Woke Up with a Different Mindset

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

When I quit smoking this most recent time I just woke up with a different mindset. It wasn't hard. I had just decided. I've now been smoke free 2 months, 6 days, 3 hours. I've saved $336 and have not smoked 537 cigarettes.

When I quit this time I was very clear with everyone that I couldn't guarantee this was forever. Mercy, I've quit for 7 years, 10 years, and 6 months three different times. As I say, there is no expiration on me doing something stupid. I'm not suffering any illusions. But for every day I don't smoke there are benefits. I'm enjoying myself right now.

Two days ago i decided I was done playing around with weight loss. Even my Healthy Household was slipping. I was so annoyed with myself.

I'm being reasonable with myself. It feels good. I'll enjoy the groove as long as I can.

Have you ever woken up and just decided "ok that's it." How did it go?
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    Dawn you always give me inspiration! How do we stick to it? I'm 6 lbs. less than my highest weight ever {YIKES}!!

    1377 days ago
    Congrats on quitting smoking!
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    1378 days ago
    Be Fiercely Determined ... it's working for me.
    1378 days ago
  • NHES220
    I did, that was in 2012 and I did great for quite a while with weight loss and maintaining. But I started slipping when my Dad got really bad and passed away and I've had trouble getting back on track. The weight has been coming back on. So this week I said enough was enough and started back on my low carb which I know works best for me. Also getting back to my running which also works for me. I am committed to get healthy and fit again! Good luck to you!
    1378 days ago
    I usually walke and say this is the day that I will take care of me you got this Hugs
    1379 days ago
    Good for you, I hope you find something fun to do with the money saved!
    1379 days ago
  • ZORO22
    On Veteran's day, November 11th 2013, I woke up and decided I was going to stop drinking. I've had lots of ups and downs and challenges since then but I have not taken a drink.
    1379 days ago
    We are your Spark Army! We support, cheer and listen to whatever is happening in your world.
    I thought quitting smoking was harder for me then weight loss. emoticon
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    1379 days ago
    I quit smoking 30 years ago. Had half of one cigarette during an emotional kerfluffle, and thought I was going to be physically sick, so I don't even count that. NYT had a very interesting article in today's paper about 9 things you can do now to reduce your chances of developing dementia. One of them was to quit smoking. So, better breathing, healthier skin, you won't smell like cigarette smoke, and you lower you chance of dementia. I'd say that's a win-win all the way around.

    Five years ago I joined SparkPeople, and there have been times I got lax, and then there were the times I was in hospital, but once I was home, I jumped right back on the SP Bandwagon. This program is awesome. The support here is great. I've learned SO much. When I joined SP, I weighed close to 350 pounds. Today I got on the scale, and I weighed 268. That's 82 pounds I don't ever plan on finding again!! Sure, it's taken me 5 years to lose it, but I've learned better eating habits and I've embraced fitness. It's coming off slow and steady, sometimes an ounce at a time. If I'm patient, I KNOW I'll see that 100 pound loss coming up!! Shoot, if I can do it, I know YOU can!!
    1379 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Yep, 115 days ago I woke up determined to actively apply Beck skills and stop losing/regaining/losing/regaining 20 pounds. I've lasted longer than I usually do with complying at least 95% of the time. I have a long way to go and the weight I'm at is historically when the self-sabotage begins so I am holding myself more accountable with a non-SP buddy and SP buddy from recent reading of Beck blue book. Doing this FORTHEHEALTHOFIT 'cuz I am worth it. We all are.

    Good for you on the stopping smoking. My spouse was a long-term smoker who quit several times before finally conquering that habit.

    1379 days ago
    I have had that moment before but live happened and I did not stay on track. I am starting again today with more determination. This times others will not derail me. You can do it too. I quit smoking 2001 and haven't slipped yet on that habit.
    1379 days ago
    Yes I have woken up with that mindset. It's how I ended up here on SparkPeople for the second time, determined to do what I hadn't before because what I wanted so very badly was right on the other side of fear.
    I'm still here almost five years later. Doing what it is I need to do.

    Here's to you figuring out what works best for you!
    1379 days ago
    It doesn't matter how many times that you tried to stop smoking. The key word here is that you are trying. I know it's not easy. I had the help of my children when they started to teach them what happens to their insides. At that time when I went to the supermarket I came home with an extra bag of groceries. I felt that I had deprived my children some food because of my husbands and my habit. Good luck to you. Take a walk when the urge comes on. Pull out some drawers and tidy them up. I'm sure you will be able to find somethings to distract you.
    1379 days ago
    You are one awesome lady. Keep up the good work emoticon
    1379 days ago
  • CE2085
    Great job I wish you tons of success. I've been smoke free for over ten years and my lungs and body thank me every day.
    1379 days ago
    Yeah on the smoking. And think wrinkles, saving money and looking younger
    1379 days ago
    wishing you all success !!!
    1379 days ago
  • TAPPY49
    This is my time, or wake up to this is it. So far it is going well. Losing weight is easier than keeping it off. This time around, I want it to stay off.
    1379 days ago
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