I'm finally back to sparking again!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I sure miss all my sparkfriends this week! I have some good news and some bad news so I think I'll start with the good news. I lost 5 lbs, last week, and I quit smoking after 45 years!
The bad news is the day we moved to our new apartment I got the worst flu of my life. I was so sick I missed 4 days of work and ended up in the hospital. The flu went away but my lungs couldn't take all that congestion. I quit smoking 3 days ago, and have been home since yesterday, but I still can't hardly breathe so I won' be able to really exercise for awhile. I will do some desk exercise videos and walk very slowly in our new apartment complex ( did I mention it is gated?) :)
I guess I won't be getting any awards for spark points, or fitness minutes, but I will reward myself for everyday that I don't smoke. I have tried to quit for the past 4 years and nothing worked, but not being able to breathe, that worked! And when I get well, I plan on doing more and more exercises to build my lungs and heart up and work towards being a non-smoker forever!
But it is really hard, coffee in the morning, or when I go somewhere, I always light up. Work is going to be really hard because almost all the women in the shelter smoke and I always bring an extra pack to give one or two to those who can't afford to buy any. I thought I was being nice, but maybe not bringing them cigarettes is a good thing, they probably smoke a lot less if they can't buy any. I started bringing extras because some of them will take the butts out of the ashtray, empty out the tobacco, and re-roll them. Getting the saliva germs from every women that smokes and rolling them into one cigarette.Ugh!
But anyways, it is good to be back on the computer. I love our new apartment. And I miss all of my Sparkfriends and reading your blogs and comments. It feels good to back in touch.
Please pray that I can become a non-smoker forever. I am having quite a struggle within myself to not smoke. But I know all things are possible through Jesus Christ!