A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, January 7, 2011

One Week Marker

Today is Day 7 of quitting smoking.  I feel comfortable now calling myself a non-smoker.  I feel positive I will never smoke again.  I had this conversation with Dwayne last night and he's feeling the same confidence.  Praise the Lord!!  I didn't know if I was ever going to break free of that addiction.  When you're stuck in it, it feels so hard to get out.  But we've done it, with the Lord's strength, and I'm so proud of us!! 

For an update on my side business, the Errand Fairy, my website is almost done.  It was actually finished yesterday...but then we had a little blip.  All of the tabs on my website disappeared last night, lol.  Tina's going to get it fixed though, and I'm going to post the link here on my blog and on my sidebar when everything is A-OK.  I really hope this business takes off and I can live my dream of being self-employed.  I'm making a list of places to hang flyers to get my business some exposure.  Some friends have suggested Senior Centers, gyms, grocerys stores, colleges around town that have a lot of non-traditional students, salons, dog groomers, high end apartment complexes, etc.  I need to find the time to sit down and make a little map of the places I want to go.  I also need to find the money to print off some flyers with my logo on it, lol.  Sucks being broke.  :)

As far as my weight goes....blah.  Not going well.  My focus disappeared at the beginning on Dec. and I haven't reigned it back in yet.  More on that nasty subject later.  Until then....have a fab Friday everyone.  :)

20 comments:

  1. Tammy, congratulations on your successful cessation of smoking!! THAT is the hardest thing you will probably ever have to do. Amazing.

    Dad quit multiple times. The second to th last, for THREE YEARS. He thought he was over it, and found a last (single) cigarette lying around. He lit it for larks, and the addiction came roaring back. Five years later, he finally managed the courage to try again, and was successful. He hasn't picked up a cigarette in over 15 years!! I watched him struggle, and overcome ... and I am so impressed that you were able to do this.

    This morning, I'm giving you a standing ovation!!

    Keep up the good work, enjoy it too (not to mention the improved health and cost savings), and stay away from any stray cigs you happen to run across!!

    xx

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  2. It's tough waging a war on multiple fronts. Great job on sticking with the no-smoking plan.

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  3. A huge accomplishment! Congratulations. You can deal with the weight another day. Don't beat yourself up. You are a non-smoker fer shure.

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  4. Hey, that is a tough, tough thing to do! Very happy kudos to you! And don't knock yourself down about the weight. It takes time for you to adjust when you are fighting things in multiples. You WILL get there!!!

    Cat

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  5. Woooohooooo! So happy for and proud of you. Just be aware of the cunning, baffling and powerful nature of all addiction, as Ann referred to in her comment. They can come out of nowhere and bite us on the butt if we're not careful. I have no doubt this is it for you, but those nasty things still occasionally talk to me, 18 years later.

    This is a huge accomplishment. Hugs and love to you!

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  6. I am so happy you have given up smoking. You deserve so much praise. Gracie

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  7. Hooray for 7 days!!

    Keep it up. It's awesome.

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  8. Congratulations to both you and Dwayne! That is an awesome accomplishment and I know you are both proud of yourselves and each other!

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  9. Way to go!!! So happy and proud for both of you!!! I knew you could/would do it!!!

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  10. High fives girl!!!! Woohooo!!! I also wanted to stop by and say i LOVE your new website, so cute and a job well done to your friend! I just posted it to my facebook wall! Hugs!

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  11. Congrats to you and Dwayne!! So happy for you both!! You are non-smokers!!

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  12. hello non smoker.
    you will get back there with the weight loss.
    keep it up.

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  13. I am so happy for you both. I hope hubby quits soon because they are raising them in Illinois to a dollar a pack more.

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  14. Congrats on the not smoking - it's a tough one to do.
    You will get your Mojo back when you are ready!

    keep on keeping on!!

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  15. Wow, Tammy & Dwayne, so proud of you both!! A week! Ya hoooo...

    Did I mention proud? :)
    Chrissy

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  16. Awesome! Your lungs thank you! As a former social smoker who one days just said "Enough!", I totally get it. Years later, it was the best decision I ever made.

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  17. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    I'm so proud of you! This is the #1 Best Thing you could do for yourself. Congratulations! It is crazy hard but it will be totally worth it. The first week is the worst and you already got through that. And just think of how much money you'll save ;) Happy to say I quit when they were $1.25 a pack (Wow...I'm old;)

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  18. congrats!!!!!!!! keep it up! i know it's hard but I've quit myself and I wish there was a way to get my Dad to quit because he smokes constantly and it actually hinders our relationship- so good for you! you will feel better soon!

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  19. Congrats on quitting!!!! This is an amazing accomplishment. I've tackled it a few times and thus far, always gone back. But it is on my to do list, but self improvement is often in baby steps.

    Kudos to you!!

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