. <em>192</em> <BR> That was enough to snap me out of my snacking ways. Now if... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 13:30:19 EST 12 days quit and eating everything in sight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3918778 I've been quit for 12 days now and for the first 9-10 days I was fine, even lost 1.2 pounds my first week quit. <em>244</em> <BR> But the last 3 days......LOOK OUT!! <em>486</em> <em>489</em> <em>483</em> <BR> Anything that isn't nailed down is going in my mouth! And not good food either like the first week, eating clean went out the window sometime Monday morning. <BR> Now I know that I am supposed to concentrate on my quit but geez. It seems to me that I'm using the quit to eat which... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:57:12 EST 5 days quit....the good, the bad and the ugly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3891488 Well today is day 5 without smoking, not one! N.O.P.E <BR> I can't say it's been extremely hard but it's been no cake walk either! Day three I really thought I was going to lose it, it was one constant crave from the time I woke up until about 8pm that night. I was happy that during that day I didn't have to be around anyone because I was afraid of what I may do <em>40</em> <BR> Day four was my first day back to work in two weeks and I was grateful for the distraction. I was so busy at ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 07:00:54 EST First day with no smokes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3877234 "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> That quote was given to me by my yoga instructor this morning while I was taking a 2 hour yoga class. I thought this was a perfect way to start the New Year and my first day smoke free. While I have alot of support here on spark and on Quitnet.com there is nobody in my 3D life that knows I smoke, well that changed today. After a very fulfilling yoga class ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 14:49:35 EST Preparing for my new quit date 1.1.11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3871592 I am quitting on 1.1.11 for the um-teenth time. <BR> My reasons for quitting haven't changed; <BR> I'm sick of being a slave to the nicodemon <BR> I don't want to smell anymore <BR> I want to be able to run without hacking up a lung <BR> and the most important reason... <BR> I am a closet smoker and cannot stand the lying and hiding I have to do in order to feed the monster! <BR> The reasons for quitting never change but for some reason I lose sight of them somewhere along the way. <BR> I w... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:42:06 EST Setting my intentions for 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3867475 Ok so after being (mostly) sedentary for the last month, between work, school papers and finals and the holiday craziness there was no time for anything else, it is time to get back on track! There are certain changes I want to experience in 2011 and I know that some will be harder than others but they are all achievable. <BR> 1. Obtain my master's degree (I'm only 5 classes away) <BR> 2. Burn 3500 calories a week, with cardio and strength training 5-6 times a week <BR> 3. Challenge myself... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 16:56:40 EST First week of Fall 5% Challenge- disappointing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3688623 Well I know I should be so hard on myself but it's an automatic. After a full week of the Fall 5% challenge my weight stayed the same. <em>39</em> I am trying to pin point the reasons why, I mean 2.6 pounds down one week and nothing the next??? <BR> I did have over 250 minutes of fitness, maybe it wasn't intense enough. I am hoping to get in more cardio this week, hopefully my work schedule will cooperate. <BR> I did have more carbs in my diet this week than I did the week prior, I will ... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:33:37 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Eating Clean Woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3681369 I have been eating clean for about 10 days now, lost 2.6 pounds the first week! The energy levels and much improved digestive symptoms are well worth the effort this diet takes. <BR> For those that aren't familiar with this diet, it takes alot of prep work. You should have all if not most of your meals planned for the day. It requires you to eat every 2-3 hours. Here is where I run into the problem. My job has me so busy that I don't remember to eat every 2 hours, please some days I can't... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 07:00:56 EST Fall 5% Challenge - calling all butterflies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3678692 So happy I found this team! <em>244</em> <em>88</em> <BR> There have been moments over the last few days when I didn't feel like working out, or that candy bar machine was calling my name. Then this little voice in my head would remind me that I have this team of wonderful people counting on me to try my best. It worked! <BR> I am more committed to both working out and keeping my clean diet CLEAN. <BR> Just wanted to blog a big thank you to all of my teammates. <em>306</em> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 07:21:50 EST Fall 5% Challenge going well until.