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1 Year Quit anniversary and 98 pounds down

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thought I’d better post a little update! Today is the one year anniversary of me quitting smoking!!! I made it!!! One whole year!!!! I’m living proof you don’t have to gain weight when you quit smoking. I’ve lost 98 pounds since last year.

It wasn’t easy at first. But I knew I had to cut out the cigarettes and the over eating. When I first started I had the help of an addictions counselor. I highly recommend that route…I was able to get help free through my county mental health department. Of course Spark People was always by my side as well.

A great deal has been going on in my life lately – if you’ve been following my blogs you know that my Daddy, who is in remission from cancer,…fell and broke his back a few weeks ago. He is now in a nursing home in rehab….I am hoping he will be able to come home soon but the doctors are saying that it might be that he can never come home. I hope this is not the case… I miss him being home so much. I do go sit with him every day though.

It would have been easy for me to use Daddy as an excuse to either start over eating or smoking again. But I care too much about myself now to do that. I’ve worked too hard to get to where I am to turn back now.

I have not been as active in Spark People since Daddy fell as I like to be…but there simply are not enough hours in the day right now. I hope to get back to the level I once was, but please bear with me.

I really do appreciate all the well wishes and goodies that you all send…they mean a great deal to me even though I don’t have time to respond to them, and I’d like to thank you in advance for reading my blog today - be assured I see every single post!

I’m off for now – my dear hubby James is sick today - has a cold or something…please keep him in your thoughts as well as Daddy!

Hope you each have a wonderful day! Hugs to all!
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