Utoh my fat pants are tight! And I see "The Light"

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I've decided instead of rambling about how this and that sucks and what not I'm going to try to focus on some of the positives in my life and the negatives they seem to bring about!

Topic 1-
I have not smoked in two weeks (technically two weeks tomorrow)


But....... I've been gaining weight emoticon

Food is my enemy!

But I think that it is better that I quit smoking and gain a few (5-10-15-20lbs or so)


I have been emoticon lately!

However the cravings are gone for the most part. I mostly just have this empty time.... Like oh I ate dinner now it's time to smoke.... well since I can't smoke I'll just keep on eatin'!!!

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Topic 2-
Starting tomorrow I'm going to begin focusing on food. Not counting calories or cutting back or "dieting". I am going to start eating healthy. Feeding my body the food it needs to be healthy.

Baby steps people baby steps!

Topic 3-
I have decided that my weight issues is just not a food issues is more then that on many levels and many layers that can't all be covered at one time.

However I believe that part of my personal issues with food is stress. I tend to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders and around my middle too!
I realized I was lacking religion, God, and a higher power to believe in.

Now I'm not saying I didn't believe in Jesus Christ and I didn't know him as my savior, but I didn't have a personal relationship with him.

I'm currently working on that.


We've been looking for a church. We have gone to 3 so far and there is one we are ok with but we haven't yet found the perfect church.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my blog.

Have a blessed and beautiful day!

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  • LEXIE63
    I struggled with the what to do after eating thing, and the trick I learned was to distract myself. Do something such as start on the dishes straight away. Something to fill that few minutes when you would have smoked helps dispel the cravings, and stops the carrying on eating thing. Also, I found that if distraction didn't work, sucking on a pen or similar as if it is a cigarette for a couple of minutes would fool me into thinking I'd had a ciggie. Just inhale and exhale as if you were smoking. :-)
    You are doing great! You are also right in that gaining a few pounds initially while you knock the cigs on the head is fine. I told myself 'one thing at a time', and the smoking quit was more important than my waistline to start with. :-)
    Lex xxx
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    3797 days ago
    I'm so proud of you for giving up smoking. I hear that's one bad habit that is really, really hard to kick. Ozzy Osbourne said it was harder to kick than the drugs he was on. So I'm very proud of you.

    Gosh kid, the similarities between up just mount up. But I'll send them in a private message and not air my dirty laundry in public form. LOL. But I want you to know I'm behind you 100%. All the better to poke you with a cattle prod or kick your butt, provided I can get my leg up that high.

    You take care of yourself, hold your head high and do what's best for you. You deserve it. Your very impressed Turtle from from "down state".
    3799 days ago
    Congratulations on kicking THE HABIT!!
    After that, everything else will seem easier.
    Drink lots of water...take long deep breaths...have a 10-minute exercise break whenever you can to ease the stress. You are a valuable person and deserve the best. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3800 days ago
    You're own your way. Kudos for kicking the smoking habit. emoticon

    You've acknowledged some of your trouble spots, which speaks volumes for your progress. Keep sparking. emoticon
    3800 days ago
    I think you're right to celebrate your successes and work on being more healthy overall but taking small steps. I hope you're right because that is what I am doing too. Thanks for the reminder about the value of turning some of the burden over to a higher power! I need to work on that. Good luck finding a church. We have a great one but haven't been attending as regularly as we should...

    Have you seen the "hungry girl" web site and blog? She has great tips on healthy and yummy foods and I subscribe to them by email. I've found several great ideas that really help with the cravings and emotional eating episodes.

    Keep being DONE with the smoking and I believe you can be DONE with the weight too but it's small steps that will get you there. emoticon emoticon
    3800 days ago
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