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3677669 I got home from work and had no plan for dinner! AH!! <em>40</em> This is where I run into trouble with sticking with my diet. If I don't have a plan everything in sight goes in the mouth. I am trying to think of what is quick easy and still following the Eat Clean diet. <BR> I started out the day with a 30 minute jog followed by 30 minutes of weight training. It's been a while since I lifted weights so my arms are pretty sore right now. <BR> Eating was perfect all day until now but I... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 18:29:36 EST Fall 5% Challenge pushes me to spin class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3675032 I must admit after a loooong day at work that started with an 8am meeting another meeting scheduled during lunch hour and countless deadlines I was ready to call it a day @5:30. <em>198</em> <BR> But, then I remembered my team mates are counting on me to get some kind of workout in, and my body needs me to workout. So off to spin class I went. <em>332</em> Let me tell you I am so happy I did! What a fantastic workout and I feel soooo much better than I did before. <BR> Work has me so ru... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:26:54 EST Fall 5% challenge and the 140's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3670981 I started the Fall 5% challenge yesterday, this is my first time joining a challenge like this and I'm really looking forward to the extra motivation from my fellow <em>88</em> team members. <BR> My goals for this challenge is of course to lose at 5% of my body weight but also remain vigilant with eating clean and increase my workout levels. Currently I am doing yoga, although not as often as I would like, I take spin class once a week and the Jillian Michael 30DS workout, this I need to ... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 08:23:23 EST Eating Clean~ Day two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3659354 Can I just say how happy I am that I found sparkpeople? <em>252</em> Without this wonderful site I would have never learned about the Eat Clean diet and not have had 2 days in a row with no digestive flare ups!!! <em>244</em> I cannot remember a time where I didn't have at least one a day, this is HUGE. <em>236</em> <BR> Day two was alot easier now that I know (somewhat) what I can and can't eat. My only issue today was eating every 3 hours, the day just got away from me at work so I ... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:09:00 EST ~Eating Clean~ Day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3655828 Ok so I have been trying very hard to control what I put in my body, after being diagnosed with a gluten and casein allergy about a month ago I've been very conscience about what I eat. But I must admit that it's hard! Then I came across Tosca Reno's Eat Clean diet. It was like she made this book for me, not a diet really but a totally different way to look at food. <BR> After reading the book, her latest 'Eat Clean Recharged', I was a little nervous. You basically have to plan out yo... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 18:19:34 EST To begin again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3652513 Well I just put out my last cigarette. I am starting over again. I knew that I had to get right back to it before it got out of hand. I am pretty sure that this will be a stress-free week since the co-worker I've been having trouble with is on vacation this week. <em>211</em> I am hoping that when she returns we can resolve this matter, either way I know that smoking will not help solve the issue. <em>270</em> <BR> I also realized that my quit started faltering when I stopped working o... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 17:26:20 EST Stressful week = smoking and bad eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3649929 <em>39</em> This week was just about the worst yet since starting on sparkpeople. I am having quite a bit of stress dealing with a co-worker who used to be a good friend. She was transferred from my group under a boss that she can't stand and in some way she blames me since I took over her job when she transferred. I had nothing to do with this decision that management made all on their own to make up some of the gaps in the workplace after quite a bit of lay offs in recent months. The... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 16:08:15 EST Day Six Easy like Sunday morning~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3630635 I can't believe it's been 6 days since my last cigarette, actually in a few hours it will be a full 7 days! <em>244</em> <em>270</em> <BR> It really hasn't been too bad, other than work being a bit of an added stress it really has been pain-free. <BR> I have increased my exercise and yoga practice so that could be what is helping and it is definitely helping with the weight loss. <BR> I lost another 2 pounds this week, which to me is <em>345</em> to be able to quit smoking and not ga... