Facing the hurdle I have been avoiding the longest - Choosing not to smoke
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I am ready to face the hurdle of not smoking.
I have been a smoker for almost 30 years. I always dreaded the conversation with the doctor which was always the same. You really need to ... should...or have to quit smoking. At my follow up appointment in October the conversation was still there, but this time it was different. It was "I know you can do this. Look what you have done already." So I set my mind to it and a few weeks ago I picked a date to quit. 11/12/12. This is my birthday and I can't think of a better present to give myself than to end smoking for good.
I made a plan to wean myself and I have been sticking with it. I know this will more than likely stall my weight loss in the short term, but I am OK with that. Per a Spark people article on gaining weight while quitting smoking, I have been lowering my calories to the bottom of my range and upping calories burned. This should keep me close to where I am now as my metabolism adjusts.
I am ready to cross this off of my to do list for a healthy life.