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Winning the War

Thursday, April 25, 2019

I was diagnosed with diabetes in January of this year. I asked my Doctor for 90 days to work on diet and exercise before we resorted to meds and he agreed. Struggling with weight my whole life taught me a whole lot about what not to do, yet I did it anyway, and now I am suffering the hard consequence of all those bad choices. Why would this time around be any different? I'll tell you why! I beat Phillip Morris. If I can beat cigarettes, I can darn sure beat Frito Lay, Hersheys, and McDonalds! :) I will share the following concerning that: My husband and I haven't smoked in 20 months. Not a single puff. After 25 years of a pack a day, NOT ONE PUFF. I found that even though the cravings were few and far between after a couple of months, cigarette smoke still smelled heavenly to me. Months after that last drag, my mouth watered when I saw a cashier hand a customer a carton of my old brand. I was upset by this. I beat it, right? Wasn't it supppsed to be abhorrent to me? Weren't people who smoke supposed to smell bad? Well, they didn't. I wanted to sniff their clothes! I didn't smoke em, but I still wanted em. I simply didnt smoke em. So, Fast forward: Last week, I had quite a few clients that were smokers in my office for interviews. I barely survived the closed-door encounters with them. They stunk SO BAD I wanted to open the window and spray something. I suffered during every single interview. That didnt happen last month. TWENTY MONTHS. Thats how long it took for cigarettes to become abhorrent to me. I thought that because they still smelled yummy even after a year, that I would always like, miss, and feel nostalgic about smoking. Boy, was I dead wrong!! I just needed to be patient. By knowing that, I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that even though sometimes Doritos sing their siren song to me, and Bubblecake Cupcake shop is pretty convenient to my ride home, if I just hold the line long enough and faithfully enough, their song will become wretched noise. And so I persevere. I haven't beat the unhealthy yet, but I know the victory of that win. I've felt it's kin. And I do not doubt for a single second that THIS win will be SO MUCH BETTER. All I have to do is keep on keepin on, one day at a time, heck, sometimes it's one minute to the next, and victory will be mine! One thing's for sure, though. This just keeps getting easier. :) Tomorrow is my 90-day Dr. Appointment. I have lost 37 pounds and counting. 2 sizes. 24 cumulative inches. My blood sugar is on average, down about 40 points. I will find out my A1C when I go tomorrow. I have ways to go in this journey to health, but I am winning this war. I can't wait to see what the next 90 days holds. #Optavia #LifelongTransformation
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  • EISSA7
    Love your blog....so very honest and true! You WILL persevere and are doing very well!! emoticon
    302 days ago
  • BILLTHOMSON
    Keep trudging that road to happy destiny emoticon
    302 days ago
  • KEERAKYRAM
    Good luck and you can do it
    302 days ago
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