Still doing good. Even went to my favorite coffee shop yesterday, the only place left in Denver where it’s legal to smoke, and sat in the non-smoking section without an issue. I almost stopped going altogether, but they really do have excellent coffee….
I know it’s only been 2 weeks, but I already feel better, look better and smell better.
Hope your efforts are going well!
I’m really proud of myself recently. I’ve really taken this on since I said I wanted to do this. I stopped smoking 2 weeks ago, started exercising, I’ve been working on my posture, I haven’t let my car or my kitchen get dirty since the last time I really cleaned, and I’ve studied harder in school than I have in a long time. I think I’m well on my way to having a much more productive and functional life.
I’ve got to give myself some credit…I haven’t let dishes sit in the sink overnight for about 2 weeks now. I wash everything before I go to bed. I’ve made sure I put everything away before I leave the kitchen….now to do this with the rest of my living space!
This is a new record for me! I really want to try to keep this up!
I feel like I’m being taken advantage of at work. The morning shift didn’t do all of their work and it was left to me. It took me 2 hours to get everything straightened out, because not only was it not done, but it was a mess as well. I really didn’t know what to do about it, and I’m not going to see my boss again until Thursday…so I did the only thing I could think of to get my message across and wrote a letter. I feel bad, because I don’t want to cause any trouble or tattle on my co-workers, but this isn’t the first time I’ve been expected to take responsibility for other people.
I said that today’s actions where unacceptable and that cleaning up after my co-workers is not in my job description. I decided to stand up for myself, and for that I feel good, but I feel bad that I had to call others out on their bullshit to do it. I guess that’s part of being assertive?
It was a lot of fun. The great thing about the trail that we went to is that it’s only 5 blocks from my house! The downside is that there are rattlesnakes in the summer and coyotes year round…we ran into some of the coyotes today…Luckily they’re the kind to just mind their own business. Over all, I’m really excited to be getting in shape! I’m going to try going for a jog tomorrow!
as of right now(ish)! Yes, 2 weeks have gone by since I had the realization that smoking is ridiculous. It seems like it was just yesterday and a million years ago at the same time. I don’t believe I could go back to smoking after these last few weeks. I’ve been more diligent in studying, more attentive at work, and happier in general. I think not smoking is giving me more control over my life in some weird way. It’s empowering to not be under the influence of addiction!
Recently I’ve realized that I’m at least 5 minutes late everywhere I go lately. There’s no real reason for it, except that I never quite leave the house when I need to. It’s pretty unprofessional and unacceptable to be late to work, school, orchestra rehearsal…..so I’ve really got ot work on this.
was giving me trouble with sleep. At first it was really terrifying dreams, so I decided to take it off about 2 hours before I go to bed. Then a pattern of not waking up emerged, so I stopped using the patch altogether.
But then the irritability and obsessive eating started taking a toll….
One of my friends suggested homeopathic medicine. At Whole Foods they have a stop smoking kit which has 3 capsules of medicines to help with irritability and compulsive eating. It’s very inexpensive – much less than the patch. I started with it today and I haven’t really had any trouble.
Apparently you can get in trouble for posting links (I was unaware, but I understand….), so I can’t tell you what the product is over this post, but if you are interested let me know and I’ll tell you where to find it!
I’m so excited! I’ve had the same computer since highschool. In fact, the computer is the only thing I still have from when I lived with my parents. I’ve had the computer longer than any of my friends or family have had their computers. It was time!
My old baby crashed tonight while I was writing a paper for class. I knew she was going downhill….and I just happened to get my loan money today! So YAY for new computers!!!
Too good, in fact. I can’t wake up in the morning. For the last 3 days in a row I’ve been waking up about a half hour after my alarm starts going off. I think I’m going to buy a new alarm clock today.
Today I asked one of my co-workers for running advice. She suggested that we go for weekly hikes and work up to running. A few hours later, she asked if I wanted to train with her to run a 5K! I’m pretty excited! I’ve been wanting to try something like this for a few years, but now I have some motivation and someone to do it with!
The roads are crappy and my car is now dirty again! NOOOO!!!!
But only on the outside. The inside is still spotless and I intend to keep it that way!
This has been a weird thing for me. All the other times have been attempts, and this time I have a strange conviction towards this. Maybe because it was a “spur of the moment” decision, which I seem to stick to more often than my thought out decisions. Either way, there have been a few things that have made this more real for me than any other time I’ve tried…
First, my best friend decided to quit about 2 weeks before I came ot my decision. It’s strange because for the last 10 years we’ve spent a lot of our time together with cigarettes in our mouths. Lately we’ve been hanging out a lot and not smoking, and it has changed the dynamic of our conversations a little bit – which is not bad by any means! It’s interesting to see our relationship change after so long because we don’t smoke any more.
Second, I’ve been getting opposition! Strange as that may seem, I had someone very close to me basically tell me to go to hell because I said that I decided to quit smoking. I didn’t really know how to take it, and am still myphed by his denouncing my decision. Have you ever had to deal with anything like that? Because I really don’t know what to do….No matter what though, I’m sticking to my guns! I’m really excited about this not being a part of my life anymore!
My car is spotless! I even:
-washed the inside of the windows
-cleaned the upholstry/dashboard/steering wheel until spotless
-bought a bin for all my car essentials
Now that there’s no more smoking in there it shouldn’t be a problem keeping it clean!
unsuspectingly a romance novel….at least I think it’s romantic!
Now it’s just a little over 5 months and I feel better about this decision all the time!
but I’m finding that keeping it that way is very hard. I start to either A)become lazy and not do anything, or B)become OCD and focus too much on the details. Either way, I’m starting to be more frequent with my cleanings, which is a step in the right direction.
I’m always disheartened when it takes an extremely long time to find things that fit. I’m not skinny, but I’m not fat. I have a lot of curves, and it seems like clothes these days are made for people with no figure! If I go by the size of my boobs I wear an extra large, but if I go by my waist I wear a medium in most clothing styles. Same thing with pants – it seems like the back of my pants are always hanging off of my backside! I don’t have a great fashion sense, but I would like to be able to have things that fit well…and I know I’m not the only one out there with this clothing issue, so I think it would be cool to start my own thing…
My plans changed. That’s all really.