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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Two things I have been somewhat (or very) successful at in the almost 2 years at Spark: I quit smoking - not that big a deal since I only smoked a pack a week at the most; and I went from 2liters of soda a day to two cans of soda a day and sometimes it's only one! Now if I could just start exercising every day and eating right!!!
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  • NH_MOM
    Way To Go!!!! I cannot be around people who smoke due to asthma so whenever I hear of someone quitting it's good for me too - thanks! I know what you mean about the soda. When I joined SP I vowed to drink my 8 cups of water a day. I can tell you I hardly ever drink soda now because I am trying to drink all my water. When I do have it I drink diet and most times it doesn't even taste that good anymore. I occasionally crave it when I just don't want to drink water so I'll have one, but I still make sure to finish my water. I also know what you mean about the exercise. I have 2 boys (oldest is almost 3yrs) and other than chasing them around I really wasn't doing much. When it was nice I was walking, but then winter arrived and I couldn't get out with them. I have gone for a couple of walks recently, but pushing a double stroller with 60 lbs of kids in it isn't always fun to do - though it's a great workout. The best thing I have found is doing the boot camp workouts they started back in January. They are 10 minutes or less and I have been able to do one every day since Jan 4th. I don't feel I have lost weight, but the muscle tone is incredible. I still can't get over how "thin" my legs look in jeans. As someone else mentioned if you can quit smoking then you will be able to come up with an exercise routine. Remember to start small - even if you can only do 10 minutes three times a day - it's still something. Good luck!!! emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 3/21/2009 3:46:33 PM
  • JOSSY23
    Oi! Don't think that giving up the smokes is easy! I smoke about a pack of 25's a week and you know what- every month I say I will quit and I never do. emoticon

    If you can give up smokes and fizz, then there is nothing stopping you from getting more exercise in. Remember though, it takes about 30-40 days to create a new habit, so hang in there and it will become easier.

    4404 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2009 10:42:31 PM
    Quitting smoking is a very big deal. I never have, but hear it is hard to kick. Congratulations!

    I have the soda problem as well. I am consuming way less than I use to, but still need to just quit. But I just love me Diet Caffeine Free Pepsi. Though the carbonation is not good for the bones so it needs to go.

    You have achieved two goals so far, so what is stopping you? You can do it!
    4413 days ago
    Woohoo on quitting smoking and cuttting back on your soda intake! You are doing it right because you are concentrating on one thing at a time...small steps and goals you can achieve. Good luck on your new goals of daily exercise and eating right. Remember to handle these goals just like the smoking and the soda and you should do great.
    4416 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/8/2009 11:58:34 PM
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