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 14:34:08 EST ~A Day of Remembrance~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3627250 In remembrance of those we lost today: <BR> <BR> ~This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis <BR> <BR> <BR> For the first responders who looked up and saw the fire, and without hesitation ran INTO the fire. <BR> <BR> ~Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~Dan Rather <BR> <BR> The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: <BR> Their courage nerves a thousand living men. <BR> ~Minot J. Savage <BR> <em>652</em> <em>652<... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 08:49:40 EST ~Day Five TGIF~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3626028 I don't think I've ever been so happy that it's Friday. You see, up until April of this year I was one of those sickening people who LOVED their job. Seriously, people would ask me how work was and I would beam (most would roll their eyes at me) <em>40</em> <BR> Since April, when there was mass layoffs, it has progressively gone downhill. The work load tripled and everyone is on edge. Also, since then there has been a reorganization of roles and a good friend of mine moved to a differen... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 18:27:37 EST ~Day four Hanging on by a thread~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3622833 ~Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown <BR> <BR> I am honestly trying to find the good in today, but I'm coming up short. Ever have one of those days that starts off horrible and then just gets worse as it progresses? That was today <em>101</em> <BR> There is a person at work who is making my life miserable. The tension is unbearable and since I spend 10 hours a day there in this situation it makes for a very loooong day. <em>12</em> <BR>... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:56:48 EST ~Day One of my quit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3613831 Day one of my quit I decided to write a goodbye letter to the cigarettes. <BR> Farwell old foe, <BR> Yes, foe, you have never really been a friend to me. Sure you have been there during the tough times in my life as well as all of the good times. But you have never really been what I needed just something that I did to cope, what I really needed was a friend. <BR> You have ruined my relationships, my friendships, my health, my outlook. Well no more, I see you for what you are, a crutch and I... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 07:08:57 EST Toot Toot~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3610897 Without labor nothing prospers. ~Sophocles <BR> <BR> Yes, I'm tooting my own horn today. I am so proud of my accomplishments this week, I did the 30DS workout every day but one this past week. I made it to yoga class <em>414</em> 4 out of the last 7 days AND I lost 2 pounds and 1% of body fat this week! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I have to say my biggest challenge was eating. The nutrionist told me I am allergic to casien, a protein found in milk and eggs. After spending an hour in stop&s... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 08:56:13 EST ~Showing up~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3597853 Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ~Woody Allen <BR> <BR> Today was the first day of my 30 day challenge and 20 pounds in 10 weeks weight lose plan. <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Even though I forgot to set my alarm clock this morning <em>128</em> , I managed to get up and complete day one of the Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. <em>244</em> <BR> I ate good, low carbs high protein!! <em>250</em> <BR> I am really motivated to complete these goals, along with quitting smoking on... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 19:22:45 EST ~It's never too late~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3591636 It is never too late to be who you might have been. ~George Eliot <BR> <BR> As long as there is breath in your lungs and life in your body there is always a chance for changing for the better. <BR> Make the most of every day, not only physically but mentally. Make someone else smile, it does wonders for them and you. <BR> Be the best you possible today. <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> ~Namaste~ Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:12:32 EST ~Sunday Reflections~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3586022 We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds. ~Adam Clayton Powell <BR> I ran across this quote today and it made me stop and think. What does it really mean to be content, are we so busy with satisfying the body that we are starving our minds? <BR> So today I focused on gaining more knowledge and being more aware of things around me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l257210091.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was a beautiful late summer day where I... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 16:02:53 EST TGIF!!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3581452 Phew! So happy this week is over and for the first time in a long while I don't have to do any "catch up" work on the weekend! <em>48</em> <BR> The week did kind of get away from me though as far as working out went, I started off strong but kind of faded as the week went on. The motivation is still there but finding the time was an issue. Better time management is in order. <em>56</em> <BR> The goal to quit smoking is still set for Sept 6th, I will be talking in depth with my nutritionis... