No crafty goodness today! I just wanted to celebrate that after 21 years of smoking, I have been smoke free for one month now. :) I'm so excited because I never thought I could do it. I've never even tried to quit before because well, I thought I enjoyed it, and that it calmed me. Now I've discovered it was just something that cured my boredom and that I need to find other ways to do that. I did find an article that I wish I would have found BEFORE I decided to quit..lol... It is Dr. Oz's advice on how to quit..it seems like a much better idea then quitting cold turkey and eating everything in sight without a good habit to replace the bad! He says that for the first 30 days..don't quit...start walking for 30 mins a day..replace the bad habit BEFORE you quit..(good idea man, I so could have used that before I replaced it with eating!)
So now that I know I have more willpower than I ever thought possible. I shall move on during the second week of the new year, why the second week? A) because I found out my hubbo's insurance might cover part of a health club monthly bill and it doesn't start til after the new year and have to have time to turn it in..and B) I want all the new year's resolution peeps out of my way..because even though I've decided to do it now, it isn't a New Year's resolution..it's a from now on resolution..
I purposely quit smoking cold turkey right after Thanksgiving. I wanted to do this during the hardest part of the year..the stress, the holidays, the food, because I knew if I could do it then...I could keep doing it...and I surprised myself. I think I set myself up to fail on purpose..but actually succeeded. What a nice surprise. They say that only 2 - 3% of people who quit cold turkey are successful. I've met 4 people that did it..so what a small world...I intend to join their club.
Well, now it's time to reverse what I've done eating in place of my smoking. I can do it...I need to make time for exercise. No more excuses. I can say I don't have time..but I do. I can make myself have time, just like I do for every other important thing that I take care of for my husband and kids and family. I am just as important as they are. And if I'm not well, I'm not doing them any good. Time to get a little discipline in on myself...and start to feel good again...yay...wish me luck!