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quitting smoking, my way. And an a-ha moment!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

I've known for quite a while now that smoking was making my current medical issues worse. So last Wednesday I cut back from 1& 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day to 5 cigarettes a day. It is not , shall I say, pleasant. I'm not using the patch or anything or chanting. It's pure willpower. Some days I have 1 and some days (very few) I have 10. But I never give up. So far I've had more good to great days then bad.

This was my a-ha moment! I could totally apply this to losing weight and becoming healthy! I know this is what Spark has been saying all along but it finally made sense and came altogether for me!

Starting today my real journey begins!

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MILLYMOUSE1 9/12/2014 9:45PM

    Well done, it's not an easy thing to do. I have stopped now for 12 years I was lucky my body started rejecting them which made it easier. Keep going you will get there I admire you for sticking with it
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1JACKIE542 9/12/2014 7:07PM

    Good job emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 9/12/2014 5:33PM

    Way to go! Stay strong!

I've never smoked, but I have friends that do, and I have seen them struggling with trying to quit.

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Being sick in the Summer is NOT fun!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I was doing fine till around 3 pm Saturday then I got hit with the lovely head and chest cold that Shawn gave me. I slept on and off Sunday and basically all day Monday. With the kuous and cold wipes me out. Today hasn't been much better. I was going to go back home at lunch but I was too tired. Now I'm thinking I'll just stay the night. I just feel like 50 miles of bad road. I hope everyone else had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend~~

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DJ4HEALTH 9/7/2014 7:19PM

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1JACKIE542 9/2/2014 7:21PM

    emoticon Hope you feel better very soon. Something is going around some of my other spark buddies are also sick Take care emoticon

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Went to Cedar Point !

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I had a blast at Cedar Point yesterday! I rode so many roller coasters, the Sky Hawk, and Max Air! emoticon Unfortunately it was super emoticon and hot emoticon !!! I walked for almost 6.5 hrs with very little down time except for ride times, and 2 45 min lines. Lots of exercise! I even ate decent! Not great, but decent for being at an amusement park. emoticon lots and lots of water! Feeling very sore today *ouch* but it was totally worth it! Hope everyone has a very happy week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 9/7/2014 7:19PM

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1JACKIE542 8/26/2014 3:40PM

    Glad you had a good time emoticon

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How quickly diet and exercise plans fall apart

Monday, August 11, 2014

I don't know what is going on with me. All I want to do is eat and be lazy. I have been sleeping horribly. in general about 5 hours a night and that's with my night meds. NOTHING is working. I'm so tired all i want to do is eat and nothing else. I have gained so much weight in a short period of time. i have to get back on track but i'm having trouble with the the "all-or-nothiong" mentality. Today i woke up at 4 am. I was too hot too sleep.

The only good news today is i saw my neurologist and I'm getting Botox Sept 4th! then maybe i'll be able to get back on track with exercisesince i won't be hiding in the dark.

PLEASE help motivate me! I need encouragement! and a smack upside the head! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 8/11/2014 10:13PM

    If you are on depression pills they do make you sleepy and will make you gain weight too.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 8/11/2014 4:11PM

    Ok, you asked for it emoticon Just kidding. I truly of understand. When I'm not getting enough sleep I want to eat and eat too. Maybe try doing a little exercise. It might perk you up so you don't feel sluggish and I'm told it will help with sleep if not done too late at night. Best wishes.

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1JACKIE542 8/11/2014 3:43PM

    Goodness!!You know sometimes the medications we are prescribed, make us sluggish, maybe look them up online and talk to the Dr about the sleep medication, seems like it is not working.
With me, was feeling lazy, but I know it is because I was eating wrong , sugar makes me lazy. So no more for me, eating more fruits a veggies, and got a long walk in.
Start small my friend, walk around the house with some happy music for 10 min. Drink a big glass of water. Small steps everyday. Wiggle and jiggle your body around, just be silly.
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Things are looking up!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

My sinus unfection is going away and with it the horrible headaches and migraines. This weekend was GREAT! I was able to go out and do stuff with Shawn everyday and according to my fitbit I walked over 5000 steps on Friday and won over $100 at the casino!! emoticon So happy!!

Today I feel really motivated to get my to do list done. I'm going to start back up on my Slim in 6 workout from Beach Body, it's low impact but harder than my other workouts. I have lots of healthy meals planned. I also am going to do a great deal of cleaning, laundry, etc. With breaks so I don't get burned out, plus yoga and stretching :)

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1JACKIE542 8/5/2014 10:18AM

    Glad you are feeling better, yes thing look like they are looking up for you emoticon Have a great week now, my computer is being kinda funny, won't let my type, maybe I need a new keyboard!! Have fun today emoticon emoticon emoticon

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