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:12:08 EST ~Don't sweat the small things~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3570920 This is something that I am trying to work on, I know it seems easy enough but have you ever really tried it? <em>198</em> <BR> I had a meeting today, my first in charge of a new division. It didn't go the way I planned, to say the least but things in life rarely go as planned. <em>189</em> <BR> So now instead of letting it fester and getting down on myself I am trying to let it go. So the meeting didn't go the way I wanted, it's not the end of the world. It won't be the last chance I get ... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:19:27 EST ~In need of a do--over~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3563135 Ever wish you could use the Tivo remote on life? If it were at all possible I would rewind this entire month and do it over. <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> I had a little over 2 weeks quit, when I smoked a cigarette. It should have stopped there but of course it didn't. I've been smoking ever since and of course as a result my motivation for everything else went out the window. <em>253</em> <BR> <BR> I have been self loathing for weeks now because of my screw up until I finally had enough ... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 17:03:39 EST ~Day 15 of my evolution~Crashed and burned~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3500139 Well on day 15 of my quit, I smoked 3 cigarettes!!! <em>39</em> <BR> There was no real reason for it, work wasn't stressful, I wasn't having a bad day just stopped and bought a pack on the way home from work and smoked! WHY!!! <em>38</em> <BR> I don't want to smoke, I don't want to die from lung cancer or heart disease or any of the other horrible things that smoking will do to me. <BR> I want to be able to run a 5K, I want to be free from this damn addiction! <em>270</em> <BR> I will be... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 19:19:48 EST Day nine of my evolution~feeling great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3476027 I must say this quit feels better than any of my other attempts! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Other than some cravings on Friday, I haven't rarely even thought about smoking, my thoughts are more directed towards working out and <em>312</em> and <em>414</em> . <BR> <BR> This site and quitnet have helped me tremendously in my quit and my attitude towards it. I realized that I can't look at my quit as something that I'm giving up but to look at all the things that I am gaining. <BR> Better... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:08:40 EST Day seven of my evolution~Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3467928 Wow! What a difference a weekend makes! I hit a low on Friday, was having some major cravings for a cigarette, eating everything in sight but turned it all around on Saturday. <BR> Started out my day doing my C25K program week 2 day one. How invigorating! <em>312</em> <BR> After my run I went to see my nutrionist, who was even happier than I was that I quit, she gave me some wonderful tips to not gain weight while I quit (or at least not as much), she also gave me some vitamins to help co... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 15:49:04 EST Day Five of my evolution~can't stop eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3462602 Ok so today it has been 5 days since my last cigarette. <em>244</em> <BR> I am pretty proud of myself, up to this point I haven't had any major cravings that I couldn't handle but something happened today. It was either because I didn't put the patch on fast enough or just the fact that I'm off from work today and you know what they say about idle hands, but whatever it is, I can't stop eating!!!! <BR> <em>495</em> <em>473</em> <em>489</em> <em>486</em> <em>480</em> <em>44</em> <BR>... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:06:07 EST Day Three of my evolution and my body is fighting me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3455810 I am on day three of my quit, all is going well. A few cravings, especially when I drive, but nothing I can’t handle. The problem is my energy is completely zapped out of me, I don’t feel like doing anything. I haven’t been to the gym, when I usually go twice a week at least and haven’t gone to yoga class even though it’s been on my calendar twice this week! I feel horrible for missing class so I sit here and get down on myself which of course leads to a craving for a cigarette. I'm tryi... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 18:19:36 EST Day One of My Evolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3448323 Blogging is quite new to me to say the least, I mean I’m a financial analyst give me a spreadsheet and numbers and I’m in my comfort zone but pouring out my feelings in a journal that others can see, well no, that isn’t me. Everyone I speak to in my 3D life or my 2D life says that journaling helps ease the mind and calm the soul so here I am. <BR> <BR> Today I quit smoking (again), I can’t even count how many times I’ve done it before but it’s been about a hand full of attempts really only... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 18:37:11 EST