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I know in time this will pay off

Monday, January 13, 2014

Am working on having a healthier lifestyle. Eat better, stay hydrated, exercise more, be more active overall not just exercise, quit smoking, spend more time outdoors. You would think that by doing this you would feel better.

20+ years overweight, smoked a pack a day for around 19 years, stopped being active for the most part for the past 8 years, eating all the wrong foods for as long as I can remember. Many years of well basically abusing my body.

Muscles sore that I didn't even know existed, withdrawls of quitting smoking,

I feel worse than ever right now in some ways, anxiety, sinus infection, bouts of depression, tired but can't sleep, irritable, impatient, scared.

Now not all is negative. More energy during the day, clearer skin, proud of myself for making positive changes, I can't see my belly so easily over my boobs, can put my ankles on my knees without having to pull them up with my hands, knees hurt less, distances that once seemed hard to do are now easy when walking.

Right now the pluses don't seem to be enough and the negatives, whether perceived or not are in the forefront and seem to outweigh the positives.

I refuse to give up and go back to the old ways. I know in time this will pay off.

One day at a time, One step at a time. Before you know it those days and steps add up and you have reached your goal.
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    You are taking on a lot of changes all at once. I know how hard it is to quit smoking. When I quit after smoking for 19 years, I couldn't sleep, was very irritable (that's putting it nicely, I was a witch,) and coughed more than when I smoked. It was tough, but so worth it.

    You're right, it will all pay off in the end. Keep it up!
    2749 days ago
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    Get as much sleep as possible. Your body is in stress mode with stopping smoking let alone all the other changes. Doing everything all at once has you on overload.
    2749 days ago
    emoticon . Positive attitude is a great sign. As you say: One day at a time, One step at a time. Before you know it those days and steps add up and you have reached your goal. emoticon
    2749 days ago
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