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I'm quitting

Monday, October 15, 2012

I've had it. I'm over this. I've tried so many times before without success and just feeling like a failure.

Have you guessed what I'm talking about yet?

If you guesses SMOKING CIGARETTES, give yourself a round of applause. No, seriously. Clap your hands in front of your computer screen emoticon LOL

Sorry. Can you tell I'm REALLY excited about being done with smoking once and for all? I've tried to quit several times before without success, but I spoke to a coworker and did some research about Chantix. I know what you're thinking. Isn't that the one that makes people hide in their bedrooms and jump off of buildings? Fair enough, but at this point, I'm willing to try anything to stop. NOW do you see how serious I am about this?

My lady doctor is the one who suggested it and gave me the freedom to research it and call her if I decided it was something I wanted to try. After speaking with my coworker who used to be my smoking buddy about how she quit, she told me it was Chantix and that she hasn't had ANY issues on it. I know everyone is different, but I'm trying to be positive and believe that this could really help me quit as well. I'm taking my first dose tomorrow morning and I've set my quit date for this Sunday (since you can still smoke during the first week you are taking it).

Now, my second piece of news...the reason I asked my lady doctor about smoking cessation methods is because Tim and I made the decision that we want to start trying to have a family in the beginning of 2013. I am SO excited about this prospect. Things are going better than ever and once I have had 3 months smoke-free and I reach my pre-preggo goal weight (140 lbs), we're doing it (literally - LOL - sorry TMI).

Anyway, exciting times in the Murphy household. I will keep you all posted on how my first week on the crazy drug goes. haha. Have a great week everyone!
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  • PAPER_WINGS18
    Well.. Update?! How is it going, smoke-free!?

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    3004 days ago
  • SEPPIESUSAN
    Yup, I guessed right when I saw the blog title. Congratulations!
    3007 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6329775
    Congratulations on you 2 "big" decisions.

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    I guess this can be taken (literally) - see blog!
    3011 days ago
  • STEFANIE822
    AAHHHHH this is such an awesome blog!!!!!!! Congrats on quitting smoking....you have extra motivation this time around!!! Cant wait for more Warrior babies!!!!!
    3011 days ago
  • FLORENCEANN06
    Congratulations on taking charge of your health. You can do it!
    3011 days ago
  • DANIE11ECINCY
    wow, awesome!!! So exciting! That's a REALLY great reason to stop smoking! ;)

    While I've never been a smoker myself, I've known some close to me that have struggled on and off with quitting, one of them still smoking, but the three others I'm thinking of have been smoke free for quite a few years after many failed attempts before finally quitting. So, there's always hope no matter how many times before that you've tried. Like I said, I'm not a smoker myself, but I can only tell from those around me that it's so so so difficult to quit - so I really commend you for going for it! You can definitely do it girl!!
    3012 days ago
  • FRIZGIRL
    Ohhhh I am so happy for you!!!! It's amazing how having a baby is great motivation to make healthy decisions. You can totally do this! I know two people who quit with chantix with great success... and another who quit cold turkey when his gf got preganant because he "wasn't going to go screwing around with his baby!". You can totally do this hun! Put up some sweet newborn/baby photos to motivate you to stick with it!
    3013 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2146211
    Cigarettes are gross, and babies are not. Well, they kindof are, but they're WAY cuter than cigarettes, so yah. You're definitely going to be trading up :D
    3013 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
    That is great and you will feel better too, after you get off of it for a while.
    3013 days ago
  • LIVENLOVELIFE
    You got this Ash! Very excited for you to start your family! There's no better motivation.
    3013 days ago
  • LDAVIS648
    im glad that you are taking steps to ensure the health of the ones to come. emoticon
    3013 days ago
  • PAPER_WINGS18
    Good for you! Very exciting Ashley!
    3013 days ago
  • PINKSPIRITT
    Get ready for a fight! Smoking very had to quit. Be the winner, knock him out. emoticon
    3013 days ago
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