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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!
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    Just keep focusing on building yourself back up. You can do this.
    3109 days ago
    So happy for you --You EX SMOKER!!!
    Sorry to hear you have been so sick.
    Yes, a good thing would be not to be the smokers codependent.
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    3110 days ago
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    Great job, my friend!

    Keep going~~
    3110 days ago
    Awesome job on the 5pd weightloss and most of all quitting smoking! Hope you feel better soon and that life will get back to a somewhat normal routine.
    3110 days ago
    BOOYAH!! You go girl!

    It is so nice to have you back. I was worried since I hadn't seen you in awhile, so now I know why. Take you time and get rid of your flu-bug.

    Feel better and keep that determination to be healthy in all ways! emoticon
    3110 days ago
    YOU ARE DOING AN AWESOME JOB. Congratulations on your decision to be a EX-SMOKER.
    It won't be easy, but it is doable. I battle the challenge EVERY DAY.
    With that cough/flu/cold....Did you get some meds from the doctor? If you have some VICKS... put that on your chest and keep bundled up REALLY GOOD. Sorry to hear about the hospital trip... I wish you had let me know.
    Do you have a vaporizer? You might find a lot of relief in that. I have a couple, but the most benefit I got was a little battery one that I picked up at the .99c store. Comes COMPLETE.. just turn it on and reap the benefits.

    No way to lose 5 lbs. you probably weren't eating either. So good show Snuz.. sorry it had to turn so ugly for you.....
    Keep up the good work and we are here for you. emoticon emoticon

    P.S. As a good friend, if YOU don't smoke... don't buy them.
    YOU don't buy them BECAUSE YOU DON'T SMOKE em
    3110 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/16/2011 11:30:57 AM
    Stick with your plan and you'll do great! Wishing you luck with changing your lifestyle for the best!!
    3110 days ago
    Wishing you all the best in your healthy lifestyle journey!!! I KNOW emoticon !!!


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    3110 days ago
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